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1968 Music Charts

1968's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Bobbie Gentry (Best New Artist 1967 Grammy Winner and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, presented in 1968)
The big song by Bobbie was "Ode To Billie Joe", about the build up to and suicide of Billie Joe. What did Billie Joe and his girlfriend throw off the Tallahatchie Bridge, and why did Billie Joe McAllister commit suicide by jumping off the same bridge later in the song?
We will never know.
The bridge mentioned in this song collapsed in June, 1972
The Beatles (1967 Grammy for Album of the Year for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
For a complete list of people who were featured on the famous cover, click here.
Up, Up and Away - The 5th Dimension (1967 Grammy for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Voca and Other Pop/Rock&Roll/ Contemporary Awards or Instrumental)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Steve Miller band, Joe Cocker, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, The Archies, Classics IV, Richard Harris, Janis Joplin

1968's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Sittin' On The Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
2. Look of Love - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
3. Girl Watcher - The O'Kaysions
4. Cry Like A Baby - Box Tops
5. Spooky - Classics IV
6. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Theme - Hugo Montenegro
7. Love Is All Around - The Troggs
8. This Guy's In Love With You - Herb Alpert
9. Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
10. Simon Says - 1910 Fruitgum Co.

1968's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
2. MacArthur Park - Richard Harris
3. Fire - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
4. Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred and His Playboy Band
5. Dream A Little Dream of Me - Mama Cass
6. Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat
7. Classical Gas - Mason Williams
8. Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Flatt & Scruggs
9. Time Has Come Today - The Chambers Brothers
10. A Question of Temperature - The Balloon Farm

1968's Motown/Soul Top 10 Hit List

1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
2. Think - Aretha Franklin
3. Ain't Nothing But A House Party - The Showstoppers
4. Who's Making Love - Johnnie Taylor
5. I Thank You - Sam and Dave
6. Baby, Now That I've Found You - The Foundations
7. I Can't Stop Dancin - Archie Bell and the Drells
8. Cowboys To Girls - The Intruders
9. Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
10. Ain't Nothin Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

More R&B/Motown Song Hits:

  La-La Means I Love You - The Delfonics

1968's Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Dance To The Music - Sly and the Family Stone
2. Mony Mony - Tommy James and the Shondells
3. Tighten Up - Archie Bell and the Drells
4. Suzie Q - Creedence Clearwater Revival
5. Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz
6. The Horse - Cliff Nobles
7. Grazing in the Grass - Hugo Masekela
8. Midnight Confessions - The Grass Roots
9. Fire - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
10. Help Yourself - Tom Jones

More Pop Dance Song Hits:

  Elenore - The Turtles

1968's Rock n Roll Top 10 Hit List

1. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
2. Jumpin Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
3. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Hush - Deep Purple
5. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
6. On The Road Again - Canned Heat
7. Piece of My Heart - Big Brother and The Holding Company
8. Hello I Love You - The Doors
9. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix Experience
10. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly

More Rock Music Hits:

  Magic Bus - The Who
  Bottle of Wine - The Fireballs
  Journey To The Center Of Your Mind - The Amboy Dukes
  Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
  Summertime Blues - Blue Cheer
  Pictures Of Matchstick Men - Status Quo

1968's Bubblegum Top 10 Hit List

1. Simon Says - 1910 Fruitgum Company
2. Ymmy Yummy Yummy - Ohio Express
3. Green Tamborine - The Lemon Pipers
4. 1,2,3 Redlight - 1910 Fruitgum Comapany
5. Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me - Tiny Tim
6. The Unicorn - The Irish Rovers
7. Rice is Nice - The Lemon Pipers
8. Chewy, Chewy - Ohio Express
9. Bang Shang Alang - The Archies
10. Bend Me, Shape Me - American Breed

PCM's 1968 Top 10 Hit List

1. Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
2. Dance To The Music - Sly and the Family Stone
3. Mony Mony - Tommy James & the Shondells
4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
5. Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
6. La La Means I Love You - the Delphonics
7. Hey Jude - Beatles
8. Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones
9. Nobody But Me - Human Beinz
10. Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Check Out the Full PCM 1968
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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More 1968 Trivia:

1968 Oscars
1968 Grammy Winners
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