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The Music and Events of 1968

Our favorite songs of 1968 included these:

Title Artist
 
1, 2, 3 Red Light 1910 Fruitgum Company
1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero Russell, Bobby
A Beautiful Morning Rascals
A Man Without Love Humperdinck, Engelbert
A Question of Temperature Balloon Farm
A Ray of Hope Rascals
Abraham, Martin & John Dion
Across the Universe Beatles
Ainít No Way Franklin, Aretha
Ainít Nothing Like the Real Thing Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Alice Long (Youíre Still My Favorite Gir Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
All Along the Watchtower Jimi Hendrix Experience
Always Something There to Remind Me Warwick, Dionne
Always Together Dells
Am I That Easy to Forget Humperdinck, Engelbert
Am I That Easy to Forget Reynolds, Debbie
Ame Caline (Soul Coaxing) Raymond Lefevre & His Orchestr
Amen Redding, Otis
Angel of the Morning Rush, Merrilee
Autumn of My Life Goldsboro, Bobby
Baby Letís Wait Royal Guardsmen
Baby, Come Back Equals
Baby, Now That Iíve Found You Foundations
Back in Love Again Buckinghams
Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde Fame, George
Bang Shang-A-Lang Archies
Bang-Shang-a-Lang Archies
Battle Hymn of the Republic Williams, Andy
Beautiful Morning, a Rascals
Beg, Borrow and Steal Rare Breed
Beginning of My End Unifics
Birthday Beatles
Blue Max Goldsmith, Jerry
Born Free Hesitations
Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
Both Sides Now Collins, Judy
Bottle of Wine Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
Break Your Promise Delfonics
Bring It On Home to Me Floyd, Eddie
Cab Driver Mills Brothers
Call Me Lightning Who
Canít You See Me Cry New Colony Six
Carpet Man Fifth Dimension
Chain of Fools Franklin, Aretha
Chained Gaye, Marvin
Chewy Chewy Ohio Express
Choo Choo Train Box Tops
Classical Gas Williams, Mason
Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill, the Beatles
Country Girl - City Man Billy Vera & Judy Clay
Court of Love Unifics
Cowboys to Girls Intruders
Cry Like a Baby Box Tops
Cycles Sinatra, Frank
D. W. Washburn Monkees
Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone
Darliní Beach Boys
Dear Diary Moody Blues
Delilah Jones, Tom
Different Drum Stoned Ponies
Do It Again Beach Boys
Do Something to Me Tommy James & the Shondells
Do You Know the Way to San Jose Warwick, Dionne
Dock of the Bay Redding, Otis
Does Your Mama Know About Me Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers
Donít Give Up Clark, Petula
Donít Take It So Hard Paul Revere & the Raiders
Down At Luluís Ohio Express
Down On Me Joplin, Janis
Dream a Little Dream of Me Mama Cass Elliot
Dreams of the Everyday Housewife Campbell, Glen
Early Morning Rain Lightfoot, Gordon
Eleanor Rigby Charles, Ray
Elenore Turtles
End of Our Road Gladys Knight & the Pips
Everything That Touches You Association
Eyes of a New York Woman Thomas, B.J.
Face It Girl, Itís Over Wilson, Nancy
Fire Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Foggy Mountain Breakdown Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
Folsom Prison Blues Cash, Johnny
Fool for You Impressions
Fool on the Hill Sergio Mendes & Brazil í66
For Once in My Life Wonder, Stevie
Forever Came Today Supremes
Funky Judge Bull & the Matadors
Funky Street Conley, Arthur
Girl Watcher OíKaysions
Girls Canít Do What the Guys Do Wright, Betty
Goiní Out of My Head Over You Lettermen
Goodbye My Love Brown, James
Goody Goody Gumdrops 1910 Fruitgum Company
Grazing in the Grass Masekela, Hugh
Green Light American Breed
Green Tambourine Lemon Pipers
Halfway to Paradise Vinton, Bobby
Happy Song (Dum-Dum) Otis Redding
Harper Valley P.T.A. Riley, Jeannie C.
Hello, I Love You Doors
Help Yourself Jones, Tom
Here Comes the Judge Long, Shorty
Hey Jude Beatles
Hey Jude Wilson Pickett
Hey Little One Campbell, Glen
Hey Western Union Man Butler, Jerry
Hey, Western Union Man Butler, Jerry
Hi-Heel Sneakers Feliciano, Jose
Hip City (Part 2) Junior Walker & the All-Stars
Hitch It to the Horse Fantastic Johnny C
Hold Me Tight Nash, Johnny
Honey Goldsboro, Bobby
House That Jack Built Franklin, Aretha
Howíd We Ever Get This Way Kim, Andy
Hurdy Gurdy Man Donovan
Hush Deep Purple
I Can Take or Leave Your Loving Hermanís Hermits
I Canít See Nobody Bee Gees
I Canít Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) James Brown & the Famous Flame
I Canít Stop Dancing Archie Bell & the Drells
I Canít Turn You Loose Chambers Brothers
I Could Never Love Another Temptations
I Get the Sweetest Feeling Wilson, Jackie
I Got the Feeling Brown, James
I Gotta Get a Message to You Bee Gees
I Heard it Through the Grapevine Gaye, Marvin
I Love How You Love Me Vinton, Bobby
I Love You People
I Met Her in Church Box Tops
I Need Love Third Booth
I Say a Little Prayer Franklin, Aretha
I Thank You Sam & Dave
I Wanna Live Campbell, Glen
I Will Beatles
I Will Always Think About You New Colony Six
I Wish It Would Rain Temptations
I Wonder What Sheís Doing Tonight Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart
If I Can Dream Presley, Elvis
If I Could Build My Whole World Around Y Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
If I Were a Carpenter Four Tops
If You Can Want Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Indian Lake Cowsills
Inna Gadda Da Vida Iron Butterfly
It Should Have Been Me Gladys Knight & the Pips
Itchycoo Park Small Faces
Iíll Be Your Baby Tonight Dylan, Bob
Iím a Girl Watcher OíJays
Iím a Midnight Mover Pickett, Wilson
Iím Gonna Make You Love Me Bell, Madeline
Iíve Gotta Get a Message to You Bee Gees
Iíve Never Found a Girl (to Love Me Like Floyd, Eddie
Jennifer Eccles Hollies
Jennifer Juniper Donovan
Journey to the Center of the Mind Amboy Dukes
Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) John Fred & the Playboy Band
Jumpiní Jack Flash Rolling Stones
Just Dropped in (To See What Condition) Kenny Rogers & the First Editi
Keep on Loviní Me, Honey Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Kentucky Woman Deep Purple
Kiss Me Goodbye Clark, Petula
La-La Means I Love You Delfonics
Lady Madonna Beatles
Lady Willpower Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Lalena Donovan
Lament of the Cherokee Indian Fardon, Don
Less of Me Bobby Gentry & Glen Campbell
Lesson, the Carr, Vikki
Letter, (The) Cocker, Joe
Licking Stick James Brown & the Famous Flame
Light My Fire Feliciano, Jose
Like to Get to Know You Spanky & Our Gang
Little Arrows Leapy Lee
Little Green Apples Smith, O.C.
Little Green Apples Miller, Roger
Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (the More I Love) Rene & Rene
Love Child Diana Ross & the Supremes
Love Is All Around Troggs
Love is Blue Mauriat, Paul
Love Is Blue (LíAmour Est Bleu) Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra
Love Is Like a Baseball Game Intruders
Love Makes a Woman Acklin, Barbara
Love Me Two Times Doors
Lovely to See You Moody Blues
Loverís Holiday Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson
MacArthur Park Harris, Richard
Magic Bus Who
Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf
Master Jack Four Jacks & a Jill
Men Are Gettiní Scarce Tex, Joe
Midnight Confessions Grass Roots
Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) Mann, Manfred
Monterey Eric Burdon & the Animals
Mony Mony Tommy James & the Shondells
Mother Natureís Son Beatles
Mr. Businessman Stevens, Ray
Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
My Baby Must Be a Magician Marvelettes
My Favorite Things Andrews, Julie
My Girl/Hey Girl Vee, Bobby
My Special Angel Vogues
MíLady Sly & the Family Stone
Never Give You Up Butler, Jerry
Nobody But Me Human Beinz
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Beatles
Oh No No Diamond, Neil
On the Road Again Canned Heat
Only Daddy Thatíll Walk the Line Jennings, Waylon
Over You Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Papaís Got a Brand New Bag Redding, Otis
Paying the Cost to Be the Boss B. B. King
People Tymes
People Got to be Free Rascals
Pickiní Wild Mountain Berries Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson
Pictures of Matchstick Men Status Quo
Piece of My Heart Joplin, Janis
Piece of My Heart Big Brother & the Holding Comp
Playboy Gene & Debbe
Please Return Your Love to Me Temptations
Pretty Song from Psych-Out Strawberry Alarm Clock
Promises Promises Warwick, Dionne
Put Your Head on My Shoulder Lettermen
Reach Out of the Darkness Friend & Lover
Revolution Beatles
Ride My See Saw Moody Blues
Say it Loud Brown, James
Scarborough Fair Simon & Garfunkel
Sealed with a Kiss Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Security James, Etta
See Saw Franklin, Aretha
Shake Shadows of Knight
Shame, Shame Lanterns, Magic
Shape of Things to Come Max Frost & the Troopers
She Shot a Hole in My Soul Box Tops
Sheís a Heartbreaker Pitney, Gene
Sheís a Heartbreaker Pitney, Gene
Sheís Lookiní Good Pickett, Wilson
Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day Wonder, Stevie
Shoot íEm Up, Baby Kim, Andy
Simon Says 1910 Fruitgum Company
Since Youíve Been Gone Franklin, Aretha
Sing a Simple Song Sly & the Family Stone
Sittiní on the Dock of the Bay Redding, Otis
Skip a Rope Cargill, Henson
Sky Pilot Eric Burdon & the Animals
Slip Away Carter, Clarence
Snake Wilson, Al
Snoopyís Christmas Royal Guardsmen
Some Things You Never Get Used Supremes
Some Velvet Morning Sinatra, Nancy
Son of Hickory Hollerís Tramp Smith, O.C.
Sookie Sookie Steppenwolf
Soul Limbo Booker T & the MGs
Soul Serenade Mitchell, Willie
Special Occasion Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Spooky Classics IV
Stay in My Corner Dells
Stoned Soul Picnic Fifth Dimension
Stormy Classics Four
Strawberry Shortcake Jay & the Techniques
Street Fighting Man Rolling Stones
Summer Rain Rivers, Johnny
Summertime Blues Blue Cheer
Sunday Morniní Spanky & Our Gang
Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Susan Buckinghams
Suzie Q Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sweet Blindness Fifth Dimension
Sweet Inspiration Sweet Inspirations
Sweet Memories Williams, Andy
Sweet Sweet Baby Since Youíve Been Gone Franklin, Aretha
Take Me for a Little While Vanilla Fudge
Take Time to Know Her Sledge, Percy
Tapioca Tundra Monkees
The Eyes of a New York Woman Thomas, B.J.
The Fool On the Hill Mendes, Sergio
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly Montenegro, Hugo
The Horse Cliff Nobles & Co.
The House That Jack Built Aretha Franklin
The Look of Love Mendes, Sergio
The Look of Love Sergio Mendes & Brazil í66
The Snake Wilson, Al
The Straight Life Goldsboro, Bobby
The Unicorn Irish Rovers
Theme from Valley of the Dolls Warwick, Dionne
There Is Dells
There Was a Time Brown, James
There Was a Time James Brown & the Famous Flame
Think Franklin, Aretha
This Guyís in Love With You Alpert, Herb
Those Were the Days Hopkin, Mary
Tighten Up Archie Bell & the Drells
Time for Liviní Association
Time has Come Today Chambers Brothers
Tiny Bubbles Ho, Don
Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with Me Tiny Tim
Too Much Talk Paul Revere & the Raiders
Treat Her Groovy New Colony Six
Tuesday Afternoon Moody Blues
Turn Around, Look at Me Vogues
Turn On Your Lovelight Human Beinz
U.S. Male Presley, Elvis
Unicorn Irish Rovers
Unknown Soldier Doors
Up the Lazy River Mills Brothers
Valleri Monkees
Valley of the Dolls (theme) Warwick, Dionne
Walk Away Renee Four Tops
We Can Fly Cowsills
Wear It On Our Face Dells
Weíre a Winner Impressions
While My Guitar Gently Sleeps Beatles
White Room Cream
Who Is Gonna Love Me? Warwick, Dionne
Who Will Answer? Ames, Ed
Whoís Making Love Taylor, Johnnie
Wichita Lineman Campbell, Glenn
Will You Love Me Tomorrow Four Seasons
With a Little Help from My Friends Beatles
With a Little Help from My Friends Cocker, Joe
Words Bee Gees
Yester Love Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
You Gaye, Marvin
You Keep Me Hanginí On Simon, Joe
You Keep Me Hanginí On Vanilla Fudge
You Met Your Match Wonder, Stevie
Young Girl Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Yummy Yummy Yummy Ohio Express
íTill Vogues


Meanwhile, in 1968...

The first emergency 911 telephone system is installed in New York.

Green Bay beats Oakland in the second Super Bowl.

"60 Minutes" debuts on CBS television.

The cost to mail a 1-ounce, first class letter goes up to 6 cents.

Congress enacts legislation requiring banks to disclose the true annual rate of interest and other financing costs. Gees, is that fair to the banks?

First Philadelphia Bank installs the first automated teller machine in the U.S.

An enormous supply of oil is discovered in Alaska.

The price of a Hershey bar doubles... to 10 cents.

March 31: President Johnson announces that he will not accept nomination for another term as president. The Vietnam war claims another victim.

Students at Columbia University force the closing of the university. They object to the construction of a gymnasium where they believe low-cost housing should be built.

San Francisco College students strike for five months; they are demanding open admission and the creation of a third-world studies department.

North Korea captures the U.S.S. Pueblo, claiming it was in Korean territory. The crew is released 11 months later.

U.S. General William Westmoreland claims that "the enemy has been defeated at every turn." Many Americans believe that.

April 4: Dr. Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis. Fingerprints identify James Earl Ray as the assassin; Ray confesses to the killing.

June 5: Senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy is assassinated in California. Assassin Sirhan Sirhan is captured at the scene.

Demonstrations against the war receive more attention than the Democratic convention in Chicago. Abbey Hoffman, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, and Jerry Rubin are among those arrested in Chicago.

President Johnson halts bombing in Vietnam to try to promote peace talks with the Vietnamese and give his party a better chance at winning the presidential election.

Former Vice-President Richard Nixon narrowly defeats Vice-President Hubert Humphrey in the presidential election.

Pope Paul VI condemns all artificial birth control methods.

Detroit wins the World Series.

U.S. cigarette sales decline slightly; manufacturers respond by adding more tar and nicotine to their products.

The first of numerous U.S. jet airplanes is hijacked and forced to fly to Cuba.

November: National Turn in Your Draft Card Day features burning of draft cards and war protest rallies at many U. S. campuses. The U.S. Vietnam death toll approaches 30,000; U.S. troop strength in Vietnam reaches 550,000.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "Oliver!"


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