IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY.. BILLBOARD TOP 40 JUNE 22, 1968

 

The Billboard Top 40 for the week June 22, 1968– 50 years ago this week. Just like the title of #18- this week in 1968 the Top 40 had some good, some bad and some ugly.

1 2 THIS GUY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 5 MACARTHUR PARK –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-7 (2)
3 1 MRS. ROBINSON –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (1)
4 4 YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-8 (4)
5 10 THE LOOK OF LOVE –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-7 (5)
6 3 MONY MONY –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-12 (3)
7 7 THINK –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (7)
8 14 ANGEL OF THE MORNING –•– Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts (Bell)-8 (8)
9 6 TIGHTEN UP –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-13 (1)
10 22 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS –•– Friend & Lover (Verve Forecast)-6 (10)

11 19 HERE COMES THE JUDGE –•– Shorty Long (Soul)-4 (11)
12 38 JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-3 (12)
13 13 I COULD NEVER LOVE ANOTHER (After Loving You) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (13)
14 18 I LOVE YOU –•– People (Capitol)-12 (14)
15 15 THE HORSE –•– Cliff Nobles and Co. (Phil-L.A. Of Soul)-5 (15)
16 8 A BEAUTIFUL MORNING –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-11 (3)
17 17 LICKING STICK – LICKING STICK (Part 1) –•– James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)-5 (17)
18 9 THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY –•– Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA Victor)-19 (2)
19 26 A MAN WITHOUT LOVE (Quando M’innamoro) –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-7 (19)
20 45 LADY WILLPOWER –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-3 (20)

21 27 HOW’D WE EVER GET THIS WAY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-8 (21)
22 30 TIP-TOE THRU’ THE TULIPS WITH ME –•– Tiny Tim (Reprise)-6 (22)
23 11 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-11 (8)
24 24 LIKE TO GET TO KNOW YOU –•– Spanky and Our Gang (Mercury)-10 (17)
25 25 (You Keep Me) HANGIN’ ON –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-11 (25)
26 12 HONEY –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-14 (1)
27 34 CHOO CHOO TRAIN –•– The Box Tops (Mala)-4 (27)
28 51 INDIAN LAKE –•– The Cowsills (MGM)-4 (28)
29 61 D.W. WASHBURN –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-2 (29)
30 23 MASTER JACK –•– Four Jacks and a Jill (RCA Victor)-13 (18)

31 53 STONED SOUL PICNIC –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-4 (31)
32 52 GRAZING IN THE GRASS –•– Hugh Masekela (Uni)-3 (32)
33 39 SHE’S A HEARTBREAKER –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-7 (33)
34 35 NEVER GIVE YOU UP –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-8 (34)
35 21 DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-11 (10)
36 28 SHOO-BE-DOO-BE-DOO-DA-DAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (9)
37 16 DELILAH –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-15 (15)
38 54 SKY PILOT (Part 1) –•– Eric Burdon and the Animals (MGM)-4 (38)
39 41 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– The Association (Warner Brothers/Seven Arts)-6 (39)
40 40 FACE IT GIRL, IT’S OVER –•– Nancy Wilson (Capitol)-7 (40)

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