50 YEARS AGO -#1 BILLBOARD COUNTRY MUSIC HITS 1968 WEEK BY WEEK

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The #1 Country music singles during the year 1968 from the Billboard Country Music chart. A big year at the top of the charts for the great Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette and Sonny James who each had 3 #1 hits. Glen Campbell and David Houston both checked in with 2 #1’s. A lot of great songs hit #1 that year on the country charts- my favorites- Wichita Lineman -Glen Campbell, Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash- the three Merle Haggard #1’s, Harper Valley PTA by Jeannie C. Riley and D-I-V-O-R-C-E and Stand By Your Man- Miss Tammy Wynette.

Some of these #1 hits had crossover success on the Pop Chart- I Wanna Live-Glen Campbell #36, Folsom Prison Blues -Johnny Cash #32, Skip A Rope- Henson Cargill #25, Stand By Your Man- Tammy Wynette #19, Wichita Lineman-Glen Campbell #3 and two of the songs went to #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart- Honey- Bobby Goldsboro and Harper Valley PTA- Jeannie C. Riley. When was the last country song to go #1 on the Pop Chart?

January 6  2 weeks—      For Loving You- Bill Anderson and Jan Howard

January 20  2 weeks-      Sing Me Back Home- Merle Haggard

February 3  5 weeks-      Skip A Rope- Henson Cargill

March 9       1 week-        Take Me To Your World- Tammy Wynette

March 16     3 weeks       A World Of Our Own- Sonny James

April 6          1 week-       How Long Will My Baby Be Gone- Buck Owens and his Buckaroos

April 13        1 week        You Are My Treasure- Jack Greene

April 20        1 week        Fist City- Loretta Lynn

April 27        2 weeks      The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde- Merle Haggard

May 11          1 week        Have A Little Faith- David Houston

May 18          1 week        I Wanna Live- Glen Campbell

May 25          3 weeks      Honey- Bobby Goldsboro

June 15          2 weeks     I Wanna Live- Glen Campbell

June 29         3 weeks      D-I-V-O-R-C-E- Tammy Wynette

July 20          4 weeks      Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash

August 17     1 week       Heaven Says Hello- Sonny James

August 24     1 week       Already It’s Heaven- David Houston

August 31     4 weeks      Mama Tried- Merle Haggard

September 28 3 weeks   Harper Valley PTA- Jeannie C Riley

October 19     2 weeks    Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye- Eddy Arnold

November 2   1 week     Next In Line- Conway Twitty

November 9   2 weeks    I Walk Alone- Marty Robbins

November 23  3 weeks   Stand By Your Man- Tammy Wynette

December 14   1 week     Born To Be With You- Sonny James

December 21   2 weeks   Wichita Lineman- Glen Campbell

 

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