Sixteen different singles held the #1 spot in the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States during 1968. The first to hold down the #1 spot was Hello, Goodbye by The Beatles. Hello, Goodbye would hold down #1 for two weeks the week ending January 6 and January 13, 1968. It was The Beatles 15th number one in the United States. Hello, Goodbye is a likeable enough song but lightweight.
I am with John Lennon on this one. He was dismayed when his I Am The Walrus was pushed to the b-side by Paul and George Martin because it was ‘more commercial.” This decision would contribute to John’s continuing disinterest in carrying on with The Beatles. “Hello, Goodbye” beat out “I Am The Walrus”.. can you believe that? I began to submerge.” John later stated.