HAN’S POSTCARD’S TOP 40 SONGS OF 1968

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50 years ago- 1968 a terrible year in America but a great year for music- both in albums and singles/ album cuts. At first I was going to narrow this list down to just songs that were released as singles- but there were so many great album cuts that never were released as singles that I decided to open it up to both singles and album cuts. This was a hard list to make- simply cutting the list down to a Top 40 seemed impossible. But 40 it is-

  1. MADAME GEORGE- VAN MORRISON
  2. HEY JUDE- THE BEATLES
  3. WICHITA LINEMAN- GLEN CAMPBELL
  4. SITTIN’ ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY- OTIS REDDING
  5. I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE- MARVIN GAYE
  6. STREET FIGHTING MAN- THE ROLLING STONES
  7. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER- THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
  8. SON OF A PREACHER MAN- DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
  9. CYPRESS AVENUE- VAN MORRISON
  10. REVOLUTION -THE BEATLES
  11. TIME OF THE SEASON- THE ZOMBIES
  12. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL- THE ROLLING STONES
  13. PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE- THE YOUNG RASCALS
  14. EVERYDAY PEOPLE- SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
  15. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS- THE BEATLES
  16. MRS. ROBINSON- SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
  17. THE WEIGHT- THE BAND
  18. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH- THE ROLLING STONES
  19. DAYS- THE KINKS
  20. SWEET THING- VAN MORRISON
  21. WHITE ROOM- CREAM
  22. DEAR PRUDENCE- THE BEATLES
  23. IF I CAN DREAM- ELVIS PRESLEY
  24. ISRAELITES- DESMOND DECKER AND THE ACES
  25. MAMA TRIED- MERLE HAGGARD
  26. LADY MADONNA- THE BEATLES
  27. AMERICA- SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
  28. MAGIC BUS- THE WHO
  29. HICKORY WIND- THE BYRDS
  30. HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.- JEANNIE C. RILEY
  31. JULIA- THE BEATLES
  32. GAMES PEOPLE PLAY- JOE SOUTH
  33. THINK- ARETHA FRANKLIN
  34. BESIDE YOU- VAN MORRISON
  35. STAND BY YOUR MAN- TAMMY WYNETTE
  36. TEARS OF RAGE- THE BAND
  37. EVERYBODY’S TALKIN’- NILSSON
  38. CRY LIKE A BABY- THE BOX TOPS
  39. HELTER SKELTER- THE BEATLES
  40. ASTRAL WEEKS- VAN MORRISON

 

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20 responses to “HAN’S POSTCARD’S TOP 40 SONGS OF 1968

    • I posted the albums this morning.. it was tough making a song list- I should have started earlier and did a TOP 100 it was a great year for music. Looking forward to your 1969 posts! You did a great job on the music of 1968!

  1. Great list Hans…this had to take a while. Great mixture of artists.
    I’ll have to check out Desmond Decker and the Aces…

  2. Great list! Happy New Year to you – it’s been great getting to know you this past year from your blog and our back and forth comments! I am inspired (and really envy) the consistency of your posts – seems like every day! Looking forward to another great music new year!

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