AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 60’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 1968

American Top 40- The 60’s- Week Of December 14, 1968. What a great top half of the countdown- I have the first eight singles all in the A range.

1 4 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-9 (1) A-
3 3 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (3) A
4 7 ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN –•– Dion (Laurie)-8 (4) A
5 5 WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (5) A
6 2 HEY JUDE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-14 (1) A+
7 8 WICHITA LINEMAN –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (7) A+
8 9 STORMY –•– The Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost (Imperial)-8 (8) A
9 11 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 (9) C
10 6 MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-11 (3) B

11 13 BOTH SIDES NOW –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-6 (11) A
12 10 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-12 (2) A
13 15 CLOUD NINE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (13) A
14 17 SEE SAW –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (14)A
15 20 CHEWY CHEWY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-9 (15) C
16 26 SCARBOROUGH FAIR –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-5 (16) C
17 24 CINNAMON –•– Derek (Bang)-8 (17) C
18 18 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-9 (18) B
19 12 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-14 (5) B
20 57 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations (Motown)-2 (20)A-

21 16 LITTLE ARROWS –•– Leapy Lee (Decca)-10 (16) C+
22 19 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (19) A-
23 41 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (23) B
24 31 SOULFUL STRUT –•– Young-Holt Unlimited (Brunswick)-3 (24) A-
25 22 BANG-SHANG-A-LANG –•– The Archies (Calendar)-12 (22) C
26 14 WHITE ROOM –•– Cream (Atco)-11 (6) A+
27 27 PICKIN’ WILD MOUNTAIN BERRIES –•– Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson (SSS International)-9 (27)B-
28 28 TOO WEAK TO FIGHT –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-6 (28) A
29 35 TILL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-4 (29) C
30 30 SHAME, SHAME –•– The Magic Lanterns (Atlantic)-8 (30) C

31 34 GOODBYE MY LOVE –•– James Brown (King)-6 (31) A-
32 44 LO MUCHO QUE TE QUIERO (The More I Love You) –•– Rene and Rene (White Whale)-4 (32)B-
33 50 PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG –•– Otis Redding (Atco)-3 (33) A-
34 25 QUICK JOEY SMALL (Run Joey Run) –•– The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus (Buddah)-11 (25)C
35 29 CYCLES –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-10 (23) B
36 49 SON-OF-A PREACHER MAN –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-3 (36) A+
37 40 GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-8 (37) C
38 38 KENTUCKY WOMAN –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-6 (38) B
39 58 A RAY OF HOPE –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-2 (39) B
40 63 IF I CAN DREAM –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (40) A

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