AMERICAN TOP 5- WEEK OF DECEMBER 7, 1968

American Top 40- The 1960’s- Week of December 7, 1968. A Mount Rushmore- Hey Jude/ I Heard It Through The Grapevine/ Wichita LIneman/ White Room.

1 1 LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A-
2 2 HEY JUDE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-13 (1) A+
3 7 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (3) A+
4 16 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (4)A+
5 6 WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (5) A
6 3 MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-10 (3) A-
7 5 ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN –•– Dion (Laurie)-7 (5)A
8 8 WICHITA LINEMAN –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (8) A+
9 11 STORMY –•– The Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost (Imperial)-7 (9) A
10 4 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-11 (2) A

11 12 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-6 (11) C
12 9 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-13 (5) B
13 13 BOTH SIDES NOW –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-5 (13)A
14 10 WHITE ROOM –•– Cream (Atco)-10 (6) A+
15 26 CLOUD NINE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (15) A
16 19 LITTLE ARROWS –•– Leapy Lee (Decca)-9 (16) C
17 22 SEE SAW –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (17) A
18 21 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-8 (18)A-
19 20 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (19) A
20 15 CHEWY CHEWY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-8 (15) D

21 17 LITTLE GREEN APPLES –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-17 (2) C
22 24 BANG-SHANG-A-LANG –•– The Archies (Calendar)-11 (22) D
23 18 MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-15 (5)A
24 34 CINNAMON –•– Derek (Bang)-7 (24) B
25 28 QUICK JOEY SMALL (Run Joey Run) –•– The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus (Buddah)-10 (25) D
26 41 SCARBOROUGH FAIR –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-4 (26) B
27 37 PICKIN’ WILD MOUNTAIN BERRIES –•– Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson (SSS International)-8 (27)C
28 39 TOO WEAK TO FIGHT –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-5 (28) A
29 23 CYCLES –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-9 (23) A-
30 30 SHAME, SHAME –•– The Magic Lanterns (Atlantic)-7 (30) A

31 65 SOULFUL STRUT –•– Young-Holt Unlimited (Brunswick)-2 (31) B
32 14 ELENORE –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-12 (6) B
33 35 BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– Andy Williams with the St. Charles Borromeo Choir (Columbia)-8 (33) B
34 49 GOODBYE MY LOVE –•– James Brown (King)-5 (34) B
35 42 TILL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-3 (35) C
36 36 THE STRAIGHT LIFE –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-7 (36)C
37 25 HI-HEEL SNEAKERS –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA Victor)-8 (25) B
38 44 KENTUCKY WOMAN –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-5 (38) B
39 31 LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-8 (31)C
40 45 GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-7 (40) D

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 5- WEEK OF DECEMBER 7, 1968

  1. As Rick says; again from the sublime- Hey Jude- to the ridiculous- or comics, as in the Archies/Bang Shang A Lang; or Andy Williams battling along for the Republic. I thought the bar couldn’t drop any further than number 40 and the 1910 Fruit Gum Company- then I saw Leapy Lea and Little Arrows, and I died inside a little. That is one of the most inane songs the ever make the charts anywhere. Even Chewy Chewy isn’t as bad.

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