Top Songs of 1968


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
8
Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine
2
14
The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil
3
22
Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
4
42
The Beatles Hey Jude
5
56
The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash
6
69
The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower
7
89
The Band The Weight
8
172
The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps
9
208
Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman
10
232
Dusty Springfield Son-of-a Preacher Man
11
253
Steppenwolf Born to Be Wild
12
310
Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites
13
326
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
14
328
Aretha Franklin I Say a Little Prayer
15
378
The Beatles Helter Skelter
16
380
The Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man
17
428
The Beatles Revolution / Revolution 1
18
530
The Beatles Happiness Is a Warm Gun
19
542
Big Brother and The Holding Company Piece of My Heart
20
631
Sly and the Family Stone Everyday People
21
651
Simon and Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson
22
687
Tammy Wynette Stand by Your Man
23
697
Simon and Garfunkel America
24
761
The Zombies Time of the Season
25
791
Tommy James and The Shondells Crimson and Clover
26
793
Cream White Room
27
807
Grateful Dead Dark Star
28
809
Nilsson Everybody's Talkin'
29
827
James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud
30
828
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Crosstown Traffic
31
878
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
32
978
The Beatles Blackbird
33
984
The Velvet Underground Sister Ray
34
1043
Joe Cocker With a Little Help from My Friends
35
1107
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot Bonnie & Clyde
36
1123
Canned Heat On the Road Again
37
1205
Van Morrison Madame George
38
1258
Aretha Franklin Think
39
1341
Merle Haggard Mama Tried
40
1372
Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up
41
1416
The Beatles Dear Prudence
42
1447
Richard Harris Macarthur Park
43
1545
The Doors Hello, I Love You
44
1584
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown Fire
45
1613
Fleetwood Mac Albatross
46
1652
Small Faces Lazy Sunday
47
1752
The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day
48
1772
Cream Crossroads
49
1799
Serge Gainsbourg Requiem pour un con
50
1839
The Who Magic Bus
51
2043
Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man
52
2044
Dr. John I Walk on Guilded Splinters
53
2105
The Beatles Back in the U.S.S.R.
54
2172
Os Mutantes A Minha Menina
55
2178
Silver Apples Oscillations
56
2187
The Beatles Sexy Sadie
57
2242
Van Morrison Sweet Thing
58
2256
Fleetwood Mac Black Magic Woman
59
2262
The Kinks Days
60
2263
Diana Ross and The Supremes Love Child
61
2294
Dionne Warwick Do You Know the Way to San Jose
62
2412
Blue Cheer Summertime Blues
63
2440
The Temptations Cloud Nine
64
2483
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
65
2502
The Beatles Julia
66
2510
Townes Van Zandt Waitin' Around to Die
67
2589
The Rolling Stones No Expectations
68
2595
Steppenwolf The Pusher
69
2627
Nilsson One
70
2696
Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride
71
2725
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
72
2853
Big Brother and The Holding Company Summertime
73
2956
Deep Purple Hush
74
3001
Jerry Butler Only the Strong Survive
75
3037
Van Morrison Cyprus Avenue
76
3053
The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You
77
3070
Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love
78
3153
Laura Nyro Stoned Soul Picnic
79
3185
Terry Riley In C
80
3196
The Rolling Stones Salt of the Earth
81
3207
The Dells Stay in My Corner
82
3292
Randy Newman I Think It's Going to Rain Today
83
3294
The Band I Shall Be Released
84
3413
Merrilee Rush Angel of the Morning
85
3522
Michel Polnareff Le Bal des laze
86
3635
Creedence Clearwater Revival Suzie Q
87
3655
Jacques Dutronc (Il est 5 heures) Paris s'éveille
88
3721
Pink Floyd Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
89
3734
The Byrds Hickory Wind
90
3771
The Young Rascals People Got to Be Free
91
3802
The Beatles Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
92
3860
Tammy Wynette D-I-V-O-R-C-E
93
3922
Tyrone Davis Can I Change My Mind
94
3947
Judy Collins Both Sides Now
95
3984
Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie
96
4004
Status Quo Pictures of Matchstick Men
97
4053
Joe South Games People Play
98
4079
The Beatles I'm So Tired
99
4107
Big Brother and The Holding Company Ball and Chain
100
4143
Os Mutantes Panis et circenses
101
4244
Aretha Franklin Ain't No Way
102
4257
The Beach Boys Do It Again
103
4300
The Velvet Underground I Heard Her Call My Name
104
4382
The Bob Seger System Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
105
4399
The Rolling Stones Stray Cat Blues
106
4458
The Kinks The Village Green Preservation Society
107
4506
Nazz Open My Eyes
108
4513
The Beatles Lady Madonna
109
4526
Tom Jones Delilah
110
4569
Elvis Presley If I Can Dream
111
4638
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You're All I Need to Get By
112
4671
Johnny Cash Cocaine Blues
113
4680
Otis Redding Hard to Handle
114
4764
The Guess Who These Eyes
115
4812
The Flirtations Nothing But a Heartache
116
4867
Gal Costa Baby
117
4965
Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A.
118
5060
Sam & Dave I Thank You
119
5063
Canned Heat Going Up the Country
120
5067
The Band Tears of Rage
121
5093
Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity This Wheel's on Fire
122
5102
The Zombies A Rose for Emily
123
5143
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
124
5226
The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow is Born
125
5240
Dion Abraham, Martin and John
126
5266
Françoise Hardy Comment te dire adieu
127
5362
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
128
5399
Mama Cass with The Mamas and the Papas Dream a Little Dream of Me
129
5411
Donovan Atlantis
130
5414
Van Morrison The Way Young Lovers Do
131
5415
The Ohio Express Yummy Yummy Yummy
132
5496
Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier Lindbergh
133
5544
The Beatles Yer Blues
134
5567
Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)
135
5587
Bee Gees I Started a Joke
136
5616
Mary Hopkin Those Were the Days
137
5748
Tom Rush No Regrets
138
5776
Bee Gees I've Gotta Get a Message to You
139
5829
The Beatles Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
140
5865
B.B. King Lucille
141
5871
Spirit I Got a Line on You
142
5885
Pink Floyd Careful with That Axe, Eugene
143
5901
The Box Tops Cry Like a Baby
144
5943
Fairport Convention Meet on the Ledge
145
5971
Herb Alpert This Guy's in Love with You
146
5982
Traffic Feeling Alright?
147
5985
The Amboy Dukes Journey to the Center of the Mind
148
5993
The Doors Touch Me
149
6002
The Move Blackberry Way
150
6158
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton Ball 'n' Chain
151
6204
MC5 Looking at You
152
6382
Donovan Jennifer Juniper
153
6405
Ten Years After I'm Going Home
154
6474
Caetano Veloso Tropicália
155
6544
James Taylor Carolina in My Mind
156
6599
The Byrds Wasn't Born to Follow
157
6710
Judy Clay and William Bell Private Number
158
6717
The Beatles Mother Nature's Son
159
6743
The Beatles Glass Onion
160
6762
Aphrodite's Child Rain and Tears
161
6763
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap Young Girl
162
6830
Loretta Lynn Fist City
163
6867
Stevie Wonder For Once in My Life
164
6963
Hugh Masekela Grazing in the Grass
165
7041
Mason Williams Classical Gas
166
7073
Aretha Franklin (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
167
7077
Tommy James and The Shondells Mony Mony
168
7135
Yves Montand La Bicyclette
169
7155
The Beatles I Will
170
7258
Barry Ryan Eloise
171
7296
The Rolling Stones Factory Girl
172
7562
The Intruders Cowboys to Girls
173
7672
The Monkees Porpoise Song
174
7755
Peter Brötzmann Machine Gun
175
7768
The Beatles Rocky Raccoon
176
8098
Clarence Carter Slip Away
177
8099
The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions
178
8148
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Chile
179
8217
Hugo Montenegro The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
180
8245
The Rolling Stones Jigsaw Puzzle
181
8251
The Band Chest Fever
182
8493
Steve Reich Come Out
183
8773
1910 Fruitgum Company 1, 2, 3, Red Light
184
8776
The Incredible String Band A Very Cellular Song
185
8805
Serge Reggiani Il suffirait de presque rien
186
8822
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Fool on the Hill
187
8853
The Beatles Martha My Dear
188
8894
Al Wilson The Snake
189
8903
Townes Van Zandt Tecumseh Valley
190
8915
Otis Redding I've Got Dreams to Remember
191
8932
Shocking Blue Send Me a Postcard
192
8933
Dusty Springfield Just a Little Lovin'
193
8989
Jacques Brel Vesoul
194
9003
The Beatles Birthday
195
9009
Jacques Dutronc L'opportuniste
196
9201
Michel Legrand Les Moulins de mon cœur
197
9207
The Doors Five to One
198
9227
Booker T. & The MG's Hang 'Em High
199
9268
The Bob Seger System 2 + 2 = ?
200
9352
The Turtles Elenore
201
9431
Percy Sledge Take Time to Know Her
202
9471
The Beatles Savoy Truffle
203
9511
Charles Aznavour Emmenez-moi
204
9589
Jerry Butler Hey, Western Union Man
205
9681
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band I'm the Urban Spaceman
206
9805
The Byrds Triad
207
9836
Van Morrison Beside You
208
9896
Jerry Butler Never Give You Up
209
9940
O.C. Smith Little Green Apples
210
9977
Jefferson Airplane Lather

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
David Ackles Down River
Aretha Franklin The House that Jack Built
Classics IV feat. Dennis Yost Stormy
Gérard Manset Animal on est mal
Adriano Celentano Azzurro
The Monkees Valleri
The Turtles You Showed Me
The Meters Sophisticated Cissy
Barbara Acklin Love Makes a Woman
The Beatles Long, Long, Long
John Lee Hooker Motor City Is Burning
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Sundown, Sundown
Johnny Nash Hold Me Tight
Brigitte Fontaine & Jacques Higelin Cet enfant que je t'avais fait
Four Jacks and a Jill Master Jack
Bembeya Jazz National Armee Guineenne
The Beatles Why Don’t We Do It In The Road?
The Cables Baby Why
The Byrds You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Sly and the Family Stone Sing a Simple Song
Bee Gees Words
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy Paralyzed
Eric Burdon & The Animals Sky Pilot
The Doors The Unknown Soldier
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
The Beatles Revolution 9
The Delfonics Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)
The Move Fire Brigade
The Beatles Cry Baby Cry
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Rocket Number Nine
The Beatles Piggies
Jimi Hendrix Wild Thing
The Maytals Do the Reggae
Armando Manzanero Somos novios
The Soft Machine Why Are We Sleeping?
The Mothers of Invention What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body
Os Mutantes Bat Macumba
Big Brother and The Holding Company Coo Coo
Jerry Lee Lewis What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)
Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Bojangles
Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
The Impressions This Is My Country
Tyrannosaurus Rex Debora
Paul Revere & The Raiders Too Much Talk
The Beatles Honey Pie
Randy Newman Love Story
Elvis Presley U.S. Male
The Dells Always Together
Chick Corea Steps - What Was
Thad Jones and Mel Lewis St. Louis Blues
Van Morrison Ballerina
James Brown I Got the Feelin'
Townes Van Zandt For the Sake of the Song
Grateful Dead That's It for the Other One
Laura Nyro Eli's Comin'
Young-Holt Unlimited Soulful Strut
Noel Harrison The Windmills of Your Mind
The Band This Wheel's on Fire
Sir Douglas Quintet Mendocino
Dr. John Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
Dorothy Love Coates Strange Man
The Staple Singers Long Walk to D.C.
Cliff Nobles & Co. The Horse
Tiny Tim Tip Toe Through the Tulips
The Zombies This Will Be Our Year
Los Brincos Nadie te quiere ya
The Gun Race with the Devil
Maurice and Mac You Left the Water Running
Adriano Celentano Una carezza in un pugno
Cream Politician
Dusty Springfield I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten
Carlton & The Shoes Love Me Forever
Spirit Fresh Garbage
Duke Ellington Blood Count
Stevie Wonder I Don't Know Why / I Don't Know Why I Love You
Waylon Jennings Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line
Dion Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms)
Fleetwood Mac Need Your Love So Bad
The Nice America (2nd Amendment)
The Pretty Things Talkin' About the Good Times
Scott Walker Joanna
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich The Legend of Xanadu
Koko Taylor Insane Asylum
The Mothers of Invention Who Needs the Peace Corps?
David Ackles The Road to Cairo
Randy Newman Cowboy
Lee Perry People Funny Boy
Jeff Beck I Ain't Superstitious
Guy Béart La Vérité
Guy Béart Le Grand chambardement
James Taylor Something in the Way She Moves
The Incredible String Band Witches Hat
Serge Lama D'aventures en aventures
Eddie Floyd Big Bird
Sam & Dave Wrap It Up
The Uniques My Conversation
Nazz Hello, It's Me
Steve Miller Band Living in the U.S.A.
Bobby Goldsboro Honey
The Everly Brothers Sing Me Back Home
Jefferson Airplane Greasy Heart
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'
Pink Floyd Let There Be More Light
William Bell I Forgot to Be Your Lover
The Moody Blues Ride My See-Saw
Lee Perry The Upsetter
B.B. King Paying the Cost to Be the Boss
The Fugs Marijuana
B.J. Thomas Hooked on a Feeling
Joni Mitchell Marcie
Caterina Caselli Insieme a te non ci sto più
Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington Indian Summer