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
21
Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
4
42
The Beatles Hey Jude
5
54
The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash
6
69
The Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along the Watchtower
7
89
The Band The Weight
8
171
The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps
9
204
Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman
10
231
Dusty Springfield Son-of-a Preacher Man
11
246
Steppenwolf Born to Be Wild
12
306
Desmond Dekker & The Aces Israelites
13
323
Aretha Franklin I Say a Little Prayer
14
325
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
15
378
The Beatles Helter Skelter
16
384
The Rolling Stones Street Fighting Man
17
426
The Beatles Revolution / Revolution 1
18
529
The Beatles Happiness Is a Warm Gun
19
533
Big Brother and The Holding Company Piece of My Heart
20
624
Sly and the Family Stone Everyday People
21
652
Simon and Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson
22
687
Tammy Wynette Stand by Your Man
23
693
Simon and Garfunkel America
24
744
The Zombies Time of the Season
25
774
Tommy James and The Shondells Crimson and Clover
26
781
Cream White Room
27
796
Nilsson Everybody's Talkin'
28
801
Grateful Dead Dark Star
29
820
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Crosstown Traffic
30
823
James Brown Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud
31
872
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
32
961
The Beatles Blackbird
33
978
The Velvet Underground Sister Ray
34
1026
Joe Cocker With a Little Help from My Friends
35
1097
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot Bonnie & Clyde
36
1105
Canned Heat On the Road Again
37
1197
Van Morrison Madame George
38
1244
Aretha Franklin Think
39
1322
Merle Haggard Mama Tried
40
1356
Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up
41
1404
The Beatles Dear Prudence
42
1420
Richard Harris Macarthur Park
43
1525
The Doors Hello, I Love You
44
1567
Arthur Brown Fire
45
1606
Fleetwood Mac Albatross
46
1634
Small Faces Lazy Sunday
47
1738
The Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy Day
48
1754
Cream Crossroads
49
1788
Serge Gainsbourg Requiem pour un con
50
1819
The Who Magic Bus
51
2014
Dr. John I Walk on Guilded Splinters
52
2022
Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man
53
2091
The Beatles Back in the U.S.S.R.
54
2121
Os Mutantes A Minha Menina
55
2136
Silver Apples Oscillations
56
2170
The Beatles Sexy Sadie
57
2221
Van Morrison Sweet Thing
58
2234
Fleetwood Mac Black Magic Woman
59
2237
The Kinks Days
60
2241
Diana Ross and The Supremes Love Child
61
2271
Dionne Warwick Do You Know the Way to San Jose
62
2377
Blue Cheer Summertime Blues
63
2414
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
64
2418
The Temptations Cloud Nine
65
2476
Townes Van Zandt Waitin' Around to Die
66
2485
The Beatles Julia
67
2559
The Rolling Stones No Expectations
68
2565
Nilsson One
69
2576
Steppenwolf The Pusher
70
2676
Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride
71
2687
The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup
72
2828
Big Brother and The Holding Company Summertime
73
2943
Deep Purple Hush
74
2971
Jerry Butler Only the Strong Survive
75
3010
Van Morrison Cyprus Avenue
76
3019
The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You
77
3028
Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love
78
3116
The Rolling Stones Salt of the Earth
79
3125
Laura Nyro Stoned Soul Picnic
80
3155
Terry Riley In C
81
3171
The Dells Stay in My Corner
82
3224
The Band I Shall Be Released
83
3256
Randy Newman I Think It's Going to Rain Today
84
3376
Merrilee Rush Angel of the Morning
85
3490
Michel Polnareff Le Bal des laze
86
3585
Creedence Clearwater Revival Suzie Q
87
3627
Pink Floyd Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
88
3630
Jacques Dutronc (Il est 5 heures) Paris s'éveille
89
3689
The Byrds Hickory Wind
90
3732
The Young Rascals People Got to Be Free
91
3744
The Beatles Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
92
3786
Tammy Wynette D-I-V-O-R-C-E
93
3867
Tyrone Davis Can I Change My Mind
94
3884
Judy Collins Both Sides Now
95
3929
Tony Joe White Polk Salad Annie
96
3965
Status Quo Pictures of Matchstick Men
97
4001
Joe South Games People Play
98
4019
The Beatles I'm So Tired
99
4074
Big Brother and The Holding Company Ball and Chain
100
4107
Os Mutantes Panis et circenses
101
4211
Aretha Franklin Ain't No Way
102
4219
The Beach Boys Do It Again
103
4269
The Velvet Underground I Heard Her Call My Name
104
4293
The Rolling Stones Stray Cat Blues
105
4327
The Bob Seger System Ramblin' Gamblin' Man
106
4403
The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society
107
4431
Nazz Open My Eyes
108
4449
The Beatles Lady Madonna
109
4495
Tom Jones Delilah
110
4537
Elvis Presley If I Can Dream
111
4598
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You're All I Need to Get By
112
4618
Otis Redding Hard to Handle
113
4627
Johnny Cash Cocaine Blues
114
4697
The Guess Who These Eyes
115
4718
The Flirtations Nothing But a Heartache
116
4799
Gal Costa Baby
117
4885
Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A.
118
4978
Canned Heat Going Up the Country
119
4987
Sam & Dave I Thank You
120
5001
The Band Tears of Rage
121
5013
Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity This Wheel's on Fire
122
5035
The Zombies A Rose for Emily
123
5077
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing
124
5154
The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow is Born
125
5163
Dion Abraham, Martin and John
126
5239
Françoise Hardy Comment te dire adieu
127
5291
Van Morrison The Way Young Lovers Do
128
5315
Van Morrison Astral Weeks
129
5338
Mama Cass with The Mamas and the Papas Dream a Little Dream of Me
130
5357
Donovan Atlantis
131
5366
The Ohio Express Yummy Yummy Yummy
132
5432
Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier Lindbergh
133
5479
The Beatles Yer Blues
134
5490
Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo)
135
5527
Bee Gees I Started a Joke
136
5560
Mary Hopkin Those Were the Days
137
5670
Tom Rush No Regrets
138
5727
Pink Floyd Careful with That Axe, Eugene
139
5731
Bee Gees I've Got to Get a Message to You
140
5782
B.B. King Lucille
141
5794
Spirit I Got a Line on You
142
5795
The Beatles Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
143
5819
The Box Tops Cry Like a Baby
144
5829
Zager and Evans In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)
145
5867
The Doors Touch Me
146
5873
Fairport Convention Meet on the Ledge
147
5889
The Amboy Dukes Journey to the Center of the Mind
148
5892
Herb Alpert This Guy's in Love with You
149
5915
Traffic Feeling Alright?
150
5929
The Move Blackberry Way
151
6068
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton Ball 'n' Chain
152
6117
MC5 Looking at You
153
6296
Donovan Jennifer Juniper
154
6312
Ten Years After I'm Going Home
155
6450
James Taylor Carolina in My Mind
156
6468
Caetano Veloso Tropicália
157
6547
The Byrds Wasn't Born to Follow
158
6606
The Beatles Mother Nature's Son
159
6608
Judy Clay and William Bell Private Number
160
6631
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap Young Girl
161
6654
The Beatles Glass Onion
162
6692
Aphrodite's Child Rain and Tears
163
6739
Loretta Lynn Fist City
164
6769
Stevie Wonder For Once in My Life
165
6929
The Rolling Stones Factory Girl
166
6979
Mason Williams Classical Gas
167
7000
Tommy James and The Shondells Mony Mony
168
7006
Aretha Franklin (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
169
7079
The Beatles I Will
170
7116
Yves Montand La Bicyclette
171
7181
Barry Ryan Eloise
172
7446
The Intruders Cowboys to Girls
173
7548
The Monkees Porpoise Song
174
7676
Peter Brötzmann Machine Gun
175
7722
The Beatles Rocky Raccoon
176
7983
Clarence Carter Slip Away
177
7992
The Grass Roots Midnight Confessions
178
8056
The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Chile
179
8100
Hugo Montenegro The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
180
8132
The Band Chest Fever
181
8164
The Rolling Stones Jigsaw Puzzle
182
8411
Steve Reich Come Out
183
8657
1910 Fruitgum Company 1, 2, 3, Red Light
184
8710
The Incredible String Band A Very Cellular Song
185
8716
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 The Fool on the Hill
186
8741
The Beatles Martha My Dear
187
8782
Serge Reggiani Il suffirait de presque rien
188
8786
Al Wilson The Snake
189
8791
Townes Van Zandt Tecumseh Valley
190
8793
Shocking Blue Send Me a Postcard
191
8815
Dusty Springfield Just a Little Lovin'
192
8823
Otis Redding I've Got Dreams to Remember
193
8874
The Doors Five to One
194
8888
The Beatles Birthday
195
8937
Booker T. & The MG's Hang 'Em High
196
8976
Jacques Dutronc L'opportuniste
197
8983
Jacques Brel Vesoul
198
9103
The Bob Seger System 2 + 2 = ?
199
9133
Hugh Masekela Grazing in the Grass
200
9182
Michel Legrand Les Moulins de mon cœur
201
9244
The Turtles Elenore
202
9319
Percy Sledge Take Time to Know Her
203
9348
The Beatles Savoy Truffle
204
9452
Jerry Butler Hey, Western Union Man
205
9468
Charles Aznavour Emmenez-moi
206
9575
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band I'm the Urban Spaceman
207
9702
The Byrds Triad
208
9710
Van Morrison Beside You
209
9756
Jerry Butler Never Give You Up
210
9817
Jefferson Airplane Lather
211
9828
O.C. Smith Little Green Apples
212
9896
David Ackles Down River
213
9989
Aretha Franklin The House that Jack Built

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Classics IV feat. Dennis Yost Stormy
Adriano Celentano Azzurro
Gérard Manset Animal on est mal
The Monkees Valleri
The Turtles You Showed Me
The Meters Sophisticated Cissy
The Beatles Long, Long, Long
Barbara Acklin Love Makes a Woman
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 Byrds You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Sly and the Family Stone Sing a Simple Song
The Cables Baby Why
Armando Manzanero Somos novios
Bee Gees Words
The Legendary Stardust Cowboy Paralyzed
The Doors The Unknown Soldier
Eric Burdon & The Animals Sky Pilot
The Beatles Revolution 9
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)
The Move Fire Brigade
The Beatles Cry Baby Cry
The Delfonics Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra Rocket Number Nine
The Maytals Do the Reggae
The Beatles Piggies
Jimi Hendrix Wild Thing
The Soft Machine Why Are We Sleeping?
The Mothers of Invention What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body
Big Brother and The Holding Company Coo Coo
Os Mutantes Bat Macumba
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
Sir Douglas Quintet Mendocino
The Band This Wheel's on Fire
Dr. John Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
The Staple Singers Long Walk to D.C.
Dorothy Love Coates Strange Man
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
Waylon Jennings Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line
Stevie Wonder I Don't Know Why / I Don't Know Why I Love You
Duke Ellington Blood Count
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
Jeff Beck I Ain't Superstitious
James Taylor Something in the Way She Moves
Lee Perry People Funny Boy
The Incredible String Band Witches Hat
Guy Béart La Vérité
Guy Béart Le Grand chambardement
Sam & Dave Wrap It Up
Eddie Floyd Big Bird
Serge Lama D'aventures en aventures
Nazz Hello, It's Me
The Uniques My Conversation
Steve Miller Band Living in the U.S.A.
Bobby Goldsboro Honey
The Everly Brothers Sing Me Back Home
Jefferson Airplane Greasy Heart
Pink Floyd Let There Be More Light
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'
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
Joni Mitchell Marcie
B.J. Thomas Hooked on a Feeling
Caterina Caselli Insieme a te non ci sto più
Frank Sinatra & Duke Ellington Indian Summer