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1968 - What a Hodge Podge!



1968 was a hodge podge of musical tastes.  Hits were from every musical style imaginable.  There were love songs, such as "This Guy's In Love With You" by Herb Alpert.  There were more hits by the Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix.  Psychedellic music continued to be popular among some with "Green Tambourine" by the Lemon Pipers topping the charts and  "Sky Pilot" by the Animals.  Glen Campbell made the scene with "Wichita Lineman".  Otis Redding lit up the charts with "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay".  Obviously, there was a clear debate on what constituted "rock".  We were starting to hear "hard rock" but love songs still had a place in the hearts of Americans.

Important Fact:  The Beatles' "Hey Jude" from 1968 became the 8th most popular song on all-time on the Top 500 list by Rolling Stone magazine.


The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time.  24 songs made the cut in 1968! 

265         Tighten Up - Archie Bell and the Drells

41           The Weight - The Band

135         While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles

8             Hey Jude - The Beatles

305          Say It Loud - I'm Back And I'm Proud, Pt. 1 - James Brown

192          Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell

409          Crossroads - Cream

367          White Room - Cream

65            Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream

80            I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

357          Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

101          Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix

48            All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix

344          Piece Of My Heart - Janis Joplin

42            Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

436           Alone Again Or - Love

28            (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

295          Street Fighting Man - The Rolling Stones

124          Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

32            Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones

145          Everyday People - Sly and the Family Stone

223          Dance to the Music - Sly and the Family Stone

240          Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

129          Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf


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