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Top 25 Hits of 1968

The Year is 1968…a Leap Year, The Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl; U.S. B-52 Stratofortress crashes in Greenland, discharging 4 nuclear bombs; Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In debuts; The Tet Offensive begins in Vietnam; Ex-Teenagers singer Frankie Lymon is found dead from a heroin overdose in Harlem; U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson mandates that all computers purchased by the federal government support the ASCII character encoding; Congress of the United States repeals the requirement for a gold reserve to back U.S. currency; Joan Baez marries activist David Harris; Planet of the Apes is released in theaters; Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot dead at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee; Pierre Trudeau becomes Canada’s 15th Prime Minister; The Beatles announce the creation of Apple Records in New York; Manchester United wins the European Cup Final; U.S. Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles; Mattel’s Hot Wheels toy cars are introduced; Detroit Tigers win the World Series; Led Zeppelin makes their first live performance; Yale University announces it is going to admit women; The Beatles release their self-titled album popularly known as the White Album; Apollo 8 enters orbit around the Moon. Astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William A. Anders become the first humans to see the far side of the Moon and planet Earth as a whole;…

…and these songs were being spun by DJ’s all over the World…

TAZ’s Top 25 Hits of 1968

The Rascals People – Got to be Free

The Rolling Stones – Jumpin Jack Flash

The Grass Roots – Midnight Confessions

Tommy James And The Shondells – Mony Mony

The Beatles- Hey Jude

Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson

The Doors – Hello, I Love You

Aretha Franklin – Think

First Edition – Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)

Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – The Look Of Love

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Lady Willpower

John Fred & His Playboy Band – Judy In Disguise

The Who – Magic Bus

Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Richard Harris – MacArthur Park

People – I Love You

Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man

Steppenwolf – Magic Carpet Ride

The Human Beinz – Nobody But Me

Spirit – I Got A Line On You

Cream – White Room

The Chambers Brothers – Time Has Come Today

Manfred Mann – Mighty Quinn

Janis Joplin, Big Brother and the Holding Company – Piece of my heart

American Breed – Bend Me Shape Me

( Bonus 26th ) The Turtles – Elenore

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100 Rare Classic Rock Songs 2

100 Rare Classic Rock Songs 3

100 Rare Classic Rock Songs 4

You might want to check out our one-hit wonder collection lists:

One-Hit Wonders: Popular and Rare

One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s: Popular and Rare

Top Twenty One-Hit Wonders in the UK: 1960-1999

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 90’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 80’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 70’s

Top Ten One-Hit Wonders of the 60’s

also our number-one hit collections:

Number One Hits in the UK: 1960s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1970s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1980s

Number One Hits in the UK: 1990s

also our hit collections:

Rock: Can You Dig It, Baby: Present meets the Past

Canadian Rock Classics

100 Greatest Rock Classics: 1960-1999

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists

Rock Classics: Remembering the Classics…songs that never made our other lists : Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Two

Rock Classics: that almost never get played anymore: Part Three

Weird and Wacky Rock Classics: sometimes NSFW

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