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Songs of the Year: 1968

1968 had a little something for everyone… it was a real Beatles’ White Album kind of year.

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The year is 1968 and we’re picking our favorite songs of the year.

It’s a simple concept. We pick five of our favorite songs that made the Billboard Top 100 (established in 1958) during any time that year. We also select five “wildcards” that can be any songs released as a single or on an album or EP that year. Finally, we also pick our “worst” song of the year, just for fun.

We started in 1958 and we’re going until we run out of years.

A year with a little bit of everything… and that’s just counting the Beatles’ White Album. There was plenty of psychedelia from Jimi, the Byrds went country, then went back to cosmic folk rock. The Beach Boys were dealing with Brian Wilson’s erratic behavior. Aretha Franklin had not one, but two classic albums. Creedence Clearwater Revival started choogling across the American southeast. The Rolling Stones got back to basics and … well I could go on forever. Just watch the video and pick your favorite song of 1968!

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Standings So Far

Jason picked the nuclear option (Strawberry Fields Forever from the band that never loses, The Beatles) and easily won over Ruby Tuesday and Purple Haze.

Jason: 5.5
Joe: 4
Kramzer: 3.5

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Which Was the Best Song of 1968?

  • Happiness is a Warm Gun - The Beatles (42%, 63 Votes)
  • Wichita Lineman - Glen Campbell (38%, 58 Votes)
  • Tears of Rage - The Band (20%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 151

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Best Songs of the Year Playlist

Best Songs of the Year | 1968 | Spotify Edition

Best Songs of the Year | 1968 | YouTube edition

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Ulyesses Jonah

Is voting over? I can’t vote 🙁

Dan O

My favorite songs of 1968:
Rank-Title-Artist
1. LADY MADONNA – BEATLES
2. HOLD ON – RADIANTS
3. HELLO, I LOVE YOU – DOORS
4. BIRTHDAY – BEATLES
5. STREET FIGHTING MAN – ROLLING STONES
6. BACK IN THE U.S.S.R. – BEATLES
7. ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER – JIMI HENDRIX
8. REVOLUTION – BEATLES
9. HEY JUDE – BEATLES
10. JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH – ROLLING STONES
11. FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE – STEVIE WONDER
12. WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS – BEATLES
13. JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES) – JOHN FRED & HIS PLAYBOY BAND
14. MAGIC CARPET RIDE – STEPPENWOLF
15. LOVE ME TWO TIMES – DOORS
16. PEOPLE GOT TO ME FREE – RASCALS
17. VALLERI – MONKEES
18. LA-LA-MEANS I LOVE YOU – DELFONICS
19. MRS. ROBINSON – SIMON & GARFUNKEL
20. SUZIE Q. – CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
21. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE – CREAM
22. DANCE TO THE MUSIC – SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
23. SPOOKY – CLASSICS IV
24. NOBODY BUT ME – HUMAN BEINZ
25. I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE – MARVIN GAYE
26. SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL – ROLLING STONES
27. HUSH – DEEP PURPLE
28. MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS – GRASS ROOTS
29. A BEAUTIFUL MORNING – RASCALS
30. GREEN TAMBOURINE – LEMON PIPERS
31. DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE – DIONNE WARWICK
32. BEND ME, SHAPE ME – AMERICAN BREED
33. PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN – STATUS QUO
34. LOVE IS BLUE – PAUL MURIAT
35. (SITTIN’ ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY – OTIS REDDING
36. LOVE CHILD – DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES
37. DIFFERENT DRUM – STONE PONEYS FEAT. LINDA RONSTADT
38. READY OR NOT HERE I COME (CAN’T HIDE FROM LOVE) – DELFONICS
39. KENTUCKY WOMAN – DEEP PURPLE
40. STORMY – CLASSICS IV

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