US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 14th, 1968


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 14th, 1968.

You can view the entire 1968 chart here.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 14TH, 1968

#1
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine 7-inch label

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-9 (1)
3 3 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (3)
4 7 ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN –•– Dion (Laurie)-8 (4)
5 5 WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (5)
6 2 HEY JUDE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-14 (1)
7 8 WICHITA LINEMAN –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (7)
8 9 STORMY –•– The Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost (Imperial)-8 (8)
9 11 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 (9)
10 6 MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-11 (3)

11 13 BOTH SIDES NOW –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-6 (11)
12 10 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-12 (2)
13 15 CLOUD NINE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (13)
14 17 SEE SAW –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (14)
15 20 CHEWY CHEWY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-9 (15)
16 26 SCARBOROUGH FAIR –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-5 (16)
17 24 CINNAMON –•– Derek (Bang)-8 (17)
18 18 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-9 (18)
19 12 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-14 (5)
20 57 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations (Motown)-2 (20)

21 16 LITTLE ARROWS –•– Leapy Lee (Decca)-10 (16)
22 19 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (19)
23 41 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (23)
24 31 SOULFUL STRUT –•– Young-Holt Unlimited (Brunswick)-3 (24)
25 22 BANG-SHANG-A-LANG –•– The Archies (Calendar)-12 (22)
26 14 WHITE ROOM –•– Cream (Atco)-11 (6)
27 27 PICKIN’ WILD MOUNTAIN BERRIES –•– Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson (SSS International)-9 (27)
28 28 TOO WEAK TO FIGHT –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-6 (28)
29 35 TILL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-4 (29)
30 30 SHAME, SHAME –•– The Magic Lanterns (Atlantic)-8 (30)

31 34 GOODBYE MY LOVE –•– James Brown (King)-6 (31)
32 44 LO MUCHO QUE TE QUIERO (The More I Love You) –•– Rene and Rene (White Whale)-4 (32)
33 50 PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG –•– Otis Redding (Atco)-3 (33)
34 25 QUICK JOEY SMALL (Run Joey Run) –•– The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus (Buddah)-11 (25)
35 29 CYCLES –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-10 (23)
36 49 SON-OF-A PREACHER MAN –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-3 (36)
37 40 GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-8 (37)
38 38 KENTUCKY WOMAN –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-6 (38)
39 58 A RAY OF HOPE –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-2 (39)
40 63 IF I CAN DREAM –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 14TH, 1968

45 33 BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– Andy Williams with the St. Charles Borromeo Choir (Columbia)-9 (33)
47 39 LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-9 (31)
49 36 THE STRAIGHT LIFE –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-8 (36)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 14TH, 1968

41 42 HANG ‘EM HIGH –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-6 (41)
42 68 A MAN AND A HALF –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5 (42)
43 43 NOT ENOUGH INDIANS –•– Dean Martin (Reprise)-7 (43)
44 45 I CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-4 (44)
46 47 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-5 (46)
48 56 BALLAD OF TWO BROTHERS –•– Autry Inman (Epic)-5 (48)
50 69 THIS IS MY COUNTRY –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 14TH, 1968

74 — BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-1 (74)
75 — MY FAVORITE THINGS –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-1 (75)
80 — ISN’T IT LONELY TOGETHER –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-1 (80)
85 — CRIMSON AND CLOVER –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-1 (85)
86 — THE BEGINNING OF MY END –•– The Unifics (Kapp)-1 (86)
87 — THERE’S GONNA BE A SHOWDOWN –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-1 (87)
90 — YOU GOT SOUL –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-1 (90)
93 — DON’T BE AFRAID (Do As I Say) –•– Frankie Karl and the Dreams (D.C.)-1 (93)
94 — I’VE GOTTA BE ME –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. (Reprise)-1 (94)
96 — RELEASE ME –•– Johnny Adams (SSS International)-1 (96)
97 — THE WORM –•– Jimmy McGriff (Solid State)-1 (97)
98 — DON’T PAT ME ON THE BACK AND CALL ME BROTHER –•– John W. Anderson Presents KaSandra (Capitol)-1 (98)