US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 21st, 1968


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 21st, 1968.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 21ST, 1968

#1
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Marvin Gaye

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

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

1 1 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-10 (1)
3 3 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (3)
4 4 ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN –•– Dion (Laurie)-9 (4)
5 7 WICHITA LINEMAN –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (5)
6 8 STORMY –•– The Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost (Imperial)-9 (6)
7 5 WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (5)
8 11 BOTH SIDES NOW –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-7 (8)
9 9 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8 (9)
10 10 MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-12 (3)

11 6 HEY JUDE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-15 (1)
12 13 CLOUD NINE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (12)
13 17 CINNAMON –•– Derek (Bang)-9 (13)
14 14 SEE SAW –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (14)
15 15 CHEWY CHEWY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-10 (15)
16 16 SCARBOROUGH FAIR –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-6 (16)
17 20 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations (Motown)-3 (17)
18 18 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-10 (18)
19 12 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-13 (2)
20 24 SOULFUL STRUT –•– Young-Holt Unlimited (Brunswick)-4 (20)

21 21 LITTLE ARROWS –•– Leapy Lee (Decca)-11 (16)
22 23 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6 (22)
23 22 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-8 (19)
24 36 SON-OF-A PREACHER MAN –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-4 (24)
25 19 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-15 (5)
26 52 GOING UP THE COUNTRY –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-3 (26)
27 29 TILL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-5 (27)
28 28 TOO WEAK TO FIGHT –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-7 (28)
29 30 SHAME, SHAME –•– The Magic Lanterns (Atlantic)-9 (29)
30 32 LO MUCHO QUE TE QUIERO (The More I Love You) –•– Rene and Rene (White Whale)-5 (30)

31 33 PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG –•– Otis Redding (Atco)-4 (31)
32 25 BANG-SHANG-A-LANG –•– The Archies (Calendar)-13 (22)
33 27 PICKIN’ WILD MOUNTAIN BERRIES –•– Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson (SSS International)-10 (27)
34 45 BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– Andy Williams with the St. Charles Borromeo Choir (Columbia)-10 (33)
35 39 A RAY OF HOPE –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-3 (35)
36 40 IF I CAN DREAM –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-4 (36)
37 44 I CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-5 (37)
38 38 KENTUCKY WOMAN –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-7 (38)
39 85 CRIMSON AND CLOVER –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-2 (39)
40 37 GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-9 (37)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 21ST, 1968

45 31 GOODBYE MY LOVE –•– James Brown (King)-7 (31)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 21ST, 1968

41 41 HANG ‘EM HIGH –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-7 (41)
42 42 A MAN AND A HALF –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6 (42)
43 50 THIS IS MY COUNTRY –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-4 (43)
44 43 NOT ENOUGH INDIANS –•– Dean Martin (Reprise)-8 (43)
46 46 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-6 (46)
47 75 MY FAVORITE THINGS –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-2 (47)
48 48 BALLAD OF TWO BROTHERS –•– Autry Inman (Epic)-6 (48)
49 58 BELLA LINDA –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-4 (49)
50 69 BABY LET’S WAIT –•– The Royal Guardsmen (Laurie)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 21ST, 1968

61 — I STARTED A JOKE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1 (61)
72 — CALIFORNIA SOUL –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-1 (72)
73 — SEASON OF THE WITCH (Part 1) –•– Vanilla Fudge (Atco)-1 (73)
74 — CAN I CHANGE MY MIND –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (74)
81 — SOUL SISTER, BROWN SUGAR –•– Sam and Dave (Atlantic)-1 (81)
84 — RAMBLIN’ GAMBLIN’ MAN –•– Bob Seger System (Capitol)-1 (84)
87 — RAINBOW RIDE –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1 (87)
88 — A MINUTE OF YOUR TIME –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (88)
90 — HEY JUDE –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 (90)
92 — TIT FOR TAT (Ain’t No Taking Back) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (92)
95 — STAY CLOSE TO ME –•– The Five Stairsteps and Cubie (Curtom)-1 (95)
96 — SHOUT (Part 1) –•– The Chambers Brothers (Vault)-1 (96)
98 — WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN –•– Brooklyn Bridge (Buddah)-1 (98)
99 — THE THOUGHT OF LOVING YOU –•– Crystal Mansion (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — CONDITION RED –•– The Goodees (HIP)-1 (100)