US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 28th, 1968


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 28th, 1968.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 28TH, 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 1 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (2)
3 2 LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-11 (1)
4 5 WICHITA LINEMAN –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (4)
5 6 STORMY –•– The Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost (Imperial)-10 (5)
6 4 ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN –•– Dion (Laurie)-10 (4)
7 17 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations (Motown)-4 (7)
8 7 WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 (5)
9 9 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-9 (9)
10 12 CLOUD NINE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (10)

11 8 BOTH SIDES NOW –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-8 (8)
12 13 CINNAMON –•– Derek (Bang)-10 (12)
13 22 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7 (13)
14 14 SEE SAW –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (14)
15 11 HEY JUDE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-16 (1)
16 20 SOULFUL STRUT –•– Young-Holt Unlimited (Brunswick)-5 (16)
17 18 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-11 (17)
18 10 MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-13 (3)
19 15 CHEWY CHEWY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-11 (15)
20 26 GOING UP THE COUNTRY –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-4 (20)

21 24 SON-OF-A PREACHER MAN –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-5 (21)
22 21 LITTLE ARROWS –•– Leapy Lee (Decca)-12 (16)
23 28 TOO WEAK TO FIGHT –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-8 (23)
24 31 PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG –•– Otis Redding (Atco)-5 (24)
25 19 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-14 (2)
26 30 LO MUCHO QUE TE QUIERO (The More I Love You) –•– Rene and Rene (White Whale)-6 (26)
27 16 SCARBOROUGH FAIR –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-7 (16)
28 39 CRIMSON AND CLOVER –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-3 (28)
29 29 SHAME, SHAME –•– The Magic Lanterns (Atlantic)-10 (29)
30 36 IF I CAN DREAM –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-5 (30)

31 27 TILL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-6 (27)
32 35 A RAY OF HOPE –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-4 (32)
33 34 BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– Andy Williams with the St. Charles Borromeo Choir (Columbia)-11 (33)
34 51 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-8 (34)
35 23 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-9 (19)
36 54 MY SONG –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (36)
37 37 I CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-6 (37)
38 43 THIS IS MY COUNTRY –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-5 (38)
39 53 PEOPLE –•– The Tymes (Columbia)-7 (39)
40 41 HANG ‘EM HIGH –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 28TH, 1968

45 38 KENTUCKY WOMAN –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-8 (38)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 28TH, 1968

41 61 I STARTED A JOKE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-2 (41)
42 55 EVERYDAY PEOPLE –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 (42)
43 90 HEY JUDE –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-2 (43)
44 46 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-7 (44)
46 49 BELLA LINDA –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5 (46)
47 47 MY FAVORITE THINGS –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-3 (47)
48 50 BABY LET’S WAIT –•– The Royal Guardsmen (Laurie)-7 (48)
49 75 THERE’S GONNA BE A SHOWDOWN –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-3 (49)
50 60 READY OR NOT HERE I COME (Can’t Hide From Love) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 28TH, 1968

64 — DADDY SANG BASS –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (64)
72 — TOUCH ME –•– The Doors (Elektra)-1 (72)
83 — ELECTRIC STORIES –•– The Four Seasons (Philips)-1 (83)
85 — NOT ON THE OUTSIDE –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (85)
87 — KAY –•– John Wesley Ryles I (Columbia)-1 (87)
88 — FEELIN’ SO GOOD (S.k.o.o.b.y-D.o.o.) –•– The Archies (Calendar)-1 (88)
89 — SWEET CREAM LADIES, FORWARD MARCH –•– The Box Tops (Mala)-1 (89)
90 — THIS MAGIC MOMENT –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-1 (90)
92 — ELOISE –•– Barry Ryan (MGM)-1 (92)
93 — YOU’VE GOT THE POWER –•– The Esquires (Wand)-1 (93)
94 — DOES ANYBODY KNOW I’M HERE –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (94)
98 — I’M INTO LOOKIN’ FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE ME –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (98)
99 — I CAN’T HELP IT (If I’m Still In Love With You) –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — THINGS I’D LIKE TO SAY –•– The New Colony Six (Mercury)-1 (100)