US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 7th, 1968


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 7th, 1968.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 7TH, 1968

#1
LOVE CHILD
Diana Ross and the Supremes

Diana Ross and the Supremes - Love Child 7-inch label

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

1 1 LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 HEY JUDE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-13 (1)
3 7 FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (3)
4 16 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (4)
5 6 WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (5)
6 3 MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-10 (3)
7 5 ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN –•– Dion (Laurie)-7 (5)
8 8 WICHITA LINEMAN –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (8)
9 11 STORMY –•– The Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost (Imperial)-7 (9)
10 4 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-11 (2)

11 12 I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-6 (11)
12 9 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-13 (5)
13 13 BOTH SIDES NOW –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-5 (13)
14 10 WHITE ROOM –•– Cream (Atco)-10 (6)
15 26 CLOUD NINE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (15)
16 19 LITTLE ARROWS –•– Leapy Lee (Decca)-9 (16)
17 22 SEE SAW –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (17)
18 21 BRING IT ON HOME TO ME –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-8 (18)
19 20 PROMISES, PROMISES –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (19)
20 15 CHEWY CHEWY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-8 (15)

21 17 LITTLE GREEN APPLES –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-17 (2)
22 24 BANG-SHANG-A-LANG –•– The Archies (Calendar)-11 (22)
23 18 MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-15 (5)
24 34 CINNAMON –•– Derek (Bang)-7 (24)
25 28 QUICK JOEY SMALL (Run Joey Run) –•– The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus (Buddah)-10 (25)
26 41 SCARBOROUGH FAIR –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-4 (26)
27 37 PICKIN’ WILD MOUNTAIN BERRIES –•– Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson (SSS International)-8 (27)
28 39 TOO WEAK TO FIGHT –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-5 (28)
29 23 CYCLES –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-9 (23)
30 30 SHAME, SHAME –•– The Magic Lanterns (Atlantic)-7 (30)

31 65 SOULFUL STRUT –•– Young-Holt Unlimited (Brunswick)-2 (31)
32 14 ELENORE –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-12 (6)
33 35 BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– Andy Williams with the St. Charles Borromeo Choir (Columbia)-8 (33)
34 49 GOODBYE MY LOVE –•– James Brown (King)-5 (34)
35 42 TILL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-3 (35)
36 36 THE STRAIGHT LIFE –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-7 (36)
37 25 HI-HEEL SNEAKERS –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA Victor)-8 (25)
38 44 KENTUCKY WOMAN –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-5 (38)
39 31 LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-8 (31)
40 45 GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 7TH, 1968

51 40 1432 FRANKLIN PIKE CIRCLE HERO –•– Bobby Russell (Elf)-7 (36)
53 38 DO SOMETHING TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-9 (38)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 7TH, 1968

41 58 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4 (41)
42 51 HANG ‘EM HIGH –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-5 (42)
43 43 NOT ENOUGH INDIANS –•– Dean Martin (Reprise)-6 (43)
44 61 LO MUCHO QUE TE QUIERO (The More I Love You) –•– Rene and Rene (White Whale)-3 (44)
45 53 I CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-3 (45)
46 46 SHAKE –•– The Shadows Of Knight (Team)-7 (46)
47 47 PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-4 (47)
48 48 PEACE BROTHER PEACE –•– Bill Medley (MGM)-7 (48)
49 62 SON-OF-A PREACHER MAN –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-2 (49)
50 57 PAPA’S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG –•– Otis Redding (Atco)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 7TH, 1968

57 — I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations (Motown)-1 (57)
58 — A RAY OF HOPE –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-1 (58)
74 — GOING UP THE COUNTRY –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-1 (74)
80 — MALINDA –•– Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers (Gordy)-1 (80)
85 — THE GIRL MOST LIKELY –•– Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation)-1 (85)
89 — REACH OUT –•– Merrilee Rush (AGP)-1 (89)
94 — READY OR NOT HERE I COME (Can’t Hide From Love) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (94)
95 — YESTERDAY’S RAIN –•– Spanky and Our Gang (Mercury)-1 (95)
96 — ARE YOU HAPPY –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 (96)
97 — CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ –•– Bobby Womack (Minit)-1 (97)
98 — LOOKING BACK –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (98)
99 — THEY DON’T MAKE LOVE LIKE THEY USED TO –•– Eddy Arnold (RCA Victor)-1 (99)
100 — VANCE –•– Roger Miller (Smash)-1 (100)