US Top 40 Singles Week Ending October 12th, 1968


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending October 12th, 1968.

You can view the entire 1968 chart here.

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US TOP 40 – OCTOBER 12TH, 1968

#1
HEY JUDE
The Beatles

The Beatles - Hey Jude 7-inch label

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

1 1 HEY JUDE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-5 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. –•– Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation)-8 (1)
3 3 FIRE –•– The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (Atlantic)-6 (3)
4 4 LITTLE GREEN APPLES –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-9 (4)
5 5 GIRL WATCHER –•– The O’Kaysions (ABC)-9 (5)
6 17 MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7 (6)
7 18 MY SPECIAL ANGEL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-6 (7)
8 8 I’VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-9 (8)
9 25 OVER YOU –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-4 (9)
10 6 SLIP AWAY –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-14 (6)

11 11 TIME HAS COME TODAY –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-10 (11)
12 7 PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-13 (1)
13 10 I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (10)
14 14 SAY IT LOUD – I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (14)
15 12 REVOLUTION –•– The Beatles (Apple)-5 (12)
16 16 HUSH –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-9 (4)
17 26 SUZIE Q. (Part 1) –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (17)
18 54 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-3 (18)
19 24 PIECE OF MY HEART –•– Big Brother and the Holding Company (Columbia)-7 (19)
20 20 (The Lament Of the Cherokee) INDIAN RESERVATION –•– Don Fardon (GNP Crescendo)-7 (20)

21 21 ON THE ROAD AGAIN –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-10 (16)
22 13 THE FOOL ON THE HILL –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-10 (6)
23 9 1, 2, 3, RED LIGHT –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-12 (5)
24 44 ELENORE –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-4 (24)
25 19 LIGHT MY FIRE –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA Victor)-12 (3)
26 36 SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME –•– Max Frost and the Troopers (Tower)-6 (26)
27 27 THE SNAKE –•– Al Wilson (Soul City)-9 (27)
28 29 HEY, WESTERN UNION MAN –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-7 (28)
29 31 ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER –•– The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise)-4 (29)
30 15 THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (6)

31 35 HIP CITY (Part 2) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10 (31)
32 32 IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA –•– Iron Butterfly (Atco)-8 (32)
33 22 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-12 (7)
34 34 BABY, COME BACK –•– The Equals (RCA Victor)-6 (34)
35 39 HELP YOURSELF –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7 (35)
36 37 FOOL FOR YOU –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-6 (36)
37 42 I MET HER IN CHURCH –•– The Box Tops (Mala)-5 (37)
38 38 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-5 (38)
39 33 WHO IS GONNA LOVE ME –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-8 (33)
40 40 BREAK YOUR PROMISE –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – OCTOBER 12TH, 1968

42 28 SPECIAL OCCASION –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-9 (26)

POWER PLAYS – OCTOBER 12TH, 1968

41 41 I WISH IT WOULD RAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (41)
43 47 DOWN ON ME –•– Big Brother and the Holding Company (Mainstream)-7 (43)
44 52 POOR BABY –•– The Cowsills (MGM)-5 (44)
45 46 SHOOT’EM UP, BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-6 (45)
46 56 COURT OF LOVE –•– The Unifics (Kapp)-4 (46)
47 50 CHAINED –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (47)
48 48 STREET FIGHTING MAN –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-6 (48)
49 49 I FOUND A TRUE LOVE –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-4 (49)
50 58 WHITE ROOM –•– Cream (Atco)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 12TH, 1968

69 — KEEP ON LOVIN’ ME HONEY –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-1 (69)
77 — ALWAYS TOGETHER –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (77)
82 — HITCHCOCK RAILWAY –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA Victor)-1 (82)
83 — A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION –•– Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)-1 (83)
85 — CINDERELLA SUNSHINE –•– Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1 (85)
87 — ON THE WAY HOME –•– Buffalo Springfield (Atco)-1 (87)
89 — PORPOISE SONG –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-1 (89)
93 — HARPER VALLY P.T.A. –•– King Curtis and the Kingpins (Atco)-1 (93)
94 — CYCLES –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (94)
96 — BAROQUE-A-NOVA –•– Mason Williams (Warner Brothers/Seven Arts)-1 (96)
97 — LITTLE ARROWS –•– Leapy Lee (Decca)-1 (97)
98 — DO SOMETHING TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-1 (98)
99 — YOU NEED ME, BABY –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-1 (99)
100 — RIDE MY SEE-SAW –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-1 (100)