US Top 40 Singles Week Ending October 19th, 1968


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending October 19th, 1968.

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US TOP 40 – OCTOBER 19TH, 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)-6 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 FIRE –•– The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (Atlantic)-7 (2)
3 4 LITTLE GREEN APPLES –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-10 (3)
4 2 HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. –•– Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation)-9 (1)
5 5 GIRL WATCHER –•– The O’Kaysions (ABC)-10 (5)
6 6 MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8 (6)
7 7 MY SPECIAL ANGEL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-7 (7)
8 8 I’VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-10 (8)
9 9 OVER YOU –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-5 (9)
10 14 SAY IT LOUD – I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (10)

11 11 TIME HAS COME TODAY –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-11 (11)
12 17 SUZIE Q. (Part 1) –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (12)
13 18 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-4 (13)
14 24 ELENORE –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-5 (14)
15 19 PIECE OF MY HEART –•– Big Brother and the Holding Company (Columbia)-8 (15)
16 10 SLIP AWAY –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-15 (6)
17 15 REVOLUTION –•– The Beatles (Apple)-6 (12)
18 28 HEY, WESTERN UNION MAN –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-8 (18)
19 38 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-6 (19)
20 29 ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER –•– The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise)-5 (20)

21 13 I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (10)
22 50 WHITE ROOM –•– Cream (Atco)-3 (22)
23 36 FOOL FOR YOU –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-7 (23)
24 22 THE FOOL ON THE HILL –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-11 (6)
25 20 (The Lament Of the Cherokee) INDIAN RESERVATION –•– Don Fardon (GNP Crescendo)-8 (20)
26 26 SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME –•– Max Frost and the Troopers (Tower)-7 (26)
27 12 PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-14 (1)
28 23 1, 2, 3, RED LIGHT –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-13 (5)
29 16 HUSH –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-10 (4)
30 27 THE SNAKE –•– Al Wilson (Soul City)-10 (27)

31 21 ON THE ROAD AGAIN –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-11 (16)
32 32 IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA –•– Iron Butterfly (Atco)-9 (32)
33 47 CHAINED –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (33)
34 34 BABY, COME BACK –•– The Equals (RCA Victor)-7 (34)
35 31 HIP CITY (Part 2) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-11 (31)
36 40 BREAK YOUR PROMISE –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-8 (36)
37 57 LALENA –•– Donovan (Epic)-3 (37)
38 69 KEEP ON LOVIN’ ME HONEY –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-2 (38)
39 46 COURT OF LOVE –•– The Unifics (Kapp)-5 (39)
40 45 SHOOT’EM UP, BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – OCTOBER 19TH, 1968

48 39 WHO IS GONNA LOVE ME –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-9 (33)
50 37 I MET HER IN CHURCH –•– The Box Tops (Mala)-6 (37)
53 35 HELP YOURSELF –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8 (35)

POWER PLAYS – OCTOBER 19TH, 1968

41 41 I WISH IT WOULD RAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9 (41)
42 52 SWEET BLINDNESS –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-4 (42)
43 — LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-1 (43)
44 51 DO THE CHOO CHOO –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-4 (44)
45 56 MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-3 (45)
46 49 I FOUND A TRUE LOVE –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5 (46)
47 43 DOWN ON ME –•– Big Brother and the Holding Company (Mainstream)-8 (43)
49 — HI-HEEL SNEAKERS –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA Victor)-1 (49)

NEW THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 19TH, 1968

43 — LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-1 (43)
49 — HI-HEEL SNEAKERS –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA Victor)-1 (49)
72 — CHEWY CHEWY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-1 (72)
73 — PICKIN’ WILD MOUNTAIN BERRIES –•– Peggy Scott and Jo Jo Benson (SSS International)-1 (73)
79 — BRING IT ON HOME TO ME –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-1 (79)
86 — WHERE DO I GO –•– Carla Thomas (Stax)-1 (86)
89 — FROM THE TEACHER TO THE PREACHER –•– Gene Chandler and Barbara Acklin (Brunswick)-1 (89)
92 — LISTEN, THEY’RE PLAYING MY SONG –•– Ray Charles (ABC/TRC)-1 (92)
94 — BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC –•– Andy Williams with the St. Charles Borromeo Choir (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — SOUL DRIPPIN’ –•– The Mauds (Mercury)-1 (95)
97 — LES BICYCLETTES DE BELSIZE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (97)
98 — ISN’T IT LONELY TOGETHER –•– Robert Knight (Elf)-1 (98)
99 — NEVER MY LOVE –•– The Sandpebbles (Calla)-1 (99)
100 — DO WHAT YOU GOTTA DO –•– Nina Simone (RCA Victor)-1 (100)