US Top 40 Singles Week Ending October 26th, 1968


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending October 26th, 1968.

You can view the entire 1968 chart here.

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US TOP 40 – OCTOBER 26TH, 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)-7 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 LITTLE GREEN APPLES –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-11 (2)
3 2 FIRE –•– The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (Atlantic)-8 (2)
4 13 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-5 (4)
5 5 GIRL WATCHER –•– The O’Kaysions (ABC)-11 (5)
6 6 MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9 (6)
7 9 OVER YOU –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-6 (7)
8 4 HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. –•– Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation)-9 (1)
9 14 ELENORE –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-6 (9)
10 8 I’VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-11 (8)

11 19 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-7 (11)
12 12 SUZIE Q. (Part 1) –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (12)
13 15 PIECE OF MY HEART –•– Big Brother and the Holding Company (Columbia)-9 (13)
14 7 MY SPECIAL ANGEL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-8 (7)
15 22 WHITE ROOM –•– Cream (Atco)-4 (15)
16 10 SAY IT LOUD – I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (10)
17 17 REVOLUTION –•– The Beatles (Apple)-7 (12)
18 18 HEY, WESTERN UNION MAN –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-9 (18)
19 43 LOVE CHILD –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-2 (19)
20 20 ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER –•– The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise)-6 (20)

21 11 TIME HAS COME TODAY –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-12 (11)
22 26 SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME –•– Max Frost and the Troopers (Tower)-8 (22)
23 23 FOOL FOR YOU –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-8 (23)
24 16 SLIP AWAY –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-16 (6)
25 45 MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-4 (25)
26 21 I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (10)
27 42 SWEET BLINDNESS –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-5 (27)
28 39 COURT OF LOVE –•– The Unifics (Kapp)-6 (28)
29 24 THE FOOL ON THE HILL –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-12 (6)
30 32 IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA –•– Iron Butterfly (Atco)-10 (30)

31 40 SHOOT’EM UP, BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-8 (31)
32 34 BABY, COME BACK –•– The Equals (RCA Victor)-8 (32)
33 33 CHAINED –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (33)
34 49 HI-HEEL SNEAKERS –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA Victor)-2 (34)
35 36 BREAK YOUR PROMISE –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-9 (35)
36 38 KEEP ON LOVIN’ ME HONEY –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-3 (36)
37 37 LALENA –•– Donovan (Epic)-4 (37)
38 54 TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– Vanilla Fudge (Atco)-4 (38)
39 25 (The Lament Of the Cherokee) INDIAN RESERVATION –•– Don Fardon (GNP Crescendo)-9 (20)
40 51 NATURALLY STONED –•– The Avant-Garde (Columbia)-9 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – OCTOBER 26TH, 1968

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS – OCTOBER 26TH, 1968

41 41 I WISH IT WOULD RAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9 (41)
42 56 BANG-SHANG-A-LANG –•– The Archies (Calendar)-5 (42)
43 76 QUICK JOEY SMALL (Run Joey Run) –•– The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus (Buddah)-4 (43)
44 44 DO THE CHOO CHOO –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-5 (44)
45 — WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (45)
46 46 I FOUND A TRUE LOVE –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6 (46)
47 61 THE FUNKY JUDGE –•– Bull and the Matadors (Toddlin’ Town)-10 (47)
48 72 CHEWY CHEWY –•– The Ohio Express (Buddah)-2 (48)
49 55 I’VE GOT DREAMS TO REMEMBER –•– Otis Redding (Atco)-5 (49)
50 52 GENTLE ON MY MIND –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-14 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 26TH, 1968

45 — WHO’S MAKING LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (45)
66 — ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN –•– Dion (Laurie)-1 (66)
67 — CINNAMON –•– Derek (Bang)-1 (67)
74 — SHAKE –•– The Shadows Of Knight (Team)-1 (74)
75 — THE STRAIGHT LIFE –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (75)
78 — HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. (Later That Same Day) –•– Ben Colder (MGM)-1 (78)
79 — 1432 FRANKLIN PIKE CIRCLE HERO –•– Bobby Russell (Elf)-1 (79)
80 — STORMY –•– The Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost (Imperial)-1 (80)
87 — SHAME, SHAME –•– The Magic Lanterns (Atlantic)-1 (87)
88 — IT’S CRAZY –•– Eddie Harris (Atlantic)-1 (88)
89 — GOODY GOODY GUMDROPS –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-1 (89)
90 — I WALK ALONE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (90)
93 — PEACE BROTHER PEACE –•– Bill Medley (MGM)-1 (93)
94 — AUNT DORA’S LOVE SOUL SHACK –•– Arthur Conley (Atco)-1 (94)
95 — MORNIN’ GLORY –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (95)
96 — GOLDEN GATE PARK –•– Rejoice (Dunhill)-1 (96)
99 — DO YOUR OWN THING –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-1 (99)
100 — JESSE BRADY –•– The McCoys (Mercury)-1 (100)