US Top 40 Singles Week Ending October 5th, 1968


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending October 5th, 1968.

You can view the entire 1968 chart here.

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US TOP 40 – OCTOBER 5TH, 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)-4 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 HARPER VALLEY P.T.A. –•– Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation)-7 (1)
3 5 FIRE –•– The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (Atlantic)-5 (3)
4 20 LITTLE GREEN APPLES –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 9 GIRL WATCHER –•– The O’Kaysions (ABC)-8 (5)
6 10 SLIP AWAY –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-13 (6)
7 3 PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-12 (1)
8 8 I’VE GOTTA GET A MESSAGE TO YOU –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-8 (8)
9 7 1, 2, 3, RED LIGHT –•– 1910 Fruitgum Co. (Buddah)-11 (5)
10 14 I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (10)

11 11 TIME HAS COME TODAY –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-9 (11)
12 12 REVOLUTION –•– The Beatles (Apple)-4 (12)
13 6 THE FOOL ON THE HILL –•– Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)-9 (6)
14 21 SAY IT LOUD – I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (14)
15 13 THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (6)
16 4 HUSH –•– Deep Purple (Tetragrammaton)-8 (4)
17 18 MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 (17)
18 19 MY SPECIAL ANGEL –•– The Vogues (Reprise)-5 (18)
19 17 LIGHT MY FIRE –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA Victor)-11 (3)
20 28 (The Lament Of the Cherokee) INDIAN RESERVATION –•– Don Fardon (GNP Crescendo)-6 (20)

21 16 ON THE ROAD AGAIN –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-9 (16)
22 22 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-11 (7)
23 15 BORN TO BE WILD –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-13 (2)
24 24 PIECE OF MY HEART –•– Big Brother and the Holding Company (Columbia)-6 (24)
25 29 OVER YOU –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-3 (25)
26 27 SUZIE Q. (Part 1) –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 (26)
27 30 THE SNAKE –•– Al Wilson (Soul City)-8 (27)
28 26 SPECIAL OCCASION –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (26)
29 42 HEY, WESTERN UNION MAN –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-6 (29)
30 25 MAGIC BUS –•– The Who (Decca)-9 (25)

31 31 ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER –•– The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise)-3 (31)
32 38 IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA –•– Iron Butterfly (Atco)-7 (32)
33 33 WHO IS GONNA LOVE ME –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (33)
34 34 BABY, COME BACK –•– The Equals (RCA Victor)-5 (34)
35 35 HIP CITY (Part 2) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9 (35)
36 36 SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME –•– Max Frost and the Troopers (Tower)-5 (36)
37 61 FOOL FOR YOU –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-5 (37)
38 59 HOLD ME TIGHT –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-4 (38)
39 48 HELP YOURSELF –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (39)
40 44 BREAK YOUR PROMISE –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – OCTOBER 5TH, 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 5TH, 1968

41 41 I WISH IT WOULD RAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (41)
42 43 I MET HER IN CHURCH –•– The Box Tops (Mala)-4 (42)
43 46 BROWN EYED WOMAN –•– Bill Medley (MGM)-10 (43)
44 54 ELENORE –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-3 (44)
45 45 LISTEN HERE –•– Eddie Harris (Atlantic)-12 (45)
46 62 SHOOT’EM UP, BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-5 (46)
47 47 DOWN ON ME –•– Big Brother and the Holding Company (Mainstream)-6 (47)
48 56 STREET FIGHTING MAN –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-5 (48)
49 49 I FOUND A TRUE LOVE –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-3 (49)
50 52 CHAINED –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 5TH, 1968

58 — WHITE ROOM –•– Cream (Atco)-1 (58)
73 — LALENA –•– Donovan (Epic)-1 (73)
76 — DESTINATION: ANYWHERE –•– The Marvelettes (Tamla)-1 (76)
84 — TAKE ME FOR A LITTLE WHILE –•– Vanilla Fudge (Atco)-1 (84)
85 — ALFIE –•– Eivets Rednow (Stevie Wonder) (Gordy)-1 (85)
86 — MAGIC CARPET RIDE –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1 (86)
88 — YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Professor Morrison’s Lollipop (White Whale)-1 (88)
89 — QUICK JOEY SMALL (Run Joey Run) –•– The Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus (Buddah)-1 (89)
90 — YOU PUT IT ON ME –•– B.B. King (Bluesway)-1 (90)
93 — UP-HARD –•– Willie Mitchell (Hi)-1 (93)
97 — NITTY GRITTY –•– Ricardo Ray (Alegre)-1 (97)
98 — I’M IN A DIFFERENT WORLD –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1 (98)
99 — SMELL OF INCENSE –•– Southwest F.O.B. (HIP)-1 (99)
100 — SUNDAY SUN –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (100)