100 Greatest Songs From 1968

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, and on their impact on the overall scope of musical history.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

I Heard It Through The Grapevine single cover
Hey Jude - Beatles single cover
All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix single cover
Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding single cover
Mony Mony single cover
Jumpin' Jack Flash single cover
Born To Be Wild single cover
White Room single cover
1 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Marvin Gaye
2 Hey Jude Beatles
3 All Along The Watchtower Jimi Hendrix
4 Dock Of The Bay Otis Redding
5 Mony Mony Tommy James & the Shondells
6 Jumpin' Jack Flash Rolling Stones
7 Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
8 White Room Cream
9 Sympathy For The Devil Rolling Stones
10 Revolution Beatles
11 Touch Me Doors
12 Time Of The Season Zombies
13 Helter Skelter Beatles
14 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly
15 Everyday People Sly & the Family Stone
16 Piece Of My Heart Big Brother & the Holding Company
17 Crimson And Clover Tommy James & the Shondells
18 While My Guitar Gently Weeps Beatles
19 Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf
20 The Weight The Band
21 Cloud Nine Temptations
22 Think Aretha Franklin
23 Street Fighting Man Rolling Stones
24 Summertime Blues Blue Cheer
25 Hush Deep Purple
26 Crossroads Cream
27 Only The Strong Survive Jerry Butler
28 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da Beatles
29 I Got The Feelin' James Brown
30 (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone Aretha Franklin
31 Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations
32 Birthday Beatles
33 Hello I Love You Doors
34 Games People Play Joe South
35 Pressure Drop Toots and the Maytals
36 Journey To The Center Of The Mind Amboy Dukes
37 Slip Away Clarence Carter
38 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
39 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
40 Stay In My Corner Dells
41 La-La Means I Love You Delfonics
42 For Once In My Life Stevie Wonder
43 Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell
44 Crystal Blue Persuasion Tommy James & the Shondells
45 A Beautiful Morning Rascals
46 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix
47 Who's Making Love Johnny Taylor
48 Magic Bus The Who
49 I Got A Line On You Spirit
50 Stand By Your Man Tammy Wynette
51 Lady Madonna Beatles
52 Ramblin' Gamblin' Man Bob Seger System
53 Son-Of-A Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
54 Back In The U.S.S.R. Beatles
55 The Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann
56 Love Child Diana Ross & the Supremes
57 With A Little Help From My Friends Joe Cocker
58 Israelites Desmond Dekker & the Aces
59 Midnight Confessions Grass Roots
60 People Got To Be Free Rascals
61 I've Gotta Get A Message To You Bee Gees
62 Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud James Brown
63 Everybody's Talkin' Nilsson
64 Cowboys To Girls Intruders
65 Going Up The Country Canned Heat
66 Ain't No Way Aretha Franklin
67 Hello It's Me Nazz
68 These Eyes Guess Who
69 Feelin' Alright Traffic
70 Abraham, Martin And John Dion
71 Never Give You Up Jerry Butler
72 Cry Like A Baby Box Tops
73 Hooked On A Feeling B.J. Thomas
74 Happiness Is A Warm Gun Beatles
75 One Three Dog Night
76 Mac Arthur Park Richard Harris
77 Fire The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
78 Do It Again Beach Boys
79 Those Were The Days Mary Hopkin
80 You're All I Need To Get By Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
81 Stoned Soul Picnic 5th Dimension
82 Open My Eyes Nazz
83 Polk Salad Annie Tony Joe White
84 Mendocino Sir Douglas Quintet
85 Nothing But A Heartache Flirtations
86 Ride My See Saw Moody Blues
87 Living In The U.S.A. Steve Miller Band
88 Hey Western Union Man Jerry Butler
89 Susie Q Creedence Clearwater Revival
90 Hurdy Gurdy Man Donovan
91 Dizzy Tommy Roe
92 Can I Change My Mind Tyrone Davis
93 Elenore Turtles
94 Paying The Cost To Be The Boss B.B. King
95 Angel Of The Morning Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts
96 The House That Jack Built Aretha Franklin
97 I Thank You Sam & Dave
98 Worst That Could Happen Brooklyn Bridge
99 Sister Ray Velvet Underground
100 Dear Prudence Beatles
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Young Girl Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
102 Yummy, Yummy, Yummy Ohio Express
103 I've Never Found A Girl Eddie Floyd
104 Cyprus Avenue Van Morrison
105 Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun Pink Floyd
106 Village Green Preservation Society Kinks
107 I Walk On Guilded Splinters Dr. John
108 Valleri Monkees
109 Hawaii 5-0 Ventures
110 Hold Me Tight Johnny Nash
111 Love Makes A Woman Barbara Acklin
112 I Say A Little Prayer Aretha Franklin
113 Soulful Strut Young-Holt Unlimited
114 Atlantis Donovan
115 On The Road Again Canned Heat
116 Girl Watcher O'Kaysions
117 I Started A Joke Bee Gees
118 Grazing In The Grass Hugh Masakela
119 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me Supremes & Temptations
120 Stormy Classics IV
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1968
Bruce's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1968
* Man's Temptation Mike Bloomfield / Al Kooper
Lew's Choice:
* Mechanical World Spirit
Adam's Choice:
* The Victim Gosdin Brothers
Brett's Choice:
* Glasshouse Green Splinter Red The Kinsmen

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