Hit Songs of 1968 – #3

This song is just a silly song, but as they used to say on American Bandstand, “it has a good beat and you can dance to it.” “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)” was the only hit by John Fred and His Playboy Band. The song was written by Fred and his bandmate Andrew Bernard. The title …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #2

Aretha Franklin was  flying high on the music charts in 1968 with “Chain of Fools.” The song was written by Don Covay who wrote many souls songs in the 60s and 70s.He wrote the song for Otis Redding but the producer thought it would be a better song for Aretha. She ended up winning the …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #1

“I Heard It Through the Grapevine” was recorded by many artists. The first group to record it was Smokey Robinson and the Miracles but they didn’t release it as a single. Then Gladys Knight and the Pips did this great version of the song. It went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 record …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #25

The Beatles are ending 1967 with an appropriate songs; “Hello, Goodbye.” It was on the top of the record charts for the last week of 1967 and the first week of 1968. It was written solely by Paul McCartney but because of legal contacts it is credited as being written by Lennon-McCartney. The song was …

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