Hit Songs of 1968 – #25

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap were back again with another hit. This time it was “Lady Willpower” and it was written by Jerry Fuller that also wrote “Young Girl” and “Over You” for the group. This song is about a guy wants to take a relationship to the next level but the lady isn’t …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #24

“Grazing in the Grass” climbed all the way to the top of the charts in 1968. It was an instrumental by trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who was from South Africa. Hugh started playing the trumpet at age 14 and was touring with bands a few years later. In 1964 he married South African singer Marian Makeba …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #23

The bad boys of rock are back again with another hit song. The Rolling Stones went back to their roots with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” which is blues influenced rock. Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #22

This is “Angel of the Morning” that was a hit by Merrilee Rush (birth name Merrilee Gunst) in 1968. The song was written by New York City born songwriter Chip Taylor (birth name James Voight) who is the brother of actor Jon Voight. The song is about a one-night stand. Merrilee Rush had been playing …

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