Hit Songs of 1968 – #33

“Those Were the Days” was a hit song by Mary Hopkin in 1968. It was a very old Russian song that was composed by Boris Fomin (1900–1948) with words by the poet Konstantin Podrevsky. Originally called “Dorogoi dlinnoyu” (translated as: “By the long road”). In the early 1960s Gene Raskin wrote new English lyrics to the …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #32

The popular music charts contain all kinds of music from hard rock to country. In 1968 near the top of the charts was “Little Green Apples” that was written by Bobby Russell for country artist Roger Miller. Roger’s version didn’t go very far up the charts but it became a hit for O. C. Smith. …

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