Hit Songs of 1968 – #27

The Doors were back with another hit in 1968 with “Hello, I Love You.” The song was written by Jim Morrison in 1965 but not recorded until 1968. There was a later plagiarism allegation that the song that a riff was similar to The Kinks’ song “All Day and All of the Night.” That claim …

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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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