Hit Songs of 1968 #15

The Box Tops were back in 1968 with another hit; “Cry Like a Baby.” The song features an electric sitar, played by session guitarist Reggie Young They had a much bigger hit in 1967 with “The Letter.” The group was from the Memphis area and they originally called themselves The Devilles. There was another group …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #14

The Beatles are still going strong in 1968 but “Lady Madonna” was not their biggest hit of the year. The song was mostly written by Paul McCartney with just some minor lyrics by John Lennon. It is a song about an overworked, exhausted working-class mother. If you really listen to the lyrics it mentions each …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #13

This hit song is very depressing. “Honey” is about a man who is suffering from the death of his wife. He remembers her planting of a tree in their garden. He remembers when she wrecked the car. He keeps repeating that he misses her. Bobby Goldboro was first a guitar player for Roy Orbison. His …

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