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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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #24

As 1967 is winding down this is the next to the last song to be on the top of the record charts. “Daydream Believer” was written by John Stewart of the Kingston Trio. He had tried to interest Spanky and Our Gang in the song but they turned it down. He showed the song to his …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #23

The next song to go to the top of the charts was by The Cowsills. It is not called “The Flower Girl.” The actual title of the song is “The Rain, The Park & Other Things.” The song was written by Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld. Kornfeld is mostly remembered as one of the promoters …

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