Hot 100 1968

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1968 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”).

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.

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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 6 1 Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu) 2:31 Philips 40495
Jan 6 26 Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood Some Velvet Morning 3:45 Reprise 651
Jan 6 30 Spanky and Our Gang Sunday Morning 3:00 Mercury 72765
Jan 6 38 Hesitations, The Born Free 2:37 Kapp 878
Jan 6 41 Lalo Schifrin Mission-Impossible 2:31 Dot 17059
Jan 6 48 Lovin’ Spoonful, The Money 2:01 Kama Sutra 241
Jan 6 49 Joe Simon No Sad Songs 2:18 Sound Stage 7 2602
Jan 6 51 Neil Diamond New Orleans 3:24 Bang 554
Jan 6 52 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich Zabadak 3:40 Imperial 66270
Jan 6 63 James Carr A Man Needs A Woman 3:31 Goldwax 332
Jan 6 74 Arthur Prysock A Working Man’s Prayer 3:15 Verve 10574
Jan 13 4 Temptations, The I Wish It Would Rain 2:51 Gordy 7068
Jan 13 5 Cream, The Sunshine Of Your Love 3:03 Atco 45-6544
Jan 13 21 Cowsills, The We Can Fly 2:13 MGM 13886
Jan 13 22 Herman’s Hermits I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving 2:30 MGM 13885
Jan 13 34 Marvin Gaye You 2:25 Tamla 54160
Jan 13 51 Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass Carmen 3:39 A&M 890
Jan 13 72 Calvin Arnold Funky Way 2:57 Venture 605
Jan 13 73 James and Bobby Purify Do Unto Me 2:23 Bell 700
Jan 13 76 Inez Foxx and Charlie Foxx (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days 2:36 Dynamo 112
Jan 13 88 Long John Baldry Let The Heartaches Begin 3:07 Warner Bros. 7098
Jan 13 90 Oscar Toney Jr. Without Love (There Is Nothing) 3:43 Bell 699
Jan 13 98 Buffalo Springfield, The Expecting To Fly 2:36 Atco 6545
Jan 20 2 Dionne Warwick (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls 3:35 Scepter 12203
Jan 20 15 Bee Gees, The Words 3:13 Atco 45-6548
Jan 20 20 Dells, The There Is 3:12 Cadet 5590
Jan 20 36 James Brown and the Famous Flames There Was A Time 3:35 King 6144
Jan 20 39 Jay and the Techniques Strawberry Shortcake 2:30 Smash 2142
Jan 20 54 Glen Campbell Hey Little One 2:27 Capitol 2076
Jan 20 62 Clarence Carter Looking For A Fox 2:14 Atlantic 2461
Jan 20 82 Frankie Laine To Each His Own 3:03 ABC 11032
Jan 20 92 Ruby Andrews Hey Boy Take A Chance On Love 2:45 Zodiac 1006
Jan 20 93 Linda Jones Give My Love A Try 2:30 Loma 2085
Jan 20 97 Robert Knight Blessed Are The Lonely 3:02 Rising Sons 707
Jan 20 98 Ray Charles Come Rain Or Come Shine 2:30 Atlantic 2470
Jan 27 1 Otis Redding (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay 2:38 Volt 45-157
Jan 27 4 1910 Fruitgum Co. Simon Says 2:19 Buddah 24
Jan 27 9 Sam & Dave I Thank You 2:40 Stax 242
Jan 27 23 Mills Brothers Cab Driver 2:45 Dot 17041
Jan 27 43 Elvis Presley Guitar Man 2:13 RCA 9425
Jan 27 48 Tommy James and the Shondells Get Out Now 2:08 Roulette 7000
Jan 27 68 Five Stairsteps, The & Cubie A Million To One 2:45 Buddah 26
Jan 27 76 Howard Tate Stop 2:43 Verve 10573
Jan 27 85 Miriam Makeba Malayisha 2:32 Reprise 654
Jan 27 91 Johnny Cash Rosanna’s Going Wild 1:54 Columbia 44373
Jan 27 96 Five Americans, The 7:30 Guided Tour 2:35 Abnak 126
Jan 27 96 Every Mothers’ Son No One Knows 2:57 MGM 13887
Jan 27 100 Al Hirt Keep The Ball Rollin’ 2:11 RCA Victor 9417

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 3 4 Delfonics, The La – La Means I Love You 3:06 Philly Groove 150
Feb 3 10 Association, The Everything That Touches You 3:17 Warner Bros. 7163
Feb 3 14 Four Tops Walk Away Renee 2:42 Motown 1119
Feb 3 29 5th Dimension, The Carpet Man 3:05 Soul City 762
Feb 3 64 Soulful Strings, The Burning Spear 2:54 Cadet 5576
Feb 3 67 Albert King Cold Feet 2:43 Stax 241
Feb 3 83 Ohio Express Try It 2:40 Cameo 2001
Feb 3 87 Mitch Ryder (You’ve Got) Personality & Chantilly Lace (Medley) 3:34 DynoVoice 905
Feb 3 94 Jim & Jean People World 2:15 Verve Forecast 5073
Feb 3 95 Will-O-Bees, The It’s Not Easy 2:53 Date 1583
Feb 10 5 First Edition Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) 3:20 Reprise 0655
Feb 10 8 Sly & the Family Stone Dance To The Music 2:57 Epic 5-10256
Feb 10 15 Gladys Knight & the Pips The End Of Our Road 2:19 Soul 35042
Feb 10 19 Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsey Too Much Talk 2:15 Columbia 44444
Feb 10 26 Madeline Bell I’m Gonna Make You Love Me 2:40 Philips 40517
Feb 10 33 Joe Tex Men Are Gettin’ Scarce 3:14 Dial 45-4069
Feb 10 46 Bobby Vee and the Strangers Maybe Just Today 2:07 Liberty 56014
Feb 10 56 Sunshine Company, The Look, Here Comes The Sun 2:53 Imperial 66280
Feb 10 56 Fantastic Johnny C, The Got What You Need 2:37 Phil.-L.A. 309
Feb 10 57 Al Martino Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu) 2:41 Capitol 2102
Feb 10 60 Otis and Carla Lovey Dovey 2:33 Stax 244
Feb 10 66 Patti Page Gentle On My Mind 2:35 Columbia 44353
Feb 10 69 Scaffold, The Thank U Very Much 2:30 Bell 701
Feb 10 73 Vanilla Fudge Where Is My Mind 2:43 Atco 6554
Feb 10 74 Eddy Arnold Here Comes The Rain, Baby 2:26 RCA Victor 9437
Feb 10 89 Four Sonics, The You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me 2:47 Sport 110
Feb 17 2 Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra and Chorus The Good, The Bad And The Ugly 2:43 RCA Victor 47-9423
Feb 17 7 Georgie Fame The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde 3:07 Epic 5-10283
Feb 17 15 Petula Clark Kiss Me Goodbye 3:53 Warner Bros. 7170
Feb 17 17 Gene and Debbe Playboy 2:52 TRX 5006
Feb 17 36 Billy Vera and Judy Clay Country Girl-City Man 2:24 Atlantic 2480
Feb 17 44 Tremeloes, The Suddenly You Love Me 2:45 Epic 10293
Feb 17 45 Mirettes, The In The Midnight Hour 3:23 Revue 11004
Feb 17 49 Jackie Wilson and Count Basie For Your Precious Love 2:40 Brunswick 55365
Feb 17 50 Wilson Pickett Jealous Love 2:42 Atlantic 2484
Feb 17 65 Barbara Lynn This Is The Thanks I Get 2:25 Atlantic 2450
Feb 17 72 Royal Guardsmen, The I Say Love 2:14 Laurie 3428
Feb 17 75 Shorty Long Night Fo’ Last 2:28 Soul 35040
Feb 17 81 Herbie Mann Unchain My Heart 2:40 A&M 896
Feb 17 91 George Torrence & The Naturals (Mama Come Quick And Bring Your) Lickin’ Stick 2:55 Shout 224
Feb 17 92 Jack Jones If You Ever Leave Me 2:34 RCA 9441
Feb 17 92 Troy Keyes Love Explosion 2:55 ABC 11027
Feb 17 96 Happenings, The Music Music Music 2:30 B.T. Puppy 538
Feb 17 98 Little Anthony and the Imperials I’m Hypnotized 2:54 Veep 1278
Feb 24 7 Troggs, The Love Is All Around 2:57 Fontana 1607
Feb 24 11 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles If You Can Want 2:26 Tamla 54162
Feb 24 24 Four Seasons, The Will You Love Me Tomorrow 3:13 Philips 40523
Feb 24 37 Raymond Lefevre and His Orchestra Ame Caline (Soul Coaxing) 2:35 Four Corners 147
Feb 24 37 Balloon Farm, The A Question Of Temperature 2:36 Laurie 3405
Feb 24 39 American Breed, The Green Light 2:15 Acta 821
Feb 24 40 O.C. Smith The Son Of Hickory Holler’s Tramp 3:50 Columbia 44425
Feb 24 55 Peaches and Herb The Ten Commandments Of Love 3:26 Date 1592
Feb 24 57 John Fred and His Playboys Hey Hey Bunny 2:23 Paula 294
Feb 24 64 Ray Charles That’s A Lie 2:39 ABC 11045
Feb 24 71 Claudine Longet Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu) 2:40 A&M 909
Feb 24 83 Aretha Franklin Soulville 2:30 Columbia 44441
Feb 24 94 Kenny O’Dell Springfield Plane 2:22 Vegas 722
Feb 24 96 Manny Kellem-His Orchestra and Voices Love Is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu) 2:42 Epic 10282

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 2 2 Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett Young Girl 3:07 Columbia 4-44450
Mar 2 2 Box Tops, The Cry Like A Baby 2:35 Mala 593
Mar 2 5 Aretha Franklin (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone 2:18 Atlantic 45-2486
Mar 2 10 Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) 2:51 Mercury 72770
Mar 2 11 Simon & Garfunkel Scarborough Fair (Canticle) 3:08 Columbia 4-44465
Mar 2 14 Blue Cheer Summertime Blues 3:43 Philips 40516
Mar 2 18 Sweet Inspirations, The Sweet Inspiration 2:50 Atlantic 2476
Mar 2 35 Etta James Security 2:27 Cadet 5594
Mar 2 39 Roger Miller Little Green Apples 2:36 Smash 2148
Mar 2 52 Michele Lee L. David Sloane 2:09 Columbia 4-44413
Mar 2 55 Flatt and Scruggs Foggy Mountain Breakdown 2:04 Columbia 44380
Mar 2 55 Flatt and Scruggs Theme From Bonnie & Clyde (Foggy Mountain Breakdown) 2:37 Mercury 72739
Mar 2 57 Turtles, The Sound Asleep 2:30 White Whale 264
Mar 2 58 Montanas, The You’ve Got To Be Loved 2:45 Independence 83
Mar 2 68 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell If This World Were Mine 2:41 Tamla 54161
Mar 2 91 Bill Cosby Funky North Philly 2:35 Warner Bros. 7171
Mar 2 98 Grapefruit Dear Delilah 2:36 Equinox 70000
Mar 2 99 Trini Lopez Sally Was A Good Old Girl 2:41 Reprise 659
Mar 9 3 Monkees, The Valleri 2:16 Colgems 66-1019
Mar 9 23 Willie Mitchell Soul Serenade 2:15 Hi 45-2140
Mar 9 26 Donovan Jennifer Juniper 2:40 Epic 10300
Mar 9 34 Monkees, The Tapioca Tundra 3:03 Colgems 1019
Mar 9 46 Lemon Pipers, The Rice Is Nice 2:16 Buddah 31
Mar 9 59 Foundations, The Back On My Feet Again 2:48 Uni 55058
Mar 9 77 Jimmy Ruffin I’ll Say Forever My Love 2:57 Soul 35043
Mar 9 80 Human Beinz, The Turn On Your Love Light 2:13 Capitol 2119
Mar 9 84 King Curtis and the Kingpins (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay 2:41 Atco 6562
Mar 9 94 Chuck Jackson (You Can’t Let The Boy Overpower) The Man In You 2:58 Motown 1118
Mar 9 96 Bobby Bland Driftin’ Blues 3:20 Duke 432
Mar 9 98 David Houston Have A Little Faith 2:14 Epic 10291
Mar 9 99 Brenton Wood Lovey Dovey Kinda Lovin’ 1:59 Double Shot 126
Mar 16 6 James Brown and the Famous Flames I Got The Feelin’ 2:40 King 6155
Mar 16 11 Percy Sledge Take Time To Know Her 2:55 Atlantic 45-2490
Mar 16 14 Arthur Conley Funky Street 2:25 Atco 45-6563
Mar 16 15 Tom Jones Delilah 3:20 Parrot 45-40025
Mar 16 28 Diana Ross and the Supremes Forever Came Today 3:15 Motown 1122
Mar 16 40 Hollies, The Jennifer Eccles 2:52 Epic 10298
Mar 16 42 Hesitations, The The Impossible Dream 2:57 Kapp 899
Mar 16 54 Cowsills, The In Need Of A Friend 2:58 MGM 13909
Mar 16 65 Strawberry Alarm Clock Sit With The Guru 2:57 Uni 55055
Mar 16 67 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Stay Away 2:07 RCA 9465
Mar 16 73 Small Faces Tin Soldier 3:16 Immediate 5003
Mar 16 82 Jimi Hendrix Experience Up From The Skies 2:55 Reprise 665
Mar 16 83 Formations, The At The Top Of The Stairs 2:19 MGM 13899
Mar 16 86 Brenda & The Tabulations Baby, You’re So Right For Me 2:30 Dionn 507
Mar 16 87 Jon and Robin and the In Crowd Dr. Jon (The Medicine Man) 2:10 Abnak 127
Mar 16 88 Tom Northcott 1941 2:28 Warner Bros. 7160
Mar 16 92 Perry Como The Father Of Girls 3:27 RCA 9448
Mar 16 99 Ronnie Dove In Some Time 2:35 Diamond 240
Mar 23 1 Bobby Goldsboro Honey 3:58 United Artists 50283
Mar 23 4 Beatles, The Lady Madonna 2:17 Capitol 2138
Mar 23 6 Intruders, The Cowboys To Girls 2:37 Gamble 214
Mar 23 7 Irish Rovers, The The Unicorn 3:18 Decca 32254
Mar 23 28 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires U.S. Male 2:40 RCA 9465
Mar 23 52 Lettermen, The Sherry Don’t Go 2:03 Capitol 2132
Mar 23 53 Lulu Me, The Peaceful Heart 2:29 Epic 10302
Mar 23 60 Dean Martin You’ve Still Got A Place In My Heart 2:50 Reprise 672
Mar 23 69 Nancy Sinatra 100 Years 2:29 Reprise 670
Mar 23 76 Jimmy James and the Vagabonds Come To Me Softly 2:45 Atco 6551
Mar 23 99 Vikki Carr She’ll Be There 2:37 Liberty 56026
Mar 30 1 Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up 2:38 Atlantic 45-2478
Mar 30 18 Four Jacks and A Jill Master Jack 2:50 RCA Victor 47-9473
Mar 30 22 New Colony Six, The I Will Always Think About You 2:22 Mercury 72775
Mar 30 33 Bobby Vinton Take Good Care Of My Baby 2:45 Epic 10305
Mar 30 39 Doors, The The Unknown Soldier 2:51 Elektra 45628
Mar 30 40 Who, The Call Me Lightning 2:21 Decca 32288
Mar 30 68 Esther & Abi Ofarim Cinderella Rockefella 2:29 Philips 40526
Mar 30 89 Detroit Emeralds Show Time 3:25 Ric-Tic 135
Mar 30 91 Vikki Carr Your Heart Is Free, Just Like The Wind 2:52 Liberty 56026
Mar 30 93 Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Poneys Up To My Neck In High Muddy Water 2:30 Capitol 2110
Mar 30 96 Beatles, The The Inner Light 2:36 Capitol 2138
Mar 30 97 Jerry Lee Lewis Another Place Another Time 2:25 Smash 2146

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 6 3 Tommy James and the Shondells Mony Mony 2:55 Roulette 7008
Apr 6 9 Stevie Wonder Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day 2:44 Tamla 54165
Apr 6 14 People I Love You 4:31 Capitol 2078
Apr 6 16 Aretha Franklin Ain’t No Way 4:12 Atlantic 45-2486
Apr 6 36 Glen Campbell I Wanna Live 2:42 Capitol 2146
Apr 6 49 Johnny Rivers Look To Your Soul 3:00 Imperial 66286
Apr 6 53 Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart Good Bye Baby (I Don’t Want To See You Cry) 2:38 A&M 919
Apr 6 57 Bee Gees, The Jumbo 2:07 Atco 45-6570
Apr 6 73 Ollie and the Nightingales I Got A Sure Thing 2:35 Stax 245
Apr 6 85 Cryan’ Shames, The Up On The Roof 3:23 Columbia 4-44457
Apr 6 100 Jimmy Smith Chain Of Fools 2:32 Verve 10583
Apr 13 3 Rascals, The A Beautiful Morning 2:32 Atlantic 45-2493
Apr 13 8 Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing 2:14 Tamla 54163
Apr 13 10 Dionne Warwick Do You Know The Way To San Jose 2:50 Scepter 12216
Apr 13 15 Wilson Pickett She’s Lookin’ Good 2:15 Atlantic 2504
Apr 13 25 Joe Simon (You Keep Me) Hangin’ On 2:45 Sound Stage 7 2608
Apr 13 44 Dells, The Wear It On Our Face 2:40 Cadet 5599
Apr 13 49 Robert John If You Don’t Want My Love 2:25 Columbia 44435
Apr 13 51 Guy Marks Loving You Has Made Me Bananas 2:40 ABC 11055
Apr 13 60 Frank Sinatra I Can’t Believe I’m Losing You 2:43 Reprise 677
Apr 13 62 Neil Diamond Red Red Wine 2:42 Bang 556
Apr 13 64 Jay & The Techniques Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music 2:47 Smash 2154
Apr 13 67 Dyke and the Blazers Funky Walk (East) (Part 1) 2:58 Original Sound 79
Apr 13 79 Fireballs, The Goin’ Away 2:28 Atco 6569
Apr 13 80 Eric Burdon and the Animals Anything 3:20 MGM 13917
Apr 20 17 Spanky and Our Gang Like To Get To Know You 3:06 Mercury 72795
Apr 20 29 Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers Does Your Mama Know About Me 2:51 Gordy 7069
Apr 20 35 Bobby Vee My Girl/Hey Girl (Medley) 2:33 Liberty 56033
Apr 20 39 B.B. King Paying The Cost To Be The Boss 2:35 BluesWay 61015
Apr 20 47 Beach Boys, The Friends 2:30 Capitol 2160
Apr 20 52 Ray Stevens Unwind 3:05 Monument 1048
Apr 20 59 Impressions, The We’re Rolling On (Part 1) 2:15 ABC 11071
Apr 20 62 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas I Promise To Wait My Love 2:05 Gordy 7070
Apr 20 63 1910 Fruitgum Company May I Take A Giant Step (Into Your Heart) 2:24 Buddah 39
Apr 20 68 Soul Survivors Impossible Mission (Mission Impossible) 2:21 Crimson 1016
Apr 20 72 Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass Cabaret 2:39 A&M 925
Apr 20 90 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires You’ll Never Walk Alone 2:45 RCA 9600
Apr 20 93 Vibrations, The Love In Them There Hills 2:17 Okeh 7311
Apr 20 94 Five Stairsteps, The & Cubie The Shadow Of Your Love 2:16 Buddah 35
Apr 20 95 Oscar Toney Jr. Never Get Enough Of Your Love 2:56 Bell 714
Apr 20 98 Jefferson Airplane Greasy Heart 3:19 RCA 9496
Apr 20 100 Bobbie Gentry Louisiana Man 2:35 Capitol 2147
Apr 27 1 Simon and Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson 4:00 Columbia 4-44511
Apr 27 20 Four Tops If I Were A Carpenter 2:47 Motown 1124
Apr 27 25 Otis Redding The Happy Song (Dum-Dum) 2:40 Volt 163
Apr 27 42 Delfonics, The I’m Sorry 2:41 Philly Groove 151
Apr 27 51 James and Bobby Purify I Can Remember 2:30 Bell 721
Apr 27 84 Jackie Wilson and Count Basie Chain Gang 2:47 Brunswick 55373
Apr 27 86 William Bell A Tribute To A King 2:50 Stax 248
Apr 27 87 Al Martino Lili Marlene 2:44 Capitol 2158

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1969

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 4 4 Ohio Express Yummy Yummy Yummy 2:18 Buddah 38
May 4 7 Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts Angel Of The Morning 3:09 Bell 705
May 4 13 Temptations, The I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You) 3:34 Gordy 7072
May 4 20 Jerry Butler Never Give You Up 2:56 Mercury 72798
May 4 21 Andy Kim How’d We Ever Get This Way 2:29 Steed 707
May 4 68 Solomon Burke I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) 2:46 Atlantic 2507
May 4 76 Hamilton Camp Here’s To You 2:16 Warner Bros. 7165
May 4 88 Rev. Martin Luther King I Have A Dream 3:45 Gordy 7023
May 4 90 Classics IV Soul Train 2:40 Imperial 66293
May 4 92 Delfonics, The He Don’t Really Love You 2:18 Moon Shot 6703
May 11 2 Richard Harris MacArthur Park 7:20 Dunhill 4134
May 11 4 Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 The Look Of Love 3:03 A&M 924
May 11 16 Gene Pitney She’s A Heartbreaker 3:08 Musicor 1306
May 11 19 Engelbert Humperdinck A Man Without Love (Quando M’innamoro) 3:20 Parrot 45-40027
May 11 29 Nancy Wilson Face It Girl, It’s Over 3:09 Capitol 2136
May 11 58 Neil Diamond Brooklyn Roads 3:26 Uni 55065
May 11 60 Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra Love In Every Room (Meme Si Tu Revenais) 2:30 Philips 40530
May 11 61 Herman’s Hermits Sleepy Joe 3:01 MGM 13934
May 11 64 Cream Anyone For Tennis 2:37 Atco 6575
May 11 74 Byrds, The You Ain’t Going Nowhere 2:48 Columbia 44499
May 11 79 Ed Ames Apologize 2:02 RCA Victor 9517
May 18 1 Herb Alpert This Guy’s In Love With You 3:55 A&M 929
May 18 7 Aretha Franklin Think 2:15 Atlantic 45-2518
May 18 10 Friend and Lover Reach Out Of The Darkness 2:59 Verve Forecast 5069
May 18 12 Status Quo, The Pictures Of Matchstick Men 2:59 Cadet Concept 7001
May 18 17 Tiny Tim Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me 1:48 Reprise 0679
May 18 39 Association, The Time For Livin’ 2:43 Warner Bros. 7195
May 18 46 Peaches and Herb United 2:47 Date 1603
May 18 51 Lemon Pipers, The Jelly Jungle (Of Orange Marmalade) 2:20 Buddah 41
May 18 59 Joe Tex I’ll Never Do You Wrong 3:03 Dial 4076
May 18 65 Mary Wells The Doctor 2:20 Jubilee 5621
May 18 69 Etta James I Got You Babe 2:25 Cadet 5606
May 18 73 Mills Brothers My Shy Violet 2:34 Dot 17096
May 18 74 Eddy Arnold It’s Over 2:58 RCA Victor 9525
May 18 95 Bill Medley I Can’t Make It Alone 2:40 MGM 13931
May 25 2 Cliff Nobles & Co. The Horse 2:25 Phil.-L.A. 313
May 25 14 James Brown and the Famous Flames Licking Stick – Licking Stick (Part 1) 2:50 King 45-6166
May 25 32 Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues 2:46 Columbia 4-44513
May 25 48 Sam and Dave You Don’t Know What You Mean To Me 2:30 Atlantic 2517
May 25 51 Los Bravos Bring A Little Lovin’ 2:23 Parrot 3020
May 25 52 James Brown and the Famous Flames America Is My Home (Part 1) 3:15 King 6112
May 25 68 Radiants, The Hold On 2:50 Chess 2037
May 25 84 American Breed, The Ready Willing And Able 2:26 Acta 824
May 25 90 Hesitations, The Climb Every Mountain 2:33 Kapp 911
May 25 93 Sammy Davis Jr. Lonely Is The Name 3:14 Reprise 673
May 25 96 Jimmy Delphs Don’t Sign The Paper Baby (I Want You Back) 2:19 Karen 1538

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 1 3 5th Dimension, The Stoned Soul Picnic 3:23 Soul City 766
Jun 1 8 Shorty Long Here Comes The Judge 2:33 Soul 35044
Jun 1 10 Cowsills, The Indian Lake 2:40 MGM 13944
Jun 1 14 Eric Burdon and the Animals Sky Pilot (Part I) 3:01 MGM 13939
Jun 1 26 Box Tops, The Choo Choo Train 2:46 Mala 12005
Jun 1 31 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Yester Love 2:16 Tamla 54167
Jun 1 54 Magistrates, The Here Comes The Judge 2:45 MGM 13946
Jun 1 87 Show Stoppers, The Ain’t Nothin’ But A House Party 2:35 Heritage 800
Jun 1 88 Clarence Carter Funky Fever 2:45 Atlantic 2508
Jun 1 88 Buena Vistas, The Here Come Da Judge 2:17 Marquee 443
Jun 1 91 Fever Tree San Francisco Girls (Return Of The Native) 3:30 Uni 55060
Jun 8 1 Hugh Masekela Grazing In The Grass 2:39 Uni 55066
Jun 8 2 Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Lady Willpower 2:38 Columbia 44547
Jun 8 3 Rolling Stones, The Jumpin’ Jack Flash 3:40 London 45-908
Jun 8 30 Diana Ross and the Supremes Some Things You Never Get Used To 2:23 Motown 1126
Jun 8 31 Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson Lover’s Holiday 2:34 SSS International 736
Jun 8 35 Ray Charles Eleanor Rigby 2:56 ABC 11090
Jun 8 40 Gladys Knight and the Pips It Should Have Been Me 2:59 Soul 35045
Jun 8 44 Marvelettes, The Here I Am Baby 2:46 Tamla 54166
Jun 8 53 Mamas and The Papas, The Safe In My Garden 3:10 Dunhill 4125
Jun 8 57 Buckinghams, The Back In Love Again 2:21 Columbia 44533
Jun 8 59 Peppermint Trolley Company, The Baby You Come Rollin’ Across My Mind 2:24 Acta 815
Jun 8 67 Ronnie Dove Mountain Of Love 2:18 Diamond 244
Jun 8 71 Dionne Warwick Let Me Be Lonely 3:35 Scepter 12216
Jun 8 75 Andy Williams Sweet Memories 2:30 Columbia 44527
Jun 8 99 Cliff Richard Congratulations 2:32 Uni 55069
Jun 15 7 Vogues, The Turn Around, Look At Me 2:43 Reprise 0686
Jun 15 19 Monkees, The D.W. Washburn 2:46 Colgems 1023
Jun 15 19 Pigmeat Markham Here Comes The Judge 2:40 Chess 2049
Jun 15 45 Eddie Harris Listen Here 3:04 Atlantic 2487
Jun 15 46 Ray Charles Understanding 3:08 ABC 11090
Jun 15 51 Monkees, The It’s Nice To Be With You 2:51 Colgems 1023
Jun 15 52 New Colony Six, The Can’t You See Me Cry 2:34 Mercury 72817
Jun 15 56 Aretha Franklin You Send Me 2:25 Atlantic 2518
Jun 15 71 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Let Yourself Go 2:56 RCA 9547
Jun 15 83 King Curtis and the Kingpins Valley Of The Dolls 2:37 Atco 6582
Jun 15 93 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Forget Me Not 2:58 Gordy 7070
Jun 22 2 Mason Williams Classical Gas 3:00 Warner Bros./Seven Arts 7190
Jun 22 5 Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man 3:15 Epic 5-10345
Jun 22 19 Gary Lewis and the Playboys Sealed With A Kiss 2:22 Liberty 56037
Jun 22 24 Wilson Pickett I’m A Midnight Mover 2:25 Atlantic 2528
Jun 22 27 Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsey Don’t Take It So Hard 2:27 Columbia 44553
Jun 22 28 B.J. Thomas The Eyes Of A New York Woman 2:50 Scepter 12219
Jun 22 48 Turtles, The The Story Of Rock And Roll 2:40 White Whale 273
Jun 22 58 Arthur Conley People Sure Act Funny 2:10 Atco 6588
Jun 22 61 Tams, The Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy 2:06 ABC 11066
Jun 22 63 Tammy Wynette D-I-V-O-R-C-E 2:54 Epic 5-10315
Jun 22 72 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Your Time Hasn’t Come Yet, Baby 1:49 RCA 9547
Jun 22 75 Irish Rovers, The (The Puppet Song) Whiskey On A Sunday 2:38 Decca 32333
Jun 22 82 Bill Black’s Combo Turn On Your Love Light 2:06 Hi 2145
Jun 22 86 Barbara Greene Young Boy 2:21 Renee 5001
Jun 22 99 Cryan’ Shames, The Young Birds Fly 2:23 Columbia 44545
Jun 29 10 Dells, The Stay In My Corner 6:10 Cadet 5612
Jun 29 16 Amboy Dukes, The Journey To The Center Of The Mind 3:11 Mainstream 684
Jun 29 19 Bobby Goldsboro Autumn Of My Life 3:26 United Artists 50318
Jun 29 34 Fantastic Johnny C, The Hitch It To The Horse 2:42 Phil.-L.A. 315
Jun 29 43 Billy Vera With Pen In Hand 3:32 Atlantic 2526
Jun 29 60 Wayne Newton Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife 3:03 MGM 13955
Jun 29 75 Little Carl Carlton Competition Ain’t Nothin’ 2:25 Back Beat 588
Jun 29 81 Gene and Debbe Lovin’ Season 2:40 TRX 5010
Jun 29 82 Hugo Montenegro, His Orchetra and Chorus Hang ‘Em High 2:10 RCA 9554
Jun 29 89 O’Jays, The Look Over Your Shoulder (Live) 2:45 Bell 704

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 6 1 Doors, The Hello, I Love You 2:13 Elektra 45635
Jul 6 12 Mama Cass with the Mamas and the Papas Dream A Little Dream Of Me 3:14 Dunhill 45-4145
Jul 6 26 Intruders, The (Love Is Like A) Baseball Game 2:45 Gamble 217
Jul 6 27 Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart Alice Long (You’re Still My Favorite Girlfriend) 2:45 A&M 948
Jul 6 32 Glen Campbell Dreams Of The Everyday Housewife 2:38 Capitol 2224
Jul 6 36 Otis Redding Amen 3:00 Atco 6592 A
Jul 6 74 Sweet Inspirations, The To Love Somebody 2:42 Atlantic 2529
Jul 6 91 Wes Montgomery Georgia On My Mind 2:42 A&M 940
Jul 6 92 Blue Cheer Just A Little Bit 3:24 Philips 40541
Jul 6 94 Freddie Hughes Send My Baby Back 2:55 Wand 1182
Jul 6 94 Jerry Lee Lewis What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me) 2:33 Smash 2164
Jul 6 96 Patti Page Little Green Apples 3:02 Columbia 44556
Jul 13 2 Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild 2:55 Dunhill 45-4138
Jul 13 6 Clarence Carter Slip Away 2:40 Atlantic 45-2508
Jul 13 6 Vanilla Fudge, The You Keep Me Hangin’ On 2:50 Atco 45-6590
Jul 13 15 Barbara Acklin Love Makes A Woman 2:49 Brunswick 55379
Jul 13 17 Booker T. & The M.G.’s Soul-Limbo 2:23 Stax 0001
Jul 13 45 Willie Mitchell Prayer Meetin’ 2:12 Hi 2147
Jul 13 51 Otis Redding Hard To Handle 2:18 Atco 6592 B
Jul 13 55 Roger Williams The Impossible Dream 3:01 Kapp 907
Jul 13 66 Neil Diamond Two-Bit Manchild 3:12 Uni 55075
Jul 13 69 Eternity’s Children Mrs. Bluebird 2:55 Tower 416
Jul 13 85 Royal Guardsmen, The Snoopy For President 2:34 Laurie 3451
Jul 20 1 Rascals, The People Got To Be Free 2:57 Atlantic 45-2537
Jul 20 9 Archie Bell & The Drells I Can’t Stop Dancing 2:19 Atlantic 45-2534
Jul 20 23 Bobby Vinton Halfway To Paradise 2:40 Epic 10350
Jul 20 24 Moody Blues, The Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon) 2:16 Deram 85028
Jul 20 34 Jackie Wilson I Get The Sweetest Feeling 2:52 Brunswick 55381
Jul 20 35 Stevie Wonder You Met Your Match 2:42 Tamla 54168
Jul 20 37 Petula Clark Don’t Give Up 3:02 Warner Bros. 7216
Jul 20 45 Cherry People, The And Suddenly 2:06 Heritage 801
Jul 20 49 Four Tops Yesterday’s Dreams 2:55 Motown 1127
Jul 20 61 Impressions, The I Loved And I Lost 3:11 ABC 11103
Jul 20 65 Ballads, The God Bless Our Love 2:57 Venture 615
Jul 20 80 Wilmer and the Dukes Give Me One More Chance 2:15 Aphrodisiac 260
Jul 27 3 Jose Feliciano Light My Fire 3:02 RCA Victor 47-9550
Jul 27 5 1910 Fruitgum Company, The 1,2,3 Red Light 1:54 Buddah 54
Jul 27 7 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell You’re All I Need To Get By 2:38 Tamla 54169
Jul 27 20 Beach Boys, The Do It Again 2:19 Capitol 2239
Jul 27 40 Eddie Floyd I’ve Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do) 2:40 Stax 0002
Jul 27 53 Tommy James and the Shondells Somebody Cares 2:22 Roulette 7016
Jul 27 55 James Brown and the Famous Flames I Guess I’ll Have To Cry, Cry, Cry 3:50 King 6141
Jul 27 67 Happenings, The Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 2:20 B.T. Puppy 543
Jul 27 73 Lovin’ Spoonful, The Never Going Back 2:44 Kama Sutra 250
Jul 27 74 B.B. King I’m Gonna Do What They Do To Me 3:00 BluesWay 61018
Jul 27 74 Nancy Sinatra Happy 2:28 Reprise 756
Jul 27 77 Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Bojangles 3:43 Atco 6594
Jul 27 91 Soul Clan, The Soul Meeting 3:32 Atlantic 2530
Jul 27 93 Sly and the Family Stone Life 2:58 Epic 10353

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 3 26 Temptations, The Please Return Your Love To Me 2:21 Gordy 7074
Aug 3 28 Ray Stevens Mr. Businessman 3:19 Monument 1083
Aug 3 33 Betty Wright Girls Can’t Do What The Guys Do 2:07 Alston 4569
Aug 3 33 Ohio Express Down At Lulu’s 1:55 Buddah 56
Aug 3 43 Spanky and Our Gang Give A Damn 2:55 Mercury 72831
Aug 3 43 Bill Medley Brown Eyed Woman 3:15 MGM 13959
Aug 3 54 Sam and Dave Can’t You Find Another Way (Of Doing It) 2:23 Atlantic 2540
Aug 3 62 Patti Drew Workin’ On A Groovy Thing 3:08 Capitol 2197
Aug 3 63 Percy Sledge Sudden Stop 2:58 Atlantic 2539
Aug 3 79 Bobby Cole Mister Bo Jangles 3:58 Date 1613
Aug 3 86 Love Generation, The Montage From “How Sweet It Is” (I Know That You Know) 2:46 Imperial 66310
Aug 3 88 American Breed, The Anyway That You Want Me 2:18 Acta 827
Aug 3 95 Flavor Sally Had A Party 2:22 Columbia 44521
Aug 10 6 Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 The Fool On The Hill 3:14 A&M 961
Aug 10 11 Chambers Brothers, The Time Has Come Today 4:45 Columbia 4-44414
Aug 10 16 Canned Heat On The Road Again 3:33 Liberty 56038
Aug 10 25 Who, The Magic Bus 3:10 Decca 32362
Aug 10 31 Jr. Walker and the All Stars Hip City (Part 2) 3:12 Soul 35048
Aug 10 42 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas I Can’t Dance To That Music You’re Playin’ 2:38 Gordy 7075
Aug 10 52 Lulu Morning Dew 2:50 Epic 5-10367
Aug 10 52 Joe Tex Keep The One You Got 2:38 Dial 4083
Aug 10 83 King Curtis and the Kingpins I Heard It Thru The Grapevine 2:28 Atco 6598
Aug 10 85 Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers I Am Your Man 3:13 Gordy 7073
Aug 10 92 Dino, Desi and Billy Tell Someone You Love Them 2:12 Reprise 698
Aug 10 93 Sly and the Family Stone M’Lady 2:44 Epic 10353
Aug 10 96 Four Jacks and A Jill Mister Nico 2:20 RCA 9572
Aug 17 2 O.C. Smith Little Green Apples 3:48 Columbia 44616
Aug 17 4 Deep Purple Hush 4:11 Tetragram. 1503
Aug 17 5 O’Kaysions, The Girl Watcher 2:35 ABC 45-11094
Aug 17 6 Aretha Franklin The House That Jack Built 2:18 Atlantic 45-2546
Aug 17 8 Bee Gees, The I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You 2:59 Atco 45-6603
Aug 17 10 Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer 2:41 Atlantic 45-2546
Aug 17 26 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Special Occasion 2:17 Tamla 54172
Aug 17 27 Al Wilson The Snake 3:26 Soul City 767
Aug 17 52 Bobby Womack Fly Me To The Moon 2:54 Minit 32048
Aug 24 1 Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A. 3:12 Plantation 3
Aug 24 30 Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 2:52 Atco 6606
Aug 24 33 Dionne Warwick Who Is Gonna Love Me 3:09 Scepter 12226
Aug 24 39 Bull And The Matadors The Funky Judge 2:25 Toddlin’ Town 108
Aug 24 41 Gladys Knight and the Pips I Wish It Would Rain 2:52 Soul 35047
Aug 24 47 Association, The Six Man Band 2:20 Warner Bros. 7229 A
Aug 24 55 Jackie DeShannon The Weight 2:58 Imperial 66313
Aug 24 59 Five Stairsteps, The & Cubie Don’t Change Your Love 2:50 Curtom 1931
Aug 24 94 B.B. King The Woman I Love 3:01 Kent 492
Aug 24 95 Tiny Tim Bring Back Those Rockabye Baby Days 2:01 Reprise 760
Aug 24 97 Otis Clay She’s About A Mover 2:59 Cotillion 44001
Aug 31 5 Grass Roots, The Midnight Confessions 2:42 Dunhill 45-4144
Aug 31 12 Big Brother and the Holding Company Piece Of My Heart 2:43 Columbia 4-44626
Aug 31 16 Jerry Butler Hey, Western Union Man 2:37 Mercury 72850
Aug 31 20 Don Fardon (The Lament Of The Cherokee) Indian Reservation 3:23 GNP Crescendo 405
Aug 31 35 Delfonics, The Break Your Promise 2:58 Philly Groove 152
Aug 31 35 Tom Jones Help Yourself 2:50 Parrot 45-40029
Aug 31 40 Avant-Garde, The Naturally Stoned 2:11 Columbia 44590
Aug 31 43 Big Brother & the Holding Company Down On Me 2:25 Mainstream 662
Aug 31 51 Herb Alpert To Wait For Love 3:15 A&M 964
Aug 31 63 Band, The The Weight 4:40 Capitol 2269
Aug 31 64 Frank Sinatra My Way Of Life 3:02 Reprise 764
Aug 31 65 Dionne Warwick (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me 2:59 Scepter 12226
Aug 31 67 Strawberry Alarm Clock Barefoot In Baltimore 2:21 Uni 55076
Aug 31 69 Lou Rawls Down Here On The Ground 3:37 Capitol 2252
Aug 31 73 Sweet Inspirations, The Unchained Melody 3:15 Atlantic 2551
Aug 31 75 Judy Clay and William Bell Private Number 2:40 Stax 0005
Aug 31 76 Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts That Kind Of Woman 2:38 Bell 738
Aug 31 82 James Boys, The The Mule 2:42 Phil.-L.A. 316
Aug 31 83 Bobby Vee Do What You Gotta Do 2:48 Liberty 56057
Aug 31 86 Friend and Lover If Love Is In Your Heart 2:57 Verve Forecast 5091
Aug 31 87 Doors, The Light My Fire 2:52 Elektra 45616
Aug 31 94 James and Bobby Purify Help Yourself (To All Of My Lovin’) 2:18 Bell 735
Aug 31 98 Ramsey Lewis Since You’ve Been Gone 2:55 Cadet 5609

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 7 2 Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The Fire 2:52 Atlantic 45-2556
Sep 7 7 Vogues, The My Special Angel 2:57 Reprise 0766
Sep 7 10 James Brown Say It Loud – I’m Black And I’m Proud (Part 1) 2:45 King 45-6187
Sep 7 11 Creedence Clearwater Revival Suzie Q. (Part One) 4:33 Fantasy 616
Sep 7 22 Max Frost and the Troopers Shape Of Things To Come 1:57 Tower 419
Sep 7 22 Impressions, The Fool For You 2:48 Curtom 1932
Sep 7 31 Andy Kim Shoot’em Up, Baby 2:40 Steed 710 A
Sep 7 32 Equals, The Baby, Come Back 2:37 RCA 9583
Sep 7 48 Rolling Stones, The Street Fighting Man 3:07 London 909
Sep 7 84 Eddy Arnold Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye 2:47 RCA Victor 9606
Sep 7 100 Fats Domino Lady Madonna 2:17 Reprise 0763
Sep 14 1 Beatles, The Hey Jude 7:11 Apple 2276
Sep 14 5 Johnny Nash Hold Me Tight 2:50 JAD 207
Sep 14 12 Beatles, The Revolution 3:22 Apple 2276
Sep 14 32 Marvin Gaye Chained 2:35 Tamla 54170 A
Sep 14 37 Box Tops, The I Met Her In Church 2:40 Mala 12017
Sep 14 39 Glen Campbell Gentle On My Mind 2:57 Capitol 5939
Sep 14 44 Cowsills, The Poor Baby 2:57 MGM 13981
Sep 14 68 Cliff Nobles & Co. Horse Fever 2:35 Phil.-L.A. 318
Sep 14 81 Mamas and The Papas, The For The Love Of Ivy 3:40 Dunhill 4150
Sep 14 91 Irish Rovers, The The Biplane, Ever More 2:45 Decca 32371
Sep 14 93 Hollies, The Do The Best You Can 2:38 Epic 10361
Sep 14 97 Barbara Mason (I Can Feel Your Love) Slipping Away 3:05 Arctic 142
Sep 21 6 Turtles, The Elenore 2:31 White Whale 276
Sep 21 7 Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Over You 2:22 Columbia 4-44644
Sep 21 20 Jimi Hendrix Experience All Along The Watchtower 4:01 Reprise 0767
Sep 21 25 Unifics, The Court Of Love 2:45 Kapp 935
Sep 21 42 Wilson Pickett I Found A True Love 2:22 Atlantic 2558
Sep 21 56 Fantastic Four I Love You Madly 3:03 Soul 35052
Sep 21 82 Gene Chandler There Was A Time 3:30 Brunswick 55383
Sep 21 94 O’Jays, The The Choice 2:35 Bell 737
Sep 21 95 Harpers Bizarre Battle Of New Orleans 2:34 Warner Bros. 7223
Sep 21 96 Ronnie Dove Tomboy 2:39 Diamond 249
Sep 28 2 Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days 5:05 Apple 1801
Sep 28 13 5th Dimension, The Sweet Blindness 3:24 Soul City 768
Sep 28 22 Archies, The Bang Shang A Lang 2:34 Calendar 1006
Sep 28 41 Otis Redding I’ve Got Dreams To Remember 3:10 Atco 6612
Sep 28 44 Archie Bell & The Drells Do The Choo Choo 2:23 Atlantic 2559
Sep 28 55 Nancy Wilson Peace Of Mind 2:39 Capitol 2283
Sep 28 57 Masqueraders, The I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else 2:35 Bell 733
Sep 28 70 Status Quo, The Ice In The Sun 2:10 Cadet Con. 7006
Sep 28 71 Hugh Masekela Puffin’ On Down The Track 2:35 Uni 55085
Sep 28 75 Joe Simon Message From Maria 3:20 Sound Stage 7 2617
Sep 28 78 Los Pop Tops Oh Lord, Why Lord 3:58 Calla 154
Sep 28 83 Ray Charles Sweet Young Thing Like You 2:14 ABC 11133
Sep 28 95 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires Almost In Love 3:00 RCA 9610
Sep 28 98 B.B. King The B.B. Jones 2:25 BluesWay 61019

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 5 3 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride 2:55 Dunhill 45-4161
Oct 5 6 Cream White Room 3:04 Atco 45-6617
Oct 5 25 Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run) 2:27 Buddah 64
Oct 5 33 Donovan Lalena 2:52 Epic 10393
Oct 5 38 Vanilla Fudge Take Me For A Little While 3:20 Atco 6616
Oct 5 51 Four Tops I’m In A Different World 2:54 Motown 1132
Oct 5 56 Southwest F.O.B. Smell Of Incense 2:40 Hip 8002
Oct 5 63 Marvelettes, The Destination: Anywhere 2:37 Tamla 54171
Oct 5 66 Eivets Rednow (Stevie Wonder) Alfie 3:11 Gordy 7076
Oct 5 68 Neil Diamond Sunday Sun 2:39 Uni 55084
Oct 5 82 B.B. King You Put It On Me 2:45 BluesWay 61019
Oct 5 88 Professor Morrison’s Lollipop You Got The Love 2:12 White Whale 275
Oct 5 90 Ricardo Ray Nitty Gritty 2:32 Alegre 4024
Oct 5 91 Willie Mitchell Up-Hard 2:08 Hi 2151
Oct 12 16 Leapy Lee Little Arrows 3:00 Decca 32380
Oct 12 18 Dells, The Always Together 3:04 Cadet 5621
Oct 12 23 Frank Sinatra Cycles 3:06 Reprise 764
Oct 12 24 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Keep On Lovin’ Me Honey 2:28 Tamla 54173
Oct 12 38 Tommy James and the Shondells Do Something To Me 2:28 Roulette 7024
Oct 12 58 Paul Revere and the Raiders Featuring Mark Lindsey Cinderella Sunshine 2:00 Columbia 44655
Oct 12 61 Moody Blues, The Ride My See-Saw 3:37 Deram 85033
Oct 12 62 Monkees, The Porpoise Song 4:00 Colgems 1031
Oct 12 69 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires A Little Less Conversation 2:00 RCA 9610
Oct 12 77 Jose Feliciano Hitchcock Railway 3:20 RCA 9641
Oct 12 81 Joe Tex You Need Me, Baby 3:20 Dial 4086
Oct 12 82 Buffalo Springfield, The On The Way Home 2:25 Atco 6615
Oct 12 93 King Curtis & The Kingpins Harper Valley P.T.A. 2:34 Atco 45-6613
Oct 12 96 Mason Williams Baroque-A-Nova 2:15 Warner Bros. 7235
Oct 19 1 Diana Ross and the Supremes Love Child 2:59 Motown 1135
Oct 19 15 Ohio Express Chewy Chewy 2:39 Buddah 70
Oct 19 17 Eddie Floyd Bring It On Home To Me 2:29 Stax 0012
Oct 19 25 Jose Feliciano Hi-Heel Sneakers 3:43 RCA 9641
Oct 19 27 Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries 2:50 SSS Int’l. 748
Oct 19 31 Engelbert Humperdinck Les Bicyclettes De Belsize 3:10 Parrot 40032
Oct 19 33 Andy Williams Battle Hymn Of The Republic 3:27 Columbia 44650
Oct 19 57 Gene Chandler and Barbara Acklin From The Teacher To The Preacher 2:24 Brunswick 55387
Oct 19 83 Nina Simone Do What You Gotta Do 2:55 RCA 9602
Oct 19 85 Mauds, The Soul Drippin’ 2:15 Mercury 72832
Oct 19 86 Carla Thomas Where Do I Go 2:24 Stax 0011
Oct 19 92 Ray Charles Listen, They’re Playing My Song 3:14 ABC 11133
Oct 19 97 Robert Knight Isn’t It Lonely Together 3:24 Elf 90019
Oct 19 98 Sandpebbles, The Never My Love 2:58 Calla 155
Oct 26 11 Derek Cinnamon 2:35 Bang 558
Oct 26 4 Dion Abraham, Martin And John 3:15 Laurie 3464
Oct 26 5 Johnnie Taylor Who’s Making Love 2:47 Stax 0009
Oct 26 5 Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost Stormy 2:45 Imperial 66328
Oct 26 29 Magic Lanterns Shame, Shame 2:55 Atlantic 2560
Oct 26 36 Bobby Goldsboro The Straight Life 2:40 United Artists 50461
Oct 26 36 Bobby Russell 1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero 3:23 Elf 90020
Oct 26 37 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Goody Goody Gumdrops 2:24 Buddah 71
Oct 26 46 Shadows Of Knight, The Shake 2:28 Team 520
Oct 26 48 Bill Medley Peace Brother Peace 4:15 MGM 14000
Oct 26 65 Marty Robbins I Walk Alone 2:59 Columbia 44633 A
Oct 26 67 Ben Colder Harper Valley P.T.A. (Later That Same Day) 3:14 MGM 13997
Oct 26 74 Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell Mornin’ Glory 2:52 Capitol 2314
Oct 26 85 Arthur Conley Aunt Dora’s Love Soul Shack 2:50 Atco 6622
Oct 26 88 Eddie Harris It’s Crazy 2:46 Atlantic 2561
Oct 26 96 Rejoice! Golden Gate Park 2:30 Dunhill 4158
Oct 26 98 McCoys, The Jesse Brady 2:47 Mercury 72843
Oct 26 99 Brook Benton Do Your Own Thing 2:54 Cotillion 44007

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 2 3 Glen Campbell Wichita Lineman 3:03 Capitol 2302
Nov 2 2 Stevie Wonder For Once In My Life 2:49 Tamla 54174
Nov 2 9 Bobby Vinton I Love How You Love Me 2:28 Epic 5-10397
Nov 2 19 Dionne Warwick Promises, Promises 2:57 Scepter 12231
Nov 2 43 Dean Martin Not Enough Indians 3:25 Reprise 780
Nov 2 50 Jose Feliciano The Star-Spangled Banner 1:55 RCA 9665
Nov 2 52 Five By Five Fire 2:30 Paula 302
Nov 2 60 Gloria Walker Talking About My Baby 2:47 Flaming Arrow 35
Nov 2 63 Fireballs, The Come On, React 2:08 Atco 6614
Nov 2 64 Richard Harris The Yard Went On Forever 5:00 Dunhill 4170
Nov 2 64 Jefferson Airplane Crown Of Creation 2:52 RCA 9644
Nov 2 67 Mama Cass California Earthquake 2:40 Dunhill 4166
Nov 2 70 Jackie Wilson For Once In My Life 2:55 Brunswick 55392
Nov 2 73 Sam and Dave Everybody Got To Believe In Somebody 3:10 Atlantic 2568
Nov 2 80 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Sweet Darlin’ 2:58 Gordy 7080
Nov 2 92 Gene Pitney Billy You’re My Friend 3:18 Musicor 1331
Nov 9 9 Booker T. & The MG’s Hang ‘Em High 3:53 Stax 0013
Nov 9 13 Clarence Carter Too Weak To Fight 2:20 Atlantic 45-2569
Nov 9 19 Tammy Wynette Stand By Your Man 2:40 Epic 5-10398
Nov 9 8 Judy Collins Both Sides Now 3:14 Elektra 45639
Nov 9 31 James Brown Goodbye My Love 5:36 King 6198
Nov 9 38 Deep Purple Kentucky Woman 3:57 Tetragram. 1508
Nov 9 54 Intruders, The Slow Drag 2:19 Gamble 221
Nov 9 58 Creedence Clearwater Revival I Put A Spell On You 4:26 Fantasy 617
Nov 9 75 Peaches and Herb Let’s Make A Promise 2:36 Date 1623
Nov 9 100 Hesitations, The A Whiter Shade Of Pale 3:14 Kapp 948
Nov 16 5 B.J. Thomas Hooked On A Feeling 2:44 Scepter 12230
Nov 16 6 Temptations, The Cloud Nine 3:33 Gordy 7081
Nov 16 35 Royal Guardsmen, The Baby Let’s Wait 2:33 Laurie 3461
Nov 16 58 Bobby Bland Rockin’ In The Same Old Boat 2:43 Duke 440
Nov 16 67 Barbara Acklin Just Ain’t No Love 2:48 Brunswick 55388
Nov 16 16 Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 Scarborough Fair 3:25 A&M 986
Nov 16 39 Tymes, The People 3:17 Columbia 44630
Nov 16 42 Wilson Pickett A Man And A Half 2:51 Atlantic 2575
Nov 16 44 Lettermen, The Put Your Head On My Shoulder 2:35 Capitol 2324
Nov 16 48 Autry Inmann Ballad Of Two Brothers 3:30 Epic 10389
Nov 16 68 Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends 4:55 A&M 991
Nov 16 87 Fantastic Johnny C, The (She’s) Some Kind Of Wonderful 2:33 Phil.-L.A. 320
Nov 16 93 Patti Drew Hard To Handle 2:31 Capitol 2339
Nov 16 94 Young Hearts I’ve Got Love For My Baby 3:05 Minit 32049
Nov 16 98 Joe Simon I Worry About You 2:45 Sound Stage 7 2617
Nov 23 14 Rene & Rene Lo Mucho Que Te Quiero (The More I Love You) 2:55 White Whale 287
Nov 23 76 Paul Mauriat Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 2:00 Philips 40574
Nov 23 1 Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through The Grapevine 3:11 Tamla 54176
Nov 23 14 Aretha Franklin See Saw 2:42 Atlantic 45-2574
Nov 23 27 Vogues, The Till 2:17 Reprise 788
Nov 23 37 Chambers Brothers, The I Can’t Turn You Loose 4:50 Columbia 44679
Nov 23 59 Petula Clark American Boys 3:08 Warner Bros. 7244
Nov 23 61 Johnny Rivers Right Relations 5:00 Imperial 66335
Nov 23 66 Alvin Cash Keep On Dancing 2:37 Toddlin’ Town 111
Nov 23 67 Eric Burdon and the Animals White Houses 3:24 MGM 14013
Nov 23 71 Impressions, The Don’t Cry My Love 2:40 ABC 11135
Nov 23 76 O’Kaysions, The Love Machine 2:15 ABC 11153
Nov 23 76 Mamas and The Papas, The Do You Wanna Dance 2:58 Dunhill 4171
Nov 23 81 Sonny James Born To Be With You 2:32 Capitol 2271
Nov 23 83 Mills Brothers The Ol’ Race Track 2:29 Dot 17162
Nov 23 84 Big Brother & the Holding Company Coo Coo 1:55 Mainstream 678
Nov 23 94 Steve Miller Band Living In The USA 4:03 Capitol 2287
Nov 30 1 Sly & the Family Stone Everyday People 2:18 Epic 5-10407
Nov 30 3 Young-Holt Unlimited Soulful Strut 2:52 Brunswick 55391
Nov 30 10 Dusty Springfield Son-Of-A Preacher Man 2:28 Atlantic 45-2580
Nov 30 12 Elvis Presley If I Can Dream 3:08 RCA Victor 47-9670
Nov 30 21 Otis Redding Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag 2:32 Atco 45-6636
Nov 30 25 Impressions, The This Is My Country 2:47 Curtom 1934
Nov 30 28 Grassroots, The Bella Linda 2:53 Dunhill 4162
Nov 30 31 Aretha Franklin My Song 3:23 Atlantic 45-2574
Nov 30 52 Jimi Hendrix Experience Crosstown Traffic 2:18 Reprise 0792
Nov 30 65 Nancy Sinatra Good Time Girl 3:05 Reprise 789
Nov 30 79 Della Humphrey Don’t Make The Good Girls Go Bad 2:37 Arctic 144

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1968

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 7 2 Diana Ross and the Supremes & the Temptations I’m Gonna Make You Love Me 3:04 Motown 1137
Dec 7 11 Canned Heat Going Up The Country 2:50 Liberty 56077
Dec 7 24 Rascals, The A Ray Of Hope 3:40 Atlantic 45-2584
Dec 7 35 Delfonics, The Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love) 1:59 Philly Groove 154
Dec 7 39 Jerry Butler Are You Happy 2:40 Mercury 72876
Dec 7 43 Bobby Womack California Dreamin’ 3:23 Minit 32055
Dec 7 48 Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers Malinda 2:39 Gordy 7079
Dec 7 70 Joe Simon Looking Back 2:24 Sound Stage 7 2622
Dec 7 55 Jeannie C. Riley The Girl Most Likely 2:11 Plantation 7
Dec 7 79 Merrilee Rush Reach Out 4:42 AGP 107
Dec 7 80 Roger Miller Vance 4:35 Smash 2197
Dec 7 94 Spanky and Our Gang Yesterday’s Rain 3:12 Mercury 72871 A
Dec 7 99 Eddy Arnold They Don’t Make Love Like They Used To 3:06 RCA Victor 47-9667
Dec 14 1 Tommy James and the Shondells Crimson And Clover 3:23 Roulette 7028
Dec 14 11 Sammy Davis Jr. I’ve Gotta Be Me 2:53 Reprise 779
Dec 14 21 Archie Bell & The Drells There’s Gonna Be A Showdown 2:35 Atlantic 45-2583
Dec 14 36 Unifics, The The Beginning Of My End 3:15 Kapp 957
Dec 14 58 Johnny Nash You Got Soul 2:39 JAD 209
Dec 14 45 Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass My Favorite Things 3:00 A&M 1001
Dec 14 61 Beach Boys, The Bluebirds Over The Mountain 2:52 Capitol 2360
Dec 14 63 O.C. Smith Isn’t It Lonely Together 3:20 Columbia 44705
Dec 14 82 Johnny Adams Release Me 2:46 SSS International 750
Dec 14 91 John W. Anderson Presents KaSandra Don’t Pat Me On The Back And Call Me Brother 2:01 Capitol 2342
Dec 14 93 Frankie Karl and the Dreams Don’t Be Afraid (Do As I Say) 2:19 D.C. 180
Dec 14 97 Jimmy McGriff The Worm 3:20 Solid State 2524
Dec 21 3 Brooklyn Bridge Worst That Could Happen 3:07 Buddah 75
Dec 21 5 Tyrone Davis Can I Change My Mind 2:48 Dakar 45-602
Dec 21 6 Bee Gees, The I Started A Joke 3:04 Atco 45-6639
Dec 21 17 Bob Seger System Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man 2:25 Capitol 2297
Dec 21 23 Wilson Pickett Hey Jude 4:02 Atlantic 2591
Dec 21 25 5th Dimension, The California Soul 3:10 Soul City 770
Dec 21 41 Sam & Dave Soul Sister, Brown Sugar 2:27 Atlantic 45-2590
Dec 21 46 Goodees, The Condition Red 2:52 Hip 8005
Dec 21 48 Tom Jones A Minute Of Your Time 3:00 Parrot 40035
Dec 21 49 Andy Kim Rainbow Ride 2:47 Steed 45-711
Dec 21 83 Chambers Brothers, The Shout! – Part 1 3:15 Vault 945
Dec 21 84 Crystal Mansion, The The Thought Of Loving You 2:26 Capitol 2275
Dec 21 65 Vanilla Fudge Season Of The Witch (Part 1) 3:30 Atco 6632
Dec 21 86 James Brown Tit For Tat (Ain’t No Taking Back) 3:05 King 6204
Dec 21 91 Five Stairsteps, The & Cubie Stay Close To Me 2:07 Curtom 1933
Dec 28 3 Doors, The Touch Me 3:09 Elektra 45646
Dec 28 6 Jay and the Americans This Magic Moment 2:50 United Artists 50475
Dec 28 16 New Colony Six Things I’d Like To Say 2:19 Mercury 72858
Dec 28 28 Box Tops, The Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March 2:22 Mala 12035
Dec 28 38 Dells, The Does Anybody Know I’m Here 3:15 Cadet 5631
Dec 28 42 Johnny Cash Daddy Sang Bass 2:20 Columbia 4-44689
Dec 28 53 Archies, The Feelin’ So Good (S.k.o.o.b.y-D.o.o.) 2:56 Calendar 63-1007
Dec 28 57 Moments, The Not On The Outside 3:59 Stang 5000
Dec 28 61 4 Seasons, The Electric Stories 2:45 Philips 40577
Dec 28 83 John Wesley Ryles, I Kay 3:41 Columbia 4-44682
Dec 28 86 Barry Ryan Eloise 5:26 MGM 14010
Dec 28 91 Esquires, The You’ve Got The Power 2:35 Wand 1193
Dec 28 97 Al Martino I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) 3:09 Capitol 2355
Dec 28 98 Bobby Vee I’m Into Lookin’ For Someone To Love Me 2:38 Liberty 56080