Billboard Year-End Hot chart for For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article " Billboard Hot ". Top s Songs. Hey Jude - The Beatles 2. Love is Blue - Paul Mauriat 3. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro 4. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream 7. Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
Playlist: The 10 greatest singles from 1968
The year between the Summer of Love and Woodstock now seems like a transitional 12 months defined by unrelenting creative freedom before it all turned into tie-dyed caricature. The best songs of mostly steered clear of the hippie trappings that dominated the two surrounding years. The decade's most significant bands -- including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones -- made some of their greatest records that year. The best thing about our list of the Top 10 Songs of ? The timelessness of the music. Steppenwolf's counterculture classic is practically a musical symbol of the late '60s. The signature opening guitar riff, John Kay's raspy growl and the idealistic theme of total and uncompromising freedom conjure visions of a parade of bikes roaming endless stretches of gray highway in search of Ah, the '60s! By Kinks frontman Ray Davies had pushed aside his band's familiar three-chord garage rock and had replaced it with a more musically lush and ambitious setting. For the next few years, he'd wrap the mores of Victorian England in pastoral tunes that were both nostalgic nods to and sarcastic jabs at his country's heritage.
Whenever the debate comes around as to what was the greatest year for popular music, more often than not trumps the competition thanks to the kaleidoscope of treasures flowing bountifully through the musical landscape of that glorified year. But what of the year that followed? Poor old sometimes gets a bad rap — the hangover after the party to end all parties. Part of that may be due to the global climate of political and civil unrest, with the escalation of the war in Vietnam, the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, and riots and rebellions in major cities throughout the world casting a dark shadow over such mere trifles as the three-minute pop song. But witnessed a wealth of classic music also, as artists picked up the musical baton of and ran with it. It surprisingly peaked at a lowly number 19, but has since become an enduring classic, reaching the top ten again in and The song inevitably garnered controversy. It was seized upon by the black power movement and lost Brown much of his white audience. It failed to chart in the UK, and just made the top ten in the USA, but its historical and cultural importance transcends sales and chart positions.
Top Country Songs of Top Brazil Songs of The list on this page is for all 1 hit Pop singles for using proprietary methods. The results in this chart are not affiliated with any mainstream or commercial chart and may not reflect charts seen elsewhere. The singles were tracked by international sales, radio airplay, social media mentions, website votes, jukebox plays and digital downloads. List of 1 Pop Singles for The list on this page is for all 1 hit Pop singles for using proprietary methods. Hey Jude The Beatles. Those Were the Days Mary Hopkin. Delilah Tom Jones. Eloise Barry Ryan.