What were the hit songs 40 years ago?

According to Billboard Magazine, the hit record charts looked something like this in 1968:

Hot 100 Singles:
“Hey Jude” – The Beatles *
“Love is Blue (L’Amour Est Bleu)” – Paul Mauriat *
“(What A) Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong *
“(Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay” – Otis Redding *
“Honey” – Bobby Goldsboro
“People Got To Be Free” – The Rascals *

Hot R&B Singles:
“Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” – James Brown
“Slip Away” – Clarence Carter *
“(Sittin’ On The) Dock of the Bay” – Otis Redding *
“Grazing In The Grass” – Hugh Masekela *
“You’re All I Need To Get By” – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Hot Country Songs:
“Folsom Prison Blues” – Johnny Cash *
“Skip A Rope” – Henson Cargill
“D-I-V-O-R-C-E” – Tammy Wynette
“Mama Tried” – Merle Haggard
“A World Of Our Own” – Sonny James

*I’ve got eight in my memory. How many of these do YOU remember?

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
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