List of number-one R&B singles of 1968 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1968:

See also: 1968 in music, List of number-one R&B hits (United States)

Issue Date Song Artist
January 6 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Gladys Knight & the Pips
January 13 "I Second That Emotion" Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
January 20 "Chain of Fools" Aretha Franklin
January 27 "Chain of Fools" Aretha Franklin
February 3 "Chain of Fools" Aretha Franklin
February 10 "Chain of Fools" Aretha Franklin
February 17 "I Wish It Would Rain" The Temptations
February 24 "I Wish It Would Rain" The Temptations
March 2 "I Wish It Would Rain" The Temptations
March 9 "We're a Winner" The Impressions
March 16 "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" Otis Redding
March 23 "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" Otis Redding
March 30 "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay" Otis Redding
April 6 "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" Aretha Franklin
April 13 "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" Aretha Franklin
April 20 "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone" Aretha Franklin
April 27 "I Got the Feelin'" James Brown
May 4 "I Got the Feelin'" James Brown
May 11 "Cowboys to Girls" The Intruders
May 17 "Tighten Up" Archie Bell & the Drells
May 24 "Tighten Up" Archie Bell & the Drells
June 1 "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" Stevie Wonder
June 8 "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
June 15 "Think" Aretha Franklin
June 22 "Think" Aretha Franklin
June 29 "Think" Aretha Franklin
July 6 "I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)" The Temptations
July 13 "Grazing in the Grass" Hugh Masekela
July 20 "Grazing in the Grass" Hugh Masekela
July 27 "Grazing in the Grass" Hugh Masekela
August 3 Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela
August 10 "Stay in My Corner" The Dells
August 17 "Stay in My Corner" The Dells
August 24 "Stay in My Corner" The Dells
August 31 "You're All I Need to Get By" Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
September 7 "You're All I Need To Get By" Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
September 14 "You're All I Need To Get By" Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
September 21 "You're All I Need To Get By" Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
September 28 "You're All I Need To Get By" Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
October 5 "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)" James Brown
October 12 "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)" James Brown
October 19 "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)" James Brown
October 26 "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)" James Brown
November 2 "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)" James Brown
November 9 "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (Part 1)" James Brown
November 16 "Hey, Western Union Man" Jerry Butler
November 23 "Who's Making Love" Johnnie Taylor
November 30 "Who's Making Love" Johnnie Taylor
December 7 "Who's Making Love" Johnnie Taylor
December 14 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
December 21 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
December 28 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye