List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1968

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Here are the Billboard magazine Hot 100 number one hits of 1968.

That year, 10 acts hit number one for the first time, such as John Fred and His Playboy Band, The Lemon Pipers, Paul Mauriat, Otis Redding, Bobby Goldsboro, Archie Bell & the Drells, Herb Alpert, Hugh Masekela, Jeannie C. Riley, and Marvin Gaye. Otis Redding, after his death in late 1967, was the first artist to hit number one posthumously.

Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1968 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
No. Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
195 January 6 "Hello, Goodbye" The Beatles
January 13
196 January 20 "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" John Fred and His Playboy Band
January 27
197 February 3 "Green Tambourine" The Lemon Pipers
198 February 10 "Love is Blue" Paul Mauriat
February 17
February 24
March 2
March 9
199 March 16 "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" Otis Redding
March 23
March 30
April 6
200 April 13 "Honey" Bobby Goldsboro
April 20
April 27
May 4
May 11
201 May 18 "Tighten Up" Archie Bell & the Drells
May 25
202 June 1 "Mrs. Robinson" Simon & Garfunkel
June 8
June 15
203 June 22 "This Guy's in Love with You" Herb Alpert
June 29
July 6
July 13
204 July 20 "Grazing in the Grass" Hugh Masekela
July 27
205 August 3 "Hello, I Love You" The Doors
August 10
206 August 17 "People Got to Be Free" The Rascals
August 24
August 31
September 7
September 14
207 September 21 "Harper Valley PTA" Jeannie C. Riley
208 September 28 "Hey Jude" The Beatles
October 5
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 23
209 November 30 "Love Child" Diana Ross & the Supremes
December 7
210 December 14 "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
December 21
December 28

Sources[edit]

  • Fred Bronson's Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, 5th Edition (ISBN 0-8230-7677-6)
  • Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008, 12 Edition (ISBN 0-89820-180-2)
  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Sixties (ISBN 0-89820-074-1)
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

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