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Billboard No.2 Songs - 1968 -

PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 1/20 & 2
TITLE(邦題): CHAIN OF FOOLS
ARTIST: ARETHA FRANKLIN
NO.1 SONG(S): JUDY IN DISGUISE...JOHN FRED & HIS PLAYBOY BAND
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 2/24 & 4
TITLE(邦題): (THEME FROM) VALLEY OF THE DOLLS 
(「哀愁の花びらたち」のテーマ)
ARTIST: DIONNE WARWICK
NO.1 SONG(S): LOVE IS BLUE...PAUL MAURIAT
(SITTIN' ON ) THE DOCK OF THE BAY...OTIS REDDING
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 4/6 & 3
TITLE(邦題): YOUNG GIRL
ARTIST: GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP
NO.1 SONG(S): (SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY...OTIS REDDING
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 4/27 & 2
TITLE(邦題): CRY LIKE A BABY
ARTIST: THE BOX TOPS
NO.1 SONG(S): HONEY...BOBBY GOLDSBORO
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 6/1 & 1
TITLE(邦題): THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (続・夕陽のガンマン)
ARTIST: HUGO MONTENEGRO
NO.1 SONG(S): MRS. ROBINSON...SIMON & GARFUNKEL
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 6/22 & 1
TITLE(邦題): MacARTHUR PARK
ARTIST: RICHARD HARRIS
NO.1 SONG(S): THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU...HERB ALPERT
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 6/29 & 3
TITLE(邦題): THE HORSE
ARTIST: CLIFF NOBLES & CO.
NO.1 SONG(S): THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU...HERB ALPERT
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 7/20 & 2
TITLE(邦題): LADY WILLPOWER
ARTIST: GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP
NO.1 SONG(S): GRAZING IN THE GRASS...HUGH MASEKELA
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 8/3 & 2
TITLE(邦題): CLASSICAL GASS
ARTIST: MASON WILLIAMS
NO.1 SONG(S): HELLO, I LOVE YOU...THE DOORS
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 8/24 & 3
TITLE(邦題): BORN TO BE WILD
ARTIST: STEPPENWOLF
NO.1 SONG(S): PEOPLE GOT TO BE FREE...THE RASCALS
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 10/19 & 1
TITLE(邦題): FIRE
ARTIST: THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN
NO.1 SONG(S): HEY, JUDE...THE BEATLES
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 10/26 & 1
TITLE(邦題): LITTLE GREEN APPLE (小さな青いリンゴ)
ARTIST: O.C. SMITH
NO.1 SONG(S): HEY, JUDE...THE BEATLES
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 11/2 & 3
TITLE(邦題): THOSE WERE THE DAYS (悲しき天使)
ARTIST: MARY HOPKIN
NO.1 SONG(S): HEY, JUDE...THE BEATLES
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 12/28 & 2
TITLE(邦題): FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE
ARTIST: STEVIE WONDER
NO.1 SONG(S): I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE...MARVIN GAYE

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