60s charts | Personal year chart 1968

** = funk/soul/jazz/reggae/world/exotica/ska/or combinations
**** = pop or rock

My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1968 (out of 31 listed here):

  1. Louis Armstrong – What a wonderful world (Note: In 1988 again a Dutch hit) **
  2. Iron Butterfly – In-a-gadda-da-vida (btw, I prefer the full 17 minutes version) ****
  3. Barry Ryan – Eloise ****

Other favorites:

  • Archie Bell And The Drells – Tighten up **
  • The Art Of Lovin – Take a ride ****
  • Booker T & The MG’s – Blues in the gutter soul ****
  • Booker T & The MG’s – Time is tight ****
  • The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – Fire ****
  • Donovan – Atlantis ****
  • Dr. John – Mama roux **
  • Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young girl ****
  • Jaques Dutronc – Is est cinc heures, Paris s’eveille ****
  • Kako & His Orchestra – Shingaling **
  • The Kinks – Village green ****
  • Laghonia – Trouble child ****
  • The Moody Blues – Boulevard de la Madeleine ****
  • The Move – Flowers in the rain ****
  • Otis Redding – (Sittin’) on the dock of the bay **
  • Sonny Lester & His Orchestra – Salome’s veil **
  • Status Quo – Pictures of matchstick men ****
  • Wes Montgomery – The Fox **
  • Woody Herman – Pontieo **
  • The Zombies – Time of the season ****

Doubt case:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • Cream – White room ****

Bubbling under:

  • Adriano Calentano – Azzuro ****
  • Aretha Franklin – Natural woman (note: In 1993 a Dutch hit) **
  • Dorothy Ashby – Afro-harping **
  • The Moody Blues – Tuesday afternoon ****
  • Patto Pravo – La bambola ****
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Ford mustang ****
  • Sergio Mendez – Scarborough fair **

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