Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the top songs of the year. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. Select a year to see the list of most popular hit songs.

Number One Song of 1968: Beatles - Hey Jude Go to year: 
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« 1967 1968 1969 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1967 1968 1969 »
1 Beatles Hey Jude
2 Paul Mauriat Love Is Blue
3 Bobby Goldsboro Honey
4 Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
5 Rascals People Got To Be Free
6 Cream Sunshine Of Your Love
7 Herb Alpert This Guy's In Love With You
8 Hugo Montenegro The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
9 Simon and Garfunkel Mrs. Robinson
10 Archie Bell and The Drells Tighten Up
11 Jeannie C. Riley Harper Valley P.T.A.
12 O.C. Smith Little Green Apples
13 Tommy James and The Shondells Mony, Mony
14 Doors Hello, I Love You
15 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Young Girl
16 Box Tops Cry Like A Baby
17 Fifth Dimension Stoned Soul Picnic
18 Hugh Masekela Grazing In The Grass
19 Grass Roots Midnight Confessions
20 Sly and The Family Stone Dance To The Music
21 Cliff Nobles and Co. The Horse
22 Temptations I Wish It Would Rain
23 Delfonics La-La Means I Love You
24 Vogues Turn Around, Look At Me
25 John Fred and His Playboy Band Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)
26 Classics IV Spooky
27 Diana Ross and The Supremes Love Child
28 Merrilee Rush Angel Of The Morning
29 Georgie Fame The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde
30 Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days
31 Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild
32 Intruders Cowboys To Girls
33 1910 Fruitgum Company Simon Says
34 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Lady Willpower
35 Rascals A Beautiful Morning
36 Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 The Look Of Love
37 Johnny Nash Hold Me Tight
38 Ohio Express Yummy, Yummy, Yummy
39 Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Fire
40 Troggs Love Is All Around
41 Gene and Debbe Playboy
42 Dionne Warwick (Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls
43 Mason Williams Classical Gas
44 Clarence Carter Slip Away
45 O'Kaysions Girl Watcher
46 Aretha Franklin (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
47 Lemon Pipers Green Tambourine
48 1910 Fruitgum Company 1, 2, 3, Red Light
49 Friend and Lover Reach Out Of The Darkness
50 Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash
51 Richard Harris MacArthur Park
52 Jose Feliciano Light My Fire
53 People I Love You
54 Percy Sledge Take Time To Know Her
55 Status Quo Pictures Of Matchstick Men
56 Blue Cheer Summertime Blues
57 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
58 James Brown and The Famous Flames I Got The Feelin'
59 Bee Gees I've Gotta Get A Message To You
60 Beatles Lady Madonna
61 Donovan Hurdy Gurdy Man
62 Steppenwolf Magic Carpet Ride
63 Fireballs Bottle Of Wine
64 Dells Stay In My Corner
65 Willie Mitchell Soul Serenade
66 Tom Jones Delilah
67 Human Beinz Nobody But Me
68 Sam and Dave I Thank You
69 Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 The Fool On The Hill
70 Eric Burdon and The Animals Sky Pilot
71 Cowsills Indian Lake
72 Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight
73 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Over You
74 Lettermen Goin' Out Of My Head / Can't Take My Eyes Off You
75 Stevie Wonder Shoo-Bee-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day
76 Irish Rovers The Unicorn
77 Vanilla Fudge (You Keep Me) Hangin' On
78 Beatles Revolution
79 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Woman, Woman
80 Turtles Elenore
81 Cream White Room
82 Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell You're All I Need To Get By
83 Foundations Baby, Now That I've Found You
84 Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration
85 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles If You Can Want
86 Mills Brothers Cab Driver
87 Chambers Brothers Time Has Come Today
88 Dionne Warwick Do You Know The Way To San Jose
89 Simon and Garfunkel Scarborough Fair / Canticle
90 James Brown and The Famous Flames Say It Loud I'm Black And I'm Proud
91 Manfred Mann The Mighty Quinn
92 Shorty Long Here Comes The Judge
93 Aretha Franklin I Say A Little Prayer
94 Aretha Franklin Think
95 Gary Lewis and The Playboys Sealed With A Kiss
96 Big Brother and The Holding Company Piece Of My Heart
97 Creedence Clearwater Revival Suzie Q.
98 American Breed Bend Me Shape
99 Jerry Butler Hey, Western Union Man
100 Jerry Butler Never Give You Up