Top 100 Singles of 1968 in Canada

the-beatles-hey-jude-apple-3According to RPM magazine, the biggest song of 1968 in Canada was “Hey Jude” by The Beatles. It evolved from “Hey Jules”, which Paul McCartney wrote for John Lennon’s son, Julian. Just three songs in the Top 100 below are by Canadians (bolded in red), the most successful of which was Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild” (#14), the song that coined the term “heavy metal”. Note that a mistake made in the chart was that #62 and #70 were given the same entry. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from nationwide sales and radio airplay data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Hey Jude The Beatles
2 Honey Bobby Goldsboro
3 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
4 Young Girl Gary Puckett & Union Gap
5 People Got To Be Free Rascals
6 Gren Tamourine Lemon Pipers
7 I’ve Gotta Get a Message To You The Bee Gees
8 This Guy’s In Love With You Herb Alpert
9 Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C Riley
10 Yummy Yummy Yummy Ohio Express
11 Wichita Lineman Glen Campbell
12 Love Is Blue Paul Mauriat
13 Hello I Love You The Doors
14 Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf
15 A Beautiful Morning The Rascals
16 Those Were the Days Mary Hopkin
17 Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde Georgie Fame
18 Lady Willpower Gary Puckett & Union Gap
19 Lady Madonna The Beatles
20 Simon Says 1910 Fruit Gum Company
21 Sunshine of Your Love Cream
22 Zabadak Dee Dozy Beaky Mick Titch
23 Fire Arthur Brown
24 Judy In Disguise John Fred/Playboys
25 Master Jack Four Jacks & A Jill
26 Tighten Up Archie Bell
27 Light My Fire Jose Feliciano
28 Stoned Soul Picnic Fifth Dimension
29 I Can Take or Leave Your Loving Herman’s Hermits
30 Hello Goodbye The Beatles
31 Mony Mony Tommy James/Shondells
32 Turn Around Look at Me The Vogues
33 MacArthur Park Richard Harris
34 Midnight Confessions The Grass Roots
35 The Unicorn The Irish Rovers
36 Jumpin’ Jack Flash The Rolling Stones
37 The Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann
38 Hush Deep Purple
39 White Room Cream
40 Cry Like a Baby The Box Tops
41 The Good The Bad & The Ugly Hugo Montenegro
42 1, 2, 3 Red Light 1910 Fruitgum Co.
43 Hurdy Gurdy Man Donovan
44 The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
45 Magic Carpet Ride Steppenwolf
46 Baby Now That I’ve Found You The Foundations
47 Hold Me Tight Johnny Nash
48 Bend Me Shape Me American Breed
49 You Keep Me Hangin’ On Vanilla Fudge
50 Words The Bee Gees
51 Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela
52 Love Is All Around The Troggs
53 The Horse Cliff Nobles
54 Classical Gas Mason Williams
55 Over You Union Gap
56 Indian Lake The Cowsills
57 La La Means I Love You The Delfonics
58 Baby Come Back The Equals
59 Itchycoo Park Small Faces
60 Chewy Chewy Ohio Express
61 Love Child Diana Ross/Supremes
62 Angel of the Morning Merrilee Rush
63 Little Green Apples OC Smith
64 The Look of Love Sergio Mendes & Brasil
65 Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight T. Boyce/B. Hart
66 Fool on the Hill Sergio Mendes & Brasil
67 Girl Watcher The O’Kaysions
68 Goin’ Out…/Can’t Take My Eyes… The Lettermen
69 Bottle of Wine The Fireballs
70 Angel of the Morning Merrilee Rush
71 I Wish It Would Rain The Temptations
72 Dream a Little Dream of Me Mama Cass
73 Chewy Chewy Ohio Express
74 Cowboys and Girls The Intruders
75 Magic Bus The Who
76 Stormy Classics IV
77 Slip Away Clarence Carter
78 Walk Away Renee The Four Tops
79 Summertime Blues Blue Cheer
80 Woman Woman Union Gap
81 Since You’ve Been Gone Aretha Franklin
82 Pictures of Match Stick Men The Status Quo
83 Bang-Shang-A-Lang The Archies
84 Spooky Classics IV
85 I’m Gonna Make You Love Me Diana Ross/Supremes
86 Valley of the Dolls Dionne Warwick
87 Little Arrows Leapy Lee
88 Like to Get to Know You Spanky & Our Gang
89 Valleri The Monkees
90 For Once in My Life Stevie Wonder
91 Abraham, Martin & John Dion
92 Chain of Fools Aretha Franklin
93 Elenore The Turtles
94 Legend of Xanadu Dee Dozy Beaky Mick Titch
95 Playboy Gene & Debbie
96 Both Sides Now Judy Collins
97 DW Washburn The Monkees
98 Think Aretha Franklin
99 Just Dropped In First Edition
100 Sleepy Joe Herman’s Hermits