My favorite songs of 1968

Posted: April 14, 2011 in Rankings

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Pretty Good
Not Bad

Here’s the fourth installment. I noticed, in reviewing this year, that the songs started to really hit me in terms of my appreciation of them. To the extent where I wonder if I should have started these posts in 1968.

Time permitting, I’ll probably do it through 2002ish…

Awesome – 1 Piece of my Heart Big Brother and the Holding Company
Awesome – 1 Hey Jude The Beatles
Awesome – 1 Hello, I Love You The Doors
Awesome – 4 Suzie Q Creedence Clearwater Revival
Awesome – 4 Hurdy Gurdy Man Donovan
Awesome – 4 The Weight The Band
Awesome – 4 Revolution The Beatles
Awesome – 4 Love Street The Doors
Awesome – 4 Five to One The Doors
Awesome – 4 Magic Bus The Who
Awesome – 4 Dear Mr. Fantasy Traffic
Great – 12 Going Up the Country Canned Heat
Great – 12 On the Road Again Canned Heat
Great – 12 White Room Cream
Great – 12 Hush Deep Purple
Great – 12 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
Great – 12 The Pusher Steppenwolf
Great – 12 Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
Great – 12 Hello, Goodbye The Beatles
Great – 12 Helter Skelter The Beatles
Great – 12 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da The Beatles
Great – 12 Spanish Caravan The Doors
Great – 12 All Along the Watchtower The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Pretty Good – 24 Summertime Big Brother and the Holding Company
Pretty Good – 24 Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Pretty Good – 24 I Put a Spell on You Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 24 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly
Pretty Good – 24 With a Little Help from My Friends Joe Cocker
Pretty Good – 24 Jumpin’ Jack Flash Rolling Stones
Pretty Good – 24 Bend Me, Shape Me The American Breed
Pretty Good – 24 The Unknown Soldier The Doors
Pretty Good – 24 While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles
Pretty Good – 24 Back in the USSR The Beatles
Pretty Good – 24 Blackbird The Beatles
Pretty Good – 24 Birthday The Beatles
Pretty Good – 24 Mony Mony Tommy James & the Shondells
Not Bad – 37 Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Not Bad – 37 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong, His Orchestra & Chorus
Not Bad – 37 (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Not Bad – 37 Lady Madonna The Beatles
Not Bad – 37 Sookie Sookie Steppenwolf
Not Bad – 37 Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone
Not Bad – 37 Crosstown Traffic The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Not Bad – 37 Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Not Bad – 37 The Fool on the Hill The Beatles

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