My favorite songs of 1968

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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.

 

12 Great Songs that were released in 1968

All Along the Watchtower – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

 

Going Up the Country – Canned Heat

 

On the Road Again – Canned Heat

 

White Room – Cream

 

Hush – Deep Purple

 

Street Fighting Man – Rolling Stones

 

Mrs. Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel

 

The Pusher – Steppenwolf

 

Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf

 

Helter Skelter – The Beatles

 

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – The Beatles

 

Spanish Caravan – The Doors

 

11 Truly Awesome Songs that were released in 1968

Piece of my Heart – Big Brother and the Holding Company

 

Hey Jude – The Beatles

 

Hello, I Love You – The Doors

 

Suzie Q – Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan

 

The Weight – The Band

 

Revolution – The Beatles

 

Love Street – The Doors

 

Five to One – The Doors

 

Magic Bus – The Who

 

Dear Mr. Fantasy – Traffic

 

Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones

 

 

(Listen to this entire playlist on Youtube here)

Here is the complete list: 

 

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
Awesome – 4 Sympathy for the Devil The Rolling Stones
Great – 13 Going Up the Country Canned Heat
Great – 13 On the Road Again Canned Heat
Great – 13 White Room Cream
Great – 13 Hush Deep Purple
Great – 13 Street Fightning Man Rolling Stones
Great – 13 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel
Great – 13 The Pusher Steppenwolf
Great – 13 Born to Be Wild Steppenwolf
Great – 13 Helter Skelter The Beatles
Great – 13 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da The Beatles
Great – 13 Spanish Caravan The Doors
Great – 13 All Along the Watchtower The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Pretty Good – 25 Summertime Big Brother and the Holding Company
Pretty Good – 25 Sunshine of Your Love Cream
Pretty Good – 25 I Put a Spell on You Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 25 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida Iron Butterfly
Pretty Good – 25 With a Little Help from My Friends Joe Cocker
Pretty Good – 25 Jumpin’ Jack Flash Rolling Stones
Pretty Good – 25 Bend Me, Shape Me The American Breed
Pretty Good – 25 The Unknown Soldier The Doors
Pretty Good – 25 While My Guitar Gently Weeps The Beatles
Pretty Good – 25 Back in the USSR The Beatles
Pretty Good – 25 Blackbird The Beatles
Pretty Good – 25 Birthday The Beatles
Pretty Good – 25 Mony Mony Tommy James & the Shondells
Not Bad – 38 Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Not Bad – 38 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong, His Orchestra & Chorus
Not Bad – 38 (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
Not Bad – 38 Lady Madonna The Beatles
Not Bad – 38 Sookie Sookie Steppenwolf
Not Bad – 38 Dance to the Music Sly & the Family Stone
Not Bad – 38 Crosstown Traffic The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Not Bad – 38 Build Me Up Buttercup The Foundations
Not Bad – 38 The Fool on the Hill The Beatles

 

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