1968 GO-SET CHARTS

 

26 December 1968

26 December 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 26th of December 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 13   2. (3) WHITE ROOM Cream 7   3. (2) LITTLE...

18 December 1968

18 December 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 18th of December 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (2) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 12   2. (1) LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee 11   3. (4)...

11 December 1968

11 December 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 11th of December 1968 #1: Leapy Lee Little Arrows Selling over three million copies worldwide, Little Arrows hit pop and country charts. The song managed to push Hey Jude out of the number position for just one week.   1. (2) LITTLE ARROWS...

4 December 1968

4 December 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 4th of December 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 10   2. (2) LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee 9   3. (3)...

27 November 1968

27 November 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 27th of November 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 9   2. (3) LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee 8   3. (2)...

20 November 1968

20 November 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 20th of November 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 8   2. (3) THOSE WERE THE DAYS Mary Hopkin 7  ...

13 November 1968

13 November 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 13th of November 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 7   2. (3) LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee 6   3. (2)...

6 November 1968

6 November 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 6th of November 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 6   2. (3) THOSE WERE THE DAYS Mary Hopkin 5   3....

30 October 1968

30 October 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 30th of October 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 5   2. (2) HARPER VALLEY PTA Jeannie C. Riley 7  ...

23 October 1968

23 October 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 23rd of October 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label. 1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 4 2. (2) HARPER VALLEY PTA Jeannie C. Riley 6 3....

16 October 1968

16 October 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 16th of October 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 3   2. (2) HARPER VALLEY PTA Jeannie C. Riley 5  ...

9 October 1968

9 October 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 9th of October 1968 #1: The Beatles Hey Jude/Revolution Released as a non-album single, and the first release on the band's new Apple record label.   1. (16) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 2   2. (2) HARPER VALLEY PTA Jeannie C. Riley 4  ...

2 October 1968

2 October 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 2nd of October 1968 #1: Tom Jones Help Yourself A reworked English language version of the Italian song Gli Occhi Miei (My Eyes). The English lyrics bear no relation to the original Italian.   1. (1) HELP YOURSELF Tom Jones 7   2. (7)...

25 September 1968

25 September 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 25th of September 1968 #1: Tom Jones Help Yourself A reworked English language version of the Italian song Gli Occhi Miei (My Eyes). The English lyrics bear no relation to the original Italian.   1. (1) HELP YOURSELF Tom Jones 6   2. (2)...

18 September 1968

18 September 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 18th of September 1968 #1: Tom Jones Help Yourself A reworked English language version of the Italian song Gli Occhi Miei (My Eyes). The English lyrics bear no relation to the original Italian.   1. (2) HELP YOURSELF Tom Jones 5   2. (1)...

11 September 1968

11 September 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 11th of September 1968 #1: Mama Cass Dream A Little Dream Of Me Although credited in the cards to Mama Cass, it was recorded and released by The Mamas and The Papas on the group's self-titled album.   1. (1) DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME Mama...

4 September 1968

4 September 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 4th of September 1968 #1: Mama Cass Dream A Little Dream Of Me Although credited in the cards to Mama Cass, it was recorded and released by The Mamas and The Papas on the group's self-titled album.   1. (5) DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME Mama...

28 August 1968

28 August 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 28th of August 1968 #1: The Irish Rovers The Orange And The Green A humorous Irish folk song about a man whose father was a Protestant ("Green") and whose mother was a Catholic ("Orange")   1. (1) THE ORANGE AND THE GREEN/WHISKEY ON A...

21 August 1968

21 August 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 21st of August 1968 #1: The Irish Rovers The Orange And The Green A humorous Irish folk song about a man whose father was a Protestant ("Green") and whose mother was a Catholic ("Orange")   1. (2) THE ORANGE AND THE GREEN/WHISKEY ON A...

14 August 1968

14 August 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 14th of August 1968 #1: Merrilee Rush Angel Of The Morning Written by Chip Taylor (who also wrote Wild Thing), the song was apparently inspired by The Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday.   1. (1) ANGEL OF THE MORNING Merrilee Rush 8   2. (2) THE...

7 August 1968

7 August 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 7th of August 1968 #1: Merrilee Rush Angel Of The Morning Written by Chip Taylor (who also wrote Wild Thing), the song was apparently inspired by The Rolling Stones' Ruby Tuesday. 1. (3) ANGEL OF THE MORNING Merrilee Rush 7 2. (5) THE...

31 July 1968

31 July 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 31st of July 1968 #1: The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash Called "supernatural Delta blues by way of Swinging London" by Rolling Stone magazine.   1. (2) JUMPING JACK FLASH The Rolling Stones 7   2. (1) THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU Herb...

24 July 1968

24 July 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 24th of July 1968 #1: Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass This Guy's In Love With You Unmistakebly a Bacharach/David composition, this song features Alpert singing lead vocals, and little of the typical horn prominence typical in other...

17 July 1968

17 July 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 17th of July 1968 #1: Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass This Guy's In Love With You Unmistakebly a Bacharach/David composition, this song features Alpert singing lead vocals, and little of the typical horn prominence typical in other...

10 July 1968

10 July 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 10th of July 1968 #1: The Irish Rovers The Unicorn The most well-known cover of a song written and originally recorded by children's book writer, cartoonist and songwriter Shel Silverstein. 1. (1) THE UNICORN The Irish Rovers 10 2. (2) THE...

3 July 1968

3 July 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 3rd of July 1968 #1: The Irish Rovers The Unicorn The most well-known cover of a song written and originally recorded by children's book writer, cartoonist and songwriter Shel Silverstein.   1. (1) THE UNICORN The Irish Rovers 9   2. (3)...

26 June 1968

26 June 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 26th of June 1968 #1: The Irish Rovers The Unicorn The most well-known cover of a song written and originally recorded by children's book writer, cartoonist and songwriter Shel Silverstein. 1. (1) THE UNICORN The Irish Rovers 8 2. (2)...

19 June 1968

19 June 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 19th of June 1968 #1: The Irish Rovers The Unicorn The most well-known cover of a song written and originally recorded by children's book writer, cartoonist and songwriter Shel Silverstein.   1. (1) THE UNICORN The Irish Rovers 7   2. (2)...

12 June 1968

12 June 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 12th of June 1968 #1: The Irish Rovers The Unicorn The most well-known cover of a song written and originally recorded by children's book writer, cartoonist and songwriter Shel Silverstein.   1. (2) THE UNICORN The Irish Rovers 6   2. (1)...

5 June 1968

5 June 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 5th of June 1968 #1: Bobby Goldsboro Honey Often listed as one of the worst songs of all time, it still managed to push The Beatles out of the number one position!   1. (1) HONEY Bobby Goldsboro 7   2. (3) THE UNICORN The Irish Rovers 5  ...

29 May 1968

29 May 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 29th of May 1968 #1: Bobby Goldsboro Honey Often listed as one of the worst songs of all time, it still managed to push The Beatles out of the number one position!   1. (1) HONEY Bobby Goldsboro 6   2. (2) YOUNG GIRL The Union Gap 8   3....

22 May 1968

22 May 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 22nd of May 1968 #1: Bobby Goldsboro Honey Often listed as one of the worst songs of all time, it still managed to push The Beatles out of the number one position!   1. (1) HONEY Bobby Goldsboro 5   2. (3) YOUNG GIRL The Union Gap 7   3....

15 May 1968

15 May 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 17th of May 1968 #1: Bobby Goldsboro Honey Often listed as one of the worst songs of all time, it still managed to push The Beatles out of the number one position!   1. (2) HONEY Bobby Goldsboro 4   2. (1) LADY MADONNA/THE INNER LIGHT The...

8 May 1968

8 May 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 8th of May 1968 #1: The Beatles Lady Madonna/Inner Light This song marked a return to The Beatles' more standard form of songwriting after recent psychedelic productions. 1. (1) LADY MADONNA/THE INNER LIGHT The Beatles 5 2. (9) HONEY Bobby...

1 May 1968

1 May 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 1st of May 1968 #1: The Beatles Lady Madonna/Inner Light This song marked a return to The Beatles' more standard form of songwriting after recent psychedelic productions.   1. (2) LADY MADONNA/THE INNER LIGHT The Beatles 4   2. (1) LOVE IS...

24 April 1968

24 April 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 24th of April 1968 #1: Paul Mauriat Love Is Blue The only number one hit by a French artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.   1. (1) LOVE IS BLUE Paul Mauriat 10   2. (6) LADY MADONNA/THE INNER LIGHT The Beatles 3   3....

17 April 1968

17 April 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 17th of April 1968 #1: Paul Mauriat Love Is Blue The only number one hit by a French artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.   1. (1) LOVE IS BLUE Paul Mauriat 9   2. (2) (SIMPLE) SIMON SAYS 1910 Fruitgum Co. 7   3. (5)...

10 April 1968

10 April 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 10th of April 1968 #1: Paul Mauriat Love Is Blue The only number one hit by a French artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.   1. (1) LOVE IS BLUE Paul Mauriat 8   2. (2) (SIMPLE) SIMON SAYS 1910 Fruitgum Co. 6   3. (10)...

3 April 1968

3 April 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 3rd of April 1968 #1: Paul Mauriat Love Is Blue The only number one hit by a French artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.   1. (1) LOVE IS BLUE Paul Mauriat 7   2. (7) (SIMPLE) SIMON SAYS 1910 Fruitgum Co. 5   3. (6)...

27 March 1968

27 March 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 27th of March 1968 #1: Paul Mauriat Love Is Blue The only number one hit by a French artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.   1. (2) LOVE IS BLUE Paul Mauriat 6   2. (1) JUDY IN DISGUISE (WITH GLASSES) John Fred And His...

20 March 1968

20 March 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 20th of March 1968 #1: John Fred And His Playboy Band Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) Inspired by misheard lyrics - John Fred listening to Sgt Pepper's album, thought he heard "Lucy in disguise with diamonds".   1. (1) JUDY IN DISGUISE...

13 March 1968

13 March 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 13th of March 1968 #1: John Fred And His Playboy Band Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) Inspired by misheard lyrics - John Fred listening to Sgt Pepper's album, thought he heard "Lucy in disguise with diamonds".   1. (1) JUDY IN DISGUISE...

6 March 1968

6 March 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 6th of March 1968 #1: John Fred And His Playboy Band Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) Inspired by misheard lyrics - John Fred listening to Sgt Pepper's album, thought he heard "Lucy in disguise with diamonds".   1. (2) JUDY IN DISGUISE...

28 February 1968

28 February 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 28th of February 1968 #1: Johnny Farnham Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) This was Farnham's first solo single and became the largest selling single in Australia by an Australian artist in the sixties.   1. (1) SADIE (THE CLEANING LADY) Johnny...

21 February 1968

21 February 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 21st of February 1968 #1: Johnny Farnham Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) This was Farnham's first solo single and became the largest selling single in Australia by an Australian artist in the sixties.   1. (1) SADIE (THE CLEANING LADY) Johnny...

14 February 1968

14 February 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 14th of February 1968 #1: Johnny Farnham Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) This was Farnham's first solo single and became the largest selling single in Australia by an Australian artist in the sixties.   1. (1) SADIE (THE CLEANING LADY) Johnny...

7 February 1968

7 February 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 7th of February 1968 #1: Johnny Farnham Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) This was Farnham's first solo single and became the largest selling single in Australia by an Australian artist in the sixties.   1. (1) SADIE (THE CLEANING LADY) Johnny...

31 January 1968

31 January 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 31st of January 1968 #1: Johnny Farnham Sadie (The Cleaning Lady) This was Farnham's first solo single and became the largest selling single in Australia by an Australian artist in the sixties. 1. (3) SADIE (THE CLEANING LADY) Johnny...

24 January 1968

24 January 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 24th of January 1968 #1: The Beatles Hello Goodbye/I Am The Walrus Hello, Goodbye met with mixed reception, with some praising the song and others deeming it unadventurous and inconsequential.   1. (1) HELLO GOODBYE/I AM THE WALRUS The...

17 January 1968

17 January 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 17th of January 1968 #1: The Beatles Hello Goodbye/I Am The Walrus Hello, Goodbye met with mixed reception, with some praising the song and others deeming it unadventurous and inconsequential.   1. (2) HELLO GOODBYE/I AM THE WALRUS The...

10 January 1968

10 January 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 10th of January 1968 #1: The Royal Guardsmen Snoopy's Christmas A followup to Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, it was voted "the worst Christmas song of all time" by readers of the New Zealand Herald in 2007.   1. (1) SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS The Royal...

3 January 1968

3 January 1968

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 3rd of January 1968 #1: The Royal Guardsmen Snoopy's Christmas A followup to Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, it was voted "the worst Christmas song of all time" by readers of the New Zealand Herald in 2007.   1. (2) SNOOPY'S CHRISTMAS The Royal...