Below are the front and rear covers of KHJ’s Big 93 of 1968 souvenir booklet. Click on the image to view a list of the songs.
The link to open up the list isn't working for me. I click, but nothing happens.
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Got it this time.I've always wondered how KHJ determined these year-end lists. For example, some big hits from 1968 are quite a ways down: "This Guy's in Love With You" at 38, "Mony Mony" at 39, "Harper Valley PTA" at 41 and "People Got to Be Free" at 53. But look how high "Suzie Q" and "Baby You Got It" were. Also, interesting that "Revolution" comes in at 46, considering it was a B side.
I agree with Steve's comment on the year-end list and examples. What was weird was that the number 1 "This Guy's In Love With You" was only #38, which had prevented Mrs. Robinson from hitting #1, yet "Robinson" was #8! Same thing with #1 "Hurdy Gurdy Man" at #81 which had prevented year-end #3 "Sunshine of Your Love" from hitting #1 for one week!
In all of 1968, only 4 songs were able to stay on the Boss 30 for as long as 10 weeks: “Love Is Blue” by Paul Mauriat (12 weeks), “Sunshine of Your Love” by Cream (11 weeks), “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf (10 weeks) and “Hey Jude” by the Beatles (11 weeks).
1968 was the high-water mark for song turnover on the Boss 30. There were 287 new records that charted the Boss 30 in 1968. As Dave mentioned, only four of those (1.4%) spent 10 or more weeks on the survey.Compare that to 1973 when only 162 new records charted the survey and a whopping 50% of those (81) spent 10 or more weeks on the survey.
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