Global Charts
National Charts
 

Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to October 26, 1968
compiled and provided by

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week 6
Hey Jude - Beatles
Parlophone / Apple - 6 weeks at No.1
2 / 4
week 5
Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin
Apple
3 / 2
week 5
Fire - Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
Polydor / Atlantic
4 / 3
week 8
I've Gotta Get A Message To You - Bee Gees
Atco / Polydor
5 / 6
week 10
Help Yourself - Tom Jones
Parrot / Decca
7 / 8
week 6
On The Road Again - Canned Heat
Liberty
6 / 5
week 6
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
Atlantic
8 / 9
week 6
Harper Valley P.T.A. - Jeannie C. Riley
Plantation / Columbia
new.JPG (991 bytes) Hold Me Tight - Johnny Nash
JAD / Regal Zonophone / Saga
new.JPG (991 bytes) Little Green Apples - O.C.Smith
Columbia
 
"Hey Jude" by the Beatles
was one of the most successful smashes of the legendary British band. The ballad with a length more than seven minutes, evolved from 'Hey Jules', a song McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon's son, Julian, during its parents' divorce. It held the top position of the Global Chart for sensational 18 weeks and was, of course, far and away the biggest hit of the year 1968 with a total of 13,972,000 points.

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