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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1968, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1968, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Tamla 54176
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #1
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: I Heard It through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine 1968 Tamla
2 recordlabel: Volt 157
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #3
writtenby: Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
album: The Dock of the Bay
Otis Redding (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay 1968 Volt
3 recordlabel: Tamla 54174
chartposition: R&B #2, US #2, UK #3
writtenby: Ronald Miller & Orlando Murden
album: For Once in My Life
Stevie Wonder For Once in My Life 1968 Tamla
4 recordlabel: Motown 1135
chartposition: R&B #2, US #1, UK #15
writtenby: Henry Cosby, Frank Wilson, Pam Sawyer, Deke Richards & R. Dean Taylor
album: Love Child
Supremes (with Diana Ross) Love Child 1968 Motown
5 recordlabel: Epic 510407
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #36
writtenby: Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
album: Stand!
Sly & the Family Stone Everyday People 1968 Epic
6 recordlabel: Motown 1137
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #3, US #2
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Jerry Williams & Jerry Ross
album: Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations
Diana Ross & the Supremes & the Temptations I'm Gonna Make You Love Me 1968 Motown
7 recordlabel: Atlantic 2537
chartposition: R&B #14, US #1
writtenby: Eddie Brigati & Felix Cavaliere
album: Freedom Suite
Rascals People Got to Be Free 1968 Atlantic
8 recordlabel: Atlantic 2478
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #55
writtenby: Archie Bell & Billy Buttier
album: Tighten Up
Archie Bell & the Drells Tighten Up 1968 Atlantic
9 recordlabel: Scepter 12203
chartposition: R&B #13, UK #28, US #2, US AC #2
writtenby: Andre Previn & Dory Previn
album: Valley of the Dolls
Dionne Warwick (Theme from) The Valley of the Dolls 1968 Scepter
10 recordlabel: Uni 55066
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, US AC #15
writtenby: Philemon Hou
Hugh Masekela Grazing in the Grass 1968 Uni
11 recordlabel: Columbia 44616
chartposition: R&B #2, US #2, US AC #4
writtenby: Bobby Russell
album: Hickory Holler Revisited
O.C. Smith Little Green Apples 1968 Columbia
12 recordlabel: Phil L.A. Of Soul 313
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #53, US #2
writtenby: Jesse James
Cliff Nobles & Co. The Horse 1968 Phil L.A. Of...
13 recordlabel: RCA 0822
chartposition: R&B #29, US #3, UK #6
writtenby: Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger & John Densmore
album: Feliciano!
Jose Feliciano Light My Fire 1968 RCA
14 recordlabel: JAD 220
chartposition: R&B #21, US #5, UK #5, US AC# 20
writtenby: Johnny Nash
album: Hold Me Tight
Johnny Nash Hold Me Tight 1968 JAD
15 recordlabel: Atlantic 2546
chartposition: R&B #3, US #10, UK #4
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin I Say a Little Prayer 1968 Atlantic
16 recordlabel: Brunswick 55391
chartposition: R&B #3, US #3, US AC #2
writtenby: Eugene Record & William Sanders
album: Soulful Strut
Young-Holt Unlimited Soulful Strut 1968 Brunswick
17 recordlabel: Gordy 7081
chartposition: R&B #2, US #6, UK #15
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Cloud Nine
Temptations Cloud Nine 1968 Gordy
18 recordlabel: Epic 10256
chartposition: R&B #9, US #8, UK #7
writtenby: Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
album: Dance to the Music
Sly & the Family Stone Dance to the Music 1968 Epic
19 recordlabel: Gordy 7068
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #45
writtenby: Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong & Roger Penzabene
album: The Temptations Wish It Would Rain
Temptations I Wish It Would Rain 1968 Gordy
20 recordlabel: Tamla 54169
chartposition: R&B #1, US #7, UK #19
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You're All I Need to Get By 1968 Tamla
21 recordlabel: Scepter 12216
chartposition: R&B #23, UK #, US #10, US AC #4
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Valley of the Dolls
Dionne Warwick Do You Know the Way to San Jose 1968 Scepter
22 recordlabel: President 135
chartposition: US #32, UK #1
writtenby: Eddy Grant
album: Baby, Come Back
Equals Baby, Come Back 1968 President
23 recordlabel: Atlantic 2486
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, UK #47
writtenby: Aretha Franklin & Ted White
album: Lady Soul
Aretha Franklin Since You've Been Gone 1968 Atlantic
24 recordlabel: Atlantic 2518
chartposition: R&B #1, US #7, UK #26
writtenby: Aretha Franklin & Bernice Hart
album: Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin Think 1968 Atlantic
25 recordlabel: Philly Groove 1001
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4
writtenby: Thom Bell & William Hart
album: La La Means I Love You
Delfonics La-La Means I Love You 1968 Philly Groove
26 recordlabel: Stax 0009
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5
writtenby: Homer Banks, Bettye Crutcher, Don Davis & Raymond Jackson
Johnnie Taylor Who's Making Love 1968 Stax
27 recordlabel: Soul City 766
chartposition: R&B #2, US #3
writtenby: Laura Nyro
album: Stoned Soul Picnic
5th Dimension Stoned Soul Picnic 1968 Soul City
28 recordlabel: Atlantic 452493
chartposition: R&B #36, US #3
writtenby: Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigati
Rascals A Beautiful Morning 1968 Atlantic
29 recordlabel: Tamla 54163
chartposition: R&B #1, US #8, UK #34
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing 1968 Tamla
30 recordlabel: Atlantic 2508
chartposition: R&B #2, US #6
writtenby: William Armstrong, Marcus Lewis Daniel & Wilbur Terrell
album: This Is Clarence Carter -- Deep Soul Treasures Vol.4 (compiled by Dave Godin)
comments: [deep soul]
Clarence Carter Slip Away 1968 Atlantic
31 recordlabel: Atlantic 2546
chartposition: R&B #2, US #6
writtenby: Bobby Lance & Fran Robbins
Aretha Franklin The House That Jack Built 1968 Atlantic
32 recordlabel: Soul 35044
chartposition: R&B #4, US #8, UK #30
writtenby: Billie Jean Brown, Shorty Long (as Frederick Long) & Suzanne DePasse
album: Here Comes the Judge
Shorty Long Here Comes the Judge 1968 Soul
33 recordlabel: Tamla 54165
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9, UK #46
writtenby: Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy & Stevie Wonder
album: For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day 1968 Tamla
34 recordlabel: Stax 242
chartposition: R&B #4, US #9, UK #34
writtenby: Isaac Hayes & David Porter
album: The Best of Sam & Dave
Sam & Dave I Thank You 1968 Stax
35 recordlabel: Gamble 214
chartposition: R&B #1, US #6
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Cowboys to Girls
Intruders Cowboys to Girls 1968 Gamble
36 recordlabel: Dakar 45-602
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5
writtenby: Barry Despenza & Carl Wolfolk
album: Can I Change My Mind
Tyrone Davis Can I Change My Mind 1968 Dakar
37 recordlabel: ABC 11094
chartposition: R&B #6, US #5
writtenby: Ronald B. Killette & Wayne Pittman
album: Girl Watcher
O'Kaysions Girl Watcher 1968 ABC
38 recordlabel: Cadet 5612
chartposition: R&B #1, US #10
writtenby: Wade Flemons, Bobby Miller & Barrett Strong
album: There Is
Dells Stay in My Corner 1968 Cadet
39 recordlabel: King 6187
chartposition: R&B #1, US #10
writtenby: James Brown & Pee Wee Ellis (as Alfred Ellis)
James Brown Say It Loud I'm Black and I'm Proud 1968 King
40 recordlabel: King 6155
chartposition: R&B #1, US #6
writtenby: James Brown
James Brown I Got the Feelin 1968 King
41 recordlabel: Atlantic 2534
chartposition: R&B #5, US #9
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: I Can't Stop Dancing
Archie Bell & the Drells I Can't Stop Dancing 1968 Atlantic
42 recordlabel: Columbia 44425
chartposition: R&B #32, US #40, UK #2
writtenby: Dallas Frazier
album: Hickory Holler Revisited
O.C. Smith The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp 1968 Columbia
43 recordlabel: Motown 1124
chartposition: R&B #17, US #20, UK #7
writtenby: Tim Hardin
album: Reach Out
Four Tops If I Were a Carpenter 1968 Motown
44 recordlabel: RCA 47-9602
chartposition: R&B #43, US #83, UK #2
writtenby: Jimmy Webb
album: Nuff Said!
Nina Simone Do What You Gotta Do 1968 RCA
45 recordlabel: Stax 0013
chartposition: R&B #35, US #9, US AC #39
writtenby: Steve Cropper, Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones & Lewie Steinberg
album: Soul Limbo
Booker T. & the M.G.'s Hang 'Em High 1968 Stax
46 recordlabel: Tamla 54162
chartposition: R&B #3, US #11, UK #50
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: Special Occasion
Smokey Robinson & Miracles If You Can Want 1968 Tamla
47 recordlabel: Gordy 7072
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13, UK #47
writtenby: Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong & Roger Penzabene
album: The Temptations Wish It Would Rain
Temptations I Could Never Love Another (After Loving... 1968 Gordy
48 recordlabel: Chess 2049
chartposition: R&B #4, US #19, UK #19
writtenby: Bob Astor, Pigmeat Markham (as Dewey Markham), Dick Allen & Sarah Harvey
Pigmeat Markham Here Comes the Judge 1968 Chess
49 recordlabel: Atlantic 2490
chartposition: R&B #6, US #11
writtenby: Steve Davis
album: Take Time to Know Her
Percy Sledge Take Time to Know Her 1968 Atlantic
50 recordlabel: Atlantic 2569
chartposition: R&B #3, US #13
writtenby: John M. Keyes, Clarence Carter, Rick Hall & George Jackson
album: The Dynamic Clarence Carter
Clarence Carter Too Weak to Fight 1968 Atlantic
51 recordlabel: Philips 1730
chartposition: US #10, UK #9
writtenby: John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
album: Dusty in Memphis
Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man 1968 Philips
52 recordlabel: Atco 6563
chartposition: R&B #5, US #14, UK #46
writtenby: Arthur Conley & Earl Simms
album: Soul Directions
Arthur Conley Funky Street 1968 Atco
53 recordlabel: Atlantic 2591
chartposition: R&B #13, US #23, UK #16
writtenby: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
album: Hey Jude
Wilson Pickett Hey Jude 1968 Atlantic
54 recordlabel: Stax 0001
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #30, US #17, US AC #32
writtenby: Steve Cropper, Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones & Lewie Steinberg
album: Soul Limbo
Booker T. & the M.G.'s Soul Limbo 1968 Stax
55 recordlabel: Mercury 72850
chartposition: R&B #1, US #16
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Jerry Butler
album: The Ice Man Cometh
Jerry Butler Hey, Western Union Man 1968 Mercury
56 recordlabel: Brunswick 55379
chartposition: R&B #3, US #15
writtenby: Eugene Record, William Sanders & Carl Davis
album: Love Makes a Woman
Barbara Acklin Love Makes a Woman 1968 Brunswick
57 recordlabel: King 6166
chartposition: R&B #2, US #14
writtenby: James Brown, Bobby Byrd & Pee Wee Ellis (as Alfred Ellis)
James Brown Licking Stick - Licking Stick 1968 King
58 recordlabel: JAD 209
chartposition: R&B #46, US #58, UK #6
writtenby: Margaret Nash
album: Hold Me Tight
Johnny Nash You Got Soul 1968 JAD
59 recordlabel: Soul 35042
chartposition: R&B #5, US #15
writtenby: Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield
Gladys Knight & the Pips The End of Our Road 1968 Soul
60 recordlabel: Atlantic 2504
chartposition: R&B #7, US #15
writtenby: Rodger Collins
Wilson Pickett She's Lookin' Good 1968 Atlantic
61 recordlabel: Stax 0012
chartposition: R&B #4, US #17
writtenby: Sam Cooke
album: Soul Explosion
Eddie Floyd Bring It On Home to Me 1968 Stax
62 recordlabel: Atlantic 2574
chartposition: R&B #9, US #14
writtenby: Steve Cropper & Don Covay
album: Aretha Now
Aretha Franklin See Saw 1968 Atlantic
63 recordlabel: Philips 40553
chartposition: UK #4, US #122
writtenby: Clive Westlake
Dusty Springfield I Close My Eyes and Count to Ten 1968 Philips
64 recordlabel: Volt 163
chartposition: R&B #10, US #25, UK #24
writtenby: Otis Redding & Steve Cropper
album: The Immortal Otis Redding
Otis Redding The Happy Song (Dum-Dum) 1968 Volt
65 recordlabel: Atlantic 2476
chartposition: R&B #4, US #20
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Jerry Butler
album: The Soul Goes On
Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspiration 1968 Atlantic
66 recordlabel: Mercury 72798
chartposition: R&B #4, US #20
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Jerry Butler
album: The Soul Goes On
Jerry Butler Never Give You Up 1968 Mercury
67 recordlabel: Atlantic 2486
chartposition: R&B #9, US #16
writtenby: Carolyn Franklin
album: Lady Soul
Aretha Franklin Ain't No Way 1968 Atlantic
68 recordlabel: Atlantic 2528
chartposition: R&B #6, US #24, UK #38
writtenby: Bobby Womack & Wilson Pickett
album: The Midnight Mover
Wilson Pickett I'm a Midnight Mover 1968 Atlantic
69 recordlabel: Stax 0005
chartposition: R&B #17, US #75, UK #8
writtenby: William Bell & Booker T. Jones
Judy Clay & William Bell Private Number 1968 Stax
70 recordlabel: Scepter 12231
chartposition: R&B #47, US #19, US AC #7
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Promises, Promises
Dionne Warwick Promises, Promises 1968 Scepter
71 recordlabel: Curtom 1932
chartposition: R&B #3, US #22
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: This Is My Country
Impressions Fool for You 1968 Curtom
72 recordlabel: Cadet 5621
chartposition: R&B #3, US #18
writtenby: Bobby Miller
album: The Dells Musical Menu/Always Together
Dells Always Together 1968 Cadet
73 recordlabel: Atco 6636
chartposition: R&B #10, US #21, UK #52
writtenby: James Brown
Otis Redding Papa's Got a Brand New Bag 1968 Atco
74 recordlabel: Atlantic 2583
chartposition: R&B #6, US #21
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: There's Gonna Be A Showdown
Archie Bell & the Drells There's Gonna Be A Showdown 1968 Atlantic
75 recordlabel: Epic 510352
chartposition: UK #4, US #115
writtenby: Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer
Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon Breakin' Down the Walls of Heartache 1968 Epic
76 recordlabel: Hi 2140
chartposition: R&B #10, US #23, US AC #32
writtenby: Luther Dixon & King Curtis
Willie Mitchell Soul Serenade 1968 Hi
77 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 109
chartposition: R&B #17, US #28, UK #28
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Reflections
Supremes (with Diana Ross) Forever Came Today 1968 Tamla Motown
78 recordlabel: Atlantic 2590
chartposition: R&B #18, UK #15, US #41
writtenby: Isaac Hayes & David Porter
Sam & Dave Soul Sister, Brown Sugar 1968 Atlantic
79 recordlabel: Cadet 5590
chartposition: R&B #11, US #20
writtenby: Raynard Miner & Bobby Miller
album: There Is
Dells There Is 1968 Cadet
80 recordlabel: Columbia 44630
chartposition: R&B #33, US #39, UK #16
writtenby: Bob Merrill & Jule Styne
album: People
Tymes People 1968 Columbia
81 recordlabel: Kapp 935
chartposition: R&B #3, US #25
writtenby: Guy Draper
Unifics Court of Love 1968 Kapp
82 recordlabel: Tamla 54172
chartposition: R&B #4, US #26
writtenby: Smokey Robinson & Al Cleveland
album: Special Occasion
Smokey Robinson & Miracles Special Occasion 1968 Tamla
83 recordlabel: Capitol 2136
chartposition: R&B #15, US #29, US AC #28
writtenby: Frank Stanton & Andy Badale
album: Easy
Nancy Wilson Face It Girl, It's Over 1968 Capitol
84 recordlabel: Sound Stage Seven 2608
chartposition: R&B #11, US #25
writtenby: Buddy Mize & Ira Allen
Joe Simon (You Keep Me) Hangin' On 1968 Sound Stage 7
85 recordlabel: Gordy 7074
chartposition: R&B #4, US #26
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: The Temptations Wish It Would Rain
Temptations Please Return Your Love to Me 1968 Gordy
86 recordlabel: Curtom 1934
chartposition: R&B #8, US #25
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: This Is My Country
Impressions This Is My Country 1968 Curtom
87 recordlabel: Gamble 217
chartposition: R&B #4, US #26
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Cowboys to Girls
Intruders (Love Is Like a) Baseball Game 1968 Gamble
88 recordlabel: Atco 6592
chartposition: R&B #38, US #51, UK #15
writtenby: Allen Jones, Al Bell (as Alvertis Isbell) & Otis Redding
album: The Immortal Otis Redding
Otis Redding Hard to Handle 1968 Atco
89 recordlabel: Tamla 54168
chartposition: R&B #2, US #35, UK #53
writtenby: Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter & Stevie Wonder
album: For Once in My Life
Stevie Wonder You Met Your Match 1968 Tamla
90 recordlabel: Tamla 54173
chartposition: R&B #11, US #24
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Keep On Lovin' Me Honey 1968 Tamla
91 recordlabel: Scepter 12226
chartposition: R&B #43, UK #56, US #33, US AC #4
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Promises, Promises
Dionne Warwick Who Is Gonna Love Me? 1968 Scepter
92 recordlabel: Soul City 767
chartposition: R&B #32, US #27, UK #41
writtenby: Oscar Brown Jr.
album: Searching for the Dolphins
Al Wilson The Snake 1968 Soul City
93 recordlabel: Gordy 7069
chartposition: R&B #5, US #29
writtenby: Thomas Chong & Tom Baird
album: Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers
Bobby Taylor & Vancouvers Does Your Mama Know About Me 1968 Gordy
94 recordlabel: SSS Int'l 748
chartposition: R&B #8, US #27
writtenby: Cliff Thomas, Ed Thomas Jr. & Bob McRee
Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson Pickin' Wild Mountain Berries 1968 SSS Int'l
95 recordlabel: Soul 35048
chartposition: R&B #7, US #31
writtenby: Jr. Walker (as Autry DeWalt Jr.) & Janie Bradford
Jr. Walker & the All Stars Hip City 1968 Soul
96 recordlabel: Kapp 878
chartposition: RandB #14 US #38
writtenby: John Barry and Don Black
album: The New Born Free
Hesitations Born Free 1968 Kapp
97 recordlabel: ABC/TRC 11090
chartposition: R&B #30, UK #36, US #35, US AC #33
writtenby: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
album: A Portrait of Ray
Ray Charles Eleanor Rigby 1968 ABC/TRC
98 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 1050(UK)
chartposition: UK #3
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. and Sylvia Moy
album: This Old Heart of Mine
comments: re-release
Isley Brothers This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You) 1968 Tamla Motown...
99 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 640
chartposition: R&B #7, US #34, UK #52
writtenby: Jeffrey Bowen, Jack Coga & Ivy Jo Hunter
album: I Heard It through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye You 1968 Tamla Motown
100 recordlabel: Motown 1126
chartposition: R&B #43, US #30, UK #34
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Love Child
Supremes (with Diana Ross) Some Things You Never Get Used To 1968 Motown

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