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Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1968
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Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1968
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1968
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 5/30/1995
Release Date: 5/30/1995
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Oldies, By Decade, 1960s, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227193829


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Great driving music!
marble | 08/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1968 gave us a lot of classics, and this CD offers a few that are buried in the mega-artists of that era. Classical Gas is in a "class" by itself. Three generations of music lovers in my family reach for the volume to crank it whenver those first notes from Mason Williams hit the air. Fast-forward through Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" (with lyrics like, "she was always young at heart, kinda dumb and kinda smart," I'd rather my kids not have that one running through their heads, ever) on to "Love is Blue" and enjoy the rich harpsicord. Deep Purple's "Hush" actually makes me WANT to sing along with "na na na na, na na na, na na na" (didn't I just complain about lame lyrics?) just because it's GOOD listening. I wish this CD included a few more songs. It was well worth the price. This may be one I wear out from playing too much!"
Outstanding pop hits from 1968
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 02/03/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1968 is an inexpensive CD with great sounds of 1968 on it to entertain you over and over again. The sound quality is excellent; these songs sound just as fresh as the first day you ever heard them! Newcomers to this genre of music would do well to choose this CD.

Mason Williams kicks things off with "Classical Gas;" this features some wonderful guitar playing and the orchestration can't be beat! The strings, percussion and more enhance the beauty of this melody. I predict that you will enjoy "Classical Gas" very much. The Rascals also turn in a performance of their huge hit entitled "A Beautiful Morning;" they sing this to perfection and the backup vocalists never miss a beat as they harmonize so well. I love that percussion, too!

Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" is a sweet tune that is sure to bring back memories; Bobby sings this with such passion and style that it really moves me every time I heard it. Bobby makes "Honey" a true masterpiece in his capable hands.

The Union Gap performs "Young Girl" with all their might, heart and soul. The arrangement works wonders and "Young Girl" is a very fine ballad that is timeless the more I think about it. The musical arrangement enhances the beauty of "Young Girl," too.

"Spooky" by The Classics IV is a tune you just may recognize when you hear it; and Jeannie C. Riley makes a big splash with her hit "Harper Valley P.T.A." "Harper Valley P.T.A." works well on many levels and Jeannie C. Riley delivers this with panache like the pro she always was! You go, Jeannie!

Moreover, listen for Dion to do his famous "Abraham, Martin And John;" this touching ballad still resonates with listeners today in our times. Deep Purple ends the CD masterfully with their tune named "Hush;" this tune really rocks and it's anything but a hushed performance! The electric guitars sound great on "Hush" and Deep Purple sings this very well.

Overall, this is one great CD to celebrate the pop music of 1968. I highly recommend this CD.
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Kathleen Motteler | South Carolina | 02/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"1968 was a very emotional year on and off the radio. Songs like "Honey" and "Abraham, Martin and John" have always made me cry. And "Love Is Blue" very soothing. My collection of "Must Have" songs is a little more complete with this CD."