The Number One Albums of 1968

gatefold-cheapthrillsJanuary and February: Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles

March: Blooming Hits, Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra

April, May, June and the first three weeks July: The Graduate soundtrack and Bookends, both by Simon and Garfunkle, interweaved

Last week of July, first week of August: Best of the Brass, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass

The rest of August: Wheels of Fire, Cream

The first three weeks of September, and the first week of October: Waiting for the Sun, The Doors

Last week of September: Time/Peace, The Rascals

Second week of October through the Second week of November, plus the last week of November through the middle of December: Cheap Thrills, Big Brother and the Holding Company

Middle two weeks of November: Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix Experience

Third week of December: Wichita Lineman, Glen Campbell

Last week of December: The Beatles (White Album), The Beatles

Holy crap.

One thought on “The Number One Albums of 1968

  1. Electric Ladyland, Bookends, The White Album, Wheels of Fire, and Cheap Thrills (which I think is among the greatest live albums ever) is a pretty good five to have in one year. All classics?

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