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This week in music: 1968

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Let's turn back the clock and put a quarter in our jukebox of memories.

The year was 1968 and as the Cardinals were clinching the National League pennant that year, these were the songs being played on the radio.

Billboard's Hot 100 had the 1910 Fruitgum Factory at number five with "1-2-3 Red Light."

At number four was a song many call the very first heavy metal hit. We're talking about "Born to be Wild" by Steppenwolf.

Holding down the number three spot was Jose Feliciano with an acoustic version of "The Doors' hit Light My Fire."

A country crossover hit was at number two. "Harper Valley P.T.A." was written by Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall and performed by Jeannie C. Riley.

And in the top spot was an upbeat song about tolerance and peace during the turbulent summer of 1968. "People Got to Be Free" by the Rascals spent two weeks at number one.

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