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This week in music: 1968

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Let's step into the Breakfast Show's musical time machine and travel back 47 years ago.

These were the songs being played on the radio and in 8 track players this week in 1968.

Billboard's Hot 100 had The Grass Roots at number five with their hit Midnight Confessions, which became the band's biggest charting hit. 

At number 4 was a British psychedelic band which became on one hit wonder.  Fire by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown went gold, selling over a million copies.

In the number three spot was O.C. Smith with a country crossover hit. Little Green Apples ended up winning a Grammy for Song of the Year.

Welsh singer Mary Hopkin checked in at number two with Those Were the Days. Paul McCartney produced the single and had Hopkin record the song in 4 different languages.

And speaking of Paul, he and his band mates the Beatles were topping the charts with Hey Jude.  The song spent 9 weeks at number one, the longest for any Beatles single.  At the time, it tied an all time record for the longest run of any song to top the Billboard Hot 100.  In fact when Billboard ranked it's All Time Hot 100 songs, Hey Jude came in 8th.

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