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This week in music: 1968

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Let's turn back the hands of time and see what was playing on the radio 47 years ago.

According to Billboard Magazine, these were the top selling songs this week in 1968.

Dion had ditched the Belmonts by this stage in his career and his music was not the bubblegum pop from the early part of the decade.  He went for a more mature sound as evidenced by the song at number five "Abraham, Martin and John."

Welsh folk singer Mary Hopkin was holding down the number four spot with "Those Were the Days."

The hard rock band Steppenwolf was in the number three spot with the biggest hit of their career. "Magic Carpet Ride" has been featured in numerous movies including: "Apollo 13," "Easy Rider," "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" and "Star Trek: First Contact."

Speaking of  big hits, The Beatles were at number two with "Hey Jude." Billboard ranks it as the 10th best selling single of all time.

Diana Ross and The Supremes were celebrating their 11th number one single. Just a few months earlier the group debuted "Love Child" by performing the song on The Ed Sullivan Show. 

And that's the music people were listening to this week in 1968.

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