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Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1968

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Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1968 is a typically scattered but entertaining collection of the year's top pop singles, which range from the socially-conscious pop of Dion's "Abraham, Martin and John" and Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley P.T.A." to classically-inspired instrumentals like Mason Williams' "Classical Gas" and Paul Mauriat's "Love Is Blue." The Rascals' "A Beautiful Morning," Classics IV's "Spooky," and Deep Purple's "Hush" bring some rock to the collection, while Clarence Carter's "Slip Away" and Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey" provide a bit of soul and mellow pop. Though it's not a particularly cohesive compilation, Top Pop Hits: 1968 certainly lives up to its title.

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