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Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1968

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Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1968 features some of the year's definitive singles, including Archie Bell & the Drells' "Tighten Up," Otis Redding's "(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay" and the Box Tops' "Cry Like a Baby." The collection offers plenty of bubblegum pop, as well, including two of the style's definitive songs, John Fred & His Playboy Band's "Judy in Disguise" and Ohio Express' "Yummy, Yummy, Yummy." Along with the Rascals' "People Got to Be Free" and Tommy James' "Mony Mony," the album also features one of 1968's biggest instrumentals, Cliff Nobles & Company's brassy, good-natured "Horse." Although the collection is somewhat slight at ten songs, each one is well-known and an original recording, both of which make the album fairly worthwhile despite its short length.

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