Monday, October 29, 2018

1968: It Was A Very Good Year #MewsicMovesMe

It's a freebie week for the Mewsic Moves Me blog hop and we've decided to travel back in time 50 years to 1968...


What gave us the idea is because it was 50 years ago this week - November 2, 1968 - that Conway scored his 1st of 55 #1 records on the country charts. Next In Line isn't one of his classic songs like Hello Darlin' or Linda On My Mind that are still regularly played on country radio today, but it's special because it was his first...


While taking a look at the rest of the #1 country singles of 1968 I was struck by how many all-time classics were on the list - songs that most people know even if they don't consider themselves country music fans.













Now that's an embarrassment of riches if you ask me! This is just a small sampling too. The rest of the list can be found here.


How many of our choices do you recognize?
Do you have a favorite?

12 comments:

Michele Truhlik said...

Wow Melissa,
Now this is PURE COUNTRY GOLD here! OMG, I loved every single song...they each took me waayyy back. This is one of the best country posts I've seen in a long time. Everyone is so focused on Today's Country and even when folks "go back" they seldom go back to these years of amazing greats by some of Country's finest artists.
Each song, each video gave me goosebumps of happy days gone by. Thanks so much for posting all of these. I honestly don't know which one I like best! Probably my #1 favorite would be Harper Valley PTA, but Glen Campbell's Wichita Lineman and Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison performance is right up there at the top too. Tammy Wynette and Conway Twitty...just the mention of their names brings back those feelings of the good ol' days...
I'll be coming back and listening to each of these several times over this coming week, I'm sure.
Excellent Freebie post...from a rock chick who digs this classic country gold!

Michele at Angels Bark

Cathy Kennedy said...

Melissa,

I have to agree with MIchele. Your mewsic selections are pure country gold! I remember all of these songs quite well from my childhood. Tammy Wynette's D.I.V.O.R.C.E always made me so sad, too. I remember being in a radio station in southern WV or western Virginia, as a little girl. My folks were there for some gospel program. I think they were asked to sing over the air. Anywho, it around the time Jeannie C. Riley's hit, Harper Valley P.T.A. came out and this woman walked in who I thought was her. She was wearing a mini skirt and boots. I don't know if it was actually JCR or that's just what I wanted to believe but I convinced myself it was and told all my friends. I still want to believe it was her but something tells me it probably wasn't. lol Thanks for sharing suc fabulous picks on your choice song picks week!

Allstarme79 said...

My mom didn't start listening to country until Disco took over the radio so although this wasn't really her kind of country, I did hear it a lot so this was a nice little throwback.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Great song choices, Melissa! Such oldies but goodies! ;) Hope you have a fabulous week - thanks for the dance! :)

csuhpat1 said...

Such pure classics. It was a wonderful year in music and you picked the cream of the crop there. Thanks for sharing.

John Holton said...

You ask me, this is country. Great set here!

Mary Burris said...

Country music as Country music was meant to be - not this so-called modern stuff. Great post!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Great choices. Plus I feel young because these were from before I was born. Only a year though. :)

XmasDolly said...

Oh wow, what a line up here! These are some really great tunes. You picked all the ones that I remember from years ago. I wasn't a big country fan, but there were just certain tunes that I did want to hear over & over. Johnny Cash was my most favorite I have to admit, but you know Stand by your Man was every woman's favorite! Thanks for bringing back many great memories! HUGS... YOU SO ROCK!

The Menagerie Mom said...

It's always wonderful to remember classics like these. I also always get very happy when I see Johnny Cash in your list of songs, as I am a huge fan of his music.

bookworm said...

I just wanted to apologize if you haven't gotten any of my recent comments because I am having a great deal of trouble commenting using my phone. It won't register my Google account. Anyway, I knew almost all of these (except the Conway Twitty song!), and I am not that much of a country fan. What a year this was for sure, in both country and rock. I did love Glen Campbell, and seeing the young Glen singing one of my favorite songs almost made me cry. Thank you for the dance!

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