Here they are, the absolutely greatest top hits from the history of popular music in the USA.
The very best music. This list consists of 189 entries.
The Year is 1969

The Archies - Sugar Sugar - 08-1969 #1 - Calendar 1008
The Beatles - Ballad Of John And Yoko - 06-1969 #8 - Apple 2531
The Beatles - Come Together/Something - 10-1969 #1 & #3 - Apple 2654
The Beatles with Billy Preston - Get Back/Don't Let Me Down - 05-1969  #1 & #35 - Apple 2490
The Bee Gees - I Started A Joke - 01-1969 #6 - Atco 6639
The Bee Gees - First Of May - 04-1969 #37 - Atco 6657
Blood Sweat & Tears - You've Made Me So Very Happy - 03-1969 #2 - Columbia 44776
Blood Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel - 06-1969 #2 - Columbia 44871
Blood Sweat & Tears - And When I Die - 10-1969 #2 - Columbia 45008
Bob Seger System - Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - 01-1969 # 17 - Capitol 2297
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Hang 'Em High - 01-1969 #9 - Stax 0013
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Time Is Tight - 04-1969 #6 - Stax 0028
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Mrs. Robinson - 07-1969 #37 - Stax 0037
The Box Tops - Sweet Cream Ladies (Forward March) - 02-1969 #28 -  Mala 12035
The Box Tops - Soul Deep - 08-1969 #18 - Mala 1200
Brooklyn Bridge - Worst That Could Happen - 01-1969 #3 - Buddah 75
James Brown - Give It Up Or Turn It Loose - 02-1969 #15 - King 6213
James Brown - I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, Ill Get It Myself) - 04-1969 #20 - King 6224
James Brown - Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Father For Me) - 06-1969 #11 - King 6245
James Brown - The Popcorn - 06-1969 #30 - King 6240
James Brown - World (Part 1) - 09--1969 # 37 - King 6258
James Brown - Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn Part One - 11-1969 #21 - King 6255
James Brown - Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1) - 12-1969 #24 - King 6280
Bubble Puppy - Hot Smoke & Sasafrass - 03-1969 #14 - International Artists 128
Jerry Butler - Are You Happy - 01-1969 #39 - Mercury 72876
Jerry Butler - Only The Strong Survive - 03-1969 #4 - Mercury 72898
Jerry Butler - Moody Woman - 06-1969 #24 - Mercury 72929
Jerry Butler - What's The Use Of Breaking Up - 09-1969 #20 - Mercury 72960
Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry - Let It Be Me - 03-1969 #36 - Capitol 2387
Glen Campbell - Galveston - 03-1969 #4 - Capitol 2428
Glen Campbell - Where's The Playground Susie - 05-1969 #26 - Capitol 2494
Glen Campbell - True Grit - 08-1969 #35 - Capitol 2573
Glen Campbell - Try A Little Kindness - 11-1969 #23 - Capitol 2659
Canned Heat - Going Up The Country - 01-1969 #11 - Liberty 56077
Johnny Cash - A Boy Named Sue - 08-1969 #2 - Columbia 44944
Sonny Charles & The Checkmates, Ltd. - Black Pearl - 05-1969 #13 - A&M 1053
Charles Randolph Grean Sounde - Quentin's Theme (from TV series 'Dark Shadows') - 08-1969 #13 - Ranwood
Lou Christie - I'm Gonna Make You Mine - 09-1969 #10 - Buddah 116
Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost - Traces - 02-1969 #2 - Imperial 66352
Classics IV Featuring Dennis Yost - Everdy With You Girl - 05-1969 #19 - Imperial 66378
The Cowsills - Hair - 03-1969 #2 - MGM 14026
Crazy Elephant - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin' - 04-1969 #12 - Bell 763
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary - 02-1969 #2 - Fantasy 619
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising - 05-1969 #2 - Fantasy 622
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River/Commotion - 08-1969 #2 & #30 - Fantasy 625
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner/Fortunate Son - 11-1969  # 3 & # 14 - Fantasy 634
The Cuff Links - Tracy - 10-1969  # 9 - Decca 32533
Sammy Davis Jr. - I've Gotta Be Me - 01-1969 #11 - Reprise 0779
Tyrone Davis - Can I Change My Mind - 01-1969  # 5 - Dakar 602
Desmond Dekker & The Aces - The Israelites - 06-1969  # 9 - Uni 55129
The Dells - Does Anybody Know I'm Here - 02-1969  #38 - Cadet 5631
The Dells - I Can Sing A Rainbow/ Love Is Blue - 06-1969  #22 - Cadet 5641
The Dells - Oh What A Night - 08-1969  # 10- Cadet 5649 (first released in 1956 on Vee-Jay 204)
Jackie DeShannon - Put A Little Love In Your Heart - 07-1969 #4 - Imperial 66385
Jackie DeShannon - Love Will Find A Way - 12-1969 #40 - Imperial 66419
Neil Diamond - Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show - 03-1969 #22 - Uni 55109
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) - 07-1969  # 4 - Uni 55136
Neil Diamond - Holly Holy - 12-1969  #6 - Uni 55175
Donovan - Atlantis - 04-1969 #7 - Epic 10434
Donovan (With The Jeff Beck Group) - Goo Goo Barabajagal (Love Is Hot) - 08-1969 #36 - Epic 10510
The Doors - Touch Me - 01-1969 #3 - Elektra 45646
Bob Dylan - Lay Lady Lay - 08-1969  # 7 - Columbia 44926
The Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day - 05-1969 #4 - Pavilion 20001
Ferrante & Teicher - Midnight Cowboy - 12-1969 #10 - United Artists 50554
The 5th Dimension - California Soul - 01-1969 #25 - Soul City 770
The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In - 03-1969 #1 - Soul City 772
The 5th Dimension - Workin' On A Groovy Thing - 08-1969 #20 - Soul City 776
The 5th Dimension - Wedding Bell Blues - 10-1969 #1 - Soul City 779
The First Edition - But You Know I Love You - 02-1969 #19 - Reprise 0799
The Flying Machine - Smile A Little Smile For Me - 10-1969 #5 - Congress 6000
The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup - 02-69 - Uni
Aretha Franklin - The Weight - 03-1969 #19 - Atlantic 2603
Aretha Franklin - I Can't See Myself Leaving You - 04-1969 #28 - Atlantic 2619
Aretha Franklin - Share Your Love With Me - 08-1969 #13 - Atlantic 2650
Aretha Franklin - Eleanor Rigby - 11-1969 #17 - Atlantic 2683
The Friends Of Distinction - Grazin' In The Grass - 05-1969 #3 - RCA Victor 0107
The Friends Of Distinction - Going In Circles - 10-1969 #15 - RCA Victor 0204
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Good Lovin' in't Easy To Come By - 02-1969 #30 - Tamla 54179
Marvin Gaye - That's The Way Love Is - 09-1969 #7 - Tamla 54185
Marvin Gaye - Too Busy Thinking About My Baby - 05-1969 #4 - Tamla 54181
The Grass Roots - Bella Linda - 01-1969 #28 - Dunhill/ABC 4162
The Grass Roots - The River Is Wide - 05-1969 #31 - Dunhill/ABC 4187
The Grass Roots - I'd Wait A Million Years - 08-1969 #15 - Dunhill/ABC 4198
The Grass Roots - Heaven Knows - 11-1969 #24 - Dunhill/ABC 4217
R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria - 10-1969 #2 - Atco 6714
The Guess Who - Laughing - 08-1969 #10 - RCA Victor 0102
The Guess Who - These Eyes - 04-1969 #6  - RCA Victor 0102
The Guess Who - Undun - 11-1969 #22 - RCA Victor 0195
Mary Hopkin - Goodbye - 05-1969 #13 - Apple 1806
The Isley Brothers - It's Your Thing - 03-1969 - T-Neck 901
The Isley Brothers - I Turned You On - 06-1969 - T-Neck 902
The Jackson Five - I Want You Back - 12-1969 #1 - Motown 1157

Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson & Clover - 01-1969 #1 - Roulette 7028
Tommy James & The Shondells - Sweet Cherry Wine - 04-1969 #7 - Roulette 7039
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crystal Blue Persuasion - 06-1969 #2 - Roulette 7050
Tommy James & The Shondells - Ball Of Fire - 10-1969  #19 - Roulette 7060
Tommy James & The Shondells - She - 12-1969 #23 - Roulette 7066
Jay & The Americans - This Magic Moment - 01-1969 #6 - United Artists 50475
Tom Jones - Love Me Tonight - 06-1969 #13 - Parrot 40038
Tom Jones - I'll Never Fall In Love Again - 09-1969 #6 - Parrot 40018
Andy Kim - Baby I Love You - 07-1969 #9 - Steed 716
Andy Kim - So Good Together - 11-1969 #36 - Steed 720
Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love - 12-1969 #4 - Atlantic 2690
Peggy Lee - Is That All There Is - 10-1969 #11 - Capitol 2602
The Lettermen - Hurt So Bad - 08-1969 #12 - Capitol 2482
Henry Mancini & His Orchestra - Love Theme From 'Romeo & Juliet' - 06-1969 #1 - RCA Victor 0131
Mel & Tim - Backfield In Motion - 11-1969 #10 - Bamboo 107
Mercy - Love (Can Make You Happy) - 05-1969 #2 - Sundi 6811
Motherlode - When I Die - 09-1969 #18 - Buddah 131
New Colony Six - Things I'd Loke To Say - 02-1969 #16 - Mercury 72858
Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' - 09-1969 #6 - RCA Victor 0161
Nilsson - I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City - 12-1969 #34 - RCA Victor 0261
The 1910 Fruitgum Co. - Indian Giver - 02-1969 #5 - Buddah 91
The 1910 Fruitgum Co. - Special Delivery - 6-1969 #38 - Buddah 114
Oliver - Good Morning Starshine - 06-1969 #3 - Jubilee 5659
Oliver - Jean - 09-1969 #2 - Crewe 334
The Originals - Baby, I'm For Real - 11-1969 #14 - Soul 35066
Peter, Paul & Mary - Leaving On A Jet Plane - 11-1969 #1 - Warner 7340
Elvis Presley - If I Can Dream - 01-1969 #12 - RCA Victor 47-9670
Elvis Presley - Memories - 01-1969 #35 - RCA Victor 47-9731
Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto - 05-1969 #3 - RCA Victor 47-9741
Elvis Presley - Clean Up Your Own Back Yard - 08-1969 #35 - RCA Victor 47-9747
Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds - 10-1969 #1 - RCA Victor 47-9764
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - Don't Give In To Him - 04-1969 #15 - Columbia 44788
Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - This Girl Is A Woman Now - 09-1969 # 9 - Columbia 44967
Lou Rawls - Your Good Thing (Is About To End) - 08-1969 #18 - Capitol 2550
Rene & Rene - Lo Mucho Que Ti Quiero (The More I Love You) - 01-69 #14 - White Whale 287
Paul Revere and The Raiders - Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon - 03-1969 #18 - Columbia 44744
Paul Revere and The Raiders - Let Me - 06-1969 #20 - Columbia 44854
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Baby, Baby Don't You Cry - 02-1969 #8 - Tamla 54178
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Doggone Right - 08-1969 #32 - Tamla 54183
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Abraham, Martin And John - 08-1969 #33 - Tamla 54184
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Here I Go Again - 10-1969 #37 - Tamla 54183
Tommy Roe - Dizzy - 02-1969 #1 - ABC 11164
Tommy Roe - Heather Honey - 05-1969 #29 - ABC 11211
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town - 07-1969 #6 - Reprise 0829
Kenny Rogers & The First Edition - Ruben James - 11-1969 #26 - Reprise 0854
The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women - 08-1969 #1 - London 910
Diana Ross & The Supremes - I'm Livin' In Shame - 02-1969 #10 - Motown 1139
Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations - I'll Try Something New - 03-1969 #25 - Motown 1142
Diana Ross & The Supremes - The Composer - 04-1969 #27 - Motown 1146
Diana Ross & The Supremes - No Matter What Sign You Are - 06-1969 #31 - Motown 1148
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together - 11-1969 #1 - Motown 1156
Billy Joe Royal - Cherry Hill Park - 11-1969 #15 - Columbia 44902
David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) - 03-1968 #9 - Motown 1140
Bobby Sherman - Little Woman - 07-1969 #3 - Metromedia 121
Bobby Sherman - La La La (If I Had You) - 12-1969 #9 - Metromedia 150
Joe Simon - The Chokin' Kind - 04-1969 #13 - Sound Stage 7 2628
Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer - 04-1969 #7 - Columbia 44785
Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People - 01-1969 #1 - Epic 10407
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! - 05-1969 #22 - Epic 10450
Sly & The Family Stone - Hot Fun In The Summertime - 09-1969 #2 - Epic 10497
Smith - Baby It's You - 10-1969 #5 - Dunhill/ABC 4206
Joe South - Games People Play - 02-1969 #12 - Capitol 2248
The Spiral Staircase - More Today Than Yesterday - 05-1969 #12 - Columbia 44741
Dusty Springfield - Son-Of-A Preacher Man - 01-1969 #10 - Atlantic 2580
Dusty Springfield - The Windmills Of Your Mind - 06-1969 #31 - Atlantic 2623
Dusty Springfield - A Brand New Me - 12-1969 #24 - Atlantic 2685
Edwin Starr - Twenty-Five Miles - 04-1969 #6 - Gordy 7083
Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye - 11-1969 #1 - Fontana 1667
Steppenwolf - Rock Me - 04-1969 #10 - Dunhill/ABC 4182
Steppenwolf - Move Over - 10-1969 #31 - Dunhill/ABC 4205
Ray Stevens - Gitarzan - 05-1969 #8 - Monument 1131
The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You - 08-1969 #1 - Gordy 7093
The Temptations - Don't Let The Joneses Get You Down - 05-1969 #20 - Gordy 7086
The Temptations - Run Away Child, Running Wild - 02-1969 #6 - Gordy 7084
B.J. Thomas - Hooked On A Feeling - 01-1969 #5 - Scepter 12230
B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head - 12-1969 #1 - Scepter 12265
Three Dog Night - Try A Little Tenderness - 04-1969 #29 - Dunhill/ABC 4177
Three Dog Night - One - 06-1969 #5 - Dunhill/ABC 4191
Three Dog Night - Easy To Be Hard - 08-1969 #4 - Dunhill/ABC 4203
Three Dog Night - Eli's Coming - 11-1969 #10 - Dunhill/ABC 4215
The Turtles - You Showed Me - 02-1969 #6 - White Whale 292
The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O - 04-1969 #4 - Liberty 56068
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) - 07-1969 #4 - Soul 35062
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - 12-1969 #16 -Soul 35067
Dionne Warwick - This Girl's In Love With You - 02-1969 #7 - Scepter 12241
Dionne Warwick - The April Fools - 06-1969 #37 - Scepter 12249
Dionne Warwick - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling -11-1969 #16 - Scepter 12262
The Watts 103rd Street Band - Do Your Thing - 04-1969 #11 - Warner 7250
Tony Joe White - Polk Salad Annie - 08-1969 #8 - Monument 1104
The Winstons - Color Him Father - 07-1969 #7 - Metromedia 117
Stevie Wonder - I Don't Know Why - 05-1969 #39 - Tamla 54180
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour - 07-1969 #4 - Tamla 54180
Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday - 11-1969 #7 - Tamla 54188
The Youngbloods - Get Together - 08-1969 #5 - RCA Victor 9752
Young-Holt Unlimited - Soulful Strut - 01-1969 #3 - Brunswick 55391
Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) - 07-1969 #1 - RCA Victor 0174
The Zombies - Time Of The Season - 02-1969 #3 - Date 1628




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