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1968 best selling records in Sao Paulo-SP & Rio de Janeiro-Guanabara 

1. Canzone per te - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 15 wks at #1  
2. Do you want to dance? - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA) 11 wks at #1
3. Pata pata - Miriam Makeba (Reprise-Philips) 8 wks at #1
4. Hey Jude - The Beatles (Odeon) 6 wks at #1
5. Eu te amo, te amo, te amo - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 4 wks at #1

6. Anna - The Beatles (Odeon) 4 wks at #1
7. Love is blue (L'amour est bleu) - Paul Mauriat (Philips) 3 wks at #1
8. Segura esse samba, Ogunhê - Osvaldo Nunes (Equipe) 3 wks at #1
9. The millionaire (O milionario) - Os Incriveis (RCA) 3 wks at #1
10. Só o ôme - Noriel Vilela (Copacabana) 3 wks at #1 

11. Aranjuez mon amour - Richard Anthony (Odeon) 2 wks at #1
12. Aranjuez mon amour - Lafayette (CBS) 2 wks at #1
13. P'ra nunca mais chorar - Vanusa (RCA) 2 wks at #1
14. A pobreza - Leno (CBS) 2 wks at #1
15. Ultima canção - Paulo Sergio (Caravelle) 2 wks at #1

16. P'ra não dizer que não falei de flores (Caminhando) Geraldo Vandré (Som/Maior) 2 wks 
17. Eu daria a minha vida - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 1 wk at #1
18. The rain, the park and other things - The Cowsills (MGM-Philips)
19. San Francisco (Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair) - Scott McKenzie (CBS)
20. Anjo azul (Vesti azul) - Adriana (Equipe)

21. Quem será? - Agnaldo Timoteo (Odeon)
22. Perto dos olhos, longe do coração - Dori Edson (RGE)
23. I love you - People (Capitol-Odeon)
24. Sou louca por você - Elizabeth (Caravelle)


1968 Ibope best selling records in Sao Paulo-SP 

Singles with most weeks at the #1 position:

1. Canzone per te - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 9 wks at #1  
2. Ultima canção - Paulo Sergio (Caravelle) 8 wks at #1
3. Hey Jude - The Beatles (Odeon) 7 wks at #1
4. Love is blue (L'amour est bleu) - Paul Muriat (Philips) 6 wks at #1
5. Eu te amo, te amo, te amo - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 6 wks at #1

6. Pata pata - Miriam Makeba (Reprise-Philips) 5 wks at #1
7. Aranjuez, mon amour - Lafayette (CBS) 2 wks at #1
8. P'ra nunca mais chorar - Vanusa (RCA) 2 wks at #1
9. Eu daria a minha vida - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 1 wk at #1
10. Quem será? - Agnaldo Timoteo (Odeon) 1 wk at #1  

Extended-plays (compacto-duplos) with most weeks at the #1 position: 

1. Do you want to dance? - Johnny Rivers - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA) 27 wks at #1 
2. Roberto Carlos em ritmo de aventura vol. 2 (CBS) 8 wks at #1
3. Roberto Carlos em ritmo de aventura (CBS) 7 wks at #1
4. Anna - The Beatles (Odeon) 4 wks at #1
5. Aranjuez, mon amour - Richard Anthony (Odeon) 2 wks at #1

6. A pretendida - Altemar Dutra (Odeon) 1 wk at #1

Albums with most weeks at the #1 position:

1. Roberto Carlos em ritmo de aventura (CBS) 21 wks at #1
2. Realization - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA) 10 wks at #1 
3. Chico Buarque de Hollanda vol. 3 (RGE) 5 wks at #1
4. Paulo Sergio (Caravelle) 5 wks at #1
5. As 14 Mais vol. 21 (CBS) 5 wks at #1 
6. O inimitável - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 3 wks at #1 



Even though there were some really dreadful gaps in the charting of the weekly records collected by IBOPE and printed by TV Guide Intervalo - we will still try to compile the best selling singles, extended-plays and albums based on the available data.  

Intervalo did not publish the charts from 8 June 1968 through to 31 August 1968. So we are not able to account for that period.


1968 Ibope best-selling records in Rio de Janeiro-Guanabara 

Singles with most weeks at the #1 position:

1. Canzone per te - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 10 wks at #1  
2. Pata pata - Miriam Makeba (Reprise-Philips) 7 wks at #1
3. Eu te amo, te amo, te amo - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 5 wks at #1
4. Segura este samba, Ogunhê - Osvaldo Nunes (Equipe) 3 wks at #1
5. Só o ôme - Noriel Vilela (Copacabana) 3 wks at #1 

6. Hey Jude - The Beatles (Odeon) 3 wks at #1
7. P'ra não dizer que não falei de flores (Caminhando) Geraldo Vandré (Som Maior) 2 wks at #1
8. The millionaire (O milionario) - Os Incriveis (RCA) 2 wks at #1
9. Eu daria a minha vida - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 1 wk at #1
10. The rain, the park and other things - The Cowsills (MGM-Philips) 1 wk at #1

11. Anjo azul (Vesti azul) - Adriana (Equipe) 1 wk at #1
12. Sou louca por você - Elizabeth (Caravelle) 1 wk at #1 

Extended-plays with most weeks at the #1 position: 

1. Roberto Carlos em ritmo de aventura (CBS) 21 wks at #1 
2. A pretendida - Altemar Dutra (Odeon) 6 wks at #1
3. Canto solitario - Agnaldo Timoteo (Odeon) 5 wks at #1
4. Honey - Andy Williams (CBS) 2 wks at #1
5. Perto dos olhos, longe do coração - Dori Edson (RGE) 1 wk at #1
6. Do you want to dance? - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA) 1 wk at #1 


Albums with most weeks at the #1 position:

1. Roberto Carlos em ritmo de aventura (CBS) 22 wks at #1 
2. As 14 Mais vol. 21 - various (CBS) 6 wks at #1
3. O som da pilantragem - Turma da Pilantragem (Polydor) 5 wks at #1
4. O inimitável - Roberto Carlos (CBS) 3 wks at #1
5. Alegria, alegria vol. 2 - Wilson Simonal (Odeon) 1 wk at #1

6. O sucesso é o astro - Agnaldo Timoteo (Odeon) 1 wk at #1


50 best selling singles in 1968 according to revista Melodias  



1.  Ultima canção - Paulo Sergio (Caravelle) 
2.  Love is blue (L'amour est bleu) - Paul Muriat (Philips)
3.  A pobreza - Leno (CBS)
4.  Eu te amo, te amo, te amo - Roberto Carlos (CBS)
5.  Segura esse samba, Ogunhê - Oswaldo Nunes (Equipe)

6.  Canzone per te - Roberto Carlos (CBS)
7.  Kokorono Ninji - Os Incríveis (RCA)
8.  Aranjuez mon amour - Lafayette (CBS)
9.  Pata pata - Miriam Makeba (Reprise-Philips)
10. Sá Marina - Wilson Simonal (Odeon)

11. San Francisco (Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair) - Scott McKenzie (CBS) 
12. Hey Jude - The Beatles (Odeon)
13. I love you - People (Capitol-Odeon)
14. Quem será? - Agnaldo Timoteo (Odeon)
15. Lonely - The Lovin' Spoonful (Kama Sutra-Rozenblit)

16. Hello, goodbye - The Beatles (Odeon)
17. Tenho um amor melhor que o seu - Antonio Marcos (RCA)
18. Mc Arthur Park - Richard Harris (RCA)
19. Georgia on my mind - The Uniques (Paula Records-Continental) 
20. Eu daria a minha vida - Roberto Carlos (CBS)

21. E a chuva cairá (È la pioggia che va) - Os Caçulas (RCA)
22. P'ra nunca mais chorar - Vanusa (RCA)
23. Querida (Honey) - Moacyr Franco (Copacabana)
24. Massachusetts - Bee Gees (Polydor)
25. Eu te amarei - Mauro Sergio (RCA)

26. Look to your soul - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA)
27. Summer rain - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA)
28. Perto dos olhos, longe do coração - Dori Edson (RGE)
29. Judy in disguise - John Fred & His Playboy Band (Paula Records-Continental)
30. Light my fire - Jose Feliciano (RCA)

31. Pior p'ra você, bem pior p'ra mim - Martinha (AU-Rozenblit)
32. Caminhando (P'ra não dizer que não falei de flores) - Geraldo Vandré (Som Maior)
33. Carolina - Chico Buarque de Hollanda (RGE)
34. Cuando salí de Cuba - The Sandpipers (A&M-Fermata)      
35. When summer is gone - Gary Lewis & The Playboys (Liberty-RCA)

36. Querida (Honey) - Roberto Barreiros (Chantecler)
37. Pictures of matchstick men - Status Quo (CBS)
38. Samba do criolo doido - Quarteto em Cy (Elenco)
39. Eu gostava muito de você, sabe? - Roberto Barreiros (Chantecler)
40. Mony, mony - Tommy James & The Shondells (RGE)

41. Só pode ser você - Carlos José (CBS)
42. Israel - Os Incríveis (RCA)
43. The rain, the park and other things - The Cowsills (MGM-Philips)
44. A pretendida - Altemar Dutra (Odeon)
45. Sealed with a kiss - Gary Lewis and The Playboys (Liberty-RCA)

46. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro (UA-Copacabana)
47. Lady Madonna - The Beatles (Odeon)
48. (Sittin' on) The dock of the bay - Otis Redding (Atco-Philips)
49. Se você se arrepender - Luiz Fabiano (Odeon)
50. Deixa - Antonio Martins (Chantecler)


Ademar Dutra's column at revista Melodias -January 1969. 

Best selling 1968 songs according to Ariovaldo Skrapec *


1. Hey Jude - The Beatles (Odeon) 
2. Ultima canção - Paulo Sergio (Caravelle)
3. Eu te amo, te amo, te amo - Roberto Carlos (CBS)
4. A pobreza - Leno (CBS)
5. (Sittin’ on) The dock of the bay - Otis Redding (Atco-Philips)
6. Viola enluarada - Marcos Valle & Milton Nascimento (Odeon)
7. Pata pata - Miriam Makeba (Reprise-Philips)
8. Canzone per te - Roberto Carlos (CBS)
9. Summer rain - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA)
10. Love is blue (L'amour est bleu) - Paul Muriat (Philips)

11. Sou louca por você - Elizabeth (Caravelle)
12. Baby - Gal Costa (Philips)
13. Tenho um amor melhor que o seu - Antonio Marcos (RCA)
14. P’ra nunca mais chorar - Vanusa (RCA)
15. Do you wanna dance? - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA)
16. Andança - Beth Carvalho & Golden Boys (Odeon)
17. Light my fire - José Feliciano (RCA)
18. To sir with love - Lulu (Odeon)
19. Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel (CBS) 
20. Quando - Roberto Carlos (CBS)

21. Como é grande o meu amor por você - Roberto Carlos (CBS)
22. Sá Marina - Wilson Simonal (Odeon)
23. Segura esse samba, Ogunhê - Osvaldo Nunes (Equipe)
24. Para não dizer que não falei de flôres (Caminhando) - Geraldo Vandré (Som Maior)
25. Vesti azul - Wilson Simonal (Odeon)
26. A chuva que cai (È la pioggia che va) - Os Caçulas (RCA)
27. Molambo - Os Incríveis (RCA)
28. Os verdes campos de minha terra - Agnaldo Timóteo (Odeon)
29. Eu sou terrível Roberto Carlos (CBS)
30. Ele falava nisso todo dia - Gilberto Gil (Philips)

31. Ai de mim, Copacabana - Caetano Veloso (Philips)
32. Magical mistery tour - The Beatles (Odeon)
33. Nobody but me - The Human Beinz (Odeon) 
34. Honey - Bobby Godlsboro (UA-Copacabana)
35. Sounds of silence - Simon &Garfunkel (CBS)
36. Judy in disguise (with glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band (Continental)
37. It’s too late - Johnny Rivers (Liberty-RCA)
38. Soy loco por ti América - Caetano Veloso (Philips)
39. Domingou - Gilberto Gil & Mutantes (Philips)
40. Januária -Chico Buarque de Hollanda (RGE)

41. Ela desatinou - Chico Buarque de Hollanda (RGE) 
42. Mony mony - Tommy James & the Shondells (Roulette-RGE)
43. The ballad of Bonnie & Clyde - Georgie Fame (CBS)
44. The rain, the park  and other things - The Cowsills (MGM-Philips) 
45. The fool on the hill - Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 (A&M-Odeon)
46. Minha primeira desilusão - Silvinha (Odeon)
47. Hello, goodbye - The Beatles (Odeon)
48. Lady Madonna - The Beatles (Odeon)
49. The world we knew (Over and over) - FrankSinatra (Reprise-Philips)
50. Malayisha - Miriam Makeba (Reprise-Philips)

51. Playboy - Silvinha (Odeon)
52. Massachusetts - Bee Gees (Polydor)
53. São São Paulo, meu amor - Tom Zé (RGE)
54. Divinho, maravilhoso - Gal Costa (Philips)
55. Theme from “Valley of the dolls” - Dionne Warwick (Scepter-Rozenblit)
56. Hurdy Gurdy man - Donovan (CBS)
57. Retrato em branco e prêto / Sabiá - Chico Buarque de Hollanda (RGE)
58. Sem fantasia - Chico Buarque & Cristina (RGE)
59. Angel of the morning - Merrilee Rush & the Turnabouts (Odeon)
60. Free again - Barbra Streisand (CBS)

61. Cinderela Rockefela - Esther & Abi Ofarim (Philips)
62. Sabiá - Cynara & Cybele (CBS)
63. Lapinha - Elis Regina (Philips)
64. Caminhante noturno - Os Mutantes (Philips)
65. É proibido proibir - Caetano Veloso (Philips)
66. Panis et circenses - Mutantes (Polydor)
67. Batmacumba - Gilberto Gil & Mutantes (Philips)
68. Minha menina - Mutantes (Polydor)
69. Suddenly you love me - Tremeloes (CBS)
70. Mc Arthur Park - Richard Harris (RCA)

71. Do you know the way to San Jose? -  DionneWarwick (Scepter-Rozenblit)
72. Gimme a little sign - Brenton Wood (Som Maior)
73. Bend me, shape me - American Breed (Dot-RGE)
74. Samba do crioulo doido - Quarteto em Cy (Elenco)
75. A volta do pic nic - Os Caçulas (RCA)
76. Canzone per te - Sergio Endrigo (Cetra-Fermata)
77. Legend of Xanadu - Dave Dee, Dozzy, Beaky, Mitch & Tich (Philips)
78. Não fico mais sem seu carinho - Antonio Marcos (RCA)
79. Vai ser triste - Os Caçulas (RCA)
80. Pior p’ra você, bem pior p’ra mim - Martinha (AU-Rozenblit)

81. P’ra chatear - Ronnie Von & Caetano Veloso (Polydor)
82. Sei lá Mangueira - Elza Soares (Odeon)
83. América, América - Cesar Roldão Vieira (RGE)
84. I say a little prayer - Dionne Warwick (Scepter-Rozenblit)
85. Helena, Helena, Helena - Taiguara (Odeon)
86. Parabéns, querida - Roberto Livi (CBS)
87. Cry like a baby - The Box Tox (Odeon)
88. Quero lhe dizer cantando - Agnaldo Rayol (Copacabana)
89. Para, Pedro - José Mendes (Copacabana)
90. Casa de bamba - Martinho da Vila (RCA)

91. Nem vem que não tem - Wilson Simonal (Odeon)
92. La denière valse - Mireille Mathieu (Barclay-RGE)
93. Superbacana - Caetano Veloso (Philips)
94. Perto dos olhos, longe do coração - Dori Edson (RGE)
95. Words - Bee Gees (Polydor)
96. Woman, woman - Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (CBS)
97. Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) - Manfred Mann (Mercury-Philips)
98. The good, the bad and the ugly - Hugo Montenegro Orchestra (RCA)
99. Eu daria a minha vida - Martinha (AU-Rozenblit) 
100. The millionaire (O milionário) - Os Incriveis (RCA) 

(*)  Ariovaldo Skrapec was a friend of mine who enjoyed collecting Hit Parade lists like myself. He compiled a list of 'Best Selling Records' every year's end. As with all lists & compilations there is a bit of bias here and a few discrepancies there - especially when one knows that some of the songs included here have never been released as a single. Well, never mind. Ariovaldo called it 'best selling songs'... and songs come as singles, extended-plays or in albums so this Hit Parade is pretty okay! Just to make sure, the songs in bold type have never been released as a single.


Ariovaldo Skrapec is the smiling fellow wearing a light-blue shirt looking at the camera. Walter Tetsuo & Giorgio Martins talk on the left.

Additional songs played on Top 40-oriented Radio Excelsior & Radio Difusora in S.Paulo in 1968

1. Chain of fools - Aretha Franklin (Atco-Philips)
2. Green tambourine - The Lemon Pipers (Buddah) 
3. Carpet man - The 5th Dimension (RCA)
4. Simon says - 1910 Fruitgum Co (Buddah)
5. Yummy yummy yummy - Ohio Express (Buddah) 

6. Dance to the music - Sly & the Family Stone (CBS)
7. The look of love - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (A&M-Odeon)
8. Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones (London) 
9. I say a little prayer for you - Dionne Warwick (Scepter-Mocambo)
10. Jennifer Juniper - Donovan (CBS)

11. I've gotta get a message to you - Bee Gees (Polydor) 
12. Over you - Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (CBS)
13. Baby come back - Equals (RCA)
14. Delilah - Tom Jones (London) 
15. Help yourself - Tom Jones (London)

16. Tramp - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (Atco-Philips)
17. Baby, now that I found you - The Foundations (Pye-Musidisc) 
18. Back on my feet again - The Foundations (Pye-Musidisc)
19. Build me up buttercup - Foundations (Pye-Musidisc)
20. Homburg - Procol Harum (Deram) not released by Odeon

21. There is a mountain - Donovan (CBS) 
22. Young girl - Gary Puckett & the Union Gap (CBS) 


Os Mutantes come of age... 


Os Mutantes album released in June 1968 was ground-breaking. It showed Brazilian rock could be almost as good as the American and British counterparts. It showed that Brazilians didn't have to make do with the likes of Lafayette's tinny organ sound as acompaniment for rock songs (those dreadful CBS recordings that flooded the market since 1965). Arranger Rogerio Duprat was Brazil's answer to Britain's George Martin and Os Mutantes approach to Brazilian culture through their liason with Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso & Jorge Ben made them a little less 'americanized' which was good for their music. 



1968's best acts according to revista 'Melodias'.

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