1968 was apparently the year of instrumentals. Here are FIVE of them from that year
The Horse by Cliff Nobles & Co.
(I still hear this on the radio from time to time)
Love is Blue by Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra
(This is so hauntingly beautiful - and probably my favorite)
Classical Gas by Mason Williams
(Wow!! What a talent)
Grazing in the Grass by Hugh Masekela
(Man, he is good!)
Soulful Strut by Young-Hold Unlimited
(Love the piano in this one)
Of course there are other instrumentals that were great from other years such as:
Theme from a Summer Place by Percy Faith (1960)
Walk Don't Run by The Ventures (1960)
Misirlou by Dick Dale and the Del Tones (1962) - which you will recognize from the movie 'Pulp Fiction"
Little Green Onions by Booker T. & the M.G.s (1962)
Pipeline by The Chantay's (1963)
Don't you still wish they would make a good pop instrumental once in a while ?