EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE CHART- 1969- PART 5

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 5. Two  of today’s featured songs came into the Hot 100 on January 11, 1969- the second survey week of 1969. The third song entered the charts on January 18, 1969  I had only heard ‘But You Know I Love You” by First Edition before today.

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13. “Tragedy”- Brian Hyland- Dot. Soft Rock . Brian Hyland from 1960-1971 placed 22 singles into the Hot 100- 8 of them getting into the Top 40. The one hit of his that everyone has heard was one that went to #1 the dreadful “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini”-his first hit back in 1960 when he was only sixteen years old. “Tragedy” was written by Fred  Burch and Gerald Nelson”Tragedy”  peaked at #56- the b-side was “You Better Stop- And Think It Over.” Grade C-

 

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14. “If I Only Had Time”- Nick Decaro. A&M. Easy Listening- Jazz. This is an instrumental- It entered the Hot 100 on January 11, 1969 at #95- that was the only week where it was on the charts, peaking at #95 it fell off the charts the next week.  Nick Decaro had a long career in music as an arranger, producer and musician. He produced among others Helen Reddy, Mac Davis and Samantha Sang. “If I Only Had Time” was written by Michel Fugain and Pierre Delanoe. The b-side of “If I Only Had Time”-was a cover of “Caroline, No”- a cover of The Beach Boys classic- I had to listen to it since I am a big fan of Brian Wilson’s original- Nick Decaro’s version sounds like a lounge music version. Grade C-

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15. “But You Know I Love You’- First Edition. Reprise.  Country- Country-Rock. At this time the group was called First Edition- after this single they would change the name to Kenny Rogers and The First Edition.  This was their second hit- their first and biggest hit came in 1968 “Just Dropped In {To See What Condition My Condition Was In} #5. “But You Know I Love You” written by Mike Settle was first a country hit by Bill Anderson. Dolly Parton would in 1981 take it to #1 on the country singles chart. Kenny Rogers and First Edition would have 10 Hot 100 hits and 7 Top 40 hits before Rogers left for a solo career and even bigger success.  The b-side was “Homemade Lies.””But You Know I Love You” peaked at # 19. It was produced by noted country music producer Jimmy Bowen.  Grade: B-.

 

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