EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 7

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 7. I hadn’t heard 2 of the 3 singles featured today before- the one I was familiar with is the Sir Douglas Quintet single “Mendocino.”

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19. “Mendocino”- Sir Douglas Quintet. Rock, Smash. B-side “I Wanna Be Your Mama Again.” The Sir Douglas Quintet led by Doug Sahm- had their biggest hit in 1965 with “She’s About A Mover”- one of four singles that would hit the Hot 100- 3 would make the Top 40 -including this one which peaked at #27. “Mendocino” was written by Doug Sahm. After listening to the song Monday morning- it was still playing in my head as the sun went down. Grade: A

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20. “Will You Be Staying After Sunday’- The Peppermint Rainbow. Sunshine Pop. Decca. B-side -“And I’ll Be There.” The Peppermint Rainbow- what an awful name but typical late 60’s name–a Baltimore based group were signed by Decca at the suggestion of Mama Cass of The Mama’s and The Papa’s. She had seen them perform a medley of Mama’s and The Papa’s songs . This single does have that Mama’s and The Papa’s sound to it. This would be their first entry into the Hot 100 peaking at #32. The song was written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn.  Their follow up single “Don’t Wake Me Up In The Morning, Michael” would hit #54 and The Peppermint Rainbow would then fade into obscurity.  Grade: B-

 

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21.”May I”- Bill Deal and The Rhondels. Blue-Eyed Soul- Pop. Heritage. B-side “Day By Day My Love Grows Stronger” Bill Deal and The Rhondels were out of Virginia Beach, Virginia. This was their first hit- it had been written by and recorded first by Maurice Williams in 1965. Bill Deal and The Rhondels had 5 singles in the Hot 100 with 3 reaching the Top 40. “May I” peaked at #39. Their biggest hit would be “What Kind Of Fool Do YOu Think I Am” later in 1969. Grade: C+

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One response to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 7

  1. What ever happened the The Sir Douglas Quintet? The song and the cute singer with the muttonchops has the star presence to be better known! I vaguely remember the Mama/Papa clones but not impressed. I like the sound of the last one but it isn’t familiar.

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