EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 13

Every Entry Into the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart 1969- Part 13. All of today’s entries like yesterday’s entered the Hot 100 on January 25, 1969.

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37. “Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose- James Brown. King. Funk-Soul. Written by Charles Bobbitt. B-side “I’ll Lose My Mind.”  The hardest working man in show business-“The Godfather of Soul”- James Brown during his long career put 99 singles into the Hot 100 with 49 making the Top 40. With all his success though he never had a #1 on the Pop charts. His highest charting single was 1965’s “I Feel Good { I Got You} #3. “Give It Up Or Turnit Loose” peaked at #15 spending 9 weeks in the Hot 100. It would be the first of 7 Hot 100 singles for James Brown in 1969. Grade: B

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38. ” Crossroads [Live}’- Cream. Atco. Rock- Blues. Written by Robert Johnson. B-side “Passing The Time.”Cross Road Blues was a Robert Johnson original from 1936. Johnson is one of Eric Clapton’s guitar heroes and rightly so- and it was a natural for Cream to cover the song. Their version was recorded live at the Fillmore in San Francisco. Cream was the greatest super group ever- but they had a short shelf live- 1966-69 releasing four albums in four years. They were more of an album group than a singles group. They did place 5 singles into the Hot 100 with 2 big hits “Sunshine Of Your Love” #5 and “White Room” #6 both in 1968.  “Crossroads” would peak at #28 and spend 8 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade A+

 

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39. “Let It Be Me”- Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry. Capitol. Country. B-side ” Little Green Apples”  Written by Gilbert Becaud, Manny Curtis, and Pierre Delanoe. The Everly Brothers took this song to #7 back in 1960. Glen Campbell and Bobbie Gentry released a duet album in late 1968 and this single form that album made it to #36 on the Hot 100 spending 9 weeks on the chart. Campbell and Gentry would put three duet singles on the charts with two making the Top 40- the other one was another Everly Brothers cover- All I’ve Got To Do Is Dream #27 in 1970. Bobbie Gentry hasn’t released an album since 1971- pulling one of the great disappearing acts in music history. Mark your calendars for next Monday- June 3rd- “Ode To Billy Joe” Day.  Grade: C.

4 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 13

  1. I like all 3 of these. James Brown for the organ and the horns, as well as this would be a great song to grind it to in a dark corner of the dance floor. Crossroads because it kicks rock and roll butt all over the place. Third one because Glen and Bobbie sing great harmonies on this torch song. I bet a lot of people used their version for a wedding song.

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