EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969. PART 23

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart -1969- Part 23. All the entries today first appeared on the Hot 100 February 8, 1969.” Glad She’s A Woman” by Bobby Goldsboro, ‘Witchi Tai To”Everything Is Everything and “Long Line Rider” Bobby Darin.

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67. “Glad She’s A Woman”- Bobby Goldsboro. United Artists. Pop. Written by Bodie Chandler. B-side-“Letter To Emily.” Bobby Goldsboro from 1962-73 put 27 singles onto the Hot 100. 12 singles reached the Top 40 including his biggest hit the #1 Honey from 1968 and also the putrid “Watching Scotty Grow” #11 in 1970. By 1969 most of Goldsboro’s hit making was in the rear view mirror thankfully. He did place three singles in the Hot 100 in 1969 but none of them made the TOp 40. “Glad She’s A Woman” peaked at #61 and spent 6 weeks in the Hot 100. This song is so bad I could listen to it just once. Grade : D-.

 

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68. ” Witchi Tai To”- Everything Is Everything. Vanguard Apostolic. Rock. Written by Jim Pepper. B-side- “Oooh Baby.” Everything Is Everything had only one entry in the Hot 100 in their career and this was it. “Witchi Tai To” peaked at #69 spending 5 weeks in the Hot 100. This single certainly didn’t have “HIT” written all over it.  Grade: C.

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69. “Long Line Rider”- Bobby Darin. Direction. R&B. Written by Bobby Darin. B-side “Change.” For years I had thought of Bobby Darin- “Splish Spash” not a single I particularly liked but a couple decades back I heard one of my all time favorite talk show hosts- Doug Hoerth talking about Darin and how great he was, how he could sing every style of music brilliantly etc and it motivated me to check Darin out. I bought his box set and was impressed- Uncle Dougie was right. Darin lived a very short life- he had a bad heart and died at the age of 37 during heart surgery. Bobby Darin put 41 singles onto the Hot 100- 22 of them making the Top 40- with “Splish Splash” being his first hit in 1958. His biggest hit was “Mack The Knife” #1 in 1959. By 1969 the hits had dried up. “Long Line Rider” peaked at #79 spending 3 weeks in the Hot 100. Now I am motivated to get out the box set and listen to it again.  Grade: A-.

12 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969. PART 23

  1. You never mentioned Bobby Goldsboro’s best song, at least in my humble opinion–It’s Too Late. It was his first hit, as I remember. He was over-schmaltzy, but still cutesy.

  2. Bobby Darin was great. He once told his friend Jimmy Bowen that he was going to be bigger than Frank Sinatra. He was a better actor, in my opinion, but he didn’t have the song sensibilities or the vocal nuances that Sinatra did. Plus he liked show tunes too much. But, yes, he died tragically young.
    You are being too generous with Bobby Goldsboro. He’s worse than…Paul Anka. Anka had a couple of songs that I are guilty pleasures for me…No, not Having My Baby. The worst song ever. Even worse than Watching Scotty Grow.

  3. “Glad She’s a Woman”. My first thought was he walking down Hooker Alley and chose one? I got 40 seconds in. What a lame sexist song. Not too fond of Bobby Darin and that’s all I’ll say. I remember “Witchi Tai To” and like it. Not your usual type of song, but it doesn’t matter.

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