EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 29

Every  Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 29. Three entries today all from February 15, 1969. “No Not Much”- The Smoky Ring, “Anything You Choose”-Spanky and Our Gang, and “Switch It On”- Cliff Nobles & Co.  I had never heard of any of these singles before today. None of these singles I would ever care to hear again.

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85. “No Not Much”- The Smokey Ring. Buddah. Pop. Written by Al Stillman and Robert Allen. B-side: ‘How’d You Get To Be So Wonderful.” A 7 member group from Norfolk, Nebraska. This would be their only entry into the Hot 100- peaking at #85 and spending 4 weeks in the Hot 100.  “No Not Much” was a #2 hit back in the mid- 50’s for The Four Lads. Der Bingle also recorded it in 1969 and The Vogues in 1969. This version here is putrid. Grade: D.

 

 

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86. “Anything You Choose”- Spanky and Our Gang. Mercury. Folk-Pop. Written by Stuart Scharf. B-side: “Mecca Flat Blues.” Spanky and Our Gang as a folk-pop band out of Chicago headed by singer Elaine ‘Spanky” McFarland. They would have 9 Hot 100 singles. Their first five singles made the Top 40-with their first “Sunday Will Never Be The Same” from 1967 #7 being their biggest hit. “Anything You Choose ” would peak at #86 and spend 3 weeks in the Hot 100. In the early 80’s Spanky McFarland would become the new lead singer of The Mamas and The Papas. Grade: C.

 

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87. “Switch It On”- Cliff Nobles & Co. Phil-LA. Soul. Written by Jesse James. B-side: “Burning Desire.” The last of 3 Hot 100 singles -one of which was a big hit “The Horse” #2 in 1968. “Switch It On” peaked at #93 and spent 3 weeks on the charts. This is an instrumental and the best of the three singles today.  Grade: C+

5 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 29

  1. Funny. Two out of three didn’t play.
    As far as I know none of these singles made it to Canada, though maybe Toronto got them. As the biggest city in Canada it got music we in Winnipeg never heard of. On the other hand, most of our music came via Vancouver. A few if those were via me. Fever Tree for one.

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