EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART-1969- PART 32

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 32. The three singles entering the chart today from February 22, 1969. ‘Tear Drop City”- The Monkees, “Back Door Man”- Derek and “Somebody Loves You”- The Delfonics.

94. “Tear Drop City”- The Monkees. Colgems. Pop Rock. Written by Bobby Hart and Tommy Boyce. B-side “A Man Without A Dream.” The bubble had burst on The Monkees at this point. Their television show had been cancelled in 1968 and except for their comeback hit ” That Was Then, This Is Now” in 1986 they would never have another Top 40 hit. In a brief period of time- late 1966 to mid- 1968 during the time the show was on The Monkees had a dozen Top 40 hits. Their first two singles were #1 hits “Last Train To Clarksville” and “I’m A Believer.” In 1967 “Daydream Believer” would be a third #1.  “Tear Drop City” would peak at #56 and spend 7 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: B.

 

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95. “Back Door Man’- Derek. Bang, Rock. Written by George Tobin and Johnny Cymbal. B-side “Sell Your Soul” . Derek who had earlier went by the name Johnny Cymbal was a singer-songwriter, producer born in Scotland but operating out of Cleveland in 1960. He had 3 Hot 100 entries as Johnny Cymbal-including “Mr Bass Man” #16 in 1963. Under Derek “Cinnamon” #11 in late 1968. “Back Door Man” would be Derek’s last Hot 100 single- it would peak at #59 and spend 6 weeks in the Hot 100. This
Back Door Man” is not the same song that was written by blues legend Willie Dixon- and recorded by The Doors. Derek died of a heart attack at 48 in 1993. Grade: C.

 

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96. “Somebody Loves You”- The Delfonics. Philly Groove. Soul. Written by Thom Bell and William Hart. “Somebody Loves You” was the b-side to the late 1968 hit “”Ready Or Not Here I Come {Can’t Hide From Love}” #35.  The Delfonics were and R&B group out of Philadelphia. From 1968-73 they had 16 Hot 100 singles and 6 Top 40 hits. Their biggest hit was their first one- “La-La Means I Love You.” #4 in 1968. “Somebody Loves You’ peaked at #72 and spent 3 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: C.

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3 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART-1969- PART 32

  1. On Monkees cover, where is Peter? Derek’s song, I can sure hear the Cinnamon influence. Pretty good guitar. Delfonics, I like their sound but this one is a little generic. You are almost at 100. I must say I have enjoyed this feature, Hans 🙂

    • Thanks… Even though The Monkees kind of dropped off the charts after the show ended- I have listened to a couple of the albums and although no hits on them they aren’t half bad.

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