EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 37

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 37. All three of the singles featured today entered the charts on March 1, 1969- “Who’s Making Love”- Young-Holt Unlimited, “Day After Day { It’s Slipping Away}- Shango, and Don’t Forget About Me” -Dusty Springfield.

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110. ” Who’s Making Love”- Young-Holt Unlimited. Brunswick. Soul. Written by Crutcher- Davis, Banks and Jackson. B-side: “Just Ain’t No Love.” Young-Holt Unlimited was an instrumental group from Chicago. They had 3 Hot 100 hits- 2 made the Top 40- their big hit was an instrumental that went to #3 “Soulful Strut” which was later used as the background instrumental for Barbara Acklin’s “Am I The Same Girl” which was featured earlier in the week. “Who’s Making Love” peaked at #57 spending 4 weeks in the Hot 100- it was their final Hot 100 hit. Grade: C+

 

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111. “Day By Day [It’s Slipping Away} – Shango. A&M, Soul. Written by Jerry Riopelle,  Stuart Margolin and Tommy Reynolds. B-side: Mescalito. Does the name Stuart Margolin sound familiar? He is best known for playing Angel in The Rockford Files. The song mocks California and its earthquakes. It was the only Hot 100 hit for Shango- it peaked at #57 and spent 7 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: C+

 

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112. ‘ Don’t Forget About Me”- Dusty Springfield. Atlantic. Pop-Soul. Written by Gerry Goffin- Carole King. B-side: “Breakfast In Bed.”  Dusty Springfield had 19 Hot 100 singles with 11 reaching the Top 40. Her biggest solo hit was “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” #6 1966 but her signature song is “Son-Of-A Preacher Man” #10 1968 which came from her great Dusty In Memphis album- which “Don’t Forget About Me” was also from. “Don’t Forget About Me” #64 6 weeks on the chart. The b-side “Breakfast In Bed” would also briefly make the Hot 100.  In 1987 she would have a comeback singing on the Pet Shop Boys ” “What Have I Done To Deserve This” #2. Grade: B+.

 

3 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 37

  1. Living in Winnipeg at the centre of North America (according to some), Day by Day was a fun song. Sad, because California was going to disappear along with the whole west coast to Alaska, but fun because we were safe where we were, one of the most stable areas of North America. That song brought it home to us. I’m not sure if we got The Ventures “Who’s Making Love,” but Johnnie Taylor had done well with the lyricised version the year before.
    I definitely do not remember the Dusty Springfield disc, though generally I loved her music.

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