Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 43. The first of the three singles entered the chart on March 8, 1969- “Only You”- Bobby Hatfield, the other two were the highest debuting singles from the week of March 15, 1969- “Hair” The Cowsills and “It’s Your Thing”- The Isley Brothers.
128. ” Only You [ And You Alone} – Bobby Hatfield. Verve. Pop. Written by Ande Rand and Buck Ram. B-side “The Wonder of You.” “Only You” was a #5 hit for The Platters in 1955 and Ringo Starr took it to #5 in 1975 but Bobby Hatfield of The Righteous Brothers didn’t enjoy that kind of success- his single peaked at #95 and spent 4 weeks on the chart. It would be the only solo Hot 100 hit for Hatfield. The b-side “The Wonder Of You” was later a hit for that boy from Tupelo, Mississippi-Elvis Presley. Grade: C
129. “Hair”- The Cowsills. MGM. Pop. Written by Galt McDermot, Gerome Ragni, James Rado. B-side: ” What is Happy?” The Cowsills were a family band from Newport, Rhode Island -5 brothers, a younger sister and their mother. They would be the inspiration for the television show The Partridge Family. On the charts from 1967-69 they had 8 Hot 100 singles with 4 making the Top 40- “Hair” from the musical of the same name was their biggest hit #2 and 15 weeks on the chart. Grade: B
130. “It’s Your Thing”- The Isley Brothers. T-Neck. Soul-Funk. Written by O’Kelly and Ronald Isley. B-side: ” Don’t Give It Away.” The Isley Brothers started out as a gospel trio in Cincinnati, Ohio . They would go on to having 74 R&B hits- 41 Hot 100 hits on the Pop Chart and 11 Top 40 hits- their biggest pop hit was this one “It’s Your Thing” which peaked at #2 and spent 14 weeks in the Hot 100. The Isley Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. Grade: A+