Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 51. Every single today entered the charts on March 29, 1969. “There Never Was A Time”- Jeannie C. Riley, “Zazueira [Za-zoo-qhwe-a}-Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass and “Good Times Bad Times”- Led Zeppelin.
155. “There Never Was A Time”- Jeannie C. Riley. Plantation. Country, Written by Shelby Singleton. B-side “Back To School.” Jeannie C. Riley had six Hot 100 singles with only 1 making the Top 40 but it was a big one- the Tom T. Hall written “Harper Valley P.T.A.” which went to #1 in 1968. She had better success on the country music singles chart with 23 hits. “There Never Was A Time” peaked at #77 and spent 4 weeks on the chart. Grade: C
156. “Zazueira- Herb Albert and The Tijuana Brass. A&M. Jazz. Written by Jorge Ben. B-side ” Treasure of San Miguel.” Herb Albert is the only artist to have a #1 hit with an instrumental and with a vocal- “Rise” 1980 the instrumental and the vocal “This Guy’s In Love With You” 1968. “Zazueira” was late in the hit making days for Herb Albert and The Tijuana Brass- it peaked at #78 and spent 5 weeks on the chart. Overall Herb Albert and The Tijuana Brass had from 1962-70- 27 Hot 100 hits with 15 making the Top 40. Grade: C
157. “Good Times Bad Times”- Led Zeppelin. Atlantic. Rock. Written by Led Zeppelin. B-Side” Communication Breakdown.” This was Led Zeppelin’s first chart single- reaching #80 and spending 4 weeks on the chart. Led Zeppelin was an album band- during their career which spanned a decade they had 10 Hot 100 singles with 6 making the Top 40. Their biggest hit single was #4 Whole Lotta Love later in 1969. Grade: A+