EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 59

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 59. All three singles today entered the chart on April 5, 1969. “Back In The U.S.S.R.”- Chubby Checker, “A Million To One”-Brian Hyland and “California Girl [And The Tennessee Square}- Tompall and The Glaser Brothers.

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176. “Back In The U.S.S.R.”- Chubby Checker. Buddah. Pop. Written by John Lennon- Paul McCartney. B-side” Windy Cream.” I didn’t realize the man born Ernest Evans who was given the name Chubby by one of his bosses at a produce market where he worked in Philadelphia- and Checker by Dick Clark’s wife- and since he had just finished doing a Fats Domino impersonation- Domino- Checker. Chubby Checker- had so many hits. Everyone knows “The Twist” which went to #1 in 1959 and in 1961 but overall he had 35 Hot 100 singles with 23 making the Top 40 from 1959-68. His cover of The Beatles “Back In The U.S.S.R. peaked at #82 and spent 5 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: C+

 

 

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177. “A Million To One”- Brian Hyland. Dot. Pop. Written by Phil Medley. B-side ” It Could All Begin Again [In You.} Brian Hyland is remembered for his #1 hit from 1960- the annoying “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini” In all the singer from Queens, New York had 22 Hot 100 singles with 8 making the Top 40 from 1969 to 1971. ” A Million To One” peaked at #90 and spent 5 weeks on the chart. Grade: D

 

 

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178. “California Girl [And The Tennessee Square} -Tompall and The Glaser Brothers. MGM.Country. Written by Jack Clement. B-side: “All That Keeps Ya Goin’.” Tompall and The Glaser Brothers were a country group that had only one Hot 100 single- this one- It peaked at #92 and spent 4 weeks in the Hot 100. The writer of the song Jack Clement is more famous for being a producer and engineer for Sam Phllips at Sun Records in the 1950’s- now he had one of my dream jobs if I could go back in time. Grade: C

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6 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 59

  1. I like the pace of the Chubby Checker cover, and his voice is ok, but the accompaniment was all wrong. Back in the USSR is one of those songs anyone would have trouble competing with the original on. The 2nd and 3rd, what a waste of space sorry lol. So your dream job would be a record engineer and producer? Why doesn’t that surprise me…

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