EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 75

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 75. The three entries today all came on to the chart on May 3, 1969– “I Could Never Lie To You”- The New Colony Six, “Lodi”- Creedence Clearwater Revival, and “Pretty World”- Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66.

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226. ” I Could Never Lie To You”- The New Colony Six. Mercury. Rock. Written by Ronald Rice and Pat McBride. B-Side:” Just Feel Worse.” I have never heard of The New Colony Six a soft rock group from Chicago-until now but they did have 10 Hot 100 singles from 1966-71 with 2 making the Top 40- their biggest hit was in 1968 with ‘Things I’d Like To Do.” “I Could Never Lie To You” peaked at #50 and spent 8 weeks on the chart. Grade: C

 

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227. “Lodi”- Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fantasy. Rock. Written by John Fogerty. B-side of “Bad Moon Rising.” There may have been a more successful band/ artist than CCR in 1969 but I am not sure who it would have been. “Lodi” was the b-side to ‘Bad Moon Rising” a #2 hit- ordinarily a song of this caliber would have been an a-side hit- but “Lodi” as the b-side peaked at #52 and spent 4 weeks on the chart. With “Proud Mary” from earlier in the year also still getting a lot of airplay- and “Bad Moon Rising” rising up the charts- just not enough room for another CCR hit. Grade: A+

 

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228. “Pretty World”- Sergio Mendez and Brasil ’66. A&M. Latin Pop. Written by Bergman, Adolfo, Bergman and Gaspar. B-side “Festa.” Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66- and Mendes as a solo artist had 14 Hot 100 singles from 1966-84 with 5 making the Top 40. His biggest hit was 1983’s “Never Gonna Let You Go.” “Pretty World” peaked at #62 and spent 6 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: B

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  1. On the Mendez one, a hit in 1969, as I listened it struck me that this song sounds a lot like the one Chick Corea did in 1972. Chick sped it up and jazzified it more, but…

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