EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 80

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart -1969- Part 80. All four of the singles today entered the charts on May 10, 1969. “Sunday”- The Moments, “Turn Around And Love You”- Rita Coolidge, “Just A Little Bit”- Little Milton and “Ivory”- The Bob Seger System.

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245. “Sunday”- The Moments. Stang. Soul. Written by Bert Keyes and Sylvia Robinson. B-side: “Somebody Loves You Baby.”  The Moments were an R&B trio from Hackensack, New Jersey. The Moments- and later Sylvia and The Moments and finally as Ray, Goodman and Brown- there were 14 Hot 100 singles from 1968-1980. Their biggest hit was in 1970 – #3 “Love Is A Two-Way Street.” They had 4 Top 40 hits. “Sunday” peaked at #81 and spent 2 weeks on the chart. Grade: C

 

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246. “Turn Around And Love You’- Rita Coolidge. Pepper. Pop. Rock. Written by Donna Weiss. B-side: Walkin’ In The Mornin’. This was the first entry into the Hot 100 as a solo artist for Rita Coolidge. At the time she was noted as a back-up singer. She was the Delta Lady- in Leon Russell’s hit song of that name. She would be married to Kris Kristofferson from 1973-80. “Turn Around And Love You” peaked at #96 and spent only 1 week on the chart. Her first Top 40 hit would be her biggest “Higher and Higher” #2 in 1977. Overall she had 15 Hot 100 singles and 6 reached the Top 40. The author of this single- Donna Weiss would later co-write with Jackie DeShannon the big smash “Bette Davis Eyes.” Grade: B –

 

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247. “Just A Little Bit”- Little Milton. Checker. Soul. Written by Washington, Thornton, Brown and Bass. B-side: “Spring.” This was Little Milton’s second Hot 100 entry in 1969- Born Milton Campbell in Mississippi, he was best known as a blues singer- guitarist. His biggest hit was “We’re Gonna Make It” #25 in 1965. Grade: C+

 

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248. “Ivory”- The Bob Seger System. Capitol. Rock. Written by Bob Seger. B-side”The Last Song {Love Needs To Be Loved}. Bob Seger had his first hit in 1969 with “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” #17. He would have a long dry spell. He was sent back to the minor leagues for more seasoning- and would re-emerge in 1976 with “Night Moves.” Overall Seger has had 32 Hot 100 singles with 19 Top 40 singles -his only #1 “Shakedown” in 1991. “Ivory” peaked at #98 and spent 1 week on the chart. Grade: B-

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2 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 80

  1. That Milton song “Just a little bit” sounded so familiar, then I remembered, Steve Miller did a version of it on, “Born 2 B Blue”, an album which I have and l love.

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