Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 85. Every single today entered the chart on May 24, 1969- “Love Me Tonight”- Tom Jones, “Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down”- The Temptations and “I Can Sing A Rainbow/Love Is Blue”- The Dells.
265. “Love Me Tonight”- Tom Jones. Parrot. Pop. Written by Barry Mason, Lorenzo Pilat and Mario Panzeri. B-side:”Hide And Seek.” When I was young I always got confused between Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdinck- the way I finally kept them apart was Tom Jones was the more talented of the two. Jones was in his heyday in the late 60’s early 70’s- [so was the other fella] Jones was born Thomas Jones Woodward in South Wales. During his career he has had 30 Hot 100 singles with 19 making the Top 40. His biggest hit was “She’s A Lady” #2 1971. His last hit was in 1988 with a cover of Prince’s “Kiss.” “Love Me Tonight” was the first of three hits he had in 1969- and peaked at #13 spending 11 weeks on the chart. Grade: B
266. “Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down”- The Temptations. Tamla Motown. Soul. Written by Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield and Smokey Robinson. B-side” Since I’ve Lost You.” Entering the charts right below Tom Jones- “Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down.”- The 3rd of 6 Hot 100 singles in 1969 for The Temptations- it peaked at #20 and spent 8 weeks on the chart. Grade: B-
267. “I Can Sing A Rainbow/ Love Is Blue”- The Dells. Cadet. Soul. Written by Arthur Hamilton, Andre Popp, Bryan Blackburn and Pierre Cour. B-side:” Hallelujah Baby” The third of five singles by The Dells to reach the Hot 100 in 1969- this one peaked at #22 and spent 10 weeks on the chart. Grade: B-