Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 88- the four singles entering the chart today- were the lowest four entries for May 24, 1969–“Good Morning Starshine”-Strawberry Alarm Clock, “Let’s Dance”-Ola and The Janeiers, “Too Experienced”- Eddie Lovette and “Here We Go Again”-Nancy Sinatra.
274. “Good Morning Starshine.”Strawberry Alarm Clock. Uni. Rock. Written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni, and Galt McDermot. B-side “Me And The Township”- There were two versions of “Good Morning Starshine” that entered the charts on this week the hit version by Oliver went to #3, Strawberry Alarm Clock’s version peaked at #87 and spent 2 weeks on the chart. Strawberry Alarm Clock had 5 Hot 100 singles in their career with 2 making the Top 40- the big hit was their first single “Incense And Peppermints” which went to #1 in 1967. Ed King the guitarist for the band would later be with Lynyrd Skynyrd in the mid 70’s. “Good Morning Starshine” was the last appearance by Strawberry Alarm Clock in the Hot 100. Grade: C
275. “Let’s Dance”- Ola & The Janglers. GNP Crescendo. Rock . Written by Jim Lee. B-side “Strolling Along.” Ola & The Janglers were a Swedish pop-rock band. This was their only appearance in the Hot 100- peaking at #92 and spending 3 weeks on the chart. This is a cover of the hit by Chris Montez which went to #4 in 1962. Grade: C
276. “Too Experienced”- Eddie Lovette. Steady. Reggae. Written by Keith Anderson, Ken Lazarus and Luther Dixon. B-side: You’re My Girl. The only Hot 100 appearance by Eddie Lovette on the chart it peaked at #95 and spent 3 weeks on the chart. One of the songwriters Luther Dixon wrote “Baby, It’s You” and “Boys” covered by The Beatles early in their recording career. Grade: B
277. “Here We Go Again”- Nancy Sinatra. Reprise. Pop. Written by Don Lanier and Red Steagall. B-side:”Memories.” the 2nd of 3 singles by Nancy Sinatra to reach the Hot 100 in 1969- it peaked at #98 and spent 2 weeks on the chart. None of her three hits that year got above #97- and at age 29 Nancy Sinatra’s career on the charts ended. Grade: C.