EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 93

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 93.  The following four singles were the last to chart in the week of May 31, 1969- “Brown Arms In Houston”- Orpheus, “Son Of A Travelin’ Man”- Ed Ames, “I Need You Now”- Ronnie Dove and “Running Bear”- Sonny James. This is the worst bunch of songs yet in the 1969 countdown. I don’t know which is worse but I am pretty sure its “Brown Arms In Houston.”

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291. ” Brown Arms In Houston”- Orpheus. MGM. Pop . Writen by Joe Henry and Lesley Miller. B-side” I Can Make The Sun Rise.” A soft rock band out of the Boston area- Orpheus had 2 Hot 100 singles- both were in 1969- “Brown Arms In Houston” peaked at #91 and spent 3 weeks on the chart. Grade: D-

 

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292. “Son Of A Travelin’ Man”- Ed Ames. RCA Victor. Pop. Written by Mauro Lusini and Robert Allen. B-side:” 2001.” Ed Ames was one of the Ames Brothers who had 21 Hot 100 hits from 1954-60. Ed Ames was also an actor playing in the television series Daniel Boone. Ames had 7 Hot 100 hits- with 1967’s “My Cup Runneth Over” #8 his biggest success. “Son Of A Travelin’ Man” peaked at #92 and spent 4 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: D

 

 

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293. “I Need You Now”- Ronnie Dove. Diamond. Pop. Written by Al Jacob and Jimmie Crane. B-side: “Bluebird.” Ronnie Dove had 20 Hot 100 hits- “I Need Your Love” was the final one. 10 made the Top 40- with 1965’s “One Kiss For Old Times Sake” #14 being his biggest. “I Need You Now ” peaked at #93 and spent 2 weeks on the chart. Grade: D

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194. “Running Bear”- Sonny James. Capitol. Country. Written by The Big Bopper Jiles Richardson. B-side:” A Midnight Mood.” “Running Bear” spent 3 weeks at #1 on the country chart. In the Billboard Hot 100 it peaked at #94 and spent 2 weeks. Sonny James “The Country Gentleman” had 21 #1 country hits in his career. On the pop chart- he had 3 Hot 100 hits- with 2 coming in 1969. None made the Top 40. Grade: C

3 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 93

  1. I remember Ed Ames with My Cup Runneth Over and Daniel Boone. Didn’t know he was part of a singing group. I remember Running Bear song as well. I agree with the worst one, the title alone puts me off, not that I have anything against brown arms.

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