EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART 1969- PART 96

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 96. The three singles today entered the chart on July 7, 1969- “Listen To The Band”- The Monkees,  “Didn’t We” Richard Harris and “Galveston”- Roger Williams. Two of the three songs were written by Jimmy Webb.

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301. “Listen To The Band’- The Monkees. Colgems. Pop. Written by Michael Nesmith. B-side: “Someday Man.” The Monkees had lost their television show- and people were for the moment tuning them out- they had 4 Hot 100 singles in 1969- none of them got higher than 56 on the chart. “Listen To The Band”- peaked at #63 and spent 8 weeks on the chart. Their next Top 40 hit wouldn’t come until 1986 when they had their big revival- “That Was Then- This Is Now.” Grade: B+

 

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302. “Didn’t We”- Richard Harris. Dunhill. Pop. Written by Jimmy Webb. B-side: “Paper Chase.” Richard Harris better known of course as an actor- and for his #2 that so many hate from 1968- “MacArthur Park.”  Harris had 4 Hot 100 singles with “MacArthur Park” being the only Top 40 hit. “Didn’t We” peaked at #63 and spent 6 weeks on the chart. Grade: C.

 

Galveston (Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Promo, Stereo, Mono) album cover

303. “Galveston”- Roger Williams. Kapp. Easy Listening . Written by Jimmy Webb. B-side: ‘Mini Minuet.” An instrumental  cover of the great Jimmy Webb tune which was a big smash for Glen Campbell. Roger Williams had 23 Hot 100 hits from 1955-69 this was the last of them. It barely entered the chart- peaking at #99 and spending 2 weeks on the chart. Williams biggest hit was way back in 1955- with “Autumn Leaves” #1. Grade: C

4 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART 1969- PART 96

  1. Mike Nesmith was a sharp cookie and a decent songwriter. The Richard Harris tune sounds an awful lot like his song Macarthur Park. Funny to think of him as English Bob in Unforgiven and him singing this song at the same time. He’s had some peach movie roles. Galveston sounds pretty good as an instrumental.

  2. Listen to the Band was a favorite of mine. I’ve seen a version of them doing it while Buddy Miles was drumming…a tv special right before Peter left.

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