Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 101. The week of June 21, 1969 was not a strong week for entries into the Hot 100- there were 11 singles which made their first appearance that week and only 2 would make it into the Top 40. The highest entries -“In The Year 2525”- Zager and Evans, “Doggone Right”- Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and “I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart [Than A Young Man’s Fool}- Candy Staton.
317. “In The Year 2525”- Zager and Evans. RCA Victor. Rock. Written by Rick Evans.B-side: “Little Kids.” One of the biggest hits of 1969- “In The Year 2525 spent 5 weeks at #1 and 13 total weeks in the Hot 100. It would be the only Hot 100 hit in the careers of Zager and Evans a duo from Lincoln, Nebraska.The song was #1 in July when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. Perfect timing. Grade: A.
318. “Doggone Right”- Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. Tamla. Soul. Written by Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin and Al Cleveland. B-side: ” Here I Go Again”- which also entered the Hot 100 and peaked at #37. “Doggone Right” did a little better #32 and 9 weeks on the chart. Smokey and The Miracles had 5 Hot 100 singles in 1969 and all of them made the Hot 100. Grade: B-
319. “I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart [Than A Young Man’s Fool}- Candi Staton. Fame. Soul. Written by Clarence Carter, Raymond Moore and George Jackson.B-side: “For You.” This was the first of ten Hot 100 hits for Candi Staton- her biggest hit would be her final one “Young Hearts Run Free” #20 in 1976. She was married at the time to Clarence Carter who co-wrote this song- which peaked at #46 and spent 8 weeks on the chart. Grade: B-.