EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART 1969- PART 104

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 104. The three singles today were the highest debuting ones for June 28, 1969- all three would end up in the Top 5. “Sweet Caroline { Good Times Never Seemed So Good} – Neil Diamond, ” Put A Little Love In Your Heart”- Jackie DeShannon, and “Get Together”- The Youngbloods. I give all three singles an A+.

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328. “Sweet Caroline { Good Times Never Seemed So Good}- Neil Diamond. Uni. Pop. Written by Neil Diamond. B-side: “Dig In.” Diamond after having great success with singles in 1966-67 had been in a little slump-five of his last six singles had failed to make the Top 40- “Sweet Caroline” would change that-becoming his biggest hit up to that time- #4 and 14 weeks on the chart- and would become his signature song. My favorite Diamond song. It was the second of three Top 40 hits he had in 1969 and would pave the way for his 70’s success. Still a popular tune today- they play it at Fenway Park in Boston in the middle of the 8th inning ever game. Grade: A+.

 

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329. “Put A Little Love In Your Heart”- Jackie DeShannon. Imperial. Pop. Written by Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday and Randy Myers. B-side: “Always Together.” Her biggest hit- #4 and 14 weeks on the chart.  Jackie DeShannon in total had 16 Hot 100 hits from 1963-80 only 3 made the Top 40. She toured with The Beatles in 1964 and co-wrote and first recorded in 1974 a song that would become one of the biggest hits of the 1980’s “Bette Davis Eyes”- for Kim Carnes which spent 9 weeks at #1 and no doubt made DeShannon millions. Grade: A+.

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330. ” Get Together”- The Youngbloods. RCA-Victor. Rock. Written by Chet Powers. B-side:”Beautiful.” This is a song that was kicked around for nearly a decade before it became a great success. Originally recorded by The Kingston Trio and then The Byrds and Jefferson Airplane. It was released by The Youngbloods in 1967 and peaked at #62. The folk-rock band from Boston led by Jesee Colin Young- released it again in 1969 and the time was right- it went to #5 and spent 17 weeks on the chart. The renewed interest in 1969- was sparked by the song being used in a public service announcement calling for brotherhood by the National Conference of Christians and Jews. Grade: A+

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5 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART 1969- PART 104

  1. Another day of great music. Nice tradition for Boston to play it. Do you know why it’s the 8th inning they play it? Didn’t they win the championship the first time it was played then? I think you posted about it before.

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