EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART 1969- PART 110

Every Entry Into the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart-1969- Part 110. I’ve now covered the first six months of 1969- now we move into July. The following three singles were the top debuting ones on July 5, 1969. “Polk Salad Annie”- Tony Joe White, ” I’d Wait A Million Years”- The Grassroots and “Soul Deep” The Box Tops.

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346. “Polk Salad Annie”- Tony Joe White. Monument. Rock. Written by Tony Joe White. B-side: “Aspen Colorado.” This was the biggest hit of Tony Joe White’s career- it peaked at #4 and spent 12 weeks in the Hot 100. In all over a long career he had 4 Hot 100 singles. Elvis also famously covered the song. Another famous song that he wrote was “Rainy Night In Georgia” which was a #4 hit for Brook Benton. Tony Joe White died last October at 75. Grade: A+.

 

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347. “I’d Wait A Million Years”- The Grassroots. Dunhill. Pop Rock. Written by-Gary Zakley and Mitchell Bottler. B-side:” Fly Me To Havana” The 3rd of 4 Hot 100 hits that The Grassroots had in 1969. It went to #15 and spent 15 weeks on the chart. Their biggest hit was in 1968- “Midnight Confessions” #5– and of course their most famous member today is Creed Bratton who starred in the American version of The Office. Grade: B+

 

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348. “Soul Deep”- The Box Tops. Mala. Rock. Written by: Wayne Carson Thompson. B-side: {The} Happy Song. In their short history The Box Tops had 10 Hot 100 singles- their biggest being “The Letter” #1 in 1967. They had 7 Top 40 hits- all from 1967-70. Alex Chilton would soon leave the band and form the mighty Big Star. “Soul Deep” peaked at #18 and spent 14 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: A

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