EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 111

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 111. The three singles today all entered the Hot 100 on July 5, 1969. “Did You See Her Eyes”- The Illusion, “Abraham, Martin and John”- Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and “Clean Up Your Own Backyard”- Elvis Presley.

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349. “Did You See Her Eyes”- The Illusion. Steed. Rock. Written by Jeff Barry. B-side:”Falling In Love.” The Illusion were a psychedelic band from Long Island. They had 3 Hot 100 singles this was the only one to reach the Top 40. It peaked at #32 and spent 13 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: B

 

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350. “Abraham, Martin and John”- Smokey Robinson and The Miracles. Tamla. Soul. Written by Dick Holler. B-side: “Much Better Off.” In all 4 versions of “Abraham, Martin and John” made the Top 40- Dion #4 in 1968 was the big one, Smokey and The Miracles peaked at #33 and spent 6 weeks in the Hot 100, the other two were Moms Mabley #35 also in 1969 and in 1971 Tom Clay #8.  Smokey and The Miracles had 5 Hot 100 hits in 1969- all of them made the Top 40- the biggest hit was “Baby, Baby Don’t Cry” #8 at the start of the year. Grade:  B+

 

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351. “Clean Up Your Own Backyard”- Elvis Presley. RCA-Victor. Pop. Written by Billy Strange and Mac Davis. B-side” The Fair Is Moving On.”  From another mindless Elvis movie “The Trouble With Girls”- as a single “Clean Up Your Own Backyard” peaked at #35 and spent 8 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: C

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4 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 111

  1. The Illusions song was pretty good. Had some funk in it, too. Did not like Smokie’s version. Much prefer Dion. And, Elvis? It was from as stupid movie but, oh that voice. At least he hadn’t gotten fat, yet.

    Thanks for the videos. It helps.

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