Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 112. All four singles today entered the chart on July 5, 1969. “Break Away”- The Beach Boys, “Nothing Can Take The Place Of You.”- Brook Benton , “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”-Burt Bacharach and “My Little Chickadee”- The Foundations.
352. “Break Away”- The Beach Boys. Capitol. Pop. Written by Brian Wilson, Reggie Dunbar, Mike Love. B-side: Celebrate The News. The Beach Boys were at a low in popularity in the late 60’s- they hadn’t kept up with the times- seemed pretty square. From 1968’s “Do It Again” until their cover of “Rock And Roll Music” in 1976 they failed to have a Top 20 hit and only 1 single that made the Top 40. “Break Away” peaked at #63 and spent 6 weeks on the chart. Grade: B
353. “Nothing Can Take The Place Of You”-Brook Benton. Cotillion. Pop. Written by Patrick Robinson and Toussaint McCall. B-side: “Woman Without Love.” The 2nd of 2 Hot 100 singles for Brook Benton in 1969- it peaked at #74 and spent 6 weeks in the Hot 100. His last big hit would come in 1970 with “Rainy Night In Georgia” #4. Grade: B
354. “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”- Burt Bacharach. A&M. Pop. Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. B-side: “Pacific Coast Highway.” As a singer- Burt Bacharach was a great songwriter. He had 2 Hot 100 hits in his career as a performer- both peaked at #93. This was a much bigger hit in the hands of Dionne Warwick. Grade: C+
355. “My Little Chickadee”-The Foundations. Uni. Soul. Written by T. Maccauley and J. MacLeod. B-side:”Soloman Grundy.” The Foundations were a British R&B group who had their big hit earlier in 1969 with “Build Me Up Buttercup” #3. “My Little Chickadee” peaked at 99 and spent 2 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: