EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 119

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 119. The three singles today were the highest debuting singles for the week of July 26, 1969- “Sugar, Sugar”- The Archies, “A Boy Named Sue”- Johnny Cash and “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”- Tom Jones.

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379. “Sugar, Sugar”- The Archies. Calendar. Bubblegum Pop. Written by Andy Kim and Jeff Barry. B-side:”Melody Hill.” One of the biggest chart hits of 1969- “Sugar, Sugar” went to #1 where it stayed for 4 weeks. It also spent an incredible 22 weeks in the Hot 100. The Archies were a studio group created by Don Kirshner of Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert fame. They had 6 Hot 100 singles with 2 making the Top 40. Chances are the only song by The Archies you know is this one. Catchy, bubblegum music. Grade: B.

 

380. “A Boy Named Sue”- Johnny Cash. Columbia. Country. Written by Shel Silverstein. B-side:”San Quentin.” Johnny Cash’s biggest ever chart hit- went to #2 and spent 12 weeks on the chart. Like Chuck Berry with “Ding-A-Ling”- the biggest hit of Cash’s career on the Pop Chart- a novelty tune. The song was recorded live at San Quintin. As far as the Pop 100 chart goes J.R. Cash had 48 hits in his career -from 1956-76. Grade: A.

 

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381. “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”-Tom Jones. Parrot. Pop. Written by Jimmy Currie and Lonnie Donegan. B-side: “Things I Wanna Do.”Β  This single was released first in 1967 and peaked at #49- it did much better when re-released in 1969- The 2nd of 3 Hot 100 singles- all made the top 15 for Tom Jones in 1969. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” peaked at #6 and spent 16 weeks on the chart. Grade: B+

9 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 119

  1. I love all 3 of these songs. Sugar Sugar was on the radio the summer my parents divorced and my mom and us kids moved to a new neighborhood. A Boy Named Sue one of the best songs Johnny ever did. Tom Jones really knows how to belt out the heartache doesn’t he.

  2. I’m with msjadeli, for once! Love all three! I’m in the loop for once, yay!
    And you already know I’m a HUGE Tom Jones fan…remember the Duck Dodgers theme song he did…….? πŸ™‚

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