Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 120. The three singles today all entered the chart on July 26, 1969. “Give Peace A Chance”- Plastic Ono Band, ”
True Grit”- Glen Campbell and “Odds And Ends”- Dionne Warwick.
382. “Give Peace A Chance”- Plastic Ono Band. Apple. Rock. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. B-side: “Remember Love.” The Beatles were still a group when John and Yoko recorded this during their famous bed-in -in Montreal in early 1969. John wrote the song but he gave it the Lennon-McCartney credit- Paul had nothing to do with the song or recording. This was John’s first ‘solo’ hit- it peaked at #14 and spent 9 weeks in the Hot 100. Overall John Lennon would have 19 Hot 100 singles- with 14 making the Top 40. His two #1’s were 1974’s “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night” and 1980’s’ Just Like Starting Over” Grade: A
383. “True Grit”-Glen Campbell. Capitol. Country. Written by Don Black and Elmer Bernstein. B-side: “Hava Nagila.” The title track for the movie True Grit starring The Duke and Glen Campbell. Glen Campbell was everywhere in 1969- he had his own television show- he had 5 Top 40 singles on the pop chart and he was in this movie. “True Grit” peaked at #35 and spent 7 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: A-.
384. “Odds And Ends”- Dionne Warwick. Scepter. Pop. Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. B-side:”As Long As There’s An Apple Tree.” Dionne Warwick covering a Burt Bacharach/ Hal David song couldn’t go wrong. This one failed to make the Top 40 though- peaking at #43 and spending 8 weeks in the Hot 100. Dionne like Glen Campbell in the single above- was at her peak in 1969- she had 5 Hot 100 singles all make the Top 40 but this one. Grade: B