Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 122. The four singles today are the lowest to enter the chart on July 26, 1969-none of them came close to making the Top 40. “Let Yourself Go”- The Friends Of Distinction, “First Hymn From Grand Terrace”- Mark Lindsay, “Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet”- Johnny Mathis and “Big Bruce- “Steve Greenberg.

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388. ” Let Yourself Go”- The Friends Of Distinction. RCA-Victor. Pop. Written by Willie Hutch. B-side:” this was the B-side to “Going In Circles” which entered the chart in June and went to #15. “Let Yourself Go”- peaked at #63 and spent 5 weeks on the chart. Grade: B



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389. “First Hymn From Grand Terrace”- Mark Lindsay. Columbia. Pop. Written by Jimmy Webb. B-side:”The Old Man At The Fair.” The first solo hit by Mark Lindsay the front man of Paul Revere and The Raiders. From 1969-71 Lindsay would have 8 Hot 100 singles with 2 making the Top 40. His biggest hit was “Arizona” #10 later in 1969. Grade: C


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390. “Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet {A Time For Us}- Johnny Mathis. Columbia. Pop. Written by Eddie Snyder, Gait MacDermot, Larry Kusik and Nino Rota. B-side:”THe World I Threw Away.” Johnny Mathis hadn’t had an entry into the Hot 100 since 1965 until this one which peaked at #96 and spent 3 weeks in the Hot 100. The song was from the 1968 hit movie “Romeo and Juliet.”  Overall Johnny Mathis was a big hit maker in his career- 45 Hot 100 singles- 21 Top 40 hits and 2 #1’s which were 21 years apart- 1957-‘s Chances Are” and the 1978 duet with Denise Williams “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late.” Grade: A


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391. “Big Bruce”- Steve Greenberg. Trip. Parody. Written by Bill Stith, Bud Reneau, Mack Vickery and Rick Tyson. B-side:”Run To You.” A parody of Jimmy Dean’s “Big Bad John”- “Big Bruce” peaked at #97 and spent 3 weeks on the chart. It was the only Hot 100 hit for Steve Greenberg. No way would this song get any airplay in 2019- not that it got much in 1969. Grade: D