Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 125. The three singles today all entered the chart on August 2, 1960- “Nobody But You Babe”- Clarence Reid, ” Change of Heart”- Dennis Yost and The Classic IV and “Simple Song Of Freedom”- Tim Hardin.
398. “Nobody But You Babe”- Clarence Reid. Alston. Soul Funk. Written by Clarence Reid and Willie Clarke. B-side:”Send Me Back My Money.” Clarence Reid was a soul singer, composer and producer. He had two Hot 100 singles in his career. “Nobody But You Babe” was his only Top 40 hit- peaking at #40 and spending 10 weeks on the charts. Grade: B
399. “Change Of Heart”- Dennis Yost and The Classic IV. Imperial. Pop. Written by Emory Gordy Jr. B-side:”Rainy Day.” This was the first single by the Classic IV that had Dennis Yost’s name headlining. It was the 3rd of 4 Hot 100 singles they had in 1969. “Traces” their biggest ever hit peaked at #2 earlier in the year. “Change Of Heart” peaked at #49 and spent 7 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: C
400. “Simple Song Of Freedom”- Tim Hardin. Columbia. Folk. Written by Bobby Darin. B-side:”Question Of Birth.” This was the only Hot 100 single by Tim Hardin- a notable 1960’s-70’s folk singer who would die at the age of 39 in 1980 of a drug overdose. “Simple Song Of Freedom” peaked at #50 and spent 7 weeks in the Hot 100. Grade: B