Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969 Part 137. The three singles today were the highest singles entering the chart on August 23, 1969- “Little Woman”- Bobby Sherman, “That’s The Way Love Is”- Marvin Gaye and “This Girl Is A Woman Now”- Gary Puckett & Union Gap.
437. “Little Woman”- Bobby Sherman. Metromedia. Pop. Written by Danny Janssen. B-side:”One Too Many Mornings.” Peaked at #3 13 weeks in the Hot 100. The first chart single out of what would be ten in his career for the teen idol of the moment. It would be the biggest hit for Sherman who came from Santa Monica, California.7 of the 10 would make the Top 40- and it would be the first seven singles. Grade: C
438. “That’s The Way Love Is’- Marvin Gaye. Tamla. Soul. Written by Paul Riser and Wade Marcus. B-Side:” Gotta Keep On Tryin’ Til I Win Your Love.” Peaked at #7 12 weeks on the chart.Grade: A
439. “This Girl Is A Woman Now”- Gary Puckett & Union Gap. Columbia. Pop. Written by Victor Millrose and Alan Bernstein. B-side: “His Other Woman.’ Peaked at #9 11 weeks on the chart. From the same hometown as Bob Dylan- Gary Puckett &Union Gap had 9 Hot 100 hits from 1967-71- the first four made the Top 7- then their popularity began to fizzle. Their biggest hit was “Young Girl” #2 in 1968. Grade: B-