EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART 1969- PART 140

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 140. All four of today’s singles entered the chart on August 23, 1969- “Lowdown Popcorn”- James Brown, “The Train”- 1910 Fruitgum Company, “Lodi”- Al Wilson” and “Rain” Jose Feliciano.

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446. “Lowdown Popcorn”- James Brown. King. Funk. Written by James Brown. B Side:”Top Of The Stack” Peaked at #41 6 weeks on the chart. 1969 was the year of the James Brown – Popcorn- singles- 5 of the 9 Hot 100 singles JB had in 1969 had the word Popcorn -in its title. Out of his 9 hits this is the only one which failed to crack the Top 40- falling one spot short. An instrumental- Grade: B

 

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447.”The Train”- 1910 Fruitgum Company. Buddah. Bubblegum Pop. Written by Jeff Katz, Jeffery Kasenetz and Ritchie Cordell. B-side:”Eternal Light” Peaked at #57 and spent 10 weeks on the chart. The final Hot 100 single for this bubblegum studio band. Their biggest hit in 1969 had been “Indian Giver” at #5. Grade: C+

 

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448.”Lodi’- Al Wilson. Soul City. Soul. Written by John Fogerty. B-side: “By The Time I Get To Phoenix.” Peaked at #67 and spent 7 weeks on the chart. Al Wilson’s first three hits- this was the final of the three- were produced by 1960’s hit maker- Johnny “Secret Agent Man” Rivers. Wilson from Jimmie Rodgers’ hometown of Meridian, Mississippi- biggest hit was yet to come in 1973- “Show And Tell” #1. Grade: B

 

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449. “Rain”- Jose Feliciano. RCA Victor. Pop. Written by Jose Feliciano and H. Feliciano. B-side: “She’s A Woman” -Peaked at #76 and spent 5 weeks in the Hot 100. Feliciano had four Hot 100 singles in 1969- none made it higher than #70. The b-side- “She’s A Woman” a cover of The Beatles mid 60’s track. Grade: B

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    • You know two things- yesterday when I was typing in Buddah Records- the thought crossed my mind- they had a number of Top 40 hits in 1969- that era- and all seem so mediocre….. and in listening to Lodi- you are right in listening to Wilson I was like- isn’t this Fogerty?

    • Just did a little reading…now I know why that label stuck in my head. I have an ex that was a Captain Beefheart fan & Buddah was their label…Ohio Players & Gladys Knight, too.

    • Well Gladys Knight wasn’t mediocre that is for sure.. didn’t remember that Beefheart was on the label either- and he was great- but of course wasn’t a hit maker.

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