EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 148

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 148. The four singles today were the final ones to enter the chart on September 6, 1969- “Moonlight Sonata”- Henry Mancini-His Orchestra and Chorus, “Slum Baby”- Booker T. & The MG’s, “MacArthur Park”- Waylon Jennings and The Kimberly’s and ‘Luna Trip”- Dickie Goodman. A strange mix- 2 instrumentals, a novelty song and Waylon leaving a cake out in the rain.

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474. “Moonlight Sonata”- Henry Mancini-His Orchestra and Chorus. RCA. Pop. Written by Beethoven. B-side:”Natalie” Peaked at # 87 and spent 4 weeks on the chart. An instrumental. Mancini’s biggest hit ever came earlier in 1969 with “Theme From Romeo and Juliet.” Grade: B

 

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475. “Slum Baby”- Booker T. & The MG’s. Stax, Soul. Written by We Three. B-side:”Meditation” Peaked at #88 and spent 4 weeks in the Hot 100. The 3rd of 3 1969 Hot 100 singles by Booker T. & The MG’s- one of their biggest ever hits “Time Is Tight” was earlier in the year #6. Grade: B

 

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476. “MacArthur Park”- Waylon Jennings and The Kimberly’s. RCA Victor. Country. Written by Jimmy Webb. B-side:”But You Know I Love You.” Peaked at #93 2 weeks in the Hot 100.. The first ever pop hit by Waylon- eventually he would have 11 Hot 100 singles between 1969-82 with 3 making the Top 40- hit biggest hit was “Theme From The Dukes Of Hazzard” #21. “MacArthur Park” a #2 hit in 1968 for actor Richard Harris, a #38 for The Four Tops in 1971 and #1 for Donna Summer in 1978. I love Waylon but this isn’t one of his best.  Grade: C

 

477. “Luna Trip” Dickie Goodman. Cotique. Novelty. Written by Dickie Goodman. B:Side: “My Victrola”Peaked at #95 and spent 2 weeks on the chart.  The 2nd of 2 Hot 100 hits for Goodman in 1969- had one more big hit in him- 1975’s “Mr. Jaws” #4. Grade: B

3 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 148

  1. You’re right, Hans, a strange combo. I like the Beethoven and didn’t know the song by name, but I have it as a cool-down song on a workout disc. That last song is a doozy!

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