EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 151

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 151. The final four entries from September 13, 1969- “Kool and The Gang”- Kool and The Gang, “Chains Of Love”- Bobby Bland, “Loves Been Good To Me”-Frank Sinatra and “My Balloons Going Up”- Archie Bell and The Drells.

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484. “Kool and The Gang”- Kool and The Gang. De Lite. Soul. Written by Kool and The Gang. B-side:”Raw Hamburgers.”Peaked at #59 and spent 12 weeks on the chart.  I was shocked to see that Kool and The Gang were on the charts in the 1969’s- their big hits wouldn’t start arriving for a few more years but they did made the Hot 100 in 1969-this being their first Hot 100 hit. They would eventually have 33 Hot 100 hits with 21 making the Top 40- they had one- #1- “Celebration”- 1980. Grade: C

 

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485. “Chains Of Love”- Bobby Bland. Duke. Soul. Written by Henry Van Walls and Nugetre. B-side:” Ask Me ‘Bout Nothing [But The Blues} Peaked at #60 and spent 7 weeks on the chart. Was a #2 hit for Joe Turner in 1951. 2nd of 2 Hot 100 hits for Bland in 1969. Grade: A

 

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486. “Loves Been Good To Me”-Frank Sinatra. Reprise. Pop. Written by Rod McKuen. Bside”A Man Alone.” Peaked at #75 and spent 4 weeks on the chart. The 3rd of 5 hits in 1969 for Sinatra- his signature song “My Way” was his biggest hit of the year reaching #27 earlier in the year. Grade: B+

 

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487. “My Balloons Going Up.” Archie Bell and The Drells. Atlantic. Soul. Written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. B-side:”Giving Up Dancing” Peaked at #87 and spent 4 weeks on the chart. 3rd of 4 1969 hits by Archie Bell and The Drells- none of them make it to the Top 40. Grade:  C

2 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 151

  1. The Bobby Bland song has some great guitar backup. The Frank song written by Rod McKuen. Remember when they used to have McKuen reciting poetry on shows? When’s the last time you saw any poets reciting poetry on TV. Times sure have changed. Do they even have any musical variety shows on any more (besides reality TV)?

    • Rod McKuen for a year or two was all over the place. I think Sinatra did an album of his songs…I can’t even name a poet today? I can’t think of a variety show today- maybe someday they will make a comeback…

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