EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 154

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 154. The four singles today all entered the chart on September 27, 1969- “Wedding Bell Blues”- The 5th Dimension, “Is That All There Is”- Peggy Lee, “Baby, I’m For Real”- The Originals and “Mind, Body and Soul”- The Flaming Ember.

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497. “Wedding Bell Blues”- The 5th Dimension. Soul City. Pop. Written by Laura Nyro. B-side:”Lovin’ Stew.” Peaked at #1 3 weeks at #1- and 15 weeks in the Hot 100. 1969 was a big year for The 5th Dimension- earlier in the year they had another big #1 hit with “Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In”- which spent 6 weeks at #1. Grade: A.

 

498. “Is That All There Is”- Peggy Lee. Capitol. Pop. Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. B-side:”Me And My Shadow” Peaked at #11 and spent 10 weeks in the Hot 100.  Arranged and conducted by an up and coming Randy Newman. Born Norma Jean Egstrom in Jamestown, North Dakota in 1920- Peggy Lee’s career began in 1936 as a jazz singer. As far as the Billboard charts go she had 11 Hot 100 hits with her biggest being “Fever” #8 in 1958. “Is That All There Is” was her final hit. Grade: B

 

 

499. “Baby, I’m For Real” -The Originals. Tamla Motown. Soul. Written by Anna Gordy Gaye and Marvin Gaye. B-side:”Moment Of Truth” Peaked at #14 and spent 16 weeks on the chart. A #1 R&B hit- it was the first of 5 Hot 100 singles by The Originals an R&B group out of Detroit City. Their other Top 40 hit was The Bells #12 in 1970.Grade: B

 

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500. “Mind, Body and Soul”- The Flaming Ember. Hot Wax. Soul. Written by Edith Wayne and Ron Dunbar. B-side:”Filet de Soul.” Peaked at #26 and spent 14 weeks in the Hot 100. A white R&B group out of Detroit- this was the first of 4 Hot 100 singles in 1969-70- 3 made the Top 40. Grade: C+

4 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 154

    • I seem to remember most of the hits-or have heard them -some of the ones outside of the Top 40 not so much- it’s good hearing them something new.. I am already glancing at 1970’s singles.

  1. The way Marilyn McCoo (sp?) sings “Bill!” gives me a shiver yet to this say. So pure like a heavenly bell pealing. All of these are good songs, with the The 5th Dimension being my fave of the bunch.

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