Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 163- the three singles featured today entered the chart on October 18, 1969- “And When I Die”- Blood, Sweat and Tears, “Something”- The Beatles and “Yester- Me, Yester- You- Yesterday”-Stevie Wonder.
532. “And When I Die”- Blood, Sweat and Tears. Columbia. Jazz-Rock. Written by Laura Nyro. B-side:” Sometimes In Winter.” Peaked at #2 13 weeks on the chart. Produced by James William Guerico of Chicago fame. Blood, Sweat and Tears in 1969 had three singles that all peaked at #2- that would be the closest they would get to having a #1 hit. It was oe of the first songs that Laura Nyro wrote when she was seventeen years old. Grade: A.
533. “Something”- The Beatles. Apple. Pop. Written by George Harrison.Double A-side with ‘Come Together” which peaked at #1. “Something” peaked at #3. From The Beatles Abbey Road album- George Harrison’s great hit inspired by his wife Pattie. Frank Sinatra would call it the greatest love song ever written. Grade: A+.
534. “Yester-Me, Yester-You- Yesterday “- Stevie Wonder. Tamla. Soul. Written by Bryan Wells and Ron Miller. B-side:”I’d Be A Fool Right Now.” Peaked at #7 and spent 14 weeks on the chart. The third of three Top 40 hits by Wonder in 1969. Grade: A