EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART 1969- PART 167

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 167. Now on to the final week in October 1969- the three singles today are the highest singles entering the chart on October 25, 1969–“Evil Woman Don’t Play Your Games With Me”- Crow, “Leaving On A Jet Plane”- Peter, Paul and Mary and “Down On The Corner”- Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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546. “Evil Woman Don’t Play Your Games With Me”- Crow. Amaret. Rock. Written by Dave Wagner, Dick Wiegand and Larry Wiegand. B-side:”Gonna Leave A Mark.” Peaked at #19 and spent 15 weeks on the chart. The first of three Hot 100 singles that Crow had in 1969-70- and their only Top 40 hit. I don’t think I have ever heard this before- odd for a song that was a Top 20 hit.  Crow was a blues rock quintet from Minneapolis. Grade: B

 

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547. “Leaving On A Jet Plane”- Peter, Paul and Mary. Warner Brothers. Pop. Written by John Denver. B-side:”The House Song.” Peaked at #1 7 weeks on the chart.  The final hit by Peter, Paul and Mary- it was also their only #1 hit. Written by John Denver who would we would hear a lot from in the 1970’s. Grade: B

548. “Down On The Corner’- Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fantasy. Rock. Written by John Fogerty. B-side:”Fortunate Son”- a double A’ -side- while “Down On The Corner” peaked at  #3- “Fortunate Son” peaked at #14. Two of the best singles from 1969. Grade: A+

11 responses to “EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART 1969- PART 167

  1. Never heard of Crow. Not my thing. I’d give it a D, Hans–but that’s just me. Cool 45 cover though. Probably very collectible. I’d give Peter, Paul and Mary a D too, but my parents loved that song by them so–for nostalgia purposes–I’d give it a B. I think you’re spot on with Down on the Corner. I love that Bakersfield country sound paired with the psychedelic lyrics. It’s perfect.

    • Yeah, my dad was a sucker for folk music, although he didn’t care for Dylan’s singing. He liked Joan Biaz, Judy Collins, the Kingston Trio, that kind of stuff. Not my jam. I liked Dylan a lot better when he went electric. I loved his writing as does everybody. John Prine and Steve Earl are really great and, of course, Joni Mitchell, but I wouldn’t really call her folk…

    • A little of that early 60’s folk stuff goes a long way- the greatest move Dylan ever made was leaving that- if he had stayed with the folk music of his first few albums he would be today what Joan Baez is- a 60’s fossil…. I wouldn’t call Joni folk either- a big fan of hers. Love Prine and Earle.

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