Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 169. The three singles today all entered the chart on October 25, 1969- “Roosevelt and Ira Lee “- Tony Joe White, “Jingo”-Santana and “I Still Believe In Tomorrow” -John and Anne Ryder.
552. “Roosevelt and Ira Lee”- Tony Joe White. Monument. Swamp Rock. Written by Tony Joe White. B-side:”The Migrant.” Peaked at #44 and spent 7 weeks in the Hot 100. Earlier in the year Tony Joe White had his biggest hit in “Polk Salad Annie” #8. He also wrote “Rainy Night In Georgia” which later became a big hit for Brook Benton. Grade: A
553. “Jingo”- Santana. Columbia. Rock. Written by Aaron Copland. B:side:”Persuasion” Peaked at #56 and spent 8 weeks in the Hot 100. The first Hot 100 entry by the Latin Rock group out of San Francisco featuring guitarist Carlos Santana. They would go on to have 25 Hot 100 hits from 1969-99 with their biggest hit “Smooth” #1 in 1999. Grade: A
554. “I Still Believe In Tomorrow”- John and Anne Ryder. Decca. Pop. Written by Bobby Scott and Marty Wilde. B-side:”Daffodil Rain” Peaked at #70 and spent 5 weeks on the chart. The only Hot 100 hit for John and Anne Ryder a husband-wife act out of Sheffield, England. Grade: B-