Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 171- the three singles today were the highest charting singles that entered the chart on November 1, 1969- “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”- B.J. Thomas, “Midnight Cowboy”- Ferrante and Teicher and “Up On Cripple Creek”- The Band.
559. “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head”- B.J. Thomas. Scepter. Pop. Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. B-side:”Never Had It So Good.” Peaked at #1 and spent 22 weeks in the Hot 100. The theme from Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid which starred Paul Newman and Robert Redford. The first single that topped the charts in the 1970’s. Grade: A
560. “Midnight Cowboy”- Ferrante & Teicher. United Artists. Jazz. Written by John Barry. B-side:”Rock A Bye Baby”- Peaked at #10 and spent 15 weeks on the chart. From the movie Midnight Cowboy. Ferrante & Teicher had 11 Hot 100 hits from 1960-70 with their biggest being “Exodus” #2 from the movie staring Paul Newman in 1960. Grade: B.
561. “Up On Cripple Creek”- The Band. Capitol. Rock. Written by Robbie Robertson. B-side” The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. Peaked at #25 14 weeks on the chart. The Band had 9 Hot 100 hit singles with 2 making the Top 40. This was their biggest chart hit. A great song from one of the greatest albums ever made- The Band- The Band. Grade: A+