EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLES CHART- 1969- PART 174

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 174.  The three singles today were the lowest entries to enter the chart on November 1, 1969- “I Can’t Make It Along”- Lou Rawls, “Ballad Of Easy Rider”- The Byrds and “Why Is The Wine Sweeter {On The Other Side}- Eddie Floyd.

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571. “I Can’t Make It Alone”- Lou Rawls. Capitol. Soul. Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. B-side:”Make The World Go Away.”- Peaked at #63 with 7 weeks in the Hot 100. The 2nd of 2 Hot 100 singles in 1969 for Lou Rawls who was still years away from having a few big hits. Grade: B+

 

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572. “Ballad Of Easy Rider”- The Byrds. Columbia. Country Rock. Written by Roger McGuinn. B-side:”Oil In My Lamp.” Peaked at #65 and spent 6 weeks in the Hot 100. From the great movie “Easy Rider.” The Byrds one of the most influential American bands ever- had 16 Hot 100 singles with 7 making the Hot 100- in a just world they would have had three times as many hits at least. Their biggest hits came early on- with 2 #1 hits in 1965- “Mr. Tambourine Man” and “Turn! Turn! Turn!”-Grade: A

 

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573. “Why Is The Wine Sweeter {On The Other Side}- Eddie Floyd. Stax. Soul. Written by Booker T. Jones and Eddie Floyd. B-side:”People Get It Together.” Peaked at #98 with 2 weeks in the Hot 100. The 2nd of 2 1969 singles by Eddie Floyd to make the Hot 100. In his career he had 10 Hot 100 singles with 3 making the Top 40. His most famous song “Knock On Wood” went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979 when covered by Amii Stewart. Grade: B