Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 175. The three singles today were the top debuting singles on the Hot 100 for the week of November 8, 1969. “Someday We’ll Be Together”- Diana Ross and The Supremes, “Eleanor Rigby”- Aretha Franklin and “A Brand New Me”- Dusty Springfield.
574. “Someday We’ll Be Together”- Diana Ross & The Supremes. Motown. Soul. Written by Harvey Fuqua, Jackey Beavers and Johnny Bristol. B-Side:”He’s My Boy Sunny” Peaked at #1 16 weeks on the chart. Diana Ross’s farewell with The Supremes- their 12th and final #1 hit in the 1960’s. Grade: A
575. “Eleanor Rigby”- Aretha Franklin. Atlantic. Soul. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. B:Side:”It Ain’t Fair.” Peaked at #17 8 weeks on the chart. While credited to Lennon- McCartney this was written by Sir Paul- one of the greatest of Beatle tunes. Aretha’s take on it different from the original -not as great as The Beatles or Ray Charles versions but still pretty good- it’s Aretha. Grade: A-
576.” A Brand New Me”- Dusty Springfield. Atlantic. Soul. Written by Jerry Butler, Kenneth Gamble and Thom Bell. B-side:”Bad Case Of The Blues.” Peaked at #24 and spent 12 weeks on the chart. The 5th of 5 1969 Hot 100 singles for Dusty Springfield. Grade: A