EVERY ENTRY INTO THE BILLBOARD SINGLE CHART- 1969- PART 184

Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- 1969- Part 184. The three singles entering the chart today did so during the week of November 22, 1969- “Walkin’ In The Rain”- Jay and The Americans, “Ain’t It Funky Now Part 1”- James Brown and “Fancy” Bobbie Gentry.

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600. “Walkin’ In The Rain’- Jay and The Americans. United Artists. Pop. Rock. Written by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil and Phil Spector. B:Side:” {I’d Kill} For The Love Of A Lady” Peaked at #19 15 weeks on the chart. The Ronettes took this to #23 in 1964. The Final Top 40 hit for Jay and The Americans.  End of an era. Grade:C

 

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601. “Ain’t It Funky Now {Part 1 }- James Brown. King. Soul. Funk. Written by James Brown. B:Side:” Part 2. Peaked at #24 11 weeks on the chart.  The 8th of 9 James Brown Hot 100 singles in 1969-  8 of the 9 made the Top 40 the one that didn’t just missed at #41. Grade: B

 

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602. ‘Fancy”- Bobbie Gentry. Capitol. Country. Written by Bobbie Gentry. B-side:”Court Yard.” Peaked at #31 14 weeks on the chart. Bobbie Gentry will always be remembered for her iconic hit ‘Ode To Billie Joe”- one of the great singles of all time- #1 in 1967- but for a short period of time in the late 60’s-early 70’s she was consistently putting out great stuff. Grade: A.

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