Every Entry Into The Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart- Part 200. The three singles today entered the chart on December 20, 1969. “Baby Take Me In Your Arms”- Jefferson, “Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn Part 2”- James Brown and “Love Bones”- Johnnie Taylor.
651. “Baby Take Me In Your Arms”- Jefferson. Janus. Pop. Written by Tony MacCauley and John MacLeod. B-side: “I Fell Flat On My Face.” Peaked at #23 12 weeks on the chart. Jefferson was Geoff Turton from Birmingham, England. He was also the lead singer in a UK Band called “Rockin’ Berries.” He had 2 Hot 100 singles this is the only one to make the Top 40. Grade: C+
652. “Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn Part 2″- James Brown. King. Soul-Funk. Written by James Brown. B-side:” Gittin A Little Hipper” Peaked at #40 8 weeks on the chart. Another of the James Brown- popcorn singles from 1969. This is the last of Brown’s 9 entries into the chart that year- 8 of which were Top 40 hits. Grade: B
653. ” Love Bones”- Johnnie Taylor. Stax. Soul. Written by Don Davis and Alvertis Isbell. B-side: “Mr. Nobody Is Somebody.” Peaked at #43 10 weeks on the chart. Johnnie Taylor had 21 Hot 100 hits in his career with 10 cracking the Top 40- his biggest hit would be a #1 in 1976- “Disco Lady.” Grade: B-