EVERY BILLBOARD HOT 100 SINGLE- 1970 #10- ” DIDN’T I [BLOW YOUR MIND THIS TIME]- THE DELFONICS

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Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970- #10 “Didn’t I [Blow Your Mind This Time}- The Delfonics. The first of 11 singles which entered the chart on January 10, 1970.

  • Single: “Didn’t I { Blow Your Mind This Time}- The Delfonics
  • Record Company: Philly Groove
  • Genre: Soul
  • Time: 3:25
  • Written by- Thom Bell and William Hart
  • B-side: “Down Is Up, Up Is Down”
  • Album: The Delfonics
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #10  14 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100

The Delfonics were an R&B group from Philadelphia that had 16 Hot 100 hits with  5 making the Top 40. Their biggest hit was “La-La Means I Love You” #4 1968. “Didn’t I” won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. “Didn’t I” peaked at #22 on the UK chart. The song has been covered by the likes of Aretha Franklin, David and Jimmy Ruffin, The Trammps and others including New Kids On The Block who had a #8 hit with it in 1989. The go-to version of the song is of course The Delfonics version.

And then there is the connection with the song and the Quentin Tarantino film- Jackie Brown–

the following is from songfacts-

OK, now, the Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown not only included the song in its soundtrack, but made such extensive use of it that it practically becomes a plot device. [PLOT SPOILERS:] First, the bail bondsman character Max Cherry (Robert Forster) is having coffee at Jackie’s (Pam Grier) when she puts the record on and grooves to this song – Brown and Cherry have a conversation about how she never got into “the whole CD revolution.” Next, we see Max Cherry at a record store in the Del Amo mall buying the Delfonics album and then driving around in the car listening to it. We’re supposed to get the idea that this middle-aged white man suddenly listening to the Delfonics indicates his growing infatuation with her. Finally towards the end, a highly agitated Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) is riding with Max in the car on his way to what he thinks will be the return of his money, but he’s actually getting set up. Whoops, Max left the Delfonics in the radio, and Ordell has a moment of suspicion when he remarks that he didn’t know Max liked the Delfonics – it suggests that Max and Jackie might have become quite close and thus could have hatched a conspiracy behind his back.

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