BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #211: ” CRIMSON AND CLOVER”- TOMMY JAMES AND THE SHONDELLS – FEBRUARY 1, 1969

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Billboard #1 Hits: #211: “Crimson And Clover”- Tommy James and The Shondells. February 1, 1969. #1 for 2 weeks.

  • Single: “Crimson And Clover”- Tommy James and The Shondells
  • Record Company- Roulette
  • Genre: Pop
  • Written by Tommy James and Peter Lucia
  • Time: 3:23
  • B-side: “Some Kind Of Love”
  • Album- Crimson And Clover
  • Grade: A-
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #1 in New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada and South Africa.

“Crimson and Clover” the first new #1 in the year 1969. “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye had entered the charts mid-way through December 1968 and stayed at #1 7 weeks- including all of January 1969. This is the first of sixteen #1 hits in 1969. “Crimson and Clover” was meant to be a change of direction in the bands sound- and it worked becoming their biggest selling single selling over 5 million copies. In 1972 Joan Jett had a hit cover of the song -reaching #7.