Billboard #1 Hits: #214: “Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In”- The 5th Dimension. April 12, 1969. #1 for 6 weeks.
- Single: ” Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In”- The 5th Dimension
- Record Company- Soul City Records
- Genre: Pop, Soul
- Written by-James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Gait MacDormot
- Time: 4:49
- B-side: “Don’tcha Hear Me Callin’ To Ya'”
- Album- The Age Of Aquarius
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #1 6 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #11 on UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada.
“Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In” spent the most weeks at #1 of any single in 1969 with 6 weeks on top in the spring. They would have one more #1 hit in 1969- “Wedding Bell Blues” in the fall. “Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In” is a medley from the musical Hair. The song was actually recorded in two cities-Los Angeles and Las Vegas- and mixed together. The Wrecking Crew provided the backing on the song- and of course that included drummer Hal Blaine on yet another #1 hit.