AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 60’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 27, 1969

American Top 40- The 60’s- Week of December 27, 1969. The last Top 40 of the 1960’s. The top 20 is especially strong in this Top 40. I only have 2 singles below a B in the Top 20. Of course my favorite single here is The Beatles double A “Come Together” / “Something.”

1 2 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-8 (1 week at #1) (1) A
2 1 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-10 (1) A-
3 5 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 (3) A
4 3 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-10 (3)A+
5 4 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-11 (1) B
6 9 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9 (6)B
7 6 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-11 (1)A+
8 17 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (8)A+
9 12 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6 (9)A
10 8 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-11 (2) A

11 15 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-9 (11) B
12 11 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (10) B
13 7 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (7) A
14 14 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 (14)C
15 10 AND WHEN I DIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-11 (2) A
16 20 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10 (16) B-
17 18 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-10 (17) A
18 13 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-11 (10) B+
19 31 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-3 (19) A
20 23 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-7 (20) C

21 16 CHERRY HILL PARK –•– Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)-13 (15) B-
22 34 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-5 (22) C
23 25 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (23) A
24 21 SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME –•– The Flying Machine (Congress)-13 (5) B-
25 22 BABY, I’M FOR REAL –•– The Originals (Soul)-14 (14) B-
26 26 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-9 (26) A+
27 24 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-8 (24) A
28 28 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-10 (28) C+
29 19 WEDDING BELL BLUES –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-14 (1) A
30 37 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-6 (30) B-

31 27 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8 (24)
32 29 ELEANOR RIGBY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (17) A
33 35 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-7 (33) A+
34 40 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-3 (34) B-
35 38 SUNDAY MORNIN’ –•– Oliver (Crewe)-6 (35) B-
36 36 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (36) A-
37 30 GOING IN CIRCLES –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-20 (15) B-
38 33 GROOVY GRUBWORM –•– Harlow Wilcox and the Oakies (Plantation)-12 (30) C
39 47 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-4 (39) A-
40 64 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-3 (40) A-

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