BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #68: ‘WANT ADS’ THE HONEY CONE

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Billboard #1 Hits: #254: “Want Ads”- The Honey Cone. June 12, 1971. #1 for 1 week in the Billboard Hot 100.

  • Single:” Want Ads”- The Honey Cone
  • Record Company- Hot Wax
  • Genre: R&B
  • Written by Greg Perry, Barney Perkins, General Norman Johnson
  • Time: 2:45
  • B-side:”We Belong Together”
  • Album-Sweet Replies
  • Grade: B+
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in the Billboard Hot 100

The Honey Cone was an R&B soul girl group led by Edna Wright- the sister of Darlene Love. They had a total of seven Billboard Hot 100 hits- “Want Ads” was their first Top 40 hit- and only #1. General Norman Johnson who was brought in to help with the writing of “Want Ads” was the leader of Chairmen Of The Board. The song was first recorded by another group on the Hot Wax label- Glass House- whose big hit was “Crumbs Off The Table.” They didn’t care for the song and Edna Wright was asked to record it – as she was passing through the studio one day. #1 hit.