AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF DECEMBER 13, 1969

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American Top 40-Week of December 13, 1969- One of the last Top 40’s of the decade.

1 1 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A-
2 2 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-8 (2) B
3 9 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-6 (3)A
4 3 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-9 (1) A+
5 5 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (5)A+
6 4 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-9 (2) A
7 8 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (7) A
8 6 AND WHEN I DIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-9 (2) A
9 13 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7 (9) A
10 11 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-9 (10) B

11 10 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (10) A
12 7 WEDDING BELL BLUES –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-12 (1) A-
13 16 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 (13) B
14 12 SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME –•– The Flying Machine (Congress)-11 (5) B
15 14 BABY, I’M FOR REAL –•– The Originals (Soul)-12 (14) B
16 15 CHERRY HILL PARK –•– Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)-11 (15) B
17 19 ELEANOR RIGBY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (17) A-
18 23 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (18) A
19 27 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (19) A+
20 22 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8 (20) B

21 28 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-4 (21) A+
22 24 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-7 (22) B
23 20 GOING IN CIRCLES –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-18 (15) B
24 25 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 (24) B
25 35 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-6 (25)A
26 18 BABY IT’S YOU –•– Smith (Dunhill)-15 (5) B
27 21 SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES –•– Crosby, Stills and Nash (Atlantic)-11 (21)A
28 17 SUSPICIOUS MINDS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-14 (1)A+
29 29 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-7 (29)A+
30 33 GROOVY GRUBWORM –•– Harlow Wilcox and the Oakies (Plantation)-10 (30)C

31 37 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-5 (31)C
32 32 SUGAR, SUGAR –•– The Archies (Calendar)-21 (1) D
33 30 UNDUN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (22) B
34 39 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 (34) D
35 36 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-8 (35)C
36 41 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (36) A
37 26 MIND, BODY AND SOUL –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-12 (26)B
38 38 TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (23)B
39 44 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-5 (39)A+
40 43 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (40)A

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF DECEMBER 13, 1969

  1. That’s one quality top ten.
    And at number 30- what in tarnation is THAT? Groovy Grubworm? Never heard of that, or Harlow Wicox and the Oakies. I guess some folk loved ’em enough to get it up to number 30.

  2. I saw a Beach Boys concert in 69 at the Dallas Fair Park Music Hall and Steam opened for them. Good Lord, they did that song and took off their shirts to perform it, as if they were in a steam bath. Speaking of that, Valarie Perrine would have been much better on the eyes. A read that they were a group of studio musicians and not really a touring band. That’s a song you can’t forget, no matter how hard you try. Great top 40 picks. PP&M hitting with their folk tune was odd since the folk scene had been dead for a few years. Ole Bob killed it when he picked up a Fender Strat and plugged in, causing Joan Baez to have a breakdown.

  3. Interesting that 2 songs that Laura Nyro wrote were on the list, and next to each other. . . I never heard of that Groovy Grubworm either, must have been a regional hit? but not where I was. Dumb title.

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