Category Archives: 1969

And we’re done…

When I started this project, I had two goals. One, I wanted to do a long-form project and see it to the end. With Happy wrapping up the chart, I have accomplished that goal. Two, I wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Diana Ross and the Supremes – Someday We’ll Be Together

First Hit #1: December 27, 1969 It’s only appropriate that the last #1 of the ’60s happens to be from one of the defining groups of the decade. Never mind that it’s the Supremes in name only – Diana Ross … Continue reading

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Peter, Paul and Mary – Leaving on a Jet Plane

First Hit #1: December 20, 1969 This song feels like it should be sadder than it is. Other versions of it hit the right note in this respect, but Peter Paul and Mary are all a bit too chipper to … Continue reading

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Steam – Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

First Hit #1: December 6, 1969 May I direct your eyes to the cover art included with the embedded version of this song. I like that at one point in history a popular song could be sold with a bunch … Continue reading

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The Beatles – Come Together/Something

First Hit #1: November 29, 1969 It’s been a while since a double A-side was recognized as such on the chart, and the Beatles at least have a very good reason to do one. Both songs here are great, but … Continue reading

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The 5th Dimension – Wedding Bell Blues

First Hit #1: November 8, 1969 I can’t quite get a read on The 5th Dimension as a band. Their first big hit was Age of Aquarius, best described as a bunch of drugged out hippy nonsense. But now the … Continue reading

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Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds

First Hit #1: November 1, 1969 It’s been a long time since Elvis has been on the charts, and it’s a shame he missed out on most of the ’60s. He remains one of the most important popular musicians, and … Continue reading

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