Sunday, March 12, 2017

March 12th

It only took The Beatles four weeks to reach the top of the chart with their latest, "Penny Lane".  (During that time it climbed from #62 to #28 to #6 to #1).  "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones holds at #2 for the third week in a row (after a week of its own in the #1 position) and The Turtles make BIG inroads on their way to the top of the chart with their latest, "Happy Together", leaping from #11 to #3 this week.  

"Baby I Need Your Lovin'" loses some steam for Johnny Rivers, falling from #3 to #4 this week … and The Supremes fall all the way from #1 to #7.  The only other new entry into The Top Ten belongs to The Mamas and The Papas, who climb from #15 to #10 with their latest, "Dedicated To The One I Love".  

Big movers within The Top 40 this week include "For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield (up to #12 from #19), "I Think We're Alone Now" (up ten places from #29 to #19 for Tommy James and the Shondells), "California Nights" by Lesley Gore, cracking the Top 20 at #20 (up from #27), "The Return Of The Red Baron" by The Royal Guardsmen, which continues its climb up the chart from #30 to #21, a HUGE leap for Petula Clark, who jumps from #51 to #24 (that's 27 places) with "This Is My Song", "The 59th Street Bridge Song" by Harper's Bizarre (up 22 spots from #48 to #26), "Jimmy Mack" by Martha and the Vandellas (up to #27 from #46), "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)" by Aretha Franklin, up to #29 from #53, "Bernadette" by The Four Tops, up 31 places from #61 to #30 and "Beggin'" by The Four Seasons, who climb fifteen spots from #50 to #35.  

The Monkees continue their stranglehold on the top of the LP chart as "More Of The Monkees" earns its sixth week in the #1 spot.  

Speaking of albums, a brand new release is virtually ignored when "The Velvet Underground And Nico" hits record store shelves.  It would take years for them to become the cult heroes they later became.  

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