Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 19th

There's only one new Top Ten entry this week as Buffalo Springfield finally make The Top Ten when "For What It's Worth" climbs from #12 to #9.  The Beatles hold on to the #1 spot with "Penny Lane", holding The Turtles and "Happy Together" off for another week … they're stuck at #2.  But what a killer top four … The Mamas and the Papas have the #3 record with their version of "Dedicated To The One I Love" and Herman's Hermits are right behind them with "There's A Kind Of Hush", up four places to #4.  

Big Top 40 movers include "I Think We're Alone Now" by Tommy James and the Shondells (up from #19 to #13 ... it's already been #1 in Chicago for a month!), "This Is My Song" by Petula Clark (up to #15 from #24), "The Return Of The Red Baron" by The Royal Guardsmen (climbing from #21 to #16), "The 59th Street Bridge Song" by Harper's Bizarre (#19, up from #26), "I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)" by Aretha Franklin (up to #21 from #29), "Jimmy Mack" by Martha and the Vandellas, which climbs from #27 to #22, "Bernadette" by The Four Tops, up seven spaces from #30 to #23, "Western Union" by The Five Americans, cracking The Top 40 at #27 in a leap of 17 places from their #44 showing the week before, "Somethin' Stupid" by Nancy and Frank Sinatra, up thirty places from #60 to #30 and the brand new track by The Monkees, "A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You", written by Neil Diamond, which premiers at #32.  

The Monkees also hold the #1 spot on the album chart with "More Of The Monkees".  

Johnny Rivers appears on The Ed Sullivan Show and performs "Baby, I Need Your Lovin'".  The Lovin' Spoonful also perform three songs on this episode … "Bald Headed Lena", "Do You Believe In Magic" and "Daydream".  

Meanwhile The Turtles are back on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.  

Number One at the Box Office:  In Like Flint.