Friday, November 7, 2014

50 Years Ago This Weekend (November 6 - 7 - 8 )

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann is the highest charting British Hit this week on The Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart ... it sits at #3.  "Have I The Right" by The Honeycombs represents the only other British showing in The Top Ten at #6.

Slowly climbing the chart are "Tobacco Road" by The Nashville Teens (up from #15 to #14), "Everybody Knows" by The Dave Clark Five (up to #15 from #19), "I Don't Want To See You Again" by Peter And Gordon (which climbs to #16 from #20), "I Like It" by Gerry and the Pacemakers (up one position from #18 to #17), "I'm Crying" by The Animals (up two spots from #21 to #19), "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks (which leaps from #32 to #20), "She's Not There" by The Zombies (up from #45 to #22), "Time Is On My Side" by The Rolling Stones (up to #29 from #46), "I'm Into Something Good" by Herman's Hermits (rising from #57 to #41) and The Searchers with their latest hit, "When You Walk In The Room" (up from #58 to #44).   

Still hanging on but working their way DOWN the chart are "A Summer Song" (now #21, down from #13) and "All Cried Out" by Dusty Springfield (down from #41 to #43).  That still gives The British Invasion Artists 14 of The Top 44 songs, a solid 32% of the chart some ten months into their reign.    

WLS continued to list just The Top 30 Singles on their Silver Dollar Survey ... the other ten positions were reserved for their new R&B Music Survey list.   

Topping the list this week is The Shangri-Las' hit "Leader Of The Pack", a position it will hold for another week before being dethroned by the break-through hit of yet another British Invasion artist.   

You'll find NINE Top 20 Hits by British acts as you scale down the chart ... The Kinks are at #4 with "You Really Got Me", followed by "Have I The Right" by The Honeycombs at #5 and "Tobacco Road" by The Nashville Teens at #6.   

Manfred Mann is still holding on to a Top Ten spot at #8 with their big hit "Do Wah Diddy Diddy", followed by "I'm Into Something Good" by Herman's Hermits at #9.   

At #11 you'll find "I'm Crying" by The Animals.  The Zombies are at #13 with "She's Not There", The Dave Clark Five sit at #15 with "Everybody Knows" and Peter and Gordon round out The Top 20 with "I Don't Want To See You Again" at #18.   

The Overlanders climb to #21 with "Don't It Make You Feel Good" and The Rolling Stones premier at #29 with "Time Is On My Side" ... all happening this week in 1964.