Friday, November 21, 2014

50 Years Ago This Weekend

November 21-22-23:   

"She's Not There" climbs to #5 this week for The Zombies on The Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart.  "Have I The Right" is at #7, "You Really Got Me" is at #8 and "Time Is On My Side" is at #10 for The Honeycombs, The Kinks and The Rolling Stones (respectively).  

"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" falls to #15 for Manfred Mann while Herman's Hermits climb to #20 with "I'm Into Something Good".  Peter and Gordon ("I Don't Want To See You Again", #26), Gerry and the Pacemakers ("I Like It", #28), "When You Walk In The Room" (#35 for The Searchers), "Everybody Knows" by The Dave Clark Five (#37) and "I'm Crying" by The Animals (#40) round out The British faction of The Top 40 this week.  

The Nashville Teens sit just outside The Top 40 with "Tobacco Road" ... it falls from #15 to #41 this week.  Manfred Mann make a HUGE leap (from #71 to #47) with "Sha La La" while The Dave Clark Five climb from #78 to #63 with "Any Way You Want It".  Chad and Jeremy also show some positive movement with their latest as "Willow Weep For Me" climbs from #94 to #79.  Premiering this week at #81 is "The Wedding" by Julie Rogers.

Herman's Hermits take over the #1 Position this week on the WLS Silver Dollar Survey with their first American Hit, "I'm Into Something Good".  (Peter Noone and the boys ALWAYS did really well here in Chicago ... nearly every single hit they had peaked higher in Chicago than it did on the national charts.)  

The Zombies are in at #2 with "She's Not There" ... they'll take over the top spot in a couple of weeks.  The Kinks fall to #4 with "You Really Got Me" but The Rolling Stones enter The Top Ten for the first time with "Time Is On My Side"  

Rounding out the rest of the chart we find "Have I The Right" by The Honeycombs at #11, "Don't It Make You Feel Good" by The Overlanders at #12, and Marianne Faithful premiering at #28 with her version of "As Tears Go By". (Being Mick Jagger's girlfriend had certain advantages back in the day ... The Stones themselves wouldn't chart with this song for over a year!)