Friday, December 12, 2014

50 Years Ago This Weekend

December 12-13-14:   

The Beatles leap from #22 to #5 in their second week on the chart with their latest, "I Feel Fine".  (The flipside, "She's A Woman", climbs from #46 to #29). 

Other Top 40 British Hits this week on The Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart include "She's Not There" by The Zombies (#2), "Time Is On My Side" by The Rolling Stones (#6), "You Really Got Me" by The Kinks (#7), "I'm Into Something Good" by Herman's Hermits (#13), "Sha La La" by Manfred Mann (losing their bullet at #17), "Any Way You Want It" by The Dave Clark Five (#24), "The Wedding" by Julie Rogers (#26) and "Willow Weep For Me" by Chad and Jeremy (#36).  

Marianne Faithful climbs from #50 to #42 with her version of "As Tears Go By", followed by "Have I The Right" by The Honeycombs (#48), "Love Potion Number Nine" by The Searchers (#49), "Walk Away" by Matt Monro (#55), "There's Always Something There To Remind Me" (#65 for Sandi Shaw), "Boom Boom" by The Animals (#67) and "I'll Be There" at #81 by Gerry and the Pacemakers (a GREAT cover of a Bobby Darin B-Side), the only British premier on this week's chart.

The Zombies hold on to the #1 spot for another week with "She's Not There".  "I'm Into Something Good" by Herman's Hermits is up a notch to #3, followed by The Beatles with "I Feel Fine" / "She's A Woman" (#4), "Time Is On My Side" by The Rolling Stones (#8), "Any Way You Want It" (#12) for The Dave Clark Five, "The Wedding" by Julie Rogers (#19), "As Tears Go By" (#21) by Marianne Faithful, "Sha La La" by Manfred Mann (#23) and "Walk Away" by Matt Monro (#27).


On December 16th, Adam Faith performed "Boom Boom" on SHINDIG