Monday, February 2, 2015

50 Year Flashback - February 2nd, 1965

Here's an in-store chart published by Shoppers World / Record Center USA, spotlighting their 30 biggest sellers for the week, February 1st, 1965.

Petula Clark replaces The Searchers at #1 with "Downtown" (dropping "Love Potion Number Nine" to #2) ... and check out the giant leap by The Righteous Brothers this week as "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" jumps from #24 to #3!)  Sounds like they had a hard time keeping this one on the shelf!

Other big movers include "Keep Searchin'" by Del Shannon (up from #18 to #6), "Give Him A Great Big Kiss" by The Shangri-Las (#25 to #8), "This Diamond Ring" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys (#27 to #10), "I Go To Pieces" by Peter and Gordon (#20 to #11) and "Have You Looked Into Your Heart" by Jerry Vale (#21 to #13).

This week's top debut belongs to The Kinks, who premier on the Shoppers World chart at #12 with their latest, "All Day And All Of The Night".  Also new on the chart this week are "Twine Time" by Alvin Cash and the Crawlers, "Thou Shalt Not Steal" by Dick and DeeDee, "The Boy From New York City" by The Ad-Libs, "Tell Her No" by The Zombies, "Bye Bye Baby" by The Four Seasons and "King Of The Road" by Roger Miller.  ALL of these songs have already charted on many of the January charts we featured last month ... but are just first making their way on to the Shoppers World Chart this week in 1965.

They were about 50/50 on their "Up And Comers" chart ... five of these spotlight records would go on to make an impact on the charts.

And don't forget to dig out your Hollyridge Strings album this week as they rock out to the Elvis Songbook!  It's this week's featured album!