Monday, May 11, 2015

50 Year Flashback - May 11th, 1965

Here's a Canadian Chart from this week in 1965.

You'll find The Top 40 content to be very similar to what we've been experiencing thus far by way of our domestic charts ... 

Once again, it's the Chubby Checker recording of "Do The Freddie" that's charting here.  (This is a TOTALLY different song than the Freddie and the Dreamers single, the one that Freddie Garrity actually danced to when they performed it live on The Ed Sullivan Show).  Chubby (maybe perceived to be the more established, familiar or popular artist at the time) sits at #17 this week with his version.

The Seekers top the chart with "I'll Never Find Another You", up from #5 the week before.

Ronnie Dove's in The Top Three with "One Kiss For Old Time's Sake" ... and it would be IMPOSSIBLE for me to overlook the track that sits at #40!

Big movers include The Beach Boys (up from #19 to #6 with their latest, "Help Me Rhonda" and Peter and Gordon.  (Their version of the Buddy Holly tune "True Love Ways" climbs fifteen places from #26 to #11.)

Top debuts belong to Elvis Presley ("Crying In The Chapel"), BOTH versions of "Concrete And Clay" (by Unit 4 + 2 and Eddie Rambeau) and Canada's own Guess Who with "Shakin' All Over".  (Elvis virtually replaced himself on the chart this week ... the week before "Do The Clam" was the #24 hit ... it fell ten places this week ... and this week "Crying In The Chapel" premiers at #25!)

Roger Miller's "Engine Engine Number Nine" is CHYM's Pick Hit To Climb ... we recently featured it as the week's "Hillbilly Hit" on another chart!

(C'mon ... how could I NOT?!?!?!)