Monday, May 25, 2015

50 Year Flashback - May 25th, 1965

Some big movers on this week's KFXM Chart ...

The Supremes jump from #6 to #1 with their latest, "Back In My Arms Again" ... The Byrds are up nine places (from #13 to #4) with their first major chart hit, "Mr. Tambourine Man", Ian Whitcomb climbs ten spots (from #16 to #6) with his quirky but infections "You Turn Me On" and The Guess Who are up eight (from #18 to #10) with "Shakin' All Over" ... and that's just The Top Ten!  (Quite a bit of a shake-up for just one week!!!)

You'll find The Beach Boys at #12 with "Help Me Rhonda" (up from #21) and the latest from Them, "Here Comes The Night", climbs from #27 to #15 ... that's a jump of twelve places.  ("Here Comes The Night" was Them's first big national hit ... but as we've seen recently, their original version of "Gloria" topped the charts in a few major cities, despite its poor showing in Billboard Magazine.)

Right behind Them you'll find The Four Tops with the biggest chart mover of the week ... "I Can't Help Myself" is up twenty places to #16.  Tony Clarke isn't doing to badly with "The Entertainer" ... it's up from #34 to #21 this week ... and Freddie and the Dreamers climb ten places with "You Were Made For Me", a song recently featured in this very series.

Jackie DeShannon is up 13 spots with the '60's love anthem "What The World Needs Now Is Love", another great Hal David - Burt Bacharach tune ... and brand new on the chart we find Herman's Hermits' tribute to Sam Cooke, "Wonderful World".  We lost Sam a few months before ... in fact, check out the Spotlight LPs List and you'll see The Supremes' album "We Remember Sam Cooke" listed, too!

Several years ago Peter Noone told us (in our exclusive Forgotten Hits interview ... here):

The Herman's Hermits version of WONDERFUL WORLD was recorded as a tribute, the day after Sam was murdered in the USA. At the same recording session THE ANIMALS recorded BRING IT ON HOME TO ME. A tribute !!! We were fans of his music so we did tributes.  We didn't want to make the best recording as we all knew that SAM'S recording WAS and ALWAYS will be the BEST recording.