Monday, July 20, 2015

50 Year Flashback - July 20th, 1965

"You Were On My Mind" by We Five makes a big jump from #7 to #1 this week on K-Make's Fabulous Forty Survey.

Also making big strides are "Yes, I'm Ready" by Barbara Mason (up from #12 to #3), James Browns' "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" (jumping from #27 to #10), "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers (#14 this week, up from #26 the week before), now listed as the A-Side of their two-sided hit ("Hung On You" was the INTENDED A-Side when Phil Spector produced this record), "You Better Come Home" by Petula Clark (up from #24 to #15), "Save Your Heart For Me" by Gary Lewis and the Playboys, leaping fourteen points from #36 to #22, "California Girls" by The Beach Boys, up to #26 from #37, "I Want Candy", up 13 places for The Strangeloves and last week's featured hit "One Dyin' And A Buryin'" by Roger Miller climbing ten places to #28.

Interesting, too, to see an Elvis Presley EP charting in 1965 ... his film "Tickle Me" had a very low budget and, as such, featured music that Elvis had recorded previously for other LPs.  With "Easy Question" being a Top 20 Hit on several stations ... and this EP charting here in Fresno, it looks like it was pretty popular with the fans at the time.  (It's actually one of MY favorite soundtracks, too, even though no official soundtrack album was released at the time.)

None of their jock's "Pick Hits" went on to make much noise ... Donovan's "Colours" is the only one I'm really familiar with ... and it fizzled out nationally at #40, topping out at #61 on the Billboard Chart.