Monday, February 27, 2017

February 27th

Looks like we called this one right last week … as we head into March, The Supremes take over the top spot on this week's Super Chart as "Love Is Here And Now You're Gone" displaces "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones after just one week.  

We've only got two new entries into this week's Top Ten … "Baby, I Need Your Lovin'" by Johnny Rivers jumps from #15 to #8 and "Sock It To Me, Baby" by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels climbs from #13 to #10.    

Other bullets within The Top 40 include "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by Cannonball Adderley (up from #16 to #12), "My Cup Runneth Over" by Ed Ames (up from #20 to #14), "There's A Kind Of Hush" by Herman's Hermits (up from #33 to #17), "Darling Be Home Soon" by The Lovin' Spoonful (up to #18 from #32), "The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game" by The Marvelettes (up to #20 from #25), "For What It's Worth" by The Buffalo Springfield (up from #28 to #22), "Happy Together" by The Turtles (first week in The Top 40, leaping from #44 to #27), "Penny Lane" by The Beatles, now passing "Strawberry Fields Forever" with a 34 point jump from #62 to #28 ... meanwhile "Strawberry Fields Forever" climbs from #49 to #30 ... "Dedicated To The One I Love" by The Mamas and the Papas" climbs 24 places from #55 to #31, "Niki Hoeky" by P.J. Proby enters the Top 40 for the first time, climbing from #41 to #34, "California Nights" by Lesley Gore is up ten places (from #45 to #35) while Tommy James and the Shondells are up eleven spots (from #48 to #37) with "I Think We're Alone Now".  (This record has already hit #1 here in Chicago!)  Paul Revere and the Raiders climb 16 spots (from #56 to #40), a great showing after their Top Ten Hit "Good Thing".  

The Monkees continue their run at the top of the album chart as "More Of The Monkees" notches its fourth week in the #1 position.  Meanwhile, Don Kirshner is officially dismissed today as music coordinator for The Monkees and head of Colgems Records.  This move has been building for some time as The Monkees wanted to assume creative control of their music.  

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles perform three songs on "Where The Action Is" this afternoon:  "The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage", "The Hard Times" and "A Well Respected Man".