Monday, May 29, 2017

May 29th

"Respect" by Aretha Franklin finally claims the top spot on this week's Super Chart, dethroning "Groovin"" by The Young Rascals after a couple of weeks at #1.  (It now falls to #3).  "I Got Rhythm" by The Happenings climbs up a notch from #3 to #2, followed by Engelbert Humperdinck's "Release Me" at #4 and The Mamas and the Papas' "Creeque Alley" at #5.  The Supremes fall to #6 with their former #1 Hit, "The Happening", while Paul Revere and the Raiders ("Him Or Me - What's It Gonna Be") and Arthur Conley ("Sweet Soul Music") are also on the decline.  New to The Top Ten this week are "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane (up from #13 to #9) and "Mirage" by Tommy James and the Shondells, which moves from #12 to #10.  (Both of these records have already topped the charts here in Chicago.)  

Top 40 Hits earning a bullet this week include "She'd Rather Be With Me" by The Turtles (up from #29 to #14), "Little Bit O'Soul" by The Music Explosion (which makes a HUGE leap from #50 to #22), "Seven Rooms Of Gloom" by The Four Tops (up 23 places from #46 to #23), "Sunday Will Never Be The Same" by Spanky and Our Gang (which climbs thirty places from #57 to #27), "Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead" by The Fifth Estate (up from #63 to #35) and "Windy" by The Association, which climbs from #64 to #40.  

The Monkees kick off week #17 on top of the LP Chart.  Actually, it's a pretty eclectic Top Ten on the album chart this week which also includes albums by Aretha Franklin, Bill Cosby, The Mamas and the Papas, Jefferson Airplane, The Lovin' Spoonful and Andy WIlliams … as well as the Soundtrack to "Doctor Zhivago"!  

Dressed in their wedding attire, Elvis and Priscilla host a reception at Graceland for friends, relatives and employees unable to attend their ceremony held earlier this month.  

Pink Floyd, The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream all perform together at The Tulip Bulb Auction Hall in Spalding, Lincolnshire.