Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21st

Bobbie Gentry's "Ode To Billie Joe" reaches the #1 spot on the charts in its fourth week of release, leaping from #8 to #1.  The Beatles fall to #2 with "All You Need Is Love" after two weeks in the #1 position, followed by "Pleasant Valley Sunday" by The Monkees (holding at #3), "Baby I Love You" by Aretha Franklin (holding at #4) and "Light My Fire" by The Doors, also a former #1 Record, now falling from #2 to #5.

Diana Ross and the Supremes seemed poised to take over the top spot as their latest, the somewhat psychedelic-sounding "Reflections" moves from #19 to #6 in its third week on the chart, followed by James Brown's "Cold Sweat (up from #13 to #7).  #'s 8 and 9 feature songs working their way down the chart:  "A Girl Like You" by The Young Rascals and "I Was Made To Love Her" by Stevie Wonder respectively … as The Beach Boys crack The Top Ten for the first time with their latest, "Heroes And Villains", which moves from #16 to #10. 

"Words" by The Monkees can now call the #11 spot its new peak on the chart (up from #15) and "You're My Everything" by The Temptations continues its climb from #20 to #12.  

Other big Top 20 Movers include "Come Back When You Grow Up" by Bobby Vee (#29 to #18) and "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie" by Jay and the Techniques (#30 to #19). 

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles holds on to the Number One spot on the album chart for the ninth straight week. 

Talk about cranking 'em out … 

In the morning Elvis Presley wraps up working on "Speedway" … and then after lunch begins make-up tests for his next movie, "Stay Away, Joe"! 

Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams celebrates his 20th birthday.  The Bucks have already enjoyed THREE Top Five Singles this year!!!

The Peoples Republic of China announces that it has shot down US planes violating its airspace.