Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19th

New on the chart this week are "Lady Bird" by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, which premiers at #76 (Nancy will record a few other duets with her producer, including one of my favorite songs from the '60's, "Summer Wine".) 

A couple of '60's classics also premier on the chart this week … "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Gladys Knight and the Pips debuts at #82 (it'll be an even bigger hit next year when Marvin Gaye records it) and "I Say A Little Prayer", another Hal David - Burt Bacharach gem, premiers at #86 for Dionne Warwick.  (It, too, will be a hit again next year when Aretha Franklin puts her soulful spin on this one.)  I also liked Jay and the Techniques' follow-up single  to their big Top Five Hit "Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie", "Keep The Ball Rollin'", which premiers at #90 this week. 

Jose Feliciano records his unique version of "Light My Fire".  It will peak at #3 next year. 

The Beatles added vocals to “Hello, Hello”, a track they started nearly three weeks earlier.  When completed, it will be retitled “Hello, Goodbye” and become their next #1 Record. 

The final mix for The Monkees' next album "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, Ltd." is completed.  The album will see release on November 6th.  (Boy, things sure moved quickly back then, didn't they?!?!)