Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 14th

DNA is created in a test tube.  

You've got to go all the way down to #76 to find this week's highest charting debut … it's an interesting medley put together by The Lettermen that combines Little Anthony and the Imperials' "Goin' Out Of My Head" with Frankie Valli's big solo hit from earlier this year, "Can't Take Me Eyes Off You" … and it really works.  

Also new on the chart this week are The Dave Clark Five with "Everybody Knows", which premiers at #78.  The DC5 had an earlier hit with the same title a couple of years ago but there's no mixing up these two … this new version is a very lushly produced ballad … and I like it!  

Eric Burdon and the Animals are back with "Monterey", their tribute to the big folk / rock music festival held a couple of months ago in California.  Burdon (who participated in said event) sings a play by play accounting of the whole experience … and it's good enough to debut at #80 this week.  

Rolling Stone Bill Wyman has a SOLO hit premiering at #81 with "In Another Land", which also appears on the new Stones' album.  Ed Ames, who charted earlier this year with "My Cup Runneth Over" is back on the charts with "Who Will Answer", new at #82.  

And way down at #100 we find Engelbert Humperdinck with his latest, "Am I That Easy To Forget".  (With a name like Engelbert Humperdinck, I should think not!)