Monday, April 20, 2020

April 20th, 1970

The Guess Who finally move into the #1 spot this week with their two-sided hit "American Woman" / "No Sugar Tonight."  It is the second straight chart-topper for the Canadian group ... earlier this year they hit #1 with "No Time."

"Cecilia" by Simon and Garfunkel and "Hitchin' A Ride" by Vanity Fare continue to make leaps toward the top of the chart ... "Cecilia" climbs from #26 to #16 this week and "Hitchin' A Ride jumps twelve places from #29 to #17.

CCR, The Who and Rare Earth all experience healthy moves this week as well ... "Up Around The Bend" climbs from #35 to #23, "The Seeker" moves up ten places from #34 to #24 and "Get Ready" moves up to #25 from #33 the week before.

"Puppet Man" by The Fifth Dimension and Joe Cocker's version of "The Letter" premier at #'s 35 and 36 respectively ... and Neil Diamond's got a whole new sound with his latest release, "Soolaimon," which premiers at #38 this week.  (Turns out Neil had been recording in Africa ... and his "Tap Root Manuscript" remains today my all-time favorite piece of work he has ever done.)

Our very own Chicago premiers at #40 ... and this week's Hit Bound Track, "My Baby Loves Lovin'" by The White Plains, just has "pop hit" written all over it!