Carole King ascends to the top of the pop singles chart with "It's Too Late" from her chart-topping album "Tapestry." James Taylor's version of "You've Got A Friend" makes a move of another nine places from #25 to #16 ... watch for it to join Carole in The Top Ten very soon!
Another big move for Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds' "Don't Pull Your Love" (up from #19 to #8) ... and "Mr. Big Stuff" by Jean Knight leaps 19 spots from #40 to #21.
Tommy James has got a solo hit on his hands, too, as "Draggin' The Line" climbs 13 places from #46 to #33. (It was #62 just two weeks ago!)
And "Never Ending Song Of Love" and "Chicago" make BIG strides into The Top 40 this week ... the Delaney and Bonnie hit is up 14 places (from #52 to #38) and Graham Nash's first solo hit climbs 15 spots (from #54 to #39.)
The top debut this week belongs to Davy Jones ... his solo hit "Rainy Jane" (a tune written by Neil Sedaka) premiers at #64 ... and also makes our Playin' Favorites List.
The Bee Gees are back (with a lush ballad this time) as "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" debuts at #70. Chicago's got another hit with "Beginnings" (new at #74 ... but actually from their FIRST album ... now seeing new chart action thanks to the success of their second!) and I always liked Bob Dylan's "Watching The River Flow" (which premiers at #76 this week in '71 ... and was recently featured in our revival of our "The Songs Of Bob Dylan" series.)
"Resurrection Shuffle" would go on to be a Top Ten Hit here in Chicago for Ashton, Gardner and Dyke ... and Neil Diamond premiers at #89 with his own version of "I'm A Believer" as Bang Records continues to clean out its vaults in the hopes of finding another hit.
Another record that will do very well on the chart premiers at #100 this week ... it's "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by The Undisputed Truth.
Whoa! Now that is one GREAT set of tunes!!!