Thursday, January 31, 2019

"Proud Mary" by Credence Clearwater Revival debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending January 25, 1969

Credence made their 1st of 9 appearances in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.  Although they reached the #2 position five times, they could never claim the top spot. 

In other chart action, "I'm Livin' in Shame" had a very strong debut but couldn't maintain the kind of momentum its predecessor, "Love Child", built up during its rise to the top.  It spent just a week in the top 10.  The bubblegum earache "Indian Giver" managed to spend 4 weeks in the top 10, no doubt resulting in preset buttons on millions of car radios receiving a major-league workout.

Related article:
John Fogerty Talks About Writing ‘Proud Mary’.  (Best Classic Bands, 9/30/2017)

Related posts:
August 1968
"I Say a Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin
"In-a-gadda-da-vida: by Iron Butterfly
"Piece of My Heart" by Brother and the Holding Company 

September 1968
"Fire!" by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
"Hey Jude" by the Beatles
"All Along the Watchtower" by the Jimi Hendrix Experience
"Bang-shang-a-lang" by the Archies

October 1968
"White Room" by Cream 
"Ride My See-Saw" by the Moody Blues
"Love Child" by Diana Ross and the Supremes
"Abraham, Martin & John" by Dion

November 1968
"For Once in my Life" by Stevie Wonder 
"Hang 'em High" by Booker T. & the MG's
"Hooked on a Feeling" by B. J. Thomas 
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye
"Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone

December 1968
"Going Up The Country" by Canned Heat
"Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells
"Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" by Bob Seger
"Touch Me" by the Doors

January 1969
"Build Me Up Buttercup" by the Foundations
"Games People Play" by Joe South
"I Got a Line on You" by Spirit

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