Friday, February 8, 2019

"Time of the Season" by the Zombies debuts on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending February 8, 1969

With "Time of the Season", the Zombies make their first appearance in the trip 10 since 1965.  It is also their final appearance.

In other chart action,  the Classics IV score their 3rd top ten single in a year.  It is their last big hit.

Three Dog Night makes its first-ever appearance on the Hot 100.  Lots more to come, as we now know.  On the other hand, Donovan, Brenda Lee, the Rascals, the Lovin' Spoonful, and Bobby Goldsboro have all moved beyond their hitmaking days.

Related article:
The Zombies in their own words.  (The Guardian, 2/22/2008)

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
"Proud Mary" by  Credence Clearwater Revival

February 1969
"Do Your Thing" by the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

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