KHJ Boss 30 - January 31, 1968

Issue #135 - “I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving” by Herman’s Hermits moves up from No. 9 to No. 5 on this week’s Boss 30. Where would it be next week? Gone.

It was one of four titles to exit the Boss 30 from the No. 5 position (the biggest fall off the survey). The others were “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Aretha Franklin, “I Could Never Love Another (After Loving You)” by the Temptations, and “Gitarzan” by Ray Stevens.

KHJ Boss 30 No. 135 - Charlie Tuna, The Real Don Steele, Sam Riddle
KHJ Boss 30 No. 135 - January 31, 1968


Anonymous said...

"Nobody But Me" takes a big fall this week, going from 2 to 20. And it was No. 1 the week before.

As we move more into 1968, I see a few more songs I remember when they were new. I didn't start listening full time until June, but I was getting a taste early in the year.

Anonymous said...

And about your note on "I Can Take Or Leave Your Loving." I always wondered about that kind of thing. The song was going up, up, up and then ... a complete drop-off in interest? How could that be?

Ray Randolph said...

It does seem strange for records to simply disappear from such a high position. Three of these happened in a four-month span.

It was during this same time that the wording of the disclaimer on the survey changed as you'll see in the next batch that I'll post. The words "and KHJ's judgment of the record's appeal" were added. Perhaps they were experimenting with a different methodology for calculating the survey, but that's just a guess.

Ray Randolph said...

Survey erratum: "Words" by the Bee Gees has the record label listed as Reprise. It should be Atco.