KHJ Boss 30 - December 31, 1969

Issue #235 - B.J. Thomas has the final No. 1 song of 1969 with “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head.”

KHJ Boss 30 No. 235 - Scotty Brink   KHJ Boss 30 No. 235 - December 31, 1969


Anonymous said...

"Ma Belle Amie" is another favorite of mine from this period. The Tee Set were the second of the "Dutch Invasion" groups to hit the U.S. -- the Shocking Blue was first and the George Baker Selection was third.

Anonymous said...

Will you be posting the Big 93 for 1969?

Ray Randolph said...

I don't have a Big 93 for 1969. Did they do one? They'd usually tout it on the Boss 30 but there's no mention of it in 1969. I've got the folder from the 1970 version. In 1971 they did something called "The Sounds of '71" but I've never seen any giveaway type of thing associated with it. And I have the thing they gave away for the 1972 version but we won't make it to the end of 1972...

"Ma Belle Amie" was one of my favorites as well. It's interesting how some of these groups put out a great song and then were never heard from again.

Dave Streip said...

KHJ did not play a Big 93 for 1969 at year-end. Instead, they counted down the top 100 songs of the 1960's. They did finally play the Top 100 songs of 1969 three years later in the Spring of 1973, when they counted down the Top 100 songs of 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1972 over 1 weekend.

Ray Randolph said...

Thanks for clearing that up, Dave. I used to have one of those Top 100 of the 1960's posters around here someplace but I'll be darned if I know where it is now. I'll post it if it ever turns up.

Anonymous said...

1969 really broke with two fine KHJ traditions -- no Top 300 and apparently no Big 93. That explains why I don't have a copy of one for that year -- I do have the 1970 and 1972 Big 93 lists. And I remember that weekend that Dave notes, with the Top 100 songs of each of those previous five years.

KG Dave said...

Just my opinion, but based on my (completely unofficial) tabulation of the Boss 30s, I think the Big 93 of 1969 should be as follows:

rank title artist
1 Someday We'll Be Together Diana Ross & The Supremes
2 Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In 5th Dimension
3 Come Together/Something Beatles
4 Easy To Be Hard Three Dog Night
5 Sugar Sugar Archies
6 What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) Junior Walker and the All Stars
7 Crystal Blue Persuasion Tommy James and the Shondells
8 Grazing In The Grass Friends of Distinction
9 Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins Singers
10 My Cherie Amour Stevie Wonder
11 Baby Baby Don't Cry Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
12 Dizzy Tommy Roe
13 Crimson and Clover Tommy James and the Shondells
14 Little Woman Bobby Sherman
15 Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet Henry Mancini, Orchestra, Chorus
16 Oh What A Night Dells
17 More Today Than Yesterday Spiral Starecase
18 You've Made Me So Very Happy Blood, Sweat, and Tears
19 Hair Cowsills
20 You Showed Me Turtles
21 Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival
22 Everyday People Sly and the Family Stone
23 Hot Fun In The Summertime Sly and the Family Stone
24 Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter, Paul, and Mary
25 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival
26 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
27 Good Morning Starshine Oliver
28 Time Of The Season Zombies
29 Gitarzan Ray Stevens
30 If I Can Dream Elvis Presley
31 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley
32 Take A Letter Maria R. B. Greaves
33 Mendocino Sir Douglas Quintet
34 Honky Tonk Women Rolling Stones
35 In The Year 2525 Zager & Evans
36 Put A Little Love In Your Heart Jackie DeShannon
37 Wedding Bell Blues 5th Dimension
38 Hurt So Bad Lettermen
39 Down On The Corner/Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Revival
40 Baby I'm For Real Originals
41 Hawaii Five-O Ventures
42 Love Me Tonight Tom Jones
43 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye Steam
44 A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash
45 Get Back Beatles
46 Touch Me Doors
47 Get Together Youngbloods
48 Jean Oliver
49 Traces Classics IV
50 And When I Die Blood, Sweat, and Tears
51 The Boxer/Baby Driver Simon and Garfunkel
52 Keem-O-Sabe Electric Indian
53 Goodnight My Love Paul Anka
54 I Got A Line On You Spirit
55 Indian Giver 1910 Fruitgum Company
56 Games People Play Joe South
57 It's Your Thing Isley Brothers
58 Soul Deep Box Tops
59 What's The Use Of Breaking Up Jerry Butler
60 Color Him Father The Winstons
61 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
62 Laughing Guess Who
63 What Kind Of Fool Do You Think I Am Bill Deal & the Rhondells
64 Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday Stevie Wonder
65 This Girl Is A Woman Now Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
66 Baby, I Love You Andy Kim
67 Going In Circles Friends of Distinction
68 Undun Guess Who
69 One Three Dog Night
70 When I Die Motherlode
71 Galveston Glen Campbell
72 In The Ghetto Elvis Presley
73 This Girl's In Love With You Dionne Warwick
74 Yesterday, When I Was Young Roy Clark
75 I Can't Get Next To You Temptations
76 Eli's Coming Three Dog Night
77 Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March Box Tops
78 Time Is Tight Booker T. & the M. G.s
79 Only The Strong Survive Jerry Butler
80 Can I Change My Mind Tyrone Davis
81 Build Me Up Buttercup Foundations
82 Spinning Wheel Blood, Sweat, and Tears
83 See Rascals
84 Ball Of Fire Tommy James and the Shondells
85 Do Your Thing Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band
86 Smile A Little Smile For Me Flying Machine
87 Carry Me Back Rascals
88 I'm Gonna Make You Mine Lou Christie
89 Things I'd Like To Say New Colony Six
90 The Grooviest Girl In The World Fun & Games
91 Lay Lady Lay Bob Dylan
92 Polk Salad Annie Tony Joe White
93 I'd Wait A Million Years Grass Roots