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Fifty Years Gone: 1969 Retro: Week 52: 28 December 1969

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  • 1 (-) The Guess Who - No Time
    2 (1) Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
    3 (2) Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
    4 (3) The Shocking Blue - Venus
    5 (4) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
    6 (5) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
    7 (6) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
    8 (7) The Beatles - Come Together
    9 (8) The Beatles - Something
    10 (9) Mark Lindsay - Arizona
    11 (10) Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
    12 (11) B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

    - (12) The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
    Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100

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    • The Shocking Blue earn our last #1 of the 60s this week. Onward to the 70s for 50YG.

      Last Week This Week Song Title Weeks On Total Points Peak
      1 1 The Shocking Blue - Venus 2 66 1 (2 weeks at #1)
      2 2 Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love 5 56 1
      3 3 B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head 8 35 1
      5 4 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son 8 31 4
      4 5 The Beatles - Come Together 10 30 3
      6 6 Jackson 5 - I Want You Back 6 27 3
      7 7 Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds 15 27 1
      8 8 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together 7 22 6
      9 9 Peter, Paul & Mary - Leaving On A Jet Plane 9 21 4
      10 10 Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus 13 21 3
      NEW 11 The Guess Who - No Time 1 16 11
      11 12 The Beatles - Something 10 16 2
      13 13 The Archies - Sugar, Sugar 22 15 1
      15 14 David Bowie - Space Oddity 17 15 1
      16 15 Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys 6 13 14
      17 16 Roger Whitaker - Durham Town (The Leavin') 8 13 15
      12 17 Cilla Black - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind 4 12 9
      19 18 Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Felt So Good) 25 12 1
      14 19 Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner 9 11 5
      18 20 Four Tops - Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me 3 10 17
      21 21 The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In 41 10 1
      20 22 The Archies - Jingle Jangle 4 9 13
      24 23 Frank Sinatra - My Way 38 9 1
      22 24 Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto 33 9 1
      NEW 25 Equals - Rub A Dub Dub 1 8 25
      23 26 Mark Lindsay - Arizona 3 8 19
      33 27 The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother 13 8 3
      25 28 Mama Cass Elliot - Make Your Own Kind Of Music 10 8 8
      30 29 The Marvelettes - That's How Heartaches Are Made 7 7 19
      NEW 30 The Sandpipers - Come Saturday Morning 1 6 30
      27 31 Marmalade - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da 44 6 9
      32 32 Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday 10 6 12
      28 33 Blue Mink - Melting Pot 7 6 12
      31 34 Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' 19 6 3
      34 35 Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell - All I Have To Do Is Dream 4 5 23
      26 36 Georgie Fame - Seventh Son 4 5 18
      29 37 Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 10 5 6
      36 38 Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People 3 5 25
      35 39 Elvis Presley - Rubberneckin' 4 4 22
      38 40 The Electric Indian - Land Of 1000 Dances 2 3 38
      40 41 The Cuff Links - When Julie Comes Around 2 3 40
      NEW 42 James Brown - Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn 1 2 42
      37 43 The Turtles - Lady-O 3 2 27
      39 44 Crow - Evil Woman Don't Play Your Games With Me 9 2 16
      44 45 Sounds Nice f/ Tim Mycraft - Love At First Sight (Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus) 17 2 15
      41 46 Tommy James & The Shondells - She 2 1 41
      46 47 Vanity Fare - Early In The Morning 5 1 28
      47 48 Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) 26 1 1
      48 49 The Bee Gees - Don't Forget To Remember 20 1 6
      43 50 The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py 3 1 34
      49 51 Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues 7 1 24
      45 52 Engelbert Humperdinck - Winter World Or Love 7 1 24
      NEW 53 Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life 2 1 53
      51 54 Nina Simone - To Be Young, Gifted And Beautiful 2 1 51
      42 55 Elvis Presley - Don't Cry Daddy 4 1 32
      50 56 Sweden Heaven & Hell Soundtrack/ Piero Umiliani - Mah-Na-Mah-Na 16 1 3
      52 57 Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers 7 1 18
      53 OUT The Band - Up On Cripple Creek 8 0 28

      1969 #1s
      1. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (6 weeks #1 total, 1 week 1969)
      2. The Foundations - Build Me Up Buttercup (3 weeks)
      3. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary (6 weeks)
      4. The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In (3 weeks)
      5. Frank Sinatra - My Way (2 weeks)
      6. Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer (3 weeks)
      7. Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto (7 weeks)
      8. Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus) (1 week)
      9. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Felt So Good) (3 weeks)
      10. The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Women (1 week)
      11. The Archies - Sugar, Sugar (5 weeks)
      12. David Bowie - Space Oddity (2 weeks)
      13. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (7 weeks)
      14. BJ Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (3 weeks)
      15. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love (3 weeks)
      16. The Shocking Blue - Venus (2 weeks)
      "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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      • Voting List:
        Code:
        100 Proof (Aged In Soul) - Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)
        B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
        Betty Everett - It's Been A Long Time
        Blue Mink - Melting Pot
        Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell - All I Have To Do Is Dream
        Cilla Black - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
        Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
        Crow - Evil Woman Don't Play Your Games With Me
        David Bowie - Space Oddity
        David Ruffin - I'm So Glad I Fell For You
        Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
        Elvis Presley - Don't Cry Daddy
        Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto
        Elvis Presley - Rubberneckin'
        Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
        Engelbert Humperdinck - Winter World Or Love
        Equals - Rub A Dub Dub
        Four Tops - Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me
        Frank Sinatra - My Way
        Georgie Fame - Seventh Son
        Grand Funk Railroad - Mr. Limousine Driver
        Ike And Tina Turner - Bold Soul Sister
        Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
        James Brown - Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn
        Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus
        Janis Joplin - Kozmic Blues
        Jefferson - Baby Take Me In Your Arms
        Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
        Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People
        Johnny Taylor - Love Bones
        Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
        Lou Christie - Are You Getting Any Sunshine
        Lou Christie - She Sold Me Magic
        Mama Cass Elliot - Make Your Own Kind Of Music
        Mark Lindsay - Arizona
        Marmalade - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da
        Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life
        Moira Anderson - The Holy City
        Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline (Good Times Never Felt So Good)
        Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
        Nina Simone - To Be Young, Gifted And Beautiful
        Peter, Paul & Mary - Leaving On A Jet Plane
        Roger Whitaker - Durham Town (The Leavin')
        Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys
        Sounds Nice f/ Tim Mycraft - Love At First Sight (Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus)
        Steam - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
        Stevie Wonder - Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
        Sweden Heaven & Hell Soundtrack/ Piero Umiliani - Mah-Na-Mah-Na
        The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In
        The Archies - Jingle Jangle
        The Archies - Sugar, Sugar
        The Beatles - Come Together
        The Beatles - Something
        The Bee Gees - Don't Forget To Remember
        The Cuff Links - When Julie Comes Around
        The Electric Indian - Land Of 1000 Dances
        The Guess Who - No Time
        The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
        The Illusion - Together
        The Intrigues - I'm Gonna Love You
        The Marvelettes - That's How Heartaches Are Made
        The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py
        The Newbeats - Groovin' (Out On Life)
        The Sandpipers - Come Saturday Morning
        The Shocking Blue - Venus
        The Turtles - Lady-O
        Tommy James & The Shondells - She
        Vanity Fare - Early In The Morning
        Vanity Fare - Hitchin' A Ride
        Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
        New Additions:
        Code:
        Archie Bell & The Drells - A World Without Music
        B.B. King - The Thrill is Gone
        Brother Jack McDuff - Theme From Electric Surfboard
        Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
        Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
        Kool & The Gang _ The Gang's Back Again
        Lulu - Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You)
        Ruby Winters - Guess Who
        Steppenwolf - Monster
        The Lettermen - Traces/ Moments "Medley"
        Tom Jones - Without Love (There Is Nothing)
        These can no longer be voted:
        Code:
        The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
        Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Rock And Roll Restaurant
        Bobby Womack - How I Miss You Baby
        Buck Owens - Big In Vegas
        Delaney And Bonnie And Friends - Comin' Home
        Gene Pitney - She Lets Her Hair Down (Early In The Morning)
        Leafy Lee - Good Morning
        Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Point It Out
        Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black
        The Tokens - She Lets Her Hair Down (Early In The Morning)
        Tommy Cash - Six White Horses
        "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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        • (1) 1. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
          (NEW) 2. Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
          (2) 3. The Shocking Blue - Venus
          (3) 4. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
          (NEW) 5. B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
          (4) 6. The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
          (5) 7. The Guess Who - No Time
          (6) 8. The Beatles - Come Together
          (NEW) 9. Steppenwolf - Monster
          (7) 10. The Archies - Jingle Jangle
          (8) 11. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
          (9) 12. James Brown - Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn

          OUT:
          10. The Turtles - Lady-O
          11. Tommy James & The Shondells - She
          12. Vanity Fare - Early In The Morning
          "And keep reaching for the stars...." Casey Kasem RIP 1932-2014

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          • 01 (1) Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
            02 (2) Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus
            03 (3) Peter, Paul & Mary - Leaving On A Jet Plane
            04 (5) The Sandpipers - Come Saturday Morning
            05 (6) The Archies - Jingle Jangle
            06 (7) Shocking Blue - Venus
            07 (4) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
            08 (8) The Cuff Links - When Julie Comes Around
            09 (9) Cilla Black - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
            10 (10) Engelbert Humperdinck - Winter World Of Love
            11 (11) The Archies - Sugar Sugar
            12 (12) Elvis Presley - In The Ghetto

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            • 1. The 5th Dimension - Aquarius/ Let The Sunshine In
              2. The Shocking Blue - Venus
              3. Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus
              4. The Archies - Sugar Sugar
              5. Marmalade - Ob-La-Di-Ob-La-Da
              6. Senator Bobby - Wild Thing
              7. The Beatles - Come Together
              8. BJ Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
              9. Elvis Presley - In the Ghetto
              10. Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
              I am not trying to seduce you... Would you like me to seduce you? Is that what you're trying to tell me?

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              • 01 (01) BJ Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
                02 (02) CCR - Fortunate Son
                03 (03) Shocking Blue - Venus
                04 (04) Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
                05 (05) Cilla Black - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
                06 (06) Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell - All I Have to Do Is Dream
                07 (07) Peter, Paul & Mary - Leaving on a Jet Plane
                08 (08) CCR - Down on the Corner
                09 (09) The Archies - Sugar Sugar
                10 (10) Zager & Evans - In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
                11 (11) The Bee Gees - Don't Forget to Remember
                12 (12) CCR - Bad Moon Rising
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                • Lulu - Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You)
                  The Shocking Blue - Venus
                  Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
                  Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
                  B.B. King - The Thrill is Gone
                  Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
                  Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
                  Mark Lindsay - Arizona
                  B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
                  Jimmy Cliff - Wonderful World, Beautiful People
                  Cilla Black - If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind
                  Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds

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                  • 01. David Bowie - Space Oddity
                    02. Frank Sinatra - My Way
                    03. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
                    04. Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Love This Way Again
                    05. BJ Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
                    06. Elvis Presley - In the Ghetto
                    07. Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
                    08. Four Tops - Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me
                    09. The Beatles - Come Together
                    10. Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
                    11. The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
                    12. The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
                    Akini's Top 400 Songs of the 2010s: [385-381]

                    The forest was shrinking, but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood, he was one of them.

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                    • 1.(1) The Beatles - Something
                      2.(2) The Beatles - Come Together
                      3.(3) Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
                      4.(4) Peter, Paul & Mary - Leaving On A Jet Plane
                      5.(7) Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys
                      6.(8) Roger Whitaker - Durham Town (The Leavin')
                      7.(-) Lulu - Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You)
                      8.(9) The Shocking Blue - Venus
                      9.(-) Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
                      10.(11) Marmalade - Reflections Of My Life
                      11.(-) Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
                      12.(12) Nina Simone - To Be Young, Gifted And Black

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                      • 01 - Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg - Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus [55]
                        02 - Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' [3174]
                        03 - Sounds Nice f/ Tim Mycraft - Love At First Sight (Je T'aime ... Moi Non Plus) [4765]
                        04 - Sweden Heaven & Hell Soundtrack/ Piero Umiliani - Mah-Na-Mah--Na [5513]

                        Counting down this week - the UKMixParade Top 200 of 2019

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                        • 1 (1) The Guess Who - No Time
                          2 (2) Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
                          3 (3) Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
                          4 (-) B.B. King - The Thrill is Gone
                          5 (-) Dionne Warwick - I'll Never Fall In Love Again
                          6 (4) The Shocking Blue - Venus
                          7 (5) Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together
                          8 (6) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down On The Corner
                          9 (7) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
                          10 (8) The Beatles - Come Together
                          11 (9) The Beatles - Something
                          12 (10) Mark Lindsay - Arizona

                          - (11) Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
                          - (12) B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
                          Freaky Fly Bry's Top 100

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                          • 1 (1) Roger Whittaker - Durham Town (The Leavin')
                            2 (2) Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys
                            3 (3) The Hollies - He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
                            4 (6) David Bowie - Space Oddity
                            5 (4) Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
                            6 (5) The Shocking Blue - Venus
                            7 (7) Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
                            8 (8) Blue Mink - Melting Pot
                            9 (9) The Beatles - Something
                            10 (10) The Beatles - Come Together
                            11 (12) Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds
                            12 (11) BJ Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

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