Saturday, September 26, 2009

KFXM September 26, 1969

Suspicious Minds-Elvis Presley #1
Highest debut Lodi-Al Wilson #24 New
Ball Of Fire-Tommy James & The Shondells

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

1969 turned out some of
the most "religious" hits to
grace the charts:
--OH HAPPY DAY
--JESUS IS A SOULMAN
--I GUESS THE LORD MUST BE IN NY CITY
--WITCHI TAI TO (kinda religious)

Any others?

Lord Darth Sidious said...

yes, Anony, i seem to recall The Winston's 1969 Top 40 hit, "Colour Me, Father (Colour me Love)", "God, Love & Rock 'N' Roll" by Teagarden & Van Winkle, and Neil Diamond's "SOOLAIMON" as other examples of faith-based/religious-oriented pop recordings...
as a matter of fact, the 1969-1970 era produced the most popular mass appeal recordings of this genre -- then-called "Jesus Rock" (e.g., Ocean's "Put Your Hand In The Hand", Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit In The Sky", "One Toke Over The Line" by Brewer & Shipley, and George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord").