[lastfm]Herman’s Hermits[/lastfm] (leader Peter Noone, second from left)
We’ve got a brand new month starting this weekend. It’s the first of May. The Southern California sunshine is bright, the skies are blue, the smell of summer is just around the corner, the Indy 500 is just weeks away, the Memorial Day Weekend that marks the beginning of the summer when backyard BBO’s are fired up for, in most instances, the first time, is right around the corner…
We’ve picked 1965 this time as our spotlight Top Ten during THIS WEEK. This is the way the hits stacked up on the national charts for the week starting May 1st…
(last week’s position in brackets)
1. Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter/[lastfm]Herman’s Hermits[/lastfm] (2) – this would stay at #1 for the next two weeks!
2. Game of Love/[lastfm]Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders[/lastfm] (1) – Group leader Glyn Ellis was given a contract in 1963 on the condition in the contract that he change his name to the name of the label; Fontana Records, thus Glyn became “Wayne FONTANA!!” (We’re NOT kidding!) Hmmm…FONTANA…good thing the label wasn’t named “Cucamonga!!” (a little Inland Empire city humor!)
3. I Know a Place/[lastfm]Petula Clark[/lastfm] (4) — This was Petula’s follow-up to her first hit in early ’65, “Downtown,” which hit #1. This song is now in it’s PEAK position.
4. I’m Telling You Now/[lastfm]Freddie and the Dreamers [/lastfm](3) — This was a #1 song for two weeks in mid April. Leader Freddie Garrity and the group also sang the song “Do The Freddie,” which was a dance named after him!
5. I’ll Never Find Another You/[lastfm]The Seekers[/lastfm] (7) — A pop-folk Australian born quartet. Their biggest hit would come about two years later with “Georgy Girl,” from the movie of the same name.
6. Tired Of Waiting For You/[lastfm]The Kinks[/lastfm] (6) – this is its peak position on the charts. It would drop totally OFF the top ten next week!
7. Count Me In/[lastfm]Gary Lewis and the Playboys[/lastfm] (11) — Their follow-up to their #1 debut “This Diamond Ring” earlier this year. This tune would rocket to #2 next week and stay there for another week. Gary would be named the “Cashbox Magazine” male vocalist of the year in 1966!
8. Silhouettes/[lastfm]Herman’s Hermits[/lastfm] (10) – The group was HOT with TWO songs on the Top Ten. This was a remake of the Ray’s original in 1957, which was the biggest success. The Diamonds and Don Gibson also did “cover” versions of this in ’57!
9. The Last Time/[lastfm]The Rolling Stones [/lastfm](12) – The Stones’ next hit, later this summer, would be their all-time biggest: “Satisfaction.”
10. Stop! In the Name of Love/[lastfm]The Supremes[/lastfm] (5) — It was number one a few weeks ago; their 4th of 5 #1 songs in a row!