From the Land of Band Box Records

The British Invasion: July 9th, 1966

February 7, 2013

The British Invasion in the Top 30 on the Hot 100 – July 9th, 1966

The Beatles recaptured the number 1 spot – rescuing it from Sinatra – another musical icon.  The Troggs catapulted into the Top Ten with Wild Thing – a release which would chart in almost equal numbers on both Fontana and Atco records simultaneously.  Eventually Fontana would retain exclusive rights to U.S. releases.

Many debuts this week including some little remembered releases such as Wayne Fontana’s “Come On Home” (without the Mindbenders) which would only reach #117 and would be his only single U.S. charting release.  Twice as Much were the English duo Dave Skinner and Andrew Rose – both finding their way onto vinyl via the Rolling Stones.  “Twice as Much” was penned by Mick Jagger.  “This is My House” by the Moody Blues would peak at number 117 and Chad and Jeremy’s Distant Shores at number 30.

Twice as Much - MGM 13530 - Sittin on a Fence - PS Rolling Stones - London 902 - Mother's Little Helper - PS Chad & Jeremy - Columbia 43682 - Distant Shores - PS

(from Billboard Magazine)

Number 1 – Paperback Writer – The Beatles (up from #2 and returning to the top spot)

Number 6 – Wild Thing – The Troggs (up from #47)

Number 9 – Paint it Black – The Rolling Stones (down from #4)

Number 13 – Don’t Bring Me Down – The Animals (down from #12)

Number 22 – The Pied Piper – Crispian St. Peters (up from #42)

Number 23 – Rain – The Beatles – (up from #24)

Number 28 – Please Tell Me Why – The Dave Clark Five (up from #33)

Hot 100 Debuts July 9th, 1966

Number 69 – Mother’s Little Helper – The Rolling Stones

Number 78 – This Door Swings Both Ways – Herman’s Hermits

Number 98 – Distant Shores – Chad & Jeremy

“Bubbling Under” the Hot 100

Number 103 – Lady Jane – The Rolling Stones

Number 122 – Come On Home – Wayne Fontana

Number 125 – Pretty Flamingo – Manfred Mann

Number 131 – Sittin’ On a Fence – Twice As Much

Number 133 – This Is My House – The Moody Blues

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