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From the Land of Band Box Records

AA sam cookeSam Cooke’s success as a performer was perhaps outdistanced only by his output as a writer of hit songs.  Cooke’s songs consistently charted high on the pop charts as well as the R&B charts in much the same fashion as the Motown family of writers.  His song’s continued to chart long after his early death at age 33 in late 1964 especially by a diverse group of artists ranging from Rod Stewart to Aretha Franklin.  All of the recordings pictured below charted in the U.S. – usually on both the Billboard Pop Charts as well as the Billboard R&B charts and often on the U.K. charts as well. (Cooke is not credited on “Sweet Soul Music” but was a co-writer with Redding and Conley.)

The Hit Tally

70 songs enter the Hot 100 (or “Bubbling Under”)

22 songs entering other charts (R&B – Country – Adult Contemporary or the U.K.)

92 total chart songs

20 Songs entered Billboard’s Top 20

12 Songs entered Billboard’s Top 10

1 Song achieved Billboard’s #1 position

1957 - brewer - 115 1957 - You send me 1 rb 1 uk 29 1958 - love you most - 26 rb 12 1958 - win your - 22 rb 4 1958 - you were made - 27 rb 7 1959 - cha cha 31 rb 2 1960 - chain gang - 2 rb 2 uk 9 1960 - flamingos - 30 rb 23 1960 - no one - 103 1960 - sad mood - 29 rb 23 1960 - wonderful 12 rb 2 uk 27 1961 - alright - 93 1961 - cupid - 17 rb 20 uk 7 1961 - feel it - 56 1961 - sims twins - 8 rb 4 1962 - bring it - 13 rb 2 1962 - change this - 12 rb 2 1962 - mercy - 70 rb 3 1962 - morisette - 63 rb 18 1962 - party - 17 rb 4 1962 - thomas - 41 rb 9 1962 - twistin - 9 rb 1 uk 6 1963 - send some - 13 1963 - baby baby - 66 1963 - carter - 44 rb 30 1963 - frankie - 16 1963 - love will find - 105 1963 - rooster - 11 1963 - saturday night - 10 rb 1 uk 23 1964 - cousin - 31 rb 6 1964 - good times - 11 rb 1 1964 - where its at - 93 rb 8 1965 - animals 32 uk 7 1965 - change come - 31 rb 9 1965 - feel it - 65 1965 - hermits - 4 uk 7 1965 - rivers - 76 1965 - shake - 7 rb 2 1965 - sugar - 32 rb 18 1965 - troubled - 115 1965 - when a boy - 52 1965 - whole world - 41 1967 - british walkers - 106 1967 - conley - 2 rb 2 uk 7 1967 - redding - 47 rb 16 uk 28 1967 - sam & dave - 56 rb 16 uk 35 1968 - floyd - 17 rb 4 1968 - franklin - 56 rb 28 1968 - wilson basie - 84 rb 37 1969 - nash - 39 uk 6 1969 - wood - 131 1971 - ponderosa twins - 78 rb 12 1973 - ovations - 59 rb 7 1973 - stewart 59 1974 - stevens - 6 uk 19 1976 - dawn - 22 1976 - dr hook - 6 cw 55 1977 - pointers - rb 62 1978 - garfunkle - 17 1980 - spinners - 4 rb 5 uk 4

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  1. Pingback: Sensational Sam Cooke! | PopBopRocktilUDrop

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