Various Artists

Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1969

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One of the most eclectic volumes of the Billboard Top Pop Hits series, 1969 spans everything from Nino Rota's "Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet" to the Ventures' "Hawaii Five-O" theme to Zager & Evans' "In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus)." The 5th Dimension's "Wedding Bell Blues," Blood, Sweat & Tears' "Spinning Wheel," and Brooklyn Bridge's "Worst That Could Happen" add a touch of soulful pop to the mix, while Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman" and Oliver's "Jean" are some of the year's mellower favorites. Tommy James & the Shondells' "Sweet Cherry Wine" and Young-Holt Unlimited's "Soulful Strut" round out this somewhat unfocused, but nevertheless entertaining, collection of late-'60s singles.

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