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|Various Artists, Glenn Campbell|
Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1969
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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I love the song, "In The Year 2525", by Zager and Evans!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm only fourteen, but I like to listen to oldies now and then, and when I heard the song "In The Year 2525", I thought it was the coolest! Teenagers shouldn't be sterotyped as heavy metal or punk music lovers. We like to know where today's music comes from, too."
Great songs! Quality sound!
floridadude | Orlando, FL USA | 06/12/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I can't say enough of the Rhino Records Billboard Collection. The albums are very reasonably priced for all of the great songs they contain. My favorite recordings on this particular album are "In the year 2525" and "Spinning Wheel". But don't listen to "2525" if you're in a sad mood; it will only depress you further. "Spinning Wheel" puts an interesting show to that old law of gravity 'What goes up must come down'."
Awesome hits from 1969
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 02/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Billboard Top Pop Hits: 1969 gives us a great look back at the pop music tunes that made the grade in 1969. This will bring back some memories for you--or maybe start your interest rising in this type of music! The sound quality is very good.
Blood, Sweat & Tears kick things off with a major hit for them entitled "Spinning Wheel." "Spinning Wheel" has great vocals and musical effects; although it is pop music there is a jammin' musical interlude that is quite jazzy and fresh sounding even today. I really like this tune and the way it uses the brass, drums and percussion. Great!
The Ventures do their theme from the incredibly popular television show Hawaii Five-O. This uses great horns, percussion, drums and a flute to carry the bulk of the melody. Next comes "In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus);" this tune by Zager & Evans uses major and minor keys to make quite a stir; it always impresses me whenever I hear this tune. Zager & Evans sing and play "In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" to perfection.
Glen Campbell weighs in with his "Wichita Lineman;" and he sings this so passionately it also could never be a tune I could forget. Glen's excellent diction bolsters his performance and the beautiful musical arrangement never ceases to sound pleasant to the ear. This is pop music that can double as "mood music," too.
Brooklyn Bridge turns in a strong performance of a number that always tugs at my heartstrings entitled "Worst That Can Happen." Listen also for Henry Mancini's wonderful interpretation of the love theme from Romeo and Juliet. Henry Mancini's arrangement uses the piano to great advantage and the strings are wonderful, too.
Overall, this is a very strong installment in this multi CD series of pop music. I highly recommend this album for aficionados of this genre of music; and people who are new to `60s music should like these tracks, too.