1964 The Marvelettes – Too Many Fish In The Sea
The Marvelettes scored Motown’s first number-one single on the Hot 100 in 1961 and then had two singles that reached the top ten or top twenty during the next year. While the group continued to do well on the R&B chart, they would struggle to find hits for the next two years.
The Marvelettes even turned down the chance to record Where Did Our Love Go in 1964. The Supremes recorded the song instead, and it yielded their first number one record.
The Marvelettes then selected Too Many Fish in the Sea as their next single, which only reached #25 on the Hot 100 in 1964.
That was the group’s last visit to the top twenty on the Hot 100 for nearly four years. While they had over a dozen top forty singles on the R&B charts during that time, all they did on the pop charts was two singles that stalled at #25 and #34.
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