Those Were the Days (Johnny Mathis album)
|Those Were The Days|
|Studio album by Johnny Mathis|
|Johnny Mathis chronology|
Those Were The Days is the 29th original studio album released by singer Johnny Mathis. It was his third album upon returning to Columbia Records after a four-year sojourn with Mercury Records. Mathis would continue to record for Columbia from this point in his career onwards.
Continuing with the concept of his previous two albums with Columbia Records, Johnny Mathis covers a number of contemporary song hits combined with a number of less well known songs on this record.
- "Those Were The Days"
- "Little Green Apples"
- "The End of the World"
- "This Guy's In Love With You"
- "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)"
- "Light My Fire"
- "Every Time I Dream of You"
- "The World I Used to Know"
- "You Make Me Think About You"
- "Turn Around Look at Me"
This album peaked at #60 on the Billboard album chart, Mathis' 33rd album to place on the chart. It also placed on the Top R&B Albums chart peaking at #2, his highest album placement to this point on that chart. Mathis also enjoyed two hit singles from this album with both "You Make Me Think About You" peaking at #35 and "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" reaching #39 respecitively on the Adult Contemporary Chart.
The title song was a top ten hit for Mary Hopkin in 1968 while "Little Green Apples" reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for Bobby Russell that same year. Back in 1962, "The End of the World" also reached #2 on the charts for Skeeter Davis while "Light My Fire" had been a #1 hit for The Doors in 1967. Mathis continued his exploration of the music of Burt Bacharach with "This Guy's In Love With You," a #1 hit for Herb Alpert in 1968.