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SA Number 1s
1965 - 1989

Sample entry

Date it reached No.1(Day-Month-year)/Title - Artist
(Number of weeks at the top spot) (SA acts are highlighted)

Date it reached No.1TITLEARTISTWeeks at 1
04-Jun-65 I Need You Rick Nelson 2
18-Jun-65 Forget Domani Connie Francis 1
25-Jun-65 Do the Clam Elvis Presley 1
02-Jul-65 Under the Boardwalk Rolling Stones 1
09-Jul-65 Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter Herman's Hermits 1
16-Jul-65 It's Not Unusual Tom Jones 2
30-Jul-65 World of Our Own Seekers 1
06-Aug-65 Crying in the Chapel Elvis Presley 3
27-Aug-65 Mr Tambourine Man Byrds 1
03-Sep-65 Help Beatles 1
10-Sep-65 Goodbye My Love Murray Campbell 6
01-Oct-65 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Rolling Stones 1
29-Oct-65 What's New Pussycat Tom Jones 3
19-Nov-65 California Girls Beach Boys 6
07-Jan-66 Hungry for Love A-Cads 2
21-Jan-66 Get Off My Cloud Rolling Stones 3
11-Feb-66 Yesterday Man Chris Andrews 4
11-Mar-66 The Sounds of Silence Simon & Garfunkel 1
18-Mar-66 These Boots are Made for Walking Nancy Sinatra 4
15-Apr-66 The Ballad of the Green Berets Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler 2
29-Apr-66 Distant Drums Jim Reeves 2
13-May-66 Die Gezoem van die Bye Des Lindberg 3
03-Jun-66 Pied Piper Crispian St Peters 2
17-Jun-66 Strangers in the Night Frank Sinatra 4
15-Jul-66 Sloop John B Beach Boys 1
22-Jul-66 Monday Monday Mamas and The Papas 1
29-Jul-66 Somewhere My Love Ray Conniff Singers 4
26-Aug-66 Lara's Theme (From Dr Zhivago) Roger Williams 4
23-Sep-66 With a Girl Like You Troggs 4
21-Oct-66 Sweet Pea Tommy Roe 6
02-Dec-66 Bend It Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich 2
16-Dec-66 Winchester Cathedral New Vaudeville Band 3
06-Jan-67 Green Green Grass of Home Tom Jones 5
10-Feb-67 I'm a Believer Monkees 6
24-Mar-67 Single Girl Sandy Posey 5
21-Apr-67 This is My Song Petula Clark 1
05-May-67 Something Stupid Nancy and Frank Sinatra 1
12-May-67 I was Kaiser Bill's Batman Whistling Jack Smith 2
26-May-67 Release Me Engelbert Humperdinck 3
16-Jun-67 Ha Ha Said the Clown Manfred Mann 2
30-Jun-67 Puppet on a String Sandie Shaw 1
07-Jul-67 Silence is Golden Tremeloes 7
25-Aug-67 A Whiter Shade of Pale Procol Harum 1
01-Sep-67 Let's Live for Today Grass Roots 2
15-Sep-67 She'd Rather be with Me Turtles 2
29-Sep-67 That's My Desire Hollies 3
20-Oct-67 The Last Waltz Engelbert Humperdinck 4
17-Nov-67 Timothy Four Jacks & a Jill 2
01-Dec-67 Timothy Carike Keuzenkamp 1
08-Dec-67 Massachusetts Bee Gees 7
26-Jan-68 Daydream Believer Monkees 1
02-Feb-68 Master Jack Four Jacks & a Jill 5
16-Feb-68 Love is All Around Troggs 2
15-Mar-68 Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) John Fred & His Playboy Band 2
05-Apr-68 Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann 1
12-Apr-68 Love is Blue Paul Mauriat Orchestra 3
03-May-68 Delilah Tom Jones 2
17-May-68 Simon Says 1910 Fruitgum Company 3
24-May-68 What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 2
21-Jun-68 Lazy Life Quentin E. Klopjaeger 2
05-Jul-68 Sunglasses Hilary 7
23-Aug-68 Baby Come Back Equals 3
13-Sep-68 Help Yourself Tom Jones 3
04-Oct-68 For Your Precious Love Flames 1
11-Oct-68 Picking Up Pebbles Cornelia 4
08-Nov-68 I've Gotta Get a Message to You Bee Gees 3
29-Nov-68 My Special Prayer Percy Sledge 2
13-Dec-68 My Little Lady Tremeloes 1
20-Dec-68 Jesamine Casuals 3
10-Jan-69 You Can Cry If You Want To Troggs 4
07-Feb-69 Only One Woman Marbles 1
14-Feb-69 Cry to Me Staccatos 3
07-Mar-69 Crimson & Clover Tommy James & The Shondells 4
04-Apr-69 Dizzy Tommy Roe 2
18-Apr-69 Indian Giver 1910 Fruitgum Company 2
02-May-69 Sorry Suzanne Hollies 2
16-May-69 Where Do You Go to My Lovely Peter Sarstedt 1
23-May-69 Games People Play Joe South 2
06-Jun-69 Hair Cowsills 1
13-Jun-69 Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival 2
27-Jun-69 My Sentimental Friend Herman's Hermits 4
25-Jul-69 Little Yellow Aeroplane Leapy Lee 1
01-Aug-69 Time is Tight Booker T & The MG's 3
22-Aug-69 Sugar, Sugar Archies 3
12-Sep-69 Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival 1
19-Sep-69 Saved by the Bell Robin Gibb 3
10-Oct-69 Put a Little Love in Your Heart Jackie DeShannon 2
24-Oct-69 Don't Forget to Remember Bee Gees 4
14-Nov-69 Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley 6
02-Jan-70 He ain't Heavy, He's My Brother Hollies 1
09-Jan-70 (Call Me) Number One Tremeloes 2
23-Jan-70 Pretty Belinda Chris Andrews 5
27-Feb-70 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head B.J. Thomas 1
06-Mar-70 Venus Shocking Blue 4
03-Apr-70 Love is a Beautiful Song Dave Mills 4
01-May-70 Ma Belle Amie Tee Set 3
22-May-70 Carol Ok Chris Andrews 2
05-Jun-70 Spider Spider Tidal Wave 1
12-Jun-70 Daughter of Darkness Tom Jones 3
03-Jul-70 Come Softly to Me Percy Sledge 2
17-Jul-70 Yellow River Christie 1
24-Jul-70 In the Summertime Mungo Jerry 5
14-Aug-70 The Wedding Jody Wayne 3
18-Sep-70 Lola Kinks 2
02-Oct-70 Brown Eyes Chris Andrews 2
16-Oct-70 Burning Bridges Mike Curb Congregation 5
20-Nov-70 Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond 4
18-Dec-70 Looky Looky Giorgio 4
15-Jan-71 Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow Dealians 3
05-Feb-71 I Hear You Knockin' Dave Edmunds 1
12-Feb-71 Knock Three Times Dawn 6
26-Feb-71 No Matter What Badfinger 1
02-Apr-71 A Summer Prayer for Peace Archies 4
30-Apr-71 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival 1
07-May-71 Put Your Hand in the Hand Alan Garrity 4
04-Jun-71 If Not for You Olivia Newton-John 1
11-Jun-71 Joy to the World Three Dog Night 3
02-Jul-71 Funny Funny Sweet 6
13-Aug-71 Co-Co Sweet 8
08-Oct-71 You Peter Maffay 2
22-Oct-71 Mammy Blue Charisma 12
14-Jan-72 Soley Soley Middle of the Road 4
28-Jan-72 Imagine John Lennon 2
25-Feb-72 Brand New Key Melanie 3
03-Mar-72 Mother Barbra Streisand 1
24-Mar-72 Softly Whispering I Love You Congregation 2
07-Apr-72 Mother and Child Reunion Paul Simon 1
14-Apr-72 Son of My Father Chicory Tip 1
21-Apr-72 Beautiful Sunday Daniel Boone 10
26-May-72 Amazing Grace Pipes and Drums And The Military Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 1
30-Jun-72 Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress Hollies 1
14-Jul-72 Come What May (aka Aprés Toi) Vicky Leandros 4
11-Aug-72 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Jessica Jones 3
01-Sep-72 Sylvia's Mother Dr. Hook 6
13-Oct-72 I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash 13
12-Jan-73 I'd Love You to Want Me Lobo 5
16-Feb-73 I Don't Wanna Play House Barbara Ray 6
30-Mar-73 We Believe in Tomorrow Freddy Breck 5
04-May-73 Can't Keep it In Cat Stevens 5
08-Jun-73 Never Never Never Shirley Bassey 4
06-Jul-73 Kentucky Blues Lauren Copley 4
03-Aug-73 Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree Dawn & Tony Orlando 4
31-Aug-73 Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet Maria 4
14-Sep-73 Take Me to the Mardi Gras Paul Simon 2
12-Oct-73 Baby Blue George Baker Selection 3
02-Nov-73 Heaven is My Woman's Love Tommy Overstreet 7
21-Dec-73 Sorrow David Bowie 5
25-Jan-74 The Peacemaker Albert Hammond 6
08-Mar-74 If You Need Me After All 3
22-Mar-74 Little Jimmy Gwynneth Ashley-Robin 1
05-Apr-74 Love's Theme Love Unlimited 2
19-Apr-74 Hello Girl Dr. Marigold's 2
03-May-74 Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks 4
17-May-74 Loving Arms Dobie Gray 1
07-Jun-74 Solitaire Andy Williams 4
05-Jul-74 The Air That I Breathe Hollies 2
19-Jul-74 Waterloo ABBA 2
02-Aug-74 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot 5
06-Sep-74 Why Me Kris Kristofferson 8
01-Nov-74 If You Love Me (Let Me Know) Olivia Newton-John 3
22-Nov-74 Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas 7
10-Jan-75 Longfellow Serenade Neil Diamond 3
31-Jan-75 She's a Woman Neil Herbert 1
07-Feb-75 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive 5
14-Mar-75 You Ask Me To Bobby Angel 2
28-Mar-75 Please Mr. Postman Carpenters 2
11-Apr-75 Love Hurts Nazareth 5
16-May-75 As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty 5
20-Jun-75 I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do ABBA 2
04-Jul-75 Fox on the Run Sweet 5
08-Aug-75 Stand by Me John Lennon 4
05-Sep-75 Paloma Blanca George Baker Selection 4
03-Oct-75 S.O.S. ABBA 4
31-Oct-75 Barbados Typically Tropical 4
28-Nov-75 Milky Ways Colombus 5
02-Jan-76 Lady in Blue Joe Dolan 6
13-Feb-76 Darlin' David Cassidy 4
12-Mar-76 Rocky Austin Roberts 1
19-Mar-76 Let Me Into Your Life Flood 3
09-Apr-76 I Won't Give Up Bruce Millar 6
21-May-76 December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) Four Seasons 4
18-Jun-76 One Day at a Time Marie Gibson 2
02-Jul-76 Let Your Love Flow Bellamy Brothers 1
09-Jul-76 Fernando ABBA 6
20-Aug-76 Ramaja Glenys Lynne 3
10-Sep-76 Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee 6
08-Oct-76 Devil Woman Cliff Richard 1
29-Oct-76 I Hate the Music John Paul Young 2
12-Nov-76 You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Lou Rawls 2
26-Nov-76 Dancing Queen ABBA 2
10-Dec-76 Mississippi Pussycat 8
04-Feb-77 Howzat Sherbet 4
04-Mar-77 If You Leave Me Now Chicago 2
18-Mar-77 Livin' Thing Electric Light Orchestra 1
25-Mar-77 Smile Pussycat 2
08-Apr-77 Don't Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston 3
29-Apr-77 Don't Cry for Me Argentina Julie Covington 7
17-Jun-77 Knowing Me, Knowing You ABBA 2
01-Jul-77 Yesterday's Hero John Paul Young 2
15-Jul-77 Hush Hush Maria Joe Dolan 3
05-Aug-77 (Walkin' on a) Love Cloud 5000 Volts 1
12-Aug-77 Magic Flight (Aka Magic Fly) Space 2
26-Aug-77 Lucille Kenny Rogers 5
30-Sep-77 Do You Wanna Make Love Peter McCann 4
28-Oct-77 Angelo Brotherhood of Man 2
11-Nov-77 I Need You Joe Dolan 2
25-Nov-77 Barracuda Heart 7
30-Dec-77 Buccaneer McCully Workshop 2
27-Jan-78 Substitute Clout 8
24-Mar-78 Mull of Kintyre Wings 5
28-Apr-78 Stayin' Alive Bee Gees 8
23-Jun-78 Rivers of Babylon Boney M 11
08-Sep-78 Baker Street Gerry Rafferty 8
03-Nov-78 Dancing in the City Marshall, Hain 3
24-Nov-78 Kiss You All Over Exile 8
12-Jan-79 Mary's Boy Child Boney M 2
02-Feb-79 Too Much Heaven Bee Gees 7
23-Mar-79 Le Freak Chic 2
06-Apr-79 Hold the Line Toto 4
04-May-79 Chiquitita ABBA 1
11-May-79 Michael Row the Boat Ashore Richard Jon Smith 9
13-Jul-79 Some Girls Racey 7
24-Aug-79 My Love Joe Dolan 2
14-Sep-79 Pop Muzik M 3
05-Oct-79 Fire Pointer Sisters 4
26-Oct-79 Sometimes When We Touch Dan Hill 1
09-Nov-79 I Don't Like Mondays Boomtown Rats 2
23-Nov-79 She's in Love with You Suzi Quatro 7
11-Jan-80 Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough Michael Jackson 5
15-Feb-80 Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2) Pink Floyd 3
29-Feb-80 Babe Styx 1
14-Mar-80 Do That to Me One More Time Captain & Tennille 1
21-Mar-80 Please Don't Go KC & The Sunshine Band 7
25-Apr-80 I'm in the Mood for Dancing Nolans 1
16-May-80 Fly too High Janis Ian 1
23-May-80 Sun of Jamaica Goombay Dance Band 4
20-Jun-80 Brass in Pocket Pretenders 2
04-Jul-80 Take That Look off Your Face Marti Webb 4
01-Aug-80 Paradise Road Joy 9
03-Oct-80 Can't Stop the Music Village People 3
24-Oct-80 The Winner Takes it All ABBA 2
07-Nov-80 Upside Down Diana Ross 2
21-Nov-80 Man on the Moon Ballyhoo 1
28-Nov-80 Woman in Love Barbra Streisand 8
23-Jan-81 Love on the Rocks Neil Diamond 2
06-Feb-81 Passion Rod Stewart 2
20-Feb-81 Can You Feel It Jacksons 2
06-Mar-81 Shaddap Your Face Joe Dolce Music Theatre 9
08-May-81 I am the Beat Look 2
22-May-81 This Ole House Shakin' Stevens 5
26-Jun-81 More and More Joe Dolan 3
17-Jul-81 Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes 6
14-Aug-81 Kids in America Kim Wilde 1
04-Sep-81 Chequered Love Kim Wilde 1
11-Sep-81 Hak Hom Blokkies David Kramer 4
09-Oct-81 One Day in Your Life Michael Jackson 1
16-Oct-81 Urgent Foreigner 6
27-Nov-81 Endless Love Diana Ross & Lionel Richie 4
25-Dec-81 Going Back to My Roots Odyssey 3
15-Jan-82 It's You, It's You, It's You Joe Dolan 2
29-Jan-82 Tainted Love Soft Cell 5
26-Feb-82 We Kill the World (Don't Kill The World) Boney M 3
26-Mar-82 Trouble Lindsey Buckingham 2
09-Apr-82 Get Down on It Kool & The Gang 7
28-May-82 I Love Rock 'n Roll Joan Jett & The Blackhearts 5
02-Jul-82 Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk Dr. Hook 7
20-Aug-82 Eye of the Tiger Survivor 7
08-Oct-82 Da Da Da (I Don't Love You, You Don't Love Me) Trio 7
26-Nov-82 Come on Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners 2
10-Dec-82 Words F.R. David 7
28-Jan-83 I Don't Wanna Dance Eddy Grant 8
25-Mar-83 Talk Talk Talk Talk 4
22-Apr-83 Up Where We Belong Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes 6
03-Jun-83 Total Eclipse of the Heart Bonnie Tyler 7
22-Jul-83 Drop the Pilot Joan Armatrading 1
29-Jul-83 Buffalo Soldier Bob Marley & The Wailers 3
12-Aug-83 Flashdance…What a Feeling Irene Cara 2
02-Sep-83 Baby Jane Rod Stewart 5
07-Oct-83 Every Breath You Take Police 2
21-Oct-83 Candy Girl New Edition 2
04-Nov-83 The Safety Dance Men Without Hats 10
13-Jan-84 All Night Long (All Night) Lionel Richie 4
10-Feb-84 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 2
24-Feb-84 Red Red Wine UB40 12
18-May-84 Happy Station Fun Fun 1
25-May-84 Footloose Kenny Loggins 2
08-Jun-84 Clap-Clap Sound Klaxons 7
27-Jul-84 I Want to Break Free Queen 7
14-Sep-84 Self Control Laura Branigan 4
12-Oct-84 Manuel Goodbye Audrey Landers 5
16-Nov-84 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 1
23-Nov-84 I Just Called to Say I Love You Stevie Wonder 9
25-Jan-85 Careless Whisper George Michael 3
15-Feb-85 Wild Boys Duran Duran 1
22-Feb-85 One Night in Bangkok Murray Head 6
05-Apr-85 Loverboy Billy Ocean 11
21-Jun-85 We are the World USA for Africa 2
06-Jul-85 The Lost Opera Kimera & The Operaiders 5
20-Jul-85 Ring of Ice Jennifer Rush 2
24-Aug-85 Woodpeckers from Space Café Society 7
12-Oct-85 The Power of Love Jennifer Rush 9
14-Dec-85 Around My Dream Silver Pozzoli 4
12-Jan-86 Say You, Say Me Lionel Richie 5
16-Feb-86 Nikita Elton John 4
16-Mar-86 We Built This City Starship 2
30-Mar-86 They Say it's Gonna Rain Hazell Dean 1
06-Apr-86 When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going Billy Ocean 6
18-May-86 Rock Me Amadeus Falco 9
20-Jul-86 Manic Monday Bangles 2
03-Aug-86 A Different Corner George Michael 4
31-Aug-86 Brother Louie Modern Talking 1
07-Sep-86 Dancing on the Ceiling Lionel Richie 4
05-Oct-86 Lessons in Love Level 42 4
02-Nov-86 Venus Bananarama 3
23-Nov-86 The Lady in Red Chris de Burgh 9
18-Jan-87 Walk Like an Egyptian Bangles 4
22-Feb-87 Everybody Have Fun Tonight Wang Chung 2
08-Mar-87 The Final Countdown Europe 5
12-Apr-87 Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room) Paul Lekakis 3
03-May-87 Sometimes Erasure 1
10-May-87 All I Ask of You Cliff Richard & Sarah Brightman 3
31-May-87 Everything I Own Boy George 8
23-Jul-87 Ever Fallen in Love Fine Young Cannibals 6
27-Aug-87 I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) Whitney Houston 2
17-Sep-87 Wild Horses Gino Vannelli 1
24-Sep-87 It's a Sin Pet Shop Boys 4
22-Oct-87 La Bamba Los Lobos 9
24-Dec-87 Never Gonna Give You Up Rick Astley 5
28-Jan-88 (I've Had) The Time of My Life Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes 5
03-Mar-88 I Think We're Alone Now Tiffany 4
10-Mar-88 Heaven is a Place on Earth Belinda Carlisle 6
12-May-88 Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car Billy Ocean 2
26-May-88 Beds are Burning Midnight Oil 5
30-Jun-88 I Should be so Lucky Kylie Minogue 7
18-Aug-88 Rise to the Occasion Climie Fisher 3
08-Sep-88 Perfect Fairground Attraction 10
17-Nov-88 The Race Yello 1
24-Nov-88 The Loco-motion Kylie Minogue 11
09-Feb-89 I Want Your Love Transvision Vamp 1
16-Feb-89 A Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins 1

All info generously supplied by John Samson, September/October 2000 with major input from Chris Kimberley and Kevin Farquharson. Updated and corrected (where necessary) May 2016 with further input from Peet van Staaden and Ian McLean

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