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Biggest Gap
between hits on the
South African Charts
1965 - 1969


Format: ARTIST (No. of days Gap)
Previous Hit - (Last Date on the Chart)
Next Hit - (Date of Entry into the Chart)


CHUBBY CHECKER (8504)
- LOVELY LOVELY (LOVERLY LOVERLY) (25-Jun-65)
- THE TWIST (YO, TWIST!) (06-Oct-88)

ARETHA FRANKLIN (6645)
- I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER (06-Dec-68)
- I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING (FOR ME) (15-Feb-87)

BORIS GARDINER (5994)
- ELIZABETHAN REGGAE (05-Jun-70)
- I WANT TO WAKE UP WITH YOU (02-Nov-86)

EVERLY BROTHERS (5971)
- IT'S MY TIME (25-Oct-68)
- ON THE WINGS OF A NIGHTINGALE (01-Mar-85)

ROBIN GIBB (5418)
- SAVED BY THE BELL (07-Nov-69)
- BOYS DO FALL IN LOVE (07-Sep-84)

MARIANNE FAITHFULL (5271)
- THIS LITTLE BIRD (17-Sep-65)
- BALLAD OF LUCY JORDAN (22-Feb-80)

JIMMY CLIFF (5131)
- WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (30-Jan-70)
- REGGAE NIGHT (17-Feb-84)

KIM KALLIE (5012)
- MONTREAL (01-Aug-69)
- LAST NIGHT A D.J. SAVED MY LIFE (22-Apr-83)

GEORGE HARRISON (4738)
- DING DONG (14-Mar-75)
- GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU (03-Mar-88)

TOM JONES (4710)
- PAPA (05-Mar-76)
- KISS (26-Jan-89)

CARLY SIMON (4706)
- MOCKINGBIRD (28-Jun-74)
- COMING AROUND AGAIN (17-May-87)

PAUL SIMON (4699)
- TAKE ME TO THE MARDI GRAS (30-Nov-73)
- YOU CAN CALL ME AL (12-Oct-86)

STEVIE WONDER (4459)
- YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY (27-Feb-70)
- EBONY AND IVORY (14-May-82)

GIORGIO (4459)
- TODAY'S A TOMORROW (09-Feb-73)
- TOGETHER IN ELECTRIC DREAMS (26-Apr-85)

TEMPTATIONS (4249)
- PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE (31-Aug-73)
- TREAT HER LIKE A LADY (19-Apr-85)

DIONNE WARWICK (4242)
- (THEME FROM) VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (22-Mar-68)
- I'LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN (02-Nov-79)

SLADE (4214)
- TAKE ME BAK 'OME (27-Oct-72)
- MY OH MY (11-May-84)

HERB ALPERT (4116)
- THIS GUY'S IN LOVE WITH YOU (13-Sep-68)
- RISE (21-Dec-79)

CARIKE KEUZENKAMP (3829)
- LAST DANCE (05-Apr-68)
- HOEKA TOEKA (29-Sep-78)

TINA TURNER (3808)
- NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS (29-Mar-74)
- WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT (31-Aug-84)

ROBERTA FLACK (3794)
- KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG (15-Jun-73)
- TONIGHT, I CELEBRATE MY LOVE (04-Nov-83)

CLIVE BRUCE (3465)
- SALLY SUNSHINE (20-Aug-71)
- IF YOU'VE GOT NOTHING ON TONIGHT (13-Feb-81)

FOUR SEASONS (3444)
- OPUS 17 (02-Sep-66)
- WHO LOVES YOU (06-Feb-76)

GERRY RAFFERTY (3436)
- RIGHT DOWN THE LINE (19-Jan-79)
- SHIPYARD TOWN (16-Jun-88)

HOT CHOCOLATE (3297)
- EMMA (09-Aug-74)
- WHAT KINDA BOY YOU LOOKIN' FOR (GIRL) (19-Aug-83)

MARGARET SINGANA (3222)
- I NEVER LOVED A MAN (THE WAY I LOVE YOU) (24-Feb-78)
- WE ARE GROWING (21-Dec-86)

LINDA RONSTADT (3100)
- BACK IN THE U.S.A. (19-Jan-79)
- SOMEWHERE OUT THERE (16-Jul-87)

ALAN PRICE (3094)
- ROSETTA (09-Jul-71)
- THIS IS YOUR LUCKY DAY (THE GIRL WON'T GET UNDER) (28-Dec-79)

CROCODILE HARRIS (3066)
- MISS EVA GOODNIGHT (10-May-74)
- GIVE ME THE GOOD NEWS (01-Oct-82)

BEE GEES (3058)
- TRAGEDY (01-Jun-79)
- YOU WIN AGAIN (15-Oct-87)

South African artists are highlighted.

© SA Rock Files 2016

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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