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Most Weeks on the
South African Charts
1965 - 1989


The following acts spent 100 or more weeks in the charts:

237 - ABBA
230 - BEE GEES
223 - CLIFF RICHARD
189 - TOM JONES
178 - MICHAEL JACKSON
171 - ELTON JOHN
165 - MODERN TALKING
152 - MADONNA
141 - NEIL DIAMOND
137 - ROLLING STONES
137 - HOLLIES
136 - BARBARA RAY
135 - QUEEN
131 - PET SHOP BOYS
131 - ELVIS PRESLEY
130 - BONEY M
127 - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
126 - LIONEL RICHIE
123 - JOE DOLAN
122 - BILLY JOEL
118 - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
115 - SWEET
115 - TROGGS
113 - BILLY FORREST
113 - DIANA ROSS
112 - DAVID BOWIE
108 - LEO SAYER
108 - BILLY OCEAN
106 - ROD STEWART
106 - A-HA
105 - PERCY SLEDGE
101 - WHAM!
100 - EURYTHMICS

Most weeks by South African Artists

136 - BARBARA RAY
113 - BILLY FORREST
98 - ALAN GARRITY
83 - STACCATOS
83 - RICHARD JON SMITH
78 - FOUR JACKS & A JILL
76 - BOBBY ANGEL
75 - GENE ROCKWELL
73 - DAVE MILLS
72 - JODY WAYNE
70 - JOHN EDMOND
68 - LIONEL PETERSEN
67 - TOMMY DELL
55 - MARIA
54 - LAUREN COPLEY
50 - DEALIANS


Most Weeks in a Single Year
Weeks - ARTISTS (Year) (SA acts are highlighted)

Including positions 21 to 31

77 - PET SHOP BOYS (1988)
68 - RICK ASTLEY (1988)
60 - KYLIE MINOGUE (1988)
59 - MADONNA (1985)
59 - MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (1972)
59 - MODERN TALKING (1986)
53 - BEE GEES (1978)
52 - BELINDA CARLISLE (1988)
52 - MADONNA (1987)
52 - MICHAEL JACKSON (1983)
50 - CLIMIE FISHER (1988)

Excluding positions 21 to 31

59 - PET SHOP BOYS (1988)
59 - MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (1972)
53 - RICK ASTLEY (1988)
53 - BEE GEES (1978)
49 - KYLIE MINOGUE (1988)
48 - CHRIS ANDREWS (1970)
47 - ARCHIES (1969)
46 - MADONNA (1985)
45 - MODERN TALKING (1986)
44 - BEE GEES (1968)
44 - PUSSYCAT (1977)
43 - MICHAEL JACKSON (1983)
42 - CLIMIE FISHER (1988)
42 - DANIEL BOONE (1972)
41 - TOMMY DELL (1976)
40 - QUEEN (1984)
40 - MARIA (1973)

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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