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No.1 Hits on the
South African Charts
1965 - 1989


NUMBER OF NUMBER 1's

8 - ABBA
6 - TOM JONES
6 - JOE DOLAN
5 - HOLLIES
5 - BEE GEES
4 - CHRIS ANDREWS
3 - BONEY M
3 - BILLY OCEAN
3 - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
3 - SWEET
3 - NEIL DIAMOND
3 - ROLLING STONES
3 - ELVIS PRESLEY
3 - LIONEL RICHIE
3 - TROGGS
3 - TREMELOES

Four Jacks & A Jill are the only South African Act to have had had more than 1 number 1. They had 2.

The following are all SA songs that reached the top spot.

Date it reached No.1TITLEARTISTWeeks at 1
10-Sep-65 Goodbye My Love Murray Campbell 6
07-Jan-66 Hungry for Love A-Cads 2
13-May-66 Die Gezoem van die Bye Des Lindberg 3
17-Nov-67 Timothy Four Jacks & a Jill 2
01-Dec-67 Timothy Carike Keuzenkamp 1
02-Feb-68 Master Jack Four Jacks & a Jill 5
21-Jun-68 Lazy Life Quentin E. Klopjaeger 2
05-Jul-68 Sunglasses Hilary 7
04-Oct-68 For Your Precious Love Flames 1
11-Oct-68 Picking Up Pebbles Cornelia 4
14-Feb-69 Cry to Me Staccatos 3
03-Apr-70 Love is a Beautiful Song Dave Mills 4
05-Jun-70 Spider Spider Tidal Wave 1
14-Aug-70 The Wedding Jody Wayne 3
15-Jan-71 Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow Dealians 3
07-May-71 Put Your Hand in the Hand Alan Garrity 4
22-Oct-71 Mammy Blue Charisma 12
11-Aug-72 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Jessica Jones 3
16-Feb-73 I Don't Wanna Play House Barbara Ray 6
06-Jul-73 Kentucky Blues Lauren Copley 4
31-Aug-73 Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet Maria 4
22-Mar-74 Little Jimmy Gwynneth Ashley-Robin 1
31-Jan-75 She's a Woman Neil Herbert 1
14-Mar-75 You Ask Me To Bobby Angel 2
19-Mar-76 Let Me Into Your Life Flood 3
09-Apr-76 I Won't Give Up Bruce Millar 6
18-Jun-76 One Day at a Time Marie Gibson 2
20-Aug-76 Ramaja Glenys Lynne 3
30-Dec-77 Buccaneer McCully Workshop 2
27-Jan-78 Substitute Clout 8
11-May-79 Michael Row the Boat Ashore Richard Jon Smith 9
01-Aug-80 Paradise Road Joy 9
21-Nov-80 Man on the Moon Ballyhoo 1
11-Sep-81 Hak Hom Blokkies David Kramer 4
24-Aug-85 Woodpeckers from Space Café Society 7

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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