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No.1 Hits on the
South African Charts
1969 - 1989


NUMBER OF NUMBER 1's

8 - ABBA
6 - JOE DOLAN
4 - THE HOLLIES
4 - LIONEL RICHIE
3 - BEE GEES
3 - THE SWEET
3 - BONEY M
3 - CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
3 - NEIL DIAMOND
3 - BILLY OCEAN


No South African Act has had more than 1 number 1. The following are all SA acts who reached the top spot.

Format: Date first reached No.1/ TITLE - ARTIST/ Number of weeks at the top


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 ASKED 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)
02-Aug-80 PARADISE ROAD - JOY (9)
22-Nov-80 MAN ON THE MOON - BALLYHOO (1)
12-Sep-81 HAK HOM BLOKKIES - DAVID KRAMER (4)
23-Aug-85 WOODPECKER FROM SPACE - CAFé SOCIETY (8)


All information generously supplied by John Samson with help from Chris Kimberly, November 2000.

2000-2002 SA Rock Encyclopedia


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