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Most Weeks at Number 1
on the South African
Charts
1965 - 1989


The following songs spent 9 or more weeks at number 1:

13 - I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - JOHNNY NASH
12 - MAMMY BLUE - CHARISMA
12 - RED RED WINE - UB40
11 - RIVERS OF BABYLON - BONEY M
11 - LOVERBOY - BILLY OCEAN
11 - THE LOCO-MOTION - KYLIE MINOGUE
10 - PERFECT - FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION
10 - THE SAFETY DANCE - MEN WITHOUT HATS
10 - BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY - DANIEL BOONE
9 - MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE - RICHARD JON SMITH
9 - THE LADY IN RED - CHRIS DE BURGH
9 - LA BAMBA - LOS LOBOS
9 - PARADISE ROAD - JOY
9 - I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU - STEVIE WONDER
9 - ROCK ME AMADEUS - FALCO
9 - SHADDAP YOUR FACE - JOE DOLCE MUSIC THEATRE
9 - THE POWER OF LOVE - JENNIFER RUSH

South African artists are highlighted.


Most weeks at number 1 by South African Artists

12 - MAMMY BLUE - CHARISMA
9 - MICHAEL ROW THE BOAT ASHORE - RICHARD JON SMITH
9 - PARADISE ROAD - JOY
8 - SUBSTITUTE - CLOUT
7 - WOODPECKERS FROM SPACE - CAFÉ SOCIETY
7 - SUNGLASSES - HILARY
6 - GOODBYE MY LOVE - MURRAY CAMPBELL
6 - I DON'T WANNA PLAY HOUSE - BARBARA RAY
6 - I WON'T GIVE UP - BRUCE MILLAR
5 - MASTER JACK - FOUR JACKS & A JILL
4 - CLAP YOUR HANDS AND STAMP YOUR FEET - MARIA
4 - HAK HOM BLOKKIES - DAVID KRAMER
4 - KENTUCKY BLUES - LAUREN COPLEY
4 - LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG - DAVE MILLS
4 - PICKING UP PEBBLES - CORNELIA
4 - PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND - ALAN GARRITY

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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