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SA Charts 1965 - 1989
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DAMIAN (UK) born Damian Davey born 30 September 1964PEAKWEEKS
19-May-88Time Warp II (cover of the song from 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show')
9
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


DANA (UK) Dana Rosemary Scallon (born Rosemary Brown on 30 August 1951)PEAKWEEKS
22-May-70All Kinds Of Everything (winner of the 1970 Eurovision Song Competition)
7
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


DANNY WILSON (UK) a Scottish trio, not a person. Named after a film starring Frank SinatraPEAKWEEKS
19-Nov-87Mary's Prayer
9
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


Terence TRENT D'ARBY (US) born Sananda Francesco Maitreya born 15 March 1962PEAKWEEKS
1-Oct-87Wishing Well (A Tone Poem)
6
18
24-Mar-88Dance Little Sister
17
8
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
26


Bobby DARIN (US) born Walden Robert Cassotto born 14 May 1936 died 20 December 1973PEAKWEEKS
13-Jan-67If I Were A Carpenter
5
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Guy DARRELL (UK) born John Swail born 22 April 1940 died 3 May 2013PEAKWEEKS
9-Sep-66I've Been Hurt
6
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


Daryl HALL & John OATES (US) see HALL & OATES


DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH (UK)PEAKWEEKS
3-Jun-66Hold Tight
7
9
4-Nov-66Bend It
1
12
3-Feb-67Save Me
8
6
15-Dec-67Zabadak
13
7
5-Apr-68The Legend Of Xanadu
7
10
13-Dec-68The Wreck Of The Antoinette
17
2
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
46


F.R. DAVID (France) born Elli Robert Fitoussi in Tunisia on 1 January 1947PEAKWEEKS
5-Nov-82Words
1
25
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
25


Dave DAVIES (UK) born David Russell Gordon Davies 3 February 1947PEAKWEEKS
6-Oct-67Death Of A Clown
14
4
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
4


Mac DAVIS (US) born Morris Mac Davis 21 January 1972PEAKWEEKS
24-Jul-81Tequila Sheila
5
13
21-Aug-81It's Hard To Be Humble
8
9
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
22


Martha DAVIS (US) born 19 January 1951. One time lead singer of The MotelsPEAKWEEKS
21-Jul-88Don't Tell Me The Time
10
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


Sammy DAVIS JNR (US) born Samuel George Davis Jnr 8 December 1925 died 16 May 1990PEAKWEEKS
7-Mar-69I've Gotta Be Me
9
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


Spencer DAVIS GROUP (UK) Spencer Davis was born Spencer David Nelson Davies 17 July 1939PEAKWEEKS
25-Feb-66Keep On Running
14
3
27-Jan-67Gimme Some Lovin'
18
2
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
5


DAWN (US)PEAKWEEKS
9-Oct-70Candida
3
10
22-Jan-71Knock Three Times
1
17
29-Oct-71What Are You Doing Sunday
6
9
1-Jun-73Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree (with Tony ORLANDO)
1
20
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
56


Taylor DAYNE (US) born Leslie Wunderman 7 March 1962PEAKWEEKS
7-Jul-88Tell It To My Heart
11
21
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
21


Reg DE BEER (SA) well kown Radio broadcaster in South Africa born 25 June 1945 died 21 January 2012PEAKWEEKS
30-Sep-77We Salute You (Scotland)
3
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


Chris DE BURGH (Ireland) born 15 October 1948PEAKWEEKS
25-Feb-77Just Another Poor Boy
8
10
14-Sep-84High On Emotion
17
9
5-Oct-86The Lady In Red
1
26
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
45


Pierre DE CHARMOY (SA) born 1 February 1961PEAKWEEKS
8-Jul-83Live On
6
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


Waldo DE LOS RIOS (Argentina) born Osvaldo Nicholas Ferrara 7 Septemebr 1934 died 28 March 1977PEAKWEEKS
21-May-71Mozart: Symphony No. 40 In G Minor K.550 1° Movement (Allegro Molto)
2
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


Stephanie DE SYKES (UK) born Stephanie Ryton in 1948PEAKWEEKS
1-Nov-74Born With A Smile On My Face
15
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


DEACON BLUE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
13-Aug-87Dignity
30
1
16-Feb-89Real Gone Kid
26
1
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
2


DEAD OR ALIVE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
6-Jul-85Lover Come Back To Me
3
20
30-Mar-86My Heart Goes Bang
30
2
4-Jan-87Brand New Lover
19
12
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
34


DEALIANS (SA) Won SARIE awards for Best Beat Music 1972 & 1974PEAKWEEKS
11-Dec-70Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow
1
15
28-May-71When Love Comes Knocking At Your Door
3
11
7-Jan-72All Of The Time Girl
13
6
23-Feb-73Two Of Us (cover of The Beatles song)
17
3
29-Jun-73Time
4
15
Number of Hits
5
Total Weeks
50


Emil DEAN (SA) Born in Johannesburg 1942. Also went under the name Emil Dean-ZogbhyPEAKWEEKS
4-Jun-65Key To Your Heart
3
3
26-Nov-65How The Mighty Hath Fallen
6
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
15


Hazell DEAN (UK) born 27 October 1956PEAKWEEKS
1-Jun-84Searchin'
14
15
19-Jan-86They Say It's Gonna Rain
1
22
1-Dec-88Who's Leaving Who
18
12
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
49


Pamela DEAN (SA)PEAKWEEKS
1-Jul-66You Don't Have To Say You Love Me (cover of the Dusty Springfield song)
15
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


DEBARGE (US)PEAKWEEKS
3-May-85Rhythm Of The Night
5
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


DEBBIE (SA) full name: Debbie Mann; daughter of RPM label owner Matt MannPEAKWEEKS
21-May-76Tears On The Telephone (with Gerry GRAYSON)
12
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


Al DEBBO (SA) born Alec Debbo 22 June 1924 died 13 July 2011PEAKWEEKS
7-Jun-68Baas Jack (Afrikaans parody of the Four Jacks & A Jill hit 'Master Jack')
7
10
25-Oct-68Sonbrilletjies (Afrikaans parody of the Hillary hit 'Sunglasses')
7
7
1-May-70Die Tantes Van Nantes (with Nico CARSTENS)
11
7
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
24


Kiki DEE (UK) born Pauline Matthews 9 March 1947PEAKWEEKS
13-Aug-76Don't Go Breaking My Heart (with Elton JOHN)
1
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


Tommy DEE (US) a fictitious charater from the film 'The Idolmaker' played by actor Paul Sand.PEAKWEEKS
3-Apr-81Here Is My Love (Vocals were actually by Jesse Frederick)
3
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


DEEP PURPLE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
8-Nov-68Hush
14
4
30-Oct-70Black Night
6
12
21-Sep-73Smoke On The Water (this was the live version from the classic MADE IN JAPAN album)
7
12
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
28


Desmond DEKKER (Jamaica) Born Desmond Adolphus Dacres
16 July 1941 died 25 May 1941
PEAKWEEKS
13-Jun-69Israelites (As Desmond Dekker & The Aces)
12
8
29-Aug-69It Miek (As Desmond Dekker & The Aces)
17
4
4-Dec-70You Can Get It If You Really Want
4
9
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
21


DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS (US) Delaney Bramlett (born
1 July 1939 died 27 December 2008) and his wife Bonnie Bramlett (neé Bonnie Lynn O'Farrell born 8 November 1944)
PEAKWEEKS
10-Sep-71Never Ending Song Of Love
10
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


DELIVERANCE (US) Eric Weissberg and Steve MandellPEAKWEEKS
11-May-73Dueling Banjos (from the film 'Deliverance', hence the artist's name)
15
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Tommy DELL (SA) born Thomas Albert BERRY in 1942 in East LondonPEAKWEEKS
26-Mar-76Sometimes (with Caroline DU PREEZ)
6
14
27-Aug-76Golden Ring (with Caroline DU PREEZ)
6
13
3-Sep-76Don't Worry About Me
11
14
13-Oct-78Teddy Bear
2
13
30-Mar-79Little Rosa
5
12
19-Aug-83Teddy Bear's Last Ride
29
1
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
67


DELLS (US)PEAKWEEKS
19-Sep-69Sing A Rainbow/Love Is Blue
9
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


DENNIS (SA) See Billy FORREST


John DENVER (US) born Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.
31 December 1943 died 12 October 1997
PEAKWEEKS
27-Sep-74Annie's Song
11
7
24-Jan-75Back Home Again
10
12
14-Nov-75I'm Sorry
8
8
30-Apr-82Perhaps Love (with Placido DOMINGO)
11
9
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
36


DEPECHE MODE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
27-May-83Get The Balance Right
14
13
11-Nov-83Everything Counts
20
7
29-Jun-84People Are People
23
5
16-Nov-86A Question Of Time
26
7
2-Jul-87Strangelove
2
23
22-Oct-87Never Let Me Down Again
15
7
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
62


DEREK (Canada) Derek was a pseudonym for Johnny Cymbal (born John Hendry Blair 3 February 1945 died 16 March 1993) PEAKWEEKS
31-Jan-69Cinnamon
18
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


DES & DAWN (SA) See Des & Dawn LINDBERG


Jackie DESHANNON (US) born Sharon Lee Myers 21 August 1941PEAKWEEKS
12-Sep-69Put A Little Love In Your Heart
1
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
22-Oct-82Come On Eileen
1
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


Jim DIAMOND (UK) born James Diamond 28 September 1953PEAKWEEKS
1-Mar-85I Should Have Known Better
4
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


Neil DIAMOND (US) born Neil Leslie Diamond 24 January 1941PEAKWEEKS
10-Oct-69Sweet Caroline
7
7
20-Feb-70Holly Holy
2
11
23-Oct-70Cracklin' Rosie
1
17
19-Feb-71Do It
6
10
4-Jun-71Shilo
10
5
18-Jun-71I Am…I Said
9
7
1-Oct-71I'm A Believer
15
5
23-Jun-72Song Sung Blue
5
14
6-Dec-74Longfellow Serenade
1
16
5-Nov-76Beautiful Noise
7
6
3-Mar-78Desirée
4
14
9-Mar-79You Don't Bring Me Flowers (with Barbara STREISAND)
13
4
11-May-79Forever In Blue Jeans
7
11
12-Dec-80Love On The Rocks (from the film 'The Jazz Singer')
1
14
Number of Hits
14
Total Weeks
141


Barbara DICKSON (UK) born Barbara Ruth Dickson
27 September 1947
PEAKWEEKS
21-Dec-79Caravan Song
8
11
13-Jun-80January, February
9
9
26-Apr-85I Know Him So Well (with Elaine PAIGE)
2
24
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
44


DIONNE & FRIENDS (US) Collaboration between Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder & Elton JohnPEAKWEEKS
7-Dec-85That's What Friends Are For
2
22
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
22


DIRE STRAITS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
6-Apr-79Sultans Of Swing
3
12
28-Jun-85So Far Away
5
18
16-Nov-85Money For Nothing
25
4
16-Mar-86Walk Of Life
2
24
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
58


DIRT BAND (US) originally known as The Nitty Gritty Dirt BandPEAKWEEKS
18-Apr-80American Dream
6
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


Ken DODD (UK) born Kenneth Arthur Dodd 8 November 1927PEAKWEEKS
29-Oct-65Tears
3
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


Joe DOLAN (Ireland) born Joseph Francis Robert Dolan
16 October 1939 died 26 December 2007
PEAKWEEKS
29-Aug-69Make Me An Island
2
10
12-Mar-71You And The Looking Glass
12
6
19-Dec-75Lady In Blue
1
14
10-Jun-77Hush Hush Maria
1
17
21-Oct-77I Need You
1
17
30-Jun-78Little Boy Big Man
9
8
13-Jul-79My Love
1
17
12-Jun-81More And More
1
16
27-Nov-81It's You, It's You, It's You
1
18
Number of Hits
9
Total Weeks
123


Thomas DOLBY (UK) born Thomas Morgan Robertson 14 October 1958PEAKWEEKS
27-May-83She Blinded Me With Science
26
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Joe DOLCE MUSIC THEATRE (US) born 1947PEAKWEEKS
20-Feb-81Shaddap Your Face
1
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


Placido DOMINGO (Spain) born José Plácido Domingo Embil
21 January 1941
PEAKWEEKS
30-Apr-82Perhaps Love (with John DENVER)
11
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


DOMINOS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
29-Sep-67Tabatha Twitchit
3
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


DONOVAN (UK) born Donovan Philips Leitch 10 May 1946PEAKWEEKS
11-Jun-65Catch The Wind
5
11
4-Nov-66Sunshine Superman
8
10
23-Dec-66Mellow Yellow
4
12
27-Oct-67There Is A Mountain
4
12
21-Jun-68Jennifer Juniper
11
6
23-Aug-68Hurdy Gurdy Man
2
9
28-Feb-69Atlantis
2
10
20-Jun-75Rock And Roll Souljer
14
8
Number of Hits
8
Total Weeks
78


Jason DONOVAN (Australia) born 1 June 1968PEAKWEEKS
15-Dec-88Nothing Can Divide Us
20
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


DOOBIE BROTHERS (US)PEAKWEEKS
31-Aug-73Long Train Runnin'
11
8
18-May-79What A Fool Believes
7
13
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
21


DOOLEYS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
22-Jun-79Honey I'm Lost
5
12
9-Nov-79Wanted
6
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
24


DOORS (US)PEAKWEEKS
10-Nov-67Light My Fire
13
5
18-Oct-68Hello, I Love You
11
4
28-Feb-69Touch Me
7
7
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
16


DOUBLE (Switzerland) pronounced "Doo-blay"PEAKWEEKS
13-Apr-86Captain Of Her Heart
14
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


DOUBLE VISION (New Zealand)PEAKWEEKS
25-May-73Maori Love Song
5
21
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
21


Carl DOUGLAS (US) born Carlton George Douglas 10 May 1942PEAKWEEKS
11-Oct-74Kung Fu Fighting
1
19
21-Feb-75Dance The Kung Fu
16
3
3-Mar-78Run Back
5
14
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
36


Lesley RAE DOWLING (SA)PEAKWEEKS
29-Jan-82Grips Of Emotion
11
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


DR. HOOK (US)PEAKWEEKS
14-Jul-72Sylvia's Mother (as Dr Hook & The Medicine Show)
1
24
15-Aug-80Sexy Eyes
20
1
4-Jun-82Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk
1
24
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
49


DR. MARIGOLD'S (UK) a band from North London. Also known as Dr Marigold's Prescription.PEAKWEEKS
15-Mar-74Hello Girl
1
16
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
16


DREAM MERCHANTS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
5-Aug-66Love Minus Zero (Cover of a Bob Dylan song)
8
6
2-Dec-66Land Of Milk And Honey
10
9
14-Jul-67Rattler
20
2
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
17


DRIFTERS (US)PEAKWEEKS
18-Oct-74Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies
3
13
21-Feb-75Down On The Beach Tonight
19
3
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
16


DRUMMOND (Australia) the band would eventually morph into the Little River BandPEAKWEEKS
6-Oct-72Daddy Cool
20
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1


DSCHINGHIS KHAN (Germany) The band included South African Louis Hendrick (1953-1993) on vocalsPEAKWEEKS
27-Feb-81Rome
14
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Caroline DU PREEZ (SA)PEAKWEEKS
25-Jul-75Net Soos Ek Die Telefoon Neersit
17
5
26-Mar-76Sometimes (with Tommy DELL)
6
14
27-Aug-76Golden Ring (with Tommy DELL)
6
13
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
32


Vicki DU PREEZ (SA)PEAKWEEKS
14-Oct-77Totsiens Aufwiedersehen
12
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


David DUNDAS (UK) born David Paul Nicholas Dundas 2 June 1945. Dundas' father was Lawrence Aldred Mervyn Dundas, 3rd Marquess of Zetland which gives Dundas himself the title of Lord in the UK.PEAKWEEKS
22-Oct-76Jeans On (the song started out as a jingle for Brutus Jeans)
3
18
19-Aug-77Another Funny Honeymoon
11
7
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
25


DURAN DURAN (UK)PEAKWEEKS
3-Sep-82Hungry Like The Wolf
4
14
3-Jun-83Is There Something I Should Know?
23
10
20-Jan-84Union Of The Snake
21
6
21-Dec-84Wild Boys
1
19
14-Jun-85A View To A Kill (theme for the James Bond film of the same name)
4
16
30-Nov-86Notorious
14
13
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
78


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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