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DATETITLEARTISTPOSWKS
25-Nov-66 PA PA DO RON RON FANTASTIC BAGGYS 10 10
24-Jun-66 PAINT IT BLACK ROLLING STONES 3 10
15-Aug-75 PALOMA BLANCA GEORGE BAKER SELECTION 1 13
05-Mar-76 PAPA TOM JONES 20 1
31-Aug-86 PAPA DON'T PREACH MADONNA 4 16
15-Jun-73 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE TEMPTATIONS 6 12
05-Nov-71 PAPA'S GONNA KISS IT BETTER WILLIAM E. 8 10
12-Nov-87 PAPER IN FIRE JOHN COUGAR 8 19
15-Feb-74 PAPER ROSES MARIE OSMOND 10 7
01-Jul-66 PAPERBACK WRITER BEATLES 9 6
04-Jul-80 PARADISE ROAD JOY 1 19
13-Nov-70 PARANOID BLACK SABBATH 3 11
21-Sep-86 PARANOIMIA ART OF NOISE & MAX HEADROOM 10 17
07-Dec-79 THE PART OF ME THAT NEEDS YOU MOST EXILE 2 17
05-Jan-79 PART TIME LOVE ELTON JOHN 6 11
12-Oct-85 PART-TIME LOVER STEVIE WONDER 7 21
05-May-72 PASADENA JOHN EDMOND 17 5
24-Dec-82 PASS THE DUTCHIE MUSICAL YOUTH 7 13
16-Nov-84 PASSENGERS ELTON JOHN 15 14
09-Jan-81 PASSION ROD STEWART 1 14
07-Oct-66 PATCHES JODY WAYNE 13 2
21-Dec-73 THE PEACEMAKER ALBERT HAMMOND 1 19
27-Aug-65 PEARLY SHELLS PAT BOONE 3 10
29-Jun-84 PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE DEPECHE MODE 23 5
04-Aug-88 PERFECT FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION 1 29
03-Nov-88 PERFECT WORLD HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS 14 12
30-Apr-82 PERHAPS LOVE PLACIDO DOMINGO & JOHN DENVER 11 9
12-Nov-87 PERSONA NON GRATA GINO VANNELLI 18 7
28-Dec-73 PHOTOGRAPH RINGO STARR 2 15
13-Aug-82 PHYSICAL OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 11 6
20-Sep-68 PICKING UP PEBBLES CORNELIA 1 13
08-Aug-75 A PICTURE OF PATCHES JODY WAYNE 6 11
15-Mar-68 PICTURES OF MATCHSTICK MEN STATUS QUO 3 8
23-Sep-83 PIECES OF ICE DIANA ROSS 28 3
20-May-66 PIED PIPER CRISPIAN ST. PETERS 1 12
23-May-69 PINBALL WIZARD WHO 6 6
06-Oct-78 PLACE IN YOUR HEART NAZARETH 3 20
05-Jul-68 PLAYBOY GENE AND DEBBE 10 8
06-Oct-67 PLEASANT VALLEY SUNDAY MONKEES 14 6
22-Feb-80 PLEASE DON'T GO KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND 1 23
07-Feb-75 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN CARPENTERS 1 15
28-Feb-75 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN PAT BOONE FAMILY 20 1
01-Aug-75 PLEASE STAY JONATHAN BUTLER 2 13
29-Mar-74 PLEDGING MY LOVE DIANA ROSS & MARVIN GAYE 18 3
04-May-84 THE POLITICS OF DANCING RE-FLEX 19 10
26-Sep-69 POLK SALAD ANNIE TONY JOE WHITE 18 1
02-Oct-70 POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL DICKIE LOADER 7 6
17-Mar-88 POP GOES THE WORLD MEN WITHOUT HATS 3 28
03-Aug-79 POP MUZIK M 1 18
25-Aug-72 POPCORN HOT BUTTER 13 9
01-Sep-72 POPCORN POPCORN MAKERS 6 10
17-Mar-72 POPPA JOE SWEET 12 9
26-Oct-85 THE POWER OF LOVE HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS 4 22
17-Aug-85 THE POWER OF LOVE JENNIFER RUSH 1 34
27-Nov-81 PRETEND ALVIN STARDUST 15 4
19-Dec-69 PRETTY BELINDA CHRIS ANDREWS 1 19
10-Jun-66 PRETTY EYES DANNY RIVERS 15 2
20-May-66 PRETTY FLAMINGO MANFRED MANN 2 13
16-Jun-72 PRETTY MAID TONY MARSHALL 17 5
27-Nov-81 PRINCE CHARMING ADAM & THE ANTS 6 10
26-Mar-82 PRIVATE EYES HALL & OATES 14 2
18-Apr-75 PRIVATE NUMBER LIONEL PETERSEN 5 11
09-Dec-83 PROMISES PROMISES NAKED EYES 29 1
23-May-69 PROUD MARY CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 1 13
11-Feb-88 PUMP UP THE VOLUME MAS 4 17
19-May-67 PUPPET ON A STRING SANDIE SHAW 1 15
02-Jun-72 PUPPY LOVE DONNY OSMOND 11 5
28-Aug-70 PUSH MR. PRIDE ASIDE PERCY SLEDGE 7 10
05-Mar-71 PUSHBIKE SONG MIXTURES 9 10
12-Sep-69 PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART JACKIE DESHANNON 1 12
23-Apr-71 PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND ALAN GARRITY 1 13
19-Aug-83 PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ TACO 3 21
18-Sep-81 QUEEN OF HEARTS JUICE NEWTON 2 19
17-Jul-70 QUESTION MOODY BLUES 7 6
16-Nov-86 A QUESTION OF TIME DEPECHE MODE 26 7
28-Feb-69 QUICK JOEY SMALL (RUN JOEY RUN) REAL MCCOY 8 6
06-Oct-78 THE RACE IS ON SUZI QUATRO 8 11
29-Sep-88 THE RACE YELLO 1 21
09-Jun-72 RADANCER MARMALADE 8 11
02-Mar-84 RADIO GA GA QUEEN 4 18
22-Dec-88 RADIO ROMANCE TIFFANY 5 9
09-Jul-71 RAIN, RAIN, RAIN GENTLE PEOPLE 3 12
18-Sep-70 RAINBOW MARMALADE 13 6
16-Jan-70 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN' ON MY HEAD B.J. THOMAS 1 12
09-Jul-76 RAMAJA GLENYS LYNNE 1 16
09-Dec-66 RAMBLIN' BOY DES LINDBERG 2 18
25-Nov-66 RAMBLIN' BOY WE THREE 13 5
05-May-72 THE RANGERS WALTZ MOM AND DADS 12 7
22-Feb-80 RAPPER'S DELIGHT SUGARHILL GANG 3 17
20-Mar-81 RAPTURE BLONDIE 6 8
22-Sep-78 RASPUTIN BONEY M 9 7
14-Jul-67 RATTLER DREAM MERCHANTS 20 2
19-Mar-71 THE RAVER TROGGS 15 4
15-Sep-88 REACH MARTINI RANCH 20 11
06-Jun-75 REACH OUT, I'LL BE THERE GLORIA GAYNOR 11 9
16-Feb-89 REAL GONE KID DEACON BLUE 26 1
06-Mar-70 REBECCA STEIN BATS 17 3
25-Oct-68 THE RED BALLOON DAVE CLARK FIVE 6 12
08-Jul-77 RED LIGHT SPELLS DANGER BILLY OCEAN 5 9
13-Jan-84 RED RED WINE UB40 1 27
05-Aug-66 RED RUBBER BALL CYRKLE 2 12
20-Feb-70 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE MARMALADE 5 8
17-Feb-84 REGGAE NIGHT JIMMY CLIFF 2 17
14-Apr-67 RELEASE ME ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK 1 14
20-Jan-67 REMEMBER WHEN MAX BYGRAVES 2 13
10-May-87 RESPECTABLE MEL & KIM 2 21
07-Jul-88 REV IT UP JERRY HARRISON 14 8
26-Sep-75 RHINESTONE COWBOY GLEN CAMPBELL 2 14
03-May-85 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT DEBARGE 5 20
08-Feb-85 THE RIDDLE NIK KERSHAW 9 14
15-Dec-78 RIGHT DOWN THE LINE GERRY RAFFERTY 17 6
03-Aug-79 RING MY BELL ANITA WARD 3 13
25-Apr-69 RING OF FIRE ERIC BURDON & THE ANIMALS 6 5
19-Apr-85 RING OF ICE JENNIFER RUSH 1 27
28-Dec-73 RING, RING ABBA 3 15
15-Oct-71 RINGS CYMARRON 12 4
21-Dec-79 RISE HERB ALPERT 3 18
23-Jun-88 RISE TO THE OCCASION CLIMIE FISHER 1 21
05-Feb-71 RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH FOUR TOPS & THE SUPREMES 14 4
09-Jun-78 RIVERS OF BABYLON BONEY M 1 21
23-Nov-85 ROAD TO NOWHERE TALKING HEADS 6 23
15-Jun-84 ROBERT DE NIRO'S WAITING BANANARAMA 7 14
31-Mar-72 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY WATERLOO 9 9
20-Jun-75 ROCK AND ROLL SOULJER DONOVAN 14 8
07-Nov-80 ROCK HARD SUZI QUATRO 5 10
06-Apr-86 ROCK ME AMADEUS FALCO 1 23
27-Sep-74 ROCK ME GENTLY ANDY KIM 3 15
06-Aug-76 ROCK ME TO SLEEP MIKE EAGER 13 8
18-Mar-77 ROCK 'N ME STEVE MILLER BAND 3 12
09-Oct-81 ROCK 'N' ROLL DREAMS COME THROUGH JIM STEINMAN 5 9
02-Sep-83 ROCK 'N' ROLL IS KING ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA 7 16
08-Aug-75 ROCK 'N' ROLL SINGER COPPERFIELD 19 2
13-Sep-74 ROCK THE BOAT HUES CORPORATION 5 13
23-Aug-74 ROCK YOUR BABY GEORGE McCRAE 2 23
15-Nov-74 ROCKIN' IN THE U.S.A. BIG JOHN'S ROCK 'N' ROLL CIRCUS 11 6
30-Jan-76 ROCKY AUSTIN ROBERTS 1 11
13-Feb-76 ROCKY DICKEY LEE 18 4
20-Jul-84 ROMANCING THE STONE EDDY GRANT 20 8
27-Feb-81 ROME DSCHINGHIS KHAN 14 5
02-May-80 ROMEO'S TUNE STEVE FORBERT 10 8
29-Jul-83 ROOS VAN MY HART CORA MARIE 25 5
16-Jul-82 ROSANNA TOTO 3 17
05-Feb-71 ROSE GARDEN LYNN ANDERSON 2 13
23-Aug-74 A ROSE HAS TO DIE DENNIS EAST 6 13
11-Jun-71 ROSETTA FAME AND PRICE TOGETHER 12 5
09-Jun-78 ROSIE GENE ROCKWELL 14 5
03-Jul-70 ROUND AND AROUND JOHN EDMOND 13 8
16-May-69 ROUND THE GUM TREE REAL MCCOY 14 3
18-Oct-74 RUB IT IN BILLY "CRASH" CRADDOCK 8 8
04-Dec-70 RUBY TUESDAY MELANIE 10 6
03-Mar-67 RUBY TUESDAY ROLLING STONES 4 11
03-Mar-78 RUN BACK CARL DOUGLAS 5 14
08-Feb-80 RUN LIKE THE WIND MIKE BATT & FRIENDS 19 2
20-Oct-72 RUN TO ME BEE GEES 3 17
09-Dec-77 RUN TO ME KELLY MARIE 5 15
06-Jul-84 THE RUNNER MANFRED MANN'S EARTH BAND 8 13
15-Sep-88 RUSH HOUR JANE WIEDLIN 13 18

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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