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SA Charts 1965 - 1989
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DATETITLEARTISTPOSWKS
12-Sep-75 S.O.S. ABBA 1 13
18-Dec-70 SACHA ERIC SMITH MOVEMENT 19 2
17-Mar-72 SACRAMENTO MIDDLE OF THE ROAD 3 16
03-Aug-84 SAD SONGS (SAY SO MUCH) ELTON JOHN 5 13
14-Feb-75 SAD SWEET DREAMER SWEET SENSATION 8 10
25-Mar-83 SADDLE UP DAVID CHRISTIE 3 17
26-Apr-68 SADIE (THE CLEANING LADY) FRED SPLINGE 16 4
26-Aug-83 THE SAFETY DANCE MEN WITHOUT HATS 1 28
12-Feb-71 SAILING FUZZ 9 6
07-Nov-75 SAILING ROD STEWART 2 13
16-Aug-68 SAILOR PETULA CLARK 9 8
18-Feb-72 SAILOR'S LAMENT CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 13 5
07-Aug-70 SALLY GERRY MONROE 4 7
02-Jul-71 SALLY SUNSHINE CLIVE BRUCE 11 8
10-Oct-80 SAMANTHA DAVID LONDON 8 9
02-Jun-72 SAMSON AND DELILAH MIDDLE OF THE ROAD 5 15
25-Dec-70 SAN BERNADINO CHRISTIE 7 9
11-Nov-77 SAN FRANCISCO '69 LOVE GENERATION 13 5
19-Aug-66 SAND LEE HAZELWOOD & NANCY SINATRA 6 8
22-Apr-77 SAND IN YOUR SHOES AL STEWART 6 8
01-May-81 SANTA MARIA ALAN GARRITY 4 11
14-Mar-80 SARA FLEETWOOD MAC 18 2
13-Apr-86 SARA STARSHIP 10 15
26-Mar-76 SATURDAY NIGHT BAY CITY ROLLERS 16 5
30-Mar-79 SAVE ME CLOUT 7 13
03-Feb-67 SAVE ME DAVE DEE, DOZY, BEAKY, MICK & TICH 8 6
09-Jun-67 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME GENE ROCKWELL 12 6
21-May-76 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME BROTHERHOOD OF MAN 4 12
06-May-83 SAVE YOUR LOVE MANUEL & DEE 18 6
11-May-79 SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME SPACE 15 5
22-Aug-69 SAVED BY THE BELL ROBIN GIBB 1 12
14-Nov-75 SAY FOREVER YOU'LL BE MINE DOLLY PARTON & PORTER WAGONER 4 12
25-Nov-83 SAY SAY SAY PAUL McCARTNEY & MICHAEL JACKSON 3 23
16-Nov-85 SAY YOU, SAY ME LIONEL RICHIE 1 30
29-Oct-87 SCALES OF JUSTICE LIVING IN A BOX 20 13
04-Aug-78 SCOTCH MACHINE VOYAGE 16 5
25-Jun-71 SEA CRUISE JOHNNY RIVERS 8 10
24-Jun-66 SEA OF HEARTBREAK DICKIE LOADER 7 13
22-Jul-77 SEABIRD PENDULUM 18 3
21-May-71 THE SEAGULL'S NAME WAS NELSON DES & DAWN LINDBERG 4 12
01-Jun-84 SEARCHIN' HAZELL DEAN 14 15
12-Apr-74 SEASONS IN THE SUN BOBBY WRIGHT 5 7
12-Apr-74 SEASONS IN THE SUN TERRY JACKS 1 16
12-Jan-89 SECRET LAND SANDRA 8 6
25-Dec-70 SEE ME, FEEL ME WHO 7 12
03-Jul-70 THE SEEKER WHO 15 5
29-Jun-84 SELF CONTROL LAURA BRANIGAN 1 28
23-Dec-66 SEMI-DETACHED SUBURBAN MR JAMES MANFRED MANN 11 9
02-Feb-68 SEND ME NO ROSES LUCILLE STARR 4 12
09-Mar-86 SEPARATE LIVES PHIL COLLINS & MARILYN MARTIN 22 5
27-May-83 SEPARATE WAYS (WORLDS APART) JOURNEY 17 7
09-Mar-79 SEPTEMBER EARTH, WIND & FIRE 18 4
03-Sep-87 SEVEN WONDERS FLEETWOOD MAC 11 14
30-Apr-82 SEWE SAKKE SOUT ANNELI VAN ROOYEN 4 13
15-Aug-80 SEXY EYES DR. HOOK 20 1
02-Jan-76 SHA LA LA LA BUTTERCUP 15 3
04-Jun-65 SHABBY LITTLE HUT BATS 3 8
20-Feb-81 SHADDAP YOUR FACE JOE DOLCE MUSIC THEATRE 1 17
01-Sep-78 SHADOW DANCING ANDY GIBB 4 17
30-Sep-83 SHADOWS ÉVOID 3 21
15-Mar-87 SHAKE YOU DOWN GREGORY ABBOTT 12 12
28-Mar-80 SHAKE YOUR BODY PLASTIK MAK 14 8
17-Sep-76 (SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND 8 8
03-Aug-73 SHAMBALA B.W. STEVENSON 8 14
03-Aug-73 SHAMBALA THREE DOG NIGHT 13 11
14-Apr-88 SHAME EURYTHMICS 16 17
16-Apr-76 SHAME ON ME GENE ROCKWELL 10 11
25-Mar-83 SHAME ON THE MOON BOB SEGER 15 6
21-Mar-75 SHAME, SHAME, SHAME SHIRLEY & COMPANY 3 13
13-Aug-87 SHATTERED GLASS LAURA BRANIGAN 29 2
08-Oct-65 SHE GLENN YARBROUGH 12 5
27-May-83 SHE BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE THOMAS DOLBY 26 2
02-Nov-84 SHE BOP CYNDI LAUPER 6 19
17-Sep-82 SHE CAN'T SAY THAT ANYMORE BILLY FORREST 5 15
05-Oct-73 SHE (DIDN'T REMEMBER MY NAME) OSMOSIS 19 3
27-Oct-88 SHE WANTS TO DANCE WITH ME RICK ASTLEY 2 17
16-Feb-68 SHE WEARS MY RING SOLOMON KING 4 13
26-Aug-83 SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY DONNA SUMMER 11 14
11-Aug-67 SHE'D RATHER BE WITH ME TURTLES 1 10
26-Mar-71 SHE'S A LADY TOM JONES 5 9
06-Dec-74 SHE'S A WOMAN NEIL HERBERT 1 22
08-May-70 SHE'S GONE KEN J. LARKIN 16 4
02-Nov-79 SHE'S IN LOVE WITH YOU SUZI QUATRO 1 20
21-Apr-88 SHE'S LIKE THE WIND PATRICK SWAYZE 11 11
22-Aug-75 SHE'S MY WOMAN ALAN GARRITY 15 5
04-Jun-71 SHILO NEIL DIAMOND 10 5
31-Aug-79 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA 16 4
28-Nov-80 SHINE ON SPIRITS REJOICE 8 12
16-Nov-79 SHINE SILENTLY NILS LOFGREN 15 8
23-Jun-88 SHIP OF FOOLS ERASURE 11 14
16-Jun-88 SHIPYARD TOWN GERRY RAFFERTY 5 21
16-Jul-82 SHIRLEY SHAKIN' STEVENS 15 3
19-Jul-74 SHLICK SHLACK BOOM BOOM LEE REED 10 9
01-Dec-67 SHOCK WAVE INVADERS 10 5
16-Jan-76 SHOES REPARATA 6 10
05-Aug-66 SHOTGUN WEDDING AD-LIBS 6 5
22-Sep-72 A SHOULDER TO CRY ON DENISE FREEMAN 2 19
14-Nov-80 SHOULDN'T FALL IN LOVE CITY LIMITS 8 9
15-Mar-85 SHOUT TEARS FOR FEARS 2 20
14-Jan-77 SHOW ME THE WAY PETER FRAMPTON 11 8
31-May-74 THE SHOW MUST GO ON LEO SAYER 11 7
12-Aug-66 SHY GIRL KYND 17 2
19-Jan-73 SIGNORINA CONCERTINA SHUKI AND AVIVA 13 4
07-Jul-67 SILENCE IS GOLDEN SQUARE SET 3 13
16-Jun-67 SILENCE IS GOLDEN TREMELOES 1 15
19-Dec-69 SILENT NIGHT PERCY SLEDGE 14 2
14-Jun-68 SILVER AND BLUE JOHNNY GIBSON 12 6
19-Mar-71 SILVER MOON MICHAEL NESMITH 3 9
17-Sep-71 SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES BARBARA RAY 6 16
20-May-77 SILVERBIRD WRIGHT BROTHERS 15 5
19-Apr-68 SIMON SAYS 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY 1 16
28-Jul-88 SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE ROBERT PALMER 2 29
19-Sep-69 SING A RAINBOW/LOVE IS BLUE DELLS 9 6
23-May-75 SING A SONG OF LOVE GEORGE BAKER SELECTION 17 3
08-Jan-71 SING OUT GLORY BERNIE BROWN 11 8
17-Feb-78 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN SHEILA B. DEVOTION 11 7
24-Feb-67 SINGLE GIRL SANDY POSEY 1 20
19-Apr-68 (SITTIN' ON) THE DOCK OF THE BAY OTIS REDDING 3 11
15-Jul-66 SIXTEEN CANDLES JODY WAYNE 3 10
12-Mar-76 SKY HIGH JIGSAW 20 2
10-Aug-85 SLAVE TO LOVE BRYAN FERRY 24 6
27-Jul-86 SLEDGEHAMMER PETER GABRIEL 3 19
26-Jan-86 SLEEPING BAG ZZ TOP 25 5
05-Jul-68 SLEEPY JOE HERMAN'S HERMITS 18 4
06-Aug-82 SLIPPING OUT THE BACK WAY DALE STEPHENS 14 7
10-Jun-66 SLOOP JOHN B BEACH BOYS 1 13
06-May-77 SLOW DOWN SHABBY TIGER 3 13
06-Nov-81 SLOW HAND POINTER SISTERS 10 5
16-Nov-84 SMALL TOWN BOY BRONSKI BEAT 27 2
11-Mar-77 SMILE PUSSYCAT 1 10
02-Jan-70 SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME FLYING MACHINE 18 3
21-Sep-73 SMOKE ON THE WATER DEEP PURPLE 7 12
07-Dec-84 SMOOTH OPERATOR SADE 6 17
30-Dec-66 SNOW FLAKE JIM REEVES 9 9
03-Mar-88 SO EMOTIONAL WHITNEY HOUSTON 20 2
28-Jun-85 SO FAR AWAY DIRE STRAITS 5 18
28-Nov-69 SO GOOD TOGETHER ANDY KIM 7 6
09-Jun-78 SO YOU WIN AGAIN COPPERFIELD 2 18
02-May-69 SOFTLY SOFTLY EQUALS 8 7
18-Feb-72 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU CONGREGATION 1 14
04-Nov-77 SOLDIER OF FORTUNE ROY BULKIN 16 5
10-Dec-71 SOLEY SOLEY MIDDLE OF THE ROAD 1 16
29-Mar-85 SOLID ASHFORD & SIMPSON 4 18
12-Apr-74 SOLITAIRE ANDY WILLIAMS 1 20
27-Mar-81 SOME BROKEN HEARTS NEVER MEND TELLY SAVALAS 12 7
22-Jun-79 SOME GIRLS RACEY 1 19
17-May-85 SOME LIKE IT HOT POWER STATION 10 17
02-Nov-85 SOME PEOPLE BELOUIS SOME 9 17
10-Aug-84 SOMEBODY TO LOVE CAFÉ SOCIETY 22 7
21-Jan-77 SOMEBODY TO LOVE QUEEN 7 10
20-Apr-84 SOMEBODY'S WATCHING ME ROCKWELL 5 18
23-Jun-72 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 6 13
06-Feb-70 SOMEDAY WE'LL BE TOGETHER DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 5 10
07-Apr-67 SOMETHING STUPID NANCY AND FRANK SINATRA 1 10
18-Feb-72 SOMETHING TELLS ME (SOMETHINGS GONNA HAPPEN TONIGHT) CILLA BLACK 20 1
07-Feb-69 SOMETHING'S HAPPENING HERMAN'S HERMITS 3 10
26-Mar-76 SOMETIMES CAROLINE DU PREEZ & TOMMY DELL 6 14
15-Feb-87 SOMETIMES ERASURE 1 21
07-Sep-79 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH DAN HILL 1 15
19-Dec-75 SOMEWHERE BETWEEN TUMBLEWEEDS 3 16
08-Jul-66 SOMEWHERE MY LOVE RAY CONNIFF SINGERS 1 12
16-Jul-87 SOMEWHERE OUT THERE JAMES INGRAM & LINDA RONSTADT 20 14
10-Mar-72 SON OF MY FATHER CHICORY TIP 1 19
25-Oct-68 SONBRILLETJIES AL DEBBO 7 7
23-Jul-76 SONDER JOU IAN & DIX 3 11
23-Mar-79 SONG FOR GUY ELTON JOHN 4 9
17-Apr-81 SONG FOR YOU CHICAGO 8 5
31-Jul-70 A SONG OF JOY MIGUEL RIOS 3 9
16-Apr-71 THE SONG OF MY LIFE PETULA CLARK 17 2
23-Jun-72 SONG SUNG BLUE NEIL DIAMOND 5 14
30-Nov-73 SORROW DAVID BOWIE 1 17
03-Mar-88 SORRY LITTLE SARAH BLUE SYSTEM 19 11
28-Mar-69 SORRY SUZANNE HOLLIES 1 11
02-Dec-77 SORRY, I'M A LADY BACCARA 10 7
27-Dec-68 SOUL COAXING SOUNDS ORCHESTRAL 5 9
26-Sep-69 SOUL DEEP BOX TOPS 2 10
01-Dec-67 SOUL FINGER BAR-KAYS 12 7
09-Nov-84 SOUNDS LIKE A MELODY ALPHAVILLE 2 24
18-Feb-66 THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE SIMON & GARFUNKEL 1 15
15-Aug-80 SPACE INVADERS PLAYER (1) 7 9
09-May-80 SPACER SHEILA B. DEVOTION 19 3
26-Oct-85 SPANISH EDDIE LAURA BRANIGAN 6 23
16-Jun-67 SPANISH NIGHTS AND YOU VIRGINIA LEE 17 2
20-Oct-72 SPEAK SOFTLY LOVE (LOVE THEME FROM "THE GODFATHER") ANDY WILLIAMS 14 5
25-Apr-69 SPEAK SOFTLY, MY LOVE STU PHILLIPS 13 6
25-Jul-69 SPECIAL DELIVERY 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY 3 9
20-Mar-81 SPEND THE NIGHT IN LOVE FOUR SEASONS 4 14
17-Mar-67 SPICKS AND SPECKS STACCATOS 10 9
10-Apr-70 SPIDER SPIDER TIDAL WAVE 1 12
12-Sep-69 SPINNING WHEEL BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS 13 3
10-Jun-77 SPRING RAIN (PART 1) (LLUVIA DE PRIMAVERA) BEBU SILVETTI 4 10
21-Jul-88 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE WAS (NOT WAS) 26 2
02-Nov-85 ST ELMO'S FIRE (MAN IN MOTION) JOHN PARR 2 22
22-Oct-71 STAGGER LEE TOMMY ROE 10 12
23-Mar-86 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN FAR CORPORATION 16 5
03-Jul-81 STAND AND DELIVER ADAM & THE ANTS 2 10
09-Sep-83 STAND BACK STEVIE NICKS 27 3
22-Oct-65 STAND BESIDE ME PERRY COMO 2 16
18-Jul-75 STAND BY ME JOHN LENNON 1 13
06-May-77 STAND TALL BURTON CUMMINGS 10 6
30-Oct-70 STAND UP FOR THE LADY RISING SONS 13 5
03-Dec-76 STAND UP LIKE A MAN MARIA 14 6
07-Oct-77 STAR WARS TITLE THEME MECO 5 14
19-Jun-81 STARS ON 45 STAR SOUND 10 7
16-Mar-79 STARSHIP 109 MISTRAL 13 5
30-Oct-81 START ME UP ROLLING STONES 5 13
26-May-88 STAY ON THESE ROADS A-HA 4 19
07-Apr-78 STAYIN' ALIVE BEE GEES 1 16
09-Mar-86 STEP BY STEP SILVER POZZOLI 12 12
28-Sep-84 STOKSIELALLEEN DAVID KRAMER 18 11
03-Jun-77 STONE WALLS DENNIS EAST 12 9
04-Sep-81 STOP DRAGGIN' MY HEART AROUND STEVIE NICKS & TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS 4 12
06-Feb-81 STOP THE CAVALRY JONA LEWIE 4 10
22-Sep-88 STOP YOUR FUSSIN' TONI CHILDS 5 22
10-Jun-77 STOP, STOP, STOP PAUL JONES 15 4
04-Aug-67 THE STORM JIM REEVES 11 6
14-Feb-69 STORMY CLASSICS IV 11 6
02-May-75 STORYBOOK CHILDREN SAMMY BROWN 16 4
15-Jul-83 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART BRYAN ADAMS 27 2
02-Jul-87 STRANGELOVE DEPECHE MODE 2 23
27-May-66 STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT FRANK SINATRA 1 11
03-Jun-83 STRAY CAT STRUT STRAY CATS 30 1
20-Jan-67 STREETS OF BALTIMORE BOBBY BARE 20 1
08-Mar-85 STRUT SHEENA EASTON 18 10
11-May-73 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU STEALERS WHEEL 5 18
12-Oct-86 STUCK WITH YOU HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS 5 18
12-Jan-79 STUMBLIN' IN SUZI QUATRO & CHRIS NORMAN 2 12
06-Jan-78 SUBSTITUTE CLOUT 1 20
13-May-66 SUBSTITUTE WHO 6 7
26-Jul-74 SUGAR BABY LOVE RUBETTES 2 12
11-Jul-69 SUGAR, SUGAR ARCHIES 1 18
09-Jul-71 SUGAR, SUGAR SAKKARIN 14 6
03-Dec-71 SULTANA TITANIC 15 6
06-Apr-79 SULTANS OF SWING DIRE STRAITS 3 12
30-Sep-66 SUMMER IN THE CITY LOVIN' SPOONFUL 11 7
12-Nov-76 SUMMER LOVE (ETE D'AMOUR) ZAMFIR 9 15
27-Oct-78 SUMMER NIGHTS JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN 9 7
26-Feb-71 A SUMMER PRAYER FOR PEACE ARCHIES 1 14
30-Nov-85 SUMMERNIGHT IN ROME AUDREY LANDERS 10 15
10-May-68 SUMMERTIME BLUES EDDIE COCHRAN 16 3
10-Sep-76 THE SUN AIN'T GONNA SHINE ANYMORE ROY BULKIN 6 10
02-Mar-86 THE SUN ALWAYS SHINES ON T.V. A-HA 8 14
11-Apr-80 SUN OF JAMAICA GOOMBAY DANCE BAND 1 18
27-Jul-79 SUNDAY GIRL BLONDIE 8 7
22-Jun-73 SUNDAY GIRL PETER LOTIS 7 15
07-Jul-72 SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY JESSICA JONES 1 26
15-Sep-78 SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY SWEET PROMISE 19 3
12-Jul-74 SUNDOWN GORDON LIGHTFOOT 1 12
21-Jun-68 SUNGLASSES HILARY 1 19
28-Oct-66 SUNNY BOBBY HEBB 7 10
12-Aug-66 SUNNY AFTERNOON KINKS 15 3
30-Apr-71 SUNNY HONEY GIRL CLIFF RICHARD 20 2
23-Oct-70 SUNSHINE ARCHIES 16 2
13-Sep-68 SUNSHINE GIRL HERMAN'S HERMITS 3 9
08-Sep-72 SUNSHINE LOVER DANIEL BOONE 4 14
17-Feb-84 SUNSHINE REGGAE LAID BACK 2 19
04-Nov-66 SUNSHINE SUPERMAN DONOVAN 8 10
22-Jul-77 SUPERMAN CELI BEE & THE BUZZY BUNCH 3 7
06-Oct-88 SUPERSTITIOUS EUROPE 12 20
24-Aug-84 SUSANNA ART COMPANY 6 20
17-Oct-69 SUSPICIOUS MINDS ELVIS PRESLEY 1 16
10-Oct-69 SWEET CAROLINE NEIL DIAMOND 7 7
07-Jan-72 SWEET CITY WOMAN MIRACLES 11 9
20-May-83 SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS) EURYTHMICS 5 16
10-Sep-71 SWEET HITCH-HIKER CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 8 9
04-Jan-74 SWEET MAMA RICHARD JON SMITH 13 5
01-Oct-71 SWEET MARIA GERT POTGIETER 13 8
23-Sep-66 SWEET PEA TOMMY ROE 1 24
30-Jul-87 SWEET SIXTEEN BILLY IDOL 30 1
14-May-82 THE SWEETEST THING (I'VE EVER KNOWN) JUICE NEWTON 18 1
22-Aug-75 SWING YOUR DADDY JIM GILSTRAP 14 5
14-Jul-72 SYLVIA'S MOTHER DR. HOOK 1 24

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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