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Number 1 on the
SA, UK and US Charts
1965 - 1989


The following songs made the top spot on the South African, UK and USA charts

  • DANCING QUEEN - ABBA
  • SUGAR, SUGAR - ARCHIES
  • WOMAN IN LOVE - BARBRA STREISAND
  • HELP - BEATLES
  • HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH - BELINDA CARLISLE
  • TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART - BONNIE TYLER
  • MR TAMBOURINE MAN - BYRDS
  • KUNG FU FIGHTING - CARL DOUGLAS
  • IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW - CHICAGO
  • KARMA CHAMELEON - CULTURE CLUB
  • KNOCK THREE TIMES - DAWN
  • TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE - DAWN & TONY ORLANDO
  • COME ON EILEEN - DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
  • DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART - ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE
  • ROCK ME AMADEUS - FALCO
  • DECEMBER 1963 (OH, WHAT A NIGHT) - FOUR SEASONS
  • STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT - FRANK SINATRA
  • CARELESS WHISPER - GEORGE MICHAEL
  • LA BAMBA - LOS LOBOS
  • I'M A BELIEVER - MONKEES
  • SOMETHING STUPID - NANCY AND FRANK SINATRA
  • THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING - NANCY SINATRA
  • A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE - PHIL COLLINS
  • ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2) - PINK FLOYD
  • EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE - POLICE
  • NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP - RICK ASTLEY
  • (I CAN'T GET NO) SATISFACTION - ROLLING STONES
  • GET OFF MY CLOUD - ROLLING STONES
  • I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU - STEVIE WONDER
  • EYE OF THE TIGER - SURVIVOR
  • SEASONS IN THE SUN - TERRY JACKS
  • I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW - TIFFANY
  • DIZZY - TOMMY ROE
  • RED RED WINE - UB40
  • WE ARE THE WORLD - USA FOR AFRICA
  • I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) - WHITNEY HOUSTON

    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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