SA Rock Lists

SA Charts 1965 - 1989
(As presented on Springbok Radio/Radio Orion)

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ABBA (Sweden)PEAKWEEKS
28-Dec-73Ring, Ring
3
15
31-May-74Waterloo (winner of the 1974 Eurovision Song Competition)
1
15
8-Nov-74Hasta Mañana
2
15
9-May-75I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
1
12
12-Sep-75S.O.S.
1
13
12-Mar-76Mamma Mia
7
9
11-Jun-76Fernando
1
16
29-Oct-76Dancing Queen
1
16
20-May-77Knowing Me, Knowing You
1
14
16-Dec-77The Name Of The Game
3
13
21-Apr-78Take A Chance On Me
6
10
11-Aug-78Thank You For The Music
2
14
6-Apr-79Chiquitita
1
20
3-Aug-79Does Your Mother Know
12
7
26-Oct-79I Have A Dream
3
15
1-Feb-80Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
16
4
19-Sep-80The Winner Takes It All
1
16
22-Jan-82One Of Us
4
13
Number of Hits
18
Total Weeks
237


ABC (UK)PEAKWEEKS
24-Sep-87When Smokey Sings
20
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


Colonel ABRAMS (US)PEAKWEEKS
16-Mar-86Trapped
4
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


A-CADS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
19-Nov-65Hungry For Love
1
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


ADAM & THE ANTS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
24-Apr-81Antmusic
2
12
3-Jul-81Stand And Deliver
2
10
27-Nov-81Prince Charming
6
10
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
32


Bryan ADAMS (Canada) born 5 November 1959PEAKWEEKS
28-Nov-80Hidin' From Love
15
3
15-Jul-83Straight From The Heart
27
2
19-Oct-85Heaven
9
14
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
19


AD-LIBS (Unknown)PEAKWEEKS
5-Aug-66Shotgun Wedding
6
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


AFTER ALL (Netherlands)PEAKWEEKS
1-Feb-74If You Need Me
1
14
29-Nov-74Help Me My Love
4
19
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
33


AFTER THE FIRE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
6-May-83Der Kommisar (cover of a Falco song)
2
21
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
21


A-HA (Norway)PEAKWEEKS
16-Nov-85Take On Me
7
16
2-Mar-86The Sun Always Shines On T.V.
8
14
25-Jan-87I've Been Losing You
23
11
29-Mar-87Cry Wolf
13
14
16-Jul-87The Living Daylights (Theme from the James Bond film of the same name)
5
17
26-May-88Stay On These Roads
4
19
27-Oct-88The Blood That Moves The Body
11
15
Number of Hits
7
Total Weeks
106


AIR SUPPLY (Australia)PEAKWEEKS
23-Jan-81All Out Of Love
11
9
2-Dec-83Making Love Out Of Nothing At All
5
19
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
28


Morris ALBERT (Brazil) born 7 September 1951PEAKWEEKS
5-Dec-75Feelings
5
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


ALESSI (US) Bobby & Billy AlessiPEAKWEEKS
30-Jun-78All For A Reason
17
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


Peter ALLEN (Australia) born 10 February 1944PEAKWEEKS
27-Jan-78I Go To Rio
8
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


Herb ALPERT (US) born 31 March 1935PEAKWEEKS
11-Aug-67Casino Royale (Theme from the unofficial James Bond film of the same name starring David Niven as Bond)
13
4
26-Jul-68This Guy's In Love With You
2
8
21-Dec-79Rise
3
18
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
30


ALPHAVILLE (Germany)PEAKWEEKS
25-May-84Big In Japan
5
21
9-Nov-84Sounds Like A Melody
2
24
22-Feb-85Forever Young
7
15
8-Jun-86Dance With Me
4
21
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
81


ALTERED IMAGES (UK)PEAKWEEKS
26-Feb-82Happy Birthday
2
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


AMAZULU (UK)PEAKWEEKS
9-Feb-86Excitable
22
7
1-Mar-87Montego Bay
16
11
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
18


AMERICA (US)PEAKWEEKS
31-Mar-72A Horse With No Name
12
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


AMERICAN BREED (US)PEAKWEEKS
16-Feb-68Bend Me, Shape Me
3
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Nancy AMES (US) born Nancy Hamilton Alfaro in 1937PEAKWEEKS
2-Dec-66Cry Softly (Liebestraum)
2
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


Bill ANDERSON (US) born 1 November 1937PEAKWEEKS
29-Aug-75Beyond The Sunset (With Jan HOWARD)
8
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


Jon ANDERSON (UK) born 25 October 1944 PEAKWEEKS
17-Nov-88Hold On To Love
30
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1


Laurie ANDERSON (US) born 5 June 1947 PEAKWEEKS
12-Feb-82O Superman
16
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Lynn ANDERSON (US) born 26 September 1947 PEAKWEEKS
5-Feb-71Rose Garden
2
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


ANDRÉ (SA) full name: André ALLENPEAKWEEKS
25-Feb-72Ek Is Verlief Op Jou
14
4
10-Dec-76Michaelangelo
10
7
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
11


Chris ANDREWS (UK) born 15 October 1942 PEAKWEEKS
14-Jan-66Yesterday Man
1
15
11-Mar-66To Whom It Concerns
4
10
19-Dec-69Pretty Belinda
1
19
3-Apr-70Carol Ok
1
14
4-Sep-70Brown Eyes
1
12
27-Nov-70Yo Yo
7
12
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
82


ANEKA (UK) real name: Mary SANDEMANPEAKWEEKS
11-Dec-81Japanese Boy
19
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1


Bobby ANGEL (SA) born Robert ENGELSMAN 30 December 1936PEAKWEEKS
17-Jan-75You Ask Me To
1
17
13-Jun-75Before The Next Teardrop Falls
5
11
28-Nov-75Don Junior
16
3
26-Dec-75The Greatest Christmas Gift (with Barbara RAY)
19
2
9-Apr-76It's A Burning Thing
15
9
9-Jul-76Green Eyed Angel
5
15
18-Nov-77Kelly's Song (Theme from the TV series 'Call Me Kelly')
13
7
27-May-83Voices (with Barbara RAY)
17
12
Number of Hits
8
Total Weeks
76


ANIMALS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
11-Feb-66It's My Life
11
9
25-Apr-69Ring Of Fire (with Eric BURDON)
6
5
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
14


ANIMOTION (US)PEAKWEEKS
21-Jun-85Obsession
9
15
6-Jul-86I Engineer
4
19
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
34


Paul ANKA (Canada) born 30 July 1941 PEAKWEEKS
9-May-69Goodnight My Love, Pleasant Dreams
17
3
24-Oct-75(I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love (with Odia Coates)
4
9
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
12


APOLLO 100 (UK)PEAKWEEKS
10-Mar-72Joy (an adaptation of Johan Sebatian BACH's 'Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring')
18
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


ARCHIES (US)PEAKWEEKS
22-Nov-68Bang-Shang-A-Lang
3
14
11-Apr-69Feelin' So Good (Skoo By-Doo)
6
6
11-Jul-69Sugar, Sugar
1
18
3-Oct-69La-Dee-Doo-Down-Down
2
14
19-Dec-69Nursery Rhyme
12
6
13-Feb-70Jingle Jangle
15
4
23-Oct-70Sunshine
16
2
26-Feb-71A Summer Prayer For Peace
1
14
Number of Hits
8
Total Weeks
78


Wanda ARLETTI (SA) born Wanda ARLETOWICZ in Hackney, England of Polish parentsPEAKWEEKS
27-Nov-70Zanzibar
2
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


Joan ARMATRADING (UK) born 9 December 1950PEAKWEEKS
5-Dec-80Me Myself I
13
7
27-May-83Drop The Pilot
1
22
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
29


Louis ARMSTRONG (US) born 4 August 1901, died 6 July 1971PEAKWEEKS
3-May-68What A Wonderful World
1
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


ARROWS (US)PEAKWEEKS
16-Aug-74Touch Too Much
2
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


ART COMPANY (Netherlands) aka Vof de KunstPEAKWEEKS
24-Aug-84Susanna
6
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


ART OF NOISE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
21-Sep-86Paranoimia (with Max HEADROOM)
10
17
26-Jan-89Kiss (with Tom JONES)
16
4
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
21


ASHFORD & SIMPSON (US) husband-and-wife team: Nickolas ASHFORD & Valerie SIMPSONPEAKWEEKS
29-Mar-85Solid
4
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


Gwynneth ASHLEY-ROBIN (SA) born Gwynneth JOUBERT on
20 August 1960 died in a light aircraft crash on 20 May 1976 aged 15.
PEAKWEEKS
25-Jan-74Little Jimmy (a tribute to Little Jimmy OSMOND)
1
14
14-Jun-74Little Soldier Blue
9
9
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
23


Leigh ASHTON (SA) born 11 April 1956PEAKWEEKS
3-Jun-77Tanya
12
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


ASIA (UK)PEAKWEEKS
23-Jul-82Heat Of The Moment
4
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17

ASSOCIATION (US)PEAKWEEKS
8-Sep-67Windy
14
4
22-Dec-67Never My Love
12
10
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
14


Rick ASTLEY (UK) born 6 February 1966PEAKWEEKS
8-Oct-87Never Gonna Give You Up
1
34
7-Jan-88Whenever You Need Somebody
7
18
21-Apr-88My Arms Keep Missing You
4
19
27-Oct-88She Wants To Dance With Me
2
17
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
88


ATLANTIC STARR (US)PEAKWEEKS
17-Sep-87Always
6
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


Robin AULD (SA) born in ZambiaPEAKWEEKS
15-Mar-85Baby, You've Been Good To Me
25
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


AUTOGRAPH (US)PEAKWEEKS
31-Aug-85Turn Up The Radio
30
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1

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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