SA Rock Lists

SA Charts 1965 - 1989
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Montserrat CABALLÉ (Spain) born 12 April 1933PEAKWEEKS
10-Dec-87Barcelona (with Freddie MERCURY. Used as the theme song at the 1992 Olympics)
6
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


Susan CADOGAN (UK) born 2 November 1951PEAKWEEKS
11-Jul-75Hurt So Good
3
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


CAFÉ SOCIETY (SA)PEAKWEEKS
10-Aug-84Somebody To Love (cover of the Jefferson Airplane song)
22
7
21-Jun-85Woodpeckers From Space (cover of the Video Kids song)
1
22
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
29


Glen CAMPBELL (US) born 22 April 1936PEAKWEEKS
30-Jan-70All I Have To Do Is Dream (with Bobbie GENTRY)
3
10
17-Apr-70Honey Come Back
16
4
26-Sep-75Rhinestone Cowboy
2
14
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
28


Murray CAMPBELL (SA)PEAKWEEKS
20-Aug-65Goodbye My Love
1
15
17-Sep-65Goodbye My Love (with Virginia LEE)
10
9
19-Nov-65Only You My Love
6
9
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
33


CANNED HEAT (US)PEAKWEEKS
6-Dec-68On The Road Again
13
6
3-Apr-70Let's Work Together
10
8
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
14


Jim CAPALDI (UK) born 2 August 1944 died 28 January 2005. Co-founder of British band TrafficPEAKWEEKS
20-Feb-76Love Hurts
13
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


CAPTAIN & TENNILLE (US) Husband & wife duo of "Captain" Daryl Dragon (born 27 August 1942) and Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille (born 8 May 1940). They divorced in 2014.PEAKWEEKS
1-Aug-75Love Will Keep Us Together
2
14
2-Feb-79You Never Done It Like That
6
9
15-Feb-80Do That To Me One More Time
1
16
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
39


Irene CARA (US) born 18 March 1959PEAKWEEKS
26-Sep-80Fame (from a film of the same name)
3
12
8-Jul-83Flashdance…What A Feeling (from the film 'Flashdance starring Jennifer Beals)
1
22
20-Jan-84Why Me?
7
16
13-Jul-84Breakdance
4
14
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
64


Tony CAREY (US) born 16 October 1953. One time member of heavy metal band Rainbow.PEAKWEEKS
1-Mar-85A Fine, Fine Day
28
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Belinda CARLISLE (US) born 17 August 1958. One time member of all girl band The Go-Go's.PEAKWEEKS
4-Feb-88Heaven Is A Place On Earth
1
26
9-Jun-88I Get Weak
14
12
11-Aug-88Circle In The Sand
12
14
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
52


Eric CARMEN (US) born 11 August 1949. One time member of The Raspberries.PEAKWEEKS
30-Apr-76All By Myself
9
7
20-Jun-80It Hurts Too Much
3
13
11-Feb-88Hungry Eyes (from the film 'Dirty Dancing')
10
16
15-Sep-88Make Me Lose Control
22
9
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
45


Kim CARNES (US) born 20 July 1945.PEAKWEEKS
19-Jun-81Bette Davis Eyes
1
16
12-Nov-82Voyeur
12
9
10-Aug-85Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)
3
18
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
43


CARPENTERS (US) Karen (born 2 March 1950, died 4 February 1983) and brother Richard CARPENTER (born 1 October 1946)PEAKWEEKS
14-Apr-72Hurting Each Other
18
5
7-Feb-75Please Mr. Postman
1
15
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
20


CARS (US)PEAKWEEKS
11-Jan-85Drive
11
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


Nico CARSTENS (SA) born 10 February 1926)PEAKWEEKS
1-May-70Die Tantes Van Nantes (with Al DEBBO)
11
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


Johnny CASH (US) born 26 February 1932 died 12 September 2003PEAKWEEKS
3-Oct-69A Boy Named Sue
13
4
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
4


David CASSIDY (US) born 12 April 1950PEAKWEEKS
13-Oct-72Could It Be Forever
18
1
23-Nov-73Daydreamer (written by South Africa's Terry Dempsey)
3
14
26-Sep-75Get It Up For Love
7
8
16-Jan-76Darlin'
1
13
18-Jun-76Tomorrow
10
7
Number of Hits
5
Total Weeks
43


CASUALS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
8-Nov-68Jesamine
1
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


Theo CAVALIEROS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
26-Nov-65Amore Scusami (My Love Forgive Me)
8
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


CENTURY (Germany)PEAKWEEKS
27-Jul-79The Face In The Mirror
5
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


Peter CETERA (US) born 13 September 1944PEAKWEEKS
10-Aug-86Glory Of Love (from the film 'The Karate Kid II')
3
27
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
27


CHAMPAIGN (US)PEAKWEEKS
11-Sep-81How 'Bout Us
8
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


CHAMPAGNE (Netherlands) See BUBBLEY


CHARISMA (SA) studio band featuring well known local producer Grahame Beggs.PEAKWEEKS
15-Oct-71Mammy Blue
1
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


Tina CHARLES (UK) born Tina Hoskins 10 March 1954PEAKWEEKS
27-Feb-76You Set My Heart On Fire
4
12
7-May-76I Love To Love
4
10
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
22


Chubby CHECKER (US) born Ernest Evans 3 October 1941PEAKWEEKS
4-Jun-65Lovely Lovely (Loverly Loverly)
7
4
6-Oct-88The Twist (Yo, Twist!) (with The FAT BOYS)
7
20
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
24


Judy CHEEKS (US) born 1954PEAKWEEKS
10-Feb-78Mellow Lovin'
5
15
22-Dec-78The Little Girl In Me
11
11
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
26


CHER (US) Born Cherilyn Sarkarsian LaPierre on 20 May 1946 in El Centro, California. Married to Sonny BONO from 1963-74PEAKWEEKS
13-May-66Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)
10
6
3-May-74Dark Lady
4
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
18


CHIC (US)PEAKWEEKS
9-Feb-79Le Freak
1
14
24-Aug-79Good Times
8
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
26


CHICAGO (US)PEAKWEEKS
21-Jan-77If You Leave Me Now
1
15
17-Apr-81Song For You
8
5
5-Nov-82Hard To Say I'm Sorry
14
6
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
26


CHICKEN SHACK (UK)PEAKWEEKS
29-Aug-69I'd Rather Go Blind
20
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1


CHICORY TIP (UK)PEAKWEEKS
10-Mar-72Son Of My Father
1
19
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
19


Toni CHILDS (US) born 29 October 1957PEAKWEEKS
22-Sep-88Stop Your Fussin'
5
22
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
22


CHILLY (Germany)PEAKWEEKS
15-Jun-79For Your Love (cover of a Yardbirds song)
2
14
11-Jan-80Friday On My Mind (cover of an Easybeats song)
10
7
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
21


CHRISTIE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
12-Jun-70Yellow River
1
12
25-Dec-70San Bernadino
7
9
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
21


David CHRISTIE (France) born Jacques Pepino 1 January 1948.Committed suicide 11 May 1997 after the death of his daughter.PEAKWEEKS
25-Mar-83Saddle Up
3
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


Lou CHRISTIE (US) born Luigi Alfredo Giovanni Sacco 19 February 1943PEAKWEEKS
7-Nov-69I'm Gonna Make You Mine
7
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


Tony CHRISTIE (UK) born Anthony Fitzgerald 25 April 1943PEAKWEEKS
16-Apr-71Las Vegas
18
3
16-Jul-71I Did What I Did For Maria
2
13
10-Dec-71(Is This The Way To) Amarillo
6
14
19-Mar-76Drive Safely Darlin'
8
10
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
40


CINEMA (SA)PEAKWEEKS
10-Dec-87My Kind Of Girl
6
26
4-Aug-88Inside And Out
21
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
38


Gigliola CINQUETTI (Italy) born 20 December 1947PEAKWEEKS
6-Dec-74To The Door Of The Sun (Also recorded as Alle Porte Del Sol)
6
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


CITY LIMITS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
14-Nov-80Shouldn't Fall In Love
8
9
29-May-81When You Gonna Love Me
20
1
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
10


Eric CLAPTON (UK) born 30 March 1945PEAKWEEKS
15-Nov-74I Shot The Sheriff
9
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Dave CLARK FIVE (UK) Dave Clark born 15 December 1942PEAKWEEKS
3-Sep-65Catch Us If You Can
5
11
5-Jan-68Everybody Knows
7
8
25-Oct-68The Red Balloon
6
12
6-Feb-70Good Old Rock 'N Roll
16
6
1-May-70Everybody Get Together
18
2
Number of Hits
5
Total Weeks
39


Petula CLARK (UK) born 15 November 1932PEAKWEEKS
4-Jun-65I Know A Place
5
5
18-Mar-66My Love
6
8
10-Jun-66Where Did We Go Wrong
7
8
17-Mar-67This Is My Song (written by Charlie Chaplin)
1
13
23-Jun-67A Groovy Kind Of Love
5
9
18-Aug-67Don't Sleep In The Subway
10
6
13-Oct-67Eternally (written by Charlie Chaplin)
7
9
9-Feb-68The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener
19
2
16-Aug-68Sailor
9
8
13-Nov-70Melody Man
16
3
16-Apr-71The Song Of My Life
17
2
Number of Hits
11
Total Weeks
73


Graham CLARKE (SA) starred in the TV shows 'The Villagers' and 'Egoli' amongst others.PEAKWEEKS
29-Jul-77I Believe In You (with Sharon TANDY)
9
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


CLASSICS IV (US)PEAKWEEKS
14-Feb-69Stormy
11
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


CLIFF & HANK (UK) See Cliff RICHARD & Hank MARVIN


Jimmy CLIFF (Jamaica) born 1 April 1948PEAKWEEKS
30-Jan-70Wonderful World, Beautiful People
19
1
17-Feb-84Reggae Night (co-writen by Latoya Jackson, Michael Jackson's sister)
2
17
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
18


CLIMAX BLUES BAND (UK) originally called The Climax Chicago Blues BandPEAKWEEKS
18-Mar-77Couldn't Get It Right
9
8
8-May-81Gotta Have More Love
15
4
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
12


CLIMIE FISHER (UK) duo consisting of Simon Climie and Rob FisherPEAKWEEKS
14-Apr-88Love Changes Everything
2
29
23-Jun-88Rise To The Occasion
1
21
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
50


CLOUT (SA)PEAKWEEKS
6-Jan-78Substitute (a cover of an obscure Righteous Brothers b-side. It made number 2 in the UK and 67 in the US).
1
20
22-Sep-78You've Got All Of Me
16
5
30-Mar-79Save Me
7
13
26-Oct-79Under Fire
19
3
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
41


CLUB NOUVEAU (US)PEAKWEEKS
14-Jun-87Lean On Me
2
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


Odia COATES (Canada) born 13 November 1941 died 19 May 1991PEAKWEEKS
24-Oct-75(I Believe) There's Nothing Stronger Than Our Love (with Paul ANKA)
4
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


Eddie COCHRAN (US) born 3 October 1938 died in a road accident on 17 April 1960 aged 21PEAKWEEKS
10-May-68Summertime Blues
16
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


COCK ROBIN (US)PEAKWEEKS
14-Dec-85When Your Heart Is Weak
26
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Joe COCKER (UK) born 20 May 1944 died 22 December 2014. Awarded an OBE in 2007.PEAKWEEKS
11-Mar-83Up Where We Belong (with Jennifer WARNES. Taken from the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman')
1
23
19-Oct-86You Can Leave Your Hat On (cover of a Randy Newman song)
14
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
35


Vangie COKER (SA) daughter of Archie Coker of 1960s band the MeteorsPEAKWEEKS
10-Sep-82Barbara's Daughter
6
14
7-Sep-84We Will Make Love
23
6
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
20


COCKNEY REBEL (UK) See Steve HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL


Natalie COLE (US) born 6 February 1950. Daughter of Nat 'King' ColePEAKWEEKS
9-Jan-76This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)
18
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


Johnny COLLINI (SA)PEAKWEEKS
21-Aug-70That’S Why God Made The World
13
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


Judy COLLINS (US) born Judith Marjorie Collins 1 May 1939PEAKWEEKS
9-Apr-71Amazing Grace
4
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Phil COLLINS (UK) born 30 January 1950PEAKWEEKS
5-Jun-81In The Air Tonight
2
11
18-Mar-83You Can't Hurry Love (Cover of a Supremes hit)
9
15
25-May-84Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (From the film AGAINST ALL ODDS)
9
21
22-Feb-85Easy Lover (with Phillip BAILEY)
6
14
31-May-85One More Night
21
6
9-Mar-86Separate Lives (with Marilyn MARTIN)
22
5
12-Jan-89A Groovy Kind Of Love ( from the movie BUSTER, a cover of the MINDBENDERS US #2 hit)
1
6
Number of Hits
7
Total Weeks
78


COLOMBUS (France)PEAKWEEKS
31-Oct-75Milky Ways
1
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


Jessi COLTER (US) born Miraim Johnson 25 May 1943PEAKWEEKS
19-Sep-75I'm Not Lisa
6
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


COMMODORES (US)PEAKWEEKS
17-Nov-78Three Times A Lady
4
17
29-Mar-85Nightshift
2
19
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
36


COMMUNARDS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
2-Nov-86Don't Leave Me This Way
3
21
28-Jan-88Never Can Say Goodbye
15
14
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
35


Perry COMO (US) born 18 May 1912 died 12 May 2001, 6 days short of his 89th birthdayPEAKWEEKS
22-Oct-65Stand Beside Me
2
16
22-Jun-73And I Love You So
2
16
8-Mar-74Walk Right Back
19
2
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
34


CONGREGATION (UK) Sometimes called The English CongregationPEAKWEEKS
18-Feb-72Softly Whispering I Love You (Not to be confused with The Mike Curb Congregation who also recorded this song)
1
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


Ray CONNIFF SINGERS (US) Ray Conniff was born Joseph Raymond Conniff 6 November 1916 died 12 October 2002 aged 89PEAKWEEKS
8-Jul-66Somewhere My Love (also known as 'Laura's Theme From Dr Zhivago'
1
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


Rita COOLIDGE (US) born 1 May 1945PEAKWEEKS
5-Aug-83All Time High (title theme from the James Bond film 'OCTOPUSSY)
8
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


Julian COPE (UK) born 21 October 1957. One time member of The Teardrop Explodes.PEAKWEEKS
25-Jan-87World Shut Your Mouth
12
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


Lauren COPLEY (SA) born in Pretoria in 1958PEAKWEEKS
2-Jul-71Flower Of Life
11
12
1-Sep-72It's Too Late Now
2
23
25-May-73Kentucky Blues
1
19
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
54


COPPERFIELD (SA)PEAKWEEKS
8-Aug-75Rock 'N' Roll Singer
19
2
9-Jun-78So You Win Again (cover of the Hot Chocolate song)
2
18
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
20


CORNELIA (SA) full name: Cornelia MÖLLER, born in Hamburg, Germany in 24 March 1950; came to SA aged 3PEAKWEEKS
20-Sep-68Picking Up Pebbles
1
13
4-Jul-75Another Love To Come
7
10
27-Aug-76Too Late To Say Goodbye
17
6
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
29


John COUGAR (US) born John J Mellencamp 7 October 1951PEAKWEEKS
12-Nov-82Hurts So Good
5
15
25-Feb-83Jack And Diane
12
6
12-Nov-87Paper In Fire (As John Cougar Mellencamp)
8
19
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
40


Julie COVINGTON (UK) born 11 September 1946PEAKWEEKS
8-Apr-77Don't Cry For Me Argentina (from the musical EVITA
1
15
16-Feb-79(I Want To See The) Bright Lights (cover of the Richard & Linda Thompson song)
5
10
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
25


COWSILLS (US)PEAKWEEKS
4-Oct-68Indian Lake
4
12
9-May-69Hair (from the musical HAIR)
1
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
24


Billy "Crash" CRADDOCK (US) born 16 June 1939PEAKWEEKS
18-Oct-74Rub It In
8
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


Les CRANE (US) born Lesley Stein 3 December 1933 died 13 July 2008 aged 74PEAKWEEKS
26-Nov-71Desiderata
4
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


CRAZY ELEPHANT (US)PEAKWEEKS
4-Jul-69Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
3
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (US)PEAKWEEKS
23-May-69Proud Mary
1
13
25-Jul-69Bad Moon Rising
1
13
3-Oct-69Green River
5
9
5-Dec-69Down On The Corner
3
11
20-Mar-70Travellin' Band
5
11
19-Jun-70Up Around The Bend
6
8
25-Sep-70Lookin' Out My Back Door
2
9
12-Mar-71Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
1
17
10-Sep-71Sweet Hitch-Hiker
8
9
18-Feb-72Sailor's Lament
13
5
23-Jun-72Someday Never Comes
6
13
Number of Hits
11
Total Weeks
118


Bob CREWE GENERATION (US) Bob Crewe was born Stanley Robert Crewe on 12 November 1930 died 11 September 2014 aged 83PEAKWEEKS
21-Apr-67Music To Watch Girls By
14
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


Nicole CROISILLE (France) born 9 October 1936PEAKWEEKS
4-Aug-67A Man And A Woman (with Pierre BAROUH. From the French film 'Un Homme Et Une Femme')
17
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


Christopher CROSS (US) born 3 May 1951PEAKWEEKS
20-Nov-81Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do) (from the film ARTHUR)
7
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


CUFF LINKS (US)PEAKWEEKS
5-Dec-69Tracy
7
11
22-May-70When Julie Comes Around
6
7
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
18


CULTURE CLUB (UK)PEAKWEEKS
4-Feb-83Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
11
11
9-Dec-83Karma Chameleon
1
26
23-Nov-84The War Song
5
15
15-Jun-86Move Away
24
6
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
58


Burton CUMMINGS (Canada) born 31 December 1947PEAKWEEKS
6-May-77Stand Tall
10
6
10-Nov-78Break It To Them Gently
3
12
27-Jun-80I Will Always Wait For You (From the film VOICES)
20
2
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
20


Mike CURB CONGREGATION (US) Mike Curb was born on 24 December 1944 and was the 42nd Lieutenant Govenor of CaliforniaPEAKWEEKS
2-Oct-70Burning Bridges (from the film KELLY'S HEROES)
1
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


CUTTING CREW (UK)PEAKWEEKS
22-Feb-87(I Just) Died In Your Arms
4
21
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
21


CYAN (Netherlands)PEAKWEEKS
11-Aug-72Mama, Papa (Nana, Nana)
5
16
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
16


CYMARRON (US)PEAKWEEKS
15-Oct-71Rings
12
4
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
4


CYRKLE (US)PEAKWEEKS
5-Aug-66Red Rubber Ball
2
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12

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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