SA Rock Lists

SA Charts 1969 - 1989
(As presented on Springbok Radio/Radio Orion)

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ARTIST (Nationality, SA Artists are highlighted) Comments and information
Chart entry date (day-Month-year) highest position
number of weeks on chart TITLE additional info (UK highest position) (US highest position)

Monserratt CABELLE (Spain)
02 Jan 88 6 13 BARCELONA (Duet with Freddie MERCURY) (2) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

Susan CADOGAN (UK)
11 Jul 75 3 11 HURT SO GOOD (4) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

CAF╔ SOCIETY (SA)
12 Jul 85 1 19 WOODPECKERS FROM SPACE (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 19

Glen CAMPBELL (US)
30 Jan 70 3 10 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM (Duet with Bobbie GENTRY) (3) (27)
24 Apr 70 16 4 HONEY COME BACK (4) (19)
26 Sep 75 2 14 RHINESTONE COWBOY (4) (1)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 28

CANNED HEAT (US)
03 Apr 70 10 8 LET'S WORK TOGETHER (2) (26)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

Jim CAPALDI (UK) ex-TRAFFIC drummer
20 Feb 76 13 6 LOVE HURTS (4) (97) cover of the Everly Brothers/ Nazareth hit song
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

CAPTAIN & TENNILLE (US)
01 Aug 75 2 14 LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER (32) (1)
02 Feb 79 6 9 YOU NEVER DONE IT LIKE THAT (63) (10)
16 Feb 80 1 16 DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME (7) (1)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 39

Irene CARA (US)
27 Sep 80 3 12 FAME (1) (4) from the movie of the same title
15 Jul 83 1 18 FLASHDANCE... WHAT A FEELING from the movie FLASHDANCE (2) (1)
03 Feb 84 7 11 WHY ME (-) (13)
03 Aug 84 4 10 BREAKDANCE (-) (8)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 51

Belinda CARLISLE (US) ex-THE GO GOs
13 Feb 88 1 23 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (1) (1)
02 Jul 88 14 6 I GET WEAK (10) (2)
03 Sep 88 12 7 CIRCLE IN THE SAND (4) (7)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 36

Eric CARMEN (US) ex-THE RASPBERRIES
30 Apr 76 9 7 ALL BY MYSELF based on RACHMANINOFF's Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor (12) (2)
21 Jun 80 3 13 HURT'S TOO MUCH (-) (75)
20 Feb 88 10 14 HUNGRY EYES from the movie DIRTY DANCING (-) (4)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 34

Kim CARNES (US)
20 Jun 81 1 16 BETTE DAVIS EYES (10) (1)
13 Nov 82 12 9 VOYEUR (68) (29)
30 Aug 85 3 12 CRAZY IN THE NIGHT (-) 15)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 37

The CARPENTERS (US) Karen (born 2 March 1950, died 4 February 1983) and brother Richard CARPENTER (born 1 October 1946)
14 Apr 72 18 5 HURTING EACH OTHER (-) (2)
07 Feb 75 1 15 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN (2) (1)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 20

The CARS (US)
25 Jan 85 11 10 DRIVE (4) (3)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 10

Johnny CASH (US)
03 Oct 69 13 4 A BOY NAMED SUE (4) (2)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 4

David CASSIDY (US)
13 Oct 72 18 1 COULD IT BE FOREVER (2) (37)
23 Nov 73 3 14 DAY DREAMER composed by Terry DEMPSEY (1) (-)
26 Sep 75 7 8 GET IT UP FOR LOVE (11) (-)
16 Jan 76 1 13 DARLIN' (16) (-)
18 Jun 76 10 7 TOMORROW (-) (-)
Total songs: 5 Total weeks: 43

The CASUALS (UK)
10 Jan 69 2 5 JESAMINE (2) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 5

CENTURY (France)
27 Jul 79 5 13 FACE IN THE MIRROR (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

Peter CETERA (US) from CHICAGO
22 Aug 86 3 24 THE GLORY OF LOVE (3) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 24

CHAMPAIGN (US)
12 Sep 81 8 8 HOW 'BOUT US (5) (12)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

CHARISMA (SA)
15 Oct 71 1 20 MAMMY BLUE (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 20

Tina CHARLES (UK) lead singer for 5000 VOLTS
27 Feb 76 4 12 YOU SET MY HEART ON FIRE (-) (-)
07 May 76 4 11 I LOVE TO LOVE (1) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 23

Chubby CHECKER (US)
22 Oct 88 6 17 THE TWIST (Duet with The FAT BOYS) (2) (16)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 17

Judy CHEEKS (US) born in Miami, Florida, later moved to Germany then England
10 Feb 78 5 15 MELLOW LOVIN' (-) (65)
22 Dec 78 11 11 THE LITTLE GIRL IN ME (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 26

CHER (US) born Cherilyn Sarkarsian LaPierre on 20 May 1946 in El Centro, California. Married to Sonny BONO from 1963-74
03 May 74 4 13 DARK LADY (36) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

CHIC (US)
09 Feb 79 1 14 LE FREAK (7) (1)
24 Aug 79 8 13 GOOD TIMES (5) (1)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 27

CHICAGO (US)
21 Jan 77 1 15 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW (1) (1)
18 Apr 81 8 5 A SONG FOR YOU (-) (-)
06 Nov 82 14 6 HARD TO SAY I'M SORRY (4) (1)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 26

CHICKEN SHACK (UK)
29 Aug 69 20 1 I'D RATHER GO BLIND (14) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 1

CHICORY TIP (UK)
10 Mar 72 1 19 SON OF MY FATHER (1) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 19

Toni CHILDS (US)
08 Oct 88 4 19 STOP YOUR FUSSIN' (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 19

CHILLY (Germany)
15 Jun 79 2 14 FOR YOUR LOVE cover of the YARDBIRDS song (-) (-)
12 Jan 80 10 7 FRIDAY ON MY MIND cover of the EASYBEATS song (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 21

CHRISTIE (UK)
12 Jun 70 1 12 YELLOW RIVER (1) (23)
25 Dec 70 7 9 SAN BERNADINO (7) (100)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 25

David CHRISTIE (FRANCE)
25 Mar 83 3 15 SADDLE UP (9) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

Lou CHRISTIE (US) born Lugee Sacco on 19 February 1943 in Glen Willard, Pennsylvania
07 Nov 69 7 8 I'M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE (2) (10)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

Tony CHRISTIE (UK)
16 Apr 71 18 3 LAS VEGAS (21) (-)
16 Jul 71 2 13 I DID WHAT I DID FOR MARIA (2) (-)
10 Dec 71 6 14 (IS THIS THE WAY TO) AMARILLO (18) (-)
19 Mar 76 8 10 DRIVE SAFELY DARLIN' (35) (-)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 40

CINEMA (SA)
26 Dec 87 6 19 MY KINDA GIRL (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 19

Gigliola CINQUETTI (ITALY)
06 Dec 74 6 12 TO THE DOOR OF THE SUN (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

CITY LIMITS (SA)
15 Nov 80 8 9 SHOULDN'T FALL IN LOVE (-) (-)
30 May 81 20 1 WHEN YOU GONNA LOVE ME (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 10

Eric CLAPTON (UK)
15 Nov 74 11 10 I SHOT THE SHERIFF cover of the Bob MARLEY song (9) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 10

Dave CLARK FIVE (UK)
06 Feb 70 16 6 GOOD OLD ROCK 'N ROLL a medley of rock and roll classics: Sweet Little Sixteen, Long Tall Sally, Chantilly Lace, Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On & Blue Suede Shoes (7) (-)
01 May 70 18 2 EVERYBODY GET TOGETHER (8) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 8

Petula CLARK (UK)
13 Nov 70 16 3 MELODY MAN (-) (-)
16 Apr 71 17 2 THE SONG OF MY LIFE (32) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 5

Graham CLARKE (SA)
29 Jul 77 9 11 I BELIEVE IN YOU (Duet with Sharon TANDY), cover version of a song from Holland by SANDRA & ANDRIES (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

CLASSICS IV (US)
14 Feb 69 11 6 STORMY (-) (5)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

Jimmy CLIFF (JAMAICA)
30 Jan 70 19 1 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (6) (25)
24 Feb 84 2 15 REGGAE NIGHTS (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 16

CLIMAX BLUES BAND (UK)
18 Mar 77 9 8 COULDN'T GET IT RIGHT (10) (3)
09 May 81 15 4 GOTTA HAVE MORE LOVE (-) (47)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 12

CLIMIE FISHER (UK) Simon CLIMIE and Rob FISHER
30 Apr 88 2 26 LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING (2) (23)
16 Jul 88 1 16 RISE TO THE OCCASION (10) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 42

CLOUT (SA) SARIEs for Best Vocal Group 1978, Best Contemporary Music Artist 1978, 1979 & 1980 and Top 20 Artist of the Year 1978
06 Jan 78 1 20 SUBSTITUTE cover of an obscure RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS song written by Willie Wilson. More info here... (2) (67)
22 Sep 78 16 5 YOU'VE GOT ALL OF ME (-) (-)
30 Mar 79 7 13 SAVE ME (-) (-)
26 Oct 79 19 3 UNDER FIRE (-) (-)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 41

CLUB NOUVEAU (US)
20 Jun 87 2 17 LEAN ON ME cover of the Bill WITHERS song (3) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 17

Odia COATES (CANADA)
24 Oct 75 4 9 (I BELIEVE) THERE'S NOTHING STRONGER THAN OUR LOVE (Duet with Paul ANKA) (-) (15)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

Joe COCKER (UK)
11 Mar 83 1 19 UP WHERE WE BELONG (Duet with Jennifer WARNES) from AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (7) (1)
31 Oct 86 15 9 YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 28

Vangie COKER (SA) daughter of Archie COKER from the METEORS
11 Sep 82 6 14 BARBARA'S DAUGHTER (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

Natalie COLE (US)
09 Jan 76 18 3 THIS WILL BE (32) (6)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 3

Johnny COLLINI (SA)
21 Aug 70 13 8 THAT'S WHY GOD MADE THE WORLD (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

Judy COLLINS (US)
09 Apr 71 4 12 AMAZING GRACE (5) (15)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

Phil COLLINS (UK) drummer and vocalist with GENESIS, born 31 January 1951 in Cheswick, London
06 Jun 81 2 11 IN THE AIR TONIGHT (2) (19)
18 Mar 83 9 12 YOU CAN'T HURRY LOVE cover of the Diana ROSS and the SUPREMES hit (1) (10)
22 Jun 84 9 11 AGAINST ALL ODDS (TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW) from the movie AGAINST ALL ODDS (2) (1)
08 Mar 85 6 10 EASY LOVER (Duet with Phillip BAILEY) (1) (2)
21 Jan 89 3 4 A GROOVY KIND OF LOVE from the movie BUSTER, a cover of the MINDBENDERS US #2 hit (1) (1)
Total songs: 5 Total weeks: 48

COLOMBUS (France)
31 Oct 75 1 15 MILKY WAYS (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

Jessi COLTER (US)
19 Sep 75 6 10 I'M NOT LISA (-) (4)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 10

The COMMODORES (US)
17 Nov 78 4 17 THREE TIMES A LADY featuring Lionel RICHIE (1) (1)
05 Apr 85 2 18 NIGHTSHIFT (3) (3)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 35

The COMMUNARDS (UK)
21 Nov 86 3 17 DON'T LEAVE ME THIS WAY (1) (40)
20 Feb 88 15 2 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE (4) (51)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 19

Perry COMO (US)
22 Jun 73 2 16 AND I LOVE YOU SO (3) (29)
08 Mar 74 19 2 WALK RIGHT BACK (33) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 18

the CONGREGATION (UK)
18 Feb 72 1 14 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU (4) (29)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

Rita COOLIDGE (US)
19 Aug 83 8 9 ALL TIME HIGH from the James BOND film OCTOPUSSY (75) (36)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

Julian COPE (UK)
07 Feb 87 15 8 WORLD SHUT YOUR MOUTH (19) (84)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

Lauren COPLEY (SA) born in Pretoria in 1958
02 Jul 71 11 12 FLOWER OF LIFE (-) (-)
01 Sep 72 2 23 IT'S TOO LATE NOW (-) (-)
25 May 73 1 19 KENTUCKY BLUES (-) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 54

COPPERFIELD (SA)
08 Aug 75 19 2 ROCK 'N ROLL SINGER (-) (-)
09 Jun 78 2 18 SO YOU WIN AGAIN cover of the HOT CHOCOLATE song (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 20

CORNELIA (SA) full name: Cornelia MÍLLER, born in Hamburg, Germany in 1950; came to SA aged 3
04 Jul 75 7 8 ANOTHER LOVE TO COME (-) (-)
27 Aug 76 17 6 TOO LATE TO SAY GOODBYE (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 14

John COUGAR (US) born John MELLENCAMP on 7 October 1951 in Seymour, Indiana
13 Nov 82 5 15 HURT SO GOOD (-) (2)
25 Feb 83 12 6 JACK AND DIANE (-) (1)
05 Dec 87 8 13 PAPER IN FIRE (As John Cougar MELLENCAMP) (-) (9)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 34

Julie COVINGTON (UK)
08 Apr 77 1 15 DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA from EVITA (1) (-)
16 Feb 79 5 10 I WANT TO SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 25

the COWSILLS (US)
09 May 69 1 12 HAIR (-) (2)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

Billy "CRASH" CRADDOCK (US)
18 Oct 74 8 9 RUB IT IN (-) (16)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

Les CRANE (US)
26 Nov 71 4 15 DESIDERATA (7) (8)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

CRAZY ELEPHANT (US)
04 Jul 69 3 8 GIMME GIMME GOOD LOVIN' (12) (12)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (US)
23 May 69 1 13 PROUD MARY (8) (2)
25 Jul 69 1 13 BAD MOON RISING (1) (2)
03 Oct 69 5 9 GREEN RIVER (19) (2)
05 Dec 69 3 11 DOWN ON THE CORNER (31) (3)
20 Mar 70 5 11 TRAVELLIN' BAND (8) (2)
19 Jun 70 7 8 UP AROUND THE BEND (3) (4)
25 Sep 70 2 9 LOOKING OUT MY BACK DOOR (-) (2)
12 Mar 71 1 17 HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN (36) (8)
10 Sep 71 8 9 SWEET HITCH-HIKER (36) (6)
18 Feb 72 13 5 SAILORS LAMENT (-) (-)
23 Jun 72 6 13 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES (-) (25)
Total songs: 11 Total weeks: 118

Christopher CROSS (US)
21 Nov 81 7 14 ARTHUR'S THEME from the film ARTHUR (7) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

the CUFF LINKS (US)
05 Dec 69 7 11 TRACY (4) (9)
22 May 70 6 8 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND (10) (41)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 19

CULTURE CLUB (UK) lead singer: BOY GEORGE
04 Feb 83 11 11 DO YOU REALLY WANT TO HURT ME (1) (2)
23 Dec 83 1 22 KARMA CHAMELEON (1) (1)
07 Dec 84 5 13 THE WAR SONG (2) (17)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 46

Burton CUMMINGS (CANADA)
06 May 77 10 6 STAND TALL (-) (10)
10 Nov 78 3 12 BREAK IT TO THEM GENTLY (-) (85)
28 Jun 80 20 2 I WILL ALWAYS WAIT FOR YOU from the film VOICES (-) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 20

Mike CURB CONGREGATION (US)
02 Oct 70 1 14 BURNING BRIDGES from KELLY'S HEROES (-) (34)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

CUTTING CREW (UK)
28 Feb 87 4 16 (I JUST) DIED IN YOUR ARMS (4) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 16

CYAN (Holland or Italy?)
11 Aug 72 5 16 MAMA PAPA (NANA NANA) (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 16

CYMARRON (US)
15 Oct 71 12 4 RINGS (-) (17)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 4

All info generously supplied by John Samson, September/October 2000 with major input from Chris Kimberley and Kevin Farquharson.


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