SA Rock Lists

SA Charts 1969 - 1989
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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)

Terence Trent D'ARBY (US) born 15 March 1962 in New York City
17 Oct 87 6 14 WISHING WELL (4) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

DAMIAN (UK)
04 Jun 88 9 14 TIME WARP II dance cover of the Richard O'BRIEN hit from the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (7) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

DANA (UK)
22 May 70 7 9 ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING (1) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

DANNY WILSON (UK) Scottish trio, named after a Frank SINATRA film
05 Dec 87 10 12 MARY'S PRAYER (3) (23)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

F.R. DAVID (FRANCE)
06 Nov 82 1 25 WORDS (2) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 25

Mac DAVIS (US)
25 Jul 81 5 13 TEQUILA SHEILA (-) (-)
22 Aug 81 8 9 IT'S HARD TO BE HUMBLE (27) (43)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 22

Martha DAVIS (US)
13 Aug 88 10 8 DON'T TELL ME THE TIME (-) (80)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

Sammy DAVIS JNR (US)
07 Mar 69 9 8 I'VE GOT TO BE ME (-) (11)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

DAWN (US) Tony ORLANDO, Telma HOPKINS and Joyce VINCENT
09 Oct 70 3 10 CANDIDA (9) (3)
22 Jan 71 1 17 KNOCK THREE TIMES (1) (1)
29 Oct 71 6 9 WHAT YOU DOING SUNDAY (As DAWN and Tony ORLANDO) (3) (39)
01 Jun 73 1 20 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE (As DAWN and Tony ORLANDO) (1) (1)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 56

Taylor DAYNE (US) born Leslie WONDERMAN
23 Jul 88 11 15 TELL IT TO MY HEART (3) (7)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

Reg DE BEER (SA)
30 Sep 77 3 11 WE SALUTE YOU (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

Chris DE BURGH (IRELAND)
25 Feb 77 8 10 JUST ANOTHER POOR BOY (-) (-)
28 Sep 84 17 5 HIGH ON EMOTION (44) (44)
17 Oct 86 1 22 THE LADY IN RED (1) (3)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 37

Pierre DE CHARMOY (SA)
29 Jul 83 6 13 LIVE ON (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

Waldo DE LOS RIOS (ARGENTINA)
21 May 71 2 14 MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 40 (5) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

Jackie DE SHANNON (US)
12 Sep 69 1 12 PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART (-) (4)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

Stephanie DE SYKES (UK)
01 Nov 74 15 5 BORN WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE (2) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 5

DEAD OR ALIVE (UK)
19 Jul 85 3 16 LOVER COME BACK TO ME (11) (75)
14 Feb 87 20 3 BRAND NEW LOVER (31) (15)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 19

The DEALIANS (SA) SARIEs for Best Beat Music 1972 & 1974
11 Dec 70 1 15 LOOK OUT, HERE COMES TOMORROW written by Neil DIAMOND, originally recorded by the MONKEES
(-) (-)
28 May 71 3 11 WHEN LOVE COMES KNOCKING AT YOUR DOOR (-) (-)
07 Jan 72 13 6 ALL OF THE TIME GIRL (-) (-)
23 Feb 73 17 3 TWO OF US cover of the BEATLES song from the LET IT BE album (-) (-)
29 Jun 73 4 15 TIME (-) (-)
Total songs: 5 Total weeks: 50

Hazell DEAN (UK)
20 Jul 84 14 8 SEARCHIN' (6) (-)
31 Jan 86 1 18 THEY SAY IT'S GONNA RAIN (58) (-)
31 Dec 88 16 3 WHO'S LEAVING WHO (4) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 29

DeBARGE (US)
31 May 85 5 15 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT (4) (3)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

DEBBIE (SA) full name: Debbie MANN; daughter of RPM label owner Matt MANN
21 May 76 12 8 TEARS ON THE TELEPHONE (Duet with Gerry GRAYSON) (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

Al DEBBO (SA)
01 May 70 11 7 TANTES VAN NANTES (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 7

Kiki DEE (UK)
13 Aug 76 1 17 DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART (Duet with Elton JOHN) (1) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 17

Tommy DEE (US)
04 Apr 81 3 11 HERE IS MY LOVE (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

DEEP PURPLE (UK)
30 Oct 70 6 12 BLACK NIGHT (2) (66)
21 Sep 73 7 12 SMOKE ON THE WATER (21) (4) this was the live version from the classic MADE IN JAPAN album
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 24

Desmond DEKKER (JAMAICA)
13 Jun 69 12 8 THE ISRAELITES (1) (9)
29 Aug 69 17 4 IT MEK (7) (-)
04 Dec 70 4 9 YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT
(2) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 21

DELANEY & BONNIE (US) Delaney BRAMLETT and wife Bonnie Lynn BRAMLETT
10 Sep 71 10 8 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE (-) (13)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

DELIVERANCE (US) Eric WEISSBERG - banjo & Steve MANDELL - guitar
11 May 73 18 2 DUELLING BANJOS from the movie DELIVERANCE (17) (2)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 2

Tommy DELL (SA) real name: Thomas Albert BERRY, born in East London in 1942.
26 Mar 76 6 14 SOMETIMES (Duet with Caroline du PREEZ) (-) (-)
27 Aug 76 6 13 GOLDEN RING (Duet with Caroline du PREEZ) (-) (-)
03 Sep 76 11 14 DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME (-) (-)
13 Oct 78 2 13 TEDDY BEAR cover of a Red SOVINE song
(-) (-)
30 Mar 79 4 12 LITTLE ROSA cover of a Red SOVINE song (-) (-)
Total songs: 5 Total weeks: 66

The DELLS (US)
19 Sep 69 9 6 SING A RAINBOW - LOVE IS BLUE (MEDLEY) (15) (22)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

DENNIS (SA) real name: William BOARDMAN aka Billy FORREST
20 Aug 71 18 3 JOEY THE LIPSTICK COLLECTOR (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 3

John DENVER (US)
27 Sep 74 11 7 ANNIE'S SONG (1) (1)
24 Jan 75 10 12 BACK HOME AGAIN (-) (5)
14 Nov 75 8 8 I'M SORRY (-) (1)
01 May 82 11 9 PERHAPS LOVE (Duet with Placido DOMINGO) (46) (59)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 36

DEPECHE MODE (UK)
10 Jun 83 14 6 GET THE BALANCE RIGHT (13) (-)
18 Nov 83 20 2 EVERYTHING COUNTS (6) (-)
01 Aug 87 2 18 STRANGELOVE (16) (50)
31 Oct 87 15 5 NEVER LET ME DOWN AGAIN (22) (63)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 31

DEREK (CANADA) also recorded as Johnny CYMBAL
31 Jan 69 18 3 CINNAMON (-) (11)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 3

DES & DAWN see Des & Dawn LINDBERG

Sheila B. DEVOTION (FRANCE)
17 Feb 78 11 7 SINGING IN THE RAIN (11) (-)
10 May 80 19 3 SPACER (18) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 10

DEXY'S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS (UK)
23 Oct 82 1 15 COME ON EILEEN (1) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

Jim DIAMOND (UK) ex-PhD
08 Mar 85 4 13 I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER (1) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

Neil DIAMOND (US) born Noah KAMINSKY on 24 January 1941 in Brooklyn, New York
10 Oct 69 7 7 SWEET CAROLINE (8) (4)
13 Feb 70 2 11 HOLLY HOLY (-) (6)
23 Oct 70 1 17 CRACKLIN' ROSIE (3) (1)
19 Feb 71 6 10 DO IT recorded in 1966 (-) (36)
04 Jun 71 10 5 SHILO (-) (24)
18 Jun 71 9 7 I AM ... I SAID (4) (4)
01 Oct 71 15 5 I'M A BELIEVER originally a huge hit for the MONKEES in 1967 (reached US & UK #1 spots), re-recorded in 2001 by SMASHMOUTH for the SHREK soundtrack (-) (1)
23 Jun 72 5 14 SONG SUNG BLUE (14) (1)
06 Dec 74 1 16 LONGFELLOW SERENADE (-) (5)
05 Nov 76 7 6 BEAUTIFUL NOISE (13) (-)
03 Mar 78 4 14 DESIREE (39) (16)
09 Mar 79 13 4 YOU DON'T BRING ME FLOWERS (Duet with Barbra STREISAND) (5) (1)
11 May 79 7 11 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS (16) (20)
13 Dec 80 1 14 LOVE ON THE ROCKS (17) (2)
Total songs: 14 Total weeks: 141

Barbara DICKSON (UK)
21 Dec 79 8 11 CARAVAN SONG from CARAVANS (41) (-)
14 Jun 80 9 9 JANUARY, FEBRUARY (11) (-)
17 May 85 2 21 I KNOW HIM SO WELL (Duet with Elaine PAIGE), from CHESS (1) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 41

DIONNE & FRIENDS (US/UK) Dionne WARWICK with Stevie WONDER, Elton JOHN & Gladys KNIGHT. Released to benefit the American Foundation for AIDS Research.
27 Dec 85 2 15 THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR Grammy for Song of the Year 1986, originally recorded by Rod STEWART for the movie NIGHT SHIFT in 1982 (16) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

DIRE STRAITS (UK) featuring Mark KNOPFLER
06 Apr 79 3 12 SULTANS OF SWING (8) (4)
02 Aug 85 5 13 SO FAR AWAY (20) (19)
04 Apr 86 2 19 WALK OF LIFE (2) (7)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 44

The DIRT BAND (US) originally known as The NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
19 Apr 80 6 13 AN AMERICAN DREAM (-) (13)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

Joe DOLAN (IRELAND)
29 Aug 69 2 10 MAKE ME AN ISLAND (3) (-)
12 Mar 71 12 6 YOU AND THE LOOKING GLASS (-) (-)
19 Dec 75 1 14 LADY IN BLUE (-) (-)
10 Jun 77 1 17 HUSH, HUSH MARIA (-) (-)
21 Oct 77 1 17 I NEED YOU (43) (-)
30 Jun 78 9 8 LITTLE BOY, BIG MAN (-) (-)
13 Jul 79 1 17 MY LOVE (-) (-)
13 Jun 81 1 16 MORE AND MORE (-) (-)
28 Nov 81 1 18 IT'S YOU, IT'S YOU, IT'S YOU (-) (-)
Total songs: 9 Total weeks: 123

Joe DOLCE MUSIC THEATRE (US)
21 Feb 81 1 17 SHADDUP YOU FACE (1) (53)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 17

Placido DOMINGO (SPAIN)
01 May 82 11 9 PERHAPS LOVE (Duet with John DENVER) (46) (59)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

DONOVAN (UK) full name: Donovan LEITCH
28 Feb 69 2 10 ATLANTIS (23) (7)
20 Jun 75 14 8 ROCK 'N ROLL SOULJER (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 18

Jason DONOVAN (AUSTRALIA)
04 Feb 89 20 2 NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US (5) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 2

The DOOBIE BROTHERS (US) not real brothers; a "doobie" is a dagga zol or a marijuana joint
31 Aug 73 11 8 LONG TRAIN RUNNING (7) (8)
18 May 79 7 14 WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES (31) (1)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 22

The DOOLEYS (UK)
22 Jun 79 5 14 HONEY I'M LOST (24) (-)
09 Nov 79 6 12 WANTED (3) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 26

The DOORS (US)
28 Feb 69 7 7 TOUCH ME (-) (3)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 7

DOUBLE (SWITZERLAND) pronounced "Doo-blay"
02 May 86 14 8 CAPTAIN OF HER HEART (8) (16)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

DOUBLE VISION (New Zealand)
25 May 73 5 21 MAORI LOVE SONG recorded in South Africa whilst on tour with FOUR JACKS AND A JILL (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 21

Carl DOUGLAS (US)
11 Oct 74 1 19 KUNG FU FIGHTING (1) (1)
21 Feb 75 16 3 DANCE THE KUNG FU (35) (48)
03 Mar 78 5 14 RUN BACK (25) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 36

Lesley Rae DOWLING (SA)
30 Jan 82 11 15 GRIPS OF EMOTION (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

DR. HOOK (US)
14 Jul 72 1 24 SYLVIA'S MOTHER (2) (5)
16 Aug 80 20 1 SEXY EYES (4) (5)
05 Jun 82 1 24 BABY MAKES HER BLUE JEANS TALK (-) (25)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 49

DR. MARIGOLDS (UK)
15 Mar 74 1 16 HELLO GIRL (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 16

The DRIFTERS (US)
18 Oct 74 3 13 KISSING IN THE BACK ROW OF THE MOVIES (2) (-)
21 Feb 75 19 3 DOWN ON THE BEACH TONIGHT (7) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 16

DRUMMOND (?)
06 Oct 72 20 1 DADDY COOL (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 1

DSCHINGIS KHAN (GERMANY) featuring Louis POTGIETER on vocals
28 Feb 81 14 5 ROME (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 5

Caroline DU PREEZ (SA)
25 Jul 75 17 5 NET SOOS EK DIE TELEFOON NEERSIT a cover of AS SOON AS I HANG UP THE PHONE by Conway TWITTY and Loretta LYNN (-) (-)
26 Mar 76 6 14 SOMETIMES (Duet with Tommy DELL) (-) (-)
27 Aug 76 6 13 GOLDEN RING (Duet with Tommy DELL) (-) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 32

Vicki Du PREEZ (SA)
14 Oct 77 12 7 TOTSIENS AUFWIEDERSEHEN (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 7

David DUNDAS (UK) born 1945 in Oxford, England
22 Oct 76 3 18 JEANS ON based on a Brutus Jeans TV ad in the UK (3) (17)
19 Aug 77 11 7 ANOTHER FUNNY HONEYMOON (29) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 25

DURAN DURAN (UK)
04 Sep 82 4 14 HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF (5) (3)
11 Jan 85 1 14 WILD BOYS (2) (2)
28 Jun 85 4 12 A VIEW TO A KILL from the James Bond film (2) (1)
12 Dec 86 14 9 NOTORIOUS (7) (2)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 49

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


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