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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)

Joe FAGIN (UK)
29 Jun 84 10 13 WHY DON'T WE SPEND THE NIGHT (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION (UK)
20 Aug 88 1 24 PERFECT (1) (80)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 24

Marianne FAITHFULL (UK)
23 Feb 80 4 11 BALLAD OF LUCY JORDAN (48) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

FALCO (AUSTRIA) born Johann HOLZEL on 19 February 1957 in Vienna, Austria
18 Apr 86 1 20 ROCK ME AMADEUS (1) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 20

Agnetha FALTSKOG (SWEDEN) born 5 April 1950 in Sweden, blonde singer from ABBA
04 Nov 83 2 16 WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME (44) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 16

FAME AND PRICE TOGETHER (UK) Georgie FAME and Alan PRICE
11 Jun 71 12 5 ROSETTA (11) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 5

The FAMILY DOGG (UK)
05 Sep 69 13 5 WAY OF LIFE (6) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 5

The FAR CORPORATION (UK)
11 Apr 86 16 1 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN (8) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 1

John FARNHAM (AUSTRALIA)
04 Jul 87 4 19 YOU'RE THE VOICE (6) (82)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 19

Susan FASSBENDER (UK)
18 Apr 81 3 11 TWILIGHT CAFÉ (21) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

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

FAT LARRY'S BAND (US)
07 Jan 83 9 12 ZOOM (2) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

Luisa FERNANDEZ (GERMANY) daughter of a Spanish immigrant
16 Jun 78 7 11 LAY LOVE ON YOU (31) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

Joanna FIELD (SA) real name: Joan Elizabeth LUBBE, born in Boksburg in 1948.
16 Oct 82 4 12 DON'T FLY TO HIGH (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS (UK)
11 Oct 85 12 6 JOHNNY COME HOME (8) (76)
20 Jun 87 1 19 EVER FALLEN IN LOVE (WITH SOMEONE YOU SHOULDN'T'VE) (Cover of the BUZZCOCKS song) (9) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 25

FIRST CLASS (UK)
24 Jan 75 8 9 BEACH BABY (13) (4)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

Roberta FLACK (US)
26 May 72 2 12 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE (14) (1)
23 Mar 73 8 13 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG (6) (1) song about Don McLEAN
11 Nov 83 4 21 TONIGHT I CELEBRATE MY LOVE (Duet with Peabo BRYSON) (2) (16)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 46

FLASH AND THE PAN (AUSTRALIA)
09 Feb 79 19 1 DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN (54) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 1

FLEETWOOD MAC (US)
18 Jul 69 11 4 MAN OF THE WORLD (2) (-)
28 Nov 69 20 1 OH WELL (2) (55)
24 Jul 70 17 3 THE GREEN MANALISHI (WITH THE TWO-PRONGED CROWN) (10) (-)
02 Dec 77 4 10 GO YOUR OWN WAY (38) (10)
15 Mar 80 18 2 SARA (37) (7)
04 Jul 87 11 13 BIG LOVE (9) (5)
12 Sep 87 11 9 SEVEN WONDERS (56) (19)
18 Jun 88 13 6 EVERYWHERE (4) (14)
Total songs: 8 Total weeks: 48

The FLIRTATIONS (?)
10 Aug 84 6 13 EARTHQUAKE (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

The FLOATERS (US)
03 Mar 78 13 6 FLOAT ON (1) (2)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS (UK)
17 Jun 83 8 11 WISHING (IF I HAD A PHOTOGRAPH OF YOU) (10) (26)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

FLOOD (SA)
06 Feb 76 1 17 LET ME INTO YOUR LIFE (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 17

FLYING MACHINE (UK)
02 Jan 70 18 3 SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME (-) (5)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 3

Ellen FOLEY (US)
12 Apr 80 7 10 WE BELONG TO THE NIGHT (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 10

Steve FORBERT (US) born 1955 in Meridian, Mississippi
03 May 80 10 8 ROMEO'S TUNE (-) (11)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

FOREIGNER (US)
15 Dec 78 6 13 DOUBLE VISION (-) (2)
26 Sep 81 1 17 URGENT (45) (4)
13 Feb 82 14 3 WAITING FOR A GIRL LIKE YOU (8) (2)
15 May 82 7 11 JUKE BOX HERO (48) (26)
08 Feb 85 2 17 I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS (1) (1)
Total songs: 5 Total weeks: 61

Billy FORREST (SA) real name: William Charles BOARDMAN. Born in Kimberley in 1940. Billy has sung under various guises; known as the Jonathan KING of SA pop
18 Apr 69 14 5 MELODY FAYRE (As Quentin E KLOPJAEGER)
(-) (-)
19 Sep 69 15 6 ABERGAVENNY (As Quentin E KLOPJAEGER)
(-) (-)
19 Mar 71 19 2 WE'RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND (As Quentin E KLOPJAEGER) (-) (-)
20 Aug 71 18 3 JOEY THE LIPSTICK COLLECTOR (As DENNIS) (-) (-)
05 Nov 71 8 10 PAPA'S GONNA KISS IT BETTER (As William E) (-) (-)
27 Oct 72 5 13 HELLO-A (Duet with Sharon TANDY) (-) (-)
24 Nov 72 20 2 LOVELY LORRAINE (As William E) (-) (-)
05 Oct 73 2 17 DO YOU LOVE ME (Duet with Angelika ILLMAN (Geli)) (-) (-)
08 Feb 74 19 3 LIEFDE IS MY NOOI SE NAAM a cover of Tommy OVERSTREET's HEAVEN IS MY WOMAN'S LOVE
(-) (-)
30 Aug 74 18 4 HAZY, HAZY ( CRAZY, CRAZY ) (Duet with Angelika ILLMAN (Geli)) (-) (-)
26 Nov 76 7 11 OUR SWEET PRECIOUS LOVE (-) (-)
18 Sep 82 5 15 SHE CAN'T SAY THAT ANYMORE (-) (-)
13 May 83 17 4 I LOVED 'EM EVERYONE (-) (-)
Total songs: 13 Total weeks: 95

FOSTER & ALLEN (IRELAND)
03 Jul 82 9 18 A BUNCH OF THYME (18) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 18

Bruce FOSTER (?)
13 Jan 78 18 4 BORN TO BREAK MY HEART (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 4

David FOSTER (US)
10 Jan 86 5 14 LOVE THEME FROM ST ELMO'S FIRE (-) (15)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

The FOUNDATIONS (UK)
17 Jan 69 3 10 BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP (2) (3)
23 May 69 18 2 IN THE BAD, BAD OLD DAYS (8) (51)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 12

FOUR JACKS & A JILL (SA) SARIEs for Best Beat Music 1968 & 1969
09 Nov 73 11 10 UNIVERSAL FEELING (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 10

FOUR SEASONS (US)
06 Feb 76 13 5 WHO LOVES YOU (6) (3)
09 Apr 76 1 17 DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT A NIGHT) (1) (1)
21 Mar 81 4 14 SPEND THE NIGHT IN LOVE (-) (91)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 36

FOUR TOPS (US)
05 Feb 71 14 4 RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH (With the SUPREMES) (11) (14)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 4

FOXX (UK)
25 Jul 75 10 6 ONLY YOU CAN (3) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

Peter FRAMPTON (UK)
14 Jan 77 11 8 SHOW ME THE WAY (10) (6)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD (UK)
07 Sep 84 8 9 TWO TRIBES (1) (43) produced by Trevor HORN from BUGGLES and YES
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

Aretha FRANKLIN (US)
07 Mar 87 10 17 I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING (Duet with George MICHAEL) (1) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 17

FREEEZ (UK)
18 Nov 83 3 15 IOU (2) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

Denise FREEMAN (SA)
22 Sep 72 2 19 A SHOULDER TO CRY ON (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 19

Ace FREHLEY (US) from KISS
29 Dec 78 4 12 NEW YORK GROOVE (-) (13)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

Glenn FREY (US) from the EAGLES
31 May 85 7 16 THE HEAT IS ON (12) (2)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 16

FRIDA (NORWAY) born Anni-Frid LYNGSTAD ON 15 November 1945 in Narvik, Norway. She was the dark-haired singer from ABBA
23 Oct 82 5 14 I KNOW THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON (43) (13) produced by Phil COLLINS
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

FUN FUN (Italy)
06 Apr 84 1 17 HAPPY STATION (-) (-)
03 Aug 84 5 15 COLOUR MY LOVE (-) (-)
08 Aug 87 13 4 BAILA BOLERO (-) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 36

The FUREYS & Davey ARTHUR (IRELAND)
27 Feb 82 5 13 WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN (14) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

FUZZ (SA)
12 Feb 71 9 6 SAILING (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

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


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