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)

M (UK)
03 Aug 79 1 18 POP MUZIK (2) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 18

MADNESS (UK)
20 Feb 82 5 15 IT MUST BE LOVE (4) (33)
28 Jan 83 16 4 OUR HOUSE (5) (7)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 19

MADONNA (US)
01 Mar 85 2 15 LIKE A VIRGIN (3) (1)
17 May 85 6 11 MATERIAL GIRL (3) (2)
30 Aug 85 7 11 CRAZY FOR YOU (2) (1)
01 Nov 85 4 13 INTO THE GROOVE (1) (-)
05 Sep 86 4 15 PAPA DON'T PREACH (1) (1)
19 Dec 86 3 14 TRUE BLUE (1) (3)
18 Jul 87 10 9 LA ISLA BONITA (1) (4)
19 Sep 87 6 14 WHO'S THAT GIRL (1) (1)
26 Dec 87 16 4 CAUSING A COMMOTION (4) (2)
Total songs: 9 Total weeks: 106

Peter MAFFAY (GERMANY)
06 Aug 71 1 27 YOU (-) (-)
06 Apr 73 9 12 IT'S YOU (I WANT TO LIVE WITH) (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 39

MAIN INGREDIENT (US)
26 Dec 75 3 12 YOU AND ME, ME AND YOU (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

Carl MALCOLM (JAMAICA)
12 Dec 75 2 13 FATTIE BUM BUM (8) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

Henry MANCINI (US)
18 Jul 69 4 8 LOVE THEME "ROMEO & JULIET" (-) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

the MANHATTAN TRANSFER (US)
01 Apr 77 14 6 CHANSON D' AMOUR (1) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

The MANHATTANS (US)
26 Nov 76 15 6 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE (4) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

Barry MANILOW (US)
11 Apr 75 3 13 MANDY (11) (1)
19 Mar 76 5 12 I WRITE THE SONGS (-) (1)
26 May 78 13 5 CAN'T SMILE WITHOUT YOU (43) (3)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 30

Manfred MANN (UK/SA) real name: Michael LIEBOWITZ, born in Johannesburg in 1940
07 Mar 69 4 8 FOX ON THE RUN (5) (97)

Manfred MANN'S EARTH BAND (UK/SA)
30 Jun 78 14 4 MIGHTY QUINN this Bob DYLAN track was originally a UK #1 for Manfred MANN in 1968 (1) (10)
03 Aug 84 8 8 THE RUNNER (-) (22)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 20

MANUEL & DEE (SA) male half of duo is operatically-trained Manuel ESCORCIO
06 May 83 18 2 SAVE YOUR LOVE cover version of UK No. 1 by RENÉE & RENATO (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 2

The MARBLES (UK)
10 Jan 69 1 10 ONLY ONE WOMAN written by the BEE GEES (5) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 10

MARGINO (SA) real name: Kim KALLIE, daughter of Judy PAGE
25 Mar 83 16 6 LAST NIGHT A DEEJAY SAVED MY LIFE
(-) (-) cover of the UK #13 hit by INDEEP
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

MARIA (SA) full name: Carmelia Maria Neto LOPEZ. Born in Lourenço Marques (now Maputo). Died in 1981. SARIE for Top 20 Artist of the Year 1974
09 Feb 73 3 21 I'M ON FIRE (-) (-)
10 Aug 73 1 19 CLAP YOUR HANDS AND STAMP YOUR FEET cover of a song by Dutch singer Bonnie St CLAIR (-) (-)
29 Mar 74 8 9 HURRY ON HOME (-) (-)
03 Dec 76 14 5 STAND UP LIKE A MAN (-) (-)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 54

Cora MARIE (SA)
14 Mar 81 16 5 GEE HAAR 'N ROOS (-) (-)
21 Aug 82 12 9 GEE VIR MY 'N BIETJIE COUNTRY (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 14

Kelly MARIE (UK)
09 Dec 77 5 15 RUN TO ME (-) (-)
28 Apr 78 2 14 MAKE LOVE TO ME (-) (-)
16 Nov 79 7 11 FEELS LIKE I'M IN LOVE (1) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 40

Bob MARLEY (JAMAICA) born Robert Nesta Marley on 6th February 1945, died 11 May 1981
15 Jul 83 1 17 BUFFALO SOLDIER (4) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 17

MARMALADE (UK)
22 Aug 69 3 9 BABY MAKE IT SOON (9) (-)
20 Feb 70 5 8 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE (3) (10)
18 Sep 70 13 6 RAINBOW (3) (51)
19 Nov 71 5 17 COUSIN NORMAN (6) (-)
09 Jun 72 8 11 RADANCER (6) (-)
Total songs: 5 Total weeks: 51

MARSHALL HAIN (UK) Julian MARSHALL and Kit HAIN
11 Aug 78 1 24 DANCING IN THE CITY (3) (43)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 24

Tony MARSHALL (Germany)
16 Jun 72 17 5 PRETTY MAID (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 5

Dean MARTIN (US)
10 Jan 69 8 6 NOT ENOUGH INDIANS (-) (43)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

MARTINI RANCH (US)
29 Oct 88 20 1 REACH (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 1

Hank MARVIN (UK)
21 Nov 69 19 2 THROW DOWN THE LINE (Duet with Cliff RICHARD) (7) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 2

Lee MARVIN (US)
27 Mar 70 6 8 WANDERIN' STAR (1) (-) from PAINT YOUR WAGON
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

MAS (SA)
20 Feb 88 5 15 PUMP UP THE VOLUME cover of UK #1 hit by M/A/R/R/S (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 15

Barry MASON (?)
03 Dec 76 7 14 WITHOUT YOU (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

MATCHBOX (UK)
28 Jun 80 16 8 BUZZ, BUZZ, A DIDDLE IT (22) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

Johnny MATHIS (US)
11 Mar 77 12 6 WHEN A CHILD IS BORN (1) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

MATT BIANCO (UK)
10 Sep 88 2 19 WAP BAM BOOGIE (11) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 19

The MATTERHORN PROJECT (Switzerland?)
25 Apr 86 5 12 MOO (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

MATTHEWS SOUTHERN COMFORT (UK)
13 Nov 70 3 12 WOODSTOCK written by Joni MITCHELL (1) (23)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

MATTISSON BROTHERS (SA)
31 Oct 81 13 7 LOVE HURTS (-) (-) written by Tony TODD, this is NOT a cover of the EVERLY BROTHERS/ NAZARETH / Jim CAPALDI song
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 7

MAYWOOD (NETHERLANDS) Alice MAY and Caren WOOD
01 Nov 80 11 8 LATE AT NIGHT (-) (-)
28 Feb 81 2 13 GIVE ME BACK MY LOVE (-) (-)
15 Aug 81 16 3 DISTANT LOVE (-) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 24

Letta MBULU (SA)
24 Nov 72 3 17 I NEED YOUR LOVE (-) (-)
01 Jun 73 13 7 I'LL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 24

Peter McCANN (US)
19 Aug 77 1 16 DO YOU WANNA MAKE LOVE (-) (5)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 16

Paul McCARTNEY (UK)
16 Apr 71 7 10 ANOTHER DAY (2) (5)
27 Jul 73 19 1 MY LOVE - Paul McCARTNEY & WINGS (9) (1)
03 May 74 8 8 JET - Paul McCARTNEY & WINGS (7) (7)
19 Jul 74 2 14 BAND ON THE RUN - Paul McCARTNEY & WINGS (3) (1)
02 Aug 74 3 16 LET ME ROLL IT - Paul McCARTNEY & WINGS (-) (-)
10 Jan 75 6 13 JUNIORS FARM - Paul McCARTNEY & WINGS (16) (3)
06 Jan 78 1 23 MULL OF KINTYRE - WINGS (1) (-)
29 Jun 79 16 5 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT - WINGS (5) (5)
15 May 82 3 13 EBONY AND IVORY (Duet with Stevie WONDER) (1) (1)
18 Dec 82 5 14 THE GIRL IS MINE (Duet with Michael JACKSON) (8) (2)
16 Dec 83 3 16 SAY SAY SAY (Duet with Michael JACKSON) (2) (1)
Total songs: 11 Total weeks: 133

Van McCOY & the SOUL CITY SYMPHONY (US)
29 Aug 75 5 8 THE HUSTLE (3) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 8

George McCRAE (US)
23 Aug 74 2 23 ROCK YOUR BABY (1) (1)
17 Jan 75 10 9 I CAN'T LEAVE YOU ALONE (9) (50)
21 Nov 75 5 12 IT'S BEEN TOO LONG (4) (-)
02 Apr 76 5 12 HONEY I (33) (65)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 56

McCULLY WORKSHOP (SA)
17 Jul 70 12 5 WHY CAN'T IT RAIN (-) (-)
11 Nov 77 1 15 BUCCANEER (-) (-)
24 Mar 78 9 8 CHINESE JUNKMAN (-) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 28

Michael McDONALD (US)
04 Jul 86 2 14 ON MY OWN (Duet with Patti LaBELLE) (2) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

Bobby McFERRIN (US)
03 Dec 88 4 11 DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY (2) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 11

Maureen McGOVERN (US)
23 Mar 73 4 18 THE MORNING AFTER from THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (-) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 18

Mary McGREGOR (US)
13 May 77 6 9 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS (4) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

Don McLEAN (US)
21 Jul 72 6 11 VINCENT tribute to painter Vincent van GOGH (1) (12)
31 May 80 3 13 CRYING (1) (5)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 24

Penny McLEAN (Germany) from SILVER CONVENTION
26 Mar 76 12 6 LADY BUMP (-) (48)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

MECO (US)
07 Oct 77 5 14 STAR WARS THEME (7) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

Glenn MEDEIROS (US)
03 Sep 88 2 24 NOTHING'S GOING TO CHANGE MY LOVE FOR YOU (1) (12)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 24

MEDICINE HEAD (UK)
17 Aug 73 3 16 ONE AND ONE IS ONE (3) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 16

Bill MEDLEY (US)
19 Dec 87 1 23 (I'VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE (Duet with Jennifer WARNES) from DIRTY DANCING (6) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 23

MEL & KIM (UK)
23 May 87 2 17 RESPECTABLE (1) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 17

MELANIE (US) born Melanie SAFKA on 3 February 1947 in Queens, New York
01 Jan 71 16 2 RUBY TUESDAY a cover of the ROLLING STONES hit from 1967 (9) (52)
04 Feb 72 1 13 BRAND NEW KEY (4) (1)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 15

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

Roy MEMPHIS (SA)
14 Jul 72 17 1 MAAR IN AMERIKA (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 1

MEN AT WORK (AUSTRALIA)
21 Aug 82 2 18 DOWN UNDER (1) (1)
20 Nov 82 5 13 WHO CAN IT BE NOW (45) (1)
22 Jul 83 20 1 OVERKILL (21) (3)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 32

MEN WITHOUT HATS (CANADA)
09 Sep 83 1 24 THE SAFETY DANCE (6) (3)
19 Mar 88 3 23 POP GOES THE WORLD (-) (20)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 47

Freddie MERCURY (UK) Lead singer from QUEEN
23 Nov 84 9 9 LOVE KILLS (10) (69)
09 Aug 85 4 12 I WAS BORN TO LOVE YOU (11) (76)
25 Apr 87 2 20 THE GREAT PRETENDER (4) (-)
02 Jan 88 6 13 BARCELONA (Duet with Monserratt CABELLE) (2) (-)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 54

MFSB (US) Mother, Father, Sister, Brother
21 Jun 74 13 7 TSOP (THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA) (22) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 7

MIAMI SOUND MACHINE (US) featuring Gloria ESTEFAN
15 Mar 85 11 9 DR BEAT (6) (-)
11 Apr 86 5 16 CONGA (-) (10)
12 Sep 86 13 7 BAD BOY (16) (8)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 32

George MICHAEL (UK) see also WHAM
02 Nov 84 1 21 CARELESS WHISPER (1) (1)
13 Jun 86 1 18 A DIFFERENT CORNER (1) (7)
07 Mar 87 10 17 I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING FOR ME (Duet with Aretha FRANKLIN) (1) (1)
12 Dec 87 3 19 FAITH (2) (1)
Total songs: 4 Total weeks: 75

MIDDLE OF THE ROAD (UK)
03 Sep 71 5 12 TWEEDLE DEE, TWEEDLE DUM (2) (-)
10 Dec 71 1 16 SOLEY, SOLEY (5) (-)
17 Mar 72 3 16 SACRAMENTO (23) (-)
02 Jun 72 5 14 SAMSON AND DELILAH (26) (-)
04 Aug 72 9 10 THE TALK OF THE U.S.A. (-) (-)
17 Nov 72 16 6 BOTTOMS UP (-) (-)
27 Apr 73 13 6 YELLOW BOOMERANG (-) (-)
Total songs: 7 Total weeks: 80

MIDNIGHT OIL (AUSTRALIA)
23 Apr 88 1 19 BEDS ARE BURNING (6) (17)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 19

MILITARY BAND OF THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS (UK)
05 May 72 1 12 AMAZING GRACE (1) (11)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 12

Bruce MILLAR (SA) SARIEs for Top 20 Artist of the Year 1976 and Best Male Vocalist 1976
05 Mar 76 1 18 I WON'T GIVE UP this was a cover version of an original Italian language hit 'Inno' ('Hymn') by Mia MARTINI from 1974 (-) (-)
06 Aug 76 5 13 WHEN I'M DEAD AND GONE (-) (-)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 31

Frankie MILLER (UK)
16 Mar 79 6 20 DARLIN' (6) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 20

Steve MILLER BAND (US)
18 Mar 77 3 12 ROCK 'N ME (11) (1)
28 Aug 82 2 15 ABRACADABRA (2) (1)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 27

Dave MILLS (SA) SARIE for Best Male Vocalist 1970, moved to Australia in the late 70s
24 Oct 69 2 20 THERESA (-) (-)
06 Mar 70 1 17 LOVE IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG (-) (-)
16 Oct 70 5 12 ALL THE TEARS IN THE WORLD (-) (-)
19 Feb 71 2 14 HOME SARIE Song of the Year 1971 (-) (-)
25 Jun 71 15 5 TOMORROW IS OVER (-) (-)
26 Nov 71 19 2 MEXICO (-) (-)
19 Oct 73 17 4 I CAN'T GO HOME TO MARY (-) (-)
Total songs: 7 Total weeks: 74

Stephanie MILLS (US)
14 Feb 81 4 10 I NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE (4) (6)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 10

Kylie MINOGUE (AUSTRALIA)
14 May 88 1 24 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY (1) (28)
20 Aug 88 6 17 GOT TO BE CERTAIN (2) (-)
29 Oct 88 1 16 THE LOCOMOTION (2) (3)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 57

The MIRACLES (SA)
07 Jan 72 11 9 SWEET CITY WOMAN (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

MISTRAL (Holland)
16 Mar 79 17 5 STARSHIP 109 (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 5

The MIXTURES (AUSTRALIA)
12 Mar 71 9 9 PUSHBIKE SONG (2) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

MODERN TALKING (GERMANY)
12 Jul 85 2 24 YOU'RE MY HEART, YOU'RE MY SOUL (56) (-)
22 Nov 85 10 15 YOU CAN WIN IF YOU WANT (70) (-)
17 Jan 86 13 10 CHERI CHERI LADY (-) (-)
18 Jul 86 1 24 BROTHER LOUIE (4) (-)
19 Dec 86 12 8 ATLANTIS IS CALLING (55) (-)
14 Feb 87 4 14 GERONIMO'S CADILAC (-) (-)
17 Oct 87 16 9 JET AIRLINER (-) (-)
26 Mar 88 18 5 IN 100 YEARS (-) (-)
Total songs: 8 Total weeks: 109

MOMS & DADS (US)
05 May 72 12 7 THE RANGER'S WALTZ (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 7

The MONKEES (US)
11 Apr 69 14 4 TEARDROP CITY (46) (56)
22 Aug 69 17 3 LISTEN TO THE BAND (-) (63)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 7

Gerry MONROE (UK)
07 Aug 70 4 7 SALLY (4) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 7

The MOODY BLUES (UK)
24 Jul 70 7 6 QUESTION (2) (21)
29 Dec 72 20 1 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN (9) (2)
Total songs: 2 Total weeks: 7

Dorothy MOORE (US)
23 Jul 76 11 9 MISTY BLUE (5) (3)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 9

Misty MORGAN (US)
12 Jun 70 15 4 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK (Duet with Jack BLANCHARD) (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 4

Giorgio MORODER see GIORGIO

The MOTORS (UK)
24 Nov 78 19 1 AIRPORT (4) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 1

Alison MOYET (UK) ex-YAZOO
22 Feb 85 7 8 ALL CRIED OUT (8) (-)
28 Mar 87 2 20 IS THIS LOVE (3) (-)
23 Apr 88 11 9 LOVE LETTERS (4) (-)
Total songs: 3 Total weeks: 37

MR BLOE (UK)
17 Jul 70 7 6 GROOVIN' WITH MR. BLOE (2) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 6

MR MISTER (US)
28 Mar 86 20 3 BROKEN WINGS (4) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 3

MS (Australia/ New Zealand) full name: MI-SEX
26 Apr 80 3 14 COMPUTER GAMES (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 14

MUD (UK)
08 Feb 74 5 10 DYNAMITE (4) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 10

MUNGO JERRY (UK) lead singer: Ray DORSET, like JETHRO TULL, DANNY WILSON and URIAH HEEP there is nobody in the band named Mungo JERRY
03 Jul 70 1 15 IN THE SUMMERTIME (1) (3)
26 Mar 71 18 3 BABY JUMP (1) (-)
16 Jul 71 6 10 LADY ROSE (5) (-)
19 Jul 74 4 10 LONG LEGGED WOMAN DRESSED IN BLACK (13) (-)
10 Dec 76 18 4 IT'S A SECRET (-) (-)
Total songs: 5 Total weeks: 42

Walter MURPHY & THE BIG APPLE BAND (US)
08 Oct 76 14 5 A 5th OF BEETHOVEN from SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (28) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 5

Anne MURRAY (CANADA)
20 Apr 79 5 13 YOU NEEDED ME (22) (1)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

MUSICAL YOUTH (UK)
25 Dec 82 7 13 PASS THE DUTCHIE (1) (10)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 13

MYNIE & JAN (SA) Husband-and-wife duo Mynie & Jan GROVÉ from Cape Town
24 Aug 73 20 1 EK VERLANG NOG ALTYD (-) (-)
Total songs: 1 Total weeks: 1

All info generously supplied by John Samson, September/October 2000 with major input from Chris Kimberley and Kevin Farquharson. Thanks also to Vladimir Kruglov for some US Top 100 chart positions, September 2003.


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