SA Rock Lists

SA Charts 1965 - 1989
(As presented on Springbok Radio/Radio Orion)

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Richard O' BRIEN (US) born Richard Smith 25 March 1942PEAKWEEKS
30-Jul-76Time Warp (from the film 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show')
12
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Gilbert O' SULLIVAN (Ireland) born Raymond Edward O'Sullivan 1 December 1946PEAKWEEKS
8-Dec-72Clair
6
15
11-May-73Get Down
3
16
5-Sep-75I Don't Love You, But I Think I Like You
2
13
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
44


Phil OAKEY (US) born 2 October 1955PEAKWEEKS
26-Apr-85Together In Electric Dreams (with GIORGIO Moroder. From the film 'Electric Dreams')
26
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Billy OCEAN (UK) born Leslie Sebastian Charles 21 January 1950PEAKWEEKS
8-Jul-77Red Light Spells Danger
5
9
19-Oct-84African Queen (No More Love On The Run)
7
19
1-Mar-85Loverboy
1
24
2-Mar-86When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (from the film 'The Jewel Of The Nile' starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner)
1
21
15-Jun-86There'll Be Sad Songs (To Make You Cry)
18
9
17-Mar-88Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car
1
26
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
108


ODYSSEY (US)PEAKWEEKS
13-Nov-81Going Back To My Roots
1
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


OHIO EXPRESS (US)PEAKWEEKS
21-Jun-68Yummy Yummy Yummy
2
12
23-May-69Mercy
6
9
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
21


Mike OLDFIELD (UK) born Michael Gordon Oldfield 15 May 1953PEAKWEEKS
23-Sep-83Moonlight Shadow (featuring Maggie Reilly on vocals)
7
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


OLIVER (US) born William Oliver Swofford 22 February 1945 died 12 February 2000PEAKWEEKS
15-Aug-69Good Morning Starshine (from the musical 'Hair')
6
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


Tommy OLIVER (SA) born Tommy Hollamby 20 December 1950PEAKWEEKS
7-Sep-73I Wanna Live
3
17
30-Aug-74Just An Ever Lovin' Woman
7
10
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
27


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OMEGA LIMITED (SA)PEAKWEEKS
10-Apr-70Tchaikovsky One
3
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


ONE WAY (US)PEAKWEEKS
30-Jul-82Who's Foolin' Who
7
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


OPUS (Austria)PEAKWEEKS
24-Aug-85Live Is Life
2
28
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
28


Roy ORBISON (US) born Roy Kelton Orbison 23 April 1936 died
6 December 1988
PEAKWEEKS
16-Sep-66Lana
9
9
4-Nov-66Too Soon To Know
9
6
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
15


ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK (UK) (aka OMD)PEAKWEEKS
24-Sep-82Joan Of Arc (Maid Of Orleans)
19
2
22-Jun-86If You Leave (from the film 'Pretty In Pink')
25
7
1-Feb-87Forever Live And Die
12
21
28-Apr-88Dreaming
2
25
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
55


Tony ORLANDO (US) born Michael Anthony Orlando Cassavitis
3 April 1944
PEAKWEEKS
1-Jun-73Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree (with DAWN)
1
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


Jeffrey OSBORNE (US) born Jeffrey Linton Osborne 9 March 1948PEAKWEEKS
3-Sep-87Love Power (with Dionne WARWICK)
19
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


Donny OSMOND (US) born Donald Clark Osmond 9 December 1957PEAKWEEKS
15-Oct-71Go Away Little Girl
14
5
2-Jun-72Puppy Love
11
5
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
10


Little Jimmy OSMOND (US) born James Arthur Osmond 16 April 1963PEAKWEEKS
27-Apr-73Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
7
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


Marie OSMOND (US) born Olive Marie Osmond 13 October 1959PEAKWEEKS
15-Feb-74Paper Roses
10
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


OSMOSIS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
5-Oct-73She (Didn't Remember My Name)
19
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


OTTAWAN (France)PEAKWEEKS
12-Sep-80D.I.S.C.O.
5
12
10-Jul-81Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)
5
11
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
23


OUTLET (SA)PEAKWEEKS
31-Oct-69Backstreet
10
6
29-May-70Working On A Good Thing
2
14
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
20


OVERLANDERS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
18-Feb-66Michelle (cover of The Beatles song)
4
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Tommy OVERSTREET (US) born 10 September 1937PEAKWEEKS
5-Oct-73Heaven Is My Woman's Love
1
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS (US)PEAKWEEKS
20-Jun-75Jackie Blue
10
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8

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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