SA Rock Lists

SA Charts 1965 - 1989
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PABLO CRUISE (US)PEAKWEEKS
7-Mar-80I Want You Tonight
13
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


PACIFIC EXPRESS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
13-Oct-78Give A Little Love
7
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Judy PAGE (SA)PEAKWEEKS
22-Apr-66Elusive Butterfly
5
8
16-Jun-67What A Woman In Love Won't Do
19
1
4-Jul-69Montreal (Ft Kimbo)
10
5
24-Sep-71Time After Time
16
4
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
18


Elaine PAIGE (UK) born Elaine Jill Bickerstaff 5 March 1948PEAKWEEKS
2-Oct-81Memory
13
4
26-Apr-85I Know Him So Well (with Barbara DICKSON)
2
24
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
28


Robert PALMER (UK) born Robert Allen Palmer 19 January 1949 died 26 September 2003PEAKWEEKS
24-Apr-81Johnny And Mary
5
8
1-Jun-86Addicted To Love
4
16
28-Jul-88Simply Irresistible
2
29
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
53


PAPER LACE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
16-Aug-74The Night Chicago Died
3
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


Ryan PARIS (France) born Fabio Roscioli 12 March 1953PEAKWEEKS
13-Jan-84Dolce Vita
3
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


Dennis PARKER (US) born Dennis Posa aka Wade Nichols born
29 October 1946 died 28 January 1985 (although there is some dispute over the actual date of his death with some sources saying March 1985)
PEAKWEEKS
1-Aug-80New York By Night
11
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Ray PARKER JR. (US) born Ray Erskine Parker, Jr. 1 May 1954PEAKWEEKS
18-Sep-81A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do)
16
4
9-Jul-82The Other Woman
6
12
21-Sep-84Ghostbusters (from the film of the same name)
1
23
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
39


John PARR (UK) born 18 November 1954PEAKWEEKS
2-Nov-85St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion) (from the film 'St Elmo's Fire')
2
22
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
22


Dolly PARTON (US) born Dolly Rebecca Parton 19 January 1946PEAKWEEKS
5-Mar-71Just Because I'm A Woman
19
1
3-Mar-74If Teardrops Were Pennies (with Porter WAGONER)
14
7
29-Mar-74Jolene
3
12
14-Nov-75Say Forever You'll Be Mine (with Porter WAGONER)
4
12
23-Mar-79It's Too Late To Love Me Now
14
6
17-Apr-819 To 5 (from the film '9 to 5' starring Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda)
9
8
18-Sep-81If You Go, I'll Follow You (with Porter WAGONER)
11
6
16-Dec-83Islands In The Stream (with Kenny ROGERS)
4
36
14-Dec-85Christmas Without You (with Kenny ROGERS)
19
4
Number of Hits
9
Total Weeks
92


PARTRIDGE FAMILY (US)PEAKWEEKS
11-Dec-70I Think I Love You
4
13
13-Oct-72Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
19
3
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
16


Bernie PAUL (Germany) born Bernhard Paul Vonficht 12 February 1954PEAKWEEKS
16-Oct-81Oh No No
10
7
12-Mar-82Night After Night
18
2
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
9


Freda PAYNE (US) born Freda Charcilia Payne 19 September 1942PEAKWEEKS
13-Nov-70Band Of Gold
11
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


PEACH (SA)PEAKWEEKS
30-Jan-81A Lot Of Things
7
11
26-Jun-81Nightmare
6
10
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
21


PEANUTBUTTER CONSPIRACY (SA)PEAKWEEKS
5-Mar-71Understanding
2
17
9-Jul-71Hold On (To What You Got)
4
14
12-Nov-71Amen
2
17
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
48


Teddy PENDERGRASS (US) born Theodore DeReese Pendergrass 26 March 1950 died 13 January 2010PEAKWEEKS
14-Sep-85In My Time
11
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


PENDULUM (SA)PEAKWEEKS
18-Jun-76Take My Heart
6
11
22-Jul-77Seabird
18
3
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
14


PEOPLE LIKE US (SA)PEAKWEEKS
21-Jun-87Hiroshima (Never Too Late For Tears)
28
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Steve PERRY (US) born Stephen Ray Perry 22 January 1949PEAKWEEKS
27-Jul-84Oh Sherrie
6
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


PET SHOP BOYS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
16-Feb-86West End Girls
2
22
27-Aug-87It's A Sin
1
26
26-Nov-87What Have I Done To Deserve This (with Dusty SPRINGFIELD)
16
16
7-Jan-88Always On My Mind
3
29
16-Jun-88Heart
6
16
22-Sep-88Domino Dancing
2
22
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
131


PETER AND GORDON (UK) Peter Asher and Gordon WallerPEAKWEEKS
25-Nov-66Lady Godiva
18
2
10-Feb-67Knight In Rusty Armour
19
2
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
4


PETER, PAUL & MARY (US) Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary TraversPEAKWEEKS
9-Jan-70Leaving On A Jet Plane
6
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


PETER, SUE & MARC (Switzerland) Peter Reber, Sue Schell and Marc DietrichPEAKWEEKS
17-Nov-78Cindy
3
15
12-Oct-79Memory Melody
13
8
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
23


Gene PETERSEN (SA)PEAKWEEKS
5-Apr-68Love Is Blue
19
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1


Lionel PETERSEN (SA) born 13 October 1947PEAKWEEKS
9-Nov-73Come Back Liza
12
7
19-Apr-74I Need A Little Love
5
13
11-Oct-74Try A Little Love
13
4
18-Apr-75Private Number
5
11
28-Nov-75Bouncy Bouncy Bounce
9
10
2-Jul-76That's The Way
9
15
10-Dec-76I'll Keep On Coming Back
9
8
Number of Hits
7
Total Weeks
68


PETIT CHEVAL (SA)PEAKWEEKS
7-Sep-86It Was The Wind
24
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Tom PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS (US) born Thomas Earl Petty 20 October 1950PEAKWEEKS
4-Sep-81Stop Draggin' My Heart Around (with Stevie NICKS)
4
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


PH.D. (UK)PEAKWEEKS
23-Jul-82I Won't Let You Down
6
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


Stu PHILLIPS (Canada) born 19 January 1933PEAKWEEKS
23-Aug-68Crystal Chandelier
11
9
13-Dec-68Vin Rosť
9
7
25-Apr-69Speak Softly, My Love
13
6
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
22


PICKETTYWITCH (UK)PEAKWEEKS
15-May-70That Same Old Feeling
17
4
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
4


PILOT (UK)PEAKWEEKS
21-Mar-75Magic
11
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


PINK FLOYD (UK)PEAKWEEKS
1-Feb-80Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (featured in the film 'The Wall' starring Bob Geldof)
1
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


PIPES AND DRUMS AND THE MILITARY BAND OF THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
5-May-72Amazing Grace
1
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


PIPKINS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
5-Jun-70Gimme Dat Ding
15
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


PLASTIK MAK (SA)PEAKWEEKS
28-Mar-80Shake Your Body (from the film 'Follow That Rainbow')
14
8
16-Jan-81Love Connection
14
7
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
15


PLATFORM 6 (SA)PEAKWEEKS
6-Aug-76Woogie Boogie
3
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


PLAYER (US)PEAKWEEKS
12-May-78Baby Come Back
9
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


PLAYER (1) (Australia)PEAKWEEKS
15-Aug-80Space Invaders
7
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


POCKET LIPS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
23-Jul-87The Incredible Dance (It's Amazing)
6
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


POINTER SISTERS (US) although the line up varied most success was had by June, Ruth and Anita PointerPEAKWEEKS
7-Sep-79Fire
1
15
6-Nov-81Slow Hand
10
5
14-Sep-84Jump (For My Love)
13
14
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
34


POLICE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
4-Apr-80Message In A Bottle
5
14
30-May-80Walking On The Moon
10
8
21-Nov-80Don't Stand So Close To Me
3
12
27-Feb-81De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
4
10
1-Jan-82Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
12
7
1-Jul-83Every Breath You Take
1
24
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
75


POPCORN MAKERS (Germany)PEAKWEEKS
1-Sep-72Popcorn
6
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


POPPY FAMILY (Canada)PEAKWEEKS
19-Jun-70Which Way You Goin' Billy?
2
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


Sandy POSEY (US) born Sandra Lou Posey 18 June 1944PEAKWEEKS
24-Feb-67Single Girl
1
20
21-Jul-67I Take It Back
4
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
32


Gert POTGIETER (SA) born Gerhardus Petrus Potgieter
14 November 1929 died 2 July 1977
PEAKWEEKS
1-Oct-71Sweet Maria
13
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


Cozy POWELL (UK) born Colin Trevor Powell 29 December 1947 died 5 April 1998PEAKWEEKS
8-Nov-74Na Na Na
11
4
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
4


POWER STATION (UK)PEAKWEEKS
17-May-85Some Like It Hot
10
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


P.J. POWERS (SA) born Penelope Jane Dunlop 16 July 1960PEAKWEEKS
18-Feb-83Feel So Strong (with HOTLINE and Steve KEKANA)
6
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


Silver POZZOLI (Italy) born Silvio Pozzoli in 1953PEAKWEEKS
5-Oct-85Around My Dream
1
24
9-Mar-86Step By Step
12
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
36


Elvis PRESLEY (US) born Elvis Aaron Presley 8 January 1935 died 16 August 1977PEAKWEEKS
4-Jun-65Do The Clam (from the film 'Girl Happy')
1
10
9-Jul-65Crying In The Chapel
1
13
10-May-68Just Call Me Lonesome
13
4
25-Oct-68Your Time Hasn't Come Yet, Baby
5
12
21-Feb-69If I Can Dream
7
5
17-Oct-69Suspicious Minds
1
16
16-Jan-70Don't Cry Daddy
3
10
10-Jul-70The Wonder Of You
8
6
11-Feb-72I Just Can't Help Believing
6
9
22-Sep-72Burning Love
7
17
19-Apr-74Take Good Care Of Her
18
5
25-Jun-76Hurt
9
9
18-Feb-77Moody Blue
9
9
2-Sep-77Way Down
13
6
Number of Hits
14
Total Weeks
131


Billy PRESTON (US) born William Everett Preston 2 September 1946 died 6 June 2006PEAKWEEKS
14-Sep-73Will It Go Round In Circles
20
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1


PRETENDERS (US)PEAKWEEKS
9-May-80Brass In Pocket
1
17
18-Jan-87Don't Get Me Wrong
21
10
5-Apr-87Hymn To Her
8
17
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
44


Alan PRICE (UK) born 19 April 1942PEAKWEEKS
20-Oct-67The House That Jack Built (as The Alan Price Set)
15
3
11-Jun-71Rosetta (with Georgie FAME)
12
5
28-Dec-79This Is Your Lucky Day (The Girl Won't Get Under)
12
8
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
16


MAXI PRIEST (UK) born Max Alfred Elliot 10 June 1961PEAKWEEKS
19-Jan-89Wild World
16
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


PRIMITIVES (UK)PEAKWEEKS
1-Sep-88Crash
15
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


PRINCE (US) born Prince Rogers Nelson 7 June 1958 died 21 April 2016PEAKWEEKS
24-Aug-84When Doves Cry (from the film 'Purple Rain')
6
20
4-May-86Kiss
10
14
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
34


PROCOL HARUM (UK)PEAKWEEKS
21-Jul-67A Whiter Shade Of Pale
1
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


PROMISES (Canada)PEAKWEEKS
27-Apr-79Baby It's You
3
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


PSEUDO ECHO (Australia)PEAKWEEKS
1-Oct-87Funky Town (cover of the Lipps Inc hit)
2
22
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
22


Gary PUCKETT (US) born 17 October 1942PEAKWEEKS
17-May-68Young Girl (with UNION GAP)
2
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


PUSSYCAT (Netherlands)PEAKWEEKS
5-Nov-76Mississippi
1
20
10-Dec-76Georgie
2
14
11-Mar-77Smile
1
10
3-Jun-77My Broken Souvenirs
2
13
10-Mar-78If You Ever Come To Amsterdam
10
7
Number of Hits
5
Total Weeks
64

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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