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SA Charts 1965 - 1989
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RABBITT (SA)PEAKWEEKS
5-Jan-73Locomotive Breath
11
14
18-Jun-76Charlie
9
7
2-Sep-77Morning Light
15
3
23-Dec-77Gettin' Thru' To You
15
5
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
29


Eddie RABBITT (US) born Edward Thomas Rabbitt
27 November 1941 died 7 May 1998
PEAKWEEKS
9-Sep-77I Can't Help Myself (Here Comes The Feeling)
12
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Trevor RABIN (SA) born Trevor Charles Rabin 13 January 1954PEAKWEEKS
16-Dec-77Fantasy
12
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


RACEY (UK)PEAKWEEKS
22-Jun-79Some Girls
1
19
28-Sep-79Boy Oh Boy
2
19
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
38


RACING CARS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
17-Jun-77They Shoot Horses Don't They?
10
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


Gerry RAFFERTY (UK) born Gerald Rafferty 16 April 1947 died
4 January 2011
PEAKWEEKS
21-Jul-78Baker Street
1
21
15-Dec-78Right Down The Line
17
6
16-Jun-88Shipyard Town
5
21
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
48


Eddie RAMBEAU (US) born Edward Cletus Fluri 30 June 1943PEAKWEEKS
11-Jun-65Concrete And Clay
19
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1


RATTLES (Germany)PEAKWEEKS
1-Jan-71The Witch
13
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Laurika RAUCH (SA) born 1 November 1950PEAKWEEKS
14-Sep-79Kinders Van Die Wind
3
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


Marsha RAVEN (UK) born Marsha WhitePEAKWEEKS
11-May-84Catch Me (I'm Falling In Love)
4
19
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
19


Lou RAWLS (US) born Louis Allen Rawls 1 January 1933 died
6 January 2006
PEAKWEEKS
15-Oct-76You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
1
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


Barbara RAY (SA) born Barbara Ray McKenzie BrownPEAKWEEKS
16-Oct-70Like I Do (with 5TH ASSOCIATION)
4
10
7-May-71Happy Birthday Baby
10
6
17-Sep-71Silver Threads And Golden Needles
6
16
19-Jan-73I Don't Wanna Play House
1
22
5-Oct-73Funny Face
3
12
19-Jul-74Joey
12
5
28-Nov-75The Last One To Touch Me
9
9
26-Dec-75The Greatest Christmas Gift (with Bobby ANGEL)
19
2
1-Apr-77Who's Gonna Tie My Shoes
11
9
9-Sep-77After The Fire Is Gone (with Lance JAMES)
5
16
11-Jul-80Down The Mississippi
4
17
27-May-83Voices (with Bobby ANGEL)
17
12
Number of Hits
12
Total Weeks
136


Chris REA (UK) born Christopher Anton Rea 4 March 1951PEAKWEEKS
16-Mar-84I Can Hear Your Heart Beat
14
12
30-Jul-87Let's Dance
4
23
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
35


REAL MCCOY (Ireland)PEAKWEEKS
28-Feb-69Quick Joey Small (Run Joey Run)
8
6
16-May-69Round The Gum Tree
14
3
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
9


Otis REDDING (US) born Otis Ray Redding, Jr. 9 September 1941 died 10 December 1967PEAKWEEKS
19-Apr-68The Dock Of The Bay
3
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


Helen REDDY (Australia) born Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy
25 October 1941
PEAKWEEKS
12-Oct-73Delta Dawn
13
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


Lee REED (Germany)PEAKWEEKS
19-Jul-74Shlick Shlack Boom Boom
10
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


Della REESE (US) born Delloreese Patricia Early 6 July 1931PEAKWEEKS
30-May-75Don't You Know
2
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


Jim REEVES (US) born James Travis Reeves 20 August 1923 died 31 July 1964PEAKWEEKS
15-Apr-66Distant Drums
1
12
9-Sep-66Blue Side Of Lonesome
6
11
30-Dec-66Snow Flake
9
9
24-Mar-67I Won't Come In While He's There
16
3
4-Aug-67The Storm
11
6
17-Nov-67I Heard A Heart Break Last Night
11
7
16-Feb-68Am I That Easy To Forget?
15
3
28-Jun-68That's When I See The Blues
19
1
26-Jun-70Nobodys Fool
16
4
Number of Hits
9
Total Weeks
56


RE-FLEX (UK)PEAKWEEKS
4-May-84The Politics Of Dancing
19
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Neil REID (UK) born 1959PEAKWEEKS
3-Mar-72Mother Of Mine
7
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


REM (US)PEAKWEEKS
3-Mar-88The One I Love
17
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


Sean RENNIE (SA)PEAKWEEKS
17-Jul-70I'll Walk With You
13
5
1-Feb-74Charly
4
13
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
18


REO SPEEDWAGON (US)PEAKWEEKS
22-May-81Keep On Loving You
3
9
17-May-85Can't Fight This Feeling
8
16
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
25


REPARATA (US)PEAKWEEKS
10-May-68Captain Of Your Ship (as Reparata & The Delrons)
6
7
16-Jan-76Shoes
6
10
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
17


Paul REVERE & THE RAIDERS (US) born Paul Revere Dick
7 January 1938 died 4 October 2014
PEAKWEEKS
15-Aug-69Let Me
8
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


RICE & BEANS ORCHESTRA (US)PEAKWEEKS
25-Mar-77The Blue Danube Hustle
17
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Charlie RICH (US) born Charles Allan Rich 14 December 1942 died 25 July 1995PEAKWEEKS
31-May-74There Won't Be Anymore
5
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


Cliff RICHARD (UK) born Harry Rodger Webb 14 October 1940PEAKWEEKS
4-Jun-65Just Another Guy
18
1
4-Jun-65The Minute You're Gone
8
4
3-Dec-65Wind Me Up, Let Me Go
4
19
22-Apr-66Lies And Kisses
11
6
3-Jun-66Blue Turns To Grey
19
2
19-May-67In The Country (with The SHADOWS)
20
2
15-Dec-67All My Love
3
13
12-Apr-68Congratulations
4
10
14-Feb-69Don't Forget To Catch Me
9
5
18-Apr-69Good Times (Better Times)
17
3
1-Aug-69Big Ship
18
1
21-Nov-69Throw Down A Line (with Hank MARVIN as 'Cliff & Hank')
19
2
24-Jul-70Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha
2
9
30-Apr-71Sunny Honey Girl
20
2
3-Nov-72Living In Harmony
18
2
4-Jun-76Miss You Nights
2
14
20-Aug-76Devil Woman
1
15
8-Apr-77Hey Mister Dream Maker
6
8
9-Sep-77When Two Worlds Drift Apart
19
3
28-Sep-79We Don't Talk Anymore
2
18
21-Mar-80Carrie
5
9
14-Nov-80Dreamin'
12
7
9-Oct-81Wired For Sound
2
14
18-Nov-83Never Say Die
23
3
1-Mar-87All I Ask Of You (with Sarah BRIGHTMAN)
1
30
5-Nov-87My Pretty One
10
21
Number of Hits
26
Total Weeks
223


Lionel RICHIE (US) born Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. 20 June 1949PEAKWEEKS
23-Oct-81Endless Love (with Diana ROSS)
1
19
14-Jan-83Truly
9
8
25-Nov-83All Night Long (All Night)
1
24
25-May-84Hello
5
15
16-Nov-85Say You, Say Me
1
30
10-Aug-86Dancing On The Ceiling
1
19
30-Nov-86Love Will Conquer All
24
4
22-Feb-87Ballerina Girl
24
7
Number of Hits
8
Total Weeks
126


Jonathan RICHMAN & THE MODERN LOVERS (US) born Jonathan Michael Richman 16 May 1951PEAKWEEKS
17-Feb-78Egyptian Reggae
19
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


RIGHEIRA (Italy)PEAKWEEKS
11-May-84Vamos A La Playa
21
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS (US)PEAKWEEKS
24-Sep-65Unchained Melody
2
12
29-Apr-66(You're My) Soul And Inspiration
20
2
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
14


Jeannie C RILEY (US) born Jeanne Carolyn Stephenson
19 October 1945
PEAKWEEKS
25-Oct-68Harper Valley Pta
11
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


Miguel RIOS (Spain) born 7 June 1944PEAKWEEKS
31-Jul-70A Song Of Joy (based on Beethoven's 'Ode To Joy')
3
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


RISING SONS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
30-Oct-70Stand Up For The Lady
13
5
15-Jan-71Cry Blue Bird Cry
14
5
3-Mar-72How Do You Do
4
16
12-Oct-73Going Down Jordan
7
16
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
42


Clive RISKO (SA)PEAKWEEKS
28-Oct-77Face Of An Angel
8
16
14-Apr-78Bluest Heartache Of The Year
16
8
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
24


RITCHIE FAMILY (US)PEAKWEEKS
12-Sep-75Brazil
11
8
5-Nov-76The Best Disco In Town
18
5
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
13


Danny RIVERS (SA) born 7 November 1941 died 26 August 2014PEAKWEEKS
10-Jun-66Pretty Eyes
15
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Johnny RIVERS (US) born John Henry Ramistella 7 November 1942PEAKWEEKS
29-Jul-66(I Washed My Hands In ) Muddy Water
9
6
24-Jan-69I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
2
11
9-May-69Everyday I Have To Cry
8
6
25-Jun-71Sea Cruise
8
10
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
33


Austin ROBERTS (US) born George Austin Robertson Jr. 19 September 19445PEAKWEEKS
30-Jan-76Rocky
1
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


Smokey ROBINSON (US) born William Robinson, Jr.
19 February 1940
PEAKWEEKS
7-Aug-81Being With You
7
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


Vicki Sue ROBINSON (US) born 31 May 1954 died 27 April 2000PEAKWEEKS
15-Oct-76Turn The Beat Around
12
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


ROCKWELL (US) born Kennedy William Gordy 15 May 1964, son of Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records.PEAKWEEKS
20-Apr-84Somebody's Watching Me (features Michael Jackson on backing vocals)
5
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


Gene ROCKWELL (SA) born Gert Smit 27 December 1944 died
3 July 1988
PEAKWEEKS
4-Jun-65Torture
4
5
30-Jul-65Ciao
4
11
5-Nov-65Love
5
7
4-Mar-66I've Got Everything You Need Babe
14
8
9-Jun-67Save The Last Dance For Me
12
6
1-Dec-67Cold Cold Heart
20
2
24-Oct-75Wasted Days And Wasted Nights
16
4
16-Apr-76Shame On Me
10
11
9-Jun-78Rosie
14
5
28-Jul-78My Life's In Good Hands (Jesus, Sweet Jesus)
8
16
Number of Hits
10
Total Weeks
75


Clodagh RODGERS (Ireland) born 5 March 1947PEAKWEEKS
20-Jun-69Come Back And Shake Me
17
4
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
4


Tommy ROE (US) born Thomas David Roe 9 May 1942PEAKWEEKS
23-Sep-66Sweet Pea
1
24
16-Dec-66Hooray For Hazel
6
11
10-Mar-67Much More Love
8
8
28-Feb-69Dizzy
1
11
20-Jun-69Heather Honey
7
8
5-Sep-69Jack And Jill
10
5
5-Dec-69Jam Up Jelly Tight
4
13
22-Oct-71Stagger Lee
10
12
Number of Hits
8
Total Weeks
92


Kenny ROGERS (US) born Kenneth Ray Rogers 21 August 1938PEAKWEEKS
8-Jul-77Lucille
1
23
14-Mar-80Coward Of The County
12
12
23-Jan-81Lady
3
13
16-Dec-83Islands In The Stream (with Dolly PARTON)
4
36
14-Dec-85Christmas Without You (with Dolly PARTON)
19
4
Number of Hits
5
Total Weeks
88


ROGUE (UK)PEAKWEEKS
12-Nov-76Dedication
8
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


ROLLING STONES (UK)PEAKWEEKS
4-Jun-65Under The Boardwalk
1
14
4-Jun-65The Last Time
7
6
13-Aug-65(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
1
15
10-Dec-65Get Off My Cloud
1
15
11-Mar-6619Th Nervous Breakdown
2
11
24-Jun-66Paint It Black
3
10
3-Mar-67Ruby Tuesday
4
11
19-Jul-68Jumpin' Jack Flash
8
9
4-Jun-71Brown Sugar
20
1
28-Jul-72Tumbling Dice
19
1
16-Nov-73Angie
2
16
12-Sep-80Emotional Rescue
3
14
30-Oct-81Start Me Up
5
13
18-May-86Harlem Shuffle
30
1
Number of Hits
14
Total Weeks
137


Mimi ROMAN (US) born 1935PEAKWEEKS
4-Mar-66Yes Mr. Peters (with Steve KARLISKI)
6
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


ROMANTICS (US)PEAKWEEKS
13-Apr-84Talking In Your Sleep
15
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


Linda RONSTADT (US) born Linda Marie Ronstadt 15 July 1956PEAKWEEKS
21-Apr-78It's So Easy
4
15
1-Dec-78Back In The U.S.A.
11
8
16-Jul-87Somewhere Out There (with James INGRAM. From the Disney film 'An American Tale')
20
14
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
37


Diana ROSS (US) born Diana Ernestine Earle Ross 26 March 1944PEAKWEEKS
6-Feb-70Someday We'll Be Together (with The SUPREMES)
5
10
29-Mar-74Pledging My Love (with Marvin GAYE)
18
3
19-Apr-74Behind Closed Doors
14
8
6-Jun-80It's My House
7
14
19-Sep-80Upside Down
1
19
3-Apr-81It's My Turn (from the film of the same name starring Jill Clayburgh and Michael Douglas)
15
4
23-Oct-81Endless Love (with Lionel RICHIE. From the Franco Zeffirelli film of the same name.)
1
19
23-Sep-83Pieces Of Ice
28
3
5-Oct-84All Of You (with Julio IGLESIAS)
19
15
27-Apr-86Chain Reaction
4
18
Number of Hits
10
Total Weeks
113


Lloyd ROSS (SA) founder of Shifty recordsPEAKWEEKS
14-Jan-83Vyfster (from the television series of the same name)
3
20
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
20


Nini ROSSO (Italy) born Raffaele Celeste Rosso 19 September 1926 died 5 October 1994PEAKWEEKS
17-Sep-65Goodbye My Love (aka 'Il Silenzio')
14
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Demis ROUSSOS (Greece) born Artemios Ventouris-Roussos
15 June 1946 died 25 January 2015
PEAKWEEKS
28-May-76Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun
3
13
31-Dec-76My Friend The Wind
16
4
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
17


John ROWLES (New Zealand) born John Edward Rowles
26 March 1947
PEAKWEEKS
7-Jun-68If I Only Had Time
11
8
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
8


ROXY MUSIC (UK)PEAKWEEKS
26-Dec-80Oh Yeah
12
11
17-Apr-81Jealous Guy (cover of a John Lennon song. Recorded in the wake of Lennon's death.)
3
12
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
23


ROYAL GUARDSMEN (US)PEAKWEEKS
11-Aug-67The Airplane Song
6
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (UK)PEAKWEEKS
23-Oct-81Hooked On Classics (conducted by Louis Clark)
9
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Billy Joe ROYAL (US) born 3 April 1942 died 6 October 2015PEAKWEEKS
15-Oct-65Down In The Boondocks
17
3
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
3


RUBETTES (UK)PEAKWEEKS
26-Jul-74Sugar Baby Love
2
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


Norman RUBY ORCHESTRA (France)PEAKWEEKS
16-Jul-65Tea And Trumpets
9
10
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
10


Jennifer RUSH (US) born Heidi Stern 28 September 1960PEAKWEEKS
19-Apr-85Ring Of Ice
1
27
17-Aug-85The Power Of Love
1
34
19-Jan-86Madonna's Eyes
12
16
3-May-87I Come Undone
10
18
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
95


Barry RYAN (UK) born Barry Sapherson 28 October 1948PEAKWEEKS
29-Nov-68Eloise
2
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13

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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