SA Rock Lists

SA Charts 1965 - 1989
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Porter WAGONER (US) born Porter Wayne Wagoner 12 August 1927 died 28 October 2007PEAKWEEKS
3-Mar-74If Teardrops Were Pennies (with Dolly PARTON)
14
7
14-Nov-75Say Forever You'll Be Mine (with Dolly PARTON)
4
12
18-Sep-81If You Go, I'll Follow You (with Dolly PARTON)
11
6
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
25


John WAITE (UK) born John Charles Waite 4 July 1952PEAKWEEKS
16-Nov-84Missing You
14
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


Johnny WAKELIN (UK) born 1939 (date unknown)PEAKWEEKS
10-Sep-76In Zaire
3
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


Scott WALKER (US) born Noel Scott Engel 9 January 19743PEAKWEEKS
1-Aug-69Lights Of Cincinatti
8
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


WALKERS (Netherlands)PEAKWEEKS
6-Sep-74Jack O' Diamond
7
11
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
11


WANG CHUNG (UK)PEAKWEEKS
11-May-84Dance Hall Days
28
2
21-Dec-86Everybody Have Fun Tonight
1
21
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
23


Anita WARD (US) born 20 December 1956PEAKWEEKS
3-Aug-79Ring My Bell
3
13
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
13


Jennifer WARNES (US) born Jennifer Jean Warnes 3 March 1947PEAKWEEKS
28-Sep-79Don't Make Me Over
8
13
11-Mar-83Up Where We Belong (with Joe COCKER. From the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman')
1
23
10-Dec-87(I've Had) The Time Of My Life (with Bill MEDLEY. From the film 'Dirty Dancing')
1
32
Number of Hits
3
Total Weeks
68


Dionne WARWICK (US) born Marie Dionne Warrick 12 December 1940PEAKWEEKS
19-Jan-68Valley Of The Dolls (from the film of the same name)
3
10
2-Nov-79I'll Never Love This Way Again
12
11
17-Dec-82Heartbreaker
4
17
3-Sep-87Love Power (with Jeffrey OSBORNE)
19
11
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
49


WAS (NOT WAS) (US)PEAKWEEKS
4-Feb-88Walk The Dinosaur
10
12
21-Jul-88Spy In The House Of Love
26
2
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
14


WATERBOYS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
12-Jan-86The Whole Of The Moon
6
17
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
17


WATERLOO (SA)PEAKWEEKS
31-Mar-72Rock And Roll Lullaby
9
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


Lovelace WATKINS (US) born 6 March 1938 died 11 June 1995PEAKWEEKS
15-Nov-74The Way I Am (recorded live in South Africa)
4
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


Jody WATLEY (US) born Jody Vanessa Watley 30 January 1959. Was a one time member of ShalamarPEAKWEEKS
9-Jul-87Looking For A New Love
22
12
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
12


Jody WAYNE (SA) born in Bangalore, IndiaPEAKWEEKS
15-Jul-66Sixteen Candles
3
10
7-Oct-66Patches
13
2
9-Jun-67Cookie (with Glenys LYNNE)
7
6
10-Jul-70The Wedding
1
15
6-Nov-70A Time For Us (Love Theme From "Romeo & Juliet")
12
6
25-Feb-72Everything Is Beautiful
20
1
10-Nov-72Louanne
19
1
14-Dec-73The Wonder Of Your Love
4
15
26-Jul-74Heartbeat
15
5
8-Aug-75A Picture Of Patches
6
11
Number of Hits
10
Total Weeks
72


WE FIVE (US)PEAKWEEKS
12-Nov-65You Were On My Mind
11
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


WE THREE (SA)PEAKWEEKS
25-Nov-66Ramblin' Boy
13
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Marti WEBB (UK) born Margaret A. Webb 13 December 1943PEAKWEEKS
6-Jun-80Take That Look Off Your Face (from the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical 'Tell me On A Sunday')
1
15
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
15


Tony WELLS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
11-Feb-66I'll Step Aside
9
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


WET WET WET (UK)PEAKWEEKS
2-Jun-88Angel Eyes (Home And Away)
13
16
28-Jul-88Temptation
23
3
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
19


WHA-KOO (US)PEAKWEEKS
8-Sep-78(You're Such A) Fabulous Dancer
9
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


WHAM! (UK)PEAKWEEKS
2-Dec-83Club Tropicana
9
13
24-Aug-84Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
9
24
14-Dec-84Freedom
8
15
22-Mar-85Everything She Wants
5
20
12-Jan-86I'm Your Man
13
15
27-Jul-86The Edge Of Heaven
7
14
Number of Hits
6
Total Weeks
101


WHITE PLAINS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
17-Apr-70My Baby Loves Lovin'
8
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


Alida WHITE (SA)PEAKWEEKS
30-Jul-82I Found Love (From the television series Westgate)
15
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


Barry WHITE (US) born Barry Eugene Carter 12 September 1944 died 4 July 2003PEAKWEEKS
22-Nov-74Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
12
12
31-Jan-75You're The First, The Last, My Everything
2
13
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
25


Snowy WHITE (UK) born Terence Charles White 3 March 1948PEAKWEEKS
30-Mar-84Bird Of Paradise
13
16
13-Apr-86For You
17
9
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
25


Tony Joe WHITE (US) born 23 July 1943PEAKWEEKS
26-Sep-69Polk Salad Annie
18
1
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
1


Slim WHITMAN (US) born Ottis Dewey Whitman Jr 20 January 1923 died 19 June 2013PEAKWEEKS
4-Jun-65Tennessee Yodel Polka (with Virginia LEE)
8
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


Neville WHITMILL (SA)PEAKWEEKS
29-Oct-71Get Me Some Help
2
18
20-Apr-73Harmony
18
3
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
21


Roger WHITTAKER (Kenya) born 22 March 1936PEAKWEEKS
5-Jun-70I Don't Believe In If Anymore
2
9
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
9


WHO (UK)PEAKWEEKS
13-May-66Substitute
6
7
23-May-69Pinball Wizard
6
6
3-Jul-70The Seeker
15
5
25-Dec-70See Me, Feel Me
7
12
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
30


Gus WHYBURD (SA) died 2013, date unknownPEAKWEEKS
20-Jul-73My Children, My Wife
17
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Jane WIEDLIN (US) born Jane Marie Genevieve Wiedlin 20 May 1958. Was a member of The Go-GosPEAKWEEKS
15-Sep-88Rush Hour
13
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


Kim WILDE (UK) born Kim Smith 18 November 1960PEAKWEEKS
19-Jun-81Kids In America
1
15
31-Jul-81Chequered Love
1
11
15-Jan-82Cambodia
2
16
16-Sep-83Love Blonde
22
3
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
45


Mattew WILDER (US) born Matthew Weiner 24 January 1953PEAKWEEKS
2-Mar-84Break My Stride
4
22
8-Feb-85Bouncing Off The Walls
29
2
Number of Hits
2
Total Weeks
24


Andy WILLIAMS (US) born Howard Andrew Williams 3 December 1927 died 25 September 2012PEAKWEEKS
20-Jun-69Happy Heart
16
2
8-May-70Can't Help Falling In Love
9
6
20-Oct-72Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From "The Godfather")
14
5
12-Apr-74Solitaire
1
20
12-Sep-75You Lay So Easy On My Mind
3
13
Number of Hits
5
Total Weeks
46


Don WILLIAMS (US) born 27 May 1939PEAKWEEKS
25-Mar-77I Recall A Gypsy Woman
5
11
19-May-78I'm Getting Good At Missing You
13
7
4-Aug-78You're My Best Friend
4
16
2-Feb-79Lay Down Beside Me
17
2
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
36


Linda WILLIAMS (Netherlands) born Henriėtte Willems 11 June 1955PEAKWEEKS
10-Apr-81I'll Bide My Time
10
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7


Roger WILLIAMS (US) born Louis Jacob Weertz 1 October 1924 died 8 October 2011PEAKWEEKS
22-Jul-66Lara's Theme (From Dr Zhivago)
1
18
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
18


Viola WILLS (US) born Viola Mae Wilkerson 30 December 1939 died 6 May 2009PEAKWEEKS
29-Feb-80Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now
20
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Pat WILSON (Australia) born Patricia Mary Higgins 11 June 1948PEAKWEEKS
2-Mar-84Bop Girl
28
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Precious WILSON & THE SKY TRAIN (US) born 18 October 1957PEAKWEEKS
6-Mar-81Cry To Me
17
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Ronnie WILSON (SA)PEAKWEEKS
18-Feb-66I'll Step Aside
16
6
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
6


WINGS (UK)PEAKWEEKS
3-May-74Jet
8
8
19-Jul-74Band On The Run
2
14
2-Aug-74Let Me Roll It
3
15
6-Jan-78Mull Of Kintyre
1
23
29-Jun-79Goodnight Tonight
15
5
Number of Hits
5
Total Weeks
65


Steve WINWOOD (UK) born Stephen Lawrence Winwood 12 May 1948PEAKWEEKS
24-Aug-86Higher Love
17
14
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
14


Bill WITHERS (US) born William Harrison Withers, Jr. 4 July 1938PEAKWEEKS
6-Jul-79Love Is
20
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


Stevie WONDER (US) orn Stevland Hardaway Judkins 13 May 1950PEAKWEEKS
6-Feb-70Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday
14
4
14-May-82Ebony And Ivory (with Paul McCARTNEY)
3
13
5-Oct-84I Just Called To Say I Love You (from the film 'The Woman In Red' starring Kelly LeBrock and Gene Wilder
1
28
12-Oct-85Part-Time Lover
7
21
Number of Hits
4
Total Weeks
66


WORKING GIRLS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
28-Sep-84Working Girls
26
4
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
4


Sonny WORTHING (UK) born Jonathan Edward KennettPEAKWEEKS
8-Oct-76La Belle France
16
2
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
2


WRIGHT BROTHERS (SA)PEAKWEEKS
20-May-77Silverbird
15
5
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
5


Bobby WRIGHT (US) born Bobby Eugene Wright 1 March 1934 died 6 April 1982PEAKWEEKS
12-Apr-74Seasons In The Sun
5
7
Number of Hits
1
Total Weeks
7

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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