The Unofficial #1s: 1960-69

Posted: December 24, 2016 in Music

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For the last few months I’ve been working a lot on the #2s project, and it’s been really pleasing to see so much interest from people when I tell them about it. One way in which they are enthusiastic about it is because of the idea of “#2s that should have been #1s” – great songs that missed out on the honour of being an official #1 single, often stuck behind mediocre or even awful songs that did receive the honour. It’s an interesting discussion, because the chart was a fairly organic setup, and the status of a #1 single is something that has developed on its own over time.

At the same time, there are also discussions in the media about the current state of the chart – how the addition of streaming has “broken” it, because the same songs lock out the top spots for weeks on end, instead of the constant turn-over of recent times. Of course, long-term chart historians will know that it was the constant turn-over of the late 1990s and early 2000s that was the radical shift, and that the last year or so has seen the chart return to a more traditional style, with songs climbing up the charts over a few weeks and staying at their peak for some time.

After pondering these debates and  the feedback I received, I decided to try an experiment. The #1 single has always been the “top single” of the week, and often over several weeks. But what if the battle for the top spot took a radically different format?

I decided to compile a new list of “#1 singles” with a new method – the song at #1 is eliminated from the chart every week, meaning each week has a different #1, and no single can be #1 for more than one week. I wasn’t sure how it would work out. A lot more of the classic pop music canon would presumably sit on top for a week, but how much more? On the contrary, how much more mediocrity now be awarded undeserving high status? How far down the chart was I going to have to go at various points, especially during times of long runs at the real #1 spot?

The result is a massively different list and history of the #1 single. I was pleased with the “new #1s”, as on the whole, they were entirely appropriate, as you’ll see in the list. It also levels the playing field between times where there were new #1s every week and – it provides an interesting contrast between the two, which demonstrates how a lot of the songs that made it to #1 in the late 1990s and early 2000s would have been sitting around #4-5 in another era, or that a lot of the songs sitting around that position now would have been #1s 15-20 years ago. It’s totally counter-factual, of course, but I’d like for it to be thought of in a similar vain to the Unofficial Football World Championships.

Here is the list of “unofficial #1s” from the start of the Record Retailer chart on 10 March 1960. It assumes a reset with the start of the new chart. Actual peak is in the brackets:

1960
Johnny Preston – Running Bear (1)
Percy Faith – Theme from ‘A Summer Place’ (2)
Lonnie Donegan – My Old Man’s a Dustman (1)
Anthony Newley – Do You Mind? (1)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – Fall in Love With You (2)
Elvis Presley – Stuck on You (3)
Adam Faith – Somebody Else’s Baby (2)
The Everly Brothers – Cathy’s Clown (1)
Jimmy Jones – Handy Man (3)
Brenda Lee – Sweet Nothin’s (4)
Johnny Preston – Cradle of Love (2)
Eddie Cochran – Three Steps to Heaven (1)
Duane Eddy – Shazam! (4)
Connie Francis – Mama / Robot Man (2)
Lonnie Donegan – I Wanna Go Home (5)
Jimmy Jones – Good Timin’ (1)
Tommy Steele – What a Mouth (5)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – Please Don’t Tease (1)
Tommy Bruce and the Bruisers – Ain’t Misbehavin’ (3)
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates – Shakin’ All Over (1)
Duane Eddy – Because They’re Young (2)
The Shadows – Apache (1)
Elvis Presley – A Mess of Blues (2)
The Everly Brothers – When Will I Be Loved (4)
Anthony Newley – If She Should Come to You (4)
The Kaye Sisters – Paper Roses (7)
Connie Francis – Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool (5)
Ricky Valance – Tell Laura I Love Her (1)
Roy Orbison – Only the Lonely (1)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – Nine Times Out of Ten (3)
Adam Faith – How About That (4)
Shirley Bassey – As Long as He Needs Me (2)
The Everly Brothers – Lucille / So Sad (4)
Elvis Presley – It’s Now or Never (1)
Johnny and the Hurricanes – Rocking Goose (3)
Johnny Burnette – Dreamin’
Connie Francis – My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own (3)
The Drifters – Save the Last Dance for Me (2)
Nina and Frederick – Little Donkey (3)
Anthony Newley – Strawberry Fair (3)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – I Love You (1)
Johnny Tillotson – Poetry in Motion (1)

1961
Adam Faith – Lonely Pup (in a Christmas Shop) (4)
Matt Monro – Portrait of My Love (3)
The Ventures – Perfidia (4)
Elvis Presley – Are You Lonesome Tonight? (1)
Duane Eddy – Pepe (2)
Petula Clark – Sailor (1)
Johnny Burnette – You’re Sixteen (3)
The Everly Brothers – Walk Right Back / Ebony Eyes (1)
The Allisons – Are You Sure? (2)
The Shirelles – Will You Love Me Tomorrow (4)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – Theme for a Dream (3)
Elvis Presley – Wooden Heart (1)
Matt Monro – My Kind of Girl (5)
The Shadows – FBI (6)
Bobby Darin – Lazy River (2)
Ferrante and Teicher – Theme from ‘Exodus’ (6)
The Temperance Seven – You’re Driving Me Crazy (1)
The Marcels – Blue Moon (1)
Helen Shapiro – Don’t Treat Me Like a Child (3)
Floyd Cramer – On the Rebound (1)
The Shadows – Frightened City (3)
Elvis Presley – Surrender (1)
Del Shannon – Runaway (1)
Bobby Vee – More Than I Can Say / Stayin’ In (4)
Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry – But I Do (3)
Ricky Nelson – Hello Mary Lou / Travelin’ Man (2)
The Everly Brothers – Temptation (1)
Billy Fury – Halfway to Paradise (3)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – A Girl Like You (3)
Eden Kane – Well I Ask You (1)
Helen Shapiro – You Don’t Know (1)
Petula Clark – Romeo (3)
John Leyton – Johnny Remember Me (1)
Shirley Bassey – Reach for the Stars / Climb Ev’ry Mountain (1)
U.S. Bonds – Quarter to Three (7)
Mr Acker Bilk – That’s My Home (7)
Elvis Presley – Wild in the Country / I Feel So Bad (4)
The Shadows – Kon-Tiki (1)
Billy Fury – Jealousy (2)
The Highwaymen – Michael (1)
Helen Shapiro – Walking Back to Happiness (1)
Cleo Laine – You’ll Answer to Me (5)
John Leyton – Wild Wind (2)
Cliff Richard – When the Girl in Your Arms is the Girl in Your Heart (3)
Elvis Presley – (Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame / Little Sister (1)
Jimmy Dean – Big Bad John (2)
Adam Faith – The Time Has Come (4)
Frankie Vaughan – Tower of Strength (1)
Bobby Vee – Take Good Care of My Baby (3)
Danny Williams – Moon River (1)
Pat Boone – Johnny Will (4)
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen – Midnight in Moscow (2)

1962
Sandy Nelson – Let There Be Drums (3)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – The Young Ones (1)
Mr Acker Bilk – Stranger on the Shore (2)
Neil Sedaka – Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen (3)
Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again (2)
Eden Kane – Forget Me Not (3)
Elvis Presley – Can’t Help Falling in Love / Rock-a-Hula Baby (1)
Leroy van Dyke – Walk On By (5)
Karl Denver  – Wimoweh (4)
Helen Shapiro – Tell Him What He Said (2)
The Shadows – Wonderful Land (1)
Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen – March of the Siamese Children (4)
Roy Orbison – Dream Baby (2)
Sam Cooke – Twistin’ the Night Away (6)
Bruce Channel – Hey! Baby (2)
Del Shannon – Hey! Little Girl (2)
Brenda Lee – Speak to Me Pretty (3)
B Bumble and the Stingers – Nut Rocker (1)
Ketty Lester – Love Letters (4)
Elvis Presley – Good Luck Charm (1)
Cliff Richard / The Shadows – I’m Looking Out the Window / Do You Want to Dance (2)
Billy Fury – Last Night Was Made for Love (4)
Mike Sarne with Wendy Richard – Come Outside (1)
Joe Brown and the Bruvvers – A Picture of You (2)
Brian Hyland – Ginny Come Lately (5)
Jimmy Rodgers – English Country Garden (5)
Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Loving You (1)
Brenda Lee – Here Comes That Feeling (5)
Frank Ifield – I Remember You (1)
Pat Boone – Speedy Gonzales (2)
The Crickets – Don’t Ever Change (5)
The Shadows – Guitar Tango (4)
Bobby Darin – Things (2)
Ronnie Carroll – Roses Are Red (My Love) (3)
Brian Hyland – Sealed with a Kiss (3)
Neil Sedaka – Breaking Up is Hard to Do (7)
Elvis Presley – She’s Not You (1)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – It’ll Be Me (2)
The Tornados – Telstar (1)
Tommy Roe – Sheila (3)
Little Eva – The Loco-Motion (2)
Carole King – It Might As Well Rain Until September (3)
Nat ‘King’ Cole – Ramblin’ Rose (5)
Chris Montez – Let’s Dance (2)
Frank Ifield – Lovesick Blues (1)
Del Shannon – The Swiss Maid (2)
Susan Maughan – Bobby’s Girl (3)
Marty Robbins – Devil Woman (5)
Elvis Presley – Return to Sender (1)
Rolf Harris – Sun Arise (3)
Cliff Richard – The Next Time / Bachelor Boy (1)
The Shadows – Dance On! (1)

1963
Duane Eddy – Dance with the Guitar Man (4)
Joe Brown and the Bruvvers – It Only Took a Minute (6)
Maureen Evans – Like I Do (3)
Jet Harris and Tony Meehan – Diamonds (1)
The Tornados – Globetrotter (5)
The Beatles – Please Please Me (2)
Frank Ifield – The Wayward Wind (1)
Bobby Vee – The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (3)
Frankie Vaughan – Loop-de-Loop (5)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – Summer Holiday (1)
Joe Brown and the Bruvvers – That’s What Love Will Do (3)
The Shadows – Foot Tapper (1)
Billy Fury – Like I’ve Never Been Gone (3)
Gerry and the Pacemakers – How Do You Do It? (1)
Ned Miller – From a Jack to a King (2)
Buddy Holly – Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (3)
The Beatles – From Me to You (1)
Frank Ifield – Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine (4)
Andy Williams – Can’t Get Used to Losing You (2)
Jet Harris and Tony Meehan – Scarlett O’Hara (2)
Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas – Do You Want to Know a Secret? (2)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – Lucky Lips (4)
Billy Fury – When Will You Say I Love You (3)
Gerry and the Pacemakers – I Like It (1)
Freddie and the Dreamers – If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody (3)
The Shadows – Atlantis (2)
Frank Ifield – Confessin’ (That I Love You) (1)
Buddy Holly – Bo Diddley (4)
Elvis Presley – (You’re the) Devil in Disguise (1)
The Searchers – Sweets for My Sweet (1)
Brian Poole and the Tremeloes – Twist and Shout (4)
The Crystals – Da Doo Ron Ron (5)
Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas – Bad to Me (1)
Freddie and the Dreamers – I’m Telling You Now (2)
Ken Thorne – Theme from ‘The Legion’s Last Patrol’ (4)
The Beatles – She Loves You (1)
Cliff Richard – It’s All in the Game (2)
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme – I Want to Stay Here (3)
Jet Harris and Tony Meehan – Applejack (4)
Brian Poole and the Tremeloes – Do You Love Me? (1)
The Crystals – Then He Kissed Me (2)
Roy Orbison – Blue Bayou / Mean Woman Blues (3)
Gerry and the Pacemakers – You’ll Never Walk Alone (1)
Trini Lopez – If I Had a Hammer (4)
The Searchers – Sugar and Spice (2)
The Ronettes – Be My Baby (4)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – Don’t Talk to Him (2)
Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas – I’ll Keep You Satisfied (4)
Freddie and the Dreamers – You Were Made for Me (3)
The Beatles – I Want to Hold Your Hand (1)
The Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over (1)
Kathy Kirby – Secret Love (4)

1964
Gene Pitney – Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa (5)
The Swinging Blue Jeans – Hippy Hippy Shake (2)
Dusty Springfield – I Only Want to Be With You (4)
The Searchers – Needles and Pins (1)
Gerry and the Pacemakers – I’m the One (2)
Brenda Lee – As Usual (5)
The Bachelors – Diane (1)
Cilla Black – Anyone Who Had a Heart (1)
The Dave Clark Five – Bits and Pieces (2)
The Merseybeats – I Think of You (5)
Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas – Little Children (1)
The Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away (3)
The Hollies – Just One Look (2)
The Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love (1)
The Bachelors – I Believe (2)
Peter and Gordon – A World Without Love (1)
The Searchers – Don’t Throw Your Love Away (1)
Millie – My Boy Lollipop (2)
The Four Pennies – Juliet (1)
Roy Orbison – It’s Over (1)
Cilla Black – You’re My World (1)
Cliff Richard – Constantly (5)
The Shadows – The Rise and Fall of Flingel Blunt (5)
Chuck Berry – No Particular Place to Go (3)
Brian Poole and the Tremeloes – Someone, Someone (2)
Louis Armstrong – Hello, Dolly! (4)
The Swinging Blue Jeans – You’re No Good (3)
The Animals – The House of the Rising Sun (1)
The Rolling Stones – It’s All Over Now (1)
The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (1)
Dusty Springfield – I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself (3)
Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy (1)
The Barron Knights – Call Up the Groups (3)
The Honeycombs – Have I the Right? (1)
Jim Reeves – I Won’t Forget You (3)
The Kinks – You Really Got Me (1)
The Bachelors – I Wouldn’t Trade You for the World (4)
Herman’s Hermits – I’m Into Something Good (1)
The Four Seasons – Rag Doll (2)
The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (3)
Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman (1)
Julie Rogers – The Wedding (3)
Sandie Shaw – (There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me (1)
The Searchers – When You Walk in the Room (3)
Matt Monro – Walk Away (4)
Manfred Mann – Sha La La (3)
The Supremes – Baby Love (1)
The Kinks – All Day and All of the Night (2)
The Rolling Stones – Little Red Rooster (1)
The Beatles – I Feel Fine (1)
Petula Clark – Downtown (2)
Gene Pitney – I’m Gonna Be Strong (2)
Val Doonican – Walk Tall (3)

1965
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames – Yeh Yeh (1)
The Moody Blues – Go Now (1)
Sandie Shaw – Girl Don’t Come (3)
Cilla Black – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (2)
The Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (1)
The Kinks – Tired of Waiting for You (1)
The Seekers – I’ll Never Find Another You (1)
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders – Game of Love (2)
Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual (1)
Herman’s Hermits – Silhouettes (3)
The Rolling Stones – The Last Time (1)
Marianne Faithfull – Come and Stay with Me (4)
Unit Four Plus Two – Concrete and Clay (1)
The Yardbirds – For Your Love (3)
Cliff Richard – The Minute You’re Gone (1)
The Beatles – Ticket to Ride (1)
Them – Here Comes the Night (2)
Roger Miller – King of the Road (1)
The Seekers – A World of Our Own (3)
Jackie Trent – Where Are You Now (My Love) (1)
Sandie Shaw – Long Live Love (1)
Peter and Gordon – True Love Ways (2)
Elvis Presley – Crying in the Chapel (1)
The Everly Brothers – The Price of Love (2)
The Hollies – I’m Alive (1)
Donovan – Colours (4)
Gene Pitney – Looking Through the Eyes of Love (3)
The Yardbirds – Heart Full of Soul (2)
The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man (1)
The Fortunes – You’ve Got Your Troubles (2)
The Beatles – Help! (1)
The Animals – We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2)
Sonny and Cher – I Got You Babe (1)
Horst Jankowski – Walk in the Black Forest (3)
The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (1)
The Walker Brothers – Make It Easy on Yourself (1)
Bob Dylan – Like a Rolling Stone (4)
Ken Dodd – Tears (1)
The Hollies – Look Through Any Window (4)
Manfred Mann – If You Gotta Go, Go Now (2)
Andy Williams – Almost There (2)
Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction (3)
The Yardbirds – Evil Hearted You / Still I’m Sad (3)
The Rolling Stones – Get Off of My Cloud (1)
Chris Andrews – Yesterday Man (3)
The Seekers – The Carnival is Over (1)
The Who – My Generation (2)
Len Barry – 1-2-3 (3)
The Beatles – Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out (1)
Cliff Richard – Wind Me Up (Let Me Go) (2)
Ken Dodd – The River (3)
The Walker Brothers – My Ship is Coming In (3)

1966
The Spencer Davis Group – Keep On Running (1)
The Four Seasons – Let’s Hang On (4)
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass – Spanish Flea (3)
The Overlanders – Michelle (1)
Crispian St Peters – You Were on My Mind (2)
Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ (1)
The Rolling Stones – 19th Nervous Breakdown (2)
The Mindbenders – A Groovy Kind of Love (2)
Petula Clark – My Love (4)
The Beach Boys – Barbara Ann (3)
The Walker Brothers – The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore (1)
The Hollies – I Can’t Let Go (2)
The Yardbirds – Shapes of Things (3)
The Spencer Davis Group – Somebody Help Me (1)
The Bachelors – The Sound of Silence (3)
Dusty Springfield – You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me (1)
Manfred Mann – Pretty Flamingo (1)
The Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream (2)
The Beach Boys – Sloop John B (2)
The Troggs – Wild Thing (2)
The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black (1)
Frank Sinatra – Strangers in the Night (1)
The Merseys – Sorrow (4)
The Beatles – Paperback Writer (1)
The Mamas and the Papas – Monday Monday (3)
The Kinks – Sunny Afternoon (1)
Ike and Tina Turner – River Deep, Mountain High (3)
Gene Pitney – Nobody Needs Your Love (2)
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames – Getaway (1)
Chris Farlowe – Out of Time (1)
The Troggs – With a Girl Like You (1)
Chris Montez – The More I See You (3)
The Beatles – Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby (1)
The Beach Boys – God Only Knows (2)
Small Faces – All or Nothing (1)
Napoleon XIV – They’re Coming to Take Me Away Ha-Haa (4)
Jim Reeves – Distant Drums (1)
Roy Orbison – Too Soon to Know (3)
The Who – I’m a Boy (2)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich – Bend It! (2)
The New Vaudeville Band – Winchester Cathedral (4)
The Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There (1)
The Troggs – I Can’t Control Myself (2)
The Hollies – Stop Stop Stop (2)
Manfred Mann – Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James (2)
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations (1)
The Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Loving (2)
Tom Jones – Green Green Grass of Home (1)
Val Doonican – What Would I Be (2)
The Seekers – Morningtown Ride (2)
Donovan – Sunshine Superman (2)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich – Save Me (3)

1967
The Who – Happy Jack (3)
The Monkees – I’m a Believer (1)
Cliff Richard and the Shadows – In the Country (6)
The Move – Night of Fear (2)
Cat Stevens – Matthew and Son (2)
The Rolling Stones – Let’s Spend the Night Together (3)
Petula Clark – This is My Song (1)
Engelbert Humperdinck – Release Me (1)
The Beatles – Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever (2)
Vince Hill – Edelweiss (2)
The Hollies – On a Carousel (4)
The Seekers – Georgy Girl (3)
Harry Secombe – This is My Song (2)
Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra – Somethin’ Stupid (1)
Sandie Shaw – Puppet on a String (1)
The Monkees – A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (3)
Manfred Mann – Ha! Ha! Said the Clown (4)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze (3)
The Mamas and the Papas – Dedicated to the One I Love (3)
The Tremeloes – Silence is Golden (1)
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset (2)
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale (1)
Engelbert Humperdinck – There Goes My Everything (2)
The Hollies – Carrie-Anne (3)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich – Okay! (4)
Traffic – Paper Sun (5)
The Monkees – Alternate Title (Randy Scouse Git) (2)
The Beatles – All You Need is Love (1)
Vikki Carr – It Must Be Him (Seul Sur Son Etoile) (2)
Scott McKenzie – San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) (1)
Dave Davies – Death of a Clown (3)
Tom Jones – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (2)
Stevie Wonder – I Was Made to Love Her (5)
The Tremeloes – Even the Bad Times Are Good (4)
Engelbert Humperdinck – The Last Waltz (1)
Keith West – Excerpt from ‘A Teenage Opera’ (2)
The Flowerpot Men – Let’s Go to San Francisco (4)
Small Faces – Itchycoo Park (3)
The Move – Flowers in the Rain (2)
Traffic – Hole in My Shoe (2)
Bee Gees – Massachusetts (1)
The Box Tops – The Letter (5)
The Foundations – Baby Now That I’ve Found You (1)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mich and Tich – Zabadak! (3)
The Kinks – Autumn Almanac (3)
The Troggs – Love is All Around (5)
Long John Baldry – Let the Heartaches Begin (1)
The Dave Clark Five – Everybody Knows (2)
The Beatles – Hello Goodbye (1)
Val Doonican – If the Whole World Stopped Loving (3)
Tom Jones – I’m Coming Home (2)
The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour (EP) (2)

1968
The Scaffold – Thank U Very Much (4)
The Four Tops – Walk Away Renee (3)
Georgie Fame – The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde (1)
The Love Affair – Everlasting Love (1)
Engelbert Humperdinck – Am I That Easy to Forget (3)
Manfred Mann – Mighty Quinn (1)
Amen Corner – Bend Me Shape Me (3)
Esther and Abi Ofarim – Cinderella Rockefella (1)
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich – The Legend of Xanadu (1)
The Move – Fire Brigade (3)
Don Partridge – Rosie (4)
Tom Jones – Delilah (2)
The Beatles – Lady Madonna (1)
Cliff Richard – Congratulations (1)
Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World / Cabaret (1)
John Rowles – If I Only Had Time (3)
The 1910 Fruitgum Company – Simon Says (2)
Small Faces – Lazy Sunday (2)
Engelbert Humperdinck – A Man Without Love (2)
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – Young Girl (1)
Bobby Goldsboro – Honey (2)
The Herd – I Don’t Want Our Loving to Die (5)
The Rolling Stones – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1)
The Love Affair – Rainbow Valley (5)
Don Partridge – Blue Eyes (3)
The Equals – Baby Come Back (1)
OC Smith – Son of Hickory Holler’s Tramp (2)
Des O’Connor – I Pretend (1)
Cupid’s Inspiration – Yesterday Has Gone (4)
Tommy James and the Shondells – Mony Mony (1)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown – Fire (1)
Simon and Garfunkel – Mrs Robinson (4)
Herb Alpert – This Guy’s in Love With You (3)
The Beach Boys – Do It Again (1)
Bee Gees – I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You (1)
Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer (4)
The Beatles – Hey Jude (1)
Mary Hopkin – Those Were the Days (1)
The Casuals – Jesamine (2)
Leapy Lee – Little Arrows (2)
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – Lady Willpower (5)
The Tremeloes – My Little Lady (6)
Engelbert Humperdinck – Les Bicyclettes de Belsize (5)
Joe Cocker – With a Little Help from My Friends (1)
Hugo Montenegro – The Good the Bad and the Ugly (1)
Barry Ryan – Eloise (2)
The Isley Brothers – This Old Heart of Mine (3)
The Scaffold – Lily the Pink (1)
Bandwagon – Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache (4)
Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No – I Got Life / Do What You Gotta Do (2)
The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup (2)
Des O’Connor – 1-2-3 O’Leary (4)

1969
Marmalade – Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da (1)
Fleetwood Mac – Albatross (1)
Stevie Wonder – For Once in My Life (3)
The Move – Blackberry Way (1)
Manfred Mann – Fox on the Run (5)
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Dancing in the Street (4)
Amen Corner – (If Paradise is) Half as Nice (1)
Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) (1)
Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations – I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (3)
Donald Peers – Please Don’t Go (3)
Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine (1)
Engelbert Humperdinck – The Way It Used to Be (3)
Cilla Black – Surround Yourself With Sorrow (3)
Dean Martin – Gentle on My Mind (2)
Lulu – Boom Bang-a-Bang (2)
Desmond Dekker and the Aces – The Israelites (1)
The Beatles with Billy Preston – Get Back (1)
Mary Hopkin – Goodbye (2)
Clodagh Rodgers – Come Back and Shake Me (3)
Herman’s Hermits – My Sentimental Friend (2)
Fleetwood Mac – Man of the World (2)
Tommy Roe – Dizzy (1)
The Beatles – The Ballad of John and Yoko (1)
The Edwin Hawkins Singers – Oh Happy Day (2)
Booker T and the MG’s – Time is Tight (4)
Jethro Tull – Living in the Past (3)
Thunderclap Newman – Something in the Air (1)
Elvis Presley – In the Ghetto (2)
The Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women (1)
Plastic Ono Band – Give Peace a Chance (2)
Robin Gibb – Saved by the Bell (2)
Clodagh Rodgers – Goodnight Midnight (4)
Joe Dolan – Make Me an Island (3)
Zager and Evans – In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) (1)
Stevie Wonder – My Cherie Amour (4)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising (1)
Bee Gees – Don’t Forget to Remember (2)
Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg – Je t’aime…moi non plus (1)
Bobbie Gentry – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (1)
Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue (4)
Bob Dylan – Lay Lady Lay (5)
Lou Christie – I’m Gonna Make You Mine (2)
The Archies – Sugar, Sugar (1)
The Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (1)
Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well (2)
The Tremeloes – (Call Me) Number One (2)
The Beatles – Something / Come Together (4)
Stevie Wonder – Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday (2)
Kenny Rogers – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town (2)
Rolf Harris – Two Little Boys (1)
Blue Mink – Melting Pot (3)
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds (2)
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell – All I Have to Do is Dream (3)

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