|1||2||7||Angelo||-||Brotherhood Of Man|
|2||1||11||Do You Wanna Make Love||-||Peter McCann|
|3||3||5||We Salute You (Scotland)||-||Reg De Beer|
|5||6||7||Oh Me, Oh My, Goodbye||-||Bubbley|
|6||5||8||After The Fire Is Gone||-||Barbara Ray & Lance James|
|7||7||4||Let Go||-||Dobie Gray|
|8||15||2||I Need You||-||Joe Dolan|
|9||9||4||Star Wars Title Theme||-||Meco|
|10||8||6||I Wanna Do It With You||-||John Paul Young|
|11||20||2||Massa Massa||-||Frank Valdor, His Orchestra & Chorus|
|12||10||19||(Walkin’ On A) Love Cloud||-||5000 Volts|
|13||16||3||Totsiens Aufwiedersehen||-||Vicky Du Preez|
|14||12||10||Lovely Lady||-||Shabby Tiger|
|15||14||8||I Can’t Help Myself (Here Comes The Feeling)||-||Eddie Rabbitt|
|16||New||1||I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)||-||Margaret Singana|
|18||11||13||Ma Baker||-||Boney M|
|19||New||1||Face Of An Angel||-||Clive Risko|
|20||13||13||Give A Little Bit||-||Supertramp|
Brotherhood Of Man’s ‘Angelo’ took over the number 1 spot from Peter McCann’ ‘Do you Wanna Make Love’ this week. The latter had lasted 4 weeks at the top of the charts and it dropped to 2 this week.
Joe Dolan’s ‘I Need You’ made a valiant effort to be the biggest climber of the week as it jumped up 7 places to 8, but it was trumped by Frank Valdor’s ‘Massa Massa’ which moved up 9 from 20 to 11 to be the 12th biggest climber in a week by a German act.
On the falling front there were 2 songs that had 7 place drops, the first being by another German act, Boney M who’s ‘Ma baker’ fell from 11 to 18. This was Boney M’s first time with a biggest faller and the 9th time a German act had managed this. Supertramp’s ‘Give A Little Bit’ also fell 7, ending up at 20.
5000 Volts’ ‘(Walkin’ On A) Love Cloud’ ticked over to 19 weeks on the charts and enjoyed its 4th week as the oldest in the top 20.
3 songs left the top 20 this week, the first of which was Cliff Richard’s ‘When Two Worlds Drift Apart’ which lasted only 3 weeks and peaked at 19, but did have the second biggest gap between falling out the charts and re-entering them to its name. The song shared this second lowest peak for Cliff with ‘Throw Down A Line’, his duet with Hank Marvin and was 1 place better than ‘Sunny Honey Girl’ managed. There was still more to come from Cliff.
Baccara’s ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ managed to get to number 3 during its 15 week run on the charts. This Spanish duo that made up the group would be back.
Last to go was Veronica Unlimited’s ‘What Kind Of Dance Is This?’ which managed a 4 week run and peaked at 16. This would be their only SA chart hit.
The first new entry saw the return of Margaret Singana to the charts having been absent from them for 2 years, 8 months and 14 days, the 8th biggest gap between hits to date for a local act. ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)’ was her new hit and, despite sharing a title with an Aretha Franklin song, was not a cover version thereof. The song appeared on her ‘Tribal Fence’ album (the title track of which was a cover of the old Freedom’s Children number) which featured the names Julian Laxton, Patric van Blerk and Trevor Rabin in the production credits. The song would make it to number 5 in Rhodesia.
The Wilson sisters, Ann and Nancy, better known as Heart brought us the second new entry this week, ‘Barracuda’. The song was apparently written by Ann in anger at their record label Mushroom who had put out an advert in Rolling Stone which suggested that she and her sister were lovers. The song went to number 11 in the US and in Canada it made it to number 2. Elsewhere it charted in Rhodesia (#3), Germany (#8), Sweden (#14), Australia (#15), Austria (#16), Holland (#29), Belgium (#30) and New Zealand (#37).
The final new entry was another by local act, Clive Risko and his hit ‘Face Of An Angel’. Risko was one time manager of SA bands Stingray and Feather Control. Based on a song writing credit on the b-side of the single (called ‘In The Morning’), I am guessing that Risko’s full surname was Riskowitz, other than that, there is scant information about the guy.