|3||3||5||Wedding Bells||-||Billy Swan|
|4||4||12||No Charge||-||J.J. Barrie|
|5||5||7||Green Eyed Angel||-||Bobby Angel|
|6||8||5||Sonder Jou||-||Ian & Dix|
|7||6||13||Miss You Nights||-||Cliff Richard|
|8||7||14||Let Your Love Flow||-||Bellamy Brothers|
|9||16||3||Woogie Boogie||-||Platform 6|
|10||19||2||Don’t Go Breaking My Heart||-||Elton John & Kiki Dee|
|11||11||8||That’s The Way||-||Lionel Petersen|
|12||13||4||Time Warp||-||Richard O’ Brien|
|13||9||10||Take My Heart||-||Pendulum|
|14||15||5||Misty Blue||-||Dorothy Moore|
|15||17||3||When I’m Dead And Gone||-||Bruce Millar|
|16||18||3||Rock Me To Sleep||-||Mike Eager|
|18||12||8||Celebrate The Rain||-||Julian Laxton Band|
|19||14||12||Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun||-||Demis Roussos|
|20||New||1||Devil Woman||-||Cliff Richard|
Abba’s run at the top of the charts was ended by the first Afrikaans song to top the charts as Glenys Lynne’s ‘Ramaja’ took over the number 1 spot. Not only was it the first Afrikaans number 1, but it would be the only totally Afrikaans song to top our charts. There would be another one that mixed an Afrikaans chorus with an English refrain. Glenys became the 7th local woman to top the charts.
Last week’s new entry, ‘Elton John & Kiki Dee’s ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ was our biggest climber this week as it jumped up 9 places from 19 to 10. This would be Elton’s biggest climb to date and only one of his would better this, but we would have to wait till 1979 to see that. Platform 6’s ‘Woogie Boogie’ climbed 7 to 9.
The big faller this week was The King with ‘Hurt’ (I guess it must have, Elvis). The song dropped 7 places from 10 to 17 to give him his 5th biggest faller in a week. By way of consolation, it would also be his last.
The oldest song on the chart last week, Marie Gibson’s ‘One Day At A Time’, fell out of the top 20 after a run of 19 weeks, 2 of which were spent at the top of the charts. This brought to an end an 18 week run with an oldest song on the chart being by a local act. This would be the 2nd best run ever for the locals. The previous time occurred when, on 16 weeks in the chart, The Staccatos’ ‘Cry To Me’ became the oldest and remained so for 23 weeks till it ended its total of 38 weeks on the chart. This however was a bit of a funny as the song had an initial run of 12 weeks, the song was absent from the chart for a while, returning for a further 26 week run. When it took over as the “oldest” on 16 weeks, it was not strictly speaking the longest unbroken run in the chart. The Bellamy Brother’s ‘Let Your Love Flow’ took over as oldest having clocked up 14 weeks.
The new entry was Cliff Richard’s ‘Devil Woman’ which was his 8th song to chart, putting him on an equal level with Tom Jones, The Sweet, Percy Sledge, Barbara Ray and The Archies in terms of number of hits. Only 4 acts had had more. ‘Devil Woman’ would go on to become Cliff’s 3rd biggest selling single and would give him his highest ever placing in the US charts, getting to number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK it would only make number 9. Elsewhere it would make 3 in Australia, 4 in Canada, 5 in New Zealand, 6 in Ireland, 7 in Norway, 8 in France and then in a consecutive position breaking run of peaks, 39 in Italy. With ‘Miss you Nights’ still in the top 20, Cliff became the 29th act to have more than 1 hit in the charts in a week.