|3||5||6||Superman||-||Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch|
|4||8||4||Ma Baker||-||Boney M|
|5||3||10||(Walkin’ On A) Love Cloud||-||5000 Volts|
|6||6||7||Yes Sir, I Can Boogie||-||Baccara|
|7||4||12||Hush Hush Maria||-||Joe Dolan|
|8||10||3||I Feel Love||-||Donna Summer|
|9||7||8||More Than A Lover||-||Bonnie Tyler|
|10||13||4||Give A Little Bit||-||Supertramp|
|11||16||2||Do You Wanna Make Love||-||Peter McCann|
|13||11||5||I Believe In You||-||Sharon Tandy & Graham Clarke|
|14||20||2||Another Funny Honeymoon||-||David Dundas|
|15||12||7||Gimme Dat Banana||-||Strobe|
|16||14||8||Red Light Spells Danger||-||Billy Ocean|
|17||New||1||Lovely Lady||-||Shabby Tiger|
|18||15||13||My Broken Souvenirs||-||Pussycat|
|19||17||11||I Like Dreamin’||-||Kenny Nolan|
|20||New||1||Don’t Tell Me Stories||-||Saskia & Serge|
Space’s ‘Magic Flight’ only lasted 2 weeks at the top of the charts, being knocked from the number 1 spot this week by Kenny Rogers’ ‘Lucille’, and dropping to position 2.
Boney M and Peter McCann both scored star raters with the former’s ‘Ma Baker’ climbing 4 places to 4 and the latter’s ‘Do You Wanna Make Love’ moving up 5 to 11, but it was David Dundas who took biggest climber in the week honours as his ‘Another Funny Honeymoon’ jumped up 6 to 14. This gave him a second time with this accolade to add to the one he managed with his previous hit, ‘Jeans On’.
Once again we had 4 songs take the biggest faller award to make it 4 times in the last 5 week that this had happened. Those falling were Joe Dolan’s ‘Hush Hush Maria’, The Bellamy Brother’s ‘Crossfire’, Strobe’s ‘Gimme Dat Banana’ and Pussycat’s ‘My Broken Souvenirs’ which all fell 3 places this week. This was a first for Strobe, a third time for The Bellamy Brothers (and the second for ‘Crossfire’) and a 6th for Pussycat. For Joe Dolan it was a 4th time, but the last time he had a biggest faller was on 16 April 1971 giving him a record to date for the largest gap between biggest fallers, ‘You And The Looking Glass’ having been his previous one 332 weeks previously. The previous holder of this record, Elvis Presley, had a gap of 314 weeks between ‘Hurt’ and ‘The Wonder Of You’ taking the biggest faller title.
John Paul Young’s ‘Yesterday’s Hero’ dropped off the charts after 17 weeks, 2 of which were spent at number 1. Young had had 3 songs chart now, 2 of which had topped the chart. The departure of ‘Yesterday’s Hero’ from the chart meant that Pussycat’s ‘My Broken Souvenirs’ took over as oldest on the top 20, clocking in at 13 weeks. This was their 5th week in total with having an oldest song on the chart as ‘Mississippi’ had been the oldest for 4 weeks back in February and March of this year.
We also said goodbye to Abba’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing You’. The song had spent 14 weeks on the top 20 and 2 of those had been spent at number 1. Abba now stood on a total of 127 weeks on the charts and were at the top of that list 8 clear of second placed Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Shabby Tiger returned to the charts with their second hit, ‘Lovely Lady’ which followed up ‘Slow Down’ which had charted earlier in the year. The song, which was produced by Ben Findon who had had song writing on 6 songs to chart in SA so far (including on ‘Slow Down’), does not appear to have charted anywhere else in the world. ‘Lovely Lady’ was written by Dave Almond and Henderson Gibson and would be the only hit written by them to chart. The band also recorded a song called ‘Amorous Lady’ which I have been unable to determine if it is the same song with a different lyric or not.
Our second new entry was ‘Don’t Tell Me Stories’ by Dutch act Saskia & Serge. The duo were neither a Saskia nor a Serge, but were Trudy van den Berg and Ruud Schaap who had been the artists on Holland’s 1971 entry into the Eurovision Song Contest with a song called ‘Tijd’ which came joint 6th. ‘Don’t Tell Me Stories’ got to 13 in Holland and 15 in Belgium.