9 July 1965

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Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 2 6 Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter  – Herman’s Hermits
2 1 6 Under the Boardwalk  – Rolling Stones
3 3 6 Do the Clam  – Elvis Presley
4 7 5 It’s Not Unusual  – Tom Jones
5 8 5 Catch the Wind  – Donovan
6 6 6 I Need You  – Rick Nelson
7 10 4 World of Our Own  – Seekers
8 11 4 Concrete and Clay  – Unit Four Plus Two
9 4 6 Shabby Little Hut  – Bats
10 5 6 Forget Domani  – Connie Francis
11 17 2 Wonderful World  – Herman’s Hermits
12 12 4 Where Are You Now  – Jackie Trent
13 15 3 Long Live Love  – Sandie Shaw
14 16 2 Little Lonely One  – Tom Jones
15 9 6 Tennessee Yodel Polka  – Slim Whitman & Virginia Lee
16 14 6 Ticket to Ride  – Beatles
17 13 6 The Last Time  – Rolling Stones
18 New 1 Crying In The Chapel  – Elvis Presley
19 New 1 Here Comes the Night  – Them
20 New 1 Oh No Not My Baby  – Manfred Mann

Herman’s Hermits took over the top spot from The Rolling Stones as ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter’ knocked ‘Under the Boardwalk’ off its perch. This was something that the Hermits had never managed to do in the UK, their only number 1 there being ‘I’m Into Something Good’ which dislodged The Kinks ‘You Really Got Me’ from the number 1 spot. However, in the US, their song ‘I’m Henry The Eighth I Am’ did knock The Stones’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction from number 1 there.

Herman’s Hermits also picked up another biggest climber in the week as their other song in the chart, Wonderful World’ climbed 6 to 11. They now led the way for biggest climbers, this being their 3rd time with the award.

On the falling front it was local lass Virginia Lee’s duet with the American artist, Slim Whitman, ‘Tennessee Yodel Polka’ that had the biggest fall, dropping 6 to 15.

Petula Clark’s ‘I Know A Place’ became the second song to have an equal weeks and peak figure as it fell off the chart after spending 5 weeks in the top 20 and peaking at 5. Emil Dean’s ‘Key To Your Heart’ was the only other one to do this so far where it peaked at 3 after 3 weeks.

We lost one of the 3 songs by local acts that graced our charts last week as Gene Rockwell’s ‘Torture’ ended its chart run. It had spent 5 weeks on the chart and peaked at 4. Although he missed out on joining Petula Clark and Emil Dean on the equal peaks and weeks list by 1 position, I’m sure that given a choice, Gene would have taken the higher peak. His departure left us with just Virginia Lee and The Bats flying the local flag on the charts.

The last song to leave the chart was Ivy League’s ‘Funny How Love Can Be’. It managed to get to number 9 in its 5 weeks on the charts. We would see all 3 of our leavers on the charts again.

Elvis Presley became the 5th act to have more than 1 song on the chart in the same week as ‘Crying In The Chapel’ entered at 18. With Herman’s Hermits, The Rolling Stones and Tom Jones all already having 2 songs in the charts, this was the first of only 3 times we would see 4 acts have 2 song in the chart in the same week, but this would be the only time when 4 different artists occupied the top 4 spots and all had a second song in the chart. ‘Crying In The Chapel’ was originally recorded by Darrell Glenn in 1953 who took it to number 6 in the US. Elvis’ version would be his 77th US hit and it would make it to number 3 there. In the UK it would top the charts for 2 weeks in a run broken by The Hollies ‘I’m Alive’ which spent a week at the top sandwiched between the 2 that ‘Crying In The Chapel’ managed.

Van Morrison would only make 1 appearance on our charts and that was as part of the group Them. Their hit, ‘Here Comes The Night’ entered the top 20 at 19 this week. The song, which featured a certain Jimmy Page (of Led Zep fame) on guitar, went all the way to number 2 in the UK. A version which  Lulu had recorded number 50 in the November of 1964. In the US, the Them version would reach number 24.

Our final new entry did have a South African connection as the Manfred in Manfred Mann was Joburg born Manfred Sepse Lubowitz. They sat at number 20 with their cover of ‘Oh No Not My Baby’, a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. The song was first recorded by Maxine Brown and went to 24 in the US in 1964. Manfred Mann’s version would make number 11 in the UK. In 1973 Rod Stewart took a cover of the song to 6 in the UK which appears to be its best performance either side of the Atlantic.

There were now only 9 songs left from the first chart.

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