6 August 1965


Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 4 5 Crying In The Chapel  – Elvis Presley
2 1 8 World Of Our Own  – Seekers
3 2 9 It’s Not Unusual  – Tom Jones
4 5 7 Long Live Love  – Sandie Shaw
5 8 6 Wonderful World  – Herman’s Hermits
6 3 10 I Need You  – Rick Nelson
7 6 10 Under The Boardwalk  – Rolling Stones
8 11 3 Wooly Bully  – Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
9 9 5 Here Comes The Night  – Them
10 7 9 Catch The Wind  – Donovan
11 13 4 Tea And Trumpets  – Norman Ruby Orchestra
12 15 2 Mr Tambourine Man  – Byrds
13 10 6 Little Lonely One  – Tom Jones
14 17 2 Ciao  – Gene Rockwell
15 20 2 Baby The Rain Must Fall  – Glenn Yarbrough
16 12 10 Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter  – Herman’s Hermits
17 New 1 Help  – Beatles
18 14 8 Concrete And Clay  – Unit Four Plus Two
19 16 10 Do The Clam  – Elvis Presley
20 18 10 Ticket To Ride  – Beatles

Elvis became our first act to score 2 number 1s as ‘Crying In The Chapel’ ousted The Seekers’ ‘World Of Our Own’ from the top spot this week. The Seekers had been there for just one week and they dropped to number 2. Elvis’ previous chart topper, ‘Do The Clam’ had also only topped the chart for 1 week and that was 6 weeks previous. This gap between chart toppers would be the shortest until it was finally beaten in 1971.

Our biggest climber this week was Glenn Yarbrough’s ‘Baby The Rain Must Fall’ which moved up 5 from 20 to 15. This was the 4th time we had seen a solo American male take the biggest climber in a week award. The previous 3 had all been by Elvis Presley.

On the falling front it was Herman’s Hermits’ ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’ and Unit Four Plus Two’s ‘Concrete And Clay’ which were the ones plummeting the most as they both fell 4 places, with Herman’s Hermits ending up at 16 and Unit Four Plus Two at 18. It was a first for the Hermits, but a second time for ‘Concrete And Clay’.

Manfred Mann’s ‘Oh No Not My Baby’ left the charts this week. It had spent 4 weeks in the top 20 during which time it only managed a highest position of 19. This would be the all-time highest weeks count for a song peaking at 19. The feat would be equalled, but we would have to wait nearly 20 years to see this happen again. However, in just under 19 years, we would see a song spend 4 weeks at number 20.

The new entry was the second song to chart by the Beatles, making them the 8th act to have reached 2 hits to date. The song was the title track from the Beatles’ album ‘Help!’ and, although credited to Lennon-McCartney was apparently written by just by John Lennon and it would give them a chart topper on both sides of the Atlantic, spending 3 weeks at the number 1 spot in both countries. It was their 9th number 1 in the US and 8th in the UK. In South Africa, it became their second top 20 success and, as ‘Ticket To Ride’ was still in the charts, they became the 6th act to have 2 or more songs in the charts in the same week. Of those 6, only Herman’s Hermits have not graced the UK charts since the start of this millennium. Apart from topping the UK and US charts, it also went to number 1 in Canada, Ireland, Holland, Norway and Rhodesia. With this hit, the UK became the first nation to give us 20 different hits.

‘Help!’ has made 2 further appearances on the UK charts, firstly in 1984 when a cover version by Tina Turner managed to get to number 40, then in 1989 Bananrama teamed up with comediennes Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders and Kathy Burke (the latter trio going under the name Lananeeneenoonoo) to cover the song for the annual Comic Relief Red Nose day to raise money for charity, their version making it to number 3. In South Africa, PJ Powers with Hotline produced an excellent cover as the title track to their 2nd album.

We still had 5 songs left from our first top 20 and these were now the first songs to get to double figures for weeks as this was our 10th chart. The songs making it this far were Rick Nelson’ ‘I Want You’, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Under The Boardwalk’, Herman’s Hermits’ ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’, Elvis Presley’s ‘Do The Clam’ and The Beatles’ ‘Ticket To Ride’. Of these, only Rick Nelson had not had another hit so far.

Herman’s Hermits drew level with The Rolling Stones at the top of the list of weeks on the charts as they both ticked over to 16. The Hermits had 2 songs in the chart as opposed to the solitary one The Stones had this week, hence their being able to move into tied first place. Elvis Presley and Tom Jones were right behind them on 15 each.

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