20 August 1965

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Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 1 7 Crying In The Chapel  – Elvis Presley
2 4 5 Wooly Bully  – Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
3 7 4 Mr Tambourine Man  – Byrds
4 3 10 World Of Our Own  – Seekers
5 8 4 Ciao  – Gene Rockwell
6 2 9 Long Live Love  – Sandie Shaw
7 9 4 Baby The Rain Must Fall  – Glenn Yarbrough
8 11 3 Help  – Beatles
9 10 6 Tea And Trumpets  – Norman Ruby Orchestra
10 6 11 It’s Not Unusual  – Tom Jones
11 5 8 Wonderful World  – Herman’s Hermits
12 17 2 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction  – Rolling Stones
13 18 2 I’m Alive  – Hollies
14 12 12 I Need You  – Rick Nelson
15 13 12 Under The Boardwalk  – Rolling Stones
16 14 7 Here Comes The Night  – Them
17 New 1 Goodbye My Love  – Murray Campbell
18 19 2 This Little Bird  – Marianne Faithfull
19 15 11 Catch The Wind  – Donovan
20 16 8 Little Lonely One  – Tom Jones

We now had our first song go beyond 2 weeks at number 1 as Elvis’ ‘Crying In The Chapel’ moved onto a 3 week as the nation’s favourite song. And with the 1 week that ‘Do The Clam’ spent at number 1, Elvis had now spent double the amount of time at the top of the charts than his nearest rivals. Granted it was a total of 4 weeks with Rick Nelson and Tom Jones in second place with 2 apiece.

Sham The Sham & The Pharaohs’ ‘Wooly Bully’ moved up 2 into second spot on the top 20 and in so doing sneaked into the top 20 on the list of weeks on the chart by artists as the 5 they had managed so far put them equal 20th with Petula Clark, The Ivy League and Cliff Richard.

The Rolling Stones and The Hollies both collected their first biggest climber in a week awards as ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ and ‘I’m Alive’ both moved up 5 places, landing at 12 and 13 respectively. The Byrds ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ managed a second star rater as it moved up 4, but, as with last week, it was not quite good enough to be the biggest climber.

Herman’s Hermits picked up a second biggest faller in the week as ‘Wonderful World’ emulated ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’  in having the biggest drop in a week, but where the latter only had to fall 4 to manage it, ‘Wonderful World’ need a 6 place drop (from 5 to 11) to collect its award. There were 4 other songs that fell 4 this week.

And talking of Herman’s Hermits, they dropped down to having only 1 song in the chart as the aforementioned ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’ did not make it across to this week’s top 20. The song spent 11 weeks in the charts and was the 3rd previous chart topper to exit the top 20. It had spent just 1 week at the top spot.

The new entry this week boosted the local content of the chart to 2 as Murray Campbell’s ‘Goodnight My Love’ joined Gene Rockwell’s ‘Ciao’ in flying the SA flag. Campbell was actually born in Scotland, but moved to South Africa in 1964. ‘Goodnight My Love’ is a cover of trumpeter, Nino Rosso’s ‘Il Silenzio’ which itself was based on a piece by Tchaikovsky. ‘Il Silenzio’ means ‘The Silence’. Rosso’s version would top the charts in Holland, Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland and go to 8 in the UK and 32 on the US Easy Listening Charts. Campbell’s version would top the Rhodesian charts for 8 weeks. The song is mostly an instrumental, but does include a spoken piece, so has been excluded from the instrumental stats.

Rick Nelson’s ‘I Need You’ and The Rolling Stones’ ‘Under The Boardwalk’ were the oldest on this week charts, both being on 12 weeks and The Stones moved out in front again on the list of weeks on the chart by an artist as they reached the 20 week milestone. Herman’s Hermits dropped into second place on that list which they had to share with Tom Jones, both sitting on 19 weeks.

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