10 September 1965

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Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 3 4 Goodbye My Love  – Murray Campbell
2 1 6 Help  – Beatles
3 5 5 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction  – Rolling Stones
4 2 7 Mr Tambourine Man  – Byrds
5 4 7 Ciao  – Gene Rockwell
6 7 5 I’m Alive  – Hollies
7 6 7 Baby The Rain Must Fall  – Glenn Yarbrough
8 11 3 Tossing And Turning  – Ivy League
9 13 3 Pearly Shells  – Pat Boone
10 8 10 Crying In The Chapel  – Elvis Presley
11 9 8 Wooly Bully  – Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
12 10 13 World Of Our Own  – Seekers
13 17 2 Catch Us If You Can  – Dave Clark Five
14 12 9 Tea And Trumpets  – Norman Ruby Orchestra
15 New 1 I’m Henry The Eighth, I Am  – Herman’s Hermits
16 New 1 You’ve Got Your Troubles  – Fortunes
17 15 11 Wonderful World  – Herman’s Hermits
18 18 5 This Little Bird  – Marianne Faithfull
19 16 15 I Need You  – Rick Nelson
20 14 12 Long Live Love  – Sandie Shaw

Murray Campbell brought us our first local chart topper as ‘Goodbye My Love’ stole the top spot from The Beatles’ ‘Help!’. The song jumped up 2 places from 3 to do this while The Beatles fell into second place.

Pat Boones’ ‘Pearly Shells’ and The Dave Clark Five’s ‘Catch Us If You Can’ took biggest climber honours, both moving up 4 places, the former from 13 to 9 while the latter went from 17 to 13. Neither artist had managed to attain this distinction before.

Sandie Shaw picked up a second biggest faller in a week award as ‘Long Live Love’ fell 6 from 14 to 20. The song had been the biggest faller 2 weeks previously and it was the 5th time we had now seen a solo woman take this title.

We experienced our first chart without a Tom Jones hit in it since the very first chart published. ‘It’s Not Unusual’, his first hit, was a new entry on our second ever chart. It spent 13 weeks on the top 20, 2 of which were at the top spot and 8 of which were it co-occupied the charts with his other hit to date, ‘Little Lonely One’. He would not emulate the success of 2 in the chart at the same time again, but fans of the Welshman would not have to wait long to see him back in the top 20.

The Rolling Stones who had now had 10 weeks with 2 songs in the chart (not consecutive weeks and with 2 different pairings), saw their longest serving hit, ‘Under The Boardwalk’ fall off the chart. This was also the second last of the songs on the first top 20 to leave the charts. ‘Under The Boardwalk’ had had a run of 14 weeks, 1 of which was at the top spot.

Herman’s Hermits joined The Stones on 3 hits, moving ahead of the pack of 7 other artists who were on 2. Their new one was ‘I’m Henry The Eighth, I Am’ which would give them the second of their 2 US chart toppers, knocking The Stones’ ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ (our number 3 song this week) off the number 1 spot there before being ousted itself the following week by Sonny & Cher’s ‘I Got You Babe’. Like their first SA hit, ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’ the song would not chart in their native UK. The song itself dates back to 1910 when British music hall star, Harry Champion used to sing it. When it was released in 1965 The Hermit’s version would become the fastest selling single in the US. They were now back to 2 hits in the chart and became the second act after the Stones to manage this with 2 different pairings.

Those of you who have been following this blog for a while may be familiar with the names Roger Greenaway and Roger Cook. They were a song writing duo who scored a good number of hits on our charts from 1969 onwards, but it all began this week with ‘You’ve Got Your Troubles’ being our other new entry. They penned this hit which was recorded by The Fortunes. The song would reach number 2 in the UK and 7 in the US for the band. It would also make 3 in Holland, 10 in Belgium and 28 in Germany.

As mentioned above, we lost one of the surviving 2 songs from the first ever chart, leaving us with only Rick Nelson’s ‘I Need You’ from that top 20. It was now on 15 weeks.

The Stones had now clocked up a quarter of a century of weeks, moving on to 25 this week. Herman’s Hermit’s were second on 23 with Tom Jones coming in 3rd on 21. Elvis moved onto the 20 week milestone.

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