8 October 1965


Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 2 8 Goodbye My Love  – Murray Campbell
2 1 9 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction  – Rolling Stones
3 5 7 Pearly Shells  – Pat Boone
4 4 7 Tossing And Turning  – Ivy League
5 3 9 I’m Alive  – Hollies
6 6 6 Catch Us If You Can  – Dave Clark Five
7 11 3 What’s New Pussycat  – Tom Jones
8 8 10 Help  – Beatles
9 7 5 You’ve Got Your Troubles  – Fortunes
10 10 4 Goodbye My Love  – Virginia Lee & Murray Campbell
11 15 3 Unchained Melody  – Righteous Brothers
12 9 11 Mr Tambourine Man  – Byrds
13 12 11 Ciao  – Gene Rockwell
14 13 12 Wooly Bully  – Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
15 14 4 Goodbye My Love  – Nini Rosso
16 18 2 I Got You Babe  – Sonny And Cher
17 New 1 California Girls  – Beach Boys
18 New 1 She  – Glenn Yarbrough
19 19 2 Ju Ju Hand  – Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
20 17 11 Baby The Rain Must Fall  – Glenn Yarbrough

Last week we saw Murray Campbell bow to the pressure from the Stones and let them take the number 1 spot from him. However, this week Campbell managed to do something no act has ever managed to do on the UK charts and that is knock both The Beatles and The Stones from the number 1 spot as ‘Goodbye My Love’ regained the top spot from Mick, Keith and the boys, relegating ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ to number 2. This also meant ‘Goodbye My Love’ became the first song to spend 4 weeks at number 1, pulling a week ahead of Elvis’ ‘Crying In The Chapel’ which had only made 3.

Tom Jones’ ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ followed up last week’s biggest climber award with another one as it moved up 4 places from 11 to 7. This week it was joined by The Righteous Brothers’ ‘Unchained Melody’ which moved up 4 from 15 to 11.

The Byrds suffered their first biggest faller in the week as ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ dropped 3 from 15 to 12.

We also saw the chart become Elvis-less for the first time as ‘Crying In The Chapel’ left the top 20 after 13 weeks, 3 of which were spent at the top spot. We had seen the King on our charts every week so far until now.

Also going from the top 20 was the oldest song on last week’s chart, The Seekers’ ‘World Of Our Own’. It had spent 16 weeks on the chart, 1 of which was at the top spot. These weeks and peak figures were the mirror opposite of those of ‘I’ll Never Find Another You’, their first hit, which managed 1 week and peaked at 16.

The new oldest song on the top 20 was Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs’ ‘Wooly Bully’ which moved on to 12 weeks.

Our first new entry was The Beach Boys’ ‘California Girls’. Written by Mike Love and Brian Wilson, the song went to number 3 in the US where it was their 21st Hot 100 hit. In the UK it only managed to get to 26. Nearly twenty years later (in early 1985) ex-Van Halen lead singer, David Lee Roth also took a cover version of the song to number 3 in the US. He was less successful than the Beach Boys in the UK as his version only made 68 there.

The other new entry was ‘She’ by Glenn Yarbrough. As Glenn’s other hit ‘Baby The Rain Must Fall’ was still in the top 20, he became the 8th artists to have 2 in the charts at the same time. The song was written by Mort Garston and Rod McKeun and does not seem to have charted anywhere else in the world. It was taken from the Yarbrough’s album ‘Baby The Rain Must Fall’.

On the weeks on the chart front, The Beatles reached the 20 week milestone, but were still a little way off the leaders, The Rolling Stones who sat on 29. Herman’s Hermits were in second place on 25 and Tom Jones pulled 1 clear of Elvis to be in 3rd place on his own with 24 weeks to his name.

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