15 October 1965

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Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 1 9 Goodbye My Love  – Murray Campbell
2 4 8 Tossing And Turning  – Ivy League
3 2 10 (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction  – Rolling Stones
4 7 4 What’s New Pussycat  – Tom Jones
5 6 7 Catch Us If You Can  – Dave Clark Five
6 3 8 Pearly Shells  – Pat Boone
7 5 10 I’m Alive  – Hollies
8 11 4 Unchained Melody  – Righteous Brothers
9 9 6 You’ve Got Your Troubles  – Fortunes
10 8 11 Help  – Beatles
11 17 2 California Girls  – Beach Boys
12 10 5 Goodbye My Love  – Virginia Lee & Murray Campbell
13 16 3 I Got You Babe  – Sonny And Cher
14 18 2 She  – Glenn Yarbrough
15 12 12 Mr Tambourine Man  – Byrds
16 14 13 Wooly Bully  – Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs
17 15 5 Goodbye My Love  – Nini Rosso
18 New 1 Look Through Any Window  – Hollies
19 New 1 Down In The Boondocks  – Billy Joe Royal
20 New 1 A Walk In The Black Forest  – Horst Jankowski’s Orchestra

Murray Campbell’s ‘Goodbye My Love’ extended its lead for weeks at 1 to date as it moved onto its 5th week at the top of the charts (non-consecutive). It was now 2 clear of the next best, Elvis’ 3 weeks with ‘Crying In The Chapel’. Ivy League’s ‘Tossing And Turning’ moved up 2 into second place to apply pressure to Campbell.

The climber of the week award went to The Beach Boys’ ‘California Girls’ which moved up 6 from 17 to 11. The song, by the way, was only 1 of 2 that would chart where the artists name included the word ‘boys’ and the song had the word ‘girls’ in the title. Can you guess what the other one would be? There would be none with ‘girls’ in the artist name and ‘boys’ in the song title. Glenn Yarbrough’s ‘She’ was the only other song this week to make star rater status as it climbed 4 places to 14.

The Byrds’ ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ picked up a second biggest faller in the week award as it dropped another 3 places to 15. It had picked up this award last week with the same sized drop. Last week they were accompanied by Glenn Yarbrough, this week it was Pat Boone and his hit ‘Pearly Shells’ that joined them as it fell 3 to 6.

Sam The Sham & The Pharoahs’ ‘Wooly Bully’ was still in the charts and consequently still the oldest in the top 20. It sat on 13 weeks.

We lost 3 songs this week, 2 of which meant that the artist involved dropped from having 2 in the charts to just having 1. The first of these was Glenn Yarbrough whose ‘Baby The Rain Must Fall’ left the top 20 after a run of 11 weeks and a peak of 3. As mentioned above, his ‘She’ had a star rarter climb.

Also mentioned above was Sam The Sham. His song ‘Ju Ju Hand’ which had only been in the charts for 2 weeks was the other one to go and leave the artist with just 1 song in the top 20. ‘Ju Ju Hand’ had spent both of its weeks at number 19.

We also said ‘Ciao’ to Gene Rockwell’s hit which beat his previous (and only other so far) hit ‘Torture’ by 6 weeks, spending 11 weeks in the top 20. However in that time it only managed to equal the peak of 4 that ‘Torture’ managed. There was still plenty more to come from him. This left us with just the 2 local versions of ‘Goodbye My Love’ (one by Murray Campbell, the other by Virginia Lee and Murray Campbell) flying the local flag on the charts.

The Hollies became the 9th act to have 2 in the charts at the same time as they moved on to 2 hits with ‘Look Through Any Window’ entering at 18 this week. This would give them a 9th UK hit where it would peak at 4 while across the Atlantic it would be their second Hot 100 hit in the US and their first to get into the top 40, peaking at 32. Elsewhere it would get to 8 in Norway and 15 in Holland.

Billy Joe Royal enjoyed his first hit in our charts with ‘Down In The Boondocks’ moving into the top 20 at position 19. The song was written by Joe South (who would bring us the hit ‘Games People Play’) and would go to number 9 in the US and 38 in the UK. Boondocks means an out of the way place or remote area and comes from the Filipino word ‘bundok’ which is possibly also where our word ‘bundu’ comes from.

Last of the newcomers was Horst Jankowski’s Orchestra’s ‘A Walk In The Black Forest’. This was the first song by a German artist to grace our charts and the second instrumental hit after The Norman Ruby Orchrestra’s ‘Tea And Trumpets’. The song was original released with the German title ‘Eine Schwarzwaldfahrt’ but made it to number 12 in the US and 3 in the UK under its English name. It has been covered by Herb Alpert and Apollo 100 (who would bring us the hit ‘Joy’ in 1972) amongst others.

The Rolling Stones moved on to the 30 weeks in the chart mark and still led the way on that front while Tom Jones moved into tied second place with Herman’s Hermits, both now sitting on 25 weeks.

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