22 October 1965

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

Murray Campbell’s ‘Goodbye My Love’ moved on to 6 weeks at the top of the charts and was now double its closest rival (Elvis’ ‘Crying In The Chapel’) for weeks spent at 1. Tom Jones’ ‘What’s New Pussycat’ moved up into second place, knocking The Ivy League’s ‘Tossing And Turning’ into 3rd place.

Horst Jankowski’s Orchestra picked up their first (and what would ultimately be their only) biggest climber in the week award with ‘A Walk In The Black Forrest’ which climbed up 4 places from 20 to 16. The biggest faller this week was also a 4 place move and this was done by The Beatle’s ‘Help!’. This was the second time the Fab Four had suffered this fate, the previous time was also with ‘Help!’ 4 weeks previously when it dropped to 7. The song never managed to regain lost ground, but after its first biggest drop, it dropped 1, was unmoved the following week and then dropped 2 last week.

We said ‘Goodbye My Love’ to Nini Rosso’s version of that song (his version was called ‘Il Silenzio’ elsewhere) as it left the chart after a run of 5 weeks and a peak of 14. Despite being the original of the song, it was way outperformed by the 2 local versions that were still in our charts (at 1 and 12).

Also leaving the charts was a former number 1 hit, The Byrds ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. It had lasted 12 weeks on the charts, 1 of which was at the top spot. Despite managing 16 Hot 100 hits in the US, this would be their only song to make our top 20.

‘Everyone’s Gone To The Moon’ was the first single released by Jonathan King and was the 30th by a UK act to reach our charts. It would give him a number 4 hit in his native England and would also manage to get to 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. Apart from being both singer and song writer, King was involved in other areas of the music business, including being responsible for discovering and naming the band Genesis and producing the Bay City Rollers’ first single. He would also chart in 1971 under the name Sakkarin. In September 2001, King was found guilty of indecently assaulting teenage boys and was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment. King still maintains his innocence.

Perry Como brought us our other new entry, ‘Stand Beside Me’. By this time he had already had 38 US Hot 100 hits, but ‘Stand Beside Me’ was not one of them, and he would not chart in the US with this song, a cover of a Tompall Glaser number. It did not make the UK or any of the European charts either. It was taken from Como’s album ‘The Scene Changes’ which made number 47 on the US album charts and spawned the single ‘Dream On Little Dreamer’ which made 25 on the US singles charts. This was Como’s first SA hit.

Tom Jones pulled ahead of Herman’s Hermits for weeks in the charts and was now in second place on his own with 26 weeks under his belt. The Stones still ruled on that list as they were on 31. Sam The Sham & The Pharoah’s ‘Wooly Bully’ was the oldest on the charts for a 3rd week running. It was sitting on 14 weeks.

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