14 January 1966


Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 1 8 Hungry for Love  – A-Cads
2 3 5 Get Off My Cloud  – Rolling Stones
3 5 5 The Carnival is Over  – Seekers
4 4 14 California Girls  – Beach Boys
5 2 10 Hang On Sloopy  – McCoys
6 7 7 How the Mighty Hath Fallen  – Emil Dean
7 6 11 Come Back Silly Girl  – Staccatos
8 10 6 Wind Me Up, Let Me Go  – Cliff Richard
9 14 3 Treat Her Right  – Roy Head and The Traits
10 8 12 Stand Beside Me  – Perry Como
11 16 2 We Can Work it Out  – Beatles
12 9 10 If You Gotta Go, Go Now  – Manfred Mann
13 15 6 That’s How I Feel  – Bats
14 12 7 Amore Scusami (My Love Forgive Me)  – Theo Cavalieros
15 17 4 Here it Comes Again  – Fortunes
16 11 6 Yesterday  – Matt Monro
17 20 2 Take a Heart  – Sorrows
18 New 1 Yesterday Man  – Chris Andrews
19 13 8 Only You My Love  – Murray Campbell
20 19 16 What’s New Pussycat  – Tom Jones

The A-Cads held on to the top spot to make it 2 weeks at number 1 now with ‘Hungry For Love’, however, it was under huge pressure from The Rolling Stones’ ‘Get Off My Cloud’ which had jumped 6 places in both of the last 2 weeks and now edged closer to the top climbing 1 place to 2. The Seekers’ ‘The Carnival Is Over’ was also making a bid for the top, climbing 2 to 3.

We had two songs have the biggest climb this week, Roy Head & The Traits’ ‘Treat Her Right’ (a star rater last week) moved up 5 to 9 while The Beatles’ ‘We Can Work It Out’ also climbed 5 to get to 11. It was the Fab Four’s 3rd time with a biggest climber and they became the 7th act to manage this many biggest climbers. As yet, no act had managed more. There were no other star raters this week.

On the falling front Murray Campbell’s ‘Only You My Love’ added to its tally of biggest drops that it started last week as it fell a further 6 to end up at 19. Overall it was his 3rd time with this award and the 9th time we had seen it go to a local act.

Tom Jones’ ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ looked like falling off the chart last week as it fell 4 to 19. However, it managed to cling onto a top 20 spot, but dropped 1 to 20. It was the oldest on the charts on 16 weeks and only Rick Nelsons’ ‘I Need You’ had spent more weeks in the charts as it had managed 17. The Seekers’ ‘World Of Our Own’ was the only other song to have managed at least 16 weeks.

The song that did leave the chart was Dean Martin’s ‘Houston’ which had spent 9 weeks in the top 20 and peaked at 5. He would grace our charts again.

We had already seen Chris Andrews’ name on our charts, but that was as a song writer, having penned Sandie Shaw’s number 2 hit, ‘Long Live Love’. Now he was with us as both song writer and artist as his self-penned debut solo single, ‘Yesterday Man’ entered the charts at 18 this week. Would it fare better than the Sandie Shaw one he wrote? The signs were mixed as it only made it to 3 in the UK where Sandie’s hit topped the chart. However in the US, ‘Yesterday’s Man’ made it to 94 where ‘Long Live Love’ stumbled at 97. Elsewhere Andrews’ hit would top the charts in Germany, Ireland and Austria, make number 2 in Holland and Belgium and 5 in Norway, all higher peaks than Shaw’s hit.

The Rolling Stones hit the 40 weeks on the chart mark and were the first act to do so. Their closest rival was Tom Jones on 37 while The Beatles on 24 weeks moved clear of Elvis and Gene Rockwell to be in 5th place on the list of weeks on the charts. Perry Como clocked up his 12th week and moved to tied 19th on that list.

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