|1||1||5||With a Girl Like You||–||Troggs|
|2||2||6||Tell ’em I’m Surfin’||–||Fantastic Baggys|
|3||3||7||I Saw Her Again||–||Mamas and The Papas|
|4||11||4||Hanky Panky||–||Tommy James & The Shondells|
|5||7||5||Just Like a Woman||–||Manfred Mann|
|6||12||4||Black is Black||–||Los Bravos|
|7||6||4||Blue Side of Lonesome||–||Jim Reeves|
|8||5||9||Red Rubber Ball||–||Cyrkle|
|9||13||4||I’ve Been Hurt||–||Guy Darrell|
|10||4||11||Lara’s Theme (From Dr Zhivago)||–||Roger Williams|
|11||8||7||Sand||–||Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra|
|12||16||3||Born Free||–||Matt Monro|
|13||14||4||Where Were You When I Needed You||–||Grass Roots|
|15||9||7||Lil’ Red Riding Hood||–||Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs|
|16||10||5||Lonely River||–||Virginia Lee|
|17||19||2||Tar and Cement||–||Verdelle Smith|
|18||20||2||Sweet Pea||–||Tommy Roe|
|19||New||1||The More I See You||–||Chris Montez|
|20||New||1||Summer in the City||–||Lovin’ Spoonful|
The Troggs continued their spate at number 1 with ‘With A Girl Like You’ enjoying a second week there. The Fantastic Baggys’ ‘Tell ‘em I’m Surfin’’ became the 3rd song to spend 3 consecutive weeks at number 2 following in the footsteps of Roger Williams’ ‘Lara’s Theme (From Dr Zhivago)’ and The Beatles’ ‘We Can Work It Out’.
Two weeks back it had been a star rater, but this week, Tommy James & The Shondells’ ‘Hanky Panky’ was our biggest climber as it jumped 7 places from 11 to 4. This was the 20th time that an American group had taken the honour (the 34th time overall for an American act).
Los Bravos’ ‘Black Is Black’ was the highest climber of the other star raters, moving up 6 places from 12 to 6. Guy Darrell’s ‘I’ve Been Hurt’ and Matt Monro’s ‘Born Free’ were the other 2 star raters, both climbing 4 places.
Roger Williams’ ‘Lara’s Theme (From Dr Zhivago)’ and Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs’ ‘Lil’ Red Riding Hood’ shared faller of the week honours as both songs fell 6 places to land up at 10 and 15 respectively. For Sam The Sham it was a second time with this award.
Roger Williams’ ‘Lara’s Theme (From Dr Zhivago)’ was, however, the new oldest song on the charts, clocking in at 11 weeks. This came about as the other version of that tune, The Ray Conniff Singers’ ‘Somewhere My Love’ fell off the charts after a run of 12 weeks, 4 of which were spent at the top spot. This would be the sum total of Conniff’s SA chart career and it would leave us with just Roger Williams version of the song on the charts, having had 3 at one point (the other being The MGM Singing Strings’ instrumental version).
Also leaving the top 20 was The Hollies’ ‘Bus Stop’ which had enjoyed 7 weeks on the charts with a peak of 11. This was their 2nd lowest peak of their 4 hits to date with ‘I Can’t Let Go’s top position of 14 being the lowest. There was still plenty to come from the group.
Both new entries this week were by artists who had not seen any action on our charts before. The first of which was Chris Montez’ ‘The More I See You’. The song was originally recorded in 1945 by Dick Haymes and has been cover by many artists. Montez’ version would be the most successful recording of it in the US, being the only version to make the Hot 100, getting to number 16 there. In the UK it made it to number 3. A version by Joy Marshall also charted there in 1966 going to 34 and then in 1999 Barbara Windsor (the short blonde one with the infectious laugh in the ‘Carry On’ films) and Mike Reid (who had starred alongside Windsor in the UK soap opera ‘Eastenders’) took a cover version to 46 there.
Virginia Lee celebrated her 30th week in the charts this week which put her tied 11th on the weeks count list, joining The Seekers there. She was still 3rd on the local list, but now only 1 week behind Gene Rockwell. Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs and Nancy Sinatra drew level with Elvis Presley with 23 weeks to their names. They were tied 15th on the list.
This week would also see the highest concentration of one nation that the artists represented as 14 of the top 20 songs were by American acts. We would see this happen two more times.