|1||1||6||With a Girl Like You||–||Troggs|
|2||6||5||Black is Black||–||Los Bravos|
|3||4||5||Hanky Panky||–||Tommy James & The Shondells|
|4||2||7||Tell ’em I’m Surfin’||–||Fantastic Baggys|
|5||3||8||I Saw Her Again||–||Mamas and The Papas|
|6||9||5||I’ve Been Hurt||–||Guy Darrell|
|7||18||3||Sweet Pea||–||Tommy Roe|
|8||12||4||Born Free||–||Matt Monro|
|10||5||6||Just Like a Woman||–||Manfred Mann|
|11||19||2||The More I See You||–||Chris Montez|
|12||10||12||Lara’s Theme (From Dr Zhivago)||–||Roger Williams|
|13||7||5||Blue Side of Lonesome||–||Jim Reeves|
|14||8||10||Red Rubber Ball||–||Cyrkle|
|15||17||3||Tar and Cement||–||Verdelle Smith|
|16||11||8||Sand||–||Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra|
|18||16||6||Lonely River||–||Virginia Lee|
|19||13||5||Where Were You When I Needed You||–||Grass Roots|
|20||20||2||Summer in the City||–||Lovin’ Spoonful|
The Troggs’ ‘With A Girl Like You’ was our number 1 song for a 3rd straight week, surpassing the 2 weeks it spent at the top of the UK charts. The Fantastic Baggys’ ‘Tell ‘em I’m Surfin’’ was unable to become the first song to spend 4 straight weeks at 2 as it dropped to 4 after 3 weeks in second place. Our new second favourite song was Los Bravos’ ‘Black Is Black’ which managed a star rater climb (for the 3rd week running) of 4 places to get there.
Before this week, the gap between the biggest climb in a week to date (the 13 place leap by The Fantastic Baggys’ ‘Tell ‘em I’m Surfin’) and the next biggest was 3 places (10 place jumps made by 4 different songs). This week, Tommy Roe’s ‘Sweet Pea’ cut one week off this gap as it became the first song to manage an 11 place climb in a week, jumping from 18 to 7. Of the 6 songs making a leap of 10 or more places so far, only The Who’s ‘Substitute’ was by a British act, the other 5 were all by US acts.
Apart from Tommy Roe’s feat and Los Bravos mentioned above, the other star raters were Matt Monro’s ‘Born Free (up 4 to 8), Roy Orbison’s ‘Lana’ (up 5 to 9 ) and Chris Montez’ ‘The More I See You’ (up 8 to 11). Chris Montez’ 8 place climb was the second highest to not make climber of the week and shared that spot with The Mamas And The Papas’ ‘I Saw Her Again’ whose 8 place climb lost out to The Fantatsic Baggys’ 13 place climb mentioned above, but it was Sam The Sham & The Pharaoahs’ ‘Lil’ red Riding Hood’ which made a 10 place jump that same week which held the record highest second biggest jump in a week.
Three songs shared the biggest fall of the week with Jim Reeves’ ‘Blue Side Of Lonesome’, The Cyrkle’s ‘Red Rubber Ball’ and The Grass Roots’ ‘Where Were You when I Needed You’ all falling 6 places to end up and 13, 14 and 19 respectively.
Roger Williams’ ‘Lara’s Theme (From Dr Zhivago)’ continued its run as the oldest on the charts, moving on to its 12th week in the top 20.
We said goodbye to the song with the highest second biggest climb in a week to its name, Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs’ ‘Lil’ Red Riding Hood’. It had been with us for 7 weeks and managed to get to 4 during that period. This concluded their involvement in our charts. They had enjoyed 3 hits, spent 23 weeks on the charts and had a best peak with ‘Wooly Bully’ which managed to get to 2.
The new entry was a second hit for Jody Wayne as he entered the charts with ‘Patches’. This was the 36th local song to chart and the 19th by a local male. The song was a cover version of one by Dickey Lee and gave song writers Barry Mann his 3rd hit and Larry Kolber his 2nd. Lee’s version would get to number 6 in the US and would be only 1 of 2 hits he would have there. His other hit, ‘I Don’t Wanna Think About Paula’ would only make it to 68.
The Mamas And The Papas celebrated making it to 20 weeks on the charts this week. Virginia Lee moved into tied 9th place on the weeks count list as she moved on to 31 and shared that position with Gene Rockwell and The Hollies. This also meant that she was tied second with Rockwell on the local list. Jody Wayne’s new entry this week put him in 12th place on his own on the local list as he was on 11 weeks now.