24 February 1967

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Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 1 5 I’m a Believer  – Monkees
2 2 12 Green Green Grass of Home  – Tom Jones
3 5 6 Remember When  – Max Bygraves
4 4 12 Ramblin’ Boy  – Des Lindberg
5 3 13 Cry Softly (Liebestraum)  – Nancy Ames
6 6 7 If I were a Carpenter  – Bobby Darin
7 9 10 Mellow Yellow  – Donovan
8 17 4 Save Me  – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
9 13 23 Sweet Pea  – Tommy Roe
10 7 7 (You Don’t Have To) Paint Me a Picture  – Gary Lewis and The Playboys
11 8 14 Good Vibrations  – Beach Boys
12 11 11 Hooray for Hazel  – Tommy Roe
13 10 11 Morningtown Ride  – Seekers
14 RE 2 Wednesday’s Child  – Matt Monro
15 19 2 Anyway That You Want Me  – Troggs
16 16 9 Snow Flake  – Jim Reeves
17 15 15 Winchester Cathedral  – New Vaudeville Band
18 18 3 Games That Lovers Play  – Connie Francis
19 New 1 Single Girl  – Sandy Posey
20 14 8 All the Love in the World  – Connie Francis

The Monkees continued to hang around at the number 1 spot with ‘I’m A Believer’, clocking up their 3rd week there. Previous chart topper, Tom Jones’ ‘Green Green Grass Of Home’ was still at 2 and became the 5th song to spend 3 consecutive weeks in second place. Of the 5 songs to do this, 2 of them had not managed to move further up the charts, 1 had sat at 2 for 3 weeks before finally taking the top spot and 2 (including Tom Jones’ hit mentioned above) had sat there after vacating the top spot.

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch’s ‘Save Me’ hadn’t really been doing much on the charts in its first 3 weeks, bouncing around from 18 down to 20 then up to 17. This week it suddenly decided to do something dramatic and became our biggest climber with a 9 place leap from 17 to 8.

Another song yo-yo-ing around the charts was Tommy Roe’s ‘Sweet Pea’ which bounced back into the top 10 with a star rater climb of 4 from 13 to 9. It was sitting on 23 weeks and enjoying its 11th week as the oldest on the top 20. The only other star rater this week was The Troggs’ ‘Anyway That You Want Me’ which climbed 4 from 19 to 15. All 3 of the acts with star rater climbs this week were experiencing this for the 4th time.

Connie Francis had her second biggest faller in the week as ‘All The Love In The World’ fell 6 places from 14 to 20. ‘Forget Domani’ was her other hit to be biggest faller.

Matt Monro’s ‘Wednesday’s Child’ became the 3rd song to re-enter the charts after falling off them and it did so in some style, crashing in at number 14. This would ultimately be the second highest position that a song would re-enter the charts at and 2 other songs would manage this. There would be 3 songs that would re-enter at 10. However, during the Top 30 era, there were 2 songs that would fall out of the top 20, but not the top 30, then return to the top 20, one coming back in at 12 and the other at 13.

The only new entry this week was Sandy Posey’s ‘Single Girl’. Posey is an American singer from Alabama. ‘Single Girl’ would go to number 12 in the US and 15 in the UK. Posey would have 5 US Hot 100 hits, of which 3 (including ‘Single Girl’) would peak at 12. In 1975 the song would have a second run on the UK charts making it to 35 during that run. ‘Single Girl’ would top the charts in Rhodesia, go to 5 in Australia and 11 in Canada. Despite her US and UK chart careers being confined mostly to the 60s (the 1975 run in the UK charts of ‘Single Girl’ being the exception), Posey has continued to record and released several songs for download in 2007.

The Troggs reached the 30 weeks in the chart milestone this week, but this failed to move them up from position 16 on the weeks count list. Tommy Roe moved into 8th place on that list with 42 to his name and Jim Reeves moved into tied 10th place with Cliff Richard and Virginia Lee, all of them being on 32 weeks.

For the 4th week running, Des Lindberg was the only local representative on the top 20 with ‘Ramblin’ Boy’ sitting at a respectable number 4. Lindberg had clocked up 25 weeks in total so far.

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