2 February 1968


Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 4 5 Master Jack  – Four Jacks & a Jill
2 1 8 Daydream Believer  – Monkees
3 2 13 Massachusetts  – Bee Gees
4 7 5 Love is All Around  – Troggs
5 3 8 All My Love  – Cliff Richard
6 6 8 I’m Coming Home  – Tom Jones
7 5 16 Timothy  – Four Jacks & a Jill
8 13 3 (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls  – Dionne Warwick
9 11 5 Everybody Knows  – Dave Clark Five
10 8 15 Timothy  – Carike Keuzenkamp
11 12 14 The Letter  – Box Tops
12 15 3 Everybody Knows  – Engelbert Humperdinck
13 9 12 Come Back When You Grow Up  – Bobby Vee
14 14 7 Never My Love  – Association
15 16 4 All the Time  – Quinsey
16 19 2 Let the Heartaches Begin  – Long John Baldry
17 18 2 I Looked Back  – Four Jacks & a Jill
18 17 7 Zabadak  – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
19 New 1 Send Me No Roses  – Lucille Starr
20 10 11 You’ve Not Changed  – Sandie Shaw

The previous time The Monkees held the top position (with ‘I’m A Believer’), their reign there lasted 6 weeks, but despite being another believer, ‘Daydream Believer’ could only manage a single week at the top as it was ousted this week by ‘Master Jack’ by Four Jacks & A Jill. This was the 6th local song to take pole position on the charts and Four Jacks & A Jill became the first local group to have 2 chart toppers under their belt (their previous one being ‘Timothy’ ) and ultimately they would be the only local act to manage this. The gap of 10 weeks between their chart toppers was the second smallest to date, coming second to Elvis’ 6 weeks between ‘Do The Clam’ and ‘Crying In The Chapel’. By the time the charts finished in 1989, this 10 week gap would be the 5th smallest.

Dionne Warwick’s ‘(Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls)’ picked up a second biggest climber award as it jumped up 5 places from 13 to 8. This was the 22nd time a song by a solo female artist had been the biggest climber and the American women now eased in front of the British ones as 9 of the 22 were by Americans while 8 were British (4 SA and 1 Canadian made up the balance). There were no other songs making a star rater climb (4 or more places) this week.

We also saw a woman take the biggest faller award as Sandie Shaw’s ‘You’ve Not Changed’ dropped 10 from 10 to 20. This was the second time the song had been the biggest faller and Shaw’s 4th time with the award. The fall of 10 places equalled the record to date which 5 other songs had managed, but this was the first time a song by a solo woman had fallen this many places in 1 week. This was the 6th time we had seen the biggest climber and biggest being by a woman and as with the climbers, this was also the 22nd time we had seen a woman take biggest faller. The break down by nationality was slightly different here with UK having 10, US 8, 3 locals and 1 Canadian.

Four Jacks & A Jill’s ‘Timothy’ continued on as the oldest on the chart. It was sitting on 16 weeks and this was the second week it had this title.

We bid farewell to The Foundations’ ‘Baby Now That I’ve Found You’. It had been with us for 8 weeks and peaked at 10. This fell a fair way short of the song’s chart topping escapades in the UK, and it would not be the band’s only outing into our charts.

The new one was Lucille Starr’s 4th hit on our charts and as she had been the only Canadian act to chart so far, it was also the 4th Canadian hit to grace our top 20. The song was written by country singer Samuel Garrett who wrote songs under the name Hank Mills. It was recorded by a number of notable singers including Tammy Wynette and Wanda Jackson. However it appears that its only outing on the US Country Singles chart was when Tommy Overstreet took a version to number 7 in 1973.

Tom Jones became the first act to clock up 90 weeks as he ticked over to that milestone. Four Jacks & A Jill became the first local act to move past the 40 week mark. They had 3 in the chart still, so jumped from 39 weeks to 42. The Bee Gees also passed a milestone this week as they enjoyed their 20th in the top 20.

The Troggs moved into tied 6th place on the weeks count list, sharing the spot with Petula Clark. They were both on 58 weeks. Engelbert Humperdinck moved level with Tommy Roe on 43 weeks and they both sat tied 13th overall. Cliff Richard and Four Jacks & A Jill (as mentioned above) clocked up their 42nd week and sat tied 15th with The Mamas & The Papas. On the local front Four Jacks & A Jill were now in the lead as they overtook Gene Rockwell who sat second on 39. Carike Keuzenkamp drew level with Emil Dean and Groep Twee with 15 weeks to her name.

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