9 February 1968

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Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 1 6 Master Jack  – Four Jacks & a Jill
2 4 6 Love is All Around  – Troggs
3 2 9 Daydream Believer  – Monkees
4 3 14 Massachusetts  – Bee Gees
5 5 9 All My Love  – Cliff Richard
6 8 4 (Theme From) Valley of the Dolls  – Dionne Warwick
7 9 6 Everybody Knows  – Dave Clark Five
8 6 9 I’m Coming Home  – Tom Jones
9 7 17 Timothy  – Four Jacks & a Jill
10 11 15 The Letter  – Box Tops
11 10 16 Timothy  – Carike Keuzenkamp
12 13 13 Come Back When You Grow Up  – Bobby Vee
13 19 2 Send Me No Roses  – Lucille Starr
14 17 3 I Looked Back  – Four Jacks & a Jill
15 14 8 Never My Love  – Association
16 16 3 Let the Heartaches Begin  – Long John Baldry
17 12 4 Everybody Knows  – Engelbert Humperdinck
18 15 5 All the Time  – Quinsey
19 New 1 Am I That Easy to Forget?  – Engelbert Humperdinck
20 New 1 The Other Man’s Grass is Always Greener  – Petula Clark

‘Master Jack’ by Four Jacks & A Jill enjoyed a second week at the top of the pile while The Troggs pushed to get their second chart topper as ‘Love Is All Around’ moved up 2 into second place.

Lucille Starr picked up her second biggest climber award as ‘Send Me No Roses’ moved up 6 places from 19 to 13 to be the biggest climber this week. It joined Starr’s ‘I Love You’ in achieving this award. There were no other songs making a move up of 4 or more places so ‘Send Me No Roses’ was also the only star rater this week and it was Starr’s 3rd time with a song climbing 4 or more.

On the falling front, Engelbert Humperdinck picked up his 3rd biggest faller as ‘Everybody Knows’ fell 5 from 12 to 17. This equalled his second biggest fall to date which ‘Release Me’ had managed, but the latter was not the biggest faller in the week it fell 5. Englebert’s biggest fall to date was 8 places with ‘There Goes My Everything’.

Four Jacks & A Jill’s ‘Timothy continued as the oldest on the charts as it entered its 17th week with us. It now equalled the second longest run by a local song, a total reached by The Staccatos’ ‘Come Back Silly Girl’, and was 1 behind local leader, Des Lindberg’s ‘Ramblin’ Boy’.

We saw 2 songs leave the chart this week, the first of which was Sandie Shaw’s ‘You’ve Not Changed’ which had enjoyed an 11 week stay with us and peaked at number 4 in that time. Despite this pretty good performance, this was the worst performance on both week and peak fronts of her 3 songs to date.

Also leaving us was Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Titch’s ‘Zabadak’. It was with us for 7 weeks and peaked at 13 during that time. As with Shaw’s hit, it was their worst peak to date, however it did manage 1 week more than the 6 ‘Save Me’ managed for them.

While Engelbert Humperdinck was experiencing the biggest fall this week, he also became the 2nd act to have 2 or more songs on the chart in the same week with 3 different pairings as his ‘Am I That Easy to Forget?’ joined ‘Everybody Knows’ in the top 30 this week. ‘Am I That Easy To Forget?’ was written in 1958 by Carl Belew who took it to number 9 in the US country singles charts. Since then Skeeter Davis had a number 11 on the country charts in 1960 and Debbie Reynolds took her version to 24 on the main hot 100 charts. Engelbert’s version got to 18 in the US and 3 in the UK. It also gave Engelbert a 3 week stay at the top of the Irish charts.

Petula Clark drew level with Tom Jones at the top of the list of number of hits by an artists as her ‘The Other Man’s Grass is Always Greener’ entered the charts this week. Both artists had had 8 hits and 1 of Jones’ had also talked about green grass (‘Green Green Grass Of Home’ just in case you really didn’t know). ‘The Other Man’s Grass is Always Greener’ was penned by Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent. It was the 5th of Petula’s hits to feature Tony in the song writing credits and the second where Jackie Trent also featured. The song would go to number 20 in the UK and would be her last top 20 hit there till 1988 when a remix of ‘Downtown’ would get to 10.

The Monkees celebrated 40 weeks in the charts this week and they moved 1 clear of Gene Rockwell to occupy position 19 on their own on the weeks count list. Engelbert Humperdinck and Four Jacks & A Jill clocked up 2 and 3 weeks respectively as they both had multiple hits in the charts. They moved tied 12th with Donovan who shared their 45 weeks to date. Carike Keuzenkamp moved clear of Emil Dean and Groep Twee on the local weeks count list as she now had 16 weeks to her name. This meant that she occupied number 11 on the list on her own.

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