28 June 1968


Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 1 9 Lazy Life  – Quentin E. Klopjaeger
2 3 5 A Man Without Love  – Engelbert Humperdinck
3 2 5 Little Red Donkey  – Troggs
4 5 7 Young Girl  – Union Gap Ft Gary Puckett
5 4 9 What a Wonderful World  – Louis Armstrong
6 16 2 Sunglasses  – Hilary
7 8 4 Baas Jack  – Al Debbo
8 6 11 Simon Says  – 1910 Fruitgum Company
9 7 5 Jennifer Eccles  – Hollies
10 15 2 Yummy Yummy Yummy  – Ohio Express
11 10 11 (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay  – Otis Redding
12 12 4 Warm and Tender Love  – Percy Sledge
13 11 4 If I Only Had Time  – John Rowles
14 9 6 Honey  – Peter Lotis
15 14 13 Delilah  – Tom Jones
16 18 2 Jennifer Juniper  – Donovan
17 17 3 Silver and Blue  – Johnny Gibson
18 New 1 Lazy Sunday  – Small Faces
19 New 1 That’s When I See the Blues  – Jim Reeves
20 New 1 Thank You for Loving Me  – Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch

Quentin E. Klopjaeger enjoyed a second week at the top of our charts with ‘Lazy Life’. The biggest pressure coming from Englebert Humperdinck’s ‘A Man Without Love’ which moved up 1 place to number 2.

We had had a local band make a climb of 10 or more places in a week (The Staccatos) and 2 weeks previously we had seen a local solo male artist climb 10 places (Al Debbo). This week we saw the 3rd local act to make a 10 or more place climb and it was a local solo woman doing this as Hilary’s ‘Sunglasses’ made the massive leap from 16 to 6. She was also the 3rd woman to make such a climb and ‘Sunglasses’ was the 20th song overall to do so.

Ohio Express’ ‘Yummy Yummy Yummy’ was the only other star rater this week. It moved up 5 places from 15 to 10.

On the falling front it was Peter Lotis’ ‘Honey’ that had the largest drop as it fell 5 places from 9 to 14. This was Lotis’ second time with the biggest faller and it was the 7th time we had seen local acts take biggest climber and faller in the same week.

Tom Jones’ ‘Delilah’ continued on as the oldest on the charts as it moved on to 13 weeks with us. In total Jones had spent 14 weeks with an oldest song on the charts, having achieved this with 4 different songs so far. He still trailed the leaders in this respect, Four Jacks & A Jill, who had managed 17.

The Box Tops’ ‘Cry Like A Baby’ was the first of 3 songs to leave the top 20. It had been with us for 6 weeks and peaked at 17. This was the tied lowest peak to date for a song spending 6 weeks on the charts, equalling the record held by Marianne Faithfull’s 1965 hit ‘This Little Bird’. Overall this would be the worst peak for a song spending 6 weeks in the charts in the Top 20 era. Others would peak lower once the chart was extended to a top 30. The good news for The Box Tops was that their SA chart career was not yet over.

The Troggs’ ‘Little Girl’ was the second song to go. It managed 1 week better than The Box Tops’ hit, spending 7 weeks with us and peaking at 15. Like ‘Cry Like A Baby’, ‘Little Girl’ had the lowest peak to date for a song spending as may weeks on the charts as it did. However, there would be 1 song to have a lower peak for a 7 week run in the top 20 era. The Troggs still had ‘Little Red Donkey’ in the charts, however this was the first time in 25 weeks we did not have an artist with 2 or more in the charts at the same time.

Last of the leavers was Reparata & The Delrons’ ‘Captain Of Your Ship’ which had, like ‘Little Girl’ been with us for 7 weeks, but it had managed a much higher peak of 6. Reparata (sans the Delrons) would return to the charts at a later date.

The Small Faces made their SA Chart debut with ‘Lazy Sunday’ which entered at 18. In total we would see only 2 songs with the word ‘Lazy’ in the title make our charts and this week they were both in the top 20. ‘Lazy Sunday’ was written and produced by the band’s Steve Marriott and Ronnie Laine and would give them a number 2 hit in the UK, their second best peaking song there after the chart topping ‘All Or Nothing’. It would be re-released in 1976 and make number 39 in the UK the second time around.

Jim Reeves joined Petula Clark, The Hollies and Cliff Richard in tied second place for number of hits as his 8th to date, ‘That’s When I See the Blues’ was our second new entry. The song was written by Tommy Blake and Carl Belew. This was Blake’s first hit as a songwriter but a 3rd for Belew who had had co-written ‘Am I That Easy To Forget?’ which had been hits for Jim Reeves and Engelbert Humperdinck. Reeves’ version of ‘That’s When I See The Blues’ would give him a number 9 hit on the US Country Singles charts.

The final new entry was ‘Thank You For Loving Me’, a duet between Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch. The song was written by the 2 singers and would got to number 38 on the Australian Go-Set charts (one of the charts recognised as the main Aussie Charts alongside the Kent report charts). While Hatch was enjoying his debut on our charts as artist (he already had 6 song writing credits under his belt), it was Jackie’s second time with us. We had last seen her in the top 20 as an artist (she had shared song writing credits with Hatch on 2 of Petula Clark’s hit) in the July of 1965 with ‘Where Are You Now’ and this 152 week absence from the charts was the biggest gap to date, beating the 135 week gap Elvis Presley had had between ‘Just Call Me Lonesome’ and ‘Crying In The Chapel’.

The Troggs celebrated their 80th week on our charts. They sat 4th overall on the weeks count list, but were unmoved as they were 9 ahead of Manfred Mann in 5th place and 1 behind The Beach Boys in 3rd spot. The Hollies moved a week clear of Petula Clark to have 8th place to themselves. They were on 61 weeks. Englebert Humperdinck took 10th place for himself as his 58 weeks to date put him 1 clear of Cliff Ricahrd who dropped to 11th. Donovan moved level with The Monkees on 47 weeks. They sat tied 16th. On the local front, Peter Lotis moved into tied 14th place, sharing the position with The A-Cads and Group 66 all of whom were on 14 weeks.

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