16 November 1973


Pos LW Weeks Song Artist
1 1 7 Heaven is My Woman’s Love  – Tommy Overstreet
2 5 7 Do You Love Me  – Geli & Billy
3 6 11 I Wanna Live  – Tommy Oliver
4 2 12 Baby Blue  – George Baker Selection
5 3 7 Funny Face  – Barbara Ray
6 4 15 Clap Your Hands and Stamp Your Feet  – Maria
7 10 4 The Ballroom Blitz  – Sweet
8 9 6 Going Down Jordan  – Rising Sons
9 7 15 Take Me to the Mardi Gras  – Paul Simon
10 8 9 Smoke on the Water  – Deep Purple
11 11 14 One & One is One  – Medicine Head
12 13 4 My Daddy was a Rock ‘n Roll Man  – Johnny Gibson
13 19 2 Come Back Liza  – Lionel Petersen
14 12 10 Born to be with You  – Dave Edmunds
15 15 5 The Free Electric Band  – Albert Hammond
16 16 6 Delta Dawn  – Helen Reddy
17 14 18 Ashes of Love  – Dickey Lee
18 18 2 Universal Feeling  – Four Jacks & a Jill
19 20 2 Waikiki Man  – Jessica Jones
20 New 1 Angie  – Rolling Stones

It was now 3 weeks running that we had seen Tommy Overstreet’s ‘Heaven Is My Woman’s Love’ at the number 1 spot. It was coming under pressure from 2 local songs as Geli & Billy’s’ Do You Love Me’ and Tommy Oliver’s ‘I Wanna Live’ both moved up 3 to land at 2 and 3 respectively.

And while we had 2 local songs doing well at the top of the charts another local act was picking up the climber of the week award and that was Lionel Petersen’s ‘Come Back Liza’ which moved up 6 from 19 to 13. It was his first such award as a solo artist, but Petersen had seen a previous biggest climber as a member of The Invaders back in the December of 1967. ‘Come Back Liza’ was the only star rater this week.

Dickey Lee’s ‘Ashes Of Love’ picked up its 3rd biggest faller award with a 3 place drop from 14 to 17. It was the 13th song so far to see 3 biggest falls with 2 songs managing 4. ‘Ashes Of Love’ was the oldest on the chart for a second week running and had spent a total of 18 weeks in the top 20.

Dave Mills’ SA chart career came to an end with the departure of ‘I Can’t Go Home To Mary’ this week. The song had managed a run of 4 weeks and peaked at 17, his second lowest weeks and peaks figures, only doing better than his previous hit, ‘Mexico’ which lasted just 1 week at number 20. In total Dave had enjoyed chart success with 7 hits, spent 73 weeks in the chart and enjoyed 4 weeks at 1 with ‘Love Is A Beautiful Song’. He sat tied 21st on the overall weeks count list and second on the local list.

The new entry was the Rolling Stones’ ‘Angie’. It was their 11th song to chart and they moved into tied 6th place for number of hits, joining Herman’s Hermits, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Petula Clark on that total. Their previous 2 hits ‘Brown Sugar’ and ‘Tumbling Dice’ had both only spent a single week in the chart, the former at 20 and the latter at 19. ‘Angie’ went to the top of the US charts and made number 5 in the UK. It also topped the Australian, Canadian, Dutch, Norwegian and Swiss charts and gave them a number 2 hit in Germany as well as going top 20 in Austria, Denmark, Finland and Ireland.

Four Jacks & A Jill celebrated reaching the 70 weeks in the chart mark this week. They sat 3rd on the local weeks count list with the aforementioned Dave Mills at 2 on 73 weeks and The Staccatos leading the way on 83. Four Jacks & A Jill were the 25th act overall to reach this milestone of 70 weeks.

The Sweet joined The Staccatos in 13th place on the overall weeks count list. They had 83 weeks to their name now. On the local list Billy Forrest moved 1 ahead of John Edmond and now had 4th place to himself as Edmond fell to 5th. Jessica Jones’ 39 weeks put her level with Gene Rockwell in 13th place on the local list while another local lass, Maria moved into tied 15th place with Virginia Lee. The Rising Sons moved 1 week ahead of Des Lindberg and Peter Lotis. Their 32 weeks left them in 19th place with Lindberg and Lotis dropped to tied 20th.

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