Post by The Red Heifer on Jul 31, 2020 20:40:54 GMT
Im not going to post yet because theres an absolute heap of reading to do, but its great to see some of the outliers the Australian charts throw up. Didn't know Devo spent 3 weeks at #1 on our singles chart with their live EP!
Five? Fuck that, here's twenty from the time I actually cared/knew what was number one. 1 You've Lost That Loving Feeling 2 See My Baby Jive 3 He's a Rebel 4 Great Balls of Fire 5 Shaking All Over
Blue Moon (Marcels) Monster Mash Cathy's Clown Lightning Strikes Jailhouse Rock Surf City Good Vibrations My Prayer If You Wanna Be Happy Quarter to Three Monday Monday Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves My Boyfriend's Back Daydream Believer Runaway No Future (they wuz robbed)
And it could have been 50. I collected US number ones in the early to mid sixties (although I balked at Bobby Vinton, the Singing Nun and fucking Sukiyaki) - more from Elvis and the Everlys, the Four Seasons, Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs, Dion, the Marvelettes, the Supremes, Mary Wells, the Temptations, Marvin, the Byrds, Nino Tempo & April Stevens, the Shirelles, the Teenagers, the Penguins. Of course it all turned to shit in 70s, well, in 68 or so.
Thank You (Falettenme Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is a Star -Sly & the Family Stone Just My Imagination - Temptations Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & the Pips Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra Rock Your Baby - George McCrae