16 April 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

The 16th of April 1969

#1: The Beatles

Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

A bit notorious for McCartney’s appropriation of the title phrase, which was popularised by Jimmy Scott, a London-based Nigerian musican.

1. (1) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS The Beatles 7
2. (7) WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) Peter Sarstedt 3
3. (2) EDGE OF REALITY/IF I CAN DREAM Elvis Presley 11
4. (3) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP The Foundations 13
5. (6) ADIOS AMOR Jose Feliciano 8
6. (5) CRIMSON AND CLOVER Tommy James And The Shondells 8
7. (8) DIZZY Tommy Roe 7
8. (4) INDIAN GIVER 1910 Fruitgum Co. 5
9. (10) STAND BY YOUR MAN Tammy Wynette 8
10. (9) FOX ON THE RUN Manfred Mann 10
11. (12) ALBATROSS Fleetwood Mac 5
12. (16) GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Joe South 6
13. (18) FIRST OF MAY/LAMPLIGHT Bee Gees 4
14. (15) MONSIUER DUPONT Sandie Shaw 6
15. (11) STAR CROSSED LOVERS Neil Sedaka 18
16. (14) TOUCH ME The Doors 8
17. (19) BLACKBERRY WAY The Move 5
18. (-) I CAN HEAR MUSIC Beach Boys 1
19. (20) LILY THE PINK The Scaffold 14
20. (13) I STARTED A JOKE/KILBURN TOWERS Bee Gees 14
21. (17) RING OF FIRE Eric Burdon And the Animals 9
22. (27) GALVESTON Glen Campbell 2
23. (26) HAYRIDE Flying Circus 4
24. (25) SURROUND YOURSELF WITH SORROW Cilla Black 4
25. (23) ATLANTIS/I LOVE MY SHIRT Donovan 9
26. (35) BOOM BANG-A-BANG Anne Hawker 2
27. (33) THE REAL THING Russell Morris 2
28. (24) SOMETHING’S HAPPENING/IT’S NICE TO BE OUT Herman’s Hermits 8
29. (21) THIS GIRL’S IN LOVE WITH YOU Dionne Warwick 6
30. (-) SORRY SUZANNE The Hollies 1
31. (28) I’M LIVING IN SHAME Diana Ross And The Supremes 4
32. (-) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA Marmelade 10
33. (29) THIS MAGIC MOMENT Jay And The Americans 8
34. (22) ELOISE Barry Ryan 18
35. (31) I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME/A PLACE IN THE SUN Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 12
36. (30) FEELIN’S SO GOOD The Archies 5
37. (39) THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE Simon And Garfunkel 3
38. (-) MENDOCINO Sir Douglas Quintet 1
39. (32) SON OF A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield 14
40. (-) BOOM BANG-A-BANG Lulu 1
   
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