19 March 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

The 19th of March 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. (2) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS The Beatles 3
  2. (1) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP The Foundations 9
  3. (3) EDGE OF REALITY/IF I CAN DREAM Elvis Presley 7
  4. (5) I STARTED A JOKE/KILBURN TOWERS Bee Gees 10
  5. (6) STAR CROSSED LOVERS Neil Sedaka 14
  6. (4) LILY THE PINK The Scaffold 10
  7. (12) CRIMSON AND CLOVER Tommy James And The Shondells 4
  8. (9) FOX ON THE RUN Manfred Mann 6
  9. (7) ELOISE Barry Ryan 14
  10. (11) RING OF FIRE Eric Burdon And the Animals 5
  11. (14) TOUCH ME The Doors 4
  12. (8) SON OF A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield 10
  13. (13) SUCH A LOVELY WAY The Groop 7
  14. (23) ADIOS AMOR Jose Feliciano 4
  15. (24) STAND BY YOUR MAN Tammy Wynette 4
  16. (25) DIZZY Tommy Roe 3
  17. (15) I AM THE URBAN SPACEMAN The Bonzo Dog Doodah Band 8
  18. (28) MONSIUER DUPONT Sandie Shaw 2
  19. (40) THIS GIRL’S IN LOVE WITH YOU Dionne Warwick 2
  20. (21) SOMETHING’S HAPPENING/IT’S NICE TO BE OUT Herman’s Hermits 4
  21. (16) LILY THE PINK/MRS. CARDINAL’S BOARD HOUSE The Irish Rovers 6
  22. (27) GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Joe South 2
  23. (10) GOING UP THE COUNTRY Canned Heat 14
  24. (17) I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME/A PLACE IN THE SUN Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 8
  25. (20) ATLANTIS/I LOVE MY SHIRT Donovan 5
  26. (18) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 25
  27. (-) ALBATROSS Fleetwood Mac 1
  28. (19) SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66 14
  29. (26) LOVE CHILD Diana Ross And The Supremes 18
  30. (29) WITCHITA LINEMAN Glen Campbell 13
  31. (32) THIS MAGIC MOMENT Jay And The Americans 4
  32. (31) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA Marmelade 7
  33. (-) FEELIN’S SO GOOD The Archies 1
  34. (-) BLACKBERRY WAY The Move 1
  35. (30) I WANT TO SING WITH YOUR BAND Petula Clark 10
  36. (-) INDIAN GIVER 1910 Fruitgum Co. 1
  37. (37) JUST LOVIN’ YOU Lynn Rodgers 8
  38. (22) TRY TO REMEMBER New World 10
  39. (39) FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE Stevie Wonder 12
  40. (35) ONE TIMES TWO TIMES THREE TIMES FOUR Zoot 6
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