2 April 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

The 2nd 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 5
  2. (2) EDGE OF REALITY/IF I CAN DREAM Elvis Presley 9
  3. (3) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP The Foundations 11
  4. (4) CRIMSON AND CLOVER Tommy James And The Shondells 6
  5. (8) ADIOS AMOR Jose Feliciano 6
  6. (5) STAR CROSSED LOVERS Neil Sedaka 16
  7. (9) FOX ON THE RUN Manfred Mann 8
  8. (6) I STARTED A JOKE/KILBURN TOWERS Bee Gees 12
  9. (7) LILY THE PINK The Scaffold 12
  10. (11) STAND BY YOUR MAN Tammy Wynette 6
  11. (16) INDIAN GIVER 1910 Fruitgum Co. 3
  12. (14) DIZZY Tommy Roe 5
  13. (13) RING OF FIRE Eric Burdon And the Animals 7
  14. (10) TOUCH ME The Doors 6
  15. (15) MONSIUER DUPONT Sandie Shaw 4
  16. (17) ALBATROSS Fleetwood Mac 3
  17. (12) ELOISE Barry Ryan 16
  18. (18) GAMES PEOPLE PLAY Joe South 4
  19. (22) ATLANTIS/I LOVE MY SHIRT Donovan 7
  20. (24) BLACKBERRY WAY The Move 3
  21. (-) WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) Peter Sarstedt 1
  22. (23) THIS GIRL’S IN LOVE WITH YOU Dionne Warwick 4
  23. (28) FIRST OF MAY/LAMPLIGHT Bee Gees 2
  24. (25) SOMETHING’S HAPPENING/IT’S NICE TO BE OUT Herman’s Hermits 6
  25. (20) SUCH A LOVELY WAY The Groop 9
  26. (30) FEELIN’S SO GOOD The Archies 3
  27. (29) THIS MAGIC MOMENT Jay And The Americans 6
  28. (33) I’M LIVING IN SHAME Diana Ross And The Supremes 2
  29. (27) I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME/A PLACE IN THE SUN Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 10
  30. (19) SON OF A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield 12
  31. (32) SURROUND YOURSELF WITH SORROW Cilla Black 2
  32. (36) HAYRIDE Flying Circus 2
  33. (26) I AM THE URBAN SPACEMAN The Bonzo Dog Doodah Band 10
  34. (21) LILY THE PINK/MRS. CARDINAL’S BOARD HOUSE The Irish Rovers 8
  35. (31) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 27
  36. (35) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA Marmelade 9
  37. (34) SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66 16
  38. (38) RELAX ME The Groove 2
  39. (-) THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE Simon And Garfunkel 1
  40. (-) I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye 1
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