23 April 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

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