23 August 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

The 23rd of August 1969

#1: Elvis Presley

In The Ghetto

This was a major comeback hit for Elvis Presley. This is a narrative of generational poverty – a message that rings true today just as it has for thousands of years.

  1. (2) IN THE GHETTO Elvis Presley 6
  2. (1) THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO/OLD BROWN SHOE The Beatles 8
  3. (9) IN THE YEAR 2525 Zager And Evans 4
  4. (3) MY SENTIMENTAL FRIEND Herman’s Hermits 11
  5. (5) SPINNING WHEEL Blood Sweat And Tears 6
  6. (10) GIVE PEACE A CHANCE Plastic Ono Band 3
  7. (13) HONKY TONK WOMEN/YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT The Rolling Stones 3
  8. (6) FROZEN ORANGE JUICE Peter Sarstedt 8
  9. (4) HAIR The Cowsills 15
  10. (8) DEAR PRUDENCE Doug Parkinson in Focus 11
  11. (11) ALONG CAME JONES Ray Stevens 4
  12. (12) LA LA Flying Circus 9
  13. (7) BAD MOON RISING/LODI Creedence Clearwater Revival 12
  14. (23) RUBY DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN Kenny Rogers And The First Edition 3
  15. (20) SUGAR SUGAR The Archies 4
  16. (19) ONE/MR. WHIPPY Johnny Farnham 4
  17. (16) TIME IS TIGHT Booker T And The MGs 11
  18. (18) BABY I LOVE YOU Andy Kim 6
  19. (17) LOVE ME TONIGHT Tom Jones 12
  20. (14) GET BACK/DON’T LET ME DOWN The Beatles 14
  21. (21) COME BACK AND SHAKE ME Clodagh Rodgers 8
  22. (22) THE REAL THING Russell Morris 20
  23. (15) HEATHER HONEY Tommy Roe 10
  24. (24) RAGAMUFFIN MAN Manfred Mann 10
  25. (26) BLACK PEARL Sonny Charles And Checkmates Ltd. 5
  26. (36) LISTEN TO THE BAND/SOMEDAY MAN The Monkees 2
  27. (25) MY OLD MAN’S A GROOVY OLD MAN The Valentines 8
  28. (29) YESTERDAY WHEN I WAS YOUNG Roy Clark 2
  29. (39) SAVED BY THE BELL Robin Gibb 2
  30. (28) FUNNY MAN Ross D. Wylie 13
  31. (38) THAT’S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT Billy Preston 2
  32. (-) GOOD MORNING STARSHINE Oliver 1
  33. (30) BIG SHIP Cliff Richard 6
  34. (33) MONTY AND ME Zoot 5
  35. (34) RUNNING BEAR Sonny James 6
  36. (-) CONVERSATIONS Cilla Black 1
  37. (-) 5.10 MAN Masters Apprentices 1
  38. (37) LAZY LIFE Heart ‘N’ Soul 5
  39. (-) ST. LOUIS The Easybeats 1
  40. (-) FRIEND, LOVER, WOMAN, WIFE O. C. Smith 4
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