26 March 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

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