30 August 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

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