5 March 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

The 5th of March 1969

#1: The Scaffold

Lily The Pink

A modernisation of an older folk song titled The Ballad of Lydia Pinkham. It was also covered by The Irish Rovers – but with significantly less success.

  1. (1) LILY THE PINK The Scaffold 8
  2. (4) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP The Foundations 7
  3. (3) I STARTED A JOKE/KILBURN TOWERS Bee Gees 8
  4. (5) EDGE OF REALITY/IF I CAN DREAM Elvis Presley 5
  5. (2) ELOISE Barry Ryan 12
  6. (6) STAR CROSSED LOVERS Neil Sedaka 12
  7. (7) SON OF A PREACHER MAN Dusty Springfield 8
  8. (8) GOING UP THE COUNTRY Canned Heat 12
  9. (-) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA/WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS The Beatles 1
  10. (12) FOX ON THE RUN Manfred Mann 4
  11. (16) RING OF FIRE Eric Burdon And the Animals 3
  12. (9) LILY THE PINK/MRS. CARDINAL’S BOARD HOUSE The Irish Rovers 4
  13. (14) SUCH A LOVELY WAY The Groop 5
  14. (11) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 23
  15. (10) SCARBOROUGH FAIR/CANTICLE Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66 12
  16. (15) I AM THE URBAN SPACEMAN The Bonzo Dog Doodah Band 6
  17. (27) CRIMSON AND CLOVER Tommy James And The Shondells 2
  18. (13) TRY TO REMEMBER New World 8
  19. (17) LOVE CHILD Diana Ross And The Supremes 16
  20. (19) I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME/A PLACE IN THE SUN Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations 6
  21. (33) SOMETHING’S HAPPENING/IT’S NICE TO BE OUT Herman’s Hermits 2
  22. (21) I WANT TO SING WITH YOUR BAND Petula Clark 8
  23. (24) ATLANTIS/I LOVE MY SHIRT Donovan 3
  24. (23) WITCHITA LINEMAN Glen Campbell 11
  25. (36) STAND BY YOUR MAN Tammy Wynette 2
  26. (35) TOUCH ME The Doors 2
  27. (22) CHEWY CHEWY Ohio Express 15
  28. (20) WHITE ROOM Cream 17
  29. (40) ADIOS AMOR Jose Feliciano 2
  30. (18) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA Marmelade 5
  31. (29) FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE Stevie Wonder 10
  32. (25) JUST LOVIN’ YOU Lynn Rodgers 6
  33. (32) ONE TIMES TWO TIMES THREE TIMES FOUR Zoot 4
  34. (30) I’M A TIGER Lulu 8
  35. (37) RACE WITH THE DEVIL Gun 3
  36. (39) THIS MAGIC MOMENT Jay And The Americans 2
  37. (26) MAGIC CARPET RIDE Steppenwolf 16
  38. (31) THOSE WERE THE DAYS Mary Hopkin 22
  39. (-) DIZZY Tommy Roe 1
  40. (28) LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee 22
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