9 April 1969

Go-Set’s National Top 40

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