1969 GO-SET CHARTS

 

15 November 1969

15 November 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 15th of November 1969 #1: Ross D. Wylie The Star Yet another number one hit written by Johnny Young, The Star was Ross's second Top 40 hit, with Funny Man reaching 17 in July 1969.   1. (2 THE STAR Ross D. Wylie 6   2. (1) PART THREE INTO...

8 November 1969

8 November 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 8th of November 1969 #1: Russell Morris Part Three Into Paper Walls As with The Real Thing, this song was produced by Molly Meldrum and written by Johnny Young along with Russell. In Australia, it was the 12th highest selling single of...

1 November 1969

1 November 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 1st of November 1969 #1: Russell Morris Part Three Into Paper Walls As with The Real Thing, this song was produced by Molly Meldrum and written by Johnny Young along with Russell. In Australia, it was the 12th highest selling single of...

25 October 1969

25 October 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 25th of October 1969 #1: Russell Morris Part Three Into Paper Walls As with The Real Thing, this song was produced by Molly Meldrum and written by Johnny Young along with Russell. In Australia, it was the 12th highest selling single of...

18 October 1969

18 October 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 18th of October 1969 #1: Russell Morris Part Three Into Paper Walls As with The Real Thing, this song was produced by Molly Meldrum and written by Johnny Young along with Russell. In Australia, it was the 12th highest selling single of...

11 October 1969

11 October 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 11th of October 1969 #1: The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, this was a single-only release, with a country version ("Country Honk") released on the album Let It Bleed.   1. (1) HONKY TONK...

4 October 1969

4 October 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 4th of October 1969 #1: The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, this was a single-only release, with a country version ("Country Honk") released on the album Let It Bleed.   1. (1) HONKY TONK...

27 September 1969

27 September 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 27th of September 1969 #1: The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, this was a single-only release, with a country version ("Country Honk") released on the album Let It Bleed.   1. (1) HONKY TONK...

20 September 1969

20 September 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 20th of September 1969 #1: The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, this was a single-only release, with a country version ("Country Honk") released on the album Let It Bleed.   1. (1) HONKY TONK...

13 September 1969

13 September 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 13th of September 1969 #1: The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, this was a single-only release, with a country version ("Country Honk") released on the album Let It Bleed. 1. (3) HONKY TONK...

30 August 1969

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...

23 August 1969

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...

16 August 1969

16 August 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 16th of August 1969 #1: The Beatles The Ballad Of John And Yoko Chronicaling the events associated with Lennon's marriage to Yoko Ono. It was the Beatle's final UK number one single.   1. (1) THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO/OLD BROWN SHOE The...

9 August 1969

9 August 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 9th of August 1969 #1: The Beatles The Ballad Of John And Yoko Chronicaling the events associated with Lennon's marriage to Yoko Ono. It was the Beatle's final UK number one single.   1. (1) THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO/OLD BROWN SHOE The...

26 July 1969

26 July 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 26th of July 1969 #1: The Beatles The Ballad Of John And Yoko Chronicaling the events associated with Lennon's marriage to Yoko Ono. It was the Beatle's final UK number one single.   1. (2) THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO/OLD BROWN SHOE The...

19 July 1969

19 July 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 19th of July 1969 #1: The Cowsills Hair The most successful single for The Cowsills, Hair is the title song to the totally amazing 1968 rock musical, Hair. 1. (1) HAIR The Cowsills 10 2. (6) THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO/OLD BROWN SHOE The...

12 July 1969

12 July 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 12th of July 1969 #1: The Cowsills Hair The most successful single for The Cowsills, Hair is the title song to the totally amazing 1968 rock musical, Hair.   1. (2) HAIR The Cowsills 9   2. (1) GET BACK/DON'T LET ME DOWN The Beatles 8   3....

5 July 1969

5 July 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 5th of July 1969 #1: The Beatles Get Back The Beatles' only single that credited another artist (Billy Preston) at their request, the song reached number one in 14 countries.   1. (1) GET BACK/DON'T LET ME DOWN The Beatles 7   2. (2) HAIR...

28 June 1969

28 June 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 28th of June 1969 #1: The Beatles Get Back The Beatles' only single that credited another artist (Billy Preston) at their request, the song reached number one in 14 countries.   1. (1) GET BACK/DON'T LET ME DOWN The Beatles 6   2. (2) HAIR...

21 June 1969

21 June 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 21st of June 1969 #1: The Beatles Get Back The Beatles' only single that credited another artist (Billy Preston) at their request, the song reached number one in 14 countries.   1. (1) GET BACK/DON'T LET ME DOWN The Beatles 5   2. (5) HAIR...

14 June 1969

14 June 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 14th of June 1969 #1: The Beatles Get Back The Beatles' only single that credited another artist (Billy Preston) at their request, the song reached number one in 14 countries.   1. (1) GET BACK/DON'T LET ME DOWN The Beatles 4   2. (2) THE...

7 June 1969

7 June 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 7th of June 1969 #1: The Beatles Get Back The Beatles' only single that credited another artist (Billy Preston) at their request, the song reached number one in 14 countries.   1. (4) GET BACK/DON'T LET ME DOWN The Beatles 3   2. (1) THE...

31 May 1969

31 May 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 31st of May 1969 #1: Russell Morriss The Real Thing An epic song and production - the debut single by Morriss, written by Johnny Young and produced  by Ian "Molly" Meldrum. A true Australian rock classic.   1. (2) THE REAL THING Russell...

24 May 1969

24 May 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 24th of May 1969 #1: Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To My Lovely A 1970 Ivor Novello Award winner for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, the song was written and performed by Peter Sarstedt.   1. (1) WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) Peter...

17 May 1969

17 May 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 17th of May 1969 #1: Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To My Lovely A 1970 Ivor Novello Award winner for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, the song was written and performed by Peter Sarstedt.   1. (1) WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) Peter...

10 May 1969

10 May 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 10th of May 1969 #1: Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To My Lovely A 1970 Ivor Novello Award winner for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, the song was written and performed by Peter Sarstedt.   1. (1) WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) Peter...

3 May 1969

3 May 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 3rd of May 1969 #1: Peter Sarstedt Where Do You Go To My Lovely A 1970 Ivor Novello Award winner for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, the song was written and performed by Peter Sarstedt.   1. (2) WHERE DO YOU GO TO (MY LOVELY) Peter...

23 April 1969

23 April 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 23rd 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...

16 April 1969

16 April 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 16th 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...

9 April 1969

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...

2 April 1969

2 April 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 2nd 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...

26 March 1969

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...

19 March 1969

19 March 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 19th 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. (2) OB-LA-DI OB-LA-DA/WHILE MY GUITAR...

12 March 1969

12 March 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 12th of March 1969 #1: The Foundations Build Me Up Buttercup Written by Mke d'Abo (Manfred Mann lead vocalist) and Tony Macaulay (nine time Ivor Novello Awards winner).   1. (2) BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP The Foundations 8   2. (9) OB-LA-DI...

5 March 1969

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...

26 February 1969

26 February 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 26th of February 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...

19 February 1969

19 February 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 19th of February 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...

12 February 1969

12 February 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 12th of February 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) ELOISE Barry Ryan 8   2....

5 February 1969

5 February 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 5th of February 1969 #1: Barry Ryan Eloise A massive piece of Baroque pop work, Eloise was a five-minute track written by Barry Ryan's twin brother, Paul Ryan.   1. (1) ELOISE Barry Ryan 8   2. (2) GOING UP THE COUNTRY Canned Heat 8   3....

29 January 1969

29 January 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 29th of January 1969 #1: Barry Ryan Eloise A massive piece of Baroque pop work, Eloise was a five-minute track written by Barry Ryan's twin brother, Paul Ryan.   1. (2) ELOISE Barry Ryan 7   2. (1) GOING UP THE COUNTRY Canned Heat 7   3....

22 January 1969

22 January 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 22nd of January 1969 #1: Canned Heat Going Up The Country A classic piece of American blues rock work, Going Up The Country was adapted from a 1920s blues song. This was one of Canned Heat's biggest hits. 1. (2) GOING UP THE COUNTRY Canned...

15 January 1969

15 January 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 15th of January 1969 #1: Cream White Room A psychedelic rock song composed by bassist Jack Bruce with lyrics by poet Pete Brown.   1. (1) WHITE ROOM Cream 9   2. (2) LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee 14   3. (3) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 15  ...

8 January 1969

8 January 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 8th of January 1969 #1: Cream White Room A psychedelic rock song composed by bassist Jack Bruce with lyrics by poet Pete Brown.   1. (1) WHITE ROOM Cream 9   2. (2) LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee 14   3. (3) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 15  ...

1 January 1969

1 January 1969

Go-Set's National Top 40 The 1st of January 1969 #1: Cream White Room A psychedelic rock song composed by bassist Jack Bruce with lyrics by poet Pete Brown.   1. (2) WHITE ROOM Cream 8   2. (3) LITTLE ARROWS Leapy Lee 13   3. (1) HEY JUDE/REVOLUTION The Beatles 14  ...