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  • The Chart Book The Specials The Melody Maker Singles Charts

    1956-1969

    Compiled by Lonnie Readioff

  • Contents The Melody Maker Singles Charts A History ............................................................ 2

    The Melody Maker Artists ................................................................................................ 3

    Analysis Section ................................................................................................................ 152

    Most Weeks On Chart .................................................................................. 152

    Most Weeks On Chart By Disc In Total ......................................................... 160

    The Number 1s ............................................................................................................... 161

    Title Listing .................................................................................................... 166

    The Final Chart Scan ..................................................................................... 192 This book is Lonnie Readioff 2018, though the original charts that this book is derived from were first produced in Melody Maker (1956-1969).

    The book is presented on an as-is basis. While every effort has been made to make sure it is free from defects I will not be held responsible if it does nasty things to your computer. Though it shouldnt. But if it does, its not my fault.

    Id like to thank my wife for encouragement in this project.

    Notes on the text As with any book of this nature there are mistakes inside its pages. I would be stupid to think that there were none. So, if you spot a mistake and let me know, Ill correct it and youll get your name in the book. Drop me an email at the14thdoctor@gmail.com and Ill check out the error, though I also welcome praise and criticism, both for the book and the layout of the book.

    Various publication errors, including incorrect positions, have been identified and corrected by reference to the original chart issues. Corrections to titles, label details and other information by reference to internet searchers and copies of the original records. Titles may be different to other publications, as I have tried to focus on the exact titles used on the cover where at all possible.

    The Melody Maker Singles Charts A History

    31 Mar 1956 First chart. Although this is really the chart before the first as the first printed chart was the next one, on 7 April. This chart was printed as last week positions alongside the first chart. As such, this chart contains 16 positions, with positions 10, 15, 18 and 19 missing.

    7 Apr 1956 The first chart, a Top 20, as published. 4 Apr 1962 The chart, almost on its sixth birthday, expands to a Top 30. 15 Sep 1962 The chart expands again, this time to a Top 50. 31 Dec 1966 A Top 30 only is published. 1 Apr 1967 The chart contracts to a Top 30, though the Top 50 is still

    compiled internally. Chart hyping in what was one of the most recognised charts and most widly published was becoming a problem and so Melody Maker decided to keep positions 31-50 internal only to try and spot odd sales patterns.

    27 Sep 1969 A new magazine, Music Business Weekly, is launched and prints the Top 50 Melody Maker chart. The chart for 20 Setember shows 43 positions, calculated, as the very first chart was, from the published last week positions. Positions 31, 32, 41, 44, 46, 47 and 48 are therefore missing.

    Several charts went unpublished and are treated as frozen charts. The dates are 29 Dec 1956, 28 Dec 1957, 27 Dec 1958, 26 Dec 1959, 9 Dec 1962, 28 Dec 1963, 30 Dec 1967, 28 Dec 1968 and 27 Dec 1969.

  • Artist Entry Date Peak Wks Title (Composer) listed after the week count denotes still on the chart on 27 Dec 1969 B-Side Label Catalogue Number Duration Complete artist credit, if different to main artist credit For EPs or Albums, the track listing is presented instead of the B-Side 02.12.61 1 57 Stranger On The Shore (Acker Bilk / Robert Mellin) Mr. Acker Bilk with the Leon Young String Chorale Take My Lips (Meravigliose Labbra) Columbia DB 4750 02:57 Title song from the TV show - originally titled 'Jenny'. 10.03.62 18 1 Frankie And Johnny (Traditional) In A Persian Market Columbia DB 4795 02:38 25.08.62 28 2 Gotta See Baby Tonight (Freddy James / Larry Stock / Louis Prima) If You Were The Only Girl In The World Columbia SCD 2176 02:27 15.09.62 36 3 Gotta See Baby Tonight (Re-entry 1) (Freddy James / Larry Stock / Louis Prima) If You Were The Only Girl In The World Columbia SCD 2176 02:27 29.09.62 15 14 Lonely (From The Film "Band Of Thieves") (Acker Bilk / Norrie Paramor) Acker's Lacquer Columbia DB 4897 02:59 26.01.63 13 11 A Taste Of Honey (Bobby Scott / Rick Marlow) Mr. Acker Bilk with the Leon Young String Chorale Evening Shadows Columbia DB 4949 02:58

    Jane Birkin Peak: 2 - Wks: 18 - Total Hits: 1 16.08.69 2 18 Je T'aimeMoi Non Plus (Serge Gainsbourg) Jane Birkin And Serge Gainsbourg Jane B Fontana TF 1042 04:25 Issued on two labels. Melody Maker listed on the Fontana (shown here) until 20 Sep, then both Fontana and Major Minor (MM 645), then Major Minor only from 18 Oct.

    Cilla Black Peak: 1 - Wks: 138 - Total Hits: 16 26.10.63 31 7 Love Of The Loved (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) Shy Of Love Parlophone R 5065 02:03 08.02.64 1 15 Anyone Who Had A Heart (Burt Bacharach / Hal David) Just For You Parlophone R 5101 02:51 09.05.64 1 14 You're My World (Il Mio Mondo) (Umberto Bindi / Gino Paoli / Carl Sigman) Suffer Now I Must Parlophone R 5133 03:00 08.08.64 8 10 It's For You (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) He Won't Ask Me Parlophone R 5162 02:22 16.01.65 4 9 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil / Phil Spector) Is It Love? Parlophone R 5225 03:09 24.04.65 23 7 I've Been Wrong Before (Randy Newman) I Don't Want To Know Parlophone R 5269 02:12 22.01.66 2 9 Love's Just A Broken Heart (Kenny Lynch / Michele Vendome / Mort Shuman) Yesterday Parlophone R 5395 02:30 02.04.66 7 11 Alfie (Burt Bacharach / Hal David) Night Time Is Here Parlophone R 5427 02:40 11.06.66 4 10 Don't Answer Me (Bruno Zambrini / L Enriquez / Peter Callander) The Right One Is Left Parlophone R 5463 02:48 22.10.66 7 9 A Fool Am I (Dimmelo Parlami) (Flavio Carraresi / Peter Callander / Testa) For No More Parlophone R 5515 02:44 17.06.67 18 5 What Good Am I? (Kenny Lynch / Mort Shuman) Over My Head Parlophone R 5608 03:07 09.12.67 30 1 I Only Live To Love You (Giancarlo Colonnello / Norman Newell) From Now On Parlophone R 5652 02:48 06.01.68 29 2 I Only Live To Love You (Re-entry 1) (Giancarlo Colonnello / Norman Newell) From Now On Parlophone R 5652 02:48 23.03.68 7 7 Step Inside Love (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) I Couldn't Take My Eyes Off You Parlophone R 5674 02:22 01.03.69 2 9 Surround Yourself With Sorrow (Bill Martin / Phil Coulter) London Bridge Parlophone R 5759 02:34 19.07.69 7 10 Conversations (Jerry Lordan / Roger Cook / Roger Greenaway) Liverpool Lullaby Parlophone R 5785 04:10 04.10.69 48 1 Conversations (Re-entry 1) (Jerry Lordan / Roger Cook / Roger Greenaway) Liverpool Lullaby Parlophone R 5785 04:10 20.12.69 31 2 If I Thought You'd Ever Change Your Mind (John Cameron) It Feels So Good Parlophone R 5820 02:49

    The Charles Blackwell Orchestra Peak: 17 - Wks: 10 - Total Hits: 1 08.09.62 17 10 Will I What (Ken Hawker / John Shakespeare / W. Bates) Bird, You Know I Love You Parlophone R 4932 02:21 Mike Sarne featuring Billie Davis with The Charles Blackwell Orchestra

    Billy Bland Peak: 18 - Wks: 1 - Total Hits: 1 11.06.60 18 1 Let The Little Girl Dance (Henry Glover / Carl Spencer) Sweet Thing London HL 9096 02:18

    The Blue Grass Boys Peak: 2 - Wks: 15 - Total Hits: 1 03.08.57 2 15 Last Train To San Fernando (Randolph Padmore / Sylvester Devere) Rock-A-Billy Baby Columbia DB 3959 02:29 Johnny Duncan And The Blue Grass Boys

  • Artist Entry Date Peak Wks Title (Composer) listed after the week count denotes still on the chart on 27 Dec 1969 B-Side Label Catalogue Number Duration Complete artist credit, if different to main artist credit For EPs or Albums, the track listing is presented instead of the B-Side

    The Rolling Stones Peak: 1 - Wks: 224 - Total Hits: 18 29.06.63 42 3 Come On (Chuck Berry) I Want To Be Loved Decca F 11675 01:52 27.07.63 21 15 Come On (Re-entry 1) (Chuck Berry) I Want To Be Loved Decca F 11675 01:52 16.11.63 10 16 I Wanna Be Your Man (John Lennon / Paul McCartney) Stoned Decca F 11764 01:45 18.01.64 20 20 The Rolling Stones (Chuck Berry / Berry Gordy Jr. / Janie Bradford / Arthur Alexander / Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller) Decca DFE 8560 09:23 Bye Bye Johnny / Money / You Better Move On / Poison Ivy 29.02.64 3 15 Not Fade Away (Charles Hardin / Norman Petty) Little By Little Decca F 11845 01:52 04.07.64 1 16 It's All Over Now (Bobby Womack / Shirley Womack) Good Times, Bad Times Decca F 11934 03:31 22.08.64 13 12 Five By Five (Robert Bateman / Wilson Pickett / Nanker Phelge / Jay McShann / Walter Brown / Chuck Berry) Decca DFE 8590 12:40 If You Need Me / Empty Heart / 2120 South Michigan Avenue / Confessin' The Blues / Around And Around 21.11.64 2 12 Little Red Rooster (Willie Dixon) Off The Hook Decca F 12014 03:06 06.03.65 1 13 The Last Time (Mick Jagger / Keith Richards) Play With Fire Decca F 12104 03:44 19.06.65 6 9 Got Live If You Want It! (Nanker Phelge / Solomon Burke / Jerry Wexler / Bert Russell / Naomo Neville / Decca DFE 8620 10:00 Bobby Troup / Hank Snow / Ellas McDaniel) We Want The Stones / Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Pain In My Heart / Route 66 / I'm Moving On / I'm Alright 28.08.65 1 12 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (Mick Jagger / Keith Richards) The Spi