List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1960s

The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1960s.

Australian number-one singles of the 1960s
Australian top 25 singles
1960     1961     1962     1963     1964
1965     1966     1967     1968     1969
Australian top 25 albums
1960     1961     1962     1963     1964
1965     1966     1967     1968     1969

The source for this decade is the "Kent Music Report". These charts were calculated in the 1990s in retrospect, by David Kent, using archival data.

Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on the KMR End of Year Chart
The light blue background indicates the #1 song on the KMR End of Decade Chart

1960Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January Bill Haley & His Comets "Joey's Song" / "Ooh! Look-a-There, Ain't She Pretty?" 8 weeks

(3 weeks in Dec 1959)

9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February Crash Craddock "Boom Boom Baby" 4 weeks
13 February
20 February Johnny O'Keefe   "She's My Baby" 1 week
27 February Crash Craddock "Boom Boom Baby" 4 weeks
5 March
12 March Emile Ford and the Checkmates "What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me For?" 4 weeks
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April Johnny and the Hurricanes "Beatnik Fly" 2 weeks
16 April
23 April Jim Reeves "He'll Have to Go" 4 weeks
30 April
7 May
14 May
21 May Elvis Presley "Stuck on You" / "Fame and Fortune" 1 week
28 May Lonnie Donegan and His Group "My Old Man's a Dustman" 2 weeks
4 June
11 June Rolf Harris   "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" 3 weeks
18 June
25 June
2 July Bobby Rydell "Swingin' School" / "Ding-A-Ling" 2 weeks
9 July
16 July Connie Francis "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" 3 weeks
23 July
30 July
6 August Jimmie Rodgers "Just a Closer Walk with Thee" 2 weeks
13 August
20 August The Beau Marks "Clap Your Hands" 4 weeks
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September The Ventures "Walk, Don't Run" 2 weeks
24 September
1 October Johnny O'Keefe   "Come On and Take My Hand" / "Don't You Know (Pretty Baby)" 1 week
8 October Elvis Presley "It's Now or Never" 7 weeks
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
14 November
19 November
26 November The Drifters "Save the Last Dance for Me" 4 weeks
3 December
10 December
17 December
24 December Elvis Presley "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know" 6 weeks
31 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Running Bear" by Johnny Preston, "If I Had a Girl" by Rod Lauren, "What in the World's Come Over You" by Jack Scott, "Mule Skinner Blues" by The Fendermen, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" by Brian Hyland, "I Found a New Love" / "Defenceless" by Lonnie Lee, "Please Don't Tease" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, "Peter Gunn" by Duane Eddy and The Rebels, and "North to Alaska" by Johnny Horton.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Teen Angel" by Mark Dinning (3), "Little Boy Lost" by Johnny Ashcroft (3), "Cathy's Clown" by The Everly Brothers (3), "What a Mouth (What a North and South)" by Tommy Steele (3), "When Will I Be Loved" / "Be-Bop-A-Lula" by The Everly Brothers (3), "Let's Think About Living by Bob Luman (3), "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" / "Malaguena" by Connie Francis (3), "In The Mood" by Ernie Fields (4), "Handy Man" by Jimmy Jones (4), "Sink the Bismark" by Johnny Horton (4), "A Kookie Little Paradise" by Jo Ann Campbell (4), "Volare" / "I'd Do it Again" by Bobby Rydell (4), "Yes Sir That's My Baby" by Col Joye & The Joy Boys (5), "Greenfields" by The Brothers Four (5), and "I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "(Making Love on A) Moonlit Night" by Col Joye, "Turn the Lights Out, Johnny" / "Koala Bear" by Johnny Devlin and The Devils with The Delltones, and "Do You Love Me"/"Whiplash" by Rob E.G..

1961Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Elvis Presley "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" / "I Gotta Know" 6 weeks
14 January
21 January
28 January
4 February Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra "Wonderland by Night" 3 weeks
11 February
18 February
25 February Bobby Vee "Rubber Ball" 3 weeks
4 March
11 March
18 March Crash Craddock "One Last Kiss" 1 week
25 March Elvis Presley "Wooden Heart" 4 weeks
1 April
8 April
15 April
22 April "Surrender" 3 weeks
29 April
6 May
13 May Del Shannon "Runaway" 6 weeks
20 May
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June Andy Stewart "A Scottish Soldier" 1 week
1 July Ricky Nelson "Travelin' Man" / "Hello Mary Lou" 5 weeks
8 July
15 July
22 July
29 July
5 August Eddie Hodges "I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" 7 weeks
12 August
19 August
26 August
2 September
9 September
16 September
23 September The Highwaymen "Michael" 1 week
30 September Johnny O'Keefe   "I'm Counting on You" / "Right Now" 3 weeks
7 October
14 October
21 October Bob Moore and His Orchestra "Mexico" 2 weeks
28 October
4 November Roy Orbison "Crying" / "Candy Man" 3 weeks
11 November
18 November
25 November James Darren "Goodbye, Cruel World" 2 weeks
2 December
9 December Charlie Drake "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" 6 weeks
16 December
23 December
30 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Calcutta" by Lawrence Welk, "Wheels" by The String-A-Longs, "Theme From Exodus" by Ferrante & Teicher, "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" by Gene McDaniels, "Hats Off to Larry" by Del Shannon, "Together" by Connie Francis, and "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame" / "Little Sister" by Elvis Presley.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Sway" by Bobby Rydell (3), "Calendar Girl" by Neil Sedaka (3), "Good Time Baby" / Cherié by Bobby Rydell (3), "Little Devil" by Neil Sedaka (3), "Baby Face" and "Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee (3), "Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles (3), "Corrine, Corrina" by Ray Peterson (4), "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" by The Shirelles (4), "Blue Moon" by The Marcels (4), "Moody River" by Pat Boone (4), "Smoky Mokes" by The Joy Boys (4), "Where the Boys Are" by Connie Francis (5), "Running Scared" / "Love Hurts" by Roy Orbison (5), "You're Sixteen" by Johnny Burnette (6), and "I've Told Every Little Star" by Linda Scott (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Ready for You" / "Save the Last Dance for Me" by Johnny O'Keefe, "Six White Boomers" by Rolf Harris, "Got a Zack in the Back of Me Pocket" by Johnny Devlin and The Bricks with The Deeners, and "Goin' Steady" / "Naughty Girls" Col Joye and The Joy Boys.

1962Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January Charlie Drake "My Boomerang Won't Come Back" 6 weeks
13 January
20 January Sandy Nelson "Let There Be Drums" 1 week
27 January Elvis Presley "Can't Help Falling in Love" / "Rock-A-Hula Baby" 5 weeks
3 February
10 February
17 February
24 February
3 March Bobby Darin "Multiplication" / "Irresistible You" 3 weeks
10 March
17 March
24 March Mr Acker Bilk "Stranger on the Shore" 1 week
31 March Dion "The Wanderer" 1 week
7 April Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen "Midnight in Moscow" 1 week
14 April Elvis Presley "Good Luck Charm" / "Anything That's Part of You" 6 weeks
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May Lucky Starr   "I've Been Everywhere" 2 weeks
2 June
9 June Larry Finnegan "Dear One" 2 weeks
16 June
23 June Ray Charles "I Can't Stop Loving You" 4 weeks
30 June
7 July
14 July
21 July Toni Fisher "West of the Wall" 2 week
28 July
4 August Claude King "Wolverton Mountain" 1 week
11 August Bobby Vinton "Roses Are Red (My Love)" 4 weeks
18 August
25 August
1 September
8 September Frank Ifield "I Remember You" 2 weeks
15 September
22 September Tommy Roe "Sheila" 3 weeks
29 September
6 October
13 October Nat King Cole "Ramblin' Rose" 1 week
20 October Del Shannon "The Swiss Maid" 3 weeks
27 October
3 November
10 November Roy Orbison "Working for the Man" / "Leah" 5 weeks
17 November
24 November
1 December
8 December
15 December The Tijuana Brass featuring Herb Alpert "The Lonely Bull" / "Acapulco" 3 weeks
22 December
29 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Big Bad John" by Jimmy Dean, "When the Girl in Your Arms Is the Girl in Your Heart" by Cliff Richard, "Run to Him" / "Walkin with My Angel" by Bobby Vee, "Chip Chip" by Gene McDaniels, "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" / "The Actress" by Roy Orbison, "Wonderful Land" / "Stars Fell on Stockton" by The Shadows, "Si Senoe (I Theenk?)" by Rob E.G., "Silver Threads and Golden Needles" by The Springfields, "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric, "Telstar" by The Tornados, and "The Cha-Cha-Cha" by Bobby Rydell.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Runaround Sue' by Dion DiMucci (3), "Tower of Strength" by Gene McDaniels (3), "The Twist" by Chubby Checker (3), "A Little Bitty Tear" by Burl Ives (3), "(The Man Who Shot) Liberty Valance" by Gene Pitney (3), "Do You Want To Dance" / "I'm Looking Out the Window" by Cliff Richard (3), 'Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen" by Neil Sedaka (4), "Have You Ever Been to See Kings Cross" by Frankie Davidson and The Sapphires (4), "She's Not You" / "Just Tell Her Jim Said Hello" by Elvis Presley (5), "Today's Teardrops" by Col Joye and The Joy Boys (5), "Sing!" / "To Love" by Johnny O'Keefe (6), and "The Young Ones" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Southern 'Rora" by The Joy Boys, "You're Driving Me Mad" by Judy Stone, and "Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands" by The Delltones

1963Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January The Four Seasons "Big Girls Don't Cry" / "Conny-O" 1 week
12 January Elvis Presley "Return to Sender" 3 weeks
19 January
26 January
2 February The Shadows "The Boys" 2 weeks
9 February
16 February Del Shannon "Little Town Flirt" 1 week
23 February The Rooftop Singers "Walk Right In" 1 week
2 March Ned Miller "From a Jack to a King" 2 weeks
9 March
16 March Paul and Paula "Hey Paula" 3 weeks
23 March
30 March
6 April The Four Seasons "Walk Like a Man" 1 week
13 April Roy Orbison "In Dreams" 2 weeks
20 April
27 April The Chantays "Pipeline" 4 weeks
4 May
11 May
18 May
25 May Little Peggy March "I Will Follow Him" 2 weeks
1 June
8 June Bill Justis "Tamoure" 4 weeks
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July Lesley Gore "It's My Party" 1 week
13 July Kyu Sakamoto "Sukiyaki" 2 weeks
20 July
27 July Johnny O'Keefe   "Move Baby Move" / "You'll Never Cherish a Love So True" 2 weeks
3 August
10 August Jan and Dean "Surf City" 1 week
17 August Rob E.G.   "55 Days at Peking" 4 weeks
24 August
31 August
7 September
14 September Allan Sherman "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" 1 week
21 September The Atlantics   "Bombora" 2 weeks
28 September
5 October Helen Shapiro "No Trespassing" / "Not Responsible" 2 weeks
12 October
19 October Roy Orbison "Blue Bayou" / "Mean Woman Blues" 2 weeks
26 October
2 November Kathy Kirby "Dance On!" 3 weeks
9 November
16 November
23 November Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs "Sugar Shack" 3 weeks
30 November
7 December
14 December Gerry & The Pacemakers "You'll Never Walk Alone" 2 weeks
21 December
28 December The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 7 weeks

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" by Bobby Vee, "Rhythm of the Rain" by The Cascades, "Foot Tapper" by The Shadows, "(You're the) Devil in Disguise" by Elvis Presley, "If I Had a Hammer" by Trini Lopez, "Washington Square" by The Village Stompers, and "Hootenanny Hoot" by Sheb Wooley.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Blame It on the Bossa Nova" by Eydie Gormé (3), "Summer Holiday" / "Dancing Shoes" by Cliff Richard and The Shadows (3), "How Do You Do It?" By Gerry and the Pacemakers (3), "Falling" / "Distant Drums" by Roy Orbison (3), "Atlantis" by "I Want You to Want Me" by The Shadows (3), "Wipe Out" / "Surfer Joe" by The Surfaris (3), "She Loves You" / "I'll Get You" by The Beatles (3), "Come a Little Bit Closer" by The Delltones (4), "Jezebel" / "Stage to Cimarron" by Rob E.G. (4), "Blue Velvet" by Bobby Vinton (4), "Little Band of Gold" by James Gilreath (5), "María Elena" by Los Indios Tabajaras (5), "Ruby Baby" by Dion DiMucci (6), and "I Like It" by Gerry and the Pacemakers (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "(And Her Name is) Scarlet" by The De Kroo Brothers, and "Proud of You" by Jay Justin.

1964Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January The Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" 7 weeks
11 January
18 January
25 January
1 February
8 February
15 February "I Saw Her Standing There" / "Love Me Do" 7 weeks
22 February
29 February
7 March
14 March
21 March
28 March
4 April "Roll Over Beethoven" / "Hold Me Tight" 2 weeks
11 April
18 April All My Loving EP 3 weeks
25 April
2 May
9 May "Can't Buy Me Love" / "You Can't Do That" 5 weeks (and a sixth on 27 June)
16 May
23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June Mary Wells "My Guy" 2 weeks
20 June
27 June The Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" / "You Can't Do That" 1 week (also, 5 weeks starting 9 May)
4 July Requests (EP): "Long Tall Sally" / "Boys" / "I Call Your Name" 1 week
11 July Cilla Black "You're My World" 2 weeks
18 July
25 July The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night" / "Things We Said Today" 6 weeks
1 August
8 August
15 August
22 August
29 August
5 September "I Should Have Known Better" / "If I Fell" 5 weeks
12 September
19 September
26 September
3 October
10 October Roy Orbison "Pretty Woman" 2 weeks
17 October
24 October The Honeycombs "Have I the Right?" 2 weeks
31 October
7 November Ray Columbus and the Invaders "She's a Mod" 2 weeks
14 November
21 November Elvis Presley "Ain't That Loving You, Baby" / "Ask Me" 3 weeks
28 November
5 December
12 December The Beatles "I Feel Fine" / "She's a Woman" 8 weeks
19 December
26 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Secret Love" by Kathy Kirby, "A World Without Love" by Peter & Gordon, "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie, "Wishin' and Hopin'" by Dusty Springfield, "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals, "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" by Manfred Mann, "William Tell Overture" by Sounds Incorporated, and "When You Walk in the Room" by The Searchers.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Dominique" by The Singing Nun (3), "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa" by Gene Pitney (3), "Don't Talk to Him' by Cliff Richard (3), "Glad All Over" by The Dave Clark Five (3), "Diane " by The Bachelors (3), "Suspicion" by Terry Stafford (3), "Poision Ivy" / Broken Things" by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs (3), "Rag Doll" by The Four Seasons (3), "Such a Night" by Elvis Presley (3), "You Don't Own Me" by Lesley Gore (4), "Needles and Pins" by The Searchers (4), "Bits and Pieces" / "All of the Time" by The Dave Clark Five (4), "Viva Las Vegas" / "What'd I Say" by Elvis Presley (4), Twist and Shout EP by The Beatles (5), "Hangin' Five" by The Delltones (5), "Hello, Dolly!" by Louis Armstrong (5), and "It Hurts to Be in Love" by Gene Pitney (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "The Crusher" by The Atlantics, "When You're Not to Wear" by Rob E.G., "She Wears My Ring" / "Let's Love Tonight" by Johnny O'Keefe, "Mashed Potato" / "Don't Cha Know" by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, and "4,003,221 Tears From Now" by Judy Stone.

1965Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January The Beatles "I Feel Fine" / "She's a Woman" 8 weeks
9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February Julie Rogers "The Wedding" 1 week
13 February Petula Clark "Downtown" 1 week
20 February The Rolling Stones "Under the Boardwalk" / "Walking the Dog" 3 weeks
27 February
6 March
13 March The Seekers   "I'll Never Find Another You" 3 weeks
20 March
27 March
3 April The Beatles "Rock and Roll Music" / "Honey Don't" 4 weeks
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May "Ticket to Ride" / "Yes It Is" 3 weeks
8 May
15 May
22 May Herman's Hermits "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" 4 weeks
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June Elvis Presley "Crying in the Chapel" 6 weeks
26 June
3 July
10 July
17 July
24 July
31 July Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs   "I Told the Brook" / "Funny Face" 1 week
7 August The Rolling Stones "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 1 week
14 August The Beatles "Help!" / "I'm Down" 8 weeks
21 August
28 August
4 September
11 September
18 September
25 September
2 October
9 October Normie Rowe   "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" / "Shakin' All Over" 8 weeks
16 October
23 October
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November
27 November
4 December The Seekers   "The Carnival Is Over" 6 weeks
11 December
18 December
25 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Little Red Rooster", "The Last Time" / "Play With Fire", and "Get Off of My Cloud" by The Rolling Stones, "Over the Rainbow" / "That I Love", and "Twilight Time" / "My Girl Josephine" by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, "Ferry Cross the Mersey" by Gerry and the Pacemakers, "A World of Our Own" by The Seekers, "Mission Bell" by P. J. Proby, "Il Slienzio" by Nini Rosso, "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire, "What's New Pussycat?" by Tom Jones, "Sing C'est La Vie" by Sonny & Cher, and "Yesterday" / "Act Naturally" by The Beatles.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Leader of the Pack" by The Shangri-Las (3), "Do What You Do Do Well" by Ned Miller (3), "It's Not Unusual" by Tom Jones (3), "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" / "Silhouettes" by Herman's Hermits (3), "Paper Tiger" by Sue Thompson (3), "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds (3), "She's So Fine" / "The Old Oak Tree" by The Easybeats (3), "Fool, Fool, Fool" by Ray Brown & The Whispers (3), "Unchained Melody" by The Righteous Brothers (3), "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher (3), "Tell Him I'm Not Home" / "Call on Me" by Normie Rowe (3), "Ringo" by Lorne Greene (4), "Goldfinger" by Shirley Bassey (4), "The Hucklebuck" by Brendan Bowyer (4), "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" by Manfred Mann (4), "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" by The Righteous Brothers (5), "Heart of Stone" / "Heart of Stone" by The Rolling Stones (5), "It Ain't Nessearly So" by Normie Rowe (5), "Walk Away (Warum Nur Warum)" by Matt Monro (6), "Goodbye" by Roy Orbison (6), and "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan (7).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Velvet Waters" by Tony Worsley, "Wedding Ring" by The Easybeats, "Wedding Town Ride" by The Seekers, and "Rockin' Robin" / "Baby What's Wrong" by The Henchmen.

1966Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January The Seekers   "The Carnival Is Over" 6 weeks
8 January
15 January The Beatles "We Can Work It Out" / "Day Tripper" 7 weeks
22 January
29 January
5 February
12 February
19 February
26 February
5 March Nancy Sinatra "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" 8 weeks
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April
16 April
23 April
30 April The Beatles "Nowhere Man" / "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" 2 weeks
7 May
14 May Bobby and Laurie   "Hitch Hiker" 5 weeks
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June The Rolling Stones "Paint It, Black" / "Long Long While" 3 weeks
25 June
2 July
9 July The Beatles "Paperback Writer" / "Rain" 1 week
16 July Frank Sinatra "Strangers in the Night" 2 weeks
23 July
30 July The Troggs "Wild Thing" 2 weeks
6 August
13 August B. J. Thomas "Mama" 1 week
20 August The Easybeats   Easyfever (EP): "I'll Make You Happy" / "Too Much" 2 weeks
27 August
3 September The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" / "Eleanor Rigby" 8 weeks
10 September
17 September
24 September
1 October
8 October
15 October
22 October
29 October Peter and Gordon "Lady Godiva" 3 weeks
5 November
12 November
19 November New Vaudeville Band "Winchester Cathedral" 1 week
26 November The Easybeats   "Sorry" / "Funny Feelin'" 1 week
3 December Herman's Hermits "No Milk Today" 1 week
10 December The Beach Boys "Good Vibrations" 1 week
17 December Normie Rowe   "Ooh La La" / "Ain't Nobody Home" 1 week (and another two weeks in 1967)
24 December The Easybeats   "Friday on My Mind" 2 weeks
31 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "My Generation" by The Who, "Barbara Ann" by The Beach Boys, "As Tears Go By" / "19th Nervous Breakdown" by The Rolling Stones, "Michelle" by The Overlanders, "Elusive Butterfly" by Bob Lind, "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield, "Tar and Cement" by Verdelle Smith, "Bus Stop" by The Hollies, "Somewhere, My Love" (Theme from Doctor Zhivago) by The Ray Coniff Signers, "Step Back" / "Cara-Lyn" by Johnny Young and Kompany, and "Needle in a Haystack" / "I Won't Be the Same Without Her" by The Twilights.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Love Letter" / " Dancing in the Street" by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs (3), "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel (3), "Listen People" by Herman's Hermits (3), "Come and See Her" / "I Can See" by The Easybeats (3), "Pretty Flamingo" by Manfred Mann (3), "Born a Woman" by Judy Stone (3), "Black Is Black" by Los Bravos (3), "Women (Make You Feel Alright)" / "In My Book" by The Easybeats (4), "A Must to Avoid" by Herman's Hermits (4), "Tennessee Waltz Song" / "I Am What I Am" by Ray Brown and The Whispers (4), "Someday, One Day" by The Seekers (4), "Monday, Monday" by The Mamas & The Papas (4), "Sunshine Superman" by Donovan (4), "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" by Napoleon XIV (4), "I'm a Man" by The Yardbirds (5), "The Pied Piper" by Crispian St. Peters (5), "Second Hand Rose" by Barbra Streisand (6), "Li'l Red Riding Hood" by Sam the Sham and The Phorahs (6), and "You Can't Hurry Love" by The Supremes (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Pride and Joy" / "The Stones I Throw" by Normie Rowe and The Playboys, "Ever Lovin' Man" and "The Loved One" by The Loved Ones, "Someday" by Tony Barber, and "Let the Little Girl Dance" / "Answer Me" by Grantley Dee.

1967Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Normie Rowe   "Ooh La La" / "Ain't Nobody Home" 2 weeks (also one week in 1966)
14 January
21 January Tom Jones "Green, Green Grass of Home" 3 weeks
28 January
4 February
11 February The Monkees "I'm a Believer" / "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" 1 week
18 February The Royal Guardsmen "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron" 5 weeks
25 February
4 March
11 March
18 March
25 March The Seekers   "Georgy Girl" 1 week
1 April The Beatles "Penny Lane" / "Strawberry Fields Forever" 5 weeks
8 April
15 April
22 April
29 April
6 May Nancy Sinatra and Frank Sinatra "Somethin' Stupid" 3 weeks
13 May
20 May
27 May Petula Clark "This Is My Song" 6 weeks
3 June
10 June
17 June
24 June
1 July
8 July Procol Harum "A Whiter Shade of Pale" 3 weeks
15 July
22 July
29 July The Beatles "All You Need Is Love" / "Baby, You're a Rich Man" 5 weeks
5 August
12 August
19 August
26 August
2 September The 5th Dimension "Up, Up and Away" 2 weeks
9 September
16 September Petula Clark "Don't Sleep in the Subway" 2 weeks
23 September
30 September Vikki Carr "It Must Be Him" 3 weeks
7 October
14 October
21 October Engelbert Humperdinck "The Last Waltz" 9 weeks
28 October
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December
9 December
16 December
23 December The Royal Guardsmen "Snoopy's Christmas" 2 weeks
30 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "When I Was Young" by Eric Burdon and The Animals, "Puppet on a String" by Sandie Shaw, "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie, "Itchycoo Park" by Small Faces, and "Massachusetts" by Bee Gees.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "The Happening" by The Supremes (3),[1] "It's Not Easy" by Normie Rowe (3), "Let's Spend The Night Together" / "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones (3), "Release Me" by Engelbert Humperdinck (3), "Dedicated to the One I Love" by The Mamas & The Papas (3), "Groovin'" by The Young Rascals (3), The Monkees Volume 1 EP by The Monkees (3), "The Two of Us" by Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch (3), "When Will I Be Loved?" / "Kiss Me Now" by Johnny Young and Kompany (4), "Happy Jack" by The Who (4), "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" / "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" by The Monkees (4), "Waterloo Sunset" by The Kinks (4), "In the Chapel in the Moonlight" by Dean Martin (4), "The Letter" by The Box Tops (4), "Pamela Pamela" by Wayne Fontana (5), "There's a Kind of Hush" by Herman's Hermits (5), "Silence Is Golden" by The Tremeloes (5), "Lightning's Girl" by Nancy Sinatra (5), "Gimme Some Lovin'" by The Spencer Davis Group (6), and "To Love Somebody" by Bee Gees (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Living in a Child's Dream" by The Masters Apprentices, "What's Wrong with the Way I Live" / "9.50" by The Twilights, "Woman You're Breaking Me" by The Groop, "Heaven and Hell" / "Pretty Girl" by The Easybeats, and "What Am I Doing Here With You" by Bev Harrell.

1968Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January The Beatles "Hello, Goodbye" / "I Am the Walrus" 2 weeks
13 January
20 January John Farnham   "Sadie (The Cleaning Lady)" 6 weeks
27 January
3 February
10 February
17 February
24 February
2 March John Fred and His Playboy Band "Judy in Disguise" 2 weeks
9 March
16 March Paul Mauriat and His Orchestra "Love Is Blue" 5 weeks
23 March
30 March
6 April
13 April
20 April The Beatles "Lady Madonna" / "The Inner Light" 2 weeks
27 April
4 May Bobby Goldsboro "Honey" 5 weeks
11 May
18 May
25 May
1 June
8 June The Irish Rovers "The Unicorn" 4 weeks
15 June
22 June
29 June
6 July Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass "This Guy's in Love with You" 2 weeks
13 July
20 July Merrilee Rush "Angel of the Morning" 2 weeks
27 July
3 August The Irish Rovers "The Orange and the Green" / "Whiskey on a Sunday" 3 weeks
10 August
17 August
24 August Richard Harris "MacArthur Park" 2 weeks
31 August
7 September Mama Cass with The Mamas & the Papas "Dream a Little Dream of Me" 1 week
14 September Tom Jones "Help Yourself" 2 weeks
21 September
28 September Jeannie C. Riley "Harper Valley PTA" 1 week
5 October The Beatles "Hey Jude" / "Revolution" 13 weeks
12 October
19 October
26 October
2 November
9 November
16 November
23 November
30 November
7 December
14 December
21 December
28 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Daydream Believer" / "Goin' Down" by The Monkees, "Green Tambourine" by The Lemon Pipers, "Simon Says" by 1910 Fruitgum Company, "Delilah" by Tom Jones, "Young Girl" by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, "Jumpin' Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones, "Do It Again" by The Beach Boys, "Those Were The Days" by Mary Hopkin, and "Little Arrows" by Leapy Lee.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Tin Soldier" by Small Faces (3), "Bottle of Wine" by The Fireballs (3), Magical Mystery Tour (EP) by The Beatles (3), "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" by Hugo Montenegro (3), "The Son of Hickory Holler's Tramp" by O.C. Smith (3), "Indian Lake" by The Cowsills (3), "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" / "Kitty Can" by Bee Gees (3), "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde" by Georgie Fame (4), "Gimme Little Sign" by Brenton Wood (4), "Hold Me Tight" by Johnny Nash (4), "Congratulations" by Cliff Richard (5), "Hurdy Gurdy Man" by Donovan (5), "Lazy Sunday" by Small Faces (5), "Woman, Woman" by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (6), "The Legend of Xanadu" by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich (6), and "Underneath the Arches" / "I Don't Want to Love You" by John Farnham (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "If I Only Had Time" by John Rowles, "Cathy Come Home" / "The Way They Play" by The Twilights, "My Prayer" by The Vibrants, "Soothe Me" by The Groove, and "Words" / "Sinking Ships" by Bee Gees.

1969Edit

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January Cream "White Room" / "Those Were the Days" 2 weeks
11 January
18 January Barry Ryan "Eloise" 3 weeks
24 January
1 February
8 February The Scaffold "Lily the Pink" 2 weeks
15 February
22 February Bee Gees   "I Started a Joke" 2 weeks
1 March
8 March The Beatles "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" / "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" 6 weeks
15 March
22 March
29 March
5 April
12 April
19 April Peter Sarstedt "Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)" 4 weeks
26 April
3 May
10 May
17 May Russell Morris   "The Real Thing" 2 weeks
24 May
31 May The Beatles "Get Back" / "Don't Let Me Down" 4 weeks
7 June
14 June
21 June
28 June The Cowsills "Hair" 2 weeks
5 July
12 July The Beatles "The Ballad of John and Yoko" 4 weeks
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August Elvis Presley "In the Ghetto" 4 weeks
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September The Rolling Stones "Honky Tonk Women" 5 weeks
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October Russell Morris   "Part Three into Paper Walls" / "The Girl That I Love" 3 weeks
18 October
25 October
1 November Ross D. Wyllie   "The Star" 2 weeks
8 November
15 November The Beatles "Something" / "Come Together" 5 weeks
22 November Roy Orbison "Penny Arcade" 1 week
29 November The Beatles "Something" / "Come Together" 5 weeks
6 December
13 December
20 December
27 December Elvis Presley "Suspicious Minds" 3 weeks (2 weeks in Jan. 1970)

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Love Child" by Diana Ross and The Supremes, "Going Up the Country" by Canned Heat, "Build Me Up Buttercup" by The Foundations, "If I Can Dream" / "Edge of Reality" by Elvis Presley, "Dizzy" by Tommy Roe, "Goodbye" by Mary Hopkin, and "In the Year 2525" by Zager and Evans.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Crimson and Clover" by Tommy James and the Shondells (3), "Gitarzan" by Ray Stevens (3), "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival (3), "My Sentimental Friend" by Herman's Hermits (3), "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash (3), "Something in the Air" by Thunderclap Newman (3), "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond (3), "Star-Crossed Lovers" by Neil Sedaka (4), "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension (4), "One" by Johnny Farnham (4), "Indian Giver" by 1910 Fruitgum Company (5), "Proud Mary" by Credence Clearwater Revival (5), "Dear Prudence" by Doug Parkinson (5), "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat & Tears (5), "All Along the Watchtower" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (6), "Give Peace a Chance" by The Plastic Ono Band (6), "Sugar, Sugar" by The Archies (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Saved by the Bell" by Robin Gibb, "Don't Forget to Remember" by The Bee Gees, "La La" by The Flying Circus, "Try to Remember" by New World, and "Such a Lovely Way" by The Groop.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Billboard Magazine, July 8, 1967". Billboard.