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No.1's this week in Australia - 2nd October

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  • Gavin Ryan
    First Ever Australian Performed No.1 happened this week, back in 1955, and it knocked Rock Around the Clock off the top spot. Also Johnny O Keefe has two
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 1, 2006
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      First Ever Australian Performed No.1 happened this week, back in 1955, and it knocked Rock
      Around the Clock off the top spot. Also Johnny O'Keefe has two yearly back-to-back No.1's, as
      does Diana Ross, while it's the first of 13 weeks for the double A-sided hits 'Hey Jude'/'Revolution'.

      Here is a list of the No.1 songs this week on the Australian charts for the past 66 years...

      2006 - I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (with Flowers in My Hair) - Sandi Thom (5th week)
      2005 - Shine - Shannon Noll (1 week only)
      2004 - Out With My Baby - Guy Sebastian (1 week only)
      2003 - Where is the Love - Black Eyed Peas feat Justin Timberlake (5th of 6 weeks) Return to Top
      2002 - The Logical Song - Scooter (1st of 2 weeks)
      2001 - Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue (3rd of 4 weeks)
      2000 - Most Girls - P!nk (1 week only)
      1999 - Mambo No.5 - Lou Bega (4th of 8 weeks)
      1998 - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith (4th of 8 weeks)
      1997 - Candle in the Wind '97 / Something About the Way You Look Tonight - Elton John (1st of 6 weeks)
      1996 - Macarena - Los Del Rio (5th of 9 weeks) 10 YEARS AGO
      1995 - Kiss from a Rose - Seal (6th of 6 weeks)
      1994 - Confide in Me - Kylie Minogue (3rd of 4 weeks)
      1993 - I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf (5th of 8 weeks)
      1992 - Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus (1st of 7 weeks)
      1991 - (Everything I Do) I Do it for You - Bryan Adams (10th of 11 weeks)
      1990 - Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi (3rd of 6 weeks)
      1989 - Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx (4th of 6 weeks)
      1988 - Simply Irresistable - Robert Palmer (3rd of 5 weeks)
      1987 - La Bamba - Los Lobos (2nd of 7 weeks)
      1986 - Venus - Bananarama (3rd of 7 weeks) 20 YEARS AGO
      1985 - Power of Love - Huey Lewis & The News (2nd of 2 weeks)
      1984 - Careless Whisper - George Michael (3rd of 4 weeks)
      1983 - Australiana - Austen Tayshus (6th of 8 weeks)
      1982 - Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (3rd of 6 weeks)
      1981 - Endless Love - Lionel Richie & Diana Ross (1st of 4 weeks)
      1980 - Upside Down - Diana Ross (1st of 4 weeks)
      1979 - My Sharona - The Knack (5th of 5 weeks)
      1978 - You're the One That I Want - Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta (9th of 9 weeks)
      1977 - You're Moving Out Today - Carole Bayer-Sager (4th of 4 weeks)
      1976 - Dancing Queen - Abba (5th of 8 weeks) 30 YEARS AGO
      1975 - Love Will Keep us Together - The Captain & Tennille (3rd of 4 weeks)
      1974 - The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace (2nd of 8 weeks)
      1973 - Can the Can - Suzi Quatro (1st of 6 weeks)
      1972 - Boppin' the Blues - Blackfeather (1st of 2 weeks)
      1971 - Daddy Cool - Drummond (5th of 7 weeks)
      1970 - In the Summertime - The Mixtures (5th of 6 weeks)
      1969 - Honky Tonk Woman / You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones (5th of 5 weeks)
      1968 - Hey Jude / Revolution - The Beatles (1st of 13 weeks)
      1967 - It Must Be Him - Vikki Carr (1st of 3 weeks)
      1966 - Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles (5th of 8 weeks) 40 YEARS AGO
      1965 - Help! / I'm Down - The Beatles (8th of 8 weeks)
      1964 - I Should Have Known Better / If I Fell - The Beatles (5th of 5 weeks)
      1963 - No Trespassing / Not Responsible - Helen Shapiro (1st of 2 weeks)
      1962 - Sheila - Tommy Roe (2nd of 3 weeks)
      1961 - I'm Counting on You - Johnny O'Keefe (1st of 3 weeks)
      1960 - Come On and Take My Hand / Don't You Know (Pretty Baby) - Johnny O'Keefe (1 week only)
      1959 - The Three Bells - The Browns (2nd of 5 weeks)
      1958 - Bird Dog - The Everly Brothers (1st of 3 weeks)
      1957 - Love Letters in the Sand - Pat Boone (3rd of 5 weeks)
      1956 - Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) - Doris Day (3rd of 8 weeks) 50 YEARS AGO
      1955 - A Man Called Peter - Darryl Stewart (1 week only)
      1954 - Three Coins in the Fountain - Frank Sinatra / Four Aces (2nd of 2 weeks)
      1953 - Terry's Theme from "Limelight" (Eternally) - Frank Chacksfield (1 week only)
      1952 - Here in My Heart - Al Martino (1st of 4 weeks)
      1951 - Too Young - Nat 'King' Cole / Toni Arden (4th of 9 weeks)
      1950 - Quicksilver - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (4th of 8 weeks)
      1949 - Powder Your Face With Sunshine - Evelyn Knight / Sammy Kaye (2nd of 2 weeks)
      1948 - Now is the Hour (Maori Farewell Song) - Bing Crosby / Gracie Fields (1 Month Only)
      1947 - Mam'Selle - Frank Sinatra (1 Month Only)
      1946 - Symphony - Bing Crosby (1st of 2 Months) 60 YEARS AGO
      1945 - Don't Fence Me in - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (2nd of 3 Months)
      1944 - Pistol Packin' Mama - Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters (1 Month Only)
      1943 - White Christmas - Bing Crosby (5th of 5 Months)
      1942 - I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire - Ink Spots / Horace Heidt (1st of 2 Months)
      1941 - It's a Great Day for the Irish - Judy Garland / The Jesters (1 Month Only)
      1940 - Till the Lights of London Shine Again - Joe Loss (3rd of 3 Months)

      Regards,
      Gavin Ryan.






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    • GAMBRILL JOHN
      ... referring to Daryl Stewart s A Man Called Peter ..........whether it can be called the first ever Australian performed No. 1 depends upon how
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 1, 2006
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        >From: "Gavin Ryan" <bulion@...>
        >Reply-To: rocknroll-scars@yahoogroups.com
        >To: <rocknroll-scars@yahoogroups.com>, <top40chartclub@yahoogroups.com>,
        > <billboardcharts@yahoogroups.com>,
        ><chartfreaksworldwide@yahoogroups.com>
        >Subject: [rocknroll-scars] No.1's this week in Australia - 2nd October
        >Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 19:39:57 +1000
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        >
        >First Ever Australian Performed No.1 happened this week, back in 1955, and
        >it knocked Rock
        >Around the Clock off the top spot. Also Johnny O'Keefe has two yearly
        >back-to-back No.1's, as
        >does Diana Ross, while it's the first of 13 weeks for the double A-sided
        >hits 'Hey Jude'/'Revolution'.
        >
        <snip>

        referring to Daryl Stewart's "A Man Called Peter"

        ..........whether it can be called the first ever Australian performed No. 1
        depends upon how far back you want to go. Les Welch (well-known Oz
        bandleader of the early 50s) would have had a number of No. 1s. in the early
        to mid 50s.

        I'm pretty sure that Daryl Stewart's release was the first official 45rpm
        release on Festival (a black label format that didn't last too long before
        converting to the roulette lettering style that drifted through to the early
        60s)

        JohnG
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