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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Ready for the next one ?

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending 8th October 1966 for your interest.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending October 8th 1966 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves 1 1 2 1 1 18800
    2 2 I'm A Boy - The Who 2 2 1 2 3 18580
    5 3 Bend It - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich 3 3 3 3 2 17865
    3 4 You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes 4 4 5 4 4 16895
    16 5 Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadows - The Rolling Stones 5 7 4 5 7 16190
    4 6 Little Man - Sonny and Cher 6 6 6 6 5 15960
    9 7 Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band 7 5 7 7 6 15725
    8 8 All I See Is You - Dusty Springfield 8 9 8 8 9 14320
    6 9 Too Soon To Know - Roy Orbison 9 8 11 9 8 13755
    10 10 Walk With Me - The Seekers 10= 10 9 12 11 13300
    17 11 Guantanamera - The Sandpipers 10= 12 10 10 10 12935
    12 12 Sunny - Bobby Hebb 12 11 12 11 12 12365
    21 13 Another Tear Falls - The Walker Brothers 13 13 14 13 14 11095
    20 14 Sunny - Georgie Fame 14 14 13 16 15 10760
    7 15 All Or Nothing - The Small Faces 15 15 15 15 13 10330
    11 16 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles 18 19 16 17 18 8655
    NEW 17 I Can't Control Myself - The Troggs 16= 16 18 19 17 8640
    23 18 I Don't Care - Los Bravos 16= 17 19 18 16 8375
    13 19 Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey 19 24 17 14 19 7620
    26 20 Lady Godiva - Peter and Gordon 20 18 22 20 24 6545
    19 21 When I Come Home - The Spencer Davis Group 21 21 23 22 20 5835
    14 22 Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers 23 25 21 21 23 5380
    18 23 Lovers Of The World Unite - David and Jonathan 22 22 24 25 22 4915
    NEW 24 I've Got You Under My Skin - The Four Seasons 25 20 26 23 29 4420
    15 25 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 24 20 24 21 4300
    22 26 Ashes To Ashes - The Mindbenders 27 25 28 26 2225
    NEW 27 Sunny - Cher 29 27 27 29 2000
    NEW 28 Born A Woman - Sandy Posey 30 22 1800
    NEW 29 Dear Mrs. Applebee - David Garrick 26 29 28 27 1490
    RE 30 I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding 26 27 1400
    Land Of 1,000 Dances - Wilson Pickett 28 26 25 1010
    Somewhere My Love - The Mike Sammes Singers 28 30 28 955
    Mama - Dave Berry 29 30 585
    Somewhere My Love - Manuel and The Music Of The Mountains 30 250
    Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra 30 200

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  • MrTibbs
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    Don't be fooled into a sense of false security Bob, RR will soon go off the rails again lol

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  • BobPatience
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    So close to a 'perfect' top 5. And it probably has happened before, but this is the first time I have noticed that a magazine top 30 (in this case RR) got all 30 records on the ultimate chart 'correct'. And lastly, that Stones title must have been one of the longest song titles of its time.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers ! Just in from work again hence why running late.

    I will never hear Guantanamera quite the same ever again after the comments above

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending 1st October 1966. Enjoy.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending October 1st 1966 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves 1 1 1 1 1 19050
    4 2 I'm A Boy - The Who 2 2 2 2 2 18415
    5 3 You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes 3 3 3 3 3 17780
    7 4 Little Man - Sonny and Cher 4 4 4 4 4 17145
    12 5 Bend It - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich 5 5 5 5 6 16425
    3 6 Too Soon To Know - Roy Orbison 6 6 6 7 5 15860
    2 7 All Or Nothing - The Small Faces 7 7 7 6 8 15255
    17 8 All I See Is You - Dusty Springfield 8 8 8 8 11 14350
    20 9 Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band 9 9 11 11 7 13440
    15 10 Walk With Me - The Seekers 11 12 9 12 10 12985
    6 11 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles 10 13 10 9 9 12920
    16 12 Sunny - Bobby Hebb 12 11 12 14 14 11895
    9 13 Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey 13 14 14 10 13 11280
    10 14 Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers 14 15 17 13 15 9860
    8 15 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 15 19 13 15 16 9775
    NEW 16 Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadows - The Rolling Stones 16 10 18 20 17 9740
    30 17 Guantanamera - The Sandpipers 18 17 16 17 18 9055
    11 18 Lovers Of The World Unite - David and Jonathan 17 23 15 16 12 8715
    13 19 When I Come Home - The Spencer Davis Group 19 16 19 21 19 8020
    NEW 20 Sunny - Georgie Fame 22 20 20 22 22 6615
    NEW 21 Another Tear Falls - The Walker Brothers 20 18 23 18 23 6580
    14 22 Ashes To Ashes - The Mindbenders 21 22 22 19 20 6185
    25 23 I Don't Care - Los Bravos 23 21 21 23 21 6150
    19 24 Mama - Dave Berry 24 25 24 24 25 4160
    23 25 Land Of 1,000 Dances - Wilson Pickett 25 26 28 27 24 2745
    NEW 26 Lady Godiva - Peter and Gordon 27 23 29 30 30 2285
    21 27 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa ! - Napoleon XIV 26 26 26 27 2090
    18 28 Just Like A Woman - Manfred Mann 28 25 29 28 1955
    22 29 More Than Love - Ken Dodd 30 28 27 29 1770
    27 30 How Sweet It Is - Junior Walker and The All Stars 29 25 26 1025
    In The Arms Of Love - Andy Williams 27 800
    I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding 30 30 28 750
    Dear Mrs. Applebee - David Garrick 28 600

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  • RokinRobinOfLocksley
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    Originally posted by Graham76man View Post
    Guantanamera - The Sandpipers
    I always used to sing "One ton of manure" to this song!
    Also known as "One Ton Tomato":

    One ton tomato,
    I'll eat a one ton tomato,
    One ton tomat-oh
    I'll eat a one ton tomat-oh...

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  • Metalweb
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    Too Soon To Know was - extraordinary to realise - the only substantial hit Roy Orbison had between '64 and '89.

    Although not specifically about the recent death of his wife Claudette, the lyrics ("too soon to know....if I can forget her...") were poignant....

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  • Graham76man
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    Guantanamera - The Sandpipers
    I always used to sing "One ton of manure" to this song!

    The Sonny and Cher song was used a few years ago for an Amazon advert - the one with the little horse!

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  • Robbie
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    A posthumous number 1 for Jim Reeves, some 2+ years after his death in a plane crash. At the time he was the third act to have a posthumous number 1, following Buddy Holly ('It Doesn't Matter Anymore') and Eddie Cochran ('Three Steps To Heaven').

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending 24th September 1966. Enjoy.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 24th 1966 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    3 1 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves 1 1 1 1 1 19050
    1 2 All Or Nothing - The Small Faces 2 2 2 2 2 18415
    4 3 Too Soon To Know - Roy Orbison 3 3 3 5 3 17580
    9 4 I'm A Boy - The Who 4 4 4 3 4 17245
    11 5 You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes 6 5 6 6 7 15990
    2 6 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles 7 7 5 7 5 15910
    12 7 Little Man - Sonny and Cher 5 6 7 4 6 15825
    5 8 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 8 10 8 9 8 14105
    7 9 Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey 10 8 9 10 10 13985
    6 10 Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers 9 9 10 8 9 13820
    8 11 Lovers Of The World Unite - David and Jonathan 11 12 11 11 11 12500
    NEW 12 Bend It - Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich 12 11 13 12 13 11930
    17 13 When I Come Home - The Spencer Davis Group 13 14 14 17 12 10665
    19 14 Ashes To Ashes - The Mindbenders 14 16 15 14 14 10145
    20 15 Walk With Me - The Seekers 15= 18 12 19 17 9740
    23 16 Sunny - Bobby Hebb 17 13 16 20 21 9300
    NEW 17 All I See Is You - Dusty Springfield 15= 15 19 13 19 9020
    13 18 Just Like A Woman - Manfred Mann 20 19 18 18 20 7885
    14 19 Mama - Dave Berry 18 20 21 15 15 7660
    29 20 Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band 19 17 22 16 18 7655
    10 21 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa ! - Napoleon XIV 21 24 17 21 16 7175
    18 22 More Than Love - Ken Dodd 22 27 20 23 23 5030
    26 23 Land Of 1'000 Dances - Wilson Pickett 23 25 23 24 22 4665
    28 24 I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding 24 21 26 29 29 3620
    NEW 25 I Don't Care - Los Bravos 25= 26 27 28 26 2725
    16 26 I Saw Her Again - The Mamas and Papas 29 30 24 27 28 2605
    24 27 How Sweet It Is - Junior Walker and The All Stars 27 28 28 26 24 2445
    15 28 Visions - Cliff Richard 28 25 25 27 2440
    30 29 Big Time Operator - Zoot Money and The Big Roll Band 25= 29 22 25 1910
    NEW 30 Guantanamera - The Sandpipers 30 22 1800
    Another Tear Falls - The Walker Brothers 23 1600
    Sunny - Georgie Fame 29 400
    Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful 30 250
    Summertime - Billy Stewart 30 100
    Hi-Lili Hi-Lo - The Alan Price Set 30 85

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending 17th September 1966. Enjoy.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 17th 1966 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 All Or Nothing - The Small Faces 1 1 1 1 1 19050
    2 2 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles 2 2 2 3 3 18230
    6 3 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves 3 3 4 2 2 17715
    4 4 Too Soon To Know - Roy Orbison 4 4 3 4 4 17395
    3 5 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 5 5 5 6 5 16410
    9 6 Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers 6= 8 6 7 6 15375
    14 7 Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey 6= 7 7 5 8 15355
    8 8 Lovers Of The World Unite - David and Jonathan 8 6 9 9 9 14570
    18 9 I'm A Boy - The Who 9 9 8 8 14 13895
    5 10 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa ! - Napoleon XIV 10 12 11 10 7 12940
    28 11 You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes 11= 11 10 13 13 12580
    26 12 Little Man - Sonny and Cher 11= 10 14 11 12 12065
    11 13 Just Like A Woman - Manfred Mann 13 13 12 12 10 12035
    7 14 Mama - Dave Berry 14 14 13 14 11 11300
    15 15 Visions - Cliff Richard 17 16 16 19 19 8970
    12 16 I Saw Her Again - The Mamas and Papas 15 18 17 16 17 8790
    21 17 When I Come Home - The Spencer Davis Group 16 24 15 15 15 8360
    17 18 More Than Love - Ken Dodd 19 17 20 18 18 7955
    22 19 Ashes To Ashes - The Mindbenders 18 21 18 17 16 7925
    NEW 20 Walk With Me - the Seekers 20 20 19 20 23 6980
    13 21 Hi-Lili Hi-Lo - The Alan Price Set 21 26 22 21 20 5185
    10 22 With A Girl Like You - The Troggs 22 19 26 25 21 5100
    NEW 23 Sunny - Bobby Hebb 29 15 28 24 4650
    23 24 How Sweet It Is - Junior Walker and The All Stars 23 25 25 22 22 4365
    16 25 Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful 24 27 21 23 28 4355
    NEW 26 Land Of 1,000 Dances - Wilson Pickett 25 22 29 27 25 3210
    20 27 The More I See You - Chris Montez 26 23 26 24 3095
    27 28 I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding 27= 29 24 28 30 2535
    NEW 29 Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band 27= 23 26 2025
    RE 30 Big Time Operator - Zoot Money and The Big Roll Band 30 30 27 30 29 1470
    I Don't Care - Los Bravos 28 600
    Black Is Black - Los Bravos 29 27 540
    Run - Sandie Shaw 30 250


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  • MrTibbs
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    I'm 100% with you on that Bob. It's a pleasant enough pop song but way, way down the list of standout recordings that year. For sheer imaginative ingenuity and pop perfection I believe Good Vibrations to be the beacon that shone forth from 1966 by a country mile. To be overlooked was nothing short of criminal.

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  • BobPatience
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    And there appears Winchester Cathedral, the 'Best Contemporary (R&R) Recording' of 1967, according to the Recording Academy. Finishing ahead of 'Cherish', 'Monday, Monday', 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Last Train to Clarksville' and last but, definitely, not least 'Good Vibrations'. Not that I think it's a bad song, in fact I find it quite infectious. But I still cannot fathom how a silly Music Hall tune beat masterworks by both Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney. That said, this is far and away not the only instance in which I disagree with the Recording Academy.

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers ! I'm just in from work hence the late post.

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending 10th September 1966.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 10th 1966 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    3 1 All Or Nothing - The Small Faces 1= 2 1 1 2 18765
    1 2 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles 1= 1 2 2 1 18700
    2 3 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 3 3 3 3 3 17780
    7 4 Too Soon To Know - Roy Orbison 4 5 5 4 5 16610
    4 5 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa ! - Napoleon XIV 5 6 4 6 4 16545
    16 6 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves 6 4 8 5 6 15875
    5 7 Mama - Dave Berry 7 8 6 8 8 15105
    8 8 Lovers Of The World Unite - David and Jonathan 8 7 7 12 7 14740
    18 9 Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers 10 10 10 9 15 13010
    6 10 With A Girl Like You - The Troggs 9 9 14 10 9 12620
    13 11 Just Like A Woman - Manfred Mann 11 14 9 11 11 12600
    12 12 I Saw Her Again - The Mamas and Papas 12 15 13 7 13 11630
    9 13 Hi-Lili Hi-Lo - The Alan Price Set 14 17 11 13 14 11045
    19 14 Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey 13 12 16 14 10 11035
    11 15 Visions - Cliff Richard 15 10 15 19 12 11015
    10 16 Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful 17 22 12 16 17 9240
    17 17 More Than Love - Ken Dodd 16 16 17 17 16 9175
    NEW 18 I'm A Boy - The Who 18 13 23 18 20 7835
    14 19 Black Is Black - Los Bravos 19 21 18 22 19 7170
    15 20 The More I See You - Chris Montez 20 23 21 20 18 6305
    30 21 When I Come Home - The Spencer Davis Group 21 25 20 15 23 6230
    NEW 22 Ashes To Ashes - The Mindbenders 22 24 19 21 22 6165
    27 23 How Sweet It Is - Junior Walker and The All Stars 23 20 26 26 27 4290
    23 24 Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations 24 29 25 24 25 3110
    22 25 Barefootin' - Robert Parker 26 22 29 24 3045
    NEW 26 Little Man - Sonny and Cher 27 18 27 3000
    NEW 27 I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding 30 27 24 2550
    NEW 28 You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes 29 19 30 2500
    21 29 I Want You - Bob Dylan 28 27 25 26 2025
    25 30 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - The Four Tops 25 23 21 1650
    Big Time Operator - Zoot Money and The Big Roll Band 28 28 28 1605
    Land Of 1,000 Dances - Wilson Pickett 26 30 1250
    Step Out Of Line - Twice As Much 29 500
    Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe 28 30 385
    Winchester Cathedral - The New Vaudeville Band 30 200
    Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra 29 170

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  • Graham76man
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    I did some research into the people thinking they were famous people in mental hospitals connected with the re-incarnation thing where lots of people have had past lives as Cleopatra and Napoleon etc. Obviously if they had past lives (in mental hospitals) these would explain it. But it seems the facts of mental hospitals do not back this up. With nobody (in studies of the patients) claiming to be a famous person. Having said that the bloke who shot John Lennon said he was John Lennon! So maybe it still stands?

    There's a video of it on YouTube, but I don't know if it is the original artist or somebody doing a video for it. Sections of it look old enough though to be from the 60's. The quality is not good either.

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  • Metalweb
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    I remember hearing an interview with Jerry Samuels (just googled his real name) in which he claimed he knew several psychiatric patients and they all loved his record!

    This must have been in the early 70s when the single was re-issued, made the breakers and almost re-charted.

    Wonder where the cliché of asylum inmates thinking they're Napoleon comes from - presumably it pre-dates this.....

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  • MrTibbs
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    Yeah Graham they both worked in The State Hospital at Carstairs in forensic psychiatry, and were appalled at me wanting to buy that record. The lecture I got lol

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  • Graham76man
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    Going mad because a woman's left you OR
    Going mad because your dogs left you

    Which would have got the radio producers banning the record most?

    I would have thought being in love with a dog?? So to put the verse in would would increase the risk of a ban.

  • Graham76man
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    Wow you had some forward thinking parents there, unless they worked with mental health issues or connected with it.

  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending 3rd September 1966.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending September 3rd 1966 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles 1 1 1 1 1 19050
    2 2 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 2 2 2 2 2 18415
    8 3 All Or Nothing - The Small Faces 3 3 3 3 3 17780
    4 4 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa ! - Napoleon XIV 4 4 4 4 4 17145
    5 5 Mama - Dave Berry 5 6 5 5 6 16225
    3 6 With A Girl Like You - The Troggs 6 5 6 7 5 16060
    15 7 Too Soon To Know - Roy Orbison 7 7 10 6 8 14505
    13 8 Lovers Of The World Unite - David and Jonathan 8 9 9 14 9 13470
    10 9 Hi-Lili Hi-Lo - The Alan Price Set 11= 10 7 16 12 13315
    7 10 Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful 9 13 8 12 10 13035
    6 11 Visions - Cliff Richard 10 8 15 13 7 12440
    12 12 I Saw Her Again - The Mamas and Papas 11= 15 11 8 11 12200
    17 13 Just Like A Woman - Manfred Mann 13 14 12 10 13 11780
    9 14 Black Is Black - Los Bravos 14 12 13 9 16 11775
    11 15 The More I See You - Chris Montez 15 16 14 11 14 10695
    20 16 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves 16 11 17 15 17 10290
    14 17 More Than Love - Ken Dodd 17 18 16 17 15 9110
    24 18 Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers 18 17 18 18 18 8455
    27 19 Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey 19 19 19 19 19 7620
    16 20 Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe 20 22 21 22 23 5880
    18 21 I Want You - Bob Dylan 21 25 20 25 20 5485
    29 22 Barefootin' - Robert Parker 23 27 24 21 24 4145
    25 23 Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations 24 23 27 26 21 3950
    28 24 Give Me Your Word - Billy Fury 25 28 22 24 27 3890
    23 25 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - The Four Tops 22 25 28 20 22 3815
    19 26 Love Letters - Elvis Presley 26 23 23 28 3055
    NEW 27 How Sweet It Is - Junior Walker and The All Stars 27 21 30 2100
    NEW 28 Big Time Operator - Zoot Money and The Big Roll Band 30= 25 25 2010
    21 29 I Couldn't Live Without Your Love - Petula Clark 28 28 26 1850
    NEW 30 When I Come Home - The Spencer Davis Group 29 24 1400
    Revolver (LP) - The Beatles 20 2200
    Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra 30= 29 26 925
    Goin' Back - Dusty Springfield 30 29 30 535
    Warm And Tender Love - Percy Sledge 27 400
    Blowin' In The Wind - Stevie Wonder 28 300
    Goodbye Bluebird - Wayne Fontana 30 200
    Ashes To Ashes - The Mindbenders 29 170

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  • MrTibbs
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    Greetings Pop Pickers !

    Here is the next Ultimate Averaged Chart for Week Ending 27th August 1966.

    The Ultimate Averaged Chart - Week Ending August 27th 1966 NME MM DISC RR Total
    Last This The Sound Survey Stores 200 250 100 85 Points
    Week Week The Top 30 Singles Chart BBC TOP 30 Scored
    1 1 Yellow Submarine/ Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles 1 1 1 1 1 19050
    3 2 God Only Knows - The Beach Boys 2 2 2 2 2 18415
    2 3 With A Girl Like You - The Troggs 3 3 3 3 3 17780
    10 4 They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa ! - Napoleon XIV 4 4 5 4 4 16895
    5 5 Mama - Dave Berry 5 5 4 6 5 16660
    8 6 Visions - Cliff Richard 6 7 7 7 7 15240
    7 7 Summer In The City - The Lovin' Spoonful 9 9 6 10 12 14365
    18 8 All Or Nothing - The Small Faces 8 6 10 9 9 14320
    4 9 Black Is Black - Los Bravos 7 8 12 5 6 14075
    11 10 Hi-Lili Hi-Lo - The Alan Price Set 11 10 8 11 11 13650
    6 11 The More I See You - Chris Montez 10 11 11 8 8 13255
    13 12 I Saw Her Again - The Mamas and Papas 12= 14 9 12 13 12330
    14 13 Lovers Of The World Unite - David and Jonathan 12= 12 13 13 10 11885
    15 14 More Than Love - Ken Dodd 14 15 14 15 14 10495
    23 15 Too Soon To Know - Roy Orbison 15 13 16 14 17 10240
    9 16 Out Of Time - Chris Farlowe 16 16 15 17 15 9760
    21 17 Just Like A Woman - Manfred Mann 17 17 18 19 16 8525
    16 18 I Want You - Bob Dylan 18 21 17 18 18 7905
    12 19 Love Letters - Elvis Presley 19 22 19 16 19 7320
    NEW 20 Distant Drums - Jim Reeves 20 20 22 25 22 5815
    17 21 I Couldn't Live Without Your Love - Petula Clark 21 30 21 20 20 4735
    19 22 Goin' Back - Dusty Springfield 22 20 21 21 4600
    25 23 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever - The Four Tops 23 23 24 24 26 4475
    NEW 24 Got To Get You Into My Life - Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers 24 18 27 23 3680
    26 25 Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations 26 25 26 29 24 3245
    24 26 Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra 25 28 25 23 27 3240
    NEW 27 Working In The Coal Mine - Lee Dorsey 29 24 28 22 29 3220
    29 28 Give Me Your Word - Billy Fury 28 23 28 30 2385
    28 29 Barefootin' - Robert Parker 27 27 30 26 25 2060
    22 30 Get Away - Georgie Fame and The Blue Flames 30 27 30 28 1355
    Revolver (LP) - The Beatles 19 2400
    How Sweet It is - Junior Walker and The All Stars 26 1000
    Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks 29 500
    Blowin' In The Wind - Stevie Wonder 29 400

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  • Splodj
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    I'm being very pedantic here, but the title is: "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!"

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  • MrTibbs
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    I loved the record at the time as a kid and my parents refused to let me buy it as they said it was still derogative to people with mental health issues so I bought The Small Faces instead. Memories. Memories.

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  • Metalweb
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    Wasn't the line about the dog an afterthought - put in to minimise controversy and hopefully avoid airplay bans?

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  • Graham76man
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    They're Coming To Take Me Away Ha Ha - is actually about a bloke in love with a dog, which has run off! Hence the lines "mutt" and ASPCA - American Society Prevention Cruelty (to) Animals!
    The flip side is the same song backwards!

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  • Graham76man
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    The Official Chart date system is messy. With them using publication dates rather than the week of sales. But I believe they were using the same week system as the others. In fact all the papers came out Thursday. Some later carried the Saturday date after Thursday, but still were in the shops Thursday.
    So the charts went Monday to Saturday - sent out to the papers Monday - compiled and printed for Thursday.
    Then when they changed the release date of records to Friday a few years ago. The Official Chart went back to Thursday for the chart date to give new records a full seven days of sales.
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