Melody Maker 1960's (and 50's) singles charts

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Postby gerrit » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:49 pm

BoroButch wrote:
Week Ending 6 December 1969


Week Ending 27 December 1969

   1   (  1  )  Two Little Boys (by Rolf Harris) 6 wks
   2   (  2  )  Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town  (by Kenny Rogers And The First Edition) 10 wks
   3   (  3  )  Sugar Sugar  (by The Archies) 13 wks
   3   (  3  )  Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday  (by Stevie Wonder) 7 wks
   5   (  5  )  Melting Pot  (by Blue Mink) 6 wks
   6   (  6  )  Suspicious Mind  (by Elvis Presley) 5 wks
   7   (  7  )  Winter World Of Love  (by Engelbert Humperdinck) 7 wks
   8   (  8  )  (Call Me) Number One  (by The Tremeloes) 9 wks
   9   (  9  )  Onion Song  (by Marvin Gaye And Tammi Terrell) 7 wks
  10  ( 10 )  All I Have To Do Is Dream  (by Bobbie Gentry And Glen Campbell) 4 wks
  11  ( 11 )  Something  (by The Beatles) 8 wks
  12  ( 12 )  Tracy  (by Cuff Links) 5 wks
  13  ( 13 )  Leavin' (Durham Town)  (by Roger Whittaker) 7 wks
  14  ( 14 )  Love Is All  (by Malcolm Roberts) 6 wks
  15  ( 15 )  Liquidator  (by Harry J And The All Stars) 12 wks
  16  ( 16 )  Oh Well  (by Fleetwood Mac) 13 wks
  17  ( 17 )  Wonderful World, Beautiful People  (by Jimmy Cliff) 11 wks
  18  ( 18 )  Sweet Dream  (by Jethro Tull) 9 wks
  19  ( 19 )  Green River  (by Creedence Clearwater Revival) 7 wks
  20  ( 20 )  Without Love  (by Tom Jones) 4 wks
  21  ( 21 )  Nobody's Child  (by Karen Young) 15 wks
  22  ( 22 )  Return Of Django  (by The Upsetters) 14 wks
  23  ( 23 )  Play Good Old Rock N' Roll  (by The Dave Clark Five) 4 wks
  24  ( 24 )  Loneliness  (by Des O'Connor) 6 wks
  25  ( 25 )  Highway Song  (by Nancy Sinatra) 5 wks
  26  ( 26 )  Love's Been Good To Me  (by Frank Sinatra) 12 wks
  27  ( 27 )  What Does It Take  (by Junior Walker And The All Stars) 11 wks
  28  ( 28 )  Biljo  (by Clodagh Rodgers) 7 wks
  29  ( 29 )  But You Love Me Daddy  (by Jim Reeves) 2 wks
  30  ( 30 )  I Miss You Baby  (by Marv Johnson) 10 wks
  31  ( 31 )  If I Thought You'd Change Your Mind  (by Cilla Black) 2 wks
  32  ( 32 )  Cold Turkey  (by Plastic Ono Band) 9 wks
  33  ( 33 )  Someday We'll Be Together  (by Diana Ross And The Supremes) 2 wks
  34  ( 34 )  With The Eyes Of A Child  (by Cliff Richard) 4 wks
  35  ( 35 )  Proud Mary  (by Checkmates Ltd) 8 wks
  36  ( 36 )  Skinhead Moon Stomp  (by Symarip) 6 wks
  37  ( 37 )  I'll Never Fall In Love Again  (by Bobbie Gentry) 17 wks
  38  ( 38 )  Here Comes The Star  (by Herman's Hermits) 8 wks
  39  ( 39 )  I'm A Man  (by Chicago) 2 wks
  39  ( 39 )  Comin' Home  (by Delaney And Bonnie And Friends) 3 wks
  41  ( 41 )  Seventh Son  (by Georgie Fame) 2 wks
  42  ( 42 )  Hitchin' A Ride  (by Vanity Fare) 2 wks
  43  ( 43 )  Whole Lotta Love  (by Led Zeppelin) 2 wks
  44  ( 44 )  One Million Years  (by Robin Gibb) 2 wks
  44  ( 44 )  I'm Gonna Make You Mine  (by Lou Christie) 15 wks
  46  ( 46 )  Take Some Time Out For Love  (by The Isley Brothers) 2 wks
  46  ( 46 )  Teresa  (by Joe Dolan) 8 wks
  48  ( 48 )  Superstar  (by Murray Head) 2 wks
  49  ( 49 )  Eli's Comin'  (by 3 Dog Night) 2 wks
  49  ( 49 )  That's The Way Love Is  (by Marvin Gaye) 3 wks
Those last charts of MM (1968 and 1969) show a top 50, however MM only listed top 30's at least from September 6 to the end of 1969.
What is the reason for this
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Postby Robbie » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:41 pm

gerrit wrote:Those last charts of MM (1968 and 1969) show a top 50, however MM only listed top 30's at least from September 6 to the end of 1969.
What is the reason for this
Melody Maker believed that there was strong evidence of records being bought in to the chart (that is, they were being hyped in to the chart) and in a front page article in 1968 explained that in order to counter this that from that point on they would only be publishing a top 30 although they would still compile a top 50, presumably so they could keep a check on potential false sales patterns for records below number 30.
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Postby asm » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:44 am

It was April 1967 that MM announced they were cutting published chart back to a top 30 -though they still compiled a top 50 to regulate it. The MM top 50 was published in Trade mag "Music Business Weekly" from Sept 1969 to Feb 1971 after that `Disc` ran MM top 50 to April 1971 when MM only compiled and published a top 30 thereafter.
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Postby kjell » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:41 pm

Good to see you back Alan. Your info from the third quarter of the last century is always welcome.
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Postby asm » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:55 am

Thank you Kjell. I have been quiet recently as my Mom died in May and I have really missed her.
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Postby Robbie » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:55 pm

asm wrote:Thank you Kjell. I have been quiet recently as my Mom died in May and I have really missed her.
Sorry to read about your mum asm, I had wondered why you hadn't posted recently.
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Postby kjell » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:49 pm

My condolence Alan. I know you did your best to take care of her.
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Postby kingofskiffle » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:24 pm

asm wrote:Thank you Kjell. I have been quiet recently as my Mom died in May and I have really missed her.
Sorry to hear about that Alan. My condolence to you at this time.
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Postby asm » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:03 pm

Thank you!
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