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    by Tue November 14th, 2017, 21:49

    Quote Originally Posted by BoroButch

    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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    by Wed November 15th, 2017, 00:41

    Quote Originally Posted by gerrit
    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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    by Wed November 15th, 2017, 12:44

    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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    by Wed November 15th, 2017, 14:41

    Good to see you back Alan. Your info from the third quarter of the last century is always welcome.

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    by Thu November 16th, 2017, 10:55

    Thank you Kjell. I have been quiet recently as my Mom died in May and I have really missed her.

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    by Thu November 16th, 2017, 14:55

    Quote Originally Posted by asm
    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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    by Thu November 16th, 2017, 22:49

    My condolence Alan. I know you did your best to take care of her.

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    by Thu November 16th, 2017, 23:24

    Quote Originally Posted by asm
    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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