Britain's Top 50, 20th October 1966

The music industry trade paper Record Retailer, since renamed Music Week, used to report on the offshore stations' charts. This is their summary from 20th October 1966, comparing the various station playlists with the sales chart of the week. The Caroline, City, England and London charts are all those broadcast over the previous weekend but the Radio 270 figures don't seem to match the charts we have for either 16th October or 23rd October.


BRITAIN'S TOP 50   20th October 1966
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TITLE
ARTIST






1
1
Distant Drums
Jim Reeves
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16
-
-
10
25
2
19
Reach Out I'll Be There
The Four Tops
2
2
8
1
-
33
3
2
Bend It!
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
17
8
21
21
2
2
4
9
I Can't Control Myself
The Troggs
3
3
1
2
5
5
5
3
I'm A Boy
The Who
-
9
34
26
8
7
6
4
Winchester Cathedral
The New Vaudeville Band
1
5
18
13
4
4
7
7
Guantanamera
The Sandpipers
12
7
9
-
6
19
8
5
Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby?
The Rolling Stones
8
-
5
5
1
1
9
6
You Can't Hurry Love
The Supremes
-
13
35
10
17
3
10
27
Stop, Stop, Stop
The Hollies
5
6
2
9
24
22
11
10
All I See Is You
Dusty Springfield
-
12
12
36
11
8
12
11
Walk With Me
The Seekers
-
25
-
-
16
-
13
8
Little Man
Sonny & Cher
-
10
42
37
9
15
14
13
Sunny
Georgie Fame
-
1
7
17
3
9
15
14
Too Soon To Know
Roy Orbison
-
43
-
-
23
26
16
16
Lady Godiva
Peter & Gordon
13
15
4
6
18
56
17
20
No Milk Today
Herman's Hermits
6
4
6
11
14
24
18
12
Another Tear Falls
The Walker Brothers
15
14
10
41
7
14
19
17
I Don't Care
Los Bravos
31
17
49
-
21
29
20
18
I've Got You Under My Skin
The Four Seasons
-
19
3
4
15
-
21
34
Time Drags By
Cliff Richard
7
18
22
-
12
12
22
15
Sunny
Bobby Hebb
-
20
23
17
3
47
23
22
Dear Mrs.Applebee
David Garrick
27
21
13
8
19
10
24
28
Born A Woman
Sandy Posey
20
-
27
-
27
6
25
35
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
The Temptations
9
50
14
16
32
27
26
40
All That I Am
Elvis Presley
16
24
26
-
-
-
27
30
Somewhere My Love
The Mike Sammes Singers
-
-
-
-
22
-
28
39
High Time
Paul Jones
10
11
15
20
-
-
29
44
If I Were A Carpenter
Bobby Darin
4
23
-
3
-
-
30
26
Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles
-
27
-
-
-
60
31
25
God Only Knows
The Beach Boys
-
-
-
-
-
48
32
23
When I Come Home
The Spencer Davis Group
-
-
-
-
38
-
33
21
All Or Nothing
The Small Faces
-
-
-
-
-
-
34
24
Working In A Coal Mine
Lee Dorsey
-
-
-
-
-
-
35
33
In The Arms Of Love
Andy Williams
-
33
38
-
-
31
36
29
Land Of A Thousand Dances
Wilson Pickett
-
-
43
-
-
-
37
38
Summer Wind
Frank Sinatra
-
-
-
-
13
46
38
-
A Fool Am I
Cilla Black
19
37
16
15
-
-
39
-
I Love My Dog
Cat Stevens
11
28
19
30
-
20
40
31
Got To Get You Into My Life
Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers
-
-
-
-
30
-
41
32
Lovers Of The World Unite
David & Jonathan
-
-
-
-
-
-
42
42
Somewhere My Love
Manuel
-
-
-
-
-
-
43
37
Sunny
Cher
-
-
44
17
3
-
44
43
Que Sera Sera
Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band
29
-
11
14
29
37
45
-
Wrapping Paper
Cream
-
-
60
22
-
-
46
-
The Merry Ploughboy
Dermot O'Brien
-
-
-
-
-
-
47
36
Ashes To Ashes
The Mindbenders
-
-
55
-
-
44
48
49
Have You Ever Loved Somebody
The Searchers
-
-
53
12
20
13
49
41
How Sweet It Is
Junior Walker & the All Stars
-
-
-
-
-
-
50
-
Cheryl's Goin' Home
Adam Faith
37
-
-
-
-
-

There are a number of other offshore charts listed on The Pirate Radio Hall of Fame. Full details here.
 
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