The Caroline Countdown,
Saturday 15th January 1966


This is the Top 40 of the Caroline Countdown for 15th January 1966, as printed in Monitor Magazine's publication ‘Happy Birthday Radio Caroline - 20 Years Old, Easter 1984’. The playlist was only in operation on Caroline South for a few days. The ship was blown ashore on the night of the 19th January, silencing the station.


To make it easier to read, here it is transcribed, omitting the record label details to improve clarity, and with extra chart positions obtained from a partial copy of the same week's Countdown kindly provided by Steve Young:

RADIO CAROLINE TOP 60 - WEEK COMMENCING 15th JANUARY - COUNTDOWN
this
week
last
week



1
1

Keep On Running
The Spencer Davis Group
2
3

My Ship Is Coming In
The Walker Brothers
3
4

A Must To Avoid
Herman's Hermits
4
2

Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out
The Beatles
5
6

Till The End Of The Day
The Kinks
6
13

Spanish Flea
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
7
7

A Hard Day's Night
Peter Sellers
8
9

Take Me For What I'm Worth
The Searchers
9
14

England Swings
Roger Miller
10
51

Michelle
The Overlanders
11
10

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
12
18

The Water Is Over My Head
The Rockin' Berries
13
22

Midnight To Six Man
The Pretty Things
14
16

Don't Push Me
Hedgehoppers Anonymous
15
20

Bye Bye Blues
Bert Kaempfert
16
27

Mirror Mirror
Pinkertons Assorted Colours
17
24

Take Me For A Little While
The Koobas
18
15

The Warlord
The Shadows
19
28

The Very Thought Of You
Tony Bennett
20
8

Let's Hang On
The Four Seasons
21
31

You Were On My Mind
Crispian St.Peters
22
29

I Stand Accused
The Merseybeats
23
23

Thunderball
Tom Jones
24
26

If I Needed Someone
The Hollies
25
37

A Groovy Kind Of Love
The Mindbenders
26
48

Second Hand Rose
Barbra Streisand
27
33

Ebb Tide
The Righteous Brothers
28
46

Len Barry
29
41

The Sound Of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel
30
30

Ain't That Peculiar
Marvin Gaye
31
50

Five O'Clock World
The Vogues
32
38

Fever
The McCoys
33
25

Hello Dolly
The Bachelors
34
34

Our World
Johnny Tillotson
35
-

Tchaikovsky One
Second City Sound
36
35

Something About You
The Four Tops
37
42

Are You There
Dionne Warwick
38
43

Take Me To Your Heart Again
Vince Hill
39
44

Creation
Rick & Sandy
40
36

Then Came She
Frank Ifield
41
40

Four Or Five Times
Kenny Ball's Jazzmen
42
49

Wait
Frankie Vaughan
43




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48




49




50




51
45

It's Not True
The Untamed
52
-

Girl
The Truth
53
59

When I Love You
Josh Hanna
54
60

Hang On Sloopy
Ramsey Lewis Trio
55
-

Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart
Roy Orbison
56
-

Attack
The Toys
57
-

Have Pity On The Boy
Paul & Barry Ryan
58
-

A Sweet Woman Like You
Joe Tex
59
-

I Can't Express It
David Ballantyne
60
-

The Hard Way
The Nashville Teens







SURE SHOTS




Beyond The Hill
Matt Monro



I've Got To Be Somebody
Billy Joe Royal



A Touch Of Velvet, A Sting Of Brass
Mood Mosaic



All Night Worker
Downliners Sect



This Golden Ring
The Fortunes



Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Donald Peers



Wintertime
The VIPs



Give Me Time
The Carols



Hey Little Girl
The Chasers



Another Year, Another Love, Another Heartache
 
Julie Rogers
 

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