Fab 40

Fab 40

Radio London

De Fab40, ook wel Fabulous Forty genoemd, was een wekelijkse hitlijst die werd uitgezonden op de zeezender Radio London ("Big L"). De afkorting "Fab" was in de jaren '60 in zwang en verbonden met de Beatles, die ook wel de "Fab Four" werden genoemd. In tegenstelling tot andere Engelse hitlijsten, was de Fab40 niet gebaseerd op platenverkopen. De Fab40 was daarom meestal 'sneller' dan de gangbare lijsten en kende grotere stijgers en dalers.

De lijst werd elke zondag uitgezonden in een 3-uur durend programma tussen 11 en 2. De laatste lijst werd uitgezonden op 6 augustus 1967. Nummer 1 in die aflevering was het nummer Heroes and Villains van The Beach Boys. Als gevolg van de Marine Broadcasting Offences Act staakten de uitzendingen van Radio London op 14 augustus 1967.

  • 1965-04 The Moody Blues - Go Now
  • 1965-05 The Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling
  • 1965-06 Manfred Mann - Come Tomorrow
  • 1965-07 The Kinks - Tired of Waiting for You
  • 1965-08 Seekers - I’ll Never Find Another You
  • 1965-09 Tom Jones - It’s Not Unusual
  • 1965-10 Herman’s Hermits - Silhouettes
  • 1965-11 The Rolling Stones - The Last Time
  • 1965-12 The Rolling Stones - The Last Time
  • 1965-13 Unit 4 + 2 - Concrete And Clay
  • 1965-14 Yardbirds - For Your Love
  • 1965-15 The Beatles - Ticket to Ride
  • 1965-16 The Beatles - Ticket to Ride
  • 1965-17 Roger Miller - King of the Road
  • 1965-18 Animals - Bring It On Home
  • 1965-19 Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • 1965-20 Herman’s Hermits - Wonderful World
  • 1965-21 Sandie Shaw - Long Live Love
  • 1965-22 Rockin’ Berries - Poor Man’s Son
  • 1965-23 Shirley Ellis - The Clapping Song
  • 1965-24 The Hollies - I’m Alive
  • 1965-25 Gene Pitney - Looking Thru’ The Eyes Of Love
  • 1965-26 The Rolling Stones - Got Live If You Want It (Ep)
  • 1965-27 Peter & Gordon - To Know You Is to Love You
  • 1965-28 The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man
  • 1965-29 Yardbirds - Heartfull Of Soul
  • 1965-30 The Beatles - Help!
  • 1965-31 The Beatles - Help!
  • 1965-32 Animals - We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  • 1965-33 Jonathan King - Everyone’s Gone to the Moon
  • 1965-34 Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe
  • 1965-35 The Rolling Stones - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  • 1965-36 The Rolling Stones - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
  • 1965-37 Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
  • 1965-38 The Hollies - Look Through Any Window
  • 1965-39 Manfred Mann - If You Gotta Go Go Now
  • 1965-40 Manfred Mann - If You Gotta Go Go Now
  • 1965-41 Sandie Shaw - Message Understood
  • 1965-42 Hedgehoppers Anonymous - It’s Good News Week
  • 1965-43 Chris Andrews - Yesterday Man
  • 1965-44 The Rolling Stones - Get Off of My Cloud
  • 1965-45 The Rolling Stones - Get Off of My Cloud
  • 1965-46 Len Barry - 1-2-3
  • 1965-47 The Who - My Generation
  • 1965-48 The Who - My Generation
  • 1965-49 The Beatles - Day Tripper
  • 1965-50 The Beatles - Day Tripper
  • 1965-51 The Beatles - Day Tripper
  • 1965-52 The Spencer Davis Group - Keep on Running
  • 1966-01 Herman’s Hermits - A Must to Avoid
  • 1966-02 The Kinks - Till the End of the Day
  • 1966-03 Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours - Mirror Mirror
  • 1966-04 David & Jonathan - Michelle
  • 1966-05 David & Jonathan - Michelle
  • 1966-06 Len Barry - Like a Baby
  • 1966-07 The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
  • 1966-08 The Rolling Stones - 19th Nervous Breakdown
  • 1966-09 Small Faces - Sha La La La Lee
  • 1966-10 The Hollies - I Can’t Let Go
  • 1966-11 Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things
  • 1966-12 Yardbirds - Shapes Of Things
  • 1966-13 The Kinks - Dedicated Follower of Fashion
  • 1966-14 The Spencer Davis Group - Somebody Help Me
  • 1966-15 The Spencer Davis Group - Somebody Help Me
  • 1966-16 Alan Price - I Put a Spell on You
  • 1966-17 The Lovin’ Spoonful - Daydream
  • 1966-18 Manfred Mann - Pretty Flamingo
  • 1966-19 The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
  • 1966-20 Troggs - Wild thing
  • 1966-21 Golden Earring - Buddy Joe
  • 1966-22 The Mamas & the Papas - Monday Monday
  • 1966-23 Animals - Don’t Bring Me Down
  • 1966-24 The Beatles - Paperback Writer
  • 1966-25 The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon
  • 1966-26 Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep Mountain High
  • 1966-27 The Hollies - Bus Stop
  • 1966-28 Georgie Fame - Get Away
  • 1966-29 Petula Clark - I Couldn’t Live Without Your Love
  • 1966-30 Los Bravos - Black Is Black
  • 1966-31 Troggs - With A Girl Like You
  • 1966-32 The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
  • 1966-33 The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
  • 1966-34 Small Faces - All or Nothing
  • 1966-35 Roy Orbison - Too Soon To Know
  • 1966-36 Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers - Got to Get You Into My Life
  • 1966-37 Jim Reeves - Distant Drums
  • 1966-38 The Supremes - You Can’t Hurry Love
  • 1966-39 Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick & Tich - Bend It
  • 1966-40 The Who - I’m a Boy
  • 1966-41 The Rolling Stones - Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?
  • 1966-42 New Vaudeville Band - Winchester Cathedral
  • 1966-43 Four Tops - Reach Out I’ll Be There
  • 1966-44 The Hollies - Stop Stop Stop
  • 1966-45 The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
  • 1966-46 Manfred Mann - Semi Detached Suburban Mr James
  • 1966-47 The Spencer Davis Group - Gimme Some Lovin'
  • 1966-48 Tom Jones - Green Green Grass Of Home
  • 1966-49 Small Faces - My Mind’s Eye
  • 1966-50 Seekers - Morningtown Ride
  • 1966-51 Donovan - Sunshine Superman
  • 1966-52 The Who - Happy Jack
  • 1967-01 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich - Save Me
  • 1967-02 Cliff Richard - In the Country
  • 1967-03 The Monkees - I’m a Believer
  • 1967-04 Cat Stevens - Matthew and Son
  • 1967-05 The Rolling Stones - Let’s Spend the Night Together
  • 1967-06 Petula Clark - This Is My Song
  • 1967-07 The Beatles - Penny Lane
  • 1967-08 The Beatles - Penny Lane
  • 1967-09 The Hollies - On A Carrousel
  • 1967-10 Casinos - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
  • 1967-11 Dusty Springfield - I’ll Try Anything
  • 1967-12 Alan Price Set - Simon Smith And The Amazing Dancing Bear
  • 1967-13 Frank & Nancy Sinatra - Somethin’ Stupid
  • 1967-14 Sandie Shaw - Puppet on a String
  • 1967-15 The Monkees - A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You
  • 1967-16 Manfred Mann - Ha Ha Said The Clown
  • 1967-17 Warm Sounds - Birds And Bees
  • 1967-18 Lulu - The Boat That I Row
  • 1967-19 The Who - Pictures of Lily
  • 1967-20 Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
  • 1967-21 Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
  • 1967-22 Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  • 1967-23 Engelbert Humperdinck - There Goes My Everything
  • 1967-24 The Beatles - A Day in the Life
  • 1967-25 The Hollies - Carrie Anne
  • 1967-26 Turtles - She’d Rather Be With Me
  • 1967-27 The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
  • 1967-28 The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
  • 1967-29 Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
  • 1967-30 The Monkees - Pleasant Valley Sunday
  • 1967-31 Tom Jones - I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
  • 1967-32 The Beach Boys - Heroes and Villians