ll the way from sunny south africa, mango groove has proven to be this country's primary export to the blue- islands! fronted by beautiful lead singer claire johnston, this group is well-known for their "50's-to-modern-style", big band sound and their music is anything but depressing! their hit "special star" has become an anthem with its distinctive penny-whistle sound. they've had eight no.1 albums and six no.1 singles to add to their incredible repertoire!


Title
Certification
Chart Position Peak
Weeks On Chart
dance sum more (1989)
x4
1  (2 weeks)
hellfire (1989)
12
special star (1989)
x6
2
too many tears (1989)
3
pennywhistle (1990)
9
hometalk (1990)
x2
6
island boy (1991)
x2
4
moments away (1991)
3
nice to see you (1993)
x2
3
keep on dancing (1993)
x3
1  (2 weeks)
we don't need a miracle (1993)
x2
3
another country (1993)
6
tropical rain (1993)
9
eat a mango (1995)
1  (1 week)
no problem (1995)
12
the lion sleeps tonight (1995)
11
new world (beneath our feet) (1995)
5
tom hark (1996)
9
happy endings (1996)
5
let your heart speak (1996)
9
if you go away (*claire johnston) (2001, 2015)
3
sway (*claire johnston) (2004)
9
8
too darn hot (*claire johnston) (2004)
x2
1  (1 week)
12
together as one (*claire johnston & jeff maluleke) (2007)
3
6
southern sky (2007)
5
8
special star 2008
13
6
bang the drum (2009, 2015)
7
1+
pretty (2011)
18
1
give it (all day, all night) (2015)  
16
 
hey! (feat. yvette sangalo) (2015)
1  (2 weeks)
faces to the sun (2015) x2
1  (2 weeks)
from the get go (2016)
2
9+
another country (feat. zolani mahola) (2016)  
26
1
kinders van die wind (feat. juanita du plessis) (2016)  
23
2
durban road (2016) x2
1  (3 weeks)
7+
kind (2017)  
9
7
sweet surprise (2017)  
8
3+
chobolo (feat. 'big voice jack' lerole) (2018)  
22
4
under african skies (feat. kurt darren & 'big voice jack' lerole) (2018)  
23
2


Title
Certification
Chart Position Peak
Weeks On Chart
mango groove (1989)
x10
1  (6 weeks)
hometalk (1990)
x8
1  (4 weeks)
another country (1993)
x7
1  (3 weeks)
eat a mango (1995)
x2
3
dance sum more / all the hits so far (1996)
x3
3
fearless (*claire johnston) (2001)
11
6+
the best of mango groove (2004)
x3
1  (2 weeks)
20
africa blue (*claire johnston) (2004)
x3
1  (2 weeks)
33
moments away - love songs and lullabies: 1989-2006 (2006)
x2
2
18
the essential (2008)
x5
1  (2 weeks)
28+
bang the drum (2009)
x3
1  (1 week)
9+
shhh...! the ultimate mango (2015) x3
1  (2 weeks)
faces to the sun (2016) x4
1  (4 weeks)
50+