List of number-one singles from the 1970s (UK)


List of number-one singles from the 1970s (UK)

This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1970s. The source for this decade is the "Record Retailer"/"Music Week" chart ("Record Retailer" was renamed "Music Week").

"Continued from List of number-one singles from the 1960s"

1970

1 Edison Lighthouse - "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)"
#:January 31 for 5 weeks2 Lee Marvin - "Wand'rin' Star"
#:March 7 for 3 weeks3 Simon and Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
#:March 28 for 3 weeks4 Dana - "All Kinds of Everything"
#:April 18 for 2 weeks5 Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit in the Sky"
#:May 2 for 2 weeks6 England World Cup Squad - "Back Home"
#:May 16 for 3 weeks7 Christie - "Yellow River"
#:June 6 for 1 week8 Mungo Jerry - "In the Summertime"
#:June 13 for 7 weeks9 Elvis Presley - "The Wonder of You (Live)"
#:August 1 for 6 weeks10 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - "The Tears of a Clown"
#:September 12 for 1 week11 Freda Payne - "Band of Gold"
#:September 19 for 6 weeks12 Matthews Southern Comfort - "Woodstock"
#:October 31 for 3 weeks13 The Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Voodoo Child"
#:November 21 for 1 week14 Dave Edmunds - "I Hear You Knocking"
#:November 28 for 6 weeks

1971

2 Clive Dunn - "Grandad"
#:January 2 for 3 weeks3 George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord"
#:January 30 for 5 weeks4 Mungo Jerry - "Baby Jump"
#:March 6 for 2 weeks5 T. Rex - "Hot Love"
#:March 20 for 6 weeks6 Dave and Ansil Collins - "Double Barrel"
#:May 1 for 2 weeks7 Dawn - "Knock Three Times"
#:May 15 for 5 weeks8 Middle of the Road - "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep"
#:June 19 for 5 weeks9 T. Rex - "Get It On"
#:July 24 for 4 weeks10 Diana Ross - "I'm Still Waiting"
#:August 21 for 4 weeks11 The Tams - "Hey Girl Don't Bother Me"
#:September 18 for 3 weeks12 Rod Stewart - "Maggie May" (actually the B-side; A-side was "Reason to Believe")
#:October 9 for 5 weeks13 Slade - "Coz I Luv You"
#:November 13 for 4 weeks14 Benny Hill - "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)"
#:December 11 for 4 weeks

1972

1 The New Seekers - "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)"
#:January 8 for 4 weeks2 T. Rex - "Telegram Sam"
#:February 5 for 2 weeks3 Chicory Tip - "Son of My Father"
#:February 19 for 3 weeks4 Harry Nilsson - "Without You"
#:March 11 for 5 weeks5 The Pipes & Drums & Military Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - "Amazing Grace"
#:April 15 for 5 weeks6 T. Rex - "Metal Guru"
#:May 20 for 4 weeks7 Don McLean - "Vincent"
#:June 17 for 2 weeks8 Slade - "Take Me Bak 'Ome"
#:July 1 for 1 week9 Donny Osmond - "Puppy Love"
#:July 8 for 5 weeks10 Alice Cooper - "School's Out!"
#:August 12 for 3 weeks11 Rod Stewart - "You Wear It Well"
#:September 2 for 1 week12 Slade - "Mama Weer All Crazee Now"
#:September 9 for 3 weeks13 David Cassidy - "How Can I Be Sure"
#:September 30 for 2 weeks14 Lieutenant Pigeon - "Mouldy Old Dough"
#:October 14 for 4 weeks15 Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Clair"
#:November 11 for 2 weeks16 Chuck Berry - "My Ding-a-Ling"
#:November 25 for 4 weeks17 Little Jimmy Osmond - "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool"
#:December 23 for 5 weeks

1973

1 The Sweet - "Blockbuster!"
#:January 27 for 5 weeks2 Slade - "Cum on Feel the Noize"
#:March 3 for 4 weeks3 Donny Osmond - "The Twelfth of Never"
#:March 31 for 1 week4 Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Get Down"
#:April 7 for 2 weeks5 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree"
#:April 21 for 4 weeks6 Wizzard - "See My Baby Jive"
#:May 19 for 4 weeks7 Suzi Quatro - "Can the Can"
#:June 16 for 1 week8 10cc - "Rubber Bullets"
#:June 23 for 1 week9 Slade - "Skweeze Me Pleeze Me"
#:June 30 for 3 weeks10 Peters and Lee - "Welcome Home"
#:July 21 for 1 week11 Gary Glitter - "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)"
#:July 28 for 4 weeks12 Donny Osmond - "Young Love"
#:August 25 for 4 weeks13 Wizzard - "Angel Fingers"
#:September 22 for 1 week14 Simon Park Orchestra - "Eye Level (Theme From The Thames TV Series "Van Der Valk")"
#:September 29 for 4 weeks15 David Cassidy - "Daydreamer"/"The Puppy Song"
#:October 27 for 3 weeks16 Gary Glitter - "I Love You Love Me Love"
#:November 17 for 4 weeks17 Slade - "Merry Xmas Everybody"
#:December 15 for 5 weeks

1974

1 The New Seekers - "You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me"
#:January 19 for 1 week2 Mud - "Tiger Feet"
#:January 26 for 4 weeks3 Suzi Quatro - "Devil Gate Drive"
#:February 23 for 2 weeks4 Alvin Stardust - "Jealous Mind"
#:March 9 for 1 week5 Paper Lace - "Billy Don't Be a Hero"
#:March 16 for 3 weeks6 Terry Jacks - "Seasons in the Sun"
#:April 6 for 4 weeks7 ABBA - "Waterloo"
#:May 4 for 2 weeks8 The Rubettes - "Sugar Baby Love"
#:May 18 for 4 weeks.9 Ray Stevens - "The Streak"
#:June 15 for 1 week10 Gary Glitter - "Always Yours"
#:June 22 for 1 week11 Charles Aznavour - "She"
#:June 29 for 4 weeks12 George McCrae - "Rock Your Baby"
#:July 27 for 3 weeks13 The Three Degrees - "When Will I See You Again"
#:August 17 for 2 weeks14 The Osmonds - "Love Me For A Reason"
#:August 31 for 3 weeks15 Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
#:September 21 for 3 weeks16 John Denver - "Annie's Song"
#:October 12 for 1 week17 Sweet Sensation - "Sad Sweet Dreamer"
#:October 19 for 1 week18 Ken Boothe - "Everything I Own"
#:October 26 for 3 weeks19 David Essex - "Gonna Make You a Star"
#:November 16 for 3 weeks20 Barry White - "You're the First, the Last, My Everything"
#:December 7 for 2 weeks21 Mud - "Lonely This Christmas"
#:December 21 for 4 weeks

1975

1 Status Quo - "Down Down"
#:January 18 for 1 week2 The Tymes - "Ms Grace"
#:January 25 for 1 week3 Pilot - "January"
#:February 1 for 3 weeks4 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)"
#:February 22 for 2 weeks5 Telly Savalas - "If"
#:March 8 for 2 weeks6 Bay City Rollers - "Bye Bye Baby"
#:March 22 for 6 weeks7 Mud - "Oh Boy"
#:May 3 for 2 weeks8 Tammy Wynette - "Stand by Your Man"
#:May 17 for 3 weeks9 Windsor Davies & Don Estelle - "Whispering Grass"
#:June 7 for 3 weeks10 10cc - "I'm Not in Love"
#:June 28 for 2 weeks11 Johnny Nash - "Tears on My Pillow"
#:July 12 for 1 week12 Bay City Rollers - "Give a Little Love"
#:July 19 for 3 weeks13 Typically Tropical - "Barbados"
#:August 9 for 1 week14 The Stylistics - "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)"
#:August 16 for 3 weeks15 Rod Stewart - "Sailing"
#:September 6 for 4 weeks16 David Essex - "Hold Me Close"
#:October 4 for 3 weeks17 Art Garfunkel - "I Only Have Eyes for You"
#:October 25 for 2 weeks18 David Bowie - "Space Oddity"
#:November 8 for 2 weeks19 Billy Connolly - "D.I.V.O.R.C.E."
#:November 22 for 1 week20 Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"
#:November 29 for 9 weeks

1976

1 ABBA - "Mamma Mia"
#:January 31 for 2 weeks2 Slik - "Forever and Ever"
#:February 14 for 1 week3 The Four Seasons - "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)"
#:February 21 for 2 weeks4 Tina Charles - "I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)"
#:March 6 for 3 weeks5 Brotherhood of Man - "Save Your Kisses for Me"
#:March 27 for 6 weeks6 ABBA - "Fernando"
#:May 8 for 4 weeks7 J.J. Barrie - "No Charge"
#:June 5 for 1 week8 The Wurzels - "The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)"
#:June 12 for 2 weeks9 The Real Thing - "You to me are Everything"
#:June 26 for 3 weeks10 Demis Roussos - "The Roussos Phenomenon EP"
#:July 17 for 1 week11 Elton John & Kiki Dee - "Don't Go Breaking My Heart"
#:July 24 for 6 weeks12 ABBA - "Dancing Queen"
#:September 4 for 6 weeks13 Pussycat - "Mississippi"
#:October 11 for 4 weeks14 Chicago - "If You Leave Me Now"
#:November 13 for 3 weeks15 Showaddywaddy - "Under the Moon of Love"
#:December 4 for 3 weeks16 Johnny Mathis - "When a Child Is Born (Soleado)"
#:December 25 for 3 weeks

1977

1 David Soul - "Don't Give Up on Us"
#:January 15 for 4 weeks2 Julie Covington - "Don't Cry for Me Argentina"
#:February 12 for 1 week3 Leo Sayer - "When I Need You"
#:February 19 for 3 weeks4 The Manhattan Transfer - "Chanson D'Amour"
#:March 12 for 3 weeks5 ABBA - "Knowing Me, Knowing You"
#:April 2 for 5 weeks6 Deniece Williams - "Free"
#:May 7 for 2 weeks7 Rod Stewart - "I Don't Want to Talk About It /The First Cut is the Deepest"
#:May 21 for 4 weeks8 Kenny Rogers - "Lucille"
#:June 18 for 1 week9 The Jacksons - "Show You the Way to Go"
#:June 25 for 1 week10 Hot Chocolate - "So You Win Again"
#:July 2 for 3 weeks11 Donna Summer - "I Feel Love"
#:July 23 for 4 weeks12 Brotherhood of Man - "Angelo"
#:August 20 for 1 week13 The Floaters - "Float On"
#:August 27 for 1 week14 Elvis Presley - "Way Down"
#:September 3 for 5 weeks15 David Soul - "Silver Lady"
#:October 8 for 3 weeks16 Baccara - "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie"
#:October 29 for 1 week17 ABBA - "The Name Of The Game"
#:November 5 for 4 weeks18 Wings - "Mull of Kintyre / Girls' School"
#:December 3 for 9 weeks

1978

1 Althia & Donna - "Uptown Top Ranking"
#:February 4 for 1 week2 Brotherhood of Man - "Figaro"
#:February 11 for 1 week3 ABBA - "Take A Chance On Me"
#:February 18 for 3 weeks4 Kate Bush - "Wuthering Heights"
#:March 11 for 4 weeks5 Brian and Michael - "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (Lowry's Song)"
#:April 8 for 3 weeks6 The Bee Gees - "Night Fever"
#:April 29 for 2 weeks7 Boney M - "Rivers of Babylon"
#:May 13 for 5 weeks8 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - "You're the One That I Want"
#:June 17 for 9 weeks9 The Commodores - "Three Times A Lady"
#:August 19 for 5 weeks10 10cc - "Dreadlock Holiday"
#:September 23 for 1 week11 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - "Summer Nights"
#:September 30 for 7 weeks12 The Boomtown Rats - "Rat Trap"
#:November 18 for 2 weeks13 Rod Stewart - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
#:December 2 for 1 week14 Boney M - "Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord"
#:December 9 for 4 weeks

1979

1 The Village People - "Y.M.C.A."
#:January 6 for 3 weeks2 Ian Dury & The Blockheads - "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick"
#:January 27 for 1 week3 Blondie - "Heart of Glass"
#:February 3 for 4 weeks4 The Bee Gees - "Tragedy"
#:March 3 for 2 weeks5 Gloria Gaynor - "I Will Survive"
#:March 17 for 4 weeks6 Art Garfunkel - "Bright Eyes"
#:April 14 for 6 weeks7 Blondie - "Sunday Girl"
#:May 26 for 3 weeks8 Anita Ward - "Ring My Bell"
#:June 16 for 2 weeks9 Tubeway Army - "Are "Friends" Electric?"
#:June 30 for 4 weeks10 The Boomtown Rats - "I Don't Like Mondays"
#:July 28 for 4 weeks11 Cliff Richard - "We Don't Talk Anymore"
#:August 25 for 4 weeks12 Gary Numan - "Cars"
#:September 22 for 1 week13 The Police - "Message In A Bottle"
#:September 29 for 3 weeks14 The Buggles - "Video Killed the Radio Star"
#:October 20 for 1 week15 Lena Martell - "One Day At A Time"
#:October 27 for 3 weeks16 Dr Hook - "When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman"
#:November 17 for 3 weeks17 The Police - "Walking on the Moon"
#:December 8 for 1 week18 Pink Floyd - "Another Brick in the Wall"
#:December 15 for 5 weeks List corrected with reference to the "Guinness book of British Hit Singles"Continues to List of number-one singles from the 1980s"

ee also

* List of Number 1 singles (UK)
* UK Singles Chart
* The official UK charts http://www.theofficialcharts.com


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