UK Number 1s:  1970s

      

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Click to view YEAR your number 1 falls in:

 

1970   1971   1972   1973   1974

1975   1976   1977   1978   1979

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 A YELLOW background denotes best selling single of the year.

Codes for "Notes" column:  BS = Best Selling single of the year and * = Entered charts at number 1

 

1970
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
281 27 Jan 1970 2 Mar 1970   5 Edison Lighthouse - 'Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)'
282 3 Mar 1970 23 Mar 1970   3 Lee Marvin - 'Wand'rin Star'
283 24 Mar 1970 13 Apr 1970   3 Simon & Garfunkel - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water'
284 14 Apr 1970 27 Apr 1970   2 Dana - 'All Kinds Of Everything'
285 28 Apr 1970 11 May 1970   2 Norman Greenbaum - 'Spirit In The Sky'
286 12 May 1970 1 Jun 1970   3 England Football World Cup Squad "70" - 'Back Home'
287 2 Jun 1970 8 Jun 1970   1 Christie - 'Yellow River'
288 9 Jun 1970 27 Jul 1970   7 Mungo Jerry - 'In The Summertime'
289 28 Jul 1970 7 Sep 1970 BS 6 Elvis Presley - 'The Wonder Of You'
290 8 Sep 1970 14 Sep 1970   1 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 'The Tears Of A Clown'
291 15 Sep 1970 26 Oct 1970   6 Freda Payne - 'Band Of Gold'
292 27 Oct 1970 16 Nov 1970   3 Matthews Southern Comfort - 'Woodstock'
293 17 Nov 1970 23 Nov 1970   1 Jimi Hendrix Experience - 'Voodoo Chile'
294 24 Nov 1970 4 Jan 1971   6 Dave Edmunds Rockpile - 'I Hear You Knocking'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1970 = 15

1971
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
295 5 Jan 1971 25 Jan 1971   3 Clive Dunn - 'Grandad'
296 26 Jan 1971 1 Mar 1971 BS 5 George Harrison - 'My Sweet Lord'
297 2 Mar 1971 15 Mar 1971   2 Mungo Jerry - 'Baby Jump'
298 16 Mar 1971 26 Apr 1971   6 T Rex - 'Hot Love'
299 27 Apr 1971 10 May 1971   2 Dave & Ansil Collins - 'Double Barrel'
300 11 May 1971 14 Jun 1971   5 Dawn - 'Knock Three Times'
301 15 Jun 1971 19 Jul 1971   5 Middle Of The Road - 'Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep'
302 20 Jul 1971 16 Aug 1971   4 T Rex - 'Get It On'
303 17 Aug 1971 13 Sep 1971   4 Diana Ross - 'I'm Still Waiting'
304 14 Sep 1971 4 Oct 1971   3 Tams - 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me'
305 5 Oct 1971 8 Nov 1971   5 Rod Stewart - 'Maggie May'
306 9 Nov 1971 6 Dec 1971   4 Slade - 'Coz I Luv You'
307 7 Dec 1971 3 Jan 1972   4 Benny Hill - 'Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1971 = 14

1972
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
308 4 Jan 1972 31 Jan 1972 BS 4 New Seekers - 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)'
309 1 Feb 1972 14 Feb 1972   2 T Rex - 'Telegram Sam'
310 15 Feb 1972 6 Mar 1972   3 Chicory Tip - 'Son Of My Father'
311 7 Mar 1972 10 Apr 1972   5 Nilsson - 'Without You'
312 11 Apr 1972 15 May 1972   5 Pipes & Drums & Military Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - 'Amazing Grace'
313 16 May 1972 12 Jun 1972   4 T Rex - 'Metal Guru'
314 13 Jun 1972 26 Jun 1972   2 Don McLean - 'Vincent'
315 27 Jun 1972 3 Jul 1972   1 Slade - 'Take Me Bak 'Ome'
316 4 Jul 1972 7 Aug 1972   5 Donny Osmond - 'Puppy Love'
317 8 Aug 1972 28 Aug 1972   3 Alice Cooper - 'School's Out'
318 29 Aug 1972 4 Sep 1972   1 Rod Stewart - 'You Wear It Well'
319 5 Sep 1972 25 Sep 1972   3 Slade - 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'
320 26 Sep 1972 9 Oct 1972   2 David Cassidy - 'How Can I Be Sure'
321 10 Oct 1972 6 Nov 1972   4 Lieutenant Pigeon - 'Mouldy Old Dough'
322 7 Nov 1972 20 Nov 1972   2 Gilbert O'Sullivan - 'Clair'
323 21 Nov 1972 18 Dec 1972   4 Chuck Berry - 'My Ding-A-Ling'
324 19 Dec 1972 22 Jan 1973   5 Little Jimmy Osmond with The Mike Curb Congregation - 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1972 = 18

1973
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
325 23 Jan 1973 26 Feb 1973   5 Sweet - 'Blockbuster!'
326 27 Feb 1973 26 Mar 1973 * 4 Slade - 'Cum On Feel The Noize'
327 27 Mar 1973 2 Apr 1973   1 Donny Osmond - 'TheTwelth Of Never'
328 3 Apr 1973 16 Apr 1973   2 Gilbert O'Sullivan - 'Get Down'
329 17 Apr 1973 14 May 1973   4 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - 'Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree'
330 15 May 1973 11 Jun 1973   4 Wizzard featuring Suedettes - 'See My Baby Jive'
331 12 Jun 1973 18 Jun 1973   1 Suzi Quatro - 'Can The Can'
332 19 Jun 1973 25 Jun 1973   1 10 CC - 'Rubber Bullets'
333 26 Jun 1973 16 Jul 1973 * 3 Slade - 'Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me'
334 17 Jul 1973 23 Jul 1973   1 Peters & Lee - 'Welcome Home'
335 24 Jul 1973 20 Aug 1973   4 Gary Glitter - 'I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)'
336 21 Aug 1973 17 Sep 1973   4 Donny Osmond - 'Young Love'
337 18 Sep 1973 24 Sep 1973   1 Wizzard featuring Suedettes & Beach Boys - 'Angel Fingers'
338 25 Sep 1973 22 Oct 1973   4 Simon Park Orchestra - 'Eye Level' (Theme From Thames TV's "Van Der Valk")
339 23 Oct 1973 12 Nov 1973   3 David Cassidy - 'Daydreamer/The Puppy Song'
340 13 Nov 1973 10 Dec 1973 *, BS 4 Gary Glitter - 'I Love You Love Me Love'
341 11 Dec 1973 14 Jan 1974   5 Slade - 'Merry Xmas Everybody'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1973 = 18

1974
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
342 15 Jan 1974 21 Jan 1974 BS 1 New Seekers featuring Lyn Paul - 'You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me'
343 22 Jan 1974 18 Feb 1974   4 Mud - 'Tiger Feet'
344 19 Feb 1974 4 Mar 1974   2 Suzi Quatro - 'Devil Gate Drive'
345 5 Mar 1974 11 Mar 1974   1 Alvin Stardust - 'Jealous Mind'
346 12 Mar 1974 1 Apr 1974   3 Paper Lace - 'Billy Don't Be A Hero'
347 2 Apr 1974 29 Apr 1974   4 Terry Jacks - 'Seasons In The Sun'
348 30 Apr 1974 13 May 1974   2 Abba - 'Waterloo'
349 14 May 1974 10 Jun 1974   4 Rubettes - 'Sugar Baby Love'
350 11 Jun 1974 17 Jun 1974   1 Ray Stevens - 'The Streak'
351 18 Jun 1974 24 Jun 1974   1 Gary Glitter - 'Always Yours'
352 25 Jun 1974 22 Jul 1974   4 Charles Aznavour - 'She'
353 23 Jul 1974 12 Aug 1974   3 George McCrae - 'Rock Your Baby'
354 13 Aug 1974 26 Aug 1974   2 Three Degrees - 'When Will I See You Again'
355 27 Aug 1974 16 Sep 1974   3 Osmonds - 'Love Me For A Reason'
356 17 Sep 1974 7 Oct 1974   3 Carl Douglas - 'Kung Fu Fighting'
357 8 Oct 1974 14 Oct 1974   1 John Denver - 'Annie's Song'
358 15 Oct 1974 21 Oct 1974   1 Sweet Sensation - 'Sad Sweet Dreamer'
359 22 Oct 1974 11 Nov 1974   3 Ken Boothe - 'Everything I Own'
360 12 Nov 1974 2 Dec 1974   3 David Essex - 'Gonna Make You A Star'
361 3 Dec 1974 16 Dec 1974   2 Barry White - 'You're The First, The Last, My Everything'
362 17 Dec 1974 13 Jan 1975   4 Mud - 'Lonely The Christmas'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1974 = 22

1975
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
363 14 Jan 1975 20 Jan 1975   1 Status Quo - 'Down Down'
364 21 Jan 1975 27 Jan 1975   1 Tymes - 'Ms Grace'
365 28 Jan 1975 17 Feb 1975   3 Pilot - 'January'
366 18 Feb 1975 3 Mar 1975   2 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - 'Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)'
367 4 Mar 1975 17 Mar 1975   2 Telly Savals - 'If'
368 18 Mar 1975 28 Apr 1975   6 Bay City Rollers - 'Bye Bye Baby'
369 29 Apr 1975 12 May 1975   2 Mud - 'Oh Boy'
370 13 May 1975 2 Jun 1975   3 Tammy Wynette - 'Stand By Your Man'
371 3 Jun 1975 23 Jun 1975   3 Windsor Davis & Don Estelle - 'Whispering Grass'
372 24 Jun 1975 7 Jul 1975   2 10 CC - 'I'm Not In Love'
373 8 Jul 1975 14 Jul 1975   1 Johnny Nash - 'Tears On My Pillow (I Can't Take It)'
374 15 Jul 1975 4 Aug 1975   3 Bay City Rollers - 'Give A Little Love'
375 5 Aug 1975 11 Aug 1975   1 Typically Tropical - 'Barbados'
376 12 Aug 1975 1 Sep 1975   3 Stylistics - 'Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)'
377 2 Sep 1975 29 Sep 1975   4 Rod Stewart - 'Sailing'
378 30 Sep 1975 20 Oct 1975   3 David Essex - 'Hold Me Close'
379 21 Oct 1975 3 Nov 1975   2 Art Garfunkel - 'I Only Have Eyes For You'
380 4 Nov 1975 17 Nov 1975   2 David Bowie - 'Space Oddity'
381 18 Nov 1975 24 Nov 1975   1 Billy Connolly - 'D I V O R C E'
382 25 Nov 1975 26 Jan 1976 BS 9 Queen - 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1975 = 21

1976
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
383 27 Jan 1976 9 Feb 1976   2 Abba - 'Mamma Mia'
384 10 Feb 1976 16 Feb 1976   1 Slik - 'Forever And Ever'
385 17 Feb 1976 1 Mar 1976   2 Four Seasons - 'December 1963 (Oh, What A Night)'
386 2 Mar 1976 22 Mar 1976   3 Tina Charles - 'I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)'
387 23 Mar 1976 3 May 1976 BS 6 Brotherhood Of Man - 'Save Your Kisses For Me'
388 4 May 1976 31 May 1976   4 Abba - 'Fernando'
389 1 Jun 1976 7 Jun 1976   1 J J Barrie - 'No Charge'
390 8 Jun 1976 21 Jun 1976   2 Wurzels - 'Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)'
391 22 Jun 1976 12 Jul 1976   3 Real Thing - 'You To Me Are Everything'
392 13 Jul 1976 19 Jul 1976   1 Demis Roussos - 'Excepts From The Roussos Phenomenon (EP):  Forever And Ever'
393 20 Jul 1976 30 Aug 1976   6 Elton John & Kiki Dee - 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart'
394 31 Aug 1976 11 Oct 1976   6 Abba - 'Dancing Queen'
395 12 Oct 1976 8 Nov 1976   4 Pussycat - 'Mississippi'
396 9 Nov 1976 29 Nov 1976   3 Chicago - 'If You Leave Me Now'
397 30 Nov 1976 20 Dec 1976   3 Showaddywaddy - 'Under The Moon Of Love'
398 21 Dec 1976 10 Jan 1977   3 Johnny Mathis - 'When A Child Is Born (Soleado)'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1976 = 17

1977
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
399 11 Jan 1977 7 Feb 1977   4 David Soul - 'Don't Give Up On Us'
400 8 Feb 1977 14 Feb 1977   1 Julie Covington - 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina'
401 15 Feb 1977 7 Mar 1977   3 Leo Sayer - 'When I Need You'
402 8 Mar 1977 28 Mar 1977   3 Manhattan Transfer - 'Chanson D'Amour'
403 29 Mar 1977 2 May 1977   5 Abba - 'Knowing Me, Knowing You'
404 3 May 1977 16 May 1977   2 Deniece Williams - 'Free'
405 17 May 1977 13 Jun 1977   4 Rod Stewart - 'I Don't Want To Talk About It/First Cut Is The Deepest'
  7 Jun 1977 13 Jun 1977 # 1 Sex Pistols - 'God Save The Queen'
406 14 Jun 1977 20 Jun 1977   1 Kenny Rogers - 'Lucille'
407 21 Jun 1977 27 Jun 1977   1 Jacksons - 'Show You The Way To Go'
408 28 Jun 1977 18 Jul 1977   3 Hot Chocolate - 'So You Win Again'
409 19 Jul 1977 15 Aug 1977   4 Donna Summer - 'I Feel Love'
410 16 Aug 1977 22 Aug 1977   1 Brotherhood Of Man - 'Angelo'
411 23 Aug 1977 29 Aug 1977   1 Floaters - 'Float On'
412 30 Aug 1977 3 Oct 1977   5 Elvis Presley - 'Way Down'
413 4 Oct 1977 24 Oct 1977   3 David Soul - 'Silver Lady'
414 25 Oct 1977 31 Oct 1977   1 Baccara - 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie'
415 1 Nov 1977 28 Nov 1977   4 Abba - 'The Name Of The Game'
416 29 Nov 1977 30 Jan 1978 BS 9 Wings - 'Mull Of Kintyre/Girls' School'

# - It is claimed that during this week (7th - 13th June 1977), this song peaked at number 2, but had sold more copies than Rod Stewart's number 1!  "Seemingly unsubstantiated rumours spread that the powers that be had rigged the chart so that "God Save The Queen" would not be number 1 in Jubilee week".

TOTAL Number 1s for 1977 = 19

1978
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
417 31 Jan 1978 6 Feb 1978   1 Althia & Donna - 'Up Town Top Ranking'
418 7 Feb 1978 13 Feb 1978   1 Brotherhood Of Man - 'Figaro'
419 14 Feb 1978 6 Mar 1978   3 Abba - 'Take A Chance On Me'
420 7 Mar 1978 3 Apr 1978   4 Kate Bush - 'Wuthering Heights'
421 4 Apr 1978 24 Apr 1978   3 Brian & Michael (Burke & Jerk) - 'Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (Lowry's Song)'
422 25 Apr 1978 8 May 1978   2 Bee Gees - 'Night Fever'
423 9 May 1978 12 Jun 1978 BS 5 Boney M - 'Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring'
424 13 Jun 1978 14 Aug 1978   9 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - 'You're The One That I Want'
425 15 Aug 1978 18 Sep 1978   5 Commodores - 'Three Times A Lady'
426 19 Sep 1978 25 Sep 1978   1 10 CC - 'Dreadlock Holiday'
427 26 Sep 1978 13 Nov 1978   7 John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John & Cast - 'Summer Nights'
428 14 Nov 1978 27 Nov 1978   2 Boomtown Rats - 'Rat Trap'
429 28 Nov 1978 4 Dec 1978   1 Rod Stewart - 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'
430 5 Dec 1978 1 Jan 1979   4 Boney M - 'Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1978 = 15

1979
No From To Notes Weeks Artist and Title
431 2 Jan 1979 22 Jan 1979   3 Village People - 'Y M C A'
432 23 Jan 1979 29 Jan 1979   1 Ian Dury & The Blockheads - 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'
433 30 Jan 1979 26 Feb 1979   4 Blondie - 'Heart Of Glass'
434 27 Feb 1979 12 Mar 1979   2 Bee Gees - 'Tragedy'
435 13 Mar 1979 9 Apr 1979   4 Gloria Gaynor - 'I Will Survive'
436 10 Apr 1979 21 May 1979 BS 6 Art Garfunkel - 'Bright Eyes'
437 22 May 1979 11 Jun 1979   3 Blondie - 'Sunday Girl'
438 12 Jun 1979 25 Jun 1979   2 Anita Ward - 'Ring My Bell'
439 26 Jun 1979 23 Jul 1979   4 Tubeway Army - 'Are 'Friends' Electric?'
440 24 Jul 1979 20 Aug 1979   4 Boomtown Rats - 'I Don't Like Mondays'
441 21 Aug 1979 17 Sep 1979   4 Cliff Richard - 'We Don't Talk Anymore'
442 18 Sep 1979 24 Sep 1979   1 Gary Numan - 'Cars'
443 25 Sep 1979 15 Oct 1979   3 Police - 'Message In A Bottle'
444 16 Oct 1979 22 Oct 1979   1 Buggles - 'Video Killed The Radio Star'
445 23 Oct 1979 12 Nov 1979   3 Lena Martell - 'One Day At A Time'
446 13 Nov 1979 3 Dec 1979   3 Dr Hook - 'When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman'
447 4 Dec 1979 10 Dec 1979   1 Police - 'Walking On The Moon'
448 11 Dec 1979 14 Jan 1980   5 Pink Floyd - 'Another Brick In The Wall'

TOTAL Number 1s for 1979 = 19

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