UK Number Ones 1970s

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​1970s

 

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1970

31/01/1970    LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES)    EDISON LIGHTHOUSE    5 weeks at number one

07/03/1970    WANDRIN' STAR    LEE MARVIN    3 weeks at number one

28/03/1970    BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER    SIMON & GARFUNKEL    3 weeks at number one

18/04/1970    ALL KINDS OF EVERYTHING    DANA    2 weeks at number one

02/05/1970    SPIRIT IN THE SKY    NORMAN GREENBAUM    2 weeks at number one

16/05/1970    BACK HOME    ENGLAND WORLD CUP SQUAD    3 weeks at number one

06/06/1970    YELLOW RIVER    CHRISTIE    1 week at number one

13/06/1970    IN THE SUMMERTIME    MUNGO JERRY    7 weeks at number one

01/08/1970    THE WONDER OF YOU    ELVIS PRESLEY    6 weeks at number one

12/09/1970    TEARS OF A CLOWN    SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES    1 week at number one

19/09/1970    BAND OF GOLD    FREDA PAYNE    6 weeks at number one

31/10/1970    WOODSTOCK    MATTHEW'S SOUTHERN COMFORT    3 weeks at number one

21/11/1970    VOODOO CHILE    JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE    1 week at number one

28/11/1970    I HEAR YOU KNOCKING    DAVE EDMUNDS    6​ weeks at number one

 

​1971

09/01/1971    GRANDAD    CLIVE DUNN    3 weeks at number one

30/01/1971    MY SWEET LORD    GEORGE HARRISON    5 weeks at number one

06/03/1971    BABY JUMP     MUNGO JERRY    2 weeks at number one

20/03/1971    HOT LOVE    T REX    6 weeks at number one

01/05/1971    DOUBLE BARREL    DAVE & ANSIL COLLINS    2 weeks at number one

15/05/1971    KNOCK THREE TIMES    DAWN    5 weeks at number one

19/06/1971    CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP    MIDDLE OF THE ROAD    5 weeks at number one

24/07/1971    GET IT ON    T REX    4 weeks at number one

21/08/1971    I'M STILL WAITING    DIANA ROSS    4 weeks at number one

18/09/1971    HEY GIRL DON'T BOTHER ME    TAMS    3 weeks at number one

09/10/1971    REASON TO BELIEVE/MAGGIE MAY    ROD STEWART    5 weeks at number one

13/11/1971    COZ I LUV YOU    SLADE    4 weeks at number one   

11/12/1971    ERNIE (THE FASTEST MILKMAN IN THE WEST)    BENNY HILL    4 weeks at number one

 

​1972

08/01/1972    I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (IN PERFECT HARMONY)    NEW SEEKERS    4 weeks at number one

05/02/1972    TELEGRAM SAM    T REX    2 weeks at number one

19/02/1972    SON OF MY FATHER    CHICORY TIP    3 weeks at number one    

11/03/1972    WITHOUT YOU    NILSSON    5 weeks at number one

15/04/1972    AMAZING GRACE    THE PIPES & DRUMS & MILITARY BAND OF THE ROYAL SCOTS DRAGOON GUARDS    5 weeks at number one

20/05/1972    METAL GURU    T REX    4 weeks at number one

17/06/1972VINCENT    DON MCLEAN    2 weeks at number one

01/07/1972    TAKE ME BACK 'OME    SLADE    1 week at number one

08/07/1972    PUPPY LOVE    DONNY OSMOND    5 weeks at number one

12/08/1972S    CHOOL'S OUT    ALICE COOPER    3 weeks at number one

02/09/1972    YOU WEAR IT WELL    ROD STEWART    1 week at number one

09/09/1972    MAMA WEER ALL CRAZEE NOW    SLADE    3 weeks at number one

30/09/1972    HOW CAN I BE SURE    DAVID CASSIDY    2 weeks at number one

14/10/1972    MOULDY OLD DOUGH    LIEUTENANT PIGEON    4 weeks at number one

11/11/1972    CLAIR    GILBERT O'SULLIVAN    2 weeks at number one

25/11/1972    MY DING-A-LING    CHUCK BERRY    4 weeks at number one

23/12/1972    LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOLLITTLE J    IMMY OSMOND    5​ weeks at number one

 

​1973

27/01/1973    BLOCKBUSTER    SWEET    5 weeks at number one

03/03/1973    CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE    SLADE    4 weeks at number one

31/03/1973    THE TWELFTH OF NEVER    DONNY OSMOND    1 week at number one

07/04/1973    GET DOWN    GILBERT O'SULLIVAN    2 weeks at number one

21/04/1973    TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE    DAWN FEATURING TONY ORLANDO    4 weeks at number one

19/05/1973    SEE MY BABY JIVE    WIZZARD    4 weeks at number one

16/06/1973    CAN THE CAN    SUZI QUATRO    1 week at number one

23/06/1973    RUBBER BULLETS    10 C.C.    1 week at number one

30/06/1973    SKWEEZE ME PLEEZE ME    SLADE    3 weeks at number one

21/07/1973    WELCOME HOME    PETERS & LEE    1 week at number one

28/07/1973    I'M THE LEADER OF THE GANG (I AM)    GARY GLITTER    4 weeks at number one

25/08/1973    YOUNG LOVE    DONNY OSMOND    4 weeks at number one   

22/09/1973    ANGEL FINGERS    WIZZARD    1 week at number one

29/09/1973    EYE LEVEL    SIMON PARK ORCHESTRA    4 weeks at number one

27/10/1973    DAYDREAMER/THE PUPPY SONG    DAVID CASSIDY    3 weeks at number one

17/11/1973    I LOVE YOU LOVE ME LOVE    GARY GLITTER    4 weeks at number one

15/12/1973    MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY    SLADE    5 ​weeks at number one

 

​1974

19/01/1974    YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER FOOL LIKE ME    NEW SEEKERS    1 week at number one

26/01/1974    TIGER FEET    MUD    4 weeks at number one

23/02/1974    DEVIL GATE DRIVE    SUZI QUATRO    2 weeks at number one

09/03/1974    JEALOUS MIND    ALVIN STARDUST    1 week at number one

16/03/1974    BILLY, DON'T BE A HERO    PAPER LACE    3 weeks at number one

06/04/1974    SEASONS IN THE SUN    TERRY JACKS    4 weeks at number one

04/05/1974    WATERLOO    ABBA    2 weeks at number one

18/05/1974    SUGAR BABY LOVE    RUBETTES    4 weeks at number one

15/06/1974    THE STREAK    RAY STEVENS    1 week at number one

22/06/1974    ALWAYS YOURS    GARY GLITTER    1 week at number one

29/06/1974    SHE    CHARLES AZNAVOUR    4 weeks at number one    

27/07/1974    ROCK YOUR BABY    GEORGE MCCRAE    3 weeks at number one

17/08/1974    WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN    THREE DEGREES    2 weeks at number one

31/08/1974    LOVE ME FOR A REASON    OSMONDS    3 weeks at number one

21/09/1974    KUNG FU FIGHTING    CARL DOUGLAS    3 weeks at number one

12/10/1974    ANNIE'S SONG    JOHN DENVER    1 week at number one

19/10/1974    SAD SWEET DREAMER    SWEET SENSATION    1 week at number one

26/10/1974    EVERYTHING I OWN    KEN BOOTHE    3 weeks at number one

16/11/1974    GONNA MAKE YOU A STAR    DAVID ESSEX    3 weeks at number one

07/12/1974    YOU'RE THE FIRST THE LAST MY EVERYTHING    BARRY WHITE    2 weeks at number one

21/12/1974    LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS    MUD    4​ weeks at number one

 

​1975

18/01/1975    DOWN DOWN    STATUS QUO    1 week at number one

25/01/1975    MS GRACE    TYMES    1 week at number one

01/02/1975    JANUARY    PILOT    3 weeks at number one

22/02/1975    MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME)    STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL    2 weeks at number one

08/03/1975    IF    TELLY SAVALAS    2 weeks at number one

22/03/1975    BYE BYE BABY     BAY CITY ROLLERS    6 weeks at number one

03/05/1975    OH BOY    MUD    2 weeks at number one

17/05/1975    STAND BY YOUR MAN    TAMMY WYNETTE    3 weeks at number one

07/06/1975    WHISPERING GRASS    WINDSOR DAVIES & DON ESTELLE    3 weeks at number one

28/06/1975    I'M NOT IN LOVE    10 C.C.    2 weeks at number one

12/07/1975    TEARS ON MY PILLOW    JOHNNY NASH    1 week at number one

19/07/1975    GIVE A LITTLE LOVE    BAY CITY ROLLERS    3 weeks at number one

09/08/1975    BARBADOS    TYPICALLY TROPICAL    1 week at number one

16/08/1975    CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING (BUT MY LOVE)    STYLISTICS    3 weeks at number one

06/09/1975    SAILING    ROD STEWART    4 weeks at number one

04/10/1975    HOLD ME CLOSE    DAVID ESSEX    3 weeks at number one

25/10/1975    I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU    ART GARFUNKEL    2 weeks at number one

08/11/1975    SPACE ODDITY    DAVID BOWIE    2 weeks at number one  

22/11/1975    D.I.V.O.R.C.E.    BILLY CONNOLLY    1 week at number one

29/11/1975    BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY    QUEEN    9​ weeks at number one

 

​1976

31/01/1976    MAMMA MIA    ABBA    2 weeks at number one

14/02/1976    FOREVER AND EVER    SLIK    1 week at number one

21/02/1976    DECEMBER '63 (OH WHAT A NIGHT)    FOUR SEASONS    2 weeks at number one

06/03/1976    I LOVE TO LOVE (BUT MY BABY LOVES TO DANCE)    TINA CHARLES    3 weeks at number one   

27/03/1976    SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME    BROTHERHOOD OF MAN    6 weeks at number one

08/05/1976    FERNANDO    ABBA    4 weeks at number one

05/06/1976    NO CHARGE    J.J. BARRIE    1 week at number one

12/06/1976    COMBINE HARVESTER (BRAND NEW KEY)WURZELS    2 weeks at number one

26/06/1976    YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING    REAL THING    3 weeks at number one

17/07/1976    THE ROUSSOS PHENOMENON EP    DEMIS ROUSSOS    1 week at number one

24/07/1976    DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART    ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE    6 weeks at number one

04/09/1976    DANCING QUEEN    ABBA    6 weeks at number one

16/10/1976    MISSISSIPPI    PUSSYCAT    4 weeks at number one

13/11/1976    IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW    CHICAGO    3 weeks at number one

04/12/1976    UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE    SHOWADDYWADDY    3 weeks at number one

25/12/1976    WHEN A CHILD IS BORN (SOLEADO)    JOHNNY MATHIS    3​ weeks at number one

 

​1977

15/01/1977    DON'T GIVE UP ON US    DAVID SOUL    4 weeks at number one

12/02/1977    DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA    JULIE COVINGTON    1 week at number one

19/02/1977    WHEN I NEED YOU    LEO SAYER    3 weeks at number one

12/03/1977    CHANSON D'AMOUR    MANHATTAN TRANSFER    3 weeks at number one

02/04/1977    KNOWING ME KNOWING YOU    ABBA    5 weeks at number one

07/05/1977    FREE    DENIECE WILLIAMS    2 weeks at number one

21/05/1977    I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT/FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST    ROD STEWART    4 weeks at number one

18/06/1977    LUCILLE    KENNY ROGERS    1 week at number one

25/06/1977    SHOW YOU THE WAY TO GOJ    ACKSONS    1 week at number one

02/07/1977    SO YOU WIN AGAIN    HOT CHOCOLATE    3 weeks at number one

23/07/1977    I FEEL LOVE    DONNA SUMMER    4 weeks at number one

20/08/1977    ANGELO    BROTHERHOOD OF MAN    1 week at number one

27/08/1977    FLOAT ON    FLOATERS    1 week at number one

03/09/1977    WAY DOWN    ELVIS PRESLEY    5 weeks at number one

08/10/1977    SILVER LADY    DAVID SOUL    3 weeks at number one

29/10/1977Y    ES SIR I CAN BOOGIE    BACCARA    1 week at mumber one

05/11/1977    THE NAME OF THE GAME    ABBA    4 weeks at number one

03/12/1977    MULL OF KINTYRE/GIRLS' SCHOOL    WINGS    9​ weeks at number one

 

​1978

04/02/1978    UP TOWN TOP RANKING    ALTHIA & DONNA    1 week at number one

11/02/1978    FIGARO    BROTHERHOOD OF MAN    1 week at number one

18/02/1978    TAKE A CHANCE ON ME    ABBA    3 weeks at number one

11/03/1978    WUTHERING HEIGHTS    KATE BUSH    4 weeks at number one

08/04/1978    MATCHSTALK MEN AND MATCHSTALK CATS AND DOGS    BRIAN & MICHAEL    3 weeks at number one

29/04/1978    NIGHT FEVER    BEE GEES    2 weeks at number one

13/05/1978    RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING    BONEY M    5 weeks at number one

17/06/1978    YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT    JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN    9 weeks at number one

19/08/1978    THREE TIMES A LADY    COMMODORES    5 weeks at number one

23/09/1978    DREADLOCK HOLIDAY    10 C.C.    1 week at number one

30/09/1978    SUMMER NIGHTS    JOHN TRAVOLTA & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN    7 weeks at number one

18/11/1978    RAT TRAP    BOOMTOWN RATS    2 weeks at number one   

02/12/1978    DA YA THINK I'M SEXY    ROD STEWART    1 week at number one   

09/12/1978    MARY'S BOY CHILD - OH MY LORD    BONEY M    4​ weeks at number one

 

​1979

06/01/1979    Y.M.C.A.    VILLAGE PEOPLE    3 weeks at number one

27/01/1979    HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK    IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS    1 week at number one

03/02/1979    HEART OF GLASS    BLONDIE    4 weeks at number one

03/03/1979    TRAGEDY    BEE GEES    2 weeks at number one

17/03/1979    I WILL SURVIVE    GLORIA GAYNOR    4 weeks at number one

14/04/1979    BRIGHT EYES    ART GARFUNKEL    6 weeks at number one

26/05/1979S    UNDAY GIRL    BLONDIE    3 weeks at number one

16/06/1979    RING MY BELL    ANITA WARD    2 weeks at number one 

0/06/1979    ARE 'FRIENDS' ELECTRIC?    TUBEWAY ARMY    4 weeks at number one

28/07/1979    I DON'T LIKE MONDAYS    BOOMTOWN RATS    4 weeks at number one

25/08/1979    WE DON'T TALK ANYMORE    CLIFF RICHARD    4 weeks at number one

22/09/1979    CARS    GARY NUMAN    1 week at number one

29/09/1979    MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE    POLICE    3 weeks at number one

20/10/1979V    IDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR    BUGGLES    1 week at number one

27/10/1979    ONE DAY AT A TIME    LENA MARTELL    3 weeks at number one

17/11/1979    WHEN YOU'RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN    DR HOOK    3 weeks at number one

08/12/1979    WALKING ON THE MOON    POLICE    1 week at number one

15/12/1979    ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL (PART 2)    PINK FLOYD    5​ weeks at number one

 

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