#1 UK Singles

70s UK singles – song fax:

The top selling UK single of the 70s was Wings – Mull of Kintyre.

Artists with more than three #1 UK singles in the 70s were:

ABBA   7      Slade   6      Rod Stewart   5      T-Rex   4

10cc   3      Botherhood of Man   3      Donny Osmond   3

Gary Glitter   3      Mud   3

A list of the #1 UK singles of the 70s.

  • Songs with a * denote songs with a blog entry on seventiesmusic.
  • Artists with a # denote artists with a blog entry on seventiesmusic.
  • Songs with a ¥ donote the number one song of that year.

Go to the bottom of the page for 70s UK single chart fax.

1970

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

Edison Lighthouse # Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)* 31 Jan 1970
Lee Marvin Wand’rin’ Star 7 Mar 1970
Simon & Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Water 28 Mar 1970
Dana All Kinds of Everything 18 Apr 1970
Norman Greenbaum# Spirit in the Sky* 2 May 1970
England World Cup Squad “70” Back Home 16 May 1970
Christie# Yellow River* 6 June 1970
Mungo Jerry# In the Summertime* 13 June 1970
Elvis Presley The Wonder of You¥ 1 Aug 1970
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles The Tears of a Clown 12 Sept 1970
Freda Payne Band of Gold 19 Sept 1970
Matthews’ Southern Comfort Woodstock 31 Oct 1970
Jimi Hendrix Experience# Voodoo Child* 21 Nov 1970
Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knocking 28 Nov 1970

1971

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

Clive Dunn Grandad 2 Jan 1971
George Harrison # My Sweet Lord ¥ * 30 Jan 1971
Mungo Jerry # Baby Jump 6 Mar 1971
T. Rex# Hot Love 20 Mar 1971
Dave and Ansel Collins Double Barrel 1 May 1971
Tony Orlando and Dawn Knock Three Times 15 May 1971
Middle of the Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 19 June 1971
T. Rex# Get It On 24 July 1971
Diana Ross I’m Still Waiting 21 Aug 1971
The Tams Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me 18 Sept 1971
Rod Stewart # Maggie May 9 Oct 1971
Slade # Coz I Luv You 13 Nov 1971
Benny Hill# Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)* 11 Dec 1971

1972

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

The New Seekers # I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) * 8 Jan 1972
T. Rex# Telegram Sam* 5 Feb 1972
Chicory Tip Son of My Father 19 Feb 1972
Nilsson Without You 11 Mar 1972
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Amazing Grace ¥ 15 Apr 1972
T.Rex# Metal Guru 20 May 1972
Don McLean# Vincent 17 June 1972
Slade # Take Me Bak ‘Ome 1 July 1972
Donny Osmond Puppy Love 8 July 1972
Alice Cooper# School’s Out 12 Aug 1972
Rod Stewart # You Wear It Well 2 Sept 1972
Slade # Mama Weer All Crazee Now 9 Sept 1972
David Cassidy How Can I Be Sure 30 Sept 1972
Lieutenant Pigeon Mouldy Old Dough 14 Oct 1972
Gilbert O’Sullivan Clair 11 Nov 1972
Chuck Berry My Ding-a-Ling 25 Nov 1972
Little Jimmy Osmond Long Haired Lover from Liverpool 23 Dec 1972

1973

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

Sweet # Blockbuster 27 Jan 1973
Slade # Cum On Feel the Noize * 3 Mar 1973
Donny Osmond The Twelfth of Never 31 Mar 1973
Gilbert O’Sullivan Get Down 7 Apr 1973
Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree¥ 21 Apr 1973
Wizzard # See My Baby Jive 19 May 1973
Suzi Quatro # Can the Can 16 June 1973
10cc # Rubber Bullets 23 June 1973
Slade # Skweeze Me Pleeze Me 30 June 1973
Peters and Lee Welcome Home 21 July 1973
Gary Glitter I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am!) 28 July 1973
Donny Osmond Young Love 25 Aug 1973
Wizzard # Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad) 22 Sept 1973
Simon Park Orchestra Eye Level (Theme From The Thames TV Series “Van Der Valk”) 29 Sept 1973
David Cassidy Daydreamer/The Puppy Song 27 Oct 1973
Gary Glitter I Love You Love Me Love 17 Nov 1973
Slade # Merry Xmas Everybody 15 Dec 1973

1974

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

New Seekers feat. Lyn Paul # You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me 19 Jan 1974
Mud Tiger Feet ¥ 26 Jan 1974
Suzi Quatro # Devil Gate Drive * 23 Feb 1974
Alvin Stardust Jealous Mind 9 Mar 1974
Paper Lace # Billy – Don’t Be a Hero * 16 Mar 1974
Terry Jacks # Seasons in the Sun * 6 Apr 1974
ABBA Waterloo 4 May 1974
The Rubettes Sugar Baby Love 18 May 1974
Ray Stevens # The Streak * 15 June 1974
Gary Glitter Always Yours 22 June 1974
Charles Aznavour She 29 June 1974
George McCrae Rock Your Baby 27 July 1974
The Three Degrees When Will I See You Again 17 Aug 1974
The Osmonds Love Me for a Reason 31 Aug 1974
Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 21 Sept 1974
John Denver Annie’s Song 12 Oct 1974
Sweet Sensation Sad Sweet Dreamer 19 Oct 1974
Ken Boothe Everything I Own 26 Oct 1974
David Essex Gonna Make You a Star 16 Nov 1974
Barry White # You’re the First, the Last, My Everything 7 Dec 1974
Mud Lonely This Christmas 21 Dec 1974

1975

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

Status Quo # Down Down 18 Jan 1975
The Tymes Ms Grace 25 Jan 1975
Pilot January 1 Feb 1975
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) 22 Feb 1975
Telly Savalas If 8 Mar 1975
Bay City Rollers Bye Bye Baby ¥ 22 Mar 1975
Mud Oh Boy 3 May 1975
Tammy Wynette Stand by Your Man 17 May 1975
Windsor Davies and Don Estelle Whispering Grass 7 June 1975
10cc # I’m Not in Love 28 June 1975
Johnny Nash Tears on My Pillow 12 July 1975
Bay City Rollers Give a Little Love 19 July 1975
Typically Tropical Barbados 9 Aug 1975
The Stylistics Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love) 16 Aug 1975
Rod Stewart # Sailing 6 Sept 1975
David Essex Hold Me Close 4 Oct 1975
Art Garfunkel I Only Have Eyes for You 25 Oct 1975
David Bowie# Space Oddity* 8 Nov 1975
Billy Connolly D.I.V.O.R.C.E. 22 Nov 1975
Queen# Bohemian Rhapsody 29 Nov 1975

1976

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

ABBA Mamma Mia 31 Jan 1976
Slik Forever and Ever 14 Feb 1976
The Four Seasons December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) 21 Feb 1976
Tina Charles I Love to Love (But my Baby love to dance) 6 Mar 1976
Brotherhood of Man Save Your Kisses for Me ¥ 27 Mar 1976
ABBA Fernando 8 May 1976
J. J. Barrie No Charge 5 June 1976
The Wurzels Brand New Combine Harvester 12 June 1976
Real Thing You to Me Are Everything 26 June 1976
Demis Roussos The Roussos Phenomenon EP 17 July 1976
Elton John & Kiki Dee Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 24 July 1976
ABBA Dancing Queen 4 Sep 1976
Pussycat Mississippi 16 Oct 1976
Chicago # If You Leave Me Now 13 Nov 1976
Showaddywaddy Under the Moon of Love 4 Dec 1976
Johnny Mathis When a Child Is Born (Soleado) 25 Dec 1976

1977

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

David Soul Don’t Give Up on Us 15 Jan 1977
Julie Covington Don’t Cry for Me Argentina 12 Feb 1977
Leo Sayer# When I Need You 19 Feb 1977
The Manhattan Transfer Chanson D’Amour 12 Mar 1977
ABBA Knowing Me, Knowing You 2 Apr 1977
Deniece Williams Free 7 May 1977
Rod Stewart # I Don’t Want to Talk About It/The First Cut is the Deepest 21 May 1977
Kenny Rogers Lucille 18 June 1977
The Jacksons Show You the Way to Go 25 June 1977
Hot Chocolate So You Win Again 2 July 1977
Donna Summer# I Feel Love 23 July 1977
Brotherhood of Man Angelo 20 Aug 1977
The Floaters Float On 27 Aug 1977
Elvis Presley Way Down 3 Sept 1977
David Soul Silver Lady 8 Oct 1977
Baccara Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 29 Oct 1977
ABBA The Name of the Game 4 Nov 1977
Wings # Mull of Kintyre/Girls’ School  ¥ 3 Dec 1977

1978

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

Althea & Donna Uptown Top Ranking 4 Feb 1978
Brotherhood of Man Figaro 11 Feb 1978
ABBA Take a Chance on Me 18 Feb 1978
Kate Bush # Wuthering Heights * 11 Mar 1978
Brian and Michael Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs (Lowry’s Song) 8 Apr 1978
Bee Gees # Night Fever 29 Apr 1978
Boney M. Rivers of Babylon ¥ 13 May 1978
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John# You’re the One That I Want 17 June 1978
Commodores Three Times a Lady 19 Aug 1978
10cc # Dreadlock Holiday * 23 Sept 1978
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John# Summer Nights 30 Sept 1978
The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap 18 Nov 1978
Rod Stewart # Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? 2 Dec 1978
Boney M. Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord 9 Dec 1978

1979

Artist

Song

Date reached #1

Village People Y.M.C.A. 6 Jan 1979
Ian Dury and The Blockheads# Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick * 27 Jan 1979
Blondie # Heart of Glass * 3 Feb 1979
Bee Gees # Tragedy 3 Mar 1979
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 17 Mar 1979
Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes ¥ 14 Apr 1979
Blondie # Sunday Girl 26 May 1979
Anita Ward Ring My Bell 16 June 1979
Tubeway Army Are ‘Friends’ Electric? 30 June 1979
The Boomtown Rats I Don’t Like Mondays 28 July 1979
Cliff Richard We Don’t Talk Anymore 25 Aug 1979
Gary Numan Cars 22 Sept 1979
The Police Message in a Bottle 29 Sept 1979
The Buggles # 20 Oct 1979
Lena Martell One Day at a Time 27 Oct 1979
Dr. Hook When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman 17 Nov 1979
The Police Walking on the Moon 8 Dec 1979
Pink Floyd # Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) 15 Dec 1979

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