Thursday, December 1, 2022

K's UK No.1 SINGLES SPECIAL, VA - The Complete UK Number 1 Singles: 70 Years of the Official Singles Chart 1952-2022 [2022] PART 3 - 1970's

 

K's UK No.1 SINGLES SPECIAL

VA - The Complete UK Number 1 Singles: 70 Years of the Official Singles Chart 1952-2022 [2022] PART 3 - 1970's

So here it is... EVERY single to hit the UK number 1 spot on the Official Singles Chart over the past 70 years in this blockbuster collection!

November 14th this year will mark 70 years since the first singles chart was published by the New Musical Express’s Percy Dickins in 1952, topped by Al Martino’s 'Here In My Heart'.

The UK Singles Chart is a weekly record chart which for most of its history was based on single sales from Sunday to Saturday in the United Kingdom. Since July 2014 it has also incorporated streaming data, and from 10 July 2015 has been based on a Friday to Thursday week. As of 14th November 2022, 1,404 singles have reached number one. The chart was founded in 1952 by Percy Dickins of New Musical Express (NME), who telephoned 20 record stores to ask what their top 10 highest-selling singles were. Dickins aggregated the results into a top 12 hit parade, which was topped by 'Here in My Heart' by Al Martino. NME's chart was published each week in its eponymous magazine.

Way back in 2004 I bought a single DVD-R on eBay which contained every UK number one single from 1952-2003. It was a great start to my ongoing collection which I've been adding to ever since.  Unfortunately, back in 2004 when the DVD-R was compiled most of the tracks were of poor quality at very low bitrates of 128 and below, plus many of the tracks were the incorrect versions: longer album tracks, live versions, later re-recorded versions, etc. Several were damaged or distorted mp3 files ripped from crackly, scratched old 45's, with quite a few with the beginning or the end clipped off.

Over the past 18 years I've slowly replaced a huge percentage of the tracks with much higher quality versions.  Since this year (2022) we're celebrating 70 years of the official UK singles chart, I decided to revisit my collection and pretty much recompile everything from scratch.  It's amazing just how many incorrect versions were initially included, so I made a concerted effort and through extensive research to include every UK number one hit in the correct original UK 7" single version as the songs appeared on the charts at the time. All double 'A' sides are included, along with a few EPs.  Now, most of the tracks feature the highest quality, and best sounding digital remasters released to date, far superior to the original collection.

Hope you enjoy this amazing compilation of over 1,400 number one singles from 14th November 1952 to 14th November 2022. The complete 70-year collection has been broken down year by year into folders. It would amount to an 80 CD set as it currently stands at 3.5 days, which is 84 hours' worth of music! 

K.


Click on the links below for all the information on each track.

https://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/all-the-number-1-singles__7931/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_UK_Singles_Chart_number_ones

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UK_Singles_Chart_number_ones_of_the_1950s#1953

I will be posting these in smaller sets generally by decade over the next few weeks. Don't miss any of these.

Here is PART 3 - 1970's

BB says - "Please thank 'K' for his contribution of this K Special presentation"

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Track lists

1970

01 Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) 2:50

02 Lee Marvin Wand'rin' Star (7" Single Version) 2:59

03 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:50

04 Dana All Kinds of Everything 3:03

05 Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky 3:57

06 1970 England World Cup Squad Back Home 2:07

07 Christie Yellow River 2:42

08 Mungo Jerry In the Summertime 3:31

09 Elvis Presley The Wonder of You 2:28

10 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Tears of a Clown (U.K. 7" Single Version) 2:59

11 Freda Payne Band of Gold 2:54

12 Matthews Southern Comfort Woodstock (7" Single Version) 4:30

13 The Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 5:12

14 Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knocking 2:47


1971

01 Clive Dunn Grandad 3:24

02 George Harrison My Sweet Lord 4:43

03 Mungo Jerry Baby Jump 4:06

04 T. Rex Hot Love 4:57

05 Dave And Ansel Collins Double Barrel 2:47

06 Dawn Knock Three Times 2:58

07 Middle Of The Road Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 2:59

08 T. Rex Get It On 4:25

09 Diana Ross I'm Still Waiting 3:44

10 The Tams Hey Girl Don't Bother Me 2:21

11 Rod Stewart Maggie May 5:15

12 Slade Coz I Luv You 3:25

13 Benny Hill Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West) 3:51


1972

01 The New Seekers I Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) 2:20

02 T. Rex Telegram Sam 3:46

03 Chicory Tip Son of My Father 3:10

04 Nilsson Without You 3:21

05 The Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (carabiniers & Greys) Amazing Grace (7" Single Version) 3:19

06 T. Rex Metal Guru 2:27

07 Don Mclean Vincent 4:00

08 Slade Take Me Bak 'Ome 3:16

09 Donny Osmond Puppy Love 3:03

10 Alice Cooper School's Out (7" Single Version) 3:31

11 Rod Stewart You Wear It Well 4:24

12 Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now 3:45

13 David Cassidy How Can I Be Sure 3:10

14 Lieutenant Pigeon Mouldy Old Dough 2:44

15 Gilbert O'sullivan Clair 3:00

16 Chuck Berry My Ding-A-Ling (Live, Single Edit) 4:16

17 Little Jimmy Osmond Long Haired Lover from Liverpool 2:13


1973

01 The Sweet Block Buster! 3:12

02 Slade Cum On Feel the Noize 4:24

03 Donny Osmond The Twelfth of Never 2:42

04 Gilbert O'sullivan Get Down 2:41

05 Dawn Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree 3:23

06 Wizzard See My Baby Jive 4:58

07 Suzi Quatro Can the Can 3:36

08 10cc Rubber Bullets (7" Single Version) 4:08

09 Slade Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me 4:29

10 Peters & Lee Welcome Home 3:33

11 Gary Glitter I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am!) 3:28

12 Donny Osmond Young Love 2:25

13 Wizzard Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad) 4:32

14 The Simon Park Orchestra Eye Level (Theme from the Thames TV Series "Van Der Valk") 2:22

15 David Cassidy Daydreamer 2:49

16 David Cassidy The Puppy Song 2:46

17 Gary Glitter I Love You Love Me Love 3:11

18 Slade Merry Xmas Everybody 3:26


1974

01 The New Seekers You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me 3:09

02 Mud Tiger Feet 3:50

03 Suzi Quatro Devil Gate Drive 3:47

04 Alvin Stardust Jealous Mind 2:38

05 Paper Lace Billy, Don't Be a Hero (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 4:05

06 Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun 3:26

07 Abba Waterloo 2:45

08 The Rubettes Sugar Baby Love 3:31

09 Ray Stevens The Streak 3:17

10 Gary Glitter Always Yours 3:25

11 Charles Aznavour She (7" Single Version) 2:32

12 George Mccrae Rock Your Baby (Original 1974 7" Single Version) 3:19

13 The Three Degrees When Will I See You Again 2:59

14 The Osmonds Love Me For a Reason 4:00

15 Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 3:16

16 John Denver Annie's Song 3:00

17 Sweet Sensation Sad Sweet Dreamer 3:22

18 Ken Boothe Everything I Own (Original 1974 UK 7" Single Version) 3:44

19 David Essex Gonna Make You a Star 3:38

20 Barry White You're the First, the Last, My Everything (7" Single Version) 3:32

21 Mud Lonely This Christmas 3:33


1975

01 Status Quo Down Down (7" Single Version) 3:51

02 The Tymes Ms. Grace 3:23

03 Pilot January 3:29

04 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) 3:56

05 Telly Savalas If 3:04

06 Bay City Rollers Bye Bye Baby 2:52

07 Mud Oh Boy 2:53

08 Tammy Wynette Stand By Your Man 2:41

09 Windsor Davies And Don Estelle Whispering Grass 2:54

10 10cc I'm Not in Love (Original 1975 UK 7" Single Version) 6:00

11 Johnny Nash Tears on My Pillow 3:15

12 Bay City Rollers Give a Little Love (UK 7" Single Version) 3:29

13 Typically Tropical Barbados (7" Single Version) 3:33

14 The Stylistics Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) 3:14

15 Rod Stewart Sailing 4:38

16 David Essex Hold Me Close 3:48

17 Art Garfunkel I Only Have Eyes for You 3:37

18 David Bowie Space Oddity 5:18

19 Billy Connolly D.I.V.O.R.C.E. 2:36

20 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 5:56


1976

01 Abba Mamma Mia 3:32

02 Slik Forever and Ever 3:37

03 Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) 3:31

04 Tina Charles I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance) (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:03

05 Brotherhood Of Man Save Your Kisses for Me 3:02

06 Abba Fernando 4:14

07 J. J. Barrie No Charge 3:45

08 The Wurzels Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) 3:03

09 The Real Thing You to Me Are Everything (Original 1976 7" Single Version) 3:30

10 Demis Roussos Forever and Ever 3:39

11 Elton John & Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart 4:26

12 Abba Dancing Queen 3:53

13 Pussycat Mississippi 4:37

14 Chicago If You Leave Me Now 3:54

15 Showaddywaddy Under the Moon of Love 3:11

16 Johnny Mathis When a Child Is Born 3:41


1977

01 David Soul Don't Give Up on Us 3:35

02 Julie Covington Don't Cry for Me Argentina (from "Evita") 5:24

03 Leo Sayer When I Need You 4:09

04 The Manhattan Transfer Chanson D'Amour 2:54

05 Abba Knowing Me, Knowing You 4:02

06 Deniece Williams Free (7" Single Version) 2:53

07 Rod Stewart I Don't Want to Talk About It 4:48

08 Rod Stewart The First Cut Is the Deepest 4:31

09 Kenny Rogers Lucille 3:35

10 The Jacksons Show You The Way to Go (7" Single Version) 3:29

11 Hot Chocolate So You Win Again 4:29

12 Donna Summer I Feel Love (Original UK GTO 1977 7" Single Version) 5:55

13 Brotherhood Of Man Angelo 3:15

14 The Floaters Float On (Original 1977 7" Single Edit) 4:09

15 Elvis Presley Way Down 2:39

16 David Soul Silver Lady 3:42

17 Baccara Yes Sir, I Can Boogie (Original 1977 7" Single Version) 4:33

18 Abba The Name of the Game 4:54

19 Wings Mull of Kintyre 4:46

20 Wings Girls' School 4:33


1978

01 Althea & Donna Uptown Top Ranking (7" Single Version) 3:53

02 Brotherhood Of Man Figaro 2:53

03 Abba Take a Chance on Me 4:00

04 Kate Bush Wuthering Heights (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 4:28

05 Brian & Michael Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs (Lowry's Song) 4:29

06 Bee Gees Night Fever 3:32

07 Boney M. Rivers of Babylon (Original 1978 First Pressing 7" Single Version) 4:07

08 Boney M. Brown Girl in the Ring (Original 1978 First Pressing with Extra Verse) (7" Single Version) 4:23

09 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-john You're the One That I Want 2:49

10 Commodores Three Times a Lady (7" Single Version) 3:37

11 10cc Dreadlock Holiday (7" Single Version) 4:29

12 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-john Summer Nights 3:36

13 The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap (Original 1978 7" Single Version) 4:56

14 Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? 5:31

15 Boney M. Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord (7" Single Version) 5:43


1979

01 Village People Y.M.C.A. (Original 7" Single Version) 3:44

02 Ian Dury & The Blockheads Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick 3:44

03 Blondie Heart of Glass (7" Single Version) 4:12

04 Bee Gees Tragedy 5:02

05 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive (7" Single Version) 3:15

06 Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes 3:57

07 Blondie Sunday Girl (7" Single Version) 3:05

08 Anita Ward Ring My Bell (7" Single Version) 3:33

09 Tubeway Army Are 'Friends' Electric? 5:25

10 The Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays (Original 1979 7" Single Edit) 3:45

11 Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore 4:14

12 Gary Numan Cars 3:56

13 The Police Message in a Bottle 4:52

14 The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star (7" Single Version) 3:25

15 Lena Martell One Day at a Time 3:13

16 Dr. Hook When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman 2:44

17 The Police Walking on the Moon 5:02

18 Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) (7" Single Edit) 3:06

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14 comments:

  1. Liking this whole series so far. Especially interesting to notice the slight differences in the US and UK charts. Love it!

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    1. Hi Pol.
      Great news.
      It's fabulous to have these in such great quality.
      Cheers.

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  2. These are excellent. Our US counterparts would require some of these years to be a 2-CD set.

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    1. Hi John Michaelson.
      I hope you will enjoy the entire series.
      Cheers.

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  3. thank you so much B.B love all this

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  4. K, this is nothing less than magnificent. The 1970s was the decade I started watching Top of the Pops on Thursday Nights with my older sister; great memories. Looking forward to the 1980s now, and my teenage years. Thanks K and BB. Keep the magic coming. SPx

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    1. Thanks, SleepyPete.
      Happy to hear you are enjoying the series so far. More to come in the coming weeks.
      Cheers.

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  5. Brilliant post as usual from KK. A real labour of love. Many thanks KK and BB

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    1. How sweet it is, lemonflag.
      Enjoy them all.
      Cheers.

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