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7th January 1975

Itís a return to the top for Gloria Gaynor for a 2nd week at 1 presiding over my new expanded top 50 chart, and who really never can say goodbye! Quite right too! Billy Swan can still help, and he rises to 6 in gratitude, as Stevie Wonder gets his 9th Top 10 in 6 years with Boogie On Reggae Woman, but still yet to top the chart. Booooo! Angie Baby also joins the top batch for Helen Reddy, no longer declaring I Am Woman - well not just at the moment anyway. Christmas records still hang around, letís be honest it was a novelty for me (and unheard of for the UK charts in those years) to swamp my chart with seasonal pop classics new and old. I invented it, so Iím going to sing my own praises and hang onto them well into the new year, so there!

With the lack of new releases thereís a lovely gap in the market for Fox to come back with a bang at 17, Only You Can having yo-yoíd around my charts wildly for months, and now starting to get BBC airplay and sales. Lulu also shoots back up to 16 with her James Bond theme, much under-rated in the real world, but that benefitted me as I got the vinyl single in a bargain bin for 15p or so and it got a big boost out of me actually being able to hear it whenever I wanted to, in all of itís widescreen wonder. I almost certainly got in from my shopping mall indie fave record store, who kept me supplied with chart hits and non-charts in Gloucester for 2 years.

Harry Chapinís brilliant Cats In The Cradle also boosts up to 19, as John Holt pops up a few reggae places, ahead of the highest new entry for Pilot, and their oh-so appropriate January, 3rd chart hit for me for them, and the big one that went all the way to top the UK charts. I still loved Just A Smile more, at the time, though, and under-appreciated just how great the single (still) is. I love it. In at 42, also having his 3rd solo hit, itís Terry Jacks, no longer having seasons in the sun, no now heís covering Australian vocalist Kevin Johnsonís fantastic flop story song about failed ambition, lost dreams, and love. Not a bad version, as it happens, but not a hit - though it was the spur for Jonathan King to re-release it on his own UK Records, and he got the hit he deserved! yay! Sometimes there is justice. JK was actually good at making great oldies hits after flopping in the UK, one of the reasons I was a fan of his.

At 43 Dana finally gets a 2nd hit, 5 years after All Kinds Of Everything winged itís way around the world to near the top of my charts in Singapore in 1970. Please tell him that I said Hello. If you insist, though itís lost a bit of itís charm for me these days, as has Dana. At 44, following Alan Priceís comeback in 1974, his former singing partner Georgie Fame gets his first chart entry in 3 years, and his first solo hit for 6 years (Peaceful). Georgie was another 60ís fave though and would certainly have topped my chart with The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde, and come close with the absolutely gorgeous Sitting In The Park, not to mention a little bit of action from his cover of Sunny, Yeh Yeh and Get Away. Sadly his easy-pop-jazz style didnít become popular again until 1984, so his Muhammed Ali shuffle song didnít chart.

1 ( 2 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
2 ( 3 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
3 ( 5 ) HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir
4 ( 4 ) YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET Bachman-Turner Overdrive
5 ( 1 ) JE TíAIME...MOI NON PLUS Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
6 ( 10 ) I CAN HELP Billy Swan
7 ( 18 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder
8 ( 8 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)
9 ( 9 ) STARDUST David Essex
10 ( 16 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy

11 ( 7 ) SO LONG Abba
12 ( 12 ) I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY Wizzard
13 ( 14 ) ARE YOU READY TO ROCK Wizzard
14 ( 13 ) HEY MR CHRISTMAS Showaddywaddy
15 ( 11 ) WOMBLING MERRY CHRISTMAS The Wombles
16 ( 46 ) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Lulu
17 ( RE ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
18 ( 17 ) SOUND YOUR FUNKY HORN KC And The Sunshine Band
19 ( 40 ) CATS IN THE CRADLE Harry Chapin
20 ( 6 ) DING DONG George Harrison

21 ( 22 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
22 ( 15 ) YOU CAN MAKE ME DANCE SING OR ANYTHING (EVEN TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK MEND A FUSE FOLD AWAY THE IRONING BOARD OR ANY OTHER DOMESTIC SHORTCOMINGS) The Faces featuring Rod Stewart
23 ( 19 ) I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye
24 ( 20 ) THE INBETWEENIES The Goodies
25 ( 29 ) LIFE OF THE PARTY The Jackson 5
26 ( 26 ) CANDY BABY Beano
27 ( 39 ) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT John Holt
28 ( 31 ) LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS Elton John
29 ( 23 ) HOLD ME TIGHT Johnny Nash
30 ( 30 ) IRE FEELINGS (SKANGA) Rupie Edwards



31 ( 35 ) LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS Mud
32 ( 24 ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade
33 ( 37 ) GET DANCINí PART 2 Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
34 ( NEW ) JANUARY Pilot
35 ( 38 ) CRYING OVER YOU Ken Boothe
36 ( 25 ) SLEIGH RIDE The Ronettes
37 ( 21 ) FATHER CHRISTMAS DO NOT TOUCH ME The Goodies
38 ( 33 ) JUKEBOX JIVE The Rubettes
39 ( 34 ) OH YES YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL Gary Glitter
40 ( 27 ) CHRISTMAS SONG Gilbert OíSullivan



41 ( 32 ) YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL George McRae
42 ( NEW ) ROCK ĎNí ROLL (I GAVE YOU THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE) Terry Jacks
43 ( NEW ) PLEASE TELL HIM THAT I SAID HELLO Dana
44 ( NEW ) ALI SHUFFLE Georgie Fame
45 ( 42 ) THE BUMP Kenny
46 ( 36 ) EVERYBODY NEEDS A RAINBOW Ray Stevens
47 ( 28 ) CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME) Darlene Love
48 ( 44 ) MY BOY Elvis Presley
49 ( 48 ) SHA LA LA LA (MAKES ME HAPPY) Al Green
50 ( 43 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters




Talking of Gloucester it was just named the city (urban area, actually) at the bottom of the job creation league over the last decade (minus 12%) which on the one hand is very sad, cos I really loved Gloucester back in 1975, but on the other hand it also brings nostalgic tears to me eyes because so little has changed in 40 years I can streetview my way round the virtual roads in the area and Iím back in time. I guess thatís the problem for Gloucester - most other towns and cities of that period have changed quite a lot to create new jobs. I think Iíll go back and have a tour soon for old times sake, I know Innsworth (home) and Churchdown (school) still look much the same, and for ol farts like me thatís somehow reassuring. Hooray! Maybe they need to market it as a period-piece untouched by the 21st century and push the Roman ruins and so on.

In the world, Charlie Chaplin and Roger Bannister were knighted, I turned 17 and started to collect facial acne. Well, itís a hobby. The flares on my ďgood morning judgeĒ tight trousers (it was the fashion!) got so big they regularly got caught up in the platform shoes as I walked, and my hair got longer as teachers were much less inclined to wag the finger at 6th form students - they needed you to stay as opposed to shove off to technical college or the various local trainee programmes in local industry. Yes, itís true, young people got training! Vocational!! You could opt for practical-based college courses!!! Media courses, HR courses, PR courses, Consultants, all these things were non-existent outside London. Yay! Actually media studies is very useful, Iím just jealous it didnít exist for me when I left school....

On TV this week: Doctor Who (Robot), Lulu had her own show (with The Shadows singing one of their A Song For Europe candidates), Mission: Impossible with Peter Lupus fresh from his Playgirl centrefold, a first for a male (minor) celebrity actor pretty much, bar Burt Reynolds modest more-famous pose. For my birthday, still on holiday, the BBC kindly broadcast (just for me!) The Monkees, Star Trek: The Trouble With Tribbles, Crackerjack with Donny & Marie and The Rubettes, Cannon with a young David Soul, and a great old movie (now forgotten) Kiss Me Stupid, with Ray Walston, Dean Martin and Kim Novak starring in the great Billy Wilder comedy/ piss-take of the egotistical megastar. It needs to get another showing!


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14th January 1975

The first new number one of 1975, and itís Fox - Only You Can had taken months to get there, but get there it did. Australian Noosha Fox was quirkily unique, and engaging, I loved her singing style (as did a young clearly-influenced Kate Bush), and the band was largely the creation of producer/songwriter/leader Kenny Young. He wrote Under The Boardwalk, Ai No Corrida, Captain Of Your Ship, Clodagh Rodgers hit stuff, and in the future, was behind Yellow Dog. Lulu meanwhile gets her 4th Top 5 hit, since Iím A Tiger in 1968. Cats In The Cradle makes my top 10, almost 20 years ahead of the UK charts inferior Ugly Kid Joe version.

Highest new entry is Dave Jordan. Street Corner Music was a great pop single, very catchy, pushed by Radio Luxembourg but not pushed enough as it headed for obscurity within weeks. Iíve no idea who Dave Jordan is, but I bought the single and have liked it ever since. My copy may well be the only decent one left in existence judging by the only online presence Iíve found! Quo finally get into the 20 Down Down still going up up, Sparks album-track 1974 top 20 hit in my charts is finally released and returns at 17, Something For The Girl With Everything, and Sweet Sensation follow-up the fab Sad Sweet Dreamer with the soundalike Purely By Coincidence at 21. Itís still very nice regardless.

After Bryan Ferry started re-doing vintage old songs, it became a bit of a minor rage, and hereís another one, 1934 Jerome Kern song I Wonít Dance covered by many a famous name, and at least one osbcure one: John Henry did it Noel Coward stylee in much the same fashion as Gary Shearston did I Get A Kick Out Of You in 1974, and was rewarded with obscurity and a number 22 entry in my chart. I like it still anyway, and as thereís no online version I probably ought to make the effort one day myself (I bought it). Thereís another by a duo, Philip and Vanessa cover Two Sleepy People, though as this one had Radio 2 and Top Of The Pops behind it, this cover of the 1938 Hoagy Carmichael song was slightly more successful. Again, covered by hordes of famous singers, recently by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy and others) of all people (with Norah Jones who popped up in his great movie Ted)! This very MOR version was OK, I bought the album bargain bin for the single. Finally Fly Now, is the good follow-up to Pinball from Brian Protheroe at 46. I have yet to get a copy of this - let me check itunes...Iím back, no chance, of course.




1 ( 17 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
2 ( 1 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
3 ( 2 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
4 ( 16 ) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Lulu
5 ( 4 ) YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET Bachman-Turner Overdrive
6 ( 3 ) HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir
7 ( 19 ) CATS IN THE CRADLE Harry Chapin
8 ( 10 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
9 ( 8 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)
10 ( 9 ) STARDUST David Essex



11 ( 5 ) JE TíAIME...MOI NON PLUS Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
12 ( NEW ) STREET CORNER MUSIC Dave Jordan
13 ( 6 ) I CAN HELP Billy Swan
14 ( 7 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder
15 ( 11 ) SO LONG Abba
16 ( 21 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
17 ( RE ) SOMETHING FOR THE GIRL WITH EVERYTHING Sparks
18 ( 35 ) CRYING OVER YOU Ken Boothe
19 ( 27 ) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT John Holt
20 ( 12 ) I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY Wizzard



21 ( NEW ) PURELY BY COINCIDENCE Sweet Sensation
22 ( NEW ) I WONíT DANCE John Henry
23 ( 14 ) HEY MR CHRISTMAS Showaddywaddy
24 ( 13 ) ARE YOU READY TO ROCK Wizzard
25 ( 34 ) JANUARY Pilot
26 ( 22 ) YOU CAN MAKE ME DANCE SING OR ANYTHING (EVEN TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK MEND A FUSE FOLD AWAY THE IRONING BOARD OR ANY OTHER DOMESTIC SHORTCOMINGS) The Faces featuring Rod Stewart
27 ( 20 ) DING DONG George Harrison
28 ( 31 ) LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS Mud
29 ( 33 ) GET DANCINí PART 2 Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
30 ( 28 ) LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS Elton John

31 ( 18 ) SOUND YOUR FUNKY HORN KC And The Sunshine Band
32 ( 23 ) I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye
33 ( 30 ) IRE FEELINGS (SKANGA) Rupie Edwards
34 ( 29 ) HOLD ME TIGHT Johnny Nash
35 ( NEW ) TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE Philip and Vanessa
36 ( 38 ) JUKEBOX JIVE The Rubettes
37 ( 39 ) OH YES YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL Gary Glitter
38 ( 42 ) ROCK ĎNí ROLL (I GAVE YOU THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE) Terry Jacks
39 ( 25 ) LIFE OF THE PARTY The Jackson 5
40 ( 26 ) CANDY BABY Beano

41 ( 24 ) THE INBETWEENIES The Goodies
42 ( 15 ) WOMBLING MERRY CHRISTMAS The Wombles
43 ( 43 ) PLEASE TELL HIM THAT I SAID HELLO Dana
44 ( 44 ) ALI SHUFFLE Georgie Fame
45 ( NEW ) FLY NOW Brian Protheroe
46 ( 40 ) CHRISTMAS SONG Gilbert OíSullivan
47 ( 46 ) EVERYBODY NEEDS A RAINBOW Ray Stevens
48 ( 37 ) FATHER CHRISTMAS DO NOT TOUCH ME The Goodies
49 ( 41 ) YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL George McRae
50 ( 32 ) MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY Slade

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21st January 1975

Back up to number one, Gloria Gaynorís Never Can Say Goodbye becomes the first record to go back up to 1 twice, for the 3rd week in 5, keeping ahead of the chasing pack, Cats In The Cradle and Angie Baby, both American chart-toppers and showing my tastes were getting more and more American-chart-influenced thanks to The American Forces chartshow rundown, and American (UK based) chart and pop and music encyclopedia Paul Gambaccini on Radio 1, who became the Music Industry Font of All Knowledge for decades, and someone I look up to still (I have an actual hand-written letter from him after I noted some errors in the first edition of the Guinness Book Of UK Hit Singles and wrote in with some US chart fact questions).

Quo get their 5th hit, as Down Down hits 6, and Dave Jordan (who?!) gets to 8. Ringoís back with Only You, shuffling along to a new chart re-entry peak of 17, and highest new entry is the terrific Goodbye My Love from the Glitter Band, one I under-rated a bit, but gives them their 3rd hit in at 20. I just listened to it again, and itís a great song and record, unfairly forgotten, being as it hit UK chart peak of 2 as well. At 21, Sugar Candy Kisses finally gives brother and sister Mac And Katie Kissoon a big UK hit, 4 years after scoring in the States with their version of Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep. Itís sweet as itís title.

Claire Hamill seems to still be active releasing the occasional album or backing big names, but here she is with an actual chart entry of her own, here and nowhere else, with Geronimoís Cadillac, very folk-styled in a Maria Muldaur fashion, in at 27, just ahead of a reggae-cover-version that Iíve not heard in 40 years. Jamaican Smokey 007 never made it big either, and as thereís no youtube or itunes link, it looks like Iím not going to get to hear his version of The New Seekers hit cover of Delaney & Bonnieís Never Ending Song Of Love ever again. The New Seekers hit 1 with their version in my charts 4 years earlier, and I obviously liked this one, so itís a huge shame I canít hear it. Doh!



Queen follow-up 2 Freddie Mercury song chart-toppers in a row with a Brian May song, Now Iím Here. It rocks along nicely, but the drop in song standard was very noticeable to me, even though I didnít know who was writing the songs at the time.
JImmy Ruffinís 3rd oldie in 4 hits in 6 months is his 1967 and 1969 UK hit, Iíve Passed This Way Before - it didnít chart in my charts in 1969, as it fell short of the top 30 just before we left for Singapore, and I really donít recall hearing it, but itís as fab as Jimmy Ruffinís greatest records and his 7th chart hit here. A great singer, just like his younger brother, David Ruffin of the Temptations.

Finally, Iron Crossí glamrock bubblegum gem finally enter my charts 3 years on with a record that I loved from Alan Freemanís show in 1972 (but wasnít eligible to chart as it failed to make the UK top 30). This really should have been a hit, though the original US number 2 from 1967 (The Music Explosion) is also pretty good - a Kasenatz-Katt (bubblegum producers) creation, which makes absolute sense, as the riffs were nicked by The Archies, the ultimate bubblegum act. The Ramones and Bruce Springsteen have covered this song, and itís pop-punktastic.

1 ( 2 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
2 ( 1 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
3 ( 3 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
4 ( 7 ) CATS IN THE CRADLE Harry Chapin
5 ( 8 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
6 ( 16 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
7 ( 5 ) YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET Bachman-Turner Overdrive
8 ( 12 ) STREET CORNER MUSIC Dave Jordan
9 ( 4 ) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Lulu
10 ( 6 ) HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir

11 ( 9 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)
12 ( 14 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder
13 ( 10 ) STARDUST David Essex
14 ( 17 ) SOMETHING FOR THE GIRL WITH EVERYTHING Sparks
15 ( 11 ) JE TíAIME...MOI NON PLUS Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
16 ( 19 ) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT John Holt
17 ( RE ) ONLY YOU Ringo Starr
18 ( 21 ) PURELY BY COINCIDENCE Sweet Sensation
19 ( 22 ) I WONíT DANCE John Henry
20 ( NEW ) GOODBYE MY LOVE The Glitter Band



21 ( NEW ) SUGAR CANDY KISSES Mac And Katie Kissoon
22 ( 18 ) CRYING OVER YOU Ken Boothe
23 ( 24 ) ARE YOU READY TO ROCK Wizzard
24 ( 13 ) I CAN HELP Billy Swan
25 ( 25 ) JANUARY Pilot
26 ( NEW ) NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE Smokey 007
27 ( NEW ) GERONIMOíS CADILLAC Claire Hamill
28 ( 47 ) EVERYBODY NEEDS A RAINBOW Ray Stevens
29 ( 15 ) SO LONG Abba
30 ( 20 ) I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY Wizzard



31 ( 29 ) GET DANCINí PART 2 Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
32 ( 26 ) YOU CAN MAKE ME DANCE SING OR ANYTHING (EVEN TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK MEND A FUSE FOLD AWAY THE IRONING BOARD OR ANY OTHER DOMESTIC SHORTCOMINGS) The Faces featuring Rod Stewart
33 ( 23 ) HEY MR CHRISTMAS Showaddywaddy
34 ( 32 ) I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye
35 ( 34 ) HOLD ME TIGHT Johnny Nash
36 ( NEW ) NOW IíM HERE Queen
37 ( NEW ) IíVE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE Jimmy Ruffin
38 ( 35 ) TWO SLEEPY PEOPLE Philip and Vanessa
39 ( 33 ) IRE FEELINGS (SKANGA) Rupie Edwards
40 ( 31 ) SOUND YOUR FUNKY HORN KC And The Sunshine Band



41 ( 36 ) JUKEBOX JIVE The Rubettes
42 ( 27 ) DING DONG George Harrison
43 ( 38 ) ROCK ĎNí ROLL (I GAVE YOU THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE) Terry Jacks
44 ( 30 ) LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS Elton John
45 ( 37 ) OH YES YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL Gary Glitter
46 ( 45 ) FLY NOW Brian Protheroe
47 ( 28 ) LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS Mud
48 ( NEW ) LITTLE BIT Oí SOUL Iron Cross
49 ( 43 ) PLEASE TELL HIM THAT I SAID HELLO Dana
50 ( 44 ) ALI SHUFFLE Georgie Fame


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28th January 1975

A new number one, and itís Helen Reddyís Angie Baby, a record where the lyrics are essential to the appeal, a sort of disturbing spooky story song in a vaguely MOR setting, wholesome with a twist. Fab. Re-entering at 4 itís The Carpenters adding another dose of wholesomeness with the very catchy cover of Please Mr Postman. The Beatles also covered it, and the Carpenters covered Ticket To Ride for a lovely circular bit of cover-versioning. Syreeta also gets her follow-up hit to Spinniní And Spinnin, at 19, the delicious Your Kiss Is Sweet. At 30, Love Unlimited (aka Mrs Barry White and friends) get a second Barry-White written and produced hit 3 years after Walking In The Rain With The One I Love, the smooth strings-harmony-soul delight of It May Be Winter Outside...just weather-obsessed, them!

Talking of oldies, I was finally getting to hear some of the missing UK hit records from my 1970 Singapore days, courtesy of Jimmy Now Then Now Then on his 5 Years Ago chartshow on Radio 1, so at least he was good for something. Donít know what Iím ever gonna do with that Jimíll Fix It T shirt though.... One chart entry at 49 links to that, Blue MInkís debut hit Melting Pot finally charts at the tail end of their career instead of the much better Get Up, which would instead become a minor hit record in the summer for The Rimshots with a different title, 7654321 (Blow Your Whistle). Melting Pot is OK, well-meaning, but has some non-pc lyrics these days so itís not likely to be covered anytime soon.

Highest new entry though is 1971 top tenner, Brandy, from Scott English, a heartfelt emotional ballad with a touch of class. It was reissued no doubt to catch a few sales from a much bigger hit cover by Barry Manilow - Mandy. Change the name, slow it down, go over the top, bland it up, and hey presto everyone thinks you did the original. Scott English remains the definitive (unknown) version. In at 5. In at 15, the even older Footsie, by Wiganís Chosen Few. The Northern Soul scene was huge in Wigan, and this 1968 b-side track by The Chosen Few was basically speeded up and overdubbed with crowds and sound effects to get a dancefloor vibe grooviní. I loved it at the time, less so these days, but itís fun, and it really boosted Northern Soul dancing and fashions in the discos down south as well as northern England.




The rest: Bachman-Turner Overdrive get a their lesser follow-up hit to a classic, Arrows also get a follow-up hit, the pleasant My Last Night With You - shouldíve gone with I Love Rock Ďní Roll, really, they had two series of music shows on ITV, Joan Jett took a shine to it while touring with The Runaways, hey presto worldwide hit. This was Arrows last gasp in the charts, sadly. Back again a year on, itís Otisí son Dexter Redding and God Bless - I really did like that one, wish I could get hold of a copy! Sha Na Na get a second hit with a record I have no memory of at all, but as Hot Sox exists nowhere online, I can say nothing about it all. Doh!

Finally, at a modest 50, itís Number 9 Dream, John Lennonís single from his Non-Yoko year and then-girlfriend May Pang adds backing-vocals. The single amusingly peaked at number 9 in the USA, but frustratingly only hit 23 in the UK charts, both vastly under-appreciating the genius of this record, quite possibly my favourite John Lennon solo track, give or take the Xmas song charting higher than it. It came to John in a dream, and it has a dreamy, otherworldly feel to it, and that melody is a killer, the nonsense chorus is just gorgeous. It remainís Johnís unknown classic, and high-time that was changed.



1 ( 5 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
2 ( 1 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
3 ( 4 ) CATS IN THE CRADLE Harry Chapin
4 ( RE ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters
5 ( NEW ) BRANDY Scott English
6 ( 3 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
7 ( 8 ) STREET CORNER MUSIC Dave Jordan
8 ( 6 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
9 ( 2 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
10 ( 12 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder



11 ( 20 ) GOODBYE MY LOVE The Glitter Band
12 ( 21 ) SUGAR CANDY KISSES Mac And Katie Kissoon
13 ( 26 ) NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE Smokey 007
14 ( 14 ) SOMETHING FOR THE GIRL WITH EVERYTHING Sparks
15 ( NEW ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
16 ( 7 ) YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET Bachman-Turner Overdrive
17 ( 10 ) HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir
18 ( 11 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)
19 ( NEW ) YOUR KISS IS SWEET Syreeta
20 ( 27 ) GERONIMOíS CADILLAC Claire Hamill

21 ( 13 ) STARDUST David Essex
22 ( 19 ) I WONíT DANCE John Henry
23 ( 16 ) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT John Holt
24 ( 25 ) JANUARY Pilot
25 ( 17 ) ONLY YOU Ringo Starr
26 ( 15 ) JE TíAIME...MOI NON PLUS Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
27 ( 9 ) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Lulu
28 ( 28 ) EVERYBODY NEEDS A RAINBOW Ray Stevens
29 ( 18 ) PURELY BY COINCIDENCE Sweet Sensation
30 ( NEW ) IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (BUT IN MY HEART ITíS SPRING) Love Unlimited



31 ( 36 ) NOW IíM HERE Queen
32 ( 23 ) ARE YOU READY TO ROCK Wizzard
33 ( 24 ) I CAN HELP Billy Swan
34 ( 34 ) I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye
35 ( 35 ) HOLD ME TIGHT Johnny Nash
36 ( NEW ) ROLL ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY Bachman-Turner Overdrive
37 ( NEW ) MY LAST NIGHT WITH YOU Arrows
38 ( NEW ) GOD BLESS Dexter Redding
39 ( 22 ) CRYING OVER YOU Ken Boothe
40 ( 30 ) I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY Wizzard

41 ( 31 ) GET DANCINí PART 2 Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
42 ( 29 ) SO LONG Abba
43 ( 32 ) YOU CAN MAKE ME DANCE SING OR ANYTHING (EVEN TAKE THE DOG FOR A WALK MEND A FUSE FOLD AWAY THE IRONING BOARD OR ANY OTHER DOMESTIC SHORTCOMINGS) The Faces featuring Rod Stewart
44 ( 33 ) HEY MR CHRISTMAS Showaddywaddy
45 ( NEW ) HOT SOX Sha Na Na
46 ( 40 ) SOUND YOUR FUNKY HORN KC And The Sunshine Band
47 ( 37 ) IíVE PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE Jimmy Ruffin
48 ( 48 ) LITTLE BIT Oí SOUL Iron Cross
49 ( NEW ) MELTING POT Blue Mink
50 ( NEW ) #9 DREAM John Lennon




On TV I have yet to mention TISWAS, which in these days was not a national show, just regional around the Midlands area on ITV, it was a new anarchic, slapstick, hectic, jokey Saturday morning marathon kids TV show hosted by Chris Tarrant, future DJ, TV star, and host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, the original. Little kids loved the naughtiness and custard pies, bigger kids like me loved that Tarrant was taking the pee out of kids (without being nasty). It made a star of Lenny Henry, and Spit The Dog, had pop stars galore joining in the fun, and John Gorman ex-The Scaffold was on hand too. Eventually it spread to other regions and became a massive hit show (and even made the UK singles charts in 1980), but in 1975 I was there and a big fan ahead of the rest of the UK by quite a few years...
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4th February 1975

2 weeks for Helen Reddyís spooky Angie Baby presiding over an inrush of oldies at the top end, as The Tams 1971 UK number one (and my Top 10) reissued 1964 Hey Girl Donít Bother Me enters at 2, outdoing itís original chart slot, along with Brandy also from 1971 at 3. Leaving the 1968 UK hit version, my top 10, and also peaking higher second time round, the 1966 classic Motown Isley Brothers track This Old Heart Of Mine at 4. 3rd and 4th time round would be even bigger...! I think the oldies show that even though they werenít actually THAT old (mostly less than 10 years), thatís really quite a long time ago when youíre a teenager - now of course, tracks less than 10 years old I consider recent!

Northern Soul fun-time at 7 for Footsie (also an oldie), and a brilliant climb up from 50 for John Lennonís brilliant Number 9 Dream at 9 - almost as if i planned it! John of course has only ever had one flop - Cold Turkey in 1969, because I never got to hear it (it was banned!), and itís still a bit harrowing. Love Unlimited meanwhile get a second top 20 hit, the luvverley It May be Winter at 15, as BTO replace themselves in the top 20 rolling on down the highway. Highest proper new entry is soul woman Betty Wright, finally getting her UK debut hit 4 years after scoring big in the States with Clean-Up Woman at age 18. I liked her because she said in interviews at the time that she was a comics fan. Shoorah Shoorah at 39 for Betty!

That leaves a 7th hit for Suzi Quatro at 41, who said quite correctly for the time, Your Mama Wonít Like Me - hard to believe loveable Suzi was remotely threatening, but wearing leather seemed to do the trick. At 47, another track I missed out on in 1970, but caught up with now, Joni Mitchellís 4th hit Big Yellow Taxi. Bit of a famous one! Great too, great lyrics, I still agree with every word. Which just leaves The Trammps naughty Sixty Minute Man follow-up popping in (am I allowed to say that?) at 48. I mean, they talk about going on for 60 minutes as if itís something impressive, I consider anything less than 2 hours a quickie. Hah!



1 ( 1 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
2 ( NEW ) HEY GIRL DONíT BOTHER ME The Tams
3 ( 5 ) BRANDY Scott English
4 ( NEW ) THIS OLD HEART OF MINE The Isley Brothers
5 ( 2 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
6 ( 4 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters
7 ( 15 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
8 ( 19 ) YOUR KISS IS SWEET Syreeta
9 ( 50 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon
10 ( 6 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes



11 ( 3 ) CATS IN THE CRADLE Harry Chapin
12 ( 10 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder
13 ( 13 ) NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE Smokey 007
14 ( 7 ) STREET CORNER MUSIC Dave Jordan
15 ( 30 ) IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (BUT IN MY HEART ITíS SPRING) Love Unlimited
16 ( 9 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
17 ( 20 ) GERONIMOíS CADILLAC Claire Hamill
18 ( 18 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)
19 ( 8 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
20 ( 36 ) ROLL ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY Bachman-Turner Overdrive

21 ( 14 ) SOMETHING FOR THE GIRL WITH EVERYTHING Sparks
22 ( 31 ) NOW IíM HERE Queen
23 ( 12 ) SUGAR CANDY KISSES Mac And Katie Kissoon
24 ( 38 ) GOD BLESS Dexter Redding
25 ( 22 ) I WONíT DANCE John Henry
26 ( 37 ) MY LAST NIGHT WITH YOU Arrows
27 ( 23 ) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT John Holt
28 ( 26 ) JE TíAIME...MOI NON PLUS Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
29 ( 16 ) YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET Bachman-Turner Overdrive
30 ( 17 ) HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir

31 ( 11 ) GOODBYE MY LOVE The Glitter Band
32 ( 32 ) ARE YOU READY TO ROCK Wizzard
33 ( 33 ) I CAN HELP Billy Swan
34 ( 27 ) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Lulu
35 ( 24 ) JANUARY Pilot
36 ( 21 ) STARDUST David Essex
37 ( 34 ) I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye
38 ( 35 ) HOLD ME TIGHT Johnny Nash
39 ( NEW ) SHOORAH SHOORAH Betty Wright
40 ( 28 ) EVERYBODY NEEDS A RAINBOW Ray Stevens



41 ( NEW ) YOUR MAMA WONíT LIKE ME Suzi Quatro
42 ( 49 ) MELTING POT Blue Mink
43 ( 25 ) ONLY YOU Ringo Starr
44 ( 29 ) PURELY BY COINCIDENCE Sweet Sensation
45 ( 45 ) HOT SOX Sha Na Na
46 ( 42 ) SO LONG Abba
47 ( NEW ) BIG YELLOW TAXI Joni Mitchell
48 ( NEW ) SIXTY MINUTE MAN The Trammps
49 ( 40 ) I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY Wizzard
50 ( 41 ) GET DANCINí PART 2 Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes





In the world, it was a sad day as a certain M. Thatcher wins the ballot on 4th feb 1975 to become leader of the UK Conservative party, proving that a woman can be just as disastrous as any man for the long-term good of a nation. Iím biased. Based on events since 2008 which can be traced back to her naive belief in the rich and powerful being able to self-govern with honesty, having a concern for the general well-being of the world, and a distinct lack-of-self-interest, Iím also right. They canít be trusted to do the right thing and need to be accountable at all times to ensure they donít wreck the world economy. That concludes the end of the party political broadcast on behalf of the Statiní The Bleediní Obvious Party. I thank you
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11th February 1975

3 weeks for Helen and the rest of the top 5 are oldies, which is a shame as John Lennonís classic 9 Dream would have peaked at 4 otherwise, or 2 if you discount cover versions - yes it was the second highest rated actual only new song in the top 10, just ahead of Syreetaís Your Kiss Is Sweet, which ironically keeps her husbandís Boogie On Reggae Woman out of the top 10. In at 9, highest new entry is Nottinghamís finest getting a 4th hit, Paper Lace covering Vanity fareís 1970 top 5 fave of mine, Hitchiní A Ride. Frank Ifieldís unavailable and obscure version is better though, a fave of mine when I lived in Singapore. Nottingham, happily, now has 2 actual pop stars charting in 2014 and 2015, notably Indiana whoís been solo dancing recently.

Itís a big top 20 climb for Suzi Quatro at 14, Your Mama Wonít Like Me giving Suzi one of her bigger chart peaks with one of her minor UK hits. Queen peak at 22 shockingly, after 2 number ones, but Brian May songs just didnít connect with me like Freddieís did. Ignoring Now Iím Here Queen would have had 3 consecutive number ones with Freddie songs, as the next one was an obscure little ditty called Bohemian Rhapsody which I rather loved. Betty Wright goes top 30, hoorah hoorah, just ahead of the highest actual new song at 27, Shame Shame Shame as Shirley & Co bring a bit of All Platinum fun soul disco into the charts: shame on you if you canít dance too, indeed.

At 28, itís a bona fide classic, as Cockney Rebel frontman Steve Harley gets top billing and a third chart entry from me, the track that just made the UK sales Top 40 chart for the third time in January 2015, 40 years on (though only scraping into the combined non-sales Top 75 official chart, where apparently pushing 10,000 actual sales isnít as important as people playing the same records month after month for free and paying nothing): Make Me Smile, as Mae West said, Come Up And See Me sometime. It was ground-breaking in itís clever use of intermittent silence, melody, and of course Steve Harleyís unique vocal style, previously brilliantly demonstrated on Judy Teen summer of í74, a top 3 peak from me. Now I just need an excuse to chart the marvellous Sebastian, one I didnít know at the time.

At 29, another 1968 track, bubblegum pop from Ohio Express that just pre-dated my charts, but which featured on our 16 Big Hits album that I played and played in Singapore in 1969/70. Yummy Yummy Yummy! At 42, bubblegum 1968 again, The Lemon Pipers fab Green Tambourine also debuting belatedly. Quo did as version of this one, so itís a bit edgier than Ohio Express. At 41, The Hues Corporation get a third chart entry with more of a ballad this time, and hey, Iíll take a melody, too. Rupie Edwards is also back, with identikit follow-up Lego Skanga at 43, not nearly as good as Ire Feelings, but pleasant enough.


1 ( 1 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
2 ( 2 ) HEY GIRL DONíT BOTHER ME The Tams
3 ( 7 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
4 ( 4 ) THIS OLD HEART OF MINE The Isley Brothers
5 ( 3 ) BRANDY Scott English
6 ( 5 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
7 ( 6 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters
8 ( 9 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon
9 ( NEW ) HITCHINí A RIDE í75 Paper Lace
10 ( 8 ) YOUR KISS IS SWEET Syreeta

11 ( 12 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder
12 ( 15 ) IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (BUT IN MY HEART ITíS SPRING) Love Unlimited
13 ( 20 ) ROLL ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY Bachman-Turner Overdrive
14 ( 41 ) YOUR MAMA WONíT LIKE ME Suzi Quatro
15 ( 10 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
16 ( 16 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
17 ( 13 ) NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE Smokey 007
18 ( 21 ) SOMETHING FOR THE GIRL WITH EVERYTHING Sparks
19 ( 17 ) GERONIMOíS CADILLAC Claire Hamill
20 ( 11 ) CATS IN THE CRADLE Harry Chapin



21 ( 19 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
22 ( 22 ) NOW IíM HERE Queen
23 ( 18 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)
24 ( 14 ) STREET CORNER MUSIC Dave Jordan
25 ( 39 ) SHOORAH SHOORAH Betty Wright
26 ( 24 ) GOD BLESS Dexter Redding
27 ( NEW ) SHAME SHAME SHAME Shirley & Company
28 ( NEW ) MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME) Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
29 ( NEW ) YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY Ohio Express
30 ( 26 ) MY LAST NIGHT WITH YOU Arrows



31 ( 23 ) SUGAR CANDY KISSES Mac And Katie Kissoon
32 ( 25 ) I WONíT DANCE John Henry
33 ( 27 ) HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT John Holt
34 ( 40 ) EVERYBODY NEEDS A RAINBOW Ray Stevens
35 ( 29 ) YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET Bachman-Turner Overdrive
36 ( 30 ) HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir
37 ( 28 ) JE TíAIME...MOI NON PLUS Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
38 ( 47 ) BIG YELLOW TAXI Joni Mitchell
39 ( 42 ) MELTING POT Blue Mink
40 ( 48 ) SIXTY MINUTE MAN The Trammps



41 ( NEW ) IíLL TAKE A MELODY The Hues Corporation
42 ( NEW ) GREEN TAMBOURINE The Lemon Pipers
43 ( NEW ) LEGO SKANGA Rupie Edwards
44 ( 33 ) I CAN HELP Billy Swan
45 ( 32 ) ARE YOU READY TO ROCK Wizzard
46 ( 37 ) I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye
47 ( 38 ) HOLD ME TIGHT Johnny Nash
48 ( 34 ) THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN Lulu
49 ( 31 ) GOODBYE MY LOVE The Glitter Band
50 ( 35 ) JANUARY Pilot



Drawing to a close on TV any week now it was Frankie Howardís Up Pompeii special, ooh, no missus, donít mock, no, ooh, no titter ye not...and so on. I loved Frankie, but it had actually ended in 1970 and just been repeated so much it seemed to have lasted longer. Iím probably the only one to remember his less-good follow-up series from 19730-ish Whoops Baghdad. Not likely to be repeated that one...! Also in itís last throws The Golden Shot, Bernie The Bolt, and a show that had outstayed itís welcome pretty much from the moment it started. At the cinema The Towering Inferno was still topping box office charts week after week, it was a blockbuster and a half relative to the overall market. Saturday was my cinema day, in Gloucester, which also gave me opportunities to continue to scour newsagents and second hand book shops like Tobyís for back DC Comics issues and hot new comics, which were back on form and normal sized after DCís disastrous flirtation with thicker, more expensive comics, stuffed with reissued old stories as fillers to new stories. I know I felt short-changed cos I wasnít interested (much) in old stories, they didnít have the pizzaz of 70ís stories. Legion Of Super-Heroes of course was still in revival, looking sexy, but with a new artist in Mike Grell, who was no Dave Cockrum, though not bad. Dave Cockrumís artwork could inspire the proposed new Warners movie of the Legion as well as it set up the X-Men (essentially the comic he took over at this point).
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18th February 1975

4 weeks for Angie Baby, and 3 weeks at 2 for The Tams, leaving highest new entry being a Valentines Day record from Mud - even the picture sleeve was done as if it were a gift from me to you stylee. Lonely This Christmas was the first Mud record to fall short of the top 10 (though it would eventually go all the way), so The Secrets That You Keep puts them back in the top 5 with a gentle ballad bang, I did after all love the lads dearly. Itís also the very final Chinn-Chapman record with Mud, as like The Sweet they abandoned their writer-producers leaving them free to all go their new chart ways.

Shirley & Co go up to 6, as Fox go back up for the umpteenth time in 5 months, to 10, one of the most chaotic chart runs ever for me! Magpieís Mick Robertson manages a second chart entry to follow-up his number one The Tangoís Over, at 11 with Then I Changed Hands, a reggae-prog-rock fusion and one I havenít heard for 40 years, quite literally. Youtube comes to my rescue, and itís rather damn fine. Itís written and produced by Richard Hewson, he of The Rah Band, and arranger of ooh, Beatles, Mary Hopkin, Cliff Richard and all some of their finest moments too. Itís safe to assume I was more Magpie than Blue Peter still, they just addressed you more as teens where Blue Peter talked as if you were about 10. Steve Harley goes up to 12, shockingly itís chart peak first time round - I think over-saturation may have had something to do with it, and it seemed a bit novelty-ish - though like Mudís Xmas it would be back to top the charts at a later date, hooray!

New at 19, itís a 60ís veteran, Mike Berry, who gets a chart debut with a slowed-down moody version of Elvis Presleyís Donít Be Cruel, a song which had already been top 10 for me in 1972 as covered novelty-style by The Berries (formerly The Rocking Berries 60ís hitmakers). It was also a cover version of Billy Swanís version from his I Can Help album which would also chart after Mike Berryís version - I didnít realise Mike had copied Billy! Mike had to wait another 5 years to make the UK charts again, after serving time on the Are You Being Served sitcom after it was past itís sell-by date. That was still big on UK TV in 1975, of course, as innuendo still seemed much more racy and daring than it does these in-yer-face days. Who could forget Mrs Slocombeís poor bedraggled pussy, or Mr Humphreyís parade of friends, including the busty attractive one who was much happier since the operation?

Big climbs for Hues Corporation and Rupie Edwards, and a new entry for Neil Sedaka at 29, his final ever UK hit single (stunningly considering what was to come after The Queen Of 1964, a clever amusing song about an overage groupie who once had Mick Jagger - she claimed), but in my (and the US) charts it was one of a string of hits going back 3 years chronologically, although 16 years if you count the original release date of 1972 number one Oh Carol, released in 1959 when I was 1 year old. Neil does this one in concert, and itís great fun. As is the latest Rubettes hit at 30, making it 4 in a row with I Can Do It, a great glam pop romp, which was later murdered brutally by a football team who changed it to We Can Do It.... yes stand up and own up Liverpool FC 1977 - still one of the least-bad ever football records as sung by the squads, thereís so little good competition!

More debuts though: Rupert Holmes, 5 years ahead of his Pina Colada song hit debut in the UK, enters at 34 with the American National Anthem - with a difference! Itís the tune, with amusing classy lyric changes about how American guys try to get a girl to err fall for their charms, Our National Pastime. Itís gentle, witty, clever. At 41, itís the record that shocked Bowie fans: he enters his plastic soul period backed by Luther Vandross, Young Americans was such an abrupt change from Ziggy and Aladdin many couldnít cope, and sales dropped, but I thought it was funktastic and way better than any of his 1974 singles - though I now love Rebel Rebel. At 42 itís another brilliant debut, Supertramp and Dreamer, a seriously unusual single, but SO damn catchy despite not really having a hook you can sing as such, as it belts along at a hectic pace. Fantastic, and still their best single.

At 43, another 60ís goodie, the minor fabulousness that has the same name as a DC superhero that I loved - till she was killed off in Crisis On Infinite Earths 10 or more years later, damn that DC Comics! Supergirl, thatíll be then, who just happened to be one of the Legion Of Super-Heroes as well as Supermanís cousin. I digress, itís a great 1966 pop charmer and deserved to chart. Meanwhile at 44, The Pearls are back with their 6th chart entry, though they only really had one big UK hit (Guilty), and this non-hit was actually ahead of itís time. 2 years ahead, give or take, as Tina Charles went on to have a big (slightly shrill) hit with it - Doctor Love.



1 ( 1 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
2 ( 2 ) HEY GIRL DONíT BOTHER ME The Tams
3 ( 3 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
4 ( 9 ) HITCHINí A RIDE í75 Paper Lace
5 ( NEW ) THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP Mud
6 ( 27 ) SHAME SHAME SHAME Shirley & Company
7 ( 4 ) THIS OLD HEART OF MINE The Isley Brothers
8 ( 5 ) BRANDY Scott English
9 ( 6 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
10 ( 16 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox



11 ( NEW ) THEN I CHANGED HANDS Mick Robertson
12 ( 28 ) MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME) Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
13 ( 13 ) ROLL ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY Bachman-Turner Overdrive
14 ( 8 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon
15 ( 12 ) IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (BUT IN MY HEART ITíS SPRING) Love Unlimited
16 ( 7 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters
17 ( 29 ) YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY Ohio Express
18 ( 14 ) YOUR MAMA WONíT LIKE ME Suzi Quatro
19 ( NEW ) DONíT BE CRUEL Mike Berry
20 ( 15 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes



21 ( 10 ) YOUR KISS IS SWEET Syreeta
22 ( 11 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder
23 ( 41 ) IíLL TAKE A MELODY The Hues Corporation
24 ( 43 ) LEGO SKANGA Rupie Edwards
25 ( 25 ) SHOORAH SHOORAH Betty Wright
26 ( 38 ) BIG YELLOW TAXI Joni Mitchell
27 ( 17 ) NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE Smokey 007
28 ( 30 ) MY LAST NIGHT WITH YOU Arrows
29 ( NEW ) THE QUEEN OF 1964 Neil Sedaka
30 ( NEW ) I CAN DO IT The Rubettes



31 ( 21 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
32 ( 18 ) SOMETHING FOR THE GIRL WITH EVERYTHING Sparks
33 ( 23 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)
34 ( NEW ) OUR NATIONAL PASTIME Rupert Holmes
35 ( 42 ) GREEN TAMBOURINE The Lemon Pipers
36 ( 26 ) GOD BLESS Dexter Redding
37 ( 19 ) GERONIMOíS CADILLAC Claire Hamill
38 ( 24 ) STREET CORNER MUSIC Dave Jordan
39 ( 22 ) NOW IíM HERE Queen
40 ( 20 ) CATS IN THE CRADLE Harry Chapin



41 ( NEW ) YOUNG AMERICANS David Bowie
42 ( NEW ) DREAMER Supertramp
43 ( NEW ) SUPERGIRL Graham Bonney
44 ( NEW ) DOCTOR LOVE The Pearls
45 ( 34 ) EVERYBODY NEEDS A RAINBOW Ray Stevens
46 ( 35 ) YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET Bachman-Turner Overdrive
47 ( 36 ) HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir
48 ( 37 ) JE TíAIME...MOI NON PLUS Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
49 ( 46 ) I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE Marvin Gaye
50 ( 47 ) HOLD ME TIGHT Johnny Nash


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25th February 1975

5 weeks on top for Helen Reddy, the longest run since Paul McCartney & Wingsí Jet, and the first to do 5 weeks in a row since Mud had Hypnosis on top summer of 73. Paper Lace go 2 places higher than the original Hitchiní A Ride, at 2, and Shirley and Company take the greta Sylvia Robinsonís song and production into the top 5 2 years after her own sexy Pillow Talk did the same, and 5 years ahead of her Sugar Hill Records bringing rap to the world. Mike Berry just misses out on the 10, as the man whoís version he borrowed Donít Be Cruel from, enters at 22 with the more novelty track off the album, Iím Her Fool and Billy Swan. The Rubettes and Rupert Holmes get good jumps into the 20, and Neil Sedakaís Queen of 1964 stays ahead of highest new entry Remember The Days Of The Old School Yard as Linda Lewis gets her 3rd chart entry at 20. Itís a Cat Stevens song, but I prefer Lindaís vocals.

Two soul groups for the price of one at 23, as another Sylvia Robinson sweet soul act enters: Moments and Whatnauts sing about Girls - they like Ďem fat, they like Ďem pretty, they like Ďem any which way, apparently, which is a rather admirably inclusive attitude for the 70ís. Unless they are more Quagmire than is called for. Giggity. At 27, a Northern Soul classic, Dean Parrishí Iím On My Way, and the last record ever to be played at the then-famous Wigan Casino all-nighters. Dean never really made it in the States, but his minor celebrity in the UK was good enough for Paul Weller and Steve Craddock to want to do more recent stuff with him after decades away from the music biz. Yay! Meanwhile Bowie and Supertramp go top 30, hooray!

At 33 Hello get a follow-up to Tell Him, Games Up, which is reasonable glam rock, and at 36 Ringo Starrís solo career starts to wind down, rather surprisingly, given it was written for him by Elton John: Snookeroo, it must be said, isnít either of them at their best though! No No Song, as the odd ďI given up drugsĒ double A side, was even less commercial! In at 43, Average White Band debut sounding very American and funky, with the fab US instrumental number one Pick Up The Pieces, so influential were they in their Arif Mardin-produced ďcoals to NewcastleĒ story they ended up being the 15th most-sampled act of all-time: and they are Scottish and white! Showing itís whatís in the grooves that counts, as they used to say. Finally Hamilton Bohannon debuts, with his very funky South African Man.



1 ( 1 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
2 ( 4 ) HITCHINí A RIDE í75 Paper Lace
3 ( 3 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
4 ( 6 ) SHAME SHAME SHAME Shirley & Company
5 ( 5 ) THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP Mud
6 ( 10 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
7 ( 2 ) HEY GIRL DONíT BOTHER ME The Tams
8 ( 7 ) THIS OLD HEART OF MINE The Isley Brothers
9 ( 8 ) BRANDY Scott English
10 ( 11 ) THEN I CHANGE HANDS Mick Robertson



11 ( 19 ) DONíT BE CRUEL Mike Berry
12 ( 12 ) MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME) Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
13 ( 30 ) I CAN DO IT The Rubettes
14 ( 34 ) OUR NATIONAL PASTIME Rupert Holmes
15 ( 9 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
16 ( 17 ) YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY Ohio Express
17 ( 16 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters
18 ( 14 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon
19 ( 29 ) THE QUEEN OF 1964 Neil Sedaka
20 ( NEW ) REMEMBER THE DAYS OF THE OLD SCHOOL YARD Linda Lewis



21 ( 23 ) IíLL TAKE A MELODY The Hues Corporation
22 ( NEW ) IíM HER FOOL Billy Swan
23 ( NEW ) GIRLS Moments and Whatnauts
24 ( 41 ) YOUNG AMERICANS David Bowie
25 ( 15 ) IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (BUT IN MY HEART ITíS SPRING) Love Unlimited
26 ( 42 ) DREAMER Supertramp
27 ( NEW ) IíM ON MY WAY Dean Parrish
28 ( 21 ) YOUR KISS IS SWEET Syreeta
29 ( 20 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
30 ( 22 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder



31 ( 25 ) SHOORAH SHOORAH Betty Wright
32 ( 13 ) ROLL ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY Bachman-Turner Overdrive
33 ( NEW ) GAMES UP Hello
34 ( 18 ) YOUR MAMA WONíT LIKE ME Suzi Quatro
35 ( 35 ) GREEN TAMBOURINE The Lemon Pipers
36 ( NEW ) SNOOKEROO Ringo Starr
37 ( 26 ) BIG YELLOW TAXI Joni Mitchell
38 ( 43 ) SUPERGIRL Graham Bonney
39 ( 27 ) NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE Smokey 007
40 ( 24 ) LEGO SKANGA Rupie Edwards



41 ( 28 ) MY LAST NIGHT WITH YOU Arrows
42 ( 44 ) DOCTOR LOVE The Pearls
43 ( NEW ) PICK UP THE PIECES The Average White Band
44 ( NEW ) SOUTH AFRICAN MAN Hamilton Bohannon
45 ( 33 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)
46 ( 31 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
47 ( 36 ) GOD BLESS Dexter Redding
48 ( 46 ) YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET Bachman-Turner Overdrive
49 ( 47 ) HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) John & Yoko and The Plastic Ono Band with The Harlem Community Choir
50 ( 48 ) JE TíAIME...MOI NON PLUS Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg
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4th March 1975

6th and final week for Helen Reddyís Angie Baby on top, but who will topple her - Wiganís Chosen Few play footsie at 2, Shirley says Shame Shame Shame at only going up to 3, and there are 2 big new entries: Gloria Gaynor follows up her big number one with a cover of a Motown classic in at 4, the Four Tops Reach Out Iíll Be There, and itís a thumping frantic disco anthem, for me the best version apart from the original. At 5, itís a long-missing 50ís guitar instrumental legend, Duane Eddy, who gets some help from a chorus of girl Rebelettes to twang along in the 70ís: Play Me Like Your Guitar is great, though not as great as his old classics like Peter Gunn, Rebel Rouser and Because Theyíre Young. Close thing, though.

Bowie goes top 20 with his funky Young Americans, ditto Supertramp and Moments and Whatnauts, while in at 26 itís a 60ís Northern Soul-inspired hit for Gary Lewis And The Playboys, My Heartís Symphony. They had a whole run of big US hits, and were notable for Gary being the son of comedian Jerry Lewis, and being pretty good pop, especially the fab This Diamond Ring, which was never a UK hit (like almost their entire career). The strings on this one add a bit of 60ís pop interest and I still love it, should have been bigger. Meanwhile Hamilton Bohannon smoothly funks his way to 28, the Average White Band do the same at 29, and Sweet return with their first self-written hit Fox On The Run, and itís pretty good, in at 30! Giving them 4 years of hits, non-stop.

In at 43, itís Barry Manilow debuting with the OTT Mandy, a cover of the much-better original sitting at 10 for Scott English - Brandy. It just came over as a bland, if mildly pleasant version of a great song, to me at the time. At 44, the Bay City Rollers ditch their songwriters and go it alone - by covering a Four Seasons non-UK-hit, Bye Bye Baby - they do it effectively, and the song wasnít that well known in the UK, but it was the start of a loooooong list of acts getting much bigger hits than the brilliant Four Seasons originals in the UK - in the USA it was the other way round, for the most part. Which leaves Helen Reddy getting a follow-up entry as she drops off the top, Free And Easy, and Nosmo King and The Javells getting another chart entry (albeit unlikely) at 46. Finally Jim Stafford has a 3rd entry, with Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne - he certainly never was predictable!


1 ( 1 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
2 ( 3 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
3 ( 4 ) SHAME SHAME SHAME Shirley & Company
4 ( NEW ) REACH OUT IíLL BE THERE Gloria Gaynor
5 ( NEW ) PLAY ME LIKE YOU PLAY YOUR GUITAR Duane Eddy and The Rebelettes
6 ( 2 ) HITCHINí A RIDE í75 Paper Lace
7 ( 6 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
8 ( 7 ) HEY GIRL DONíT BOTHER ME The Tams
9 ( 8 ) THIS OLD HEART OF MINE The Isley Brothers
10 ( 9 ) BRANDY Scott English



11 ( 11 ) DONíT BE CRUEL Mike Berry
12 ( 5 ) THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP Mud
13 ( 13 ) I CAN DO IT The Rubettes
14 ( 14 ) OUR NATIONAL PASTIME Rupert Holmes
15 ( 24 ) YOUNG AMERICANS David Bowie
16 ( 10 ) THEN I CHANGE HANDS Mick Robertson
17 ( 12 ) MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME) Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
18 ( 26 ) DREAMER Supertramp
19 ( 23 ) GIRLS Moments and Whatnauts
20 ( 18 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon



21 ( 20 ) REMEMBER THE DAYS OF THE OLD SCHOOL YARD Linda Lewis
22 ( 36 ) SNOOKEROO Ringo Starr
23 ( 17 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters
24 ( 16 ) YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY Ohio Express
25 ( 15 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
26 ( NEW ) MY HEARTíS SYMPHONY Gary Lewis And The Playboys
27 ( 27 ) IíM ON MY WAY Dean Parrish
28 ( 44 ) SOUTH AFRICAN MAN Hamilton Bohannon
29 ( 43 ) PICK UP THE PIECES The Average White Band
30 ( NEW ) FOX ON THE RUN Sweet



31 ( 19 ) THE QUEEN OF 1964 Neil Sedaka
32 ( 33 ) GAMES UP Hello
33 ( 21 ) IíLL TAKE A MELODY The Hues Corporation
34 ( 22 ) IíM HER FOOL Billy Swan
35 ( 25 ) IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (BUT IN MY HEART ITíS SPRING) Love Unlimited
36 ( 30 ) BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN Stevie Wonder
37 ( 28 ) YOUR KISS IS SWEET Syreeta
38 ( 29 ) GET DANCINí Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
39 ( 46 ) DOWN DOWN Status Quo
40 ( 45 ) LOVE IS ALL Roger Glover and Guests (featuring Ronnie Dio)



41 ( 31 ) SHOORAH SHOORAH Betty Wright
42 ( 32 ) ROLL ON DOWN THE HIGHWAY Bachman-Turner Overdrive
43 ( NEW ) MANDY Barry Manilow
44 ( NEW ) BYE BYE BABY The Bay City Rollers
45 ( NEW ) FREE AND EASY Helen Reddy
46 ( NEW ) LOVINí YOU IS EASY Nosmo King and The Javells
47 ( 40 ) LEGO SKANGA Rupie Edwards
48 ( 41 ) MY LAST NIGHT WITH YOU Arrows
49 ( 42 ) DOCTOR LOVE The Pearls
50 ( NEW ) YOUR BULLDOG DRINKS CHAMPAGNE Jim Stafford
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11th March 1975


Gloria Gaynor gets her 2nd chart-topper in a row, Reach Out Iíll Be There getting there in 2 weeks flat, and a new disco queen arrives. Not me, no. Itís all about Gloriaís vocal, the fab percussion, the backing singers and especially the heavy drumbeat on the chorus. Excited me no end at the time, and still does. Shooting up to 2, Supertrampís best record Dreamer, it still sounds fresh, urgent and original, well beyond the normal single format. Duane Eddy has a veteran top 3 hit when few from the 50ís were still going, bar the odd Cliff and Elvis. Bowie gets his first top 10 since Sorrow, and his 7th to date, while The Rubettes get a 3rd, cos they can do it. The Rollers rocket up to 12, rather unexpectedly, as my early love for the Rollers in 1971-73 was well on the turn to annoyance what with all the screaming pre-teen girls all over the place, and Gary Lewis gets a 9-years-late top 20 hit.

Itís all about the 19 new entries though, as the music scene hits overdrive and my chart has an almost 40% clearout. 19 is a new record, and is headed by an old-fashioned Eurovision-styled boy-girl singalong, and itís fab - Thereís A Whole Lot Of Loving is schmaltzy, overdoses on the backing singers and strings, and has a killer chorus...yes itís a real guilty pleasure! The group had TV host Bruce Forsythís daughter in it, not to mention Thereza Bazar and David Van Day, future hit duo Dollar. Talking of Eurovision, Radio Luxembourg was busy plugging Geraldineís English-language version (You) of her French-language entry, Toi, and here it is at 28, making it 4 years in a row that Luxembourg had charted. Itís also one place higher than the UKís entry, the last one under the system where an established act is chosen to sing 6 songs, then the public vote - and this time Cliffís backing band, and UK instrumental heroes The Shadows join Duane Eddy on the comeback trail and also get a debut rare vocal hit, Let Me Be The One. Itís not bad at all.

At 30, a dance cover of The Beatlesí George Harrison song Something, from The Miracle Workers, gives it 3 hit versions in 6 years, while a Dutch duo cover of the 60ís childhood fave of mine Swinging On A Star (by Big Dee Irwin and Little Eva, itself a 40ís Bing Crosby cover) enters at 41 for the badly-named Spooky And Sue. An actual 60ís song I liked enters at 47 for The McCoys, Hang On Sloopy, while a 40ís styled gorgeous gentle ballad (and tribute to Fred Astaire) enters at 35 for Don McLean, his first hit in 3 years - Wonderful Baby.

At 32 and 33, two big US hits for two big UK-based stars, and two big UK-flops as they moved to the States and got ignored by UK record-buyers. Idiots. ELOís Canít Get It Out Of My Head is a touching emotive ballad, and a singles departure for the band that eventually charted 3 years later on an EP in the UK, while Olivia Newton-John was moving out of country into melodic pop ballads, and one of her best: Have You Never Been Mellow, lovely. At 34 a late glam rock entrant from Shabby Tiger (too late for the UK to chart it, but not in Europe), Slow Down is decent enough, and at 36 The Goodies get a thrid hit with a Funky Gibbon. Yes, well, hmmm, it was catchy for a couple of weeks! David Bowieís guitarist, the legendary Mick Ronson gets a quirky solo entry at 45, Billy Porter, Alice Cooper gets 3 years of chart entries at 48, Department Of Youth. Also 3 years on, Peter Skellern gets a follow-up entry at 50, the laid-back Hold On To Love, and 2 years on ex-teacher Clifford T. Ward keeps the gentle folk ballads coming, gets a 4th entry with the delightful Jigsaw Girl at 49.

Phew! That leaves just the great new ones, from K.C. And The Sunshine Band, and a third hit (and a 6th song) with Get Down Tonight, as the fabulous funky dance grooves get notched a peg or two, even over chart-topper Queen Of Clubs. The basis of more than one future sampled hit, and still brilliant, and in at 37. Then thereís Elton John, with a Band attached, a new sound of Philadelphia, strings, soul, fabulousness, and a song dedicated to gay tennis player Billie-Jean King, Philadelphia Freedom. In at 42, 4 years of chartdom, and Elton had yet to miss the chart since Rocket Man hit 2, and was followed up by 2 number oneís in Crocodile Rock and Bennie And The Jets in 1972 and 1974. Elton, it should be stressed, was the biggest star in the world at this point and could do no wrong, especially in the USA, and was mightily prolific, 2 albums a year, and singles not necessarily on albums, and album tracks that should have been singles but werenít. Phew!



1 ( 4 ) REACH OUT IíLL BE THERE Gloria Gaynor
2 ( 18 ) DREAMER Supertramp
3 ( 5 ) PLAY ME LIKE YOU PLAY YOUR GUITAR Duane Eddy and The Rebelettes
4 ( 1 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
5 ( 2 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
6 ( 3 ) SHAME SHAME SHAME Shirley & Company
7 ( 15 ) YOUNG AMERICANS David Bowie
8 ( 13 ) I CAN DO IT The Rubettes
9 ( NEW ) THEREíS A WHOLE LOT OF LOVING Guys and Dolls
10 ( 11 ) DONíT BE CRUEL Mike Berry



11 ( 6 ) HITCHINí A RIDE í75 Paper Lace
12 ( 44 ) BYE BYE BABY The Bay City Rollers
13 ( 26 ) MY HEARTíS SYMPHONY Gary Lewis And The Playboys
14 ( 14 ) OUR NATIONAL PASTIME Rupert Holmes
15 ( 19 ) GIRLS Moments and Whatnauts
16 ( 8 ) HEY GIRL DONíT BOTHER ME The Tams
17 ( 9 ) THIS OLD HEART OF MINE The Isley Brothers
18 ( 10 ) BRANDY Scott English
19 ( 20 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon
20 ( 7 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox



21 ( 30 ) FOX ON THE RUN Sweet
22 ( 29 ) PICK UP THE PIECES The Average White Band
23 ( 28 ) SOUTH AFRICAN MAN Hamilton Bohannon
24 ( 22 ) SNOOKEROO Ringo Starr
25 ( 31 ) THE QUEEN OF 1964 Neil Sedaka
26 ( 12 ) THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP Mud
27 ( NEW ) FANCY PANTS Kenny
28 ( NEW ) YOU Geraldine
29 ( NEW ) LET ME BE THE ONE The Shadows
30 ( NEW ) SOMETHING The Miracle Workers



31 ( 32 ) GAMES UP Hello
32 ( NEW ) CANíT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD The Electric Light Orchestra
33 ( NEW ) HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW Olivia Newton-John
34 ( NEW ) SLOW DOWN Shabby Tiger
35 ( NEW ) WONDERFUL BABY Don McLean
36 ( NEW ) FUNKY GIBBON The Goodies
37 ( NEW ) GET DOWN TONIGHT K.C. And The Sunshine Band
38 ( 17 ) MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME) Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel
39 ( 25 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
40 ( 23 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters



41 ( NEW ) SWINGING ON A STAR Spooky And Sue
42 ( NEW ) PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM The Elton John Band
43 ( 43 ) MANDY Barry Manilow
44 ( 41 ) SHOORAH SHOORAH Betty Wright
45 ( NEW ) BILLY PORTER Mick Ronson
46 ( NEW ) SWEET MUSIC Showaddywaddy
47 ( NEW ) HANG ON SLOOPY The McCoys
48 ( NEW ) DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH Alice Cooper
49 ( NEW ) JIGSAW GIRL Clifford T. Ward
50 ( NEW ) HOLD ON TO LOVE Peter Skellern
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18th March 1975


After the deluge of last week, only 2 new entries and Gloria Gaynor gets 2 weeks reaching out on top. The rest of the chart is busy though, Elton up 40 places to 2 outdoing all his previous singles bar 3, just loviní that Philadelphia Freedom. Bowie also does better here than any other chart, hitting 5 with Young Americans - Bowie fans struggled with the new ďplastic soulĒ sound, but not me, loved it. The Sweet get an 11th Top 10 hit, Neil Sedaka stops yo-yo-ing and hits 8 for his annual top 10 hit, now allied with Elton John on his label, and ELO get a 4th top 10.

The 2 Eurovision songs keep pace with each other at 14 and 15, Geraldine still having the edge, while Livvy goes top 20, and Shabby Tiger slow down at 19. New at 44 itís Polly Brown getting a second solo hit, dialling L for Love, though itís now 5 years since she debuted with Pickettywich. Finally, at 48, The Hues Corporation have a 4th chart entry with the Love Corporation, diminishing returns but they still sound good.

1 ( 1 ) REACH OUT IíLL BE THERE Gloria Gaynor
2 ( 42 ) PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM The Elton John Band
3 ( 3 ) PLAY ME LIKE YOU PLAY YOUR GUITAR Duane Eddy and The Rebelettes
4 ( 2 ) DREAMER Supertramp
5 ( 7 ) YOUNG AMERICANS David Bowie
6 ( 9 ) THEREíS A WHOLE LOT OF LOVING Guys and Dolls
7 ( 21 ) FOX ON THE RUN Sweet
8 ( 25 ) THE QUEEN OF 1964 Neil Sedaka
9 ( 32 ) CANíT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD The Electric Light Orchestra
10 ( 4 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy

11 ( 5 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
12 ( 6 ) SHAME SHAME SHAME Shirley & Company
13 ( 8 ) I CAN DO IT The Rubettes
14 ( 28 ) YOU Geraldine
15 ( 29 ) LET ME BE THE ONE The Shadows
16 ( 13 ) MY HEARTíS SYMPHONY Gary Lewis And The Playboys
17 ( 15 ) GIRLS Moments and Whatnauts
18 ( 33 ) HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW Olivia Newton-John
19 ( 34 ) SLOW DOWN Shabby Tiger
20 ( 10 ) DONíT BE CRUEL Mike Berry



21 ( 11 ) HITCHINí A RIDE í75 Paper Lace
22 ( 19 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon
23 ( 37 ) GET DOWN TONIGHT K.C. And The Sunshine Band
24 ( 36 ) FUNKY GIBBON The Goodies
25 ( 12 ) BYE BYE BABY The Bay City Rollers
26 ( 22 ) PICK UP THE PIECES The Average White Band
27 ( 27 ) FANCY PANTS Kenny
28 ( 30 ) SOMETHING The Miracle Workers
29 ( 20 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox
30 ( 31 ) GAMES UP Hello



31 ( 16 ) HEY GIRL DONíT BOTHER ME The Tams
32 ( 17 ) THIS OLD HEART OF MINE The Isley Brothers
33 ( 18 ) BRANDY Scott English
34 ( 23 ) SOUTH AFRICAN MAN Hamilton Bohannon
35 ( 35 ) WONDERFUL BABY Don McLean
36 ( 26 ) THE SECRETS THAT YOU KEEP Mud
37 ( 14 ) OUR NATIONAL PASTIME Rupert Holmes
38 ( 46 ) SWEET MUSIC Showaddywaddy
39 ( 39 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
40 ( 40 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters



41 ( 41 ) SWINGING ON A STAR Spooky And Sue
42 ( 45 ) BILLY PORTER Mick Ronson
43 ( 50 ) HOLD ON TO LOVE Peter Skellern
44 ( NEW ) DIAL ĎLí FOR LOVE Polly Brown
45 ( 49 ) JIGSAW GIRL Clifford T. Ward
46 ( 47 ) HANG ON SLOOPY The McCoys
47 ( 24 ) SNOOKEROO Ringo Starr
48 ( NEW ) LOVE CORPORATION The Hues Corporation
49 ( 43 ) MANDY Barry Manilow
50 ( 38 ) MAKE ME SMILE (COME UP AND SEE ME) Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel



In Gloucester days, I was seriously buying every vinyl single I could get afford and find, and every old and new DC comic I could find. I scoured all the record shops (and there were plenty in those days) and newsagents that stocked American comics, and had a weekly Saturday bus ride, or walk of a few miles (to have extra money to spend on them) to do the rounds, especially the second-hand bookstore Tobyís which had stocks of recent DC comics printed with their name on the cover - much cheaper for me and I picked up loads Iíd missed. Hooray! We also had a family ride, after some snowfall, to see our Singapore family friends the Wainwrights, after not seeing them for a year or so - I have the trip there fixed in my mind to some of the Radio 1 playlist tracks of the time, so I associate them with crisp snow and sunshine, for instance Fox On The Run and Young Americans, and especially Philadelphia Freedom. Odd the things that stick in the mind sometime. It was great seeing them all again.
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25th March 1975 part 1 (Eurovision)

Itís a new number one, but dropping from 6 and completely out of the chart itís Guys & Dolls with one of the shortest ever chart runs for a record that peaked at 6 - 2 weeks, peak, and out! Itís a guilty pleasure, but one that I got over quickly, until a decent amount of time had passed by (years), and then I loved it again. Anyway, new at 1 itís Elton, yay! His 3rd number one in 4 years, a brilliant Philly soul record by a white British rock star, joining Bowie in crossing some genre boundaries, and also commenting at the time about his domination on USA radio where his singles just would not leave the chart - he wished they would stop playing them and let them leave the chart, even he was getting fed up of it! This, of course, is now how the whole music business works: overkill, monotony, and dominated by a huge few stars. Elton was also presiding over another chart invasion, though, chock full of good new singles, led by the Eurovision winner, Teach-In, at 10. Ding A Dong! Or Dinge Dong, take your pick. It was an immediate hit with me while I babysat, and my clear favourite, though the chart placing just ahead of the UK and Luxembourg might say otherwise. The Shadows did well, and Geraldine, Toi, so thereís a mini-1975 Eurovision section to enjoy. Or Ďenjoyí! The Netherlands deserved to win though, and they had clearly learnt the Abba lesson and gone uptempo pop. So here the three are...








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25th March 1975 (part 2)



Back in March 1975, 25th, and K.C. is up to 3 for his 3rd successive top 3 hit, with one of the great instant instrumental funk intros, do a little dance make a little love, get down tonight! The Sweet hit 4, fox-chasing, and Olivia hits 6 with her biggest ever hit in 4 years, so she must have been feeling pretty mellow about that. The second highest new entry is the record that came 2nd in the Radio 1 All-Time Top 100 singles, as compiled in 1974 - Young Girl won it (and charted all over again) but runner-up was Bobby Goldsboroís 1968 UK number 2, which was reissued in the UK and hit 2 again, having been 2 on the 100. A case of the 2ís if ever I heard it! The sickly-sweet sentimental tragedy song enters at 14 here. Itís both touching and OTT laughable, depending on mood. It fit in with tragic news of the death of a classmate in a motorbike accident, Martin Milliard, whoíd been getting interviews with football clubs. His best mate Davvy was a mate at school, and I was shocked and sad all round for Davvy and Milliís family. The song came up in group classroom conversation, and Davvy took itís side, so did I.

In at 16, Jim Gilstrapís lovely gospel soul shuffler Swing Your Daddy, and in at 17 another Wigan band, Wiganís Ovation with an actual NEW recording and northern soul cover hit, the Invitationsí Skiing In The Snow. Northern Soul was cool in the working class circles. Luluís back with another image change at 26, this time soul funk, one style she was to return to most frequently over the years. The record? Take You Mama For A Ride, and 7 years of hits. Missing for 2 years, and itís a welcome return for Middle Of The Road, with the flop single Hitchiní A Ride In The Moonlight, which managed to grab a couple of plays on Radio Luxembourg, and nothing in the UK, but it gives them an 8th bubblegum chart entry for me. I havenít heard it for decades, and itís not on itunes, boo!

Ralph McTellís back at 34 with a forgotten, non-itunes, follow-up El Progresso, not that folky, while Hot Chocolate return with new single Blue Night, in the style of Emma at 48. Pretty good, a flop, no airplay, but it had a B Side you may have heard of, a ditty called You Sexy Thing. Come back in 7 months when it gets flipped, and Blue Night is the B Side. 49, Caston And Majors, a Motown act, and a fantastic record in Child Of Love, fab song, should have been a hit. Finally, at 50, itís another oldie reissue from the late Jim Croce, one which would have charted in 1972 had my charts allowed non-UK-chart records: Bad Bad Leroy Brown. Big US hit.




1 ( 2 ) PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM The Elton John Band
2 ( 1 ) REACH OUT IíLL BE THERE Gloria Gaynor
3 ( 23 ) GET DOWN TONIGHT K.C. And The Sunshine Band
4 ( 7 ) FOX ON THE RUN The Sweet
5 ( 3 ) PLAY ME LIKE YOU PLAY YOUR GUITAR Duane Eddy and The Rebelettes
6 ( 18 ) HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW Olivia Newton-John
7 ( 9 ) CANíT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD The Electric Light Orchestra
8 ( 4 ) DREAMER Supertramp
9 ( 5 ) YOUNG AMERICANS David Bowie
10 ( NEW ) DING A DONG Teach-In



11 ( 15 ) LET ME BE THE ONE The Shadows
12 ( 14 ) YOU Geraldine
13 ( 16 ) MY HEARTíS SYMPHONY Gary Lewis And The Playboys
14 ( NEW ) HONEY Bobby Goldsboro
15 ( 19 ) SLOW DOWN Shabby Tiger
16 ( NEW ) SWING YOUR DADDY Jim Gilstrap
17 ( NEW ) SKIING IN THE SNOW Wiganís Ovation
18 ( 10 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
19 ( 11 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
20 ( 12 ) SHAME SHAME SHAME Shirley & Company



21 ( 28 ) SOMETHING The Miracle Workers
22 ( 8 ) THE QUEEN OF 1964 Neil Sedaka
23 ( 27 ) FANCY PANTS Kenny
24 ( 13 ) I CAN DO IT The Rubettes
25 ( 45 ) JIGSAW GIRL Clifford T. Ward
26 ( NEW ) TAKE YOUR MAMA FOR A RIDE Lulu
27 ( NEW ) HITCHINí A RIDE IN THE MOONLIGHT Middle Of The Road
28 ( 21 ) HITCHINí A RIDE í75 Paper Lace
29 ( RE ) THEN I CHANGE HANDS Mick Robertson
30 ( 22 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon

31 ( 31 ) HEY GIRL DONíT BOTHER ME The Tams
32 ( 32 ) THIS OLD HEART OF MINE The Isley Brothers
33 ( 33 ) BRANDY Scott English
34 ( NEW ) EL PROGRESSO Ralph McTell
35 ( 43 ) HOLD ON TO LOVE Peter Skellern
36 ( 24 ) FUNKY GIBBON The Goodies
37 ( 35 ) WONDERFUL BABY Don McLean
38 ( 26 ) PICK UP THE PIECES The Average White Band
39 ( 34 ) SOUTH AFRICAN MAN Hamilton Bohannon
40 ( 29 ) ONLY YOU CAN Fox

41 ( 39 ) NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE Gloria Gaynor
42 ( 40 ) PLEASE MR POSTMAN The Carpenters
43 ( 44 ) DIAL ĎLí FOR LOVE Polly Brown
44 ( 20 ) DONíT BE CRUEL Mike Berry
45 ( 42 ) BILLY PORTER Mick Ronson
46 ( 41 ) SWINGING ON A STAR Spooky And Sue
47 ( 48 ) LOVE CORPORATION The Hues Corporation
48 ( NEW ) BLUE NIGHT Hot Chocolate
49 ( NEW ) CHILD OF LOVE Caston And Majors
50 ( NEW ) BAD BAD LEROY BROWN Jim Croce


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John, I'm very happy to see "Toi" here. It's my favourite ESC song in 1975. One from the best French language entries in all history of the contest.

My top 3 :
1. Geraldine - Toi (Luxembourg)
2. Sophie - Une Chanson C'est Une Lettre (Monaco)
3. Ellen Nikolaysen - Touch My Life (Norway)

Irish singer won for Luxembourg. It was third their win after France Gall (1965) and Vicky Leandros (1967). Geraldine
was fourth Irish woman, who won in Eurovision (after Dana, Sandie Jones, Maxi).

Monaco got the highest position (2nd place) for the first time in history.

Norway had the most successful decade and got a medal again (after 2nd place in 1971, 1972) and will be unpredictable winner in 1976 (yes, higher than real winner Brotherhood Of Man).

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QUOTE(Sword of Justice @ Apr 8 2015, 04:25 PM) *
John, I'm very happy to see "Toi" here. It's my favourite ESC song in 1975. One from the best French language entries in all history of the contest.

My top 3 :
1. Geraldine - Toi (Luxembourg)
2. Sophie - Une Chanson C'est Une Lettre (Monaco)
3. Ellen Nikolaysen - Touch My Life (Norway)

Irish singer won for Luxembourg. It was third their win after France Gall (1965) and Vicky Leandros (1967). Geraldine
was fourth Irish woman, who won in Eurovision (after Dana, Sandie Jones, Maxi).

Monaco got the highest position (2nd place) for the first time in history.

Norway had the most successful decade and got a medal again (after 2nd place in 1971, 1972) and will be unpredictable winner in 1976 (yes, higher than real winner Brotherhood Of Man).


thanks Alex, I really liked Geraldine at the time, though havent heard it properly since 1975 till I looked up the youtube video! The other 1975 entrants Ive yet to hear again, except Shadows and Teach-In which I bought at the time. I liked France Gall, Vicky leandros (both) and Dana, but there's lots of other french-language ones I love too wub.gif
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1st April 1975

Another US number one tops my chart, and itís KCís 2nd number one the frantic, urgent, funky brilliance that is Get Down Tonight, his 3rd song to top my charts after Rock Your Baby and Queen Of Clubs in 1974. Fantastic. Keeping the dance theme going, Wigansí Ovation ski up to 5, and Jim Gilstrap swings slowly to 7, bookending the sweet Jigsaw Girl, Clifford T. Wardís biggest hit to date. Peter Skellern leaps to 16, crooning Hold On To Love pleasantly, while Jonathan King is back in one of his alter egoís Nemo, returning his 1972 chart entry cover of a 1932 very British song with a now dodgy line that got a radio presenter in trouble last year. Pity about that line, cos itís an amusing cheerful bit of British Depression-era crooning.

In at 24, though, itís a properly new classic, the amazing gorgeous Loviní You from the stunning vocal range of Minnie Ripperton. It almost came over as a novelty song with itís birdsong arrangement and sentimentality, certainly one I tired of quickly at the time, but which gained terrible pathos when poor Minnie died very young of Cancer a few years afterwards. I like to think of her as a precursor to Mariah Carey, only she knew how to use her range effectively for emotion rather than bluster. At 26, Swedish Sylviaís back with a mistimed Spanish follow-up song. Ah well, hasta la vista, baby. In at 31 itís another bonafide classic, the immortal Lady Marmalade from the futuristic silver-suited glam and sassy LaBelle belting out the soulfunk with passion, not least headed by Patti Labelle, who had already been around a while, including a joint album with the fabulous Laura Nyro. A number one record, of course, decades later for All Saints and again for a quartet of divas, neither of them a patch on the original. Not even close. It also had that naughty French line famous from sitcoms involving French characters...

Thereís a novelty cover of actor Telly Savalasí spoken-word cover of Breadís fab If, a UK number one as Kojak TV cop mania swept the UK. Yin And Yanís version was much better, amusingly taking the Michael out of an imagined version of Tellyís recording session for the song. Itís a comedy song, essentially, that works as long as you donít hear it a lot, and it was a UK hit. Syreetaís 1974 hit returns, and finally up to 44, and in tribute to the late great Errol Brown who died this week, Blue Night is mentioned, an attempt to repeat the success of Emma that didnít catch on but which sold bucketloads as the B Side to You Sexy Thing when they flipped the record over later in the year. Errol was a hero, a sweet-natured man, and a talent. He never released a bad record, which is how Hot Chocolate managed 15 consecutive years of hits, despite never being an albums band, bar Greatest Hits collections which were enormously popular jewels in the crown more than once.




1 ( 3 ) GET DOWN TONIGHT K.C. And The Sunshine Band
2 ( 1 ) PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM The Elton John Band
3 ( 2 ) REACH OUT IíLL BE THERE Gloria Gaynor
4 ( 10 ) DING DINGE DONG Teach-In
5 ( 17 ) SKIING IN THE SNOW Wiganís Ovation
6 ( 25 ) JIGSAW GIRL Clifford T. Ward
7 ( 16 ) SWING YOUR DADDY Jim Gilstrap
8 ( 7 ) CANíT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD The Electric Light Orchestra
9 ( 4 ) FOX ON THE RUN The Sweet
10 ( 6 ) HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN MELLOW Olivia Newton-John

11 ( 11 ) LET ME BE THE ONE The Shadows
12 ( 14 ) HONEY Bobby Goldsboro
13 ( 8 ) DREAMER Supertramp
14 ( 5 ) PLAY ME LIKE YOU PLAY YOUR GUITAR Duane Eddy and The Rebelettes
15 ( 15 ) SLOW DOWN Shabby Tiger
16 ( 35 ) HOLD ON TO LOVE Peter Skellern
17 ( 21 ) SOMETHING The Miracle Workers
18 ( NEW ) THE SUN HAS GOT HIS HAT ON Nemo (aka Jonathan King)
19 ( 12 ) YOU Geraldine
20 ( 13 ) MY HEARTíS SYMPHONY Gary Lewis And The Playboys

21 ( 26 ) TAKE YOUR MAMA FOR A RIDE Lulu
22 ( 27 ) HITCHINí A RIDE IN THE MOONLIGHT Middle Of The Road
23 ( 34 ) EL PROGRESSO Ralph McTell
24 ( NEW ) LOVINí YOU Minnie Ripperton
25 ( 29 ) THEN I CHANGE HANDS Mick Robertson
26 ( NEW ) HASTA LA VISTA Sylvia
27 ( 9 ) YOUNG AMERICANS David Bowie
28 ( 18 ) ANGIE BABY Helen Reddy
29 ( 19 ) FOOTSIE Wiganís Chosen Few
30 ( 20 ) SHAME SHAME SHAME Shirley & Company



31 ( NEW ) LADY MARMALADE LaBelle
32 ( 22 ) THE QUEEN OF 1964 Neil Sedaka
33 ( 28 ) HITCHINí A RIDE í75 Paper Lace
34 ( 30 ) #9 DREAM John Lennon
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John, which country have more # 1s in all history of your personal charts : UK or US ?

"Ding-A-Dong" is a correct title of Dutch song. smile.gif
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QUOTE(Sword of Justice @ May 7 2015, 07:19 PM) *
John, which country have more # 1s in all history of your personal charts : UK or US ?

"Ding-A-Dong" is a correct title of Dutch song. smile.gif

Ta Alex yes will be the right title next time:)

I don't actually know who has had most toppers! I'd guess UK then USA then Sweden due to large numbers of toppers from Beatles pet shop boys and Abba:)
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I don't actually know who has had most toppers! I'd guess UK then USA then Sweden due to large numbers of toppers from Beatles pet shop boys and Abba:)


John, just count them, it's not very hard. smile.gif
Not 100 % sure, but near 75-80 % my # 1s were from United Kingdom, maybe even more.
US is possible on the second place, based on many # 1s from Madonna, Britney, Blondie.

If don't count Eurovision songs these countries have # 1s in my chart :
Netherlands (mostly Luv'), Lithuania, Canada (mostly Shania Twain), Australia (mostly Kylie), Belgium (K3, Betty, Mega Mindy), Ireland (mostly Dana), Sweden (mostly ABBA), Norway (M2M, Lene Marlin), Germany (No Angels), Russia (Julia Kova, Nataliya Vetlitzkaya), Denmark (Me & My, Aqua), France (France Gall, Mylene Farmer)


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QUOTE(Sword of Justice @ May 8 2015, 03:25 PM) *
John, just count them, it's not very hard. smile.gif
Not 100 % sure, but near 75-80 % my # 1s were from United Kingdom, maybe even more.
US is possible on the second place, based on many # 1s from Madonna, Britney, Blondie.

If don't count Eurovision songs these countries have # 1s in my chart :
Netherlands (mostly Luv'), Lithuania, Canada (mostly Shania Twain), Australia (mostly Kylie), Belgium (K3, Betty), Ireland (mostly Dana), Sweden (mostly ABBA), Norway (M2M, Lene Marlin), Germany (No Angels), Russia (Julia Kova, Nataliya Vetlitzkaya), Denmark (Me & My, Aqua), France (France Gall, Mylene Farmer)


I counted a few random years in the 90's and it's massively 2 to 1 UK over US and I think thats the way it was in the 70's and 80's too, so yes go for that one laugh.gif
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