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post Jun 25 2016, 04:32 PM
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Top 40 when we joined the EEC/EU W/E 6th January 1973

1 1 Little Jimmy Osmond - Long haired lover from Liverpool
2 3 T.Rex - Solid gold easy action
3 5 Osmonds - Crazy horses
4 16 David Bowie - The jean genie
5 6 Slade - Gudbuy tíJane
6 4 John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band - Happy xmas (War is over)
7 2 Chuck Berry - My ding-a-ling
8 11 Roy C - Shotgun wedding
9 10 Moody Blues - Nights in white satin
10 22 Wings - Hi hi hi/C moon
11 18 Judge Dread - Big seőven
12 8 Michael Jackson - Ben
13 24 Elvis Presley - Always on my mind
14 14 Gladys Knight & The Pips - Help me make it through the night
15 29 Wizzard - Ball park incident
16 9 Donny Osmond - Why
17 7 Elton John - Crocodile rock
18 19 Lynsey De Paul - Getting a drag
19 13 Pipes & Drums & The Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards - Little drummer boy
20 27 Carly Simon - Youíre so vain
21 17 David Cassidy - Rock me baby
22 34 Lieutenant Pigeon - Desperate Dan
23 12 Rod Stewart - Angel/What made Milwaukee famous (Has made a loser out of me)
24 20 Jackson 5 - Lookiní through the windows
25 25 Gilbert OíSullivan - Clair
26 15 Blue Mink - Stay with me
27 39 New Seekers feat Marty Kristian - Come softly to me
28 37 Cat Stevens - Canít keep it in
29 23 Four Tops - Keeper of the castle
30 - Chairmen Of The Board - Iím on my way to a better place
31 26 Jeff Beck - Hi ho silver lining
32 28 Shangri-Laís - Leader of the pack
33 30 Chris Montez - Letís dance
34 31 Lieutenant Pigeon - Mouldy old dough
35 32 Neil Sedaka - Oh Carol/Breaking up is hard to do/Little devil
36 33 Ken Dodd - Just out of reach (Of my two empty arms)
37 35 Shag - Loop di love
38 36 Geordie - Donít do that
39 38 Stylistics - Iím stone in love with you
40 40 Carpenters - Goodbye to love
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post Jun 27 2016, 06:34 PM
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so many of these tracks were either hits all over again or covered:

3/6/9/12/13/14/19/20/31/32/35/39

Little Jimmy Osmond that year's Drake tongue.gif
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post Aug 2 2016, 11:22 PM
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So many songs in that Top 40 that I love. smile.gif

It is strange looking back how many songs used to be re-released in the early 70s. Also how many instrumentals were hits at that time - even getting to number one. I wonder why that was?

The charts seemed to have a much wider appeal back then. There's such a tiny demographic to the Top 40 now.
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reissues used to happen a lot because record shops only had limited space for stock and records had a limited shelf life before they became unavailable. After a few years of demand had built up for some golden oldies they brought them out again and they often charted, especially with the practice of having 1 or 2 bonus oldie hits on the B side, so you were getting 3 hits for the price of one. I bought loads of 60's records in the 70's, many for the B sides laugh.gif

Actually there's probably a big download marketing ploy yet to be exploited there - they could bundle 3 hits by the same artist together, or a new track and 2 oldies, and sell them as a 99p single. I bet that would do very well.....
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As a kid in the 70s I got to hear so much "old music" from the 1960s that I never would have had access to had there not been re-releases. The Shangri-La's spring to mind.
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I suppose it's like big dance acts now using samples!!

Anyway love charts like these post Xmas as well - Michael Jackson, T-Rex, Slade, John Lennon, David Bowie & Elton John wub.gif
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QUOTE(popchartfreak @ Jun 27 2016, 07:34 PM) *
so many of these tracks were either hits all over again or covered:

3/6/9/12/13/14/19/20/31/32/35/39

Little Jimmy Osmond that year's Drake tongue.gif


Would you say the post Beatles era from 1970-77 were the poorest era for the chart until punk/synth pop saved the day?
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QUOTE(Steve201 @ Aug 4 2016, 09:00 PM) *
Would you say the post Beatles era from 1970-77 were the poorest era for the chart until punk/synth pop saved the day?


That was my teenage era, so I'm going to be biased laugh.gif I loved soul, reggae, glam rock, pop, heavy, funk, disco, Philly, singer-songwriter, country, folk, progrock, early synth, West Coast rock, and all of the 60's reissues too, Motown, Beatles, so there was plenty of great stuff around, but without a universal movement to it. There was also some chart dross too, but then even in the peak chart periods there were less good stuff. There was a lot of poor stuff about in 1974/5 inside the UK charts, but loads of good stuff in the USA charts, so I was happy overall yahoo.gif
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Yeh I guess it depends on your era and your point about poor stuff in good eras is true - such as Tight Fit currently in 1982 TOTPs
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1972 - 1977 is my very favourite time for music. I loved all TSOP stuff, Isley Brothers, Wings, ELO, David Bowie, Slade, Chilites. wub.gif Elvis from that period, Frankie Valli from that period. The Stones from that period. It was all brilliant.

Whenever I hear any early 70s music, it always makes me smile. happy.gif

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