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Top 100 of the 1970’s – The Final Top Ten

Yes we made it all the way down from 100 – 1

The best selling single of the 1970’s was Mull of Kyntire by Wings

From next week we are rocking out on the Sunday Replay, but for now I’ll leave you with the Top Ten of the 1970’s

1

“Mull of Kintyre” / “Girls’ School  The song’s broad appeal was maximised by its pre-Christmas release and it became a Christmas number one single in the UK, spending nine weeks at the top of the charts. It also became a massive international hit, dominating the charts in Australia and many other countries over the holiday period. It went on to become the first single to sell over two million copies in the UK. The song remains the UK’s best-selling non-charity single. Wings

1977

2,050,000

1

2

“Rivers of Babylon” / “Brown Girl in the Ring”  In the UK Boney M. sold more than 1,985,000 copies of the song, meaning the single was awarded a platinum disc and is one of the top ten all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Boney M.

1978

1,985,000

1

3

“You’re the One That I Want “The only single from the Grease soundtrack to top both the US and UK pop charts. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,975,000

1

4

“Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord” Recorded in a hurry early November, and rushed out at the end of the month, topping the UK charts for four weeks during its eight week stay in the charts Boney M.

1978

1,790,000

1

5

“Summer Nights” The song was a big hit in the UK, spending seven weeks at No. 1. Combined with an earlier nine-week run with “You’re the One That I Want,” the Travolta-Newton-John duet team spent 16 weeks at No. 1 during 1978 in the UK. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,515,000

1

6

“Y.M.C.A.” The song remains popular due to its status as a disco classic and gay anthem, even among listeners who are otherwise uninvolved in disco or gay culture.  A popular dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song’s title may have much to do with this Village People

1978

1,380,000

1

7

“Bohemian Rhapsody” In 2012, the song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find ‘The Nation’s Favourite Number One’ over 60 years of music. Queen

1975

1,190,000

1

8

“Heart of Glass” Released as a single in January 1979 and topped the charts in several countries including the United States. Blondie

1979

1,180,000

1

9

“Bright Eyes” From the soundtrack of the 1978 British animated adventure drama film Watership Down Art Garfunkel

1979

1,155,000

1

10

“Don’t Give Up on Us”Riding high on the success of playing in the hit TV show Starsky and Hutch, Soul returned to one of his early career choices as a singer. His debut, “Don’t Give Up on Us” was a worldwide smash, spending four weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart in January and February 1977 David Soul

1976

1,145,000

1

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Top 100 of the 1970’s – The Final Top Ten

Yes we made it all the way down from 100 – 1

The best selling single of the 1970’s was Mull of Kyntire by Wings

From next week we are rocking out on the Sunday Replay, but for now I’ll leave you with the Top Ten of the 1970’s

1

“Mull of Kintyre” / “Girls’ School  The song’s broad appeal was maximised by its pre-Christmas release and it became a Christmas number one single in the UK, spending nine weeks at the top of the charts. It also became a massive international hit, dominating the charts in Australia and many other countries over the holiday period. It went on to become the first single to sell over two million copies in the UK. The song remains the UK’s best-selling non-charity single. Wings

1977

2,050,000

1

2

“Rivers of Babylon” / “Brown Girl in the Ring”  In the UK Boney M. sold more than 1,985,000 copies of the song, meaning the single was awarded a platinum disc and is one of the top ten all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Boney M.

1978

1,985,000

1

3

“You’re the One That I Want “The only single from the Grease soundtrack to top both the US and UK pop charts. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,975,000

1

4

“Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord” Recorded in a hurry early November, and rushed out at the end of the month, topping the UK charts for four weeks during its eight week stay in the charts Boney M.

1978

1,790,000

1

5

“Summer Nights” The song was a big hit in the UK, spending seven weeks at No. 1. Combined with an earlier nine-week run with “You’re the One That I Want,” the Travolta-Newton-John duet team spent 16 weeks at No. 1 during 1978 in the UK. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,515,000

1

6

“Y.M.C.A.” The song remains popular due to its status as a disco classic and gay anthem, even among listeners who are otherwise uninvolved in disco or gay culture.  A popular dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song’s title may have much to do with this Village People

1978

1,380,000

1

7

“Bohemian Rhapsody” In 2012, the song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find ‘The Nation’s Favourite Number One’ over 60 years of music. Queen

1975

1,190,000

1

8

“Heart of Glass” Released as a single in January 1979 and topped the charts in several countries including the United States. Blondie

1979

1,180,000

1

9

“Bright Eyes” From the soundtrack of the 1978 British animated adventure drama film Watership Down Art Garfunkel

1979

1,155,000

1

10

“Don’t Give Up on Us”Riding high on the success of playing in the hit TV show Starsky and Hutch, Soul returned to one of his early career choices as a singer. His debut, “Don’t Give Up on Us” was a worldwide smash, spending four weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart in January and February 1977 David Soul

1976

1,145,000

1

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Top 100 of the 1970’s – The Final Top Ten

Yes we made it all the way down from 100 – 1

The best selling single of the 1970’s was Mull of Kyntire by Wings

From next week we are rocking out on the Sunday Replay, but for now I’ll leave you with the Top Ten of the 1970’s

1

“Mull of Kintyre” / “Girls’ School  The song’s broad appeal was maximised by its pre-Christmas release and it became a Christmas number one single in the UK, spending nine weeks at the top of the charts. It also became a massive international hit, dominating the charts in Australia and many other countries over the holiday period. It went on to become the first single to sell over two million copies in the UK. The song remains the UK’s best-selling non-charity single. Wings

1977

2,050,000

1

2

“Rivers of Babylon” / “Brown Girl in the Ring”  In the UK Boney M. sold more than 1,985,000 copies of the song, meaning the single was awarded a platinum disc and is one of the top ten all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Boney M.

1978

1,985,000

1

3

“You’re the One That I Want “The only single from the Grease soundtrack to top both the US and UK pop charts. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,975,000

1

4

“Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord” Recorded in a hurry early November, and rushed out at the end of the month, topping the UK charts for four weeks during its eight week stay in the charts Boney M.

1978

1,790,000

1

5

“Summer Nights” The song was a big hit in the UK, spending seven weeks at No. 1. Combined with an earlier nine-week run with “You’re the One That I Want,” the Travolta-Newton-John duet team spent 16 weeks at No. 1 during 1978 in the UK. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,515,000

1

6

“Y.M.C.A.” The song remains popular due to its status as a disco classic and gay anthem, even among listeners who are otherwise uninvolved in disco or gay culture.  A popular dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song’s title may have much to do with this Village People

1978

1,380,000

1

7

“Bohemian Rhapsody” In 2012, the song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find ‘The Nation’s Favourite Number One’ over 60 years of music. Queen

1975

1,190,000

1

8

“Heart of Glass” Released as a single in January 1979 and topped the charts in several countries including the United States. Blondie

1979

1,180,000

1

9

“Bright Eyes” From the soundtrack of the 1978 British animated adventure drama film Watership Down Art Garfunkel

1979

1,155,000

1

10

“Don’t Give Up on Us”Riding high on the success of playing in the hit TV show Starsky and Hutch, Soul returned to one of his early career choices as a singer. His debut, “Don’t Give Up on Us” was a worldwide smash, spending four weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart in January and February 1977 David Soul

1976

1,145,000

1

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Top 100 of the 1970’s – The Final Top Ten

Yes we made it all the way down from 100 – 1

The best selling single of the 1970’s was Mull of Kyntire by Wings

From next week we are rocking out on the Sunday Replay, but for now I’ll leave you with the Top Ten of the 1970’s

1

“Mull of Kintyre” / “Girls’ School  The song’s broad appeal was maximised by its pre-Christmas release and it became a Christmas number one single in the UK, spending nine weeks at the top of the charts. It also became a massive international hit, dominating the charts in Australia and many other countries over the holiday period. It went on to become the first single to sell over two million copies in the UK. The song remains the UK’s best-selling non-charity single. Wings

1977

2,050,000

1

2

“Rivers of Babylon” / “Brown Girl in the Ring”  In the UK Boney M. sold more than 1,985,000 copies of the song, meaning the single was awarded a platinum disc and is one of the top ten all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Boney M.

1978

1,985,000

1

3

“You’re the One That I Want “The only single from the Grease soundtrack to top both the US and UK pop charts. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,975,000

1

4

“Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord” Recorded in a hurry early November, and rushed out at the end of the month, topping the UK charts for four weeks during its eight week stay in the charts Boney M.

1978

1,790,000

1

5

“Summer Nights” The song was a big hit in the UK, spending seven weeks at No. 1. Combined with an earlier nine-week run with “You’re the One That I Want,” the Travolta-Newton-John duet team spent 16 weeks at No. 1 during 1978 in the UK. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

1978

1,515,000

1

6

“Y.M.C.A.” The song remains popular due to its status as a disco classic and gay anthem, even among listeners who are otherwise uninvolved in disco or gay culture.  A popular dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song’s title may have much to do with this Village People

1978

1,380,000

1

7

“Bohemian Rhapsody” In 2012, the song topped the list on an ITV nationwide poll in the UK to find ‘The Nation’s Favourite Number One’ over 60 years of music. Queen

1975

1,190,000

1

8

“Heart of Glass” Released as a single in January 1979 and topped the charts in several countries including the United States. Blondie

1979

1,180,000

1

9

“Bright Eyes” From the soundtrack of the 1978 British animated adventure drama film Watership Down Art Garfunkel

1979

1,155,000

1

10

“Don’t Give Up on Us”Riding high on the success of playing in the hit TV show Starsky and Hutch, Soul returned to one of his early career choices as a singer. His debut, “Don’t Give Up on Us” was a worldwide smash, spending four weeks at #1 on the UK Singles Chart in January and February 1977 David Soul

1976

1,145,000

1

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