1970s Music Chart February 3rd 1979

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This week the pop world lost Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols. He was found dead in New York City following a drug overdose. He died in bed with his girlfriend at his side, but it was his mother than realised he was dead.

No. 20

Rama Lama Ding Dong by Rocky Sharpe And The Replays

No. 19

Mirrors by Sally Oldfield

Brother of superstar Mike and born in Dublin in 1947. She also provided backing vocals on Tubular Bells. This was the only single hit Sally ever had.

No. 18

I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan

No. 17

Cool Meditation by Third World

Best known for their 1978 classic Now That We Found Love, but this new single was a minor hit for the Jamaican group. Last year the group worked with Stevie Wonder but nothing really came from it, and the group really had nothing new to offer the charts, but they did release four albums in the 1970s.

No. 16
Milk And Alcohol by Dr Feelgood

This British group was formed back in 1971 and  several members come and go over the years. The group had three albums make the BBC top 40 in the 1970s, and this single was written by  pop-star Nick Lowe along with Gypie Mayo. Gypie also played guitar on the single too.

No. 15

One Nation Under A Groove by Funkadelic

No. 14

My Life by Bily Joel

No. 13

Just The Way You Are by Barry White

No. 12

Le Freak by Chic

No. 11

Hello, This Is Joannie (The Telephone Answering machine Song) by Paul Evans

No. 10

Dont Cry For Me Argentina by Shadows

No. 9

Lay Your Love On Me by Racey

No. 8

Chiquitita by Abba

From the massive album Volez-Vous comes this song that translates from Spanish as Little Girl. The song had been in the pipeline for a long time and went though many reworks. It was partly inspired by El Condo Passa that was sung in the 1960s by Simon And Garfunkel.  The Abba song had half its profits go the the 1979 charity International Year Of The Child. To this day the money still goes there and has raised about three million dollars. The song went to No. 1 in twelve countries, and to No. 2 in the UK.

No. 7

Car 67 by Driver 67

No. 6

A Little More Love by Olivia Newton John

No. 5

September by Earth Wind And Fire

No. 4

Y M C A by Village People

No. 3

Woman In Love by Three Degrees

No. 2

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury And The Blockheads


No. 1

Heart Of Glass by Blondie


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