Posts Tagged ‘Hot Chocolate’

08.26
13

Music Charts 3rd April 1976

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The UK has a new Prime Minister and he is James Callaghan and told reporters that the mess in the country was not over yet. He was not kidding.

“There is no soft option,” he said. “I don’t promise you any real easement for some time to come.

“There can be no lasting improvement in your living standards until we can achieve it without going deeper and deeper into debt as a nation.”

It was also the week that Howard Hughes died at the age of 70.

No. 20

Don’t Stop It Now by Hot Chocolate

Article about Hot Chocolate

No. 19

Convoy by C.W.McCoy

No. 18

Jungle Rock by Hank Mizzel

U.S. born in 1929  Hank  was born William Mizzel and made Jungle Rock in 1958. But despite many attempts it never became a hit until of course now. Hank was 53 when this was a hit. He died aged 69.

No. 17

Concrete And Clay by Randy Edeleman

No. 16

Hey Mr Music Man by Peters And Lee

Article about Peters and Lee

No. 15

You Don’t Have To Say You Love me by Guys And Dolls

No. 14

Fernando by Abba

Article about Abba 1976-1979

No. 13

Take It To The Limit by Eagles

Article about Eagles

No. 12

Hello Hapiness by Drifters

No. 11

I’m Mandy Fly Me by 10cc

Article about 10cc

No.10

People Like You And People Like Me by Glitterband

No. 9

Falling Apart At The Seams by Marmalade

No. 8

Yesterday by Beatles

Article about Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

No.7

Pinball Wizzard by Elton John

Elton’s turn to have a chart hit with this song from the musical film Tommy.  Written by Peter Thownsend of the Who for the film in 1975. Jack Nicholosn was also in the film along with Roger Daltry singing his chart hit I’m Free. The song was originally offered to Rod Stewart who turned it down because his friend told him too- his friend was Elton John.

 

No. 6

I Wanna Stay With You by Gallagher And Lyle

No. 5

I Love To Love by Tina Charles

N0. 4

Music by John Miles

Article about John Miles

No. 3

Love Really Hurts Without You by Billy Ocean

Article about Billy Ocean

No. 2

You See The Trouble With Me by Barry White

Brotherhood of Man in the 1970s Music Charts 3rd April 1976

Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man

No. 1

Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man

Article about Eurovision Song Contest

09.11
12

70s Music Chart 18th March 1978

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The mad March charts of 1978 continue.

 

No. 20

Every 1′s A Winner by Hot Chocolate

Article about Hot Chocolate

No. 19

Rumour Has It by Donna Summer

Article about Donna Summer

No. 18

Figaro by Brotherhood Of Man

Article about Brotherhood Of Man

No. 17

Free by Free

Article about Free

No. 16

Lilac Wine by Elkie Brooks

This was a song written in 1950 by James Shelton and tells the story of a Lilac tree that makes Lilac wine. Elkie  was born in 1945 and once toured with The Animals and was a member of Vinegar Joe that also has Robert Palmer in it.

 

No. 15

Just One More Night by Yellow Dog

No. 14

Fantasy by Earth Wind And Fire

Article about Earth Wind And Fire

No. 13

Ally’s Tartan Army by Andy Cameron

Article about Football Songs

No. 12

Emotions by Samantha Sang

No. 11

Is This Love by Bob Marley And The Wailers

No. 10

Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (Lowry’s Song) by Bryan And Michael

No. 9

Mr Blue Sky by ELO

Article about ELO

No. 8

Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees

Article about Robin Gibb

No. 7

I Cant Stand The Rain by Eruption

No. 6

Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty

Article about Gerry Rafferty

No. 5

Wishing On A Star by Rose Royce

No. 4

Come Back My Love by Darts

No. 3

Take A Chance On Me by Abba

No. 2

Denis (Denee) by Blondie

Article about Blondie

No. 1

Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush

07.2
12

Music Charts March 24th 1974

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No. 20

Seasons In The Sun by Terry Jacks

Article about Terry Jacks

No. 19

Burn Baby Burn by Hudson Ford

No. 18

Jambalaya On The Bayou by Carpenters

No. 17

Ma! (Hes Making Eyes At Me) by Lena Zavaroni

No. 16

Rebel Rebel by David Bowie

No. 15

Seven Seas Of Rhye by Queen

See article about Queen

No. 14

Devil Gate Drive by Suzie Quatro

No. 13

The Wombling Song by Wombles

No. 12

School Love by Barry Blue

Article about Barry Blue

No. 11

Candle In The Wind by Elton John

No. 10

Emma by Hot Chocolate

Bald headed Errol Brown was the lead singer here  with a silver single. Although the lyrics to this gentle hit are seemingly about Emma a child, the song written by Brown was actually inspired by the death of his mother. Hot Chocolate would have many top twenty hits in the 1970s.

No. 9

It’s You by Freddie Starr

No. 8

Remember (Sha-La-Laa) by Bay City Rollers

Article about Bay City Rollers

No. 7

Jet by Paul McCartney and Wings

Article about Paul McCartney

No. 6

I Get A Little Sentimental Over You by New Seekers

Article about New Seekers

No. 5

Jealous Mind by Alvin Stardust

Article about Alvin Stardust

No. 4

You’re Sixteen by Ringo Starr

No. 3

The Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich

No. 2

The Air That I Breathe by Hollies

No. 1

Billy Don’t Be A Hero by Paper Lace

Article about Paper Lace

 

06.12
11

70s Music Charts January 6th 1979

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A new year enters, and some famous people were born in January 1979 including model Kelly Brook and musician Pete Doherty ,also Vincent Kartheisher who played Peter in Madmen.

In the 1970s chart from No. 20 to No. 11 we have the likes of The Buzzcocks right through to Rod Stewart.

No. 20

Promises by Buzzcocks

This English group from Bolton were formed in the punk era of 1976 and fronted by Pete Shelly, who already had minor hits during the 1970s. The name Buzzcocks came from a newspaper review for another group that said “its the buzzcocks!”

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05.11
11

70s Music Chart January 7th 1978

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News from this week in 1978 is that newspaper editor Donald Woods has arrived in London after fleeing South Africa’s apartheid regime. The former editor of the East London Daily Dispatch newspaper in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, has spent years opposing the government’s policies of racial discrimination.

However the start of 1978 charts started well.

Here are the charts from number twenty to number 11.

No.20

Rockin’ All Over The World by Status Quo

We have John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival to thank for this Status Quo classic. In the 1970s Fogerty had a top 40 hit with it in the U.S. in 1975. The Status Quo version was a huge hit in 1977, but it one of the songs that is remembered from the 1985 Live Aid concert in Wembley . It was the very first song that opened up the global concert. Good choice.

Lyrics to “Rockin’ All Over The World”.

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04.2
11

70s Music Charts January 3rd 1976 part two

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ireland 70s Music Charts January 3rd 1976 part two

We continue the 70s music countdown of the top twenty of this week, as we start at No.10. Also in the news this week was  the shocking news that ten Protestant men have been shot dead as they were returning home from work in a mini-bus in Northern Ireland.

No. 10

Renta Santa by Chris Hill

British DJ and  club performer here with a real novelty record. A Christmas story that was narrated by Chris about things going on in 1975, he would add sound clips to make it very humerous. So funny he did it again in 1976.

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No. 9

Golden Years by David Bowie

David would star later this year in the Sci Fi film “The Man Who Fell To Earth”, and in the charts he would start the year with this single from the album “Station to Station”, and the song was offered to Elvis Presley and he turned it down. Bowie took it in the charts after a drunken performance on “Soul Train”.

Lyrics to “Golden Years”

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No.8

Na-Na Is The Saddest Word by Stylistics

Article about Stylistics

This Philadelphia group with Thom Bell and Russel Jenkins Jnr were already a 70s music hit group, and this gentle song is one that is not played much anymore, but is so worth a listen.

Lyrics to “Na Na Is The Saddest Word”

 

No. 7
You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate

Article about Hot Chocolate

Bald headed Eroll Brown was the lead singer on this record, and the group had already charted several times in the 70s music era. This record would become a hit again and again in the next few decades, and now is the most recognized Hot Chocolate record worldwide. The song was written by Errol and produced by 70s music legend Mickie Most. The single was initially a B side, but was flipped later on and became a huge best selling single.

No. 6

Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun by Demis Roussos

Artemios Ventouris Roussos was born in Egypt in 1946, and moved to Greece to live.  In the 1960s he joined the group Aphrodite’s Child, and later when they split he worked with another group member,Vangelis. His solo hits started in 1973, but in the UK it was not until 1976

Lyrics to “Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun”.

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