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Australian Top Selling Singles of the 1970s

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Here are the top one hundred best selling singles in the 1970s for Australia.

Here are the top one hundred best selling singles in the 1970s for Australia.

Here are the top one hundred best selling singles in the 1970s for Australia.

Here are the top one hundred best selling singles in the 1970s for Australia.

Here are the top one hundred best selling singles in the 1970s for Australia.


Fernando ABBA 15 MAR ’76 Article about Abba


Eagle Rock byDaddy Cool 10 MAY ’71 Bom Bom (b/w “Eagle Rock”) by Daddy Cool


Mull of Kintyre/Girls School  by Wings 28 NOV ’77 Article about Paul McCartney


Mamma Mia by ABBA 22 SEP ’75 Article about Abba


You’re the One That I Want byJohn Travolta & Olivia Newton-John Article about Olivia Newton John 29 MAY ’78


Lay Your Love on Me by Racey 5 MAR ’79 Article about Racey


Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree by Dawn feat. Tony Orlando 2 APR ’73 Article about Dawn


My Sweet Lord by George Harrison 28 DEC ’70


The Night Chicago Died by Paper Lace 19 AUG ’74


Let it Be by The Beatles 16 MAR ’70 Article about Beatles


Fox on the Run by The Sweet 12 MAY ’75 Article about Sweet


Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen 19 JAN ’76 Article about Queen


Popcorn by Hot Butter 28 AUG ’72


Billy – Don’t Be a Hero by Paper Lace 22 APR ’74


Januaryby Pilot 7 APR ’75


Dancing Queen by ABBA 16 AUG ’76 Article about Abba


Don’t Cry for Me Argentina by Julie Covington 7 MAR ’77


My Coo Ca Choo by Alvin Stardust 24 DEC ’73 Article about Alvin Stardust


Puppy Love by Donny Osmond 22 MAY ’72 Article about Donny Osmond


(They Long to Be) Close to You by Carpenters 3 AUG ’70


In the Summertime by The Mixtures 3 AUG ’70


Never, Never, Never by Shirley Bassey 4 JUN ’73


The Way You Do It byPussyfoot 27 DEC ’76


You’re So Vain by Carly Simon 8 JAN ’73


I Just Want to Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb 29 AUG ’77


I Was Made for Lovin’ You by Kiss 9 JUL ’79


Evie by Stevie Wright 27 MAY ’74


Rivers of Babylon/ Brown Girl In The Ring by Boney M. 5 JUN ’78 Article about Boney M


Heart of Glass/ Sunday Girl by Blondie 5 MAR ’79 Article about Blondie 


Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum 30 MAR ’70


American Pie by Don McLean 24 JAN ’72


Howzat by Sherbet 17 MAY ’76


Some Girls by Racey 25 JUN ’79 Article about Racey


Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees 27 FEB ’78 Article about Robin Gibb


The Pushbike Song by The Mixtures 7 DEC ’70


If You Leave Me Now by Chicago 20 SEP ’76


Daddy Cool by Drummond 12 JUL ’71


Summer Love by Sherbet 17 MAR ’75


Born to Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez 23 JUL ’79


Heaven is My Woman’s Love by Col Joye 30 APR ’73


Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel 2 MAR ’70

#42 Three Times a Lady by Commodores 21 AUG ’78


Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks 4 MAR ’74 Article about Terry Jacks


That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll by Shaun Cassidy 27 DEC ’76


L.A. International Airport by Susan Raye 21 JUN ’71


Black is Black by La Belle Epoque 3 JUL ’78


The Rangers Waltz by The Moms and Dads 6 DEC ’71


Crocodile Rock by Elton John 1 JAN ’73


Horror Movie/Carlton by Skyhooks 23 DEC ’74



Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee 19 JUL ’76


Delta Dawn Helen Reddy 18 JUN ’73 Article about Helen Reddy


Lookin’ Out My Back Door/Long as I Can see the Light by Creedence Clearwater Revival 21 SEP ’70


Jump in My Car Ted Mulry Gang 29 SEP ’75


Da Ya Think I’m Sexy? by Rod Stewart 27 NOV ’78 Article about Rod Stewart


Boppin’ the Blues Blackfeather 31 JUL ’72


Living Next Door to Alice by Smokie 28 FEB ’77 Article about Smokie


Le Freak by Chic 25 DEC ’78


Farewell Aunty Jack  Grahame Bond 7 JAN ’74


I Go to Rio Peter Allen 4 JUL ’77

#60 Y.M.C.A. Village People 6 NOV ’78


I Don’t Know How to Love Him Helen Reddy 31 MAY ’71 Article about Helen Reddy


I Don’t Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats 17 SEP ’79


Money, Money, Money ABBA 1 NOV ’76 Article about Abba


Macho Man by Village People 5 JUN ’78


Can the Can by Suzi Quatro 6 AUG ’73 Article about Suzie Quatro


Can’t Stop Myself From Loving You by William Shakespeare 1 JUL ’74


Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast Wayne Newton 19 JUN ’72


Love Will Keep Us Together by Captain & Tennille 7 JUL ’75


It’s a Heartache Bonnie Tyler 16 JAN ’78


Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor 31 JAN ’77


Newcastle Song Bob Hudson 6 JAN ’75


El Condor Pasa by Simon & Garfunkel 29 JUN ’70


Knock Three Times by Dawn 11 JAN ’71 Article about Dawn


Banks of the Ohio by Olivia Newton-John 27 SEP ’71 Article about Olivia Newton John


Up Around the Bend/ Run Through The Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival 22 JUN ’70



Walk Right In by Dr. Hook 23 MAY ’77

#77 Please Mr. Postman by Carpenters 23 DEC ’74



S-S-S-Single Bed by Fox 21 JUN ’76


The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack 10 APR ’72 Article about Roberta Flack


Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) by Helen Reddy 12 NOV ’73 Article about Helen Reddy


Let’s Stick Together Bryan Ferry 16 AUG ’76 Article about Roxy Music


Rose Garden by Lynn Anderson 8 FEB ’71


You’re Moving Out Today by Carole Bayer Sager 25 JUL ’77


I’d Love You to Want Me by Lobo 4 DEC ’72


Cherish by David Cassidy 6 DEC ’71


And I Love You So by Perry Como 18 JUN ’73 Article about Perry Como


Knock, Knock Who’s There by Liv Maessen 4 MAY ’70


You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth by  Meat Loaf 6 FEB ’78


Knock on Wood by Amii Stewart 19 MAR ’79


Before the Next Teardrop Falls by Freddy Fender 19 MAY ’75


The Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet 5 NOV ’73 Article about Sweet 


Ben by Michael Jackson 23 OCT ’72


Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head by Johnny Farnham 29 NOV ’69


I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do by ABBA 7 JUL ’75 Article about Abba


Pop Muzik by M 4 JUN ’79


I Honestly Love You by Olivia Newton-John 30 SEP ’74 Article about Olivia Newton John


Amazing Grace by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 24 APR ’72


Daisy a Day by Jud Strunk 16 APR ’73


Convoy by C.W. McCall 5 JAN ’76


Baker Street by Gerry Raffery Article about Gerry Rafferty


Music Charts March 4th 1972

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This week a Trans World Boeing 707 had a bomb go off whilst it was in Las Angeles. The plane had already been evacuated following an extortion attempt. The money was never paid and the bomber was never located.

No. 20

Lets Stay Together by Al Green

No. 19

I Can’t Help Myself by Donnie Elbert

American singer Donnie was born in 1939 and died in 1989 and was a pop star for many years  with hits in the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1970s he had this cover of the Four Tops 1960s hit which was written by Holland, Dozier and Holland.



1971 Music Chart March 6th 1971

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MARCH 1971


A bad start for the month in Pakistan as Pakistan’s President Yahya Khan postpones for an unknown time the National Assembly, thus causing major decent against him. He ran the country in a ruthless manner, but did try to bring the country into some form of proper government, and tried to sort out many regional land disputes. The Pakistani army had to gain control of East Pakistan during this time to bring in a form of martial law, to contain the Bengali nationalist movement. The operation was called Operation Searchlight; this started a number of events that led to the movement of around 10 million people to flee into India. .


In Switzerland 28 people died in a fire at a mental institute, and a landslide kills 200 people in Peru.


In the UK Britain was suffering from a lack of post, as the Post Office had been on strike for over 40 days. Over 100,000 workers went on strike in London, and nationwide around one million in totals joined the strikes. The strike was a response to the government trying to bring in new measures to try and take away some of the powers that the unions appeared to have over the running of the post office. Bill McLaughlin leader of the AEU union said. “We must confront this government with the ultimatum that if they will not change course, if they’re insisting on bringing in this bill which limits our freedoms and our rights, then we must confront them with a declaration that there will be a national stoppage. I see no alternative “


The dispute ended when 200.000 postal workers voted 14-1 to a new deal, which included a pay rise, most workers lost about £150 during the strike, and the postal services itself lost about £25 million.


In sport Muhammed Ali lost against Joe Frazier, and the Ed Sullivan had his very last show on CBS. The Argentinians had another new president, and also Syria had a new president too.


Born in March 1971 were British TV personality Charlie Brooker, and actor John Hamm from Mad Men, who played Don Draper. Film actor Ewan McGregor of Trainspotting fame.


On Johnny Carson this month in the US the guests included Joan Rivers, Tommy Lee Jones, the astronaut from Apollo 14 Alan Shephard, Robert Young the TV doctor Welby, Gregory Hines, Carol Channing, Elaine Stritch.


It was the month that the South African Broadcasting Company lifted the ban on play Beatles music, and South Africa put Winnie Mandela in prison for one year. Barbara Streisand appears on Burt Bacharach’s TV special, and in Hanoi plays the Star Spangled Banner by Jimi Hendrix, and in the 13th Grammy awards winners included the Carpenters and the Song Bridge over Troubled Waters.


The big fat detective hits the TV networks. William Conrad started his role as Cannon, which was a Quinn Martin production. Benny Hill is a huge hit in the US, as they watched slightly edited Thames television programmes shown in the UK.


A huge unofficial strike in the UK causes havoc. It is suggested that nearly 1.5 million people joined the strike over a pay increases and the change to the Industrial Relations Bill. (more…)


1970s Music Chart March 28th 1970

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Episode 949 of the worlds most famous soap made by Granada TV in the UK.

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Stan starts at the bakery as a night-watchman. Willie Piggott asks Emily to tell him how much Len‘s tender is for the student hostel job. When she refuses he threatens to refuse to renew the studio lease and evict Ena. Ray asks Emily to go over the tender figures for them but she refuses. Emily overhears Ena saying how much she enjoys living at the studio. Sandra accuses Audrey of being jealous of her and Ray. Hilda tries to turn day into night for Stan, yelling at the coalmen to keep quiet and arguing with Annie in the street about failing to turn up at work, both times waking Stan up herself. He goes to yard to sleep instead.




1970s Music Chart March 21st 1970

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A couple of days ago the two leaders of Berlin had a meet. It was a meeting of East Germany’s Prime Minister Willi Stoth and West Germany’s Chancellor Willy Brandt. (more…)


1970 Music Chart March 14th 1970

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In the UK the age for voting came down from 21 to just 18. The first by election with these new rules gave the Conservative party a victory in Bridgewater in Somerset. This was not a great result though for the Labour party that was in power with Harold Wilson as the prime-minister. (more…)


1970s Music Chart March 7th 1970

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Yesterday the country of Rhodesia headed my Ian Smith broke all connections with the British crown. Ian Smith said  that the UK and its Monarchy has noting to do with the new Rhodesia.

No. 20

Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris

No. 19

That Same Old Feeling by Pickettywitch

More from lead singer Polly Brown and her band which was named after a Somerset pub. The song was written by Tony Macaulay who also wrote Build Me Up Buttercup. The other writer was John Macloud who wrote the Foundations hit In The Bad Old Days. In fact this was a hit by the Foundations back in 1969.



1970s Music Chart February 24th 1979

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The last year of the amazing 1970s continues with a look at the BBC charts of the 24th February 1979. There are two non movers and five new entries into the top twenty this week.

No. 20

This Is It by Dan Hartman

No. 19

Cool Meditation by Third World

No. 18

Can You The Feel The Force? by Real Thing

The Real Thing a Liverpool based vocal group, had its origins in the Mersey of the 1960s. Lead Singer Eddie Amoo was a former band member of The Chants. Re-labelled as The Real Thing, and with brother Chris Amoo, Ray Lake and Dave Smith on board, they got their big break following an appearance on the “Opportunity Knocks” talent show. Original members were, Chris Amoo, Kenny Davis (deceased) Dave Smith, Eddie Ankrah, and Ray Lake(deceased).

They were spotted by an ex-Radio Luxembourg DJ, Tony Hall, who played a significant part in their early career development. Even so, success was not immediate, and contracts they signed with a couple of major record labels came to nothing. Then, in 1975, they signed to Pye Records.
With a song written and produced by Ken Gold and Mick Denne, The Real Thing finally emerged in 1976 when “You to me are Everything” sailed up to the number one slot in the UK Singles Chart.

This first success led to nine hits on Pye over a three year period, including “Can’t Get By Without You”, and “Can You Feel The Force”, both of which were top five success stories. (more…)


1970s Music Chart February 17th 1979

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It was the week that China decided to invade Vietnam. They stayed in Vietnam for many months, and claimed it was because the Vietnamese were entering China on a disputed border. The Vietnamese did not have an army in position to fight back.

No. 20

This Is It by Dan Hartman

No. 19

Ain’t Love A Bitch by Rod Stewart

Article about Rod Stewart

No. 18

Just The Way You Are by Barry White

No. 17

Cool Meditation by Third World (more…)


1970s Music Chart February 10th 1979

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Ten days after returning from Paris where he was in exile the Ayatollah Khomeini was back in control of Iran. In April he would declare Iran an Islamic Republic and next year go to war with Iraq. Peace in the middle east as far off then as ever.


No. 20

Take On The World by Judas Priest

Formed in Birmingham UK back in 1969  with original band members K K Downing, who only retired from the band in 2011. Along with Ian Hill who played double bass and like the rest of the group were wearing tight leather. Al Atkins was the other main member of the loud rock band.

The group were responsible for selling millions of records in the U.S. but only a fraction of that in their home country the UK. From the album the Killing Machine this was their only top twenty single in the UK in the 1970s.

No. 19

Lay Your Love On Me by Racey

No. 18

Cool Meditation by Third World