Monday, 11 July 2011

No 1 UK Hit Singles (1970)

Time to look back at all the hits to have made the top spot back in 1970.

31st Jan
Edison Lighthouse
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Only ever UK No. 1 for this studio act with lead singer Tony Burrows, who also sang on hits for many other groups.
7th Mar
Lee Marvin
Wandrin' Star
Only ever UK No. 1 for this tough-guy actor with a song from his film "Paint Your Wagon".
28th Mar
Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Only ever UK No. 1 for this duo. Only Art Garfunkel sings on this classic, but Paul Simon went on to greater solo success, even though he never made No. 1 again, while Art did.
18th Apr
All Kinds Of Everything
First Eurovision winner for Ireland. Her career was shorter than most expected, and this was her only UK No. 1.
2nd May
Norman Greenbaum
Spirit In The Sky
Only ever UK No. 1 for Norman with a song he wrote. Doctor & The Medics took the song to No. 1 again in 1986.
16th May
England World Cup Squad
Back Home
Mexico World Cup sing-along by the England Football squad, starting a worrying trend in music!
6th Jun
Yellow River
Only ever UK No. 1 for Jeff Christie with a song he wrote for the Tremeloes who turned it down, so he recorded it himself.
13th Jun
Mungo Jerry
In The Summertime
First UK No. 1 for Mungo Jerry, led by Ray Dorset. The song has been revived several times since.
1st Aug
Elvis Presley
The Wonder Of You
Elvis was reviving his career in Las Vegas, and this was a live recording from his show. At this point he was still one behind the Beatles as this was his 16th UK No. 1.
12th Sep
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Tears Of A Clown
First UK No. 1 for Motown singer Smokey Robinson who would have to wait another 11 years before hitting the top spot again.
19th Sep
Freda Payne
Band Of Gold
Only ever UK No. 1 for this American actress.
31st Oct
Matthew's Southern Comfort
Written by Canadian folk legend Joni Mitchell, their only UK No. 1 was about the famous rock festival of 1969.
21st Nov
Jimi Hendrix
Voodoo Chile
Posthumous No. 1 for the US Guitar legend who died in London a couple of months earlier.
28th Nov
Dave Edmunds
I Hear You Knockin'
Only ever UK No. 1 for Dave Edmunds who had much greater success as a producer.
Edison Lighthouse,Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes),UK,Deleted,7
Simon & Garfunkel,Bridge Over Troubled Water,USA,Deleted,7
Dana,All Kinds Of Everything,UK,Deleted,7
Norman Greenbaum,Spirit In The Sky,UK,Deleted,7
Mungo Jerry,In The Summertime,Austria,Deleted,5
Elvis Presley,The Wonder Of You [Numbered],UK,10

Freda Payne,Band Of Gold,UK,Deleted,7
Matthews Southern Comfort,Woodstock,UK,Deleted,7
Jimi Hendrix,Voodoo Chile,Germany,Deleted,LP RECORD,412362

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