Hi there and welcome to Ado's Blog. I am obsessed with nostalgia, especially 1960s & 1970s nostalgia and I enjoy nothing more than reflecting on days and times that have sadly long since gone! So join me, as I take a nostalgic gander down Memory Lane and celebrate all things past and occasional present, both good and bad! (All images used that are copyrighted are copyrighted to their respective publishers and are only used here for review purposes.)
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.
Weeks at No.1
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.
Only ever UK No. 1 for this tough-guy actor with a song from his film "Paint Your Wagon".
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.
All Kinds Of Everything
First Eurovision winner for Ireland. Her career was shorter than most expected, and this was her only UK No. 1.
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.
England World Cup Squad
Mexico World Cup sing-along by the England Football squad, starting a worrying trend in music!
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.
In The Summertime
First UK No. 1 for Mungo Jerry, led by Ray Dorset. The song has been revived several times since.
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.
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.
Band Of Gold
Only ever UK No. 1 for this American actress.
Matthew's Southern Comfort
Written by Canadian folk legend Joni Mitchell, their only UK No. 1 was about the famous rock festival of 1969.
Posthumous No. 1 for the US Guitar legend who died in London a couple of months earlier.
I Hear You Knockin'
Only ever UK No. 1 for Dave Edmunds who had much greater success as a producer.