Sunday, 7 August 2011

UK Singles Chart (1971)

These are the hits for the year 1971.

9th Jan
Clive Dunn
Grandad
3
Only UK No 1 for this "Dad's Army" star who tapped a rich vein of seasonal sentimentality that Christmas & New Year.
30th Jan
George Harrison
My Sweet Lord
5
First UK No 1 for this ex-Beatle, who was sued for plagiarism a few years later.
6th Mar
Mungo Jerry
Baby Jump
2
Second and last UK No 1 for Mungo Jerry. Written by leader Ray Dorset
20th Mar
T Rex
Hot Love
6
First UK No 1 for Marc Bolan, an acoustic folk hero who turned electric and became a glam rock star with his band, T Rex.
1st May
Dave & Ansil Collins
Double Barrel
2
Jamaican duo who provided only the second West Indian reggae chart topper. This was their only UK No 1.
15th May
Dawn
Knock Three Times
5
First UK No 1 for Dawn. Tony Orlando had retired from singing when he was persuaded to front Dawn for studio recordings.
19th Jun
Middle Of The Road
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
5
Only ever UK no 1 for this Scottish foursome.
24th Jul
T Rex
Get It On
4
A second UK No 1 for the reinvented glam rocker Marc Bolan with the infectious "Get it On".
21st Aug
Diana Ross
I'm Still Waiting
4
A first solo No 1 for Diana Ross, having previously hit the top stop with The Supremes.
18th Sep
Tams
Hey Girl Don't Bother Me
3
Only ever UK no 1 for this American act whose US chart career was already over. This was a reissue of a 1964 US hit
9th Oct
Rod Stewart
Maggie May
5
First UK No 1 for this veteran of several bands, most notably The Faces.
13th Nov
Slade
Coz I Love You
4
First UK No 1 for the Wolverhampton glam rockers who launched a long and successful career with this.
11th Dec
Benny Hill
Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
4
Popular TV comic who recorded novelty songs over a number of years. Thankfully, this was the only one to hit the top of the charts.
Clive Dunn,Grandad Requests Permission To Sing Sir,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,458676
George Harrison,My Sweet Lord,Japan,Promo,Deleted,Withdrawn,5
Tony Orlando & Dawn,Knock Three Times,UK,Promo,Deleted,7
Diana Ross,I'm Still Waiting,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,521739
Benny Hill,Ernie,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,373216

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