Tuesday, 22 November 2011

UK Singles Chart (1972)

8th Jan
New Seekers
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
First UK No 1 for this band, formed by a member of the Seekers with a song that started as a Coca Cola TV advert.
5th Feb
T Rex
Telegram Sam
3rd UK No. 1 and their first hit for the glam rockers' new record company, from their album "Slider".
19th Feb
Chicory Tip
Son Of My Father
Written by Giorgio Moroder. This was the first No 1 to feature a Moog Synthesiser.
11th Mar
Without You
Suicide inspired song written by two members of Badfinger, who both later committed suicide.
15th Apr
The Pipes & Drums & Military Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Amazing Grace
The old favourite traditional hymn as played by this Scottish military bagpipe band. It was the best-selling single of the year but remained their only UK No 1.
20th May
T Rex
Metal Guru
A 4th and final No 1 for Marc Bolan who continued to chart regularly over the next couple of years.
17th Jun
Don McLean
First UK No 1 with this song about Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh. McLean's best known song, the classic, "American Pie" only ever reached No 2 for him.
Take Me Back 'ome
2nd UK No 1 for the Midlands glam rockers featuring Noddy Holder on vocals.
8th Jul
Donny Osmond
Puppy Love
First UK No 1 for a member of the squeaky clean family act from Utah with a song written by Paul Anka.
12th Aug
Alice Cooper
School's Out
Only ever UK No 1 for shock rocker Alice Cooper with this School Disco classic.
2nd Sep
Rod Stewart
You Wear It Well
2nd UK No 1 for "Rod the Mod" with this old favourite.
9th Sep
Mama were all crazee now
A 3rd UK No 1 for the Wolverhampton boys who were on a roll of chart successes.
30th Sep
David Cassidy
How Can I Be Sure
First UK No 1 for this star of US TV series the Partridge Family. His solo career was more successful in the UK than at home.
14th Oct
Lieutenant Pigeon
Mouldy Old Dough
Only ever UK No 1 for this Coventry based group which included a mother and son in the line up.
11th Nov
Gilbert O'Sullivan
First UK No 1 for this Irishman who dressed as a 1920s worker in flat cap, braces and baggy trousers.
25th Nov
Chuck Berry
My Ding-A-Ling
Respected pioneer of R&B and rock 'n' roll, whose only UK No 1 was this live, innuendo-laden novelty song.
23rd Dec
Little Jimmy Osmond
Long Haired Lover From Liverpool
Osmond family member with an Xmas novelty song, and who at the age of 9 became the youngest chart topper ever.
The New Seekers,We'd Like To Teach The World To Sing,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,371107
T-Rex / Tyrannosaurus Rex,Telegram Sam - Red vinyl,Japan,Deleted,7
Chicory Tip,Son Of My Father,UK,Deleted,7
Harry Nilsson,Without You,UK,Deleted,7

Don McLean,Vincent,UK,Deleted,7

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