Tuesday, 22 November 2011

UK Singles Chart (1972)

8th Jan
New Seekers
I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
4
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
2
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
3
Written by Giorgio Moroder. This was the first No 1 to feature a Moog Synthesiser.
11th Mar
Nilsson
Without You
5
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
5
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
4
A 4th and final No 1 for Marc Bolan who continued to chart regularly over the next couple of years.
17th Jun
Don McLean
Vincent
2
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.
1st
Jul
Slade
Take Me Back 'ome
1
2nd UK No 1 for the Midlands glam rockers featuring Noddy Holder on vocals.
8th Jul
Donny Osmond
Puppy Love
5
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
3
Only ever UK No 1 for shock rocker Alice Cooper with this School Disco classic.
2nd Sep
Rod Stewart
You Wear It Well
1
2nd UK No 1 for "Rod the Mod" with this old favourite.
9th Sep
Slade
Mama were all crazee now
3
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
2
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
4
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
Clair
2
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
4
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
5
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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