Thursday, 1 December 2011

No 1 UK Hit Singles (1973)

27th Jan
Sweet
Blockbuster
5
Only ever UK No 1 for this very successful glam rock band who went on to have many other chart hits during the early seventies.
3rd Mar
Slade
Cum On Feel the Noise
4
Slade's 4th UK No 1 and their first to enter the charts straight in at No 1.
31st Mar
Donny Osmond
The Twelfth Of Never
1
A 2nd UK No 1 for Donny with this typical tear jerker.
7th Apr
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Get Down
2
A 2nd and final UK No 1 for the Irishman with a song about his dog.
21st Apr
Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree
4
A 2nd and final UK No 1 with this heart warming classic about a prisoner returning home to see if his true love's still waiting for him.
19th May
Wizzard
See My Baby Jive
4
1st UK No 1 for the group that history remembers as Roy Wood's most successful chart act.
16th Jun
Suzi Quatro
Can The Can
1
1st UK No 1 for this American girl rocker and bassist who found fame in the UK easier than at home.
23rd Jun
10 CC
Rubber Bullets
1
1st UK No 1 for 10 CC with a more upbeat song than they are often remembered for.
30th Jun
Slade
Skweeze Me Pleeze Me
3
Slade's 5th No 1 continued their assault on the English language.
21st Jul
Peters & Lee
Welcome Home
1
Only ever UK No 1 for this club duo who surprisingly found fame.
28th Jul
Gary Glitter
I'm The Leader Of The Gang (I Am)
4
1st UK No 1 for this long-time struggling musician. He was nearly 30 by the time he became a glam-rock star.
25th Aug
Donny Osmond
Young Love
4
A 3rd and final UK No 1 for Donny as a solo artist although he would later hit the top again as part of The Osmonds.
22nd Sep
Wizzard
Angel Fingers
1
A 2nd and final UK No 1 for Wizzard. The song they're most remembered for, "I wish it could be Christmas every day" was beaten into the No 4 slot in this year.
29th Sep
Simon Park Orchestra
Eye Level
4
The instrumental theme from tv series "Van Der Valk" was first tv theme to reach the top of the charts.
27th Oct
David Cassidy
Daydreamer / The Puppy Song
3
A 2nd and final UK No 1 for this teenage heartthrob who returned to acting shortly after.
17th Nov
Gary Glitter
I Love You Love Me Love
4
A 2nd UK No 1 for Glitter with a song which sold over a million copies world-wide.
15th Dec
Slade
Merry Xmas
Everybody
5
This perennial Xmas classic was Slade's 6th and final UK No 1, and has been in the charts many times since.

The Sweet,Blockbuster,Australia,Deleted,7
Tony Orlando & Dawn,Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree,UK,Deleted,7
Wizzard,See My Baby Jive,UK,Deleted,7
10cc,100cc: Greatest Hits Of 10cc,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,186378
Slade,Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me,France,Deleted,7
Peters & Lee,We Can Make It,UK,Deleted,LP RECORD,238213
Slade,Merry Xmas Everybody,Belgium,Deleted,7

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