On this day in ’79, this was the UK’s Number One single: Blondie, ‘Sunday Girl’ (the dancing from certain members of the audience is fantastic, you have to see it).
Here are some of my favourite chart-toppers from the Seventies.
Again, I’ve restricted myself to ten (which was easier to do than for the Sixties list, by the way), so let’s see what you’ve got. Any country, any chart – and don’t be embarrassed, they don’t have to be ‘the best’ songs, just your favourites.
Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ is a given, so there’s no need to include it.
If you also want to compile a list for the worst songs from the Seventies, go ahead, but please mention Abba and Dr Hook; it would be a dull list without them.
- America, ‘Horse with No Name’
- Kate Bush, ‘Wuthering Heights’
- Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)’
- George Harrison, ‘My Sweet Lord’
- Don McLean, ‘American Pie’
- Matthews Southern Comfort, ‘Woodstock’
- Rolling Stones, ‘Angie’
- Slade, ‘Coz I Luv You’
- Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, ‘The Tears of a Clown’
- Wild Cherry, ‘Play That Funky Music’