1973 in British music

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1970s in music in the UK
Number-one singles
Number-one albums
Best-selling singles
Best-selling albums
Summaries and charts
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
1969 1980
Top 10 singles
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
1969 1980

This is a summary of 1973 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.

Events[edit]

Number Ones[edit]

Singles[edit]

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Albums[edit]

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Year-end Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

(Covering 13th Jan to 8th Dec 1973)

  1. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" - Dawn 968,000 in total
  2. "Eye Level" - Simon Park Orchestra 940,000
  3. "Welcome Home" - Peters and Lee 867,000
  4. "Block Buster!" - Sweet 745,000
  5. "Cum On Feel the Noize" - Slade 646,800
  6. "See My Baby Jive" - Wizzard 643,000
  7. "I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" - Gary Glitter 640,000
  8. "I Love You Love Me Love" - Gary Glitter 538,000
  9. "The Twelfth of Never" - Donny Osmond 482,000
  10. "Spanish Eyes" - Al Martino 468,000
  11. "Daydreamer / The Puppy Song" - David Cassidy 465,000
  12. "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" - Little Jimmy Osmond 460,000
  13. "Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me" - Slade 445,000
  14. "And I Love You So" - Perry Como 444,000
  15. "Hello, Hello I'm Back Again" - Gary Glitter 443,000
  16. "Get Down" - Gilbert O'Sullivan 442,000
  17. "The Ballroom Blitz" - Sweet 430,000
  18. "Do You Wanna Touch Me" - Gary Glitter 429,000
  19. "Young Love / A Million to One" - Donny Osmond 428,000
  20. "Rubber Bullets" - 10cc 425,000
  21. "Monster Mash" - Bobby Pickett & the Crypt Kickers 424,000
  22. "For the Good Times" - Perry Como 395,000
  23. "Dancin' (On a Saturday Night)" - Barry Blue 366,000
  24. "Part of the Union" - Strawbs 365,000
  25. "Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad)" - Wizzard 360,000
  26. "Life on Mars" - David Bowie 359,000
  27. "Hell Raiser" - Sweet 355,000
  28. "Yesterday Once More" - The Carpenters 351,000
  29. "Can the Can" - Suzi Quatro 350,000
  30. "My Friend Stan" - Slade 320,000
  31. "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon 319,000
  32. "Albatross" - Fleetwood Mac 318,000
  33. "Rock On" - David Essex 317,000
  34. "Nutbush City Limits" - Ike & Tina Turner 315,000
  35. "Alright Alright Alright" - Mungo Jerry 314,000
  36. "Sorrow" - David Bowie 313,000
  37. "One and One is One" - Medicine Head 312,000
  38. "You Can Do Magic" - Limmie & the Family Cooking 310,000
  39. "Let Me In" - The Osmonds 309,000
  40. "The Jean Genie" - David Bowie 308,000
  41. "Caroline" - Status Quo 307,000
  42. "The Laughing Gnome" - David Bowie 296,000
  43. "Feel the Need in Me" - Detroit Emeralds 295,000
  44. "My Coo Ca Choo" - Alvin Stardust 294,000
  45. "Power to All Our Friends" - Cliff Richard 293,000
  46. "Never Never Never" - Shirley Bassey 291,000
  47. "20th Century Boy" - T. Rex 270,000
  48. "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron" - The Hot Shots 269,000
  49. "I Am a Clown / Some Kind of Summer" - David Cassidy 268,000
  50. "Paper Roses" - Marie Osmond 265,000

Albums[edit]

  1. Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
  2. Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel
  3. Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player - Elton John
  4. We Can Make It - Peters and Lee
  5. 1967-1970 - The Beatles
  6. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
  7. Back to Front - Gilbert O'Sullivan
  8. Hunky Dory - David Bowie
  9. 1962-1966 - The Beatles
  10. And I Love You So - Perry Como
  11. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
  12. Now & Then - The Carpenters
  13. Pin Ups - David Bowie
  14. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  15. Sing It Again Rod - Rod Stewart
  16. A Clockwork Orange - Soundtrack
  17. Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
  18. Goat's Head Soup - The Rolling Stones
  19. Slayed? - Slade
  20. For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music

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Classical music: new works[edit]

Opera[edit]

Film and Incidental music[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brett, Philip, et al. "Britten, Benjamin", Grove Music Online, Oxford Music Online, Oxford University Press, accessed 12 May 2013 (subscription required)
  2. ^ "SECOND HOUSE: TUBULAR BELLS – MIKE OLDFIELD". Memorable TV. Retrieved 2011-04-24. 
  3. ^ Private Memorial. "Making Everlasting Memories, worldwide memorialization, establish a living family history". Mem.com. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  4. ^ Taverner Consort official website. Accessed 26 April 2014
  5. ^ ChartArchive Number One singles(Link redirected to OCC website)
  6. ^ ChartArchive - Number One Albums(Link redirected to OCC website)
  7. ^ ChartHeaven Charts taken from Music Week / Record Mirror
  8. ^ Tippett, Michael, and Bowen, Meirion (ed.) (1995). Tippett on Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-816542-0.  p 122
  9. ^ GRO Register of Deaths: JUN 1973 5b 1627 HAMMERSMITH, DoB = 30 Jan 1935
  10. ^ Tobler, John (1992). NME Rock 'N' Roll Years (1st ed.). London: Reed International Books Ltd. p. 256. CN 5585.