1975 in British music

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This is a summary of 1975 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.

Events[edit]

Number Ones[edit]

Singles[edit]

Date[1] Single Artist Weeks
11 January "Lonely This Christmas" Mud 1
18 January "Down Down" Status Quo 1
25 January "Ms Grace" The Tymes 1
1 February "January" Pilot 3
22 February "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 2
8 March "If" Telly Savalas 2
22 March "Bye Bye Baby" Bay City Rollers 6
3 May "Oh Boy!" Mud 2
17 May "Stand By Your Man" Tammy Wynette 3
7 June "Whispering Grass" Don Estelle & Windsor Davies 3
28 June "I'm Not in Love" 10cc 2
12 July "Tears On My Pillow" Johnny Nash 1
19 July "Give a Little Love" Bay City Rollers 3
9 August "Barbados" Typically Tropical 1
16 August "I Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" The Stylistics 3
6 September "Sailing" Rod Stewart 4
4 October "Hold Me Close" David Essex 3
25 October "I Only Have Eyes for You" Art Garfunkel 2
8 November "Space Oddity" David Bowie 2
22 November "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." Billy Connolly 1
29 November "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen 6

Albums[edit]

Date[2] Single Artist Weeks
11 January Greatest Hits Elton John 4
8 February His Greatest Hits Engelbert Humperdinck 3
1 March On the Level Status Quo 2
15 March Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin 1
22 March 20 Greatest Hits Tom Jones 4
19 April The Best of the Stylistics The Stylistics 2
3 May Once Upon a Star Bay City Rollers 3
24 May The Best of the Stylistics The Stylistics 5
28 June Venus and Mars Wings 1
19 April Horizon The Carpenters 2
19 July Venus and Mars Wings 1
26 July Horizon The Carpenters 3
16 August The Best of the Stylistics The Stylistics 2
30 August Atlantic Crossing Rod Stewart 5
4 October Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 1
11 October Atlantic Crossing Rod Stewart 2
25 October 40 Golden Greats Jim Reeves 3
15 November We All Had Doctors' Papers Max Boyce 1
22 November 40 Greatest Hits Perry Como 5
27 December A Night at the Opera Queen 2

Year-end Charts[edit]

Singles[edit]

(Covering 11th Jan to 20th Dec 1975)

  1. "Bye Bye Baby" - Bay City Rollers 714,000
  2. "Sailing" - Rod Stewart 651,000
  3. "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" - The Stylistics 556,000
  4. "Whispering Grass" - Windsor Davies & Don Estelle 550,000
  5. "Stand By Your Man" - Tammy Wynette 527,000
  6. "Give a Little Love" - Bay City Rollers 490,000
  7. "Hold Me Close" - David Essex 489,000
  8. "The Last Farewell" - Roger Whittaker 477,000
  9. "I Only Have Eyes for You" - Art Garfunkel 476,000
  10. "Tears On My Pillow" - Johnny Nash 473,000
  11. "I'm Not In Love" - 10cc 472,000
  12. "Barbados" - Typically Tropical 470,000
  13. "If" - Telly Savalas 445,000
  14. "There Goes My First Love" - The Drifters 439,000
  15. "Three Steps to Heaven" - Showaddywaddy 430,000
  16. "The Hustle" - Van McCoy 429,000
  17. "Space Oddity" - David Bowie 429,000
  18. "January" - Pilot 428,000
  19. "Funky Moped / The Magic Roundabout" - Jasper Carrott 427,000
  20. "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" - Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel 426,000
  21. "Oh Boy" - Mud 425,000
  22. "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen 420,000
  23. "Misty" - Ray Stevens 419,000
  24. "Lovin' You" - Minnie Riperton 411,000
  25. "The Way We Were/Try to Remember" - Gladys Knight & the Pips 350,000
  26. "Sugar Candy Kisses" - Mac and Katie Kissoon 349,000
  27. "There's a Whole Lot of Loving" - Guys 'n' Dolls 348,000
  28. "Please Mr. Postman" - The Carpenters 340,000
  29. "Sing Baby Sing" - The Stylistics 322,000
  30. "Love Is the Drug" - Roxy Music 320,000
  31. "Rhinestone Cowboy" - Glen Campbell 319,000
  32. "Moonlighting" - Leo Sayer 318,000
  33. "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." - Billy Connolly 314,000
  34. "Hurts so Good" - Susan Cadogan 310,000
  35. "Only You Can" - Fox 309,000
  36. "Honey" - Bobby Goldsboro 308,000
  37. "Fox on the Run" - Sweet 307,000
  38. "Blanket on the Ground" - Billie Jo Spears 305,000
  39. "It's Been So Long" - George McCrae 304,000
  40. "Scotch on the Rocks" - Band of the Black Watch 303,000
  41. "You Sexy Thing" - Hot Chocolate 302,000
  42. "Feelings" - Morris Albert 301,000
  43. "The Secrets That You Keep" - Mud 300,000
  44. "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" - Smokie 299,000
  45. "The Bump" - Kenny 295,000
  46. "I’m on Fire" - 5000 Volts 294,000
  47. "Love Me Love My Dog" - Peter Shelley 293,000
  48. "SOS" - ABBA 281,000
  49. "That's the Way (I Like It)" - KC & The Sunshine Band 280,000
  50. "Disco Stomp" - Hamilton Bohannon 279,000

Albums[edit]

  1. The Best of the Stylistics - The Stylistics
  2. Once Upon a Star - Bay City Rollers
  3. Atlantic Crossing - Rod Stewart
  4. Horizon - The Carpenters
  5. 40 Golden Greats - Jim Reeves
  6. 40 Greatest Hits - Elvis Presley
  7. Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
  8. Elton John's Greatest Hits - Elton John
  9. Venus and Mars - Wings
  10. The Singles: 1969-1973 - The Carpenters
  11. 40 Greatest Hits - Perry Como
  12. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John
  13. Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel
  14. 20 Greatest Hits - Tom Jones
  15. His Greatest Hits - Engelbert Humperdinck
  16. Rollin' - Bay City Rollers
  17. The Original Soundtrack - 10cc
  18. Favourites - Peters and Lee
  19. The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
  20. Get Dancing - Various Artists
  21. Greatest Hits - Cat Stevens
  22. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
  23. The Shirley Bassey Singles Album - Shirley Bassey
  24. Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings
  25. Live at Treorchy - Max Boyce
  26. Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
  27. Souled Out - Various Artists
  28. On the Level - Status Quo
  29. All the Fun of the Fair - David Essex
  30. The Very Best of Roger Whittaker - Roger Whittaker
  31. We All Had Doctors' Papers - Max Boyce
  32. One of These Nights - Eagles
  33. Straight Shooter - Bad Company
  34. Sample Charley Pride - Charley Pride
  35. The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table - Rick Wakeman
  36. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
  37. Stardust - Original Soundtrack
  38. Crime of the Century - Supertramp
  39. Sheer Heart Attack - Queen
  40. And I Love You So - Perry Como
  41. His 12 Greatest Hits - Neil Diamond
  42. Can't Get Enough - Barry White
  43. Thank You Baby - The Stylistics
  44. The Best of Bread - Bread
  45. Blue Jays - Justin Hayward & John Lodge
  46. 24 Carat Purple - Deep Purple
  47. Cop Yer Whack for This - Billy Connolly
  48. Rock 'n' Roll - John Lennon
  49. Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
  50. The Best of Tammy Wynette - Tammy Wynette

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Classical music: new works[edit]

Film and Incidental music[edit]

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