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]

Between 30 December 1974 and 5 December 1975.

Best-selling singles[edit]

[3]

No. Title Artist Peak
position
1 "Bye Bye Baby" Bay City Rollers 1
2 "Sailing" Stewart, RodRod Stewart 1
3 "Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)" Stylistics, TheThe Stylistics 1
4 "Whispering Grass" Davies, WindsorWindsor Davies and Don Estelle 1
5 "Stand by Your Man" Wynette, TammyTammy Wynette 1
6 "Give a Little Love" Bay City Rollers 1
7 "Hold Me Close" Essex, DavidDavid Essex 1
8 "The Last Farewell" Whittaker, RogerRoger Whittaker 2
9 "I Only Have Eyes for You" Garfunkel, ArtArt Garfunkel 1
10 "Tears On My Pillow" Nash, JohnnyJohnny Nash 1
11 "I'm Not in Love" 10cc 1
12 "Barbados" Typically Tropical 1
13 "If" Savalas, TellyTelly Savalas 1
14 "There Goes My First Love" Drifters, TheThe Drifters 3
15 "Three Steps to Heaven" Showaddywaddy 2
16 "The Hustle" McCoy, VanVan McCoy 3
17 "Space Oddity" Bowie, DavidDavid Bowie 1
18 "January" Pilot 1
19 "Funky Moped"/"The Magic Roundabout" Carrott, JasperJasper Carrott 5
20 "Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)" Harley, SteveSteve Harley and Cockney Rebel 1
21 "Oh Boy" Mud 1
22 "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen 1
23 "Misty" Stevens, RayRay Stevens 2
24 "Lovin' You" Ripperton, MinnieMinnie Ripperton 2
25 "The Way We Were"–"Try to Remember" Knight, GladysGladys Knight & the Pips 4
26 "Sugar Candy Kisses" Kissoon, Mac and KatieMac and Katie Kissoon 3
27 "There's a Whole Lot of Loving" Guys & Dolls 2
28 "Please Mr. Postman" Carpenters, TheThe Carpenters 2
29 "Sing Baby Sing" Stylistics, TheThe Stylistics 3
30 "Love Is the Drug" Roxy Music 2
31 "Rhinestone Cowboy" Campbell, GlenGlen Campbell 4
32 "Moonlighting" Sayer, LeoLeo Sayer 2
33 "D.I.V.O.R.C.E." Connolly, BillyBilly Connolly 1
34 "Hurts So Good" Cadogan, SusanSusan Cadogan 4
35 "Only You Can" Fox 3
36 "Honey" Goldsboro, BobbyBobby Goldsboro 2
37 "Fox on the Run" Sweet 2
38 "Blanket on the Ground" Spears, Billie JoBillie Jo Spears 6
39 "It's Been So Long" McCrae, GeorgeGeorge McCrae 4
40 "Scotch on the Rocks" Band of the Black Watch 8
41 "You Sexy Thing" Hot Chocolate 2
42 "Feelings" Albert, MorrisMorris Albert 4
43 "The Secrets That You Keep" Mud 3
44 "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" Smokie 3
45 "The Bump" Kenny 3
46 "I'm on Fire" 5000 Volts 4
47 "Love Me Love My Dog" Shelley, PeterPeter Shelley 3
48 "SOS" ABBA 6
49 "That's the Way (I Like It)" KC & the Sunshine Band 4
50 "Disco Stomp" Bohannon, HamiltonHamilton Bohannon 6

Best-selling albums[edit]

[4][5]

No. Title Artist
1 The Best of the Stylistics Stylistics, TheThe Stylistics
2 Once Upon a Star Bay City Rollers
3 Atlantic Crossing Stewart, RodRod Stewart
4 Horizon Carpenters, TheThe Carpenters
5 40 Golden Greats Reeves, JimJim Reeves
6 40 Greatest Hits Presley, ElvisElvis Presley
7 Tubular Bells Oldfield, MikeMike Oldfield
8 Greatest Hits John, EltonElton John
9 Venus and Mars Wings
10 The Singles: 1969-1973 Carpenters, TheThe Carpenters
11 40 Greatest Hits Como, PerryPerry Como
12 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy John, EltonElton John
13 Greatest Hits Simon & Garfunkel
14 20 Greatest Hits Jones, TomTom Jones
15 Englebert Humperdinck: His Greatest Hits Humperdinck, EngelbertEngelbert 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 Stevens, CatCat Stevens
22 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd
23 The Shirley Bassey Singles Album Bassey, ShirleyShirley Bassey
24 Band on the Run McCartney, PaulPaul McCartney and Wings
25 Live at Treorchy Boyce, MaxMax Boyce
26 Physical Graffiti Led Zeppelin
27 Souled Out Various Artists
28 On the Level Status Quo
29 All the Fun of the Fair Essex, DavidDavid Essex
30 The Very Best of Roger Whittaker Whittaker, RogerRoger Whittaker
31 We All Had Doctors' Papers Boyce, MaxMax Boyce
32 One of These Nights Eagles
33 Straight Shooter Bad Company
34 Sample Charley Pride Pride, CharleyCharley Pride
35 The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Wakeman, RickRick 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 Como, PerryPerry Como
41 His 12 Greatest Hits Diamond, NeilNeil Diamond
42 Can't Get Enough White, BarryBarry White
43 Thank You Baby Stylistics, TheThe Stylistics
44 The Best of Bread Bread
45 Blue Jays Hayward, JustinJustin Hayward and John Lodge
46 24 Carat Purple Deep Purple
47 Cop Yer Whack for This Connolly, BillyBilly Connolly
48 Rock 'n' Roll Lennon, JohnJohn Lennon
49 Blood on the Tracks Dylan, BobBob Dylan
50 The Best of Tammy Wynette Wynette, TammyTammy Wynette

Classical music: new works[edit]

Film and Incidental music[edit]

Musical Films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ChartArchive - Number One singles(Link redirected to OCC website)
  2. ^ ChartArchive - Number One albums(Link redirected to OCC website)
  3. ^ "1975 Best Sellers: Singles". Record Mirror and Disc (London, England: Spotlight Publications): 12. 10 January 1976. 
  4. ^ "1975 Best Sellers: Albums". Record Mirror and Disc (London, England: Spotlight Publications): 13. 10 January 1976. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 Albums Dec 30 1974 to Dec 5 1975". BPI Year Book 1976 (1st ed.). London, England: Parkway Publications. 1976. p. 211. 
  6. ^ Hetherington, S. (2006) Muir Mathieson: A Life in Film Music, Scottish Cultural Press, ISBN 1-898218-11-0