List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1970s

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The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart, during the 1970s. The source for this decade is the "Kent Music Report".

1970[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January Elvis Presley "Suspicious Minds" 3 weeks

(1 week in Dec. 1969)

12 January
19 January Johnny Farnham Australia "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" 7 weeks
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February
23 February
2 March
9 March Shocking Blue "Venus" 2 weeks
16 March
23 March Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love" 2 weeks
30 March
6 April The Beatles "Let It Be" 6 weeks
13 April
20 April
27 April
4 May
9 May
18 May Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky" 5 weeks
25 May
1 June
8 June
15 June
22 June Ray Stevens "Everything is Beautiful" 2 weeks
29 June
6 July The Beach Boys "Cottonfields" 1 week
13 July Creedence Clearwater Revival "Up Around the Bend" / "Run Through the Jungle" 6 weeks
20 July
27 July
3 August
10 August
17 August
24 August Simon & Garfunkel "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" 1 week
31 August Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime" 1 week
7 September The Mixtures Australia "In the Summertime" (cover version) 6 weeks
14 September
21 September
28 September
5 October
12 October
19 October The Carpenters "(They Long to Be) Close to You" 3 weeks
26 October
2 November
9 November Creedence Clearwater Revival "Lookin' Out My Back Door" / "Long as I Can See the Light" 4 weeks
16 November
23 November
30 November
7 December Miguel Ríos "A Song of Joy" 4 weeks
14 December
21 December
28 December

1971[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January The Partridge Family "I Think I Love You" 2 weeks
11 January
18 January George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" 8 weeks
25 January
1 February
8 February
15 February
22 February
1 March
8 March
15 March The Mixtures Australia "The Pushbike Song" 2 weeks
22 March
29 March Dawn "Knock Three Times" 1 week
5 April Lynn Anderson "Rose Garden" 4 weeks
12 April
19 April
26 April
3 May Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" 2 weeks
10 May
17 May Tom Jones "She's a Lady" 2 weeks
24 May
31 May Paul McCartney "Another Day" 1 week
7 June Lally Stott "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" 1 week
14 June The Hollies "Too Young to Be Married" 2 weeks
21 June
28 June Daddy Cool Australia "Eagle Rock" 10 weeks
5 July
12 July
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September Drummond Australia "Daddy Cool" 7 weeks
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October
25 October Olivia Newton-John Australia "Banks of the Ohio" 5 weeks
1 November
8 November
15 November
22 November
29 November Rod Stewart "Maggie May" 4 weeks
6 December
13 December
20 December
27 December John Lennon "Imagine" 5 weeks

1972[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January John Lennon "Imagine" 5 weeks
10 January
17 January
24 January
31 January David Cassidy "Cherish" 2 weeks
7 February
14 February Walter Matthau "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)" 2 weeks
21 February
28 February Melanie "Brand New Key" 1 week
6 March Don McLean "American Pie" 5 weeks
13 March
19 March
27 March
3 April
10 April Nilsson "Without You" 5 weeks
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May Chakachas "Jungle Fever" 5 weeks
22 May
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June Roberta Flack "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" 2 weeks
26 June
3 July Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show "Sylvia's Mother" 3 weeks
10 July
17 July
24 July Donny Osmond "Puppy Love" 6 weeks
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August
4 September Wayne Newton "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" 3 weeks
11 September
18 September
25 September Gary Glitter "Rock and Roll, Part 2" 1 week
2 October Blackfeather Australia "Boppin' the Blues" 2 weeks
9 October
16 October S-Express "Theme from S-Express" 8 weeks
23 October
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November
27 November
4 December
11 December Michael Jackson "Ben" 8 weeks
18 December
25 December

1973[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January Michael Jackson "Ben" 8 weeks
8 January
15 January
22 January
29 January
5 February Lobo "I'd Love You to Want Me" 2 weeks
12 February
19 February Carly Simon "You're So Vain" 7 weeks
26 February
5 March
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song" 2 weeks
16 April
23 April The Carpenters "Top of the World" 4 weeks
30 April
7 May
14 May
21 May Tony Orlando and Dawn "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" 7 weeks
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
2 July
9 July Jud Strunk "Daisy a Day" 2 weeks
16 July
23 July Maureen McGovern "The Morning After" 1 week
30 July Col Joye Australia "Heaven Is My Woman's Love" 2 weeks
6 August
13 August Helen Reddy Australia "Delta Dawn" 5 weeks
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September Shirley Bassey "Never Never Never" 2 weeks
24 September
1 October Suzi Quatro "Can the Can" 6 weeks
8 October
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November Vicki Lawrence "He Did with Me" 1 week
19 November The Rolling Stones "Angie" 5 weeks
26 November
3 December
10 December
17 December
24 December Helen Reddy Australia "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" 4 weeks
31 December

1974[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Helen Reddy Australia "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" 4 weeks
14 January
21 January Suzi Quatro "48 Crash" 1 week
28 January Ringo Starr "Photograph" 1 week
4 February David Bowie "Sorrow" 2 weeks
11 February
18 February Grahame Bond Australia "Farewell Aunty Jack" 3 weeks
25 February
4 March
11 March Alvin Stardust "My Coo Ca Choo" 7 weeks
18 March
25 March
1 April
8 April
15 April
22 April
29 April Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" 4 weeks
6 May
13 May
20 May
27 May Suzi Quatro "Devil Gate Drive" 3 weeks
3 June
10 June
17 June Paper Lace "Billy Don't Be a Hero" 8 weeks
24 June
1 July
8 July
15 July
22 July
29 July
5 August
12 August Stevie Wright Australia "Evie" 6 weeks
19 August
26 August
2 September
9 September
16 September
23 September Paper Lace "The Night Chicago Died" 8 weeks
30 September
7 October
14 October
21 October
28 October
4 November
11 November
18 November Olivia Newton-John Australia "I Honestly Love You" 4 weeks
25 November
2 December
9 December
16 December Carl Douglas "Kung Fu Fighting" 3 weeks
23 December
30 December

1975[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January Daryl Braithwaite Australia "You're My World" 3 weeks
13 January
20 January
27 January Billy Swan "I Can Help" 1 week
3 February William Shakespeare Australia "My Little Angel" 3 weeks
10 February
17 February
24 February The Carpenters "Please Mr. Postman" 5 weeks
3 March
10 March
17 March
24 March
31 March Skyhooks Australia "Horror Movie" 2 weeks
7 April
14 April Bob Hudson Australia "The Newcastle Song" 4 weeks
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May Sherbet Australia "Summer Love" 2 weeks
19 May
26 May Pilot "January" 8 weeks
2 June
9 June
16 June
23 June
30 June
7 July
14 July
21 July Freddy Fender "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" 1 week
28 July Bay City Rollers "Bye Bye Baby" 1 week
4 August Sweet "Fox on the Run" 6 weeks
11 August
18 August
25 August
1 September
8 September
15 September Captain & Tennille "Love Will Keep Us Together" 4 weeks
22 September
29 September
6 October
13 October ABBA "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" 3 weeks
20 October
27 October
3 November "Mamma Mia" 10 weeks
10 November
17 November
24 November
1 December
8 December
15 December
22 December
29 December

1976[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January ABBA "Mamma Mia" 10 weeks
12 January "SOS" 1 week
19 January Heart "Magic Man" 6 weeks
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February
23 February
1 March Salsoul Orchestra "Tangerine" 3 weeks
8 March
15 March
22 March Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" 2 weeks
29 March
5 April ABBA "Fernando" 14 weeks
12 April
19 April
26 April
3 May
10 May
17 May
24 May
31 May
7 June
14 June
21 June
28 June
5 July
12 July Pussycat "Mississippi" 4 weeks
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August Heart "Crazy on You" 3 weeks
16 August
23 August
30 August Elton John and Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" 1 week
6 September ABBA "Dancing Queen" 8 weeks
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October
25 October
1 November Mocedades "Tomame o Dejame" 2 weeks
8 November
15 November ABBA "Money, Money, Money" 6 weeks
22 November
29 November
6 December
13 December
20 December
27 December Boney M "Daddy Cool" 1 week

1977[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January Chicago "If You Leave Me Now" 4 weeks
10 January
17 January
23 January
31 January Pussyfoot "The Way You Do It" 7 weeks
7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February
7 March
14 March
21 March Mary MacGregor "Torn Between Two Lovers" 4 weeks
28 March
4 April
11 April
18 April David Soul "Don't Give Up on Us" 3 weeks
25 April
2 May
9 May Julie Covington "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" 7 weeks
16 May
23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June
20 June
27 June Little River Band Australia "Help Is on Its Way" 1 week
4 July Dr. Hook "Walk Right In" 5 weeks
11 July
18 July
25 July
1 August
8 August Peter Allen Australia "I Go to Rio" 5 weeks
15 August
22 August
29 August
5 September
12 September Catherine MacKinnon "You're Moving Out Today" 4 weeks
19 September
26 September
3 October
10 October Donna Summer "I Feel Love" 1 week
17 October Andy Gibb "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" 7 weeks
24 October
31 October
7 November
14 November
21 November
28 November
5 December Rod Stewart "You're in My Heart" 1 week
12 December Wings "Mull of Kintyre" 11 weeks
19 December
26 December

1978[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January Wings "Mull of Kintyre" 11 weeks
9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February
13 February
20 February
27 February Bonnie Tyler "It's a Heartache" 4 weeks
6 March
13 March
20 March
27 March The Babys "Isn't It Time" 1 week
3 April Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" 7 weeks
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May
22 May Kate Bush "Wuthering Heights" 3 weeks
29 May
5 June
12 June Eruption "I Can't Stand the Rain" 1 week
19 June Gerry Rafferty "Baker Street" 1 week
26 June John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "You're the One That I Want" 9 weeks
3 July
10 July Boney M. "Rivers of Babylon" 6 weeks
17 July
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "You're the One That I Want" 9 weeks
28 August
4 September
11 September
18 September
25 September
2 October
9 October Dragon "Are You Old Enough" 2 weeks
16 October
23 October La Belle Epoque "Black Is Black" 1 week
30 October Commodores "Three Times a Lady" 5 weeks
6 November
13 November
20 November
27 November
4 December Boney M. "Rasputin" 2 weeks
11 December
18 December Exile "Kiss You All Over" 1 week
25 December Village People "Y.M.C.A." 5 weeks

1979[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January Village People "Y.M.C.A." 5 weeks
8 January
15 January
22 January
29 January Rod Stewart "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" 2 weeks
5 February
12 February The Mojo Singers Australia "C'mon Aussie C'mon" 2 weeks
19 February
26 February Chic "Le Freak" 5 weeks
5 March
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April Blondie "Heart of Glass" 5 weeks
9 April
16 April
23 April
30 April
7 May Racey "Lay Your Love on Me" 8 weeks
14 May
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
2 July Donna Summer "Hot Stuff" 1 week
9 July M "Pop Muzik" 3 weeks
16 July
23 July
30 July Racey "Some Girls" 4 weeks
6 August
13 August
20 August
27 August Two-Man Band Australia "Up There Cazaly" 1 week
3 September The Knack "My Sharona" 5 weeks
10 September
17 September
24 September
1 October
8 October Patrick Hernandez "Born to Be Alive" 5 weeks
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November The Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays" 2 weeks
19 November
26 November Mi-Sex "Computer Games" 1 week
3 December The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star" 7 weeks
(2 weeks in Jan. 1980)
10 December
17 December
24 December
31 December

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