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

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Australian number-one albums of the 1970s
Australian top 25 singles
1970     1971     1972     1973     1974
1975     1976     1977     1978     1979
Australian top 25 albums
1970     1971     1972     1973     1974
1975     1976     1977     1978     1979

The following lists the number one albums on the Australian Albums Chart during the 1970s. The source for this decade is the Kent Music Report.

1970[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
5 January The Beatles Abbey Road 18 weeks
12 January
19 January
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February
23 February
2 March Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II 5 weeks
9 March
16 March
23 March
30 March
6 April Simon and Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Water 15 weeks
13 April
20 April
27 April
4 May
9 May
18 May The Beatles Hey Jude 2 weeks
25 May
1 June Simon and Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Water 15 weeks
8 June
15 June The Beatles Let It Be 4 weeks
22 June
29 June
6 July
13 July Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà Vu 2 weeks
20 July
27 July Simon and Garfunkel Bridge over Troubled Water 15 weeks
3 August
10 August
17 August
24 August
31 August
7 September
14 September Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory 19 weeks
21 September
28 September
5 October
12 October
19 October
26 October
2 November
9 November
16 November
23 November
30 November
7 December
14 December
21 December
28 December

1971[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
4 January Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory 19 weeks
11 January
18 January
25 January Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III 4 weeks
1 February
8 February
15 February
22 February Santana Abraxas 1 week
1 March Creedence Clearwater Revival Pendulum 3 weeks
8 March
15 March
22 March George Harrison All Things Must Pass 8 weeks
29 March
5 April
12 April
19 April
26 April
3 May
10 May
17 May Janis Joplin Pearl 5 weeks
24 May
31 May
7 June
14 June
21 June Deep Purple Deep Purple in Rock 2 weeks
28 June
5 July Joe Cocker Cocker Happy 8 weeks
12 July
19 July
26 July The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 2 weeks
2 August
9 August Joe Cocker Cocker Happy 8 weeks
16 August
23 August
30 August Daddy Cool Daddy Who?... Daddy Cool 7 weeks
6 September
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October Joe Cocker Cocker Happy 8 weeks
25 October
1 November Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story 5 weeks
8 November
15 November
22 November
29 November
6 December Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat 15 weeks
13 December
20 December
27 December

1972[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
3 January Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat 15 weeks
10 January John Lennon Imagine 2 weeks
17 January
24 January Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat 15 weeks
31 January
7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February
6 March
13 March
19 March
27 March
3 April Don McLean American Pie 11 weeks
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May
22 May
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June Neil Young Harvest 1 week
26 June Deep Purple Machine Head 2 weeks
3 July
10 July Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick 11 weeks
17 July
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August
4 September
11 September
18 September
25 September Slade Slade Alive! 12 weeks
2 October
9 October
16 October
23 October Cat Stevens Catch Bull at Four 7 weeks
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November
27 November
4 December
11 December Slade Slade Alive! 12 weeks
18 December
25 December

1973[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
1 January Slade Slade Alive! 12 weeks
8 January
15 January
22 January
29 January
5 February Slayed? 6 weeks
12 February
19 February
26 February
5 March
12 March
19 March Carly Simon No Secrets 6 weeks
26 March
2 April
9 April
16 April
23 April
30 April Elton John Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player 3 weeks
7 May
14 May
21 May Neil Diamond Hot August Night 29 weeks
28 May
4 June Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy 3 weeks
11 June
18 June
25 June Neil Diamond Hot August Night 29 weeks
2 July
9 July Paul McCartney and Wings Red Rose Speedway 3 weeks
16 July
23 July
30 July Neil Diamond Hot August Night 29 weeks
6 August
13 August
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September
24 September
1 October
8 October
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November
19 November
26 November The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 4 weeks
3 December
10 December
17 December
24 December Neil Diamond Hot August Night 29 weeks
31 December

1974[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
7 January Neil Diamond Hot August Night 29 weeks
14 January
21 January
28 January Jonathan Livingston Seagull 4 weeks
4 February
11 February
18 February
25 February Hot August Night 29 weeks
4 March
11 March
18 March Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 3 weeks
25 March
1 April
8 April Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run 7 weeks
15 April
22 April
29 April
6 May
13 May
20 May Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 4 weeks
27 May
3 June
10 June
17 June Motion Picture Soundtrack The Sting 7 weeks
24 June
1 July
8 July
15 July
22 July
29 July Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run 7 weeks
5 August Motion Picture Soundtrack The Sting 7 weeks
12 August Elton John Caribou 10 weeks
19 August
26 August
2 September
9 September
16 September
23 September
30 September
7 October
14 October
21 October Suzi Quatro Quatro 6 weeks
28 October
4 November
11 November
18 November
25 November
2 December Neil Diamond Serenade 7 weeks
9 December
16 December
23 December
30 December

1975[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
6 January Neil Diamond Serenade 7 weeks
13 January
20 January Elton John Elton John's Greatest Hits 5 weeks
27 January
3 February
10 February
17 February
24 February Skyhooks Living in the 70's 16 weeks
3 March
10 March
17 March
24 March
31 March
7 April
14 April
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
2 June
9 June
16 June Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 5 weeks
23 June
30 June
7 July
14 July
21 July Skyhooks Ego Is Not a Dirty Word 11 weeks
28 July
4 August
11 August
18 August
25 August
1 September
8 September
15 September
22 September
29 September
6 October Sherbet Sherbet's Greatest Hits 1 week
13 October Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 4 weeks
20 October
27 October
3 November
10 November John Denver Windsong 2 weeks
17 November
24 November Rod Stewart Atlantic Crossing 2 weeks
1 December
8 December ABBA ABBA 11 weeks
15 December
22 December
29 December

1976[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
5 January ABBA ABBA 11 weeks
12 January
19 January
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February
23 February Bob Dylan Desire 3 weeks
1 March
8 March
15 March Queen A Night at the Opera 2 weeks
22 March
29 March ABBA The Best of ABBA 16 weeks
5 April
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
19 July Sherbet Howzat 2 weeks
26 July Neil Diamond Beautiful Noise 4 weeks
2 August
9 August Sherbet Howzat 2 weeks
16 August Neil Diamond Beautiful Noise 4 weeks
23 August
30 August Rod Stewart A Night on the Town 10 weeks
6 September
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October
25 October
1 November
8 November Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together 2 weeks
15 November
22 November ABBA Arrival 8 weeks
29 November
6 December
13 December
20 December
27 December

1977[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
3 January ABBA Arrival 8 weeks
10 January
17 January Eagles Hotel California 12 weeks
23 January
31 January
7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February
7 March
14 March
21 March
28 March
4 April
11 April Fleetwood Mac Rumours 8 weeks
18 April Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record 9 weeks
25 April
2 May
9 May
16 May
23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June
20 June Boz Scaggs Silk Degrees 18 weeks
27 June
4 July
11 July
18 July
25 July
1 August
8 August
15 August
22 August
29 August
5 September
12 September
19 September
26 September
3 October
10 October
17 October
24 October Fleetwood Mac Rumours 8 weeks
31 October
7 November
14 November
21 November
28 November Rod Stewart Foot Loose & Fancy Free 9 weeks
5 December
12 December
19 December
26 December

1978[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
2 January Rod Stewart Foot Loose & Fancy Free 9 weeks
9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January Fleetwood Mac Rumours 8 weeks
6 February
13 February Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams 5 weeks
20 February
27 February
6 March
13 March
20 March Bee Gees/Various Saturday Night Fever 14 weeks
27 March
3 April
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May
22 May
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June
26 June Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 7 weeks
3 July
10 July
17 July
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August Motion Picture Soundtrack Grease 13 weeks1
21 August
28 August
4 September
11 September
18 September
25 September
2 October Jeff Wayne War of the Worlds 7 weeks
9 October
16 October
23 October
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November Motion Picture Soundtrack Grease 13 weeks1
27 November
4 December Dire Straits Dire Straits 3 weeks
11 December
18 December
25 December Billy Joel 52nd Street 5 weeks

1979[edit]

Date Artist Album Weeks at number one
1 January Billy Joel 52nd Street 5 weeks
8 January
15 January
22 January
29 January Rod Stewart Blondes Have More Fun 6 weeks
5 February
12 February
19 February
26 February
5 March
12 March Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown 5 weeks
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April
16 April Supertramp Breakfast in America 6 weeks
23 April
30 April
7 May
14 May
21 May
28 May Bob Seger The Bob Seger Collection 2 weeks
4 June
11 June Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 6 weeks
18 June
25 June
2 July
9 July
16 July
23 July Electric Light Orchestra Discovery 6 weeks
30 July
6 August Leo Sayer The Very Best of Leo Sayer 1 week
13 August Electric Light Orchestra Discovery 6 weeks
20 August
27 August
3 September The Knack Get the Knack 4 weeks
10 September
17 September Electric Light Orchestra Discovery 6 weeks
24 September The Knack Get the Knack 4 weeks
1 October
8 October Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming 2 weeks
15 October
22 October Eagles The Long Run 3 weeks
29 October
5 November
12 November Rod Stewart Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 5 weeks
19 November
26 November
3 December
10 December
17 December Bee Gees Bee Gees Greatest 3 weeks
24 December
31 December

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