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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Australian number-one singles 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 singles on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1970s. The source for this decade is the "Kent Music Report".

Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on the KMR End of Year Chart
The light blue background indicates the #1 song on the KMR End of Decade Chart

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[1] 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 Benny Hill "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 Royal Scots Dragoon Guards "Amazing Grace" 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 Hot Butter "Popcorn" 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 Ted Mulry Gang Australia "Jump in My Car" 6 weeks
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February
23 February
1 March C. W. McCall "Convoy" 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 Sherbet Australia "Howzat" 4 weeks
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August Fox "S-S-S Single Bed" 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 Bryan Ferry Let's Stick Together 2 weeks
8 November
15 November ABBA "Money, Money, Money" 6 weeks
22 November
29 November
6 December
13 December
20 December
27 December Chicago "If You Leave Me Now" 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 Carol Bayer Sager "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

See also[edit]

References[edit]