Talk:List of UK Singles Chart number ones of the 1970s

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All in one chart[edit]

Why is this chart all in one where the 50's, 60's, 80's, 90, 00's and 10's have each year as it's own table. I tried to make the change but it got reverted. Shouldn't this page be keeping to the same format as the other lists? And surely it would make it easier to use on say the iPhone as the un-needed tables whould be hidden. 78.105.228.3 (talk) 23:28, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Something[edit]

The 1973 chart shows singles reaching the number one spot mostly on a Tuesday, but there are some Mondays and Sundays in there. Anyone know what the reason for that might be?

The sequence is: Tue, Mon, Mon, Tue, Sun, Sun, then all Tuesday.

The official UK charts and odd dates[edit]

Why is this referenced from Guinness rather than the official UK charts? (http://www.theofficialcharts.com) All the dates are a few days out, which might help to explain the previous question

PTCO 07:38, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Certifications[edit]

The Certified UK Singles Awards did not become 200,000, (Silver), 400,000, (Gold), & 600,000, (Platinum), until 1989. From 1973 to 1988 they were higher - 250,000, (Silver), 500,000, (Gold), & 1,000,000, (Platinum). The Article makes it sound like they were always the lower ones..... 82.22.122.117 (talk) 22:27, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Can't do this instant, but I'll look into it. If you have any sources for it being 250k, 500k and 1m or for the date 1988 it would be a great help. Thanks, Rambo's Revenge (talk) 23:31, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
This seems to back up your claim. "Please note that there has been an alteration to the number of records sold in order to qualify for Platinum, Gold and Silver discs. Records released after January 1, 1989 will now qualify for a Platinum disc after having sold 600,000 copies (previously one million), Gold 400,000 (previously 500,000) and Silver 200,000 (previously 250,000)"[1] I'll work this in tomorrow (where I live). Rambo's Revenge (talk) 00:05, 16 July 2010 (UTC)
 Done I believe this is fixed now. Thanks for the heads up. Rambo's Revenge (talk) 12:47, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

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Multiple Image of the Buggles[edit]

I've reverted the multi image of the Buggles by EditorE, not through any aversion to the image but because it messes up the formatting of the page. In Chrome and IE it pushed the list way down the page to below the images and in Firefox the picture obliterated some of the text in the list. This is in a maxed window on a 1280x1024 screen (and Windows Vista if it makes any difference.) Bagunceiro (talk) 13:55, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

List of million sellers needs updating[edit]

Hi

The list of singles from the 70s which sold a million, which includes those which have passed a million through downloads in recent years, needs updating - among those to be added are I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor and Sailing by Rod Stewart. Full list was last published by the Official Charts Co. in December, link here:

http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/passengers-let-her-go-becomes-one-of-the-uks-biggest-selling-singles-of-all-time-2651/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.30.55.65 (talk) 11:27, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

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Best-selling single of the year[edit]

I'm not convinced Dawn had the best-selling single of 1973. The source for this information (Chart Archive at http://www.everyhit.co.uk/chart3.html) doesn't even say whether the information is based on sales. I Love You Love Me Love was certified Platinum on 1 January 1974, so we can conclude it passed a million in the last week of 1973. The Dawn single was not certified Platinum. In the OCC's best-selling singles since 1952 list compiled in 2002, they gave Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree's total sales of 988,000 and Gary Glitter's 1,140,000. Both singles had non-charting re-issues which the OCC would (presumably) have included in the total figure. Maybe the BPI awards were for shipments, and Glitter's single hadn't actually passed a million units sold when it got the Platinum award, but a million copies had been shipped to stores. In the 1973 list on EveryHit, it's only at #6 for the year, below several singles which certainly didn't sell a million. It would be interesting to see a primary source for the best-selling single of each year, from a contemporary publication. It might have been Dawn in 1973, if the Glitter track got a certification for shipments, rather than sales. Or the EveryHit chart might be taken from a listing which stopped before 31 December 1973 - if it was published in the weeks prior to that, it wouldn't have included all the singles sales from 1973. TrottieTrue (talk) 23:30, 10 March 2018 (UTC)