Thursday, May 1, 2014

40 Year Itch : The UK Top 20 May 4,1974

Glam Rock, Canuck Terry Jacks, Abba and Womble-mania ruled the UK charts this week in 1974,  leaving little room for ersatz soul. Sunny's "Doctor's Orders", overcoming BBC concerns about what exactly our female singer was seeing a doctor for, would be covered  by unknown American Carol Douglas who would take her disco version to US #11 in 1975

1. Terry Jacks: Seasons in the Sun
2. Abba: Waterloo
3. Mud: The Cat Crept In

4. Wombles : Remember You're A Womble

5. Glitter Band: Angel Face

6. Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye: You Are Everything
7. Slade : Everyday
8. Sunny: Doctor's Orders

9. Chi Lites : Homely Girl
 10. Limmie and the Family Cooking : A Walkin' Miracle

11. Jimmy Osmond: I"m Gonna Knock On Your Door
12. Gary Glitter : Remember Me This Way
13. Bill Haley and the Comets : Rock Around the Clock
14. Hot Chocolate : Emma

15. Paper Lace : Billy, Don't Be a Hero
16. Mott the Hoople: The Golden Age of Rock n Roll

17. Queen: Seven Seas of Rhye
18. Mungo Jerry : Long Legged Woman Dressed in Black

19. Peters and Lee: Don't Stay Away Too Long
20. Stevie Wonder: He's Misstra Know-It-All

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