Monday, June 27, 2016

40 Year Itch : UK Top 10 June 27, 1976

The Real Thing : You To Me Are Everything

  For 16 straight days, beginning at the end of June, the mercury soared over 30C (86F) at Heathrow Airport, kicking off the UK's hottest summer ever. Some parts of the country went without rainfall for 45 days. People were urged to take baths in no more than five inches of water, inspiring sales of a bumper sticker that read "Save water, bathe with a friend". There was even talk of importing water from Norway.
   On the UK charts, The Real Thing spent three weeks at #1 with the lightweight soul sounds of  "You To Me Are Everything". At #2,  ITV'S New Faces winner Our Kid, a Liverpool boy band,  made music fans look back on the days when the Osmonds ruled the charts with nostalgia.

1. The Real Thing : You To Me Are Everything
2. Our Kid : You Just Might See Me Cry

3. Candi Staton : Young Hearts Run Free
4. Bryan Ferry : Let's Stick Together
5. Rod Stewart : Tonight's the Night

6. Gallagher and Lyle : Heart On My Sleeve
7. The Shangri-Las : Leader of the Pack
8. Thin Lizzy : The Boys Are Back in Town

9. The Wurzels : Combine Harvester
10. Wings : Silly Love Songs

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