Sunday, September 27, 2015

UK Top 20 September 28 1975

Chris Spedding : Motor Bikin'

While the battle of "Paloma Blancas" raged between the original George Baker Selection version and the one by Jonathan King, a shirtless David Essex topped the charts, finally drawing the winds from Rod Stewart's "Sailing"which had spent four straight weeks at #1. The only truly cool song in the Top 20 was "Motor Bikin'" by leather clad session guitarist Chris Spedding. Future punk rockers must have at least liked his look.

1. David Essex : Hold Me Close

2. Rod Stewart : Sailing
3. The Drifters : There Goes My First Love
4. Art Garfunkel : I Only Have Eyes For You

5. Leo Sayer : Moonlighting
6. Jasper Carrott : Funky Moped

7. Showaddywaddy: Heartbeat
8. 5000 Volts : I'm On Fire
9. Carl Malcolm : Fattie Bum Bum
10. Jonathan King: Una Paloma Blanca

12. George Baker Selection : Paloma Blanca

13. Band of the Black Watch : Scotch on the Rocks
14. The Four Seasons: Who Loves You

15. The Chi-Lites : It's Time for Love
16. Abba : SOS
17. Chris Spedding : Motor Bikin'

18. Mac and Katie Kissoon : Like a Butterfly
19. Judge Dread : Big Ten
20. Desmond Dekker : Sing a Little Song

1 comment:

  1. Interesting to look at that 40 year-old top twenty. It is quite remarkable in its total dreadfulness with, quite simply, no redeeming features at all.