Bored by the latest music chart? Remember when the music charts were fun? Well, maybe you don’t but back in the 1970’s, the decade covered in my book ‘Floating In Space’, the music charts were a whole different ball game. Every taste of music was covered from soul to rock and back again. TV theme tunes made it into the charts, as did comedy and novelty records. Here’s a quick selection of ten of the most memorable. Can you think of any others?
Toast by Street Band (1978. Can you spot a young Paul Young?)
King of the Cops (1975)
Mr Jaws by Dickie Goodman. (1975)
Renta Santa by Chris Hill (A sort of British Mr Jaws using the same idea of music clips. 1975.)
Theme from Van Der Valk by the Simon Park Orchestra (a number 1 hit in 1973!)
Ernie, the Fastest Milkman in the West (Benny Hill reached the Christmas number 1 slot in 1971)
The Monster Mash (Bobby Boris Picket and the Crypt-Kickers! originally from 1962 but re-released in 1970.)
The Wombles (1974)
Convoy: C W McCall (1975)
Convoy GB By Laurie Lingo and the Dipsticks (1976)
Ugly duckling Mike Reid (Number 10 in 1975!)
Car 67 by Driver 67 (My favourite oddball hit of all time from 1978!)
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Thanks for the reblog! Just reviewing this one and thought of another track to add: David Bowie and the Laughing Gnome! Stand by for a re-post: 13 Chart Hits from . . .
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