There were hundreds of different acts in the 1970’s of course, people remember the big acts like Queen and David Bowie etc but a lot of them are forgotten, In this article I am going to remind you of those long forgotten artists and songs.

70’s Music Artists List A-Z

In this list of 70’s music artists I am going to put them in alphabetical order to make it easier to read. Here goes. I will list 1 song from each act, the year and chart position. I got all the information below from The Guiness Book Of Hit Singles for the UK.

A

Abba

Waterloo (1974) (1)

Adverts

Gary Gilmore’s Eyes (1977) (18)

Alessi

Oh Lori (1977) (8)

Althea + Woman

Uptown Top Ranking (1977) (1)

America

Horse With No Name (1972) (3)

Money

Hold Your Head Up (1972) (5)

Arrows

A Touch Too Much (1974) (8)

Average White Band

Pick Up The Pieces (1975) (6)

Charles Aznavour

She (1974) (1)

B

Baccara

Yes Sir I Can Boogie (1977) (1)

Bachman Turner Overdrive

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet (1974) (2)

Bad Company

Can’t Get Enough (1974) (15)

Badfinger

Come And Get It (1970) (4)

Joan Baez 

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (1971) (6)

JJ Barrie

No Charge (1976) (1)

Shirley Bassey 

Something (1970) (4)

Bay City Rollers

Bye Bye Baby (1975) (1)

Beach Boys

Cottonfields (1970) (5)

Beat

Tears Of A Clown/Ranking Full Stop (1979) (6)

The Beatles

Let It Be (1970) (2)

Bee Gees

Run To Me (1972)

Archie Bell  and The Drells

Here I Go Again (1972) (11)

Bellamy Brothers

Let Your Love Flow (1976) (7)

La Belle Epoque

Black Is Black (1977) (2)

Chuck Berry

My Ding-A-Ling (1972) (1)

Barry Briggs

Sideshow (1976) (3)

Cilla Black

Something Tells Me (Something Is Gonna Happen Tonight) (1971) (3)

Black Sabbath

Paranoid (1970) (4)

Blackfoot Sue

Standing In The Road (1972) (4)

Blondie

Heart Of Glass (1979) (1)

Bobby Bloom

Montego Bay (1970) (3)

Barry Blue

(Dancing) On A Saturday Night (1973) (2)

Blue Mink

Banner Man (1971) (3)

Blue Oyster Cult

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper (1978) (16)

Colin Blunstone

Say You Don’t Mind (1972) (15)

Bob and Marcia

Young Gifted And Black (1970) (5)

Hamilton Bohannon

Disco Stomp (1975) (6)

Boney M

Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring (1978) (1)

Booker T and The MG’s

Green Onions (1979) (7)

Boomtown Rats

Rat Trap (1978) (1)

Ken Boothe

Everything I Own (1974) (1)

David Bowie

Life On Mars (1973) (3)

Bread

Make It With You (1970) (5)

Brian And Michael

Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs (1978) (1)

Brighouse + Rastrick Brass Band

The Floral Dance (1977) (2)

Johnny Bristol

Hang On In There Baby (1974) (3)

Elkie Brooks

Pearl’s A Singer (1977) (8)

Brotherhood Of Man

Angelo (1977) (1)

Dennis Brown

Money In My Pocket (1979) (14)

Jackson Browne

Stay (1978) (12)

Buggles

Video Killed The Radio Stars (1979) (1)

Kate Bush 

Wuthering Heights (1978) (1)

 

C

Roy C

Shotgun Wedding(re-issue) (1972) (8)

Susan Cadogan

Hurt So Good (1975) (4)

Glen Campbell

Honey Come Back (1970) (4)

Junior Campbell

Hallelujah Freedom (1972) (10)

Jim Capaldi

Love Hurts (1975) (4)

Eric Carmen

All By Myself (1976) (12)

Carpenters

Yesterday Once More (1973) (2)

Raffaella Carra

Do It Do It Again (1978) (9)

Jasper Carrot

Funky Moped/Magic Roundabout (1975) (5)

Cars

My Best Friend’s Girl (1978) (3)

Clarence Carter

Patches (1970) (2)

Johnny Cash

A Thing Called Love (1972) (4)

David Cassidy

How Can I Be Sure (1972) (1)

C.C.S

Tap Turns On The Water (1971) (5)

Cerrone

Super Nature (1978) (8)

Chairman Of The Board

You’ve Got Me Dangling On A String (1970) (5)

Tina Charles

I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance) (1976) (1)

Cheap Trick

I Want You To Want Me (1979) (29)

Cher

Gypsys Tramps And Thieves (1971) (4)

Chic

Freak (1978) (7)

Chicago

If You Leave Me Now (1976) (1)

Chicory Tip

Son Of My Father (1972) (1)

Chi-lites

Homely Girl (1974) (5)

Christie

Yellow River (1970) (1)

Tony Christie

I Did What I Did For Maria (1971) (2)

Eric Clapton

Layla (1972) (7)

Jimmy Cliff

Wild World (1970) (8)

Clout

Substitute (1978) (2)

Dave And Ansil Collins

Double Barrel ( 1971) (1)

Judy Collins

Send In The Clowns (1975) (6)

Commodores

Three Times A Lady (1978) (1)

Perry Como

And I Love You So (1973) (3)

Congregation

Softly Whispering I Love You (1971) (4)

Billy Connolly

D.I.V.O.R.C.E (1975) (1)

Alice Cooper

School’s Out (1972) (1)

Elvis Costello

Oliver’s Army (1979) (2)

Julie Covington

Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (1976) (1)

Crusaders

Street Life (1979) (5)

 

D

Terry Dactyl And The Dinosaurs

Seaside Shuffle (1972) (2)

Roger Daltry

Giving It All Away (1973) (5)

Dana

All Kinds Of Everything (1970) (1)

Charlie Daniels Band

The Devil Went Down To Georgia (1979) (14)

Darts

Boy From New York City (1978) (2)

Windsor Davies And Don Estelle

Whispering Grass (1975) (1)

Dawn

Knock Three Times (1971) (1)

Lynsey De Paul

No Honestly (1974) (7)

Stepahie De Sykes

Born With A Smile On My Face (1974) (2)

Kiki Dee

Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (1976) (1) with Elton John

Deep Purple

Black Night (1970) (2)

Rick Dees

Disco Duck (Part One) (1976) (6)

Desmond Decker

You Can Get It If You Really Want (1970) (2)

Delfonics

La-La Means I Love You (1971) (19)

John Denver

Annie’s Song (1974) (1)

Detroit Emeralds

Feel The Need In Me (1973) (4)

Detroit Spinners

Ghetto Child (1973) (7)

Neil Diamond

Cracklin’ Rosie (1970) (3)

Barbara Dickson

Answer Me (1976) (9)

Dire Straits

Sultans Of Swing (1979) (8)

Disco Tex + The Sex-O-Lettes

I Wanna Dance Wit Choo (1975) (6)

Sacha Distel

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (1970) (10)

Dr Feelgood

Milk And Alcohol (1979) (9)

Dollar

Love’s Gotta Hold On Me (1979) (4)

Dooleys

Wanted (1979) (3)

Carl Douglas

Kung Fu Fighting (1974) (1)

Drifters

Kissin’ In The Back Row Of The Movies (1974) (2)

Driver 67

Car 67 (1978) (7)

David Dundas

Jeans On (1976) (3)

Erroll Dunkley

OK Fred (1979) (11)

Clive Dunn

Grandad (1970) (1)

Ian Dury And The Blockheads

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (1978) (1)

Bob Dylan

Knockin’ On Heavens Door (1973) (14)

 

E

Eagles

Hotel California (1977) (8)

Earth Wind And Fire

September (1978) (3)

East Of Eden

Jig A Jig (1971) (7)

Eddie + The Hot Rods

Do Anything You Wanna Do (1977) (9)

Randy Edelman

Concrete And Clay (1976) (11)

Edison Lighthouse

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) (1970) (1)

Dave Edmunds

I Hear You Knocking (1970) (1)

Donnie Elbert 

Where Did Our Love Go? (1972) (8)

ELO

Livin’ Thing (1976) (4)

Elgin

Heaven Must Have Sent You (1971) (3)

Yvonne Elliman

Love Me (1976) (6)

Emerson, Lake And Palmer

Fanfare For The Common Man (1977) (2)

Emotions

Best Of My Love (1977) (4)

England World Cup Squad

Back Home (1970) (1)

Scott English

Brandy (1971) (12)

Eruption

I Can’t Stand The Rain (1978) (5)

David Essex

Gonna Make You A Star (1974) (1)

Paul Evans

Hello This Is Joanie(The Telephone Answering Machine Song) (1978) (6)

Exile

Kiss You All Over (1978) (6)

 

F

Faces

Cindy Incidently (1973) (2)

Yvonne Fair

It Should Have Been Me (1976) (5)

Georgie Fame

Rosetta (1971) (11)

Family 

In My Own Time (1971) (4)

Fantastics

Something Old, Something New (1971) (9)

Father Abraham And The Smurfs

The Smurf Song (1978) (2)

Bryan Ferry

Let’s Stick Together (1976) (4)

Fiddlers Dram

Day Trip To Bangor (Didn’t We Have A Lovely Time) (1979) (3)

First Choice

Smarty Pants (1973) (9)

First Class

Beach Baby (1974) (13)

5000 Volts

Dr Kiss Kiss (1976) (8)

Roberta Flack

Killing Me Softly With His Song (1973) (6)

Fleetwood Mac

Albatross(re-issue) (1973) (2)

Berni Flint

I Don’t Want To Put A Hold On You (1977) (3)

Floaters

Float On (1977) (1)

Flying Lizards

Money (1979) (5)

Focus

Sylvia (1973) (4)

Fortunes

Storm In A Teacup (1972) (7)

Four Seasons

December ’63 (Oh What A Night) (1)

Four Tops

Simple Game (1971) (3)

Fox

Only You Can (1975) (3)

Peter Frampton

Show Me The Way (1976) (10)

Free

All Right Now (1970) (2)

Dean Freidman

Lucky Stars (1978) (3)

 

G

Peter Gabriel

Solsbury Hill (1977) (13)

Gallagher + Lyle

I Wanna Stay With You (1976) (6)

James Galway

Annies’s Song (1978) (3)

Art Garfunkel

Bright Eyes (1979) (1)

Marvin Gaye

Abraham Martin And John (1970) (9)

Gloria Gaynor

Never Can Say Goodbye (1974) (2)

Geordie

All Because Of You (1973) (6)

Gibson Brothers

Que Sera Mi Vida ( If You Should Go) (1979) (5)

Jim Giltrap

Swing Your Daddy (1975) (4)

Gary Glitter

I’m The Leader Of The Gang (I Am) (1973) (1)

Glitter Band

Angel Face (1974) (4)

Andrew Gold

Never Let Her Slip Away (1978) (5)

Golden Earring

Radar Love (1973) (7)

Gonzalez

Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet (1979) (15)

Goodies

Funky Gibbon/Sick Man Blues (1975) (4)

Goons

Ying Tong Song (1973) (9)

Eddy Grant

Living On The Front Line (1979) (11)

Al Green

Tired Of Being Alone (1971) (4)

Norman Greenbaum

Spirit In The Sky (1970) (1)

Greyhound

Black And White (1971) (6)

Guys + Dolls

There’s A Whole Lot Of Loving (1975) (3)

 

H

Albert Hammond

Free Electric Band ( 1973 ) (19)

Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel

Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) (1975) (1)

Harpo

Movie star (1976) (24)

George Harrison

My Sweet Lord (1971) (1)

Then Hartman

Instant Replay (1978) (8)

Alex Harvey Band

Delilah (1975) (7)

Hawkwind

Silver Machine (1972) (3)

Isaac Hayes

Theme From Shaft (1971) (4)

Justin Hayward

Forever Autumn (1978) (5)

Heatwave

Boogie Nights (1977) (2)

Hello

Tell Him (1974) (6)

Jimmy Helms

Gonna Make You An Offer You Can’t Refuse (1973) (8)

Jimi Hendrix

Voodoo Chile (1970) (1)

Benny Hill

Earnie(The Fastest Milkman In The West) (1971) (1)

Hollies

The Air That I Breathe (1974) (2)

Mary Hopkins

Knock Knock Whose There (1970) (2)

Hot Chocolate

So You Win Again (1977) (1)

Thelma Houston

Don’t Leave Me This Way (1977) (13)

Hudson Ford

Pick Up The Pieces (1973) (8)

Hues Corporation

Rock The Boat (1974) (6)

 

I

Ian Hunter

Once Bitten Twice Shy (1975) (14)

Intruders

(Win Place Or Show) She’s A Winner (1974) (14)

Isley Brothers

Harvest For The World (1976) (10)

 

J

Terry Jacks

Seasons In The Sun (1974) (1)

Joe Jackson

Is She Really Going Out with Him (1979) (13)

Michael Jackson

Off The Wall (1979) (7)

Mick Jackson

Blame It On The Boogie (1978) (15)

Jacksons

I Want You Back (1970) (2)

Jags

Back Of My Hand (1979) (17)

Jam

The Eton Rifles (1979) (3)

Jimmy James And The Vagabonds

Now Is The Time (1976) (5)

Jilted John

Jilted John (1978) (4)

Elton John

Rocket Man (1972) (2)

Johnny Johnson And The Bandwagon

Blame It On The Pony Express (1970) (7)

Rickie Lee Jones

Chuck E’s In Love (1979) (18)

Tom Jones

Till (1971) (2)

Judge Dread

Big Seven (1972) (8)

 

K

Candidates

I Don’t Want To Lose You (1979) (11)

Janet Kay

Silly Games (1979) (2)

KC + The Sunshine Band

Please Don’t Go (1979) (3)

Kenny

The Bump (1974) (3)

Chaka Khan

I’m Every Woman (1978) (11)

Jonathan King

Loop Di Love (1972) (4)

Kinks

Lola (1970) (2)

Mac + Katie Kissoon

Sugar Candy Kisses (1975) (3)

Knack

My Sharona (1979) (6)

Gladys Knight And The Pips

Midnight Train To Georgia (1976) (10)

John Kongos

He’s Gonna Step On You Again (1971) (4)

 

L

Greg Lake

I Believe In Father Christmas (1975) (2)

Ronnie Lane

How Come (1974) (11)

Laurel + Hardy

The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (1975) (2)

Vicky Leandros

Come What May (1972) (2)

Leeds United

Leeds United (1972) (10)

John Lennon

Instant Karma (1970) (5)

Linda Lewis

It’s In His Kiss (1975) (6)

Lieutenant Pigeon

Mouldy Old Dough (1972) (1)

Limmie + The Family Cookin’

You Can Do Magic (1973) (3)

Lindisfarne

Lady Eleanor (1972) (3)

Laurie Lingo + The Dipsticks

Convoy G.B. (1976) (4)

Liverpool Express

You Are My Love (1976) (11)

Liverpool FC

We Can Do It (1977) (15)

Dandy Livingstone

Suzanne Beware Of The Devil (1972) (14)

Lobo

Me And You And A Dog Named Boo (1971) (4)

Love Unlimited

It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring) (1975) (11)

Bill Loveday

Reggae For It Now (1979) (12)

Lena Lovitch

Lucky Number (1979) (3)

Nick Lowe

I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass (1978) (7)

Lulu

The Man Who Sold The World (1974) (3)

Tami Lynn

I’m Gonna Run Away From You (1971) (4)

 

M

CW McCall

Convoy (1976) (2)

Paul McCartney And Wings

Another Day( 1971) (2)

Van McCoy

The Hustle (1975) (3)

George McCrae

Rock Your Baby (1974) (1)

McFadden And Whitehead

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now (1979) (5)

Mary MacGregor

Torn Between Two Lovers (1977) (4)

McGuiness Flint

When I’m Dead And Gone (1970) (2)

Don McLean

American Pie (1972) (2)

Ralph McTell

Streets Of London (1974) (2)

Madness

One Step Beyond (1979) (7)

Carl Malcolm

Fattie Bum Bum (1975) (8)

Manfred Mann

Blinded By The Light (1976)  (6)

Manhattens

Kiss And Say Goodbye (1976) (4)

Mardi Gras

Too Busy Thimking ‘Bout My Baby (1972) (19)

Bob Marley

Is This Love (1978) (9)

Marmalade

Radancer (1972) (6)

Marshall Hain

Dancing In The City (1978) (3)

Lena Martell

One Day At A Time (1979) (1)

Al Martino

Spanish Eyes (1973) (5)

Lee Marvin

Wand’rin Star (1970) (1)

Johnny Mathis

Too Much Too Little Too Late (1978) (3)

Matthews Southern Comfort

Woodstock ( 1970 ) (1)

Meatloaf

Bat Out Of Hell (1979) (15)

Medicine Head

One And One Is One (1973) (3)

Melanie

Brand New Key (1972) (4)

Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes

If You Don’t Know Me By Now (1973) (9)

Middle Of The Road

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep (1971) (1)

John Miles

Music (1976) (3)

Milk And Honey

Hallelujah (1979) (5)

Frankie Miller

Darlin’ (1978) (6)

Mink De Ville

Spanish Stroll (1977) (20)

Mr Big

Romeo (1977) (4)

Joni Mitchell

Big Yellow Taxi (1970) (11)

Mixtures

The Pushbike Song (1971) (2)

Hank Mizell

Jungle Rock (1976) (3)

Moments

Girls (1975) (3)

Monks

Nice Legs Shame About Her Face (1979) (19)

Gerry Monroe

It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie (1971) (13)

Moody Blues

Question (1970) (2)

Dorothy Moore

Misty Blue (1976) (5)

Gary Moore

Parisienne Walkways (1979) (8)

Melba Moore

This Is It (1976) (9)

Motors

Airport (1978) (4)

Mott The Hoople

All The Young Dudes (1972) (3)

Move

Tonight (1971) (11)

Mud

Tiger Feet (1974) (1)

Muppets

Halfway Down The Stairs (1977) (7)

 

N

Nazereth

Broken Down Angel (1973) (9)

New Seekers

Never Ending Song Of Love (1971) (2)

New World

Tom Tom Turnaround (1971) (6)

New York City

I’m Doing Fine Now (1973) (20)

Newbeats

Run Baby Run (1971) (10)

Olivia Newton John

Sam (1977) (6)

Paul Nicholas

Dancing With The Captain (1976) (8)

Maxine Nightingale

Right Back Where We Started From (1975) (8)

Nilsson

Without You (1972) (1)

Nolan

I’m In The Mood For Dancing (1979) (3)

Gary Numan

Cars (1979) (1)

 

O

Billy Ocean

Red Light Spells Danger (1977) (2)

Odyssey

Native New Yorker (1977) (5)

O’Jays

Back Stabbers (1972) (14)

Mike Oldfield

Portsmouth (1976) (3)

Donny Osmond

Puppy Love (1972) (1)

Donny + Marie Osmond

I’m Leaving It (All) Up To You (1974) (2)

Jimmy Osmond

Long Haired Lover From Liverpool (1972) (1)

Marie Osmond

Paper Roses (1973) (2)

Osmonds

Crazy Horses (1972) (2)

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Clair (1972) (1)

Our Kid

You Might Just See Me Cry (1976) (2)

 

P

Paper Lace

Billy Don’t Be A Hero (1974) (1)

David Parton

Isn’t She Lovely (1977) (4)

Dolly Parton

Jolene (1976) (7)

Partidge Family

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (1972) (3)

Billy Paul

Me And Mrs Jones (1973) (12)

Peaches And Herb

Reunited (1979) (4)

Pearls

Guilty (1974) (10)

Peters + Lee

Welcome Home (1973) (1)

Esther Phillips

What A Difference A Day Makes (1975) (6)

Piglets

Johnny Reggae (1971) (3)

Pilot

January (1975) (1)

Pink Floyd

Another Brick In The Wall (1979) (1)

Pioneers

Let Your Yeah Be Yeah (1971) (5)

Players Association

Turn The Music Up (1979) (8)

Police

Walking On The Moon (1979) (1)

Poppy Family

Which Way You Goin’ Billy (1970) (7)

Cozy Powell

Dance With The Devil (1973) (3)

Elvis Presley

The Wonder Of You (1970) (1)

Alan Price

Jarrow Song (1974) (6)

James + Bobby Purify

I’m Your Puppet (1976) (12)

Pussycat

Mississippi (1976) (1)

Python Lee Jackson

In A Broken Dream (1972) (3)

 

Q

Suzi Quatro

Devil Gate Drive (1974) (1)

Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody ( 1975) (1)

 

 

R

Racey

Some Girls (1979) (2)

Racing Cars

They Shoot Horses Don’t They (1977) (14)

Gerry Rafferty

Baker Street (1978) (3)

Ram Jam

Black Betty (1977) (7)

Lou Rawls

You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (1976) (10)

Real Thing

You To Me Are Everything (1976) (1)

Helen Reddy

Angie Baby (1975) (5)

Lou Reed

Walk On The Wild Side (1973) (10)

Mike Reid

The Ugly Duckling (1975) (10)

Neil Reid

Mother Of Mine (1972) (2)

Rezillos

Top Of The Pops (1978) (17)

Charlie Rich

The Most Beautiful Girl In The World (1974) (2)

Cliff Richard

Power To All Our Friends (1973) (4)

Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers

Roadrunner (1977) (11)

Minnie Ripperton

Loving You ( 1975) (2)

BA Robertson

Bang Bang (1979) (2)

Smokey Robinson

Tears Of A Clown (1970) (1)

Tom Robinson

2-4-6-8 Motorway (1977) (5)

Clodagh Rogers

Jack In The Box (1971) (4)

Kenny Rogers

Lucille (1977) (1)

Rolling Stones

Brown Sugar (1971) (2)

Rose Royce

Wishing On A Star (1977) (3)

Diana Ross

I’m Still Waiting (1971) (1)

Demis Roussos

Happy To Be On An Island In The Sun (1975) (5)

Roxy Music

Love Is The Drug (1975) (2)

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Amazing Grace (1972) (1)

Rubettes

Sugar Baby Love (1974) (1)

Jimmy Ruffin

Farewell Is A Lonely Sound (1970) (8)

Ruts

Babylon’s Burning (1979) (7)

 

 

S

Sad Cafe

Every Day Hurts (1979) (3)

Sailor

Glass Of Champagne (1975) (2)

St, Cecilia

Leap Up And Down (Wave Your Knickers In The Air) (1971) (12)

Buffy Sainte Marie

Soldier Blue (1971) (7)

Terry Savalas

If (1975) (1)

Leo Sayer

When I Need You (1977) (1)

Scaffold

Liverpool Lou (1974) (7)

Boz Scaggs

Lido Shuffle (1977) (13)

Selecter

On My Radio (1979) (8)

Sex Pistols

God Save The Queen (1977) (2)

Sham 69

Hersham Boys (1979) (6)

Sheer Elegance

Life Is Too Short Girl (1976) (9)

Peter Shelley

Gee Baby (1974) (4)

Sherbert

Howzat (1976) (4)

Shirley And Company

Shame Shame Shame (1975) (6)

Showaddywaddy

Under The Moon Of Love (1976) (1)

Labi Siffre

Crying Laughing Loving Lying (1972) (11)

Silver Convention

Get Up And Boogie (1976) (7)

Carly Simon

You’re So Vain (1972) (3)

Paul Simon

Mother And Child Reunion (1972) (5)

Simon + Garfunkel

Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970) (1)

Sister Sledge

He’s The Greatest Dancer (1979) (6)

Peter Skellern

You’re A Lady (1972) (3)

Skids

Into The Valley (1979)  (10)

Slade

Cum On Feel The Noize (1973) (1)

Hurricane Smith

Don’t Let It Die (1971) (2)

Patti Smith Group

Because The Night (1978) (5)

Smokie

Living Next Door To Alice (1976) (5)

David Soul

Don’t Give Up On Us (1976) (1)

Sparks

Amateur Hour (1974) (7)

Billie Jo Spears

What I’ve Got In Mind (1976) (4)

Specials

Gangsters (1979) (6)

Chris Spedding

Motor Biking (1975) (14)

Squeeze

Cool For Cats (1979) (2)

Jim Stafford

Spiders And Snakes (1974) (14)

Alvin Stardust

Jealous Mind (1974) (1)

Starland Vocal Band

Afternoon Delight (1976) (18)

Edwin Starr

War (1970) (3)

Ringo Starr

Back Off Boogaloo (1972) (2)

Candi Staton

Young Hearts Run Free (1976) (2)

Status Quo

Caroline (1973) (5)

Stealer’s Wheel

Stuck In The Middle With You (1973) (8)

Steam

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (1970) (9)

Steeleye Span

All Around My Hat (1975) (5)

Steely Dan

Haitian Divorce (1976) (17)

Cat Stevens

Morning Has Broken (1972) (9)

Ray Stevens

Misty (1975) (5)

Amii Stewart

Knock On Wood (1979) (6)

Rod Stewart

Sailing (1975) (1)

R+J Stone

We Do It (1976) (5)

Stranglers

No More Heroes (1977) (8)

Strawbs

Part Of The Union (1973) (2)

Barbra Streisand

Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) (1977) (3)

Stretch

Why Did You Do It (1975) (16)

Stylistics

You Make Me Feel Brand New (1974) (2)

Donna Summer

I Feel Love (1977) (1)

Supremes

Stoned Love (1971) (3)

Sutherland Brothers And Quiver

Arm Of Mary (1976) (5)

Billy Swan

I Can Help (1974) (6)

Sweet

Blockbuster (1973) (1)

Sweet Sensation

Sad Sweet Dreamer (1974) (1)

Sylvester

You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (1978) (8)

Syreeta

With You I’m Born Again (1979) (2)

 

T

Tams

Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me (1971) (1)

Tavares

Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel (1976) (4)

A Taste Of Honey

Boogie Oogie Oogie (1978) (3)

James Taylor

You’ve Got A Friend (1971) (4)

R, Dean Taylor

Indiana Wants Me (1971) (2)

Temptations

Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone (1973) (14)

10 CC

Rubber Bullets (1973) (1)

Joe Tex

Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) (1977) (2)

Thin Lizzy

Whiskey In The Jar (1973) (6)

Third World

Now That We’ve Found Love (1978) (10)

Three Degrees

When Will I See You Again (1974) (1)

Three Dog Night

Mama Told Me Not To Come (1970) (3)

Tourists

I Only Want To Be With You (1979) (4)

Trammps

Hold Back The Night (1975) (5)

T.Rex

Hot Love (1971) (1)

Andrea True Connection

More More More (1976) (5)

Bonnie Tyler

Lost In France  (1976) (9)

Tymes

Ms Grace (1974) (1)

Typically Tropical

Barbados (1975) (1)

 

U

Undertones

Jimmy Jimmy (1979) (16)

Union Gap

Young Girl (1974) (6)

 

V

Frankie Valli

My Eyes Adored You (1975) (5)

Randy Van Warmer

Just When I Needed You Most (1979) (8)

Village People

Y.M.C.A. (1978) (1)

 

w

Johnny Wakelin

In Zaire (1976) (4)

Anita Ward

Ring My Bell (1979) (1)

Barry White

You’re The First The Last My Everything (1974) (1)

White Plains

Julie Do Ya Love Me (1970) (8)

Roger Whittaker

The Last Farewell (1975) (2)

Who

Won’t Get Fooled Again (1971) (9)

Andy Williams

Solitaire (1973) (4)

Deniece Williams

Free (1977) (1)

Don Williams

I Recall A Gypsy Woman (1976) (13)

John Williams

Cavatina (1979) (13)

Jackie Wilson

I Get The Sweetest Feeling (1972) (9)

Meri Wilson

Telephone Man (1977) (6)

Pete Wingfield

Eighteen With A Bullet (1975) (7)

Ruby Winters

I Will (1977) (4)

Bill Withers

Lovely Day (1978) (7)

Wizzard

See My Baby Jive (1973) (1)

Wombles

Remember You’re A Womble (1974) (3)

Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke (1977) (2)

Roy Wood

Forever (1973) (8)

Wurzels

Combine Harvester (Brand New Key) (1976) (1)

Tammy Wynette

Stand By Your Man (1975) (1)

 

 

X

X T C

Making Plans For Nigel (1979) (17)

Y

Yellow Dog

Just One More Night (1978) (8)

Yes

Wonderous Story (1977) (7)

Faron Young

It’s Four In The Morning (1972) (3)

John Paul Young

Love Is In The Air (1978) (5)

Neil Young

Heart Of Gold (1972) (10)

 

Z

Lena Zavaroni

Ma He’s Making Eyes At Me (1974) (10)

So there you have a very in depth look at 70s music artists here in the UK. As I said above I got the information from the above book, which is a great addition to any music fans library. If you liked this post leave a comment below and let me know your memories of this decade. Thanks for visiting, come back again as I build this site, who knows I may feature your favourite act.

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8 Replies to “70’s Music Artists”

  1. Great post Frank, there are some truly great songs on this list.

    I must admit that the fact Don’t Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult only got to 16 makes me very upset, I absolutely love the song!!!

    Good work!

    1. Hi Andy, yes Don’t Fear The Reaper only making number 16 who would have thought it. One song I didn’t add to the list because it didn’t make the top 20 here in the UK was We’ve Got Tonight by Bob Segar and The Silver Bullet Band which only reached number 23. I can’t believe it.

      Thanks for commenting and I hope you visit again.

      Frank

  2. Wow, what an amazing collection of songs and artists! I love 70’s music, especially Motown, and had a lot of fun looking at this list.

    I am shocked at how many artists have video from back then! I know some of it was recorded for tv shows and whatnot, but still. I could never pick just one song as my favorite or one band. It is a different era of music, and I love it all! Thank you!

    1. Glad you liked the post Irma, yes vidoe was around then:) Mostly top of the pops videos but other programmes like Soul Train would probably suit your taste more regarding Motown. If you haven’t heard of it check it out. I just googled it to see if I had the correct name of the show, you will be able to see what I mean.

      Thanks for commenting, Frank

  3. Hi, Frank.

    By George, what a great selection you’ve put together here. I must admit that I don’t know all of them, but I’ll do my research later on. Anyway, I need to thank you, because thanks to your post I found a new song to add to my all-time-favorite list – “Run to Me” from the Bee Gees. Would you believe it, that I never even heard that song before? I know and love the Bee Gees, but this particular song doesn’t ring a bell at all.

    Thank you so much for sharing all these wonderful melodies with us.
    I’m sending you lots of light and blessings,

    Sincerely,

    Alexandra

    1. Hi Alexandra, thanks for the comment. Yes the Bee Gees are a great band with some brilliant songs. Run To Me was on the first compilation album I ever purchased so I listened to it a lot and grew to like it. Another old song by the Bee Gees that I love is Don’t Forget To Remember a real tear jerker. It was a hit in 1969 so you may not know it. Check it out on you tube and let me know what you think.

      Frank

  4. Thanks for sharing the list of top music artists from the ’70s. It’s a great idea to put all those videos right here on the page. Makes me stay and listen to ’70s music all day. Is there a song or an artist in particular that you could say he or she is your number one from the period?

    1. Hi Ivan, thanks for the comment. It is a hard choice choosing just one, but the artist would probably be Rod Stewart as I have followed him since I was 16 and I have been to see him 4 times. Band wise it would have to be Queen. Favourite song? Strangely enough none of the two I mentioned, Parisienne Walkways by Gary Moore I love and also Whiskey In The Jar by Thin Lizzy which is my ringtone:) Same singer in both songs, Phil Lynott.

      What are your favourites?

      Thanks again for visiting, Frank

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