In today’s post I move on with the groups that brought us the music of the 70s that we all love. In this final post on the groups I go from N onwards. If you missed the other posts here are the links post 1 A-j, post 2 G-M


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Music Of The 70s N

Nazereth had 7 top 40 hits with Broken Down Angel being their highest chart position hitting number 9 in 1973.

New Seekers had 13 top 40 hits in the 70s with 2 number one songs. I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) in 1971 and You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me in 1973.

New World had four top 20 songs. Tom Tom Turnaround was there biggest success reaching number 6 in 1971.

New York City had one hit with I’m Doing Fine Now in 1973 and made it to number 20.




Newbeats also had one hit with Run Baby Run in 1971 and reached number 10

The Nolans who went on to have a few big hits in the 80’s had 2 hits in 1979. Spirit Body And Soul got to number 34 and I’m In The Mood For Dancing which climbed to number 3.

Odyssey had one hit with Native New Yorker in 1977 and reached number 5.

O’Jays had 8 top 40 hits with their top hits being Back Stabbers 1972 which reached number 14, Love Train got to number 9 in 1973, I Love Music in 1976 got to number 13 and Used Ta Be My Girl in 1978 reached number 12.

Osibisa had 2 hits in the 70’s with Sunshine Day in 1976 which made it to 17 and Dance The Body Music also in 1976 reached number 31.

Osmonds had 10 songs in the top 40 with Love Me For A Reason being their only number one in 1974. They also had 2 songs going to number 2 Crazy Horses in 1972 and Let Me In in 1973.

Our Kid had a big hit with You Might Just See Me Cry which reached number 2 in 1976.

Paper Lace had 3 hits in the 70’s Billy Don’t Be A Hero in 1974 which hit the top spot in the charts. The Night Chicago Died got to number 3 also in 1974 and again in 1974 they had The Black Eyed Boys which peaked at 11.

The Partridge Family had 5 hits, I Think I Love You in 1971 which got to number 18, It’s One Of Those Nights reached number 11 in 1972. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do was their biggest hit reaching number 3 also in 1972, Looking Through The Eyes Of Love got to number 9 in 1973 and finally Walking In The Rain at number 10 in 1973.




Peaches And Herb had two hits both in 1979, Shake Your Groove Thing which peaked at number 26 and Reunited got to number 4.

Pearls had 3 top 40 hits, Third Finger, Left Hand reached number 31 in 1972, You Came You Saw You Conquered reached 32 also in 1972 and their biggest hit Guilty got to number 10 in 1974.

Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt Kickers were another one hit wonder with Monster Mash in 1973 which got to number 3 in the charts.

Pickettywitch had 3 hits, That Same Old Feeling was their biggest hit getting to number 5 in 1970, also in 1970 (It’s Like A) Sad Old Kind Movie made it too number 16. Baby I Won’t Let You Down was their final hit which was also in 1970.

Piglets  had one hit with Johnny Reggae at number 3 in 1971.

Pilot  had 4 top 40 hits. Magic reached number 11 in 1974, January was their biggest hit getting to number 1 in 1975. Also in the same year they had minor hits with Call Me Round which got to 34 and Just A Smile reached 31.




Pink Floyd had the last number one of the decade with Another Brick In The Wall in 1979.

Pioneers had 3 top forty hits with Let Your Yeah Be Yeah being their biggest in 1971 which reached number 5.

Pipkins had one hit with the catchy number Gimme Dat Ding which got to number 6 in 1970.

Police had 4 top 20 songs in 1979. Roxanne got to number 12, Can’t Stand Losing You (re-entry) reached number 2, Message In A Bottle went to number 1 as did Walking On The Moon.

The Pretenders had 3 top 40 songs in 1979. Stop Your Sobbing got to number 34, Kid did one better at 33 and then Brass In Pocket went to number 1.

Procol Harum had 3 hits in the 70’s. A Whiter Shade Of Pale reached number 13 in 1972, Conquistador got to 22 also in 1972 and Pandora’s Box went as high as 16 in 1975.

Public Image Ltd had two top 20 hits. Public Image in 1978 went to number 9 and Death Disco got to number 20 in 1979.

James + Bobby Purify had two hits in 1976, I’m Your Puppet went to number 12 and Morning Glory reached 27.

Pussycat also had two hits in 1976  Mississippi hit the top spot and the follow up Smile only managed to reach  24.

Python Lee Jackson had just the one song in the charts that famously was sung by Rod Stewart.  In A Broken Dream got to number 3 in 1972.

Queen  had 11 songs in the 70’s. Seven Seas Of Rhye got to number 10 in 1974, Killer Queen reached number 2 in the same year. In 1975  Now I’m Here got to number 11 and Bohemian Rhapsody went to number 1. You’re My Best Friend went to number 7 in 1976 and in the same year Somebody To Love went to number 2.

Queens First EP  reached number 17 in 1977 followed by We Are The Champions which reached number two also in 1977. Bicycle Race/Fat Bottomed Girls was their only hit in 1978 reaching number 11. Finally in 1979 Queen had 2 hits Don’t Stop Me Now at number 9 and Crazy Little Thing Called Love went to number 2.




Racey  had 3 hits, Lay Your Love On Me in 1978 went to number 3, Some Girls reached number 2 in 1979 and Boy Oh Boy also in 1979 went to number 22.

Racing Cars  had one hit with They Shoot Horses Don’t They in 1977 which reached number 14.

Rah Band  had one hit with The Crunch  in 1977 reaching number 6.

Rainbow  had 3 top 40 hits with Since You’ve Been Gone in 1979 reaching number 6 being their biggest hit.

Ram Jam  had a hit with Black Betty getting to number 7 in 1977.

Ramones  best hit was Sheena Is A Punk Rocker which got to number 22 in 1977 they also had 2 other minor hits.

Raydio  had 2 hits in the 70’s. Jack And Jill went to number 11 in 1978 and Is This A Love Thing went to 27 also in 1978.




Real Thing  had 9 top 40 hits with You To Me Are Everything reaching number 1 and Can’t Get By Without You getting to number 2, both in 1976.

Martha Reeves and The Vandellas  had 3 hits in the 70’s. A re-entry with Jimmy Mack in 1970 getting to number 2 followed by Forget Me Not in 1971 reaching number 11 and finally in 1972 Bless You got to number 33.

Regents  had one hit with 7 Teen in 1979 reaching number 11.

Rezillos  had their only top 40 hit with Top Of The Pops getting to number 17 in 1978.

Jonathan Richman And The Modern Lovers  got to number 11 in 1977 with Roadrunner later in the same year
Egyptian Reggae reached number 5. Finally in 1978 Morning Of Our Lives made it to number 29.

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles  had 3 hits in the 70’s with Tears Of A Clown reaching number 1, (Come Round Here) I’m The One You Need (re-issue) in 1971 got to number 13. finally I Don’t Blame You At All also in 1971 reached number 11.

Rolling Stones  had 8 top 30 hits in the 70’s with Brown Sugar/Bitch/Let It Rock getting to number 2 in 1971 and
Miss You/Far Away Eyes reaching 3 in 1978 being their highest chart positions.


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Rose Royce  had six songs in the top 30. Their highest chart positions were Car Wash at 9 in 1976, Wishing On A Star reached number 3 in 1977 and Love Don’t Live Here Anymore  was their biggest hit peaking at 2 in 1978.

Roxy Music  had 10 top 40 songs in the charts in the 70’s. their biggest hits were Virginia Plain which reached number 4 in 1972, Love Is The Drug in 1975 got to number 2. Dance Away also got to number 2 in 1979 and their final hit of the decade was Angel Eyes that reached number 4.

Rubettes  had 9 songs in the top 40 their biggest hits were Sugar Baby Love which went to number one in 1974, also in 1974 Juke Box Jive got to number 3, I Can Do It followed in 1975 reaching number 7 and their final hit of the decade was Baby I Know in 1977 which got to number 10.





Ruts  had 2 top 30 hits in 1979 with Babylon’s Burning which got to number 7 and Something That I Said which peaked at 29.

Well, that was a fair old post wasn’t it?  Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom. I will conclude my list of the groups of the 70’s in my next post.


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Music Of The 70s