We continue this look at the groups that created the music of the 70s. We have reached T and we will see how far we go with today’s post.
Music Of The 70s
The Tams had 2 hits Be Young Be Foolish Be Happy reached number 32 in 1970 and their big hit Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me got to the top spot in 1971.
A Taste Of Honey had their one hit in 1978 with Boogie Oogie Oogie which peaked at 3.
Tavares had 7 top 30 hits with Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel and Don’t Take Away The Music both getting to number 4 in 1976. Whodunnit reached number 5 in 1977 and More Than A Woman got to number 7 in 1978.
The Temptations had 8 top 40 hits in the 70’s. Ball Of Confusion got to 7 in 1970, Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) followed in 1971 and reached number 8, Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone reached 14 in 1973.
10cc had 11 top 25 hits with 3 number one songs. Rubber Bullets in 1973, I’m Not In Love in 1975 and Dreadlock Holiday in 1978. Read more about 10cc here.
Thin Lizzy had 9 top 40 hits in the 70s. They had 3 top 10 hits with Whiskey In the Jar in 1973 reaching 6, The Boys Are Back In Town reached 8 in 1976 and Waiting For An Alibi reached number 9 in 1979.
Third World had 2 hits with Now That We’ve Found Love reaching number 10 in 1978 and Cool Meditation reaching number 17 a year later.
Three Degrees were pretty successful in the 70’s with 11 top 40 songs. They had one number one with When Will I See You Again in 1974. They had 4 other top ten hits. Take Good Care Of Yourself got to 9 in 1975 and 3 in 1979. Woman In Love got to number 3, The Runner reached 10 and My Simple Heart got to number 9.
Three Dog Night had 2 top 30 hits Mama Told Me Not To Come in 1970 which reached number 3 and Joy To The World which got to number 24 in 1971.
Toto had one 70s hit in 1979 with Hold The Line which made it to number 14. Their biggest hit was Africa in 1983 which made it to 3 in the chart, they also got to number 12 with Rosanna in the same year.
Tourists had 2 hits in the 70s with The Loneliest Man In The World in 1979 which got to number 32 and I Only Want To Be With You reached number 4 in the same year.
Trammps had 6 hits in the 70s with Hold Back The Night making it to number 5 in 1975 and Disco Inferno making number 16 in 1977. Which was from the soundtrack of Saturday Night Fever of course.
T.Rex had 17 hits in the 70s with 4 going to number 1 they were Hot Love and Get It On in 1971, and Telegram Sam and Metal Guru in 1972. To see full details of T. Rex songs go to my post here.
Tymes had 2 top 40 hits in the 70s both in 1974, You Little Trust Maker made 18 and Ms Grace got to number 1.
Typically Tropical had a number 1 in 1975 with Barbados being their only chart entry.
The Undertones Teenage Kicks is their best known song but it only reached number 31 in 1978, their biggest chart success in the 70s was Jimmy Jimmy the following year which got to number 16. They had another 3 top 20 hits in the early 80s. My Perfect Cousin reached number 9 in 1980, Wednesday Week got to number 11 the same year and It’s Gone To Happen peaked at 18 in 1981.
Union Gap got to number 6 in 1974 with a re-release of Young Girl.
Village People had a number one song in1978 with Y.M.C.A. They followed this with In The Navy which got to number 2 in 1979. They also got to number 15 with Go West also in 1979.
White Plains had 5 top 30 songs in the early 70s. My Baby Loves Lovin’ got to number 9 in1970, The same year they had two other hits I’ve Got You On My Mind which reached number 17 and Julie Do Ya Love Me which got to number 8. When You Are A King got to number 13 in 1971 and Step Into a Dream reached number 21 in 1973.
The Who had 8 top 20 hits in the 70s with 4 getting into the top 10. Won’t Get Fooled Again reached number 9 in 1971, as did Join Together in 1972. Squeeze Box made it to number 10 in 1976 and a re-issue of Substitute reached number 7 in 1976.
Wild Cherry had a hit in 1976 with Play That Funky Music which peaked at number 7.
The Edgar Winter Group got to number 18 with Frankenstein in 1973.
Wizzard had 6 top 10 hits in the 70s. Ball Park Incident reached number 6 in 1972, See my Baby Jive hit the top spot in 1973. Also in 1973 Angel Fingers went to number 1 and I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday got to number 4. They had 2 hits in 1974 with Rock ‘N’ Roll Winter and Are You Ready to Rock which charted at number 6 and 8 respectively.
The Wombles had 4 top 10 singles in the charts in the 70s. The Wombling Song got to number 4 in 1974, In the same year Remember You’re A Womble peaked at 3, Banana Rock got to number 9 and Wombling Merry Christmas got to number 2. A busy year for the Wombles when did they get the time to keep Wimbledon common clean?
The Wurzels had 2 big hits in 1974 Combine Harvester(Brand New Key) Got to number 1 and I Am A Cider Drinker(Paloma Blanca) reached number 3.
XTC got to number 17 in 1979 with Making Plans For Nigel.
Yellow Dog had a number 8 hit in 1978 with Just One More Night.
Yes had 3 top 40 songs in the 70s. Wonderous Story got to number 7 in 1977, Going For The One reached number 24 also in 1977 and Don’t Kill The Whale got to number 36 the following year.
Michael Zager Band had a hit with Let’s All Chant in 1978 reaching number 8. No I haven’t heard it either.
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