All the UK #1 Singles of 1976 (and some of 1977) Poll. Pick Your Favourites & Discuss.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Bobby Morrow, Jul 12, 2018 at 7:40 AM.

  1. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    They’re the years everyone hates. :D

    All the #1’s of 1976 and half the charttoppers of 1977 as a bonus. I’d add the other half when I do the 1978 poll.

    Interesting to see the reaction to some of these. I’m not expecting much!

    Pick as many as you like!
     
  2. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Only like Queen and Rod Stewart. Cant be doing with any of the others. Didnt like them then and have not warmed to them since. Sorry
     
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  3. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Not even Slik featuring Midge Ure aged 12?!

     
  4. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Location:
    Little Britain
    ABBA - Mamma mia, Dancing Queen, Knowing You, Knowing Me
    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
    The Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything
    The Four Seasons - December, 1963
    Rod Stewart - I Don’t Want To Talk About It, The First Cut Is The Deepest

    At the time I was into punk, Hendrix, Skynyrd, Lou Reed, Iggy,... but the above songs that I kind of appreciated.
     
  5. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    Location:
    Darkhan
    Looking at that list, and bearing in mind that most singles were bought by the younger generation, it's really difficult to understand how the UK yoot could ever have been that sick in the collective head.
     
  6. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    I'm pleasantly surprised, but I like eight of them.


    Topped by (in no particular order):

    I Don’t Want To Talk About It/The First Cut Is The Deepest - Rod Stewart

    Dancing Queen - ABBA

    Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

    December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) - The Four Seasons



    And while I don't like Kenny Rogers, the one exception I have is this one -- Lucille

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  7. Psychedelic Good Trip

    Psychedelic Good Trip Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    The unfathomable "If You Leave Me Know"


     
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  8. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    ABBA ab(ba)solutely slaying the competition there. That was a band on fire....
     
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  9. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    8 is outstanding for you in my polls.

    :D
     
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  10. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    Location:
    France
    My picks:
    - Dancing Queen
    - Free

    honorable mention / completist drive: December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
     
  11. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    In this year (and a half), ABBA spent 17 weeks at #1.
     
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  12. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...


    I know we've had some spats :winkgrin:, but it's mainly 80's stuff that I generally dislike (mostly due to my dislike of synths and especially synth drums).

    My favorite era is 1963-1975, so I was a bit surprised to find so many on this list that I liked.

    I have a U.S. "Dancing Queen" 45 single that, when I'm in the mood for it, is one of the most glorious-sounding things in my collection!

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  13. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Just for @gomen ne, this is the best selling UK single of 1976. Spent 6 weeks at #1 and won that year’s Eurovision Song Contest too.

     
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  14. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    I much like --

    I Don’t Want To Talk About It/The First Cut Is The Deepest

    -- but Rod the Mod would be jumping the shark (turning into Rod the MOR) shortly after this, IMO.

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  15. Echo

    Echo Forum Resident

    pffff, thank God we know now punk was coming soon….

    I was able to choose just two without being ashamed.
     
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  16. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I liked You’re In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) from 1977, but then Rod had a few ‘disco’ years...
     
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  17. OobuJoobu

    OobuJoobu Forum Resident

    Location:
    Leeds, UK
    Something I've often wondered but never really looked in to.... Were Brotherhood Of Man simply an ABBA wannabe (but inferior on every level) band or did they have some sort of stand alone merit of their own?

    Genuine question....
     
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  18. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thanks for voting.

    I hope you don’t feel cheapened by the experience.
     
  19. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I think they were somewhere between ABBA and the New Seekers.:D

    They didn’t have ABBA’s gift for songwriting, arrangements and vocal harmonies, but they did have a blonde and a brunette woman!

    BOM still managed 3 UK #1 singles, though.:yikes:
     
  20. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    I love 1976, probably as I was 4 and its kind of my earliest memory, also that the music is so mixed. I kind of got back into '76 in my early 20s when they started showing old Top of the Pops episodes on a UK satellite TV channel late night - UK Gold, I used to record them on VHS and watch them back, love the mixed up time of MOR pop, disco and all round strangeness. Love that you have the likes of Sensational Alex Harvey band in the charts alongside Fox and 5000 Volts and Liverpool Express and Gallagher & Lyle.

    As for numbers 1's:

    Slik, 4 Seasons, Abba, Real Thing, Pussycat, Chicago, Manhattan Transfer, Deniece Williams, Rod, hell i'll even vote for Demis. Great year!
     
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  21. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I really enjoyed 1976 when BBC4 began showing TOTP a few years ago. It was the only year that was unaffected by the Savile/Yewtree scandal, IIRC.
     
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  22. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Sorry, no:wave:
     
  23. Terry

    Terry Forum Resident

    Location:
    Milwaukee
    I'm on an ABBA roll.
     
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  24. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident Thread Starter

    This was one of the better chart toppers of 1976, IMO. It was a top 10 hit again a decade later.



    Not sure if it was a US hit.
     
  25. Almost Simon

    Almost Simon Forum Resident

    Sadly they didn't have the full year, believe it started around April 1976, but each year beyond has the yewtree issue with intermittent episodes unable to be shown.
     
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