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The Number One Hits of 1975

This playlist contains the songs that made it to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975. The Hot 100 ranks singles based on both sales and airplay, so it's a good measure of the music that was the most popular for a moment in time. If you were alive in 1975 you should be very familiar with of all the tracks in this playlist.  (Please note: this is a list of number one songs, not albums)

As you reminisce about 1975 with the help of this playlist you may remember some of the following key events of said year:

-The Vietnam war ends

-The game show Wheel of Fortune debuts on NBC

-The domestic terrorist group The Weather Underground bombs the US state department

-Pink Floyd releases the album Wish You Were Here

-Queen releases the album A Night At The Opera featuring the biggest hit of their career, "Bohemian Rhapsody"

-Bill Gates founds a company called Microsoft

-NASA launches the Viking 1 Mars probe

-Bruce Springsteen releases the album Born To Run

-Peter Gabriel leaves Genesis

-Elizabeth Seton becomes the first American born saint canonized by the Roman Catholic Church

-Geroge Carlin hosts the first episode of Saturday Night Live

-The Steven Spielberg film Jaws is released

-The film version of Tommy by The Who debuts

-Peter Ham of Badfinger commits suicide by hanging

The Ramones release their debut single "Blitzkrieg Bop"

-Bob Dylan releases the album Blood On The Tracks

 

The Number One Hits of 1975

1. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Elton John

2. Mandy - Barry Manilow

3. Please Mr. Postman - The Carpenters 

4. Fire - Ohio Players

5. You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt

6. Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band 

7. Best Of My Love - Eagles

8. Black Water - The Doobie Brothers

9. My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons 

10. Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle

11. Lovin' You - Minnie Riperton

12. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John 

13. (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song - B.J. Thomas

14. He Don't Love You (Like I Love You) - Tony Orlando

15. Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire

16. Before The Next Teardrop Falls - Freddy Fender 

17. Thank God I'm A Country Boy - John Denver

18. Sister Golden Hair - America

19. Love Will Keep Us Together - The Captain & Tennille 

20. Listen To What The Man Said - Paul McCartney

21. The Hustle - Van McCoy

22. One Of These Nights - Eagles 

23. Get Down Tonight - KC & The Sunshine Band

24. Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell

25. Fame - David Bowie 

26. I'm Sorry - John Denver

27. Island Girl - Elton John 

28. That's The Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band

29. Let's Do It Again - The Staple Singers 

Also: "Jive Talkin'" by the Bee Gees, "Fallin' In Love" by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka and "Fly Robin Fly" by Silver Connection, "Have You Never Been Mellow?" by Olivia Newton John.

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