Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #527 - 3/30/11

UK Number Ones, 1972-73

It's time to give our friends across the Atlantic a turn at Becky's Island! This series of quizzes spotlights the songs that went to Number One in the UK in the 70s. Some will be well-known to Americans, and some will be new.

1. The New Seekers had a Number One for four weeks in January 1972 with "I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)." This song was adapted from a TV commercial for what product?
2. Chicory Tip's "Son Of My Father," Number One in February 1972 featured what unusual (for that time) instrument?
3. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards' Number One arrangement of "Amazing Grace" featured what unusual (for the pop charts) instrument?
4. In the US, Don McLean's 1972 Number One hit was "American Pie;" in the UK, his 1972 Number One hit was this.
5. And they called it...a Number One for five weeks for Donny Osmond in the summer of 1972.
6. This Alice Cooper anthem hit Number One in August 1972, ironically as it describes something that happens earlier in the summer.
7. David Cassidy had a Number One hit in September 1972 with "How Can I Be Sure," a cover of a song by who?
8. His "Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool" was the Christmas Number One for 1972, even though he wasn't from Liverpool.
9. This song by The Sweet was Number One for five weeks in the winter of 1973, but it never hit the Top 40 in the US.
10. Slade had a Number One hit with "Cum On Feel The Noize" in March 1973. What group re-made that song in 1983?
11. Gilbert O' Sullivan "told you once before, and I won't tell you no more to" do what?
12. They invited us to "See My Baby Jive" in May 1973
13. This 10cc song about a prison riot was Number One in June 1973.
14. Peters and Lee, winners on the talent show Opportunity Knocks, had a Number One hit with what song in July 1973?
15. They had a Number One for four weeks in October 1973 with ""Eye Level (Theme From The Thames TV Series "Van Der Valk")."
16. "I Love You Love Me Love" was a Number One hit in November 1973 for what glam star?
17. Appropriately, this Slade song was the Christmas Number One for 1973.

Bonus: What was the "twist" of Gilbert O'Sullivan's 1972 Number One hit "Clair?"

Good Luck!!!

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