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. (I've had the best time putting this series together - even downloading a few songs I hadn't heard before - and am really looking forward to doing the 80s later in the year.)
1. This Mud song jumped up to Number One for four weeks in January and February 1974.
2. In the US, Paper Lace's Number One hit was "The Night Chicago Died" - but what song was Number One for them in March 1974 in the UK?
3. This legendary Swedish group had its first Number One with "Waterloo" in May 1974.
4. George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby" was Number One for three weeks in July and August 1974. Who wrote the song?
5. Jamaican singer Carl Douglas had a Number One hit for three weeks in September and October 1974 with what song?
6. He told us he was "Gonna Make You A Star" in November 1974.
7. This band had the Christmas Number One for 1974 with "Lonely This Christmas."
8. "January" by this Scottish band was Number One in...February 1975.
9. What Greek-American TV star had a fluke Number One hit with a spoken-word cover of Bread's "If?"
10. They're heeere! What Scottish band had a Number One for six weeks in 1975 with a cover of "Bye Bye Baby?"
11. This Tammy Wynette classic was a hit in the US in 1968, but didn't get released in the UK until 1975, when it went to Number One. What was it?
12. What recording effect was used on the 10cc Number One hit "I'm Not in Love?"
13. This reggae song was a Number One hit for Typically Tropical in August 1975.
14. Who had a Number One for most of September with "Sailing?"
15. Yet another unusual re-release, this 1969 David Bowie song hit Number One in November 1975.
16. This Scottish comic's version of "D.I.V.O.R.C.E," re-written with humorous lyrics about taking the dog to the vet, hit Number One in November 1975.
17. With words such as "Galileo," "Scaramouche," "Fandango" and "Beelzebub" in the lyrics, this unusual Queen song was the Christmas Number One for 1975.
Bonus: Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel had a Number One hit in 1975 with a song titled similarly to a Chicago song - what was it?