Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #528 - 4/6/11

UK Number Ones, 1974-75


1. This Mud song jumped up to Number One for four weeks in January and February 1974. : "Tiger Feet"
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?
: "Billy Don't Be A Hero"
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?
: Are you sure you belong on my site if you don't know this?
5. Jamaican singer Carl Douglas had a Number One hit for three weeks in September and October 1974 with what song?
: "Kung Fu Fighting"
6. He told us he was "Gonna Make You A Star" in November 1974.
: David Essex
7. This band had the Christmas Number One for 1974 with "Lonely This Christmas."
: Mud
8. "January" by this Scottish band was Number One in...February 1975.
: Pilot
9. What Greek-American TV star had a fluke Number One hit with a spoken-word cover of Bread's "If?"
: Telly Savalas
10. They're heeere! What Scottish band had a Number One for six weeks in 1975 with a cover of "Bye Bye Baby?"
: The Bay City Rollers
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?
: "Stand By Your Man"
12. What recording effect was used on the 10cc Number One hit "I'm Not in Love?"
: Synthesized vocal backing
13. This reggae song was a Number One hit for Typically Tropical in August 1975.
: "Barbados"
14. Who had a Number One for most of September with "Sailing?"
: Rod Stewart
15. Yet another unusual re-release, this 1969 David Bowie song hit Number One in November 1975.
: "Space Oddity"
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.
: Billy Connolly
17. With words such as "Galileo," "Scaramouche," "Fandango" and "Beelzebub" in the lyrics, this unusual Queen song was the Christmas Number One for 1975.
: "Bohemian Rhapsody"

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?: "Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)"

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