Becky's Island Music Trivia Quiz #530 - 4/20/11

UK Number Ones, 1978-79

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 song was the B-side of Paul McCartney's "Mull of Kintyre," which was at Number One for all of January 1978.
2. What reggae song, by Althea and Donna, spent a week at Number One in February 1978?
3. ABBA's final Number One song of the 70s was this song with an acappella beginning, that hit Number One for three weeks in February and March 1978.
4. What Bee Gees movie soundtrack hit spent two weeks at Number One in April and May 1978, and also spent 8 weeks at Number One in the US?
5. The best-selling hit of 1978 was this Boney M song, based on a Bible verse.
6. This song, about an Englishman who gets lost on a trip to Jamaica, was Number One for 10cc for a week in September 1978.
7. He wasn't Saint Bob yet in 1978, he was just Bob Geldof, leader of the band who had a Number One hit with "Rat Trap." What was the band's name?
8. Boney M had the Christmas Number One for 1978 with what song?
9. What Village People song, also a favorite at US sporting events, spent three weeks at Number One in January 1979?
10. What did Ian Dury and the Blockheads ask us to do in 1979?
11. Art Garfunkel had the best-selling song of 1979 with "Bright Eyes." For what movie was that song written?
12. They asked "Are 'Friends' Electric?" for four weeks at the top of the charts in July 1979.
13. The Police had their first Number One hit in 1979 with what song?
14. A song by the Buggles, associated with MTV in the US, hit Number One in the UK in October 1979 - what was it?
15. This Scottish singer had a Number One hit with "One Day At A Time" in October 1979.
16. What song was Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show's only UK Number One hit, from November 1979?
17. This Pink Floyd song, beloved of all students at the time, was the Christmas Number One for 1979.

Bonus: For how many weeks in 1978 did a John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John song top the UK charts?

Good Luck!!!

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