Popular Songs of the 1970s in the United Kingdom


The people of the UK were always attracted towards music and entertainment. During the 1970s, several songs topped the list, and it was a peak time for new musicians to explore their skills. The music scene in the UK changed intensely, and numerous musical styles armoured the changing flavours of the normal record buyer. The popular styles that topped the music charts were Glam Rock (mainly at the start of the decade) and developed to Punk and Disco Rock until the end. Most of the artists and styles were popular during that time and their music albums sold at a rapid rate. Some of the popular hits of UK during the 1970s period are as follows;

Love Grows is a famous song by Edison Lighthouse (one hit wonder). It occupied the number one place for about five weeks. The song was written by Sylvian Whittingham and Tony Macaulay Barry Mason. It was released in January 1970 in the United Kingdom and February 21, 1970, in the United States of America. Tony Burrows is the lead singer, and he sang the hits for several other groups.

Wandrin’ Star is the top single in the Ireland and the United Kingdom for Lee Marvin. It was in the top list for three weeks. The song was written by Frederick Loewe (music) and Alan J. Lerner (lyrics) for paint your wagon a stage musical in 1951. The film of the song was created in 1969.

Bridge over troubled water by Garfunkel and Simon received great response from the public. It occupied the number one place in UK top music list for three weeks. Paul Simon is known to give a solo hit. When he combined with Garfunkel, the song was in UK’s number one list.

All kinds of everything was released on 18th April. It is written by Jackie Smith and Derry Lindsay. Dana performed the song. The song won Eurovision Song Contest in 1970. Dana sings that recap her of her darling. It is the reason she admits in every worse of the song ‘all kinds of everything remind me of you’. It was in the top list for two weeks.