BMRB compiled the first chart from postal returns of sales logs from record shops. The postal strike meant that data had to be collected by telephone but this was deemed inadequate for a national chart, and by the BMRB was using motorcycle couriers to collect sales figures. In terms of number-one singles, ABBA were the most successful group of the decade having seven singles reach the top spot. Thirteen records were released that sold over one-million copies within the decade and "Mull of Kintyre" also became the first ever single to sell over two-million copies. In doing so it became the best-ever selling single beating the benchmark set by The Beatles ' song " She Loves You " in The following artists achieved three or more number-one hits during the s. Swedish group, ABBA , were the most successful artist of the decade in terms of number-one singles.
The following artists were featured in top of the chart for the highest total number of weeks during the s. The following songs were featured in top of the chart for the highest total number of weeks during the s. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article. Rolling Stones. Warner Bros. United Artists. Philadelphia International. Kama Sutra. Private Stock.
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These are the Billboard Hot number-one singles of That year, 14 acts earn their first number one, such as B. Diana Ross and George Harrison , having already hit number one with The Supremes and The Beatles , respectively, hit number one for the first time as solo acts. The Jackson 5 and The Beatles had more than one song hit number one that year, with The Jackson 5 having the most with four, while The Beatles had two. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from List of Billboard Hot number-one singles of This article includes a list of references , related reading or external links , but its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.
The s was an interesting decade for 1 hits in that two completely different songs with the same title, "Best Of My Love," one by the Eagles and the other by the Emotions, both topped the charts in and , respectively. During the early part of this decade, there was a brief resurgence of nostalgia and there were several songs that topped the charts that had previously been 1 hits for other artists: Donny Osmond' "Go Away Little Girl" , the Carpenters' "Please Mr. The band with the most 1 hits during the s was the Bee Gees. This group of three brothers began in the s writing and performing mostly melodic pop-rock ballads and then, with their hit, "Jive Talkin'," they switched to disco and became hugely popular. The s is best remembered as the decade that gave birth to disco. Motown was a major musical force through the s and remained so throughout the s.