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UK No. 2 hits -- 1970s - all the singles that peaked at No.2 in the UK chart

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1970
196 17 Jan Suspicious Minds Elvis Presley 1
  24 Jan Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town Kenny Rogers & First Edition 1
197 14 Feb Leaving On A Jet Plane Peter Paul & Mary 1
198 21 Feb Let's Work Together Canned Heat 1
199 07 Mar I Want You Back Jackson Five 1
200 14 Mar Let It Be Beatles 1
201 04 Apr Knock Knock Who's There Mary Hopkin 1
202 30 May Question Moody Blues 1
203 27 Jun Groovin' With Mr. Bloe Mr. Bloe 1
204 04 Jul All Right Now Free 5
205 08 Aug Lola The Kinks 1
206 15 Aug Neanderthal Man Hotlegs 2
207 03 Oct You Can Get It If You Really Want Desmond Dekker 2
208 17 Oct Black Night Deep Purple 2
209 31 Oct Patches Clarence Carter 3
210
12 Dec When I'm Dead & Gone McGuinness Flint 3
1971
211 23 Jan Ride A White Swan T. Rex 1
212 06 Feb Pushbike Song Mixtures 4
213 13 Mar Another Day Paul McCartney 1
  27 Mar Another Day Paul McCartney 1
214 03 Apr Bridget The Midget Ray Stevens 3
215 15 May Brown Sugar Rolling Stones 3
216 05 Jun Indiana Wants Me R. Dean Taylor 1
217 12 Jun I Did What I Did For Maria Tony Christie 1
  26 Jun I Did What I Did For Maria Tony Christie 1
218 03 Jul Don't Let It Die Hurricane Smith 1
219 10 Jul Co-Co Sweet 2
220 07 Aug Never Ending Song Of Love New Seekers 5
221 25 Sep Did You Ever Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood 1
222 16 Oct Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum Middle Of The Road 1
223 23 Oct Witch Queen Of New Orleans Redbone 3
224 20 Nov Till Tom Jones 1
225 27 Nov Jeepster T. Rex 1
  11 Dec Jeepster T. Rex 3
1972
226 15 Jan Mother Of Mine Neil Reid 3
227 04 Mar American Pie Don McLean 3
228 25 Mar Beg Steal Or Borrow New Seekers 3
229 29 Apr Back Off Boogaloo Ringo Starr 2
230 13 May Come What May (Apres Toi) Vicky Leandros 2
231 27 May Could It Be Forever / Cherish David Cassidy 1
232 03 Jun Rocket Man Elton John 1
233 08 Jul Rock & Roll Gary Glitter 3
234 29 Jul Sylvia's Mother Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show 1
235 12 Aug Seaside Shuffle Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs 2
236 23 Sep Children Of The Revolution T. Rex 3
237 21 Oct Donna 10cc 2
238 25 Nov Crazy Horses Osmonds 3
239 16 Dec Gudbye T' Jane Slade 2
1974
240 06 Jan Solid Gold Easy Action T. Rex 1
241 13 Jan The Jean Genie David Bowie 1
242 03 Feb Do You Wanna Touch Me Gary Glitter 2
243 17 Feb Part Of The Union Strawbs 3
244 10 Mar Cindy Incidentally Faces 1
245 21 Apr Hello Hello I'm Back Again Gary Glitter 2
246 12 May Hell Raiser Sweet 3
247 18 Aug Yesterday Once More Carpenters 2
248 01 Sep Dancing On A Saturday Night Barry Blue 2
249 22 Sep Ballroom Blitz Sweet 3
250 13 Oct My Friend Stan Slade 1
251 10 Nov Let Me In Osmonds 3
252 01 Dec My Coo Ca Choo Alvin Stardust 1
253 08 Dec Paper Roses Marie Osmond 1
1974
254 19 Jan The Show Must Go On Leo Sayer 1
255 26 Jan Teenage Rampage Sweet 3
256 23 Mar The Air That I Breathe Hollies 1
257 30 Mar The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich 1
258 20 Apr The Cat Crept In Mud 1
  04 May The Cat Crept In Mud 1
259 25 May Shang-A-Lang Bay City Rollers 1
260 01 Jun This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us Sparks 2
261 15 Jun Hey Rock & Roll Showaddywaddy 1
262 06 Jul Kissin' In The Back Row Drifters 3
263 03 Aug Born With A Smile On My Face Stephanie De Sykes 1
264 24 Aug You Make Me Feel Brand New Stylistics 1
265 07 Sep I'm Leaving It Up To You Donny & Marie Osmond 1
266 12 Oct Rock Me Gently Andy Kim 1
267 26 Oct Far Far Away Slade 2
268 16 Nov Killer Queen Queen 2
269 14 Dec Oh Yes You're Beautiful Gary Glitter 1
270 21 Dec You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive 2
1975
271 04 Jan Wombling Merry Christmas Wombles 1
272 11 Jan Streets Of London Ralph McTell 2
273 25 Jan Never Can Say Goodbye Gloria Gaynor 1
274 08 Feb Goodbye My Love Glitter Band 1
275 15 Feb Please Mr. Postman Carpenters 1
276 29 Mar There's A Whole Lot Of Loving Guys N Dolls 2
277 12 Apr Fox On The Run Sweet 2
278 26 Apr Honey Bobby Goldsboro 1
279 03 May Loving You Minnie Riperton 2
280 14 Jun Three Steps To Heaven Showaddywaddy 1
281 12 Jul Misty Ray Stevens 1
282 13 Sep The Last Farewell Roger Whittaker 1
283 20 Sep Moonlighting Leo Sayer 1
284 08 Nov Love Is The Drug Roxy Music 1
285 29 Nov You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate 3
286 20 Dec Trail Of The Lonesome Pine Laurel & Hardy 1
287 27 Dec I Believe In Father Christmas Greg Lake 2
1976
288 10 Jan Trail Of The Lonesom Pine Laurel & Hardy 1
289 17 Jan Glass Of Champagne Sailor 2
290 20 Mar Convoy C.W. McCall 1
291 27 Mar Love Really Hurts Without You Billy Ocean 1
292 03 Apr You See The Trouble With Me Barry White 2
293 12 Jun Silly Love Songs Wings 1
294 03 Jul You Just Might See My Cry Our Kid 1
295 10 Jul Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton 1
296 24 Jul A Little Bit More Dr. Hook 5
297 28 Aug Let 'Em In Wings 3
298 18 Sep The Killing Of Georgie Rod Stewart 1
299 25 Sep Can't Get By Without You Real Thing 2
300 23 Oct When Forever Has Gone Demis Roussos 2
301 20 Nov You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Leo Sayer 2
302 11 Dec Somebody To Love Queen 1
1977
303 05 Mar Boogie Nights Heatwave 1
304 02 Apr Going In With My Eyes Open David Soul 3
305 23 Apr Red Light Spells Danger Billy Ocean 2
306 07 May Sir Duke Stevie Wonder 1
307 28 May Ain't Gonna Bump No More Joe Tex 1
308 11 Jun God Save the Queen Sex Pistols 1
309 16 Jul Fanfare For The Common Man Emerson Lake & Palmer 1
310 30 Jul Ma Baker Boney M 1
311 20 Aug You Got What It Takes Showaddywaddy 1
312 10 Sep Magic Fly Space 3
313 15 Oct Black Is Black La Belle Epoque 3
314 19 Nov We Are The Champions Queen 3
315 10 Dec The Floral Dance Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band 6
1979
316 04 Mar Come Back My Love Darts 1
317 25 Mar Denis Blondie 3
318 03 Jun I Wonder Why Showaddywaddy 1
319 24 Jun Boy From New York City Darts 1
320 05 Aug The Smurf Song Father Abraham & Smurfs 6
321 02 Sep Substitute Clout 2
322 07 Oct It's Raining Darts 1
323 21 Oct Love Don't Live Here Anymore Rose Royce 2
324 04 Nov Rasputin Boney M 2
325 18 Nov Sandy John Travolta 1
326 25 Nov Hopelessly Devoted To You Olivia Newton-John 2
1979
327 10 Feb Chiquitita Abba 2
328 10 Mar Oliver's Army Elvis Costello 3
329 31 Mar In The Navy Village People 2
330 14 Apr Cool For Cats Squeeze 1
331 21 Apr Some Girls Racey 3
332 12 May Pop Muzik M 2
333 26 May Dance Away Roxy Music 3
334 07 Jul Up The Junction Squeeze 1
335 14 Jul Silly Games Janet Kay 2
336 04 Aug Can't Stand Losing You Police 1
337 08 Sep Bang Bang B.A. Robertson 1
338 06 Oct Dreaming Blondie 1
339 24 Nov Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen 2
340 22 Dec I Have A Dream Abba 4