Classic Number Ones In 1965, 1971 And 1973

Top singles from the past

‘My Girl’ by THE TEMPTATIONS

No 1 on the US Singles Chart
on 5 March 1965, 57 years ago.
The band’s first No 1.

The hit was written by Motown
soul icon Smokey Robinson
for his wife Claudette Rogers Robinson
who was a member of his backing
band The Miracles.

Those sweet little dances are just sublime…

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‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ by SLADE

It was the band’s 4th number one in the UK topping
the charts on 5 March 1973 – 49 years ago.

It sold 500,000 copies in the first 3 weeks. American
hard rockers Quiet Riot covered the cracker in 1983
and became a huge hit in the US.

C’mon, get wild, wild, wild

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‘Baby Jump’ by MUNGO JERRY

Yep, the band that wrote that scored big-time with timeless
hit ‘In The Summertime‘. Baby Jump is far lesser-known but
also topped the UK Singles Chart. It happened 51 years ago
on 5 March 1971.

Baby jump into my dream.
I dream that she was Lady Chatterley’n
I was the game keeper.
I dream that I was Da Vinci and
She was the Mona Lisa.
I dream that I was Humbert and
She was Lolita.

Wow! Lady Chatterley, Da Vinci, Mona Lisa
and Lolita all named in one casual pop song…

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