UK Top 20: October 28, 1972 Ft. Bread

Bread with David Gates 1971
New at Number 16: Bread with The Guitar Man

Presenting the UK Top 20 music chart for the week ending 28 October, 1972

Three singles were lining up behind Lieutenant Pigeon's Mouldy Old Dough as the disc enjoyed its third week at Number 1. One of those leaping into this week's Top 5 would eventually reach the top, but it would have to wait a couple of weeks before doing so.

Gilbert O'Sullivan was the biggest climber within the listing while Donny Osmond, The Drifters and Dandy Livingstone had fallen out of the Top 20 to be replaced by the latest hits from Bread, Junior Campbell and Jonathan King (recording under the pseudonym Shag).

Read on...

Lieutenant Pigeon at Number 1

The Chart: 
  • 01 (01) Lieutenant Pigeon - Mouldy Old Dough 
  • 02 (02) 10cc - Donna 
  • 03 (06) Python Lee Jackson - In A Broken Dream 
  • 04 (09) Alice Cooper - Elected 
  • 05 (15) Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair 
  • 06 (05) Gary Glitter - I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock 'n' Roll) 
  • 07 (03) Peter Skellern - You're A Lady 
  • 08 (07) Elvis Presley - Burning Love 
  • 09 (12) Johnny Nash - There Are More Questions Than Answers 
  • 10 (08) The Sweet - Wig-Wam Bam 
  • 11 (18) The Carpenters - Goodbye to Love 
  • 12 (04) David Cassidy - How Can I Be Sure 
  • 13 (13) David Bowie - John, I'm Only Dancing 
  • 14 (20) The O'Jays - Back Stabbers 
  • 15 (11) Judge Dread - Big Six 
  • 16 (22) Bread - The Guitar Man
  • 17 (10) T. Rex - Children of the Revolution 
  • 18 (24) Junior Campbell - Hallelujah Freedom 
  • 19 (19) Family - Burlesque 
  • 20 (26) Shag - Loop Di Love
  • *Previous week in brackets; Climbers denoted in red; New entries in bold

    Stream This Week's New Hits:

    16: Bread: The Guitar Man

    The Guitar Man represented the third and last occasion that American soft rock band Bread would reach the British Top 20.
    Many of their biggest US hits had failed to make the upper echelons of the UK chart; several of them recorded by other artists and faring better in their cover versions.
    In terms of numbers, this single was the lowest performing of Bread's British triumvirate of Top 20 entries, peaking at this week's Number 16. 
    In the US, it hit Number 1 on Billboard's Easy Listening Chart and fared very nicely in the pop chart, rising to Number 11.
    18: Junior Campbell: Hallelujah Freedom

    Junior Campbell was a founding member of the successful British band Marmalade but he decided to quit the group in the spring of 1971.
    Having done so, he pursued a solo career releasing several self-penned singles throughout the 1970s. Two of them made the UK chart listing and this was the first, Hallelujah Freedom.
    Richly soulful with more than just a tinge of gospel, it featured the likes of legendary RnB singer Doris Troy on backing vocals.
    Of his pair of hits, this one would go Top 10, eventually peaking at Number 10.
    20: Shag: Loop Di Love

    Shag was yet another guise for Jonathan King and his recording of Loop Di Love was a cover of a successful European schlager recording originally released by German singer, J. Bastós (aka Rolf Steitz).
    The single became one of King's most successful and one of the first to become a hit on his own UK label. His version would reach No.4 on the chart.

    The UK Number 1 album this week:
    • Various Artists: 20 All Time Greats of the 50s

    • 20 All Time Greats of the 50s zpsea05u9yz.jpg

    The American Top 10 (Click to play tracks)


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