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In the charts: 1975, 1985 & 1995.

SO, as we all recovered in between the two indulgences of Christmas and New Year, what was in the pop charts of this week 39, 29 and 19 years ago? 1975 The classic Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was sitting pretty at number one where it would stay for nine weeks.

Also doing well was I Believe In Father Christmas by Greg Lake, Golden Years by David Bowie, and The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine by comic greats Laurel and Hardy.

Meanwhile, heading up as 1976 loomed were Abba with Mamma Mia, 10cc with Art For Art's Sake, and Sailor with Glass Of Champagne.

1985 At the top was Shak-Shakin' Stevens with the evergreen festive hit Merry Christmas Everybody.

Other big sellers of the day included Whitney Houston with Saving All Your Love For Me, and the Pet Shop Boys, featuring Newcastle-born Neil Tennant, with West End Girls.

Also doing well were Aled Jones with Walking In The Air, Wham with Last Christmas, and Starship with We Built This City.

1995 Michael Jackson with Earth Song was in poll position this week.

Other big sellers included Oasis with Wonderwall, Pulp with Disco 2000, and Free As A Bird, a previously unreleased song by The Beatles.

Elsewhere in the charts were Robson and Jerome with I Believe, Queen with A Winter's Tale, and Bjork with It's Oh So Quiet.


Queen had a huge number one hit with Bohemian |Rhapsody over the festive season of 1975

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 29, 2014
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