Get it on

Your 1967-1974 singles chart

20 January 2022

The chart you created

Over a three week period from 26 December 2021, we asked you to tell us your 10 favourite songs from the years 1967 to 1974. Your enthusiastic response enabled us to calculate this chart*.

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1.. The Real Thing – Russell Morris*
2.. Eagle Rock – Daddy Cool
3.. Evie (Pts 1, 2 & 3) – Stevie Wright
4.. Imagine – John Lennon
5.. Nights in White Satin – The Moody Blues
6.. Hey Jude – The Beatles
7.. Eloise – Barry Ryan
8.. Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
9.. Eleanor Rigby – Zoot
10.. Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
11.. I Remember When I Was Young – Matt Taylor
12.. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
13.. Because I Love You – The Masters Apprentices
14.. Seasons of Change – Blackfeather
15.. Space Oddity – David Bowie
16.. American Pie – Don McLean
17.. I’ll Be Gone – Spectrum
18.. Golden Miles – Healing Force
19.. A Horse With No Name – America
20.. Dear Prudence – Doug Parkinson in Focus
21.. White Room – Cream
22.. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
23.. Angie – The Rolling Stones
24.. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum
25.. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
26.. Daydream Believer – The Monkees
27.. Maggie May – Rod Stewart
28.. Friday on My Mind – The Easybeats
29.. I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band) – The Moody Blues
30.. See My Baby Jive – Wizzard
31.. Turn Up Your Radio – The Masters Apprentices
32.. Without You – Nilsson
33.. I Am Woman – Helen Reddy
34.. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin*
35.. Waterloo Sunset – The Kinks
36.. School’s Out – Alice Cooper
37.. Sorrow – David Bowie
38.. You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
39.. Coz I Luv You – Slade
40.. Itchycoo Park – Small Faces
41.. Day by Day – Colleen Hewett
42.. Signs – Five Man Electrical Band
43.. (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
44.. Ginger Man – Brian Cadd
45.. Let it Be – The Beatles
46.. My Baby’s Gone – Axiom
47.. He’s Gonna Step on You Again – John Kongos
48.. 25 or 6 to 4 – Chicago
49.. Arkansas Grass – Axiom
50.. Wings of an Eagle – Russell Morris
51.. The Star – Ross D Wyllie
52.. Kings of the World – Mississippi
53.. Radar Love – Golden Earring
54.. Boppin’ the Blues – Blackfeather
55.. Children of the Revolution – T Rex
56.. Macarthur Park – Richard Harris
57.. Ruby Tuesday – The Rolling Stones
58.. Teach Me How to Fly – Jeff St John & Copperwine
59.. To Sir with Love – Lulu
60.. Black Night – Deep Purple
61.. Come Back Again – Daddy Cool
62.. Hot Love – T Rex
63.. Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
64.. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) – Melanie
65.. Riders on the Storm – The Doors
66.. Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
67.. Get Back – The Beatles
68.. Revolution – The Beatles
69.. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) – Peter Sarstedt
70.. 5.10 Man – The Masters Apprentices
71.. Mama Weer All Crazee Now – Slade
72.. A Little Ray of Sunshine – Axiom
73.. You Keep Me Hanging On – Vanilla Fudge
74.. All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix Experience
75.. Get it On (Bang a Gong) – T Rex
76.. Hello, Goodbye – The Beatles
77.. Live and Let Die – Wings
78.. Hooked on a Feeling – Blue Swede
79.. Woman From Tokyo – Deep Purple
80.. Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
81.. Rocket Man – Elton John
82.. Smiley – Ronnie Burns
83.. The Rain, the Park and Other Things – The Cowsills
84.. Crocodile Rock – Elton John
85.. 48 Crash – Suzi Quatro
86.. Rainy Days and Mondays – The Carpenters
87.. The Legend of Xanadu – Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
88.. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles*
89.. You Wear it Well – Rod Stewart
90.. Can the Can – Suzi Quatro
91.. Something in the Air – Thunderclap Newman
92.. Fox on the Run – Manfred Mann
93.. I Am Pegasus – Ross Ryan
94.. A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
95.. San Franciso (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) – Scott McKenzie
96.. She (Didn’t Remember My Name) – Osmosis
97.. Something – The Beatles
98.. Livin’ in the 70s – Skyhooks
99.. Gonna See My Baby Tonight – The La De Das
100.. Venus – Shocking Blue

Honourable Mentions: your next 50 choices in alphabetical order:
All Right Now – Free
Angel of the Morning – Merrilee Rush
Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
Cassandra – Sherbet
Comic Conversation – Johnny Farnham
Cry Me a River – Joe Cocker
Cum On Feel the Noize – Slade
The Dawn Song – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
Don’t You Know It’s Magic – Johnny Farnham
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Get Down and Get With It – Slade
Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Spencer Davis Group
The Girl That I Love – Russell Morris
Green Tambourine – The Lemon Pipers
Gypsy Queen – Country Radio
Hey Joe / Stone Free – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Hocus Pocus – Focus
Hold Your Head Up – Argent
Honky Tonk Women – The Rolling Stones
I Can See for Miles – The Who
I Saw the Light – Todd Rundgren
I Think I Love You – The Partridge Family
I’m a Believer – The Monkees
The Joker – Steve Miller Band
Judgement – Chain
Massachusetts – The Bee Gees
Midnight Confessions – The Grass Roots
On the Road Again – Canned Heat
One – Johnny Farnham
Ooh La La – Normie Rowe
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Photograph – Ringo Starr
The Pie – The Sutherland Brothers
Question – The Moody Blues
Rock and Roll Pt 2 – Gary Glitter
Roll Away the Stone – Leon Russell
Silver Moon – Michael Nesmith
Sky Pilot – Eric Burdon & The Animals
Slipstream – Sherbet
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Superman – Alison MacCallum
Superstar – Colleen Hewett
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Tin Soldier – Small Faces
Tubular Bells (the single) – Mike Oldfield
Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed
Will I – Mississippi
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
With a Little Help from My Friends – Joe Cocker
Won’t Get Fooled Again – The Who

*Stuff you should know about the chart you created:

Each song was given a points score based on its ranking in each submission and number of nominations.

The Real Thing was a clear runaway winner. Its points score was almost double that of the 2nd placed song.

30 of the top 100 were by Australian artists, including the top 3 placed songs.

Any song in public submissions that didn’t meet the stated criteria, including its year of release or year/s of its appearance on Australian singles charts, was not allocated points (this chart was for the years 1967 to 1974).

This chart was for songs released as singles in Australia. The one exception on this chart is Stairway to Heaven which wasn’t a single, but was allowed due to its iconic status and the frequency of mentions in submissions. We wanted to show where it ranked in relation to other songs. The song While My Guitar Gently Weeps qualified as, although it wasn’t released as a single in other countries, it was released in Australia as a double-A-side single with Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da.

Beyond the 150 songs listed above, another 113 that met our criteria were mentioned in public submissions but didn’t make the cut. They gained a low points score, most only being nominated by only one submitter.

THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to this chart by taking the time to think about your selections and sending them in. Even if any of your song choices didn’t quite make the cut, your participation is greatly appreciated. They helped make the chart what it is.

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We have assembled most of the top 100 and Honourbale Mentions on a Spotify playlist HERE. Sadly, 13 of those songs aren’t on Spotify.

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