This Week In 1975: Top 10 Billboard Chart Toppers

The 70’s had some amazing musical talent that would span decades and influence many of today’s artists.

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The music scene was experimental, expansive and always changing. Teens in the ’70s contributed to the rise of Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Hard Rock, Soft Rock and Disco.

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They also witnessed and had a hand in the birth of American hip-hop – stylized music that focused on rhythmic, rhyming speech accompanied by DJing, turntabling and beatboxing.

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Before hip-hop took root as a mainstream genre, here are Billboard’s Top 10 songs that were playing on the radio this week in 1975.  How many of these do you remember?

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10. Rocky, Austin Roberts

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9. Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady, Helen Reddy

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8. Dance With Me, Orleans

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7. Ballroom Blitz, Sweet

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6. Bad Blood, Neil Sedaka

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5. Mr. Jaws, Dickie Goodman

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4. Run Joey Run, David Geddes

3. Rhinestone Cowboy, Glen Campbell

2. I’m Sorry, John Denver

1. Fame, David Bowie

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Emma C
Freelance Writer