The Top 20 hits of 1974 according to Bravo in the issue of 2 January 1975.
I love Sweet’s “Teenage Rampage” and “The Six Teens”, so this list is good by me. “Waterloo” is great, obviously, and David Cassidy’s “Daydreamer” is a fine song. I have no idea what #2 sounds like.
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 22 December 1977. There are some very good sings here: ABBA’s “The Name Of The Game” being the best of the lot. Interesting that at least the Top 4 of the German charts are covers of international hits (from #1 down, by Umberto Tozzi, Raffaela Cara, Kenny Rogers and the Bellamy Brothers).
Number 5, the annoying and horribly catchy “Skateboard” was a parallel hit for Benny and, as an instrumental, by Copains. It was written by Boney M svengali Frank Farian. Here’s Benny singing it on the ZDF Hitparade. Note the complete lack of enthusiasm from the audience; but our Benny keeps smiling.
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 13 December 1979. I rather like the UK #1 (though on the official BBC charts it was only #3). ELO’s “Don’t Bring Me Down” is the killer track on the Bravo charts.
The readers’ charts in Bravo of 20 July 1978. I had the singles of the tracks by Genesis, Gerry Rafferty, Amanda Lear, Suzi Quatro and Bay City Rollers, plus those by the Stones, Plasstic Bertrand, Bee Gees and Sweet on LP. I had none of the German songs here.
The Bravo charts in the issue of 23 June 1966. Some stone-cold classics in that lot.
The reader’s charts in Bravo of 5 June 1980. Not a great list; I had six of these records (both AC/DC, Styx, Marianne Faithfull, Pink Floyd, Sugarhill Gang). Buyt in June, my favourite records were Dexys Midnight Runners’ “Geno”, the Ramones’ “Baby I Love You”, the Pretenders “Brass In Pocket”, and, a little older, Tim Curry’s “I Do The Rifck”.
Here’s my 1980 in songs.
The sales charts in Bravo of 25 March 1982. And below the readers’ charts:
The charts in Bravo of 20 March 1967. “The Beat Goes On’… what a song!
Bravo reports on The Beatles in February 1964. Below a poster advertising the Beatles, and below that Bravo charts from 1964, featuring The Beatles.
Cliff Richard tops the charts singing in German:
The Readers’ charts (“Eure Top Hits”) and sales charts in Bravo 12 August 1982