1975 in Music

Bill Gates and Paul Allen create the company Microsoft…the battle for Video recorder standards of VHS and Betamax begins…The first disposable Razor is introduced…Jimmy Hoffa ex teamsters boss disappears…the Suez Canal reopens… and Dutch elm disease decimates Elm Trees in UK.

Popular TV Programmes

  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Kojak
  • The Jeffersons
  • All in the Family
  • Maude
  • Good Times
  • M*A*S*H
  • The Carol Burnett Show


Here are the top twenty songs of that year in the U.S, with the top three videos added:

1 “Love Will Keep Us Together” Captain & Tennille

2 “Rhinestone Cowboy” Glen Campbell

3 “Philadelphia Freedom” Elton John

4 “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” Freddy Fender
5 “My Eyes Adored You” Frankie Valli
6 “Shining Star” Earth, Wind & Fire
7 “Fame” David Bowie
8 “Laughter in the Rain” Neil Sedaka
9 “One of These Nights” Eagles
10 “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” John Denver

11 “Jive Talkin'” Bee Gees
12 “Best of My Love” Eagles
13 “Lovin’ You” Minnie Riperton
14 “Kung Fu Fighting” Carl Douglas
15 “Black Water” The Doobie Brothers
16 “The Ballroom Blitz” Sweet
17 “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song” B.J. Thomas
18 “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You)” Tony Orlando and Dawn
19 “At Seventeen” Janis Ian
20 “Pick Up the Pieces” Average White Band



An added bonus: Top Books published in 1974

CURTAIN, by Agatha Christie

THE GREEK TREASURE, by Irving Stone.

RAGTIME, by E. L. Doctorow.

THE CHOIRBOYS, by Joseph Wambaugh. (

IN THE BEGINNING, by Chaim Potok.

LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR, by Judith Rossner.

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED, by Jack Higgins.

SHOGUN, by James Clavell.

HUMBOLDT’S GIFT, by Saul Bellow. (

NIGHTWORK, by Irwin Shaw.




2 Comments on “1975 in Music

    • Nia Markos

      It all brings up so many wonderful memories!

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