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Peel's 74

Peel in his Sounds music paper column, published on 4th January 1975, wrote his personal favourite top 40 singles of 1974, with the additional favourite singles from positions 41-50 as well as revealing his 51st favourite single of that year:

  1. Rod Stewart & The Faces: You Can Make Me Dance
  2. Don Covay: It's Better To Have
  3. Richard & Linda Thompson: I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
  4. Johnny Taylor: I've Been Born Again
  5. Robert Wyatt: I'm A Believer
  6. Bad Company: Can't Get Enough
  7. Hollies: The Air That I Breathe
  8. Sparks: This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us
  9. Rod Stewart: Farewell
  10. Supertramp: Dreamer
  11. Gary Shearston: I Get A Kick Out Of You
  12. Climax Blues Band: Sense Of Direction
  13. Eno: Seven Deadly Finns
  14. Van Morrison: Bulbs
  15. George McCrae: Rock Your Baby
  16. Status Quo: Down Down
  17. Supertramp: Land Ho
  18. Wings: Band On The Run
  19. Sparks: Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
  20. Leo Sayer: Long Tall Glasses
  21. Mott The Hoople: Saturday Gigs
  22. 10cc: Silly Love
  23. Queen: Seven Seas Of Rhye
  24. Betty Wright: Secretary
  25. Jackson Browne: Walking Slow
  26. Loudon Wainwright III: Down Drinking At The Bar
  27. Allman Brothers Band: Jessica
  28. Alan Price: Jarrow Song
  29. Souther-Hillman-Furay Band: Fallin' In Love
  30. Ace: How Long
  31. Leo Sayer: One Man Band
  32. Eagles: Already Gone
  33. Hollies: I'm Down
  34. Sparks: Amateur Hour
  35. Queen: Killer Queen
  36. Hatfield & The North: Let's Eat (Real Soon)
  37. Wings: Jet
  38. Pretty Things: Is It Only Love
  39. Thin Lizzy: Little Darlin'
  40. Argent: Keep On Rollin'
  41. First Class: Beach Baby
  42. Kiki Dee: I've Got The Music In Me
  43. Frankie Miller: Little Angel
  44. Gene Dozier: Give The Women What They Want
  45. Ducks Deluxe: Love's Melody
  46. Carol Grimes: Give It Everything You Got
  47. Kevin Coyne: I Believe In Love
  48. Eddie Kendricks: Boogie Down
  49. Ducks Deluxe: Fireball
  50. Montrose: Bad Motor Scooter
  51. Mighty Clouds Of Joy: Time

Peel mentions in the article that the list was 'compiled basically from sifting through mounds of records dumped all over the floor of Peel's Boarding House (Only A Stone's Throw From Tomorrow, No Hawkers. Tipping Encouraged).'

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