Top 100 Songs of 1975

Below is a list from Billboard magazine’s Top ear-End Hot 100 songs for 1975. Chart © by Billboard, a part of MRC Media and Info, a division of MRC. All Rights Reserved. Learn more about Billboard here.

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Top 100 Songs of 1975

Top 100 Songs of 1975

1Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John

2Before the Next Teardrop Falls – Freddy Fender

3One of These Nights – Eagles

4Laughter In the Rain – Neil Sedaka

5Jive Talkin’ – The Bee Gees

6The Best of My Love – Eagles

7Lovin’ You – Minnie Riperton

8Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas

9Ballroom Blitz – The Sweet

10He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) – Tony Orlando and Dawn

11(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song – B.J. Thomas

12At Seventeen – Janis Ian

13Lady Marmalade – Labelle

14The Hustle – Van McCoy and The Soul City Symphony

15Love Won’t Let Me Wait – Major Harris

16Boogie On Reggae Woman – Stevie Wonder

17Fight the Power (Pt. 1) – The Isley Brothers

18Angie Baby – Helen Reddy

19Jackie Blue – The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

20Please Mr. Postman – The Carpenters

21Sister Golden Hair – America

22Have You Never Been Mellow – Olivia Newton-John

23Could It Be Magic – Barry Manilow

24Wildfire – Michael Murphy

25I’m Not Lisa – Jessi Colter

26Listen to What the Man Said – Paul Mccartney and Wings

27Fallin’ In Love – Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds

28I Can Help – Billy Swan

29Chevy Van – Sammy Johns

30When Will I Be Loved – Linda Ronstadt

More 70 Top Songs of 1975

  • Love Will Keep Us Together – The Captain and Tennille
  • Rhinestone Cowboy – Glen Campbell
  • My Eyes Adored You – Frankie Valli
  • Shining Star – Wind and Fire
  • Fame – David Bowie
  • Thank God I’m a Country Boy – John Denver
  • Black Water – The Doobie Brothers
  • Pick Up the Pieces – The Average White Band
  • Why Can’t We Be Friends – War
  • Wasted Days and Wasted Nights – Freddy Fender
  • Fire – The Ohio Players
  • Magic – Pilot
  • Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds – Elton John
  • Mandy – Barry Manilow
  • Cat’s In the Cradle – Harry Chapin
  • I’m Not In Love – 10cc
  • Feelings – Morris Albert
  • You’re the First, the Last, My Everything – Barry White
  • Please Mr Please – Olivia Newton-John
  • You’re No Good – Linda Ronstadt
  •  Dynomite – Bazuka
  •  Walking In Rhythm – The Blackbyrds
  •  The Way We Were/Try to Remember – Gladys Knight and The Pips
  •  Midnight Blue – Melissa Manchester
  •  Don’t Call Us – We’ll Call You – Sugarloaf
  •  Poetry Man – Phoebe Snow
  •  How Long – Ace
  •  Express – B.T. Express
  •  That’s the Way of the World – Earth, Wind and Fire
  •  Lady – Styx
  •  Bad Time – Grand Funk
  •  Only Women Bleed – Alice Cooper
  •  Doctor’s Orders – Carol Douglas
  •  Get Down Tonight – K.C. and The Sunshine Band
  •  You Are So Beautiful / It’s a Sin When You Love Somebody – Joe Cocker
  •  One Man Woman / One Woman Man – Paul Anka and Odia Coates
  •  Feel Like Makin’ Love – Bad Company
  •  How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
  •  Dance With Me – Orleans
  •  Cut the Cake – Average White Band
  •  Never Can Say Goodbye – Gloria Gaynor
  •  I Don’t Like to Sleep Alone – Paul Anka
  •  Morning Side of the Mountain – Donny and Marie Osmond
  •  Some Kind Of Wonderful – Grand Funk
  •  When Will I See You Again – Three Degrees
  •  Get Down, Get Down – Joe Simon
  •  I’m Sorry / Calypso – John Denver
  •  Killer Queen – Queen
  •  Shoeshine Boy – Eddie Kendricks
  •  Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) – B.T. Express
  •  Can’t Get It Out of My Head – Electric Light Orchestra
  •  Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy) – – Al Green
  •  Lonely People – America
  •  You Got the Love – Rufus (featuring Chaka Khan)
  •  The Rockford Files Theme – Mike Post
  •  It Only Takes a Minute Girl – Tavares
  •  No No Song / Snookeroo – Ringo Starr
  •  Junior’s Farm / Sally G – Paul McCartney and Wings
  •  Bungle In the Jungle – Jethro Tull
  •  Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) – Leo Sayer
  •  Someone Saved My Life Tonight – Elton John
  •  Misty – Ray Stevens
  •  Bad Blood – Neil Sedaka
  •  Only Yesterday – The Carpenters
  •  I’m On Fire – Dwight Twilley Band
  •  Only You (And You Alone) – Ringo Starr
  •  Third Rate Romance – Amazing Rhythm Aces
  •  You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet / Free Wheelin’ – Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  •  Swearin’ to God – Frankie Valli
  •  Get Dancin’ – Disco Tex and The Sex-O-lettes
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    Top 100 Songs of 1975 – Final Thoughts

    The year 1975 produced an incredible collection of music, which makes it difficult to pick just a few standouts from the Top 100 Songs list. However, a few songs that deserve mention include “Love Will Keep Us Together” by Captain & Tennille, “Jive Talkin'” by the Bee Gees, and “That’s the Way (I Like It)” by KC and the Sunshine Band.

    These songs exemplify the diverse range of genres and styles that dominated the music scene in the mid-1970s, from pop and disco to rock and soul. Looking back at the Top 100 Songs of 1975 is a reminder of just how influential this era was in shaping the sound of popular music for generations to come.


    Noelle Montes

    Update: 2024-05-07