Singles 1969-73 by The Carpenters reached number 1 for the first time on February 2nd, spending a total of 16 weeks at the top of the chart in the year. It stayed on the chart for 125 weeks.
Elton John's Greatest Hits went straight to number 1 on November 23rd and stayed for 11 weeks. It charted for 84 weeks and was his third number 1 of the year.
Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings took over 6 months to reach number 1 and charted for 124 weeks. It finally reached top spot on July 27th for 7 weeks.
Rollin' by The Bay City Rollers twice reached number 1 in October: entering the chart in top spot on the 12th and returning on the 26th for a week each time and a total of 62 weeks on the chart.
Diamond Dogs by David Bowie charted for 17 weeks, entering at number 1 on June 8th for 4 weeks.
Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield entered at number 1 on September 14th for 3 weeks. It stayed on the chart for 17 weeks.
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, reached number 1 on December 22nd for 2 weeks and charted for 84 weeks.
Smiler by Rod Stewart eneterd at number 1 in October and returned for on November 2nd for a week, charting for 20.
Elton John's second number 1 of the year, Caribou, went straight to top spot on July 13th for 2 weeks in an 18 week chart run.
Tales From Topographic Oceans by Yes, spent 15 weeks on the chart and reached number 1 on January 5th for 2 weeks.