Credit where credit’s due

Here is a list of 60 UK hit singles which feature an uncredited musician (not backing vocalists).

David Bowie Alabama Song Robert Fripp
Marianne Faithfull As Tears Go By Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones
Pretenders Back On The Chain Gang Paul Carrack
Cream Badge George Harrison
Typically Tropical Barbados Roger Goulam from Blue Mink
Michael Jackson Beat It Eddie Van Halen
Jimmy Nail Big River Mark Knopfler
The Brat Chalkdust – The Umpire Strikes Back Pete Wingfield
Tom Jones Delilah Les Reed
Crickets Don’t Ever Change Glen Campbell
Bobby Darin Dream Lover Neil Sedaka
Marty Wilde Endless Sleep Bert Weedon
Fine Young Cannibals Good Thing Jools Holland
Hollies He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother Elton John
Elvis Presley Heartbreak Hotel Floyd Cramer
Laurie London He’s Got The Whole World In His Hand Bert Weedon
Everly Brothers How Can I Meet Her Glen Campbell & Leon Russell
Scissor Sisters I Don’t Feel Like Dancing Elton John
Chaka Khan I Feel for You Stevie Wonder
Elton John I Want Love Billy Preston
Foreigner I Want To Know What Love Is Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins
Midge Ure If I Was Mark King from Level 42
Phil Collins If Leaving Me Is Easy Eric Clapton
Conway Twitty It’s Only Make Believe Floyd Cramer
Heinz Just Like Eddie Ritchie Blackmore
Culture Club Karma Chameleon Phil Pickett of Sailor
Will Powers Kissing With Confidence Todd Rundgren
Derek & The Domines Layla Duane Allman
Belinda Carlisle Leave A Light On George Harrison
David Bowie Let’s Dance Stevie Ray Vaughan
Adam Faith Made You Joe Brown
Electric Light Orhcestra Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle Marc Bolan
Mick Jagger Memo From Turner Ry Cooder
St Winifred’s School Choir No One Quite Like Grandma Rick Wakeman
Peter Gabriel No Self Control Robert Fripp & Phil Collins
Paul Young Oh Girl Pete Wingfield
Scritti Politti Oh Patti (Don’t Feel Sorry For Loverboy) Miles Davis
Peter Noone Oh you Pretty Thing David Bowie
Gene Vincent Pistol Packin’ Mama Georgie Fame
Adam Ant Puss ‘N’ Boots Phil Collins
P.I.L. Rise Ginger Baker
Ocean Colour Scene Riverboat Song Paul Weller
Electronic Second Nature Karl Bartos of Kraftwerk
Phil Everly & Cliff Richard She Means Nothing To Me Mark Knopfler
Tommy Roe Sheila Joe South
Roy Orbison She’s A Mystery To Me Bono
Elton John Something About The Way You Look Tonight Paul Carrack
David Bowie Space Oddity Rick Wakeman
Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem Dr John
Jeffrey Osborne Stay with Me Tonight Brian May
Donovan Sunshine Superman George Harrison
Billy Fury That’s Love Joe Brown
Don Henley The End of the Innocence Bruce Hornsby
Cozy Powell The Man In Black Suzi Quatro
Lulu The Man Who Sold The World David Bowie
Smiths This Charming Man Paul Carrack
Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps Eric Clapton
Tears for Fears Woman In Chains Phil Collins
Lady Gaga You & I Brian May
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