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Continuing from last week, this is part two of solo singers who have penned their own chart-topping hits. This week covers the 1970s and the ones indicated with an ‘ * ‘  are the co-written ones.

Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky 1970
George Harrison My Sweet Lord 1971
Rod Stewart Maggie May  * 1971
Benny Hill Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West) 1971
Don McLean Vincent 1972
Rod Stewart You Wear It Well  * 1972
Simon Park Eye Level 1973
Gilbert O’Sullivan Get Down 1973
Gary Glitter I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am)  * 1973
Gary Glitter I Love You Love Me Love  * 1973
Ray Stevens The Streak 1974
Gary Glitter Always Yours   * 1974
Charles Aznavour She 1974
John Denver Annie’s Song 1974
Carl Douglas Kung-Fu Fighting 1974
David Essex Gonna Make You A Star 1974
Barry White You’re the First, My Last, My Everything 1974
Tammy Wynette Stand By Your Man 1975
David Essex Hold Me Close 1975
David Bowie Space Oddity 1975
Deniece Williams Free 1977
Donna Summer I Feel Love  * 1977
Kate Bush Wuthering Heights 1978
Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I’m Sexy 1979
Gary Numan Cars 1979