Check this site out to view what was in the charts when Baby Jump made number one for two weeks. Macca's Another Day was probably a better contender but only made number two, as Hot Love by T.Rex overtook it and knocked Ray's boys off the top spot.
It was the only record worth being at No.1 at the time knocking off George's My sweet lord, then came along one of the best Number ones of all time 'Hot Love - T.Rex' to knock it off the top spot, 3 Great numbers ones in a row.
..just listened to this M'H, and it should NEVER have been a UK No.1, but hey what do we know?
Neil Reid, "Mother of Mine" anyone? (Mind you that ONLY made No.2) so there are SOME sane people left.
Sings "There comin' to take me away Ha-haaa"..
That's ok - no worries. I tend to agree with you about LP speed singles. The sound quality was/is always appalling and I guess prior to the mainstream arrival of the 12" single it was the only practical method of boosting the content of the 7" format. Either that or it was a gimmick. 45rpm multi track EP singles had been around for years and always sound better. The Dawn label majored on the 33 1/3 format and most of Mungo Jerry's early releases came out on these - most notably 'in the summertime', the Dawn label version of which was probably one of the earliest 33 format discs to make No. 1 (doubtless someone will correct me here if I am way out?). My vote for worst sound quality 33 single though is Toyah's 'it's a mystery' EP on Safari - they don't come much worse than that.