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Sugar Baby Love – Rubettes

The Rubettes took this track to the top of the UK singles chart for four weeks in 1974.

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Sugar baby love by the Rubettes replaced Waterloo by ABBA at the top of the UK singles chart this week in 1974. It had entered the top 40 two weeks previously at number 27 and broke into the top 10 a week later.

The song stayed at number 1 for four weeks and then made way for The streak by Ray Stevens. After falling from the top spot, the record spent one more week in the top 10, at number 6, and then dropped into the lower top 40 for the final three weeks of its chart life.

Sugar baby love was released on the Polydor record label and was the only UK number 1 hit for the Rubettes. It was taken from the album Wear it’s ‘at, which did not enter the UK album chart. The single was certified gold.

More music from the Rubettes


More number ones from 1974


UK singles chart for the week ending 18 May 1974

  1. Sugar baby loveRubettes

  2. WaterlooABBA

  3. Don’t stay away too longPeters and Lee

  4. Shang-a-langBay City Rollers

  5. Remember you’re a wombleWombles

  6. Rock ‘n’ roll winter (loony’s tune)Wizzard

  7. The night Chicago diedPaper Lace

  8. Homely girlChi-Lites

  9. This town ain’t big enough for both of usSparks

  10. Red dressAlvin Stardust

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