I Can Help – Billy Swan

This track by Billy Swan spent two weeks in the UK top 10 in 1975.

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Forty years ago this week, I can help by Billy Swan entered the UK top 10 at number 9, having entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 27. After one week at number 9, the song rose to its peak position of number 6 for a week and then spent the final three weeks of its chart life in the lower top 40.

I can help was released on the Monument record label and was the only top 10 hit for Billy Swan in the UK. It was taken from an album of the same name that did not enter the UK album chart. The single was certified silver in the UK and was a US number 1.

The song returned to the top 40 in 1983 when a version by Elvis Presley was released. The single reached number 30.

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UK singles chart for the week ending 11 January 1975

  1. Lonely this ChristmasMud

  2. Streets of LondonRalph McTell

  3. Down downStatus Quo

  4. The bumpKenny

  5. Wombling merry ChristmasWombles

  6. Never can say goodbyeGloria Gaynor

  7. Ms GraceTymes

  8. Get dancin’Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes

  9. I can helpBilly Swan

  10. Juke box jiveRubettes

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