FLOAT ON…

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 6-page Nostalgia Special -

MULL OF KINTRYRE BY PAUL MCCART­NEY AND WINGS

This was the year when the old and new guards were pitched against each other, as punk bat­tled pop. Nev­er­the­less, while groups like The Sex Pis­tols stole the head­lines, more es­tab­lished acts stole the charts, with Paul McCart­ney and Wings’ Mull of

Kintryre be­ing the big­gest-sell­ing sin­gle of the year. ABBA and David Soul got two num­ber ones each, while Elvis also hit the top spot – al­beit posthu­mously, fol­low­ing his death in Au­gust – with

Way Down. Mean­while, the in­ad­vis­ably­named The Floaters told us to, er, Float

On. Amaz­ingly, they never trou­bled the UK charts again…

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