Sex Pistols record most influential of 1970s

The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy In The UK has been named the most influential record of the 1970s.

The Sex Pistols’ Anarchy In The UK has been named the most influential record of the 1970s.

Fresh from his stint on I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!, John Lydon has come out top in the poll by Q magazine.

It beat Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody and the Donna Summer disco classic I Feel Love in the list of the decade’s landmark records.

Released in November 1976, Anarchy In The UK caused instant outrage, compounded by the punk rockers’ infamous four-letter outburst on Bill Grundy’s Today programme.

“The 1970s are often remembered for disco, flares and platforms,” a Q spokesman said.

“The Sex Pistols unleashed themselves on an unsuspecting world, giving birth to a whole new musical movement which will continue to inspire musicians for generations to come.”

Bohemian Rhapsody, which topped the charts in 1975, was second in the poll compiled for a Q magazine Seventies special.

Other records which made the top 10 included Get It On by T Rex and Paranoid by Black Sabbath.

Q magazine’s Top 10:

1 Anarchy In The UK – Sex Pistols (1976)

2 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen (1975)

3 I Feel Love – Donna Summer (1977)

4 Get It On – T Rex (1971)

5 Gangsters – Special AKA (1979)

6 I’m Not In Love – 10cc (1975)

7 Paranoid – Black Sabbath (1970)

8 Autobahn – Kraftwerk (1970)

9 Le Freak – Chic (1978)

10 Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones (1976)

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