Blockbuster by Sweet was a UK number 1 hit on Saturday, January 27, 1973 spending 5 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Guitarist Andy Scott recalled to Uncut the band's panicked reaction after an A&R man played them "Jean Genie." "We sat there with horrified looks on our faces. The guy asked what was wrong, and we said 'That's the same f---ing guitar riff as Blockbuster" He said, 'Well, it's quite similar isn't it?' 'It's the f---ing same!' I got on the blower to Nicky Chinn and said, 'We can't release this.' He said, 'Don't worry, they're completely different kinds of records and I predict this will be a number one.' I thought, 'Good luck with that.' But he was proved right. A few weeks later, we were at number one and Bowie was at number two." This proved to be The Sweet's only British #1, and it stayed at the top for five weeks. This song featured an air-raid siren over a decade before one was used on Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Two Tribes." This was used in the 2000 film Gangster #1.

Blockbuster FAQs

Who sang Blockbuster?

Blockbuster was performed by Sweet

What year did Blockbuster get to the UK number 1 spot?

Blockbuster first became a UK number 1 on Saturday, January 27, 1973

How long was Blockbuster at number 1 in the UK?

Blockbuster spent 5 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.