Your favourite 70s Summer Song is...

70s girl with sunglasses and finger to lips

Published at 9:51am 13th August 2018. (Updated at 9:59am 13th August 2018)

The Summer isn't over yet, and that's great news because you've spoken and chosen your favourite summer anthem from the 1970s.

Stray 70s is the home of all your favourite music from the 1970s (and a little bit more) for Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

This Summer over on the Stray 70s facebook page we've been holding the 70s Summer Song Knockout to find out which song will be your champion and take home the crown of Stray 70s favourite Summer Song.

We started with 16 possible winners, and through a process of head to head battles your champion was crowned.

Here's how they lined up in round one, winners are in bold:

Round One

Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc v Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Mr Blue Sky - ELO v Summer - War
Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers v In the Summer Time - Mungo Jerry
Hot Stuff - Donna Summer v Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Summer Night City - ABBA v Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
Summer Nights - Grease v My Sharona - The Knack
School's Out - Alice Cooper
v Barbasdos - Typically Tropical
Summer Love Sensation - Bay City Rollers v Combine Harvester - The Wurzels

The Quarter Finals followed:

Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver v Dreadlock Holiday - 10cc
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett v My Sharona - The Knack
School's Out - Alice Cooper v Summer Love Sensation - Bay City Rollers
Mr Blue Sky - ELO v Summer Breeze - The Isley Brothers

A series of big results gave us the semi finalists:

Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver v My Sharona - The Knack
School's Out - Alice Cooperv Mr Blue Sky - ELO

Then it was time to crown a champion:

Mr Blue Sky - ELO v Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver

So there we have it, after an epic battle we can confirm that the 2018 winner of the Stray 70s Summer Song Knockout is: Mr Blue Sky from ELO.

We contacted Jeff Lynne from ELO* to let him know and he said the following:

"Who is this? Stop calling me!"

Which is nice.

Pub Quiz Trivia

Did you know you've been singing the final line of Mr Blue Sky wrong? The very final line of the song, in a computerised voice is not "Mr Blue Sky" it's actually "Please Turn Me Over" a reference to turning over the record for the B side.

Go on, have a listen and see if we're right!

Listen to Stray 70s now for all the best music from the 1970s for Harrogate, Craven & Wharfedale

*we didn't call Jeff Lynne, we couldn't find his number.

For more of the best music from the decade - listen to Stray 70s

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