13: The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies


Entered Charts4 April 1974
Entry Point35
Highest Chart4
Weeks In:18

This one might surprise a few people – not necessarily one of The Hollies biggest hits and certainly one that came towards their charting period. But that said, I really like the song and always have.

The song as written and recorded by Albert Hammond (who had a few hits of his own) but it was this version that was the commercially successful one. It was their 18th charting hit in Australia and was one of six to make it into the top 5 of our national charts.

I think it is one of the forgotten hits of the 1970’s for many people but certainly worthy of inclusion in this countdown in my opinion.