1973: All Charts

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11 (2)
3 1 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-10 (1)
4 16 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (4)
5 6 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-15 (5)
6 5 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-12 (5)
7 8 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-14 (7)
8 10 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-9 (8)
9 9 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8 (9)
10 3 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-12 (3)

11 11 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 (11)
12 13 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-10 (12)
13 20 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (13)
14 7 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-20 (1)
15 21 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-6 (15)
16 12 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-13 (12)
17 17 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9 (17)
18 18 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8 (18)
19 24 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-7 (19)
20 15 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (15)

21 23 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (21)
22 27 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-4 (22)
23 28 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7 (23)
24 26 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 (24)
25 30 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-6 (25)
26 33 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (26)
27 14 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-13 (1)
28 34 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (28)
29 31 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-9 (29)
30 35 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-8 (30)

31 37 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-8 (31)
32 46 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-5 (32)
33 22 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-18 (1)
34 43 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-11 (34)
35 41 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-7 (35)
36 19 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-15 (3)
37 49 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-6 (37)
38 40 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-9 (38)
39 25 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (18)
40 55 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 29 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-18 (6)
45 32 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-10 (26)
55 36 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-12 (8)
58 38 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13 (10)
63 39 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12 (14)

POWER PLAYS

41 54 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-5 (41)
42 45 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-14 (42)
43 47 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-5 (43)
46 60 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-6 (46)
47 44 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-13 (44)
48 52 LET US LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5 (48)
49 72 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-3 (49)
50 53 YOU’RE A LADY –•– Peter Skellern (London)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (76)
83 — DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (83)
92 — HAPPY (Love Theme From “Lady Sings the Blues”) –•– Bobby Darin (Motown)-1 (92)
93 — DON’T LEAVE ME STARVIN’ FOR YOUR LOVE (Part 1) –•– Holland-Dozier Featuring Brian Holland (Invictus)-1 (93)
97 — SHE’S GOT TO BE A SAINT –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-1 (98)
99 — ON AND OFF (Part 1) –•– Anacostia (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — SLOW MOTION (Part 1) –•– Johnny Williams (Philadelphia International)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (2)
3 3 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-11 (1)
4 2 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (2)
5 5 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-16 (5)
6 8 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-10 (6)
7 7 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-15 (7)
8 9 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-9 (8)
9 13 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (9)
10 11 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-10 (10)

11 12 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-11 (11)
12 6 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-13 (5)
13 19 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-8 (13)
14 15 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7 (14)
15 25 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-7 (15)
16 18 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (16)
17 26 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (17)
18 22 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-5 (18)
19 21 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (19)
20 23 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8 (20)

21 30 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-9 (21)
22 10 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-13 (3)
23 31 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-9 (23)
24 24 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-8 (24)
25 32 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-6 (25)
26 28 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (26)
27 29 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-10 (27)
28 17 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10 (17)
29 35 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-8 (29)
30 34 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-12 (30)

31 14 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-21 (1)
32 38 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-10 (32)
33 54 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-3 (33)
34 37 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-7 (34)
35 41 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-6 (35)
36 16 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-14 (12)
37 40 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7 (37)
38 27 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14 (1)
39 43 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-6 (39)
40 42 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-15 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 20 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (15)
46 33 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-19 (1)
48 36 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-16 (3)
57 39 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (18)

POWER PLAYS

41 61 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-3 (41)
42 46 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-7 (42)
43 52 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-4 (43)
44 49 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-4 (44)
47 48 LET US LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6 (47)
49 57 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5 (49)
50 50 YOU’RE A LADY –•– Peter Skellern (London)-8 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-1 (80)
86 — CONTROL OF ME –•– Les Emmerson (Lion)-1 (86)
95 — GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-1 (95)
97 — WE –•– Shawn Phillips (A&M)-1 (97)
98 — GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (98)
99 — TWEEDLEE DEE –•– Little Jimmy Osmond (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — I MISS YOU BABY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-2 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (2)
3 3 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-12 (1)
4 9 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (4)
5 6 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-11 (5)
6 7 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-16 (6)
7 4 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (2)
8 8 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-10 (8)
9 13 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-9 (9)
10 15 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-8 (10)

11 5 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-17 (5)
12 18 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-6 (12)
13 17 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (13)
14 14 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-8 (14)
15 21 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-10 (15)
16 10 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-11 (10)
17 20 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9 (17)
18 23 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-10 (18)
19 25 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-7 (19)
20 11 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-12 (11)

21 19 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (19)
22 30 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-13 (22)
23 26 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (23)
24 12 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-14 (5)
25 29 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-9 (25)
26 33 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4 (26)
27 27 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-11 (27)
28 35 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-7 (28)
29 34 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-8 (29)
30 32 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-11 (30)

31 41 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (31)
32 16 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 (16)
33 24 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (24)
34 43 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-5 (34)
35 37 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-8 (35)
36 44 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-5 (36)
37 40 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-16 (37)
38 22 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-14 (3)
39 39 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-7 (39)
40 42 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11 (17)
45 38 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-15 (1)
46 31 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-22 (1)
47 36 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-15 (12)

POWER PLAYS

42 49 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6 (42)
43 60 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-6 (43)
44 52 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-5 (44)
48 51 I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-6 (48)
49 55 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-8 (49)
50 45 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (15)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (61)
76 — HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (76)
79 — I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (79)
85 — THE MESSAGE –•– Cymande (Janus)-1 (85)
91 — HOW CAN I TELL YOU –•– Travis Wammack (Fame)-1 (91)
93 — HOT WIRE –•– Al Green (Bell)-1 (93)
97 — BLIND EYE / SWEET LORRAINE –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-1 (97)
98 — IF IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH YOU –•– Dottie West (RCA)-1 (98)
99 — LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9 (1)
3 4 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (3)
4 5 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-12 (4)
5 9 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-10 (5)
6 3 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-13 (1)
7 10 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-9 (7)
8 13 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (8)
9 6 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-17 (6)
10 15 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-11 (10)

11 12 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-7 (11)
12 8 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-11 (8)
13 18 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-11 (13)
14 7 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14 (2)
15 14 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-9 (14)
16 17 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10 (16)
17 22 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-14 (17)
18 19 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-8 (18)
19 11 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-18 (5)
20 26 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5 (20)

21 23 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (21)
22 25 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-10 (22)
23 31 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (23)
24 21 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (19)
25 28 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-8 (25)
26 29 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-9 (26)
27 30 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-12 (27)
28 20 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-13 (11)
29 27 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-12 (27)
30 34 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-6 (30)

31 16 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12 (10)
32 36 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6 (32)
33 35 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-9 (33)
34 43 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-7 (34)
35 37 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-17 (35)
36 24 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-15 (5)
37 61 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-2 (37)
38 32 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11 (16)
39 42 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7 (39)
40 40 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-9 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 39 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-8 (39)
48 38 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-15 (3)
49 33 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-10 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 64 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-3 (41)
42 44 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-6 (42)
43 49 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-9 (43)
44 51 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-5 (44)
45 48 I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7 (45)
47 58 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (47)
50 59 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

54 — KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-1 (54)
71 — SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1 (71)
76 — DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (76)
79 — ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-1 (79)
83 — TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN –•– Bettye Swann (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (86)
88 — DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-1 (88)
91 — LOVE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (91)
94 — DON’T BURN ME –•– Paul Kelly (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
96 — ONE OF THE BOYS –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-1 (96)
98 — SOMEBODY LOVES YOU –•– The Whispers (Janus)-1 (98)
99 — WE’RE GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 (99)
100 — COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The New Seekers Featuring Marty Kristian (Verve)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10 (1)
3 1 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (1)
4 5 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-11 (4)
5 4 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-13 (4)
6 7 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-10 (6)
7 8 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (7)
8 10 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-12 (8)
9 13 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-12 (9)
10 11 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-8 (10)

11 6 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-14 (1)
12 20 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6 (12)
13 23 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (13)
14 22 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-11 (14)
15 17 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-15 (15)
16 18 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-9 (16)
17 12 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-12 (8)
18 41 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-4 (18)
19 9 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-18 (6)
20 21 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (20)

21 25 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-9 (21)
22 26 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-10 (22)
23 14 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-15 (2)
24 34 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-8 (24)
25 27 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-13 (25)
26 15 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-10 (14)
27 30 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-7 (27)
28 37 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3 (28)
29 32 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-7 (29)
30 19 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-19 (5)

31 16 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-11 (16)
32 33 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-10 (32)
33 35 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-18 (33)
34 54 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-2 (34)
35 29 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-13 (27)
36 43 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-10 (36)
37 24 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (19)
38 44 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-6 (38)
39 39 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8 (39)
40 42 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-14 (11)
47 40 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-10 (40)
73 36 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-16 (5)

POWER PLAYS

42 50 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-6 (42)
43 53 JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (43)
44 47 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (44)
45 45 I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (45)
46 51 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3 (46)
48 52 YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE IT (If You Want It) –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-7 (48)
49 60 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 63 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1 (58)
72 — HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (72)
74 — ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-1 (74)
75 — PALACE GUARD –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (MCA)-1 (75)
78 — AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (78)
80 — ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (80)
85 — PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — KEEP ON SINGING –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-1 (86)
87 — AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (87)
88 — KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1 (88)
90 — FOLLOW YOUR DAUGHTER HOME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (90)
92 — DO IT IN THE NAME OF LOVE –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 (92)
94 — SUGAR MAGNOLIA –•– The Grateful Dead (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
97 — WISH THAT I COULD TALK TO YOU –•– The Sylvers (Pride)-1 (97)
100 — LOVE MUSIC –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-11 (1)
3 4 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-12 (3)
4 6 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-11 (4)
5 3 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (1)
6 9 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-13 (6)
7 8 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-13 (7)
8 7 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (7)
9 12 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7 (9)
10 13 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (10)

11 18 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-5 (11)
12 14 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-12 (12)
13 5 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-14 (4)
14 15 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-16 (14)
15 34 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3 (15)
16 16 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-10 (16)
17 10 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-9 (10)
18 21 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-10 (18)
19 24 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-9 (19)
20 11 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-15 (1)

21 22 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-11 (21)
22 28 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4 (22)
23 17 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-13 (8)
24 20 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (20)
25 25 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-14 (25)
26 29 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-8 (26)
27 27 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-8 (27)
28 23 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-16 (2)
29 32 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-11 (29)
30 36 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-11 (30)

31 33 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-19 (31)
32 19 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-19 (6)
33 38 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-7 (33)
34 44 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (34)
35 26 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-11 (14)
36 46 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 (36)
37 40 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-8 (37)
38 42 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-7 (38)
39 30 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-20 (5)
40 49 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 37 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (19)
47 35 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-14 (27)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (41)
42 58 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-2 (42)
44 50 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-4 (44)
45 52 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-5 (45)
46 48 YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE IT (If You Want It) –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8 (46)
48 57 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-3 (48)
49 53 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (49)
50 74 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (77)
83 — LOST HORIZON –•– Shawn Phillips (A&M)-1 (83)
84 — STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-1 (84)
85 — A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (85)
88 — BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (88)
90 — COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-1 (90)
92 — MAGIC WOMAN TOUCH –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1 (92)
97 — GOOD MORNING –•– Michael Redway (Philips)-1 (97)
99 — TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bunny Sigler (Philadelphia International)-1 (99)
100 — THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-12 (1)
3 4 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 11 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-6 (4)
5 15 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-4 (5)
6 6 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-14 (6)
7 10 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (7)
8 9 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8 (8)
9 3 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-13 (3)
10 12 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-13 (10)

11 7 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-14 (7)
12 5 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (1)
13 19 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-10 (13)
14 14 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-17 (14)
15 22 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (15)
16 18 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-11 (16)
17 8 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-10 (7)
18 21 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-12 (18)
19 30 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-12 (19)
20 16 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-11 (16)

21 13 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-15 (4)
22 26 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-9 (22)
23 27 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-9 (23)
24 17 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-10 (10)
25 50 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-3 (25)
26 25 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-15 (25)
27 29 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-12 (27)
28 42 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-3 (28)
29 33 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-8 (29)
30 36 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5 (30)

31 20 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-16 (1)
32 34 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (32)
33 31 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-20 (31)
34 38 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-8 (34)
35 40 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7 (35)
36 56 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (36)
37 41 JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (37)
38 44 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-5 (38)
39 23 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-14 (8)
40 54 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 24 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12 (20)
48 37 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-9 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-6 (41)
42 53 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-4 (42)
43 48 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4 (43)
45 49 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (45)
46 68 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-3 (46)
47 57 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-4 (47)
49 58 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-7 (49)
50 84 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (73)
79 — BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-1 (79)
80 — TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1 (80)
84 — BOO, BOO, DON’T ‘CHA BE BLUE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1 (84)
85 — PARDON ME SIR –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-1 (85)
86 — STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1 (86)
87 — DREAM ME HOME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (87)
88 — DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-1 (88)
89 — ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1 (89)
91 — BREAKING UP SOMEBODY’S HOME –•– Albert King (Stax)-1 (91)
92 — WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-1 (92)
96 — BELL BOTTOM BLUES –•– Eric Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) (Polydor)-3 (91) *
99 — WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — SHE’S GOT TO BE A SAINT –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-3 (93)

* EDITOR’S NOTE: Previously charted in 1971 for 2 weeks as Atco 6803, peaked at #91. While both singles feature the same recording, the Atco 45 had a running time of 3:10 while this current release on Polydor runs 5:01.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-7 (2)
3 1 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (1)
4 2 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-13 (1)
5 7 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (5)
6 6 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-15 (6)
7 13 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-11 (7)
8 8 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9 (8)
9 15 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 (9)
10 10 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-14 (10)

11 3 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-13 (3)
12 16 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-12 (12)
13 14 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-18 (13)
14 9 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-14 (3)
15 19 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-13 (15)
16 18 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-13 (16)
17 12 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-15 (1)
18 25 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-4 (18)
19 22 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-10 (19)
20 11 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-15 (7)

21 23 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-10 (21)
22 28 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4 (22)
23 20 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-12 (16)
24 29 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-9 (24)
25 17 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-11 (7)
26 35 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 (26)
27 36 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (27)
28 30 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (28)
29 34 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-9 (29)
30 21 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-16 (4)

31 40 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (31)
32 32 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (32)
33 38 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6 (33)
34 41 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-7 (34)
35 37 JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (35)
36 42 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-5 (36)
37 43 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5 (37)
38 24 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-11 (10)
39 46 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-4 (39)
40 47 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 26 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-16 (25)
47 27 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-13 (27)
52 33 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-21 (31)
58 39 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-15 (8)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (41)
42 53 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-3 (42)
43 49 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-8 (43)
44 50 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-3 (44)
46 55 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-4 (46)
48 73 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-2 (48)
49 52 ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 57 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (61)
63 — MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (63)
73 — SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1 (73)
85 — DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-1 (85)
87 — PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-1 (87)
92 — SAIL ON SAILOR –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-1 (92)
93 — NAMES, TAGS, NUMBERS & LABELS –•– The Association (Mums)-1 (93)
94 — FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-1 (94)
95 — GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (95)
96 — STOP, WAIT & LISTEN –•– Circus (Metromedia)-1 (96)
99 — TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — WE DID IT –•– Syl Johnson (Hi)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-8 (2)
3 7 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 5 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (4)
5 3 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (1)
6 4 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-14 (1)
7 9 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7 (7)
8 18 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-5 (8)
9 10 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-15 (9)
10 8 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-10 (8)

11 15 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-14 (11)
12 12 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-13 (12)
13 13 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-19 (13)
14 6 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-16 (6)
15 11 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-14 (3)
16 16 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-14 (16)
17 22 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5 (17)
18 19 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-11 (18)
19 26 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-9 (19)
20 31 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6 (20)

21 21 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11 (21)
22 42 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (22)
23 24 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-10 (23)
24 27 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (24)
25 14 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-15 (3)
26 29 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-10 (26)
27 28 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (27)
28 48 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 (28)
29 17 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-16 (1)
30 33 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7 (30)

31 36 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-6 (31)
32 34 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-8 (32)
33 39 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5 (33)
34 40 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-6 (34)
35 37 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (35)
36 44 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-4 (36)
37 32 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9 (32)
38 46 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5 (38)
39 41 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (39)
40 43 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-9 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 20 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-16 (7)
53 23 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-13 (16)
62 25 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-12 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 53 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (41)
42 50 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5 (42)
44 49 ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-6 (44)
45 54 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (45)
46 63 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2 (46)
47 51 TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN –•– Bettye Swann (Atlantic)-6 (47)
48 55 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-4 (48)
49 61 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (49)
50 57 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — ONE MAN PARADE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1 (75)
79 — THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-1 (79)
81 — OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1 (81)
82 — THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1 (82)
84 — IF YOU GOTTA BREAK ANOTHER HEART –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (84)
86 — STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-1 (86)
88 — YESTERDAY I HAD THE BLUES –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-1 (88)
94 — LET YOUR YEAH BE YEAH –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1 (94)
96 — I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-1 (96)
98 — HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-1 (98)
99 — RIVER ROAD –•– Uncle Dog (MCA)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-9 (2)
3 3 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-13 (3)
4 4 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11 (4)
5 7 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8 (5)
6 8 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-6 (6)
7 5 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 (1)
8 11 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-15 (8)
9 9 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-16 (9)
10 12 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-14 (10)

11 6 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-15 (1)
12 10 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-11 (8)
13 17 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6 (13)
14 13 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-20 (13)
15 19 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-10 (15)
16 20 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (16)
17 18 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-12 (17)
18 22 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (18)
19 16 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-15 (16)
20 33 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6 (20)

21 24 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (21)
22 23 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-11 (22)
23 28 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 (23)
24 14 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-17 (6)
25 26 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-11 (25)
26 30 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8 (26)
27 34 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-7 (27)
28 31 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-7 (28)
29 21 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-12 (21)
30 36 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-5 (30)

31 49 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (31)
32 32 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-9 (32)
33 15 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-15 (3)
34 46 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (34)
35 38 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6 (35)
36 39 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (36)
37 40 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-10 (37)
38 41 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (38)
39 42 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6 (39)
40 45 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (27)
53 35 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7 (35)

POWER PLAYS

42 50 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (42)
43 44 ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-7 (43)
44 48 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-5 (44)
45 52 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-5 (45)
46 47 TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN –•– Bettye Swann (Atlantic)-7 (46)
47 59 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-5 (47)
48 56 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-4 (48)
49 60 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-8 (49)
50 57 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (80)
82 — REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (82)
83 — CINDY INCIDENTALLY –•– Faces (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
85 — DOWN AND OUT IN NEW YORK CITY –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (85)
88 — GUDBUY T’ JANE –•– Slade (Polydor)-1 (88)
94 — THE LORD KNOWS I’M DRINKING –•– Cal Smith (Decca)-1 (94)
97 — ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-1 (97)
98 — FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — LAST TANGO IN PARIS –•– Herb Alpert and the TJB (A&M)-1 (99)
100 — ROSANNA –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-8 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-10 (2)
3 5 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 (3)
4 6 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-7 (4)
5 3 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-14 (3)
6 8 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-16 (6)
7 4 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (4)
8 16 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (8)
9 10 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-15 (9)
10 15 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-11 (10)

11 18 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (11)
12 13 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-7 (12)
13 7 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-15 (1)
14 20 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 (14)
15 9 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-17 (9)
16 23 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (16)
17 21 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (17)
18 31 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (18)
19 17 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-13 (17)
20 27 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-8 (20)

21 14 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-21 (13)
22 26 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-9 (22)
23 25 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-12 (23)
24 28 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-8 (24)
25 34 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (25)
26 11 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-16 (1)
27 30 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-6 (27)
28 12 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-12 (8)
29 48 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-5 (29)
30 47 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-6 (30)

31 32 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-10 (31)
32 35 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7 (32)
33 40 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (33)
34 36 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (34)
35 39 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7 (35)
36 49 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-9 (36)
37 38 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (37)
38 37 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-11 (37)
39 42 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (39)
40 45 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 19 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-16 (16)
54 22 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-12 (22)

POWER PLAYS

42 44 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6 (42)
43 43 ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-8 (43)
44 50 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-5 (44)
45 69 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-3 (45)
46 54 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-5 (46)
47 59 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-5 (47)
48 52 THE MESSAGE –•– Cymande (Janus)-9 (48)
49 57 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-4 (49)
50 51 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (76)
84 — “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-1 (84)
85 — HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (85)
87 — WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-1 (87)
89 — I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-1 (90)
99 — KUFANYA MAPENZI (Making Love) –•– Ramsey Lewis (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — DANCING TO YOUR MUSIC –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Glades)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9 (1)
3 4 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-8 (3)
4 8 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9 (4)
5 5 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-15 (3)
6 6 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-17 (6)
7 2 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-11 (2)
8 10 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-12 (8)
9 11 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (9)
10 14 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8 (10)

11 18 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (11)
12 12 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8 (12)
13 16 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (13)
14 7 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13 (4)
15 17 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (15)
16 30 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-7 (16)
17 20 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-9 (17)
18 9 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-16 (9)
19 29 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-6 (19)
20 24 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-9 (20)

21 22 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10 (21)
22 25 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (22)
23 23 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-13 (23)
24 27 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-7 (24)
25 19 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-14 (17)
26 45 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-4 (26)
27 13 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-16 (1)
28 15 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-18 (9)
29 55 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (29)
30 33 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (30)

31 32 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-8 (31)
32 36 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-10 (32)
33 31 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-11 (31)
34 37 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (34)
35 35 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8 (35)
36 40 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-7 (36)
37 34 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (34)
38 39 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (38)
39 42 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 (39)
40 47 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 21 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-22 (13)
46 38 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-12 (37)
49 26 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-17 (1)
58 28 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-13 (8)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-6 (41)
42 44 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-6 (42)
43 49 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-5 (43)
45 57 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-6 (45)
47 52 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-6 (47)
48 66 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-4 (48)
50 59 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-1 (83)
86 — LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (86)
88 — ACROSS 110th STREET –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-1 (88)
89 — I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1 (89)
90 — MAMA WAS A ROCK AND ROLL SINGER, PAPA USED TO WRITE ALL HER SONGS –•– Sonny and Cher (MCA)-1 (90)
98 — PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-1 (98)
99 — SAW A NEW MORNING –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-1 (99)
100 — DELTA QUEEN –•– Don Fardon (Chelsea)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-9 (2)
3 4 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-10 (3)
4 1 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11 (1)
5 10 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 (5)
6 9 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (6)
7 5 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-16 (3)
8 8 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13 (8)
9 11 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (9)
10 16 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-8 (10)

11 13 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-7 (11)
12 7 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-12 (2)
13 19 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-7 (13)
14 6 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-18 (6)
15 15 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (15)
16 17 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-10 (16)
17 20 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-10 (17)
18 22 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (18)
19 24 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-8 (19)
20 21 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11 (20)

21 26 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-5 (21)
22 12 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9 (12)
23 29 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5 (23)
24 14 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (4)
25 32 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-11 (25)
26 30 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (26)
27 23 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14 (23)
28 18 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-17 (9)
29 56 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (29)
30 25 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-15 (17)

31 41 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-7 (31)
32 36 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-8 (32)
33 34 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (33)
34 48 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-5 (34)
35 31 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-9 (31)
36 50 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-6 (36)
37 38 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (37)
38 39 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (38)
39 45 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-7 (39)
40 40 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 27 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-17 (1)
47 35 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-9 (35)
51 28 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-19 (9)
53 37 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (34)
54 33 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-12 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-7 (41)
42 43 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-6 (42)
43 47 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7 (43)
44 51 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7 (44)
46 52 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5 (46)
48 54 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-6 (48)
49 59 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-4 (49)
50 57 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1 (70)
79 — THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-1 (79)
84 — HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-1 (84)
87 — IF WE TRY –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-1 (87)
94 — NOBODY WINS –•– Brenda Lee (MCA)-1 (94)
97 — BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-1 (97)
98 — GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1 (99)
100 — IF I COULD ONLY BE SURE –•– Nolan Porter (ABC)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 10 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-11 (2)
3 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-11 (1)
4 5 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-10 (4)
5 6 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (5)
6 13 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-8 (6)
7 9 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (7)
8 8 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14 (8)
9 2 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-10 (2)
10 21 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-6 (10)

11 11 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (11)
12 4 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-12 (1)
13 7 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-17 (3)
14 18 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (14)
15 17 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-11 (15)
16 19 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-9 (16)
17 16 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-11 (16)
18 23 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 (18)
19 12 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-13 (2)
20 25 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-12 (20)

21 14 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-19 (6)
22 20 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12 (20)
23 26 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (23)
24 34 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-6 (24)
25 29 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (25)
26 15 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (15)
27 24 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-15 (4)
28 31 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-8 (28)
29 36 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-7 (29)
30 22 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10 (12)

31 39 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-8 (31)
32 32 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-9 (32)
33 28 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-18 (9)
34 38 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9 (34)
35 40 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-8 (35)
36 33 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (33)
37 44 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-8 (37)
38 41 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-8 (38)
39 49 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-5 (39)
40 46 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 35 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-10 (31)
48 27 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-15 (23)
50 30 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-16 (17)
53 37 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-7 (41)
42 43 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8 (42)
43 52 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (43)
44 50 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5 (44)
45 48 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-7 (45)
47 59 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-7 (47)
49 56 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-4 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (77)
81 — DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-1 (81)
85 — IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (85)
87 — LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-1 (87)
93 — ALWAYS –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1 (93)
95 — PEOPLE ARE CHANGIN’ –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-1 (95)
97 — AM I BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-1 (97)
99 — ONLY LOVE –•– Bill Quateman (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-12 (2)
3 6 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-9 (3)
4 4 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-11 (4)
5 7 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (5)
6 10 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-7 (6)
7 8 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15 (7)
8 5 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (5)
9 3 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-12 (1)
10 11 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (10)

11 14 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (11)
12 20 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-13 (12)
13 16 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-10 (13)
14 9 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-11 (2)
15 18 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7 (15)
16 15 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-12 (15)
17 25 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (17)
18 12 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13 (1)
19 24 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-7 (19)
20 23 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (20)

21 29 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-8 (21)
22 17 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-12 (16)
23 13 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-18 (3)
24 28 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-9 (24)
25 21 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-20 (6)
26 31 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-9 (26)
27 35 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-9 (27)
28 22 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-13 (20)
29 39 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-6 (29)
30 40 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (30)

31 19 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-14 (2)
32 37 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-9 (32)
33 34 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-10 (33)
34 43 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (34)
35 32 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-10 (32)
36 38 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-9 (36)
37 45 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-8 (37)
38 42 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9 (38)
39 47 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-8 (39)
40 44 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 36 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (33)
69 26 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 59 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-6 (41)
42 49 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-5 (42)
43 60 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3 (43)
45 55 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-7 (45)
46 77 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (46)
47 51 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-7 (47)
48 41 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-8 (41)
49 56 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-5 (49)
50 52 DOWN AND OUT IN NEW YORK CITY –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-1 (73)
76 — SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-1 (76)
80 — STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (80)
82 — RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-1 (82)
84 — CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-1 (84)
85 — NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
87 — EVERYTHING’S BEEN CHANGED –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (87)
88 — AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-1 (88)
90 — I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (90)
93 — I BEEN WATCHIN’ YOU –•– The South Side Movement (Wand)-1 (93)
95 — FOOL LIKE YOU –•– Tim Moore (Dunhill)-1 (95)
97 — FENCEWALK –•– Mandrill (Polydor)-1 (97)
98 — MR. MAGIC MAN –•– Wilson Pickett (RCA)-1 (98)
100 — FRIEND AND A LOVER –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-11 (1)
3 5 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (3)
4 6 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-8 (4)
5 4 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12 (4)
6 2 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13 (2)
7 12 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-14 (7)
8 11 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (8)
9 7 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16 (7)
10 15 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8 (10)

11 17 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (11)
12 13 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-11 (12)
13 19 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-8 (13)
14 9 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13 (1)
15 21 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-9 (15)
16 8 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (5)
17 20 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (17)
18 10 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (10)
19 24 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-10 (19)
20 26 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-10 (20)

21 16 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-13 (15)
22 29 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7 (22)
23 14 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-12 (2)
24 27 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-10 (24)
25 41 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-7 (25)
26 39 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-9 (26)
27 30 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (27)
28 18 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14 (1)
29 32 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-10 (29)
30 54 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-5 (30)

31 34 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (31)
32 22 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-13 (16)
33 37 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-9 (33)
34 40 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 (34)
35 46 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (35)
36 42 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-6 (36)
37 38 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-10 (37)
38 43 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4 (38)
39 45 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-8 (39)
40 33 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11 (33)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 36 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-10 (36)
66 35 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-11 (32)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-8 (41)
42 53 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-4 (42)
43 52 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-7 (43)
45 66 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-3 (45)
46 59 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-5 (46)
47 49 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-6 (47)
48 51 CINDY INCIDENTALLY –•– Faces (Warner Brothers)-7 (48)
49 56 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-5 (49)
50 55 WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (84)
85 — BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (85)
87 — WOMAN FROM TOKYO –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1 (87)
90 — WITHOUT YOU IN MY LIFE –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (90)
92 — NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-1 (92)
94 — IT’S HARD TO STOP (Doing Something When It’s Good To You) –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1 (94)
96 — GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (96)
97 — I’M A STRANGER HERE –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lion)-1 (97)
98 — COSMIC SEA –•– The Mystic Moods (Warner Brothers)-1 (98)
100 — FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-9 (2)
3 3 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (3)
4 2 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-12 (1)
5 7 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-15 (5)
6 11 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (6)
7 8 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 (7)
8 10 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9 (8)
9 13 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-9 (9)
10 5 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-13 (4)

11 15 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-10 (11)
12 6 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-14 (2)
13 12 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-12 (12)
14 17 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13 (14)
15 25 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-8 (15)
16 19 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-11 (16)
17 20 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-11 (17)
18 9 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-17 (7)
19 22 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-8 (19)
20 14 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-14 (1)

21 24 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-11 (21)
22 27 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (22)
23 16 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12 (5)
24 26 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-10 (24)
25 35 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (25)
26 30 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-6 (26)
27 39 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-9 (27)
28 29 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-11 (28)
29 31 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (29)
30 38 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5 (30)

31 33 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-10 (31)
32 42 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-5 (32)
33 34 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 (33)
34 18 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (10)
35 36 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-7 (35)
36 62 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3 (36)
37 43 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-8 (37)
38 41 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-9 (38)
39 21 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-14 (15)
40 45 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 37 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-6 (41)
42 47 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-7 (42)
43 49 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-6 (43)
44 60 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (44)
45 53 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4 (45)
47 51 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-6 (47)
48 48 CINDY INCIDENTALLY –•– Faces (Warner Brothers)-8 (48)
49 50 WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-7 (49)
50 55 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (71)
74 — YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-1 (74)
78 — DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (78)
81 — ONLY IN YOUR HEART –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (81)
83 — ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME –•– Stephen Stills and Manassas (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — I LIKE YOU –•– Donovan (Epic)-1 (86)
90 — ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (90)
94 — AVENGING ANNIE –•– Andy Pratt (Columbia)-1 (94)
96 — WHAT A SHAME –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-1 (96)
97 — BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (97)
98 — LET ME DOWN EASY –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1 (98)
99 — MUSIC EVERYWHERE –•– Tufano & Giammarese (Ode)-1 (99)
100 — THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-12 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-10 (2)
3 5 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-16 (3)
4 6 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (4)
5 4 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-13 (1)
6 11 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-11 (6)
7 9 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-10 (7)
8 8 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10 (8)
9 3 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (3)
10 15 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-9 (10)

11 7 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11 (7)
12 14 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14 (12)
13 17 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-12 (13)
14 25 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (14)
15 19 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-9 (15)
16 16 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-12 (16)
17 10 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-14 (4)
18 21 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-12 (18)
19 22 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10 (19)
20 26 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-7 (20)

21 24 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-11 (21)
22 12 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-15 (2)
23 27 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-10 (23)
24 13 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-13 (12)
25 30 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6 (25)
26 36 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4 (26)
27 32 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-6 (27)
28 29 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (28)
29 31 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-11 (29)
30 44 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (30)

31 35 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-8 (31)
32 43 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-7 (32)
33 38 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-10 (33)
34 37 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-9 (34)
35 40 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-5 (35)
36 45 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5 (36)
37 57 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (37)
38 41 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-7 (38)
39 18 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-18 (7)
40 42 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 28 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-12 (28)
51 20 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-15 (1)
53 23 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13 (5)
57 33 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9 (33)

POWER PLAYS

41 55 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4 (41)
42 47 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7 (42)
43 54 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-4 (43)
45 51 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-11 (45)
46 50 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-6 (46)
47 58 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-4 (47)
48 53 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-5 (48)
49 52 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (49)
50 49 WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-8 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — WITH A CHILD’S HEART –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1 (84)
88 — HEY YOU! GET OFF MY MOUNTAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1 (88)
94 — MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-18 (1)
95 — YOUR SIDE OF THE BED –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (95)
97 — SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1 (97)
98 — A LITTLE BIT LIKE MAGIC –•– King Harvest (Perception)-1 (98)
99 — DUELING TUBAS (Theme From “Belligerence”) –•– Martin Mull and Orchestra (Capricorn)-1 (99)
100 — WORKING CLASS HERO –•– Tommy Roe (MGM South)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-13 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (2)
3 3 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-17 (3)
4 2 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-11 (2)
5 6 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-12 (5)
6 7 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-11 (6)
7 10 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-10 (7)
8 5 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-14 (1)
9 14 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (9)
10 8 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11 (8)

11 15 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-10 (11)
12 13 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-13 (12)
13 26 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5 (13)
14 20 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-8 (14)
15 18 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-13 (15)
16 9 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (3)
17 23 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-11 (17)
18 19 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11 (18)
19 21 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-12 (19)
20 16 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-13 (16)

21 25 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7 (21)
22 27 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-7 (22)
23 12 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15 (12)
24 37 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (24)
25 11 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12 (7)
26 30 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (26)
27 32 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-8 (27)
28 33 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-11 (28)
29 36 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6 (29)
30 35 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-6 (30)

31 31 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-9 (31)
32 34 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-10 (32)
33 17 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-15 (4)
34 47 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-5 (34)
35 43 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-5 (35)
36 38 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-8 (36)
37 45 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-12 (37)
38 40 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-9 (38)
39 41 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5 (39)
40 42 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 22 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-16 (2)
45 29 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-12 (29)
49 24 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-14 (12)
53 28 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (28)

POWER PLAYS

41 55 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7 (41)
42 46 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-7 (42)
44 48 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-6 (44)
46 52 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-5 (46)
47 49 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (47)
48 54 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-5 (48)
50 60 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (81)
85 — BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-1 (85)
88 — SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1 (88)
91 — CALIFORNIA SAGA (On My Way To Sunny Californ-i-a) –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-1 (91)
93 — LETTER TO LUCILLE –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (93)
95 — SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-1 (95)
96 — SHAMBALA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-1 (96)
97 — TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SUCH SWEET MUSIC –•– The Spinners (Motown)-1 (97)
99 — OUTLAW MAN –•– David Blue (Asylum)-1 (99)
100 — DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN –•– The Crusaders (Blue Thumb)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-14 (1)
3 3 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-18 (3)
4 7 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-11 (4)
5 9 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (5)
6 13 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 (6)
7 5 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-13 (5)
8 6 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-12 (6)
9 14 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-9 (9)
10 12 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-14 (10)

11 11 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-11 (11)
12 8 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-15 (1)
13 17 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-12 (13)
14 15 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-14 (14)
15 4 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-12 (2)
16 19 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-13 (16)
17 18 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (17)
18 21 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-8 (18)
19 22 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-8 (19)
20 24 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (20)

21 10 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12 (8)
22 27 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-9 (22)
23 26 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (23)
24 16 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (3)
25 34 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-6 (25)
26 30 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-7 (26)
27 28 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-12 (27)
28 29 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7 (28)
29 39 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6 (29)
30 41 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-8 (30)

31 32 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-11 (31)
32 20 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-14 (16)
33 35 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-6 (33)
34 37 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-13 (34)
35 50 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (35)
36 36 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-9 (36)
37 46 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-6 (37)
38 42 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-8 (38)
39 40 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9 (39)
40 25 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-13 (7)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

48 23 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16 (12)
51 31 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-10 (31)
53 38 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-10 (38)

POWER PLAYS

41 44 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-7 (41)
42 52 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-8 (42)
43 54 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (43)
44 48 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-6 (44)
45 47 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (45)
46 51 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-8 (46)
47 55 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (47)
49 57 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-4 (49)
50 59 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-1 (59)
71 — SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (71)
77 — YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (77)
82 — KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1 (82)
84 — MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-1 (84)
90 — TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (90)
94 — THINK (1973A Version) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (94)
97 — BROTHER’S GONNA WORK IT OUT –•– Willie Hutch (Motown)-1 (97)
100 — A PASSION PLAY (Edit #8) –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 6 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-7 (2)
3 5 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (3)
4 2 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-15 (1)
5 1 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (1)
6 9 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-10 (6)
7 3 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-19 (3)
8 7 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-14 (5)
9 10 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-15 (9)
10 13 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-13 (10)

11 11 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-12 (11)
12 20 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (12)
13 8 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-13 (6)
14 22 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-10 (14)
15 16 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-14 (15)
16 12 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-16 (1)
17 18 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9 (17)
18 19 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-9 (18)
19 23 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (19)
20 14 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-15 (14)

21 27 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-13 (21)
22 25 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-7 (22)
23 26 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-8 (23)
24 15 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-13 (2)
25 30 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9 (25)
26 29 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7 (26)
27 28 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8 (27)
28 31 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-12 (28)
29 35 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (29)
30 43 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (30)

31 33 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-7 (31)
32 37 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-7 (32)
33 34 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-14 (33)
34 59 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-2 (34)
35 36 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-10 (35)
36 17 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (17)
37 38 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-9 (37)
38 39 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10 (38)
39 42 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-9 (39)
40 44 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

48 24 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (3)
50 21 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-13 (8)
56 40 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-8 (41)
42 50 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (42)
43 46 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-9 (43)
44 47 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (44)
45 45 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-11 (45)
46 49 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-5 (46)
47 52 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-6 (47)
49 57 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — WHAT ABOUT ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (83)
85 — SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
90 — I’D RATHER BE A COWBOY –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (90)
98 — COME LIVE WITH ME –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1 (98)
99 — WHAT’S YOUR MAMA’S NAME –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE –•– Slade (Polydor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (2)
3 1 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-13 (1)
4 6 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-11 (4)
5 4 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-16 (1)
6 5 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (1)
7 12 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (7)
8 7 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-20 (3)
9 10 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-14 (9)
10 14 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-11 (10)

11 8 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-15 (5)
12 11 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-13 (11)
13 9 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-16 (9)
14 34 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 (14)
15 13 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-14 (6)
16 22 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-8 (16)
17 19 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (17)
18 21 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-14 (18)
19 25 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10 (19)
20 18 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-10 (18)

21 23 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-9 (21)
22 30 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (22)
23 16 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-17 (1)
24 29 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (24)
25 26 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8 (25)
26 17 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10 (17)
27 15 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-15 (15)
28 57 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-3 (28)
29 32 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-8 (29)
30 27 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9 (27)

31 44 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (31)
32 33 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-15 (32)
33 24 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-14 (2)
34 39 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-10 (34)
35 38 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-11 (35)
36 55 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (36)
37 40 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-8 (37)
38 42 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6 (38)
39 31 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-8 (31)
40 43 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-10 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 37 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-10 (37)
44 20 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-16 (14)
46 35 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-11 (35)
47 28 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-13 (28)
57 36 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14 (17)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-7 (41)
43 49 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-6 (43)
45 46 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-6 (45)
48 52 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-7 (48)
49 54 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-4 (49)
50 51 WITH A CHILD’S HEART –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (79)
83 — DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-1 (83)
85 — I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 (85)
87 — GIVING IT ALL AWAY –•– Roger Daltrey (Track)-1 (87)
89 — TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (89)
90 — NEVER, NEVER, NEVER (Grande, Grande, Grande) –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-1 (90)
96 — MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-1 (96)
99 — I’M LEAVIN’ YOU –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (99)
100 — LOVE AND HAPPINESS –•– Earnest Jackson (Stone)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th June, 1973

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NOTE: The Chart Methodology was greatly revised beginning with this chart causing unusual chart movements this week.

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-14 (1)
3 4 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-12 (3)
4 2 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (2)
5 10 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-12 (5)
6 7 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (6)
7 5 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-17 (1)
8 6 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (1)
9 9 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-15 (9)
10 22 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (10)

11 16 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-9 (11)
12 11 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-16 (5)
13 14 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4 (13)
14 19 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11 (14)
15 24 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (15)
16 13 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-17 (9)
17 28 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4 (17)
18 15 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-15 (6)
19 36 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (19)
20 18 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-15 (18)

21 17 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (17)
22 12 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-14 (11)
23 23 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-18 (1)
24 8 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-21 (3)
25 26 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-11 (17)
26 31 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (26)
27 20 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-11 (18)
28 21 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-10 (21)
29 27 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-16 (15)
30 41 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-8 (30)

31 25 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-9 (25)
32 33 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-15 (2)
33 29 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-9 (29)
34 34 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-11 (34)
35 38 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (35)
36 53 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (36)
37 32 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-16 (32)
38 43 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-7 (38)
39 49 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-5 (39)
40 35 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-12 (35)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 37 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-9 (37)
43 40 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-11 (40)
51 39 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-9 (31)
56 30 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-10 (27)

POWER PLAYS

42 45 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-7 (42)
44 51 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-5 (44)
45 69 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-3 (45)
46 63 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-5 (46)
47 46 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-12 (35)
48 55 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-4 (48)
49 48 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-8 (48)
50 58 THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-1 (73)
74 — FINDER’S KEEPERS –•– Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 (74)
80 — THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (80)
87 — BAD WEATHER –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (87)
90 — I CAN MAKE IT THRU THE DAYS (But Oh Those Lonely Nights) –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1 (90)
92 — BLACK BYRD –•– Donald Byrd (Blue Note)-1 (92)
94 — MY HEART JUST KEEPS ON BREAKIN’ –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (94)
96 — SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Afrique (Mainstream)-1 (96)
97 — MOTHER-IN-LAW / SIXTY MINUTE MAN –•– Clarence Carter (Fame)-1 (97)
99 — I DON’T WANT TO MAKE YOU WAIT –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-13 (2)
3 3 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-13 (3)
4 6 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10 (4)
5 4 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (2)
6 2 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-15 (1)
7 14 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12 (7)
8 13 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5 (8)
9 17 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 (9)
10 7 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-18 (1)

11 11 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-10 (11)
12 10 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (10)
13 15 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (13)
14 19 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (14)
15 12 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-17 (5)
16 9 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-16 (9)
17 8 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (1)
18 20 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-16 (18)
19 16 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-18 (9)
20 26 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (20)

21 18 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-16 (6)
22 28 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-11 (21)
23 24 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-22 (3)
24 30 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-9 (24)
25 22 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-15 (11)
26 23 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-19 (1)
27 31 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-10 (25)
28 21 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (17)
29 36 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (29)
30 39 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6 (30)

31 38 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-8 (31)
32 35 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (32)
33 27 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-12 (18)
34 34 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-12 (34)
35 45 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-4 (35)
36 33 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-10 (29)
37 25 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-12 (17)
38 69 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (38)
39 61 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-7 (39)
40 44 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 40 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-13 (35)
47 29 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-17 (15)
48 37 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-17 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 49 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-9 (42)
43 41 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-10 (37)
44 48 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-5 (44)
45 60 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-3 (45)
46 43 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-12 (40)
49 50 THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-8 (49)
50 64 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1 (71)
75 — WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (75)
86 — BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (86)
89 — NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-1 (89)
90 — GIVING IT ALL AWAY –•– Roger Daltrey (Track)-2 (87)
95 — YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1 (95)
97 — BLOCKBUSTER –•– The Sweet (Bell)-1 (97)
98 — MUSIC EVERYWHERE –•– Tufano & Giammarese (Ode)-7 (68)
99 — WATERGRATE –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-1 (99)
100 — KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-11 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-14 (2)
3 4 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-11 (3)
4 7 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13 (4)
5 8 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-6 (5)
6 3 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-14 (3)
7 9 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6 (7)
8 5 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (2)
9 12 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (9)
10 11 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-11 (10)

11 14 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (11)
12 13 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (12)
13 6 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-16 (1)
14 20 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (14)
15 24 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-10 (15)
16 38 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (16)
17 18 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-17 (17)
18 10 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-19 (1)
19 16 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-17 (9)
20 35 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-5 (20)

21 30 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-7 (21)
22 15 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-18 (5)
23 29 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (23)
24 32 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9 (24)
25 19 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-19 (9)
26 22 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-12 (21)
27 39 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-8 (27)
28 31 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-9 (28)
29 40 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7 (29)
30 34 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-13 (30)

31 36 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-11 (29)
32 17 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-15 (1)
33 44 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-6 (33)
34 27 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-11 (25)
35 21 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-17 (6)
36 41 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-14 (35)
37 23 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-23 (3)
38 42 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-10 (38)
39 54 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-7 (39)
40 45 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 26 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-20 (1)
46 25 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-16 (11)
50 28 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (17)
52 33 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-13 (18)
56 37 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-13 (17)

POWER PLAYS

42 43 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-11 (37)
43 51 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-25 (1)
44 46 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-13 (40)
45 50 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 (45)
47 55 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7 (47)
48 49 THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-9 (48)
49 57 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-4 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (75)
76 — GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1 (76)
78 — HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (78)
80 — I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (80)
81 — ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (81)
83 — BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-1 (83)
86 — DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (86)
87 — OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1 (87)
88 — SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-1 (88)
92 — TEQUILA SUNRISE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1 (92)
97 — HE DID WITH ME –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-1 (97)
99 — THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-1 (99)
100 — YOU ALWAYS COME BACK (To Hurting Me) –•– Johnny Rodriguez (Mercury)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-12 (1)
3 4 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14 (3)
4 3 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-12 (3)
5 7 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7 (5)
6 6 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-15 (3)
7 2 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-15 (2)
8 9 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (8)
9 10 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-12 (9)
10 11 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (10)

11 12 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (11)
12 14 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 (12)
13 16 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (13)
14 15 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-11 (14)
15 8 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (2)
16 13 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-17 (1)
17 20 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-6 (17)
18 21 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-8 (18)
19 17 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-18 (17)
20 28 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10 (20)

21 29 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8 (21)
22 24 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-10 (22)
23 23 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (23)
24 27 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-9 (24)
25 18 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-20 (1)
26 33 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-7 (26)
27 22 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-19 (5)
28 40 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-5 (28)
29 31 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-12 (29)
30 30 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-14 (30)

31 43 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-26 (1)
32 49 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-5 (32)
33 25 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-20 (9)
34 38 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-11 (34)
35 36 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-15 (35)
36 39 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-8 (36)
37 19 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-18 (9)
38 34 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-12 (25)
39 57 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-5 (39)
40 45 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 26 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-13 (21)
42 32 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-16 (1)
47 35 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-18 (6)

POWER PLAYS

43 53 HEY YOU! GET OFF MY MOUNTAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-9 (43)
44 58 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (44)
45 51 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (45)
46 47 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8 (46)
48 55 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3 (48)
49 44 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-14 (40)
50 54 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-13 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (78)
84 — UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-1 (84)
94 — THERE YOU GO –•– Edwin Starr (Soul)-1 (94)
96 — BLACK BYRD –•– Donald Byrd (Blue Note)-2 (92)
97 — TOP OF THE WORLD –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — MY MERRY-GO-ROUND –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-1 (98)
100 — HELLO STRANGER –•– Fire and Rain (Mercury)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 5 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8 (2)
3 2 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-13 (1)
4 1 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-8 (1)
5 12 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 (5)
6 7 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-16 (2)
7 10 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (7)
8 13 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (8)
9 9 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-13 (9)
10 4 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-13 (3)

11 17 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-7 (11)
12 8 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (8)
13 14 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-12 (13)
14 18 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-9 (14)
15 11 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11 (11)
16 6 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-16 (3)
17 21 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-9 (17)
18 20 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11 (18)
19 22 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-11 (19)
20 26 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-8 (20)

21 16 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-18 (1)
22 24 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-10 (22)
23 19 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-19 (17)
24 28 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-6 (24)
25 15 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 (2)
26 31 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-27 (1)
27 23 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (23)
28 25 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-21 (1)
29 44 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (29)
30 32 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-6 (30)

31 29 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-13 (29)
32 63 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (32)
33 40 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8 (33)
34 51 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4 (34)
35 36 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-9 (35)
36 27 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-20 (5)
37 50 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-14 (37)
38 39 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-6 (38)
39 48 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4 (39)
40 45 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 30 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-15 (30)
46 34 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-12 (34)
57 35 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-16 (35)
79 33 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-21 (9)
81 37 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-19 (9)

POWER PLAYS

41 75 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-3 (41)
42 86 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-3 (42)
44 46 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-9 (44)
45 78 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-2 (45)
47 62 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Afrique (Mainstream)-5 (47)
48 61 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3 (48)
49 52 NEVER, NEVER, NEVER (Grande, Grande, Grande) –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-6 (49)
50 70 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

69 — LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-1 (69)
73 — HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (73)
77 — ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (77)
82 — LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1 (82)
86 — THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1 (86)
89 — SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-1 (89)
91 — FRIEND OF MINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1 (91)
92 — ROLAND THE ROADIE AND GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1 (92)
94 — SWEET HARMONY –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (94)
96 — IT’S FOREVER –•– The Ebonys (Philadelphia International)-1 (96)
97 — LORD, MR. FORD –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — SMOKE SMOKE SMOKE (That Cigarette) –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-1 (98)
99 — I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-16 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9 (2)
3 5 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13 (3)
4 7 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (4)
5 4 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-9 (1)
6 8 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (6)
7 6 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-17 (2)
8 11 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-8 (8)
9 3 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-14 (1)
10 9 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-14 (9)

11 12 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13 (8)
12 13 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-13 (12)
13 17 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10 (13)
14 14 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-10 (14)
15 10 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-14 (3)
16 18 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-12 (16)
17 20 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-9 (17)
18 16 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-17 (3)
19 22 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-11 (19)
20 26 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-28 (1)

21 29 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (21)
22 24 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-7 (22)
23 15 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (11)
24 19 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-12 (19)
25 30 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-7 (25)
26 32 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (26)
27 21 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-19 (1)
28 35 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-10 (28)
29 42 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-4 (29)
30 23 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-20 (17)

31 48 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4 (31)
32 41 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-4 (32)
33 34 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (33)
34 45 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-3 (34)
35 37 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-15 (35)
36 39 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5 (36)
37 61 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-4 (37)
38 38 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-7 (38)
39 44 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-10 (39)
40 40 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 31 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-14 (29)
54 28 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-22 (1)
58 25 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-15 (2)
59 27 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (23)
60 33 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 (33)
64 36 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-21 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 58 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-3 (41)
42 51 WATERGRATE –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-5 (42)
43 53 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4 (43)
44 69 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-2 (44)
46 73 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-2 (46)
47 47 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Afrique (Mainstream)-6 (47)
48 49 NEVER, NEVER, NEVER (Grande, Grande, Grande) –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-7 (48)
49 50 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-4 (49)
50 52 ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-12 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1 (68)
71 — CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-1 (71)
74 — LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (74)
83 — YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1 (83)
84 — YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE / BELIEVE IN HUMANITY –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 (84)
88 — DARLING COME BACK HOME –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (88)
89 — THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (89)
91 — EVERYONE’S AGREED THAT EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-1 (91)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-14 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-17 (1)
3 6 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (3)
4 4 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (4)
5 2 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10 (2)
6 5 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-10 (1)
7 8 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-9 (7)
8 14 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-11 (8)
9 7 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-18 (2)
10 12 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-14 (10)

11 13 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11 (11)
12 11 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-14 (8)
13 10 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-15 (9)
14 17 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-10 (14)
15 16 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-13 (15)
16 20 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-29 (1)
17 21 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (17)
18 19 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-12 (18)
19 26 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (19)
20 29 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-5 (20)

21 9 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-15 (1)
22 31 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5 (22)
23 25 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-8 (23)
24 37 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-5 (24)
25 22 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-8 (22)
26 32 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5 (26)
27 34 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4 (27)
28 28 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-11 (28)
29 44 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-3 (29)
30 41 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-4 (30)

31 33 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (31)
32 23 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13 (11)
33 46 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 (33)
34 15 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-15 (3)
35 43 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5 (35)
36 38 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-8 (36)
37 49 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-5 (37)
38 55 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (38)
39 24 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13 (19)
40 27 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-20 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 35 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-16 (35)
43 18 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-18 (3)
45 36 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 (36)
55 40 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (40)
58 39 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-11 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (41)
44 50 ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-13 (44)
46 52 THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-7 (46)
47 57 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5 (47)
48 42 WATERGRATE –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-6 (42)
49 47 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Afrique (Mainstream)-7 (47)
50 74 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

66 — GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-1 (66)
81 — BONGO ROCK –•– The Incredible Bongo Band (Pride / MGM)-1 (81)
84 — DIDN’T I –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-1 (84)
85 — FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (85)
89 — BABY I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-1 (89)
91 — SUNSHINE –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-1 (91)
93 — JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-1 (93)
95 — ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) (1973 Version) –•– Coven (MGM)-1 (95)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-15 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (2)
3 4 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (3)
4 7 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-10 (4)
5 2 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-18 (1)
6 11 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12 (6)
7 5 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11 (2)
8 8 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-12 (8)
9 20 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-6 (9)
10 6 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-11 (1)

11 17 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (11)
12 16 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-30 (1)
13 14 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-11 (13)
14 9 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-19 (2)
15 10 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-15 (10)
16 19 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (16)
17 18 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-13 (17)
18 22 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6 (18)
19 26 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (19)
20 24 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-6 (20)

21 29 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-4 (21)
22 23 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-9 (22)
23 30 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-5 (23)
24 33 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 (24)
25 27 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 (25)
26 12 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-15 (8)
27 15 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-14 (15)
28 31 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (28)
29 35 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6 (29)
30 38 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (30)

31 21 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-16 (1)
32 41 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (32)
33 13 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-16 (9)
34 25 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-9 (22)
35 37 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-6 (35)
36 50 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (36)
37 32 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (11)
38 47 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6 (38)
39 51 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-3 (39)
40 36 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-9 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 34 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-16 (3)
47 39 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-14 (19)
48 28 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-12 (28)

POWER PLAYS

42 44 ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-14 (42)
43 60 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4 (43)
44 53 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-7 (44)
45 46 THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-8 (45)
46 66 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-2 (46)
49 69 YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3 (49)
50 42 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-17 (35)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-1 (81)
83 — WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1 (83)
86 — THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-1 (86)
90 — THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (90)
94 — SYLVIA –•– Focus (Sire)-1 (94)
95 — SHOW BIZ KIDS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (95)
98 — L.A. FREEWAY –•– Jerry Jeff Walker (MCA)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 9 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-16 (1)
3 21 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-5 (3)
4 4 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-11 (4)
5 2 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (2)
6 6 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-13 (6)
7 11 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (7)
8 20 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-7 (8)
9 5 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-19 (1)
10 3 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (3)

11 16 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (11)
12 12 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-31 (1)
13 19 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (13)
14 18 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (14)
15 23 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-6 (15)
16 8 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-13 (8)
17 36 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (17)
18 13 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-12 (13)
19 24 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (19)
20 25 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6 (20)

21 7 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-12 (2)
22 32 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (22)
23 15 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-16 (10)
24 39 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-4 (24)
25 17 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-14 (17)
26 30 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (26)
27 29 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7 (27)
28 28 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-8 (28)
29 27 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-15 (15)
30 38 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 (30)

31 10 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-12 (1)
32 22 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-10 (22)
33 46 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-3 (33)
34 14 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-20 (2)
35 35 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-7 (35)
36 49 YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (36)
37 26 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-16 (8)
38 33 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-17 (9)
39 43 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5 (39)
40 31 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-17 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 34 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-10 (22)
42 40 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-10 (36)
56 37 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-15 (11)

POWER PLAYS

43 45 THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-9 (43)
44 50 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-18 (35)
45 52 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-4 (45)
46 44 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-8 (44)
47 57 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-4 (47)
48 48 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-13 (28)
49 74 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-3 (49)
50 41 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-17 (3)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-1 (60)
74 — SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (74)
84 — TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (84)
86 — BILLION DOLLAR BABIES –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
89 — HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-1 (89)
91 — DON’T LET IT END (‘Til You Let It Begin) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1 (91)
95 — I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (95)
96 — STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (96)
99 — LOVING ARMS –•– Dobie Gray (MCA)-1 (99)
100 — EVIL –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-6 (2)
3 8 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-8 (3)
4 7 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (4)
5 2 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-17 (1)
6 4 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-12 (4)
7 17 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (7)
8 5 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (2)
9 15 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-7 (9)
10 12 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-32 (1)

11 11 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (11)
12 13 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (12)
13 14 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (13)
14 10 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (3)
15 22 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (15)
16 6 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-14 (6)
17 19 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (17)
18 24 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-5 (18)
19 20 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7 (19)
20 9 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-20 (1)

21 18 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-13 (13)
22 30 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8 (22)
23 23 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-17 (10)
24 26 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (24)
25 27 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8 (25)
26 25 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-15 (17)
27 33 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-4 (27)
28 28 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (28)
29 29 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-16 (15)
30 16 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-14 (8)

31 36 YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5 (31)
32 52 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-6 (32)
33 32 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-11 (22)
34 74 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (34)
35 46 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-9 (35)
36 39 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6 (36)
37 45 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-5 (37)
38 21 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-13 (2)
39 34 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-21 (2)
40 42 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-11 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 38 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-18 (9)
43 37 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-17 (8)
45 31 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-13 (1)
46 35 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-8 (35)
59 40 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-18 (1)

POWER PLAYS

42 47 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-5 (42)
44 60 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-2 (44)
47 75 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-3 (47)
48 53 CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-5 (48)
49 49 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-4 (49)
50 51 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-1 (77)
80 — THINK (1973B Version) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (80)
81 — FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1 (81)
83 — HANG LOOSE –•– Mandrill (Polydor)-1 (83)
84 — JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1 (84)
87 — TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1 (87)
94 — ALL I NEED IS TIME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (94)
95 — SLICK –•– Willie Hutch (Motown)-1 (95)
96 — ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-1 (96)
97 — THE LONG WAY HOME –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-1 (97)
99 — ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-1 (99)
100 — FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-7 (2)
3 3 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-9 (3)
4 1 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-9 (1)
5 7 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (5)
6 5 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-18 (1)
7 13 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (7)
8 15 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (8)
9 9 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-8 (9)
10 11 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (10)

11 12 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (11)
12 6 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-13 (4)
13 10 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-33 (1)
14 18 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-6 (14)
15 8 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (2)
16 17 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-7 (16)
17 19 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8 (17)
18 16 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-15 (6)
19 14 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 (3)
20 27 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-5 (20)

21 24 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (21)
22 22 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 (22)
23 23 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-18 (10)
24 25 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9 (24)
25 31 YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 (25)
26 34 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (26)
27 44 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-3 (27)
28 26 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-16 (17)
29 57 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-4 (29)
30 37 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-6 (30)

31 42 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-6 (31)
32 32 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-7 (32)
33 36 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7 (33)
34 30 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-15 (8)
35 35 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-10 (35)
36 29 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-17 (15)
37 21 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-14 (13)
38 28 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (28)
39 20 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-21 (1)
40 33 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-12 (22)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

48 39 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-22 (2)
56 40 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-12 (36)
58 38 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-14 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5 (41)
42 41 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-19 (9)
43 53 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-4 (43)
44 50 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-7 (44)
45 52 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-20 (35)
46 47 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-4 (46)
47 48 CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-6 (47)
49 54 EVERYONE’S AGREED THAT EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-6 (49)
50 60 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

64 — GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (64)
70 — HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (70)
73 — HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (73)
85 — CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
86 — MUSKRAT LOVE –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
91 — SEXY, SEXY, SEXY –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (91)
92 — YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-1 (92)
93 — STAY AWAY FROM ME –•– The Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-1 (93)
98 — SEND A LITTLE LOVE MY WAY –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — (I Don’t Want To Love You But) YOU GOT ME ANYWAY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Island)-1 (99)
100 — IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-8 (2)
3 1 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (1)
4 5 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (4)
5 4 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-10 (1)
6 8 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (6)
7 7 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10 (7)
8 14 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-7 (8)
9 9 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-9 (9)
10 6 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-19 (1)

11 10 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (10)
12 11 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 (11)
13 13 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-34 (1)
14 17 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9 (14)
15 16 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (15)
16 27 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-4 (16)
17 22 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-10 (17)
18 20 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-6 (18)
19 29 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-5 (19)
20 26 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (20)

21 21 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (21)
22 24 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-10 (22)
23 12 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-14 (4)
24 18 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-16 (6)
25 25 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7 (25)
26 15 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (2)
27 31 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-7 (27)
28 19 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-15 (3)
29 32 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-8 (29)
30 30 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 (30)

31 33 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8 (31)
32 45 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-21 (32)
33 35 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-11 (33)
34 43 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-5 (34)
35 50 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-5 (35)
36 36 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-18 (15)
37 23 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-19 (10)
38 46 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-5 (38)
39 28 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-17 (17)
40 41 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 37 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-15 (13)
45 39 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-22 (1)
46 34 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-16 (8)
49 40 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-13 (22)
63 38 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (28)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 BABY I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-6 (41)
43 60 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (43)
44 53 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-4 (44)
47 47 CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-7 (47)
48 42 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-20 (9)
50 49 EVERYONE’S AGREED THAT EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-7 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (79)
84 — THE LAST THING ON MY MIND –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-1 (84)
85 — RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-1 (85)
89 — RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-1 (89)
92 — BLOOD RED AND GOIN’ DOWN –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1 (92)
93 — SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (93)
94 — ASHES TO ASHES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (94)
97 — YOU’RE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1 (97)
99 — KID STUFF –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (2)
3 6 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (3)
4 3 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-14 (1)
5 2 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-9 (2)
6 8 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-8 (6)
7 5 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-11 (1)
8 7 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11 (7)
9 16 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-5 (9)
10 11 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (10)

11 19 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6 (11)
12 14 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10 (12)
13 10 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-20 (1)
14 15 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (14)
15 18 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-7 (15)
16 20 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (16)
17 17 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-11 (17)
18 9 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-10 (9)
19 12 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-11 (11)
20 21 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (20)

21 27 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-8 (21)
22 13 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-35 (1)
23 25 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8 (23)
24 22 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-11 (22)
25 35 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-6 (25)
26 24 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-17 (6)
27 34 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-6 (27)
28 30 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-8 (28)
29 29 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-9 (29)
30 51 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (30)

31 32 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-22 (31)
32 33 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-12 (32)
33 54 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-5 (33)
34 31 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (31)
35 26 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (2)
36 44 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-5 (36)
37 43 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (37)
38 38 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-6 (38)
39 40 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7 (39)
40 23 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-15 (4)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 39 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-18 (17)
44 28 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-16 (3)
46 36 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-19 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 BABY I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-7 (41)
42 52 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-3 (42)
45 55 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-4 (45)
47 58 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (47)
48 53 SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-9 (48)
49 47 CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-8 (47)
50 60 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (71)
76 — GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (76)
80 — KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 (80)
83 — TONIGHT –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (83)
86 — THE PEACEMAKER –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (86)
88 — PARRTY (Part 1) –•– Maceo and the Macks (People)-1 (88)
92 — EVERYBODY’S HAD THE BLUES –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-1 (92)
93 — HE –•– Today’s People (20th Century)-1 (93)
94 — THEY’RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY, HA-HAAA! –•– Napoleon XIV (Warner Brothers)-7 (3)
95 — MAKE ME TWICE THE MAN –•– New York City (Chelsea)-1 (95)
96 — AS TIME GOES BY –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1 (96)
99 — I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-12 (1)
3 3 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 6 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-9 (4)
5 4 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-15 (1)
6 9 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-6 (6)
7 5 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-10 (2)
8 11 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-7 (8)
9 15 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-8 (9)
10 14 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (10)

11 7 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-12 (1)
12 12 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-11 (12)
13 8 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (7)
14 10 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (10)
15 17 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12 (15)
16 16 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (16)
17 21 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-9 (17)
18 30 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (18)
19 19 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-12 (11)
20 25 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-7 (20)

21 13 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-21 (1)
22 33 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-6 (22)
23 20 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (20)
24 27 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-7 (24)
25 22 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-36 (1)
26 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-23 (26)
27 23 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9 (23)
28 18 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-11 (9)
29 32 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-13 (29)
30 42 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (30)

31 36 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6 (31)
32 38 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-7 (32)
33 24 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-12 (22)
34 55 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-4 (34)
35 58 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-3 (35)
36 37 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (36)
37 45 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-5 (37)
38 28 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (28)
39 47 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (39)
40 29 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-10 (29)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 26 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-18 (6)
47 34 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 (31)
50 40 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-16 (4)
52 39 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 60 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-3 (41)
42 52 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4 (42)
43 51 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-5 (43)
44 41 BABY I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-8 (41)
46 50 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6 (46)
48 48 SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-10 (48)
49 62 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-5 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1 (75)
78 — HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1 (78)
81 — HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1 (81)
84 — BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1 (84)
86 — LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1 (86)
89 — NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-1 (89)
90 — THAT’S WHY YOU REMEMBER –•– Kenny Karen (Big Tree)-1 (90)
98 — MAKE UP YOUR MIND –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — SOUL JE T’AIME –•– Sylvia and Ralfi Pagan (Vibration)-1 (99)
100 — FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-10 (1)
3 4 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-10 (3)
4 6 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-7 (4)
5 8 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-8 (5)
6 2 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-13 (1)
7 5 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-16 (1)
8 9 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-9 (8)
9 7 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-11 (2)
10 10 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (10)

11 22 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-7 (11)
12 16 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (12)
13 18 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (13)
14 20 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-8 (14)
15 17 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-10 (15)
16 12 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12 (12)
17 13 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (7)
18 11 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-13 (1)
19 14 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (10)
20 19 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-13 (11)

21 35 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-4 (21)
22 24 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-8 (22)
23 26 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-24 (23)
24 42 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (24)
25 23 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (20)
26 15 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-13 (15)
27 37 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-6 (27)
28 34 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-5 (28)
29 30 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (29)
30 41 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-4 (30)

31 25 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-37 (1)
32 28 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-12 (9)
33 55 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3 (33)
34 36 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (34)
35 43 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-6 (35)
36 39 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (36)
37 21 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-22 (1)
38 31 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 (31)
39 27 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10 (23)
40 29 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-14 (29)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-8 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-11 (42)
43 60 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-5 (43)
44 56 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-6 (44)
45 62 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (45)
46 46 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-7 (46)
47 57 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-9 (47)
48 73 RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-4 (48)
49 49 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-6 (49)
50 54 EVIL –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (79)
81 — OUTLAW MAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1 (81)
84 — NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-1 (84)
85 — SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-1 (85)
86 — PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-1 (86)
89 — QUEEN OF THE ROLLER DERBY –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-1 (89)
91 — THIS TIME IT’S REAL –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1 (91)
96 — RUBBER BULLETS –•– 10cc (UK)-1 (96)
97 — SLIPPIN’ AWAY –•– Jean Shepard (United Artists)-1 (97)
100 — FAREWELL ANDROMEDA (Welcome To My Morning) –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-9 (2)
3 1 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14 (1)
4 4 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 3 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-11 (3)
6 6 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-14 (1)
7 11 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-8 (7)
8 13 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (8)
9 7 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-17 (1)
10 15 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-11 (10)

11 14 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-9 (11)
12 12 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (12)
13 8 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-10 (8)
14 30 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-5 (14)
15 21 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-5 (15)
16 10 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-12 (10)
17 9 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-12 (2)
18 22 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-9 (18)
19 16 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13 (12)
20 28 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-6 (20)

21 24 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (21)
22 55 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (22)
23 33 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4 (23)
24 27 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-7 (24)
25 20 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-14 (11)
26 18 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-14 (1)
27 17 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14 (7)
28 35 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-7 (28)
29 29 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (29)
30 38 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (30)

31 23 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-25 (23)
32 34 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (32)
33 19 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 (10)
34 49 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-7 (34)
35 36 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (35)
36 44 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-7 (36)
37 25 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12 (20)
38 46 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-8 (38)
39 43 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-6 (39)
40 45 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 39 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11 (23)
49 40 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-15 (29)

POWER PLAYS

41 70 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-3 (41)
42 64 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-3 (42)
43 47 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-10 (43)
44 54 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-4 (44)
45 48 RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-5 (45)
47 41 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-9 (32)
48 53 SWEET HARMONY –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-12 (48)
50 52 SEXY, SEXY, SEXY –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1 (75)
80 — WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (80)
81 — RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (81)
83 — JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-1 (83)
84 — CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1 (84)
93 — GOTTA FIND A WAY –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (93)
94 — SISTER JAMES –•– Nino Tempo and 5th Ave. Sax (A&M)-1 (94)
96 — YOU’D BETTER BELIEVE IT –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-1 (96)
99 — I’M COMING HOME –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-12 (1)
3 7 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-9 (3)
4 4 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-9 (4)
5 3 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15 (1)
6 8 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (6)
7 5 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-12 (3)
8 10 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-12 (8)
9 11 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-10 (9)
10 15 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-6 (10)

11 6 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-15 (1)
12 14 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-6 (12)
13 22 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (13)
14 9 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-18 (1)
15 12 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (12)
16 20 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-7 (16)
17 23 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (17)
18 18 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-10 (18)
19 21 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (19)
20 24 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-8 (20)

21 13 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-11 (8)
22 16 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-13 (10)
23 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-26 (23)
24 28 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-8 (24)
25 19 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-14 (12)
26 41 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-4 (26)
27 17 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-13 (2)
28 25 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-15 (11)
29 40 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (29)
30 30 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9 (30)

31 39 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-7 (31)
32 36 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-8 (32)
33 43 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-11 (33)
34 34 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-8 (34)
35 35 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (35)
36 44 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-5 (36)
37 32 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (32)
38 38 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-9 (38)
39 54 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-4 (39)
40 42 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 29 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (29)
45 27 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-15 (7)
51 33 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-15 (10)
55 26 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-15 (1)
65 37 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-13 (20)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-6 (41)
43 72 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-3 (43)
44 51 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-4 (44)
46 57 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4 (46)
47 60 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-6 (47)
48 58 (I Don’t Want To Love You But) YOU GOT ME ANYWAY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Island)-7 (48)
49 65 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-3 (49)
50 61 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (71)
77 — WOMAN FROM TOKYO –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-3 (77)
79 — FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-1 (79)
83 — THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (83)
86 — RIDIN’ MY THUMB TO MEXICO –•– Johnny Rodriguez (Mercury)-1 (86)
88 — LIFE AIN’T EASY –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1 (88)
92 — COUNTRY SUNSHINE –•– Dottie West (RCA)-1 (92)
94 — THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-1 (94)
96 — MAKE ME TWICE THE MAN –•– New York City (Chelsea)-4 (93)
97 — TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WOMAN YOU’RE WITH –•– Wilson Pickett (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — WEST COAST WOMAN –•– Painter (Elektra)-1 (98)
99 — REDNECK FRIEND –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-1 (99)
100 — LOVE IS ALL –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-10 (2)
3 2 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-13 (1)
4 1 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-11 (1)
5 6 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (5)
6 8 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-13 (6)
7 10 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-7 (7)
8 13 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (8)
9 5 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16 (1)
10 12 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-7 (10)

11 17 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (11)
12 9 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-11 (9)
13 7 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-13 (3)
14 16 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-8 (14)
15 19 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (15)
16 11 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-16 (1)
17 20 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-9 (17)
18 14 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-19 (1)
19 18 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-11 (18)
20 26 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-5 (20)

21 23 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-27 (21)
22 24 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-9 (22)
23 39 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-5 (23)
24 15 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (12)
25 43 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-4 (25)
26 36 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6 (26)
27 21 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-12 (8)
28 29 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (28)
29 49 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (29)
30 32 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-9 (30)

31 31 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-8 (31)
32 25 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-15 (12)
33 33 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-12 (33)
34 40 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-5 (34)
35 22 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-14 (10)
36 27 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-14 (2)
37 37 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10 (32)
38 46 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5 (38)
39 47 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-7 (39)
40 44 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 30 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-10 (30)
45 34 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-9 (34)
49 35 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (35)
51 38 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-10 (38)
52 28 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-16 (11)

POWER PLAYS

41 66 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-3 (41)
42 60 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-3 (42)
44 68 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3 (44)
46 58 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (46)
47 50 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-5 (47)
48 48 (I Don’t Want To Love You But) YOU GOT ME ANYWAY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Island)-8 (48)
50 41 RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-7 (41)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

66 — YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-1 (66)
74 — PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1 (74)
76 — I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (76)
80 — TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (80)
86 — ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS –•– Hank Wilson (Leon Russell) (Shelter)-1 (86)
87 — MY PRETENDING DAYS ARE OVER –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (87)
93 — LITTLE GIRL GONE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1 (93)
95 — HEY, LITTLE GIRL –•– Foster Sylvers (MGM)-1 (95)
97 — HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-1 (97)
98 — LET ME BE YOUR LOVEMAKER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 7 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-8 (2)
3 3 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-14 (1)
4 5 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (4)
5 8 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (5)
6 6 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-14 (6)
7 2 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-11 (2)
8 11 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (8)
9 10 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-8 (9)
10 4 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-12 (1)

11 14 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-9 (11)
12 23 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-6 (12)
13 25 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-5 (13)
14 17 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-10 (14)
15 15 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (15)
16 12 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-12 (9)
17 20 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6 (17)
18 9 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-17 (1)
19 29 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (19)
20 26 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-7 (20)

21 13 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-14 (3)
22 16 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-17 (1)
23 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-28 (21)
24 30 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-10 (24)
25 18 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-20 (1)
26 42 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-4 (26)
27 22 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-10 (22)
28 28 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (28)
29 34 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-6 (29)
30 31 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-9 (30)

31 41 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-4 (31)
32 40 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-6 (32)
33 39 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-8 (33)
34 45 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-10 (34)
35 66 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-2 (35)
36 38 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 (36)
37 19 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-12 (18)
38 44 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-4 (38)
39 33 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-13 (33)
40 76 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-13 (8)
42 24 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (12)
47 32 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-16 (12)
51 35 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-15 (10)
52 37 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-11 (32)

POWER PLAYS

43 56 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (43)
44 47 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-6 (44)
45 43 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11 (30)
46 46 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (46)
48 48 (I Don’t Want To Love You But) YOU GOT ME ANYWAY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Island)-9 (48)
49 53 SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-5 (49)
50 68 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (77)
81 — OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1 (81)
82 — SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (82)
85 — OH NO NOT MY BABY –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1 (85)
95 — I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-1 (95)
98 — STEALIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Warner Brothers)-1 (98)
99 — HAVING A PARTY (Medley) –•– The Ovations (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — KID STUFF –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-4 (95)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-12 (1)
3 2 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-9 (2)
4 3 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-15 (1)
5 8 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-8 (5)
6 6 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-15 (6)
7 9 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-9 (7)
8 4 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (4)
9 12 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-7 (9)
10 13 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-6 (10)

11 11 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-10 (11)
12 10 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-13 (1)
13 19 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (13)
14 7 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-12 (2)
15 17 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-7 (15)
16 20 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-8 (16)
17 14 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-11 (14)
18 15 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (15)
19 16 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-13 (9)
20 26 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-5 (20)

21 23 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-29 (21)
22 40 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3 (22)
23 24 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-11 (23)
24 18 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-18 (1)
25 29 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-7 (25)
26 35 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-3 (26)
27 33 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-9 (27)
28 43 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (28)
29 60 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3 (29)
30 31 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-5 (30)

31 56 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (31)
32 32 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-7 (32)
33 38 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-5 (33)
34 28 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (28)
35 21 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-15 (3)
36 36 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7 (36)
37 50 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-4 (37)
38 22 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-18 (1)
39 27 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-11 (22)
40 25 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-21 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 34 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-11 (34)
44 39 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-14 (33)
46 30 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-10 (30)
48 37 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-13 (18)

POWER PLAYS

41 44 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-7 (41)
43 53 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-4 (43)
45 46 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (45)
47 49 SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-6 (47)
49 42 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (12)
50 57 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-8 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — SAIL AROUND THE WORLD –•– David Gates (Elektra)-1 (77)
80 — ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (80)
83 — D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (86)
88 — DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-1 (88)
90 — IF I WERE ONLY A CHILD AGAIN –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (90)
93 — YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1 (93)
96 — SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-1 (96)
97 — MR. SKIN –•– Spirit (Epic)-1 (97)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (1)
3 2 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-13 (1)
4 3 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-10 (2)
5 7 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-10 (5)
6 4 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-16 (1)
7 10 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-7 (7)
8 9 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-8 (8)
9 6 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-16 (6)
10 8 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (4)

11 13 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (11)
12 16 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-9 (12)
13 11 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-11 (11)
14 12 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-14 (1)
15 20 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6 (15)
16 14 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-13 (2)
17 15 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-8 (15)
18 29 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4 (18)
19 22 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (19)
20 26 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-4 (20)

21 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-30 (21)
22 28 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (22)
23 31 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (23)
24 25 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-8 (24)
25 27 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-10 (25)
26 19 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-14 (9)
27 17 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-12 (14)
28 30 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6 (28)
29 32 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8 (29)
30 33 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6 (30)

31 18 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (15)
32 37 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-5 (32)
33 23 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-12 (23)
34 34 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (28)
35 42 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-12 (34)
36 41 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-8 (36)
37 24 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-19 (1)
38 57 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-3 (38)
39 39 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-12 (22)
40 43 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 36 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8 (36)
47 35 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-16 (3)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (41)
42 47 SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-7 (42)
43 53 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-6 (43)
44 50 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-9 (44)
45 51 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-7 (45)
48 46 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-11 (30)
49 62 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3 (49)
50 52 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (62)
73 — BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1 (73)
76 — IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (76)
80 — CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 (80)
81 — MAMMY BLUE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-1 (81)
82 — FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1 (82)
84 — LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (84)
96 — PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-1 (96)
97 — BACK FOR A TASTE OF YOUR LOVE –•– Syl Johnson (Hi)-1 (97)
98 — I WANNA KNOW YOUR NAME –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 (98)
99 — NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (99)
100 — SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9 (1)
3 5 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-11 (3)
4 3 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-14 (1)
5 7 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-8 (5)
6 8 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-9 (6)
7 4 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-11 (2)
8 6 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-17 (1)
9 15 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7 (9)
10 11 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (10)

11 18 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5 (11)
12 12 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-10 (12)
13 23 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (13)
14 9 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-17 (6)
15 19 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (15)
16 10 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (4)
17 22 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (17)
18 20 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-5 (18)
19 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-31 (19)
20 13 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-12 (11)

21 17 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-9 (15)
22 16 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-14 (2)
23 25 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-11 (23)
24 32 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-6 (24)
25 14 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-15 (1)
26 28 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7 (26)
27 24 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-9 (24)
28 26 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-15 (9)
29 38 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-4 (29)
30 36 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-9 (30)

31 27 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-13 (14)
32 29 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-9 (29)
33 30 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7 (30)
34 35 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-13 (34)
35 40 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-6 (35)
36 31 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (15)
37 34 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (28)
38 43 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-7 (38)
39 33 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-13 (23)
40 62 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 39 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-13 (22)
42 37 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-20 (1)

POWER PLAYS

43 49 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4 (43)
44 41 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (41)
45 50 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6 (45)
46 56 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-5 (46)
47 45 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-8 (45)
48 46 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9 (36)
49 57 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-4 (49)
50 76 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (82)
85 — MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-1 (85)
88 — SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-1 (88)
90 — LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (90)
94 — I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT IT SURE IS FUNKY –•– Ripple (GRC)-1 (94)
96 — THERE AIN’T NO WAY / LOVE ME FOR WHAT I AM –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (96)
97 — MY OLD SCHOOL –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (97)
99 — VADO VIA –•– Drupi (A&M)-1 (99)
100 — PRETTY LADY –•– Lighthouse (Polydor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (1)
3 2 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10 (1)
4 6 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-10 (4)
5 5 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-9 (5)
6 11 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6 (6)
7 9 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-8 (7)
8 4 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-15 (1)
9 10 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (9)
10 13 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (10)

11 15 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (11)
12 17 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (12)
13 7 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-12 (2)
14 18 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-6 (14)
15 12 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-11 (12)
16 19 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-32 (16)
17 24 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-7 (17)
18 8 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-18 (1)
19 14 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-18 (6)
20 29 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5 (20)

21 23 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-12 (21)
22 26 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8 (22)
23 16 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (4)
24 30 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-10 (24)
25 20 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-13 (11)
26 27 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-10 (24)
27 40 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (27)
28 35 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-7 (28)
29 21 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-10 (15)
30 22 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-15 (2)

31 34 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-14 (31)
32 28 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-16 (9)
33 43 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5 (33)
34 25 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-16 (1)
35 38 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-8 (35)
36 46 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-6 (36)
37 33 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-8 (30)
38 50 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-3 (38)
39 32 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-10 (29)
40 45 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-14 (14)
45 37 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (28)
47 36 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13 (15)
48 39 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-14 (23)

POWER PLAYS

42 53 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (42)
43 49 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5 (43)
44 47 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-9 (44)
46 58 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-4 (46)
49 44 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (41)
50 57 COUNTRY SUNSHINE –•– Dottie West (RCA)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-1 (76)
77 — LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (77)
81 — WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-1 (81)
86 — ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-1 (86)
90 — LET ME TRY AGAIN –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (90)
91 — ROCK ‘N ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years Of My Life) –•– Kevin Johnson (Mainstream)-1 (91)
93 — ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-1 (93)
97 — SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1 (97)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12 (1)
3 4 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-11 (3)
4 6 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-7 (4)
5 7 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9 (5)
6 5 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-10 (5)
7 10 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (7)
8 3 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-11 (1)
9 12 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (9)
10 11 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (10)

11 9 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-10 (9)
12 14 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-7 (12)
13 17 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-8 (13)
14 8 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-16 (1)
15 27 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (15)
16 13 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-13 (2)
17 16 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-33 (16)
18 20 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (18)
19 15 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-12 (12)
20 28 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-8 (20)

21 22 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-9 (21)
22 24 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-11 (22)
23 19 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-19 (6)
24 36 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-7 (24)
25 38 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4 (25)
26 21 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-13 (21)
27 33 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6 (27)
28 26 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-11 (24)
29 59 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-3 (29)
30 18 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-19 (1)

31 25 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-14 (11)
32 62 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (32)
33 23 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (4)
34 42 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (34)
35 30 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-16 (2)
36 35 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-9 (35)
37 46 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-5 (37)
38 43 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6 (38)
39 65 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (39)
40 54 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 40 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-8 (40)
44 34 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-17 (1)
45 31 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-15 (31)
46 29 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-11 (15)
55 39 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-11 (29)
64 37 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9 (30)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-4 (41)
43 44 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-10 (43)
47 45 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (28)
48 58 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5 (48)
49 50 COUNTRY SUNSHINE –•– Dottie West (RCA)-8 (49)
50 52 SAIL AROUND THE WORLD –•– David Gates (Elektra)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (79)
82 — KEEP YOUR HEAD TO THE SKY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (82)
83 — TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-1 (83)
87 — LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (87)
89 — SMARTY PANTS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-1 (89)
93 — IT’S ALL OVER –•– The Independents (Wand)-1 (93)
94 — I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (94)
96 — THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-1 (96)
97 — BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (97)
98 — RIVER –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1 (98)
99 — A SONG I’D LIKE TO SING –•– Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (A&M)-1 (99)
100 — COME LIVE WITH ME –•– Ray Charles (Crossover)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-14 (1)
3 7 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (3)
4 5 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10 (4)
5 3 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-12 (3)
6 2 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13 (1)
7 9 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (7)
8 6 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-11 (5)
9 15 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (9)
10 13 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-9 (10)

11 8 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-12 (1)
12 20 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-9 (12)
13 10 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (10)
14 12 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-8 (12)
15 18 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (15)
16 24 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-8 (16)
17 11 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (9)
18 25 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5 (18)
19 14 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-17 (1)
20 29 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-4 (20)

21 17 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-34 (16)
22 19 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-13 (12)
23 22 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-12 (22)
24 21 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10 (21)
25 27 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (25)
26 32 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (26)
27 34 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (27)
28 16 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-14 (2)
29 37 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-6 (29)
30 40 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (30)

31 39 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (31)
32 57 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-4 (32)
33 38 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 (33)
34 23 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-20 (6)
35 41 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-5 (35)
36 26 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-14 (21)
37 54 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-6 (37)
38 58 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (38)
39 31 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-15 (11)
40 48 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 36 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-10 (35)
49 28 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-12 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 60 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-3 (41)
43 53 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-5 (43)
44 71 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-3 (44)
45 43 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-11 (43)
46 52 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-5 (46)
47 42 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-9 (40)
48 79 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-2 (48)
50 50 SAIL AROUND THE WORLD –•– David Gates (Elektra)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

66 — HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-1 (66)
74 — I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (74)
81 — FRISKY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (81)
84 — SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1 (84)
87 — WHEN I FALL IN LOVE / ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1 (87)
90 — WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1 (90)
92 — THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 (92)
96 — AIN’T GOT NO HOME –•– The Band (Capitol)-1 (96)
97 — IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-1 (97)
98 — UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9 (1)
3 9 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (3)
4 4 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11 (4)
5 2 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-15 (1)
6 7 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (6)
7 6 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-14 (1)
8 10 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-10 (8)
9 5 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-13 (3)
10 12 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10 (10)

11 16 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-9 (11)
12 8 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-12 (5)
13 20 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (13)
14 18 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6 (14)
15 15 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (15)
16 13 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (10)
17 26 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (17)
18 48 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3 (18)
19 11 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-13 (1)
20 30 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (20)

21 14 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-9 (12)
22 29 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (22)
23 17 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-12 (9)
24 27 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (24)
25 31 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (25)
26 32 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-5 (26)
27 22 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-14 (12)
28 25 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (25)
29 38 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (29)
30 41 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-4 (30)

31 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-35 (16)
32 44 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-4 (32)
33 37 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-7 (33)
34 35 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-6 (34)
35 19 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-18 (1)
36 40 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7 (36)
37 24 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11 (21)
38 23 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-13 (22)
39 28 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-15 (2)
40 33 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8 (33)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 39 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-16 (11)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-6 (41)
42 66 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2 (42)
43 43 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-6 (43)
44 57 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-4 (44)
45 46 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-6 (45)
47 45 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-12 (43)
48 42 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-11 (35)
49 55 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-5 (49)
50 74 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1 (82)
86 — BLUE COLLAR –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 (86)
88 — THE RIVER OF LOVE –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-1 (88)
89 — LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-1 (89)
90 — SHOWDOWN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (90)
96 — STONED TO THE BONE (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (96)
97 — LOVE, REIGN O’ER ME –•– The Who (Track)-1 (97)
99 — LOVE HAS NO PRIDE –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-1 (99)
100 — HALF A MILLION MILES FROM HOME –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (2)
3 10 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11 (3)
4 6 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (4)
5 2 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10 (1)
6 4 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12 (4)
7 8 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-11 (7)
8 11 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-10 (8)
9 5 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-16 (1)
10 13 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (10)

11 7 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-15 (1)
12 14 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 (12)
13 18 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (13)
14 9 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-14 (3)
15 22 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8 (15)
16 20 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (16)
17 17 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (17)
18 12 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-13 (5)
19 26 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-6 (19)
20 24 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (20)

21 16 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (10)
22 25 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (22)
23 29 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (23)
24 30 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-5 (24)
25 15 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (15)
26 19 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-14 (1)
27 33 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-8 (27)
28 21 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-10 (12)
29 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-5 (29)
30 36 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8 (30)

31 42 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3 (31)
32 23 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-13 (9)
33 41 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-7 (33)
34 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-36 (16)
35 50 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3 (35)
36 34 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7 (34)
37 27 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-15 (12)
38 44 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-5 (38)
39 43 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 (39)
40 49 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 38 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-14 (22)
42 35 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-19 (1)
43 28 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (25)
46 37 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12 (21)
51 39 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-16 (2)
54 40 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 (33)

POWER PLAYS

44 60 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 (44)
45 69 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (45)
47 45 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-7 (45)
48 55 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-15 (44)
49 53 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-7 (49)
50 51 MAMMY BLUE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

85 — LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (85)
90 — BIG TIME OPERATOR –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1 (90)
94 — THIS IS YOUR SONG –•– Don Goodwin (Silver Blue)-1 (94)
97 — I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1 (97)
98 — I’M A ROCKER –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (99)
100 — JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (2)
3 1 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (1)
4 4 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (4)
5 13 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (5)
6 8 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-11 (6)
7 10 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (7)
8 5 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-11 (1)
9 15 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9 (9)
10 12 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 (10)

11 6 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13 (4)
12 7 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-12 (7)
13 9 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-17 (1)
14 16 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (14)
15 11 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-16 (1)
16 27 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-9 (16)
17 20 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (17)
18 19 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-7 (18)
19 23 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (19)
20 24 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-6 (20)

21 22 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (21)
22 33 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-8 (22)
23 14 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-15 (3)
24 31 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4 (24)
25 21 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 (10)
26 35 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4 (26)
27 29 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-6 (27)
28 30 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-9 (28)
29 17 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (17)
30 18 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-14 (5)

31 44 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (31)
32 26 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-15 (1)
33 38 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-6 (33)
34 25 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 (15)
35 45 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (35)
36 28 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-11 (12)
37 39 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-8 (37)
38 34 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-37 (16)
39 55 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (39)
40 40 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 36 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-8 (34)
43 37 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-16 (12)
44 32 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-14 (9)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-16 (42)
45 49 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-8 (45)
46 56 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-5 (46)
47 57 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-5 (47)
48 41 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-15 (22)
49 65 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-4 (49)
50 79 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1 (75)
80 — HANGIN’ AROUND –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1 (80)
83 — WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-1 (83)
88 — JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-1 (88)
90 — A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 (90)
94 — LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (94)
95 — IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (But In My Heart It’s Spring) –•– Love Unlimited (20th Century)-1 (95)
98 — SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE AND TOMORROW –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1 (98)
99 — FLASHBACK –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (99)
100 — COULD YOU EVER LOVE ME AGAIN –•– Gary & Dave (London)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (2)
3 5 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (3)
4 7 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (4)
5 6 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-12 (5)
6 9 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-10 (6)
7 3 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (1)
8 4 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (4)
9 10 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9 (9)
10 14 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (10)

11 16 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-10 (11)
12 22 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-9 (12)
13 8 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-12 (1)
14 17 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (14)
15 19 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (15)
16 18 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-8 (16)
17 12 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-13 (7)
18 26 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (18)
19 20 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-7 (19)
20 24 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5 (20)

21 11 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14 (4)
22 28 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-10 (22)
23 15 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-17 (1)
24 31 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 (24)
25 21 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (21)
26 35 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (26)
27 33 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-7 (27)
28 23 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-16 (3)
29 13 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-18 (1)
30 25 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 (10)

31 39 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5 (31)
32 27 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-7 (27)
33 50 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-4 (33)
34 29 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (17)
35 55 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5 (35)
36 57 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 (36)
37 30 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-15 (5)
38 42 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-17 (38)
39 40 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-8 (39)
40 46 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 36 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-12 (12)
47 37 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (37)
51 34 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-11 (15)
52 38 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-38 (16)
53 32 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-16 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-5 (41)
43 45 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-9 (43)
44 54 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-5 (44)
45 47 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-6 (45)
46 56 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7 (46)
48 52 I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6 (48)
49 59 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4 (49)
50 75 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (71)
72 — JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1 (72)
85 — MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-1 (85)
86 — LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (86)
95 — RAISED ON ROBBERY –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1 (95)
96 — PLEASE, DADDY –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (96)
98 — TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-1 (98)
99 — WANG DANG DOODLE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-1 (99)
100 — LAST KISS –•– J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers (Virgo)-16 (2) *

* EDITOR’S NOTE: Roulette’s Virgo label reissued J. Frank Wilson’s version of “Last Kiss” in response to Wednesday’s remake which entered the Hot 100 on the 11-24-73 chart. Wednesday’s single eventually peaked at #34 in early 1974. J. Frank Wilson’s record originally charted in September, 1964, and reached #2 as Josie 923. The Josie and Virgo recordings are identical. Although this current release only reached #92 in early 1974.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-14 (1)
3 4 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (3)
4 6 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-11 (4)
5 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (2)
6 5 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-13 (5)
7 7 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (1)
8 11 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-11 (8)
9 12 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-10 (9)
10 10 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10 (10)

11 15 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (11)
12 9 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10 (9)
13 8 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 (4)
14 18 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (14)
15 14 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (14)
16 20 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 (16)
17 24 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 (17)
18 19 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-8 (18)
19 26 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (19)
20 22 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11 (20)

21 33 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-5 (21)
22 17 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-14 (7)
23 35 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 (23)
24 27 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-8 (24)
25 31 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 (25)
26 16 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-9 (16)
27 50 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3 (27)
28 13 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-13 (1)
29 21 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15 (4)
30 36 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 (30)

31 23 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-18 (1)
32 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-8 (27)
33 25 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (21)
34 30 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13 (10)
35 41 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6 (35)
36 44 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6 (36)
37 43 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-10 (37)
38 46 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8 (38)
39 28 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-17 (3)
40 29 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-19 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 34 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (17)
42 38 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-18 (38)
45 40 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-7 (40)
46 37 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-16 (5)
48 39 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-9 (39)

POWER PLAYS

43 49 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 (43)
44 45 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-7 (44)
47 48 I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 (47)
49 55 A SONG I’D LIKE TO SING –•– Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (A&M)-7 (49)
50 65 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (77)
84 — TEENAGE LAMENT ’74 –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (84)
87 — I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (87)
90 — ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) (Original Version) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-13 (26)
95 — ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1 (95)
98 — WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (98)
99 — LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — CAN’T SAY NOTHIN’ –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (100)