1973: All Charts

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

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

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

42 49 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-9
44 48 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-5
45 60 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-3
49 50 THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-8
50 64 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

43 53 HEY YOU GET OFF MY MOUNTAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-9
44 58 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5
45 51 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4
46 47 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8
48 55 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-3
50 54 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-13

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

43 45 THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-9
44 50 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-18
45 52 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-4
47 57 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-4
48 48 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-13
49 74 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

43 49 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4
45 50 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6
46 56 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-5
49 57 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-4
50 76 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

41 60 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-3
43 53 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-5
44 71 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-3
46 52 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-5
48 79 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-2
50 50 SAIL AROUND THE WORLD –•– David Gates (Elektra)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

41 51 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-6
42 66 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2
44 57 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-4
45 46 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-6
49 55 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-5
50 74 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

20 22 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11
21 33 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-5
22 17 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-14
23 35 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6
24 27 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-8
25 31 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-6
26 16 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-9
27 50 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3
28 13 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-13
29 21 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15
30 36 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-4

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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