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 SEPERATE WAYS / ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– 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 –•– The 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

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