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 SEPERATE WAYS / ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– 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

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

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