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 / 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 SEPERATE WAYS / ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– 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 Simom (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

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