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 –•– The 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