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 Simom (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