US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10 (5 weeks at #1)
2 3 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-9
3 4 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-10
4 1 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11
5 10 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9
6 9 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8
7 5 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-16
8 8 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13
9 11 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6
10 16 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-8

11 13 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-7
12 7 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-12
13 19 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-7
14 6 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-18
15 15 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
16 17 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-10
17 20 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-10
18 22 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6
19 24 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-8
20 21 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11

21 26 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-5
22 12 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9
23 29 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-5
24 14 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14
25 32 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-11
26 30 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9
27 23 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14
28 18 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-17
29 56 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3
30 25 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-15

31 41 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-7
32 36 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-8
33 34 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8
34 48 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-5
35 31 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-9
36 50 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-6
37 38 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9
38 39 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8
39 45 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-7
40 40 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

45 27 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-17
47 35 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-9
51 28 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-19
53 37 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12
54 33 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-12

POWER PLAYS

41 42 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-7
42 43 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-6
43 47 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simom (Spring)-7
44 51 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7
46 52 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5
48 54 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-6
49 59 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-4
50 57 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1
79 — THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-1
84 — HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-1
87 — IF WE TRY –•– Don McLean (United Aritsts)-1
94 — NOBODY WINS –•– Brenda Lee (MCA)-1
97 — BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Stura)-1
98 — GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1
99 — WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1
100 — IF I COULD ONLY BE SURE –•– Nolan Porter (ABC)-1