US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-10 (1 week at #1)
2 1 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-11
3 5 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
4 6 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-8
5 4 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12
6 2 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13
7 12 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-14
8 11 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9
9 7 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16
10 15 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-8

11 17 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
12 13 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-11
13 19 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-8
14 9 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13
15 21 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-9
16 8 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11
17 20 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12
18 10 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-10
19 24 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-10
20 26 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-10

21 16 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-13
22 29 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7
23 14 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-12
24 27 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-10
25 41 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-7
26 39 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-9
27 30 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8
28 18 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14
29 32 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-10
30 54 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-5

31 34 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6
32 22 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-13
33 37 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-9
34 40 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7
35 46 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-3
36 42 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-6
37 38 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simom (Spring)-10
38 43 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4
39 45 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-8
40 33 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11

OFF THE CHARTS

44 36 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-10
66 35 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 47 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-8
42 53 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-4
43 52 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-7
45 66 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-3
46 59 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-5
47 49 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-6
48 51 CINDY INCIDENTALLY –•– Faces (Warner Brothers)-7
49 56 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-5
50 55 WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1
85 — BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1
87 — WOMAN FROM TOKYO –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1
90 — WITHOUT YOU IN MY LIFE –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1
92 — NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-1
94 — IT’S HARD TO STOP (Doing Something When It’s Good To You) –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1
96 — GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1
97 — I’M A STRANGER HERE –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lion)-1
98 — COSMIC SEA –•– The Mystic Moods (Warner Brothers)-1
100 — FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1