US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-12 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-10
3 5 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-16
4 6 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8
5 4 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-13
6 11 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-11
7 9 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-10
8 8 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-10
9 3 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11
10 15 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-9

11 7 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11
12 14 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14
13 17 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-12
14 25 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-5
15 19 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-9
16 16 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-12
17 10 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-14
18 21 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-12
19 22 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10
20 26 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-7

21 24 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-11
22 12 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-15
23 27 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-10
24 13 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-13
25 30 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6
26 36 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4
27 32 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-6
28 29 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
29 31 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-11
30 44 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4

31 35 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-8
32 43 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-7
33 38 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-10
34 37 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-9
35 40 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-5
36 45 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5
37 57 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4
38 41 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-7
39 18 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-18
40 42 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

44 28 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-12
51 20 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-15
53 23 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13
57 33 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 55 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4
42 47 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7
43 54 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-4
45 51 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-11
46 50 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-6
47 58 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-4
48 53 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-5
49 52 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — WITH A CHILD’S HEART –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1
88 — HEY YOU GET OFF MY MOUNTAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1
94 — MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-18
95 — YOUR SIDE OF THE BED –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
97 — SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1
98 — A LITTLE BIT LIKE MAGIC –•– King Harvest (Perception)-1
99 — DUELING TUBAS (Theme From “Belligerence”) –•– Martin Mull and Orchestra (Capricorn)-1
100 — WORKING CLASS HERO –•– Tommy Roe (MGM South)-1

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