US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th 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)-13 (4 weeks at #1)
2 4 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9
3 3 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-17
4 2 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-11
5 6 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-12
6 7 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-11
7 10 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-10
8 5 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-14
9 14 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-6
10 8 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-11

11 15 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-10
12 13 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-13
13 26 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5
14 20 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-8
15 18 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-13
16 9 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12
17 23 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-11
18 19 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11
19 21 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-12
20 16 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-13

21 25 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7
22 27 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-7
23 12 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15
24 37 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5
25 11 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12
26 30 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
27 32 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-8
28 33 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-11
29 36 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6
30 35 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-6

31 31 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-9
32 34 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-10
33 17 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-15
34 47 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-5
35 43 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-5
36 38 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-8
37 45 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-12
38 40 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-9
39 41 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5
40 42 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

43 22 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-16
45 29 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-12
49 24 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-14
53 28 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 55 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7
42 46 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-7
44 48 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-6
46 52 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-5
47 49 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9
48 54 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-5
50 60 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1
85 — BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-1
88 — SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1
91 — CALIFORNIA SAGA (On My Way To Sunny Californ-i-a) –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-1
93 — LETTER TO LUCILLE –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1
95 — SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-1
96 — SHAMBALA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-1
97 — TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SUCH SWEET MUSIC –•– The Spinners (Motown)-1
99 — OUTLAW MAN –•– David Blue (Asylum)-1
100 — DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN –•– The Crusaders (Blue Thumb)-1

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