US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (1 week at #1)
2 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-14
3 3 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-18
4 7 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-11
5 9 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-7
6 13 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6
7 5 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-13
8 6 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-12
9 14 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-9
10 12 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-14

11 11 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-11
12 8 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-15
13 17 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-12
14 15 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-14
15 4 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-12
16 19 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-13
17 18 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12
18 21 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-8
19 22 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-8
20 24 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6

21 10 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-12
22 27 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-9
23 26 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6
24 16 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13
25 34 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-6
26 30 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-7
27 28 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-12
28 29 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7
29 39 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6
30 41 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-8

31 32 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-11
32 20 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-14
33 35 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-6
34 37 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-13
35 50 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4
36 36 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-9
37 46 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-6
38 42 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-8
39 40 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9
40 25 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-13

OFF THE CHARTS

48 23 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16
51 31 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-10
53 38 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 44 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-7
42 52 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-8
43 54 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5
44 48 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-6
45 47 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10
46 51 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Stura)-8
47 55 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5
49 57 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-4
50 59 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-1
71 — SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
77 — YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1
82 — KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1
84 — MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-1
90 — TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1
94 — THINK (1973A Version) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
97 — BROTHER’S GONNA WORK IT OUT –•– Willie Hutch (Motown)-1
100 — A PASSION PLAY (Edit #8) –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-1

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