US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-12
3 3 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12
4 6 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYSPY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-9
5 4 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-15
6 9 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-6
7 5 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-10
8 11 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-7
9 15 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-8
10 14 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-10

11 7 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-12
12 12 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-11
13 8 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12
14 10 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12
15 17 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12
16 16 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-6
17 21 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-9
18 30 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
19 19 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-12
20 25 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-7

21 13 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-21
22 33 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-6
23 20 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10
24 27 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-7
25 22 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-36
26 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-23
27 23 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-9
28 18 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-11
29 32 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-13
30 42 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4

31 36 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6
32 38 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-7
33 24 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-12
34 55 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-4
35 58 RAMBLIN MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-3
36 37 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6
37 45 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-5
38 28 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-9
39 47 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4
40 29 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-10

OFF THE CHARTS

45 26 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-18
47 34 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10
50 40 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-16
52 39 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 60 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-3
42 52 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4
43 51 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-5
46 50 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6
48 48 SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-10
49 62 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1
78 — HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1
81 — HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1
84 — BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1
86 — LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-1
89 — NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-1
90 — THAT’S WHY YOU REMEMBER –•– Kenny Karen (Big Tree)-1
98 — MAKE UP YOUR MIND –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1
99 — SOUL JE T’AIME –•– Sylvia and Ralfi Pagan (Vibration)-1
100 — FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1

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