US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 5 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8
3 2 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-13
4 3 RAMBLIN MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-10
5 7 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-10
6 4 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-16
7 10 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-7
8 9 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-8
9 6 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-16
10 8 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11

11 13 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-7
12 16 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-9
13 11 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-11
14 12 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-14
15 20 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6
16 14 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-13
17 15 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-8
18 29 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4
19 22 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4
20 26 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-4

21 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-30
22 28 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
23 31 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
24 25 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-8
25 27 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-10
26 19 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-14
27 17 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-12
28 30 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6
29 32 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8
30 33 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6

31 18 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11
32 37 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-5
33 23 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-12
34 34 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
35 42 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-12
36 41 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-8
37 24 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-19
38 57 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-3
39 39 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-12
40 43 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

46 36 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-8
47 35 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYSPY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 45 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6
42 47 SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-7
43 53 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-6
44 50 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-9
45 51 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-7
49 62 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3
50 52 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-1
73 — BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1
76 — IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
80 — CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-1
81 — MAMMY BLUE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-1
82 — FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1
84 — LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
96 — PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-1
97 — BACK FOR A TASTE OF YOUR LOVE –•– Syl Johnson (Hi)-1
98 — I WANNA KNOW YOUR NAME –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1
99 — NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1
100 — SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1