US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9
3 5 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-11
4 3 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-14
5 7 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-8
6 8 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-9
7 4 RAMBLIN MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-11
8 6 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-17
9 15 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7
10 11 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-8

11 18 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5
12 12 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-10
13 23 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
14 9 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-17
15 19 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5
16 10 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12
17 22 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6
18 20 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-5
19 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-31
20 13 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-12

21 17 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-9
22 16 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-14
23 25 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-11
24 32 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-6
25 14 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-15
26 28 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7
27 24 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-9
28 26 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-15
29 38 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-4
30 36 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-9

31 27 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-13
32 29 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-9
33 30 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7
34 35 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-13
35 40 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-6
36 31 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12
37 34 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
38 43 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-7
39 33 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-13
40 62 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

41 39 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-13
42 37 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-20

POWER PLAYS

43 49 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4
45 50 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6
46 56 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-5
49 57 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-4
50 76 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1
85 — MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-1
88 — SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-1
90 — LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1
94 — I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT IT SURE IS FUNKY –•– Ripple (GRC)-1
96 — THERE AIN’T NO WAY / LOVE ME FOR WHAT I AM –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1
97 — MY OLD SCHOOL –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1
99 — VADO VIA –•– Drupi (A&M)-1
100 — PRETTY LADY –•– Lighthouse (Polydor)-1