US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9
3 9 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-6
4 4 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11
5 2 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-15
6 7 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10
7 6 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-14
8 10 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-10
9 5 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-13
10 12 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10

11 16 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-9
12 8 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-12
13 20 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5
14 18 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6
15 15 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8
16 13 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9
17 26 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
18 48 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3
19 11 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-13
20 30 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6

21 14 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-9
22 29 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7
23 17 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-12
24 27 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7
25 31 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5
26 32 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-5
27 22 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-14
28 25 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8
29 38 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
30 41 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-4

31 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-35
32 44 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-4
33 37 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-7
34 35 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-6
35 19 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-18
36 40 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7
37 24 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11
38 23 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-13
39 28 RAMBLIN MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-15
40 33 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

46 39 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 51 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-6
42 66 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2
44 57 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-4
45 46 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-6
49 55 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-5
50 74 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1
86 — BLUE COLLAR –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1
88 — THE RIVER OF LOVE –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-1
89 — LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-1
90 — SHOWDOWN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1
96 — STONED TO THE BONE (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
97 — LOVE, REIGN O’ER ME –•– The Who (Track)-1
99 — LOVE HAS NO PRIDE –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-1
100 — HALF A MILLION MILES FROM HOME –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1

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