US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (2 weeks at #1)
2 3 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-7
3 10 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11
4 6 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11
5 2 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10
6 4 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12
7 8 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-11
8 11 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-10
9 5 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-16
10 13 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6

11 7 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-15
12 14 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7
13 18 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4
14 9 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-14
15 22 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8
16 20 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7
17 17 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
18 12 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-13
19 26 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-6
20 24 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8

21 16 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10
22 25 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6
23 29 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
24 30 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-5
25 15 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9
26 19 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-14
27 33 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-8
28 21 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-10
29 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-5
30 36 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8

31 42 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3
32 23 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-13
33 41 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-7
34 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-36
35 50 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3
36 34 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7
37 27 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-15
38 44 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-5
39 43 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-7
40 49 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

41 38 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-14
42 35 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-19
43 28 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9
46 37 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12
51 39 RAMBLIN MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-16
54 40 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9

POWER PLAYS

44 60 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4
45 69 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3
48 55 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-15
49 53 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-7
50 51 MAMMY BLUE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

85 — LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
90 — BIG TIME OPERATOR –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1
94 — THIS IS YOUR SONG –•– Don Goodwin (Silver Blue)-1
97 — I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1
98 — I’M A ROCKER –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1
99 — I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1
100 — JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1