US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-12 (1 week at #1)
2 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-8
3 1 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11
4 4 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12
5 13 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5
6 8 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-11
7 10 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7
8 5 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-11
9 15 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9
10 12 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8

11 6 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13
12 7 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-12
13 9 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-17
14 16 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8
15 11 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-16
16 27 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-9
17 20 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9
18 19 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-7
19 23 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
20 24 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-6

21 22 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7
22 33 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-8
23 14 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-15
24 31 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4
25 21 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11
26 35 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4
27 29 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-6
28 30 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-9
29 17 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
30 18 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-14

31 44 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5
32 26 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-15
33 38 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-6
34 25 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10
35 45 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
36 28 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-11
37 39 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-8
38 34 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-37
39 55 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (Kolob)-4
40 40 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

41 36 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-8
43 37 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-16
44 32 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-14

POWER PLAYS

42 48 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-16
45 49 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-8
46 56 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-5
47 57 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-5
49 65 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-4
50 79 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1
80 — HANGIN’ AROUND –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1
83 — WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-1
88 — JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-1
90 — A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1
94 — LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1
95 — IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (But In My Heart It’s Spring) –•– Love Unlimited (20th Century)-1
98 — SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE AND TOMORROW –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1
99 — FLASHBACK –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1
100 — COULD YOU EVER LOVE ME AGAIN –•– Gary & Dave (London)-1

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