US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 1 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-14
3 4 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9
4 6 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-11
5 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-10
6 5 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-13
7 7 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13
8 11 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-11
9 12 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-10
10 10 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10

11 15 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8
12 9 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10
13 8 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14
14 18 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6
15 14 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11
16 20 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6
17 24 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7
18 19 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-8
19 26 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6

20 22 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11
21 33 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-5
22 17 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-14
23 35 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6
24 27 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-8
25 31 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (Kolob)-6
26 16 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-9
27 50 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3
28 13 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-13
29 21 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15
30 36 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-4

31 23 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-18
32 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-8
33 25 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9
34 30 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13
35 41 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6
36 44 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6
37 43 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-10
38 46 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8
39 28 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-17
40 29 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-19

OFF THE CHARTS

41 34 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10
42 38 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-18
45 40 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-7
46 37 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-16
48 39 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-9

POWER PLAYS

43 49 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5
44 45 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-7
47 48 I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7
49 55 A SONG I’D LIKE TO SING –•– Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (A&M)-7
50 65 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1
84 — TEENAGE LAMENT 74 –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1
87 — I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-1
90 — ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) (Original Version) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-13
95 — ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1
98 — WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
99 — LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1
100 — CAN’T SAY NOTHIN’ –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1

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