1974: All Charts

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th January, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-12 (2)
3 3 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (3)
4 2 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-15 (1)
5 8 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-12 (5)
6 9 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-11 (6)
7 5 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (2)
8 10 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-11 (8)
9 11 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (9)
10 14 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (10)

11 7 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (1)
12 16 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-7 (12)
13 17 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (13)
14 6 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-14 (5)
15 23 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7 (15)
16 27 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4 (16)
17 21 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-6 (17)
18 19 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (18)
19 25 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7 (19)
20 24 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-9 (20)

21 12 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-11 (9)
22 15 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12 (14)
23 13 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-15 (4)
24 30 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (24)
25 18 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-9 (18)
26 20 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-12 (20)
27 22 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-15 (7)
28 26 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-10 (16)
29 35 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-7 (29)
30 38 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-9 (30)

31 36 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-7 (31)
32 28 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-14 (1)
33 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-9 (27)
34 33 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-10 (21)
35 29 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-16 (4)
36 37 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-11 (36)
37 54 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5 (37)
38 34 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-14 (10)
39 43 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6 (39)
40 50 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 31 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-19 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-19 (38)
42 44 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-8 (42)
44 62 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-3 (44)
45 45 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-8 (40)
46 65 LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (46)
47 57 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-5 (47)
48 52 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-9 (48)
49 41 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (17)
50 61 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

65 — AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-1 (65)
70 — LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (70)
75 — CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-1 (75)
76 — BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (76)
86 — YOU’RE SO UNIQUE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1 (86)
87 — MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-1 (87)
90 — DADDY WHAT IF –•– Bobby Bare (RCA)-1 (90)
92 — STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-1 (92)
98 — WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1 (98)
99 — LET ME GET TO KNOW YOU –•– Paul Anka (Fame)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th January, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-13 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (1)
3 5 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-13 (3)
4 6 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-12 (4)
5 10 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-8 (5)
6 16 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5 (6)
7 8 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-12 (7)
8 9 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (8)
9 13 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-9 (9)
10 12 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-8 (10)

11 15 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-8 (11)
12 4 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-16 (1)
13 17 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-7 (13)
14 3 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (3)
15 19 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8 (15)
16 20 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-10 (16)
17 18 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (17)
18 7 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (2)
19 11 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-15 (1)
20 14 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-15 (5)

21 24 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (21)
22 30 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-10 (22)
23 31 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-8 (23)
24 21 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12 (9)
25 29 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-8 (25)
26 23 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-16 (4)
27 22 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13 (14)
28 37 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-6 (28)
29 25 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-10 (18)
30 26 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-13 (20)

31 28 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-11 (16)
32 40 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-8 (32)
33 65 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-2 (33)
34 36 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-12 (34)
35 39 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7 (35)
36 44 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4 (36)
37 33 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-10 (27)
38 46 LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (38)
39 50 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4 (39)
40 48 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-10 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 27 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-16 (7)
45 32 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-15 (1)
49 34 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-11 (21)
52 38 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-15 (10)
59 35 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-17 (4)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-6 (41)
42 42 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-9 (42)
44 55 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-4 (44)
46 56 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-5 (46)
47 41 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-20 (38)
48 51 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-9 (48)
50 60 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1 (83)
85 — COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-1 (85)
90 — ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-1 (90)
97 — MEADOWS –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-1 (97)
98 — THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Gordon Sinclair (Avco)-1 (98)
99 — SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-1 (99)
100 — SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th January, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-14 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-14 (1)
3 4 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-13 (3)
4 5 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (4)
5 6 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6 (5)
6 2 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (1)
7 11 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9 (7)
8 8 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (8)
9 9 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-10 (9)
10 13 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-8 (10)

11 7 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-13 (7)
12 10 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-9 (10)
13 17 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (13)
14 15 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9 (14)
15 16 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-11 (15)
16 12 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-17 (1)
17 33 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-3 (17)
18 22 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-11 (18)
19 21 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-7 (19)
20 23 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-9 (20)

21 14 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (3)
22 28 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-7 (22)
23 18 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (2)
24 25 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-9 (24)
25 19 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-16 (1)
26 20 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-16 (5)
27 24 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-13 (9)
28 32 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-9 (28)
29 39 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (29)
30 38 LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (30)

31 27 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-14 (14)
32 40 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-11 (32)
33 36 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-5 (33)
34 29 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-11 (18)
35 26 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-17 (4)
36 44 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-5 (36)
37 35 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8 (35)
38 41 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-7 (38)
39 48 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-10 (39)
40 50 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 30 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-14 (20)
44 31 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-12 (16)
45 34 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-13 (34)
50 37 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-11 (27)

POWER PLAYS

41 56 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (41)
42 46 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-6 (42)
46 62 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-3 (46)
47 42 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-10 (42)
48 58 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-7 (48)
49 70 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-4 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-1 (82)
90 — JESSICA –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-1 (90)
91 — I MISS YOU –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (91)
94 — (I’d Know You) ANYWHERE –•– Ashford and Simpson (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
100 — ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th January, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-15 (1)
3 7 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-10 (3)
4 4 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (4)
5 2 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-15 (1)
6 10 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-9 (6)
7 3 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-14 (3)
8 9 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-11 (8)
9 6 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 (1)
10 17 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-4 (10)

11 13 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (11)
12 8 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (8)
13 11 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-14 (7)
14 18 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-12 (14)
15 15 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-12 (15)
16 14 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10 (14)
17 12 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-10 (10)
18 22 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8 (18)
19 20 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-10 (19)
20 16 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-18 (1)

21 19 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (19)
22 29 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 (22)
23 21 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13 (3)
24 32 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-12 (24)
25 23 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 (2)
26 24 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-10 (24)
27 30 LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (27)
28 62 THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Gordon Sinclair (Avco)-3 (28)
29 25 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-17 (1)
30 38 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-8 (30)

31 33 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6 (31)
32 36 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-6 (32)
33 41 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 (33)
34 42 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-7 (34)
35 40 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7 (35)
36 46 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-4 (36)
37 39 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-11 (37)
38 26 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-17 (5)
39 31 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-15 (14)
40 49 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-10 (28)
43 27 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-14 (9)
44 34 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-12 (18)
46 35 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-18 (4)
53 37 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9 (35)

POWER PLAYS

42 61 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (42)
45 48 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-8 (45)
47 52 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-4 (47)
48 54 TEENAGE LAMENT ’74 –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5 (48)
49 43 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-15 (20)
50 57 I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — YOU SURE LOVE TO BALL –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (80)
83 — MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (83)
87 — THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-1 (87)
88 — IN THE MOOD –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-1 (88)
90 — SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (90)
92 — JOLENE –•– Dolly Parton (RCA)-1 (92)
95 — THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-1 (95)
97 — I JUST CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (97)
98 — WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd February, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-8 (1)
3 6 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-10 (3)
4 2 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-16 (1)
5 10 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-5 (5)
6 4 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (4)
7 8 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-12 (7)
8 11 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (8)
9 5 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-16 (1)
10 14 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-13 (10)

11 7 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-15 (3)
12 9 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 (1)
13 12 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (8)
14 18 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-9 (14)
15 13 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-15 (7)
16 15 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-13 (15)
17 24 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-13 (17)
18 22 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7 (18)
19 36 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-5 (19)
20 17 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-11 (10)

21 20 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-19 (1)
22 42 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (22)
23 30 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-9 (23)
24 21 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (19)
25 32 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-7 (25)
26 28 THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Gordon Sinclair (Avco)-4 (26)
27 33 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (27)
28 34 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-8 (28)
29 35 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 (29)
30 31 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7 (30)

31 27 LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (27)
32 23 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14 (3)
33 37 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-12 (33)
34 16 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11 (14)
35 25 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-15 (2)
36 51 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-4 (36)
37 40 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-6 (37)
38 19 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-11 (19)
39 29 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-18 (1)
40 56 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 26 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-11 (24)
46 39 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-16 (14)
52 38 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-18 (5)

POWER PLAYS

42 45 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-9 (42)
43 47 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-5 (43)
44 54 DADDY WHAT IF –•– Bobby Bare (RCA)-5 (44)
45 50 I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (45)
47 58 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-11 (47)
48 48 TEENAGE LAMENT ’74 –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6 (48)
49 72 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-4 (49)
50 60 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-1 (80)
86 — LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-1 (86)
89 — ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-1 (89)
90 — GET THAT GASOLINE BLUES –•– NRBQ (Kama Sutra)-1 (90)
92 — STOP TO START –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-1 (92)
93 — I WISH IT WAS ME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (93)
94 — THAT’S THE SOUND LONELY MAKES –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1 (94)
96 — JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (96)
97 — THE REAL ME –•– The Who (Track)-1 (97)
98 — QUICK, FAST, IN A HURRY –•– New York City (Chelsea)-1 (98)
99 — TRY (Try To Fall In Love) –•– Cooker (Scepter)-1 (99)
100 — MUST BE LOVE –•– The James Gang (Atco)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th February, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-12 (1)
3 2 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9 (1)
4 5 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-6 (4)
5 8 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12 (5)
6 7 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-13 (6)
7 10 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-14 (7)
8 4 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-17 (1)
9 6 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12 (4)
10 14 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-10 (10)

11 9 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-17 (1)
12 11 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-16 (3)
13 17 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-14 (13)
14 19 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-6 (14)
15 18 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8 (15)
16 13 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (8)
17 22 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (17)
18 12 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13 (1)
19 23 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-10 (19)
20 15 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-16 (7)

21 27 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (21)
22 25 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-8 (22)
23 29 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-9 (23)
24 26 THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Gordon Sinclair (Avco)-5 (24)
25 21 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-20 (1)
26 28 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-9 (26)
27 49 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-5 (27)
28 16 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-14 (15)
29 33 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-13 (29)
30 30 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8 (30)

31 40 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-4 (31)
32 36 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-5 (32)
33 24 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (19)
34 37 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-7 (34)
35 43 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-6 (35)
36 32 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15 (3)
37 20 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-12 (10)
38 45 I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (38)
39 42 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-10 (39)
40 51 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 31 LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (27)
47 35 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-16 (2)
48 39 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-19 (1)
52 34 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12 (14)
57 38 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-12 (19)

POWER PLAYS

41 44 DADDY WHAT IF –•– Bobby Bare (RCA)-6 (41)
42 55 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-5 (42)
43 47 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-12 (43)
44 54 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-8 (44)
45 50 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-6 (45)
49 46 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-17 (14)
50 56 YOU’RE SO UNIQUE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

69 — JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-1 (69)
84 — HOUSTON (I’m Comin’ To See You) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (84)
85 — TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-1 (85)
90 — I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (90)
96 — SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-1 (96)
98 — HOMELY GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (98)
99 — A MOTHER FOR MY CHILDREN –•– The Whispers (Janus)-1 (99)
100 — THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Tex Ritter (Capitol)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th February, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 1 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-12 (1)
3 3 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10 (1)
4 5 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-13 (4)
5 7 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-15 (5)
6 4 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-7 (4)
7 6 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-14 (6)
8 10 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-11 (8)
9 14 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-7 (9)
10 13 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-15 (10)

11 8 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-18 (1)
12 27 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-6 (12)
13 15 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 (13)
14 9 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13 (4)
15 19 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-11 (15)
16 17 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (16)
17 21 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (17)
18 11 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-18 (1)
19 23 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-10 (19)
20 22 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-9 (20)

21 31 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-5 (21)
22 12 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-17 (3)
23 16 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-15 (8)
24 32 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-6 (24)
25 26 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-10 (25)
26 18 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-14 (1)
27 29 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-14 (27)
28 20 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-17 (7)
29 25 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-21 (1)
30 66 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-3 (30)

31 35 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-7 (31)
32 34 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-8 (32)
33 24 THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Gordon Sinclair (Avco)-6 (24)
34 42 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-6 (34)
35 40 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-6 (35)
36 45 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-7 (36)
37 44 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-9 (37)
38 39 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-11 (38)
39 51 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-4 (39)
40 43 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-13 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 30 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9 (30)
43 33 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (19)
45 38 I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (38)
46 36 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16 (3)
53 28 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-15 (15)
58 37 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-13 (10)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 DADDY WHAT IF –•– Bobby Bare (RCA)-7 (41)
44 54 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-4 (44)
47 69 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2 (47)
48 50 YOU’RE SO UNIQUE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7 (48)
49 59 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (49)
50 53 YOU SURE LOVE TO BALL –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

69 — BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (69)
77 — BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (77)
87 — HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-1 (87)
90 — VIRGINIA (Touch Me Like You Do) –•– Bill Amesbury (Casablanca)-1 (90)
92 — WOULD YOU LAY WITH ME (In a Field Of Stone) –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1 (92)
93 — IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1 (93)
94 — I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-1 (94)
97 — BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON –•– Lou Christie (Three Brothers)-1 (97)
98 — THE CRUDE OIL BLUES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1 (98)
99 — STAR BABY –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd February, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-14 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 12 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-7 (2)
3 4 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-14 (3)
4 5 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-16 (4)
5 2 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-13 (1)
6 8 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-12 (6)
7 9 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-8 (7)
8 10 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-16 (8)
9 3 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-11 (1)
10 7 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-14 (6)

11 13 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10 (11)
12 6 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-8 (4)
13 15 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-12 (13)
14 17 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (14)
15 16 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (15)
16 21 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-6 (16)
17 19 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-11 (17)
18 11 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-19 (1)
19 20 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-10 (19)
20 24 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-7 (20)

21 30 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-4 (21)
22 34 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-7 (22)
23 18 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-19 (1)
24 39 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-5 (24)
25 14 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-14 (4)
26 22 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-18 (3)
27 47 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3 (27)
28 25 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-11 (25)
29 37 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-10 (29)
30 36 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-8 (30)

31 31 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-8 (31)
32 35 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-7 (32)
33 23 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-16 (8)
34 27 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-15 (27)
35 38 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-12 (35)
36 44 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-5 (36)
37 49 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (37)
38 40 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-14 (38)
39 28 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-18 (7)
40 56 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-9 (32)
45 29 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-22 (1)
46 26 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-15 (1)
48 33 THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Gordon Sinclair (Avco)-7 (24)

POWER PLAYS

42 57 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-6 (42)
43 41 DADDY WHAT IF –•– Bobby Bare (RCA)-8 (41)
44 54 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-8 (44)
47 52 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-8 (47)
49 48 YOU’RE SO UNIQUE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-8 (48)
50 50 YOU SURE LOVE TO BALL –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (63)
71 — THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-1 (71)
73 — ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS –•– Bob Dylan (Asylum)-1 (73)
77 — LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 (77)
79 — TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (79)
84 — MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-1 (84)
91 — OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-1 (91)
94 — PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — THERE’S GOT TO BE RAIN IN YOUR LIFE (To Appreciate the Sunshine) –•– Dorothy Norwood (GRC)-1 (95)
97 — MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-1 (97)
98 — WHAT IS HIP –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1 (98)
99 — TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-1 (99)
100 — HONEY PLEASE, CAN’T YA SEE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-15 (1)
3 4 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-17 (3)
4 7 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-9 (4)
5 6 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-13 (5)
6 8 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-17 (6)
7 3 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-15 (3)
8 5 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-14 (1)
9 16 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-7 (9)
10 11 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11 (10)

11 9 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-12 (1)
12 13 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-13 (12)
13 21 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-5 (13)
14 17 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-12 (14)
15 10 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-15 (6)
16 14 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (14)
17 24 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-6 (17)
18 22 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-8 (18)
19 20 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-8 (19)
20 27 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4 (20)

21 12 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-9 (4)
22 30 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-9 (22)
23 29 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-11 (23)
24 32 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-8 (24)
25 15 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (15)
26 18 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-20 (1)
27 19 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-11 (19)
28 36 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-6 (28)
29 35 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-13 (29)
30 37 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (30)

31 23 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-20 (1)
32 51 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (32)
33 40 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-5 (33)
34 38 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-15 (34)
35 31 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-9 (31)
36 42 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-7 (36)
37 25 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-15 (4)
38 59 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-3 (38)
39 28 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-12 (25)
40 26 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-19 (3)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 33 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-17 (8)
43 34 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-16 (27)

POWER PLAYS

41 44 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-9 (41)
44 57 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3 (44)
45 41 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-10 (32)
46 56 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-5 (46)
47 53 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (47)
48 47 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-9 (47)
49 54 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (49)
50 71 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

65 — TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-1 (65)
73 — I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (73)
83 — YOUR CASH AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT TRASH –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (83)
86 — WATCHING THE RIVER RUN –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-1 (86)
89 — UNBORN CHILD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (89)
94 — I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (94)
95 — GOIN’ DOWN SLOW –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-1 (95)
97 — NEWSY NEIGHBORS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-1 (97)
99 — BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-1 (99)
100 — MUSIC EYES –•– Heartsfield (Mercury)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-10 (2)
3 2 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-16 (1)
4 5 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-14 (4)
5 6 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-18 (5)
6 9 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-8 (6)
7 3 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-18 (3)
8 13 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-6 (8)
9 7 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-16 (3)
10 17 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-7 (10)

11 8 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-15 (1)
12 14 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13 (12)
13 18 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-9 (13)
14 20 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5 (14)
15 10 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-12 (10)
16 12 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-14 (12)
17 24 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-9 (17)
18 19 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-9 (18)
19 23 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-12 (19)
20 11 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-13 (1)

21 38 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-4 (21)
22 22 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-10 (22)
23 32 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (23)
24 30 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (24)
25 15 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-16 (6)
26 28 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-7 (26)
27 16 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (14)
28 29 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-14 (28)
29 36 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-8 (29)
30 21 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-10 (4)

31 50 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-3 (31)
32 44 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4 (32)
33 41 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-10 (33)
34 25 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9 (15)
35 33 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-6 (33)
36 51 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-3 (36)
37 46 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-6 (37)
38 34 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-16 (34)
39 26 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-21 (1)
40 27 MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-12 (19)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 37 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-16 (4)
48 39 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-13 (25)
50 35 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-10 (31)

POWER PLAYS

42 65 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-2 (42)
43 49 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (43)
44 48 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-10 (44)
45 47 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (45)
46 56 I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-4 (46)
47 57 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-6 (47)
49 45 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-11 (32)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

65 — OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1 (65)
82 — THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1 (82)
86 — KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (86)
89 — SHE –•– Southcote (Buddah)-1 (89)
90 — TOUCH AND GO –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-1 (90)
95 — MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — PEPPER BOX –•– The Peppers (Event)-1 (96)
98 — MR. NATURAL –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-1 (98)
100 — ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Big Tree)-11 (23) *

* EDITOR’S NOTE: Big Tree Records moved from a distribution deal with Bell to land over at Atlantic. As a result of that move, they reissued this single as the very first release under the new agreement. Think’s oddball Spoken Word “Generation Gap” single initially entered the Hot 100 on the 12-4-71 chart as Laurie 3583, peaking at #23 in early 1972. The Laurie and Big Tree recordings are identical, although this current release only reached #53.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-11 (2)
3 6 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-9 (3)
4 10 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-8 (4)
5 3 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-17 (1)
6 8 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-7 (6)
7 4 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-15 (4)
8 5 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-19 (5)
9 7 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-19 (3)
10 14 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 (10)

11 13 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-10 (11)
12 23 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (12)
13 17 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-10 (13)
14 21 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-5 (14)
15 11 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-16 (1)
16 19 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-13 (16)
17 18 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-10 (17)
18 22 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-11 (18)
19 9 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-17 (3)
20 31 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-4 (20)

21 24 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (21)
22 12 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14 (12)
23 26 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-8 (23)
24 32 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (24)
25 42 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-3 (25)
26 29 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-9 (26)
27 15 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13 (10)
28 16 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-15 (12)
29 36 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-4 (29)
30 37 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-7 (30)

31 33 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-11 (31)
32 28 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-15 (28)
33 27 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (14)
34 20 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-14 (1)
35 35 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-7 (33)
36 43 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (36)
37 47 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-7 (37)
38 58 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3 (38)
39 25 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-17 (6)
40 44 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 30 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-11 (4)
50 34 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10 (15)
51 38 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-17 (34)
53 39 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-22 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 53 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4 (41)
42 45 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (42)
43 46 I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-5 (43)
44 65 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-2 (44)
45 55 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-4 (45)
46 56 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-6 (46)
47 52 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS –•– Bob Dylan (Asylum)-4 (47)
48 51 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-8 (48)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (79)
80 — (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (80)
84 — SKYBIRD –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1 (84)
87 — HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1 (87)
88 — OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1 (88)
89 — DANCE WITH THE DEVIL –•– Cozy Powell (Chrysalis)-1 (89)
90 — THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (90)
96 — HEAVENLY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (96)
99 — (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-25 (1) *

* Editor’s Note: Bill Haley’s version of “Rock Around The Clock” was the first #1 Rock & Roll hit and a single many tout as the record that really got the Rock Era rolling! A cover of an obscure 1953 R&B single by Sonny Dae & His Knights, Haley’s version exploded on to the charts in 1955 after being prominently featured in the teen film “The Blackboard Jungle.” Issued first as Decca 29124, it reached #1 for 8 weeks in 1955. Decca reissued it again in 1968 in response to another version by Freddy Cannon, but neither record became a hit. Cannon’s single Bubbled Under The Hot 100 at #121 while Haley’s reached #118. In 1974, again in response to inclusion in a blockbuster film Soundtrack – “American Graffiti” and the ABC-TV hit show, Happy Days – MCA issued it again as a single. Amazingly enough, it eventually reached #39, making it one of the few singles to ever be a major Top 40 hit some two decades apart. Haley’s Decca and MCA singles are identical. It appeared on MCA this time around as MCA had folded many prior labels (Decca, Coral, Uni, Kapp, Congress) into their newly-launched imprint MCA Records.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-11 (1)
3 4 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-9 (3)
4 2 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-12 (2)
5 6 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-8 (5)
6 12 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (6)
7 14 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-6 (7)
8 10 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-7 (8)
9 11 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-11 (9)
10 7 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-16 (4)

11 13 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-11 (11)
12 8 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-20 (5)
13 5 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-18 (1)
14 20 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-5 (14)
15 16 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-14 (15)
16 25 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-4 (16)
17 18 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-12 (17)
18 24 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (18)
19 23 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-9 (19)
20 21 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (20)

21 9 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-20 (3)
22 29 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5 (22)
23 26 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-10 (23)
24 30 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-8 (24)
25 17 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-11 (17)
26 15 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-17 (1)
27 19 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-18 (3)
28 44 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3 (28)
29 31 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-12 (29)
30 38 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (30)

31 22 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15 (12)
32 37 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8 (32)
33 41 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5 (33)
34 36 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (34)
35 27 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14 (10)
36 40 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12 (36)
37 46 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-7 (37)
38 43 I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-6 (38)
39 42 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (39)
40 45 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 33 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (14)
42 28 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-16 (12)
46 32 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-16 (28)
47 34 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-15 (1)
52 39 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-18 (6)
53 35 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-8 (33)

POWER PLAYS

43 58 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-3 (43)
44 47 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS –•– Bob Dylan (Asylum)-5 (44)
45 55 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-5 (45)
48 60 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-5 (48)
49 52 HONEY PLEASE, CAN’T YA SEE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (49)
50 69 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (81)
84 — YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (84)
87 — HAPPINESS IS ME AND YOU –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1 (87)
88 — THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-1 (88)
90 — SUMMER BREEZE (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (90)
96 — CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-1 (96)
97 — KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY –•– Leon Haywood (20th Century)-1 (97)
98 — LOVING ARMS –•– Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (A&M)-1 (98)
99 — MIGHT JUST TAKE YOUR LIFE –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1 (99)
100 — PUT A LITTLE LOVE AWAY –•– The Emotions (Volt)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 7 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-7 (2)
3 2 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-12 (1)
4 6 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (4)
5 1 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-11 (1)
6 5 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-9 (5)
7 8 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-8 (7)
8 11 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-12 (8)
9 9 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-12 (9)
10 14 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-6 (10)

11 4 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-13 (2)
12 16 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-5 (12)
13 10 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-17 (4)
14 18 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (14)
15 15 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-15 (15)
16 12 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-21 (5)
17 22 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-6 (17)
18 19 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-10 (18)
19 28 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4 (19)
20 24 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-9 (20)

21 20 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (20)
22 30 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (22)
23 13 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-19 (1)
24 17 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-13 (17)
25 21 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-21 (3)
26 32 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-9 (26)
27 33 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6 (27)
28 23 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-11 (23)
29 26 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-18 (1)
30 37 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-8 (30)

31 25 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-12 (17)
32 40 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-6 (32)
33 27 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-19 (3)
34 48 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-6 (34)
35 43 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-4 (35)
36 38 I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-7 (36)
37 45 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-6 (37)
38 50 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-4 (38)
39 39 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (39)
40 58 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 31 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16 (12)
43 29 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-13 (29)
46 35 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-15 (10)
48 36 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-13 (36)
50 34 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 (34)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-6 (41)
44 49 HONEY PLEASE, CAN’T YA SEE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (44)
45 55 OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-6 (45)
47 41 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (14)
49 66 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — ALL IN LOVE IS FAIR –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 (81)
87 — LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (87)
89 — I AM WHAT I AM –•– Lois Fletcher (Playboy)-1 (89)
92 — POWER OF LOVE –•– Martha Reeves (MCA)-1 (92)
94 — UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (20th Century)-1 (94)
95 — IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I TRY TO SMILE –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-1 (95)
96 — ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (96)
97 — LA GRANGE –•– ZZ Top (London)-1 (97)
98 — IF IT FEELS GOOD, DO IT –•– Ian Lloyd and Stories (Kama Sutra)-1 (98)
99 — WEREWOLF –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Polydor)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th April, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (2)
3 1 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-11 (1)
4 3 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-13 (1)
5 10 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-7 (5)
6 8 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-13 (6)
7 5 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-12 (1)
8 12 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-6 (8)
9 6 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-10 (5)
10 14 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-8 (10)

11 7 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-9 (7)
12 19 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5 (12)
13 17 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-7 (13)
14 9 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-13 (9)
15 11 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-14 (2)
16 20 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-10 (16)
17 16 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-22 (5)
18 22 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (18)
19 13 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-18 (4)
20 26 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-10 (20)

21 15 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-16 (15)
22 38 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-5 (22)
23 18 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-11 (18)
24 30 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-9 (24)
25 27 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 (25)
26 21 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11 (20)
27 34 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-7 (27)
28 35 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (28)
29 37 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-7 (29)
30 32 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-7 (30)

31 40 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (31)
32 29 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-19 (1)
33 41 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-7 (33)
34 23 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-20 (1)
35 25 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-22 (3)
36 24 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-14 (17)
37 28 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-12 (23)
38 33 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-20 (3)
39 49 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (39)
40 45 OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-13 (17)
43 36 I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-8 (36)
44 39 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (39)

POWER PLAYS

42 56 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (42)
45 55 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-7 (45)
46 52 WOULD YOU LAY WITH ME (In a Field Of Stone) –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-8 (46)
47 59 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-11 (47)
48 70 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-3 (48)
49 54 STAR BABY –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (49)
50 57 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (73)
78 — I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (78)
85 — A DREAM GOES ON FOREVER –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-1 (85)
94 — SO GOOD –•– The Eleventh Hour (20th Century)-1 (94)
97 — WHO IS HE AND WHAT IS HE TO YOU –•– Creative Source (Sussex)-1 (97)
98 — SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-1 (98)
99 — SATISFACTION GUARANTEED (Or Take Your Love Back) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-1 (99)
100 — BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th April, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-9 (1)
3 8 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-7 (3)
4 5 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-8 (4)
5 6 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-14 (5)
6 3 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-12 (1)
7 10 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (7)
8 4 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-14 (1)
9 12 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6 (9)
10 9 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-11 (5)

11 13 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-8 (11)
12 16 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-11 (12)
13 18 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (13)
14 11 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-10 (7)
15 7 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-13 (1)
16 20 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-11 (16)
17 22 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6 (17)
18 14 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-14 (9)
19 31 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (19)
20 27 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-8 (20)

21 28 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (21)
22 24 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-10 (22)
23 25 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 (23)
24 29 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-8 (24)
25 19 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-19 (4)
26 30 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-8 (26)
27 33 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-8 (27)
28 15 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-15 (2)
29 42 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (29)
30 17 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-23 (5)

31 39 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (31)
32 26 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (20)
33 23 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-12 (18)
34 21 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-17 (15)
35 45 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-8 (35)
36 48 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (36)
37 40 OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-8 (37)
38 34 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-21 (1)
39 53 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 (39)
40 50 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 32 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-20 (1)
47 38 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-21 (3)
48 37 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-13 (23)
52 36 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-15 (17)
55 35 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-23 (3)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-5 (41)
42 47 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-12 (42)
43 49 STAR BABY –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (43)
44 60 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-4 (44)
45 58 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5 (45)
49 55 HEAVENLY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (49)
50 56 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (70)
74 — STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (74)
82 — DAYBREAK –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1 (82)
83 — SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1 (83)
84 — THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (84)
87 — IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (87)
90 — FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (90)
91 — LOVING YOU –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-1 (91)
96 — NO CHARGE –•– Melba Montgomery (Elektra)-1 (96)
97 — THE SAME LOVE THAT MADE ME LAUGH –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1 (97)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th April, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (1)
3 2 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-10 (1)
4 7 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (4)
5 5 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-15 (5)
6 9 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-7 (6)
7 6 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-13 (1)
8 17 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-7 (8)
9 4 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-9 (4)
10 13 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (10)

11 12 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-12 (11)
12 11 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-9 (11)
13 19 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (13)
14 8 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-15 (1)
15 16 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-12 (15)
16 20 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-9 (16)
17 21 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (17)
18 10 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-12 (5)
19 29 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (19)
20 31 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (20)

21 22 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-11 (21)
22 24 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-9 (22)
23 23 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9 (23)
24 26 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-9 (24)
25 27 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-9 (25)
26 15 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-14 (1)
27 14 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-11 (7)
28 35 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-9 (28)
29 36 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (29)
30 18 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-15 (9)

31 44 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-5 (31)
32 40 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-8 (32)
33 41 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-6 (33)
34 39 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5 (34)
35 37 OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-9 (35)
36 25 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-20 (4)
37 45 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6 (37)
38 42 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-13 (38)
39 43 STAR BABY –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (39)
40 28 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-16 (2)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13 (20)
42 30 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-24 (5)
43 33 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-13 (18)
47 38 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-22 (1)
51 34 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-18 (15)

POWER PLAYS

44 58 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (44)
45 50 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-7 (45)
46 49 HEAVENLY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (46)
48 61 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 (48)
49 46 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-21 (1)
50 70 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-1 (68)
74 — MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1 (74)
83 — YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (83)
87 — HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (87)
90 — BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-1 (90)
95 — ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (95)
96 — IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-1 (96)
98 — THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th April, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (1)
3 4 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (3)
4 8 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-8 (4)
5 6 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-8 (5)
6 3 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-11 (1)
7 5 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-16 (5)
8 13 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (8)
9 10 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (9)
10 11 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-13 (10)

11 15 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-13 (11)
12 16 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-10 (12)
13 19 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (13)
14 7 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-14 (1)
15 17 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (15)
16 20 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (16)
17 9 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-10 (4)
18 31 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-6 (18)
19 54 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-3 (19)
20 22 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-10 (20)

21 29 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (21)
22 28 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-10 (22)
23 24 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-10 (23)
24 14 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-16 (1)
25 12 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10 (11)
26 18 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-13 (5)
27 23 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10 (23)
28 21 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-12 (21)
29 33 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-7 (29)
30 37 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7 (30)

31 32 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-9 (31)
32 34 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (32)
33 44 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (33)
34 35 OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-10 (34)
35 50 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (35)
36 25 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-10 (25)
37 38 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-14 (37)
38 27 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-12 (7)
39 30 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-16 (9)
40 45 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 26 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-15 (1)
47 39 STAR BABY –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11 (39)
50 36 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-21 (4)
51 40 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-17 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 68 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2 (41)
43 48 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (43)
44 46 HEAVENLY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (44)
45 66 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3 (45)
46 56 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (46)
48 41 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (20)
49 52 DANCE WITH THE DEVIL –•– Cozy Powell (Chrysalis)-7 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

89 — (I’m a) YOYO MAN –•– Rick Cunha (GRC)-1 (89)
93 — TIME WILL TELL –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1 (93)
94 — TEENAGE LOVE AFFAIR –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-1 (94)
97 — HELP YOURSELF –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-1 (97)
98 — SCRATCH –•– The Crusaders (Blue Thumb)-1 (98)
99 — BILLY-DON’T BE A HERO –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-1 (99)
100 — RHAPSODY IN WHITE –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th May, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-10 (1)
3 2 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (1)
4 3 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12 (3)
5 8 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (5)
6 19 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-4 (6)
7 6 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-12 (1)
8 12 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-11 (8)
9 13 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (9)
10 11 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-14 (10)

11 18 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-7 (11)
12 16 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (12)
13 5 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9 (5)
14 7 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-17 (5)
15 22 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-11 (15)
16 9 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (9)
17 21 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (17)
18 10 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-14 (10)
19 20 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-11 (19)
20 14 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-15 (1)

21 35 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (21)
22 41 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3 (22)
23 29 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-8 (23)
24 30 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8 (24)
25 17 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-11 (4)
26 15 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (15)
27 33 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (27)
28 24 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-17 (1)
29 23 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-11 (23)
30 32 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (30)

31 25 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11 (11)
32 45 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4 (32)
33 26 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-14 (5)
34 28 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-13 (21)
35 40 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-9 (35)
36 46 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (36)
37 31 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-10 (31)
38 37 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-15 (37)
39 56 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-3 (39)
40 27 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-11 (23)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 36 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-11 (25)
44 34 OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-11 (34)
45 39 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-17 (9)
47 38 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-13 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (41)
43 44 HEAVENLY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (43)
46 63 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-4 (46)
48 54 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4 (48)
49 52 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-32 (1)
50 62 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — I DON’T SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-1 (80)
82 — ONE CHAIN DON’T MAKE NO PRISON –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (82)
84 — SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1 (84)
89 — BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-1 (89)
91 — CAN YOU HANDLE IT –•– Graham Central Station (Warner Brothers)-1 (91)
92 — SOMETHING –•– Johnny Rodriguez (Mercury)-1 (92)
94 — WONDERFUL –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1 (94)
95 — DAYBREAKER –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (95)
97 — ALREADY GONE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-1 (97)
98 — THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-1 (98)
99 — FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th May, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5 (2)
3 5 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (3)
4 11 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-8 (4)
5 3 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (1)
6 9 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (6)
7 8 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-12 (7)
8 2 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-11 (1)
9 12 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (9)
10 15 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-12 (10)

11 4 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13 (3)
12 7 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-13 (1)
13 17 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (13)
14 22 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4 (14)
15 21 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (15)
16 14 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-18 (5)
17 13 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10 (5)
18 10 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-15 (10)
19 23 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-9 (19)
20 24 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (20)

21 27 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (21)
22 16 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 (9)
23 32 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (23)
24 18 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-15 (10)
25 19 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-12 (19)
26 30 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (26)
27 20 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-16 (1)
28 26 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (15)
29 39 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-4 (29)
30 36 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (30)

31 35 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-10 (31)
32 28 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-18 (1)
33 25 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-12 (4)
34 41 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-7 (34)
35 29 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-12 (23)
36 46 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-5 (36)
37 33 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-15 (5)
38 57 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-4 (38)
39 50 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (39)
40 48 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-12 (11)
42 40 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12 (23)
43 37 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-11 (31)
56 34 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-14 (21)
58 38 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-16 (37)

POWER PLAYS

44 58 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-4 (44)
45 55 CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-8 (45)
46 49 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-33 (1)
47 42 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-12 (25)
48 47 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-14 (7)
49 59 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-7 (49)
50 54 KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY –•– Leon Haywood (20th Century)-8 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (74)
80 — HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1 (80)
84 — RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (84)
89 — TEEN ANGEL –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-1 (89)
92 — SLEEPIN’ –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (92)
95 — WILDFLOWER –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1 (95)
96 — (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) RITE AWAY –•– Dr. John (Atco)-1 (96)
98 — AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Maggie Bell (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th May, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (2)
3 4 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-9 (3)
4 1 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-11 (1)
5 6 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (5)
6 5 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 (1)
7 14 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5 (7)
8 10 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-13 (8)
9 9 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (9)
10 13 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (10)

11 8 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-12 (1)
12 15 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (12)
13 7 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-13 (7)
14 19 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-10 (14)
15 18 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-16 (10)
16 20 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 (16)
17 21 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (17)
18 11 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-14 (3)
19 23 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 (19)
20 36 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-6 (20)

21 12 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-14 (1)
22 29 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-5 (22)
23 38 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-5 (23)
24 30 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (24)
25 16 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-19 (5)
26 17 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-11 (5)
27 22 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 (9)
28 26 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9 (26)
29 31 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-11 (29)
30 54 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-3 (30)

31 39 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 (31)
32 44 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5 (32)
33 25 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-13 (19)
34 28 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (15)
35 33 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-13 (4)
36 34 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (34)
37 40 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6 (37)
38 32 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-19 (1)
39 24 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-16 (10)
40 35 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-13 (23)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 27 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-17 (1)
66 37 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-16 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5 (41)
42 52 DAYBREAK –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6 (42)
43 45 CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-9 (43)
44 46 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-34 (1)
45 49 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-8 (45)
47 43 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-12 (31)
48 66 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-3 (48)
49 41 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-13 (11)
50 42 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-13 (23)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (84)
87 — LIVING IN THE U.S.A. –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-3 (87)
92 — SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-1 (92)
93 — THE LONE RANGER –•– Oscar Brown, Jr. (Atlantic)-1 (93)
96 — COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-1 (96)
98 — TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 (98)
99 — FOX HUNT –•– Herb Alpert and the TJB (A&M)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th May, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (2)
3 3 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-10 (3)
4 5 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (4)
5 7 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 (5)
6 10 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (6)
7 8 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-14 (7)
8 4 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-12 (1)
9 9 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (9)
10 14 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-11 (10)

11 12 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (11)
12 20 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7 (12)
13 23 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-6 (13)
14 16 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11 (14)
15 19 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7 (15)
16 22 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-6 (16)
17 17 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (17)
18 6 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-15 (1)
19 11 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-13 (1)
20 24 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (20)

21 15 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-17 (10)
22 30 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-4 (22)
23 13 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-14 (7)
24 18 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-15 (3)
25 31 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 (25)
26 21 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-15 (1)
27 28 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-10 (26)
28 32 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-6 (28)
29 25 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-20 (5)
30 29 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-12 (29)

31 26 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-12 (5)
32 36 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (32)
33 41 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 (33)
34 27 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13 (9)
35 34 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (15)
36 45 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-9 (36)
37 33 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-14 (19)
38 48 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-4 (38)
39 44 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-35 (1)
40 42 DAYBREAK –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 39 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-17 (10)
47 38 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-20 (1)
49 40 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-14 (23)
51 37 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (41)
42 43 CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-10 (42)
44 56 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3 (44)
45 55 SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-3 (45)
46 52 NO CHARGE –•– Melba Montgomery (Elektra)-7 (46)
48 46 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-18 (1)
50 54 THE SAME LOVE THAT MADE ME LAUGH –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (70)
75 — TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-1 (75)
78 — ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-1 (78)
83 — ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-1 (83)
86 — KING OF NOTHING –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
88 — I HATE HATE –•– Razzy (aka Razzy Bailey) (MGM)-1 (88)
89 — I’M THE LEADER OF THE GANG –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1 (89)
93 — KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-1 (93)
94 — KISSIN’ TIME –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1 (94)
96 — DANCIN’ (On a Saturday Night) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Epic)-1 (96)
98 — LOVE THAT REALLY COUNTS –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-1 (98)
99 — IT’S HER TURN TO LIVE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st June, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-7 (2)
3 2 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (2)
4 6 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (4)
5 3 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-11 (3)
6 7 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-15 (6)
7 12 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-8 (7)
8 10 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-12 (8)
9 13 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-7 (9)
10 14 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-12 (10)

11 15 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8 (11)
12 16 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7 (12)
13 8 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-13 (1)
14 4 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (4)
15 22 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-5 (15)
16 17 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (16)
17 11 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (11)
18 9 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (9)
19 20 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (19)
20 25 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (20)

21 18 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-16 (1)
22 28 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-7 (22)
23 19 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-14 (1)
24 21 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-18 (10)
25 23 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-15 (7)
26 33 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7 (26)
27 44 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4 (27)
28 24 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-16 (3)
29 29 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-21 (5)
30 38 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-5 (30)

31 36 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-10 (31)
32 45 SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-4 (32)
33 30 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-13 (29)
34 26 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-16 (1)
35 27 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-11 (26)
36 41 ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (36)
37 37 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-15 (19)
38 31 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-13 (5)
39 40 DAYBREAK –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8 (39)
40 70 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 39 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-36 (1)
48 32 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (32)
54 35 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13 (15)
56 34 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-14 (9)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 NO CHARGE –•– Melba Montgomery (Elektra)-8 (41)
42 60 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-3 (42)
43 59 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7 (43)
45 55 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-7 (45)
46 52 STAR BABY –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-16 (39)
47 53 I DON’T SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-5 (47)
49 71 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-3 (49)
50 49 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-15 (23)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1 (76)
83 — WHEN THE MORNING COMES –•– Hoyt Axton (A&M)-1 (83)
85 — REBEL REBEL –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1 (85)
87 — ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (87)
90 — LAMPLIGHT –•– David Essex (Columbia)-1 (90)
91 — TOO LATE –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1 (91)
93 — ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-1 (93)
98 — PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — GEORGIA PORCUPINE –•– George Fischoff (United Artists)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th June, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-9 (1)
3 4 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12 (3)
4 3 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (2)
5 7 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-9 (5)
6 9 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-8 (6)
7 8 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-13 (7)
8 5 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-12 (3)
9 6 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-16 (6)
10 11 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 (10)

11 15 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-6 (11)
12 12 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8 (12)
13 10 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-13 (10)
14 13 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-14 (1)
15 20 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-9 (15)
16 14 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (4)
17 22 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8 (17)
18 17 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (11)
19 19 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (19)
20 26 YOU WON’T SEE ME  –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 (20)

21 27 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5 (21)
22 16 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (16)
23 18 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (9)
24 30 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-6 (24)
25 24 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-19 (10)
26 21 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-17 (1)
27 23 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-15 (1)
28 31 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-11 (28)
29 40 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3 (29)
30 42 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (30)

31 32 SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-5 (31)
32 36 ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (32)
33 33 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-14 (29)
34 29 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-22 (5)
35 43 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-8 (35)
36 35 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-12 (26)
37 45 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-8 (37)
38 55 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-5 (38)
39 41 NO CHARGE –•– Melba Montgomery (Elektra)-9 (39)
40 49 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 28 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-17 (3)
52 38 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-14 (5)
53 25 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-16 (7)
57 37 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-16 (19)
58 34 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-17 (1)
61 39 DAYBREAK –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 ONE CHAIN DON’T MAKE NO PRISON –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6 (41)
43 65 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-3 (43)
44 44 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-37 (1)
45 71 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-3 (45)
46 52 ALREADY GONE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-6 (46)
47 59 TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-3 (47)
48 48 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (32)
49 47 I DON’T SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-6 (47)
50 58 WILDFLOWER –•– The New Birth (RCA)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (77)
84 — WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (84)
85 — BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-1 (85)
87 — WHO ARE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (87)
88 — ROOM FULL OF ROSES –•– Mickey Gilley (Playboy)-1 (88)
94 — IF YOU GO AWAY –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-1 (94)
95 — SHO NUFF BOOGIE (Part 1) –•– Sylvia and the Moments (All Platinum)-1 (95)
96 — THE GOLDEN AGE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-1 (96)
98 — TELL LAURA I LOVE HER –•– Johnny T. Angel (Bell)-1 (98)
99 — HOW DO YOU FEEL THE MORNING AFTER –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1 (99)
100 — I’VE HAD IT –•– Fanny (Casablanca)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th June, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 6 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13 (2)
3 5 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-10 (3)
4 2 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-10 (1)
5 1 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-9 (1)
6 4 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-14 (2)
7 11 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-7 (7)
8 8 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-13 (3)
9 10 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10 (9)
10 9 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-17 (6)

11 15 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-10 (11)
12 7 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-14 (7)
13 17 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-9 (13)
14 12 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-9 (12)
15 14 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-15 (1)
16 21 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6 (16)
17 16 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 (4)
18 20 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-9 (18)
19 13 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-14 (10)
20 18 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (11)

21 24 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-7 (21)
22 29 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4 (22)
23 45 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-4 (23)
24 30 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (24)
25 28 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-12 (25)
26 23 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 (9)
27 35 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9 (27)
28 31 SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-6 (28)
29 22 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (16)
30 37 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-9 (30)

31 38 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-6 (31)
32 40 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-5 (32)
33 43 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-4 (33)
34 62 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-3 (34)
35 19 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (19)
36 25 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-20 (10)
37 60 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-3 (37)
38 26 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-18 (1)
39 47 TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-4 (39)
40 27 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-16 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (32)
43 34 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-23 (5)
44 33 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-15 (29)
47 36 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-13 (26)
48 39 NO CHARGE –•– Melba Montgomery (Elektra)-10 (39)

POWER PLAYS

42 46 ALREADY GONE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-7 (42)
45 50 WILDFLOWER –•– The New Birth (RCA)-6 (45)
46 41 ONE CHAIN DON’T MAKE NO PRISON –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 (41)
49 51 CAN YOU HANDLE IT –•– Graham Central Station (Warner Brothers)-7 (49)
50 56 LA GRANGE –•– ZZ Top (London)-12 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — JIVE TURKEY (Part 1) –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1 (75)
79 — TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-1 (79)
80 — THAT SONG IS DRIVING ME CRAZY –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1 (80)
81 — SILLY MILLY –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-1 (81)
83 — MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-1 (83)
87 — YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (87)
90 — MR. PRESIDENT –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-1 (90)
91 — FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-1 (91)
92 — I’M FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (Avco)-1 (92)
93 — THERE WILL NEVER BE ANY PEACE (Until God Is Seated At the Conference Table) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (93)
97 — WAKE UP AND LOVE ME –•– April Stevens (A&M)-1 (97)
98 — THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-1 (98)
99 — WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd June, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-14 (2)
3 3 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-11 (3)
4 4 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-11 (1)
5 7 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-8 (5)
6 5 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-10 (1)
7 11 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-11 (7)
8 6 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-15 (2)
9 13 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-10 (9)
10 8 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-14 (3)

11 10 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-18 (6)
12 23 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-5 (12)
13 9 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11 (9)
14 16 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7 (14)
15 34 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-4 (15)
16 18 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-10 (16)
17 22 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (17)
18 21 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-8 (18)
19 25 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-13 (19)
20 24 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (20)

21 27 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-10 (21)
22 14 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-10 (12)
23 12 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-15 (7)
24 33 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-5 (24)
25 31 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7 (25)
26 32 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-6 (26)
27 37 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-4 (27)
28 30 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-10 (28)
29 15 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-16 (1)
30 19 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-15 (10)

31 39 TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-5 (31)
32 17 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-15 (4)
33 28 SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-7 (28)
34 42 ALREADY GONE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-8 (34)
35 20 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (11)
36 29 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (16)
37 35 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12 (19)
38 26 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-15 (9)
39 52 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-4 (39)
40 54 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 40 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-17 (1)

POWER PLAYS

42 41 ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (32)
43 50 LA GRANGE –•– ZZ Top (London)-13 (43)
44 61 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-8 (44)
45 56 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-6 (45)
46 62 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (46)
47 45 WILDFLOWER –•– The New Birth (RCA)-7 (45)
48 65 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3 (48)
49 53 LIVING IN THE U.S.A. –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8 (49)
50 60 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (70)
78 — FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-1 (78)
79 — MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (79)
81 — ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-1 (81)
82 — PUT OUT THE LIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-1 (82)
89 — CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (89)
90 — YOU’VE GOT MY SOUL ON FIRE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (90)
96 — KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (96)
98 — WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Andy and David Williams (Barnaby)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th June, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-11 (1)
3 2 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-15 (2)
4 5 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-9 (4)
5 7 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-12 (5)
6 12 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-6 (6)
7 9 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-11 (7)
8 6 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-11 (1)
9 15 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-5 (9)
10 27 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-5 (10)

11 21 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-11 (11)
12 16 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-11 (12)
13 17 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (13)
14 4 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-12 (1)
15 19 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-14 (15)
16 8 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-16 (2)
17 25 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-8 (17)
18 20 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (18)
19 24 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-6 (19)
20 26 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-7 (20)

21 11 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-19 (6)
22 10 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-15 (3)
23 13 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-12 (9)
24 14 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-8 (14)
25 28 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-11 (25)
26 18 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-9 (18)
27 31 TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-6 (27)
28 22 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-11 (12)
29 40 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-8 (29)
30 39 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-5 (30)

31 23 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-16 (7)
32 34 ALREADY GONE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-9 (32)
33 29 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-17 (1)
34 46 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (34)
35 44 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-9 (35)
36 32 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-16 (4)
37 45 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-7 (37)
38 30 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-16 (10)
39 48 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (39)
40 50 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 35 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (11)
43 33 SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-8 (28)
47 36 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (16)
62 37 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-13 (19)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 LA GRANGE –•– ZZ Top (London)-14 (41)
44 54 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-6 (44)
45 66 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-3 (45)
46 56 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-9 (46)
48 58 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-4 (48)
49 52 I’M THE LEADER OF THE GANG –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-6 (49)
50 70 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-1 (79)
84 — RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-1 (84)
88 — SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (88)
89 — I’VE BEEN BORN AGAIN –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (89)
90 — OLD HOME FILLER-UP AND KEEP-ON-A-TRUCKIN’ CAFE –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-1 (90)
91 — YOU CAN’T BE A BEACON (If Your Light Don’t Shine) –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1 (91)
94 — WORSE COMES TO WORST –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — TELL ME THAT I’M WRONG –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — AIR DISASTER –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (96)
97 — HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — BETWEEN HER GOODBYE AND MY HELLO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th July, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 6 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-13 (1)
3 2 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-12 (1)
4 9 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-6 (4)
5 5 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-13 (5)
6 7 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-12 (6)
7 3 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-16 (2)
8 10 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-6 (8)
9 12 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-12 (9)
10 13 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (10)

11 11 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-12 (11)
12 4 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-10 (4)
13 17 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-9 (13)
14 15 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-15 (14)
15 19 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-7 (15)
16 20 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-8 (16)
17 8 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-12 (1)
18 14 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-13 (1)
19 16 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-17 (2)
20 29 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-9 (20)

21 18 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (18)
22 21 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-20 (6)
23 22 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-16 (3)
24 30 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6 (24)
25 50 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (25)
26 23 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13 (9)
27 35 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-10 (27)
28 24 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9 (14)
29 25 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-12 (25)
30 37 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-8 (30)

31 27 TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-7 (27)
32 34 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (32)
33 32 ALREADY GONE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-10 (32)
34 45 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-4 (34)
35 39 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (35)
36 53 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3 (36)
37 40 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-8 (37)
38 46 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-10 (38)
39 52 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-4 (39)
40 44 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 26 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-10 (18)
45 28 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-12 (12)
47 38 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-17 (10)
49 31 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-17 (7)
55 33 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-18 (1)
61 36 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-17 (4)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-6 (41)
43 58 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-4 (43)
44 48 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-5 (44)
46 41 LA GRANGE –•– ZZ Top (London)-15 (41)
48 49 I’M THE LEADER OF THE GANG –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-7 (48)
50 55 JIVE TURKEY (Part 1) –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-1 (82)
84 — WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1 (84)
86 — LOVE IS THE MESSAGE –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-1 (86)
89 — WHAT GOES UP (Must Come Down) –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (89)
90 — I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-1 (90)
91 — CAPTAIN HOWDY –•– Simon Stokes (Casablanca)-1 (91)
93 — GOOD THINGS DON’T LAST FOREVER –•– Ecstasy, Passion and Pain (Roulette)-1 (93)
94 — I WISH IT WAS ME YOU LOVED –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (94)
97 — YOU’RE WELCOME, STOP ON BY –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-1 (97)
98 — TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — DANCE MASTER –•– Willie Henderson (Playboy)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th July, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 8 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-7 (2)
3 1 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-8 (1)
4 2 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-14 (1)
5 10 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-8 (5)
6 25 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (6)
7 3 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-13 (1)
8 9 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13 (8)
9 11 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-13 (9)
10 15 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-8 (10)

11 14 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-16 (11)
12 5 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-14 (5)
13 13 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-10 (13)
14 16 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-9 (14)
15 17 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-13 (1)
16 20 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-10 (16)
17 6 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-13 (6)
18 24 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7 (18)
19 7 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-17 (2)
20 12 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-11 (4)

21 27 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-11 (21)
22 36 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-4 (22)
23 41 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-7 (23)
24 30 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-9 (24)
25 32 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (25)
26 34 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-5 (26)
27 52 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (27)
28 38 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-11 (28)
29 18 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-14 (1)
30 37 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-9 (30)

31 22 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-21 (6)
32 35 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (32)
33 19 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-18 (2)
34 39 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-5 (34)
35 40 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-8 (35)
36 44 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-6 (36)
37 21 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (18)
38 71 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (38)
39 43 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-5 (39)
40 59 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-8 (27)
44 28 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10 (14)
45 29 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-13 (25)
46 26 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14 (9)
48 33 ALREADY GONE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-11 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 56 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-4 (42)
43 53 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (43)
47 50 JIVE TURKEY (Part 1) –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-5 (47)
49 42 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-11 (18)
50 57 ROOM FULL OF ROSES –•– Mickey Gilley (Playboy)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1 (63)
70 — NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1 (70)
72 — IT’S BETTER TO HAVE (And Don’t Need) –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-1 (72)
76 — I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-1 (76)
82 — KALIMBA STORY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (82)
84 — SECRETARY –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1 (84)
90 — DON’T KNOCK MY LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-1 (90)
91 — WALK ON –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-1 (91)
98 — AMERICAN GIRLS –•– Rick Springfield (Columbia)-1 (98)
99 — IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-1 (99)
100 — MA (He’s Making Eyes At Me) –•– Lena Zavaroni (Stax)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th July, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-8 (2)
3 10 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-9 (3)
4 6 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (4)
5 5 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (5)
6 3 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-9 (1)
7 13 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-11 (7)
8 8 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14 (8)
9 9 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-14 (9)
10 12 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-15 (5)

11 14 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-10 (11)
12 4 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-15 (1)
13 7 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-14 (1)
14 11 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-17 (11)
15 16 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-11 (15)
16 22 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-5 (16)
17 21 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-12 (17)
18 18 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-8 (18)
19 23 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-8 (19)
20 24 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-10 (20)

21 25 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (21)
22 26 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-6 (22)
23 27 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (23)
24 28 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-12 (24)
25 39 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-6 (25)
26 15 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-14 (1)
27 20 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-12 (4)
28 35 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-9 (28)
29 34 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-6 (29)
30 30 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-10 (30)

31 38 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (31)
32 40 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-6 (32)
33 36 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-7 (33)
34 63 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-2 (34)
35 62 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-3 (35)
36 42 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-5 (36)
37 43 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (37)
38 17 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-14 (6)
39 52 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-4 (39)
40 32 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (32)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 29 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-15 (1)
46 31 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-22 (6)
47 33 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-19 (2)
51 37 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (18)
52 19 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-18 (2)

POWER PLAYS

42 58 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-3 (42)
43 51 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5 (43)
44 55 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-6 (44)
45 69 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5 (45)
48 53 PUT OUT THE LIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5 (48)
49 64 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-4 (49)
50 65 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (71)
72 — RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-1 (72)
74 — BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-1 (74)
79 — RINGS –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (79)
81 — SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-1 (81)
82 — DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of A Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1 (82)
86 — RINGS –•– Reuben Howell (Motown)-1 (86)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th July, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (2)
3 3 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-10 (3)
4 1 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-9 (1)
5 7 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-12 (5)
6 16 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6 (6)
7 9 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-15 (7)
8 6 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-10 (1)
9 19 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-9 (9)
10 23 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (10)

11 11 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-11 (11)
12 5 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (5)
13 15 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-12 (13)
14 32 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-7 (14)
15 18 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9 (15)
16 14 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-18 (11)
17 17 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-13 (17)
18 35 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-4 (18)
19 28 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-10 (19)
20 20 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-11 (20)

21 21 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (21)
22 22 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-7 (22)
23 25 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-7 (23)
24 24 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-13 (24)
25 31 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (25)
26 29 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-7 (26)
27 10 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-16 (5)
28 34 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-3 (28)
29 8 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15 (8)
30 36 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-6 (30)

31 37 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (31)
32 50 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-4 (32)
33 38 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-15 (6)
34 42 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-4 (34)
35 30 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-11 (30)
36 39 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-5 (36)
37 40 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (32)
38 49 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-5 (38)
39 13 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-15 (1)
40 26 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-15 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 12 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-16 (1)
47 33 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-8 (33)
48 27 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-13 (4)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (41)
42 62 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-3 (42)
43 44 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-7 (43)
44 45 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6 (44)
46 48 PUT OUT THE LIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6 (46)
49 47 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-20 (2)
50 60 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

51 — THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (51)
77 — LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (77)
87 — FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1 (87)
88 — THAT’S NOT HOW IT GOES –•– Bloodstone (London)-1 (88)
89 — WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-1 (89)
90 — MOONLIGHT SPECIAL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (90)
93 — SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-1 (93)
94 — GET OUT OF DENVER –•– Bob Seger (Palladium)-1 (94)
95 — EYES OF SILVER –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (95)
97 — LIVE IT UP (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (97)
100 — MAKIN’ THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION –•– Dick Feller (Asylum)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (2)
3 6 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7 (3)
4 5 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-13 (4)
5 14 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-8 (5)
6 7 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-16 (6)
7 3 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-11 (3)
8 9 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-10 (8)
9 10 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (9)
10 11 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-12 (10)

11 15 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-10 (11)
12 4 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-10 (1)
13 8 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-11 (1)
14 18 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-5 (14)
15 19 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-11 (15)
16 20 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-12 (16)
17 21 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (17)
18 13 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-13 (13)
19 23 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-8 (19)
20 12 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (5)

21 25 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (21)
22 28 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-4 (22)
23 34 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-5 (23)
24 30 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-7 (24)
25 31 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (25)
26 32 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-5 (26)
27 16 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-19 (11)
28 22 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-8 (22)
29 36 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-6 (29)
30 38 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-6 (30)

31 17 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-14 (17)
32 43 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-8 (32)
33 24 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-14 (24)
34 42 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-4 (34)
35 37 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (32)
36 26 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-8 (26)
37 41 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (37)
38 51 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-2 (38)
39 50 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-4 (39)
40 44 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 27 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-17 (5)
44 29 YOU WON’T SEE ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16 (8)
45 35 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-12 (30)
48 33 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-16 (6)
49 39 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-16 (1)
60 40 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-16 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 56 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-3 (41)
43 55 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-6 (43)
46 46 PUT OUT THE LIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7 (46)
47 61 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 (47)
50 48 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-14 (4)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

51 — CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (51)
93 — YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (93)
94 — IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1 (94)
95 — WOMBLING SUMMER PARTY –•– The Wombles (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (96)
97 — YOU TURNED MY WORLD AROUND –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (97)
99 — THE MAN THAT TURNED MY MAMA ON –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 5 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-9 (2)
3 1 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-11 (1)
4 2 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (2)
5 8 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-11 (5)
6 9 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (6)
7 11 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-11 (7)
8 10 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-13 (8)
9 14 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-6 (9)
10 19 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-9 (10)

11 15 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-12 (11)
12 16 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-13 (12)
13 23 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-6 (13)
14 7 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-12 (3)
15 4 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-14 (4)
16 21 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (16)
17 6 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-17 (6)
18 22 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-5 (18)
19 26 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-6 (19)
20 24 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-8 (20)

21 25 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (21)
22 18 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-14 (13)
23 34 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-5 (23)
24 29 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-7 (24)
25 30 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-7 (25)
26 12 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-11 (1)
27 13 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-12 (1)
28 32 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-9 (28)
29 38 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-3 (29)
30 20 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12 (5)

31 39 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-5 (31)
32 37 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (32)
33 41 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-4 (33)
34 17 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (17)
35 27 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-20 (11)
36 47 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (36)
37 43 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-7 (37)
38 28 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-9 (22)
39 51 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-2 (39)
40 36 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-9 (26)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-15 (17)
42 33 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-15 (24)
43 40 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8 (40)
46 35 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (32)

POWER PLAYS

44 52 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6 (44)
45 45 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-13 (30)
47 57 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-3 (47)
48 42 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-18 (5)
49 53 DON’T KNOCK MY LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-5 (49)
50 65 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — TELL HER LOVE HAS FELT THE NEED –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (84)
85 — MOST LIKELY YOU GO YOUR WAY (And I’ll Go Mine) –•– Bob Dylan / The Band (Asylum)-1 (85)
86 — MY LOVE –•– Margie Joseph (Atlantic)-1 (86)
87 — I SAW A MAN AND HE DANCED WITH HIS WIFE –•– Cher (MCA)-1 (87)
92 — EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1 (92)
94 — CAPTAIN HOWDY –•– Simon Stokes (Casablanca)-3 (91)
99 — FUNKY PARTY –•– Clarence Reid (Alston)-1 (99)
100 — AIN’T NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9 (1)
3 13 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-7 (3)
4 10 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-10 (4)
5 5 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-12 (5)
6 6 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (6)
7 7 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-12 (7)
8 9 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7 (8)
9 19 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-7 (9)
10 8 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-14 (8)

11 11 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-13 (11)
12 12 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-14 (12)
13 23 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-6 (13)
14 18 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6 (14)
15 20 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-9 (15)
16 16 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (16)
17 21 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (17)
18 3 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-12 (1)
19 4 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (2)
20 25 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-8 (20)

21 29 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (21)
22 28 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-10 (22)
23 24 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-8 (23)
24 14 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-13 (3)
25 31 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6 (25)
26 39 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-3 (26)
27 15 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-15 (4)
28 22 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-15 (13)
29 32 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9 (29)
30 36 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (30)

31 17 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-18 (6)
32 51 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (32)
33 33 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-5 (33)
34 79 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (34)
35 37 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8 (35)
36 26 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-12 (1)
37 27 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-13 (1)
38 47 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (38)
39 44 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7 (39)
40 50 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 30 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13 (5)
49 35 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-21 (11)
50 38 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-10 (22)
53 40 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-10 (26)
54 34 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (17)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of A Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-5 (41)
42 63 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3 (42)
44 56 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-4 (44)
45 55 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-4 (45)
46 49 DON’T KNOCK MY LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-6 (46)
47 58 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-4 (47)
48 66 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-3 (48)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (63)
70 — CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-1 (70)
81 — MIDNIGHT FLOWER –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (81)
82 — YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-1 (82)
84 — SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-18 (3) *
87 — TRAVELIN’ PRAYER –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1 (87)
89 — CITY IN THE SKY –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (89)

* EDITOR’S NOTE: Executives at Capitol Records noticed the Nostalgia wave that was sweeping America in 1974, much of which was generated by the film “American Graffiti” and its subsequent blockbuster Soundtrack (where the Beach Boys appear with two songs, “Surfin’ Surfari” and “All Summer Long”), and via the surprise ABC-TV hit sitcom “Happy Days.” In order to cash in, they released a 2 LP compilation of former hits from The Beach Boys, and aimed that package squarely at a younger audience who likely didn’t remember those hits when they first hit the charts. “Endless Summer” spawned the single “Surfin’ U.S.A.” – a reissue of the 45 that was the first Top 10 item for the group back in 1963. Ironically, The Beach Boys had departed Capitol several years prior to land at Warner/Reprise, but the reissue campaign was viable because they still performed many of the LP’s tracks live in concert dates. Like Bill Haley’s reissue of “Rock Around The Clock” (see March 16, 1974 chart), “Surfin’ U.S.A.” managed to land inside the Top 40, peaking at #36 on the 9-28-74 chart.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-11 (1)
3 4 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-11 (3)
4 2 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10 (1)
5 13 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-7 (5)
6 7 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-13 (6)
7 8 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8 (7)
8 9 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-8 (8)
9 15 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-10 (9)
10 11 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-14 (10)

11 14 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-7 (11)
12 17 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (12)
13 5 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-13 (5)
14 10 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-15 (8)
15 26 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (15)
16 20 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-9 (16)
17 21 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (17)
18 22 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-11 (18)
19 25 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7 (19)
20 6 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (6)

21 23 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-9 (21)
22 30 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (22)
23 16 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (16)
24 19 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (2)
25 12 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-15 (12)
26 32 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (26)
27 34 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (27)
28 18 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-13 (1)
29 29 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-10 (29)
30 38 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (30)

31 40 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-6 (31)
32 28 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-16 (13)
33 42 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4 (33)
34 39 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8 (34)
35 41 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of A Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-6 (35)
36 44 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-5 (36)
37 45 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-5 (37)
38 47 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-5 (38)
39 63 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-2 (39)
40 48 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-16 (4)
42 24 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-14 (3)
43 35 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-9 (35)
46 31 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-19 (6)
48 36 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-13 (1)
49 37 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-14 (1)
54 33 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-6 (33)

POWER PLAYS

44 49 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-22 (11)
45 51 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-6 (45)
47 72 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-3 (47)
50 52 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-10 (40)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1 (75)
77 — NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-1 (77)
78 — DOOR TO YOUR HEART –•– The Dramatics (Cadet)-1 (78)
81 — STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-1 (81)
83 — STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (83)
84 — ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellars (Mega)-1 (84)
86 — PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (86)
88 — FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-1 (88)
89 — TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (89)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-8 (2)
3 3 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-12 (3)
4 2 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-12 (1)
5 4 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-11 (1)
6 8 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-9 (6)
7 7 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-9 (7)
8 9 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-11 (8)
9 15 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (9)
10 12 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (10)

11 17 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (11)
12 19 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-8 (12)
13 14 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-16 (8)
14 21 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-10 (14)
15 18 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-12 (15)
16 16 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-10 (16)
17 22 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (17)
18 13 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-14 (5)
19 26 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (19)
20 11 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-8 (11)

21 27 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (21)
22 10 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-15 (10)
23 30 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (23)
24 6 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-14 (6)
25 31 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-7 (25)
26 39 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-3 (26)
27 33 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5 (27)
28 36 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-6 (28)
29 37 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-6 (29)
30 38 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-6 (30)

31 35 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of A Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-7 (31)
32 34 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9 (32)
33 25 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-16 (12)
34 20 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (6)
35 23 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (16)
36 40 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5 (36)
37 45 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-7 (37)
38 24 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (2)
39 47 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-4 (39)
40 59 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 28 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-14 (1)
43 32 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-17 (13)
45 29 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-11 (29)

POWER PLAYS

41 44 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-23 (11)
44 43 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-10 (35)
46 42 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-15 (3)
47 54 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-7 (33)
48 50 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-11 (40)
49 51 RINGS –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7 (49)
50 77 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1 (83)
85 — KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1 (85)
86 — JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 (86)
87 — YOU GOT TO BE THE ONE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (87)
88 — CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1 (88)
89 — AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (89)
90 — UP FOR THE DOWN STROKE –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-1 (90)
93 — HONEY HONEY –•– Sweet Dreams (ABC)-1 (93)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th September, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-9 (2)
3 3 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-13 (3)
4 8 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-12 (4)
5 6 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-10 (5)
6 9 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (6)
7 12 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9 (7)
8 4 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-13 (1)
9 10 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13 (9)
10 11 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (10)

11 5 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-12 (1)
12 14 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-11 (12)
13 17 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (13)
14 15 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-13 (14)
15 19 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (15)
16 16 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-11 (16)
17 21 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (17)
18 7 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-10 (7)
19 26 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 (19)
20 25 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-8 (20)

21 23 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (21)
22 28 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-7 (22)
23 29 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-7 (23)
24 30 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-7 (24)
25 18 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-15 (5)
26 31 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of A Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-8 (26)
27 27 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6 (27)
28 13 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-17 (8)
29 36 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-6 (29)
30 39 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-5 (30)

31 22 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-16 (10)
32 40 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-4 (32)
33 50 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-3 (33)
34 24 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-15 (6)
35 53 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-4 (35)
36 41 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-24 (11)
37 37 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-8 (37)
38 20 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-9 (11)
39 70 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-3 (39)
40 71 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 33 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-17 (12)
42 38 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (2)
48 32 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10 (32)
50 35 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (16)
51 34 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (6)

POWER PLAYS

43 49 RINGS –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8 (43)
44 65 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-3 (44)
45 — SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1 (45)
46 56 I SAW A MAN AND HE DANCED WITH HIS WIFE –•– Cher (MCA)-5 (46)
47 47 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-8 (33)
49 43 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-18 (13)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

45 — SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1 (45)
63 — THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (63)
77 — GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-1 (77)
81 — STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-1 (81)
84 — HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (84)
87 — BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-1 (87)
90 — LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-1 (90)
91 — I’M A RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– Waylon Jennings (RCA)-1 (91)
94 — DO IT, FLUID –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-1 (94)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th September, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-11 (1)
3 4 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-13 (3)
4 5 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-11 (4)
5 6 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (5)
6 7 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10 (6)
7 3 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-14 (3)
8 10 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (8)
9 9 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14 (9)
10 13 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (10)

11 15 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (11)
12 19 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (12)
13 12 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-12 (12)
14 8 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-14 (1)
15 27 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7 (15)
16 20 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-9 (16)
17 17 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (17)
18 22 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-8 (18)
19 23 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-8 (19)
20 21 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (20)

21 11 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13 (1)
22 16 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-12 (16)
23 30 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6 (23)
24 24 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-8 (24)
25 14 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-14 (14)
26 32 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-5 (26)
27 33 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-4 (27)
28 35 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-5 (28)
29 29 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-7 (29)
30 18 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-11 (7)

31 39 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-4 (31)
32 40 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-4 (32)
33 45 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-2 (33)
34 31 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-17 (10)
35 26 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of A Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-9 (26)
36 25 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-16 (5)
37 28 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-18 (8)
38 36 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-25 (11)
39 57 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-3 (39)
40 44 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 37 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-9 (37)
43 34 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-16 (6)
45 38 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-10 (11)

POWER PLAYS

42 46 I SAW A MAN AND HE DANCED WITH HIS WIFE –•– Cher (MCA)-6 (42)
44 56 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 (44)
46 53 SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-22 (3)
47 51 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (6)
48 41 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-18 (12)
49 52 IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-10 (49)
50 42 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (2)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-1 (84)
85 — ALL SHOOK UP –•– Suzi Quatro (Bell)-1 (85)
86 — BOOGIE BANDS AND ONE NIGHT STANDS –•– Kathy Dalton (DiscReet)-1 (86)
88 — OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (88)
89 — HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1 (89)
90 — I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-1 (90)
92 — THE PLAYER (Part 1) –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-1 (92)
93 — DELTA DIRT –•– Larry Gatlin (Monument)-1 (93)
95 — PLEASE DON’T TELL ME HOW THE STORY ENDS –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-1 (95)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st September, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-14 (2)
3 12 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 (3)
4 6 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11 (4)
5 1 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-11 (1)
6 8 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (6)
7 2 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-12 (1)
8 10 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (8)
9 11 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (9)
10 13 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-13 (10)

11 15 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8 (11)
12 16 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-10 (12)
13 4 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-12 (4)
14 18 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-9 (14)
15 19 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-9 (15)
16 17 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (16)
17 9 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15 (9)
18 20 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (18)
19 23 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-7 (19)
20 26 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-6 (20)

21 27 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-5 (21)
22 28 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-6 (22)
23 24 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-9 (23)
24 7 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-15 (3)
25 31 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-5 (25)
26 32 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-5 (26)
27 33 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-3 (27)
28 29 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-8 (28)
29 39 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-4 (29)
30 52 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (30)

31 14 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-15 (1)
32 40 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-5 (32)
33 21 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-14 (1)
34 22 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-13 (16)
35 25 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-15 (14)
36 30 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-12 (7)
37 60 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4 (37)
38 44 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5 (38)
39 53 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-5 (39)
40 51 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 37 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-19 (8)
43 36 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-17 (5)
45 38 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-26 (11)
57 34 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-18 (10)
60 35 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of A Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-10 (26)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-23 (3)
44 54 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellars (Mega)-5 (44)
46 49 IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-11 (46)
47 42 I SAW A MAN AND HE DANCED WITH HIS WIFE –•– Cher (MCA)-7 (42)
48 43 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-17 (6)
49 45 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-11 (11)
50 41 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-10 (37)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

65 — YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 (65)
70 — BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (70)
77 — SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (77)
83 — SECOND AVENUE –•– Tim Moore (Asylum)-1 (83)
84 — LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (84)
86 — SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-1 (86)
87 — EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-1 (87)
88 — MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-1 (88)
89 — PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-1 (89)
90 — YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-1 (90)
92 — JAMES DEAN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-1 (92)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th September, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-15 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 (2)
3 4 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12 (3)
4 6 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (4)
5 12 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-11 (5)
6 9 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (6)
7 8 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11 (7)
8 11 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (8)
9 10 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-14 (9)
10 14 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-10 (10)

11 19 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-8 (11)
12 1 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (1)
13 5 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-12 (1)
14 7 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-13 (1)
15 15 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-10 (15)
16 20 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-7 (16)
17 21 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-6 (17)
18 22 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-7 (18)
19 25 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-6 (19)
20 26 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-6 (20)

21 27 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-4 (21)
22 23 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-10 (22)
23 29 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-5 (23)
24 30 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (24)
25 28 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-9 (25)
26 32 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-6 (26)
27 37 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5 (27)
28 13 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-13 (4)
29 16 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9 (16)
30 17 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16 (9)

31 38 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (31)
32 40 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (32)
33 39 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-6 (33)
34 24 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-16 (3)
35 18 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (18)
36 41 SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-24 (3)
37 44 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellars (Mega)-6 (37)
38 33 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-15 (1)
39 36 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-13 (7)
40 51 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-16 (1)
43 34 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-14 (16)
44 35 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-16 (14)

POWER PLAYS

42 52 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-4 (42)
45 55 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-4 (45)
46 56 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-5 (46)
47 53 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (47)
48 59 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-5 (48)
49 65 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-2 (49)
50 70 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

53 — WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-1 (53)
59 — DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (59)
60 — DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-1 (60)
81 — MY COUNTRY –•– Jud Strunk (Capitol)-1 (81)
82 — VIRGIN MAN –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (82)
83 — DON’T SEND NOBODY ELSE –•– Ace Spectrum (Atlantic)-1 (83)
85 — DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (85)
86 — SHE CALLED ME BABY –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-1 (86)
87 — SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (87)
89 — PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (89)
90 — I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-1 (90)
91 — LA LA PEACE SONG –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-1 (91)
94 — WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-1 (94)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th October, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13 (2)
3 4 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-11 (3)
4 5 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-12 (4)
5 6 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (5)
6 7 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-12 (6)
7 8 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 (7)
8 9 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-15 (8)
9 10 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-11 (9)
10 11 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-9 (10)

11 16 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-8 (11)
12 1 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-16 (1)
13 17 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-7 (13)
14 18 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-8 (14)
15 19 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-7 (15)
16 20 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-7 (16)
17 21 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-5 (17)
18 24 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (18)
19 23 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-6 (19)
20 26 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-7 (20)

21 27 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 (21)
22 12 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10 (1)
23 13 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-13 (1)
24 25 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10 (24)
25 14 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-14 (1)
26 32 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7 (26)
27 33 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-7 (27)
28 49 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-3 (28)
29 15 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-11 (15)
30 22 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-11 (22)

31 30 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-17 (9)
32 40 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-5 (32)
33 53 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-2 (33)
34 42 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-5 (34)
35 46 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-6 (35)
36 45 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-5 (36)
37 37 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellars (Mega)-7 (37)
38 60 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-2 (38)
39 48 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-6 (39)
40 50 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-14 (4)
42 29 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10 (16)
43 36 SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-25 (3)
44 31 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (31)
45 34 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-17 (3)
47 35 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (18)
54 38 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-16 (1)
69 39 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-14 (7)

POWER PLAYS

46 56 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-4 (46)
48 58 HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5 (48)
49 59 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-2 (49)
50 55 TELL HER LOVE HAS FELT THE NEED –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-9 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1 (59)
87 — AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-1 (87)
88 — CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1 (88)
89 — SHE’S GONE –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — TRAVELIN’ SHOES –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-1 (90)
91 — DORAVILLE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-1 (91)
92 — FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-1 (92)
93 — SUGAR PIE GUY (Part 1) –•– The Joneses (Mercury)-1 (93)
94 — LA LA PEACE SONG –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-1 (94)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th October, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14 (2)
3 3 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (3)
4 4 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-13 (4)
5 5 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (5)
6 7 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11 (6)
7 18 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (7)
8 13 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-8 (8)
9 10 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-10 (9)
10 11 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-9 (10)

11 15 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-8 (11)
12 16 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-8 (12)
13 17 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-6 (13)
14 14 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-9 (14)
15 19 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 (15)
16 20 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-8 (16)
17 21 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7 (17)
18 6 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-13 (6)
19 9 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-12 (9)
20 26 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8 (20)

21 8 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-16 (8)
22 28 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-4 (22)
23 40 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-4 (23)
24 33 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-3 (24)
25 32 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-6 (25)
26 34 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-6 (26)
27 27 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-8 (27)
28 35 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7 (28)
29 36 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-6 (29)
30 38 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-3 (30)

31 39 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-7 (31)
32 12 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-17 (1)
33 65 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-4 (33)
34 46 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-5 (34)
35 49 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-3 (35)
36 57 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-5 (36)
37 48 HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-6 (37)
38 52 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-4 (38)
39 44 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (31)
40 51 HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 37 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellars (Mega)-8 (37)
42 22 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-11 (1)
44 23 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-14 (1)
47 25 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-15 (1)
49 29 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-12 (15)
50 30 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-12 (22)
51 31 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-18 (9)
53 24 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11 (24)

POWER PLAYS

43 53 BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-6 (43)
45 55 SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (45)
46 56 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-5 (46)
48 59 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-2 (48)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-1 (63)
78 — BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (United Artists)-1 (78)
80 — I CAN’T LEAVE YOU ALONE / I GET LIFTED –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-1 (80)
87 — TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-1 (87)
88 — THE BLACK-EYED BOYS –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-1 (88)
89 — PRETZEL LOGIC –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (89)
90 — YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-1 (90)
91 — I WASH MY HANDS OF THE WHOLE DAMN DEAL (Part 1) –•– New Birth (RCA)-1 (91)
92 — I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (92)
93 — IN THE BOTTLE –•– Brother To Brother (Turbo)-1 (93)
94 — KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-1 (94)
95 — EARLY MORNING LOVE –•– Sammy Johns (GRC)-1 (95)
98 — RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th October, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-13 (2)
3 5 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (3)
4 1 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-10 (1)
5 15 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-8 (5)
6 7 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (6)
7 8 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-9 (7)
8 10 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-10 (8)
9 11 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-9 (9)
10 17 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8 (10)

11 12 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-9 (11)
12 14 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-10 (12)
13 13 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-7 (13)
14 16 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-9 (14)
15 19 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-13 (9)
16 20 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9 (16)
17 22 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-5 (17)
18 24 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-4 (18)
19 23 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-5 (19)
20 26 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-7 (20)

21 25 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-7 (21)
22 28 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7 (22)
23 9 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-11 (9)
24 30 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-4 (24)
25 6 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-12 (6)
26 4 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-14 (4)
27 33 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-5 (27)
28 34 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-6 (28)
29 29 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-7 (29)
30 36 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-6 (30)

31 31 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-8 (31)
32 38 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-5 (32)
33 35 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-4 (33)
34 40 HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6 (34)
35 18 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-14 (6)
36 46 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-6 (36)
37 37 HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-7 (37)
38 45 SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (38)
39 48 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-3 (39)
40 72 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

47 21 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-17 (8)
48 32 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-18 (1)
51 27 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-9 (27)
75 39 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellars (Mega)-9 (37)
42 52 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (42)
43 43 BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-7 (43)
44 54 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-5 (44)
45 55 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-5 (45)
46 58 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-5 (46)
49 60 DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (49)
50 63 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

56 — WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (56)
60 — ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (60)
87 — THREE RING CIRCUS –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-1 (87)
89 — LOOSE BOOTY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (89)
90 — HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (90)
94 — ASK ME –•– Ecstasy, Passion and Pain (Roulette)-1 (94)
95 — LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-1 (95)
96 — GIVE ME A REASON TO BE GONE –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-1 (96)
97 — DON’T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW –•– Frank Zappa (DiscReet)-1 (97)
98 — CANDY’S GOING BAD –•– Golden Earring (Track)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th October, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (2)
3 17 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-6 (3)
4 5 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (4)
5 6 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (5)
6 8 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-11 (6)
7 9 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-10 (7)
8 15 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-14 (8)
9 11 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-10 (9)
10 10 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9 (10)

11 16 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10 (11)
12 18 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-5 (12)
13 14 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-10 (13)
14 19 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-6 (14)
15 1 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-16 (1) *
16 21 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-8 (16)
17 22 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-8 (17)
18 24 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-5 (18)
19 4 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-11 (1)
20 20 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-8 (20)

21 27 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-6 (21)
22 28 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-7 (22)
23 13 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-8 (13)
24 30 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7 (24)
25 12 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-11 (12)
26 32 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-6 (26)
27 34 HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7 (27)
28 26 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-15 (4)
29 39 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-4 (29)
30 36 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-7 (30)

31 42 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (31)
32 40 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-5 (32)
33 7 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-10 (7)
34 38 SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (34)
35 45 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-6 (35)
36 52 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-5 (36)
37 50 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-3 (37)
38 49 DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (38)
39 56 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2 (39)
40 44 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 23 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-12 (9)
46 25 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-13 (6)
47 29 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-8 (29)
48 33 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-5 (33)
49 35 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-15 (6)
59 37 HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8 (37)
62 31 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-9 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 55 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (41)
42 46 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-6 (42)
43 54 PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (43)
44 60 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-2 (44)
50 62 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-1 (82)
86 — PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (86)
87 — FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-1 (87)
88 — COUNTRY SIDE OF LIFE –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-1 (88)
89 — WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (89)
90 — EASY STREET –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1 (90)
94 — BRING BACK THE LOVE OF YESTERDAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (94)

* EDITOR’S NOTE: At the time, this single set a record for  the biggest drop from #1 in Hot 100 history. That mark would be tied the very next week. This is only part of a larger story of unsettled chart movements during late 1974 that are discussed in more detail via the following article.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd November, 1974

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-7 (2)
3 4 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-10 (3)
4 5 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (4)
5 6 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-12 (5)
6 12 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-6 (6)
7 7 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-11 (7)
8 8 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-15 (8)
9 9 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-11 (9)
10 11 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-11 (10)

11 14 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-7 (11)
12 16 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-9 (12)
13 17 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-9 (13)
14 18 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-6 (14)
15 1 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-15 (1) *
16 13 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-11 (13)
17 21 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-7 (17)
18 22 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-8 (18)
19 26 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-7 (19)
20 24 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8 (20)

21 10 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-10 (10)
22 29 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-5 (22)
23 31 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (23)
24 30 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-8 (24)
25 36 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-6 (25)
26 32 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-6 (26)
27 27 HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-8 (27)
28 38 DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (28)
29 35 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-7 (29)
30 37 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-4 (30)

31 39 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (31)
32 40 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-7 (32)
33 41 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (33)
34 34 SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (34)
35 43 PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (35)
36 44 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-3 (36)
37 50 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-5 (37)
38 53 AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-5 (38)
39 15 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-17 (1)
40 51 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 19 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-12 (1)
44 23 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-9 (13)
45 25 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-12 (12)
52 28 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-16 (4)
66 20 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-9 (20)
75 33 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-11 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-7 (41)
43 48 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-6 (33)
46 56 DORAVILLE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-5 (46)
47 54 SHE CALLED ME BABY –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-6 (47)
48 86 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 (48)
49 60 LA LA PEACE SONG –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-5 (49)
50 55 I CAN’T LEAVE YOU ALONE / I GET LIFTED –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (60)
68 — WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-1 (68)
78 — WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-1 (78)
80 — NOBODY –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (80)
82 — BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-1 (82)
88 — EVIL BOLL-WEEVIL –•– Grand Canyon (Bang)-1 (88)
89 — NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-1 (89)
90 — SEXY IDA (Part 1) –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-1 (90)
92 — SHOE SHOE SHINE –•– The Dynamic Superiors (Motown)-1 (92)

* EDITOR’S NOTE: Billy Preston’s “Nothing From Nothing” set a Hot 100 chart record for the largest drop from #1 in a single week on the 10-26-74 chart. One week later, this current single tied that mark. This is only part of a larger story of unsettled chart movements during late 1974 that are discussed in more detail via the following article.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th November, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-11 (2)
3 6 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-7 (3)
4 10 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-12 (4)
5 11 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-8 (5)
6 17 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-8 (6)
7 14 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-7 (7)
8 4 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (4)
9 12 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-10 (9)
10 13 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-10 (10)

11 19 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-8 (11)
12 1 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-15 (1)
13 22 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-6 (13)
14 18 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-9 (14)
15 25 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-7 (15)
16 5 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-13 (5)
17 23 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (17)
18 20 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9 (18)
19 24 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-9 (19)
20 26 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-7 (20)

21 16 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-12 (13)
22 30 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-5 (22)
23 29 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-8 (23)
24 32 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-8 (24)
25 31 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (25)
26 36 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-4 (26)
27 33 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-7 (27)
28 28 DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (28)
29 37 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-6 (29)
30 38 AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-6 (30)

31 9 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-12 (9)
32 40 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-5 (32)
33 55 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-5 (33)
34 35 PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (34)
35 46 DORAVILLE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-6 (35)
36 41 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-8 (36)
37 48 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (37)
38 49 LA LA PEACE SONG –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-6 (38)
39 15 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-16 (1)
40 51 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 21 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-11 (10)
44 8 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-16 (8)
45 27 HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9 (27)
48 7 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-12 (7)
67 34 SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (34)
72 39 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-18 (1)

POWER PLAYS
41 53 THE BLACK-EYED BOYS –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-5 (41)
42 54 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-5 (42)
46 60 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-2 (46)
47 59 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (47)
49 47 SHE CALLED ME BABY –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-7 (47)
50 65 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-1 (59)
61 — MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1 (61)
64 — AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1 (64)
75 — DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-1 (75)
79 — ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-1 (79)
89 — BLACK LASSIE (Featuring Johnny Stash) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1 (89)
90 — JUST ONE LOOK –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (90)
93 — U.S. OF A. –•– Donna Fargo (ABC / Dot)-1 (93)
94 — FUNKY PRESIDENT (People It’s Bad) / COLDBLOODED –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (94)
95 — FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Bob James (CTI)-1 (95)
96 — WHERE ARE ALL MY FRIENDS –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-1 (96)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th November, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 7 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-8 (2)
3 6 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-9 (3)
4 4 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-13 (4)
5 5 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-9 (5)
6 15 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-8 (6)
7 13 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7 (7)
8 9 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-11 (8)
9 11 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-9 (9)
10 10 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-11 (10)

11 2 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-12 (2)
12 1 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-9 (1)
13 14 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-10 (13)
14 8 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (4)
15 17 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (15)
16 20 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-8 (16)
17 19 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-10 (17)
18 22 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-6 (18)
19 25 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (19)
20 26 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (20)

21 27 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (21)
22 29 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-7 (22)
23 23 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-9 (23)
24 24 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-9 (24)
25 30 AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-7 (25)
26 32 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-6 (26)
27 33 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-6 (27)
28 12 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-16 (1)
29 37 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (29)
30 38 LA LA PEACE SONG –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-7 (30)

31 42 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-6 (31)
32 40 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-7 (32)
33 34 PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (33)
34 36 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-9 (34)
35 35 DORAVILLE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-7 (35)
36 46 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-3 (36)
37 47 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (37)
38 18 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10 (18)
39 50 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-5 (39)
40 64 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

53 21 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-13 (13)
55 28 DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (28)
56 31 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-13 (9)
59 16 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-14 (5)
79 39 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-17 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 THE BLACK-EYED BOYS –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-6 (41)
42 51 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (42)
43 59 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2 (43)
44 55 THREE RING CIRCUS –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-5 (44)
45 56 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-3 (45)
46 52 IN THE BOTTLE –•– Brother To Brother (Turbo)-6 (46)
47 58 LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-4 (47)
48 66 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-3 (48)
49 60 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-6 (49)
50 53 SUGAR PIE GUY (Part 1) –•– The Joneses (Mercury)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (62)
63 — ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1 (63)
65 — THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-1 (65)
67 — MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-1 (67)
68 — YOU AND I –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-1 (68)
71 — SOMEDAY –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-1 (71)
74 — MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-1 (74)
75 — MISSISSIPPI COTTON PICKING DELTA TOWN –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1 (75)
77 — WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (77)
82 — CALIFORNIA MY WAY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (82)
84 — I FEEL SANCTIFIED –•– The Commodores (Motown)-1 (84)
91 — RIDE THE TIGER –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-1 (91)
92 — SUNSHINE ROSES –•– Gene Cotton (Myrrh)-1 (92)
94 — LET THIS BE A LESSON TO YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-1 (94)
96 — I’LL BE YOUR EVERYTHING –•– Percy Sledge (Capricorn)-1 (96)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd November, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 6 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-9 (1 Week at #1) (1)
2 2 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-9 (2)
3 3 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-10 (3)
4 4 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-14 (4)
5 7 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-8 (5)
6 9 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-11 (6)
7 27 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-7 (7)
8 16 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-9 (8)
9 5 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-10 (5)
10 22 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-8 (10)

11 13 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-11 (11)
12 1 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-9 (1)
13 17 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-11 (13)
14 20 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (14)
15 19 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (15)
16 8 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-12 (8)
17 21 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (17)
18 18 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-7 (18)
19 11 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-13 (2)
20 26 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-7 (20)

21 23 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-10 (21)
22 24 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-10 (22)
23 29 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (23)
24 25 AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-8 (24)
25 31 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-7 (25)
26 32 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-8 (26)
27 36 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (27)
28 43 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3 (28)
29 37 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (29)
30 30 LA LA PEACE SONG –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-8 (30)

31 15 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (15)
32 39 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-6 (32)
33 40 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (33)
34 12 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-10 (1)
35 54 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-5 (35)
36 44 THREE RING CIRCUS –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-6 (36)
37 45 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-4 (37)
38 51 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-3 (38)
39 47 LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-5 (39)
40 48 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 10 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-13 (10)
44 14 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (4)
45 28 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-17 (1)
46 33 PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (33)
48 34 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-10 (34)
66 38 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-11 (18)
89 35 DORAVILLE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-8 (35)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (41)
43 49 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-7 (43)
47 57 WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (47)
49 61 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-3 (49)
50 60 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

69 — DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-1 (69)
77 — PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (77)
81 — DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (81)
87 — FREE BIRD –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-1 (87)
90 — GET DANCIN’ (Part 1) –•– Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (Chelsea)-1 (90)
91 — DREAMS ARE TEN A PENNY –•– First Class (UK)-1 (91)
92 — RUBY, BABY –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-1 (92)
94 — MY EYES ADORED YOU –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-1 (94)
95 — I WOULDN’T TREAT A DOG (The Way You Treated Me) –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-1 (95)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th November, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-10 (2 Weeks at #1) (1)
2 7 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-8 (2)
3 8 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-10 (3)
4 2 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-10 (2)
5 5 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-9 (5)
6 6 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-12 (6)
7 3 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-11 (3)
8 34 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-11 (1)
9 10 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-9 (9)
10 14 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (10)

11 15 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (11)
12 13 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-12 (12)
13 17 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (13)
14 9 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-11 (5)
15 28 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4 (15)
16 20 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-8 (16)
17 27 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (17)
18 23 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (18)
19 25 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-8 (19)
20 26 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-9 (20)

21 12 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-10 (1)
22 24 AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-9 (22)
23 29 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-8 (23)
24 32 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-7 (24)
25 4 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-15 (4)
26 37 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-5 (26)
27 33 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (27)
28 35 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-6 (28)
29 11 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-12 (11)
30 38 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-4 (30)

31 39 LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-6 (31)
32 40 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-5 (32)
33 19 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-14 (2)
34 53 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3 (34)
35 16 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-13 (8)
36 36 THREE RING CIRCUS –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-7 (36)
37 49 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-4 (37)
38 51 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (38)
39 47 WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (39)
40 50 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 18 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-8 (18)
46 21 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-11 (21)
49 22 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-11 (22)
54 30 LA LA PEACE SONG –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-9 (30)
59 31 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-8 (41)
43 54 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-4 (43)
44 56 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-5 (44)
45 55 THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-3 (45)
47 57 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-3 (47)
48 — LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (48)
50 59 YOU AND I –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

48 — LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (48)
79 — DOCTOR’S ORDERS –•– Carol Douglas (Midland International)-1 (79)
81 — THE ENTERTAINER –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1 (81)
83 — BEST OF MY LOVE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-1 (83)
85 — FROM HIS WOMAN TO YOU –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-1 (85)
87 — I BELONG TO YOU –•– Love Unlimited (20th Century)-1 (87)
89 — PHILADELPHIA –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (89)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th December, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-11 (1)
3 3 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-11 (3)
4 4 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-11 (2)
5 9 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-10 (5)
6 10 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (6)
7 7 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-12 (3)
8 8 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-12 (1)
9 13 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (9)
10 17 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (10)

11 11 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (11)
12 15 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5 (12)
13 5 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-10 (5)
14 6 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-13 (6)
15 16 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-9 (15)
16 20 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-10 (16)
17 18 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (17)
18 12 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-13 (12)
19 19 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-9 (19)
20 24 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-8 (20)

21 27 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (21)
22 26 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-6 (22)
23 23 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (23)
24 30 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-5 (24)
25 34 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4 (25)
26 32 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-6 (26)
27 38 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (27)
28 28 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-7 (28)
29 14 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-12 (5)
30 37 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-5 (30)

31 31 LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-7 (31)
32 40 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-6 (32)
33 41 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-9 (33)
34 44 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-6 (34)
35 43 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-5 (35)
36 48 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (36)
37 47 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-4 (37)
38 39 WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (38)
39 56 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (39)
40 21 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-11 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 22 AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-10 (22)
49 25 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-16 (4)
52 29 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-13 (11)
53 35 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-14 (8)
54 36 THREE RING CIRCUS –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-8 (36)
59 33 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-15 (2)

POWER PLAYS

42 52 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-4 (42)
43 53 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 (43)
44 42 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-9 (18)
45 45 THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-4 (45)
46 57 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 (46)
47 51 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (41)
48 50 YOU AND I –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-4 (48)
50 55 WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — PICK UP THE PIECES –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-1 (81)
82 — READY –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1 (82)
86 — YOU’RE NO GOOD –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-1 (86)
87 — ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (87)
88 — ONE TEAR –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (88)
89 — CHANGES –•– David Bowie (RCA)-8 (66)
94 — MY MAIN MAN –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (94)
95 — BABY, HANG UP THE PHONE –•– Carl Graves (A&M)-1 (95)
97 — ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-1 (97)
99 — DON’T CALL US, WE’LL CALL YOU –•– Sugarloaf / Jerry Corbetta (Claridge)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th December, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-12 (2)
3 2 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-12 (1)
4 5 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11 (4)
5 6 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (5)
6 4 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-12 (2)
7 10 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (7)
8 9 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-12 (8)
9 36 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (9)
10 12 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 (10)

11 15 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-10 (11)
12 8 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-13 (1)
13 16 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-11 (13)
14 17 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (14)
15 11 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (11)
16 20 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-9 (16)
17 21 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (17)
18 25 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5 (18)
19 7 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-13 (3)
20 24 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-6 (20)

21 23 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (21)
22 13 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-11 (5)
23 27 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (23)
24 30 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-6 (24)
25 32 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-7 (25)
26 26 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-7 (26)
27 33 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-10 (27)
28 34 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-7 (28)
29 18 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-14 (12)
30 37 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-5 (30)

31 39 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (31)
32 43 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4 (32)
33 22 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-7 (22)
34 42 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-5 (34)
35 35 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-6 (35)
36 14 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-14 (6)
37 28 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-8 (28)
38 46 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (38)
39 45 THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-5 (39)
40 40 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-12 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 19 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-10 (19)
42 29 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-13 (5)
43 31 LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-8 (31)
47 38 WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (38)

POWER PLAYS

44 63 DOCTOR’S ORDERS –•– Carol Douglas (Midland International)-3 (44)
45 47 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (41)
46 41 AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-11 (22)
48 50 WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (48)
49 51 FUNKY PRESIDENT (People It’s Bad) / COLDBLOODED –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (49)
50 87 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

67 — SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1 (67)
73 — FIRE –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1 (73)
75 — SUNSHINE (Part 2) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (75)
80 — STRUTTIN’ –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1 (80)
85 — I AM I AM –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (85)
93 — MINE FOR ME –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1 (93)
95 — LADY –•– Styx (Wooden Nickel)-1 (95)
96 — COSTAFINE TOWN –•– Splinter (Dark Horse)-1 (96)
97 — WHEN A CHILD IS BORN –•– Michael Holm (Mercury)-1 (97)

* EDITOR’S NOTE: For the first time ever, this week’s Top 40 featured hits from all individual Beatles as each had a solo hit single on the chart. Many previous charts contained simultaneous Top 40 hits by two or three members but now we have all four inside hit territory. There were numerous previous occasions where two were in and three did it in 1973 – see the 12-8-73 chart which had hits for everybody except George. As remarkable as this feat is, it was repeated on the 1-11-75 chart, but one song changed – John’s entry then was “#9 Dream” which replaced “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night.” Even more remarkable, Billy Preston – the so-called “Fifth Beatle” – was also inside the Top 40 on 1-11-75 with his latest single.

Also noteworthy of the above footnote, Elton John is present this week with a cover of The Beatles’ “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”, but it’s only related in that John Lennon appears on the single as Dr. Winston O’Boogie.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st December, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-11 (1)
3 5 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (3)
4 2 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-13 (2)
5 7 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (5)
6 9 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (6)
7 8 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-13 (7)
8 10 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-7 (8)
9 3 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-13 (1)
10 6 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-13 (2)

11 11 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-11 (11)
12 16 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-10 (12)
13 23 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (13)
14 18 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6 (14)
15 31 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (15)
16 20 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-7 (16)
17 17 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (17)
18 24 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-7 (18)
19 30 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-6 (19)
20 25 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-8 (20)

21 21 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (21)
22 28 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-8 (22)
23 12 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-14 (1)
24 32 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5 (24)
25 34 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-6 (25)
26 13 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-12 (13)
27 27 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-11 (27)
28 14 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (14)
29 33 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-8 (22)
30 38 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (30)

31 44 DOCTOR’S ORDERS –•– Carol Douglas (Midland International)-4 (31)
32 35 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-7 (32)
33 15 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (11)
34 19 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-14 (3)
35 22 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-12 (5)
36 26 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-8 (26)
37 29 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-15 (12)
38 67 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-2 (38)
39 65 PICK UP THE PIECES –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-3 (39)
40 50 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 39 THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-6 (39)
49 36 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-15 (6)
56 40 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-13 (1)
71 37 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-9 (28)

POWER PLAYS

42 45 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (41)
43 53 GET DANCIN’ (Part 1) –•– Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (Chelsea)-5 (43)
44 54 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-4 (44)
45 49 FUNKY PRESIDENT (People It’s Bad) / COLDBLOODED –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (45)
46 48 WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (46)
47 58 RUBY, BABY –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-5 (47)
48 61 BEST OF MY LOVE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-4 (48)
50 60 SHE’S GONE –•– Tavares (Capitol)-12 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — #9 DREAM –•– John Lennon (Apple)-1 (68)
74 — LOOK IN MY EYES PRETTY WOMAN –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-1 (74)
75 — BLACK WATER –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (75)
79 — YOUR BULLDOG DRINKS CHAMPAGNE –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1 (79)
85 — HAPPY PEOPLE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (85)
86 — DAY TRIPPER –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (86)
87 — CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (87)
88 — DON’T CHA LOVE IT –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1 (88)
89 — TO THE DOOR OF THE SUN (Alle Porte Del Sole) –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — HOPPY, GENE AND ME –•– Roy Rogers (20th Century)-1 (90)
94 — GEE BABY –•– Peter Shelley (Bell)-1 (94)
95 — WORDS (Are Impossible) –•– Margie Joseph (Atlantic)-1 (95)
97 — CHRISTMAS DREAM –•– Perry Como (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — MS. GRACE –•– The Tymes (RCA)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th December, 1974

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 6 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (2)
3 5 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (3)
4 2 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-12 (1)
5 1 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12 (1)
6 8 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-8 (6)
7 4 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-14 (2)
8 12 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-11 (8)
9 14 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-7 (9)
10 13 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (10)

11 15 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (11)
12 19 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-7 (12)
13 16 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-8 (13)
14 18 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-8 (14)
15 7 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-14 (7)
16 20 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-9 (16)
17 11 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-12 (11)
18 22 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-9 (18)
19 25 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-7 (19)
20 24 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-6 (20)

21 9 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-14 (1)
22 10 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-14 (2)
23 21 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12 (21)
24 59 FIRE –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-3 (24)
25 31 DOCTOR’S ORDERS –•– Carol Douglas (Midland International)-5 (25)
26 28 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (14)
27 39 PICK UP THE PIECES –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-4 (27)
28 27 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-12 (27)
29 38 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-3 (29)
30 30 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (30)

31 17 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (17)
32 40 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-4 (32)
33 29 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-9 (22)
34 33 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (11)
35 43 GET DANCIN’ (Part 1) –•– Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (Chelsea)-6 (35)
36 26 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-13 (13)
37 47 RUBY, BABY –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-6 (37)
38 51 FROM HIS WOMAN TO YOU –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-5 (38)
39 44 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-5 (39)
40 48 BEST OF MY LOVE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 23 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-15 (1)
47 32 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-8 (32)
48 34 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-15 (3)
49 35 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-13 (5)
52 36 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-9 (26)
53 37 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-16 (12)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 I BELONG TO YOU –•– Love Unlimited (20th Century)-5 (41)
43 53 FREE BIRD –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-6 (43)
44 45 FUNKY PRESIDENT (People It’s Bad) / COLDBLOODED –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (44)
45 46 WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (45)
46 57 YOU’RE NO GOOD –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-4 (46)
50 50 SHE’S GONE –•– Tavares (Capitol)-13 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — LONELY PEOPLE –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (77)
78 — SWEET SURRENDER –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (78)
84 — BIG YELLOW TAXI (Live Version) –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1 (84)
86 — AS LONG AS HE TAKES CARE OF HOME –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
88 — I’M A WOMAN –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-1 (88)
93 — HEARTBREAK ROAD –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1 (93)
100 — CRAZY TALK –•– Chilliwack (Sire)-1 (100)

The Erratic Charts Of Late 1974

In the June 9, 1973, issue of Billboard, a front page story discussed some major changes in chart methodology. This led to some unusual chart moves but it’s generally minor in comparison to what was seen in the final few months of 1974. As of this writing, we have yet to uncover an actual Billboard article on the topic, but Casey Kasem did make mention of it in some late 1974 episodes of “American Top 40” so it is obvious the chart metrics were again being revised.

Clearly something was up and chart parameters that had been in play from the inception of the Hot 100 were no longer a given. As an example, consider the fact that songs falling from #1 would always land somewhere within the Top 10 the following week. Since the beginning of The Hot 100 back in August, 1958, this was always the case except for one occurrence – Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound Of Silence” which did fall from #1 to #12 the following week. This happened on the chart dated 1-29-66. Now, without warning or fanfare, this predictable movement was suddenly out the window. In the pre-Download era of the charts when singles were physical 45rpm discs or later cassette singles (roughly 1958-1990), only 9 items fell from #1 to land outside the Top 10 the following week – and 7 of those occurrences happened late in 1974. For quick reference, here’s the scorecard:

9-28-74 – #1 to #12 – Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe
10-5-74 – #1 to #12 – Rock Me Gently
10-26-74 – #1 to #15 – Nothing From Nothing
11-2-74 – #1 to #15 – Then Came You
11-9-74 – #1 to #12 – You Haven’t Done Nothin’
11-16-74 – #1 to #12 – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet / Free Wheelin’
11-23-74 – #1 to #12 – Whatever Gets You Thru The Night

As an aside, the 9th occurrence happened on the 1-31-76 chart when “Theme From “Mahogany” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)” by Diana Ross fell from #1 to #11.

Other odd facts about these #1 hits From 1974:

In the “traditional” era of the charts (1958-1990), “Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe” spent the least amount of time within the Top 10 of any single that reached #1 – 4 total weeks. That chart run was as follows: #9 to #6 to #5 to #1 to #12.

After “Nothing From Nothing” and “Then Came You” landed at #15, both of them fell to #39 the following week.

“You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” / “Free Wheelin’” had an extremely erratic run after hitting #1. Beginning with the 11-16-74 chart, the 3 week rollercoaster was as follows: #12 to #34 to #8. That alone is like no other run for a #1 single in the traditional historical period.

Erratic moves weren’t limited to #1 hits. During late 1974, the following records were also quite unusual:

“Sweet Home Alabama” – Beginning on 10-5-74, the run is as follows: #9 to #19 to #15 to #8 stayed at #8 to #44.

“One Hell Of A Woman” Peaked at #11 on 7-13-74. On the 8-17-74 chart it fell out of the Top 40, landing at #49. Three weeks later, on 9-7-74, it re-entered the Top 40 at #36. It fell to #38 the following week and then exited the Top 40 for good the following week.

Entering, leaving, and re-entering the Top 40 isn’t unheard of, but it is unusual for a single to fall this far, only to make the Top 40 for a second run. For reference, see also “Ecstasy” by the Ohio Players and “Why Me” by Kris Kristofferson (both 1973) and “Ariel” by Dean Friedman and “Way Down” by Elvis Presley (both 1977). Of these four, two are certainly outliers that defy normal chart runs in the extreme, and there were extenuating circumstances involved. “Why Me” was an unusual single to be a hit as it attracted a large audience of non-traditional singles buyers and “Way Down” had just exited the Top 40 immediately before the death of Elvis Presley. His untimely passing led to a flurry of sales since it was his current single thus dragging it back up the chart.

While the changing of chart mechanics in 1974 does certainly account for some of the movement volatility during this era, a lesser known factor may have also been in play. Due to ever-rising costs and severe shortages of oil, the manufacture of vinyl and styrene was impacted. After a long stretch of record manufacturers holding the line on wholesale pricing, they reached a point where volume sales couldn’t make up the ever-increasing costs. As a result, wholesale prices went up approximately $.30 per single. This impacted jukebox operators and retail buyers alike, and both groups were just getting used to that transformation. At the retail level, this meant an msrp of $1.29, leading many retailers to charge over $1.00 per disc retail for the first time ever. Suddenly, small record stores and chain stores alike could no longer sell 45rpm singles for the customary $.79 or so which had been a typical price point for decades. The new price ranged from $1.00 to $1.09, with the higher price being the norm.