US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th January, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

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