US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th January, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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