US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th January, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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