US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd February, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

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