US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th February, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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