US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th February, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-13 (2 weeks at #1)
2 1 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-12
3 3 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10
4 5 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-13
5 7 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-15
6 4 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-7
7 6 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-14
8 10 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-11
9 14 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-7
10 13 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-15

11 8 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-18
12 27 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-6
13 15 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9
14 9 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13
15 19 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-11
16 17 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6
17 21 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7
18 11 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-18
19 23 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-10
20 22 MIDINIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-9

21 31 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-5
22 12 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-17
23 16 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-15
24 32 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-6
25 26 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-10
26 18 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-14
27 29 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-14
28 20 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-17
29 25 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-21
30 66 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-3

31 35 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-7
32 34 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-8
33 24 THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Gordon Sinclair (Avco)-6
34 42 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-6
35 40 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-6
36 45 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-7
37 44 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-9
38 39 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-11
39 51 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-4
40 43 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-13

OFF THE CHARTS

42 30 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9
43 33 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-11
45 38 I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-8
46 36 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16
53 28 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-15
58 37 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-13

POWER PLAYS

41 41 DADDY WHAT IF –•– Bobby Bare (RCA)-7
44 54 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-4
47 69 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2
48 50 YOU’RE SO UNIQUE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7
49 59 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4
50 53 YOU SURE LOVE TO BALL –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

69 — BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-1
77 — BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1
87 — HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-1
90 — VIRGINIA (Touch Me Like You Do) –•– Bill Amesbury (Casablanca)-1
92 — WOULD YOU LAY WITH ME (In a Field Of Stone) –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1
93 — IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1
94 — I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-1
97 — BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON –•– Lou Christie (Three Brothers)-1
98 — THE CRUDE OIL BLUES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1
99 — STAR BABY –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1

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