US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd February, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-14 (3 weeks at #1)
2 12 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-7
3 4 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-14
4 5 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-16
5 2 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-13
6 8 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-12
7 9 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-8
8 10 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-16
9 3 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-11
10 7 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-14

11 13 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10
12 6 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-8
13 15 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-12
14 17 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8
15 16 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7
16 21 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-6
17 19 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-11
18 11 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-19
19 20 MIDINIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-10
20 24 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-7

21 30 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-4
22 34 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-7
23 18 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-19
24 39 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-5
25 14 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-14
26 22 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-18
27 47 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3
28 25 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-11
29 37 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-10
30 36 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-8

31 31 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-8
32 35 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-7
33 23 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-16
34 27 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-15
35 38 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-12
36 44 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-5
37 49 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5
38 40 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-14
39 28 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-18
40 56 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

41 32 ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-9
45 29 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-22
46 26 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-15
48 33 THE AMERICANS (A Canadian’s Opinion) –•– Gordon Sinclair (Avco)-7

POWER PLAYS

42 57 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-6
43 41 DADDY WHAT IF –•– Bobby Bare (RCA)-8
44 54 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-8
47 52 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-8
50 50 YOU SURE LOVE TO BALL –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1
71 — THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-1
73 — ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS –•– Bob Dylan (Asylum)-1
77 — LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1
79 — TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
84 — MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-1
91 — OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-1
94 — PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1
95 — THERE’S GOT TO BE RAIN IN YOUR LIFE (To Appreciate the Sunshine) –•– Dorothy Norwood (GRC)-1
97 — MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-1
98 — WHAT IS HIP –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1
99 — TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-1
100 — HONEY PLEASE, CAN’T YA SEE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1