US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 1 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-15
3 4 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-17
4 7 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-9
5 6 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-13
6 8 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-17
7 3 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-15
8 5 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-14
9 16 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-7
10 11 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11

11 9 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-12
12 13 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-13
13 21 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-5
14 17 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-12
15 10 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-15
16 14 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9
17 24 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-6
18 22 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-8
19 20 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-8
20 27 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4

21 12 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-9
22 30 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-9
23 29 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-11
24 32 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-8
25 15 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8
26 18 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-20
27 19 MIDINIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-11
28 36 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-6
29 35 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-13
30 37 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6

31 23 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-20
32 51 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-3
33 40 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-5
34 38 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-15
35 31 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-9
36 42 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-7
37 25 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-15
38 59 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-3
39 28 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-12
40 26 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-19

OFF THE CHARTS

42 33 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-17
43 34 BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 44 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-9
44 57 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3
46 56 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-5
47 53 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4
49 54 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6
50 71 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

65 — TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-1
73 — I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1
83 — YOUR CASH AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT TRASH –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1
86 — WATCHING THE RIVER RUN –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-1
89 — UNBORN CHILD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1
94 — I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1
95 — GOIN’ DOWN SLOW –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-1
97 — NEWSY NEIGHBORS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-1
99 — BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-1
100 — MUSIC EYES –•– Heartsfield (Mercury)-1