US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 4 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-10
3 2 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-16
4 5 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-14
5 6 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-18
6 9 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-8
7 3 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-18
8 13 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-6
9 7 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-16
10 17 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-7

11 8 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-15
12 14 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13
13 18 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-9
14 20 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5
15 10 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-12
16 12 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-14
17 24 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-9
18 19 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-9
19 23 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-12
20 11 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-13

21 38 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-4
22 22 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-10
23 32 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-4
24 30 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7
25 15 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-16
26 28 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-7
27 16 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10
28 29 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-14
29 36 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-8
30 21 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-10

31 50 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-3
32 44 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4
33 41 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-10
34 25 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9
35 33 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-6
36 51 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-3
37 46 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-6
38 34 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-16
39 26 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-21
40 27 MIDINIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-12

OFF THE CHARTS

41 37 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-16
48 39 JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-13
50 35 CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-10

POWER PLAYS

42 65 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-2
43 49 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7
44 48 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-10
45 47 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
46 56 I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-4
47 57 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

65 — OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1
82 — THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1
86 — KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1
89 — SHE –•– Southcote (Buddah)-1
90 — TOUCH AND GO –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-1
95 — MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1
96 — PEPPER BOX –•– The Peppers (Event)-1
98 — MR. NATURAL –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-1
100 — ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Big Tree)-11