US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-10 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-11
3 6 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-9
4 10 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-8
5 3 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-17
6 8 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-7
7 4 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-15
8 5 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-19
9 7 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-19
10 14 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6

11 13 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-10
12 23 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-5
13 17 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-10
14 21 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-5
15 11 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-16
16 19 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-13
17 18 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-10
18 22 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-11
19 9 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-17
20 31 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-4

21 24 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8
22 12 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14
23 26 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-8
24 32 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5
25 42 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-3
26 29 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-9
27 15 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13
28 16 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-15
29 36 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-4
30 37 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-7

31 33 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-11
32 28 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-15
33 27 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11
34 20 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-14
35 35 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-7
36 43 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8
37 47 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-7
38 58 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3
39 25 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-17
40 44 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11

OFF THE CHARTS

49 30 AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-11
50 34 DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO (Heartbreaker) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10
51 38 LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-17
53 39 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-22

POWER PLAYS

41 53 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4
42 45 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6
43 46 I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-5
44 65 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-2
45 55 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-4
46 56 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-6
47 52 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS –•– Bob Dylan (Asylum)-4
48 51 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1
80 — (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
84 — SKYBIRD –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1
87 — HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1
88 — OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1
89 — DANCE WITH THE DEVIL –•– Cozy Powell (Chysalis)-1
90 — THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
96 — HEAVENLY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
99 — (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-29

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