US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd March, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-10 (1 week at #1)
2 1 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-11
3 4 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-9
4 2 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-12
5 6 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-8
6 12 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-6
7 14 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-6
8 10 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-7
9 11 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-11
10 7 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-16

11 13 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-11
12 8 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-20
13 5 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-18
14 20 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-5
15 16 TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-14
16 25 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-4
17 18 MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-12
18 24 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6
19 23 THERE WON’T BE ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-9
20 21 MIGHTY LOVE (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9

21 9 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-20
22 29 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5
23 26 ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-10
24 30 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-8
25 17 SEXY MAMA –•– The Moments (Stang)-11
26 15 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-17
27 19 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-18
28 44 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3
29 31 STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-12
30 38 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4

31 22 LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15
32 37 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8
33 41 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5
34 36 WE’RE GETTING CARELESS WITH OUR LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9
35 27 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14
36 40 WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12
37 46 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-7
38 43 I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-6
39 42 I’VE GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY / TAKE GOOD CARE OF HER –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7
40 45 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 33 LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12
42 28 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-16
46 32 I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-16
47 34 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-15
52 39 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-18
53 35 ENERGY CRISIS ’74 –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-8

POWER PLAYS

43 58 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-3
44 47 ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS –•– Bob Dylan (Asylum)-5
45 55 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-5
48 60 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-5
49 52 HONEY PLEASE, CAN’T YA SEE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5
50 69 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
84 — YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-1
87 — HAPPINESS IS ME AND YOU –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1
88 — THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-1
90 — SUMMER BREEZE (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
96 — CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-1
97 — KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY / LONG AS THERE’S YOU (I Got Love) –•– Leon Haywood (20th Century)-1
98 — LOVING ARMS –•– Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (A&M)-1
99 — MIGHT JUST TAKE YOUR LIFE –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1
100 — PUT A LITTLE LOVE AWAY –•– The Emotions (Volt)-1

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