US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th April, 1974

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A bit puzzling of a picture sleeve. It comes from Netherlands and, oddly enough, from Germany.

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-11
3 4 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11
4 8 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-8
5 6 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-8
6 3 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-11
7 5 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-16
8 13 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
9 10 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9
10 11 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-13

11 15 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-13
12 16 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-10
13 19 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
14 7 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-14
15 17 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8
16 20 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
17 9 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-10
18 31 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-6
19 54 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-3
20 22 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-10

21 29 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-6
22 28 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-10
23 24 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-10
24 14 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-16
25 12 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10
26 18 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-13
27 23 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10
28 21 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-12
29 33 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-7
30 37 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7

31 32 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-9
32 34 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
33 44 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
34 35 OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-10
35 50 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3
36 25 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-10
37 38 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-14
38 27 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-12
39 30 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-16
40 45 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

42 26 DARK LADY –•– Cher (MCA)-15
47 39 STAR BABY –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11
50 36 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-21
51 40 BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-17

POWER PLAYS

41 68 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2
43 48 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-5
44 46 HEAVENLY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7
45 66 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3
46 56 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
49 52 DANCE WITH THE DEVIL –•– Cozy Powell (Chysalis)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

89 — (I’m a) YOYO MAN –•– Rick Cunha (GRC)-1
93 — TIME WILL TELL –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1
94 — TEENAGE LOVE AFFAIR –•– Rick Derringer (Blue Sky)-1
97 — HELP YOURSELF –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-1
98 — SCRATCH –•– The Crusaders (Blue Thumb)-1
99 — BILLY-DON’T BE A HERO –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-1
100 — RHAPSODY IN WHITE –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-1