US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th May, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-10
3 2 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-12
4 3 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12
5 8 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
6 19 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-4
7 6 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-12
8 12 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-11
9 13 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
10 11 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-14

11 18 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-7
12 16 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
13 5 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9
14 7 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-17
15 22 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-11
16 9 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10
17 21 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-7
18 10 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-14
19 20 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-11
20 14 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-15

21 35 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
22 41 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3
23 29 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-8
24 30 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8
25 17 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-11
26 15 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9
27 33 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
28 24 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-17
29 23 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-11
30 32 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7

31 25 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11
32 45 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4
33 26 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-14
34 28 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-13
35 40 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-9
36 46 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
37 31 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-10
38 37 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-15
39 56 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-3
40 27 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-11

OFF THE CHARTS

42 36 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-11
44 34 OUTSIDE WOMAN –•– Bloodstone (London)-11
45 39 ERES TU (Touch the Wind) –•– Mocedades (Tara)-17
47 38 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-13

POWER PLAYS

41 43 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-6
43 44 HEAVENLY –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8
46 63 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-4
48 54 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4
49 52 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-36
50 62 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — I DON’T SEE ME IN YOUR EYES ANYMORE –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-1
82 — ONE CHAIN DON’T MAKE NO PRISON –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1
84 — SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1
89 — BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-1
91 — CAN YOU HANDLE IT –•– Graham Central Station (Warner Brothers)-1
92 — SOMETHING –•– Johnny Rodriguez (Mercury)-1
94 — WONDERFUL –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1
95 — DAYBREAKER –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1
97 — ALREADY GONE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1
98 — THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-1
99 — FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1

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