US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th May, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-10 (2 weeks at #1)
2 6 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5
3 5 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
4 11 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-8
5 3 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-13
6 9 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9
7 8 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-12
8 2 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-11
9 12 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
10 15 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-12

11 4 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13
12 7 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-13
13 17 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-8
14 22 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4
15 21 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
16 14 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-18
17 13 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10
18 10 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-15
19 23 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-9
20 24 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9

21 27 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
22 16 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11
23 32 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5
24 18 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-15
25 19 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-12
26 30 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8
27 20 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-16
28 26 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10
29 39 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-4
30 36 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6

31 35 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-10
32 28 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-18
33 25 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-12
34 41 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-7
35 29 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-12
36 46 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-5
37 33 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-15
38 57 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-4
39 50 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5
40 48 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 31 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-12
42 40 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12
43 37 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-11
56 34 TELL ME A LIE –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-14
58 38 THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 31 A VERY SPECIAL LOVE SONG –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-12
42 40 TOUCH A HAND, MAKE A FRIEND –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12
43 37 I’M A TRAIN –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-11
44 58 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-4
45 55 CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-8
46 49 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-37
47 42 PIANO MAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-12
48 47 JET –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-14
49 59 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-7
50 54 KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY / LONG AS THERE’S YOU (I Got Love) –•– Leon Haywood (20th Century)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1
80 — HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1
84 — RIKKI DON’T LOSE MY NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1
89 — TEEN ANGEL –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-1
92 — SLEEPIN’ –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1
95 — WILDFLOWER –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1
96 — (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) RITE AWAY –•– Dr. John (Atco)-1
98 — AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Maggie Bell (Atlantic)-1
99 — RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-1

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