US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th May, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-6 (1 week at #1)
2 3 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
3 4 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-9
4 1 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-11
5 6 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10
6 5 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-14
7 14 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5
8 10 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-13
9 9 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10
10 13 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-9

11 8 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-12
12 15 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6
13 7 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-13
14 19 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-10
15 18 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-16
16 20 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10
17 21 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7
18 11 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-14
19 23 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6
20 36 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-6

21 12 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-14
22 29 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-5
23 38 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-5
24 30 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7
25 16 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-19
26 17 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-11
27 22 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12
28 26 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9
29 31 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-11
30 54 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-3

31 39 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6
32 44 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5
33 25 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-13
34 28 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11
35 33 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-13
36 34 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
37 40 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6
38 32 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-19
39 24 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-16
40 35 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-13

OFF THE CHARTS

46 27 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-17
66 37 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 51 YOU WON’T SEE ME / HE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5
42 52 DAYBREAK –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6
43 45 CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-9
44 46 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-38
45 49 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-8
48 66 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1
87 — LIVING IN THE U.S.A. –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-3
92 — SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-1
93 — THE LONE RANGER –•– Oscar Brown Jr. (Atlantic)-1
96 — COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-1
98 — TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1
99 — FOX HUNT –•– Herb Alpert and the TJB (A&M)-1

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