US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th May, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-7 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11
3 3 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-10
4 5 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11
5 7 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6
6 10 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-10
7 8 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-14
8 4 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-12
9 9 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11
10 14 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-11

11 12 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7
12 20 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7
13 23 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-6
14 16 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11
15 19 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7
16 22 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-6
17 17 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8
18 6 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-15
19 11 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-13
20 24 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8

21 15 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-17
22 30 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-4
23 13 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-14
24 18 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-15
25 31 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7
26 21 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-15
27 28 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-10
28 32 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-6
29 25 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-20
30 29 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-12

31 26 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-12
32 36 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
33 41 YOU WON’T SEE ME / HE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6
34 27 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13
35 34 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12
36 45 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-9
37 33 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-14
38 48 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-4
39 44 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-39
40 42 DAYBREAK –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

43 39 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-17
47 38 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-20
49 40 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-14
51 37 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 51 ANOTHER PARK, ANOTHER SUNDAY –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6
42 43 CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-10
44 56 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3
45 55 SON OF SAGITTARIUS –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-3
46 52 NO CHARGE –•– Melba Montgomery (Elektra)-7
50 54 THE SAME LOVE THAT MADE ME LAUGH –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1
75 — TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-1
78 — ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-1
83 — ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-1
86 — KING OF NOTHING –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1
88 — I HATE HATE –•– Razzy (MGM)-1
89 — I’M THE LEADER OF THE GANG –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1
93 — KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-1
94 — KISSIN’ TIME –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1
96 — DANCIN’ (On a Saturday Night) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Epic)-1
98 — LOVE THAT REALLY COUNTS –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-1
99 — IT’S HER TURN TO LIVE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1