US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th July, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 6 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 1 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-13
3 2 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-12
4 9 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-6
5 5 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-13
6 7 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-12
7 3 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-16
8 10 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-6
9 12 YOU WON’T SEE ME / HE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-12
10 13 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7

11 11 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-12
12 4 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-10
13 17 RIKKI DON’T LOSE MY NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-9
14 15 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-15
15 19 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-7
16 20 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-8
17 8 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-12
18 14 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-13
19 16 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-17
20 29 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-9

21 18 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8
22 21 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-20
23 22 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-16
24 30 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6
25 50 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-3
26 23 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13
27 35 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-10
28 24 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9
29 25 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-12
30 37 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-8

31 27 TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-7
32 34 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP / HELP ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
33 32 ALREADY GONE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-10
34 45 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-4
35 39 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5
36 53 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3
37 40 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-8
38 46 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-10
39 52 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-4
40 44 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

42 26 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-10
45 28 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-12
47 38 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-17
49 31 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-17
55 33 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-18
61 36 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-17

POWER PLAYS

41 51 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-6
43 58 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-4
44 48 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-5
48 49 I’M THE LEADER OF THE GANG –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-7
50 55 JIVE TURKEY (Part 1) –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-1
84 — WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1
86 — LOVE IS THE MESSAGE –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-1
89 — WHAT COMES UP (Must Come Down) –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1
90 — I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-1
91 — CAPTAIN HOWDY –•– Simon Stokes (Casablanca)-1
93 — GOOD THINGS DON’T LAST FOREVER –•– Ecstacy, Passion and Pain (Roulette)-1
94 — I WISH IT WAS ME THAT YOU LOVED –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1
97 — YOU’RE WELCOME, STOP ON BY –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-1
98 — TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1
99 — DANCE MASTER –•– Willie Henderson (Playboy)-1

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