US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th July, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 8 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-7
3 1 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-8
4 2 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-14
5 10 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-
6 25 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-4
7 3 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-13
8 9 YOU WON’T SEE ME / HE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13
9 11 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-13
10 15 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-8

11 14 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-16
12 5 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-14
13 13 RIKKI DON’T LOSE MY NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-10
14 16 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-9
15 17 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-13
16 20 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-10
17 6 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-13
18 24 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7
19 7 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-17
20 12 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-11

21 27 FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-11
22 36 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-4
23 41 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-7
24 30 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-9
25 32 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP / HELP ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6
26 34 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-5
27 52 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4
28 38 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-11
29 18 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-14
30 37 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-9

31 22 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-21
32 35 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6
33 19 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-18
34 39 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-5
35 40 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-8
36 44 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-6
37 21 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9
38 71 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
39 43 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-5
40 59 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 31 TRAIN OF THOUGHT –•– Cher (MCA)-8
44 28 HAVEN’T GOT TIME FOR THE PAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10
45 29 IF YOU WANNA GET TO HEAVEN –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-13
46 26 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14
48 33 ALREADY GONE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-11

POWER PLAYS

42 56 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-4
43 53 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5
47 50 JIVE TURKEY (Part 1) –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-5
50 57 ROOM FULL OF ROSES –•– Mickey Gilley (Playboy)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1
70 — NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1
72 — IT’S BETTER TO HAVE (And Don’t Need) –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-1
76 — I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-1
82 — KALIMBA STORY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1
84 — SECRETARY –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1
90 — DON’T KNOCK MY LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-1
91 — WALK ON –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-1
98 — AMERICAN GIRLS –•– Rick Springfield (Columbia)-1
99 — IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-1
100 — MA (He’s Making Eyes At Me) –•– Lena Zavaroni (Stax)-1