US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th July, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-8 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-8
3 10 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-9
4 6 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-5
5 5 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9
6 3 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-9
7 13 RIKKI, DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-11
8 8 YOU WON’T SEE ME / HE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14
9 9 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-14
10 12 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Nerwton-John (MCA)-15

11 14 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-10
12 4 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-15
13 7 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-14
14 11 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-17
15 16 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-11
16 22 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-5
17 21 I FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-12
18 18 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-8
19 23 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-8
20 24 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-10

21 25 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP / HELP ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7
22 26 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-6
23 27 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
24 28 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-12
25 39 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-6
26 15 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-14
27 20 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-12
28 35 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-9
29 34 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-6
30 30 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-10

31 38 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
32 40 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-6
33 36 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-7
34 63 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-2
35 62 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-3
36 42 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-5
37 43 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6
38 17 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-14
39 52 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-4
40 32 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Corce (ABC)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

41 29 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-15
46 31 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-22
47 33 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-19
51 37 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10
52 19 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-18

POWER PLAYS

42 58 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-3
43 51 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5
44 55 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-6
45 69 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5
48 53 PUT OUT THE LIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5
49 64 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-4
50 65 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1
72 — RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-1
74 — BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-1
79 — RINGS –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1
81 — SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-1
82 — DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of the Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1
86 — RINGS –•– Reuben Howell (Motown)-1