US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th July, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 4 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-6
3 3 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-10
4 1 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-9
5 7 RIKKI, DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-12
6 16 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6
7 9 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-15
8 6 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-10
9 19 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-9
10 23 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6

11 11 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-11
12 5 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10
13 15 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-12
14 32 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-7
15 18 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9
16 14 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-18
17 17 I FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-13
18 35 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-4
19 28 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-10
20 20 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-11

21 21 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP / HELP ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8
22 22 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-7
23 25 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-7
24 24 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-13
25 31 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
26 29 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-7
27 10 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Nerwton-John (MCA)-16
28 34 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-3
29 8 YOU WON’T SEE ME / HE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15
30 36 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-6

31 37 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7
32 50 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-4
33 38 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-15
34 42 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-4
35 30 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-11
36 39 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-5
37 40 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Corce (ABC)-8
38 49 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-5
39 13 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-15
40 26 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-15

OFF THE CHARTS

45 12 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-16
47 33 BALLERO –•– War (United Artists)-8
48 27 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-13

POWER PLAYS

41 43 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
42 62 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-3
43 44 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-7
44 45 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6
46 48 PUT OUT THE LIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6
50 60 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

51 — THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-1
77 — LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1
87 — FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1
88 — THAT’S NOT HOW IT GOES –•– Bloodstone (London)-1
89 — WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-1
90 — MOONLIGHT SPECIAL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1
93 — SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-1
94 — GET OUT OF DENVER –•– Bob Seger (Palladium)-1
95 — EYES OF SILVER –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1
97 — LIVE IT UP (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
100 — MAKIN’ THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION –•– Dick Feller (Asylum)-1