US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-10 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-7
3 6 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7
4 5 RIKKI, DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-13
5 14 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-8
6 7 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-16
7 3 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-11
8 9 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-10
9 10 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
10 11 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-12

11 15 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-10
12 4 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-10
13 8 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-11
14 18 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-5
15 19 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-11
16 20 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-12
17 21 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP / HELP ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9
18 13 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-13
19 23 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-8
20 12 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11

21 25 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
22 28 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-4
23 34 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-5
24 30 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-7
25 31 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8
26 32 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-5
27 16 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-19
28 22 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-8
29 36 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-6
30 38 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-6

31 17 I FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-14
32 43 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-8
33 24 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-14
34 42 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-4
35 37 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Corce (ABC)-9
36 26 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-8
37 41 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
38 51 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-2
39 50 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-4
40 44 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

42 27 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Nerwton-John (MCA)-17
44 29 YOU WON’T SEE ME / HE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16
45 35 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-12
48 33 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-16
49 39 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-16
60 40 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 56 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-3
43 55 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-6
46 46 PUT OUT THE LIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7
47 61 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

51 — CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1
93 — YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
94 — IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1
95 — WOMBLING SUMMER PARTY –•– The Wombles (Columbia)-1
96 — I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1
97 — YOU TURNED MY WORLD AROUND –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1
99 — THE MAN THAT TURNED MY MAMA ON –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1
100 — ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1

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