US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 5 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-9
3 1 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-11
4 2 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-8
5 8 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-11
6 9 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
7 11 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-11
8 10 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-13
9 14 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-6
10 19 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-9

11 15 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-12
12 16 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-13
13 23 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-6
14 7 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-12
15 4 RIKKI, DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-14
16 21 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
17 6 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-17
18 22 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-5
19 26 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-6
20 24 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-8

21 25 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9
22 18 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-14
23 34 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-5
24 29 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-7
25 30 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-7
26 12 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-11
27 13 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-12
28 32 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-9
29 38 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-3
30 20 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12

31 39 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-5
32 37 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8
33 41 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-4
34 17 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP / HELP ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10
35 27 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-20
36 47 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4
37 43 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-7
38 28 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-9
39 51 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-2
40 36 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

41 31 I FINALLY GOT MYSELF TOGETHER (I’m a Changed Man) –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-15
42 33 THIS HEART –•– Gene Redding (Haven)-15
43 40 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8
46 35 WORKIN’ AT THE CAR WASH BLUES –•– Jim Corce (ABC)-10

POWER PLAYS

44 52 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6
45 45 COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-13
47 57 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-3
49 53 DON’T KNOCK MY LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-5
50 65 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — TELL HER LOVE HAS FELT THE NEED –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1
85 — MOST LIKELY YOU GO YOUR WAY (And I’ll Go Mine) –•– Bob Dylan / The Band (Asylum)-1
86 — MY LOVE –•– Margie Joseph (Atlantic)-1
87 — I SAW A MAN AND HE DANCED WITH HIS WIFE –•– Cher (MCA)-1
92 — EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1
94 — CAPTAIN HOWDY –•– Simon Stokes (Casablanca)-3
99 — FUNKY PARTY –•– Clarence Reid (Alston)-1
100 — AIN’T NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-1