US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-10 (1 week at #1)
2 1 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9
3 13 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-7
4 10 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-10
5 5 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-12
6 6 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
7 7 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-12
8 9 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7
9 19 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-7
10 8 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-14

11 11 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-13
12 12 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-14
13 23 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-6
14 18 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6
15 20 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-9
16 16 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
17 21 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10
18 3 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-12
19 4 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-9
20 25 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-8

21 29 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-4
22 28 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-10
23 24 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-8
24 14 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-13
25 31 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6
26 39 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-3
27 15 RIKKI, DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-15
28 22 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-15
29 32 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9
30 36 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5

31 17 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-18
32 51 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3
33 33 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-5
34 79 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3
35 37 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8
36 26 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-12
37 27 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-13
38 47 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4
39 44 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7
40 50 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

43 30 ON AND ON –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13
49 35 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-21
50 38 MACHINE GUN –•– The Commodores (Motown)-10
53 40 FISH AIN’T BITIN’ –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-10
54 34 IF YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP / HELP ME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 52 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of the Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-5
42 63 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3
44 56 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-4
45 55 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-4
46 49 DON’T KNOCK MY LOVE –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-6
47 58 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-4
48 66 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1
70 — CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-1
81 — MIDNIGHT FLOWER –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1
82 — YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-1
84 — SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-18
87 — TRAVELIN’ PRAYER –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-1
89 — CITY IN THE SKY –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1

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