US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 1 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-11
3 4 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-11
4 2 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10
5 13 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-7
6 7 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-13
7 8 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8
8 9 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-8
9 15 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-10
10 11 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-14

11 14 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-7
12 17 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11
13 5 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-13
14 10 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-15
15 26 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4
16 20 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-9
17 21 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-5
18 22 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-11
19 25 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7
20 6 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10

21 23 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-9
22 30 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6
23 16 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9
24 19 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-10
25 12 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-15
26 32 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
27 34 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4
28 18 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-13
29 29 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-10
30 38 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5

31 40 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-6
32 28 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-16
33 42 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4
34 39 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8
35 41 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of the Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-6
36 44 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-5
37 45 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-5
38 47 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-5
39 63 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-2
40 48 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

41 27 RIKKI, DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-16
42 24 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-14
43 35 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-9
46 31 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-19
48 36 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-13
49 37 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-14
54 33 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-6

POWER PLAYS

44 49 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-22
45 51 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-6
47 72 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-3
50 52 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1
77 — NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-1
78 — DOOR TO YOUR HEART / CHOOSING UP ON YOU –•– The Dramatics (Cadet)-1
81 — STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-1
83 — STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
84 — ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellers (Mega)-1
86 — PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
88 — FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-1
89 — TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1