US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st August, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 5 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-8
3 3 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-12
4 2 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-12
5 4 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-11
6 8 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-9
7 7 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-9
8 9 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-11
9 15 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5
10 12 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12

11 17 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-6
12 19 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-8
13 14 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-16
14 21 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-10
15 18 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-12
16 16 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-10
17 22 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7
18 13 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-14
19 26 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
20 11 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-8

21 27 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5
22 10 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-15
23 30 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6
24 6 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-14
25 31 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-7
26 39 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-3
27 33 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5
28 36 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-6
29 37 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-6
30 38 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-6

31 35 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of the Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-7
32 34 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9
33 25 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-16
34 20 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11
35 23 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10
36 40 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5
37 45 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-7
38 24 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-11
39 47 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-4
40 59 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

42 28 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-14
43 32 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-17
45 29 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 44 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-23
44 43 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-10
46 42 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-15
47 54 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-7
48 50 KUNG FU –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-10
49 51 RINGS –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7
50 77 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-1
85 — KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1
86 — JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-1
87 — YOU GOT TO BE THE ONE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
88 — CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1
89 — AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1
90 — UP FOR THE DOWN STROKE –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-1
93 — HONEY HONEY –•– Sweet Dreams (ABC / Dunhill)-1

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