US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th September, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-10 (1 week at #1)
2 1 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-11
3 4 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-13
4 5 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-11
5 6 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7
6 7 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10
7 3 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-14
8 10 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-8
9 9 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14
10 13 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9

11 15 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7
12 19 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5
13 12 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-12
14 8 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-14
15 27 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7
16 20 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-9
17 17 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7
18 22 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-8
19 23 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-8
20 21 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8

21 11 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13
22 16 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-12
23 30 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6
24 24 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-8
25 14 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-14
26 32 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-5
27 33 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-4
28 35 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-5
29 29 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-7
30 18 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-11

31 39 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-4
32 40 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-4
33 45 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-2
34 31 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-17
35 26 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of the Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-9
36 25 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-16
37 28 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-18
38 36 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-25
39 57 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-3
40 44 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

41 37 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-9
43 34 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-16
45 38 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-10

POWER PLAYS

42 46 I SAW A MAN AND HE DANCED WITH HIS WIFE –•– Cher (MCA)-6
44 56 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4
46 53 SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-22
47 51 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13
49 52 IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME –•– Sami Jo (MGM South)-10

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-1
85 — ALL SHOOK UP –•– Suzi Quatro (Bell)-1
86 — BOOGIE BANDS AND ONE NIGHT STANDS –•– Kathy Dalton (DiscReet)-1
88 — OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1
89 — HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1
90 — I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Dand (Rocket)-1
92 — THE PLAYER (Part 1) –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-1
93 — DELTA DIRT –•– Larry Gatlin (Monument)-1
95 — PLEASE DON’T TELL ME HOW THE STORY ENDS –•– Ronnie Milsap (RCA)-1

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