US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th September, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-15 (1 week at #1)
2 3 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7
3 4 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12
4 6 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-10
5 12 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-11
6 9 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9
7 8 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11
8 11 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9
9 10 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-14
10 14 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-10

11 19 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-8
12 1 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9
13 5 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-12
14 7 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-13
15 15 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-10
16 20 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-7
17 21 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-6
18 22 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-7
19 25 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-6
20 26 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-6

21 27 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-4
22 23 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-10
23 29 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-5
24 30 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-4
25 28 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-9
26 32 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-6
27 37 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-5
28 13 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-13
29 16 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9
30 17 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16

31 38 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
32 40 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6
33 39 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-6
34 24 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-16
35 18 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10
36 41 SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-24
37 44 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellers (Mega)-6
38 33 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-15
39 36 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-13
40 51 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

41 31 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-16
43 34 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-14
44 35 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-16

POWER PLAYS

42 52 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-4
45 55 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-4
46 56 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-5
47 53 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
48 59 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-5
49 65 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-2
50 70 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

53 — WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-1
59 — DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1
60 — DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-1
81 — MY COUNTRY –•– Jud Strunk (Capitol)-1
82 — VIRGIN MAN –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1
83 — DON’T SEND NOBODY ELSE –•– Ace Spectrum (Atlantic)-1
85 — DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1
86 — SHE CALLED ME BABY –•– Charlie Rich (RCA)-1
87 — SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
89 — PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (ABC / Dunhill)-1
90 — I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-1
91 — LA LA PEACE SONG –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-1
94 — WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-1