US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th October, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 3 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13
3 4 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-11
4 5 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-12
5 6 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10
6 7 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-12
7 8 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10
8 9 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-15
9 10 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-11
10 11 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-9

11 16 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-8
12 1 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-16
13 17 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-7
14 18 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-8
15 19 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-7
16 20 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-7
17 21 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-5
18 24 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-5
19 23 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-6
20 26 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-7

21 27 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-6
22 12 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10
23 13 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-13
24 25 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10
25 14 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-14
26 32 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7
27 33 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-7
28 49 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-3
29 15 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-11
30 22 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-11

31 30 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-17
32 40 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-5
33 53 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-2
34 42 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-5
35 46 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-6
36 45 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-5
37 37 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellers (Mega)-7
38 60 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-2
39 48 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-6
40 50 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 28 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-14
42 29 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10
43 36 SURFIN’ U.S.A. –•– The Beach Boys (Capitol)-25
44 31 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
45 34 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-17
47 35 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11
54 38 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-16
69 39 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-14

POWER PLAYS

46 56 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-4
48 58 HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5
49 59 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-2
50 55 TELL HER LOVE HAS FELT THE NEED –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1
87 — AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-1
88 — CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1
89 — SHE’S GONE –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1
90 — TRAVELIN’ SHOES –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-1
91 — DORAVILLE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-1
92 — FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (ABC / Blue Thumb)-1
93 — SUGAR PIE GUY (Part 1) –•– The Joneses (Mercury)-1
94 — LA LA PEACE SONG –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-1