US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th October, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15 (1 week at #1)
2 3 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-13
3 5 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12
4 1 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-10
5 15 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-8
6 7 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-7
7 8 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-9
8 10 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-10
9 11 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-9
10 17 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-8

11 12 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-9
12 14 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-10
13 13 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-7
14 16 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-9
15 19 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-13
16 20 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9
17 22 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-5
18 24 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-4
19 23 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-5
20 26 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-7

21 25 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-7
22 28 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7
23 9 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-11
24 30 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-4
25 6 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-12
26 4 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-14
27 33 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-5
28 34 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-6
29 29 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-7
30 36 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-6

31 31 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-8
32 38 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-5
33 35 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-4
34 40 HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6
35 18 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-14
36 46 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Dand (Rocket)-6
37 37 HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-7
38 45 SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-5
39 48 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-3
40 72 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

47 21 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-17
48 32 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-18
51 27 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-9
75 39 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 41 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellers (Mega)-9
42 52 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5
43 43 BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-7
44 54 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gina Vannelli (A&M)-5
45 55 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-5
46 58 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-5
49 60 DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4
50 63 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

56 — WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
60 — ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1
87 — THREE RING CIRCUS –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-1
89 — LOOSE BOOTY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1
90 — HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1
94 — ASK ME –•– Ecstasy, Passion and Pain (Roulette)-1
95 — LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-1
96 — GIVE ME A REASON TO BE GONE –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-1
97 — DON’T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW –•– Frank Zappa (DiscReet)-1
98 — CANDY’S GOING BAD –•– Golden Earring (Track)-1

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