US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th October, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (1 week at #1)
2 3 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13
3 17 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-6
4 5 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-9
5 6 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-8
6 8 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-11
7 9 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-10
8 15 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-14
9 11 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-10
10 10 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-9

11 16 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10
12 18 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-5
13 14 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-10
14 19 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-6
15 1 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-16
16 21 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-8
17 22 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-8
18 24 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-5
19 4 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-11
20 20 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-8

21 27 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-6
22 28 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-7
23 13 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-8
24 30 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7
25 12 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-11
26 32 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-6
27 34 HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7
28 26 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-15
29 39 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-4
30 36 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Dand (Rocket)-7

31 42 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6
32 40 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-5
33 7 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-10
34 38 SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-6
35 45 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-6
36 52 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-5
37 50 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-3
38 49 DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5
39 56 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2
40 44 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gina Vannelli (A&M)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

45 23 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-12
46 25 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-13
47 29 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-8
48 33 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-5
49 35 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-15
59 37 HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8
62 31 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 55 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-5
42 46 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-6
43 54 PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (ABC / Dunhill)-5
44 60 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-2
50 62 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-1
86 — PROMISED LAND / IT’S MIDNIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
87 — FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-1
88 — COUNTRY SIDE OF LIFE –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-1
89 — WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1
90 — EASY STREET –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1
94 — BRING BACK THE LOVE OF YESTERDAY / LEARNING TO LOVE YOU WAS EASY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1