US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th November, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 7 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-8
3 6 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-9
4 4 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-13
5 5 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-9
6 15 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-8
7 13 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7
8 9 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-11
9 11 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-9
10 10 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-11

11 2 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-12
12 1 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-9
13 14 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-10
14 8 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-11
15 17 LOVE DON’T LOVE NOBODY (Part 1) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9
16 20 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-8
17 19 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Dand (Rocket)-10
18 22 ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-6
19 25 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
20 26 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5

21 27 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
22 29 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-7
23 23 SO YOU ARE A STAR –•– The Hudson Brothers (Casablanca)-9
24 24 PEOPLE GOTTA MOVE –•– Gina Vannelli (A&M)-9
25 30 AFTER THE GOLDRUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-7
26 32 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-6
27 33 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-6
28 12 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-16
29 37 PROMISED LAND / IT’S MIDNIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4
30 38 LA LA PEACE SONG –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-7

31 42 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-6
32 40 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (ABC / Blue Thumb)-7
33 34 PLAY SOMETHING SWEET (Brickyard Blues) –•– Three Dog Night (ABC / Dunhill)-8
34 36 YOU CAN HAVE HER –•– Sam Neely (A&M)-9
35 35 DORAVILLE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-7
36 46 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-3
37 47 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6
38 18 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10
39 50 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-5
40 64 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

53 21 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-13
55 28 DISTANT LOVER –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8
56 31 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-13
59 16 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-14
79 39 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-17

POWER PLAYS

41 41 THE BLACK-EYED BOYS –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-6
42 51 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5
43 59 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2
44 55 THREE RING CIRCUS –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-5
45 56 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-3
46 52 IN THE BOTTLE –•– Brother To Brother (Turbo)-6
47 58 LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-4
48 66 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-3
49 60 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-6
50 53 SUGAR PIE GUY (Part 1) –•– The Joneses (Mercury)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
63 — ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1
65 — THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-1
67 — MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-1
68 — YOU AND I –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-1
71 — SOMEDAY –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-1
74 — MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-1
75 — MISSISSIPPI COTTON PICKING DELTA TOWN –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1
77 — WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1
82 — CALIFORNIA MY WAY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1
84 — I FEEL SANCTIFIED –•– The Commodores (Motown)-1
91 — RIDE THE TIGER –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-1
92 — SUNSHINE ROSES –•– Gene Cotton (Myrrh)-1
94 — LET THIS BE A LESSON TO YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-1
96 — I’LL BE YOUR EVERYTHING –•– Percy Sledge (Capricorn)-1