US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th December, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Aritist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-11
3 3 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-11
4 4 DO IT (‘Til Your Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-11
5 9 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-10
6 10 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8
7 7 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-12
8 8 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-12
9 13 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-11
10 17 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6

11 11 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
12 15 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings-5
13 5 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-10
14 6 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-13
15 16 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-9
16 20 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (ABC / Blue Thumb)-10
17 18 PROMISED LAND / IT’S MIDNIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7
18 12 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (MCA)-13
19 19 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-9
20 24 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (MCA)-8

21 27 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5
22 26 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-6
23 23 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9
24 30 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-5
25 34 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4
26 32 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-6
27 38 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
28 28 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-7
29 14 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-12
30 37 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-5

31 31 LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-7
32 40 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-6
33 41 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-9
34 44 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-6
35 43 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-5
36 48 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-2
37 47 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-4
38 39 WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
39 56 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3
40 21 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-11

OFF THE CHARTS

41 22 AFTER THE GOLD RUSH –•– Prelude (Island)-10
49 25 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-16
52 29 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-13
53 35 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-14
54 36 THREE RING CIRCUS –•– Blue Magic (Atlantic)-8
59 33 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-15

POWER PLAYS

42 52 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-4
43 53 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3
45 45 THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-4
46 57 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3
47 51 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8
48 50 YOU AND I –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-4
50 55 WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — PICK UP THE PIECES –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-1
82 — READY –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1
86 — YOU’RE NO GOOD / I CAN’T HELP IT –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-1
87 — ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
88 — ONE TEAR –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1
89 — CHANGES –•– David Bowie (RCA)-8
94 — MY MAIN MAN –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
95 — BABY, HANG UP THE PHONE –•– Carl Graves (A&M)-1
97 — ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-1
99 — DON’T CALL US, WE’LL CALL YOU –•– Sugarloaf / Jerry Corbetta (Claridge)-1

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