US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th December, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Aritist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-10 (2 weeks at #1)
2 3 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-12
3 2 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-12
4 5 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11
5 6 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9
6 4 DO IT (‘Til Your Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-12
7 10 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7
8 9 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-12
9 36 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-3
10 12 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings-6

11 15 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-10
12 8 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-13
13 16 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (ABC / Blue Thumb)-11
14 17 PROMISED LAND / IT’S MIDNIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8
15 11 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
16 20 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-9
17 21 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6
18 25 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5
19 7 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-13
20 24 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-6

21 23 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10
22 13 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-11
23 27 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
24 30 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-6
25 32 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-7
26 26 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-7
27 33 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-10
28 34 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-7
29 18 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (MCA)-14
30 37 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-5

31 39 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
32 43 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4
33 22 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-7
34 42 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-5
35 35 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-6
36 14 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-14
37 28 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-8
38 46 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4
39 45 THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-5
40 40 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-12

OFF THE CHARTS

41 19 TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-10
42 29 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-13
43 31 LET’S STRAIGHTEN IT OUT –•– Latimore (Glades)-8
47 38 WHATEVER YOU GOT, I WANT –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8

POWER PLAYS

44 63 DOCTOR’S ORDERS –•– Carol Douglas (Midland International)-3
45 47 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9
48 50 WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
49 51 FUNKY PRESIDENT (People It’s Bad) / COLDBLOODED –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
50 87 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

67 — SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1
73 — FIRE –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1
75 — SUNSHINE (Part 2) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1
80 — STRUTTIN’ –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1
85 — I AM I AM –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1
93 — MINE FOR ME –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1
95 — LADY –•– Styx (Wooden Nickel)-1
96 — COSTAFINE TOWN –•– Splinter (Dark Horse)-1
97 — WHEN A CHILD IS BORN –•– Michael Holm (Mercury)-1

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