US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th December, 1974

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TW LW TITLE Aritist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (1 week at #1)
2 6 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-5
3 5 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9
4 2 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-12
5 1 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12
6 8 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings-8
7 4 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-14
8 12 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-11
9 14 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-7
10 13 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7

11 15 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6
12 19 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-7
13 16 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-8
14 18 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-8
15 7 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-14
16 20 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-9
17 11 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-12
18 22 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-9
19 25 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-7
20 24 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-6

21 9 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-14
22 10 DO IT (‘Til Your Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-14
23 21 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12
24 59 FIRE –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-3
25 31 DOCTOR’S ORDERS –•– Carol Douglas (Midland International)-5
26 28 PROMISED LAND / IT’S MIDNIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10
27 39 PICK UP THE PIECES –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-4
28 27 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-12
29 38 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-3
30 30 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6

31 17 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8
32 40 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-4
33 29 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-9
34 33 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11
35 43 GET DANCIN’ (Part 1) –•– Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (Chelsea)-6
36 26 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (ABC / Blue Thumb)-13
37 47 RUBY, BABY –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-6
38 51 FROM HIS WOMAN TO YOU –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-5
39 44 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-5
40 48 BEST OF MY LOVE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

42 23 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-15
47 32 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-8
48 34 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-15
49 35 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-13
52 36 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-9
53 37 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (MCA)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 52 I BELONG TO YOU –•– Love Unlimited (20th Century)-5
43 53 FREE BIRD –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-6
44 45 FUNKY PRESIDENT (People It’s Bad) / COLDBLOODED –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8
45 46 WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7
46 57 YOU’RE NO GOOD / I CAN’T HELP IT –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-4
50 50 SHE’S GONE –•– Tavares (Capitol)-13

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — LONELY PEOPLE –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1
78 — SWEET SURRENDER –•– John Denver (RCA)-1
84 — BIG YELLOW TAXI (Live Version) –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1
86 — AS LONG AS HE TAKES CARE OF HOME –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-1
88 — I’M A WOMAN –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-1
93 — HEARTBREAK ROAD –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1
100 — CRAZY TALK –•– Chilliwack (Sire)-1