US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th May, 1975

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 SHINING STAR –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-15 (1 week at #1)
2 2 BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP FALLS –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-17
3 3 JACKIE BLUE –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-16
4 5 ONLY YESTERDAY –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
5 7 THANK GOD I’M A COUNTRY BOY –•– John Denver (RCA)-10
6 8 HOW LONG –•– Ace (Anchor)-12
7 1 HE DON’T LOVE YOU (Like I Love You) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-11
8 9 I DON’T LIKE TO SLEEP ALONE –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-11
9 15 BAD TIME –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-8
10 14 OLD DAYS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5

11 13 SISTER GOLDEN HAIR –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8
12 12 KILLER QUEEN –•– Queen (Elektra)-16
13 16 LOVE WON’T LET ME WAIT –•– Major Harris (Atlantic)-9
14 17 WHEN WILL I BE LOVED / IT DOESN’T MATTER ANYMORE –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-7
15 11 PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM –•– The Elton John Band (MCA)-12
16 6 WALKING IN RHYTHM –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-16
17 18 HIJACK –•– Herbie Mann (Atlantic)-13
18 21 CUT THE CAKE –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-7
19 19 SHOESHINE BOY –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-15
20 10 (Hey Won’t You Play) ANOTHER SOMEBODY DONE SOMEBODY WRONG SONG –•– B.J. Thomas (ABC)-17

21 23 I’M NOT LISA –•– Jessi Colter (Capitol)-8
22 22 THE IMMIGRANT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-9
23 26 ONLY WOMEN –•– Alice Cooper (Atlantic)-8
24 29 WILDFIRE –•– Michael Murphy (Epic)-9
25 30 BAD LUCK (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-10
26 28 RAINY DAY PEOPLE –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-9
27 31 MAGIC –•– Pilot (EMI)-8
28 32 GET DOWN, GET DOWN (Get On the Floor) –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8
29 33 THE LAST FAREWELL –•– Roger Whittaker (RCA)-8
30 36 TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS (Rock Me) –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4

31 34 SHAKEY GROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10
32 35 I’LL PLAY FOR YOU (Hear the Band) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8
33 41 LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-6
34 39 I WANNA DANCE WIT’ CHOO (Doo Dat Dance) (Part 1) –•– Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (Chelsea)-6
35 37 BLOODY WELL RIGHT –•– Supertramp (A&M)-7
36 40 REMEMBER WHAT I TOLD YOU TO FORGET / MY SHIP –•– Tavares (Capitol)-7
37 55 ATTITUDE DANCING –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3
38 38 TRAMPLED UNDERFOOT –•– Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)-6
39 43 THE WAY WE WERE / TRY TO REMEMBER (Medley) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5
40 48 MISTY –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

44 24 IT’S A MIRACLE –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-13
45 20 LONG TALL GLASSES (I Can Dance) –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-14
58 25 CHEVY VAN –•– Sammy Johns (GRC)-17
63 27 DON’T TELL ME GOODNIGHT –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 45 GOOD LOVIN’ GONE BAD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-6
42 42 EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD –•– Consumer Rapport (Wing and a Prayer)-6
43 54 THE HUSTLE –•– Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony (Avco)-6
46 58 JUDY MAE –•– Boomer Castleman (Mums)-4
47 57 DYNOMITE (Part 1) –•– Bazuka (Tony Camillo’s) (A&M)-7
48 71 T-R-O-U-B-L-E –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3
49 59 BABY THAT’S BACKATCHA –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-5
50 60 WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS –•– War (United Artists)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — BLACK FRIDAY –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1
81 — I’LL DO FOR YOU ANYTHING YOU WANT ME TO –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1
83 — DAMN IT ALL –•– Gene Cotton (ABC)-1
84 — HOW GLAD I AM –•– Kiki Dee (Rocket)-1
89 — SEVEN LONELY NIGHTS –•– The Four Tops (ABC)-1
90 — EL BIMBO –•– Bimbo Jet (Scepter)-1
93 — FUNNY HOW LOVE CAN BE –•– First Class (UK)-1
97 — ROLLING DOWN A MOUNTAINSIDE –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1
98 — GRANDDADDY (Part 1) –•– The New Birth (Buddah)-1
99 — RECONSIDER ME –•– Narvel Felts (ABC / Dot)-1
100 — RUN TELL THE PEOPLE –•– Daniel Boone (Pye)-1

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