All US Top 40 Singles for 1973

These are all the top 40 singles for 1973.

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January 1973
February 1973
March 1973
April 1973
May 1973
June 1973
July 1973
August 1973
September 1973
October 1973
November 1973
December 1973

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11 (2)
3 1 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-10 (1)
4 16 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (4)
5 6 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-15 (5)
6 5 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-12 (5)
7 8 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-14 (7)
8 10 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-9 (8)
9 9 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8 (9)
10 3 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-12 (3)

11 11 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 (11)
12 13 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-10 (12)
13 20 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (13)
14 7 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-20 (1)
15 21 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-6 (15)
16 12 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-13 (12)
17 17 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9 (17)
18 18 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8 (18)
19 24 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-7 (19)
20 15 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (15)

21 23 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (21)
22 27 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-4 (22)
23 28 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7 (23)
24 26 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 (24)
25 30 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-6 (25)
26 33 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (26)
27 14 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-13 (1)
28 34 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (28)
29 31 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-9 (29)
30 35 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-8 (30)

31 37 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-8 (31)
32 46 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-5 (32)
33 22 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-18 (1)
34 43 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-11 (34)
35 41 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-7 (35)
36 19 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-15 (3)
37 49 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-6 (37)
38 40 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-9 (38)
39 25 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (18)
40 55 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 29 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-18 (6)
45 32 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-10 (26)
55 36 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-12 (8)
58 38 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13 (10)
63 39 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12 (14)

POWER PLAYS

41 54 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-5 (41)
42 45 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-14 (42)
43 47 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-5 (43)
46 60 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-6 (46)
47 44 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-13 (44)
48 52 LET US LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5 (48)
49 72 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-3 (49)
50 53 YOU’RE A LADY –•– Peter Skellern (London)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (76)
83 — DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (83)
92 — HAPPY (Love Theme From “Lady Sings the Blues”) –•– Bobby Darin (Motown)-1 (92)
93 — DON’T LEAVE ME STARVIN’ FOR YOUR LOVE (Part 1) –•– Holland-Dozier Featuring Brian Holland (Invictus)-1 (93)
97 — SHE’S GOT TO BE A SAINT –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-1 (98)
99 — ON AND OFF (Part 1) –•– Anacostia (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — SLOW MOTION (Part 1) –•– Johnny Williams (Philadelphia International)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (2)
3 3 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-11 (1)
4 2 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (2)
5 5 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-16 (5)
6 8 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-10 (6)
7 7 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-15 (7)
8 9 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-9 (8)
9 13 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (9)
10 11 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-10 (10)

11 12 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-11 (11)
12 6 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-13 (5)
13 19 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-8 (13)
14 15 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7 (14)
15 25 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-7 (15)
16 18 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (16)
17 26 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (17)
18 22 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-5 (18)
19 21 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (19)
20 23 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8 (20)

21 30 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-9 (21)
22 10 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-13 (3)
23 31 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-9 (23)
24 24 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-8 (24)
25 32 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-6 (25)
26 28 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (26)
27 29 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-10 (27)
28 17 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10 (17)
29 35 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-8 (29)
30 34 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-12 (30)

31 14 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-21 (1)
32 38 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-10 (32)
33 54 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-3 (33)
34 37 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-7 (34)
35 41 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-6 (35)
36 16 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-14 (12)
37 40 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7 (37)
38 27 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14 (1)
39 43 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-6 (39)
40 42 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-15 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 20 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (15)
46 33 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-19 (1)
48 36 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-16 (3)
57 39 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (18)

POWER PLAYS

41 61 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-3 (41)
42 46 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-7 (42)
43 52 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-4 (43)
44 49 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-4 (44)
47 48 LET US LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6 (47)
49 57 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5 (49)
50 50 YOU’RE A LADY –•– Peter Skellern (London)-8 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-1 (80)
86 — CONTROL OF ME –•– Les Emmerson (Lion)-1 (86)
95 — GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-1 (95)
97 — WE –•– Shawn Phillips (A&M)-1 (97)
98 — GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (98)
99 — TWEEDLEE DEE –•– Little Jimmy Osmond (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — I MISS YOU BABY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-2 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (2)
3 3 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-12 (1)
4 9 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (4)
5 6 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-11 (5)
6 7 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-16 (6)
7 4 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (2)
8 8 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-10 (8)
9 13 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-9 (9)
10 15 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-8 (10)

11 5 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-17 (5)
12 18 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-6 (12)
13 17 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (13)
14 14 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-8 (14)
15 21 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-10 (15)
16 10 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-11 (10)
17 20 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9 (17)
18 23 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-10 (18)
19 25 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-7 (19)
20 11 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-12 (11)

21 19 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (19)
22 30 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-13 (22)
23 26 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (23)
24 12 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-14 (5)
25 29 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-9 (25)
26 33 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4 (26)
27 27 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-11 (27)
28 35 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-7 (28)
29 34 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-8 (29)
30 32 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-11 (30)

31 41 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (31)
32 16 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 (16)
33 24 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (24)
34 43 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-5 (34)
35 37 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-8 (35)
36 44 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-5 (36)
37 40 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-16 (37)
38 22 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-14 (3)
39 39 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-7 (39)
40 42 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11 (17)
45 38 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-15 (1)
46 31 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-22 (1)
47 36 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-15 (12)

POWER PLAYS

42 49 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6 (42)
43 60 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-6 (43)
44 52 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-5 (44)
48 51 I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-6 (48)
49 55 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-8 (49)
50 45 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (15)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (61)
76 — HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (76)
79 — I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (79)
85 — THE MESSAGE –•– Cymande (Janus)-1 (85)
91 — HOW CAN I TELL YOU –•– Travis Wammack (Fame)-1 (91)
93 — HOT WIRE –•– Al Green (Bell)-1 (93)
97 — BLIND EYE / SWEET LORRAINE –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-1 (97)
98 — IF IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH YOU –•– Dottie West (RCA)-1 (98)
99 — LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th January, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9 (1)
3 4 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (3)
4 5 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-12 (4)
5 9 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-10 (5)
6 3 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-13 (1)
7 10 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-9 (7)
8 13 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (8)
9 6 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-17 (6)
10 15 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-11 (10)

11 12 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-7 (11)
12 8 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-11 (8)
13 18 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-11 (13)
14 7 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14 (2)
15 14 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-9 (14)
16 17 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10 (16)
17 22 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-14 (17)
18 19 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-8 (18)
19 11 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-18 (5)
20 26 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5 (20)

21 23 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (21)
22 25 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-10 (22)
23 31 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (23)
24 21 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (19)
25 28 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-8 (25)
26 29 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-9 (26)
27 30 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-12 (27)
28 20 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-13 (11)
29 27 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-12 (27)
30 34 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-6 (30)

31 16 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12 (10)
32 36 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6 (32)
33 35 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-9 (33)
34 43 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-7 (34)
35 37 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-17 (35)
36 24 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-15 (5)
37 61 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-2 (37)
38 32 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11 (16)
39 42 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7 (39)
40 40 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-9 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 39 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-8 (39)
48 38 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-15 (3)
49 33 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-10 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 64 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-3 (41)
42 44 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-6 (42)
43 49 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-9 (43)
44 51 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-5 (44)
45 48 I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7 (45)
47 58 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (47)
50 59 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

54 — KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-1 (54)
71 — SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1 (71)
76 — DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (76)
79 — ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-1 (79)
83 — TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN –•– Bettye Swann (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (86)
88 — DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-1 (88)
91 — LOVE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (91)
94 — DON’T BURN ME –•– Paul Kelly (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
96 — ONE OF THE BOYS –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-1 (96)
98 — SOMEBODY LOVES YOU –•– The Whispers (Janus)-1 (98)
99 — WE’RE GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 (99)
100 — COME SOFTLY TO ME –•– The New Seekers Featuring Marty Kristian (Verve)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10 (1)
3 1 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (1)
4 5 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-11 (4)
5 4 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-13 (4)
6 7 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-10 (6)
7 8 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (7)
8 10 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-12 (8)
9 13 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-12 (9)
10 11 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-8 (10)

11 6 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-14 (1)
12 20 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6 (12)
13 23 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (13)
14 22 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-11 (14)
15 17 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-15 (15)
16 18 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-9 (16)
17 12 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-12 (8)
18 41 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-4 (18)
19 9 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-18 (6)
20 21 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (20)

21 25 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-9 (21)
22 26 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-10 (22)
23 14 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-15 (2)
24 34 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-8 (24)
25 27 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-13 (25)
26 15 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-10 (14)
27 30 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-7 (27)
28 37 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3 (28)
29 32 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-7 (29)
30 19 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-19 (5)

31 16 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-11 (16)
32 33 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-10 (32)
33 35 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-18 (33)
34 54 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-2 (34)
35 29 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-13 (27)
36 43 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-10 (36)
37 24 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (19)
38 44 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-6 (38)
39 39 LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8 (39)
40 42 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-14 (11)
47 40 I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-10 (40)
73 36 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-16 (5)

POWER PLAYS

42 50 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-6 (42)
43 53 JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (43)
44 47 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (44)
45 45 I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (45)
46 51 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3 (46)
48 52 YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE IT (If You Want It) –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-7 (48)
49 60 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 63 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1 (58)
72 — HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (72)
74 — ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-1 (74)
75 — PALACE GUARD –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (MCA)-1 (75)
78 — AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (78)
80 — ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (80)
85 — PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — KEEP ON SINGING –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-1 (86)
87 — AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (87)
88 — KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1 (88)
90 — FOLLOW YOUR DAUGHTER HOME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (90)
92 — DO IT IN THE NAME OF LOVE –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 (92)
94 — SUGAR MAGNOLIA –•– The Grateful Dead (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
97 — WISH THAT I COULD TALK TO YOU –•– The Sylvers (Pride)-1 (97)
100 — LOVE MUSIC –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-11 (1)
3 4 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-12 (3)
4 6 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-11 (4)
5 3 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (1)
6 9 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-13 (6)
7 8 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-13 (7)
8 7 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (7)
9 12 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7 (9)
10 13 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (10)

11 18 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-5 (11)
12 14 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-12 (12)
13 5 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-14 (4)
14 15 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-16 (14)
15 34 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3 (15)
16 16 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-10 (16)
17 10 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-9 (10)
18 21 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-10 (18)
19 24 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-9 (19)
20 11 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-15 (1)

21 22 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-11 (21)
22 28 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4 (22)
23 17 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-13 (8)
24 20 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (20)
25 25 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-14 (25)
26 29 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-8 (26)
27 27 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-8 (27)
28 23 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-16 (2)
29 32 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-11 (29)
30 36 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-11 (30)

31 33 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-19 (31)
32 19 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-19 (6)
33 38 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-7 (33)
34 44 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (34)
35 26 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-11 (14)
36 46 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 (36)
37 40 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-8 (37)
38 42 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-7 (38)
39 30 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-20 (5)
40 49 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 37 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (19)
47 35 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-14 (27)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (41)
42 58 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-2 (42)
44 50 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-4 (44)
45 52 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-5 (45)
46 48 YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE IT (If You Want It) –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8 (46)
48 57 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-3 (48)
49 53 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (49)
50 74 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (77)
83 — LOST HORIZON –•– Shawn Phillips (A&M)-1 (83)
84 — STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-1 (84)
85 — A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (85)
88 — BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (88)
90 — COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-1 (90)
92 — MAGIC WOMAN TOUCH –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1 (92)
97 — GOOD MORNING –•– Michael Redway (Philips)-1 (97)
99 — TOSSIN’ AND TURNIN’ –•– Bunny Sigler (Philadelphia International)-1 (99)
100 — THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-12 (1)
3 4 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 11 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-6 (4)
5 15 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-4 (5)
6 6 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-14 (6)
7 10 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (7)
8 9 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8 (8)
9 3 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-13 (3)
10 12 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-13 (10)

11 7 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-14 (7)
12 5 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (1)
13 19 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-10 (13)
14 14 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-17 (14)
15 22 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (15)
16 18 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-11 (16)
17 8 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-10 (7)
18 21 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-12 (18)
19 30 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-12 (19)
20 16 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-11 (16)

21 13 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-15 (4)
22 26 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-9 (22)
23 27 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-9 (23)
24 17 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-10 (10)
25 50 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-3 (25)
26 25 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-15 (25)
27 29 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-12 (27)
28 42 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-3 (28)
29 33 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-8 (29)
30 36 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5 (30)

31 20 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-16 (1)
32 34 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (32)
33 31 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-20 (31)
34 38 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-8 (34)
35 40 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7 (35)
36 56 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (36)
37 41 JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (37)
38 44 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-5 (38)
39 23 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-14 (8)
40 54 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 24 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12 (20)
48 37 I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-9 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-6 (41)
42 53 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-4 (42)
43 48 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4 (43)
45 49 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (45)
46 68 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-3 (46)
47 57 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-4 (47)
49 58 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-7 (49)
50 84 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (73)
79 — BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-1 (79)
80 — TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1 (80)
84 — BOO, BOO, DON’T ‘CHA BE BLUE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1 (84)
85 — PARDON ME SIR –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-1 (85)
86 — STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1 (86)
87 — DREAM ME HOME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (87)
88 — DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-1 (88)
89 — ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1 (89)
91 — BREAKING UP SOMEBODY’S HOME –•– Albert King (Stax)-1 (91)
92 — WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-1 (92)
96 — BELL BOTTOM BLUES –•– Eric Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) (Polydor)-3 (91) *
99 — WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — SHE’S GOT TO BE A SAINT –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-3 (93)

* EDITOR’S NOTE: Previously charted in 1971 for 2 weeks as Atco 6803, peaked at #91. While both singles feature the same recording, the Atco 45 had a running time of 3:10 while this current release on Polydor runs 5:01.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th February, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-7 (2)
3 1 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (1)
4 2 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-13 (1)
5 7 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (5)
6 6 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-15 (6)
7 13 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-11 (7)
8 8 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9 (8)
9 15 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 (9)
10 10 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-14 (10)

11 3 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-13 (3)
12 16 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-12 (12)
13 14 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-18 (13)
14 9 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-14 (3)
15 19 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-13 (15)
16 18 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-13 (16)
17 12 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-15 (1)
18 25 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-4 (18)
19 22 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-10 (19)
20 11 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-15 (7)

21 23 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-10 (21)
22 28 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4 (22)
23 20 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-12 (16)
24 29 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-9 (24)
25 17 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-11 (7)
26 35 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 (26)
27 36 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (27)
28 30 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (28)
29 34 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-9 (29)
30 21 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-16 (4)

31 40 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (31)
32 32 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (32)
33 38 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6 (33)
34 41 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-7 (34)
35 37 JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (35)
36 42 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-5 (36)
37 43 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5 (37)
38 24 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-11 (10)
39 46 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-4 (39)
40 47 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 26 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-16 (25)
47 27 REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-13 (27)
52 33 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-21 (31)
58 39 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-15 (8)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (41)
42 53 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-3 (42)
43 49 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-8 (43)
44 50 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-3 (44)
46 55 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-4 (46)
48 73 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-2 (48)
49 52 ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 57 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (61)
63 — MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (63)
73 — SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1 (73)
85 — DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-1 (85)
87 — PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-1 (87)
92 — SAIL ON SAILOR –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-1 (92)
93 — NAMES, TAGS, NUMBERS & LABELS –•– The Association (Mums)-1 (93)
94 — FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-1 (94)
95 — GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (95)
96 — STOP, WAIT & LISTEN –•– Circus (Metromedia)-1 (96)
99 — TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — WE DID IT –•– Syl Johnson (Hi)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-8 (2)
3 7 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 5 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (4)
5 3 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (1)
6 4 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-14 (1)
7 9 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7 (7)
8 18 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-5 (8)
9 10 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-15 (9)
10 8 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-10 (8)

11 15 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-14 (11)
12 12 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-13 (12)
13 13 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-19 (13)
14 6 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-16 (6)
15 11 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-14 (3)
16 16 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-14 (16)
17 22 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5 (17)
18 19 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-11 (18)
19 26 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-9 (19)
20 31 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6 (20)

21 21 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11 (21)
22 42 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (22)
23 24 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-10 (23)
24 27 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (24)
25 14 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-15 (3)
26 29 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-10 (26)
27 28 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (27)
28 48 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 (28)
29 17 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-16 (1)
30 33 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7 (30)

31 36 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-6 (31)
32 34 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-8 (32)
33 39 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5 (33)
34 40 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-6 (34)
35 37 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (35)
36 44 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-4 (36)
37 32 LIVING TOGETHER, GROWING TOGETHER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9 (32)
38 46 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5 (38)
39 41 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (39)
40 43 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-9 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 20 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-16 (7)
53 23 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-13 (16)
62 25 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-12 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 53 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (41)
42 50 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5 (42)
44 49 ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-6 (44)
45 54 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (45)
46 63 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2 (46)
47 51 TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN –•– Bettye Swann (Atlantic)-6 (47)
48 55 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-4 (48)
49 61 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (49)
50 57 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — ONE MAN PARADE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1 (75)
79 — THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-1 (79)
81 — OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1 (81)
82 — THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1 (82)
84 — IF YOU GOTTA BREAK ANOTHER HEART –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (84)
86 — STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-1 (86)
88 — YESTERDAY I HAD THE BLUES –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-1 (88)
94 — LET YOUR YEAH BE YEAH –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1 (94)
96 — I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-1 (96)
98 — HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-1 (98)
99 — RIVER ROAD –•– Uncle Dog (MCA)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-9 (2)
3 3 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-13 (3)
4 4 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11 (4)
5 7 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8 (5)
6 8 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-6 (6)
7 5 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 (1)
8 11 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-15 (8)
9 9 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-16 (9)
10 12 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-14 (10)

11 6 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-15 (1)
12 10 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-11 (8)
13 17 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6 (13)
14 13 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-20 (13)
15 19 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-10 (15)
16 20 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (16)
17 18 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-12 (17)
18 22 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (18)
19 16 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-15 (16)
20 33 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6 (20)

21 24 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (21)
22 23 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-11 (22)
23 28 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 (23)
24 14 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-17 (6)
25 26 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-11 (25)
26 30 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8 (26)
27 34 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-7 (27)
28 31 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-7 (28)
29 21 DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-12 (21)
30 36 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-5 (30)

31 49 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (31)
32 32 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-9 (32)
33 15 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-15 (3)
34 46 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (34)
35 38 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6 (35)
36 39 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (36)
37 40 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-10 (37)
38 41 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (38)
39 42 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6 (39)
40 45 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS (And I Want To Dance) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (27)
53 35 DON’T CROSS THE RIVER –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7 (35)

POWER PLAYS

42 50 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (42)
43 44 ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-7 (43)
44 48 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-5 (44)
45 52 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-5 (45)
46 47 TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN –•– Bettye Swann (Atlantic)-7 (46)
47 59 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-5 (47)
48 56 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-4 (48)
49 60 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-8 (49)
50 57 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (80)
82 — REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (82)
83 — CINDY INCIDENTALLY –•– Faces (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
85 — DOWN AND OUT IN NEW YORK CITY –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (85)
88 — GUDBUY T’ JANE –•– Slade (Polydor)-1 (88)
94 — THE LORD KNOWS I’M DRINKING –•– Cal Smith (Decca)-1 (94)
97 — ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-1 (97)
98 — FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — LAST TANGO IN PARIS –•– Herb Alpert and the TJB (A&M)-1 (99)
100 — ROSANNA –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-8 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-10 (2)
3 5 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 (3)
4 6 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-7 (4)
5 3 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-14 (3)
6 8 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-16 (6)
7 4 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (4)
8 16 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (8)
9 10 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-15 (9)
10 15 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-11 (10)

11 18 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (11)
12 13 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-7 (12)
13 7 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-15 (1)
14 20 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 (14)
15 9 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-17 (9)
16 23 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (16)
17 21 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (17)
18 31 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (18)
19 17 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-13 (17)
20 27 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-8 (20)

21 14 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-21 (13)
22 26 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-9 (22)
23 25 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-12 (23)
24 28 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-8 (24)
25 34 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (25)
26 11 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-16 (1)
27 30 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-6 (27)
28 12 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-12 (8)
29 48 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-5 (29)
30 47 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-6 (30)

31 32 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-10 (31)
32 35 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7 (32)
33 40 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (33)
34 36 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (34)
35 39 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7 (35)
36 49 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-9 (36)
37 38 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (37)
38 37 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-11 (37)
39 42 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (39)
40 45 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 19 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-16 (16)
54 22 PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-12 (22)

POWER PLAYS

42 44 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6 (42)
43 43 ROSALIE –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-8 (43)
44 50 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-5 (44)
45 69 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-3 (45)
46 54 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-5 (46)
47 59 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-5 (47)
48 52 THE MESSAGE –•– Cymande (Janus)-9 (48)
49 57 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-4 (49)
50 51 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (76)
84 — “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-1 (84)
85 — HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (85)
87 — WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-1 (87)
89 — I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-1 (90)
99 — KUFANYA MAPENZI (Making Love) –•– Ramsey Lewis (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — DANCING TO YOUR MUSIC –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Glades)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9 (1)
3 4 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-8 (3)
4 8 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9 (4)
5 5 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-15 (3)
6 6 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-17 (6)
7 2 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-11 (2)
8 10 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-12 (8)
9 11 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (9)
10 14 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8 (10)

11 18 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (11)
12 12 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8 (12)
13 16 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (13)
14 7 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13 (4)
15 17 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (15)
16 30 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-7 (16)
17 20 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-9 (17)
18 9 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-16 (9)
19 29 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-6 (19)
20 24 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-9 (20)

21 22 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10 (21)
22 25 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (22)
23 23 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-13 (23)
24 27 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-7 (24)
25 19 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-14 (17)
26 45 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-4 (26)
27 13 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-16 (1)
28 15 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-18 (9)
29 55 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (29)
30 33 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (30)

31 32 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-8 (31)
32 36 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-10 (32)
33 31 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-11 (31)
34 37 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (34)
35 35 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8 (35)
36 40 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-7 (36)
37 34 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (34)
38 39 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (38)
39 42 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 (39)
40 47 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 21 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-22 (13)
46 38 SOUL SONG –•– Joe Stampley (Dot)-12 (37)
49 26 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-17 (1)
58 28 DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-13 (8)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-6 (41)
42 44 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-6 (42)
43 49 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-5 (43)
45 57 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-6 (45)
47 52 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-6 (47)
48 66 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-4 (48)
50 59 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-1 (83)
86 — LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (86)
88 — ACROSS 110th STREET –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-1 (88)
89 — I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1 (89)
90 — MAMA WAS A ROCK AND ROLL SINGER, PAPA USED TO WRITE ALL HER SONGS –•– Sonny and Cher (MCA)-1 (90)
98 — PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-1 (98)
99 — SAW A NEW MORNING –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-1 (99)
100 — DELTA QUEEN –•– Don Fardon (Chelsea)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st March, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-9 (2)
3 4 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-10 (3)
4 1 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11 (1)
5 10 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 (5)
6 9 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (6)
7 5 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-16 (3)
8 8 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13 (8)
9 11 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (9)
10 16 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-8 (10)

11 13 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-7 (11)
12 7 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-12 (2)
13 19 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-7 (13)
14 6 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-18 (6)
15 15 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (15)
16 17 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-10 (16)
17 20 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-10 (17)
18 22 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (18)
19 24 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-8 (19)
20 21 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11 (20)

21 26 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-5 (21)
22 12 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9 (12)
23 29 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5 (23)
24 14 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (4)
25 32 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-11 (25)
26 30 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (26)
27 23 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14 (23)
28 18 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-17 (9)
29 56 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (29)
30 25 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-15 (17)

31 41 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-7 (31)
32 36 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-8 (32)
33 34 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (33)
34 48 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-5 (34)
35 31 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-9 (31)
36 50 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-6 (36)
37 38 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (37)
38 39 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (38)
39 45 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-7 (39)
40 40 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 27 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-17 (1)
47 35 HELLO HURRAY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-9 (35)
51 28 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-19 (9)
53 37 GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (34)
54 33 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-12 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-7 (41)
42 43 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-6 (42)
43 47 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7 (43)
44 51 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7 (44)
46 52 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5 (46)
48 54 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-6 (48)
49 59 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-4 (49)
50 57 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1 (70)
79 — THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-1 (79)
84 — HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-1 (84)
87 — IF WE TRY –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-1 (87)
94 — NOBODY WINS –•– Brenda Lee (MCA)-1 (94)
97 — BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-1 (97)
98 — GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1 (99)
100 — IF I COULD ONLY BE SURE –•– Nolan Porter (ABC)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 10 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-11 (2)
3 1 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-11 (1)
4 5 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-10 (4)
5 6 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (5)
6 13 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-8 (6)
7 9 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (7)
8 8 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14 (8)
9 2 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-10 (2)
10 21 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-6 (10)

11 11 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (11)
12 4 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-12 (1)
13 7 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-17 (3)
14 18 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (14)
15 17 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-11 (15)
16 19 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-9 (16)
17 16 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-11 (16)
18 23 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 (18)
19 12 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-13 (2)
20 25 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-12 (20)

21 14 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-19 (6)
22 20 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12 (20)
23 26 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (23)
24 34 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-6 (24)
25 29 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (25)
26 15 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (15)
27 24 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-15 (4)
28 31 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-8 (28)
29 36 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-7 (29)
30 22 I’M JUST A SINGER (In a Rock and Roll Band) –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10 (12)

31 39 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-8 (31)
32 32 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-9 (32)
33 28 DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-18 (9)
34 38 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9 (34)
35 40 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-8 (35)
36 33 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (33)
37 44 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-8 (37)
38 41 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-8 (38)
39 49 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-5 (39)
40 46 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 35 KISSING MY LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-10 (31)
48 27 BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-15 (23)
50 30 DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-16 (17)
53 37 ONE LESS SET OF FOOTSTEPS –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-7 (41)
42 43 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8 (42)
43 52 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (43)
44 50 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5 (44)
45 48 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-7 (45)
47 59 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-7 (47)
49 56 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-4 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (77)
81 — DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-1 (81)
85 — IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (85)
87 — LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-1 (87)
93 — ALWAYS –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1 (93)
95 — PEOPLE ARE CHANGIN’ –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-1 (95)
97 — AM I BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-1 (97)
99 — ONLY LOVE –•– Bill Quateman (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-12 (2)
3 6 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-9 (3)
4 4 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-11 (4)
5 7 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (5)
6 10 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-7 (6)
7 8 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15 (7)
8 5 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (5)
9 3 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-12 (1)
10 11 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (10)

11 14 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (11)
12 20 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-13 (12)
13 16 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-10 (13)
14 9 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-11 (2)
15 18 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7 (15)
16 15 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-12 (15)
17 25 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (17)
18 12 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13 (1)
19 24 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-7 (19)
20 23 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (20)

21 29 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-8 (21)
22 17 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-12 (16)
23 13 LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-18 (3)
24 28 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-9 (24)
25 21 THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-20 (6)
26 31 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-9 (26)
27 35 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-9 (27)
28 22 HUMMINGBIRD –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-13 (20)
29 39 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-6 (29)
30 40 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (30)

31 19 DUELING BANJOS –•– Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) (Warner Brothers)-14 (2)
32 37 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-9 (32)
33 34 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-10 (33)
34 43 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (34)
35 32 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-10 (32)
36 38 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-9 (36)
37 45 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-8 (37)
38 42 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9 (38)
39 47 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-8 (39)
40 44 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 36 MASTER OF EYES (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (33)
69 26 AUBREY –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 59 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-6 (41)
42 49 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-5 (42)
43 60 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3 (43)
45 55 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-7 (45)
46 77 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (46)
47 51 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-7 (47)
48 41 SUPERMAN –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-8 (41)
49 56 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-5 (49)
50 52 DOWN AND OUT IN NEW YORK CITY –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-1 (73)
76 — SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-1 (76)
80 — STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (80)
82 — RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-1 (82)
84 — CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-1 (84)
85 — NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
87 — EVERYTHING’S BEEN CHANGED –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (87)
88 — AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-1 (88)
90 — I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (90)
93 — I BEEN WATCHIN’ YOU –•– The South Side Movement (Wand)-1 (93)
95 — FOOL LIKE YOU –•– Tim Moore (Dunhill)-1 (95)
97 — FENCEWALK –•– Mandrill (Polydor)-1 (97)
98 — MR. MAGIC MAN –•– Wilson Pickett (RCA)-1 (98)
100 — FRIEND AND A LOVER –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-11 (1)
3 5 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (3)
4 6 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-8 (4)
5 4 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12 (4)
6 2 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13 (2)
7 12 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-14 (7)
8 11 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (8)
9 7 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16 (7)
10 15 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8 (10)

11 17 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (11)
12 13 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-11 (12)
13 19 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-8 (13)
14 9 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13 (1)
15 21 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-9 (15)
16 8 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (5)
17 20 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (17)
18 10 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (10)
19 24 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-10 (19)
20 26 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-10 (20)

21 16 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-13 (15)
22 29 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7 (22)
23 14 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-12 (2)
24 27 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-10 (24)
25 41 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-7 (25)
26 39 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-9 (26)
27 30 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (27)
28 18 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14 (1)
29 32 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-10 (29)
30 54 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-5 (30)

31 34 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (31)
32 22 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-13 (16)
33 37 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-9 (33)
34 40 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 (34)
35 46 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (35)
36 42 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-6 (36)
37 38 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-10 (37)
38 43 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4 (38)
39 45 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-8 (39)
40 33 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11 (33)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 36 BITTER BAD –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-10 (36)
66 35 COOK WITH HONEY –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-11 (32)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-8 (41)
42 53 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-4 (42)
43 52 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-7 (43)
45 66 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-3 (45)
46 59 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-5 (46)
47 49 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-6 (47)
48 51 CINDY INCIDENTALLY –•– Faces (Warner Brothers)-7 (48)
49 56 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-5 (49)
50 55 WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (84)
85 — BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (85)
87 — WOMAN FROM TOKYO –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1 (87)
90 — WITHOUT YOU IN MY LIFE –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (90)
92 — NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-1 (92)
94 — IT’S HARD TO STOP (Doing Something When It’s Good To You) –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1 (94)
96 — GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (96)
97 — I’M A STRANGER HERE –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lion)-1 (97)
98 — COSMIC SEA –•– The Mystic Moods (Warner Brothers)-1 (98)
100 — FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th April, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-9 (2)
3 3 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (3)
4 2 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-12 (1)
5 7 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-15 (5)
6 11 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (6)
7 8 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 (7)
8 10 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9 (8)
9 13 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-9 (9)
10 5 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-13 (4)

11 15 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-10 (11)
12 6 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-14 (2)
13 12 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-12 (12)
14 17 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13 (14)
15 25 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-8 (15)
16 19 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-11 (16)
17 20 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-11 (17)
18 9 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-17 (7)
19 22 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-8 (19)
20 14 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-14 (1)

21 24 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-11 (21)
22 27 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (22)
23 16 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12 (5)
24 26 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-10 (24)
25 35 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (25)
26 30 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-6 (26)
27 39 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-9 (27)
28 29 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-11 (28)
29 31 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (29)
30 38 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5 (30)

31 33 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-10 (31)
32 42 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-5 (32)
33 34 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 (33)
34 18 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (10)
35 36 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-7 (35)
36 62 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3 (36)
37 43 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-8 (37)
38 41 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-9 (38)
39 21 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-14 (15)
40 45 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 37 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-6 (41)
42 47 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-7 (42)
43 49 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-6 (43)
44 60 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (44)
45 53 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4 (45)
47 51 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-6 (47)
48 48 CINDY INCIDENTALLY –•– Faces (Warner Brothers)-8 (48)
49 50 WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-7 (49)
50 55 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (71)
74 — YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-1 (74)
78 — DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (78)
81 — ONLY IN YOUR HEART –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (81)
83 — ISN’T IT ABOUT TIME –•– Stephen Stills and Manassas (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — I LIKE YOU –•– Donovan (Epic)-1 (86)
90 — ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (90)
94 — AVENGING ANNIE –•– Andy Pratt (Columbia)-1 (94)
96 — WHAT A SHAME –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-1 (96)
97 — BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (97)
98 — LET ME DOWN EASY –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1 (98)
99 — MUSIC EVERYWHERE –•– Tufano & Giammarese (Ode)-1 (99)
100 — THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-12 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-10 (2)
3 5 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-16 (3)
4 6 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (4)
5 4 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-13 (1)
6 11 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-11 (6)
7 9 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-10 (7)
8 8 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10 (8)
9 3 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (3)
10 15 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-9 (10)

11 7 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11 (7)
12 14 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14 (12)
13 17 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-12 (13)
14 25 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (14)
15 19 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-9 (15)
16 16 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-12 (16)
17 10 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-14 (4)
18 21 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-12 (18)
19 22 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10 (19)
20 26 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-7 (20)

21 24 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-11 (21)
22 12 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-15 (2)
23 27 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-10 (23)
24 13 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-13 (12)
25 30 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6 (25)
26 36 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4 (26)
27 32 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-6 (27)
28 29 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (28)
29 31 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-11 (29)
30 44 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (30)

31 35 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-8 (31)
32 43 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-7 (32)
33 38 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-10 (33)
34 37 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-9 (34)
35 40 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-5 (35)
36 45 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5 (36)
37 57 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (37)
38 41 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-7 (38)
39 18 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-18 (7)
40 42 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 28 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-12 (28)
51 20 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-15 (1)
53 23 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13 (5)
57 33 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9 (33)

POWER PLAYS

41 55 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4 (41)
42 47 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7 (42)
43 54 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-4 (43)
45 51 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-11 (45)
46 50 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-6 (46)
47 58 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-4 (47)
48 53 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-5 (48)
49 52 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (49)
50 49 WHO WAS IT –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-8 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — WITH A CHILD’S HEART –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1 (84)
88 — HEY YOU! GET OFF MY MOUNTAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1 (88)
94 — MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-18 (1)
95 — YOUR SIDE OF THE BED –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (95)
97 — SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1 (97)
98 — A LITTLE BIT LIKE MAGIC –•– King Harvest (Perception)-1 (98)
99 — DUELING TUBAS (Theme From “Belligerence”) –•– Martin Mull and Orchestra (Capricorn)-1 (99)
100 — WORKING CLASS HERO –•– Tommy Roe (MGM South)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-13 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (2)
3 3 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-17 (3)
4 2 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-11 (2)
5 6 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-12 (5)
6 7 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-11 (6)
7 10 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-10 (7)
8 5 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-14 (1)
9 14 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (9)
10 8 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11 (8)

11 15 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-10 (11)
12 13 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-13 (12)
13 26 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5 (13)
14 20 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-8 (14)
15 18 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-13 (15)
16 9 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (3)
17 23 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-11 (17)
18 19 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11 (18)
19 21 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-12 (19)
20 16 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-13 (16)

21 25 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7 (21)
22 27 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-7 (22)
23 12 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15 (12)
24 37 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (24)
25 11 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12 (7)
26 30 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (26)
27 32 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-8 (27)
28 33 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-11 (28)
29 36 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6 (29)
30 35 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-6 (30)

31 31 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-9 (31)
32 34 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-10 (32)
33 17 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-15 (4)
34 47 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-5 (34)
35 43 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-5 (35)
36 38 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-8 (36)
37 45 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-12 (37)
38 40 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-9 (38)
39 41 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5 (39)
40 42 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 22 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-16 (2)
45 29 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-12 (29)
49 24 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-14 (12)
53 28 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (28)

POWER PLAYS

41 55 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7 (41)
42 46 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-7 (42)
44 48 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-6 (44)
46 52 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-5 (46)
47 49 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (47)
48 54 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-5 (48)
50 60 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (81)
85 — BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-1 (85)
88 — SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1 (88)
91 — CALIFORNIA SAGA (On My Way To Sunny Californ-i-a) –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-1 (91)
93 — LETTER TO LUCILLE –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (93)
95 — SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-1 (95)
96 — SHAMBALA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-1 (96)
97 — TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SUCH SWEET MUSIC –•– The Spinners (Motown)-1 (97)
99 — OUTLAW MAN –•– David Blue (Asylum)-1 (99)
100 — DON’T LET IT GET YOU DOWN –•– The Crusaders (Blue Thumb)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-14 (1)
3 3 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-18 (3)
4 7 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-11 (4)
5 9 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (5)
6 13 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 (6)
7 5 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-13 (5)
8 6 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-12 (6)
9 14 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-9 (9)
10 12 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-14 (10)

11 11 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-11 (11)
12 8 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-15 (1)
13 17 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-12 (13)
14 15 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-14 (14)
15 4 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-12 (2)
16 19 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-13 (16)
17 18 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (17)
18 21 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-8 (18)
19 22 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-8 (19)
20 24 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (20)

21 10 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12 (8)
22 27 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-9 (22)
23 26 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (23)
24 16 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (3)
25 34 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-6 (25)
26 30 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-7 (26)
27 28 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-12 (27)
28 29 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7 (28)
29 39 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6 (29)
30 41 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-8 (30)

31 32 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-11 (31)
32 20 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-14 (16)
33 35 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-6 (33)
34 37 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-13 (34)
35 50 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (35)
36 36 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-9 (36)
37 46 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-6 (37)
38 42 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-8 (38)
39 40 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9 (39)
40 25 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-13 (7)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

48 23 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16 (12)
51 31 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-10 (31)
53 38 BLUE SUEDE SHOES –– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-10 (38)

POWER PLAYS

41 44 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-7 (41)
42 52 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-8 (42)
43 54 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (43)
44 48 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-6 (44)
45 47 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (45)
46 51 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-8 (46)
47 55 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (47)
49 57 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-4 (49)
50 59 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-1 (59)
71 — SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (71)
77 — YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (77)
82 — KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1 (82)
84 — MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-1 (84)
90 — TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (90)
94 — THINK (1973A Version) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (94)
97 — BROTHER’S GONNA WORK IT OUT –•– Willie Hutch (Motown)-1 (97)
100 — A PASSION PLAY (Edit #8) –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th May, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 6 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-7 (2)
3 5 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (3)
4 2 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-15 (1)
5 1 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (1)
6 9 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-10 (6)
7 3 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-19 (3)
8 7 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-14 (5)
9 10 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-15 (9)
10 13 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-13 (10)

11 11 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-12 (11)
12 20 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (12)
13 8 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-13 (6)
14 22 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-10 (14)
15 16 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-14 (15)
16 12 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-16 (1)
17 18 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9 (17)
18 19 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-9 (18)
19 23 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (19)
20 14 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-15 (14)

21 27 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-13 (21)
22 25 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-7 (22)
23 26 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-8 (23)
24 15 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-13 (2)
25 30 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9 (25)
26 29 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7 (26)
27 28 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8 (27)
28 31 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-12 (28)
29 35 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (29)
30 43 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (30)

31 33 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-7 (31)
32 37 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-7 (32)
33 34 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-14 (33)
34 59 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-2 (34)
35 36 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-10 (35)
36 17 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (17)
37 38 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-9 (37)
38 39 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10 (38)
39 42 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-9 (39)
40 44 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

48 24 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (3)
50 21 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-13 (8)
56 40 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O’DEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-8 (41)
42 50 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (42)
43 46 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-9 (43)
44 47 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (44)
45 45 I KNEW JESUS (Before He Was a Star) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-11 (45)
46 49 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-5 (46)
47 52 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-6 (47)
49 57 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — WHAT ABOUT ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (83)
85 — SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
90 — I’D RATHER BE A COWBOY –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (90)
98 — COME LIVE WITH ME –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1 (98)
99 — WHAT’S YOUR MAMA’S NAME –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — CUM ON FEEL THE NOIZE –•– Slade (Polydor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (2)
3 1 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-13 (1)
4 6 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-11 (4)
5 4 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-16 (1)
6 5 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (1)
7 12 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (7)
8 7 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-20 (3)
9 10 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-14 (9)
10 14 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-11 (10)

11 8 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-15 (5)
12 11 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-13 (11)
13 9 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-16 (9)
14 34 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 (14)
15 13 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-14 (6)
16 22 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-8 (16)
17 19 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (17)
18 21 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-14 (18)
19 25 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10 (19)
20 18 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-10 (18)

21 23 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-9 (21)
22 30 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (22)
23 16 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-17 (1)
24 29 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (24)
25 26 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8 (25)
26 17 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10 (17)
27 15 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-15 (15)
28 57 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-3 (28)
29 32 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-8 (29)
30 27 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9 (27)

31 44 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (31)
32 33 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-15 (32)
33 24 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-14 (2)
34 39 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-10 (34)
35 38 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-11 (35)
36 55 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (36)
37 40 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-8 (37)
38 42 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6 (38)
39 31 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-8 (31)
40 43 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-10 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 37 HEARTS OF STONE –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-10 (37)
44 20 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-16 (14)
46 35 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-11 (35)
47 28 ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-13 (28)
57 36 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14 (17)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-7 (41)
43 49 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-6 (43)
45 46 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-6 (45)
48 52 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-7 (48)
49 54 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-4 (49)
50 51 WITH A CHILD’S HEART –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (79)
83 — DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-1 (83)
85 — I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 (85)
87 — GIVING IT ALL AWAY –•– Roger Daltrey (Track)-1 (87)
89 — TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (89)
90 — NEVER, NEVER, NEVER (Grande, Grande, Grande) –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-1 (90)
96 — MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-1 (96)
99 — I’M LEAVIN’ YOU –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (99)
100 — LOVE AND HAPPINESS –•– Earnest Jackson (Stone)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th June, 1973

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NOTE: The Chart Methodology was greatly revised beginning with this chart causing unusual chart movements this week.

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-14 (1)
3 4 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-12 (3)
4 2 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (2)
5 10 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-12 (5)
6 7 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (6)
7 5 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-17 (1)
8 6 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (1)
9 9 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-15 (9)
10 22 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (10)

11 16 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-9 (11)
12 11 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-16 (5)
13 14 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4 (13)
14 19 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11 (14)
15 24 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (15)
16 13 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-17 (9)
17 28 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4 (17)
18 15 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-15 (6)
19 36 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (19)
20 18 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-15 (18)

21 17 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (17)
22 12 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-14 (11)
23 23 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-18 (1)
24 8 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-21 (3)
25 26 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-11 (17)
26 31 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (26)
27 20 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-11 (18)
28 21 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-10 (21)
29 27 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-16 (15)
30 41 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-8 (30)

31 25 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-9 (25)
32 33 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-15 (2)
33 29 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-9 (29)
34 34 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-11 (34)
35 38 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (35)
36 53 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (36)
37 32 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-16 (32)
38 43 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-7 (38)
39 49 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-5 (39)
40 35 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-12 (35)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 37 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-9 (37)
43 40 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-11 (40)
51 39 SUPER FLY MEETS SHAFT –•– John and Ernest (Rainy Wednesday)-9 (31)
56 30 IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-10 (27)

POWER PLAYS

42 45 YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT –•– The Rolling Stones (London)-7 (42)
44 51 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-5 (44)
45 69 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-3 (45)
46 63 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-5 (46)
47 46 I CAN UNDERSTAND IT –•– The New Birth (RCA)-12 (35)
48 55 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-4 (48)
49 48 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-8 (48)
50 58 THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-1 (73)
74 — FINDER’S KEEPERS –•– Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 (74)
80 — THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (80)
87 — BAD WEATHER –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (87)
90 — I CAN MAKE IT THRU THE DAYS (But Oh Those Lonely Nights) –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1 (90)
92 — BLACK BYRD –•– Donald Byrd (Blue Note)-1 (92)
94 — MY HEART JUST KEEPS ON BREAKIN’ –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (94)
96 — SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Afrique (Mainstream)-1 (96)
97 — MOTHER-IN-LAW / SIXTY MINUTE MAN –•– Clarence Carter (Fame)-1 (97)
99 — I DON’T WANT TO MAKE YOU WAIT –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-13 (2)
3 3 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-13 (3)
4 6 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10 (4)
5 4 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (2)
6 2 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-15 (1)
7 14 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12 (7)
8 13 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5 (8)
9 17 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 (9)
10 7 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-18 (1)

11 11 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-10 (11)
12 10 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (10)
13 15 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (13)
14 19 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (14)
15 12 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-17 (5)
16 9 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-16 (9)
17 8 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (1)
18 20 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-16 (18)
19 16 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-18 (9)
20 26 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (20)

21 18 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-16 (6)
22 28 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-11 (21)
23 24 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-22 (3)
24 30 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-9 (24)
25 22 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-15 (11)
26 23 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-19 (1)
27 31 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-10 (25)
28 21 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (17)
29 36 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (29)
30 39 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6 (30)

31 38 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-8 (31)
32 35 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (32)
33 27 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-12 (18)
34 34 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-12 (34)
35 45 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-4 (35)
36 33 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-10 (29)
37 25 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-12 (17)
38 69 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (38)
39 61 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-7 (39)
40 44 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 40 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-13 (35)
47 29 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-17 (15)
48 37 TEDDY BEAR SONG –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-17 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 49 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-9 (42)
43 41 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-10 (37)
44 48 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-5 (44)
45 60 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-3 (45)
46 43 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-12 (40)
49 50 THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-8 (49)
50 64 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1 (71)
75 — WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (75)
86 — BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (86)
89 — NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-1 (89)
90 — GIVING IT ALL AWAY –•– Roger Daltrey (Track)-2 (87)
95 — YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1 (95)
97 — BLOCKBUSTER –•– The Sweet (Bell)-1 (97)
98 — MUSIC EVERYWHERE –•– Tufano & Giammarese (Ode)-7 (68)
99 — WATERGRATE –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-1 (99)
100 — KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-11 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-14 (2)
3 4 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-11 (3)
4 7 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13 (4)
5 8 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-6 (5)
6 3 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-14 (3)
7 9 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6 (7)
8 5 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (2)
9 12 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (9)
10 11 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-11 (10)

11 14 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (11)
12 13 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (12)
13 6 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-16 (1)
14 20 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (14)
15 24 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-10 (15)
16 38 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (16)
17 18 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-17 (17)
18 10 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-19 (1)
19 16 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-17 (9)
20 35 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-5 (20)

21 30 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-7 (21)
22 15 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-18 (5)
23 29 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (23)
24 32 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9 (24)
25 19 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-19 (9)
26 22 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-12 (21)
27 39 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-8 (27)
28 31 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-9 (28)
29 40 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7 (29)
30 34 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-13 (30)

31 36 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-11 (29)
32 17 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-15 (1)
33 44 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-6 (33)
34 27 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-11 (25)
35 21 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-17 (6)
36 41 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-14 (35)
37 23 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-23 (3)
38 42 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-10 (38)
39 54 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-7 (39)
40 45 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 26 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-20 (1)
46 25 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-16 (11)
50 28 STEAMROLLER BLUES / FOOL –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (17)
52 33 THINKING OF YOU –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-13 (18)
56 37 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-13 (17)

POWER PLAYS

42 43 CLOSE YOUR EYES –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-11 (37)
43 51 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-25 (1)
44 46 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-13 (40)
45 50 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 (45)
47 55 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7 (47)
48 49 THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-9 (48)
49 57 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-4 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (75)
76 — GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1 (76)
78 — HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (78)
80 — I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (80)
81 — ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (81)
83 — BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-1 (83)
86 — DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (86)
87 — OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1 (87)
88 — SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-1 (88)
92 — TEQUILA SUNRISE –•– Eagles (Asylum)-1 (92)
97 — HE DID WITH ME –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-1 (97)
99 — THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-1 (99)
100 — YOU ALWAYS COME BACK (To Hurting Me) –•– Johnny Rodriguez (Mercury)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th June, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-12 (1)
3 4 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14 (3)
4 3 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-12 (3)
5 7 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7 (5)
6 6 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-15 (3)
7 2 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-15 (2)
8 9 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (8)
9 10 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-12 (9)
10 11 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (10)

11 12 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (11)
12 14 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 (12)
13 16 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (13)
14 15 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-11 (14)
15 8 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (2)
16 13 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-17 (1)
17 20 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-6 (17)
18 21 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-8 (18)
19 17 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-18 (17)
20 28 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10 (20)

21 29 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8 (21)
22 24 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-10 (22)
23 23 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (23)
24 27 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-9 (24)
25 18 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-20 (1)
26 33 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-7 (26)
27 22 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-19 (5)
28 40 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-5 (28)
29 31 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-12 (29)
30 30 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-14 (30)

31 43 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-26 (1)
32 49 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-5 (32)
33 25 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-20 (9)
34 38 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-11 (34)
35 36 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-15 (35)
36 39 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-8 (36)
37 19 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-18 (9)
38 34 NO MORE MR. NICE GUY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-12 (25)
39 57 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-5 (39)
40 45 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 26 LEAVING ME –•– The Independents (Wand)-13 (21)
42 32 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-16 (1)
47 35 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-18 (6)

POWER PLAYS

43 53 HEY YOU! GET OFF MY MOUNTAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-9 (43)
44 58 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (44)
45 51 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (45)
46 47 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8 (46)
48 55 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3 (48)
49 44 BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT –•– Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra)-14 (40)
50 54 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-13 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (78)
84 — UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-1 (84)
94 — THERE YOU GO –•– Edwin Starr (Soul)-1 (94)
96 — BLACK BYRD –•– Donald Byrd (Blue Note)-2 (92)
97 — TOP OF THE WORLD –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — MY MERRY-GO-ROUND –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-1 (98)
100 — HELLO STRANGER –•– Fire and Rain (Mercury)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 5 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8 (2)
3 2 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-13 (1)
4 1 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-8 (1)
5 12 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 (5)
6 7 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-16 (2)
7 10 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (7)
8 13 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (8)
9 9 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-13 (9)
10 4 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-13 (3)

11 17 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-7 (11)
12 8 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (8)
13 14 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-12 (13)
14 18 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-9 (14)
15 11 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11 (11)
16 6 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-16 (3)
17 21 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-9 (17)
18 20 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11 (18)
19 22 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-11 (19)
20 26 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-8 (20)

21 16 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-18 (1)
22 24 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-10 (22)
23 19 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-19 (17)
24 28 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-6 (24)
25 15 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 (2)
26 31 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-27 (1)
27 23 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (23)
28 25 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-21 (1)
29 44 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (29)
30 32 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-6 (30)

31 29 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-13 (29)
32 63 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (32)
33 40 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8 (33)
34 51 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4 (34)
35 36 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-9 (35)
36 27 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-20 (5)
37 50 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-14 (37)
38 39 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-6 (38)
39 48 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4 (39)
40 45 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 30 GIVE IT TO ME –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-15 (30)
46 34 GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION –•– The Dells (Cadet)-12 (34)
57 35 LET’S PRETEND –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-16 (35)
79 33 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-21 (9)
81 37 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-19 (9)

POWER PLAYS

41 75 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-3 (41)
42 86 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-3 (42)
44 46 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-9 (44)
45 78 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-2 (45)
47 62 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Afrique (Mainstream)-5 (47)
48 61 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3 (48)
49 52 NEVER, NEVER, NEVER (Grande, Grande, Grande) –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-6 (49)
50 70 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

69 — LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-1 (69)
73 — HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (73)
77 — ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (77)
82 — LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1 (82)
86 — THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1 (86)
89 — SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-1 (89)
91 — FRIEND OF MINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1 (91)
92 — ROLAND THE ROADIE AND GERTRUDE THE GROUPIE –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1 (92)
94 — SWEET HARMONY –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (94)
96 — IT’S FOREVER –•– The Ebonys (Philadelphia International)-1 (96)
97 — LORD, MR. FORD –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — SMOKE SMOKE SMOKE (That Cigarette) –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-1 (98)
99 — I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-16 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9 (2)
3 5 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13 (3)
4 7 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (4)
5 4 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-9 (1)
6 8 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (6)
7 6 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-17 (2)
8 11 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-8 (8)
9 3 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-14 (1)
10 9 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-14 (9)

11 12 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13 (8)
12 13 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-13 (12)
13 17 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10 (13)
14 14 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-10 (14)
15 10 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-14 (3)
16 18 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-12 (16)
17 20 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-9 (17)
18 16 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-17 (3)
19 22 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-11 (19)
20 26 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-28 (1)

21 29 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (21)
22 24 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-7 (22)
23 15 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (11)
24 19 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-12 (19)
25 30 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-7 (25)
26 32 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (26)
27 21 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-19 (1)
28 35 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-10 (28)
29 42 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-4 (29)
30 23 I’M DOIN’ FINE NOW –•– New York City (Chelsea)-20 (17)

31 48 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4 (31)
32 41 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-4 (32)
33 34 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (33)
34 45 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-3 (34)
35 37 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-15 (35)
36 39 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5 (36)
37 61 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-4 (37)
38 38 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-7 (38)
39 44 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-10 (39)
40 40 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 31 AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Perry Como (RCA)-14 (29)
54 28 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-22 (1)
58 25 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-15 (2)
59 27 YOU’LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (If You Break My Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (23)
60 33 TIME TO GET DOWN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 (33)
64 36 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-21 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 58 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-3 (41)
42 51 WATERGRATE –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-5 (42)
43 53 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4 (43)
44 69 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-2 (44)
46 73 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-2 (46)
47 47 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Afrique (Mainstream)-6 (47)
48 49 NEVER, NEVER, NEVER (Grande, Grande, Grande) –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-7 (48)
49 50 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-4 (49)
50 52 ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-12 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1 (68)
71 — CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-1 (71)
74 — LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (74)
83 — YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1 (83)
84 — YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE / BELIEVE IN HUMANITY –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 (84)
88 — DARLING COME BACK HOME –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (88)
89 — THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (89)
91 — EVERYONE’S AGREED THAT EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-1 (91)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-14 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-17 (1)
3 6 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (3)
4 4 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (4)
5 2 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10 (2)
6 5 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-10 (1)
7 8 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-9 (7)
8 14 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-11 (8)
9 7 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-18 (2)
10 12 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-14 (10)

11 13 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11 (11)
12 11 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-14 (8)
13 10 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-15 (9)
14 17 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-10 (14)
15 16 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-13 (15)
16 20 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-29 (1)
17 21 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (17)
18 19 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-12 (18)
19 26 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (19)
20 29 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-5 (20)

21 9 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-15 (1)
22 31 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5 (22)
23 25 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-8 (23)
24 37 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-5 (24)
25 22 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-8 (22)
26 32 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5 (26)
27 34 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4 (27)
28 28 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-11 (28)
29 44 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-3 (29)
30 41 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-4 (30)

31 33 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (31)
32 23 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13 (11)
33 46 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 (33)
34 15 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-15 (3)
35 43 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5 (35)
36 38 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-8 (36)
37 49 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-5 (37)
38 55 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (38)
39 24 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13 (19)
40 27 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-20 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 35 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-16 (35)
43 18 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-18 (3)
45 36 GOIN’ HOME –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 (36)
55 40 THE PLASTIC MAN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (40)
58 39 SWAMP WITCH –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-11 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (41)
44 50 ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-13 (44)
46 52 THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-7 (46)
47 57 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5 (47)
48 42 WATERGRATE –•– Dickie Goodman (Rainy Wednesday)-6 (42)
49 47 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Afrique (Mainstream)-7 (47)
50 74 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

66 — GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-1 (66)
81 — BONGO ROCK –•– The Incredible Bongo Band (Pride / MGM)-1 (81)
84 — DIDN’T I –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-1 (84)
85 — FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (85)
89 — BABY I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-1 (89)
91 — SUNSHINE –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-1 (91)
93 — JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-1 (93)
95 — ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) (1973 Version) –•– Coven (MGM)-1 (95)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th July, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-15 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (2)
3 4 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (3)
4 7 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-10 (4)
5 2 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-18 (1)
6 11 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12 (6)
7 5 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11 (2)
8 8 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-12 (8)
9 20 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-6 (9)
10 6 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-11 (1)

11 17 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (11)
12 16 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-30 (1)
13 14 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-11 (13)
14 9 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-19 (2)
15 10 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-15 (10)
16 19 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (16)
17 18 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-13 (17)
18 22 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6 (18)
19 26 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (19)
20 24 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-6 (20)

21 29 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-4 (21)
22 23 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-9 (22)
23 30 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-5 (23)
24 33 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 (24)
25 27 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 (25)
26 12 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-15 (8)
27 15 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-14 (15)
28 31 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (28)
29 35 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6 (29)
30 38 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (30)

31 21 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-16 (1)
32 41 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (32)
33 13 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-16 (9)
34 25 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-9 (22)
35 37 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-6 (35)
36 50 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (36)
37 32 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (11)
38 47 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6 (38)
39 51 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-3 (39)
40 36 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-9 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 34 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-16 (3)
47 39 DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-14 (19)
48 28 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-12 (28)

POWER PLAYS

42 44 ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-14 (42)
43 60 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4 (43)
44 53 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-7 (44)
45 46 THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-8 (45)
46 66 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-2 (46)
49 69 YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3 (49)
50 42 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-17 (35)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-1 (81)
83 — WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1 (83)
86 — THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-1 (86)
90 — THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (90)
94 — SYLVIA –•– Focus (Sire)-1 (94)
95 — SHOW BIZ KIDS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (95)
98 — L.A. FREEWAY –•– Jerry Jeff Walker (MCA)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 9 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-16 (1)
3 21 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-5 (3)
4 4 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-11 (4)
5 2 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (2)
6 6 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-13 (6)
7 11 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (7)
8 20 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-7 (8)
9 5 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-19 (1)
10 3 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (3)

11 16 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (11)
12 12 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-31 (1)
13 19 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (13)
14 18 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (14)
15 23 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-6 (15)
16 8 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-13 (8)
17 36 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (17)
18 13 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-12 (13)
19 24 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (19)
20 25 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6 (20)

21 7 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-12 (2)
22 32 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (22)
23 15 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-16 (10)
24 39 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-4 (24)
25 17 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-14 (17)
26 30 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (26)
27 29 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7 (27)
28 28 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-8 (28)
29 27 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-15 (15)
30 38 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 (30)

31 10 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-12 (1)
32 22 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-10 (22)
33 46 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-3 (33)
34 14 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-20 (2)
35 35 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-7 (35)
36 49 YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (36)
37 26 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-16 (8)
38 33 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-17 (9)
39 43 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5 (39)
40 31 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-17 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 34 DOING IT TO DEATH –•– Fred Wesley and the JB’s (People)-10 (22)
42 40 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-10 (36)
56 37 ONE OF A KIND (Love Affair) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-15 (11)

POWER PLAYS

43 45 THERE’S NO ME WITHOUT YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-9 (43)
44 50 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-18 (35)
45 52 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-4 (45)
46 44 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-8 (44)
47 57 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-4 (47)
48 48 SATIN SHEETS –•– Jeanne Pruett (MCA)-13 (28)
49 74 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-3 (49)
50 41 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-17 (3)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-1 (60)
74 — SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (74)
84 — TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (84)
86 — BILLION DOLLAR BABIES –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
89 — HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-1 (89)
91 — DON’T LET IT END (‘Til You Let It Begin) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1 (91)
95 — I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (95)
96 — STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (96)
99 — LOVING ARMS –•– Dobie Gray (MCA)-1 (99)
100 — EVIL –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-6 (2)
3 8 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-8 (3)
4 7 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (4)
5 2 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-17 (1)
6 4 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-12 (4)
7 17 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (7)
8 5 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (2)
9 15 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-7 (9)
10 12 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-32 (1)

11 11 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (11)
12 13 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (12)
13 14 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (13)
14 10 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (3)
15 22 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (15)
16 6 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-14 (6)
17 19 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (17)
18 24 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-5 (18)
19 20 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7 (19)
20 9 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-20 (1)

21 18 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-13 (13)
22 30 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8 (22)
23 23 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-17 (10)
24 26 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (24)
25 27 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8 (25)
26 25 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-15 (17)
27 33 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-4 (27)
28 28 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (28)
29 29 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-16 (15)
30 16 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-14 (8)

31 36 YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5 (31)
32 52 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-6 (32)
33 32 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-11 (22)
34 74 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (34)
35 46 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-9 (35)
36 39 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6 (36)
37 45 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-5 (37)
38 21 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-13 (2)
39 34 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-21 (2)
40 42 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-11 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 38 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-18 (9)
43 37 LONG TRAIN RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-17 (8)
45 31 GIVE ME LOVE (Give Me Peace On Earth) –•– George Harrison (Apple)-13 (1)
46 35 SOUL MAKOSSA –•– Manu Dibango (Atlantic)-8 (35)
59 40 MY LOVE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-18 (1)

POWER PLAYS

42 47 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-5 (42)
44 60 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-2 (44)
47 75 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-3 (47)
48 53 CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-5 (48)
49 49 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-4 (49)
50 51 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-1 (77)
80 — THINK (1973B Version) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (80)
81 — FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1 (81)
83 — HANG LOOSE –•– Mandrill (Polydor)-1 (83)
84 — JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1 (84)
87 — TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1 (87)
94 — ALL I NEED IS TIME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (94)
95 — SLICK –•– Willie Hutch (Motown)-1 (95)
96 — ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-1 (96)
97 — THE LONG WAY HOME –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-1 (97)
99 — ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-1 (99)
100 — FREEDOM FOR THE STALLION –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-7 (2)
3 3 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-9 (3)
4 1 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-9 (1)
5 7 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (5)
6 5 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-18 (1)
7 13 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (7)
8 15 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (8)
9 9 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-8 (9)
10 11 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (10)

11 12 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (11)
12 6 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-13 (4)
13 10 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-33 (1)
14 18 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-6 (14)
15 8 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (2)
16 17 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-7 (16)
17 19 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8 (17)
18 16 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-15 (6)
19 14 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 (3)
20 27 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-5 (20)

21 24 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (21)
22 22 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 (22)
23 23 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-18 (10)
24 25 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9 (24)
25 31 YOUNG LOVE / A MILLION TO ONE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 (25)
26 34 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (26)
27 44 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-3 (27)
28 26 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-16 (17)
29 57 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-4 (29)
30 37 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-6 (30)

31 42 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-6 (31)
32 32 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-7 (32)
33 36 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7 (33)
34 30 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-15 (8)
35 35 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-10 (35)
36 29 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-17 (15)
37 21 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-14 (13)
38 28 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (28)
39 20 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-21 (1)
40 33 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-12 (22)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

48 39 PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND –•– Clint Holmes (Epic)-22 (2)
56 40 I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA (Part 1) –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-12 (36)
58 38 KODACHROME –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-14 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5 (41)
42 41 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-19 (9)
43 53 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-4 (43)
44 50 LOVE, LOVE, LOVE –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-7 (44)
45 52 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-20 (35)
46 47 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-4 (46)
47 48 CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-6 (47)
49 54 EVERYONE’S AGREED THAT EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-6 (49)
50 60 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

64 — GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (64)
70 — HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (70)
73 — HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (73)
85 — CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
86 — MUSKRAT LOVE –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
91 — SEXY, SEXY, SEXY –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (91)
92 — YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-1 (92)
93 — STAY AWAY FROM ME –•– The Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-1 (93)
98 — SEND A LITTLE LOVE MY WAY –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — (I Don’t Want To Love You But) YOU GOT ME ANYWAY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Island)-1 (99)
100 — IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th August, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-8 (2)
3 1 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (1)
4 5 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (4)
5 4 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-10 (1)
6 8 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (6)
7 7 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10 (7)
8 14 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-7 (8)
9 9 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-9 (9)
10 6 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-19 (1)

11 10 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (10)
12 11 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 (11)
13 13 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-34 (1)
14 17 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9 (14)
15 16 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (15)
16 27 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-4 (16)
17 22 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-10 (17)
18 20 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-6 (18)
19 29 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-5 (19)
20 26 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (20)

21 21 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (21)
22 24 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-10 (22)
23 12 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-14 (4)
24 18 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-16 (6)
25 25 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7 (25)
26 15 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (2)
27 31 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-7 (27)
28 19 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-15 (3)
29 32 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-8 (29)
30 30 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 (30)

31 33 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8 (31)
32 45 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-21 (32)
33 35 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-11 (33)
34 43 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-5 (34)
35 50 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-5 (35)
36 36 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-18 (15)
37 23 NATURAL HIGH –•– Bloodstone (London)-19 (10)
38 46 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-5 (38)
39 28 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-17 (17)
40 41 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 37 MONEY –•– Pink Floyd (Harvest)-15 (13)
45 39 WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-22 (1)
46 34 BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-16 (8)
49 40 MISDEMEANOR –•– Foster Sylvers (Pride / MGM)-13 (22)
63 38 WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (28)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 BABY I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-6 (41)
43 60 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (43)
44 53 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-4 (44)
47 47 CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-7 (47)
48 42 RIGHT PLACE WRONG TIME –•– Dr. John (Atco)-20 (9)
50 49 EVERYONE’S AGREED THAT EVERYTHING WILL TURN OUT FINE –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-7 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (79)
84 — THE LAST THING ON MY MIND –•– Neil Diamond (MCA)-1 (84)
85 — RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-1 (85)
89 — RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-1 (89)
92 — BLOOD RED AND GOIN’ DOWN –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1 (92)
93 — SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (93)
94 — ASHES TO ASHES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (94)
97 — YOU’RE THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1 (97)
99 — KID STUFF –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (2)
3 6 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (3)
4 3 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-14 (1)
5 2 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-9 (2)
6 8 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-8 (6)
7 5 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-11 (1)
8 7 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11 (7)
9 16 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-5 (9)
10 11 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (10)

11 19 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6 (11)
12 14 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10 (12)
13 10 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-20 (1)
14 15 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (14)
15 18 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-7 (15)
16 20 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (16)
17 17 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-11 (17)
18 9 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-10 (9)
19 12 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-11 (11)
20 21 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (20)

21 27 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-8 (21)
22 13 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-35 (1)
23 25 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8 (23)
24 22 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-11 (22)
25 35 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-6 (25)
26 24 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-17 (6)
27 34 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-6 (27)
28 30 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-8 (28)
29 29 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-9 (29)
30 51 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (30)

31 32 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-22 (31)
32 33 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-12 (32)
33 54 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-5 (33)
34 31 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (31)
35 26 YESTERDAY ONCE MORE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (2)
36 44 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-5 (36)
37 43 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (37)
38 38 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-6 (38)
39 40 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7 (39)
40 23 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-15 (4)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 39 SO VERY HARD TO GO –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-18 (17)
44 28 SHAMBALA –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-16 (3)
46 36 BEHIND CLOSED DOORS –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-19 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 BABY I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-7 (41)
42 52 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-3 (42)
45 55 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-4 (45)
47 58 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (47)
48 53 SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-9 (48)
49 47 CLOUDS –•– David Gates (Elektra)-8 (47)
50 60 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (71)
76 — GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (76)
80 — KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 (80)
83 — TONIGHT –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (83)
86 — THE PEACEMAKER –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (86)
88 — PARRTY (Part 1) –•– Maceo and the Macks (People)-1 (88)
92 — EVERYBODY’S HAD THE BLUES –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-1 (92)
93 — HE –•– Today’s People (20th Century)-1 (93)
94 — THEY’RE COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY, HA-HAAA! –•– Napoleon XIV (Warner Brothers)-7 (3)
95 — MAKE ME TWICE THE MAN –•– New York City (Chelsea)-1 (95)
96 — AS TIME GOES BY –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1 (96)
99 — I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-12 (1)
3 3 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 6 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-9 (4)
5 4 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-15 (1)
6 9 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-6 (6)
7 5 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-10 (2)
8 11 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-7 (8)
9 15 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-8 (9)
10 14 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (10)

11 7 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-12 (1)
12 12 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-11 (12)
13 8 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (7)
14 10 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (10)
15 17 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12 (15)
16 16 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (16)
17 21 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-9 (17)
18 30 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (18)
19 19 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-12 (11)
20 25 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-7 (20)

21 13 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-21 (1)
22 33 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-6 (22)
23 20 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (20)
24 27 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-7 (24)
25 22 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-36 (1)
26 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-23 (26)
27 23 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9 (23)
28 18 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-11 (9)
29 32 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-13 (29)
30 42 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (30)

31 36 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6 (31)
32 38 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-7 (32)
33 24 HOW CAN I TELL HER –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-12 (22)
34 55 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-4 (34)
35 58 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-3 (35)
36 37 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (36)
37 45 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-5 (37)
38 28 BELIEVE IN HUMANITY / YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (28)
39 47 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (39)
40 29 I WAS CHECKIN’ OUT SHE WAS CHECKIN’ IN –•– Don Covay (Mercury)-10 (29)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 26 DIAMOND GIRL –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-18 (6)
47 34 THE HURT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 (31)
50 40 SMOKE ON THE WATER –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-16 (4)
52 39 FUTURE SHOCK –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 60 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-3 (41)
42 52 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4 (42)
43 51 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-5 (43)
44 41 BABY I’VE BEEN MISSING YOU –•– The Independents (Wand)-8 (41)
46 50 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6 (46)
48 48 SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-10 (48)
49 62 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-5 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1 (75)
78 — HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1 (78)
81 — HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1 (81)
84 — BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1 (84)
86 — LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1 (86)
89 — NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-1 (89)
90 — THAT’S WHY YOU REMEMBER –•– Kenny Karen (Big Tree)-1 (90)
98 — MAKE UP YOUR MIND –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — SOUL JE T’AIME –•– Sylvia and Ralfi Pagan (Vibration)-1 (99)
100 — FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-10 (1)
3 4 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-10 (3)
4 6 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-7 (4)
5 8 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-8 (5)
6 2 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-13 (1)
7 5 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-16 (1)
8 9 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-9 (8)
9 7 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-11 (2)
10 10 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (10)

11 22 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-7 (11)
12 16 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (12)
13 18 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (13)
14 20 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-8 (14)
15 17 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-10 (15)
16 12 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12 (12)
17 13 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (7)
18 11 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-13 (1)
19 14 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (10)
20 19 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-13 (11)

21 35 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-4 (21)
22 24 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-8 (22)
23 26 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-24 (23)
24 42 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (24)
25 23 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (20)
26 15 ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-13 (15)
27 37 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-6 (27)
28 34 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-5 (28)
29 30 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (29)
30 41 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-4 (30)

31 25 MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers (Parrot)-37 (1)
32 28 UNEASY RIDER –•– Charlie Daniels (Kama Sutra)-12 (9)
33 55 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3 (33)
34 36 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (34)
35 43 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-6 (35)
36 39 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (36)
37 21 BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-22 (1)
38 31 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 (31)
39 27 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10 (23)
40 29 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-14 (29)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-8 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 SWEET CHARLIE BABE –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-11 (42)
43 60 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-5 (43)
44 56 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-6 (44)
45 62 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (45)
46 46 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-7 (46)
47 57 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-9 (47)
48 73 RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-4 (48)
49 49 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-6 (49)
50 54 EVIL –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (79)
81 — OUTLAW MAN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-1 (81)
84 — NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-1 (84)
85 — SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-1 (85)
86 — PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-1 (86)
89 — QUEEN OF THE ROLLER DERBY –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-1 (89)
91 — THIS TIME IT’S REAL –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1 (91)
96 — RUBBER BULLETS –•– 10cc (UK)-1 (96)
97 — SLIPPIN’ AWAY –•– Jean Shepard (United Artists)-1 (97)
100 — FAREWELL ANDROMEDA (Welcome To My Morning) –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-9 (2)
3 1 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14 (1)
4 4 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 3 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-11 (3)
6 6 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-14 (1)
7 11 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-8 (7)
8 13 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (8)
9 7 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-17 (1)
10 15 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-11 (10)

11 14 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-9 (11)
12 12 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (12)
13 8 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-10 (8)
14 30 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-5 (14)
15 21 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-5 (15)
16 10 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-12 (10)
17 9 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-12 (2)
18 22 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-9 (18)
19 16 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13 (12)
20 28 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-6 (20)

21 24 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (21)
22 55 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (22)
23 33 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4 (23)
24 27 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-7 (24)
25 20 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-14 (11)
26 18 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-14 (1)
27 17 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14 (7)
28 35 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-7 (28)
29 29 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (29)
30 38 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (30)

31 23 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-25 (23)
32 34 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (32)
33 19 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 (10)
34 49 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-7 (34)
35 36 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (35)
36 44 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-7 (36)
37 25 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12 (20)
38 46 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-8 (38)
39 43 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-6 (39)
40 45 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 39 A MILLION TO ONE / YOUNG LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11 (23)
49 40 NOBODY WANTS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-15 (29)

POWER PLAYS

41 70 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-3 (41)
42 64 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-3 (42)
43 47 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-10 (43)
44 54 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-4 (44)
45 48 RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-5 (45)
47 41 THERE IT IS –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-9 (32)
48 53 SWEET HARMONY –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-12 (48)
50 52 SEXY, SEXY, SEXY –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1 (75)
80 — WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (80)
81 — RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (81)
83 — JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-1 (83)
84 — CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1 (84)
93 — GOTTA FIND A WAY –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (93)
94 — SISTER JAMES –•– Nino Tempo and 5th Ave. Sax (A&M)-1 (94)
96 — YOU’D BETTER BELIEVE IT –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-1 (96)
99 — I’M COMING HOME –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th September, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-12 (1)
3 7 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-9 (3)
4 4 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-9 (4)
5 3 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15 (1)
6 8 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (6)
7 5 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-12 (3)
8 10 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-12 (8)
9 11 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-10 (9)
10 15 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-6 (10)

11 6 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-15 (1)
12 14 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-6 (12)
13 22 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (13)
14 9 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-18 (1)
15 12 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (12)
16 20 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-7 (16)
17 23 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (17)
18 18 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-10 (18)
19 21 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (19)
20 24 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-8 (20)

21 13 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-11 (8)
22 16 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-13 (10)
23 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-26 (23)
24 28 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-8 (24)
25 19 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-14 (12)
26 41 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-4 (26)
27 17 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-13 (2)
28 25 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-15 (11)
29 40 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (29)
30 30 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9 (30)

31 39 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-7 (31)
32 36 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-8 (32)
33 43 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-11 (33)
34 34 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-8 (34)
35 35 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (35)
36 44 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-5 (36)
37 32 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (32)
38 38 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-9 (38)
39 54 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-4 (39)
40 42 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 29 GHETTO CHILD –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (29)
45 27 GET DOWN –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-15 (7)
51 33 FEELIN’ STRONGER EVERY DAY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-15 (10)
55 26 THE MORNING AFTER –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-15 (1)
65 37 ANGEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-13 (20)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-6 (41)
43 72 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-3 (43)
44 51 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-4 (44)
46 57 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4 (46)
47 60 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-6 (47)
48 58 (I Don’t Want To Love You But) YOU GOT ME ANYWAY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Island)-7 (48)
49 65 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-3 (49)
50 61 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (71)
77 — WOMAN FROM TOKYO –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-3 (77)
79 — FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-1 (79)
83 — THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (83)
86 — RIDIN’ MY THUMB TO MEXICO –•– Johnny Rodriguez (Mercury)-1 (86)
88 — LIFE AIN’T EASY –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1 (88)
92 — COUNTRY SUNSHINE –•– Dottie West (RCA)-1 (92)
94 — THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-1 (94)
96 — MAKE ME TWICE THE MAN –•– New York City (Chelsea)-4 (93)
97 — TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WOMAN YOU’RE WITH –•– Wilson Pickett (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — WEST COAST WOMAN –•– Painter (Elektra)-1 (98)
99 — REDNECK FRIEND –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-1 (99)
100 — LOVE IS ALL –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-10 (2)
3 2 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-13 (1)
4 1 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-11 (1)
5 6 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (5)
6 8 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-13 (6)
7 10 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-7 (7)
8 13 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (8)
9 5 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16 (1)
10 12 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-7 (10)

11 17 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (11)
12 9 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-11 (9)
13 7 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-13 (3)
14 16 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-8 (14)
15 19 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (15)
16 11 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-16 (1)
17 20 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-9 (17)
18 14 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-19 (1)
19 18 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-11 (18)
20 26 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-5 (20)

21 23 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-27 (21)
22 24 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-9 (22)
23 39 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-5 (23)
24 15 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (12)
25 43 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-4 (25)
26 36 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6 (26)
27 21 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-12 (8)
28 29 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (28)
29 49 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (29)
30 32 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-9 (30)

31 31 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-8 (31)
32 25 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-15 (12)
33 33 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-12 (33)
34 40 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-5 (34)
35 22 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-14 (10)
36 27 LIVE AND LET DIE –•– Wings (Apple)-14 (2)
37 37 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10 (32)
38 46 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5 (38)
39 47 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-7 (39)
40 44 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 30 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-10 (30)
45 34 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-9 (34)
49 35 HEY GIRL (I Like Your Style) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (35)
51 38 TO KNOW YOU IS TO LOVE YOU –•– B.B. King (ABC)-10 (38)
52 28 I BELIEVE IN YOU (You Believe In Me) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-16 (11)

POWER PLAYS

41 66 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-3 (41)
42 60 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-3 (42)
44 68 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3 (44)
46 58 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (46)
47 50 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-5 (47)
48 48 (I Don’t Want To Love You But) YOU GOT ME ANYWAY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Island)-8 (48)
50 41 RHAPSODY IN BLUE –•– Deodato (CTI)-7 (41)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

66 — YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-1 (66)
74 — PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1 (74)
76 — I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (76)
80 — TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (80)
86 — ROLL IN MY SWEET BABY’S ARMS –•– Hank Wilson (Leon Russell) (Shelter)-1 (86)
87 — MY PRETENDING DAYS ARE OVER –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (87)
93 — LITTLE GIRL GONE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1 (93)
95 — HEY, LITTLE GIRL –•– Foster Sylvers (MGM)-1 (95)
97 — HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-1 (97)
98 — LET ME BE YOUR LOVEMAKER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 7 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-8 (2)
3 3 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-14 (1)
4 5 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (4)
5 8 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (5)
6 6 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-14 (6)
7 2 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-11 (2)
8 11 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (8)
9 10 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-8 (9)
10 4 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-12 (1)

11 14 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-9 (11)
12 23 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-6 (12)
13 25 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-5 (13)
14 17 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-10 (14)
15 15 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (15)
16 12 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-12 (9)
17 20 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6 (17)
18 9 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-17 (1)
19 29 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (19)
20 26 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-7 (20)

21 13 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-14 (3)
22 16 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-17 (1)
23 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-28 (21)
24 30 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-10 (24)
25 18 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-20 (1)
26 42 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-4 (26)
27 22 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-10 (22)
28 28 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (28)
29 34 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-6 (29)
30 31 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-9 (30)

31 41 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-4 (31)
32 40 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-6 (32)
33 39 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-8 (33)
34 45 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-10 (34)
35 66 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-2 (35)
36 38 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 (36)
37 19 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-12 (18)
38 44 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-4 (38)
39 33 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-13 (33)
40 76 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 GYPSY MAN –•– War (United Artists)-13 (8)
42 24 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (12)
47 32 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-16 (12)
51 35 HERE I AM (Come and Take Me) –•– Al Green (Hi)-15 (10)
52 37 I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO GIVE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-11 (32)

POWER PLAYS

43 56 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (43)
44 47 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-6 (44)
45 43 STONED OUT OF MY MIND –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11 (30)
46 46 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (46)
48 48 (I Don’t Want To Love You But) YOU GOT ME ANYWAY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Island)-9 (48)
49 53 SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-5 (49)
50 68 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (77)
81 — OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1 (81)
82 — SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 (82)
85 — OH NO NOT MY BABY –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1 (85)
95 — I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– Maureen McGovern (20th Century)-1 (95)
98 — STEALIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Warner Brothers)-1 (98)
99 — HAVING A PARTY (Medley) –•– The Ovations (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — KID STUFF –•– Barbara Fairchild (Columbia)-4 (95)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-12 (1)
3 2 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-9 (2)
4 3 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-15 (1)
5 8 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-8 (5)
6 6 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-15 (6)
7 9 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-9 (7)
8 4 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (4)
9 12 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-7 (9)
10 13 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-6 (10)

11 11 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-10 (11)
12 10 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-13 (1)
13 19 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (13)
14 7 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-12 (2)
15 17 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-7 (15)
16 20 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-8 (16)
17 14 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-11 (14)
18 15 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (15)
19 16 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-13 (9)
20 26 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-5 (20)

21 23 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-29 (21)
22 40 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3 (22)
23 24 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-11 (23)
24 18 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-18 (1)
25 29 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-7 (25)
26 35 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-3 (26)
27 33 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-9 (27)
28 43 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (28)
29 60 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3 (29)
30 31 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-5 (30)

31 56 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (31)
32 32 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-7 (32)
33 38 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-5 (33)
34 28 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (28)
35 21 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-15 (3)
36 36 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7 (36)
37 50 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-4 (37)
38 22 BROTHER LOUIE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-18 (1)
39 27 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-11 (22)
40 25 TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-21 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 34 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-11 (34)
44 39 JIMMY LOVES MARY-ANNE –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-14 (33)
46 30 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-10 (30)
48 37 THEME FROM “CLEOPATRA JONES” –•– Joe Simon Featuring the Mainstreeters (Spring)-13 (18)

POWER PLAYS

41 44 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-7 (41)
43 53 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-4 (43)
45 46 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (45)
47 49 SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-6 (47)
49 42 SATURDAY NIGHT’S ALRIGHT FOR FIGHTING –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (12)
50 57 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-8 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — SAIL AROUND THE WORLD –•– David Gates (Elektra)-1 (77)
80 — ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (80)
83 — D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (86)
88 — DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-1 (88)
90 — IF I WERE ONLY A CHILD AGAIN –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (90)
93 — YOU’RE IN GOOD HANDS –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1 (93)
96 — SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-1 (96)
97 — MR. SKIN –•– Spirit (Epic)-1 (97)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th October, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (1)
3 2 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-13 (1)
4 3 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-10 (2)
5 7 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-10 (5)
6 4 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-16 (1)
7 10 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-7 (7)
8 9 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-8 (8)
9 6 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-16 (6)
10 8 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (4)

11 13 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (11)
12 16 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-9 (12)
13 11 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-11 (11)
14 12 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-14 (1)
15 20 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6 (15)
16 14 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-13 (2)
17 15 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-8 (15)
18 29 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4 (18)
19 22 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (19)
20 26 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-4 (20)

21 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-30 (21)
22 28 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (22)
23 31 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (23)
24 25 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-8 (24)
25 27 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-10 (25)
26 19 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-14 (9)
27 17 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-12 (14)
28 30 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6 (28)
29 32 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8 (29)
30 33 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6 (30)

31 18 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (15)
32 37 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-5 (32)
33 23 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-12 (23)
34 34 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (28)
35 42 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-12 (34)
36 41 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-8 (36)
37 24 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-19 (1)
38 57 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-3 (38)
39 39 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-12 (22)
40 43 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 36 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8 (36)
47 35 SAY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY SWEET GYPSY ROSE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-16 (3)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (41)
42 47 SUCH A NIGHT –•– Dr. John (Atco)-7 (42)
43 53 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-6 (43)
44 50 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-9 (44)
45 51 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-7 (45)
48 46 IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR –•– Cross Country (Atco)-11 (30)
49 62 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3 (49)
50 52 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (62)
73 — BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1 (73)
76 — IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1 (76)
80 — CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 (80)
81 — MAMMY BLUE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-1 (81)
82 — FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1 (82)
84 — LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (84)
96 — PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-1 (96)
97 — BACK FOR A TASTE OF YOUR LOVE –•– Syl Johnson (Hi)-1 (97)
98 — I WANNA KNOW YOUR NAME –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 (98)
99 — NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (99)
100 — SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9 (1)
3 5 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-11 (3)
4 3 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-14 (1)
5 7 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-8 (5)
6 8 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-9 (6)
7 4 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-11 (2)
8 6 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-17 (1)
9 15 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7 (9)
10 11 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (10)

11 18 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5 (11)
12 12 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-10 (12)
13 23 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (13)
14 9 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-17 (6)
15 19 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (15)
16 10 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (4)
17 22 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (17)
18 20 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-5 (18)
19 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-31 (19)
20 13 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-12 (11)

21 17 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-9 (15)
22 16 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-14 (2)
23 25 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-11 (23)
24 32 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-6 (24)
25 14 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-15 (1)
26 28 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7 (26)
27 24 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-9 (24)
28 26 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-15 (9)
29 38 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-4 (29)
30 36 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-9 (30)

31 27 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-13 (14)
32 29 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-9 (29)
33 30 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7 (30)
34 35 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-13 (34)
35 40 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-6 (35)
36 31 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (15)
37 34 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (28)
38 43 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-7 (38)
39 33 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-13 (23)
40 62 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 39 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-13 (22)
42 37 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-20 (1)

POWER PLAYS

43 49 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4 (43)
44 41 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (41)
45 50 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-6 (45)
46 56 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-5 (46)
47 45 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-8 (45)
48 46 LET ME IN –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9 (36)
49 57 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-4 (49)
50 76 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (82)
85 — MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-1 (85)
88 — SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-1 (88)
90 — LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (90)
94 — I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT IT SURE IS FUNKY –•– Ripple (GRC)-1 (94)
96 — THERE AIN’T NO WAY / LOVE ME FOR WHAT I AM –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (96)
97 — MY OLD SCHOOL –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (97)
99 — VADO VIA –•– Drupi (A&M)-1 (99)
100 — PRETTY LADY –•– Lighthouse (Polydor)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (1)
3 2 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10 (1)
4 6 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-10 (4)
5 5 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-9 (5)
6 11 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6 (6)
7 9 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-8 (7)
8 4 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-15 (1)
9 10 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (9)
10 13 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (10)

11 15 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (11)
12 17 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (12)
13 7 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-12 (2)
14 18 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-6 (14)
15 12 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-11 (12)
16 19 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-32 (16)
17 24 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-7 (17)
18 8 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-18 (1)
19 14 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-18 (6)
20 29 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5 (20)

21 23 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-12 (21)
22 26 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8 (22)
23 16 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (4)
24 30 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-10 (24)
25 20 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-13 (11)
26 27 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-10 (24)
27 40 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (27)
28 35 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-7 (28)
29 21 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-10 (15)
30 22 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-15 (2)

31 34 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-14 (31)
32 28 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-16 (9)
33 43 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5 (33)
34 25 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-16 (1)
35 38 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-8 (35)
36 46 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-6 (36)
37 33 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-8 (30)
38 50 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-3 (38)
39 32 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-10 (29)
40 45 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-14 (14)
45 37 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (28)
47 36 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13 (15)
48 39 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-14 (23)

POWER PLAYS

42 53 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (42)
43 49 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5 (43)
44 47 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-9 (44)
46 58 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-4 (46)
49 44 RAISED ON ROCK / FOR OL’ TIMES SAKE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (41)
50 57 COUNTRY SUNSHINE –•– Dottie West (RCA)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-1 (76)
77 — LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (77)
81 — WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-1 (81)
86 — ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-1 (86)
90 — LET ME TRY AGAIN –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (90)
91 — ROCK ‘N ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years Of My Life) –•– Kevin Johnson (Mainstream)-1 (91)
93 — ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-1 (93)
97 — SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1 (97)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-12 (1)
3 4 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-11 (3)
4 6 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-7 (4)
5 7 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9 (5)
6 5 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-10 (5)
7 10 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (7)
8 3 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-11 (1)
9 12 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (9)
10 11 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (10)

11 9 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-10 (9)
12 14 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-7 (12)
13 17 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-8 (13)
14 8 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-16 (1)
15 27 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (15)
16 13 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-13 (2)
17 16 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-33 (16)
18 20 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (18)
19 15 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-12 (12)
20 28 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-8 (20)

21 22 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-9 (21)
22 24 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-11 (22)
23 19 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-19 (6)
24 36 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-7 (24)
25 38 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4 (25)
26 21 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-13 (21)
27 33 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6 (27)
28 26 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-11 (24)
29 59 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-3 (29)
30 18 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-19 (1)

31 25 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-14 (11)
32 62 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (32)
33 23 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (4)
34 42 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (34)
35 30 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-16 (2)
36 35 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-9 (35)
37 46 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-5 (37)
38 43 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6 (38)
39 65 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (39)
40 54 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 40 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-8 (40)
44 34 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-17 (1)
45 31 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-15 (31)
46 29 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-11 (15)
55 39 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-11 (29)
64 37 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9 (30)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-4 (41)
43 44 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-10 (43)
47 45 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (28)
48 58 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5 (48)
49 50 COUNTRY SUNSHINE –•– Dottie West (RCA)-8 (49)
50 52 SAIL AROUND THE WORLD –•– David Gates (Elektra)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (79)
82 — KEEP YOUR HEAD TO THE SKY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (82)
83 — TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-1 (83)
87 — LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (87)
89 — SMARTY PANTS –•– First Choice (Philly Groove)-1 (89)
93 — IT’S ALL OVER –•– The Independents (Wand)-1 (93)
94 — I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (94)
96 — THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-1 (96)
97 — BABY COME CLOSE –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (97)
98 — RIVER –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1 (98)
99 — A SONG I’D LIKE TO SING –•– Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (A&M)-1 (99)
100 — COME LIVE WITH ME –•– Ray Charles (Crossover)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th November, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-14 (1)
3 7 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (3)
4 5 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10 (4)
5 3 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-12 (3)
6 2 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13 (1)
7 9 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (7)
8 6 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-11 (5)
9 15 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (9)
10 13 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-9 (10)

11 8 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-12 (1)
12 20 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-9 (12)
13 10 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (10)
14 12 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-8 (12)
15 18 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (15)
16 24 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-8 (16)
17 11 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (9)
18 25 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5 (18)
19 14 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-17 (1)
20 29 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-4 (20)

21 17 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-34 (16)
22 19 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-13 (12)
23 22 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-12 (22)
24 21 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10 (21)
25 27 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (25)
26 32 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (26)
27 34 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (27)
28 16 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-14 (2)
29 37 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-6 (29)
30 40 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (30)

31 39 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (31)
32 57 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-4 (32)
33 38 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 (33)
34 23 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-20 (6)
35 41 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-5 (35)
36 26 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-14 (21)
37 54 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-6 (37)
38 58 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (38)
39 31 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-15 (11)
40 48 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 36 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-10 (35)
49 28 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-12 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 60 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-3 (41)
43 53 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-5 (43)
44 71 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-3 (44)
45 43 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-11 (43)
46 52 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-5 (46)
47 42 FRIENDS / CHAPEL OF LOVE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-9 (40)
48 79 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-2 (48)
50 50 SAIL AROUND THE WORLD –•– David Gates (Elektra)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

66 — HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-1 (66)
74 — I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (74)
81 — FRISKY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (81)
84 — SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1 (84)
87 — WHEN I FALL IN LOVE / ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1 (87)
90 — WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-1 (90)
92 — THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 (92)
96 — AIN’T GOT NO HOME –•– The Band (Capitol)-1 (96)
97 — IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-1 (97)
98 — UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (98)
99 — LAST KISS –•– Wednesday (Sussex)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9 (1)
3 9 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (3)
4 4 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11 (4)
5 2 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-15 (1)
6 7 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (6)
7 6 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-14 (1)
8 10 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-10 (8)
9 5 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-13 (3)
10 12 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-10 (10)

11 16 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-9 (11)
12 8 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-12 (5)
13 20 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (13)
14 18 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6 (14)
15 15 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (15)
16 13 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (10)
17 26 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (17)
18 48 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3 (18)
19 11 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-13 (1)
20 30 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (20)

21 14 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-9 (12)
22 29 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (22)
23 17 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-12 (9)
24 27 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (24)
25 31 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (25)
26 32 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-5 (26)
27 22 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-14 (12)
28 25 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (25)
29 38 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (29)
30 41 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-4 (30)

31 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-35 (16)
32 44 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-4 (32)
33 37 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-7 (33)
34 35 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-6 (34)
35 19 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-18 (1)
36 40 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7 (36)
37 24 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11 (21)
38 23 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-13 (22)
39 28 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-15 (2)
40 33 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8 (33)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 39 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-16 (11)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-6 (41)
42 66 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-2 (42)
43 43 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-6 (43)
44 57 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-4 (44)
45 46 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-6 (45)
47 45 NEVER LET YOU GO –•– Bloodstone (London)-12 (43)
48 42 CHECK IT OUT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-11 (35)
49 55 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-5 (49)
50 74 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

82 — AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1 (82)
86 — BLUE COLLAR –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 (86)
88 — THE RIVER OF LOVE –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-1 (88)
89 — LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-1 (89)
90 — SHOWDOWN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (90)
96 — STONED TO THE BONE (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (96)
97 — LOVE, REIGN O’ER ME –•– The Who (Track)-1 (97)
99 — LOVE HAS NO PRIDE –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-1 (99)
100 — HALF A MILLION MILES FROM HOME –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (2)
3 10 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11 (3)
4 6 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (4)
5 2 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10 (1)
6 4 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12 (4)
7 8 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-11 (7)
8 11 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-10 (8)
9 5 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-16 (1)
10 13 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (10)

11 7 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-15 (1)
12 14 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 (12)
13 18 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (13)
14 9 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-14 (3)
15 22 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8 (15)
16 20 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (16)
17 17 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (17)
18 12 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-13 (5)
19 26 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-6 (19)
20 24 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (20)

21 16 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (10)
22 25 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (22)
23 29 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (23)
24 30 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-5 (24)
25 15 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (15)
26 19 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-14 (1)
27 33 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-8 (27)
28 21 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-10 (12)
29 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-5 (29)
30 36 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8 (30)

31 42 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3 (31)
32 23 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-13 (9)
33 41 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-7 (33)
34 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-36 (16)
35 50 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3 (35)
36 34 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7 (34)
37 27 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-15 (12)
38 44 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-5 (38)
39 43 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 (39)
40 49 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 38 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-14 (22)
42 35 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-19 (1)
43 28 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (25)
46 37 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12 (21)
51 39 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-16 (2)
54 40 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 (33)

POWER PLAYS

44 60 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 (44)
45 69 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (45)
47 45 FELL FOR YOU –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-7 (45)
48 55 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-15 (44)
49 53 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-7 (49)
50 51 MAMMY BLUE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

85 — LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (85)
90 — BIG TIME OPERATOR –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1 (90)
94 — THIS IS YOUR SONG –•– Don Goodwin (Silver Blue)-1 (94)
97 — I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1 (97)
98 — I’M A ROCKER –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (99)
100 — JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (2)
3 1 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (1)
4 4 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (4)
5 13 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (5)
6 8 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-11 (6)
7 10 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (7)
8 5 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-11 (1)
9 15 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9 (9)
10 12 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 (10)

11 6 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13 (4)
12 7 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-12 (7)
13 9 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-17 (1)
14 16 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (14)
15 11 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-16 (1)
16 27 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-9 (16)
17 20 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (17)
18 19 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-7 (18)
19 23 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (19)
20 24 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-6 (20)

21 22 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (21)
22 33 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-8 (22)
23 14 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-15 (3)
24 31 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4 (24)
25 21 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 (10)
26 35 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-4 (26)
27 29 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-6 (27)
28 30 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-9 (28)
29 17 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (17)
30 18 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-14 (5)

31 44 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (31)
32 26 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-15 (1)
33 38 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-6 (33)
34 25 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 (15)
35 45 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (35)
36 28 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-11 (12)
37 39 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-8 (37)
38 34 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-37 (16)
39 55 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (39)
40 40 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 36 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-8 (34)
43 37 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-16 (12)
44 32 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-14 (9)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-16 (42)
45 49 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-8 (45)
46 56 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-5 (46)
47 57 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-5 (47)
48 41 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-15 (22)
49 65 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-4 (49)
50 79 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1 (75)
80 — HANGIN’ AROUND –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-1 (80)
83 — WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-1 (83)
88 — JIM DANDY –•– Black Oak Arkansas (Atco)-1 (88)
90 — A FOOL SUCH AS I –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 (90)
94 — LOVE SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (94)
95 — IT MAY BE WINTER OUTSIDE (But In My Heart It’s Spring) –•– Love Unlimited (20th Century)-1 (95)
98 — SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE AND TOMORROW –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1 (98)
99 — FLASHBACK –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (99)
100 — COULD YOU EVER LOVE ME AGAIN –•– Gary & Dave (London)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (2)
3 5 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (3)
4 7 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (4)
5 6 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-12 (5)
6 9 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-10 (6)
7 3 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (1)
8 4 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (4)
9 10 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9 (9)
10 14 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (10)

11 16 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-10 (11)
12 22 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-9 (12)
13 8 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-12 (1)
14 17 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (14)
15 19 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (15)
16 18 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-8 (16)
17 12 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-13 (7)
18 26 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (18)
19 20 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-7 (19)
20 24 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5 (20)

21 11 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14 (4)
22 28 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-10 (22)
23 15 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-17 (1)
24 31 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 (24)
25 21 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (21)
26 35 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (26)
27 33 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-7 (27)
28 23 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-16 (3)
29 13 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-18 (1)
30 25 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 (10)

31 39 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5 (31)
32 27 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-7 (27)
33 50 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-4 (33)
34 29 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (17)
35 55 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5 (35)
36 57 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 (36)
37 30 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-15 (5)
38 42 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-17 (38)
39 40 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-8 (39)
40 46 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 36 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-12 (12)
47 37 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (37)
51 34 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-11 (15)
52 38 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-38 (16)
53 32 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-16 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-5 (41)
43 45 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-9 (43)
44 54 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-5 (44)
45 47 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-6 (45)
46 56 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7 (46)
48 52 I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6 (48)
49 59 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4 (49)
50 75 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (71)
72 — JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1 (72)
85 — MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-1 (85)
86 — LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (86)
95 — RAISED ON ROBBERY –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1 (95)
96 — PLEASE, DADDY –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (96)
98 — TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-1 (98)
99 — WANG DANG DOODLE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-1 (99)
100 — LAST KISS –•– J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers (Virgo)-16 (2) *

* EDITOR’S NOTE: Roulette’s Virgo label reissued J. Frank Wilson’s version of “Last Kiss” in response to Wednesday’s remake which entered the Hot 100 on the 11-24-73 chart. Wednesday’s single eventually peaked at #34 in early 1974. J. Frank Wilson’s record originally charted in September, 1964, and reached #2 as Josie 923. The Josie and Virgo recordings are identical. Although this current release only reached #92 in early 1974.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th December, 1973

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-14 (1)
3 4 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (3)
4 6 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-11 (4)
5 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 (2)
6 5 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-13 (5)
7 7 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (1)
8 11 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-11 (8)
9 12 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-10 (9)
10 10 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10 (10)

11 15 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (11)
12 9 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10 (9)
13 8 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 (4)
14 18 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (14)
15 14 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (14)
16 20 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 (16)
17 24 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 (17)
18 19 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-8 (18)
19 26 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (19)
20 22 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11 (20)

21 33 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-5 (21)
22 17 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-14 (7)
23 35 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 (23)
24 27 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-8 (24)
25 31 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 (25)
26 16 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-9 (16)
27 50 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3 (27)
28 13 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-13 (1)
29 21 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15 (4)
30 36 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 (30)

31 23 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-18 (1)
32 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-8 (27)
33 25 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (21)
34 30 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13 (10)
35 41 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6 (35)
36 44 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6 (36)
37 43 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-10 (37)
38 46 SPIDERS & SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8 (38)
39 28 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-17 (3)
40 29 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-19 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 34 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (17)
42 38 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-18 (38)
45 40 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-7 (40)
46 37 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-16 (5)
48 39 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-9 (39)

POWER PLAYS

43 49 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 (43)
44 45 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-7 (44)
47 48 I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 (47)
49 55 A SONG I’D LIKE TO SING –•– Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (A&M)-7 (49)
50 65 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 (77)
84 — TEENAGE LAMENT ’74 –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (84)
87 — I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (87)
90 — ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) (Original Version) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-13 (26)
95 — ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1 (95)
98 — WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (98)
99 — LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — CAN’T SAY NOTHIN’ –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (100)