US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th December, 1973

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 8th, 1973. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. For the US 1973 Top 40 Singles, you can also view it here. carpenters-top-of-the-world-am-2 carpenters-top-of-the-world-1973-4 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (2 weeks at #1) 2 3 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 3 10 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11 4 6 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 5 2 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10 6 4 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12 7 8 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-11 8 11 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-10 9 5 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-16 10 13 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 11 7 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-15 12 14 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 13 18 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 14 9 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-14 15 22 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8 16 20 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 17 17 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 18 12 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-13 19 26 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-6 20 24 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 21 16 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 22 25 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 23 29 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 24 30 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-5 25 15 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 26 19 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-14 27 33 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-8 28 21 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-10 29 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-5 30 36 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8 31 42 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-3 32 23 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-13 33 41 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-7 34 31 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-36 35 50 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-3 36 34 BE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7 37 27 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-15 38 44 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-5 39 43 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 40 49 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-6 OFF THE CHARTS 41 38 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-14 42 35 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-19 43 28 OOH BABY –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 46 37 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12 51 39 RAMBLIN MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-16 54 40 SWEET UNDERSTANDING LOVE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-9 POWER PLAYS 44 60 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 45 69 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 48 55 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-15 49 53 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-7 50 51 MAMMY BLUE –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-7 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 85 — LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 90 — BIG TIME OPERATOR –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1 94 — THIS IS YOUR SONG –•– Don Goodwin (Silver Blue)-1 97 — I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1 98 — I’M A ROCKER –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 99 — I LIKE TO LIVE THE LOVE –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 100 — JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1