US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th December, 1973

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 29th, 1973 Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. Curious to see the entire chart for this year? View the 1973 US Top Singles here. jim-croce-time-in-a-bottle-philips-4 jim-croce-time-in-a-bottle-1973-3 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 3 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (1 week at #1) 2 1 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-14 3 4 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 4 6 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-11 5 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-10 6 5 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-13 7 7 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 8 11 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-11 9 12 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-10 10 10 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-10 11 15 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 12 9 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10 13 8 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 14 18 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 15 14 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 16 20 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 17 24 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 18 19 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-8 19 26 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 20 22 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11 21 33 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-5 22 17 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-14 23 35 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 24 27 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-8 25 31 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (Kolob)-6 26 16 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-9 27 50 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3 28 13 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-13 29 21 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15 30 36 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 31 23 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-18 32 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-8 33 25 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 34 30 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13 35 41 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6 36 44 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6 37 43 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-10 38 46 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-8 39 28 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-17 40 29 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-19 OFF THE CHARTS 41 34 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 42 38 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-18 45 40 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-7 46 37 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-16 48 39 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-9 POWER PLAYS 43 49 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 44 45 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-7 47 48 I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 49 55 A SONG I’D LIKE TO SING –•– Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge (A&M)-7 50 65 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-6 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 77 — IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1 84 — TEENAGE LAMENT 74 –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 87 — I SHALL SING –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 90 — ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) (Original Version) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-13 95 — ABRA-CA-DABRA –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-1 98 — WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 99 — LIFE IS A SONG WORTH SINGING –•– Johnny Mathis (Columbia)-1 100 — CAN’T SAY NOTHIN’ –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1