US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th January, 1974

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending January 5th, 1974. Check out the top 100 artists of 70s here. You can also view the entire 1974 chart 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 1 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (2 weeks at #1) 2 4 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-12 3 3 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 4 2 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-15 5 8 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-12 6 9 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-11 7 5 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 8 10 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-11 9 11 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 10 14 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 11 7 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 12 16 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-7 13 17 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 14 6 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-14 15 23 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7 16 27 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4 17 21 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-6 18 19 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 19 25 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (Kolob)-7 20 24 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-9 21 12 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-11 22 15 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12 23 13 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-15 24 30 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 25 18 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-9 26 20 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-12 27 22 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-15 28 26 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-10 29 35 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-7 30 38 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-9 31 36 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-7 32 28 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-14 33 32 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-9 34 33 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-10 35 29 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-16 36 37 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-11 37 54 JUNGLE BOOGIE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5 38 34 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-14 39 43 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6 40 50 IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER –•– Merle Haggard (Capitol)-7 OFF THE CHARTS 43 31 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-19 POWER PLAYS 41 42 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-19 42 44 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-8 44 62 JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-3 45 45 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-8 46 65 LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 47 57 I LOVE –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-5 48 52 ROCK ON –•– David Essex (Columbia)-9 50 61 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 65 — AMERICANS –•– Byron MacGregor (Westbound)-1 70 — LAST TIME I SAW HIM –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 75 — CAN THIS BE REAL –•– Natural Four (Curtom)-1 76 — BOOGIE DOWN –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 86 — YOU’RE SO UNIQUE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1 87 — MY SWEET LADY –•– Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer (MCA)-1 90 — DADDY WHAT IF –•– Bobby Bare (RCA)-1 92 — STAR –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-1 98 — WOLD –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1 99 — LET ME GET TO KNOW YOU –•– Paul Anka (Fame)-1