US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th May, 1974

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending May 18th, 1974. Check out the top 100 artists of 70s here. You can also view the entire 1974 chart here. ray-stevens-the-streak-barnaby-3 ray-stevens-the-streak-janus-3 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-6 (1 week at #1) 2 3 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 3 4 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-9 4 1 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-11 5 6 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 6 5 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 7 14 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5 8 10 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-13 9 9 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 10 13 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Sylistics (Avco)-9 11 8 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-12 12 15 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 13 7 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-13 14 19 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-10 15 18 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-16 16 20 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 17 21 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 18 11 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-14 19 23 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 20 36 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-6 21 12 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-14 22 29 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-5 23 38 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-5 24 30 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 25 16 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-19 26 17 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-11 27 22 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 28 26 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9 29 31 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-11 30 54 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-3 31 39 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 32 44 HOLLYWOOD SWINGING –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-5 33 25 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-13 34 28 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 35 33 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-13 36 34 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 37 40 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6 38 32 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-19 39 24 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-16 40 35 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-13 OFF THE CHARTS 46 27 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-17 66 37 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-16 POWER PLAYS 41 51 YOU WON’T SEE ME / HE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5 42 52 DAYBREAK –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6 43 45 CHAMELEON –•– Herbie Hancock (Columbia)-9 44 46 (We’re Gonna) ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK –•– Bill Haley and His Comets (MCA)-38 45 49 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-8 48 66 SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-3 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 84 — I’M COMING HOME –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 87 — LIVING IN THE U.S.A. –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-3 92 — SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-1 93 — THE LONE RANGER –•– Oscar Brown Jr. (Atlantic)-1 96 — COME MONDAY –•– Jimmy Buffett (Dunhill)-1 98 — TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 99 — FOX HUNT –•– Herb Alpert and the TJB (A&M)-1