US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th September, 1974

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-10 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-9
3 3 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-13
4 8 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-12
5 6 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Curb)-10
6 9 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6
7 12 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9
8 4 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-13
9 10 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13
10 11 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-7

11 5 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-12
12 14 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-11
13 17 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8
14 15 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-13
15 19 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
16 16 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-11
17 21 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6
18 7 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-10
19 26 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4
20 25 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-8

21 23 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7
22 28 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-7
23 29 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-7
24 30 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-7
25 18 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-15
26 31 DON’T CHANGE HORSES (In the Middle Of the Stream) –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-8
27 27 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6
28 13 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-17
29 36 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-6
30 39 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-5

31 22 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-16
32 40 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-4
33 50 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-3
34 24 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-15
35 53 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-4
36 41 ONE HELL OF A WOMAN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-24
37 37 SUGAR BABY LOVE –•– The Rubettes (Polydor)-8
38 20 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-9
39 70 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-3
40 71 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 33 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-17
42 38 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-12
48 32 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10
50 35 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11
51 34 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12

POWER PLAYS

43 49 RINGS –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8
44 65 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-3
45 — SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1
46 56 I SAW A MAN AND HE DANCED WITH HIS WIFE –•– Cher (MCA)-5
47 47 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

45 — SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1
63 — THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-1
77 — GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-1
81 — STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-1
84 — HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1
87 — BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-1
90 — LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-1
91 — I’M A RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– Waylon Jennings (RCA)-1
94 — DO IT, FLUID / SUMMER LOVE –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-1