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US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th October, 1974

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending October 12th, 1974.

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 I HONESTLY LOVE YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14
3 3 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and the Spinners (Atlantic)-12
4 4 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-13
5 5 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11
6 7 ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11
7 18 THE BITCH IS BACK –•– Elton John (MCA)-6
8 13 NEVER MY LOVE –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-8
9 10 EARACHE MY EYE (Featuring Alice Bowie) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-10
10 11 CAN’T GET ENOUGH –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-9

11 15 STEPPIN’ OUT (Gonna Boogie Tonight) –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-8
12 16 STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-8
13 17 SKIN TIGHT –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-6
14 14 YOU LITTLE TRUSTMAKER –•– The Tymes (RCA)-9
15 19 JAZZMAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-7
16 20 DO IT BABY –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-8
17 21 LOVE ME FOR A REASON –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-7
18 6 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-13
19 9 SWEET HOME ALABAMA –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-12
20 26 TIN MAN –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8

21 8 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-16
22 28 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-4
23 40 BACK HOME AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-4
24 33 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-3
25 32 LIFE IS A ROCK (But the Radio Rolled Me) –•– Reunion (RCA)-6
26 34 GIVE IT TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-6
27 27 FALLIN’ IN LOVE –•– The Souther, Hillman, Furay Band (Asylum)-8
28 35 CAREFREE HIGHWAY –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7
29 36 STRAIGHT SHOOTIN’ WOMAN –•– Steppenwolf (Mums)-6
30 38 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-3

31 39 KINGS OF THE PARTY –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-7
32 12 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-17
33 65 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-4
34 46 THE NEED TO BE –•– Jim Weatherly (Buddah)-5
35 49 DEVOTION –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-3
36 57 OVERNIGHT SENSATION (Hit Record) –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-5
37 48 HIGHER PLANE –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-6
38 52 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-4
39 44 PAPA DON’T TAKE NO MESS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8
40 51 HONEY HONEY –•– Abba (Atlantic)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 37 ONE DAY AT A TIME –•– Marilyn Sellers (Mega)-8
42 22 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-11
44 23 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-14
47 25 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-15
49 29 WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-12
50 30 FREE MAN IN PARIS –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-12
51 31 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-18
53 24 I LOVE MY FRIEND –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-11

POWER PLAYS

43 53 BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER –•– William DeVaughn (Roxbury)-6
45 55 SECOND AVENUE –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-4
46 56 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Dand (Rocket)-5
48 59 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — ROCKIN’ SOUL –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-1
78 — BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (United Artists)-1
80 — I CAN’T LEAVE YOU ALONE / I GET LIFTED –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-1
87 — TOUCH ME –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-1
88 — THE BLACK-EYED BOYS –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-1
89 — PRETZEL LOGIC –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1
90 — YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-1
91 — I WASH MY HANDS OF THE WHOLE DAMN DEAL (Part 1) –•– New Birth (RCA)-1
92 — I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1
93 — IN THE BOTTLE –•– Brother To Brother (Turbo)-1
94 — KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-1
95 — EARLY MORNING LOVE –•– Sammy Johns (GRC)-1
98 — RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1

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