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US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st December, 1974

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 21st, 1974.

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TW LW TITLE Aritist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11 (1 week at #1)
2 1 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-11
3 5 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10
4 2 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-13
5 7 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8
6 9 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-4
7 8 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-13
8 10 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings-7
9 3 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-13
10 6 DO IT (‘Til Your Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-13

11 11 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-11
12 16 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-10
13 23 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
14 18 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6
15 31 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
16 20 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-7
17 17 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7
18 24 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-7
19 30 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-6
20 25 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-8

21 21 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11
22 28 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-8
23 12 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-14
24 32 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5
25 34 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-6
26 13 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (ABC / Blue Thumb)-12
27 27 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-11
28 14 PROMISED LAND / IT’S MIDNIGHT –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9
29 33 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-8
30 38 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5

31 44 DOCTOR’S ORDERS –•– Carol Douglas (Midland International)-4
32 35 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-7
33 15 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10
34 19 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-14
35 22 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-12
36 26 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-8
37 29 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (MCA)-15
38 67 SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-2
39 65 PICK UP THE PIECES –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-3
40 50 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL (I Gave You the Best Years of My Life) –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 39 THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-6
49 36 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-15
56 40 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-13
71 37 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-9

POWER PLAYS

42 45 HEAVY FALLIN’ OUT –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10
43 53 GET DANCIN’ (Part 1) –•– Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (Chelsea)-5
44 54 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-4
45 49 FUNKY PRESIDENT (People It’s Bad) / COLDBLOODED –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
46 48 WITHOUT LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6
47 58 RUBY, BABY –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-5
48 61 BEST OF MY LOVE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-4
50 60 SHE’S GONE –•– Tavares (Capitol)-12

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — #9 DREAM –•– John Lennon (Apple)-1
74 — LOOK IN MY EYES PRETTY WOMAN –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-1
75 — BLACK WATER –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1
79 — YOUR BULLDOG DRINKS CHAMPAGNE –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-1
85 — HAPPY PEOPLE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
86 — DAY TRIPPER –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1
87 — CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1
88 — DON’T CHA LOVE IT –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-1
89 — TO THE DOOR OF THE SUN (Alle Porte Del Sole) –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-1
90 — HOPPY, GENE AND ME –•– Roy Rogers (20th Century)-1
94 — GEE BABY –•– Peter Shelley (Bell)-1
95 — WORDS (Are Impossible) –•– Marge Joseph (Atlantic)-1
97 — CHRISTMAS DREAM –•– Perry Como (RCA)-1
98 — MS. GRACE –•– The Tymes (RCA)-1

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