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US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd December, 1973

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 22nd, 1973

Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here.

Make sure to also check the 1973’s Top 40 Singles here.

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-13 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD –•– Elton John (MCA)-9
3 5 TIME IN A BOTTLE –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6
4 7 LEAVE ME ALONE (Ruby Red Dress) –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8
5 6 HELLO IT’S ME –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-12
6 9 THE JOKER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-10
7 3 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12
8 4 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13
9 10 IF YOU’RE READY (Come Go With Me) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9
10 14 NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9

11 16 SHOW AND TELL –•– Al Wilson (Rocky Road)-10
12 22 SMOKIN’ IN THE BOY’S ROOM –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-9
13 8 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-12
14 17 ROCKIN’ ROLL BABY –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10
15 19 LIVING FOR THE CITY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7
16 18 MY MUSIC –•– Loggins and Messina (Columbia)-8
17 12 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-13
18 26 I’VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5
19 20 MIND GAMES –•– John Lennon (Apple)-7
20 24 HELEN WHEELS –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-5

21 11 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14
22 28 D’YER MAK’ER –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-10
23 15 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-17
24 31 LET ME BE THERE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6
25 21 COME GET TO THIS –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8
26 35 UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
27 33 ME AND BABY BROTHER –•– War (United Artists)-7
28 23 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-16
29 13 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-18
30 25 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12

31 39 ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT / WHEN I FALL IN LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (Kolob)-5
32 27 WHO’S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Bell)-7
33 50 LOVE’S THEME –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-4
34 29 LET ME SERENADE YOU –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9
35 55 THE WAY WE WERE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5
36 57 LIVIN’ FOR YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-3
37 30 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-15
38 42 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-17
39 40 SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-8
40 46 TELL HER SHE’S LOVELY –•– El Chicano (MCA)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

42 36 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-12
47 37 CORAZON –•– Carole King (Ode)-9
51 34 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-11
52 38 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-38
53 32 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 49 SISTER MARY ELEPHANT (Shudd-Up) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-5
43 45 PAINTED LADIES –•– Ian Thomas (Janus)-9
44 54 WALK LIKE A MAN –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-5
45 47 THIS TIME I’M GONE FOR GOOD –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Dunhill)-6
46 56 SPIDERS AND SNAKES –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7
48 52 I FOUND SUNSHINE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6
49 59 AMERICAN TUNE –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4
50 75 YOU’RE SIXTEEN –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1
72 — JOY (Part 1) –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1
85 — MIDINIGHT RIDER –•– Gregg Allman (Capricorn)-1
86 — LET YOUR HAIR DOWN –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
95 — RAISED ON ROBBERY –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1
96 — PLEASE, DADDY –•– John Denver (RCA)-1
98 — TRYING TO HOLD ON TO MY WOMAN –•– Lamont Dozier (ABC)-1
99 — WANG DANG DOOBLE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-1
100 — LAST KISS –•– J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers (Virgo)-16

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