Top 100 Songs of 1973


These are the top 100 songs of 1973. Within the top 100, there are a total of 83 different bands or artists.

There are two acts with the most entries. Each of these acts has a total of three entries in the top songs of 1973:

  • Stevie Wonder
  • War

The song title is at the top in gray with the artist below in red.

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Top Songs of 1973

1

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree

Tony Orlando and Dawn

2

Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

Jim Croce

3

Killing Me Softly with His Song

Roberta Flack

4

Let’s Get It On

Marvin Gaye

5

My Love

Paul McCartney & Wings

6

Why Me

Kris Kristofferson

7

Crocodile Rock

Elton John

8

Will It Go Round in Circles

Billy Preston

9

You’re So Vain

Carly Simon

10

Touch Me in the Morning

Diana Ross

11

The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia

Vicki Lawrence

12

Playground in My Mind

Clint Holmes

13

Brother Louie

Stories

14

Delta Dawn

Helen Reddy

15

Me and Mrs. Jones

Billy Paul

16

Frankenstein

The Edgar Winter Group

17

Drift Away

Dobie Gray

18

Little Willy

Sweet

19

You Are the Sunshine of My Life

Stevie Wonder

20

Half-Breed

Cher

21

That Lady

The Isley Brothers

22

Pillow Talk

Sylvia

23

We’re an American Band

Grand Funk Railroad

24

Right Place Wrong Time

Dr. John

25

Wildflower

Skylark

26

Superstition

Stevie Wonder

27

Loves Me Like a Rock

Paul Simon

28

The Morning After

Maureen McGovern

29

Rocky Mountain High

John Denver

30

Stuck in the Middle with You

Stealers Wheel

31

Shambala

Three Dog Night

32

Love Train

The O’Jays

33

I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby

Barry White

34

Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose

Tony Orlando and Dawn

35

Keep on Truckin’

Eddie Kendricks

36

Danny’s Song

Anne Murray

37

Dancing in the Moonlight

King Harvest

38

Monster Mash

Bobby Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers

39

Natural High

Bloodstone

40

Diamond Girl

Seals and Crofts

41

Long Train Runnin’

The Doobie Brothers

42

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)

George Harrison

43

If You Want Me to Stay

Sly & the Family Stone

44

Daddy’s Home

Jermaine Jackson

45

Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)

Gladys Knight & the Pips

46

I’m Doin’ Fine Now

New York City

47

Could It Be I’m Falling in Love

The Spinners

48

Daniel

Elton John

49

Midnight Train to Georgia

Gladys Knight & the Pips

50

Smoke on the Water

Deep Purple

51

The Cover of the Rolling Stone

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

52

Behind Closed Doors

Charlie Rich

53

Your Mama Don’t Dance

Loggins and Messina

54

Feelin’ Stronger Every Day

Chicago

55

The Cisco Kid

War

56

Live and Let Die

Paul McCartney & Wings

57

Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?

Hurricane Smith

58

I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)

Johnnie Taylor

59

Sing

The Carpenters

60

Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)

The Four Tops

61

Dueling Banjos

Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell

62

Higher Ground

Stevie Wonder

63

Here I Am (Come and Take Me)

Al Green

64

My Maria

B.W. Stevenson

65

Superfly

Curtis Mayfield

66

ArizonaLast Song

Edward Bear

67

Get Down

Gilbert O’Sullivan

68

Reelin’ in the Years

Steely Dan

69

Hocus Pocus

Focus

70

Yesterday Once More

The Carpenters

71

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Bette Midler

72

Clair

Gilbert O’Sullivan

73

Do It Again

Steely Dan

74

Kodachrome

Paul Simon

75

Why Can’t We Live Together

Timmy Thomas

76

Do You Wanna Dance?

Bette Midler

77

So Very Hard to Go

Tower of Power

78

Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu

Johnny Rivers

79

Ramblin’ Man

The Allman Brothers Band

80

Masterpiece

The Temptations

81

Peaceful

Helen Reddy

82

One of a Kind (Love Affair)

The Spinners

83

Funny Face

Donna Fargo

84

Funky Worm

Ohio Players

85

Angie

The Rolling Stones

86

Jambalaya (On the Bayou)

Blue Ridge Rangers

87

Don’t Expect Me to Be Your Friend

Lobo

88

Break Up to Make Up

The Stylistics

89

Daisy a Day

Jud Strunk

90

Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)

Deodato

91

Stir It Up

Johnny Nash

92

Money

Pink Floyd

93

Gypsy Man

War

94

The World Is a Ghetto

War

95

Yes We Can Can

The Pointer Sisters

96

Free Ride

The Edgar Winter Group

97

Space Oddity

David Bowie

98

It Never Rains in Southern California

Albert Hammond

99

The Twelfth of Never

Donny Osmond

100

Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone

The Temptations