Top 100 Songs of 1974


These are the top 100 songs of 1974. Within the top 100, there are a total of 79 different bands or artists.

There are five acts with the most entries. Each of these acts has a total of three entries in the top songs of 1974:

  • Elton John
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips
  • Jim Stafford
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Paul McCartney and Wings

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

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Top Songs of 1974

1

The Way We Were

Barbra Streisand

2

Seasons in the Sun

Terry Jacks

3

Love’s Theme

Love Unlimited Orchestra

4

Come and Get Your Love

Redbone

5

Dancing Machine

The Jackson 5

6

The Loco-Motion

Grand Funk Railroad

7

TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)

MFSB

8

The Streak

Ray Stevens

9

Bennie and the Jets

Elton John

10

One Hell of a Woman

Mac Davis

11

Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)

Aretha Franklin

12

Jungle Boogie

Kool & the Gang

13

Midnight at the Oasis

Maria Muldaur

14

You Make Me Feel Brand New

The Stylistics

15

Show and Tell

Al Wilson

16

Spiders and Snakes

Jim Stafford

17

Rock On

David Essex

18

Sunshine on My Shoulders

John Denver

19

Sideshow

Blue Magic

20

Hooked on a Feeling

Blue Swede

21

Billy Don’t Be a Hero

Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods

22

Band on the Run

Paul McCartney and Wings

23

The Most Beautiful Girl

Charlie Rich

24

Time in a Bottle

Jim Croce

25

Annie’s Song

John Denver

26

Let Me Be There

Olivia Newton-John

27

Sundown

Gordon Lightfoot

28

(You’re) Having My Baby

Paul Anka

29

Rock Me Gently

Andy Kim

30

Boogie Down

Eddie Kendricks

31

You’re Sixteen

Ringo Starr

32

If You Love Me (Let Me Know)

Olivia Newton-John

33

Dark Lady

Cher

34

Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Gladys Knight & the Pips

35

Feel Like Makin’ Love

Roberta Flack

36

Just Don’t Want to Be Lonely

The Main Ingredient

37

Nothing from Nothing

Billy Preston

38

Rock Your Baby

George McCrae

39

Top of the World

The Carpenters

40

The Joker

Steve Miller Band

41

I’ve Got to Use My Imagination

Gladys Knight & the Pips

42

The Show Must Go On

Three Dog Night

43

Rock the Boat

The Hues Corporation

44

Smokin’ in the Boys Room

Brownsville Station

45

Living for the City

Stevie Wonder

46

The Night Chicago Died

Paper Lace

47

Then Came You

Dionne Warwick & The Spinners

48

The Entertainer

Marvin Hamlisch

49

Waterloo

ABBA

50

The Air That I Breathe

The Hollies

51

Rikki Don’t Lose That Number

Steely Dan

52

Mockingbird

Carly Simon & James Taylor

53

Help Me

Joni Mitchell

54

You Won’t See Me

Anne Murray

55

Never, Never Gonna Give You Up

Barry White

56

Tell Me Something Good

Rufus & Chaka Khan

57

You and Me Against the World

Helen Reddy

58

Rock and Roll Heaven

The Righteous Brothers

59

Hollywood Swinging

Kool & the Gang

60

Be Thankful for What You Got

William DeVaughn

61

Hang on in There Baby

Johnny Bristol

62

Eres tú

Mocedades

63

Takin’ Care of Business

Bachman-Turner Overdrive

64

Radar Love

Golden Earring

65

Please Come to Boston

Dave Loggins

66

Keep On Smilin’

Wet Willie

67

Lookin’ for a Love

Bobby Womack

68

Put Your Hands Together

The O’Jays

69

On and On

Gladys Knight & the Pips

70

Oh Very Young

Cat Stevens

71

Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)

Helen Reddy

72

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John

73

(I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long

Chicago

74

Oh My My

Ringo Starr

75

For the Love of Money

The O’Jays

76

I Shot the Sheriff

Eric Clapton

77

Jet

Paul McCartney and Wings

78

Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me

Elton John

79

Tubular Bells

Mike Oldfield

80

A Love Song

Anne Murray

81

I’m Leaving It Up to You

Donny and Marie Osmond

82

Hello It’s Me

Todd Rundgren

83

I Love

Tom T. Hall

84

Clap for the Wolfman

The Guess Who featuring Wolfman Jack

85

I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song

Jim Croce

86

The Lord’s Prayer

Sister Janet Mead

87

Trying To Hold On To My Woman

Lamont Dozier

88

Don’t You Worry ’bout a Thing

Stevie Wonder

89

A Very Special Love Song

Charlie Rich

90

My Girl Bill

Jim Stafford

91

Helen Wheels

Paul McCartney and Wings

92

My Mistake (Was to Love You)

Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye

93

Wildwood Weed

Jim Stafford

94

Beach Baby

The First Class

95

Me and Baby Brother

War

96

Rockin’ Roll Baby

The Stylistics

97

I Honestly Love You

Olivia Newton-John

98

Call on Me

Chicago

99

Wild Thing

Fancy

100

Mighty Love

The Spinners