Songs from the Year 1974

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This page lists the top songs of 1974 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1974 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1974.

The top ten song artists of 1974 were:

1:Elton John2:Terry Jacks3:Abba4:George McCrae5:Carl Douglas
6:The Rubettes7:Wings8:Bachman-Turner Overdrive9:Mud10:Paper Lace
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 1974 UK 1 - Aug 1974 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Nov 1974 (13 weeks), Holland 1 - Oct 1974 (15 weeks), France 1 - Sep 1974 (4 weeks), Austria 1 - Dec 1974 (8 weeks), Belgium 1 - Oct 1974 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1975 (6 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1974, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1974, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1974, Springbok 1 - Oct 1974 (19 weeks), France 1 for 1 week - Nov 1974, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1974, France (SNEP) 2 - Sep 1974 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Nov 1974 (15 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1974, Norway 3 - Oct 1974 (26 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), US BB 5 of 1974, Sweden 8 - Aug 1998 (2 weeks), POP 9 of 1974, Italy 10 of 1975, US CashBox 11 of 1975, Denmark 12 of 1974, Scrobulate 12 of disco, Brazil 13 of 1975, Australia 22 of 1974, US Radio 24 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), Germany 27 of the 1970s (peak 1 21 weeks), WABC NY 52 of 1975, DDD 69 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 78 of the 1970s (peak 1, 25 weeks, 748k sales estimated, 1974), OzNet 842, UKMIX 862, RYM 84 of 1974, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1974
2 Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun 1974 UK 1 - Mar 1974 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jan 1974 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Nov 1973 (17 weeks), France 1 - May 1974 (5 weeks), Austria 1 - Apr 1974 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1974 (23 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1974, Norway 1 - Apr 1974 (25 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1974 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Mar 1974 (6 months), Eire 1 for 1 week - Apr 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1974, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - May 1974, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1974, Australia Goset 1 - Apr 1974 (20 weeks), Springbok 1 - Apr 1974 (15 weeks), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Apr 1974, WABC NY 4 of 1974, US Radio 4 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - May 1974 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1974), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1974), Denmark 5 of 1974, Australia 5 of 1974, Holland 6 - Mar 1974 (13 weeks), South Africa 6 of 1974, US CashBox 9 of 1974, POP 19 of 1974, Germany 33 of the 1970s (peak 1 20 weeks), US BB 38 of 1974, DDD 65 of 1973, France (InfoDisc) 171 of the 1970s (peak 2, 22 weeks, 507k sales estimated, 1974), RYM 38 of 1973, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1974
3 Abba Waterloo 1974 UK 1 - Apr 1974 (9 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1974 (19 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1974 (23 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1974 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - May 1974 (5 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1974, Springbok 1 - May 1974 (16 weeks), France 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1974, Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1974, EuroVision Song Contest winner 1974 (for Sweden in Brighton), Holland 2 - Apr 1974 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Apr 1974 (3 months), Austria 2 - May 1974 (5 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1974, Canada 3 - Jun 1974 (13 weeks), France 5 - Apr 1974 (3 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Jun 1974 (17 weeks), Denmark 6 of 1974, Scrobulate 6 of swedish, DDD 8 of 1974, Record World 9 - 1974, Australia Goset 10 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), South Africa 14 of 1974, POP 23 of 1974, D.Marsh 37 of 1974, Germany 49 of the 1970s (peak 1 22 weeks), Italy 51 of 1974, Europe 55 of the 1970s (1974), US Radio 80 of 1974 (peak 6 7 weeks), WABC NY 81 of 1974, US CashBox 84 of 1974, OzNet 413, Acclaimed 1016 (1974), RYM 33 of 1974, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1974
4 George McCrae Rock Your Baby 1974 UK 1 - Jun 1974 (14 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Holland 1 - Aug 1974 (18 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 1974 (7 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1974 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Sep 1974 (28 weeks), Belgium 1 - Aug 1974 (15 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1975 (6 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1974, Germany 1 for 10 weeks - Aug 1974, Canada 2 - Jun 1974 (15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Aug 1974 (23 weeks), WABC NY 3 of 1974, France (SNEP) 3 - Aug 1974 (3 months), France 4 - Aug 1974 (3 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1975), DDD 4 of 1974, Switzerland 7 of 1974, Germany 7 of the 1970s (peak 1 26 weeks), D.Marsh 8 of 1974, Italy 11 of 1974, Denmark 17 of 1974, Brazil 18 of 1974, Australia 20 of 1974, RIANZ 34 - May 1975 (1 week), Australia Goset 37 - Aug 1974 (1 week), US CashBox 40 of 1974, US Radio 40 of 1974 (peak 1 7 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 123 of the 1970s (peak 1, 26 weeks, 463k sales estimated, 1974), UKMIX 690, Acclaimed 807 (1974), RYM 39 of 1974, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1974
5 Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet 1974 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Sep 1974 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1974, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Dec 1974, Springbok 1 - Dec 1974 (20 weeks), Germany 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1975, South Africa 1 of 1975, UK 2 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1975 (5 months), Holland 3 - Nov 1974 (9 weeks), Austria 3 - Jan 1975 (5 weeks), DDD 3 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1974), France 5 - Dec 1974 (3 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Jan 1975 (10 weeks), Belgium 6 - Dec 1974 (9 weeks), Norway 7 - Mar 1975 (8 weeks), D.Marsh 7 of 1974, RIANZ 25 - May 1975 (2 weeks), WABC NY 36 of 1974, US Radio 38 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), POP 49 of 1974, TheQ 50, Europe 80 of the 1970s (1974), nuTsie 89 of 1970s, Germany 91 of the 1970s (peak 1 18 weeks), OzNet 429, Acclaimed 1201 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1975), RYM 30 of 1974
6 The Rubettes Sugar Baby Love 1974 UK 1 - May 1974 (10 weeks), Holland 1 - Jun 1974 (15 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jul 1974 (4 months), Austria 1 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1974 (20 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1974 (15 weeks), Germany 1 - Jun 1974 (6 months), Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1974, Norway 2 - Jun 1974 (21 weeks), Springbok 2 - Jul 1974 (12 weeks), Switzerland 3 of 1974, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1974), Denmark 9 of 1974, Australia Goset 9 - Jul 1974 (5 weeks), Italy 12 of 1974, Germany 19 of the 1970s (peak 1 22 weeks), Australia 21 of 1974, Record World 24 - 1974, Canada 26 - Aug 1974 (3 weeks), US Billboard 37 - Jul 1974 (10 weeks), DDD 89 of 1974, France (InfoDisc) 130 of the 1970s (peak 3, 22 weeks, 731k sales estimated, 1974), OzNet 671, RYM 105 of 1974
7 Steve Miller Band The Joker 1974 UK 1 - Aug 1990 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Oct 1973 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Holland 1 - Oct 1973 (19 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1990, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - May 1991, Canada 2 - Dec 1973 (12 weeks), Norway 2 - Nov 1990 (12 weeks), Belgium 4 - Oct 1990 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1974), Switzerland 5 - Oct 1990 (20 weeks), Austria 6 - Oct 1990 (5 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1991 (3 months), Australia Goset 7 - Feb 1974 (14 weeks), France 8 - Dec 1973 (2 weeks), US CashBox 10 of 1974, Poland 11 - Sep 1990 (11 weeks), DDD 13 of 1973, US Radio 14 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), US BB 21 of 1974, WABC NY 31 of 1974, POP 33 of 1974, Scrobulate 62 of 70s, Virgin 84, TheQ 297, Germany 399 of the 1990s (peak 7 11 weeks), OzNet 561, Acclaimed 1721 (1973), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1990), RYM 61 of 1973
8 The Hollies The Air That I Breathe 1974 France 1 - Jul 1974 (5 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Apr 1974, Springbok 1 - May 1974 (16 weeks), UK 2 - Feb 1974 (13 weeks), Holland 2 - Feb 1974 (13 weeks), Belgium 2 - Mar 1974 (11 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - May 1974 (13 weeks), Austria 3 - Jun 1974 (4 weeks), Canada 4 - Jun 1974 (15 weeks), Germany 4 - Mar 1974 (6 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), Record World 5 - 1974, US Billboard 6 - Apr 1974 (21 weeks), South Africa 9 of 1974, Brazil 11 of 1974, POP 32 of 1974, DDD 33 of 1974, WABC NY 47 of 1974, US Radio 62 of 1974 (peak 6 7 weeks), US CashBox 66 of 1974, Scrobulate 85 of 70s, Germany 181 of the 1970s (peak 4 20 weeks), OzNet 965, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1974), RYM 16 of 1974
9 Barbra Streisand The Way We Were 1974 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1973 (23 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, US Radio 1 of 1974 (peak 1 11 weeks), Canada 1 - Jan 1974 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Feb 1974, Oscar in 1973 (film 'The Way We Were'), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1974), Golden Globe in 1973 (film 'The Way We Were'), Top Song of 1974 of the Billboard 50th list, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1997), US CashBox 5 of 1974, Australia Goset 6 - Apr 1974 (17 weeks), AFI 8, POP 8 of 1974, WABC NY 12 of 1974, US BB 18 of 1974, UK 31 - Mar 1974 (6 weeks), Brazil 54 of 1974, DDD 69 of 1973, Billboard 50th song 90, Italy 93 of 1974, RIAA 298, RYM 62 of 1974, NY Daily Love list 52
10 Paper Lace The Night Chicago Died 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Jul 1974 (15 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jul 1974 (14 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1974, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1974, Holland 2 - Jul 1974 (11 weeks), UK 3 - May 1974 (11 weeks), Springbok 3 - Aug 1974 (17 weeks), Austria 4 - Oct 1974 (5 weeks), Australia 4 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), Germany 5 - Jul 1974 (5 months), WABC NY 7 of 1974, France 7 - Jun 1974 (2 weeks), Denmark 8 of 1974, US CashBox 19 of 1974, US Radio 28 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), DDD 62 of 1974, Germany 214 of the 1970s (peak 3 18 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1974), RYM 53 of 1974
11 Eric Clapton I Shot the Sheriff 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Aug 1974 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1974, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1974, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1974), France 2 - Oct 1974 (5 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1974 (8 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 1974 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), Holland 5 - Aug 1974 (10 weeks), Germany 7 - Sep 1974 (3 months), UK 9 - Jul 1974 (11 weeks), Springbok 11 - Nov 1974 (10 weeks), WABC NY 13 of 1974, DDD 17 of 1974, Austria 19 - Nov 1974 (1 week), POP 30 of 1974, US BB 31 of 1974, D.Marsh 33 of 1974, US Radio 36 of 1974 (peak 1 7 weeks), RYM 83 of 1974
12 Wings Band On the Run 1974 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - May 1974 (13 weeks), France 1 - Oct 1974 (6 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1974, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1974, Springbok 2 - Jul 1974 (14 weeks), UK 3 - Jul 1974 (11 weeks), Holland 4 - Jun 1974 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1974), US Radio 15 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), Brazil 16 of 1974, Belgium 18 - Jul 1974 (3 weeks), D.Marsh 19 of 1974, South Africa 20 of 1974, DDD 23 of 1973, WABC NY 26 of 1974, US CashBox 37 of 1974, OzNet 59, TheQ 250, WXPN 844, RYM 1 of 1974
13 Hues Corporation Rock the Boat 1974 US Billboard 1 - May 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, WABC NY 1 of 1974, France 1 - Sep 1974 (4 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1974, Canada 2 - Jun 1974 (15 weeks), Belgium 4 - Aug 1974 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1974), Springbok 5 - Sep 1974 (13 weeks), UK 6 - Jul 1974 (10 weeks), Holland 6 - Jul 1974 (14 weeks), US BB 11 of 1974, Germany 11 - Aug 1974 (4 months), D.Marsh 20 of 1974, POP 22 of 1974, DDD 23 of 1974, US CashBox 27 of 1974, Italy 42 of 1975, US Radio 43 of 1974 (peak 1 7 weeks), Scrobulate 66 of disco, OzNet 964, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), RYM 104 of 1974
14 Love Unlimited Love's Theme 1974 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1973 (22 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, France 1 - Feb 1974 (6 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Feb 1974, Springbok 1 - Feb 1974 (17 weeks), Canada 2 - Jan 1974 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1974), Holland 6 - Mar 1974 (7 weeks), Brazil 8 of 1974, UK 10 - Feb 1974 (10 weeks), Belgium 10 - Mar 1974 (6 weeks), Australia Goset 10 - Mar 1974 (13 weeks), South Africa 10 of 1974, US Radio 11 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1974, WABC NY 24 of 1974, D.Marsh 38 of 1974, Italy 40 of 1974, DDD 40 of 1973, RYM 69 of 1973, NY Daily Love list 53
15 Suzi Quatro Devil Gate Drive 1974 UK 1 - Feb 1974 (11 weeks), Norway 1 - Mar 1974 (17 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Feb 1974, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - May 1974, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1974 (13 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Feb 1974 (10 weeks), Germany 2 - Feb 1974 (5 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1974), France 5 - Mar 1974 (6 weeks), Holland 7 - Mar 1974 (9 weeks), Australia 13 of 1974, Austria 14 - Mar 1974 (4 weeks), Belgium 20 - Mar 1974 (3 weeks), Italy 41 of 1974, Germany 193 of the 1970s (peak 2 15 weeks), OzNet 861, RYM 38 of 1974
16 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama 1974 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009 (1974), POP 1 of 1974, ASCAP song of 1974, DDD 2 of 1974, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2006), D.Marsh 4 of 1974, Canada 5 - Sep 1974 (10 weeks), France 6 - Oct 1974 (2 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Jul 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 8 - 1974, TheQ 8, US BB 16 of 1974, nuTsie 37 of 1970s, OzNet 43, UK 44 - Jan 2007 (31 weeks), Switzerland 51 - Jul 2008 (10 weeks), US CashBox 58 of 1974, Japan (Tokyo) 73 - Nov 1994 (4 weeks), US Radio 74 of 1974 (peak 8 8 weeks), Scrobulate 89 of rock, Acclaimed 332 (1974), WXPN 379, Rolling Stone 398, RYM 19 of 1974, Party 5 of 2007
17 MFSB TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) 1974 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Mar 1974 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1974, Switzerland 3 - Jun 1974 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1974), Germany 6 - May 1974 (5 months), Australia Goset 13 - May 1974 (12 weeks), Springbok 13 - Jun 1974 (7 weeks), US BB 14 of 1974, WABC NY 15 of 1974, US Radio 16 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1974, Austria 17 - Nov 1974 (1 week), D.Marsh 17 of 1974, Holland 20 - Mar 1974 (8 weeks), UK 22 - Apr 1974 (9 weeks), POP 24 of 1974, Italy 26 of 1974, DDD 38 of 1974, Germany 195 of the 1970s (peak 5 17 weeks), RYM 46 of 1974
18 The Three Degrees When Will I See You Again? 1974 UK 1 - Jul 1974 (16 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, US Billboard 2 - Sep 1974 (18 weeks), Belgium 2 - Apr 1974 (10 weeks), Springbok 2 - Oct 1974 (21 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), Canada 3 - Oct 1974 (14 weeks), Holland 4 - Mar 1974 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1974), France 6 - Sep 1974 (3 weeks), POP 18 of 1974, South Africa 19 of 1974, Australia 21 of 1975, D.Marsh 22 of 1974, US Radio 39 of 1974 (peak 2 8 weeks), WABC NY 43 of 1974, Japan (Tokyo) 90 - Nov 1989 (1 week), US CashBox 93 of 1975, UKMIX 538, Acclaimed 1977 (1974), RYM 18 of 1974
19 Marvin Hamlisch The Entertainer 1974 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1974, Canada 2 - Apr 1974 (14 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jul 1974 (19 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - May 1974 (15 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Mar 1974 (16 weeks), Record World 3 - 1974, Springbok 4 - Apr 1974 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1974), Norway 5 - Jul 1974 (16 weeks), Holland 6 - May 1974 (10 weeks), Switzerland 8 of 1974, Austria 11 - Oct 1974 (4 weeks), Australia 12 of 1974, Germany 17 - Sep 1974 (2 months), WABC NY 21 of 1974, Belgium 21 - Jul 1974 (3 weeks), UK 25 - Mar 1974 (13 weeks), US Radio 27 of 1974 (peak 3 9 weeks), US CashBox 45 of 1974, Italy 73 of 1974, RYM 46 of 1973
20 Ringo Starr You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful (And You're Mine) 1974 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1973 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Dec 1973 (12 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1974, Springbok 3 - Mar 1974 (11 weeks), UK 4 - Feb 1974 (10 weeks), Australia Goset 4 - May 1974 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1974), Belgium 5 - Mar 1974 (9 weeks), Norway 6 - Apr 1974 (5 weeks), Holland 8 - Feb 1974 (6 weeks), WABC NY 10 of 1974, France 10 - Mar 1974 (1 week), US Radio 17 of 1974 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 18 of 1974, Germany 24 - Jun 1974 (1 month), POP 34 of 1974, Italy 57 of 1974, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1974), RYM 103 of 1973
21 Charlie Rich The Most Beautiful Girl 1974 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1973 (22 weeks), Record World 1 - 1973, Canada 1 - Nov 1973 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1974 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1973, UK 2 - Feb 1974 (14 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1974, Holland 4 - Jan 1974 (11 weeks), France 4 - Mar 1974 (4 weeks), Australia Goset 4 - Dec 1973 (18 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1973), Norway 8 - Jul 1974 (5 weeks), Germany 22 - Jul 1974 (1 month), US Radio 37 of 1973 (peak 1 10 weeks), WABC NY 50 of 1974, DDD 76 of 1973
22 The Sweet Teenage Rampage 1974 Germany 1 - Jan 1974 (5 months), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1974, Germany 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1974, UK 2 - Jan 1974 (8 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jan 1974 (12 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1974 (12 weeks), France 6 - Mar 1974 (4 weeks), Belgium 7 - Feb 1974 (9 weeks), Holland 11 - Jan 1974 (7 weeks), Australia Goset 12 - Apr 1974 (11 weeks), Austria 16 - Mar 1974 (2 weeks), Scrobulate 42 of glam rock, Germany 80 of the 1970s (peak 1 16 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1974), RYM 25 of 1974
23 Elton John Bennie & the Jets 1974 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Mar 1974 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1974, US Radio 2 of 1974 (peak 1 11 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), Australia Goset 6 - May 1974 (15 weeks), France 7 - Dec 1976 (1 week), US CashBox 12 of 1974, DDD 12 of 1973, US BB 15 of 1974, WABC NY 19 of 1974, Brazil 24 of 1974, POP 26 of 1974, UK 37 - Sep 1976 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 47 of 70s, OzNet 692, Acclaimed 1258 (1973), RYM 35 of 1974, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
24 Barry White Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe 1974 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1974 (12 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, WABC NY 2 of 1974, Canada 2 - Sep 1974 (11 weeks), France 2 - Aug 1974 (3 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), POP 6 of 1974, UK 8 - Aug 1974 (12 weeks), US BB 8 of 1974, DDD 9 of 1974, Springbok 12 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), Holland 13 - Sep 1974 (6 weeks), Belgium 13 - Oct 1974 (5 weeks), Italy 36 of 1975, US CashBox 56 of 1974, US Radio 60 of 1974 (peak 1 6 weeks), Scrobulate 78 of soul, OzNet 482, Acclaimed 2487 (1974), RYM 34 of 1974, NY Daily Love list 55, Party 79 of 2007
25 Donny Osmond & Marie Osmond I'm Leaving it (All) Up to You 1974 Switzerland 1 - Oct 1974 (22 weeks), UK 2 - Aug 1974 (12 weeks), Canada 3 - Jul 1974 (14 weeks), Holland 3 - Sep 1974 (14 weeks), Belgium 3 - Sep 1974 (12 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Jul 1974 (15 weeks), Record World 4 - 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), Austria 6 - Dec 1974 (7 weeks), Germany 7 - Jan 1975 (5 months), Norway 9 - Oct 1974 (6 weeks), Switzerland 17 of 1975, US Radio 57 of 1974 (peak 4 7 weeks), US CashBox 74 of 1974, WABC NY 75 of 1974, Germany 363 of the 1970s (peak 4 14 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1974)
26 Grand Funk Railroad The Loco-Motion 1974 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1974 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Apr 1974 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1974, US BB 2 of 1974, POP 3 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1974), France 5 - May 1974 (1 week), Australia Goset 5 - Jun 1974 (12 weeks), Austria 7 - Aug 1974 (2 weeks), Germany 11 - Jun 1974 (3 months), US CashBox 13 of 1974, US Radio 20 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), WABC NY 25 of 1974, DDD 50 of 1974, Italy 95 of 1974, RYM 155 of 1974
27 Golden Earring Radar Love 1974 Holland 1 - Aug 1973 (13 weeks), Belgium 4 - Sep 1973 (13 weeks), UK 7 - Dec 1973 (16 weeks), Europe 7 of the 1970s (1973), Germany 8 - Jan 1974 (5 months), Record World 9 - 1974, Austria 10 - Feb 1974 (3 weeks), Canada 12 - Jul 1974 (8 weeks), US Billboard 13 - May 1974 (20 weeks), DDD 14 of 1973, US BB 26 of 1974, POP 37 of 1974, TheQ 88, US CashBox 97 of 1974, US Radio 122 of 1974 (peak 13 5 weeks), Belgium 226 of all time, Germany 323 of the 1970s (peak 5 18 weeks), OzNet 414, WXPN 486, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1974), RYM 22 of 1973
28 John Denver Annie's Song 1974 UK 1 - Aug 1974 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Jun 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jul 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1974), France 9 - Jul 1974 (1 week), Holland 10 - Feb 1976 (7 weeks), WABC NY 11 of 1974, Canada 11 - Jun 1974 (10 weeks), Springbok 11 - Sep 1974 (7 weeks), US Radio 22 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), US CashBox 25 of 1974, POP 46 of 1974, DDD 65 of 1974, UKMIX 763, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1974), RYM 76 of 1974
29 Paul Anka (You're) Having My Baby 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Jul 1974 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1974, France 2 - Aug 1974 (4 weeks), Belgium 3 - Oct 1974 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), UK 6 - Sep 1974 (10 weeks), Holland 13 - Oct 1974 (8 weeks), Australia 15 of 1974, WABC NY 16 of 1974, US Radio 19 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), Germany 22 - Dec 1974 (1 month), US CashBox 24 of 1974, POP 36 of 1974, RYM 166 of 1974
30 The Stylistics You Make Me Feel Brand New 1974 Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - May 1974 (13 weeks), UK 2 - Jul 1974 (14 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Mar 1974 (25 weeks), D.Marsh 3 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1974), WABC NY 5 of 1974, Brazil 5 of 1974, Springbok 6 - Feb 1975 (13 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1974, US Radio 7 of 1974 (peak 2 11 weeks), Holland 12 - Jun 1974 (7 weeks), Australia Goset 12 - Jun 1974 (9 weeks), Belgium 23 - Aug 1974 (1 week), DDD 30 of 1973, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1975), RYM 163 of 1974
31 Olivia Newton-John I Honestly Love You 1974 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1974 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Sep 1974 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1974, Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1974, Grammy in 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1974), Springbok 5 - Nov 1974 (10 weeks), France 8 - Nov 1974 (1 week), Australia 10 of 1974, WABC NY 14 of 1974, UK 22 - Oct 1974 (6 weeks), US Radio 35 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), US CashBox 62 of 1974, DDD 86 of 1974, RYM 64 of 1974
32 Mud Tiger Feet 1974 UK 1 - Jan 1974 (11 weeks), Holland 1 - Mar 1974 (15 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1974 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1974, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1974), Switzerland 5 - Mar 1974 (10 weeks), Austria 6 - Mar 1974 (4 weeks), Germany 7 - Feb 1974 (4 months), Norway 10 - Apr 1974 (2 weeks), Australia Goset 35 - Jul 1974 (3 weeks), Germany 386 of the 1970s (peak 6 11 weeks), RYM 44 of 1973
33 Wings Jet 1974 Canada 1 - Mar 1974 (13 weeks), France 3 - Jun 1974 (4 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1974), Record World 5 - 1974, D.Marsh 5 of 1974, UK 7 - Mar 1974 (9 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Feb 1974 (14 weeks), Germany 8 - Apr 1974 (4 months), Springbok 8 - May 1974 (8 weeks), Norway 9 - Apr 1974 (10 weeks), Holland 11 - Mar 1974 (8 weeks), Belgium 20 - Apr 1974 (4 weeks), DDD 36 of 1973, WABC NY 73 of 1974, US CashBox 77 of 1974, US Radio 81 of 1974 (peak 7 7 weeks), Acclaimed 756 (1973), OzNet 811, RYM 6 of 1974
34 Queen Killer Queen 1974 UK 2 - Oct 1974 (12 weeks), Holland 3 - Dec 1974 (11 weeks), Norway 4 - Jan 1975 (16 weeks), Belgium 4 - Dec 1974 (9 weeks), France 10 - Nov 1974 (1 week), Austria 10 - Jan 1975 (4 weeks), Record World 11 - 1975, US Billboard 12 - Feb 1975 (19 weeks), Germany 13 - Jan 1975 (3 months), DDD 13 of 1974, US BB 36 of 1975, POP 40 of 1975, Europe 54 of the 1970s (1974), Scrobulate 92 of rock, US Radio 111 of 1975 (peak 12 5 weeks), OzNet 359, TheQ 399, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1974), RYM 3 of 1974
35 Ray Stevens The Streak 1974 UK 1 - May 1974 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Apr 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Apr 1974 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1974, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1974, Australia Goset 4 - Jun 1974 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), US Radio 5 of 1974 (peak 1 11 weeks), WABC NY 9 of 1974, Australia 17 of 1974, US CashBox 29 of 1974, DDD 97 of 1974, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1974)
36 Blue Swede Hooked On a Feeling 1974 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, France 1 - Jun 1974 (5 weeks), Australia Goset 3 - May 1974 (16 weeks), Canada 4 - Mar 1974 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), Springbok 7 - May 1974 (11 weeks), POP 7 of 1974, US BB 12 of 1974, US Radio 12 of 1974 (peak 1 9 weeks), Belgium 12 - May 1974 (3 weeks), WABC NY 20 of 1974, Holland 26 - Mar 1974 (4 weeks), US CashBox 34 of 1974, DDD 109 of 1973
37 Alvin Stardust My Coo-Ca-Choo 1974 Australia 1 of 1974, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Mar 1974, Australia Goset 1 - Jan 1974 (21 weeks), UK 2 - Nov 1973 (21 weeks), Austria 2 - Feb 1974 (4 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jan 1974 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - Feb 1974 (9 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1974), Germany 6 - Jan 1974 (5 months), Holland 12 - Mar 1974 (6 weeks), Germany 285 of the 1970s (peak 3 15 weeks), UKMIX 424, RYM 133 of 1973
38 Neil Diamond Long Fellow Serenade 1974 Switzerland 1 - Jan 1975 (15 weeks), Springbok 1 - Dec 1974 (16 weeks), Record World 4 - 1974, Belgium 4 - Nov 1974 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1975 (5 months), US Billboard 5 - Oct 1974 (15 weeks), Canada 6 - Nov 1974 (9 weeks), Holland 6 - Oct 1974 (10 weeks), Switzerland 9 of 1975, South Africa 14 of 1975, RIANZ 29 - May 1975 (2 weeks), WABC NY 69 of 1974, US Radio 82 of 1974 (peak 5 5 weeks), Germany 155 of the 1970s (peak 2 18 weeks)
39 Elton John Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds 1974 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1974 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1975, Canada 1 - Dec 1974 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1975), France 9 - Dec 1974 (1 week), UK 10 - Nov 1974 (10 weeks), RIANZ 11 - May 1975 (7 weeks), WABC NY 37 of 1975, US CashBox 48 of 1975, US Radio 49 of 1975 (peak 1 7 weeks), Brazil 51 of 1975, DDD 85 of 1974, OzNet 463, RYM 145 of 1974
40 Elton John Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me 1974 Record World 1 - 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1974, US Billboard 2 - Jun 1974 (15 weeks), Grammy in 1974 (Nominated), Canada 4 - Jul 1974 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), Brazil 7 of 1974, UK 16 - Jun 1974 (8 weeks), Holland 24 - Jul 1974 (4 weeks), POP 28 of 1974, DDD 36 of 1974, WABC NY 37 of 1974, US CashBox 51 of 1974, US Radio 52 of 1974 (peak 2 6 weeks), RYM 47 of 1974
41 Gordon Lightfoot Sundown 1974 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1974, Springbok 1 - Jul 1974 (12 weeks), Canada 4 - Apr 1974 (17 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1974), US Radio 9 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), Australia Goset 15 - Jul 1974 (5 weeks), Holland 16 - Aug 1974 (6 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1974, WABC NY 32 of 1974, UK 33 - Aug 1974 (7 weeks), DDD 35 of 1974, RYM 59 of 1974
42 Lynyrd Skynyrd Freebird 1974 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1973), DDD 1 of 1973, Scrobulate 2 of southern rock, nuTsie 16 of 1970s, US Billboard 19 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), POP 20 of 1975, UK 21 - Dec 1979 (21 weeks), US BB 22 of 1975, Record World 33 - 1975, TheQ 60, DMDB 64 (1974), Vinyl Surrender 82 (1973), WXPN 144, US Radio 154 of 1975 (peak 19 2 weeks), RIAA 173, Rolling Stone 191, Acclaimed 201 (1973), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1982), RYM 24 of 1974, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
43 Andy Kim Rock Me Gently 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1974 (18 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1974, UK 2 - Aug 1974 (12 weeks), Canada 2 - May 1974 (14 weeks), France 3 - Jan 1975 (2 weeks), Springbok 3 - Sep 1974 (15 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1974), Record World 5 - 1974, Belgium 25 - Nov 1974 (2 weeks), US Radio 31 of 1974 (peak 1 9 weeks), WABC NY 39 of 1974, DDD 57 of 1974, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1975)
44 Roberta Flack Feel Like Making Love 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1974 (16 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1974, Canada 2 - Jul 1974 (13 weeks), Grammy in 1974 (Nominated), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), France 10 - Nov 1974 (1 week), US Radio 26 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), WABC NY 28 of 1974, Holland 29 - Aug 1974 (5 weeks), US CashBox 33 of 1974, UK 34 - Aug 1974 (7 weeks), DDD 95 of 1974, RYM 117 of 1974, NY Daily Love list 54
45 Cher Dark Lady 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1974 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Feb 1974 (10 weeks), Record World 3 - 1974, France 4 - May 1974 (4 weeks), Springbok 4 - May 1974 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), Norway 10 - Jun 1974 (1 week), Belgium 15 - Mar 1974 (5 weeks), Holland 17 - Jan 1974 (6 weeks), Australia Goset 23 - Apr 1974 (8 weeks), US CashBox 26 of 1974, WABC NY 27 of 1974, UK 36 - Feb 1974 (4 weeks), US Radio 37 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks)
46 Steely Dan Rikki Don't Lose That Number 1974 France 1 - Aug 1974 (5 weeks), US Billboard 4 - May 1974 (19 weeks), Record World 5 - 1974, Canada 6 - Jun 1974 (12 weeks), DDD 16 of 1974, Holland 19 - Jun 1974 (5 weeks), D.Marsh 21 of 1974, US BB 35 of 1974, US CashBox 46 of 1974, UK 58 - Mar 1979 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 59 of soft rock, WABC NY 65 of 1974, US Radio 68 of 1974 (peak 4 7 weeks), POP 73 of 1974, OzNet 502, Acclaimed 948 (1974), RYM 5 of 1974
47 Harry Chapin Cat's in the Cradle 1974 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1974 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2011 (1974), Canada 3 - Nov 1974 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1974), France 5 - Jan 1975 (3 weeks), US BB 10 of 1974, DDD 24 of 1974, US CashBox 35 of 1975, US Radio 49 of 1974 (peak 1 6 weeks), WABC NY 74 of 1975, OzNet 81, RIAA 186, RYM 113 of 1974
48 Stevie Wonder Living For the City 1974 D.Marsh 2 of 1974, Record World 5 - 1974, DDD 5 of 1973, US Billboard 8 - Nov 1973 (17 weeks), France 10 - Dec 1973 (1 week), Canada 13 - Jan 1974 (8 weeks), UK 15 - Jan 1974 (9 weeks), Germany 28 - Mar 1974 (1 month), POP 31 of 1974, nuTsie 36 of 1970s, Scrobulate 58 of soul, US CashBox 71 of 1974, US Radio 77 of 1974 (peak 8 8 weeks), WABC NY 96 of 1974, Rolling Stone 104, Acclaimed 356 (1973), WXPN 450, RYM 6 of 1973, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
49 Hot Chocolate Emma 1974 UK 3 - Mar 1974 (10 weeks), Holland 3 - May 1974 (13 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jun 1974 (11 weeks), Springbok 3 - May 1974 (11 weeks), Record World 4 - 1975, France 6 - May 1974 (2 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Feb 1975 (14 weeks), Canada 11 - Apr 1975 (6 weeks), Australia Goset 14 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), Germany 25 - Jun 1974 (2 months), DDD 70 of 1974, US CashBox 87 of 1975, US Radio 98 of 1975 (peak 8 6 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1974), RYM 55 of 1974
50 Three Dog Night The Show Must Go On 1974 Record World 1 - 1974, France 1 - Jul 1974 (4 weeks), Canada 3 - Mar 1974 (14 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Mar 1974 (19 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1974), Holland 7 - May 1974 (9 weeks), Germany 17 - Jun 1974 (2 months), Belgium 20 - Jun 1974 (5 weeks), WABC NY 46 of 1974, US Radio 54 of 1974 (peak 4 9 weeks), US CashBox 63 of 1974, RYM 188 of 1974
51 John Denver Sunshine On My Shoulders 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Mar 1974, Canada 3 - Mar 1974 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), US CashBox 6 of 1974, France 8 - Jun 1974 (1 week), US Radio 21 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), WABC NY 23 of 1974, Brazil 37 of 1974, RYM 156 of 1974
52 Elton John The Bitch is Back 1974 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1974, Canada 2 - Sep 1974 (13 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Sep 1974 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1995), Record World 6 - 1974, UK 15 - Sep 1974 (7 weeks), US BB 17 of 1974, Holland 26 - Oct 1974 (5 weeks), D.Marsh 35 of 1974, US Radio 56 of 1974 (peak 4 7 weeks), DDD 58 of 1974, POP 59 of 1974, WABC NY 71 of 1974, OzNet 862, Acclaimed 2358 (1974), RYM 100 of 1974
53 Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods Billy, Don't Be a Hero 1974 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1974 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - May 1974 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1974), US BB 13 of 1974, US Radio 13 of 1974 (peak 1 9 weeks), WABC NY 18 of 1974, Belgium 24 - Jun 1974 (1 week), US CashBox 30 of 1974, POP 56 of 1974
54 Dionne Warwick & The Detroit Spinners Then Came You 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1974), US Radio 6 of 1974 (peak 1 11 weeks), D.Marsh 6 of 1974, Canada 7 - Sep 1974 (10 weeks), France 7 - Jun 1975 (3 weeks), WABC NY 17 of 1974, UK 29 - Oct 1974 (6 weeks), US BB 32 of 1974, DDD 34 of 1974, US CashBox 41 of 1974, POP 58 of 1974, RYM 124 of 1974, NY Daily Love list 56
55 Mocedades Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) 1974 Canada 2 - Mar 1974 (10 weeks), Holland 3 - Apr 1973 (11 weeks), Norway 8 - Jul 1973 (8 weeks), Belgium 8 - May 1973 (8 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Jan 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 9 - 1974, Brazil 23 of 1974, Germany 24 - May 1973 (2 months), Australia Goset 29 - May 1974 (5 weeks), WABC NY 64 of 1974, US CashBox 79 of 1974, US Radio 91 of 1974 (peak 9 7 weeks), RYM 111 of 1973
56 The Rubettes Juke Box Jive 1974 Belgium 1 - Dec 1974 (11 weeks), Holland 2 - Dec 1974 (10 weeks), UK 3 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), France (SNEP) 5 - Mar 1975 (3 months), Germany 5 - Jan 1975 (5 months), Austria 8 - Feb 1975 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 56 of the 1970s (peak 1, 22 weeks, 551k sales estimated, 1975), Germany 199 of the 1970s (peak 4 19 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1974), RYM 185 of 1974
57 Mud Lonely This Christmas 1974 UK 1 - Nov 1974 (10 weeks), Holland 1 - Nov 1974 (9 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1974 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1975, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1975), France 5 - Dec 1974 (1 week), Scrobulate 35 of christmas, RYM 157 of 1974
58 John Lennon Whatever Gets You Thru the Night 1974 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1974 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 2 - Oct 1974 (11 weeks), Springbok 15 - Dec 1974 (8 weeks), Holland 25 - Oct 1974 (4 weeks), D.Marsh 29 of 1974, US BB 34 of 1974, UK 36 - Oct 1974 (4 weeks), WABC NY 45 of 1974, POP 54 of 1974, Italy 60 of 1974, US Radio 65 of 1974 (peak 1 6 weeks), DDD 78 of 1974, RYM 44 of 1974
59 Paper Lace Billy, Don't Be a Hero 1974 UK 1 - Feb 1974 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Apr 1974, Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1974, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1974 (13 weeks), Australia 2 of 1974, France 3 - Apr 1974 (4 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1974), Belgium 25 - May 1974 (1 week), US Billboard 96 - Apr 1974 (3 weeks)
60 Redbone Come & Get Your Love 1974 US CashBox 2 of 1974, France 3 - Feb 1974 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1974), US Billboard 5 - Jan 1974 (23 weeks), Record World 8 - 1974, Canada 10 - Feb 1974 (11 weeks), POP 15 of 1974, D.Marsh 18 of 1974, Belgium 19 - Mar 1974 (1 week), Holland 22 - Feb 1974 (4 weeks), US BB 33 of 1974, US Radio 34 of 1974 (peak 5 10 weeks), WABC NY 44 of 1974, DDD 62 of 1973
61 Stevie Wonder & The Jackson 5 You Haven't Done Nothin' 1974 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1974 (16 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1974, US Radio 8 of 1974 (peak 1 11 weeks), D.Marsh 10 of 1974, US CashBox 11 of 1974, DDD 21 of 1974, Canada 22 - Oct 1974 (5 weeks), Holland 28 - Oct 1974 (4 weeks), UK 30 - Oct 1974 (5 weeks), WABC NY 35 of 1974, Acclaimed 1487 (1974), RYM 110 of 1974
62 Cat Stevens Another Saturday Night 1974 Canada 1 - Aug 1974 (10 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1974, US Billboard 6 - Aug 1974 (14 weeks), US BB 9 of 1974, Record World 11 - 1974, Springbok 13 - Dec 1974 (6 weeks), UK 19 - Aug 1974 (8 weeks), Belgium 24 - Oct 1974 (2 weeks), Holland 27 - Sep 1974 (5 weeks), POP 47 of 1974, US CashBox 83 of 1974, US Radio 85 of 1974 (peak 6 5 weeks), WABC NY 98 of 1974, RYM 81 of 1974
63 Slade Everyday 1974 France 2 - Jun 1974 (5 weeks), UK 3 - Apr 1974 (7 weeks), Norway 3 - May 1974 (19 weeks), Holland 4 - May 1974 (9 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Jun 1974 (9 weeks), Austria 13 - Jun 1974 (2 weeks), Belgium 17 - May 1974 (4 weeks), Australia Goset 20 - Jun 1974 (12 weeks), Germany 22 - Apr 1974 (2 months), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1974), RYM 96 of 1974
64 Nazareth This Flight Tonight 1974 Germany 1 for 1 week - Apr 1974, Austria 2 - Mar 1974 (6 weeks), France 3 - Dec 1973 (4 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1974 (6 months), Switzerland 5 - Apr 1974 (12 weeks), UK 11 - Oct 1973 (13 weeks), TheQ 78, Germany 158 of the 1970s (peak 1 18 weeks), RYM 75 of 1973
65 The Sweet The Six Teens 1974 Germany 4 - Jul 1974 (5 months), France 6 - Sep 1974 (3 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Aug 1974 (7 weeks), Holland 7 - Jul 1974 (12 weeks), Norway 7 - Aug 1974 (3 weeks), UK 9 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), Austria 9 - Sep 1974 (1 week), Denmark 14 of 1974, Belgium 14 - Aug 1974 (7 weeks), Germany 146 of the 1970s (peak 4 17 weeks), RYM 57 of 1974
66 Barry White Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up 1974 France 1 - Jan 1974 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1974), Belgium 5 - Mar 1974 (5 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Oct 1973 (18 weeks), Record World 9 - 1973, Holland 9 - Feb 1974 (7 weeks), UK 14 - Jan 1974 (11 weeks), Australia Goset 16 - Mar 1974 (16 weeks), DDD 34 of 1973, US Radio 66 of 1974 (peak 7 10 weeks), WABC NY 86 of 1974, US CashBox 89 of 1974
67 Sparks This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us 1974 France 1 - Jun 1974 (6 weeks), UK 2 - May 1974 (10 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jun 1974 (11 weeks), Holland 5 - May 1974 (10 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Jul 1974 (7 weeks), Germany 15 - Aug 1974 (2 months), DDD 52 of 1974, Acclaimed 678 (1974), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1974), RYM 2 of 1974
68 David Bowie Rebel Rebel 1974 UK 5 - Feb 1974 (7 weeks), France 5 - Apr 1974 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 7 of glam rock, Norway 9 - Apr 1974 (3 weeks), Holland 12 - Mar 1974 (6 weeks), DDD 12 of 1974, Australia Goset 18 - May 1974 (15 weeks), Belgium 24 - Mar 1974 (3 weeks), US BB 29 of 1974, POP 44 of 1974, US Billboard 64 - Jun 1974 (8 weeks), WXPN 126, TheQ 461, Acclaimed 1261 (1974), RYM 7 of 1974
69 The Jackson 5 Dancing Machine 1974 Record World 1 - 1974, US Billboard 2 - Mar 1974 (22 weeks), US Radio 3 of 1974 (peak 2 13 weeks), Canada 5 - Apr 1974 (8 weeks), US BB 6 of 1974, France 6 - Jun 1974 (5 weeks), WABC NY 8 of 1974, POP 20 of 1974, US CashBox 52 of 1974, DDD 53 of 1974, Brazil 68 of 1974
70 First Class Beach Baby 1974 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1974, US Billboard 4 - Jul 1974 (17 weeks), Canada 4 - Sep 1974 (11 weeks), Springbok 8 - Jan 1975 (9 weeks), UK 13 - Jun 1974 (10 weeks), Record World 16 - 1974, Holland 17 - Aug 1974 (4 weeks), Belgium 25 - Sep 1974 (3 weeks), POP 27 of 1974, D.Marsh 40 of 1974, WABC NY 49 of 1974, US CashBox 53 of 1974, DDD 76 of 1974, US Radio 78 of 1974 (peak 4 6 weeks)
71 Billy Joel Piano Man 1974 Scrobulate 3 of soft rock, US BB 4 of 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 2005), POP 5 of 1974, DDD 7 of 1973, Canada 9 - Mar 1974 (11 weeks), Record World 19 - 1974, US Billboard 25 - Feb 1974 (14 weeks), OzNet 63, nuTsie 73 of 1970s, Europe 74 of the 1970s (1975), RIAA 141, WXPN 178, Rolling Stone 421, Acclaimed 786 (1973), RYM 14 of 1973, Party 156 of 2007
72 The Rolling Stones It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) 1974 Norway 8 - Sep 1974 (5 weeks), UK 10 - Aug 1974 (7 weeks), France 10 - Sep 1974 (1 week), Record World 11 - 1974, US Billboard 16 - Aug 1974 (10 weeks), Canada 16 - Aug 1974 (6 weeks), D.Marsh 16 of 1974, Holland 17 - Aug 1974 (5 weeks), DDD 20 of 1974, US BB 24 of 1974, POP 35 of 1974, US Radio 137 of 1974 (peak 16 3 weeks), TheQ 146, OzNet 728, Acclaimed 1628 (1974), RYM 52 of 1974
73 The O'Jays For The Love of Money 1974 France 1 - Jul 1974 (5 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1974), Record World 7 - 1974, US Billboard 9 - Apr 1974 (16 weeks), POP 11 of 1974, Canada 14 - May 1974 (8 weeks), Holland 20 - Jun 1974 (5 weeks), US BB 22 of 1974, D.Marsh 39 of 1974, DDD 59 of 1973, US Radio 97 of 1974 (peak 9 6 weeks), Acclaimed 2400 (1973)
74 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Takin' Care of Business 1974 US BB 1 of 1974, Canada 1 - Jun 1974 (15 weeks), POP 2 of 1974, US Billboard 12 - May 1974 (20 weeks), Record World 12 - 1974, DDD 19 of 1973, US CashBox 67 of 1974, TheQ 71, WABC NY 83 of 1974, US Radio 121 of 1974 (peak 12 5 weeks), OzNet 906, Acclaimed 1736 (1974), RYM 134 of 1974, Party 140 of 1999
75 Charles Aznavour She 1974 UK 1 - Jun 1974 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jul 1974, Belgium 7 - Aug 1974 (12 weeks), Holland 18 - Aug 1974 (8 weeks), Austria 19 - Oct 1974 (1 week), Scrobulate 35 of uk, Brazil 48 of 1974, UKMIX 786, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1974), RYM 65 of 1974
76 Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) 1974 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1973 (21 weeks), Record World 4 - 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1974), France 7 - May 1974 (2 weeks), UK 26 - Feb 1974 (8 weeks), DDD 26 of 1973, US Radio 30 of 1974 (peak 3 11 weeks), D.Marsh 32 of 1974, Brazil 41 of 1974, WABC NY 56 of 1974, US CashBox 59 of 1974, Acclaimed 2032 (1973), RYM 128 of 1985
77 George McCrae I Can't Leave You Alone 1974 Germany 3 - Jan 1975 (5 months), Holland 4 - Oct 1974 (10 weeks), Belgium 5 - Oct 1974 (12 weeks), UK 9 - Oct 1974 (9 weeks), France 9 - Nov 1974 (1 week), Springbok 10 - Jan 1975 (9 weeks), Austria 11 - Feb 1975 (2 weeks), US Billboard 50 - Oct 1974 (6 weeks), Italy 60 of 1975, Germany 173 of the 1970s (peak 3 17 weeks)
78 Bobby Vinton My Melody Of Love 1974 Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1974, US Billboard 3 - Sep 1974 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1974), Belgium 11 - Nov 1974 (5 weeks), WABC NY 34 of 1974, US Radio 55 of 1974 (peak 3 7 weeks), POP 66 of 1974
79 Billy Preston Nothing From Nothing 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 3 - Aug 1974 (12 weeks), France 3 - Sep 1974 (4 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1974), US Radio 10 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1974, WABC NY 29 of 1974, DDD 64 of 1974, RYM 63 of 1974
80 Michael Holm Tranen lugen nicht 1974 Germany 1 - Jan 1975 (6 months), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Dec 1974, Austria 2 - Dec 1974 (6 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Dec 1974 (9 weeks), Germany 16 of the 1970s (peak 1 25 weeks)
81 Helen Reddy Angie Baby 1974 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1974 (17 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 2 - Dec 1974 (10 weeks), France 4 - Dec 1974 (3 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1975), UK 5 - Jan 1975 (10 weeks), US Radio 46 of 1974 (peak 1 8 weeks), US CashBox 68 of 1975, WABC NY 82 of 1974
82 Abba Honey, Honey 1974 Germany 2 - Jul 1974 (5 months), Austria 4 - Sep 1974 (2 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Aug 1974 (12 weeks), Belgium 12 - Aug 1974 (10 weeks), Holland 16 - Dec 1974 (6 weeks), Norway 16 - Aug 2008 (2 weeks), US Billboard 27 - Sep 1974 (10 weeks), Germany 58 of the 1970s (peak 2 20 weeks), RYM 58 of 1974
83 Carole King Jazzman 1974 Record World 1 - 1974, France 1 - Mar 1975 (4 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Aug 1974 (16 weeks), Canada 7 - Oct 1974 (11 weeks), POP 29 of 1974, US BB 36 of 1974, WABC NY 48 of 1974, US Radio 51 of 1974 (peak 2 8 weeks), DDD 84 of 1974
84 Brownsville Station Smokin' in the Boys' Room 1974 US Billboard 3 - Oct 1973 (19 weeks), Canada 3 - Dec 1973 (13 weeks), Record World 4 - 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1974), France 7 - May 1974 (1 week), Australia Goset 9 - Mar 1974 (13 weeks), UK 27 - Mar 1974 (6 weeks), WABC NY 30 of 1974, US BB 40 of 1974, POP 41 of 1974, US CashBox 47 of 1974, US Radio 53 of 1974 (peak 3 7 weeks), RYM 156 of 1973
85 Mike Oldfield Mike Oldfield's single (Theme From 'Tubular Bells') 1974 France 2 - May 1974 (5 weeks), Record World 5 - 1974, US Billboard 7 - Feb 1974 (16 weeks), Australia Goset 15 - Jun 1974 (12 weeks), UK 31 - Jul 1974 (6 weeks), Poland 39 - May 2003 (7 weeks), US CashBox 76 of 1974, Scrobulate 84 of new age, WABC NY 89 of 1974, DDD 92 of 1973, US Radio 95 of 1974 (peak 7 6 weeks), Acclaimed 2451 (1973), RYM 22 of 1974
86 The Rubettes Tonight 1974 Belgium 2 - Aug 1974 (9 weeks), France (SNEP) 4 - Nov 1974 (3 months), Germany 5 - Aug 1974 (3 months), Holland 6 - Aug 1974 (8 weeks), Norway 9 - Sep 1974 (1 week), UK 12 - Jul 1974 (9 weeks), Austria 13 - Oct 1974 (4 weeks), Germany 300 of the 1970s (peak 4 11 weeks)
87 Leo Sayer Long Tall Glasses (I Can Dance) 1974 Holland 1 - Nov 1974 (10 weeks), Belgium 2 - Nov 1974 (12 weeks), UK 4 - Sep 1974 (9 weeks), Record World 8 - 1975, US Billboard 9 - Feb 1975 (15 weeks), France 10 - Nov 1974 (1 week), POP 33 of 1975, US Radio 106 of 1975 (peak 9 6 weeks), RYM 170 of 1974
88 Maria Muldaur Midnight At the Oasis 1974 Grammy in 1974 (Nominated), Canada 4 - May 1974 (12 weeks), France 4 - Jul 1974 (2 weeks), Record World 5 - 1974, US Billboard 6 - Feb 1974 (24 weeks), UK 21 - Jun 1974 (8 weeks), Australia Goset 22 - Aug 1974 (3 weeks), US CashBox 42 of 1974, POP 48 of 1974, US Radio 50 of 1974 (peak 6 8 weeks), WABC NY 58 of 1974, DDD 106 of 1973, RYM 121 of 1973
89 Albert Hammond I'm A Train 1974 Switzerland 3 - Apr 1974 (15 weeks), Germany 3 - Apr 1974 (4 months), Holland 6 - Mar 1974 (10 weeks), Norway 7 - May 1974 (8 weeks), Belgium 10 - Apr 1974 (9 weeks), Canada 11 - Apr 1974 (8 weeks), Record World 25 - 1974, US Billboard 31 - Mar 1974 (12 weeks), Germany 252 of the 1970s (peak 2 14 weeks)
90 Kool & The Gang Jungle Boogie 1974 US Billboard 4 - Dec 1973 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1974), Record World 5 - 1974, US BB 7 of 1974, POP 10 of 1974, Scrobulate 14 of funk, Brazil 21 of 1974, US Radio 29 of 1974 (peak 4 11 weeks), WABC NY 57 of 1974, DDD 74 of 1973, US CashBox 91 of 1974, RYM 21 of 1974
91 Alvin Stardust Jealous Mind 1974 UK 1 - Feb 1974 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1974, Belgium 8 - Apr 1974 (8 weeks), Germany 9 - Mar 1974 (4 months), France 10 - Apr 1974 (1 week), Austria 10 - May 1974 (2 weeks), Australia Goset 26 - Jun 1974 (10 weeks), Germany 397 of the 1970s (peak 5 13 weeks)
92 Slade Far, Far Away 1974 Norway 1 - Nov 1974 (24 weeks), UK 2 - Oct 1974 (6 weeks), France 3 - Dec 1974 (3 weeks), Germany 13 - Jun 1993 (4 months), Holland 15 - Nov 1974 (8 weeks), Belgium 20 - Nov 1974 (5 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1974), RYM 28 of 1974
93 Jim Stafford Spiders & Snakes 1974 Canada 1 - Feb 1974 (13 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Feb 1974, US Billboard 3 - Nov 1973 (23 weeks), Record World 4 - 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1974), UK 14 - Apr 1974 (8 weeks), Australia Goset 14 - Feb 1974 (18 weeks), US CashBox 15 of 1974, US Radio 32 of 1974 (peak 3 9 weeks), WABC NY 53 of 1974
94 Blue Magic Sideshow 1974 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1974), Record World 5 - 1974, US Billboard 8 - May 1974 (21 weeks), France 10 - Aug 1974 (1 week), Canada 17 - Aug 1974 (7 weeks), Brazil 25 of 1974, D.Marsh 27 of 1974, DDD 29 of 1974, WABC NY 40 of 1974, US Radio 59 of 1974 (peak 8 10 weeks), US CashBox 73 of 1974
95 Ralph McTell Streets of London 1974 Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1975, UK 2 - Dec 1974 (12 weeks), Holland 9 - Apr 1972 (8 weeks), Germany 9 - Feb 1975 (4 months), France 10 - Mar 1975 (1 week), Austria 11 - Apr 1975 (2 weeks), Belgium 22 - Jun 1972 (6 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1975), RYM 165 of 1974
96 Vicky Leandros Theo wir fahr'n nach Lodz 1974 Germany 1 for 1 week - Jul 1974, Germany 2 - Jun 1974 (5 months), Switzerland 5 - Jul 1974 (11 weeks), Holland 12 - May 1974 (9 weeks), Austria 15 - Sep 1974 (2 weeks), Germany 48 of the 1970s (peak 1 22 weeks)
97 Elton John Candle in the Wind 1974 Australia Goset 6 - May 1974 (15 weeks), France 8 - Apr 1974 (1 week), UK 11 - Mar 1974 (9 weeks), DDD 29 of 1973, Europe 52 of the 1970s (1973), OzNet 75, US Radio 85 of 1988 (peak 6 6 weeks), Scrobulate 87 of soft rock, Belgium 249 of all time, RIAA 325, Rolling Stone 347, Acclaimed 1139 (1973), RYM 35 of 1974
98 Al Wilson Show & Tell 1974 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1973 (22 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1974, Record World 1 - 1974, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1973), Canada 6 - Jan 1974 (9 weeks), US Radio 18 of 1974 (peak 1 10 weeks), DDD 47 of 1973, WABC NY 51 of 1974
99 Dolly Parton Jolene 1974 France 1 - Feb 1974 (4 weeks), Springbok 3 - Mar 1974 (12 weeks), UK 7 - May 1976 (12 weeks), Scrobulate 9 of country, Sweden 16 - Jun 2008 (2 weeks), DDD 41 of 1973, US Billboard 60 - Jan 1974 (8 weeks), Rolling Stone 217, Acclaimed 462 (1973), RYM 54 of 1976
100 Cats Be My Day 1974 Holland 1 - Apr 1974 (15 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1974 (15 weeks), Germany 5 - May 1974 (5 months), Austria 12 - Jul 1974 (4 weeks), Germany 256 of the 1970s (peak 4 16 weeks)

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28 Oct 2012

y viva espana song

i really like these listing, I wonder how sylvia's song y viva espana is not in the top 100 for 1974 when this song was a massive hit and is still a very popular song?

"Y Viva Espana" by Sylvia Vrethammar entered the UK charts in Aug 1974 and peaked at number 4, it also made it to position 822 on the UKMIX list. However it was not a hit in any other country, to make it to the top 100 for 1974 it would have to reached higher or been a hit in more locations.

The folowing songs are also not high enough to make the list:

The Drifters "Kissin' in the Back Row of The Movies": Number 1 in New Zealand; Number 2 in the UK; top 10 in South Africa and Belgium; top 20 in Holland, Denmark and Germany

Jim Croce "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song": Top 10 in USA, Canada and France

Carly Simon & James Taylor "Mockingbird": Top 10 in Canada, USA, and Australia

Gladys Knight & The Pips "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me": Top 10 in USA, UK and Canada

Lena Zavaroni "Ma (He's Making Eyes At Me)": Top 10 in South Africa, Austria and UK; also charted in Belgium and USA


26 Feb 2012

I Can Help

Shouldn't this one be in 1974?

The year indicated is the year that the song was a hit (not its release). This is worked out by looking at the dates in the contributing charts. The song is in 12 charts as 1974 and 14 as 1975, so the year assigned is 1975.

Even in the US (which was the earliest chart date) it spent some weeks of 1975 in the charts, in most countries it didn't enter the charts until that year.

The selection of the chart year rather than the release date is deliberate, not only does that better match what most people expect but it also makes it easier to calculate the date.


12 Jul 2011

Ondrej Pour - Jim Croce

Good evening! Excuse me again, but I think, that Jim Croce's recording "I Have To Say I Love You in a love song" is the same as "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" (official name of this song). Could you put it together, please?

On Top40.nl they sometimes have a little mistake...

Regards, O. Pour

Normally we'd be a little wary of claiming that any title is the "official name" of a song, it is common for record companies to have different titles and even credit songs to different artists in other countries.

However on this occasion the simplest explination is, as you suggest, that the title was wrong on the Dutch site. We have fixed the entry, thanks for the correction.