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RECORD WORLD (USA) MAGAZINE'S (BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1974 PDF Print E-mail
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Mar 26, 2017 at 12:24 AM

RECORD WORLD (USA) MAGAZINE'S (BARRY KOWAL) TOP SINGLES OF 1974

The Way We Were

No. Song-Artist-Peak Month
  1 THE WAY WE WERE-BARBRA STREISAND-FEBRUARY 622 
  2 YOU HAVEN'T DONE NOTHIN'-STEVIE WONDER-November 568 
  3 SEASONS IN THE SUN-TERRY JACKS-February 500 
  4 THE JOKER-THE STEVE MILLER BAND-January 484 
  5 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)-MFSB-April 480 
  6 BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT YOU GOT-WILLIAM DEVAUGHN-July 462 
  7 THE STREAK-RAY STEVENS-May 454 
  8 DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME-Elton John-August 452 
  9 NOTHING FROM NOTHING-Billy Preston-October 438 
 10 LOVE'S THEME-The Love Unlimited Orchestra-February 436 
 11 Time In A Bottle-Jim Croce-January 436 
 12 Cat's In The Cradle-Harry Chapin-December 434 
 13 Junior's Farm-Paul McCartney & Wings-December 434 
 14 The Show Must Go On-Three Dog Night-May 432 
 15 Bennie And The Jets-Elton John-March 430 
 16 Kung Fu Fighting-Carl Douglas-December 428 
 17 I Can Help-Billy Swan-November 424 
 18 Hooked On A Feeling-Blue Swede-April 422 
 19 Rock The Boat-The Hues Corporation-July 416 
 20 You're Sixteen-Ringo Starr-January 414 
 21 Sundown-Gordon Lightfoot-June 406 
 22 Boogie Down-Eddie Kendricks-March 406 
 23 Then Came You-Dionne Warwick & The Spinners-October 406 
 24 You Make Me Feel Brand New-The Stylistics-June 406 
 25 Show And Tell-Al Wilson-January 404 
 26 Angie Baby-Helen Reddy-December 398 
 27 I Honestly Love You-Olivia Newton-John-September 396 
 28 (You're) Having My Baby-Paul Anka with Odia Coates-August 396 
 29 Rock Your Baby-George McCrae-July 394 
 30 When Will I See You Again-The Three Degrees-December 394 
 31 Rock And Roll Heaven-The Righteous Brothers-August 382 
 32 I Shot The Sheriff-Eric Clapton-September 380 
 33 Rock Me Gently-Andy Kim-September 376 
 34 Billy, Don't Be A Hero-Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods-June 376 
 35 Jazzman-Carole King-October 376 
 36 Rock On-David Essex-March 372 
 37 Feel Like Makin' Love-Roberta Flack-August 370 
 38 Annie's Song-John Denver-July 366 
 39 Spiders And Snakes-Jim Stafford-March 366 
 40 Sunshine On My Shoulders-John Denver-March 358 
 41 The Loco-motion-Grand Funk-May 354 
 42 Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me-Gladys Knight & The Pips-April 352 
 43 Band On The Run-Paul McCartney & Wings-June 352 
 44 Dark Lady-Cher-March 342 
 45 Smokin' In The Boy's Room-Brownsville Station-January 336 
 46 The Night Chicago Died-Paper Lace-August 334 
 47 Helen Wheels-Paul McCartney & Wings-January 328 
 48 Longfellow Serenade-Neil Diamond-November 328 
 49 Until You Come Back To Me-Aretha Franklin-February 326 
 50 I've Got To Use My Imagination-Gladys Knight & The Pips-January 324 
 51 The Entertainer-Marvin Hamlisch-May 320 
 52 Sideshow-Blue Magic-August 318 
 53 You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet-Bachman-Turner Overdrive-November 314 
 54 Living For The City-Stevie Wonder-January 314 
 55 My Melody Of Love-Bobby Vinton-November 306 
 56 Mockingbird-Carly Simon & James Taylor-March 296 
 57 Sally G-Paul McCartney & Wings-December 288 
 58 Dancing Machine-The Jackson 5-May 286 
 59 The Air That I Breathe-The Hollies-July 284 
 60 If You Love Me (Let Me Know)-Olivia Newton-John-July 282 
 61 Midnight At The Oasis-Maria Muldaur-June 282 
 62 Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe-Barry White-September 282 
 63 Let Me Be There-Olivia Newton-John-February 278 
 64 Do It ('til You're Satisfied)-B.T. Express-December 272 
 65 Americans-Byron MacGregor-February 268 
 66 Hang On In There Baby-Johnny Bristol-September 268 
 67 For The Love Of Money-The O'Jays-June 264 
 68 Just Don't Want To Be Lonely-The Main Ingredient-May 262 
 69 Can't Get Enough-Bad Company-October 260 
 70 Tell Me Something Good-Rufus-August 254 
 71 Wildwood Weed-Jim Stafford-August 246 
 72 Jet-Paul McCartney & Wings-March 244 
 73 I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You-Donny & Marie Osmond-September 242 
 74 Whatever Gets You Thru The Night-John Lennon/The Plastic Ono Band-November 232 
 75 Never My Love-Blue Swede-October 230 
 76 The Bitch Is Back-Elton John-November 228 
 77 Jungle Boogie-Kool & The Gang-March 228 
 78 Rikki Don't Lose That Number-Steely Dan-August 226 
 79 Please Come To Boston-Dave Loggins-August 224 
 80 (I've Been) Searchin' So Long-Chicago-May 222 
 81 Help Me-Joni Mitchell-June 218 
 82 Put Your Hands Together-The O'Jays-March 216 
 83 I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song-Jim Croce-May 214 
 84 Sweet Home Alabama-Lynyrd Skynyrd-October 208 
 85 Back Home Again-John Denver-November 208 
 86 Waterloo-Abba-August 202 
 87 Earache My Eye (Featuring Alice Bowie)-Cheech & Chong-October 200 
 88 Stop And Smell The Roses-Mac Davis-October 196 
 89 The Lord's Prayer-Sister Janet Mead-April 190 
 90 Tubular Bells-Mike Oldfield-May 190 
 91 Oh My My-Ringo Starr-April 186 
 92 Hollywood Swinging-Kool & The Gang-July 178 
 93 Tin Man-America-November 174 
 94 Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up-Barry White-January 170 
 95 Come And Get Your Love-Redbone-April 168 
 96 Last Time I Saw Him-Diana Ross-March 166 
 97 Keep On Singing-Helen Reddy-April 164 
 98 Sha-la-la (Make Me Happy)-Al Green-November 164 
 99 Lookin' For A Love-Bobby Womack-April 164 
100 I Won't Last A Day Without You-Carpenters-May 162 
101 You And Me Against The World-Helen Reddy-September 160 
102 Everlasting Love-Carl Carlton-November 158 
103 Love Me For A Reason-The Osmonds-November 158 
104 Haven't Got Time For The Pain-Carly Simon-June 158 
105 My Girl Bill-Jim Stafford-June 156 
106 Do It Baby-The Miracles-November 154 
107 Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing-Stevie Wonder-May 148 
108 Clap For The Wolfman-The Guess Who-October 148 
109 Takin' Care Of Business-Bachman-Turner Overdrive-August 142 
110 On And On-Gladys Knight & The Pips-July 130 
111 Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)-Reunion-November 124 
112 Eres Tu (Touch The Wind)-Mocedades-March 124 
113 You Won't See Me-Anne Murray-July 124 
114 Radar Love-Golden Earring-August 122 
115 You Got The Love-Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan-December 122 
116 A Very Special Love Song-Charlie Rich-April 118 
117 It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)-The Rolling Stones-September 116 
118 Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)-Tony Orlando & Dawn-October 116 
119 Call On Me-Chicago-August 114 
120 After The Goldrush-Prelude-November 110 
121 I've Got The Music In Me-The Kiki Dee Band-December 104 
122 Me And Baby Brother-War-January 102 
123 Another Saturday Night-Cat Stevens-October 78 
124 Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)-The Rolling Stones-February 78 
125 Keep On Smilin'-Wet Willie-August 74 
126 Wishing You Were Here-Chicago-December 72 
127 I'm Coming Home-The Spinners-June 68 
128 Who Do You Think You Are-Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods-September 34 
129 I Love-Tom T. Hall-March 34 
130 Love Song-Anne Murray-March 34 

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