AMERICAN TOP 40-REPLAY- WEEK OF MAY 11, 1974

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The America Top 40 replay today on the 70’s on 7- from the week of May 11, 1974- not a bad week-  some great tunes and some turkey’s but more good than bad. I don’t know how there was a Top 40 in 1974 that had no Osmonds or Tony Orlando and Dawn-but the Jackson 5 make it.  Two of my boys are on the countdown too- Paul and Ringo.

1 1 THE LOCO-MOTION –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)  B-
2 6 THE STREAK –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5 (2)  C
3 5 DANCING MACHINE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (3) B
4 11 THE ENTERTAINER –•– Marvin Hamlisch (MCA)-8 (4) C
5 3 BENNIE AND THE JETS –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (1) A
6 9 THE SHOW MUST GO ON –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (6) B
7 8 TUBULAR BELLS –•– Mike Oldfield (Virgin)-12 (7)B
8 2 TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) –•– MFSB Featuring the Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-11 (1)B
9 12 (I’ve Been) SEARCHIN’ SO LONG –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (9)B
10 15 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS –•– Maria Muldaur (Reprise)-12 (10)B

11 4 BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-13 (3)A
12 7 HOOKED ON A FEELING –•– Blue Swede (EMI)-13 (1) F
13 17 YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (13)A
14 22 BAND ON THE RUN –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-4 (14)A+
15 21 I WON’T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (15) B
16 14 COME AND GET YOUR LOVE –•– Redbone (Epic)-18 (5) A
17 13 OH MY MY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10 (5) A
18 10 JUST DON’T WANT TO BE LONELY –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-15 (10) A
19 23 HELP ME –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-9 (19)A
20 24 OH VERY YOUNG –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (20)A

21 27 DON’T YOU WORRY ‘BOUT A THING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (21)A
22 16 I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 (9)A-
23 32 FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (23) A
24 18 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-15 (10) A-
25 19 MY MISTAKE (Was To Love You) –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-12 (19) B
26 30 THE PAYBACK (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (26) B+
27 20 SUNSHINE ON MY SHOULDERS –•– John Denver (RCA)-16 (1) B
28 26 KEEP ON SINGING –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (15) C
29 39 MY GIRL BILL –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-4 (29) F
30 36 I’M IN LOVE –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (30) A-

31 35 MIGHTY MIGHTY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-10 (31)  B
32 28 SEASONS IN THE SUN –•– Terry Jacks (Bell)-18 (1) F
33 25 THE LORD’S PRAYER –•– Sister Janet Mead (A&M)-12 (4) C
34 41 LET’S GET MARRIED –•– Al Green (Hi)-7 (34) A
35 29 LET IT RIDE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-12 (23) B
36 46 SUNDOWN –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-5 (36) A
37 33 MOCKINGBIRD –•– Carly Simon and James Taylor (Elektra)-15 (5) B
38 57 BILLY, DON’T BE A HERO –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-4 (38) F
39 50 IF YOU LOVE ME (Let Me Know) –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (39) B
40 48 STANDING AT THE END OF THE LINE –•– Lobo (Big Tree} C-

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7 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40-REPLAY- WEEK OF MAY 11, 1974

    • Yes a pretty good 40 for 1974… have you done any of that beatles class yet? I need to get back with it haven’t looked at it in over a week…

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