AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- 1974 YEAR END COUNTDOWN #100 TO #51

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Every year Casey Kasem would do the countdown of the 100 Top Singles of the past year at the end of December-beginning of January. As I recall it took two weeks. This week on The 70’s on 7 the year was 1974 and #100 to #51 was covered. Next week will be #50 to #1.

  • 51. Rikki Don’t Lose that Number – Steely Dan A+
  • 52. Mockingbird – Carly Simon and James Taylor B-
  • 53. Help Me – Joni Mitchell A+
  • 54. You Won’t See Me – Anne Murray B+
  • 55. Never, Never Gonna Give You Up – Barry White A
  • 56. Tell Me Something Good – Rufus A+
  • 57. You and Me Against the World – Helen Reddy D
  • 58. Rock and Roll Heaven – The Righteous Brothers  D
  • 59. Hollywood Swinging – Kool and The Gang B-
  • 60. Be Thankful for What You Got – William Devaughn B
  • 61. Hang On In There Baby – Johnny Bristol  C
  • 62. Touch the Wind (Eres Tu) – Mocedades A
  • 63. Takin’ Care of Business – Bachman-Turner Overdrive B+
  • 64. Radar Love – Golden Earring B+
  • 65. Please Come to Boston – Dave Loggins C+
  • 66. Keep On Smilin’ – Wet Willie B
  • 67. Lookin’ for a Love – Bobby Womack B_
  • 68. Put Your Hands Together – The O’Jays B+
  • 69. On and On – Gladys Knight and The Pips A-
  • 70. Oh Very Young – Cat Stevens A+
  • 71. Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) – Helen Reddy C+
  • 72. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John A
  • 73. (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long – Chicago B-
  • 74. Oh My My – Ringo Starr A
  • 75. For the Love of Money – The O’Jays A
  • 76. I Shot the Sheriff – Eric Clapton A-
  • 77. Jet – Paul McCartney and Wings A+
  • 78. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me – Elton John B+
  • 79. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield B
  • 80. A Love Song – Anne Murray B
  • 81. I’m Leaving It (All) Up to You – Donny and Marie Osmond F
  • 82. Hello It’s Me – Todd Rundgren A+
  • 83. I Love – Tom T. Hall B
  • 84. Clap for the Wolfman – The Guess Who C
  • 85. The Lord’s Prayer – Sister Janet Mead C
  • 86. I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song- Jim Croce B+
  • 87. Trying To Hold On To My Woman – Lamont Dozier B-
  • 88. Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing – Stevie Wonder  A+
  • 89. A Very Special Love Song – Charlie Rich C
  • 90. My Girl Bill – Jim Stafford D
  • 91. Helen Wheels- Paul McCartney & Wings A+
  • 92. My Mistake [ Was To Love You}  Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye  B-
  • 93. Wildwood Weed – Jim Stafford  D
  • 94. Beach Baby – First Class C
  • 95. Me and Baby Brother – War B-
  • 96. Rockin’ Roll Baby – The Stylistics B
  • 97. I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John B
  • 98. Call On Me – Chicago  B
  • 99. Wild Thing – Fancy  D
  • 100. Mighty Love – The Spinners  B

6 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- 1974 YEAR END COUNTDOWN #100 TO #51

  1. A lot of classics on this one that still gets played…and then there is yet another version of Wild Thing. Never heard of Fancy and they had two top twenty hits somehow.

    • Some pretty good stuff and I don’t think 1974 when compared to many of the other years in that decade- a great year.

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