AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY ON THE 70’S ON 7- WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 1974

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American Top 40 replay this week is from the week of August 17, 1974

1 2 THE NIGHT CHICAGO DIED –•– Paper Lace (Mercury)-10 (1 week at #1) (1) A-
2 1 FEEL LIKE MAKIN’ LOVE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9 (1) B-
3 13 (You’re) HAVING MY BABY –•– Paul Anka (with Odia Coates) (United Artists)-7 (3) F
4 10 TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD –•– Rufus (ABC)-10 (4) A
5 5 PLEASE COME TO BOSTON –•– Dave Loggins (Epic)-12 (5) B
6 6 CALL ON ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (6)B
7 7 WATERLOO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-12 (7) A
8 9 WILDWOOD WEED –•– Jim Stafford (MGM)-7 (8) D
9 19 I’M LEAVING IT (All) UP TO YOU –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-7 (9) D-
10 8 SIDESHOW –•– Blue Magic (Atco)-14 (8) A

11 11 KEEP ON SMILIN’ –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-13 (11) A
12 12 TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-14 (12)A
13 23 I SHOT THE SHERIFF –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-6 (13) A
14 18 SHININ’ ON –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-6 (14) C
15 20 ROCK ME GENTLY –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-9 (15) B-
16 16 SURE AS I’M SITTIN’ HERE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (16) C
17 21 YOU AND ME AGAINST THE WORLD –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (17) C+
18 3 ANNIE’S SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-12 (1) B
19 4 DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME –•– Elton John (MCA)-9 (2) A-
20 25 RUB IT IN –•– Billy “Crash” Craddock (ABC)-8 (20) C

21 29 THEN CAME YOU –•– Dionne Warwick and Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (21) A
22 28 WILD THING –•– Fancy (Big Tree)-10 (22) C
23 24 HANG ON IN THERE BABY –•– Johnny Bristol (MGM)-8 (23) C
24 14 ROCK AND ROLL HEAVEN –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-13 (3) D-
25 31 NOTHING FROM NOTHING –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6 (25) A
26 39 CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOUR LOVE, BABE –•– Barry White (20th Century)-3 (26) B+
27 15 RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-15 (4) A
28 22 RADAR LOVE –•– Golden Earring (Track)-15 (13) A-
29 32 MY THANG –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9 (29) B+
30 36 CLAP FOR THE WOLFMAN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (30) C

31 17 THE AIR THAT I BREATHE –•– The Hollies (Epic)-18 (6) A+
32 51 YOU HAVEN’T DONE NOTHIN’ –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (32) A+
33 33 RIVER’S RISIN’ –•– Edgar Winter (Epic)-5 (33) B
34 79 IT’S ONLY ROCK ‘N ROLL (But I Like It) –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (34) A+
35 37 HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8 (35) B-
36 26 ROCK YOUR BABY –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-12 (1) C
37 27 ROCK THE BOAT –•– The Hues Corporation (RCA)-13 (1) C
38 47 LET’S PUT IT ALL TOGETHER –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (38) C
39 44 TIME FOR LIVIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7 (39) B
40 50 BEACH BABY –•– First Class (UK)-5 (40) A

8 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY ON THE 70’S ON 7- WEEK OF AUGUST 17, 1974

  1. 5 “rock” songs in the list. That has to be some kind of record. There were some danged good songs and some real bottom of the barrels in this list. Forgot about that song Sideshow until seeing it in your list.

    • Agree with you that the songs are a real mixture. I was looking for songs which have stood the test of time. For me the song which particularly stands out in that respect is ‘Rikki Don’t Lose That Number’. You reminded me I was really into Donald Fagan for a while. I actually bought Nightfly. I also got into Rosie Vela. She worked extensively with Donald Fagen for a while. I bought Zazu and loved it. I thing Rosie ‘s talent was not truly appreciated. She was perhaps ahead of her time.

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