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Ranking All 36 #1 Hits From 1974- there were 37 #1 hits in 1974 -36 different ones- with “The Way We Were” holding the top spot on two different occasions. It was almost impossible to rank these- not many really stand out to me- it wasn’t a great year for #1’s in my opinion. A lot middle of the road stuff.

  • 36.-[You’re } Having My Baby”- Paul Anka and Odia Coates
  • 35. “Seasons In The Sun”- Terry Jacks
  • 34. “Kung Fu Fighting”- Carl Douglas
  • 33. “The Streak”- Ray Stevens
  • 32- “Billy, Don’t Be A Hero”- Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods
  • 31. “Hooked On A Feeling”- Blue Swede
  • 30. “Love’s Theme”- Love Unlimited Orchestra
  • 29. “Rock The Boat”- The Hues Corporation
  • 28. “Dark Lady”- Cher
  • 27. “The Joker”- Steve Miller Band
  • 26. “The Way We Were”- Barbra Streisand
  • 25. “Rock Your Baby”- George McCrea
  • 24: “Feel Like Makin’ Love”- Roberta Flack
  • 23. “The Loco-Motion”- Grand Funk
  • 22. “Sunshine On My Shoulders”- John Denver
  • 21. “Rock Me Gently”- Andy Kim
  • 20. “I Honestly Love You”- Olivia Newton-John
  • 19. “Angie Baby”- Helen Reddy
  • 18. “You’re Sixteen” Ringo Starr
  • 17- “Annie’s Song”- John Denver
  • 16-“The Night Chicago Died”- Paper Lace
  • 15-“Cat’s In The Cradle”- Harry Chapin
  • 14-“I Can Help”- Billy Swan
  • 13-“TSOP [The Sound of Philadelphia}- MFSB and The Three Degrees
  • 12-Then Came You”- Dionne Warwick and The Spinners
  • 11-“Nothing From Nothing”- Billy Preston
  • 10-“Can’t Get Enough of Your Love,Babe”- Barry White
  • 9- “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”- Bachman-Turner Overdrive
  • 8- “Sundown”- Gordon Lightfoot
  • 7- “Show and Tell”- Al Wilson
  • 6-“Time In A Bottle” -Jim Croce
  • 5- “I Shot The Sheriff”- Eric Clapton
  • 4-“Bennie And The Jets”- Elton John
  • 3- “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night”- John Lennon
  • 2-“You Haven’t Done Nothin'”- Stevie Wonder
  • 1- “Band On The Run”- Paul McCartney and Wings

4 responses to “RANKING ALL 36 #1 HITS FROM 1974

  1. I think 1974 is actually a good year for #1’s (a few like “Billy Don’t Be a Hero,” “The Streak,” and “(You’re) Having My Baby” aside), but you did give low ratings to some of my favorites from the year (“The Joker,” “Love’s Theme”) so we differ in taste.

    1975 is a lot worse than 1974. It’s the only year of the 70s where none of the #1’s are songs that I ever feel like listening to regularly.

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