AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF OCTOBER 27, 1973

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American Top 40- The 70’s- Week of October 27, 1973. An outstanding week from 1973- 1/4TH of the songs I give an A+ my favorite of the bunch- is at #1 on this week.

1 5 MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 ANGIE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (1) B+
3 2 HALF-BREED –•– Cher (MCA)-13 (1) B
4 3 RAMBLIN’ MAN –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-10 (2)A+
5 7 KEEP ON TRUCKIN’ (Part 1) –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-10 (5) B
6 4 LET’S GET IT ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-16 (1)A+
7 10 PAPER ROSES –•– Marie Osmond (MGM)-7 (7) D
8 9 HEARTBEAT-IT’S A LOVEBEAT –•– The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco (20th Century)-8 (8) F
9 6 THAT LADY (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-16 (6) A+
10 8 HIGHER GROUND –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (4) A+

11 13 ALL I KNOW –•– Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (11) B
12 16 KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-9 (12)A+
13 11 YES WE CAN CAN –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-11 (11)B
14 12 WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND –•– Grand Funk (Capitol)-14 (1) A
15 20 SPACE RACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6 (15)B
16 14 LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK –•– Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) (Columbia)-13 (2) A+
17 15 BASKETBALL JONES FEATURING TYRONE SHOELACES –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-8 (15)A-
18 29 PHOTOGRAPH –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4 (18)A+
19 22 I GOT A NAME –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (19)A
20 26 YOU’RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME –•– Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye (Motown)-4 (20)B

21 21 WHY ME –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-30 (21) A+
22 28 JUST YOU ‘N’ ME –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (22) A
23 31 TOP OF THE WORLD –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (23) A
24 25 HURTS SO GOOD –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-8 (24) B-
25 27 SUMMER (The First Time) –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-10 (25)C
26 19 MY MARIA –•– B.W. Stevenson (RCA)-14 (9) A-
27 17 FREE RIDE –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-12 (14) A
28 30 WE MAY NEVER PASS THIS WAY (Again) –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6 (28) A-
29 32 FUNKY STUFF –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-8 (29) B
30 33 JESSE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6 (30) B

31 18 CHINA GROVE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (15)B
32 37 THE LOVE I LOST (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-5 (32)A+
33 23 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WAY –•– Joe Walsh (Dunhill)-12 (23)A
34 34 GET IT TOGETHER –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (28)B-
35 42 ECSTASY –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-12 (34)B-
36 41 NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-8 (36) A
37 24 DELTA DAWN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-19 (1) B
38 57 CHEAPER TO KEEP HER –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-3 (38)B
39 39 YOU’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FAR BEFORE –•– Conway Twitty (MCA)-12 (22)B-
40 43 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-5 (40)A

5 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF OCTOBER 27, 1973

  1. Whew…Hans I almost lost faith in mankind…my eyes played a trick on me. I saw Marie Osmond and I saw an A+…then I noticed it was Marvin above it…a sigh of relief just escaped me.
    This is a great one…even most of the Bs are really good.

    • Yea they looked like an Osmond tribute band. I just saw a clip of them on the Jack Benny show. They didn’t last long anyway from what I remember.

  2. This is what I call a first class American Top 40! Not sure I’ve seen one better in awhile. Have you ever seen the video of Nutbush City Limits set to a scene from a James Bond movie? It’s really really good. Speaking of James Bond, I’m sure you heard about his passing today at age 90 😦

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