AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 1970’S WEEK OF APRIL 21, 1973

The Number Ones: Tony Orlando & Dawn's “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole  Oak Tree”

American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of April 21, 1973. I get a kick every time I am reminded that ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ was a Top 40 hit.

1 3 TIE A YELLOW RIBBON ROUND THE OLE OAK TREE –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)C
2 1 THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA –•– Vicki Lawrence (Bell)-11 (1) B
3 5 SING –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (3) A
4 6 THE CISCO KID –•– War (United Artists)-8 (4) A
5 4 AIN’T NO WOMAN (Like the One I Got) –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-12 (4) A
6 2 NEITHER ONE OF US (Wants To Be the First To Say Goodbye) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13 (2) A
7 12 LITTLE WILLY –•– The Sweet (Bell)-14 (7) A
8 11 MASTERPIECE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (8) B
9 7 DANNY’S SONG –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16 (7) B
10 15 THE TWELFTH OF NEVER –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8 (10)F

11 17 YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (11)A
12 13 STIR IT UP –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-11 (12) A
13 19 STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU –•– Stealers Wheel (A&M)-8 (13) A+
14 9 KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13 (1)A
15 21 DRIFT AWAY –•– Dobie Gray (Decca)-9 (15)A+
16 8 BREAK UP TO MAKE UP –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (5) A
17 20 PEACEFUL –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (17) C
18 10 CALL ME (Come Back Home) –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (10) A
19 24 WALK ON THE WILD SIDE –•– Lou Reed (RCA)-10 (19) A+
20 26 WILDFLOWER –•– Skylark (Capitol)-10 (20)

21 16 SPACE ODDITY –•– David Bowie (RCA)-13 (15) A+
22 29 REELING IN THE YEARS –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7 (22) A+
23 14 ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (2001) –•– Deodato (CTI)-12 (2) C
24 27 DAISY A DAY –•– Jud Strunk (MGM)-10 (24) D
25 41 FRANKENSTEIN –•– The Edgar Winter Group (Epic)-7 (25) A
26 39 FUNKY WORM –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-9 (26) F
27 30 OUT OF THE QUESTION –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (27) A-
28 18 LOVE TRAIN –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14 (1) A+
29 32 ONE MAN BAND (Plays All Alone) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-10 (29)B
30 54 PILLOW TALK –•– Sylvia (Vibration)-5 (30 A-

31 34 HALLELUJAH DAY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (31) B
32 22 DEAD SKUNK –•– Loudon Wainwright III (Columbia)-13 (16) B-
33 37 PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME (Medley) –•– The New Seekers (Verve)-9 (33) B-
34 40 OH LA DE DA –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 (34) A
35 46 DANIEL –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (35) A
36 42 “CHERRY CHERRY” FROM HOT AUGUST NIGHT –• A– Neil Diamond (MCA)-6 (36)B
37 38 STEP BY STEP –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-10 (37) A
38 43 THE RIGHT THING TO DO –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4 (38) B
39 45 HOCUS POCUS –•– Focus (Sire)-8 (39) B
40 33 A LETTER TO MYSELF –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11 (33 A

10 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 1970’S WEEK OF APRIL 21, 1973

  1. Tie a Yellow Ribbon….. became a ” national anthem ” of the opposition forces againts the Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the ’80’s. The color yellow was the symbol of the opposition , as well … to this day, in fact.

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