AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 1974

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American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week Of December 14, 1974. All four Beatles are in this countdown- that couldn’t have happened very often. Overall for 1974- this isn’t a bad week.

1 1 KUNG FU FIGHTING –•– Carl Douglas (20th Century)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1) D
2 3 WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN –•– The Three Degrees (Philadelphia International)-12 (2) A+
3 2 I CAN HELP –•– Billy Swan (Monument)-12 (1) A
4 5 CAT’S IN THE CRADLE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11 (4) B
5 6 ANGIE BABY –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (5) C
6 4 DO IT (‘Til You’re Satisfied) –•– B.T. Express (Scepter)-12 (2) D
7 10 YOU’RE THE FIRST, THE LAST, MY EVERYTHING –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (7)A
8 9 SHA-LA-LA (Make Me Happy) –•– Al Green (Hi)-12 (8) A
9 36 LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (9)A
10 12 JUNIOR’S FARM / SALLY G –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Apple)-6 (10)A+

11 15 YOU GOT THE LOVE –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-10 (11) A
12 8 YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET / FREE WHEELIN’ –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-13 (1)A
13 16 FAIRYTALE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Blue Thumb)-11 (13) B
14 17 PROMISED LAND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (14) B
15 11 WISHING YOU WERE HERE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (11)A+
16 20 LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-9 (16) B
17 21 AIN’T TOO PROUD TO BEG –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (17)B
18 25 ONLY YOU –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5 (18) B
19 7 MY MELODY OF LOVE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-13 (3) C
20 24 MUST OF GOT LOST –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-6 (20) A

21 23 I FEEL A SONG (In My Heart) / DON’T BURN DOWN THE BRIDGE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (21) B
22 13 LONGFELLOW SERENADE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-11 (5) B
23 27 BOOGIE ON REGGAE WOMAN –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (23) A+
24 30 ONE MAN WOMAN / ONE WOMAN MAN –•– Paul Anka with Odia Coates (United Artists)-6 (24)F
25 32 BUNGLE IN THE JUNGLE –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-7 (25) B
26 26 WILLIE AND THE HAND JIVE –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-7 (26)C
27 33 RIDE ‘EM COWBOY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-10 (27)B
28 34 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Gloria Gaynor (MGM)-7 (28)B
29 18 I’VE GOT THE MUSIC IN ME –•– The Kiki Dee Band (Rocket)-14 (12)C
30 37 MANDY –•– Barry Manilow (Bell)-5 (30)B

31 39 PLEASE MR. POSTMAN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (31)C
32 43 DARK HORSE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4 (32) A
33 22 WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Shirley Brown (Truth)-7 (22)C
34 42 MORNING SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-5 (34)D
35 35 DREAM ON –•– The Righteous Brothers (Haven)-6 (35)C
36 14 EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-14 (6)A
37 28 FIRE, BABY I’M ON FIRE –•– Andy Kim (Capitol)-8 (28)C
38 46 DANCIN’ FOOL –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (38)C
39 45 THE HEARTBREAK KID –•– Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods (ABC)-5 (39)C
40 40 WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT –•– John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band (Apple)-12 (1)A

4 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 14, 1974

  1. My favorite off of this list would be Juniors Farm/Sally G. A very underrated single by Paul…add the Nashville connection and that makes it better. One of the first McCartney songs I remember as a kid….both of them.
    My grandmother was named Sally G. so that made me like it off the bat.

  2. A very good chart as were most in 1974. Were there other times when all 4 Beatles were on chart simultaneously…probably not.
    Still…surely not EVERYBODY was kung fu fighting, were they?

    • Casey said on the show that this was the first time ever that members of a disbanded band all had hits in the charts at the same time. I doubt it happened again- since John ‘retired’ in 1975 and didn’t come back until the end of his life.

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