List of Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles in 1974

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This is a list of singles that have peaked in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 during 1974.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles which peaked in 1974
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
Singles from 1973
December 15 "The Joker" Steve Miller Band 1 January 12 8
December 22 "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" Barry White 7 January 12 4
December 29 "Show and Tell" Al Wilson 1 January 19 7
"Smokin' in the Boys Room" Brownsville Station 3 January 19 5
Singles from 1974
January 5 "I've Got to Use My Imagination" Gladys Knight & the Pips 4 January 19 6
"Living for the City" Stevie Wonder 8 January 12 3
January 12 "You're Sixteen" Ringo Starr 1 January 26 7
"Let Me Be There" Olivia Newton-John 6 February 9 7
"Helen Wheels" Paul McCartney & Wings 10 January 12 1
January 19 "The Way We Were" Barbra Streisand 1 February 2 9
"Love's Theme" The Love Unlimited Orchestra 1 February 9 7
January 26 "The Americans" Byron MacGregor 4 February 9 4
February 2 "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" Aretha Franklin 3 February 23 6
"Spiders & Snakes" Jim Stafford 3 March 2 7
February 9 "Jungle Boogie" Kool & the Gang 4 March 9 7
February 16 "Boogie Down" Eddie Kendricks 2 March 9 6
"Rock On" David Essex 5 March 9 5
February 23 "Seasons in the Sun" Terry Jacks 1 March 2 8
March 2 "Dark Lady" Cher 1 March 23 6
"Put Your Hands Together" The O'Jays 10 March 2 1
March 9 "Sunshine on My Shoulders" John Denver 1 March 30 7
"Mockingbird" Carly Simon and James Taylor 5 March 23 6
March 16 "Jet" Paul McCartney & Wings 7 March 30 3
March 23 "Hooked on a Feeling" Blue Swede 1 April 6 7
"Bennie and the Jets" Elton John 1 April 13 9
"Eres tú" Mocedades 9 March 23 2
March 30 "The Lord's Prayer" Sister Janet Mead 4 April 13 4
"Come and Get Your Love" Redbone 5 April 13 5
April 6 "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" MFSB featuring The Three Degrees 1 April 20 6
"You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" Gladys Knight & the Pips 3 April 27 5
April 13 "Oh My My" Ringo Starr 5 April 27 3
April 20 "The Loco-Motion" Grand Funk Railroad 1 May 4 6
"I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" Jim Croce 9 April 27 2
April 27 "Dancing Machine" The Jackson 5 2 May 18 9
"Lookin' for a Love" Bobby Womack 10 April 27 1
May 4 "The Streak" Ray Stevens 1 May 18 8
"The Show Must Go On" Three Dog Night 4 May 25 4
"Tubular Bells" Mike Oldfield 7 May 11 2
"Just Don't Want to Be Lonely" The Main Ingredient 10 May 4 1
May 11 "The Entertainer" Marvin Hamlisch 3 May 18 7
"Midnight at the Oasis" Maria Muldaur 6 June 1 6
"(I've Been) Searchin' So Long" Chicago 9 May 11 3
May 18 "Band on the Run" Paul McCartney & Wings 1 June 8 7
"You Make Me Feel Brand New" The Stylistics 2 June 15 8
May 25 "Help Me" Joni Mitchell 7 June 8 3
June 1 "Billy Don't Be a Hero" Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods 1 June 15 7
"Sundown" Gordon Lightfoot 1 June 29 7
"Oh Very Young" Cat Stevens 10 June 1 1
June 8 "For the Love of Money" The O'Jays 9 June 15 2
June 15 "Be Thankful for What You Got" William DeVaughn 4 June 29 3
June 22 "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" Olivia Newton-John 5 June 29 4
"Hollywood Swinging" Kool & the Gang 6 July 6 3
June 29 "Rock the Boat" Hues Corporation 1 July 6 5
"Rock Your Baby" George McCrae 1 July 13 5
"Annie's Song" John Denver 1 July 27 7
July 6 "On and On" Gladys Knight & the Pips 5 July 13 3
"You Won't See Me" Anne Murray 8 July 13 3
July 13 "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" Elton John 2 July 27 5
"Rock and Roll Heaven" The Righteous Brothers 3 July 20 4
"The Air That I Breathe" The Hollies 6 August 3 4
July 20 "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" Steely Dan 4 August 3 3
July 27 "Feel Like Makin' Love" Roberta Flack 1 August 10 6
"Please Come to Boston" Dave Loggins 5 August 10 4
"Call on Me" Chicago 6 August 10 4
August 3 "The Night Chicago Died" Paper Lace 1 August 17 6
"Sideshow" Blue Magic 8 August 10 3
August 10 "Waterloo" ABBA 6 August 24 3
"Tell Me Something Good" Rufus and Chaka Khan 3 August 24 6
"Wildwood Weed" Jim Stafford 7 August 24 4
August 17 "(You're) Having My Baby" Paul Anka and Odia Coates 1 August 24 6
"I'm Leaving It Up to You" Donny and Marie Osmond 4 September 14 5
August 24 "I Shot the Sheriff" Eric Clapton 1 September 14 5
"Rock Me Gently" Andy Kim 1 September 28 6
"Keep On Smilin'" Wet Willie 10 August 24 1
August 31 "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" Barry White 1 September 21 4
"You and Me Against the World" Helen Reddy 9 September 7 3
September 7 "Nothing from Nothing" Billy Preston 1 October 19 7
"Then Came You" Dionne Warwick & Spinners 1 October 26 8
September 14 "Clap for the Wolfman" The Guess Who 6 October 5 4
September 21 "I Honestly Love You" Olivia Newton-John 1 October 5 5
"You Haven't Done Nothin'" Stevie Wonder 1 November 2 6
"Hang On In There Baby" Johnny Bristol 8 October 5 3
September 28 "Beach Baby" The First Class 4 October 5 3
"Another Saturday Night" Cat Stevens 6 October 12 3
"Sweet Home Alabama" Lynyrd Skynyrd 8 October 26 4
October 5 "Earache My Eye" Cheech & Chong 9 October 12 2
October 12 "The Bitch Is Back" Elton John 4 November 2 5
"Can't Get Enough" Bad Company 5 November 2 4
"Never My Love" Blue Swede 7 October 19 2
October 19 "Jazzman" Carole King 2 November 9 4
"Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)" Tony Orlando and Dawn 7 October 26 3
"Love Me for a Reason" The Osmonds 10 October 19 2
October 26 "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" Bachman–Turner Overdrive 1 November 9 5
"Stop and Smell the Roses" Mac Davis 9 October 26 2
November 2 "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" John Lennon 1 November 16 3
"Tin Man" America 4 November 9 4
November 9 "Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)" B. T. Express 2 November 16 7
"My Melody of Love" Bobby Vinton 3 November 16 5
"Back Home Again" John Denver 5 November 9 3
"Life Is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" Reunion 8 November 16 2
"Carefree Highway" Gordon Lightfoot 10 November 9 2
November 16 "I Can Help" Billy Swan 1 November 23 6
"Longfellow Serenade" Neil Diamond 5 November 23 3
"Everlasting Love" Carl Carlton 6 November 23 3
November 23 "Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas 1 December 7 8
"Cat's in the Cradle" Harry Chapin 1 December 21 6
"When Will I See You Again" The Three Degrees 2 December 14 6
November 30 "Angie Baby" Helen Reddy 1 December 28 6
December 7 "Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)" Al Green 7 December 21 3

1973 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1974 which peaked in 1973
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
November 24 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Elton John 2 December 8 7
December 1 "The Most Beautiful Girl" Charlie Rich 1 December 15 6
December 8 "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" Helen Reddy 3 December 29 5
December 15 "Time in a Bottle" Jim Croce 1 December 29 7

1975 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1974 which peaked in 1975
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
December 7 "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" Barry White 2 January 4 7
December 14 "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" Elton John 1 January 4 6
"Junior's Farm" Paul McCartney & Wings 3 January 11 6
December 28 "Laughter in the Rain" Neil Sedaka 1 February 1 7
"Boogie On Reggae Woman" Stevie Wonder 3 February 1 8
"Only You" Ringo Starr 6 January 11 3

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