List of Canadian number-one albums of 1974

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This page lists the Canadian number-one albums of 1974.[1] The chart was compiled and published by RPM every Saturday.

The top position (December 29, 1973, Vol. 20, No. 20) preceding January 12, 1974 (Vol. 20, No. 21-22) was Jim Croce's Life and Times.[2] Three acts held the top position in the albums and singles charts simultaneously: Love Unlimited on March 2, Gordon Lightfoot on June 22 – 29 and Elton John on August 10. As well, Marvin Hamlisch's "The Entertainer" taken from The Sting topped the chart on May 25 as the soundtrack to the film topped the album charts .[3]

(Entries with dates marked thus* are not presently on record at Library and Archives Canada and were inferred from the following week's listing. There was no publication on May 4. The preceding chart for April 27 (Vol. 21, No. 11) is chronologically followed by the chart for May 11 (Vol. 21, No. 12). September 28's listing presently has the singles and album charts reversed; as well, the album chart is that of August 24. Hence, the reading was inferred from the following week's chart.)

Canada identifies Canadian musical acts.

Issue Date Album Artist
January 5 (no publication)
January 12 The Joker Steve Miller Band
January 19 The Joker Steve Miller Band
January 26 The Singles: 1969–1973 The Carpenters
February 2 You Don't Mess Around with Jim Jim Croce
February 9 You Don't Mess Around with Jim Jim Croce
February 16 You Don't Mess Around with Jim Jim Croce
February 23 John Denver's Greatest Hits John Denver
March 2 Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited Love Unlimited
March 9 Planet Waves Bob Dylan
March 16 Court and Spark Joni Mitchell Canada
March 23* Court and Spark Joni Mitchell
March 30 Court and Spark Joni Mitchell
April 6 Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield
April 13 Tubular Bells Mike Oldfield
April 20 Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks Canada
April 27 Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks
May 4 (no publication)
May 11 The Sting Original Soundtrack
May 18 The Sting Original Soundtrack
May 25 The Sting Original Soundtrack
June 1 The Sting Original Soundtrack
June 8 The Sting Original Soundtrack
June 15 Band on the Run Wings
June 22 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot Canada
June 29 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot
July 6 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot
July 13 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot
July 20 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot
July 27 Diamond Dogs David Bowie
August 3 Diamond Dogs David Bowie
August 10 Caribou Elton John
August 17 Back Home Again John Denver
August 24 Caribou Elton John
August 31 461 Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton
September 7 461 Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton
September 14 461 Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton
September 21 461 Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton
September 28* Fulfillingness' First Finale Stevie Wonder
October 5 Endless Summer The Beach Boys
October 12 If You Love Me, Let Me Know Olivia Newton-John
October 19 Not Fragile Bachman-Turner Overdrive Canada
October 26 Not Fragile Bachman-Turner Overdrive
November 2 So Far Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
November 9 Wrap Around Joy Carole King
November 16 Not Fragile Bachman-Turner Overdrive
November 23 Not Fragile Bachman-Turner Overdrive
November 30 Walls and Bridges John Lennon
December 6 Photographs & Memories Jim Croce
December 14 Elton John's Greatest Hits Elton John
December 21 Elton John's Greatest Hits Elton John
December 25 Photographs & Memories Jim Croce

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