List of number-one R&B singles of 1973 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1973:

See also: 1973 in music, List of number-one R&B hits (United States)

Issue Date Song Artist
January 6 "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
January 13 "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
January 20 "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
January 27 "Why Can't We Live Together" Timmy Thomas
February 3 "Why Can't We Live Together" Timmy Thomas
February 10 "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" The Spinners
February 17 "Love Train" The O'Jays
February 24 "Love Train" The O'Jays
March 3 "Love Train" The O'Jays
March 10 "Love Train" The O'Jays
March 17 "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" Gladys Knight & the Pips
March 24 "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" Gladys Knight & the Pips
March 31 "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" Gladys Knight & the Pips
April 7 "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" Gladys Knight & the Pips
April 14 "Masterpiece" The Temptations
April 21 "Masterpiece" The Temptations
April 28 "Pillow Talk" Sylvia
May 5 "Pillow Talk" Sylvia
May 12 "Funky Worm" The Ohio Players
May 19 "Leaving Me" The Independents
May 26 "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" Barry White
June 2 "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" Barry White
June 9 "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" The Spinners
June 16 "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" The Spinners
June 23 "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" The Spinners
June 30 "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" The Spinners
July 7 "Doing It to Death" Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s
July 14 "Doing It to Death" Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s
July 21 "I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)" Johnnie Taylor
July 28 "I Believe in You (You Believe in Me)" Johnnie Taylor
August 4 "Angel" Aretha Franklin
August 11 "Angel" Aretha Franklin
August 18 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
August 25 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
September 1 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
September 8 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
September 15 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
September 22 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
September 29 "Higher Ground" Stevie Wonder
October 6 "Keep on Truckin'" Eddie Kendricks
October 13 "Keep on Truckin'" Eddie Kendricks
October 20 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Knight & the Pips
October 27 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Knight & the Pips
November 3 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Knight & the Pips
November 10 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Knight & the Pips
November 17 "Space Race" Billy Preston
November 24 "The Love I Lost (Part 1)" Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
December 1 "The Love I Lost (Part 1)" Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
December 8 "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" The Staple Singers
December 15 "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" The Staple Singers
December 22 "If You're Ready (Come Go With Me)" The Staple Singers
December 29 "Living for the City" Stevie Wonder

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Five songs went to number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Superstition", "Love Train", "Let's Get It On", "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "Keep On Truckin'".