List of number-one R&B singles of 1975 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1975:

See also: 1975 in music, List of number-one R&B hits (United States)

Issue Date Song Artist
January 4 "Boogie On Reggae Woman" Stevie Wonder
January 11 "Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas
January 18 "You're the First, the Last, My Everything" Barry White
January 25 "Fire" The Ohio Players
February 1 "Fire" The Ohio Players
February 8 "Happy People" The Temptations
February 15 "I Belong to You" Love Unlimited
February 22 "Lady Marmalade" LaBelle
March 1 "Shame, Shame, Shame" Shirley & Company
March 8 "Express" B.T. Express
March 15 "Supernatural Thing (Part I)" Ben E. King
March 22 "Shining Star" Earth, Wind & Fire
March 29 "Shining Star" Earth, Wind & Fire
April 5 "Shoeshine Boy" Eddie Kendricks
April 12 "L-O-V-E (Love)" Al Green
April 19 "L-O-V-E (Love)" Al Green
April 26 "Shakey Ground" The Temptations
May 3 "What Am I Gonna Do With You" Barry White
May 10 "Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)" Joe Simon
May 17 "Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)" Joe Simon
May 24 "Baby That's Backatcha" Smokey Robinson
May 31 "Spirit of the Boogie" Kool & the Gang
June 7 "Love Won't Let Me Wait" Major Harris
June 14 "Rockin' Chair" Gwen McCrae
June 21 "Give the People What They Want" The O'Jays
June 28 "Look at Me (I'm in Love)" The Moments
July 5 "Slippery When Wet" The Commodores
July 12 "The Hustle" Van McCoy & the Soul City Symphony
July 19 "Fight the Power (Part 1)" The Isley Brothers
July 26 "Fight the Power (Part 1)" The Isley Brothers
August 2 "Fight the Power (Part 1)" The Isley Brothers
August 9 "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon" Sharon Paige & Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
August 16 "Dream Merchant" The New Birth
August 23 "Get Down Tonight" KC & the Sunshine Band
August 30 "Your Love" Graham Central Station
September 6 "How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side)" The Pointer Sisters
September 13 "How Long (Betcha' Got a Chick on the Side)" The Pointer Sisters
September 20 "It Only Takes a Minute" Tavares
September 27 "Do It Any Way You Wanna" People's Choice
October 4 "This Will Be" Natalie Cole
October 11 "This Will Be" Natalie Cole
October 18 "Games People Play" The Spinners
October 25 "To Each His Own" Faith, Hope & Charity
November 1 "Sweet Sticky Thing" The Ohio Players
November 8 "Low Rider" War
November 15 "Fly, Robin, Fly" Silver Convention
November 22 "Let's Do It Again" The Staple Singers
November 29 "That's the Way (I Like It)" KC & the Sunshine Band
December 6 "I Love Music (Pt. 1)" The O'Jays
December 13 "Let's Do It Again" The Staple Singers
December 20 "Full of Fire" Al Green
December 27 "Love Rollercoaster" The Ohio Players

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Ten songs went to number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Eight of them peaked on the Hot 100 chart in 1975: "Fire", "Lady Marmalade", "Shining Star", "The Hustle", "Get Down Tonight", "That's the Way (I Like It)", "Fly Robin Fly" and "Let's Do It Again". "Kung Fu Fighting" had peaked on the Hot 100 in December 1974, and "Love Rollercoaster" did not peak on the Hot 100 until January 1976.