List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1973

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These are the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1973. The longest running number one single of 1973 is "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack which stayed at the top spot for five non-consecutive weeks.

Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Ole Oak Tree" reached #1 in 1973 and became the #1 song at year's end.
Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1973 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
No. Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
287 January 6 "You're So Vain" Carly Simon
January 13
January 20
288 January 27 "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
289 February 3 "Crocodile Rock" Elton John
February 10
February 17
290 February 24 "Killing Me Softly with His Song" Roberta Flack
March 3
March 10
March 17
291 March 24 "Love Train" The O'Jays
re March 31 "Killing Me Softly with His Song" Roberta Flack
292 April 7 "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" Vicki Lawrence
April 14
293 April 21 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
April 28
May 5
May 12
294 May 19 "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Stevie Wonder
295 May 26 "Frankenstein" The Edgar Winter Group
296 June 2 "My Love" Paul McCartney & Wings
June 9
June 16
June 23
297 June 30 "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" George Harrison
298 July 7 "Will It Go Round in Circles" Billy Preston
July 14
299 July 21 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" Jim Croce
July 28
300 August 4 "The Morning After" Maureen McGovern
August 11
301 August 18 "Touch Me in the Morning" Diana Ross
302 August 25 "Brother Louie" Stories
September 1
303 September 8 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
304 September 15 "Delta Dawn" Helen Reddy
re September 22 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
305 September 29 "We're an American Band" Grand Funk
306 October 6 "Half-Breed" Cher
October 13
307 October 20 "Angie" The Rolling Stones
308 October 27 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Knight & the Pips
November 3
309 November 10 "Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)" Eddie Kendricks
November 17
310 November 24 "Photograph" Ringo Starr
311 December 1 "Top of the World" The Carpenters
December 8
312 December 15 "The Most Beautiful Girl" Charlie Rich
December 22
313 December 29 "Time in a Bottle" Jim Croce

Sources[edit]

  • Fred Bronson's Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, 5th Edition (ISBN 0-8230-7677-6)
  • Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008, 12 Edition (ISBN 0-89820-180-2)
  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Seventies (ISBN 0-89820-076-8)
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

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