List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1974

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These are the Billboard magazine Hot 100 number one hits of 1974. 1974 is tied with 1975 for the most #1 Hot 100 hits with 35.

Barbra Streisand scored a number one hit in 1974 with "The Way We Were" from the film of the same name, becoming the #1 single of 1974 at year's end.
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1974 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 5 "Time in a Bottle" Jim Croce
January 12 "The Joker" Steve Miller Band
January 19 "Show and Tell" Al Wilson
January 26 "You're Sixteen" Ringo Starr
February 2 "The Way We Were" Barbra Streisand
February 9 "Love's Theme" Love Unlimited Orchestra
February 16 "The Way We Were" Barbra Streisand
February 23
March 2 "Seasons in the Sun" Terry Jacks
March 9
March 16
March 23 "Dark Lady" Cher
March 30 "Sunshine on My Shoulders" John Denver
April 6 "Hooked on a Feeling" Blue Swede
April 13 "Bennie and the Jets" Elton John
April 20 "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" MFSB and The Three Degrees
April 27
May 4 "The Loco-Motion" Grand Funk
May 11
May 18 "The Streak" Ray Stevens
May 25
June 1
June 8 "Band on the Run" Paul McCartney & Wings
June 15 "Billy Don't Be a Hero" Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods
June 22
June 29 "Sundown" Gordon Lightfoot
July 6 "Rock the Boat" The Hues Corporation
July 13 "Rock Your Baby" George McCrae
July 20
July 27 "Annie's Song" John Denver
August 3
August 10 "Feel Like Makin' Love" Roberta Flack
August 17 "The Night Chicago Died" Paper Lace
August 24 "(You're) Having My Baby" Paul Anka and Odia Coates
August 31
September 7
September 14 "I Shot the Sheriff" Eric Clapton
September 21 "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" Barry White
September 28 "Rock Me Gently" Andy Kim
October 5 "I Honestly Love You" Olivia Newton-John
October 12
October 19 "Nothing From Nothing" Billy Preston
October 26 "Then Came You" Dionne Warwick and The Spinners
November 2 "You Haven't Done Nothin'" Stevie Wonder
November 9 "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" Bachman-Turner Overdrive
November 16 "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" John Lennon
November 23 "I Can Help" Billy Swan
November 30
December 7 "Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas
December 14
December 21 "Cat's in the Cradle" Harry Chapin
December 28 "Angie Baby" Helen Reddy


  • 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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