List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 1974

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These are the Billboard magazine number-one albums of 1974, per the Billboard 200.

Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road was the best performing album of 1974 despite not reaching number one at any point during the year. The album achieved 8 weeks atop the chart during 1973

Chart history[edit]

Issue date Album Artist(s) Label
January 5 The Singles: 1969–1973 The Carpenters A&M
January 12 You Don't Mess Around with Jim Jim Croce ABC
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 9
February 16 Planet Waves Bob Dylan With The Band Asylum
February 23
March 2
March 9
March 16 The Way We Were Barbra Streisand Columbia
March 23
March 30 John Denver's Greatest Hits John Denver RCA Victor
April 6
April 13 Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings Apple
April 20 John Denver's Greatest Hits John Denver RCA Victor
April 27 Chicago VII Chicago Columbia
May 4 The Sting Marvin Hamlisch / Soundtrack MCA
May 11
May 18
May 25
June 1
June 8 Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings Apple
June 15
June 22 Sundown Gordon Lightfoot Reprise
June 29
July 6 Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings Apple
July 13 Caribou Elton John MCA
July 20
July 27
August 3
August 10 Back Home Again John Denver RCA Victor
August 17 461 Ocean Boulevard Eric Clapton RSO
August 24
August 31
September 7
September 14 Fulfillingness' First Finale Stevie Wonder Tamla
September 21
September 28 Bad Company Bad Company Swan Song
October 5 Endless Summer The Beach Boys Capitol
October 12 If You Love Me, Let Me Know Olivia Newton-John MCA
October 19 Not Fragile Bachman-Turner Overdrive Mercury
October 26 Can't Get Enough Barry White 20th Century
November 2 So Far Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Atlantic
November 9 Wrap Around Joy Carole King Ode
November 16 Walls and Bridges John Lennon Apple
November 23 It's Only Rock 'n' Roll The Rolling Stones Rolling Stones
November 30 Elton John's Greatest Hits Elton John MCA
December 7
December 14
December 21
December 28

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