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Tuesday May 15, 1973
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Cashbox Top 100 Singles
Week Ending May 12, 1973



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1   TIE A YELLOW RIBBON 1 1 2 15
Tony Orlando & Dawn (Bell 45,318)
2   THE CISCO KID 3 4 4 10
War (United Artists 163)
3   YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE 8 10 16 9
Stevie Wonder (Tamla 54232)
4   FRANKENSTEIN 9 14 29 9
Edgar Winter Group (Epic 10967)
5   THE TWELFTH OF NEVER 6 7 9 11
Donny Osmond (MGM 14503)
6   STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU 7 8 15 10
Stealers Wheel (A&M 1416)
7   THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA 2 2 1 14
Vicki Lawrence (Bell 45,303)
8   DRIFT AWAY 10 12 14 13
Dobie Gray (Decca 33057)
9   REELING IN THE YEARS 11 13 18 9
Steely Dan (ABC 11352)
10   LITTLE WILLY 4 3 3 17
Sweet (Bell 45,251)
11   DAISY A DAY 13 16 20 14
Jud Strunk (MGM 14463)
12   MY LOVE 22 32 37 5
Paul McCartney & Wings (Apple 1861)
13   THE RIGHT THING TO DO 15 18 26 8
Carly Simon (Elektra 45843)
14   WILDFLOWER 16 19 23 12
Skylark (Capitol 3511)
15   PILLOW TALK 18 33 44 7
Sylvia (Vibration 521)
16   THINKING OF YOU 19 23 27 8
Loggins & Messina (Columbia 45815)
17   DANIEL 20 26 40 6
Elton John (MCA 40046)
18   SING 5 5 6 13  
Carpenters (A&M 1413)
19   FUNKY WORM 24 34 41 13
Ohio Players (Westbound 214)
20   HOCUS POCUS 29 38 43 9
Focus (Sire 704)
21   STEAMROLLER BLUES 33 41 56 5  
Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 74-0910)
22   ARMED AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS 25 30 33 12
First Choice (Philly Groove 175)
23   OUT OF THE QUESTION 28 31 34 10
Gilbert O'Sullivan (MAM 3628)
24   CHERRY, CHERRY 26 27 30 10
Neil Diamond (MCA 40017)
25   PINBALL WIZARD / SEE ME, FEEL ME 21 22 25 13
New Seekers (Verve 10709)
26   I'M DOIN' FINE NOW 31 36 39 12
New York City (Chelsea 0113)
27   LEAVING ME 32 42 58 8
Independents (Wand 11252)
28   PLAYGROUND IN MY MIND 38 48 52 9
Clint Holmes (Epic 10891)
29   I CAN UNDERSTAND IT 30 39 48 9
New Birth (RCA Victor 74-0912)
30   PEACEFUL 14 15 17 14  
Helen Reddy (Capitol 3527)
31   I'M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE MORE BABY 44 62 69 6  
Barry White (20th Century 2018)
32   LET'S PRETEND 35 37 38 9
Raspberries (Capitol 3546)
33   BLUE SUEDE SHOES 27 28 32 10
Johnny Rivers (United Artists 198)
34   IT SURE TOOK A LONG, LONG TIME 39 45 55 6
Lobo (Big Tree 16001)
35   DRINKING WINE SPO-DEE O'DEE 41 47 53 7
Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury 73374)
36   HEARTS OF STONE 40 46 51 7
Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy 700)
37   MASTERPIECE 12 9 10 13  
Temptations (Gordy 7126)
38   WILL IT GO ROUND IN CIRCLES 45 58 60 11
Billy Preston (A&M 1411)
39   GIVE IT TO ME 50 56 65 7  
J. Geils Band (Atlantic 2953)
40   NO MORE MR. NICE GUY 46 55 64 6
Alice Cooper (Warner Bros. 7691)
41   RIGHT PLACE, WRONG TIME 56 65 74 5  
Dr. John (Atco 6914)
42   TEDDY BEAR SONG 47 52 62 10
Barbara Fairchild (Columbia 45743)
43   BACK WHEN MY HAIR WAS SHORT 48 54 63 7
Gunhill Road (Kama Sutra 569)
44   WALK ON THE WILD SIDE 17 17 28 13  
Lou Reed (RCA Victor 74-0887)
45   CLOSE YOUR EYES 53 61 68 5
Edward Bear (Capitol 3581)
46   AND I LOVE YOU SO 52 63 70 6
Perry Como (RCA Victor 74-0906)
47   I KNEW JESUS (BEFORE HE WAS A STAR) 51 57 59 8
Glen Campbell (Capitol 3548)
48   SUPERFLY MEETS SHAFT 49 53 67 6
John & Ernest (Rainy Wednesday 201)
49   ONE OF A KIND LOVE AFFAIR 57 76 86 4
Spinners (Atlantic 2962)
50   BAD, BAD LEROY BROWN 54 69 79 4
Jim Croce (ABC 11359)
51   YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT 59 72 82 4
Rolling Stones (London 910)
52   AIN'T NO WOMAN 23 6 5 15  
Four Tops (Dunhill 4339)
53   GIVE YOUR BABY A STANDING OVATION 60 67 75 5
Dells (Cadet 5696)
54   LONG TRAIN RUNNIN' 69 83 98 4  
Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros. 7698)
55   NATURAL HIGH 62 71 77 6
Bloodstone (London 1046)
56   EVERYTHING'S BEEN CHANGED 55 59 66 6
Fifth Dimension (Bell 45,338)
57   DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE 67 79 -- 3
Gladys Knight & The Pips (Soul 35105)
58   WITH A CHILD'S HEART 75 -- -- 2  
Michael Jackson (Motown 1218)
59   FENCEWALK 61 66 73 6
Mandrill (Polydor 14163)
60   STIR IT UP 34 11 12 15  
Johnny Nash (Epic 10949)
61   HEY YOU! GET OFF MY MOUNTAIN 65 73 81 4
Dramatics (Volt 4090)
62   ONLY IN YOUR HEART 68 77 85 4
America (Warner Bros. 7694)
63   I BEEN WATCHIN' YOU 71 80 89 5
South Side Movement (Wand 11251)
64   ALWAYS 66 70 72 8
Luther Ingram (KoKo 2115)
65   I LIKE YOU 74 88 -- 3
Donovan (Epic 10983)
66   WITHOUT YOU IN MY LIFE 73 86 95 5
Tyrone Davis (Dakar 4519)
67   LETTER TO LUCILLE 83 -- -- 2  
Tom Jones (Parrot 40074)
68   BROTHER'S GONNA WORK IT OUT 72 87 -- 3
Willie Hutch (Motown 1222)
69   FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST 77 90 90 5
Keith Hampshire (A&M 1432)
70   I'M A STRANGER HERE 76 82 84 7
Five Man Electrical Band (Lion 149)
71   ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME 82 -- -- 2  
Stephen Stills (Atlantic 2959)
72   WORKING CLASS HERO 78 81 83 6
Tommy Roe (MGM South 7013)
73   YOU'LL NEVER GET TO HEAVEN (IF YOU BREAK MY HEART) -- -- -- 1  
Stylistics (Avco 4618)
74   YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS 81 89 91 4
Susan Jacks & Poppy Family (London 182)
75   BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY 85 -- -- 2
Bette Midler (Atlantic 2964)
76   LET ME DOWN EASY 84 91 92 6
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (United Artists 208)
77   THERE'S NO ME WITHOUT YOU 87 -- -- 2
Manhattans (Columbia 45838)
78   GIVE ME LOVE -- -- -- 1  
George Harrison (Apple 1862)
79   SATIN SHEETS -- -- -- 1  
Jeanne Pruett (MCA 40015)
80   MUSIC EVERYWHERE 97 99 100 4  
Tufano & Giammarese (Ode 66033)
81   OUTLAW MAN 88 94 96 4
David Blue (Asylum 11015)
82   TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE SUCH SWEET MUSIC 90 95 -- 3
Spinners (Motown 1235)
83   PERCOLATOR 89 93 97 4
Hot Butter (Musicor 1473)
84   COSMIC SEA 91 96 -- 3
Mystic Moods (Warner Bros. 7686)
85   WHY ME 92 -- -- 2
Kris Kristofferson (Monument 8571)
86   FOOL -- -- -- 1  
Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 74-0910)
87   FULL CIRCLE 94 -- -- 2
Byrds (Asylum 11016)
88   YOUR SIDE OF THE BED 95 98 -- 3
Mac Davis (Columbia 45839)
89   THE FREE ELECTRIC BAND 96 -- -- 2
Albert Hammond (Mums 6018)
90   SLIP 'N SLIDE 93 97 -- 3
Rufus (ABC 11356)
91   I DON'T WANT TO MAKE YOU WAIT 98 100 -- 3
Delfonics (Philly Groove 176)
92   SWAMP WITCH -- -- -- 1  
Jim Stafford (MGM 14496)
93   BEHIND CLOSED DOORS -- -- -- 1  
Charlie Rich (Epic 10950)
94   NEVER, NEVER, NEVER 99 -- -- 2
Shirley Bassey (United Artists 211)
95   I'M LEAVIN' YOU -- -- -- 1  
Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot 40073)
96   COME LIVE WITH ME -- -- -- 1  
Roy Clark (Dot 17449)
97   MONSTER MASH -- -- -- 21
Bobby (Boris) Pickett (Parrot 348)
98   INSTIGATING (TROUBLE MAKING) FOOL 100 -- -- 2
Whatnauts (GSF 6897)
99   WHAT IT TAKES TO GET A GOOD WOMAN (THAT'S WHAT IT'S GONNA TAKE TO KEEP -- -- -- 1  
Denise LaSalle (Westbound 215)
100   IT'S HARD TO STOP (DOING SOMETHING WHEN IT'S GOOD TO YOU) -- -- -- 4
Betty Wright (Alston 4617)

designates a song that was up more than 10 spots this week
designates a song that was down more than 10 spots this week

designates a song that entered the chart this week

Songs which dropped out of the Top 100 this week:

   • "One Man Band (Plays All Alone)" by Ronnie Dyson (# 36)
   • "Hallelujah Day" by Jackson Five (# 37)
   • "Neither One Of Us" by Gladys Knight & The Pips (# 42)
   • "Danny's Song" by Anne Murray (# 43)
   • "Step By Step" by Joe Simon (# 58)
   • "Oh La De Da" by Staple Singers (# 63)
   • "Dead Skunk" by Loudon Wainwright III (# 64)
   • "Who Was It?" by Hurricane Smith (# 70)
   • "Am I Blue" by Cher (# 79)
   • "Breakaway" by Millie Jackson (# 80)
   • "People Are Changin'" by Timmy Thomas (# 86)


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