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Thursday December 13, 1973
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Cashbox Top 100 Singles
Week Ending December 8, 1973



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1   GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD 4 7 9 7
Elton John (MCA 40148)
2   TOP OF THE WORLD 1 2 4 11
Carpenters (A&M 1468)
3   JUST YOU 'N' ME 5 8 10 12
Chicago (Columbia 45933)
4   HELLO, IT'S ME 8 12 15 11
Todd Rundgren (Bearsville 0009)
5   LEAVE ME ALONE 10 15 24 7
Helen Reddy (Capitol 3768)
6   PHOTOGRAPH 2 1 2 10
Ringo Starr (Apple 1865)
7   I GOT A NAME 3 3 5 11
Jim Croce (ABC 11389)
8   SPACE RACE 6 9 11 13
Billy Preston (A&M 1463)
9   THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL 12 17 21 11
Charlie Rich (Epic 11040)
10   THE LOVE I LOST (PT. 1) 9 10 12 12
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Philadelphia Int'l 3533)
11   TIME IN A BOTTLE 26 41 65 4  
Jim Croce (ABC 11405)
12   SHOW AND TELL 15 23 32 10
Al Wilson (Rocky Road 30073)
13   THE JOKER 18 29 38 8
Steve Miller Band (Capitol 3732)
14   IF YOU'RE READY (COME GO WITH ME) 17 24 36 6
Staple Singers (Stax 0179)
15   LET ME SERENADE YOU 16 19 23 6
Three Dog Night (Dunhill 4370)
16   MIND GAMES 21 28 37 5
John Lennon (Apple 1868)
17   MY MUSIC 20 22 26 7
Loggins & Messina (Columbia 45952)
18   WHO'S IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH WITH SALLY 27 33 43 5
Tony Orlando & Dawn (Bell 45,424)
19   BE 19 21 25 8
Neil Diamond (Columbia 45942)
20   COME GET TO THIS 25 31 41 6
Marvin Gaye (Tamla 54241)
21   MAMMY BLUE 22 25 29 8
Stories (Kama Sutra 584)
22   D'YER MAKER 24 27 31 9
Led Zeppelin (Atlantic 2986)
23   HELEN WHEELS 33 54 69 4
Paul McCartney & Wings (Apple 1869)
24   LIVING FOR THE CITY 38 47 59 5  
Stevie Wonder (Tamla 54242)
25   NEVER, NEVER GONNA GIVE YA UP 31 42 64 6
Barry White (20th Century 2058)
26   ROCKIN' ROLL BABY 28 30 34 9
Stylistics (Avco 4625)
27   CORAZON 29 34 40 8
Carole King (Ode 66039)
28   ME AND BABY BROTHER 30 35 50 5
War (United Artists 350)
29   SMOKING IN THE BOYS ROOM 35 45 57 7
Brownsville Station (Big Tree 16011)
30   PAINTED LADIES 37 44 51 8
Ian Thomas (Janus 224)
31   HEARTBEAT--IT'S A LOVEBEAT 13 4 1 16  
DeFranco Family (20th Century 2030)
32   MIDNIGHT TRAIN TO GEORGIA 7 5 3 15  
Gladys Knight & The Pips (Buddah 383)
33   PRETTY LADY 39 48 54 9
Lighthouse (Polydor 14198)
34   OOH BABY 11 13 16 9  
Gilbert O'Sullivan (MAM 3633)
35   PAPER ROSES 14 6 6 14  
Marie Osmond (MGM 14609)
36   CHEAPER TO KEEP HER 23 18 19 10  
Johnnie Taylor (Stax 0176)
37   LET ME BE THERE 46 59 73 7
Olivia Newton-John (MCA 40101)
38   I'VE GOT TO USE MY IMAGINATION 55 72 -- 3  
Gladys Knight & The Pips (Buddah 393)
39   LIVIN' FOR YOU 48 64 -- 3
Al Green (Hi 2257)
40   SMARTY PANTS 41 43 47 9
First Choice (Philly Groove 179)
41   WALK LIKE A MAN 54 65 85 4  
Grand Funk (Capitol 3760)
42   SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK 45 49 56 8
Persuaders (Atco 6943)
43   ANGIE 36 16 7 14
Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones 19105)
44   KEEP ON TRUCKIN' (PT. 1) 32 11 8 17  
Eddie Kendricks (Tamla 54238)
45   RIVER 52 60 70 6
Joe Simon (Spring 141)
46   YOU'RE A SPECIAL PART OF ME 34 14 14 11  
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye (Motown 1280)
47   DREAM ON 43 46 49 10
Aerosmith (Columbia 45894)
48   WHY ME 42 32 33 30
Kris Kristofferson (Monument 8571)
49   A SONG I'D LIKE TO SING 51 56 71 5
Kris & Rita (A&M 1475)
50   ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT 58 66 84 4
Donny Osmond (MGM 14677)
51   SPIDERS AND SNAKES 60 67 80 6
Jim Stafford (MGM 14648)
52   COME LIVE WITH ME 53 57 67 5
Ray Charles (Crossover 973)
53   SISTER MARY ELEPHANT 61 70 83 4
Cheech & Chong (Ode 66041)
54   TELL HER SHE'S LOVELY 76 86 97 4  
El Chicano (MCA 40104)
55   FELL FOR YOU 50 52 60 7
Dramatics (Volt 4099)
56   AMERICAN TUNE 75 -- -- 2  
Paul Simon (Columbia 45900)
57   I CAN'T STAND THE RAIN 56 58 62 13
Ann Peebles (Hi 2248)
58   MY OLD SCHOOL 63 69 75 7
Steely Dan (ABC 11396)
59   STONED TO THE BONE (PT. 1) 62 68 82 4
James Brown (Polydor 14210)
60   UNTIL YOU COME BACK TO ME 68 78 88 4
Aretha Franklin (Atlantic 2995)
61   LOVE REIGN O'ER ME 66 76 87 4
Who (Track 40152)
62   THE RIVER OF LOVE 70 79 89 4
B.W. Stevenson (RCA Victor 0171)
63   THIS TIME I'M GONE FOR GOOD 71 80 92 4
Bobby Bland (Dunhill 4369)
64   KEEP YOUR HEAD TO THE SKY 72 81 -- 3
Earth, Wind & Fire (Columbia 45953)
65   AIN'T GOT NO HOME 73 82 -- 3
The Band (Capitol 3758)
66   IF WE MAKE IT THROUGH DECEMBER 69 75 81 5
Merle Haggard (Capitol 3746)
67   SALLY FROM SYRACUSE 67 71 76 6
Stu Nunnery (Evolution 1084)
68   I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS, BUT IT SURE IS FUNKY 59 63 74 5
Ripple (GRC 1004)
69   FRISKY 84 -- -- 2  
Sly & The Family Stone (Epic 11060)
70   YOU'RE SIXTEEN -- -- -- 1  
Ringo Starr (Apple 1870)
71   NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS 44 26 27 16  
Ike & Tina Turner (United Artists 298)
72   ALL I KNOW 47 38 13 14  
Art Garfunkel (Columbia 45926)
73   LET ME TRY AGAIN 78 84 91 4
Frank Sinatra (Reprise 1181)
74   SAIL AROUND THE WORLD 49 51 53 9  
David Gates (Elektra 45868)
75   I'M A ROCKER 77 88 -- 3
Raspberries (Capitol 3765)
76   IT'S ALL OVER 79 83 90 5
Independents (Wand 11263)
77   WHEN I FALL IN LOVE 85 -- -- 2
Donny Osmond (MGM 14677)
78   BIG TIME OPERATOR 81 85 -- 3
Keith Hampshire (A&M 1486)
79   WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW? 87 96 -- 3
Melanie (Neighborhood 4213)
80   SORROW 82 87 94 4
David Bowie (RCA Victor 0160)
81   I WANNA KNOW YOUR NAME 86 92 -- 3
Intruders (Gamble 2508)
82   PLEASE, DADDY 89 95 -- 3
John Denver (RCA Victor 0182)
83   BLUE COLLAR 94 -- -- 2  
Bachman Turner Overdrive (Mercury 73417)
84   HANGIN' AROUND -- -- -- 1  
Edgar Winter Group (Epic 11069)
85   HALF A MILLION MILES FROM HOME 91 94 -- 3
Albert Hammond (Mums 6024)
86   ROCK ON 95 100 -- 3
David Essex (Columbia 45940)
87   LOVE'S THEME 98 -- -- 2  
Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century 2069)
88   LOVE HAS NO PRIDE -- -- -- 1  
Linda Ronstadt (Asylum 11026)
89   I FOUND SUNSHINE 90 91 99 4
Chi-Lites (Brunswick 55503)
90   BABY COME CLOSE 92 93 -- 3
Smokey Robinson (Tamla 54239)
91   I MISS YOU 93 98 -- 3
Dells (Cadet 5700)
92   THE WAY WE WERE 100 -- -- 2
Barbra Streisand (Columbia 45944)
93   LOVE FOR YOU -- -- -- 3
Sonoma (Dunhill 4365)
94   SHOWDOWN -- -- -- 1  
Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists 337)
95   LAST KISS 97 99 100 4
Wednesday (Sussex 507)
96   JIM DANDY -- -- -- 1  
Black Oak Arkansas (Atco 6948)
97   LAST KISS 99 -- -- 19
J. Frank Wilson & Cavaliers (Virgo 506)
98   I'M THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL -- -- -- 1  
Clarence Carter (Fame 330)
99   INSPIRATION -- -- -- 1  
Paul Williams (A&M 1479)
100   TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART -- -- -- 1  
Monkey Meeks (Roxbury 0133)

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:

   • "We May Never Pass This Way Again" by Seals & Crofts (# 40)
   • "There Ain't No Way" by Lobo (# 57)
   • "Little Girl Gone" by Donna Fargo (# 64)
   • "Knocking On Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan (# 65)
   • "Never Let You Go" by Bloodstone (# 74)
   • "Having A Party" by Ovations (# 80)
   • "Redneck Friend" by Jackson Browne (# 83)
   • "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (# 88)
   • "Could You Ever Love Me Again" by Gary & Dave (# 96)


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