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Top Songs of 1973

1972 <-1973-> 1974


  

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
1.
02/1973
402

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
featuring Tony Orlando
[Bell 45318 A]
written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
2.
09/1973
354

✫1
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
Killing Me Softly with His Song
3.
01/1973
339

✫1
US
2
AC


2
R&B
6
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1974]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1974]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #360]
[Atlantic 2940]
written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
Top of the World
4.
10/1973
305

✫1
US
2
AC




5
UK
[A&M 1468]
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis
My Love
5.
04/1973
305

✫1
US
✫1
AC




9
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1861]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
6.
03/1973
295

✫1
US
✫1
AC


3
R&B
7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #281]
[Tamla 54232]
written by Stevie Wonder
Touch Me in the Morning
7.
06/1973
295

✫1
US
✫1
AC


5
R&B
9
UK
[Motown 1239]
written by Michael Masser & Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller)
You're Sixteen
8.
12/1973
291

✫1
US
2
AC




4
UK
[Apple 1870]
written by Robert B. Sherman (as Bob Sherman) & Richard M. Sherman (as Dick Sherman)
Yesterday Once More
9.
06/1973
285

2
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[A&M 1446]
written by John Bettis & Richard Carpenter
Love's Theme
10.
12/1973
282

✫1
US
✫1
AC


10
R&B
10
UK
[instrumental]
[20th Century 2069]
written by Barry White
Let's Get It On
11.
07/1973
280

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
31
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #167]
[Tamla 54234]
written by Marvin Gaye & Ed Townsend
Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
12.
08/1973
279

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
18
UK
[Tamla 54238]
written by Leonard Caston, Anita Poree & Frank Wilson
Paper Roses
13.
09/1973
275

5
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country


2
UK
[MGM/Kolob 14609]
written by Fred Spielman & Janice Torre
The Way We Were
14.
11/1973
273

✫1
US
✫1
AC




31
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1973]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1975]
[Columbia 45944]
written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch
Angie
15.
09/1973
271

✫1
US
38
AC




5
UK
[Rolling Stones 19105]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Daniel
16.
01/1973
268

2
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[MCA 40046]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Photograph
17.
10/1973
260

✫1
US
3
AC




8
UK
[Apple 1865]
written by George Harrison & Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
18.
05/1973
260

✫1
US
4
AC




8
UK
[Apple 1862]
written by George Harrison
Midnight Train to Georgia
19.
09/1973
253

✫1
US
19
AC


✫1
R&B
55
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #432]
written by Jim Weatherly
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
20.
09/1973
250

2
US
7
AC




6
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #380]
[MCA 40148]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Get Down
21.
03/1973
244

7
US
3
AC




✫1
UK
[MAM 3629]
written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
22.
06/1973
242

✫1
US
✫1
AC






[Capitol 3645]
written by Larry Collins & Alex Harvey
23.
10/1973
241

✫1
US
3
AC


10
R&B
51
UK
[Rocky Road 30073]
written by Jerry Fuller
24.
01/1973
239

2
US
15
AC


✫1
R&B
31
UK
[Soul 35098]
written by Jim Weatherly
Half-Breed
25.
08/1973
238

✫1
US
3
AC




53
UK
[MCA 40102]
written by Al Capps & Mary Dean
Will It Go Round in Circles
26.
03/1973
234

✫1
US




10
R&B
52
UK
[A&M 1411]
written by Bruce Fisher & Billy Preston
27.
01/1973
234

2
US
✫1
AC
5
country


17
UK
[instrumental]
[from the movie Deliverance]
[Warner 7659]
written by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith & Don Reno
Time in a Bottle
28.
11/1973
233

✫1
US
✫1
AC




52
UK
[ABC 11405]
written by Jim Croce
29.
02/1973
233

2
US
5
AC




7
UK
[instrumental]
written by Richard Strauss
Frankenstein
30.
03/1973
233

✫1
US






18
UK
[Epic 10967]
written by Edgar Winter
Live and Let Die
31.
06/1973
230

2
US
8
AC




9
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1863]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
32.
04/1973
230

✫1
US
9
AC






[ABC 11359]
written by Jim Croce
33.
03/1973
227

8
US
7
AC




✫1
UK
[MGM 14503]
written by Jerry Livingston & Paul Francis Webster
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
34.
02/1973
227

✫1
US
6
AC
36
country




[Bell 45303]
written by Bobby Russell
Rock On
35.
08/1973
225

5
US






3
UK
[Columbia 45940]
written by David Essex
36.
06/1973
221

✫1
US




22
R&B


[Kama Sutra 577]
written by Errol Brown & Tony Wilson
37.
03/1973
221

3
US
27
AC


✫1
R&B
14
UK
as Sylvia
[Vibration 521]
written by Sylvia Robinson & Michael Burton
38.
01/1973
218

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Philadelphia International 3524]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
39.
07/1973
212

3
US
✫1
AC




12
UK
featuring Tony Orlando
[Bell 45374]
written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
The Morning After
40.
06/1973
212

✫1
US
6
AC






[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1972]
[20th Century 2010]
written by Joel Hirschhorn & Al Kasha
The Joker
41.
10/1973
212

✫1
US








[Capitol 3732]
written by Eddie Curtis, Ahmet Ertegun & Steve Miller
Until You Come Back to Me (That's What Im Gonna Do)
42.
11/1973
210

3
US
33
AC


✫1
R&B
26
UK
written by Luvel Broadnax (as Morris Broadnax), Clarence Paul & Stevie Wonder
Loves Me Like a Rock
43.
08/1973
208

2
US
✫1
AC




39
UK
featuring The Dixie Hummingbirds
[Columbia 45907]
written by Paul Simon
44.
11/1973
203

3
US
28
AC
66
country


14
UK
[MGM 14648]
written by Jim Stafford & David Bellamy
I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby
45.
04/1973
201

3
US
27
AC


✫1
R&B
23
UK
[20th Fox 2018]
written by Barry White
46.
11/1973
200

3
US
✫1
AC




53
UK
[Capitol 3768]
written by Linda Laurie
We're an American Band
47.
07/1973
197

✫1
US








as Grand Funk
produced by Todd Rundgren
[Capitol 3660]
written by Don Brewer
48.
07/1973
191

6
US




2
R&B
14
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #348]
[T-Neck 2251]
written by Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley (as O'Kelly Isley Jr.), Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley & Chris Jasper
49.
03/1973
190

2
US
7
AC






[Epic 10891]
written by Lee Pockriss & Paul Vance
Kodachrome
50.
05/1973
188

2
US
2
AC






[Columbia 45859]
written by Paul Simon
Higher Ground
51.
08/1973
187

4
US
41
AC


✫1
R&B
29
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #261]
[Tamla 54235]
written by Stevie Wonder
Jungle Boogie
52.
12/1973
186

4
US




2
R&B
51
UK
[De-lite 559]
written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, Donald Boyce, Melvin Brown, Robert Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith (as Claydes Smith), Dennis Thomas & Ricky West (as Richard Westfield)
53.
03/1973
183

2
US




5
R&B


[United Artists Xw-163]
written by Papa Dee Allen (as Sylvester Allen), Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson (as Morris Dickerson), Lonnie Jordan (as Leroy Jordan), Charles Miller, Lee Oskar (as Lee Oskar Levitin) & Howard Scott
Stuck in the Middle with You
54.
03/1973
181

6
US
13
AC




8
UK
[A&M 1416]
written by Joe Egan & Gerry Rafferty
55.
08/1973
179

25
US
26
AC




✫1
UK
charted as Young Love / A Million to One in US AC charts
[MGM 14583]
written by Ric Cartey & Carole Joyner
Ramblin' Man
56.
08/1973
178

2
US
12
AC






written by Dickey Betts (as Richard Betts)
Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up
57.
10/1973
176

7
US
40
AC


2
R&B
14
UK
written by Barry White
58.
11/1973
176

4
US




✫1
R&B
56
UK
59.
02/1973
175

3
US
✫1
AC




53
UK
[A&M 1413]
written by Joe Raposo
60.
09/1973
173

4
US
34
AC


✫1
R&B


[instrumental]
[A&M 1463]
written by Billy Preston
Monster Mash
61.
05/1973
172

10
US






3
UK
[R]
[novelty]
written by Bobby Pickett & Leonard L. Capizzi
Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)
62.
02/1973
170

4
US
14
AC


2
R&B


Smokin' in the Boys Room
63.
10/1973
169

3
US






27
UK
written by Cub Koda & Michael Lutz
64.
05/1973
167

3
US
3
AC






[Dunhill/ABC 4352]
written by Daniel Moore
65.
11/1973
166

8
US




✫1
R&B
15
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #104]
[Tamla 54242]
written by Stevie Wonder
Let Me Be There
66.
11/1973
164

6
US
3
AC
7
country




[MCA 40101]
written by John Rostill
Just You 'N' Me
67.
09/1973
161

4
US
7
AC






written by James Pankow
68.
09/1973
160

3
US
49
AC






69.
09/1973
160

7
US
48
AC


✫1
R&B
21
UK
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Break Up to Make Up
70.
02/1973
155

5
US
20
AC


5
R&B
34
UK
[Avco 4611]
written by Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble & Linda Creed
71.
10/1973
155

14
US
44
AC


3
R&B
6
UK
[Avco 4625]
written by Linda Creed & Thom Bell
72.
01/1973
154

7
US
✫1
AC
10
country




[Capitol 3481]
written by Kenny Loggins
Drift Away
73.
02/1973
153

5
US
12
AC


42
R&B
52
UK
[Decca 33057]
written by Mentor Williams
Blockbuster
74.
01/1973
149

73
US






✫1
UK
[Bell 45361]
written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
75.
04/1973
148

29
US
✫1
AC




3
UK
[RCA 906]
written by Don McLean
Smoke on the Water
76.
05/1973
141

4
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #426]
[Warner 7710]
written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord & Ian Paice
Behind Closed Doors
77.
04/1973
139

15
US
8
AC
✫1
country


16
UK
[Epic 10950]
written by Kenny O'Dell
78.
09/1973
138

36
US
4
AC




2
UK
[MGM 14617]
written by Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond & Wayne Osmond
Hello It's Me
79.
10/1973
137

5
US
17
AC






[Bearsville 0009]
written by Todd Rundgren
Merry Xmas Everybody
80.
12/1973
137









✫1
UK
[Christmas]
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
81.
03/1973
137

98
US






✫1
UK
[Polydor 15069]
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
82.
09/1973
135



29
AC




✫1
UK
[instrumental]
[theme from the TV Series Van der Valk]
[Vanguard 35175]
written by Jack Trombey
Nutbush City Limits
83.
09/1973
134

22
US




11
R&B
4
UK

[United Artists 298]
written by Tina Turner
84.
02/1973
133

7
US




✫1
R&B
53
UK
[Gordy 7126]
written by Norman Whitfield
Radar Love
85.
12/1973
133

13
US






7
UK
86.
04/1973
132









✫1
UK
[United Artists Xw-272]
written by Roy Wood
I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)
87.
07/1973
132









✫1
UK
88.
11/1973
132









✫1
UK
89.
10/1973
130

9
US




✫1
R&B
34
UK
[Stax 0179]
written by Homer Banks, Carl Hampton & Raymond Jackson (as Ray Jackson)
90.
05/1973
129

6
US
4
AC






[Warner 7708]
written by Jim Seals & Dash Crofts
Rubber Bullets
91.
05/1973

Rubber Bullets by 10cc

from 10cc   10cc
128

73
US






✫1
UK
[UK 49015]
written by Graham Gouldman & Eric Stewart
92.
07/1973
128

12
US






7
UK
[MCA 40105]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
93.
01/1973
127

9
US






20
UK
Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me
94.
06/1973
127









✫1
UK
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
95.
10/1973
127









✫1
UK
written by Terry Dempsey
96.
09/1973
124

12
US
5
AC




14
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #190]
[Columbia 45913]
written by Bob Dylan
97.
05/1973
123

119
US
26
AC
79
country


✫1
UK
98.
04/1973
122

16
US
28
AC
✫1
country




[Monument 8571]
written by Kris Kristofferson
You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
99.
11/1973
121



18
AC




✫1
UK
[MGM 14683]
written by Tony Macaulay & Geoff Stephens
Helen Wheels
100.
11/1973
121

10
US






12
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney

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