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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1974

1973 <-1974-> 1975


  

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Seasons in the Sun
1.
01/1974
349

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Bell 45432]
written by Jacques Brel & Rod McKuen
Annie's Song
2.
06/1974
336

✫1
US
✫1
AC
9
country




✫1
UK
[RCA APBO 0295]
written by John Denver
Kung Fu Fighting
3.
08/1974
333

✫1
US






✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[20th Century 2140]
written by Carl Douglas
The Streak
4.
04/1974
330

✫1
US
12
AC
3
country




✫1
UK
[Barnaby 600]
written by Ray Stevens (as Harold Ragsdale)
Rock Your Baby
5.
06/1974
324

✫1
US
19
AC




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[T.K. 1004]
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
6.
11/1974
309

2
US




2
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[20th Century 2133]
written by Peter Radcliffe, Tony Sepe & Barry White
When Will I See You Again
7.
07/1974
304

2
US
✫1
AC




4
R&B
✫1
UK
[P.i. 3550]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Please Mr. Postman
8.
11/1974
285

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
9.
03/1974
285

2
US
6
AC




5
R&B
2
UK
[Avco 4634]
written by Thom Bell & Linda Creed
10.
10/1974
284

✫1
US
✫1
AC






5
UK
[Capitol 3972]
written by Alan O'Day
My Eyes Adored You
11.
11/1974
277

✫1
US
2
AC






5
UK
[Private Stock 45003]
written by Bob Crewe & Kenny Nolan
I Can Help
12.
09/1974
277

✫1
US
6
AC
✫1
country




6
UK
[Monument 8621]
written by Billy Swan
(You're) Having My Baby
13.
07/1974
277

✫1
US
5
AC






6
UK
with Odia Coates
[United Artists 454]
written by Paul Anka
14.
06/1974
274

✫1
US
40
AC






2
UK
[Capitol 3895]
written by Andy Kim
Band on the Run
15.
04/1974
266

✫1
US
22
AC






3
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1873]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
16.
11/1974
266

✫1
US
45
AC


11
dance
5
R&B
6
UK
17.
09/1974
259

✫1
US








2
UK
written by Randy Bachman
The Night Chicago Died
18.
05/1974
258

✫1
US
27
AC






3
UK
[Mercury 73492]
written by Peter Callander & Mitch Murray
Rock the Boat
19.
05/1974
258

✫1
US
12
AC




2
R&B
6
UK
[RCA Victor 0232]
written by Wally Holmes (as Waldo Holmes)
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)
20.
03/1974
257

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
22
UK
featuring The Three Degrees
[instrumental]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Then Came You
21.
07/1974
242

✫1
US
3
AC




2
R&B
29
UK
[Atlantic 3202]
written by Sherman Marshall & Phillip Pugh
22.
06/1974
241

✫1
US
✫1
AC






15
UK
[Rocket 40313]
written by Neil Sedaka & Phil Cody
I'm Leaving It (All) Up to You
23.
07/1974
241

4
US
✫1
AC
17
country




2
UK
written by Dewey Terry & Don Harris (as Donald Harris)
Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe
24.
08/1974
236

✫1
US
26
AC




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[20th Century 2120]
written by Barry White
Mandy
25.
11/1974
236

✫1
US
✫1
AC






11
UK
formerly charted by scott english as "brandy"
[Bell 45613]
written by Scott English & Richard Kerr
Feel Like Makin' Love
26.
06/1974
234

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
34
UK
[Atlantic 3203]
written by Gene McDaniels (as Eugene McDaniels)
27.
08/1974
233

✫1
US
✫1
AC
6
country




22
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1975]
[MCA 40280]
written by Jeff Barry & Peter Allen
You Haven't Done Nothin'
28.
08/1974
224

✫1
US






✫1
R&B
30
UK
featuring Jackson Five
[Tamla 54252]
written by Stevie Wonder
Sundown
29.
04/1974
223

✫1
US
✫1
AC
13
country




33
UK
[Reprise 1194]
written by Gordon Lightfoot
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
30.
11/1974
223

✫1
US








10
UK
[MCA 40344]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
I Shot the Sheriff
31.
07/1974
220

✫1
US






33
R&B
9
UK
[RSO 409]
written by Bob Marley
32.
02/1974
219

3
US
10
AC




✫1
R&B
7
UK
[Buddah 403]
written by Jim Weatherly
Waterloo
33.
04/1974

Waterloo by ABBA

from Waterloo   Waterloo
218

6
US








✫1
UK
[1974 Eurovision Song Contest winner]
[Atlantic 3035 A]
written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
Sunshine on My Shoulders
34.
01/1974
218

✫1
US
✫1
AC
42
country






[RCA APBO 0213]
written by John Denver, Dick Kniss & Mike Taylor
The Air That I Breathe
35.
02/1974
217

6
US
3
AC






2
UK
[Epic 11100]
written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
Best of My Love
36.
11/1974
214

✫1
US
✫1
AC






51
UK
Love Me for a Reason
37.
08/1974
207

10
US
2
AC






✫1
UK
[MGM 14746]
written by Wade Brown Jr. (as Wade Brown), David Jones Jr. & Johnny Bristol
Boogie On Reggae Woman
38.
11/1974
207

3
US






✫1
R&B
12
UK
[Tamla 54254]
written by Stevie Wonder
39.
12/1974

Fire by Ohio Players

from Fire   Fire
206

✫1
US




10
dance
✫1
R&B


[Mercury 73643]
written by James "Diamond" Williams, Billy Beck (as William "Billy" Beck), Marvin Pierce (as Marvin "Merv" Pierce), Marshall Jones, Leroy Bonner (as Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner), Ralph Middlebrooks (as Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks) & Clarence Satchell
Dark Lady
40.
01/1974

Dark Lady by Cher

from Dark Lady   
205

✫1
US
3
AC






36
UK
[MCA 40161]
written by John Durrill (as Johnny Durrill)
41.
10/1974
204

9
US
11
AC


✫1
dance
34
R&B
2
UK
written by Clifton Davis
Bennie and the Jets
42.
02/1974
204

✫1
US






15
R&B


[only released in the US]
[MCA 40198]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Nothing from Nothing
43.
07/1974
203

✫1
US
15
AC




8
R&B


[A&M 1544]
written by Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher
44.
08/1974
201

2
US




8
dance
✫1
R&B
51
UK
[Scepter 12395]
written by Billy Nichols
45.
03/1974
199

✫1
US








52
UK
as Grand Funk
produced by Todd Rundgren
[Capitol 3840]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Cat's in the Cradle
46.
10/1974
199

✫1
US
6
AC






53
UK
[Elektra 45203]
written by Harry Chapin & Sandra Chapin
Dancing Machine
47.
03/1974
197

2
US






✫1
R&B


[Motown 1286]
written by Hal Davis, Donald Fletcher & Weldon Dean Parks
Billy, Don't Be a Hero
48.
04/1974
197

✫1
US
20
AC








[ABC 11435]
written by Mitch Murray & Peter Callander
Hang On in There Baby
49.
06/1974
192

8
US






2
R&B
3
UK
[MGM 14715]
written by Johnny Bristol
50.
06/1974
192

2
US
3
AC






16
UK
[MCA 40259]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
51.
01/1974
190

2
US






✫1
R&B
39
UK
[Tamla 54243]
written by Leonard Caston, Anita Poree & Frank Wilson
52.
02/1974
189

✫1
US
31
AC








[EMI 3627]
written by Mark James [songwriter]
Black Water
53.
12/1974
186

✫1
US
38
AC








originally b-side of "another park…"
[Warner 7795]
written by Patrick Simmons
54.
03/1974
184

3
US
✫1
AC






25
UK
[instrumental]
[MCA 40174]
written by Scott Joplin
55.
11/1974
182

4
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
34
UK
[instrumental]
[Roadshow 7001]
written by B.T. Express
56.
12/1974
181

✫1
US
10
AC








Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
57.
09/1974
179

✫1
US








36
UK
as John Lennon with The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band featuring Elton John
[Apple 1874]
written by John Lennon
Back Home Again
58.
09/1974
176

5
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country






[RCA 10065]
written by John Denver
59.
11/1974
175

8
US
✫1
AC






5
UK
60.
09/1974
175

14
US
18
AC




63
R&B
✫1
UK
[Pye 71002]
written by David Parton (as Des Parton)
Junior's Farm
61.
11/1974
168

3
US








16
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
How Long
62.
11/1974

How Long by Ace

from Five-A-Side   
164

3
US
24
AC






20
UK
written by Paul Carrack
63.
03/1974
163

8
US








3
UK
[Big Tree 16031]
written by Errol Brown & Tony Wilson
64.
11/1974
162

5
US








11
UK
produced by Alan Parsons
[Capitol 3992 (EMI)]
written by Billy Lyall & David Paton
Jazzman
65.
08/1974
162

2
US
4
AC








[Ode 66101]
written by Carole King & Dave Palmer
66.
03/1974
161

4
US
31
AC




✫1
R&B
31
UK
[Roxbury 0236]
written by William DeVaughn
Tell Me Something Good
67.
06/1974
161

3
US






3
R&B
53
UK
[ABC 12010]
written by Stevie Wonder
Killer Queen
68.
10/1974
160

12
US








2
UK
[Elektra 45226]
written by Freddie Mercury
Midnight at the Oasis
69.
02/1974
159

6
US
7
AC






21
UK
[Reprise 1183]
written by David Nichtern
Beach Baby
70.
06/1974
159

4
US
38
AC






13
UK
[UK 49022]
written by John Carter & Gillian Shakespeare
The Bitch Is Back
71.
09/1974
157

4
US








15
UK
[MCA 40297]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
If You Love Me (Let Me Know)
72.
04/1974
155

5
US
2
AC
2
country






[MCA 40209]
written by John Rostill
73.
09/1974
154

3
US
✫1
AC








74.
09/1974
153

9
US








4
UK
[Warner 8043]
written by Leo Sayer & David Courtney
Jet
75.
02/1974
150

7
US








7
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1871]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
Can't Get Enough
76.
06/1974
149

5
US








15
UK
[Swan Song 70015]
written by Mick Ralphs
77.
09/1974
148

7
US
28
AC




2
R&B
20
UK
[Hi 2274]
written by Al Green
Tin Man
78.
08/1974

Tin Man by America

from Holiday   Holiday
145

4
US
✫1
AC








produced by George Martin
[Warner 7838]
written by Dewey Bunnell
79.
05/1974
145

37
US








✫1
UK
[Polydor 15089]
written by Tony Waddington & Wayne Bickerton
80.
02/1974
144

5
US
10
AC






34
UK
[Elektra 45880]
written by Inez Foxx & Charlie Foxx
Lonely People
81.
12/1974
140

5
US
✫1
AC








produced by George Martin
[Warner 8048]
written by Dan Peek
82.
02/1974
139

4
US
2
AC








[A&M 1491]
written by Arnold Strals & Jesus Christ
83.
11/1974
139

6
US
✫1
AC






28
UK
[Apple 1876]
written by Buck Ram (as Ande Rand)
84.
06/1974
139

9
US
✫1
AC








[Capitol 3897]
written by Kenneth Ascher (as Kenny Ascher) & Paul Williams
85.
11/1974
138

10
US




3
dance
32
R&B
8
UK
[Chelsea 3004]
written by Bob Crewe & Kenny Nolan
86.
08/1974
137

6
US
12
AC






19
UK
[A&M 1602]
written by Sam Cooke
Longfellow Serenade
87.
10/1974
137

5
US
✫1
AC






54
UK
[Columbia 10043]
written by Neil Diamond
Hollywood Swinging
88.
04/1974
136

6
US






✫1
R&B
52
UK
[De-lite 561]
written by Kool & the Gang & Gene Redd
Come and Get Your Love
89.
01/1974
136

5
US






75
R&B


[Epic 5-11035]
written by Lolly Vegas
Please Come to Boston
90.
06/1974
136

5
US
✫1
AC








[Epic 5-11115]
written by Dave Loggins
Rikki Don't Lose That Number
91.
05/1974
135

4
US
15
AC






58
UK
[ABC 11439]
written by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker
92.
11/1974
134

20
US
✫1
AC
14
country




5
UK
93.
12/1974
134

3
US






85
R&B


as Grand Funk
[Capitol 4002]
written by John Ellison & Ernie Fields
94.
05/1974
132

5
US






2
R&B


[from the movie Claudine]
[Buddah 423]
written by Curtis Mayfield
95.
09/1974
132

6
US
15
AC


4
dance
11
R&B


[Back Beat 630]
written by Buzz Cason & Mac Gayden
96.
05/1974
132

3
US
38
AC








[Haven 7002]
written by John Stevenson & Alan O'Day
The Show Must Go On
97.
03/1974
129

4
US










[Dunhill 4382]
written by Leo Sayer & David Courtney
98.
04/1974
127

8
US
35
AC




✫1
R&B


[Atco 6961]
written by Bobby Eli & Vinnie Barrett
99.
10/1974
125

14
US
8
AC
9
country




9
UK
charted as It's Midnight / Promised Land in US AC charts
[RCA 10074]
written by Chuck Berry
100.
01/1974
124

4
US
26
AC
59
country
59
dance




[spoken]
[background music: America the Beautiful]
[Westbound 222]
written by Gordon Sinclair

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