RECORD WORLD 1973

Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) - Four Tops (#2)
All I Know - Art Garfunkel (#7)
Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme from 2001) - Deodato (#4)

And I Love You So - Perry Como (#18)
Angel - Aretha Franklin (#13)
Angie - The Rolling Stones (#1)
Are You Man Enough? - Four Tops (#16)
Armed and Extremely Dangerous - First Choice (#28)
Aubrey - Bread (#12)
Back When My Hair Was Short - Gunhill Road (#34)
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce (#1)
Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces - Cheech & Chong (#20)
Be - Neil Diamond (#31)
Been to Canaan - Carole King (#17)
Behind Closed Doors - Charlie Rich (#13)
Believe in Humanity - Carole King (#28)
Big City Miss Ruth Ann - Gallery (#21)
Bitter Bad - Melanie (#33)
Blue Suede Shoes - Johnny Rivers (#31)
Boo Boo Don't Cha Be Blue - Tommy James (#39)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Bette Midler (#5)
Break Up to Make Up - The Stylistics (#6)
Brother Louie - Stories (#2)
Call Me (Come Back Home) - Al Green (#8)

Cheaper to Keep Her - Johnnie Taylor (#20)
Check It Out - Tavares (#39)
China Grove - The Doobie Brothers (#10)
The Cisco Kid - War (#1)

Close Your Eyes - Edward Bear (#27)
Clouds - David Gates (#33)
Come Get to This - Marvin Gaye (#18)
Control Of Me - Les Emerson (#37)
Cook With Honey - Judy Collins (#32)
Corazon - Carole King (#30)
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - Spinners (#1)
The Cover of "Rolling Stone" - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show (#4)
Crocodile Rock - Elton John (#1)

D'yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin (#15)
Daddy Could Swear (I Declare) - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#19)
Daddy's Home - Jermaine Jackson (#6)
Daisy A Day - Jud Strunk (#11)
Dancing in the Moonlight - King Harvest (#15)
Daniel - Elton John (#2)
Danny's Song - Anne Murray (#5)

Daytime, Night-Time - Keith Hampshire (#32)
Dead Skunk - Loudon Wainwright III (#16)
Delta Dawn - Helen Reddy (#1)
Diamond Girl - Seals & Crofts (#6)
Do It Again - Steely Dan (#8)

Do You Want To Dance? - Bette Midler (#15)
Doing It to Death - Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s (#24)
Don't Cross the River - America (#26)
Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend - Lobo (#6)
Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight - James Taylor (#12)
Dreidel - Don McLean (#21)
Drift Away - Dobie Gray (#4)
Drinking Wine Spo-Dee O'Dee - Jerry Lee Lewis (#33)
Dueling Banjos - Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell (#1)
Ecstasy - Ohio Players (#37)
Everyone's Agreed That Everything Will Turn Out Fine - Stealer's Wheel (#31)
Feelin' Stronger Every Day - Chicago (#11)
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group (#1)
Free Electric Band - Albert Hammond (#31)
Free Ride - Edgar Winter Group (#9)
Freedom For The Stallion - Hues Corporation (#36)
Funky Worm - Ohio Players (#14)
Funny Face - Donna Fargo (#6)
Future Shock - Curtis Mayfield (#39)
Get Down - Gilbert O'Sullivan (#4)
Get It Together - The Jackson 5 (#36)
Ghetto Child - Spinners (#27)
Give It to Me - J. Geils Band (#22)
Give Me Love - Give Me Peace on Earth - George Harrison (#1)
Give Me Your Love - Barbara Mason (#20)
Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation - The Dells (#21)
Goin' Home - The Osmonds (#27)
Good Morning, Heartache - Diana Ross (#28)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John (#1)
Gypsy Man - War (#16)
Half-Breed - Cher (#1)
Hallelujah Day - The Jackson 5 (#31)
Harry Hippie - Bobby Womack & Peace (#26)
Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat - DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco (#1)
Hearts of Stone - Blue Ridge Rangers (#30)
Hello Hooray - Alice Cooper (#26)
Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren (#4)
Here I Am (Come and Take Me) - Al Green (#10)

Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) - The Temptations (#32)
Hi, Hi, Hi - Paul McCartney & Wings (#7)
Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder (#1)
Hocus Pocus - Focus (#9)

How Can I Tell Her - Lobo (#20)
Hummingbird - Seals & Crofts (#16)
The Hurt - Cat Stevens (#20)
Hurts So Good - Millie Jackson (#26)
I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) - Johnnie Taylor (#5)
I Can Understand It - The New Birth (#32)
I Can't Stand the Rain - Ann Peebles (#33)
( I Don't Want To Love You ) But You Got Me Anyway - Sutherland Brothers & Quiver (#21)
I Got a Name - Jim Croce (#5)
I Got Ants in My Pants (and I Want to Dance) (Part 1) - James Brown (#39)
I Knew Jesus - Glen Campbell (#37)
I Wanna Be with You - Raspberries (#7)
I Was Checkin' Out, She Was Checkin' In - Don Covay (#38)
I'd Rather Be A Cowboy - John Denver (#33)
I'll Always Love My Mama (Part 1) - The Intruders (#24)
I'll Be Your Shelter (In Time of Storm) - Luther Ingram (#40)
I'm Doin' Fine Now - New York City (#12)
I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby - Barry White (#4)
I'm Just A Singer (in a Rock and Roll Band) - The Moody Blues (#10)

I'm Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (#34)
I've Got So Much to Give - Barry White (#34)
If You Want Me to Stay - Sly & The Family Stone (#14)
If You're Ready (Come Go with Me) - The Staple Singers (#8)
In the Midnight Hour - Cross Country (#22)
It Sure Took a Long, Long Time - Lobo (#34)
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - Blue Ridge Rangers (#14)
Jesse - Roberta Flack (#27)
Jesus is Just Alright - The Doobie Brothers (#29)
Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne - Looking Glass (#22)
Just You 'N' Me - Chicago (#2)
Keep On Singing - Austin Roberts (#35)
Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) - Eddie Kendricks (#1)
Keeper of the Castle - Four Tops (#10)
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack (#1)

Kissing My Love - Bill Withers (#30)
Knockin' on Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan (#11)
Kodachrome - Paul Simon (#1)
Last Song - Edward Bear (#2)

Leaving Me - The Independents (#18)
Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) - Helen Reddy (#1)
Let Me In - The Osmonds (#27)
Let Me Serenade You - Three Dog Night (#14)
Let Us Love - Bill Withers (#39)
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye (#1)
Let's Pretend - Raspberries (#14)
A Letter to Myself - The Chi-Lites (#39)
Little Willy - Sweet (#3)
Live and Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings (#1)

Living in the Past - Jethro Tull (#14)
Living Together, Growing Together - The 5th Dimension (#33)
Looking Through the Eyes Of Love - The Partridge Family (#36)
Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers (#9)
The Love I Lost (Part 1) - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (#6)

Love Is What You Make It - Grass Roots (#27)
Love Jones - Brighter Side of Darkness (#8)
Love Train - The O'Jays (#1)
Loves Me Like a Rock - Paul Simon (#3)

Mammy Blue - Stories (#38)
Master of Eyes (The Deepness of Your Eyes) - Aretha Franklin (#31)
Masterpiece - The Temptations (#8)
The Message - Cymande (#40)
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#1)
A Million To One / Young Love- Donny Osmond (#23)
Mind Games - John Lennon (#10)
Misdemeanor - Foster Sylvers (#21)
Money - Pink Floyd (#10)
Monster Mash - Bobby "Boris" Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers (#10)
The Morning After - Maureen McGovern (#1)
The Most Beautiful Girl - Charlie Rich (#1)
My Love - Paul McCartney & Wings (#1)
My Maria - B.W. Stevenson (#8)

My Music - Loggins & Messina (#22)
Natural High - Bloodstone (#7)
Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye) - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#1)
Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up - Barry White (#9)

Never Let You Go - Bloodstone (#35)
The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia - Vicki Lawrence (#1)
No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper (#19)
Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out - Bobby Womack (#30)
Nutbush City Limits - Ike & Tina Turner (#26)
Oh, Babe, What Would You Say? - Hurricane Smith (#3)
One Less Set Of Footsteps - Jim Croce (Error #4 ....see note*)
One Man Band (Plays All Alone) - Ronnie Dyson (#30)
One of a Kind (Love Affair) - Spinners (#9)
Ooh Baby - Gilbert O'Sullivan (#21)
Out Of the Question - Gilbert O'Sullivan (#17)
Over The Hills And Far Away - Led Zeppelin (#31)
Paper Roses - Marie Osmond (#4)
Peaceful - Helen Reddy (#11)
Peaceful Easy Feeling - Eagles (#18)
Pieces of April - Three Dog Night (#20)
Photograph - Ringo Starr (#1)
Pillow Talk - Sylvia (#3)

Pinball Wizard / See Me, Feel Me - The New Seekers (#26)
The Plastic Man - The Temptations (#28)
Playground In My Mind - Clint Holmes (#2)
Pretty Lady - Lighthouse (#33)
Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band (#2)
Reelin' & Rockin' - Chuck Berry (#29)
Reeling in the Years - Steely Dan (#6)
The Relay - The Who (#35)
Remember (Christmas) - Nilsson (#40)
Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John (#10)
The Right Thing To Do - Carly Simon (#12)
Rockin' Roll Baby - The Stylistics (#15)
Rocky Mountain High - John Denver (#7)
Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh (#16)
Roll Over Beethoven - Electric Light Orchestra (#31)
Satin Sheets - Jeanne Pruett (#32)
Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting - Elton John (#8)
Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose - Dawn(#3)

Separate Ways - Elvis Presley (#19)
Shambala - Three Dog Night (#1)
Sing - Carpenters (#4)

Sitting - Cat Stevens (#18)
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - Blue Haze (#14)
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple (#2)
So Very Hard To Go - Tower of Power (#15)
Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Persuaders (#35)
Soul Makossa - Afrique (#29)
Soul Song - Joe Stampley (#29)
Space Oddity - David Bowie (#10)
Space Race - Billy Preston (#6)

Steamroller Blues / Fool - Elvis Presley (#16)
Step by Step - Joe Simon (#23)
Stir It Up - Johnny Nash (#11)
Stoned Out of My Mind - The Chi-Lites (#35)
Stuck in the Middle with You - Stealers Wheel (#6)
Summer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro (#23)
Super Fly Meets Shaft - John & Ernest (#38)
Superfly - Curtis Mayfield (#6)
Superman - Donna Fargo (#37)
Superstition - Stevie Wonder (#1)
Swamp Witch - Jim Stafford (#21)
Sweet Charlie Babe - Jackie Moore (#24)
Sweet Understanding Love - Four Tops (#28)
Teddy Bear Song - Barbara Fairchild (#27)
Tell Her She's Lovely - El Chicano (#28)
Tequilla Sunrise - Eagles (#40)
That Lady (Part 1) - The Isley Brothers (#6)
Theme from "Cleopatra Jones" - Joe Simon with The Mainstreeters (#16)
There It Is - Tyrone Davis (#33)
There's No Me Without You - Manhattans (#33)
Thinking of You - Loggins & Messina (#14)
Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando (#1)
Time to Get Down - The O'Jays (#26)
Top Of the World - Carpenters (#3)
Touch Me In the Morning - Diana Ross (#1)
Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye (#6)
The Twelfth of Never - Donny Osmond (#6)
Uneasy Rider - Charlie Daniels Band (#10)

Walk On the Wild Side - Lou Reed (#17)
We May Never Pass this Way Again - Seals & Crofts (#20)
We're An American Band - Grand Funk Railroad (#1)
What About Me - Anne Murray (#37)
Where Peaceful Waters Flow - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#23)
Who's in the Strawberry Patch with Sally - Tony Orlando & Dawn (#23)
Why Can't We Live Together - Timmy Thomas (#2)
Why Me - Kris Kristofferson (#19)
Wildflower - Skylark (#8)
Will It Go 'Round in Circles - Billy Preston (#3)

With A Child's Heart - Michael Jackson (#37)
The World Is a Ghetto - War (#9)
Yes We Can Can - Pointer Sisters (#12)
Yesterday Once More - Carpenters (#1)
You Are the Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder (#1)

You Can't Always Get What You Want - Rolling Stones (#36)
You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio - Joni Mitchell (#18)
You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) - The Stylistics (#15)
You're a Special Part of Me - Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye (#17)
You're So Vain - Carly Simon (#1)
You've Got To Take It (If You Want It ) - Main Ingredient (#37)
You've Never Been This Far Before - Conway Twitty (#32)
Young Love - Donny Osmond (#25)
Your Mama Don't Dance - Loggins & Messina (#5)



*  One Less Set Of Footsteps - Jim Croce -  This record made the Top 40 in both Billboard & Cash Box. My sources list it with a #4 position in error, this record was not a top ten hit in RW (my sources prove otherwise) I gather it most likely was a top 40 hit in RW  (14? 24? 34? 40?)

BOLDFACE BLACK = TOP TEN  
BOLDFACE BLUE = DID NOT CHART BB TOP 40 (Top 40 hit in RW & CB)
BOLDFACE RED = CHARTED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE RW TOP 40 (Sans BB-CB)

These songs made the Billboard Top 40 but failed in RW:

To Know You Is to Love You - B.B. King (#41)
Cherry Cherry (Live)from "Hot August Night" - Neil Diamond (#44)
Oh La De Da - The Staple Singers (#50)
Friends / Chapel Of Love - Bette Midler (#51)
Funky Stuff - Kool & The Gang (#51)
One Less Set of Footsteps - Jim Croce (#??- 4 error)
note: correct position unknown
Soul Makossa - Manu Dibango (#NC)
note: RW charted the version by Afrique
RECORD WORLD TOP FORTY 1973
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