Top Ten This Week — 1973
[lastfm]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm] was sitting on top of the charts this week in 1973.
Other superstars; two Knights, actually, were included in this week’s list….
Sir [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] and Sir [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm] are also in the top ten for the week beginning May 19th, 1973.
Here’s the list. Where were YOU??
(last week’s position in brackets)
1. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life/[lastfm]Stevie Wonder[/lastfm] (2) — this would spend a week in the pole position.
[lastfm]Tony Orlando[/lastfm], [lastfm]Telma Hopkins[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Joyce Vincent[/lastfm] were DAWN
2. Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Old Oak Tree/[lastfm]Tony Orlando[/lastfm] &[lastfm]Dawn[/lastfm] (1) — this was number one for FOUR weeks! Putting yellow ribbons around trees is a fairly common practice now to welcome returning family members from military duties overseas.
3. Little Willy/[lastfm]The Sweet[/lastfm] (3) — this tune was stuck in the #3 spot for three consecutive weeks; its highest position.
4. Frankenstein/[lastfm]The Edgar Winter Group[/lastfm] (7) — a rock instrumental that had nothing to do with the famous movie monster.
5. Daniel/(Sir) [lastfm]Elton John[/lastfm] (9) — his fourth consecutive top ten song and the follow-up to Elton’s first #1 hit; Crocodile Rock. (Elton, pictured with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin)
6. My Love/(Sir) [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] (13) — recorded live with an orchestra, Paul wrote this for his wife Linda and allowed guitarist Henry McCullogh to improvise his solo in the final take. It’s heading for #1 where it will stay for four weeks, to be replaced, ironically, by another ex-Beatle; George Harrison! (Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)).
7. Drift Away/[lastfm]Dobie Gray[/lastfm] (5) — his first hit since “The In Crowd” in 1965!
8. Stuck In The Middle With You/[lastfm]Stealers Wheel[/lastfm] (6) — lead singer Gerry Rafferty would become a solo act and have a few hits starting with, most notably, “Baker Street” in 1978.
9. Pillow Talk/[lastfm]Sylvia [/lastfm](14) — this is the SAME Sylvia, Sylvia Vanderpool, who was half of the duo “Mickey and Sylvia” of “Love Is Strange” fame!
10. Wildflower/[lastfm]Skylark[/lastfm] (12) — a Canadian quartet, this was their only hit. It would peak at #9 next week and then drop out of the top ten. The group would never chart another song in the top 100.