The Top Ten Songs This Week In 1974

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Gladys Knight at the recent Daytime Emmy Awards -- photo by Steve Lawton/FilmMagic & Getty Images

Gladys Knight at the recent Daytime Emmy Awards — photo by Steve Lawton/FilmMagic & Getty Images

This is the summer that saw the Universal Product Code (bar code) scanned for the FIRST time to sell a package of Wrigley’s chewing gum at the Marsh Market in Troy, Ohio!

President Richard M. Nixon announces his resignation just a few weeks from now to end the Watergate scandal as VP Gerald Ford takes over the helm of the United States.

On TV; summer re-runs, but the season’s “Prime Time” figures are out and the Top Ten Television programs in the country are:  (1) All In The Family, (2) The Waltons, (3) Sanford & Son, (4) M.A.S.H., (5) Hawaii 5-0, (6) Maude, (7) Kojak, (8) The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, (9) The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and (10) Cannon.

As you scroll down the list, click on each artist’s name highlighted in RED to check out all of the info on them from last.fm!

These are the TOP TEN hits in the country for the week of July 8, 1974…

This Week  (last week’s position in brackets)

1.   Rock The Boat/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Hues Corporation[/lastfm] (5) — their only hit.

2.   Sundown/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gordon Lightfoot [/lastfm](1) — the Canadian songsmith’s biggest hit.

3.   Billy, Don’t Be A Hero/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods[/lastfm] (2) — remember THEM???

4.   Rock Your Baby/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George McCrae [/lastfm](9) — the next #1 hit.   It will stay on top for 2 weeks.

5.   If You Love Me (Let Me Know)/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Olivia Newton-John[/lastfm] (5) — at the height of her popularity as a solo artist this year.

6.   Hollywood Swinging/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kool And The Gang[/lastfm] (7) — now in its peak position.

7.   You Make Me Feel Brand New/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Stylistics [/lastfm](3) — R&B group from Philadelphia with many hits in the 70’s.

8.   Annie’s Song/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Denver [/lastfm](10) — John wrote this for his then-wife Ann Martell.

9.   You Won’t See Me/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Anne Murray[/lastfm] (12) — one of 4 top ten hits for Anne.

10.  On And On/[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gladys Knight & The Pips[/lastfm] (13) — this will peak at #5 next week and stay at that position for two weeks.

Make sure to check back often for more Top Ten Lists of the week from the greatest era of Rock ‘n’ Roll; the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, where K-Earth 101 hangs out!!!!

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