1973 Top Ten Music Charts

1973’s Biggest Artists and Songs

America (1972 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1973)
Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar, George Harrison, Leon Russell, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton & Klaus Voormann (Concert For Bangladesh Grammy for Album of the Year)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Aerosmith, BTO (Bachman Turner Overdrive), Charlie Daniels, Pointer Sisters, Barry White, Joe Walsh, Lou Reed, Tavares, Smokey Robinson, 10 CC, Dottie West and Brownsville Station

Some notable music highlights from 1973 include:

  1. Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album, The Dark Side of the Moon, which became one of the all-time best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums.

  2. Led Zeppelin released their fifth studio album, Houses of the Holy, which spawned the hit single D’yer Mak’er.

  3. The Rolling Stones released their eighth studio album, Goats Head Soup, which spawned the hit single Angie.

  4. The Eagles released their third studio album, Desperado, which spawned the hit single Tequila Sunrise.

  5. Bruce Springsteen released his debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J., establishing him as a rising star in the music industry.

1973’s Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree – Dawn (Tony Orlando and Dawn)
2. Oh Babe, What Would You Say – Hurricane Smith
3. Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
4. Drift Away – Dobie Gray
5. Bongo Rock – Incredible Bongo Band
6. Right Place, Wrong Time – Dr. John
7. The Morning After – Maureen McGovern
8. Summer Breeze – Seals and Crofts
9. The Night That The Lights Went Out In Georgia – Vicki Lawrence
10. The Most Beautiful Girl – Charlie Rich

1973’s ‘One Hit Wonders’

1. Dueling Banjos – Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell
2. Also Sprach Zarathustra – Deodato
3. Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
4. Hocus Pocus – Focus
5. Playground In My Mind – Clint Holmes
6. Walk On The Wild Side – Lou Reed
7. Show and Tell – Al Wilson
8. Wildflower – Skylark
9. Daisy A Day – Jud Strunk
10. Pressure Drop – Toots and the Maytals

1973’s Motown/Soul Top 10 Hit List

1. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
2. I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby – Barry White
3. That Lady – The Isley Brothers
4. Keep On Truckin’ – Eddie Kendricks
5. Will It Go Round In Circles – Billy Preston
6. Superstition – Stevie Wonder
7. I Got Ants In My Pants (And I Want To Dance) – James Brown
8. Superfly – Curtis Mayfield
9. Higher Ground – Stevie Wonder
10. The Love I Lost – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

More R&B/Motown Song Hits:

One of a Kind Love Affair – Spinners
I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) – Johnnie Taylor
Here I Am (Come And Take Me) – Al Green

1973’s Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Love Train – The O’Jays
2. Crocodile Rock – Elton John
3. Little Willie – The Sweet
4. I’ll Always Love My Mama – The Intruders
5. Your Mama Don’t Dance – Loggins and Messina
6. Rockin’ Pneumonia Boogie Woogie Flu – Johnny Rivers
7. Brother Louie – Stories
8. Cisco Kid – War
9. I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band) – Moody Blues
10. Shambala – Three Dog Night

1973’s Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown – Jim Croce
2. Your Mama Don’t Dance – Loggins and Messina
3. We’re An American Band – Grand Funk
4. Hocus Pocus – Focus
5. Do It Again – Steely Dan
6. Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealer’s Wheel
7. Kodachrome – Paul Simon
8. Angie – Rolling Stones
9. I Wanna Be With You – The Raspberries
10. Photograph – Ringo Starr

1973’s Album Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
2. Space Oddity – David Bowie
3. D’Yer Maker – Led Zeppelin
4. Money – Pink Floyd
5. Sugar Magnolia – Grateful Dead
6. Knockin on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
7. Jesus Is Just Alright – Doobie Brothers
8. Bell Bottom Blues – Eric Clapton
9. Mind Games – John Lennon
10. Walk on the Wild Side – Lou Reed

More FM Album Rock Hits:

Live and Let Die – Wings
Give It To Me – J. Geils Band
Living in the Past – Jethro Tull
Redneck Frend – Jackson Browne
Basketball Jones – Cheech and Chong
Montana – Frank Zappa

1973’s Bubblegum Top 10 Hit List

1. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree – Tony Orlando and Dawn
2. Sing – Carpenters
3. Get Down – Gilbert O’Sullivan
4. Young Love – Donny Osmond
5. Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose – Dawn Featuring Tony
6. Daisy A Day – Jud Strunk
7. Rockin Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Blues – Johnny Rivers
8. Rockin’ Roll Baby – Stylistics
9. Just You N Me – Chicago
10. Heartbeat It’s A Love Beat – The DeFranco family

PCM’s 1973 Top 10 Hit List

1. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
2. I’ll Always Love My Mama – Intruders
3. Love Train – O’Jays
4. Money – Pink Floyd
5. Ramblin Man – Allman Brothers Band
6. Friends – Bette Midler
7. Time In A Bottle – Jim Croce
8. Touch Me In The Morning – Diana Ross
9. Crocodile Rock – Elton John
10. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder