1974 Top Ten Music Charts

1974’s Biggest Artists and Songs

Bette Midler (1973 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, awarded in 1974)
Stevie Wonder (Grammy for Album of the Year)
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Roberta Flack (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Dave Loggins, Bad Company, Rufus, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Billy Joel, Shirley Brown, Gino Vanelli, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Buffett, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Dolly Parton, Parliament, NRBQ, Kiss, Ashford and Simpson, Abba and Barry Manilow

1974’s Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
2. The Entertainer – Marvin Hamlisch
3. I Can Help – Billy Swan
4. Rock The Boat – Hues Corporation
5. Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
6. Keep On Smilin’ – Wet Willie
7. I Honestly Love You – Olivia Newton-John
8. Looking For A Love – Bobby Womack
9. Midnight At The Oasis – Maria Muldaur
10. What Is Hip? – Tower of Power

1974’s ‘One Hit Wonders’

1. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield
2. The Entertainer – Marvin Hamlisch
3. Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo – Rick Derringer
4. Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) – Reunion
5. Rock On – David Essex
6. Painted Ladies – Ian Thomas
7. Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) – Mocedades
8. The Lord’s Prayer – Sister Janet Mead
9. Hang In There Baby – Johnny Bristol
10. Stomp – NRBQ

1974’s R&B/Motown/Soul Top 10 Hit List

1. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe – Barry White
2. Tell Me Something Good – Rufus featuring Chaka Kahn
3. Jungle Boogie – Kool and the Gang
4. The Payback – James Brown
5. Hollywood Swinging – Kool and the Gang
6. T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) – MFSB & Three Degrees
7. Show And Tell – Al Wilson
8. Everlasting Love – Carl Carlton
9. Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) – B.T. Express
10. Rock Your Baby – George McCrae

More R&B/Soul Hits:

Love’s Theme – Love Unlimited Orchestra
Love Is The Message MFSB & Three Degrees
Sexy Mama – The Moments
Boogie Down – Eddie Kendricks

1974’s Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Takin Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive
2. The Loco-Motion – Grand Funk Railroad
3. Dancing Machine – Jackson Five
4. Bennie and the Jets – Elton John
5. Nothing From Nothing – Billy Preston
6. It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) – Rolling Stones
7. Mockingbird – Carly Simon and James Taylor
8. Come and Get Your Love – Redbone
9. Ain’t Too Proud To Beg – Rolling Stones
10. Clap For The Wolfman – Guess Who

1974’s Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Smokin In The Boys Room – Brownsville Station
2. The Joker – Steve Miller Band
3. Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo – Rick Derringer
4. Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
5. I Shot The Sherrif – Eric Clapton
6. Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett
7. Living In The USA – Steve Miller Band
8. Bitch Is Back – Elton John
9. Let It Ride – Bachman Turner Overdrive
10. Rock And Roll Heaven – Righteous Brothers

1974’s Album FM Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Sweet Home Alabama – Lynryd Skynyrd
2. Piano Man – Billy Joel
3. Radar Love – Golden Earring
4. Midnight Rider – Gregg Allman
5. Rikki Don’t Lose That Number – Steely Dan
6. Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) – Rolling Stones
7. Can’t Get Enough – Bad Company
8. La Grange – ZZ Top
9. Whatever Gets You Through The Night – John Lennon
10. The Real Me – The Who

More 1974 FM Album Rock Hits:

Jessica – The Allman Brothers Band
Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow – Frank Zappa

1974’s Bubblegum Top 10 Hit List

1. Hooked On a Feeling – Blue Suede
2. Rock Me Gently – Andy Kim
3. Beach Baby – First Class
4. Spiders and Snakes – Jim Stafford
5. If You Love Me (Let Me Know) – Olivia Newton-John
6. Sunshine On My Shoulders – John Denver
7. Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) – Reunion
8. Seasons In The Sun – Terry Jacks
9. Oh My My – Ringo Starr
10. Steppin’ Out (I’m Gonna Boogie Tonight) – Tony Orlando and Dawn

PCM’s 1974 Top 10 Hit List

1. Sweet Homa Alabama – Lynyrd Skynrd
2. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield
3. Taking Care of Business – Bachman Turner Overdrive
4. The Loco-Motion – Grand Funk Railroad
5. Piano Man – Billy Joel
6. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love Babe – Barry White
7. Hooked On A Feeling – Blue Sude (late 1990’s “the dancing baby song”)
8. The Way We Were – Barbara Streisand
9. Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
10. Jungle Boogie – Kool and the Gang