Hot 100 1973

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1973 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”).

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.
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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 6 7 Anne Murray Danny’s Song 3:06 Capitol 3481
Jan 6 32 5th Dimension, The Living Together, Growing Together 3:50 Bell 45310
Jan 6 37 Joe Stampley Soul Song 2:28 Dot 17442
Jan 6 52 Holland-Dozier Featuring Brian Holland Don’t Leave Me Starvin’ For Your Love, Part 1 3:23 Invictus 9133
Jan 6 67 Bobby Darin Happy 3:54 Motown 1217
Jan 6 78 Johnny Williams Slow Motion (Part 1) 2:57 Phil. Int’l. 3518
Jan 6 90 Anacostia On And Off (Part 1) 3:20 Columbia 45685
Jan 6 93 Ray Price She’s Got To Be A Saint 3:55 Columbia 45724
Jan 13 2 Deliverance (Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell) Dueling Banjos 2:10 Warner Bros. 7659
Jan 13 31 Barbara Mason Give Me Your Love 2:59 Buddah 331
Jan 13 34 Diana Ross Good Morning Heartache 2:20 Motown 1211
Jan 13 51 Les Emmerson Control Of Me 3:28 Lion 141
Jan 13 59 Little Jimmy Osmond Tweedlee Dee 3:33 MGM 14468
Jan 13   Rita Coolidge My Crew 3:59 A&M 1398
Jan 13 89 Shawn Phillips We 3:30 A&M 1402
Jan 20 1 O’Jays, The Love Train 2:59 Phil. Int’l. 7-3524
Jan 20 3 Sweet, The Little Willy 3:13 Bell 45251
Jan 20 20 Seals and Crofts Hummingbird 4:35 Warner Bros. 7671
Jan 20 27 James Brown I Got Ants In My Pants – Part 1 and i want to dance 3:02 Polydor 14162
Jan 20 48 Cymande The Message 3:28 Janus 203
Jan 20 68 Travis Wammack How Can I Tell You 3:43 Fame 91008
Jan 20 71 Al Green Hot Wire 2:58 Bell 45305
Jan 20 91 Uriah Heep Sweet Lorraine 3:10 Mercury 73349 B
Jan 20 97 Dottie West If It’s All Right With You 2:38 RCA 828
Jan 20 97 Uriah Heep Blind Eye 3:33 Mercury 73349 A
Jan 27 1 Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song 4:46 Atlantic 45-2940
Jan 27 2 Gladys Knight and the Pips Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye) 4:15 Soul 35098
Jan 27 15 David Bowie Space Oddity 5:12 RCA Victor 0876
Jan 27 16 Loudon Wainwright III Dead Skunk 3:08 Columbia 45726
Jan 27 35 America Don’t Cross The River 2:29 Warner Bros. 7670
Jan 27 43 Sam Neely Rosalie 3:16 Capitol 3510
Jan 27 46 Bettye Swann Today I Started Loving You Again 2:45 Atlantic 2921
Jan 27 55 Grass Roots, The Love Is What You Make It 2:50 Dunhill 4335
Jan 27 79 Paul Kelly Don’t Burn Me 2:53 Warner Bros. 7657
Jan 27 93 Rare Earth We’re Gonna Have A Good Time 3:21 Rare Earth 5052
Jan 27 94 Whispers, The Somebody Loves You 3:20 Janus 200
Jan 27 95 New Seekers, The Featuring Marty Kristian Come Softly To Me 2:15 Verve 10698
Jan 27 96 Mott the Hoople One Of The Boys 2:48 Columbia 4-45754

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 3 2 Deodato Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) 5:06 CTI 12
Feb 3 4 Four Tops Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) 2:59 Dunhill 4339
Feb 3 12 Moody Blues, The I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band) 4:16 Threshold 67012
Feb 3 12 Helen Reddy Peaceful 2:50 Capitol 3527
Feb 3 15 Bread Aubrey 3:38 Elektra 45832
Feb 3 31 Bill Withers Kissing My Love 3:50 Sussex 250
Feb 3 35 Alice Cooper Hello Hurray 3:01 Warner Bros. 7673
Feb 3 37 Jim Croce One Less Set Of Footsteps 2:46 ABC 11346
Feb 3 50 Austin Roberts Keep On Singing 3:40 Chelsea 110
Feb 3 61 Guess Who, The Follow Your Daughter Home 3:24 RCA 880
Feb 3 63 Candi Staton Do It In The Name Of Love 3:00 Fame 91009
Feb 3 65 Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band Palace Guard 5:10 MCA 40001
Feb 3 77 Sylvers, The Wish That I Could Talk To You 2:53 Pride 1019
Feb 3 91 Grateful Dead Sugar Magnolia 3:57 Warner Bros. 7667
Feb 3 97 Raiders Love Music 3:42 Columbia 4-45759
Feb 10 1 Vicki Lawrence The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia 3:36 Bell 45303
Feb 10 5 Stylistics, The Break Up To Make Up 4:00 Avco 4611
Feb 10 12 Johnny Nash Stir It Up 3:09 Epic 5-10949
Feb 10 32 Judy Collins Cook With Honey 3:29 Elektra 45831
Feb 10 33 Chi-Lites, The A Letter To Myself 4:10 Brunswick 55491
Feb 10 33 Aretha Franklin Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) 3:25 Atlantic 2941
Feb 10 60 Hollies, The Magic Woman Touch 3:17 Epic 10951
Feb 10 63 Shawn Phillips Lost Horizon 2:29 A&M 1405
Feb 10 85 Michael Redway Good Morning 3:20 Philips 40720
Feb 10 97 Bunny Sigler Tossin’ And Turnin’ 2:52 Phil. Int’l. 3523
Feb 17 1 Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree 3:19 Bell 45318
Feb 17 9 Skylark Wildflower 4:07 Capitol 3511
Feb 17 10 Al Green Call Me (Come Back Home) 3:03 Hi 2235
Feb 17 14 Jud Strunk Daisy A Day 2:48 MGM 14463
Feb 17 16 Lou Reed Walk On The Wild Side 3:37 RCA 0887
Feb 17 28 Ronnie Dyson One Man Band (Plays All Alone) 3:29 Columbia 45776
Feb 17 36 Melanie Bitter Bad 2:30 Neighborhood 4210
Feb 17 37 Joe Simon Step By Step 3:20 Spring 133
Feb 17 51 Joe Cocker Pardon Me Sir 3:37 A&M 1407
Feb 17 70 Tommy James Boo, Boo, Don’t ‘Cha Be Blue 3:32 Roulette 7140
Feb 17 73 Mac Davis Dream Me Home 3:00 Columbia 4-45773
Feb 17 78 Eric Clapton (Derek and the Dominos) Bell Bottom Blues 5:01 Polydor 15056
Feb 17 91 Albert King Breaking Up Somebody’s Home 3:35 Stax 0147
Feb 24 3 Carpenters Sing 3:20 A&M 1413
Feb 24 5 Dobie Gray Drift Away 3:57 Decca 33057
Feb 24 7 Temptations, The Masterpiece 4:26 Gordy 7126
Feb 24 15 Ohio Players Funky Worm 2:41 Westbound 214
Feb 24 29 New Seekers, The Pinball Wizard/See Me, Feel Me (Medley) 3:23 Verve 10709
Feb 24 32 Barbara Fairchild Teddy Bear Song 2:57 Columbia 45743
Feb 24 41 Donna Fargo Superman 2:25 Dot 17444
Feb 24 79 Beach Boys, The Sail On Sailor 3:15 Brother 1138
Feb 24 87 Eddie Kendricks Girl You Need A Change Of Mind (Part 1) 3:20 Tamia 54230
Feb 24 91 Association, The Names, Tags, Numbers And Labels 3:25 Mums 6016
Feb 24 91 Circus Stop, Wait & Listen 3:55 Metromedia 265
Feb 24 95 Syl Johnson We Did It 2:47 Hi 2229

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 3 2 War The Cisco Kid 4:35 United Artists 163
Mar 3 6 Stealers Wheel Stuck In The Middle With You 3:24 A&M 1416
Mar 3 8 Donny Osmond The Twelfth Of Never 2:40 MGM 14503
Mar 3 9 Focus Hocus Pocus 3:18 Sire 704
Mar 3 17 New York City I’m Doin’ Fine Now 2:48 Chelsea 0113
Mar 3 17 Gilbert O’Sullivan Out Of The Question 2:57 MAM 45-3628
Mar 3 57 Brownsville Station Let Your Yeah Be Yeah 3:30 Big Tree 161
Mar 3 63 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Yesterday I Had The Blues 3:47 Phil. Int’l. 3525
Mar 3 63 Albert Hammond If You Gotta Break Another Heart 2:35 Mums 6015
Mar 3 67 James Taylor One Man Parade 3:10 Warner Bros. 7682
Mar 3 86 Uncle Dog River Road 3:06 MCA 40005
Mar 10 1 The Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein 3:28 Epic 5-10967
Mar 10 11 Steely Dan Reeling In The Years 4:35 ABC 11352
Mar 10 28 First Choice Armed And Extremely Dangerous 2:49 Philly Groove 175
Mar 10 33 Staple Singers, The Oh La De Da 3:29 Stax 0156
Mar 10 48 Faces Cindy Incidentally 2:34 Warner Bros. 7681
Mar 10 50 James Brown Down And Out In New York City 3:15 Polydor 14168
Mar 10 64 Cal Smith The Lord Knows I’m Drinking 2:50 Decca 33040
Mar 10 68 Slade Gudbuy T’Jane 3:30 Polydor 15060
Mar 10 77 Herb Alpert And The TJB Last Tango In Paris 2:50 A&M 1420
Mar 10 95 Dennis Yost and the Classics IV Rosanna 2:30 MGM South 7012
Mar 17 1 Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 2:52 Tamla 54232
Mar 17 28 Jackson 5 Hallelujah Day 2:53 Motown 1224
Mar 17 31 Neil Diamond “Cherry, Cherry” From Hot August Night 3:56 MCA 40017
Mar 17 38 Johnny Rivers Blue Suede Shoes 2:48 United Artists 198
Mar 17 45 Glen Campbell I Knew Jesus (Before He Was A Star) 2:50 Capitol 3548
Mar 17 49 Hurricane Smith Who Was It 3:00 Capitol 3455
Mar 17 61 Archie Bell & The Drells Dancing To Your Music 2:40 Glades 1707
Mar 17 93 Ramsey Lewis Kufanya Mapenzi (Making Love) 2:37 Columbia 45766
Mar 24 2 Clint Holmes Playground In My Mind 2:55 Epic 5-10891
Mar 24 3 Sylvia Pillow Talk 3:50 Vibration 521
Mar 24 35 Raspberries Let’s Pretend 2:51 Capitol 3546
Mar 24 35 New Birth, The I Can Understand It 4:20 RCA 0912
Mar 24 56 Bobby Womack and Peace Across 110th Street 3:45 United Artists 196
Mar 24 77 Sonny & Cher Mama Was A Rock And Roll Singer, Papa Used To Write All Her Songs – Part 1 3:55 MCA 40026
Mar 24 86 Don Fardon Delta Queen 3:11 Chelsea 78-0115
Mar 24 94 Bee Gees Saw A New Morning 4:07 RSO 401
Mar 31 1 Billy Preston Will It Go Round In Circles 3:42 A&M 1411
Mar 31 17 Carly Simon The Right Thing To Do 2:57 Elektra 45843
Mar 31 18 Loggins & Messina Thinking Of You 2:17 Columbia 4-45815
Mar 31 30 J. Geils Band, The Give It To Me 6:31 Atlantic 45-2953
Mar 31 37 Blue Ridge Rangers, The Hearts Of Stone 2:10 Fantasy 700
Mar 31 40 Gunhill Road Back When My Hair Was Short 2:39 Kama Sutra 569
Mar 31 58 Don McLean If We Try 3:29 United Artists 206
Mar 31 70 Brenda Lee Nobody Wins 2:57 MCA 40003
Mar 31 89 Nolan Porter If I Could Only Be Sure 3:12 ABC 11343

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 7 2 Elton John Daniel 3:52 MCA 40046
Apr 7 16 Kris Kristofferson Why Me 3:25 Monument 7-8571
Apr 7 21 Independents, The Leaving Me 3:20 Wand 11252
Apr 7 27 Lobo It Sure Took A Long, Long Time 3:12 Big Tree 16001
Apr 7 41 Jerry Lee Lewis Drinking Wine Spo-Dee O’Dee 3:37 Mercury 73374
Apr 7 64 Luther Ingram Always 3:50 KoKo 2115
Apr 7 75 Timmy Thomas People Are Changin’ 3:20 Glades 1709
Apr 7 79 Billy Paul Am I Black Enough For You 3:19 Phil. Int’l. 3526
Apr 7 86 Bill Quateman Only Love 2:59 Columbia 45792
Apr 14 1 Paul McCartney & Wings My Love 4:07 Apple 1861
Apr 14 3 Barry White I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby 4:08 20th Fox 2018
Apr 14 9 Dr. John Right Place Wrong Time 2:50 Atco 45-6914
Apr 14 17 Elvis Presley Steamroller Blues 3:07 RCA Victor 74-0910
Apr 14   Elvis Presley Fool 2:42 RCA Victor 74-0910
Apr 14 25 Alice Cooper No More Mr. Nice Guy 3:05 Warner Bros. 7691
Apr 14 29 Perry Como And I Love You So 3:14 RCA Victor 74-0906
Apr 14 31 John and Ernest Super Fly Meets Shaft 2:25 Rainy Weds. 201
Apr 14 37 Edward Bear Close Your Eyes 2:58 Capitol 3581
Apr 14 52 Mandrill Fencewalk 3:25 Polydor 14163
Apr 14 61 South Side Movement, The I’ Been Watchin’ You 3:00 Wand 11251
Apr 14 70 5th Dimension, The Everything’s Been Changed 3:47 Bell 45338
Apr 14 93 Tim Moore A Fool Like You 3:38 Dunhill 4337
Apr 14 98 Wilson Pickett Mr. Magic Man 3:20 RCA 898
Apr 14 99 Partridge Family, The (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) Friend And A Lover 2:29 Bell 45336
Apr 21 1 Jim Croce Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 3:02 ABC 11359
Apr 21 8 Doobie Brothers, The Long Train Runnin’ 3:25 Warner Bros. 7698
Apr 21 10 Bloodstone Natural High 4:02 London 1046
Apr 21 34 Dells, The Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation 4:35 Cadet 5696
Apr 21 60 Deep Purple Woman From Tokyo 2:56 Warner Bros. 7737
Apr 21 64 Tyrone Davis Without You In My Life 3:14 Dakar 4519
Apr 21 70 Keith Hampshire First Cut Is The Deepest 3:48 A&M 1432
Apr 21 72 Betty Wright It’s Hard To Stop (Doing Something When It’s Good To You) 3:07 Alston 4617
Apr 21 76 Five Man Electrical Band I’m A Stranger Here 3:19 Lion 149
Apr 21 83 Mystic Moods, The Cosmic Sea 2:40 Warner Bros. 7686
Apr 28 11 Spinners One Of A Kind (Love Affair) 3:31 Atlantic 2962
Apr 28 15 Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors 2:55 Epic 10950
Apr 28 19 Gladys Knight and the Pips Daddy Could Swear, I Declare 3:42 Soul 35105
Apr 28 42 Electric Light Orchestra Roll Over Beethoven 4:30 United Artists 173
Apr 28 42 Rolling Stones, The You Can’t Always Get What You Want 5:00 London 910
Apr 28 48 Albert Hammond The Free Electric Band 3:15 Mums 6018
Apr 28 56 Stephen Stills and Manassas Isn’t It About Time 2:35 Atlantic 2959
Apr 28 62 America Only In Your Heart 3:16 Warner Bros. 7694
Apr 28 66 Donovan I Like You 4:30 Epic 10983
Apr 28 68 Tufano & Giammarese Music Everywhere 3:37 Ode 66033
Apr 28 78 Andy Pratt Avenging Annie 4:58 Columbia 4-45804
Apr 28 82 Foghat What A Shame 3:24 Bearsville 14
Apr 28 96 Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose Let Me Down Easy 3:00 United Artists 208

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 5 10 Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers Monster Mash 3:01 Parrot 348
May 5 17 Tower Of Power So Very Hard To Go 3:37 Warner Bros. 7687
May 5 43 Dramatics, The Hey You Get Off My Mountain 3:29 Volt 4090
May 5 50 Michael Jackson With A Child’s Heart 3:00 Motown 1218
May 5 88 Mac Davis Your Side Of The Bed 3:06 Columbia 45839
May 5 91 King Harvest A Little Bit Like Magic 2:12 Perception 527
May 5 92 Martin Mull and Orchestra Dueling Tubas (Theme From “Belligerence”) 1:26 Capricorn 19
May 5 97 Tommy Roe Working Class Hero 3:20 MGM South 7013
May 12 6 Seals and Crofts Diamond Girl 3:29 Warner Bros. 7708
May 12 8 Bette Midler Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy 2:32 Atlantic 2964
May 12 28 Jeanne Pruett Satin Sheets 2:58 MCA 40015 A
May 12 39 Jim Stafford Swamp Witch 3:47 MGM 14496
May 12 60 Tom Jones Letter To Lucille 3:04 Parrot 40074
May 12 66 B.W. Stevenson Shambala 2:28 RCA 952
May 12 84 Beach Boys, The California Saga (On My Way To Sunny Californ-i-a) 3:13 Brother 1156
May 12 86 Crusaders, The Don’t Let It Get You Down 3:00 Blue Thumb 225
May 12 91 Spinners Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music 3:04 Motown 1235
May 12 94 David Blue Outlaw Man 2:49 Asylum 11015
May 19 1 George Harrison Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 3:32 Apple 1862
May 19 2 Paul Simon Kodachrome 3:29 Columbia 4-45859
May 19 3 Three Dog Night Shambala 3:27 Dunhill 4352
May 19 13 Pink Floyd Money 3:59 Harvest 3609
May 19 23 Stylistics, The You’ll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart) 3:38 Avco 4618
May 19 33 O’Jays, The Time To Get Down 2:53 Phil. Int’l. 3531
May 19 67 Willie Hutch Brother’s Gonna Work It Out 2:56 Motown 1222
May 19 77 James Brown Think (1973A Version) 3:14 Polydor 14177
May 19 80 Jethro Tull A Passion Play (Edit #8) 3:04 Chrysalis 2012
May 26 4 Deep Purple Smoke On The Water 3:48 Warner Bros. 7710
May 26 62 John Denver I’d Rather Be A Cowboy 4:20 RCA 955
May 26 64 Anne Murray What About Me 2:40 Capitol 3600
May 26 86 Tanya Tucker What’s Your Mama’s Name 2:55 Columbia 45799
May 26 89 Roy Clark Come Live With Me 2:54 Dot 17449
May 26 98 Slade Cum On Feel The Noize 4:23 Polydor 15069

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 2 1 Diana Ross Touch Me In The Morning 3:51 Motown 1239
Jun 2 2 Carpenters Yesterday Once More 3:59 A&M 1446
Jun 2 22 Foster Sylvers Misdemeanor 2:20 MGM 14580
Jun 2 22 Fred Wesley and the JB’s Doing It To Death 5:05 People 621
Jun 2 36 Intruders, The I’ll Always Love My Mama (Part 1) 3:04 Gamble 2506
Jun 2 48 Shirley Bassey Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande) 3:38 United Artists 211
Jun 2 58 Earnest Jackson Love And Happiness 4:57 Stone 200
Jun 2 83 Roger Daltrey Giving It All Away 3:37 Track 40053
Jun 2 99 Engelbert Humperdinck I’m Leavin’ You 2:37 Parrot 40073
Jun 9 40 Temptations, The The Plastic Man 4:45 Gordy 7129
Jun 9 43 Manhattans, The There’s No Me Without You 3:28 Columbia 45838
Jun 9 47 Afrique Soul Makossa 4:38 Mainstream 5542
Jun 9 59 Chairman Of The Board Finders Keepers 3:32 Invictus 1251
Jun 9 80 Clarence Carter Mother-In-Law 3:10 Fame 250
Jun 9 81 Ray Charles I Can Make It Through The Days (But Oh, Those Lonely Nights) 3:51 ABC 11351
Jun 9 87 Supremes, The Bad Weather 2:59 Motown 1225
Jun 9 88 Donald Byrd Black Byrd 3:40 Blue Note 212
Jun 9 91 Delfonics, The I Don’t Want To Make You Wait 3:02 Philly Groove 176
Jun 9 92 Chi-Lites, The My Heart Just Keeps On Breakin’ 3:09 Brunswick 55496
Jun 16 28 Gladys Knight and the Pips Where Peaceful Waters Flow 4:22 Buddah 363
Jun 16 29 Bobby Womack Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out 2:55 United Artists 255
Jun 16 36 Osmonds, The Goin’ Home 2:10 MGM 14562
Jun 16 42 Dickie Goodman Watergrate 2:06 Rainy Weds. 202
Jun 16 66 Staple Singers, The Be What You Are 4:58 Stax 0164
Jun 16 72 Tammy Wynette Kids Say The Darndest Things 2:50 Epic 10969
Jun 16 73 Sweet Blockbuster 3:12 Bell 45361
Jun 16 93 Donna Fargo You Were Always There 3:16 Dot 17460
Jun 23 1 Stories Brother Louie 3:55 Kama Sutra 577
Jun 23 1 Maureen McGovern The Morning After 2:19 20th Century Fox 2010
Jun 23 1 Helen Reddy Delta Dawn 3:08 Capitol 3645
Jun 23 7 Gilbert O’Sullivan Get Down 2:38 MAM 3629
Jun 23 10 Chicago Feelin’ Stronger Every Day 4:13 Columbia 4-45880
Jun 23 11 Johnnie Taylor I Believe In You (You Believe In Me) 4:32 Stax 0161
Jun 23 15 Four Tops Are You Man Enough 3:24 Dunhill 4354
Jun 23 22 Lobo How Can I Tell Her 3:59 Big Tree 16004
Jun 23 35 Manu Dibango Soul Makossa 4:30 Atlantic 2971
Jun 23 51 Led Zeppelin Over The Hills And Far Away 4:42 Atlantic 2970
Jun 23 64 Eagles Tequila Sunrise 2:52 Asylum 11017
Jun 23 75 Vicki Lawrence He Did With Me 2:27 Bell 45362
Jun 23 86 Johnny Rodriguez You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me) 2:17 Mercury 73368
Jun 30 9 Charlie Daniels Uneasy Rider 5:19 Kama Sutra 576
Jun 30 12 Sly & The Family Stone If You Want Me To Stay 2:58 Epic 5-11017
Jun 30 74 Lynn Anderson Top Of The World 2:55 Columbia 4-45857
Jun 30 77 Johnny Nash My Merry-Go-Round 4:11 Epic 11003
Jun 30 80 Edwin Starr There You Go 3:02 Soul 35103
Jun 30 100 Fire and Rain Hello Stranger 3:39 Mercury 73373

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 7 2 Wings Live And Let Die 3:10 Apple 1863
Jul 7 10 Al Green Here I Am (Come And Take Me) 4:14 Hi 2247
Jul 7 20 Aretha Franklin Angel 3:34 Atlantic 2969
Jul 7 29 Don Covay I Was Checkin’ Out She Was Checkin’ In 3:45 Mercury 73385
Jul 7 31 Cat Stevens The Hurt 4:16 A&M 1418
Jul 7 42 Jackie Moore Sweet Charlie Babe 2:38 Atlantic 2956
Jul 7 44 Donny Hathaway Love, Love, Love 3:12 Atco 6928
Jul 7 48 Smokey Robinson Sweet Harmony 4:10 Tamla 54233
Jul 7 65 Clarence Carter Sixty Minute Man 3:12 Fame 250
Jul 7 68 Jerry Reed Lord, Mr. Ford 3:12 RCA 960
Jul 7 68 Ebonys, The It’s Forever 4:27 Phil. Int’l. 3529
Jul 7 80 Bill Withers Friend Of Mine 3:11 Sussex 257
Jul 7 83 Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie 3:03 Columbia 45878
Jul 7 94 Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette) 3:41 Paramount 216
Jul 14 1 Marvin Gaye Let’s Get It On 3:58 Tamla 54234
Jul 14 3 Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose 2:51 Bell 45374
Jul 14 6 Isley Brothers, The That Lady (Part 1) 3:09 T-Neck 2251
Jul 14 25 Donny Osmond Young Love 2:13 MGM 14583
Jul 14 47 David Gates Clouds 2:45 Elektra 45857
Jul 14 49 Stealers Wheel Everyone’s Agreed That Everything Will Turn Out Fine 3:12 A&M 1450
Jul 14 67 Carole King You Light Up My Life 3:12 Ode 66035
Jul 14 67 Eddie Kendricks Darling Come Back Home 3:10 Tamia 54236
Jul 21 8 War Gypsy Man 5:22 United Artists 281
Jul 21 33 Looking Glass Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne 3:25 Epic 11001
Jul 21 39 Curtis Mayfield Future Shock 3:34 Curtom 1987
Jul 21 41 Independents, The Baby I’ve Been Missing You 3:44 Wand 11258
Jul 21 57 Incredible Bongo Band, The Bongo Rock 2:36 MGM 14588
Jul 21 70 Sylvia Didn’t I 3:25 Vibration 524
Jul 21 79 Coven One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) 3:14 MGM 14308
Jul 21 87 Mickey Newbury Sunshine 4:05 Elektra 45853
Jul 28 1 Grand Funk We’re An American Band 3:21 Capitol 3660
Jul 28 9 B.W. Stevenson My Maria 2:32 RCA APBO-0030
Jul 28 18 Joe Simon Featuring The Mainstreeters Theme From “Cleopatra Jones” 3:45 Spring 138
Jul 28 28 Carole King Believe In Humanity 3:22 Ode 66035
Jul 28 32 Tyrone Davis There It Is 3:39 Dakar 4523
Jul 28 61 Steely Dan Show Biz Kids 4:20 ABC 11382
Jul 28 89 Focus Sylvia 3:32 Sire 708
Jul 28 98 Jerry Jeff Walker L.A. Freeway 3:20 MCA 40054

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 4 1 Cher Half-Breed 2:42 MCA 40102
Aug 4 2 Paul Simon (with the Dixie Hummingbirds) Loves Me Like A Rock 3:28 Columbia 4-45907
Aug 4 12 Elton John Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting 4:55 MCA 40105
Aug 4 30 Chi-Lites, The Stoned Out Of My Mind 2:55 Brunswick 55500
Aug 4 32 Barry White I’ve Got So Much To Give 5:15 20th Fox 2042
Aug 4 38 B.B. King To Know You Is To Love You 3:54 ABC 11373
Aug 4 50 Earth, Wind and Fire Evil 3:09 Columbia 45888
Aug 4 56 Miracles, The Don’t Let It End (‘Til You Let It Begin) 3:05 Tamla 54237
Aug 4 57 Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies 3:00 Warner Bros. 7724
Aug 4 61 Dobie Gray Loving Arms 2:50 MCA 40100
Aug 11 14 The Edgar Winter Group Free Ride 3:05 Epic 11024
Aug 11 22 Conway Twitty You’ve Never Been This Far Before 2:56 MCA 40094
Aug 11 23 Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way 3:39 Dunhill 4361
Aug 11 31 Ohio Players Ecstasy 2:27 Westbound 216
Aug 11 59 Rod Stewart Twisting The Night Away 3:15 Mercury 73412
Aug 11 60 Ronnie Dyson Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely 2:55 Columbia 45867
Aug 11 61 Gladys Knight and the Pips All I Need Is Time 3:22 Soul 35107
Aug 11 63 Hues Corporation, The Freedom For The Stallion 3:39 RCA 900 A
Aug 11 65 Willie Hutch Slick 3:26 Motown 1252
Aug 11 80 James Brown Think (1973B Version) 3:18 Polydor 14185
Aug 11 83 Mandrill Hang Loose 3:30 Polydor 14187
Aug 11 91 Neil Diamond The Long Way Home 2:30 Bang 703
Aug 18 4 Stevie Wonder Higher Ground 3:10 Tamla 54235
Aug 18 11 Pointer Sisters Yes We Can Can 3:55 Blue Thumb 229
Aug 18 15 Doobie Brothers, The China Grove 3:14 Warner Bros. 7728
Aug 18 29 Spinners Ghetto Child 3:47 Atlantic 2973
Aug 18 30 Cross Country In The Midnight Hour 3:14 Atco 6934
Aug 18 35 Temptations, The Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) 3:29 Gordy 7131
Aug 18 48 Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (I Don’t Want To Love You But) You Got Me Anyway 2:53 Island 1217
Aug 18 50 James Brown Sexy, Sexy, Sexy 3:10 Polydor 14194
Aug 18 67 America Muskrat Love 3:03 Warner Bros. 7725
Aug 18 72 Anne Murray Send A Little Love My Way 2:47 Capitol 3648
Aug 18 89 Sylvers, The Stay Away From Me 2:35 Pride 1029
Aug 25 1 Eddie Kendricks Keep On Truckin’ (Part 1) 3:29 Tamla 54238
Aug 25 2 Allman Brothers Band, The Ramblin Man 4:58 Capricorn 0027
Aug 25 21 Bobby Goldsboro Summer (The First Time) 4:37 United Artists 251
Aug 25 23 Donny Osmond A Million To One 2:42 MGM 14583
Aug 25 41 Deodato Rhapsody In Blue 3:45 CTI 16
Aug 25 52 5th Dimension, The Ashes To Ashes 3:30 Bell 45380
Aug 25 56 Neil Diamond The Last Thing On My Mind 3:31 MCA 40092
Aug 25 74 Tanya Tucker Blood Red And Goin’ Down 3:00 Columbia 4-45892
Aug 25 82 Ray Price You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me 3:46 Columbia 45889
Aug 25 95 Barbara Fairchild Kid Stuff 2:23 Columbia 45903
Aug 25 97 New Birth, The Until It’s Time For You To Go 3:49 RCA 3

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 1 1 Gladys Knight and the Pips Midnight Train To Georgia 3:55 Buddah 383
Sep 1 12 Bob Dylan Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door 2:28 Columbia 45913
Sep 1 28 Jackson 5 Get It Together 2:47 Motown 1277
Sep 1 38 Ann Peebles I Can’t Stand The Rain 2:31 Hi 2248
Sep 1 62 Merle Haggard and the Strangers Everybody’s Had The Blues 2:52 Capitol 3641
Sep 1 69 Raspberries Tonight 3:25 Capitol 3610
Sep 1 71 Maceo & The Macks Parrty – Part 1 3:25 People 624
Sep 1 80 Albert Hammond The Peacemaker 2:38 Mums 6021
Sep 1 86 Nilsson As Time Goes By 2:52 RCA 39
Sep 1 87 Napoleon XIV They’re Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! (Re-Release) 2:10 Warner Bros. 7726 A
Sep 1 90 Today’s People He 2:58 20th Fox 2032
Sep 1 93 New York City Make Me Twice The Man 3:16 Chelsea 25
Sep 8 1 Rolling Stones, The Angie 4:30 Rolling Stones 19105
Sep 8 3 DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco Heartbeat-It’s A Lovebeat 2:59 20th Fox 2030
Sep 8 15 Cheech & Chong Basketball Jones Featuring Tyrone Shoelaces 4:04 Ode 66038
Sep 8 22 Ike & Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits 2:57 United Artists 298
Sep 8 24 Millie Jackson Hurts So Good 3:05 Spring 139 A
Sep 8 29 Kool & The Gang Funky Stuff 2:59 De-Lite 557
Sep 8 36 Osmonds, The Let Me In 3:38 MGM 14617
Sep 8 82 Kenny Karen That’s Why You Remember 2:12 Big Tree 16007
Sep 8 98 J. Geils Band Make Up Your Mind 3:16 Atlantic 2974
Sep 8 99 Sylvia and Ralfi Pagen Soul Je T’Aime 3:35 Vibration 525
Sep 15 5 Marie Osmond Paper Roses 2:39 MGM 14609
Sep 15 9 Garfunkel All I Know 3:48 Columbia 4-45926
Sep 15 42 Dr. John Such A Night 2:55 Atco 6937
Sep 15 43 Bloodstone Never Let You Go 3:34 London 1051
Sep 15 59 Eagles Outlaw Man 3:33 Asylum 11025
Sep 15 65 Tower Of Power This Time It’s Real 2:44 Warner Bros. 7733
Sep 15 73 10cc Rubber Bullets 3:50 UK 49015
Sep 15 81 Jean Shepard Slippin’ Away 2:27 United Artists 248
Sep 15 89 Leon Russell Queen Of The Roller Derby (live) 1:53 Shelter 7337
Sep 15 89 John Denver Farewell Andromeda (Welcome To My Morning) 3:29 RCA 67
Sep 22 4 Billy Preston Space Race 3:21 A&M 1463
Sep 22 21 Seals and Crofts We May Never Pass This Way (Again) 4:15 Warner Bros. 7740
Sep 22 30 Roberta Flack Jesse 4:00 Atlantic 2982
Sep 22 35 Tavares Check It Out 3:25 Capitol 3674
Sep 22 41 Elvis Presley Raised On Rock 2:38 RCA APBO-0088 A
Sep 22   Elvis Presley For Ol’ Times Sake 3:32 RCA APBO-0088 B
Sep 22 53 Nino Tempo & 5th Ave Sax Sister James 2:35 A&M 1461
Sep 22 68 Moments, The Gotta Find A Way 3:25 Stang 5050
Sep 22 75 Johnny Mathis I’m Coming Home 3:15 Columbia 4-45908
Sep 22 77 Manhattans, The You’d Better Believe It 3:20 Columbia 4-45927
Sep 29 1 Charlie Rich The Most Beautiful Girl 2:42 Epic 5-11040
Sep 29 4 Chicago Just You ‘N’ Me 3:44 Columbia 4-45933
Sep 29 7 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes The Love I Lost (Part 1) 3:35 Phil. Int’l. 3533
Sep 29 40 Bette Midler Friends 2:59 Atlantic 2980 A
Sep 29 49 Dottie West Country Sunshine 2:01 RCA 72
Sep 29 68 Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show Life Ain’t Easy 2:43 Columbia 45925
Sep 29 70 Johnny Rodgriguez Ridin’ My Thumb To Mexico 2:05 Mercury 73416
Sep 29 79 Painter West Coast Woman 2:47 Elektra 45862
Sep 29 85 Jackson Browne Redneck Friend 3:58 Asylum 11023
Sep 29 90 Wilson Pickett Take A Closer Look At The Woman You’re With 2:52 RCA 49
Sep 29 91 Engelbert Humperdinck Love Is All 3:49 Parrot 40076

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 6 1 Carpenters Top Of The World 2:56 A&M 1468
Oct 6 1 Ringo Starr Photograph 3:59 Apple 1865
Oct 6 5 Todd Rundgren Hello It’s Me 3:27 Bearsville 0009
Oct 6 10 Jim Croce I Got A Name 3:09 ABC 11389
Oct 6 12 Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye You’re A Special Part Of Me 3:37 Motown 1280
Oct 6 51 Dells, The My Pretending Days Are Over 4:04 Cadet 5698
Oct 6 55 Betty Wright Let Me Be Your Lovemaker 3:10 Alston 4619
Oct 6 57 Donna Fargo Little Girl Gone 2:28 Dot 17476
Oct 6 78 Hank Wilson (Leon Russell) Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms 4:25 Shelter 7336 A
Oct 6   Hank Wilson (Leon Russell) I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry 3:10 Shelter 7336 B
Oct 6 92 Foster Sylvers Hey, Little Girl 2:37 MGM 14630
Oct 13 15 Johnnie Taylor Cheaper To Keep Her 3:27 Stax 0176
Oct 13 25 Gilbert O’Sullivan Ooh Baby 3:14 MAM 3633
Oct 13 33 Four Tops Sweet Understanding Love 2:59 Dunhill 4366
Oct 13 56 Ovations, The Having A Party – Medley 3:36 MGM 14623
Oct 13 59 Rod Stewart Oh! No Not My Baby 3:37 Mercury 73426
Oct 13 89 Maureen McGovern I Won’t Last A Day Without You 3:19 20th Fox 2051
Oct 13 91 Uriah Heep Stealin’ 3:17 Warner Bros. 7738
Oct 20 1 Steve Miller Band The Joker 3:36 Capitol 3732
Oct 20 1 Al Wilson Show And Tell 3:28 Rocky Road 30073
Oct 20 14 Stylistics, The Rockin’ Roll Baby 3:28 Avco 4625
Oct 20 20 Led Zeppelin D’yer Mak’er 4:19 Atlantic 45-2986
Oct 20 50 David Gates Sail Around The World 3:14 Elektra 45868
Oct 20 59 Aerosmith Dream On 3:25 Columbia 45894 A
Oct 20 71 Curtis Mayfield If I Were Only A Child Again 2:52 Curtom 1991
Oct 20 79 Jermaine Jackson You’re In Good Hands 3:17 Motown 1244
Oct 20 92 Spirit Mr. Skin 3:00 Epic 10701
Oct 27 3 Brownsville Station Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room 2:57 Big Tree 16011
Oct 27 7 Barry White Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up 3:58 20th Fox 2058
Oct 27 34 Ian Thomas Painted Ladies 3:30 Janus 224
Oct 27 2 Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 3:13 MCA 40148
Oct 27 9 Staple Singers, The If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) 3:19 Stax 0179
Oct 27 17 Three Dog Night Let Me Serenade You 3:13 Dunhill 4370
Oct 27 34 Neil Diamond Be 3:28 Columbia 45942
Oct 27 37 Carole King Corazón 3:56 Ode 66039
Oct 27 45 Dramatics, The Fell For You 3:15 Volt 4099
Oct 27 50 Stories Mammy Blue 3:41 Kama Sutra 584
Oct 27 60 Intruders, The I Wanna Know Your Name 5:49 Gamble 2508
Oct 27 72 Syl Johnson Back For A Taste Of Your Love 2:35 Hi 2250

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 3 3 Helen Reddy Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) 3:26 Capitol 3768
Nov 3 16 Loggins & Messina My Music 3:04 Columbia 4-45952
Nov 3 21 Marvin Gaye Come Get To This 2:40 Tamla 54241
Nov 3 39 Persuaders, The Some Guys Have All The Luck 3:29 Atco 6943
Nov 3 53 Lighthouse Pretty Lady 3:10 Polydor 14198
Nov 3 63 Steely Dan My Old School 4:15 ABC 11396
Nov 3 67 Ripple I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky 3:43 GRC 1004
Nov 3 68 Lobo There Ain’t No Way 3:14 Big Tree 16012
Nov 3 88 Drupi Vado Via 4:03 A&M 1460
Nov 10 3 Jim Stafford Spiders & Snakes 3:03 MGM 14648
Nov 10 5 David Essex Rock On 3:13 Columbia 45940
Nov 10 8 Stevie Wonder Living For The City 3:12 Tamla 54242
Nov 10 15 War Me And Baby Brother 3:30 United Artists 350
Nov 10 18 John Lennon Mind Games 3:59 Apple 1868
Nov 10 27 Tony Orlando and Dawn Who’s In The Strawberry Patch With Sally 2:23 Bell 45424
Nov 10 63 Frank Sinatra Let Me Try Again (Laisse Moi Le Temps) 3:30 Reprise 1181
Nov 10 73 Kevin Johnson Rock ‘N Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life) 4:20 Mainstream 5548
Nov 17 6 Olivia Newton-John Let Me Be There 2:58 MCA 40101
Nov 17 27 Smokey Robinson Baby Come Close 3:20 Tamla 54239
Nov 17 42 Bobby Blue Bland This Time I’m Gone For Good 3:23 Dunhill 4369
Nov 17 52 Earth, Wind and Fire Keep Your Head To The Sky 3:25 Columbia 45953
Nov 17 1 Jim Croce Time In A Bottle 2:24 ABC 11405
Nov 17 40 El Chicano Tell Her She’s Lovely 2:59 MCA 40104
Nov 17 47 Chi-Lites, The I Found Sunshine 2:50 Brunswick 55503
Nov 17 49 Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge A Song I’d Like To Sing 3:34 A&M 1475
Nov 17 56 First Choice Smarty Pants 2:40 Philly Groove 179
Nov 17 62 Joe Simon River 3:10 Spring 141
Nov 17 65 Independents, The It’s All Over 3:09 Wand 11263
Nov 17 82 Ray Charles Come Live With Me 3:19 CrossOver 973
Nov 24 1 Barbra Streisand The Way We Were 3:29 Columbia 45944
Nov 24 3 Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) 3:25 Atlantic 45-2995
Nov 24 4 Gladys Knight and the Pips I’ve Got To Use My Imagination 3:29 Buddah 393
Nov 24 10 Paul McCartney & Wings Helen Wheels 3:45 Apple 1869
Nov 24 19 Grand Funk Walk Like A Man 3:22 Capitol 3760
Nov 24 24 Cheech & Chong Sister Mary Elephant (Shudd-Up!) 3:36 Ode 66041
Nov 24 34 Wednesday Last Kiss 2:31 Sussex 507
Nov 24 28 Merle Haggard If We Make It Through December 2:41 Capitol 3746
Nov 24   Bette Midler Chapel Of Love 2:40 Atlantic 2980 B
Nov 24 55 Donny Osmond When I Fall In Love 3:00 MGM 14677
Nov 24 73 Band, The Ain’t Got No Home 3:20 Capitol 3758
Nov 24 79 Sly and the Family Stone Frisky 3:10 Epic 11060 A

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1973

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 1 1 Love Unlimited Orchestra Love’s Theme 3:36 20th Fox 2069
Dec 1 35 Paul Simon American Tune 3:44 Columbia 4-45900
Dec 1 51 Linda Ronstadt Love Has No Pride 2:55 Asylum 11026
Dec 1 53 Electric Light Orchestra Showdown 3:49 United Artists 337 A
Dec 1 53 B.W. Stevenson The River Of Love 2:39 RCA 171
Dec 1 58 James Brown Stoned To The Bone (Part 1) 4:00 Polydor 14210
Dec 1 68 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Blue Collar 4:06 Mercury 73417
Dec 1 76 Who, The Love, Reign O’er Me 3:11 Track 40152
Dec 1 87 Albert Hammond Half A Million Miles From Home 3:00 Mums 6024
Dec 8 4 Kool & The Gang Jungle Boogie 3:08 De-Lite 559
Dec 8 12 Tom T. Hall I Love 2:06 Mercury 73436
Dec 8 19 Al Green Livin’ For You 3:09 Hi 2257
Dec 8 28 B.B. King I Like To Live The Love 3:15 ABC 11406
Dec 8 81 Keith Hampshire Big Time Operator 2:36 A&M 1486
Dec 8 86 Don Goodwin This Is Your Song 3:12 Silver Blue 806
Dec 8 86 Lobo Love Me For What I Am 3:10 Big Tree 16012
Dec 8 94 Raspberries I’m A Rocker 3:05 Capitol 3765
Dec 15 1 Ringo Starr You’re Sixteen 2:50 Apple 1870
Dec 15 12 Anne Murray Love Song 2:50 Capitol 3776
Dec 15 14 Donny Osmond Are You Lonesome Tonight? 3:12 MGM 14677
Dec 15 25 Black Oak Arkansas Jim Dandy 2:38 Atco 6948
Dec 15 55 Bob Dylan A Fool Such As I 2:38 Columbia 4-45982
Dec 15 65 The Edgar Winter Group Hangin’ Around 2:53 Epic 11069
Dec 15 81 Roy Clark Somewhere Between Love And Tomorrow 3:11 Dot 17480
Dec 15 82 5th Dimension, The Flashback 3:37 Bell 45425
Dec 15 82 Melanie Will You Love Me Tomorrow 2:58 Neighborhood 4213
Dec 15 83 Love Unlimited It May Be Winter Outside (But In My Heart It’s Spring) 4:09 20th Fox 2062
Dec 15 92 Gary & Dave Could You Ever Love Me Again 3:10 London 200
Dec 22 10 O’Jays, The Put Your Hands Together 3:05 Phil. Int’l. 3535
Dec 22 15 Lamont Dozier Trying To Hold On To My Woman 4:24 ABC 11407
Dec 22 19 Gregg Allman Midnight Rider 4:26 Capricorn 0035
Dec 22 27 Temptations, The Let Your Hair Down 2:40 Gordy 7133
Dec 22 30 Isaac Hayes Joy – Pt. I 4:35 Enterprise 9085
Dec 22 61 Pointer Sisters Wang Dang Doodle 2:42 Blue Thumb 243
Dec 22 65 Joni Mitchell Raised On Robbery 2:20 Asylum 11029
Dec 22 92 J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers Last Kiss 2:25 Virgo 506 A
Dec 22 69 John Denver Please, Daddy 2:50 RCA Victor APBO-0182
Dec 29 32 DeFranco Family Abra-Ca-Dabra 2:56 20th Fox 2070
Dec 29 38 Garfunkel I Shall Sing 3:36 Columbia 4-45983
Dec 29 48 Alice Cooper Teenage Lament ’74 3:20 Warner Bros. 7762
Dec 29 54 Johnny Mathis Life Is A Song Worth Singing 4:30 Columbia 45975
Dec 29 55 Isley Brothers What It Comes Down To 3:48 T-Neck 7-2252
Dec 29 73 Coven One Tin Soldier (The Legend Of Billy Jack) 3:18 Warner Bros. 101
Dec 29 88 Curtis Mayfield Can’t Say Nothin’ 3:37 Curtom 1993
Dec 29 64 Jim Croce It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way 2:31 ABC 11413