Hot 100 1974

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1974 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 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 5 2 Eddie Kendricks Boogie Down 3:46 Tamla 54243
Jan 5 4 Byron MacGregor Americans 3:48 Westbound 222
Jan 5 14 Diana Ross Last Time I Saw Him 2:45 Motown 1278
Jan 5 17 Cliff DeYoung with Bill Mumy and Corey Fischer My Sweet Lady 2:40 MCA 40156
Jan 5 29 Stealers Wheel Star 2:58 A&M 1483
Jan 5 31 Natural Four Can This Be Real 3:17 Curtom 1990
Jan 5 36 Harry Chapin WOLD 5:15 Elektra 45874
Jan 5 41 Bobby Bare Daddy What If 2:39 RCA Victor 0197
Jan 5 48 Billy Preston You’re So Unique 3:18 A&M 1492
Jan 5 80 Paul Anka Let Me Get To Know You 3:06 Fame 345
Jan 12 1 Terry Jacks Seasons In The Sun 3:24 Bell 45432 A
Jan 12 5 Redbone Come And Get Your Love 3:30 Epic 5-11035
Jan 12 9 Mocedades Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) 3:30 Tara 100
Jan 12 15 Rolling Stones, The Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) 3:25 Rolling Stones 19109
Jan 12 17 Moments, The Sexy Mama 3:05 Stang 5052
Jan 12 24 Gordon Sinclair The Americans (A Canadian’s Opinion) 4:48 Avco 4628
Jan 12 89 Joe Walsh Meadows 3:26 Dunhill 4373
Jan 19 1 Cher Dark Lady 3:26 MCA 40161
Jan 19 23 Rick Derringer Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo 2:55 Blue Sky 7-2751
Jan 19 60 Dells, The I Miss You 4:24 Cadet 5700
Jan 19 65 Allman Brothers Band, The Jessica 4:00 Capricorn 0036
Jan 19 88 Ashford and Simpson (I’d Know You) Anywhere 3:39 Warner Bros. 7745
Jan 26 1 John Denver Sunshine On My Shoulders 3:18 RCA 0213
Jan 26 18 Charlie Rich There Won’t Be Anymore 2:22 RCA 195
Jan 26 20 Spinners Mighty Love – Pt. I 3:14 Atlantic 45-3006
Jan 26 34 Johnnie Taylor We’re Getting Careless With Our Love 4:01 Stax 0193
Jan 26 37 Billy Paul Thanks For Saving My Life 2:57 Phil. Int’l. 7-3538
Jan 26 50 Marvin Gaye You Sure Love To Ball 3:35 Tamla 54244
Jan 26 51 Bette Midler In The Mood 2:35 Atlantic 3004
Jan 26 60 Dolly Parton Jolene 2:38 RCA 145
Jan 26 62 Four Tops I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind 3:42 Dunhill 4377

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 2 5 Carly Simon & James Taylor Mockingbird 3:45 Elektra 45880
Feb 2 10 Main Ingredient, The Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely 3:31 RCA 0205
Feb 2 10 Bobby Womack Lookin’ For A Love 2:37 United Artists 375
Feb 2 33 Dickie Goodman Energy Crisis ’74 2:00 Rainy Weds. 206
Feb 2 54 James Gang, The Must Be Love 3:30 Atco 45-6953
Feb 2 57 Tyrone Davis I Wish It Was Me 3:12 Dakar 4529
Feb 2 70 NRBQ Get That Gasoline Blues 2:49 Kama Sutra 586
Feb 2 70 Tavares That’s The Sound That Lonely Makes 3:42 Capitol 3794
Feb 2 74 Blue Magic Stop To Start 3:20 Atco 6949
Feb 2 79 New York City Quick, Fast, In A Hurry 2:36 Chelsea 150
Feb 2 88 Cooker Try (Try To Fall In Love) (Norman DesRosiers) 2:59 Scepter 12388
Feb 2 92 Who, The The Real Me 3:26 Track 40182
Feb 9 7 Paul McCartney and Wings Jet 4:08 Apple 1871
Feb 9 21 Sami Jo Tell Me A Lie 3:23 MGM South 7029
Feb 9 39 Elvis Presley I’ve Got A Thing About You Baby 2:20 RCA Victor APBO-196
Feb 9 54 Chi-Lites, The Homely Girl 4:10 Brunswick 55505
Feb 9 60 Daryl Hall & John Oates She’s Gone 3:24 Atlantic 2993
Feb 9 68 Glen Campbell Houston (I’m Comin’ To See You) 3:20 Capitol 3808
Feb 9 90 Tex Ritter The Americans (A Canadian’s Opinion) 4:46 Capitol 3814
Feb 9 92 Whispers, The A Mother For My Children 3:14 Janus 231
Feb 16 1 Elton John Bennie And The Jets 5:20 MCA 40198
Feb 16 1 Blue Swede Hooked On A Feeling 2:54 EMI 3627
Feb 16 3 Gladys Knight and the Pips Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me 3:45 Buddah 403
Feb 16 36 Soul Children, The I’ll Be The Other Woman 3:33 Stax 0182
Feb 16 39 Guess Who, The Star Baby 2:37 RCA Victor APBO-0217
Feb 16 46 Tanya Tucker Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone) 2:23 Columbia 4-45991
Feb 16 59 Bill Amesbury Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do) 2:30 Casablanca 0001
Feb 16 66 New Birth, The It’s Been A Long Time 3:45 RCA 185
Feb 16 80 Lou Christie Beyond The Blue Horizon 3:30 Three Bros. 402
Feb 16 91 Jerry Reed The Crude Oil Blues 2:32 RCA Victor 0224
Feb 23 4 Sister Janet Mead The Lord’s Prayer 2:59 A&M 1491
Feb 23 6 Maria Muldaur Midnight At The Oasis 3:36 Reprise 1183
Feb 23 7 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells 3:18 Virgin 55100
Feb 23 11 Charlie Rich A Very Special Love Song 2:44 Epic 11091
Feb 23 19 Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye My Mistake (Was To Love You) 2:55 Motown 1269
Feb 23 23 Staple Singers, The Touch A Hand, Make A Friend 3:26 Stax 0196
Feb 23 23 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Let It Ride 3:28 Mercury 73457
Feb 23 25 Billy Joel Piano Man 4:30 Columbia 45963
Feb 23 34 Bloodstone Outside Woman 3:35 London 45-1052
Feb 23 44 Barry White Honey Please, Can’t Ya See 2:54 20th Fox 2077
Feb 23 44 Bob Dylan On A Night Like This 2:57 Asylum 11033
Feb 23 88 Dorothy Norwood There’s Got To Be Rain In Your Life (To Appreciate The Sunshine) 3:50 GRC 1011
Feb 23 91 Tower Of Power What Is Hip 3:22 Warner Bros. 7748

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 2 1 MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) 3:29 Phil. Int’l. 3540
Mar 2 9 Jim Croce I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song 2:30 ABC 11424
Mar 2 31 Albert Hammond I’m A Train 3:16 Mums 6026
Mar 2 51 Steve Miller Band Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ But Trash 3:10 Capitol 3837
Mar 2 66 Seals and Crofts Unborn Child 3:53 Warner Bros. 7771
Mar 2 69 Bobby Blue Bland Goin’ Down Slow 3:40 Dunhill 4379
Mar 2 71 Loggins and Messina Watching The River Run 3:25 Columbia 46010
Mar 2 85 Persuaders, The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me 4:34 Atco 6956
Mar 2 95 Heartsfield Music Eyes 3:11 Mercury 73449
Mar 2 97 First Choice Newsy Neighbors 5:40 Philly Groove 183
Mar 9 1 Grand Funk The Loco-Motion 2:45 Capitol 3840
Mar 9 5 Ringo Starr Oh My My 3:39 Apple 1872
Mar 9 15 Helen Reddy Keep On Singing 3:03 Capitol 3845
Mar 9 29 Earth, Wind & Fire Mighty Mighty 3:01 Columbia 4-46007
Mar 9 53 Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) Once You Understand 3:53 Big Tree 15000
Mar 9 57 Al Wilson Touch And Go 3:09 Rocky Road 30076
Mar 9 76 Peppers, The Pepper Box 2:15 Event 213
Mar 9 80 Southcote She 2:34 Buddah 399
Mar 9 93 Bee Gees Mr. Natural 3:34 RSO 408
Mar 16 2 The Jackson 5 Dancing Machine 2:29 Motown 1286
Mar 16 4 Three Dog Night The Show Must Go On 3:35 Dunhill 4382
Mar 16 7 Joni Mitchell Help Me 3:22 Asylum 11034
Mar 16 9 Chicago (I’ve Been) Searchin’ So Long 4:19 Columbia 46020
Mar 16 10 Cat Stevens Oh Very Young 2:33 A&M 1503
Mar 16   Elvis Presley Take Good Care Of Her 2:52 RCA 196 B
Mar 16 39 Bill Haley and His Comets (We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock 2:08 MCA 60025 A
Mar 16 43 Temptations, The Heavenly 3:45 Gordy 7135
Mar 16 49 Cozy Powell Dance With The Devil 3:32 Chrysalis 2029
Mar 16 75 Neil Diamond Skybird 2:18 Columbia 45998
Mar 23 2 Stylistics, The You Make Me Feel Brand New 4:45 Avco 4634
Mar 23 3 Marvin Hamlisch The Entertainer 2:57 MCA 40174
Mar 23 26 James Brown The Payback – Part 1 3:30 Polydor 14223
Mar 23 42 Herbie Hancock Chameleon 2:50 Columbia 46002
Mar 23 50 Leon Haywood Keep It In The Family 2:47 20th Fox 2065 A
Mar 23 60 Isley Brothers Summer Breeze (Part 1) 3:05 T-Neck 2253
Mar 23 62 Gilbert O’Sullivan Happiness Is Me And You 3:06 MAM 3636
Mar 23 73 Emotions, The Put A Little Love Away 3:10 Volt 4106
Mar 23 86 Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge Loving Arms 3:50 A&M 1498
Mar 23 91 Deep Purple Might Just Take Your Life 4:36 Warner Bros. 7784
Mar 30 11 Mac Davis One Hell Of A Woman 2:52 Columbia 46004
Mar 30 32 Al Green Let’s Get Married 3:16 Hi 2262
Mar 30 41 ZZ Top La Grange 3:15 London 203
Mar 30 63 Barbra Streisand All In Love Is Fair 3:50 Columbia 46024
Mar 30 64 Five Man Electrical Band Werewolf 3:30 Polydor 14221
Mar 30 64 Lois Fletcher I Am What I Am 2:32 Playboy 50049
Mar 30 76 Love Unlimited Under The Influence Of Love 3:18 20th Fox 2082
Mar 30 76 Martha Reeves Power Of Love 3:05 MCA 40194
Mar 30 81 Tony Orlando and Dawn It Only Hurts When I Try To Smile 3:27 Bell 45450
Mar 30 88 Ian Lloyd and Stories If It Feels Good, Do It 2:48 Kama Sutra 588

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 6 16 Stevie Wonder Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing 3:40 Tamla 54245
Apr 6 19 Aretha Franklin I’m In Love 2:48 Atlantic 2999
Apr 6 58 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back) 3:28 Phil. Int’l. 3543
Apr 6 67 Linda Ronstadt Silver Threads And Golden Needles 2:20 Asylum 11032
Apr 6 69 Creative Source Who Is He And What Is He To You 3:08 Sussex 509
Apr 6 69 Todd Rundgren A Dream Goes On Forever 2:21 Bearsville 20
Apr 6 83 Frank Sinatra Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 2:49 Reprise 1196
Apr 6 94 Eleventh Hour, The So Good 3:23 20th Fox 2076
Apr 13 1 Ray Stevens The Streak 3:15 Barnaby 600
Apr 13 1 Gordon Lightfoot Sundown 3:37 Reprise 1194
Apr 13 5 Olivia Newton-John If You Love Me (Let Me Know) 3:12 MCA 40209
Apr 13 9 O’Jays, The For The Love Of Money 3:45 Phil. Int’l. 3544
Apr 13 11 Carpenters I Won’t Last A Day Without You 3:47 A&M 1521
Apr 13 37 Lobo Standing At The End Of The Line 2:46 Big Tree 15001
Apr 13 39 Nilsson Daybreak 3:03 RCA 0246
Apr 13 39 Melba Montgomery No Charge 3:09 Elektra 45883
Apr 13 50 Bill Withers The Same Love That Made Me Laugh 3:23 Sussex 513
Apr 13 91 Johnny Nash Loving You 2:42 Epic 11070
Apr 20 1 Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods Billy, Don’t Be A Hero 3:25 ABC 11435
Apr 20 1 Paul McCartney & Wings Band On The Run 5:09 Apple 1873
Apr 20 6 Hollies, The The Air That I Breathe 3:45 Epic 11100
Apr 20 6 Kool & The Gang Hollywood Swinging 4:35 De-Lite 561
Apr 20 8 Anne Murray You Won’t See Me 3:07 Capitol 3867
Apr 20 12 Jim Stafford My Girl Bill 3:12 MGM 14718
Apr 20 25 Ozark Mountain Daredevils If You Wanna Get To Heaven 3:04 A&M 1515
Apr 20 32 Doobie Brothers, The Another Park, Another Sunday 3:39 Warner Bros. 7795
Apr 20 73 Leon Russell If I Were A Carpenter 2:38 Shelter 40210
Apr 27 61 Rick Cunha (I’m A) Yo Yo Man 2:46 GRC 2016
Apr 27 63 Love Unlimited Orchestra Rhapsody In White 2:58 20th Fox 2090
Apr 27 63 Undisputed Truth, The Help Yourself 3:02 Gordy 7134
Apr 27 69 Tower Of Power Time Will Tell 2:41 Warner Bros. 7796
Apr 27 80 Rick Derringer Teenage Love Affair 2:38 Blue Sky 2572
Apr 27 81 Crusaders, The Scratch 3:30 Blue Thumb 249
Apr 27 96 Paper Lace Billy – Don’t Be A Hero 3:55 Mercury 73479

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 4 4 William DeVaughn Be Thankful For What You Got 3:23 Roxbury 0236
May 4 17 Impressions, The Finally Got Myself Together (I’m A Changed Man) 3:05 Curtom 1997
May 4 18 DeFranco Family Save The Last Dance For Me 2:58 20th Fox 2088
May 4 24 Gene Redding This Heart 3:22 Haven 7000
May 4 32 Eagles Already Gone 3:39 Asylum 11036
May 4 41 Four Tops One Chain Don’t Make No Prison 3:27 Dunhill 4386
May 4 47 Charlie Rich I Don’t See Me In Your Eyes Anymore 2:12 RCA 260
May 4 49 Graham Central Station Can You Handle It 5:10 Warner Bros. 7782
May 4 71 Isaac Hayes Wonderful 3:37 Enterprise 9095
May 4 85 Johnny Rodgriguez Something 2:49 Mercury 73471
May 4 87 Electric Light Orchestra Daybreaker 3:31 United Artists 405
May 11 4 Steely Dan Rikki Don’t Lose That Number 3:59 ABC 11439
May 11 13 Golden Earring Radar Love 5:01 Track 40202
May 11 14 Carly Simon Haven’t Got Time For The Pain 3:37 Elektra 45887
May 11 28 Eddie Kendricks Son Of Sagittarius 3:12 Tamla 54247
May 11 45 New Birth, The Wildflower 3:59 RCA 265
May 11 70 Diana Ross Sleepin’ 3:41 Motown 1295
May 11 79 Wednesday Teen Angel 2:20 Sussex 515
May 11 92 Dr. John (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away 2:44 Atco 6957
May 11 97 Maggie Bell After Midnight 2:34 Atlantic 3018
May 18 8 Blue Magic Sideshow 4:06 Atco 6961
May 18 12 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Takin’ Care Of Business 4:51 Mercury 73487
May 18 18 Spinners I’m Coming Home 3:22 Atlantic 45-3027
May 18 30 Jimmy Buffett Come Monday 3:07 Dunhill 4385
May 18 49 Steve Miller Band Living In The U.S.A. 4:03 Capitol 3884
May 18 69 Oscar Brown Jr. The Lone Ranger 4:03 Atlantic 3001
May 18 84 Herb Alpert And The T.J.B. Fox Hunt 2:38 A&M 1526
May 25 1 Hues Corporation, The Rock The Boat 3:03 RCA APBO-0232
May 25 3 Righteous Brothers, The Rock And Roll Heaven 3:23 Haven 7002
May 25 5 Gladys Knight and the Pips On And On 3:20 Buddah 423
May 25 10 Wet Willie Keep On Smilin’ 3:25 Capricorn 0043
May 25 27 Cher Train Of Thought 2:34 MCA 40245
May 25 48 Brownsville Station I’m The Leader Of The Gang 3:09 Big Tree 15005
May 25 60 Seals & Crofts King Of Nothing 2:56 Warner Bros. 7810
May 25 67 Razzy I Hate Hate 3:15 MGM 14728
May 25 82 Smokey Robinson It’s Her Turn To Live 2:50 Tamla 54246
May 25 83 KISS Kissin’ Time 3:52 Casablanca 11
May 25 93 Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids Dancin’ (On A Saturday Night) 3:01 Epic 11102
May 25 98 Natural Four Love That Really Counts 3:19 Curtom 1995

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 1 1 John Denver Annie’s Song 2:58 RCA 0295
Jun 1 1 George McCrae Rock Your Baby 3:14 T.K. 1004
Jun 1 5 Dave Loggins Please Come To Boston 4:07 Epic 5-11115
Jun 1 6 ABBA Waterloo 2:46 Atlantic 3035 A
Jun 1 54 Hoyt Axton When The Morning Comes 3:17 A&M 1497
Jun 1 59 Tavares Too Late 3:30 Capitol 3882
Jun 1 64 David Bowie Rebel Rebel 2:58 RCA Victor 0287
Jun 1 71 David Essex Lamplight 2:56 Columbia 46041
Jun 1 93 George Fischoff Georgia Porcupine 2:38 United Artists 410
Jun 8 17 Elvis Presley If You Talk In Your Sleep 2:25 RCA Victor APBO-0280
Jun 8 32 Jim Croce Workin’ At The Car Wash Blues 2:30 ABC 11447
Jun 8 33 War Ballero (Live) 3:25 United Artists 432
Jun 8 50 Mickey Gilley Room Full Of Roses 2:46 Playboy 50056
Jun 8 68 Terry Jacks If You Go Away 2:30 Bell 45467
Jun 8 77 Millie Jackson How Do You Feel The Morning After 3:10 Spring 147
Jun 8 78 B.B. King Who Are You 3:37 ABC 11433
Jun 8 79 Fanny I’ve Had It 2:59 Casablanca 9
Jun 8 80 Sylvia and the Moments Sho Nuff Boogie (Part 1) 2:59 All Platinum 2350
Jun 8 94 Johnny T. Angel Tell Laura I Love Her 2:55 Bell 45472
Jun 8 96 Mott the Hoople The Golden Age Of Rock ‘N’ Roll 3:28 Columbia 4-46035
Jun 15 1 Paper Lace The Night Chicago Died 3:30 Mercury 73492
Jun 15 3 Rufus Tell Me Something Good 3:30 ABC 11427
Jun 15 9 Helen Reddy You And Me Against The World 3:08 Capitol 3897
Jun 15 14 Fancy Wild Thing 2:56 Big Tree 15004
Jun 15 22 Commodores Machine Gun 2:45 Motown 1307
Jun 15 26 Lamont Dozier Fish Ain’t Bitin’ 3:36 ABC 11438
Jun 15 47 Ohio Players Jive Turkey (Part 1) 3:05 Mercury 73480
Jun 15 63 Chi-Lites, The There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God Is Seated At the Conference Table) 3:29 Brunswick 55512
Jun 15 63 Tom T. Hall That Song Is Driving Me Crazy 3:08 Mercury 73488
Jun 15 71 Blue Swede Silly Milly 2:55 EMI 3893
Jun 15 73 Dickie Goodman Mr. President 2:00 Rainy Wednesday 207
Jun 15 86 Little Anthony and the Imperials I’m Falling In Love With You 3:25 Avco 4635
Jun 15 93 April Stevens Wake Up And Love Me 3:10 A&M 1528
Jun 22 1 Andy Kim Rock Me Gently 3:28 Capitol 3895
Jun 22 1 Roberta Flack Feel Like Makin’ Love 2:55 Atlantic 3025
Jun 22 2 Elton John Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me 5:33 MCA 40259
Jun 22 6 Chicago Call On Me 4:00 Columbia 4-46062
Jun 22 29 James Brown My Thang 4:20 Polydor 14244
Jun 22 40 Curtis Mayfield Kung Fu 3:47 Curtom 1999
Jun 22 46 Joe Cocker Put Out The Light 3:07 A&M 1539
Jun 22 74 Temptations, The You’ve Got My Soul On Fire 3:25 Gordy 7136
Jun 22 92 Andy & David Williams What’s Your Name 2:29 Barnaby 601
Jun 29 8 Johnny Bristol Hang On In There Baby 3:23 MGM 14715
Jun 29 16 Billy “Crash” Craddock Rub It In 2:12 ABC 12013
Jun 29 16 Three Dog Night Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here 3:07 Dunhill 15001
Jun 29 35 Main Ingredient, The Happiness Is Just Around The Bend 3:30 RCA 0305
Jun 29 54 C.W. McCall Old Home Filler-Up An’ Keep On-A-Truckin’ Cafe 2:45 MGM 14738
Jun 29 57 Donna Fargo You Can’t Be A Beacon (If Your Light Don’t Shine) 3:18 Dot 17506
Jun 29 57 Gladys Knight and the Pips Between Her Goodbye And My Hello 3:35 Soul 35111
Jun 29 78 Johnnie Taylor I’ve Been Born Again 3:18 Stax 0208
Jun 29 80 Billy Joel Worse Comes To Worst 2:48 Columbia 46055
Jun 29 81 Albert Hammond Air Disaster 3:21 Mums 6030
Jun 29 83 Blood, Sweat and Tears Tell Me That I’m Wrong 2:26 Columbia 46059

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 6 1 Paul Anka with Odia Coates (You’re) Having My Baby 2:32 United Artists 454
Jul 6 4 Donny and Marie Osmond I’m Leaving It (All) Up To You 2:46 MGM 14735
Jul 6 7 Jim Stafford Wildwood Weed 2:40 MGM 14737
Jul 6 32 Sly and the Family Stone Time For Livin’ 3:15 Epic 11140
Jul 6 59 Bobby Womack You’re Welcome, Stop On By 3:38 United Artists 439
Jul 6 73 Willie Henderson Dance Master 2:58 Playboy 50057
Jul 6 85 MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees Love Is The Message 2:40 Phil. Int’l. 3547
Jul 6 89 Tyrone Davis What Goes Up (Must Come Down) 3:34 Dakar 4532
Jul 6 90 Simon Stokes Captain Howdy 3:16 Casablanca 0007
Jul 6 93 Ecstasy, Passion and Pain Good Things Don’t Last Forever 3:15 Roulette 7156
Jul 6 94 Dells, The I Wish It Was Me You Loved 4:15 Cadet 5702
Jul 13 1 Billy Preston Nothing From Nothing 2:40 A&M 1544
Jul 13 1 Eric Clapton I Shot The Sheriff 3:30 RSO 409
Jul 13 11 Grand Funk Shinin’ On 3:23 Capitol 3917
Jul 13 46 Sami Jo It Could Have Been Me 3:17 MGM South 7034
Jul 13 46 Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye Don’t Knock My Love 2:13 Motown 1296
Jul 13 55 Earth, Wind & Fire Kalimba Story 2:58 Columbia 4-46070
Jul 13 62 Betty Wright Secretary 2:49 Alston 4622
Jul 13 63 Don Covay It’s Better To Have (And Don’t Need) 3:00 Mercury 73469
Jul 13 69 Neil Young Walk On 2:39 Reprise 1209
Jul 13 91 Lena Zavaroni Ma! (He’s Making Eyes At Me) 2:27 Stax 0206
Jul 13 98 Rick Springfield American Girls 2:42 Columbia 46057
Jul 20 4 First Class Beach Baby 4:59 UK 49022
Jul 20 6 Guess Who, The Clap For The Wolfman 3:29 RCA 0324
Jul 20 26 Tower Of Power Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream) 3:02 Warner Bros. 7828
Jul 20 33 Edgar Winter River’s Risin’ 2:52 Epic 11143
Jul 20 37 Rubettes, The Sugar Baby Love 3:33 Polydor 15089
Jul 20 43 Lobo Rings 3:24 Big Tree 15008
Jul 20 86 Reuben Howell Rings 2:57 Motown 1305
Jul 27 1 Dionne Warwicke and Spinners Then Came You 3:53 Atlantic 3029
Jul 27 8 Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama 4:42 MCA 40258
Jul 27 15 Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods Who Do You Think You Are 2:59 ABC 12006
Jul 27 18 Stylistics, The Let’s Put It All Together 2:55 Avco 4640
Jul 27 22 Joni Mitchell Free Man In Paris 3:02 Asylum 11041
Jul 27 52 Isley Brothers, The Live It Up (Part 1) 3:05 T-Neck 2254
Jul 27 52 Doobie Brothers, The Eyes Of Silver 2:47 Warner Bros. 7832
Jul 27 73 Ray Stevens Moonlight Special 3:47 Barnaby 604
Jul 27 80 Bob Seger Get Out Of Denver 2:41 Palladium 1205
Jul 27 82 Bloodstone That’s Not How It Goes 2:59 London 1055
Jul 27 85 Dick Feller Makin’ The Best Of A Bad Situation 2:46 Asylum 11037

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 3 1 Stevie Wonder You Haven’t Done Nothin’ 3:20 Tamla 54252
Aug 3 1 Barry White Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe 3:24 20th Fox 2120
Aug 3 6 Cat Stevens Another Saturday Night 2:28 A&M 1602
Aug 3 16 Rolling Stones, The It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll (But I Like It) 5:03 Rolling Stones 19301
Aug 3 24 Charlie Rich I Love My Friend 2:24 Epic 8-20006
Aug 3 55 Wombles, The Wombling Summer Party 3:18 Columbia 10013
Aug 3 83 Frank Sinatra You Turned My World Around 2:47 Reprise 1208
Aug 3 86 Tanya Tucker The Man That Turned My Mama On 2:54 Columbia 46047
Aug 10 9 Cheech & Chong (Featuring Alicia Bowie) Earache My Eye 5:17 Ode 66102
Aug 10 42 Cher I Saw A Man And He Danced With His Wife 3:13 MCA 40273
Aug 10 50 Eddie Kendricks Tell Her Love Has Felt The Need 3:10 Tamia 54249
Aug 10 66 Bob Dylan/The Band Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) 3:38 Asylum 11043
Aug 10 69 Margie Joseph My Love 3:45 Atlantic 3032
Aug 10 91 Bobby Bland Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City 2:55 Dunhill 15003
Aug 10 99 Clarence Reid Funky Party 3:30 Alston 4621
Aug 17 1 Olivia Newton-John I Honestly Love You 3:36 MCA 40280
Aug 17 5 Bad Company Can’t Get Enough 3:20 Swan Song 70015
Aug 17 12 Tymes, The You Little Trustmaker 2:49 RCA PB-10022
Aug 17 36 Beach Boys, The Surfin’ U.S.A. 2:25 Capitol 3924
Aug 17 55 Four Tops Midnight Flower 3:30 Dunhill 15005
Aug 17 77 Billy Joel Travelin’ Prayer 3:03 Columbia 10015
Aug 17 79 Staple Singers, The City In The Sky 3:40 Stax 0215
Aug 24 4 America Tin Man 3:25 Warner Bros. 7839
Aug 24 7 Tony Orlando and Dawn Steppin’ Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight) 2:51 Bell 45601
Aug 24 7 Blue Swede Never My Love 2:27 EMI 3938
Aug 24 9 Mac Davis Stop And Smell The Roses 2:55 Columbia 10018
Aug 24 13 Miracles, The Do It Baby 2:55 Tamla 54248
Aug 24 27 Souther, Hillman, Furay Band, The Fallin’ In Love 3:30 Asylum 45201
Aug 24 31 James Brown Papa Don’t Take No Mess (Part 1) 4:30 Polydor 14255
Aug 24 37 Marilyn Sellars One Day At A Time 3:27 Mega 1205
Aug 24 62 Dramatics, The Door To Your Heart 6:30 Cadet 5704 A
Aug 31 2 Carole King Jazzman 3:45 Ode 66101
Aug 31 10 Gordon Lightfoot Carefree Highway 3:45 Reprise 1309
Aug 31 10 Osmonds, The Love Me For A Reason 3:45 MGM 14746
Aug 31 31 Brownsville Station Kings Of The Party 3:20 Big Tree 16001
Aug 31 47 Aretha Franklin Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing 3:17 Atlantic 3200
Aug 31 63 Parliament Up For The Down Stroke 3:32 Casablanca 104
Aug 31 68 Sweet Dreams Honey Honey 3:24 ABC 12008
Aug 31 83 Chi-Lites, The You Got To Be The One 3:25 Brunswick 55514

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 7 4 Elton John The Bitch Is Back 3:42 MCA 40297
Sep 7 8 Reunion Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) 2:54 RCA PB-10056
Sep 7 13 Ohio Players Skin Tight 2:50 Mercury 73609
Sep 7 20 Righteous Brothers, The Give It To The People 3:18 Haven 7004
Sep 7 29 Steppenwolf Straight Shootin’ Woman 2:57 Mums 8-6031
Sep 7 37 Kool & The Gang Higher Plane 3:15 De-Lite 1562
Sep 7 43 William DeVaughn Blood Is Thicker Than Water 3:31 Roxbury 2001
Sep 7 69 Blackbyrds, The Do It, Fluid 3:28 Fantasy 729
Sep 7 75 Waylon Jennings I’m A Ramblin’ Man 2:45 RCA 10020
Sep 14 11 Jim Weatherly The Need To Be 3:53 Buddah 420
Sep 14 12 Kiki Dee I’ve Got The Music In Me 4:58 Rocket 40293
Sep 14 18 Raspberries Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) 5:24 Capitol 3946
Sep 14 27 ABBA Honey, Honey 2:55 Atlantic 3209
Sep 14 70 First Choice The Player (Part 1) 2:48 Philly Groove 200
Sep 14 72 Kathy Dalton Boogie Bands And One Night Stands 3:25 DiscReet 1210
Sep 14 84 Larry Gatlin Delta Dirt 2:11 Monument 8622
Sep 14 85 Suzi Quatro All Shook Up 3:48 Bell 45477
Sep 14 95 Ronnie Milsap Please Don’t Tell Me How The Story Ends 2:44 RCA 313
Sep 21 1 Bachman-Turner Overdrive You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet 3:29 Mercury 73622
Sep 21 3 Bobby Vinton My Melody Of Love 3:08 ABC 12022
Sep 21 5 John Denver Back Home Again 4:42 RCA 10065
Sep 21 6 Carl Carlton Everlasting Love 2:33 Back Beat 27001
Sep 21 15 Spinners Love Don’t Love Nobody – Pt. I 3:33 Atlantic 45-3206
Sep 21 21 Hudson Brothers So You Are A Star 3:45 Casablanca 0108
Sep 21 22 Gino Vannelli People Gotta Move 3:18 A&M 1614
Sep 21 34 Garfunkel Second Avenue 3:53 Columbia 10020
Sep 21 34 Sam Neely You Can Have Her 3:00 A&M 1612
Sep 21 58 Tim Moore Second Avenue 3:51 Asylum 45208
Sep 21 77 Eagles James Dean 3:36 Asylum 45202
Sep 28 1 Billy Swan I Can Help 2:57 Monument 8-8621
Sep 28 1 John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band Whatever Gets You Thru The Night 3:16 Apple 1874
Sep 28 2 B.T. Express Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied) 3:09 Scepter 12395
Sep 28 2 Three Degrees, The When Will I See You Again 2:58 Phil. Int’l. 3550
Sep 28 7 Al Green Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy) 2:56 Hi 2274
Sep 28 28 Marvin Gaye Distant Lover 3:54 Tamla 54253
Sep 28 33 Three Dog Night Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) 3:32 Dunhill 15013
Sep 28 33 Earth, Wind and Fire Devotion 3:30 Columbia 10026
Sep 28 47 Charlie Rich She Called Me Baby 2:23 RCA Victor PB-10062
Sep 28 56 Smokey Robinson Virgin Man 3:45 Tamla 54250
Sep 28 57 Ace Spectrum Don’t Send Nobody Else 3:20 Atlantic 45-3012
Sep 28 59 Jud Strunk My Country 3:25 Capitol 3960
Sep 28 62 O.C. Smith La La Peace Song 3:27 Columbia 3-10031

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 5 47 Joneses, The Sugar Pie Guy (Part 1) 3:37 Mercury 73614
Oct 5 1 Harry Chapin Cat’s In The Cradle 3:29 Elektra 45203
Oct 5 5 Neil Diamond Longfellow Serenade 3:44 Columbia 10043
Oct 5 13 Pointer Sisters Fairytale 3:11 Blue Thumb 254
Oct 5 22 Prelude After The Goldrush 2:04 Island 2
Oct 5 30 Al Wilson La La Peace Song 3:24 Rocky Road 30200
Oct 5 35 Atlanta Rhythm Section Doraville 3:15 Polydor 14248
Oct 5 50 Tavares She’s Gone 3:38 Capitol 3957
Oct 5 61 Elvin Bishop Travelin’ Shoes 3:00 Capricorn 0202
Oct 12 23 Paul Davis Ride ‘Em Cowboy 3:52 Bang 712
Oct 12 1 Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 3:18 20th Fox 2140
Oct 12 11 Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan You Got The Love 2:54 ABC 12032
Oct 12 18 Hues Corporation, The Rockin’ Soul 3:06 RCA 10066
Oct 12 19 Fancy Touch Me 2:45 Big Tree 16026
Oct 12 21 Gladys Knight and the Pips I Feel A Song (In My Heart) 3:14 Buddah 433
Oct 12 41 Paper Lace The Black-Eyed Boys 3:45 Mercury 73620
Oct 12 46 Brother To Brother In The Bottle 3:00 Turbo 39
Oct 12 50 George McCrae I Can’t Leave You Alone 3:10 T.K. 1007
Oct 12 57 Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 3:59 ABC 12033
Oct 12 68 Sammy Johns Early Morning Love 2:44 GRC 2021
Oct 12 72 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Battle Of New Orleans 2:50 United Artists 544
Oct 12 88 New Birth, The I Wash My Hands Of The Whole Damn Deal(Part 1) 3:24 RCA 10017
Oct 19 1 Neil Sedaka Laughter In The Rain 2:50 Rocket 40313
Oct 19 1 Helen Reddy Angie Baby 3:29 Capitol 3972
Oct 19 11 Chicago Wishing You Were Here 4:26 Columbia 10049
Oct 19 36 Blue Magic Three Ring Circus 4:51 Atco 7004
Oct 19 41 Stylistics, The Heavy Fallin’ Out 3:28 Avco 4647
Oct 19 52 Ecstasy, Passion and Pain Ask Me 3:20 Roulette 7159
Oct 19 71 Maureen McGovern Give Me A Reason To Be Gone 2:45 20th Fox 2109
Oct 19 84 Sly and the Family Stone Loose Booty 2:58 Epic 50033
Oct 19 86 Frank Zappa Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow 3:26 DiscReet 1312
Oct 19 91 Golden Earring Candy’s Going Bad 2:53 Track 40309
Oct 26 14 Elvis Presley Promised Land 2:50 RCA Victor PB-10074
Oct 26 28 Andy Kim Fire, Baby I’m On Fire 3:25 Capitol 3962
Oct 26 31 Latimore Let’s Straighten It Out 3:20 Glades 1722
Oct 26 38 The Jackson 5 Whatever You Got, I Want 2:52 Motown 1308
Oct 26 66 Wet Willie Country Side Of Life 3:07 Capricorn 212
Oct 26 83 Edgar Winter Group Easy Street 3:13 Epic 50034
Oct 26 87 Dells, The Bring Back The Love Of Yesterday 3:52 Cadet 5703 A

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 2 2 Barry White You’re The First, The Last, My Everything 3:36 20th Fox 2133
Nov 2 9 Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye 2:55 MGM 14748
Nov 2 12 Jethro Tull Bungle In The Jungle 3:32 Chrysalis 2101
Nov 2 22 Shirley Brown Woman To Woman 3:54 Truth 3206
Nov 2 26 Eric Clapton Willie And The Hand Jive 3:10 RSO 503
Nov 2 58 Doobie Brothers, The Nobody 3:27 Warner Bros. 8041
Nov 2 65 Ike and Tina Turner Sexy Ida (Part 1) 2:30 United Artists 528
Nov 2 68 Dynamic Superiors Shoe Shoe Shine 3:33 Motown 1324
Nov 2 72 Grand Canyon Evil Boll-Weevil 2:20 Bang 713
Nov 9 3 Paul McCartney and Wings Junior’s Farm 4:20 Apple 1875
Nov 9 7 Paul Anka with Odia Coates One Man Woman/One Woman Man 2:58 United Artists 569
Nov 9 12 J. Geils Band Must Of Got Lost 2:53 Atlantic 3214
Nov 9 17 Rolling Stones, The Ain’t Too Proud To Beg 3:29 Rolling Stones 19302
Nov 9 32 Righteous Brothers, The Dream On 2:58 Haven 7006
Nov 9 44 James Brown Funky President (People It’s Bad) 4:05 Polydor 14258 A
Nov 9 55 Cheech & Chong (Featuring Johnny Stash) Black Lassie 4:43 Ode 66104
Nov 9 80 Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Where Are All My Friends 3:25 Phil. Int’l. 3552
Nov 9 86 Donna Fargo U.S. Of A. 3:40 ABC/Dot 17523
Nov 9 86 Anne Murray Just One Look 2:56 Capitol 3955
Nov 9 88 Bob James Feel Like Making Love 3:09 CTI 24
Nov 16 1 Barry Manilow Mandy 3:20 Bell 45613
Nov 16 3 Stevie Wonder Boogie On Reggae Woman 4:10 Tamla 54254
Nov 16 6 Ringo Starr Only You 3:16 Apple 1876
Nov 16 8 Donny and Marie Osmond Morning Side Of The Mountain 2:55 MGM 14765
Nov 16 39 Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods The Heartbreak Kid 2:58 ABC 12039
Nov 16 45 Aretha Franklin Without Love 3:15 Atlantic 3224
Nov 16 48 Johnny Bristol You And I 3:29 MGM 14762
Nov 16 57 Dave Loggins Someday 3:04 Epic 50035
Nov 16 62 Percy Sledge I’ll Be Your Everything 3:20 Capricorn 209
Nov 16 70 Charley Pride Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town 2:22 RCA 10030
Nov 16 75 Commodores I Feel Sanctified 2:40 Motown 1319
Nov 16 75 Main Ingredient, The California My Way 2:52 RCA 10095
Nov 16 79 Gene Cotton Sunshine Roses 3:17 Myrrh 137
Nov 16 84 Jefferson Starship Ride The Tiger 3:45 Grunt 10080
Nov 16 88 Independents, The Let This Be A Lesson To You 4:40 Wand 11279
Nov 23 1 Frankie Valli My Eyes Adored You 3:25 Private Stock 45003
Nov 23 1 Carpenters Please Mr. Postman 2:48 A&M 1646
Nov 23 10 Disco Tex And The Sex-O-Lettes Featuring Sir Monti Rock III Get Dancin’ 3:56 Chelsea 3004
Nov 23 15 George Harrison Dark Horse 3:52 Apple 1877
Nov 23 19 Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird 4:41 MCA 40328
Nov 23 28 Guess Who, The Dancin’ Fool 3:15 RCA 10075
Nov 23 33 Billy “Crash” Craddock Ruby, Baby 2:32 ABC 12036
Nov 23 83 First Class Dreams Are Ten A Penny 2:38 UK 49028
Nov 23 88 Bobby Bland I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog (The Way You Treated Me) 3:05 Dunhill 15015
Nov 30 1 Elton John Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 5:58 MCA 40344
Nov 30 1 Eagles Best Of My Love 3:25 Asylum 45218
Nov 30 11 Carol Douglas Doctor’s Orders 2:56 Midland Int’l. 10113
Nov 30 27 Love Unlimited I Belong To You 3:19 20th Fox 2141
Nov 30 28 Barbara Mason From His Woman To You 3:30 Buddah 441
Nov 30 34 Billy Joel The Entertainer 3:05 Columbia 10064
Nov 30 64 B.B. King Philadelphia 3:22 ABC 12029

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1974

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 7 1 AWB Pick Up The Pieces 3:00 Atlantic 3229
Dec 7 1 Linda Ronstadt You’re No Good 3:40 Capitol 3990 A
Dec 7 9 Sugarloaf/Jerry Corbetta Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You 3:20 Claridge 402-A
Dec 7 15 Mac Davis Rock N’ Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life) 3:25 Columbia 10070
Dec 7 26 Cat Stevens Ready 3:14 A&M 1645
Dec 7 41 David Bowie Changes 3:32 RCA Victor 0605 (Grey)
Dec 7 50 Carl Graves Baby, Hang Up The Phone 3:15 A&M 1620
Dec 7   Bachman-Turner Overdrive Free Wheelin’ 3:44 Mercury 73622
Dec 7   James Brown Coldblooded 4:45 Polydor 14258 B
Dec 7 71 Eddie Kendricks One Tear 3:20 Tamia 54255
Dec 7 76 Staple Singers, The My Main Man 2:08 Stax 0227
Dec 7 97 Terry Jacks Rock ‘N’ Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life) 3:39 Bell 45606
Dec 14 1 Ohio Players Fire 3:12 Mercury 73643
Dec 14 3 Grand Funk Some Kind Of Wonderful 3:16 Capitol 4002
Dec 14 6 Styx Lady 2:58 Wooden Nickel 10102
Dec 14 22 Billy Preston Struttin’ 2:38 A&M 1644
Dec 14 48 O’Jays, The Sunshine (Part 2) (Live) 4:10 Phil. Int’l. 3558
Dec 14 56 Smokey Robinson I Am I Am 3:08 Tamla 54251
Dec 14 77 Splinter Costafine Town 3:10 Dark Horse 10002
Dec 14 53 Michael Holm When A Child Is Born 3:29 Mercury 73642
Dec 14 91 Rod Stewart Mine For Me 4:02 Mercury 73636
Dec 21 1 Doobie Brothers, The Black Water 4:17 Warner Bros. 8062
Dec 21 9 Electric Light Orchestra Can’t Get It Out Of My Head 3:06 United Artists 573
Dec 21 9 John Lennon #9 Dream 4:44 Apple 1878
Dec 21 11 Tony Orlando and Dawn Look In My Eyes Pretty Woman 3:04 Bell 45620
Dec 21 17 Al Martino To The Door Of The Sun (Alle Porte Del Sole) 3:20 Capitol 3987
Dec 21 24 Jim Stafford Your Bulldog Drinks Champagne 3:11 MGM 14775
Dec 21 40 Temptations, The Happy People 3:29 Gordy 7138
Dec 21 59 Anne Murray Day Tripper 2:32 Capitol 4000
Dec 21 65 Roy Rogers Hoppy, Gene And Me 2:41 20th Fox 2154
Dec 21 78 Miracles, The Don’t Cha Love It 3:10 Tamla 54256
Dec 21 81 Peter Shelley Gee Baby 2:58 Bell 45614
Dec 21 91 Margie Joseph Words (Are Impossible) 3:37 Atlantic 3220
Dec 21 91 Tymes, The Ms. Grace 3:22 RCA 10128
Dec 21 92 Perry Como Christmas Dream 2:45 RCA 10122
Dec 28 5 America Lonely People 2:27 Warner Bros. 8048
Dec 28 12 Maria Muldaur I’m A Woman 3:26 Reprise 1319
Dec 28 13 John Denver Sweet Surrender 2:50 RCA 10148
Dec 28 24 Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi 3:10 Asylum 45221
Dec 28 51 Candi Staton As Long As He Takes Care Of Home 3:23 Warner Bros. 8038
Dec 28 89 Bill Withers Heartbreak Road 2:45 Sussex 629
Dec 28 98 Chilliwack Crazy Talk 2:51 Sire 716