Record World

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Record World
Final issueApril 10, 1982 (1982-04-10)
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City
ISSN 0034-1622

Record World magazine was one of the three main music industry trade magazines in the United States, along with Billboard and Cashbox . It was founded in 1946 under the name Music Vendor, but in 1964 it was changed to Record World, under the ownership of Sid Parnes and Bob Austin. It ceased publication on April 10, 1982. [1] Many music industry personalities, writers, and critics began their careers there in the early 1970s to 1980s.[ citation needed ]




Record World has been considered[ by whom? ] the hipper, faster-moving music industry publication,[ citation needed ] in contrast to the stodgier Billboard and Cashbox, its sister magazine. Music Vendor, as it was then known, published its first music chart for the week ending October 4, 1954. [2]

A weekly, like its competitors, it was housed in New York City at 1700 Broadway, at 53rd Street, just across the street from the Ed Sullivan Theater, and West Coast editorial offices in Los Angeles on Sunset and Vine.[ citation needed ]


Record World showed musical diversity by printing a "Non-Rock" survey, comparable to Billboard's "Easy Listening" chart. This chart appeared in April 1967 and disappeared essentially 5 years later in April 1972, having morphed to the name "The MOR Chart" by 1971. Several titles of interest appeared on this 40-position list without making the Billboard Easy Listening survey.[ citation needed ]

Record World's peak years coincided with the Studio 54 era,[ according to whom? ] when disco was in full swing. Recording artists tottered through on platform heels, bedecked in rhinestones, often seriously impaired by the then-popular recreational drug cocaine.[ citation needed ]


Young writers laboured writing reviews of records, analyses of sales data and music-related current events. Staffers included Mike Sigman, editor-in-chief (who then went on to become publisher of the LA Weekly ); Howie Levitt, managing editor (later of Billboard and BMI, the music royalty service); Pat Baird, who went on to key publicity positions at both RCA and BMI; associate editor Allen Levy, who went to become a public relations person for United Artists Records, ASCAP and A&M, and who is now a professor of mass communication at Chapman University.[ citation needed ]

Dede Dabney was from Philadelphia. She was the daughter of a pharmacist who came on board in 1972. She had a weekly column called "Soul Truth". She communicated weekly via phone to major figures in radio programming to get and give info. These figures included Frankie Crocker of WBLS-FM, New York, E. Rodney Jones of WVON, Chicago, and Joe "Butterball" Tamburro of WDAS, Philadelphia. When an artist or group's record was mentioned in "Dede's Ditties to Watch", it was one that was watched. [3]

Other staff included writers Vince Aletti (later of The New Yorker ); Marc Kirkeby (he went on to CBS/Sony Records); Jeffrey Peisch (later of MTV and independent producing); Dave McGee (later of Rolling Stone ); Laurie Lennard (later as a talent booker on The Late Show, then wife of comedian Larry David, and producer of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth ); columnist Sophia Midas; and chart editor and assistant editor Fred Goodman (later editor of Cash Box and current managing editor of Pro Sound News and a songwriter/music publisher.[ citation needed ]


Record World's collapse was the result of discord between the two owners,[ citation needed ] and a sudden downturn in record sales in the early 1980s. However, the new owners and management have revived Record World once again as an online magazine and feature story magazine known as Record World Magazine.


In 1978, Record World changed the R&B title to Black-Oriented. [4]

List of number-one singles

Here is a list of all the songs that reached #1 on the Music Vendor/Record World chart, obtained from the following cited sources. [5] [6] There were a total of 658 songs that reached #1 on the chart. In the early history of the chart, multiple versions of the same song charted as one entry, so the most successful recording of these songs is listed. An asterisk (*) denotes a non-consecutive run at #1.

"The Twist", by Chubby Checker, is the only song to hit #1 in two different chart runs. The record holder for the most weeks at #1 is Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life", which stayed on top for 13 weeks. "I Love Rock 'n Roll", by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, was the last song to top the chart before the magazine ceased publication.

Record World #1 Hits
SongArtist/Band NameLabelChart date song reached #1Weeks at #1
Hey There Rosemary Clooney Columbia October 4, 19543
If I Give My Heart To You Doris Day Columbia October 25, 19543
I Need You Now Eddie Fisher RCA Victor November 15, 19541
Papa Loves Mambo Perry Como RCA Victor November 22, 19541
"Mr. Sandman" The Chordettes Cadence November 29, 19543
"Let Me Go, Lover!" Joan Weber Columbia December 20, 19543
"Hearts Of Stone" The Fontane Sisters Dot January 10, 19556
"Sincerely" The McGuire Sisters Coral February 21, 19555
"The Crazy Otto (Medley)" Johnny Maddox & the Rhythmasters Dot March 28, 19553
"Ballad Of Davy Crockett" Bill Hayes Cadence April 18, 19551
"Dance With Me Henry (Wallflower)" Georgia Gibbs Mercury April 25, 19551
"Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White" Perez Prado Orchestra RCA Victor May 2, 19558
"Unchained Melody" Les Baxter Orchestra Capitol June 27, 19553
(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock Bill Haley & His Comets Decca July 18, 19554
Ain't That A Shame Pat Boone Dot August 15, 19552
The Yellow Rose Of Texas Mitch Miller Orchestra Columbia August 29, 19557
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing The Four Aces Decca October 17, 19552
Autumn Leaves Roger Williams Kapp October 31, 19553
Sixteen Tons Tennessee' Ernie Ford Capitol November 21, 19557
"Memories Are Made Of This" Dean Martin Capitol January 13, 19565
"The Great Pretender" The Platters Mercury February 17, 19563
"Rock And Roll Waltz" Kay Starr RCA Victor March 9, 19562
"Poor People Of Paris" Les Baxter Capitol March 23, 19564
"Blue Suede Shoes" Carl Perkins Sun April 20, 19561
"Heartbreak Hotel" Elvis Presley RCA Victor April 27, 19567
"The Wayward Wind" Gogi Grant Era June 15, 19568
"My Prayer" The Platters Mercury August 10, 19563
"Canadian Sunset" Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra RCA Victor September 1, 19561
"Don't Be Cruel" Elvis Presley RCA Victor September 8, 19568
"Just Walking In The Rain" Johnnie Ray Columbia November 3, 19564*
"Love Me Tender" Elvis Presley RCA Victor November 17, 19561
"Singing The Blues" Guy Mitchell Columbia December 8, 19567
"Young Love" Tab Hunter Dot January 26, 19577
"Marianne" Terry Glikyson Columbia March 16, 19572
"Butterfly" Andy Williams Cadence March 30, 19571
"Teen-Age Crush" Tommy Sands Capitol April 6, 19571
"Party Doll" Buddy Knox Roulette April 13, 19571
"Little Darlin'" The Diamonds Mercury April 20, 19571
"All Shook Up" Elvis Presley RCA Victor April 27, 19576
"Love Letters In The Sand" Pat Boone Dot June 8, 19577*
"Bye Bye Love" The Everly Brothers Cadence July 20, 19571
"(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear" Elvis Presley RCA Victor August 3, 19574
"Tammy" Debbie Reynolds Coral August 26, 19573
"Diana" Paul Anka ABC-Paramount September 16, 19573
"Honeycomb" Jimmie Rodgers Roulette October 7, 19572
"Wake Up Little Susie" The Everly Brothers Cadence October 21, 19575
"You Send Me" Sam Cooke Keen November 25, 19574
"Raunchy" Bill Justis Phillips International December 23, 19571
"At The Hop" Danny and the Juniors ABC-Paramount December 30, 19576
"The Stroll" The Diamonds Mercury February 10, 19582
"Sugartime" The McGuire Sisters Coral February 24, 19581
"Catch A Falling Star" Perry Como RCA Victor March 3, 19582
"Tequila" The Champs Challenge March 17, 19584
"He's Got The Whole World (In His Hands)" Laurie London Capitol April 14, 19582
"Twilight Time" The Platters Mercury April 28, 19583
"All I Have To Do Is Dream" The Everly Brothers Cadence May 19, 19584
"The Purple People Eater" Sheb Wooley MGM June 16, 19583
"Yakety Yak" The Coasters ATCO July 7, 19581
"Patricia" Perez Prado RCA Victor July 14, 19584
"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" Domenico Modugno Decca August 11, 19586
"It's All In The Game" Tommy Edwards MGM September 22, 19586
"It's Only Make Believe" Conway Twitty MGM November 3, 19583
"Tom Dooley" The Kingston Trio Capitol November 24, 19581
"To Know Him Is To Love Him" The Teddy Bears Dove December 1, 19583
"The Chipmunk Song" The Chipmunks Liberty December 22, 19583
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" The Platters Mercury January 12, 19594
"Stagger Lee" Lloyd Price ABC-Paramount February 9, 19593
"Donna" Ritchie Valens Del-Fi March 2, 19591
"Venus" Frankie Avalon Chancellor March 9, 19594
"Come Softly To Me" The Fleetwoods Dolphin April 6, 19593
"(Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I" Elvis Presley RCA Victor April 27, 19592
"The Happy Organ" Dave 'Baby' Cortez ClockMay 11, 19591
"Kansas City" Wilbert Harrison Fury May 18, 19592
"The Battle Of New Orleans" Johnny Horton Columbia June 1, 19596
"Lonely Boy" Paul Anka ABC-Paramount July 13, 19593
"My Heart Is an Open Book" Carl Dobkins Jr. Decca August 3, 19593
"The Three Bells" The Browns RCA Victor August 24, 19595
"Mack The Knife" Bobby Darin ATCO September 28, 19596
"Mr. Blue" The Fleetwoods Dolton November 9, 19592
"Don't You Know" Della Reese RCA Victor November 23, 19592
"Heartaches By The Number" Guy Mitchell Columbia December 7, 19593
"Why" Frankie Avalon Chancellor December 28, 19591
"El Paso" Marty Robbins Columbia January 4, 19602
"Running Bear" Johnny Preston Mercury January 18, 19603
"Teen Angel" Mark Dinning MGM February 8, 19602
"He'll Have To Go" Jim Reeves RCA Victor February 22, 19603*
"Theme From A Summer Place" Percy Faith and his Orchestra Columbia February 29, 19605
"Greenfields" The Brothers Four Columbia April 18, 19601
"Stuck On You" Elvis Presley RCA Victor April 25, 19603
"Cathy's Clown" The Everly Brothers Warner Bros. May 16, 19604
"Everybody's Somebody's Fool" Connie Francis MGM June 13, 19603
"Alley-Oop" The Hollywood Argyles LuteJuly 4, 19601
"I'm Sorry" Brenda Lee Decca July 11, 19603
"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini" Brian Hyland Leader August 1, 19602
"It's Now Or Never" Elvis Presley RCA Victor August 15, 19603
"The Twist" Chubby Checker Parkway September 5, 19602
"My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own" Connie Francis MGM September 19, 19604
"Save The Last Dance For Me" The Drifters Atlantic October 17, 19605
"Last Date" Floyd Cramer RCA Victor November 21, 19601
"Are You Lonesome To-night?" Elvis Presley RCA Victor November 28, 19604
"Wonderland By Night" Bert Kaempfert Decca December 26, 19603
"Exodus" Ferrante and Teicher United Artists January 16, 19611
"Calcutta" Lawrence Welk Dot January 23, 19616
"Surrender" Elvis Presley RCA Victor March 6, 19613
"Blue Moon" The Marcels Colpix March 27, 19613
"Runaway" Del Shannon Bigtop April 17, 19614
"Mother-In-Law" Ernie K-Doe Minit May 15, 19611
"A Hundred Pounds Of Clay" Gene McDaniels Liberty May 22, 19611
"Travelin' Man" Ricky Nelson Imperial May 29, 19614
"Quarter To Three" Gary U.S. Bonds LegrandJune 26, 19614
"Tossin' and Turnin'" Bobby Lewis Beltone July 24, 19614
"Michael" The Highwaymen United Artists August 21, 19614
"Take Good Care of My Baby" Bobby Vee Liberty September 18, 19612
"Crying" Roy Orbison Monument October 2, 19611
"Runaround Sue" Dion Laurie October 9, 19613
"Big Bad John" Jimmy Dean Columbia October 30, 19616
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" The Tokens RCA Victor December 11, 19614
"The Twist" Chubby Checker Parkway January 8, 19623
"Duke Of Earl" Gene Chandler Vee-Jay January 29, 19625
"Hey! Baby" Bruce Channel Smash March 5, 19623
"Good Luck Charm" Elvis Presley RCA Victor March 26, 19623
"Johnny Angel" Shelley Fabares Colpix April 16, 19621
"Mashed Potato Time" Dee Dee Sharp Cameo April 23, 19621
"Soldier Boy" The Shirelles Scepter April 30, 19622
"Stranger On The Shore" Mr. Acker Bilk ATCO May 19, 19622
"I Can't Stop Loving You" Ray Charles ABC-Paramount June 2, 19625
"The Stripper" David Rose MGM July 7, 19621
"Roses Are Red (My Love)" Bobby Vinton Epic July 14, 19625
"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do" Neil Sedaka RCA Victor August 18, 19621
"The Loco-Motion" Little Eva Dimension August 25, 19622
"Ramblin' Rose" Nat King Cole Capitol September 8, 19621
"Sherry" The Four Seasons Vee-Jay September 15, 19625
"Monster Mash" Bobby (Boris) Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers Garpax October 20, 19622
"He's A Rebel" The Crystals Philles November 3, 19621
"Big Girls Don't Cry" The Four Seasons Vee-Jay November 10, 19626
"Return To Sender" Elvis Presley RCA Victor December 22, 19621
"Telstar" The Tornadoes London December 29, 19622
"Go Away Little Girl" Steve Lawrence Columbia January 12, 19633
"Walk Right In" The Rooftop Singers Vanguard February 2, 19631
"Hey Paula" Paul and Paula Philips February 9, 19634
"Walk Like A Man" The Four Seasons Vee-Jay March 9, 19632
"The End Of The World" Skeeter Davis RCA Victor March 23, 19631
"Our Day Will Come" Ruby and the Romantics Kapp March 30, 19631
"He's So Fine" The Chiffons Laurie April 6, 19633
"I Will Follow Him" Little Peggy March RCA Victor April 27, 19633
"If You Wanna Be Happy" Jimmy Soul S.P.Q.R.May 18, 19632
"It's My Party" Lesley Gore Mercury June 1, 19633
"Sukiyaki" Kyu Sakamoto Capitol June 22, 19632
"Blue On Blue" Bobby Vinton Epic July 6, 19631
"Easier Said Than Done" The Essex Roulette July 13, 19632
"Surf City" Jan and Dean Liberty July 27, 19631
"So Much In Love" The Tymes Parkway August 3, 19631
"Fingertips (Part 2)" Little Stevie Wonder Tamla August 10, 19633
"Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!" Allan Sherman Warner Bros. August 31, 19631
"My Boyfriend's Back" The Angels Smash September 7, 19632
"Blue Velvet" Bobby Vinton Epic September 21, 19632
"Sally, Go 'Round The Roses" The Jaynetts TuffOctober 5, 19631
"Sugar Shack" Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs Dot October 12, 19635
"Deep Purple" Nino Tempo and April Stevens ATCO November 16, 19631
"I'm Leaving It Up To You" Dale and Grace MontelNovember 23, 19631
"Dominique" The Singing Nun Philips November 30, 19634
"Louie, Louie" The Kingsmen Wand December 28, 19631
"There! I've Said It Again" Bobby Vinton Epic January 4, 19642
"Popsicles and Icicles" The Murmaids ChattahoocheeJanuary 18, 19641
"I Want To Hold Your Hand" The Beatles Capitol January 25, 19649
"She Loves You" The Beatles Swan March 28, 19641
"Twist and Shout" The Beatles Tollie April 4, 19641
"Can't Buy Me Love" The Beatles Capitol April 11, 19644
"Hello, Dolly!" Louis Armstrong Kapp May 9, 19643
"Love Me Do" The Beatles Tollie May 30, 19641
"Chapel Of Love" The Dixie Cups Red Bird June 6, 19644
"I Get Around" The Beach Boys Capitol July 4, 19642
"Rag Doll" The Four Seasons Philips July 18, 19642
"A Hard Day's Night" The Beatles Capitol August 1, 19643
"Where Did Our Love Go" The Supremes Motown August 22, 19642
"The House Of The Rising Sun" The Animals MGM September 5, 19643
"Bread and Butter" The Newbeats Hickory September 26, 19641
"Oh, Pretty Woman" Roy Orbison Monument October 3, 19641
"Do Wah Diddy Diddy" Manfred Mann Ascot October 10, 19642
"Last Kiss" J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers Josie October 24, 19642
"Baby Love" The Supremes Motown November 7, 19644
"Leader Of The Pack" The Shangri-Las Red Bird December 5, 19641
"Mr. Lonely" Bobby Vinton Epic December 12, 19642
"Come See About Me" The Supremes Motown December 26, 19642*
"I Feel Fine" The Beatles Capitol January 2, 19652
"Love Potion Number Nine" The Searchers Kapp January 23, 19651
"Downtown" Petula Clark Warner Bros. January 30, 19651
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" The Righteous Brothers Philles February 6, 19653
"This Diamond Ring" Gary Lewis and the Playboys Liberty February 27, 19652
"Eight Days A Week" The Beatles Capitol March 13, 19653
"Stop! In The Name Of Love" The Supremes Motown April 3, 19651
"I'm Telling You Now" Freddie and the Dreamers Tower April 10, 19652
"Game Of Love" Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders Fontana April 24, 19651
"Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" Herman's Hermits MGM May 1, 19653
"Ticket To Ride" The Beatles Capitol May 22, 19651
"Help Me Rhonda" The Beach Boys Capitol May 29, 19652
"Wooly Bully" Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs MGM June 12, 19651
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" The Four Tops Motown June 19, 19651
"Mr. Tambourine Man" The Byrds Columbia June 26, 19651
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" The Rolling Stones London July 3, 19653
"I'm Henry VIII, I Am" Herman's Hermits MGM July 24, 19653
"I Got You Babe" Sonny and Cher ATCO August 14, 19654
"Help!" The Beatles Capitol September 11, 19651
"Eve Of Destruction" Barry McGuire Dunhill September 18, 19652
"Hang On Sloopy" The McCoys Bang October 2, 19652
"Yesterday" The Beatles Capitol October 16, 19652
"A Lover's Concerto" The Toys DynoVoice October 30, 19652
"I Hear A Symphony" The Supremes Motown November 13, 19653
"Let's Hang On!" The Four Seasons Philips December 4, 19651
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" The Byrds Columbia December 11, 19652
"Over and Over" The Dave Clark Five Epic December 25, 19651
"I Got You (I Feel Good)" James Brown King January 1, 19661
"We Can Work It Out" The Beatles Capitol January 8, 19662
"The Sounds Of Silence" Simon and Garfunkel Columbia January 22, 19662
"Barbara Ann" The Beach Boys Capitol February 5, 19662
"My Love" Petula Clark Warner Bros. February 19, 19661
"Lightnin' Strikes" Lou Christie MGM February 26, 19661
"These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" Nancy Sinatra Reprise March 5, 19661
"The Ballad Of The Green Berets" SSgt. Barry Sadler RCA Victor March 12, 19663
"Nowhere Man" The Beatles Capitol April 2, 19662
"(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" The Righteous Brothers Verve April 16, 19662
"Good Lovin'" The Young Rascals Atlantic April 30, 19662
"Monday, Monday" The Mamas and the Papas Dunhill May 14, 19662
"When A Man Loves A Woman" Percy Sledge Atlantic May 28, 19662
"A Groovy Kind Of Love" The Mindbenders Fontana June 11, 19661
"Paint It, Black" The Rolling Stones London June 18, 19661
"Strangers In The Night" Frank Sinatra Reprise June 25, 19661
"Paperback Writer" The Beatles Capitol July 2, 19661
"Hanky Panky" Tommy James and the Shondells Roulette July 9, 19662
"Wild Thing" The Troggs Fontana July 23, 19662
"They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" Napoleon XIV Warner Bros. August 6, 19661
"Lil' Red Riding Hood" Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs MGM August 13, 19661
"Summer In The City" The Lovin' Spoonful Kama Sutra August 20, 19661
"Sunny" Bobby Hebb Philips August 27, 19661
"Sunshine Superman" Donovan Epic September 3, 19661
"Yellow Submarine" The Beatles Capitol September 10, 19661
"See You In September" The Happenings B.T. Puppy September 17, 19661
"You Can't Hurry Love" The Supremes Motown September 24, 19662
"Cherish" The Association Valiant October 8, 19662
"96 Tears" ? and the Mysterians Cameo October 22, 19661
"Last Train To Clarksville" The Monkees Colgems October 29, 19662
"Poor Side Of Town" Johnny Rivers Imperial November 12, 19661
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" The Supremes Motown November 19, 19662*
"Good Vibrations" The Beach Boys Capitol November 26, 19661
"Winchester Cathedral" The New Vaudeville Band Fontana December 10, 19661
"Mellow Yellow" Donovan Epic December 17, 19662
"I'm A Believer" The Monkees Colgems December 31, 19665*
"That's Life" [tied at #1 w/ Monkees] Frank Sinatra Reprise December 31, 19661
"Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron" The Royal Guardsmen Laurie January 7, 19671
"Georgy Girl" The Seekers Capitol February 11, 19671
"Kind Of A Drag" The Buckinghams USA February 18, 19671
"Ruby Tuesday" The Rolling Stones London February 25, 19671
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" The Supremes Motown March 4, 19672
"Penny Lane" The Beatles Capitol March 18, 19672
"Happy Together" The Turtles White Whale April 1, 19672
"Somethin' Stupid" Frank and Nancy Sinatra Reprise April 15, 19673*
"A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You" The Monkees Colgems April 29, 19671
"The Happening" The Supremes Motown May 13, 19671
"Groovin'" The Young Rascals Atlantic May 20, 19672
"Respect" Aretha Franklin Atlantic June 3, 19673
"She'd Rather Be With Me" The Turtles White Whale June 24, 19671
"Windy" The Association Warner Bros. July 1, 19672
"Little Bit O' Soul" The Music Explosion Laurie July 15, 19671
"Can't Take My Eyes Off You" Frankie Valli Philips July 22, 19672
"Light My Fire" The Doors Elektra August 5, 19671
"All You Need Is Love" The Beatles Capitol August 12, 19672
"Ode To Billie Joe" Bobbie Gentry Capitol August 26, 19674
"The Letter" The Box Tops Mala September 23, 19674
"To Sir With Love" Lulu Epic October 21, 19673
"Soul Man" Sam and Dave Stax November 11, 19671
"Incense And Peppermints" Strawberry Alarm Clock Uni November 18, 19672
"Daydream Believer" The Monkees Colgems December 2, 19673
"Hello, Goodbye" The Beatles Capitol December 23, 19674
"Judy In Disguise (With Glasses)" John Fred and his Playboy Band PaulaJanuary 20, 19682
"Bend Me, Shape Me" The American Breed ActaFebruary 3, 19681
"Green Tambourine" The Lemon Pipers BuddahFebruary 10, 19681
"Love Is Blue" Paul Mauriat Philips February 17, 19683
"(Theme From) Valley Of The Dolls" Dionne Warwick Scepter March 9, 19682
"Simon Says" 1910 Fruitgum Company BuddahMarch 23, 19681
"Valleri" The Monkees Colgems March 30, 19682
"Young Girl" Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Columbia April 13, 19681
"Honey" Bobby Goldsboro United Artists April 20, 19685
"Tighten Up" Archie Bell and the Drells Atlantic May 25, 19681
"Mrs. Robinson" Simon and Garfunkel Columbia June 1, 19683
"This Guy's In Love With You" Herb Alpert A&M June 22, 19684
"Grazing In The Grass" Hugh Masekela Uni July 20, 19683
"Lady Willpower" Gary Puckett and the Union Gap Columbia August 10, 19681
"Hello, I Love You" The Doors Elektra August 17, 19681
"People Got To Be Free" The Rascals Atlantic August 24, 19682
"Harper Valley P.T.A." Jeannie C. Riley Plantation September 7, 19683
"Hey Jude" The Beatles Apple September 28, 19684
"Those Were The Days" Mary Hopkin Apple October 26, 19684
"Love Child" Diana Ross and the Supremes Motown November 23, 19684
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" Marvin Gaye Tamla December 21, 19681
"For Once In My Life" Stevie Wonder Tamla December 28, 19681
"I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" Diana Ross & the Supremes and the Temptations Motown January 4, 19693
"Soulful Strut" Young-Holt Unlimited Brunswick January 25, 19691
"Crimson and Clover" Tommy James and the Shondells Roulette February 1, 19692
"Everyday People" Sly and the Family Stone Epic February 15, 19691
"Build Me Up Buttercup" The Foundations Uni February 22, 19692
"You Showed Me" The Turtles White Whale March 8, 19691
"Proud Mary" Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy March 15, 19691
"Dizzy" Tommy Roe ABC March 22, 19692
"Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" The 5th Dimension Soul City April 5, 19694
"Hair" The Cowsills MGM May 3, 19693
"Get Back" The Beatles Apple May 24, 19694
"Bad Moon Rising" Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy June 21, 19691
"In The Ghetto" Elvis Presley RCA Victor June 28, 19691
"Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet" Henry Mancini RCA Victor July 5, 19691
"One" Three Dog Night Dunhill July 12, 19691
"In The Year 2525" Zager and Evans RCA Victor July 19, 19694
"Crystal Blue Persuasion" Tommy James and the Shondells Roulette August 9, 19691
"Honky Tonk Women" The Rolling Stones London August 16, 19693
"A Boy Named Sue" Johnny Cash Columbia September 6, 19691
"Sugar, Sugar" The Archies Calendar September 13, 19693
"Easy To Be Hard" Three Dog Night Dunhill October 4, 19692
"Jean" Oliver CreweOctober 18, 19691
"Suspicious Minds" Elvis Presley RCA Victor October 25, 19692
"Something"/"Come Together" The Beatles Apple November 8, 19695
"Wedding Bell Blues" [tied at #1 w/ Beatles] The 5th Dimension Soul City November 22, 19691
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" Steam Fontana December 13, 19691
"Leaving On A Jet Plane" Peter, Paul, and Mary Warner Bros. December 20, 19692
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" B.J. Thomas Scepter January 3, 19703
"Venus" Shocking Blue Colossus January 24, 19703
"Thank You..."/"Everybody Is A Star" Sly and the Family Stone Epic February 14, 19702
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" Simon and Garfunkel Columbia February 28, 19703
"The Rapper" The Jaggerz Kama Sutra March 21, 19702
"ABC" [tied at #1 w/ Beatles on 4/25] The Jackson 5 Motown April 4, 19702*
"Let It Be" The Beatles Apple April 11, 19703
"Spirit In The Sky" Norman Greenbaum Reprise May 2, 19702
"American Woman"/"No Sugar Tonight" The Guess Who RCA Victor May 16, 19701
"Turn Back The Hands Of Time" Tyrone Davis Dakar May 23, 19702
"Cecilia" Simon and Garfunkel Columbia June 6, 19701
"The Long And Winding Road"/"For You Blue" The Beatles Apple June 13, 19702
"The Love You Save" The Jackson 5 Motown June 27, 19701
"Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" Three Dog Night Dunhill July 4, 19703
"Band Of Gold" Freda Payne Invictus July 25, 19701
"(They Long To Be) Close To You" The Carpenters A&M August 1, 19702
"Make It With You" Bread Elektra August 15, 19701
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" Stevie Wonder Tamla August 22, 19701
"Spill The Wine" Eric Burdon and War MGM August 29, 19701
"War" Edwin Starr Gordy September 5, 19701
"In The Summertime" Mungo Jerry Janus September 12, 19701
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Diana Ross Motown September 19, 19701
"Looking Out My Back Door" Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy September 26, 19701
"Julie, Do Ya Love Me" Bobby Sherman Metromedia October 3, 19701
"Cracklin' Rosie" Neil Diamond Uni October 10, 19701
"I'll Be There" The Jackson 5 Motown October 17, 19704
"We've Only Just Begun" The Carpenters A&M November 14, 19701
"I Think I Love You" The Partridge Family Bell November 21, 19704
"My Sweet Lord" George Harrison Apple December 19, 19703
"Knock Three Times" Dawn Bell January 9, 19714
"Lonely Days" Bee Gees ATCO February 6, 19711
"Rose Garden" Lynn Anderson Columbia February 13, 19711
"One Bad Apple" The Osmonds MGM February 20, 19714
"Me and Bobby McGee" Janis Joplin Columbia March 20, 19711
"Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)" The Temptations Gordy March 27, 19711
"Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted" The Partridge Family Bell April 3, 19711
"She's A Lady" Tom Jones Parrot April 10, 19711
"Joy To The World" Three Dog Night Dunhill April 17, 19715
"Brown Sugar" The Rolling Stones Rolling Stones May 22, 19713
"Want Ads" The Honey Cone Hot Wax June 12, 19712
"It Don't Come Easy" Ringo Starr Apple June 26, 19711
"It's Too Late" Carole King Ode July 3, 19712
"Indian Reservation" The Raiders Columbia July 17, 19713
"Mr. Big Stuff" Jean Knight Stax August 7, 19711
"How Can You Mend A Broken Heart" Bee Gees ATCO August 14, 19711
"Draggin' The Line" Tommy James Roulette August 21, 19711
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" John Denver RCA Victor August 28, 19712
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" Paul and Linda McCartney Apple September 11, 19711
"Spanish Harlem" Aretha Franklin Atlantic September 18, 19711
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" Joan Baez Vanguard September 25, 19711
"Maggie May"/"Reason To Believe" Rod Stewart Mercury October 2, 19711
"Superstar" The Carpenters A&M October 9, 19711
"Yo-Yo" The Osmonds MGM October 16, 19712
"Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves" Cher Kapp October 30, 19711
"Theme From Shaft" Isaac Hayes EnterpriseNovember 6, 19712
"Imagine" John Lennon Apple November 20, 19711
"Family Affair" Sly and the Family Stone Epic November 27, 19712
"Have You Seen Her" The Chi-Lites Brunswick December 11, 19712
"Brand New Key" Melanie Neighborhood December 25, 19711
"American Pie" Don McLean United Artists January 1, 19725
"Day After Day" Badfinger Apple February 5, 19722
"Without You" Harry Nilsson RCA Victor February 19, 19722
"Hurting Each Other" The Carpenters A&M March 4, 19721
"Precious and Few" Climax Rocky RoadMarch 11, 19721
"Heart Of Gold" Neil Young Reprise March 18, 19721
"A Horse With No Name" America Warner Bros. March 25, 19723
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Roberta Flack Atlantic April 15, 19725
"Oh Girl" The Chi-Lites Brunswick May 20, 19722
"I'll Take You There" The Staple Singers Stax June 3, 19721
"The Candy Man" Sammy Davis Jr. MGM June 10, 19722
"Song Sung Blue" Neil Diamond Uni June 24, 19722
"Outa-Space" Billy Preston A&M July 8, 19721
"Lean On Me" Bill Withers Sussex July 15, 19721
"Too Late To Turn Back Now" Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose United Artists July 22, 19721
"Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" Wayne Newton Chelsea July 29, 19722
"Alone Again (Naturally)" Gilbert O'Sullivan MAM August 12, 19724
"Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" The Hollies Epic September 9, 19721
"I'm Still In Love With You" Al Green Hi September 16, 19721
"Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" Mac Davis Columbia September 23, 19721
"Black and White" Three Dog Night Dunhill September 30, 19722
"Everybody Plays The Fool" The Main Ingredient RCA Victor October 14, 19721
"My Ding-A-Ling" Chuck Berry Chess October 21, 19722
"Nights In White Satin" The Moody Blues Deram November 4, 19722
"I Can See Clearly Now" Johnny Nash Epic November 18, 19721
"I'll Be Around" The Spinners Atlantic November 25, 19721
"I'd Love You To Want Me" Lobo Big Tree December 2, 19721
"I Am Woman" Helen Reddy Capitol December 9, 19722
"Me And Mrs. Jones" Billy Paul Phil. Int'l. December 23, 19722*
"You Ought To Be With Me" Al Green Hi December 30, 19721
"You're So Vain" Carly Simon Elektra January 13, 19731
"Superstition" Stevie Wonder Tamla January 20, 19732
"Crocodile Rock" Elton John MCA February 3, 19732
"Dueling Banjos" Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell Warner Bros. February 17, 19732
"Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" The Spinners Atlantic March 3, 19731
"Killing Me Softly With His Song" Roberta Flack Atlantic March 10, 19733
"Love Train" The O'Jays Phil. Int'l. March 31, 19731
"Neither One Of Us" Gladys Knight & The Pips Soul April 7, 19731
"The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" Vicki Lawrence Bell April 14, 19732
"Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree" Tony Orlando and Dawn Bell April 28, 19731
"The Cisco Kid" War United Artists May 5, 19731
"You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" Stevie Wonder Tamla May 12, 19731
"Frankenstein" The Edgar Winter Group Epic May 19, 19732
"My Love" Paul McCartney and Wings Apple June 2, 19735
"Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" George Harrison Apple July 7, 19731
"Kodachrome" Paul Simon Columbia July 14, 19731
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" Jim Croce ABC July 21, 19731
"Shambala" Three Dog Night Dunhill July 28, 19731
"Yesterday Once More" The Carpenters A&M August 4, 19731
"Touch Me In The Morning" Diana Ross Motown August 11, 19731
"The Morning After" Maureen McGovern 20th Century Fox August 18, 19731
"Live and Let Die" Paul McCartney and Wings Apple August 25, 19731
"Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye Tamla September 1, 19732
"Delta Dawn" Helen Reddy Capitol September 15, 19732
"We're An American Band" Grand Funk Railroad Capitol September 29, 19731
"Half-Breed" Cher MCA October 6, 19731
"Higher Ground" Stevie Wonder Tamla October 13, 19731
"Angie" The Rolling Stones Rolling Stones October 20, 19732
"Midnight Train To Georgia" Gladys Knight & The Pips Buddah November 3, 19731
"Keep On Truckin'" Eddie Kendricks Tamla November 10, 19731
"Heartbeat -- It's A Lovebeat" The DeFranco Family 20th Century Fox November 17, 19731
"Photograph" Ringo Starr Apple November 24, 19732
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Elton John MCA December 8, 19731
"The Most Beautiful Girl" Charlie Rich Epic December 15, 19732
"Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" Helen Reddy Capitol December 29, 19731
"Time In A Bottle" Jim Croce ABC January 5, 19741
"The Joker" The Steve Miller Band Capitol January 12, 19741
"Show And Tell" Al Wilson Rocky RoadJanuary 19, 19741
"You're Sixteen" Ringo Starr Apple January 26, 19741
"The Way We Were" Barbra Streisand Columbia February 2, 19741
"Americans" Byron MacGregor Westbound February 9, 19741
"Love's Theme" The Love Unlimited Orchestra 20th Century Fox February 16, 19741
"Seasons In The Sun" Terry Jacks Bell February 23, 19743
"Boogie Down" Eddie Kendricks Tamla March 16, 19741
"Sunshine On My Shoulders" John Denver RCA Victor March 23, 19741
"Bennie And The Jets" Elton John MCA March 30, 19741
"Hooked On A Feeling" Blue Swede EMI April 6, 19742
"TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" MFSB ft. The Three Degrees Phil. Int'l. April 20, 19742
"The Loco-Motion" Grand Funk Railroad Capitol May 4, 19741
"Dancing Machine" The Jackson 5 Motown May 11, 19741
"The Streak" Ray Stevens BarnabyMay 18, 19742*
"The Show Must Go On" Three Dog Night Dunhill May 25, 19741
"Band On The Run" Paul McCartney and Wings Apple June 8, 19741
"You Make Me Feel Brand New" The Stylistics AVCO June 15, 19741
"Billy, Don't Be A Hero" Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods ABC June 22, 19741
"Sundown" Gordon Lightfoot Reprise June 29, 19741
"Be Thankful For What You Got" William DeVaughn Roxbury July 6, 19741
"Rock The Boat" The Hues Corporation RCA Victor July 13, 19741
"Rock Your Baby" George McCrae T.K. July 20, 19741
"Annie's Song" John Denver RCA Victor July 27, 19741
"Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" Elton John MCA August 3, 19741
"Feel Like Makin' Love" Roberta Flack Atlantic August 10, 19741
"The Night Chicago Died" Paper Lace Mercury August 17, 19741
"(You're) Having My Baby" Paul Anka United Artists August 24, 19742
"I Shot The Sheriff" Eric Clapton RSO September 7, 19742
"Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe" Barry White 20th Century Fox September 21, 19741
"I Honestly Love You" Olivia Newton-John MCA September 28, 19742
"Then Came You" Dionne Warwick and Spinners Atlantic October 12, 19741
"Nothing From Nothing" Billy Preston A&M October 19, 19741
"Jazzman" Carole King Ode October 26, 19741
"You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" Bachman-Turner Overdrive Mercury November 2, 19741
"You Haven't Done Nothin'" Stevie Wonder Tamla November 9, 19741
"Whatever Gets You Thru The Night" John Lennon Apple November 16, 19741
"I Can Help" Billy Swan Monument November 23, 19741
"My Melody Of Love" Bobby Vinton ABC November 30, 19741
"When Will I See You Again" The Three Degrees Phil. Int'l. December 7, 19741
"Kung Fu Fighting" Carl Douglas 20th Century Fox December 14, 19741
"Cat's In The Cradle" Harry Chapin Elektra December 21, 19741
"Angie Baby" Helen Reddy Capitol December 28, 19741
"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" Elton John MCA January 4, 19752
"Mandy" Barry Manilow Bell January 18, 19751
"Please Mr. Postman" The Carpenters A&M January 25, 19751
"Laughter In The Rain" Neil Sedaka Rocket February 1, 19751
"Boogie On Reggae Woman" Stevie Wonder Tamla February 8, 19751
"Fire" Ohio Players Mercury February 15, 19751
"You're No Good" Linda Ronstadt Capitol February 22, 19751
"Pick Up The Pieces" Average White Band Atlantic March 1, 19751
"Black Water" The Doobie Brothers Warner Bros. March 8, 19751
"Have You Never Been Mellow" Olivia Newton-John MCA March 15, 19751
"My Eyes Adored You" Frankie Valli Private Stock March 22, 19751
"Lady Marmalade" Patti LaBelle Epic March 29, 19751
"Lovin' You" Minnie Ripperton Epic April 5, 19751
"Philadelphia Freedom" Elton John MCA April 12, 19753
"Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" B.J. Thomas ABC May 3, 19751
"He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" Tony Orlando and Dawn Elektra May 10, 19751
"Jackie Blue" The Ozark Mountain Daredevils A&M May 17, 19751
"Shining Star" Earth, Wind, and Fire Columbia May 24, 19751
"Before The Next Teardrop Falls" Freddy Fender Dot May 31, 19751
"Thank God I'm A Country Boy" John Denver RCA Victor June 7, 19751
"Sister Golden Hair" America Warner Bros. June 14, 19751
"Love Will Keep Us Together" Captain and Tennille A&M June 21, 19753
"The Hustle" Van McCoy AVCO July 12, 19751
"Listen To What The Man Said" Paul McCartney and Wings Capitol July 19, 19752
"One Of These Nights" Eagles Asylum August 2, 19751
"Jive Talkin'" Bee Gees RSO August 9, 19752
"Someone Saved My Life Tonight" Elton John MCA August 23, 19751
"Fallin' In Love" Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds Playboy August 30, 19751
"Get Down Tonight" KC and the Sunshine Band T.K. September 6, 19752
"Rhinestone Cowboy" Glen Campbell Capitol September 20, 19751
"Fame" David Bowie RCA Victor September 27, 19752
"I'm Sorry"/"Calypso" John Denver RCA Victor October 11, 19751
"Mr. Jaws" Dickie Goodman Cash October 18, 19751
"Bad Blood" Neil Sedaka Rocket October 25, 19751
"They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)" The Spinners Atlantic November 1, 19751
"Island Girl" Elton John MCA November 8, 19753
"That's The Way (I Like It)" KC and the Sunshine Band T.K. November 29, 19753*
"Fly, Robin, Fly" Silver Convention Midland Int'l December 6, 19751
"Saturday Night" Bay City Rollers Arista December 27, 19751
"Convoy" C.W. McCall MGM January 3, 19763*
"Theme From 'Mahogany'" Diana Ross Motown January 10, 19761
"I Write The Songs" Barry Manilow Arista January 17, 19761
"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" Paul Simon Columbia February 7, 19761
"Love To Love You Baby" Donna Summer Oasis February 14, 19761
"Theme From S.W.A.T." Rhythm Heritage ABC February 21, 19762
"Love Machine" The Miracles Tamla March 6, 19761
"All By Myself" Eric Carmen Arista March 13, 19761
"December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" The Four Seasons Warner Bros. March 20, 19761
"Dream Weaver" Gary Wright Warner Bros. March 27, 19761
"Lonely Night (Angel Face)" Captain and Tennille A&M April 3, 19761
"Disco Lady" Johnnie Taylor Columbia April 10, 19763
"Right Back Where We Started From" Maxine Nightingale United Artists May 1, 19761
"Welcome Back" John Sebastian Reprise May 8, 19762
"Boogie Fever" The Sylvers Capitol May 22, 19761
"Silly Love Songs" Paul McCartney and Wings Capitol May 29, 19764*
"Love Hangover" Diana Ross Motown June 12, 19761
"Get Up And Boogie (That's Right)" Silver Convention Midland Int'l June 26, 19761
"Kiss And Say Goodbye" The Manhattans Columbia July 10, 19761
"Afternoon Delight" Starland Vocal Band Windsong July 17, 19762*
"More, More, More" The Andrea True Connection Buddah July 24, 19761
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Elton John and Kiki Dee Rocket August 7, 19765
"Play That Funky Music" Wild Cherry Epic September 11, 19762*
"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" KC and the Sunshine Band T.K. September 18, 19761
"A Fifth Of Beethoven" Walter Murphy Private Stock September 25, 19761
"Disco Duck" Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots RSO October 9, 19763*
"If You Leave Me Now" Chicago Columbia October 23, 19762
"Rock'n Me" The Steve Miller Band Capitol November 13, 19761
"Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" Rod Stewart Warner Bros. November 20, 19766
"You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)" Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. ABC January 1, 19771
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" Leo Sayer Warner Bros. January 8, 19771
"Car Wash" Rose Royce MCA January 15, 19772*
"I Wish" Stevie Wonder Tamla January 22, 19771
"Torn Between Two Lovers" Mary MacGregor Ariola Am. February 5, 19774*
"Blinded By The Light" Manfred Mann's Earth Band Warner Bros. February 19, 19771
"Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen)" Barbra Streisand Columbia March 12, 19772
"Dancing Queen" ABBA Atlantic March 26, 19771
"Rich Girl" Daryl Hall and John Oates RCA Victor April 2, 19772
"Don't Give Up On Us" David Soul Private Stock April 16, 19771
"Hotel California" Eagles Asylum April 23, 19771
"Southern Nights" Glen Campbell Capitol April 30, 19771
"When I Need You" Leo Sayer Warner Bros. May 7, 19773
"Sir Duke" Stevie Wonder Tamla May 28, 19772
"I'm Your Boogie Man" KC and the Sunshine Band T.K. June 11, 19771
"Got To Give It Up" Marvin Gaye Tamla June 18, 19771
"Dreams" Fleetwood Mac Warner Bros. June 25, 19771
"Undercover Angel" Alan O'Day PacificJuly 2, 19774*
"Da Doo Ron Ron" Shaun Cassidy Warner Bros. July 9, 19771
"I Just Want To Be Your Everything" [back to #1 on 9/3 and 9/10] Andy Gibb RSO August 6, 19775*
"Best Of My Love" [back to #1 on 9/17 and 9/24] The Emotions Columbia August 27, 19773*
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" Meco Millennium October 1, 19772
"You Light Up My Life" Debby Boone Warner Bros. October 15, 197713
"We Are The Champions" Queen Elektra January 14, 19783
"Stayin' Alive" Bee Gees RSO February 4, 19786*
"(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" Andy Gibb RSO March 4, 19781
"Night Fever" Bee Gees RSO March 25, 19788
"Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams Columbia May 20, 19781
"With A Little Luck" Paul McCartney and Wings Capitol May 27, 19781
"Shadow Dancing" Andy Gibb RSO June 3, 19788
"You're The One That I Want" John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John RSO July 29, 19781
"Three Times A Lady" Commodores Motown August 5, 19785*
"Grease" Frankie Valli RSO August 12, 19782
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" A Taste of Honey Capitol September 23, 19781
"Kiss You All Over" Exile Warner Bros. September 30, 19783
"Hot Child In The City" Nick Gilder Chrysalis October 21, 19784
"MacArthur Park" Donna Summer Casablanca November 18, 19782
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond Columbia December 2, 19782
"Le Freak" Chic Atlantic December 16, 19787*
"Too Much Heaven" Bee Gees RSO January 13, 19791
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Rod Stewart Warner Bros. February 10, 19795*
"I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor Polydor March 10, 19791
"Tragedy" Bee Gees RSO March 17, 19792*
"What A Fool Believes" The Doobie Brothers Warner Bros. April 7, 19791
"Music Box Dancer" Frank Mills Polydor April 14, 19791
"Knock On Wood" Amii Stewart Ariola April 21, 19791
"Heart Of Glass" Blondie Chrysalis April 28, 19791
"Reunited" Peaches and Herb Polydor May 5, 19794
"Hot Stuff" Donna Summer Casablanca June 2, 19795
"Ring My Bell" Anita Ward Juana July 7, 19791
"Bad Girls" Donna Summer Casablanca July 14, 19794
"My Sharona" The Knack Capitol August 11, 19795
"Sad Eyes" Robert John EMI America September 15, 19795
"Sail On" The Commodores Motown October 20, 19791
"Rise" Herb Alpert A&M October 27, 19791
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson Epic November 3, 19791
"Heartache Tonight" Eagles Asylum November 10, 19791
"Babe" Styx A&M November 17, 19792*
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer Columbia November 24, 19793
"Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" Rupert Holmes Infinity December 22, 19794
"Rock With You" Michael Jackson Epic January 19, 19802
"Coward Of The County" Kenny Rogers United Artists February 2, 19801
"Do That To Me One More Time" Captain and Tennille Casablanca February 9, 19801
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" Queen Elektra February 16, 19802
"Yes, I'm Ready" Teri DeSario and K.C. Casablanca March 1, 19801
"On The Radio" Donna Summer Casablanca March 8, 19801
"Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)" Pink Floyd Columbia March 15, 19805
"Call Me" Blondie Chrysalis April 19, 19806
"Funkytown" Lipps, Inc. Casablanca May 31, 19804
"The Rose" Bette Midler Atlantic June 28, 19802
"It's Still Rock And Roll To Me" Billy Joel Columbia July 12, 19804
"Magic" Olivia Newton-John MCA August 9, 19803
"Sailing" Christopher Cross Warner Bros. August 30, 19801
"All Out Of Love" Air Supply Arista September 6, 19802
"Upside Down" Diana Ross Motown September 20, 19802
"Another One Bites The Dust" Queen Elektra October 4, 19806*
"Woman In Love" Barbra Streisand Columbia November 8, 19801
"Lady" Kenny Rogers Liberty November 22, 19805
"(Just Like) Starting Over" John Lennon Geffen December 27, 19805
"The Tide Is High" Blondie Chrysalis January 31, 19812
"Celebration" Kool and the Gang De-Lite February 14, 19811
"9 To 5" Dolly Parton RCA Victor February 21, 19815*
"Keep On Loving You" REO Speedwagon Epic March 21, 19811
"Rapture" Blondie Chrysalis April 4, 19812
"Kiss On My List" Daryl Hall and John Oates RCA Victor April 18, 19811
"Morning Train (Nine To Five)" Sheena Easton EMI America April 25, 19813
"Angel Of The Morning" Juice Newton Capitol May 16, 19811
"Being With You" Smokey Robinson Tamla May 23, 19811
"Bette Davis Eyes" Kim Carnes EMI America May 30, 19815*
"Stars On 45 (Medley)" Stars on 45 RadioJune 13, 19811
"The One That You Love" Air Supply Arista July 11, 19811
"Theme From 'Greatest American Hero'" Joey Scarbury Elektra July 18, 19812
"Jessie's Girl" Rick Springfield RCA Victor August 1, 19812
"Endless Love" Diana Ross and Lionel Richie Motown August 15, 19819
"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Christopher Cross Warner Bros. October 17, 19813
"Private Eyes" Daryl Hall and John Oates RCA Victor November 7, 19812
"Physical" Olivia Newton-John MCA November 21, 19819
"I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" Daryl Hall and John Oates RCA Victor January 23, 19821
"Centerfold" The J. Geils Band EMI America January 30, 19825
"Open Arms" Journey Columbia March 6, 19821
"I Love Rock 'N Roll" Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Boardwalk March 13, 19825

List of number-one albums

RECORD WORLD #1 POP ALBUMS: 1964–1973 [7]

AlbumArtistLabelChart date album reached #1Weeks at #1
"Introducing... The Beatles" The Beatles Vee-Jay April 18, 19641
"The Beatles Second Album" The Beatles Capitol April 25, 19645
"Hello Dolly!" Louis Armstrong Kapp May 30, 19648
"A Hard Day's Night" The Beatles Capitol July 25, 196413
"People" Barbra Streisand Columbia October 24, 19647
"Beach Boys Concert" The Beach Boys Capitol December 12, 19644
"Beatles '65" The Beatles Capitol January 9, 19657
"Goldfinger Soundtrack" John Barry United Artists February 27, 19654
"Mary Poppins Soundtrack" Irwin Kostal Buena Vista March 27, 19659*
"Introducing Herman's Hermits" Herman's Hermits MGM April 24, 19652
"My Name is Barbra" Barbra Streisand Columbia June 12, 19654
"Herman's Hermits on Tour" Herman's Hermits MGM July 10, 19651
"Beatles VI" The Beatles Capitol July 17, 19655
"Out of Our Heads" The Rolling Stones London August 21, 19654
"Help!" The Beatles Capitol September 18, 19658*
"Look at Us" Sonny and Cher ATCO October 16, 19651
"The Sound of Music"Various Artists RCA Victor November 20, 19651
"Whipped Cream and Other Delights" Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass A&M November 27, 19658*
"My Name is Barbra Two" Barbra Streisand Columbia December 4, 19652
"Rubber Soul" The Beatles Capitol January 15, 19666
"Ballads of the Green Berets" SSgt. Barry Sadler RCA Victor March 19, 19666
"Color Me Barbra" Barbra Streisand Columbia April 30, 19663
"Going Places" Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass A&M May 21, 19661
"What Now My Love" Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass A&M May 28, 19669
"Yesterday and Today" The Beatles Capitol July 30, 19663
"Aftermath" The Rolling Stones London August 20, 19662
"Revolver" The Beatles Capitol September 9, 19668
"The Monkees" The Monkees Colgems October 29, 196613*
"S.R.O." Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass A&M December 24, 19663
"More of the Monkees" The Monkees Colgems February 18, 196713*
"The Mamas and the Papas Deliver" The Mamas and the Papas Dunhill April 29, 19672
"Revenge" Bill Cosby Warner Bros. June 3, 19671
"I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You" Aretha Franklin Atlantic June 10, 19671
"Sounds Like" Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass A&M June 17, 19672
"Headquarters" The Monkees Colgems July 1, 19671
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" The Beatles Capitol July 8, 196713
"Ode to Billie Joe" Bobbie Gentry Capitol October 7, 19674
"Diana Ross and the Supremes Greatest Hits" Diana Ross and the Supremes Motown November 4, 19675
"Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, and Jones, Ltd." The Monkees Colgems December 9, 19674
"Magical Mystery Tour" The Beatles Capitol January 6, 19687
"John Wesley Harding" Bob Dylan Columbia February 24, 19681
"Blooming Hits" Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra Philips March 2, 19686
"The Graduate Soundtrack" Simon and Garfunkel Columbia April 13, 19686
"Bookends" Simon and Garfunkel Columbia May 25, 19686
"The Beat of the Brass" Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass A&M July 6, 19684
"Wheels of Fire" Cream ATCO August 3, 19683
"Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits" The Rascals Atlantic August 24, 19681
'Waiting for the Sun" The Doors Elektra August 31, 19684
"Cheap Thrills" Big Brother and the Holding Company Columbia September 28, 19686*
"Feliciano!" Jose Feliciano RCA Victor October 26, 19681
"Electric Ladyland" The Jimi Hendrix Experience Reprise November 2, 19684
"The Beatles (White Album)" The Beatles Apple December 14, 196814
"Ball" Iron Butterfly ATCO March 22, 19691
"Blood, Sweat, and Tears" Blood, Sweat, and Tears Columbia March 29, 19692
"Hair (Original Cast Recording)"Various Artists RCA Victor April 12, 196913*
"Nashville Skyline" Bob Dylan Columbia May 31, 19693
"Tommy" The Who Decca August 2, 19693
"Romeo and Juliet - Soundtrack" Nino Rota Capitol August 23, 19691
"At San Quentin" Johnny Cash Columbia August 30, 19691
"Blind Faith" Blind Faith ATCO September 6, 19695
"Green River" Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy October 11, 19693
"Abbey Road" The Beatles Apple November 1, 196912*
"Led Zeppelin II" Led Zeppelin Atlantic January 3, 19706*
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" Simon and Garfunkel Columbia March 7, 19703
"Hey Jude" The Beatles Apple March 28, 19703
"Deja Vu" Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Atlantic April 18, 19704
"McCartney" Paul McCartney Apple May 16, 19704
"Let it Be" The Beatles Apple June 13, 19705
"Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More"Various Artists Cotillion July 18, 19701
"Self-Portrait" Bob Dylan Columbia July 25, 19702
"Blood, Sweat, and Tears III" Blood, Sweat, and Tears Columbia August 8, 19703
"Cosmo's Factory" Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy August 29, 19707*
"Mad Dogs and Englishmen" Joe Cocker A&M September 19, 19702
"Abraxas" Santana Columbia October 31, 19704*
"Led Zeppelin III" Led Zeppelin Atlantic November 14, 19703
"Greatest Hits" Sly and the Family Stone Epic December 5, 19701
"All Things Must Pass" George Harrison Apple December 26, 19708*
"Jesus Christ Superstar"Various Artists Decca February 6, 19715*
"Chicago III" Chicago Columbia February 27, 19712
"Pearl" Janis Joplin Columbia March 13, 19715*
"Love Story Soundtrack" Francis Lai Paramount April 10, 19712
"4 Way Street" Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young Atlantic May 22, 19711
"Sticky Fingers" The Rolling Stones Rolling Stones May 29, 19713
"Tapestry" Carole King Ode June 26, 197115*
"Every Picture Tells a Story" Rod Stewart Mercury October 2, 19712
"Imagine" John Lennon Apple October 23, 19713
"Shaft" Isaac Hayes Enterprise November 13, 19712
"Santana III" Santana Columbia November 27, 19713
"There's a Riot Goin' On" Sly and the Family Stone Epic December 18, 19711
"Led Zeppelin IV" Led Zeppelin Atlantic December 25, 19712
"Music" Carole King Ode January 8, 19722
"American Pie" Don McLean United Artists January 22, 19723*
"Concert for Bangladesh" George Harrison and Friends Apple January 29, 19725
"Harvest" Neil Young Reprise March 4, 19722
"America" America Warner Bros. April 1, 19725
"First Take" Roberta Flack Atlantic May 6, 19725
"Thick as a Brick" Jethro Tull Reprise June 10, 19721
"Exile on Main Street" The Rolling Stones Rolling Stones June 17, 19728
"Honky Chateau" Elton John Uni August 12, 19722
"Chicago V" Chicago Columbia August 26, 19723
"Never a Dull Moment" Rod Stewart Mercury September 16, 19725
"Superfly" Curtis Mayfield Curtom October 21, 19722
"Days of Future Passed" The Moody Blues Deram November 4, 19721
"Catch Bull At Four" Cat Stevens A&M November 11, 19724
"Rhymes and Reasons" Carole King Ode December 9, 19722
"Seventh Sojourn" The Moody Blues Threshold December 23, 19722
"No Secrets" Carly Simon Elektra January 6, 19736
"The World Is A Ghetto" War United Artists February 17, 19732
"Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only The Piano Player" Elton John MCA March 3, 19733
"Deliverance (Dueling Banjos)" Eric Weissberg Warner Bros. March 24, 19731
"Lady Sings the Blues" Diana Ross Motown March 31, 19732
"Billion Dollar Babies" Alice Cooper Warner Bros. April 14, 19731
"The Dark Side of the Moon" Pink Floyd Harvest April 21, 19731
"Aloha From Hawaii (Via Satellite)" Elvis Presley RCA Victor April 28, 19732
"Houses of the Holy" Led Zeppelin Atlantic May 12, 19732
"The Beatles 1967-1970" The Beatles Apple May 26, 19732
"Red Rose Speedway" Paul McCartney and Wings Apple June 9, 19732
"Living in the Material World" George Harrison Apple June 23, 19735
"Fantasy" Carole King Ode July 21, 19731
"Now and Then" The Carpenters A&M July 28, 19731
"Chicago VI" Chicago Columbia August 4, 19732
"A Passion Play" Jethro Tull Reprise August 18, 19732
"Brothers and Sisters" The Allman Brothers Band Capricorn September 1, 19734
"We're an American Band" Grand Funk Railroad Capitol September 29, 19731
"Let's Get it On" Marvin Gaye Tamla October 6, 19732
"Goat's Head Soup" The Rolling Stones Rolling Stones October 20, 19733
"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Elton John MCA November 10, 19734*
"Ringo" Ringo Starr Apple November 24, 19733
"The Singles: 1969-1973" The Carpenters A&M December 29, 19732

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