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    Billboard's Hot 100/ Top 40 Motown Chronicles - 1973 - [Pt. 1]

    Billboard's Hot 100/ Top 40 Motown Chronicles - 1973

    Because of the amount of content, the year 1973 is being divided into three threads.
    This is Part I:
    January - April

    Billboard’s Hot 100/ Top 40
    Chart #01

    Jan 6 , 1973

    previously on Motown and Billboard's
    Hot 100/ Top 40:

    Number of singles reviewed this week: 49
    last week: 60

    including:
    TRAMMPS - PRAY ALL YOU SINNERS [3:15]
    producers: Baker-Harris-Young; A new Philadelphia discovery checks in with a "Smiling Faces" type of message song well-packaged in Stylistics mode. The result is catchy and distinctive. Promising group writes and produces own material. Song has pop potential. BUDDAH 339

    The Motown machine was well-geared in 1972 particularly when it came to the continued successes of the Jackson Five faction of the company. Other names, including some of the biggest, were fractured or for various reasons less productive. 1973 begins the year with the charts showing a brighter promise for other acts of the label besides the J5. This week, Stevie Wonder charges into the Top 10 to #4 from #16, a 12 point bolt that makes it the biggest moving record within the Top 40. SUPERSTITION already makes it to the #1 spot on the Soul chart this week. Marvin Gaye also gains this round advancing seven points to #27 with TROUBLE MAN, Gaye's first venture into film scoring. The Jackson Five are still in the picture, as are The Temptations, while their current records have peaked, both remain on the Top 40 for a total of four Motown charters. Four other singles on the Hot 100 give the label a solid representation of 8 positions, including this week's strangest Hot 100 debut by Bobby Darin at #92 [ A focus on that release to come] titled 'HAPPY'.......[New Year!]

    The Top 10:

    The new year begins with a new #1. It took Carly Simon just six weeks on the Hot 100 to reach the pinnacle with her self-written tune YOU'RE SO VAIN. Carly bumps out Billy Paul, ending his 3 week reign at the top with ME AND MRS. JONES, now slipping to #3. Between the two is Gilbert O'Sullivan's CLAIR, his second week there with the hopes of scoring his second #1 in a row. One new record makes the Top 10 amongst a tight race, bolting in at #4 is Stevie Wonder's SUPERSTITION, with Helen Reddy's I AM WOMAN making room by dropping from #7 to #14.

    The Top 40:

    Motown:

    Four records from Motown are on the Top 40:
    ^
    SUPERSTITION - Stevie Wonder - surging chart performance, #4 from #16
    ^ TROUBLE MAN - Marvin Gaye #26 bulleting up from last week's debut of #33
    PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE
    - Temptations - avalanches to #27 from #14
    CORNER OF THE SKY - The Jackson Five maintain a presence at #39 from #25

    Biggest mover in the Top 40: 12 spots
    SUPERSTITION - Stevie Wonder #4 from #16

    Five newbies, all US acts, 1 +Top 10 bound+, 0 PI related, 0 Motown
    Highest debut:

    LOVE JONES - Brighter Side Of Darkness #32 up 12 from #46 [One Hit Wonder]
    DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT - King Harvest #34 up 9 from #43 [One Hit Wonder]
    +ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH+ - John Denver #35 up 6 from #41 [2nd Top 40 hit]
    JAMBALAYA [ON THE BAYOU] - Blue Ridge Rangers #37 up 11 from #49 [First time artist]
    REELIN' AND A ROCKIN' -Chuck Berry #40 up 15 from #55 [ 14th and final Top 40 hit]

    The Hot 100:


    Eight
    new arrivals, 3 Top 40 bound, 3 first time to chart on the Hot 100, 1 Philly International related, 1 Motown, 1 by proxy.

    Highest debut:
    third tier:
    #75 - LIVING TOGETHER, LOVING TOGETHER - 5th Dimension

    #83 - DANNY'S SONG - Anne Murray
    #92 - HAPPY - Bobby Darin
    #93 -DON'T LEAVE ME STARVIN' FOR YOUR LOVE - Holland Dozier former Motown producer/songwriters
    #97 - SHES GOT TO BE A SAINT - Ray Price
    #98 - SOUL SONG - Joe Stampley
    #99 - ON AND OFF - Anacostia
    #100 - SLOW MOTION PT 1 - Johnny Williams
    ______________

    Motown:
    one debut:
    1st week: HAPPY - Bobby Darin #92 DEBUT

    3rd week: ^I CAN'T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY - Smokey Robinson & Miracles #53 up 9 from #62
    4th week:^DADDY'S HOME - Jermaine Jackson #41 up 13 from #54
    5th week: ^SILLY WASN'T I - Valerie Simpson #81 up 3 from #84
    off: none
    ______________

    A very good week for:
    The Jones'

    ME AND MRS. JONES is still in the Top 10 after being the last #1 of '72 , and the biggest debut on the Top 40 is LOVE JONES at #37. The Brighter Side Of Darkness are 3 high school chums from Chicago with an added 12 year-old, Darryl Lamont, to supply the Michael Jackson-like ending to this schoolyard tale:



    The group has caused problems during a trip to LA for a SOUL TRAIN appearance and they won't regain their footing, recording only one album with their displeased 20th Century label.

    Billy Paul's [born Paul Williams] overnight success was twenty years in the making, Paul's first records were released in 1952 on Jubilee. Paul, a Philadelphia native, is right at home in the hands of Gamble and Huff and their various labels since 1968. Paul tailored MRS JONES into a jazzy sound that suited him.



    'Jones' addictive theme has brought both acts their biggest successes but also leaves each as largely one hit wonders. Paul will scratch the Top 40 one more time in a couple of years with THANKS FOR SAVING MY LIFE.

    Paul, a long time friend of Marvin Gaye, cites various female singers and Billie Holiday specifically as his biggest stylizing influence so he likely is pleased by Motown's current ambitious film and album project dedicated to Holiday.
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    I'm really looking forward to 73. I really wish Motown/Universal had continued TCMS collection past 72.

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    Billboard’s
    Hot 1
    00/ Top 40
    Chart #02

    Jan 13 , 1973

    Number of singles reviewed this week: 55
    last week: 49

    including:
    Gladys Knight & The Pips - NEITHER ONE OF US [WANTS TO BE THE FIRST TO SAY GOODBYE] [4:15] producer: Joe Porter; writer: J. Weatherly Ms. Knight is right back in the middle of the hitmaker groove with a hard-driving yet powerfully worded record that simply does everything right. Surefire pop crossover potential for a penultimate end-of love song. SOUL 35098 Motown

    O'Jays - LOVE TRAIN [2:59] producers: Gamble-Huff; writers: Gamble-Huff The O'Jays take off with a more philosophically upbeat variant on their"Backstabbers" sound. Impeccably tight Gamble-Huff production in a message lyric that manages to sound soulful instead of sappy and has good pop potential PHILADELPHIA INTL. 3524
    _________________

    1973 is looking good. Stevie Wonder is just shy of the #1 position at #2 with SUPERSTITION, while three other Motown singles are also on the Top 40 including the first-time visit there by Jermaine Jackson. Diana Ross as Billie Holiday finally shows ups on the Hot 100 and will provide some needed exposure for the soundtrack released last October and slowing down at #17 in this 8th week [from #18]. No singles fall off, and with GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE coming on, that gives the label nine singles charting.
    _________________

    The Top 10:


    Carly Simon remains firmly in place at #1 with YOU'RE SO VAIN for week two. The Top Ten is a tight one with records just nudging up or down a bit. Two new records enter, both at the very bottom: at #9 up from #13 is Elton John's CROCODILE ROCK and The Four Tops' KEEPER OF THE CASTLE eases in to #10 from #11 incredibly in this, its 20th week on the Hot 100. Two drop out: IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA by Albert Hammond drops to #12 from #6, and Al Green's YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME dips to #22 from #10 after peaking at #3. It is Al's 4th Top 5 hit in a row on Hi Records. It has a fuller sound with ambitious strings along with the trademark organ, horn, and guitar combo and the familiar heavy drum sound now being utilized by Thom Bell with The Spinners and in the developing Philly sound with acts like The O'Jays, while also becoming more common on hits like WHY CANT WE LIVE TOGETHER by Timmy Thomas [#13]. The thump thump thump thumping has begun.



    Al Green's popularity is mostly an American phenomenon and he will have eleven of his tunes reach the Top #3 of the Soul chart. YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME has charted in three countries, the US [#3 Pop, and #1 Soul], the UK [#53], and Canada, where its peak at #12 makes it Green's best performing single on the charts there.

    *****


    The Top 40:

    Motown:

    Four records from Motown are on the Top 40:
    ^
    SUPERSTITION - Stevie Wonder - big jump to #2 from #4
    ^ TROUBLE MAN - Marvin Gaye#17 from #26 making it one of the Top 40s biggest movers
    PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE
    - Temptations - continues to tumble to #38 from #27
    ^ DADDY'S HOME - Jermaine Jackson its' sixth week on the Hot 100, debuts Top 40 at #35.

    Biggest mover in the Top 40: 10 spots
    OH BABE WHAT WOULD YOU SAY Hurricane Smith #15 from#25

    Just 4 arrivals: 3 US, 1 UK, 2
    +Top 10 bound+, 0 PI related, 1 Motown
    Highest Debut:
    +DON'T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND+
    - Lobo #33 up 19 from #54 [3rd Top 40 hit]

    +DADDY'S HOME+ - Jermaine Jackson 35 up 6 from # 41 [1st and only Top 40 hit of the 70's]
    THE RELAY - Who #39 up 4 from #43 [12th Top 40 hit]
    HARRY HIPPIE - Bobby Womack & Peace #40 up 2 from #42[2nd Top 40 hit]

    ****

    The Hot 100:

    Seven
    new charters, 2 Top 40 bound, 3 first time to chart on the Hot 100, 0 Philly International related, 1 Motown, 0 by proxy.
    Highest debut:
    third tier
    #80 - DUELING BANJOS - Deliverance / Soundtrack

    #86 - CONTROL OF ME - Les Emmerson
    #95 - GIVE ME YOUR LOVE - Barbara Mason
    #97 - WE - Shawn Philips
    #98 - GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE - Diana Ross
    #99 - TWIDDLE DEE - Little Jimmy Osmond
    #100 - I MISS YOU BABY - Millie Jackson

    ______________

    Motown:
    one debut:
    1st week: GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE - Diana Ross #98 DEBUT

    2nd week: ^ HAPPY - Bobby Darin #88 up 4 from #92
    4th week: ^ I CAN'T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles #51 up 2 from #53
    6th week: ^ SILLY WASN'T I - Valerie Simpson #75 up 6 from #81
    10th week: CORNER OF THE SKY - Jackson Five #57 down 18 from #39
    off: none
    ______________

    A very good week for:
    Movie music:
    Two singles enter as such: DUELING BANJOS by Deliverance and from LADY SINGS THE BLUES comes Diana Ross with GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE. Meanwhile Curtis Mayfield's SUPERFLY is up 1 to #8, Marvin Gaye's TROUBLE MAN is #17 and Helen Reddy's I AM WOMAN is #33 [from STAND UP AND BE COUNTED.]

    *****
    From Julian Coleman's Soul Sauce column:

    Former Motown producer Johnny Bristol joined Columbia Records recently as a staff producer. While with Motwn, Bristol produced such acts as Gladys Knight and The Pips and Jr. Walker and the All Stars and many hits for the Jackson Five
    *****
    RIP Jeff Beck [Geoffrey Arnold Beck] June 24 1944 – January 10, 2023-

    Regarded as one of rock's most innovative [exploring distortion and wah wah] and dedicated electric guitar players, Jeff performed and wrote for all of his life winning 16 Grammys, most later in his career.
    Beck was invited to play on Stevie Wonder's TALKING BOOK LP and in the studio they collaborated on Stevie's SUPERSTITION. Stevie offered the song to Jeff, but by the time Beck's delayed LP was released, Stevie's version had already run the charts. Beck's version is included on the BECK, BOGERT AND APPICE LP to be released in March of 1973, but without a coinciding single of SUPERSTITION, except for whatever reason, in Japan.



    The two will be lifelong friends.

    *****
    Motown is advertising:

    Front page square ad for Marvin Gaye's TROUBLE MAN film score. Ribbon ad across bottom of front page for PIPPIN, the musical.
    Full page ad this week for Diana Ross' GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE single/ LADY SINGS THE BLUES ST.
    Full page ad this week picturing a smiling Jermaine Jackson and the headline
    DADDY'S HOME
    and the line
    Listen to Jermaine Jackson's fresh youthful interpretation of a classic
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    Quote Originally Posted by SatansBlues View Post
    I'm really looking forward to 73. I really wish Motown/Universal had continued TCMS collection past 72.
    I do too but I think copyright issues are a problem after 1972. Artists like Stevie and Marvin owned their own music. In Marvin's case you have to deal with his estate. Always a headache. As more self-contained artists like the Commodores and Rick James came on board you have additional clearance issues. I would imagine this all played into it.

    Also, for all intent and purposes, Motown died in 1972. The move to LA turned them into being just another record company. Generic musicians, generic background singers, everything just generic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BayouMotownMan View Post
    I do too but I think copyright issues are a problem after 1972. Artists like Stevie and Marvin owned their own music. In Marvin's case you have to deal with his estate. Always a headache. As more self-contained artists like the Commodores and Rick James came on board you have additional clearance issues. I would imagine this all played into it.

    Also, for all intent and purposes, Motown died in 1972. The move to LA turned them into being just another record company. Generic musicians, generic background singers, everything just generic.
    As far as copyright issues, doesn't Universal still reissue music from this era without any copyright issues? How would TCMS series be any different than all the other reissues?

    As far as Motown post 72/73 there was still a lot of really good music being put out by Motown that goes beyond the greatest hits. The 70's didn't reach the height of the 1960, but the great music is still there.

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    Billboard’s
    Hot 1
    00/ Top 40
    Chart #03

    Jan 20 , 1973

    Number of singles reviewed this week: 105 [!]
    last week: 55

    including:
    EDDIE KENDRICKS - GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND [Part 1) [2:30)
    producers: Frank Wilson, Leonard Callon; writers:L.Croton,A.Pone; Wryly riveting anti-women's lib track presented in smooth soul MOR production. Strong instrumental fills.
    Flip: GIRL YOU NEED A CHANGE OF MIND [Part2) [2:43)
    TAMLA 54230

    Also
    Recommended:

    G.C.CAMERON - Don't Wanna Play Pajama Games [3:00]: producer:
    Smokey Robinson; writer: W. Robinson, P. Moffett;
    ___________

    One less record on the Hot 100 and another leaving the Top 40, with no debuts in either, puts a slight dent in Motown's chart power. But with three strong records in the Top 40 and eight records throughout the Hot 100, including a 27 point jumper with Diana Ross' GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE, this is a good week for Motown.

    The Top Ten:

    Repeating at #2 hopefully isn't bad luck for Stevie Wonder as SUPERSTITION eyes the #1 spot again while Carly Simon holds fast there with YOU'RE SO VAIN for week #3 while also reaching #1 on the Easy Listening chart. CROCODILE ROCK is the Top Ten's biggest mover from #9 to #4 becoming Elton John's biggest single yet.
    For the second week two new songs gain entry via the bottom two rungs: At #9 is Timmy Thomas' WHY CANT WE LIVE TOGETHER, and at #10 Hurricane Smith's OH BABE WHAT WOULD YOU SAY, both artists with first time hits. They replace Donna Fargo's FUNNY FACE, it dips to #11 from #5 and The Four Tops KEEPER OF THE CASTLE, dropping from #10 to #16.

    The Top 40:

    Motown:
    Three records from Motown are on the Top 40:
    SUPERSTITION - Stevie Wonder doesn't budge from its #2 spot
    ^TROUBLE MAN - Marvin Gaye is up four to #13 from #17
    ^DADDY'S HOME - Jermaine Jackson, its' 7th week on the Hot 100, to #28 a seven notch jump from #35.

    Biggest mover in the Top 40: 8 points
    DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT - King Harvest #22 from #30

    Just four new ones again, all US acts, 1+Top 10 bound+, 1 PI related, 0 Motown, 1 by proxy
    Highest Debut:
    +COULD IT BE I'M FALLING IN LOVE+ - Spinners #31 up 10 from #41 [5th Top 40 hit]

    DREIDEL - Don McLean #34 up 9 from #43 [4th Top 40 hit]
    DO YOU WANT TO DANCE - Bette Midler #36 up 8 from #44 [*first time artist]
    I'LL BE YOUR SHELTER [IN THE TIME OF STORM] - Luther Ingram #40 up 2 from #42 [2nd and final Top 40 hit]


    The Hot 100:

    Nine 45's score, 4 Top 40 bound, 3 first time to chart on the Hot 100, 1 Philly International related, 0 Motown, 0 by proxy.

    Highest debut:
    2nd tier:
    #61 - LOVE TRAIN - O'Jays

    3rd tier:
    #76 - HUMMINGBIRD - Seals & Crofts
    #79 - I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS - James Brown
    #85 - THE MESSAGE - Cymande
    #91 - HOW CAN I TELL HER - Travis Wammack
    #93 - HOT WIRE - Al Green
    #97 - BLIND EYE /SWEET LORRAINE - Uriah Heep
    #98 - IF ITS ALRIGHT WITH YOU - Dottie West
    #99 - LITTLE WILLIE - The Sweet

    ____________

    Motown:
    no debuts:
    2nd week: ^GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE - Diana Ross #71 up 27 to #98

    3rd week: ^HAPPY [LOVE THEME FROM LADY SINGS THE BLUES]*- Bobby Darin #83 up 5 from #88 *full title added in Billboard this week
    5th week: ^I CAN'T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles #48 up 3 from #51
    7th week: ^SILLY WASN'T I - Valerie Simpson #74 up 1 from #75
    11th week: CORNER OF THE SKY -Jackson Five - OFF from #57
    15th week: PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE - Temptations - #45 down 7 from #38

    off:
    Jackson Five -of their last six singles this is their fifth to not dominate the Top 10 [SUGAR DADDY had a sweet taste of it by peaking for one week at #10] after becoming accustomed to hitting #1 or #2. Their Pippin musical tune did make it into the Top 10 in England [#9] their biggest single there after several misfires. In the US, the peak is #18 Pop, #9 Soul. CORNER OF THE SKY is album-less at this point, the group's next LP not completed until spring.
    ______________

    Under the influence of his keyboardist/bandleader Dave Matthews, James Brown expands his style with this current release shared with Lyn Collins. A more lyrically oriented and melodic love song, it has a fuller sound including bongos and organ:



    Peaking this week on the Hot 100 at #65 and #17 R&B, this is Brown's first time to not reach the Soul Top 10 since signing with Polydor records, his worst performance of those 11 singles. But Brown has already corrected his helm with his new release I GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS that debuts this week at #79 with a more familiar funk sound. Both these titles are non-album releases.

    Dave Mathews will continue with James Brown and arrange for many artists especially those on the Motown distributed Kudu Records, like George Benson, Esther Phillips and saxophonist Hank Crawford including his 16th LP I HEAR A SYMPHONY that features this chugging Gloria Gaynor influenced version of The Supremes hit.



    includes Patti Austin on vocals.

    ****
    A very good week for:
    going retro
    Two songs in the Top Ten, although newly written, have throw-back vibes to the earlier days of the Hot 100:
    Elton John's CROCODILE ROCK [#4] and Johnny River's ROCKIN' PNEUMONIA... [#6]

    *****
    Correction: Last week Billboard erroneously reported the chart length time for KEEPER OF THE CASTLE at 20 weeks. The Four Tops are actually struggling far less at their new residency: KEEPER OF THE CASTLE reached the Top Ten in just ten weeks.

    ****
    Noteworthy: Full page ad this week to introduce Bruce Springsteen. The ad in big letters says,
    "The Most Important New Voice Of Ashbury Park, New Jersey.
    And Perhaps The '70's As Well".
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    this is a post in progress:

    Billboard’s
    Hot 1
    00/ Top 40
    Chart #04

    Jan 27 , 1973


    Number of singles reviewed this week: 134 [!]
    last week: 105

    including:

    JR WALKER & THE ALL-STARS -GIMMIE THAT BEAT [PART I] [3;15] Producer Jr.Walker, writers:A.DeWalt, R. Narville, A Langley A funky , strictly for dancing shouter with infectious drive. Powerful new entry from long time titans. Flip: PART II [2:48] Soul 35104


    FOUR TOPS - AIN'T NO WOMAN [LIKE THE ONE I'VE GOT][2:59] producers: Stevr Barr, Bennie Lamben,Brian Potter, writers: B. Lambert, B. Potter, Troutdale, Soldier. Levi Stubb's lead vocal carries the quartet through a moving arrangement which has pop as well as soul overtones. Nice mellow strings give the tune a soft lilt as the tale of fond affection unravels. Dunhill 4-339
    ______________


    Its a very good week when you're at the top, as it is for Motown as Stevie Wonder forges his way there with SUPERSTITION. Not far behind is a second Top 10er for the label as Marvin Gaye gets there with TROUBLE MAN, while also marching upward is Jermaine's DADDY'S HOME. No new records break into the Top 40, but two new ones are added to the Hot 100 and with none dropping off, its an especially winning week for Motown with 10% of the Hot 100 being theirs.

    The Top 10:

    As Motown's last #1 is about to drop off the charts, Stevie Wonder steps up from #2 and commands the top with SUPERSTITION. PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE was Motown's last #1 for 1972 and Stevie has the first for 1973. YOU'RE SO VAIN goes to #2 and Elton's CROCODILE ROCK is up one place to #3. Two new arrivals, one from Motown: Marvin Gaye's TROUBLE MAN has no problem hitting #8 from #13, and jumping from #15 to #10, War's THE WORLD IS A GHETTO their first Top 10 since Eric Burden's departure..
    The two that have peaked: Curtis Mayfield's SUPERFLY #8 to #12 Gilbert O'Sullivan's CLAIR falls to #7 from #14.


    The Top 40:


    Motown:
    Three records from Motown are on the Top 40:
    ^SUPERSTITION
    - Stevie Wonder - is #1
    ^TROUBLE MAN - Marvin Gaye is into the Top 10 at #8
    ^DADDY'S HOME - Jermaine Jackson, its' 8th week on the Hot 100, to #25 with a bullet from#28.

    Biggest mover in the Top 40:



    Just three new ones , 2 US & 1 Canadian, 2+Top 10 bound+, 1 PI related, 0 Motown, 0 by proxy
    Highest Debut:

    +LAST SONG+ - Edward Bear #34 up 7 from #43 [*first time artist]
    +LOVE TRAIN+ - O'Jays #37 up 26 from #61 [2nd Top 40 hit]
    LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE - Partridge Family #39 up 3 from #42 [7th and final Top 40 hit]


    The Hot 100:

    Nine 45's score, 4 Top 40 bound, 3 first time to chart on the Hot 100, 0 Philly International related, 2 Motown, 0 by proxy
    highest debut:
    first tier:
    #54 - KILLING ME SOFTLY WITH HIS SONG -Roberta Flack

    #71 - SPACE ODDITY - David Bowie
    #76 - DONT CROSS THE RIVER - America
    #79 - ROSALIE - Sam Neely
    #83 - TODAY I STARTED LOVING YOU AGAIN - Bettye Swan
    #86 - NEITHER ONE OF US [WANTS TO SAY GOODBYE] -Gladys Knight & The Pips
    #88 - DEAD SKUNK - Loudon Wainright III
    #91 LOVE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT - Grass Roots
    #94 - DON'T BURN ME - Paul Kelly
    #96 - ONE OF THE BOYS - Mott The Hoople
    #98 - SOMEBODY LOVES YOU - Whispers
    #99 - WERE GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME -Rare Earth
    #100 - COME SOFTLY TO ME - New Seekers


    Motown:
    2 debuts:
    1st week: NEITHER ONE OF US [WANTS TO SAY GOODBYE] -Gladys Knight & The Pips #86 DEBUT
    1st week: WE'RE GONNA HAVE A GOOD TIME - Rare Earth #99 DEBUT

    3rd week: ^GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE - Diana Ross #61 up 10 from #71
    4th week: ^ HAPPY [LOVE THEME FROM LADY SINGS THE BLUES]*- Bobby Darin #80 up 3 from #83
    7th week: ^ I CAN'T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles #45 up 3 from #48
    8th week: ^ SILLY WASN'T I - Valerie Simpson #68 up 6 from #74

    16th week: PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE - Temptations - #62 down 17 from #45
    no offs


    a very good week for:
    Rolling Stones
    not the group, who are months away from a new release, but the magazine that Dr. Hook wants to be on the cover of, and The Temptations former #1 song about Papa, which this week stays in the Hot 100 for a second week after leaving the Top 40, which is highly uncommon. THE COVER OF THE ROLLING STONE is just outside the Top 40 this round, and by holding on another week, PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE charts for 16 weeks making it a member of the 4 month club.


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