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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1974

1973 <-1974-> 1975


  

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Band on the Run
1.
04/1974
272

✫1
US
22
AC




3
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1873]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
2.
09/1974
270

✫1
US






2
UK
written by Randy Bachman
3.
02/1974
232

6
US
3
AC




2
UK
[Epic 11100]
written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
4.
07/1974
218

✫1
US




33
R&B
9
UK
[RSO 409]
written by Bob Marley
Sundown
5.
04/1974
208

✫1
US
✫1
AC
13
country


33
UK
[Reprise 1194]
written by Gordon Lightfoot
6.
11/1974
196

✫1
US
✫1
AC




51
UK
7.
06/1974
187

2
US
3
AC




16
UK
[MCA 40259]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Bennie and the Jets
8.
02/1974
185

✫1
US




15
R&B


[only released in the US]
[MCA 40198]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
9.
03/1974
183

✫1
US






52
UK
as Grand Funk
produced by Todd Rundgren
[Capitol 3840]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
Cat's in the Cradle
10.
10/1974
183

✫1
US
6
AC




53
UK
[Elektra 45203]
written by Harry Chapin & Sandra Chapin
Killer Queen
11.
10/1974
181

12
US






2
UK
[Elektra 45226]
written by Freddie Mercury
12.
02/1974
172

✫1
US
31
AC






[EMI 3627]
written by Mark James [songwriter]
13.
12/1974
169

✫1
US
38
AC






originally b-side of "another park…"
[Warner 7795]
written by Patrick Simmons
Whatever Gets You Thru the Night
14.
09/1974
167

✫1
US






36
UK
as John Lennon with The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band featuring Elton John
[Apple 1874]
written by John Lennon
15.
09/1974
166

9
US






4
UK
[Warner 8043]
written by Leo Sayer & David Courtney
16.
12/1974
164

✫1
US
10
AC






Jet
17.
02/1974
157

7
US






7
UK
as Paul McCartney & Wings
[Apple 1871]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
The Bitch Is Back
18.
09/1974
155

4
US






15
UK
[MCA 40297]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
19.
02/1974
153

6
US
7
AC




21
UK
[Reprise 1183]
written by David Nichtern
Can't Get Enough
20.
06/1974
148

5
US






15
UK
[Swan Song 70015]
written by Mick Ralphs
Jazzman
21.
08/1974
147

2
US
4
AC






[Ode 66101]
written by Carole King & Dave Palmer
22.
08/1974
136

6
US
12
AC




19
UK
[A&M 1602]
written by Sam Cooke
23.
02/1974
135

5
US
10
AC




34
UK
[Elektra 45880]
written by Inez Foxx & Charlie Foxx
24.
11/1974
133

6
US
✫1
AC




28
UK
[Apple 1876]
written by Buck Ram (as Ande Rand)
Tin Man
25.
08/1974

Tin Man by America

from Holiday   Holiday
132

4
US
✫1
AC






produced by George Martin
[Warner 7838]
written by Dewey Bunnell
26.
10/1974
131

14
US
8
AC
9
country


9
UK
charted as It's Midnight / Promised Land in US AC charts
[RCA 10074]
written by Chuck Berry
27.
12/1974
127

5
US
✫1
AC






produced by George Martin
[Warner 8048]
written by Dan Peek
28.
05/1974
125

4
US
15
AC




58
UK
[ABC 11439]
written by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker
Come and Get Your Love
29.
01/1974
124

5
US




75
R&B


[Epic 5-11035]
written by Lolly Vegas
30.
12/1974
122

3
US




85
R&B


as Grand Funk
[Capitol 4002]
written by John Ellison & Ernie Fields
31.
03/1974
117

4
US








[Dunhill 4382]
written by Leo Sayer & David Courtney
32.
05/1974
116









2
UK
written by Ron Mael
Tubular Bells
33.
02/1974
113

7
US
15
AC




31
UK
[instrumental]
[from the film The Exorcist]
[Virgin 55100]
written by Mike Oldfield
Call on Me
34.
06/1974
113

6
US
✫1
AC






[Columbia 46062]
written by Lee Loughnane
35.
03/1974
110

7
US
✫1
AC






[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #282]
[Asylum 11034]
written by Joni Mitchell
36.
03/1974
105

5
US
24
AC






[Apple 1872]
written by Vini Poncia & Ringo Starr
I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song
37.
03/1974
103

9
US
✫1
AC
68
country


52
UK
[ABC 11424]
written by Jim Croce
38.
07/1974
100

6
US








39.
08/1974
100

16
US






10
UK
written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ronnie Wood (uncredited)
Everyday
40.
04/1974
99









3
UK
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
#9 Dream
41.
12/1974
99

9
US






23
UK
written by John Lennon
42.
08/1974
98

7
US
4
AC






as Tony Orlando & Dawn
written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
Lady
43.
12/1974

Lady by Styx

from Styx II   Styx II
98

6
US








[Wooden Nickel 10102]
written by Dennis DeYoung
44.
03/1974
95

10
US
2
AC




51
UK
[A&M 1503]
written by Cat Stevens
Rebel Rebel
45.
02/1974
93

64
US






5
UK
[RCA Victor 0287]
written by David Bowie
(I've Been) Searchin' So Long
46.
03/1974
90

9
US
8
AC






[Columbia 46020]
written by James Pankow
Sweet Home Alabama
47.
07/1974
90

8
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #398]
[MCA 40258]
written by Ed King, Gary Rossington & Ronnie Van Zant
48.
12/1974
86

9
US






52
UK
[United Artists Xw-573]
written by Jeff Lynne
49.
08/1974
86

10
US
✫1
AC
81
country




[Reprise 1309]
written by Gordon Lightfoot
50.
06/1974
84

17
US
6
AC
6
country


40
UK
[RCA APBO 0280]
written by Red West & Johnny Christopher
Wishing You Were Here
51.
10/1974
81

11
US
✫1
AC






backing vocals by the Beach Boys
[Columbia 10049]
written by Peter Cetera
52.
08/1974
81

7
US








[EMI 3938]
written by Dick Addrisi & Don Addrisi
53.
06/1974
79

96
US






6
UK
[Warner 7824]
written by Leo Sayer & David Courtney
54.
10/1974
69









7
UK
55.
07/1974
69









7
UK
written by Ron Mael
56.
05/1974
66

14
US
2
AC






[Elektra 45887]
written by Carly Simon & Jacob Brackman
Takin' Care of Business
57.
05/1974
65

12
US








[Mercury 73487]
written by Randy Bachman
58.
11/1974
63

12
US








[Chrysalis 2101]
written by Ian Anderson
59.
05/1974
60









8
UK
60.
07/1974
59









9
UK
61.
07/1974
59

11
US








as Grand Funk
produced by Todd Rundgren
[Capitol 3917]
written by Don Brewer & Mark Farner
Dark Horse
62.
11/1974
57

15
US






52
UK
[Apple 1877]
written by George Harrison
63.
07/1974
57

22
US
2
AC






[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #470]
[Asylum 11041]
written by Joni Mitchell
64.
11/1974
56

12
US








[Atlantic 3214]
written by Seth Justman & Peter Wolf
The Wall Street Shuffle
65.
06/1974
54

103
US






10
UK
[UK 49023]
written by Eric Stewart & Graham Gouldman
66.
03/1974
53









11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #347]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Seven Seas of Rhye
67.
03/1974
52









10
UK
[Elektra 45891]
written by Freddie Mercury
68.
09/1974
52









10
UK
[live]
written by Eddie Floyd & Steve Cropper
69.
06/1974
51

16
US








[Dunhill 15001]
written by John Hiatt
Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
70.
01/1974
49

15
US








[Rolling Stones 19109]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
71.
10/1974
48









12
UK
written by Bryan Ferry
Piano Man
72.
02/1974
47

25
US
4
AC






[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #421]
[Columbia 45963]
written by Billy Joel
73.
11/1974
46

17
US








[Rolling Stones 19302]
written by Norman Whitfield & Eddie Holland Jr.
74.
05/1974
45









13
UK
written by Billy Page
75.
10/1974
45









13
UK
written by Ron Mael
76.
09/1974
45

18
US








[Capitol 3946]
written by Eric Carmen
The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll
77.
03/1974
45

96
US






16
UK
[Columbia 46035]
written by Ian Hunter
78.
02/1974
44

23
US








[Mercury 73457]
written by Randy Bachman & Fred Turner (as C.F. Turner)
Free Bird
79.
11/1974
43

19
US








[R]
[MCA 40328]
written by Allen Collins & Ronnie Van Zant
80.
01/1974
42

36
US
37
AC




34
UK
written by Harry Chapin
81.
10/1974
41

26
US






51
UK
[RSO 503]
written by Johnny Otis
82.
08/1974
40









17
UK
83.
12/1974
37

24
US
27
AC






[live]
[R]
[Asylum 45221]
written by Joni Mitchell
Workin' at the Car Wash Blues
84.
06/1974
37

32
US
9
AC






[ABC 11447]
written by Jim Croce
85.
07/1974
34

55
US






27
UK
written by Jim Capaldi
Ding Dong, Ding Dong
86.
12/1974
33

36
US






38
UK
[Apple 1879]
written by George Harrison
87.
12/1974
32

26
US








[A&M 1645]
written by Cat Stevens
88.
11/1974
30

28
US








Rock 'N' Roll Suicide
89.
04/1974
29









22
UK
written by David Bowie
Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle
90.
03/1974
29









22
UK
written by Jeff Lynne
91.
11/1974
29

34
US
30
AC






[Columbia 10064]
written by Billy Joel
92.
09/1974
29









24
UK
written by Eric Stewart & Lol Creme
I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe)
93.
04/1974
29









21
UK
94.
06/1974
29









21
UK
written by David Bowie
95.
05/1974
28

32
US








[Asylum 11036]
written by Jack Tempchin & Rob Strandlund (as Robert Arnold Strandlund)
96.
09/1974
27

29
US








[Mums 6031]
written by Jerry Edmonton
97.
09/1974
26

33
US








[Dunhill 15013]
written by Allen Toussaint
98.
02/1974
25

39
US








written by Burton Cummings
99.
04/1974
24

32
US








[Warner 7795]
written by Tom Johnston
Listen to the Music
100.
03/1974
23









29
UK
[R]

written by Tom Johnston

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