Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1973. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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December 31 1972 – January 20 1973 Carly Simon - You're So Vain 3
January 21 – 27 1973 Stevie Wonder - Superstition 1
January 28 – February 17 1973 Elton John - Crocodile Rock 3
February 18 – March 17 1973 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song 5 (4)
March 18 – 24 1973 O'Jays - Love Train 1
March 25 – 31 1973 Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song 5 (1)
April 1 – 14 1973 Vicki Lawerence - The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia 2
April 15 – May 12 1973 Tony Orlando and Dawn - Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree 4
May 13 – 19 1973 Stevie Wonder - You Are the Sunshine of My Life 1
May 20 – 26 1973 Edgar Winter - Frankenstein 1
May 27 – June 23 1973 Paul McCartney and Wings - My Love 4
June 24 – 30 1973 George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 1
July 1 – 14 1973 Billy Preston - Will It Go Round In Circles 2
July 15 – 28 1973 Jim Croce - Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 2
July 29 – August 11 1973 Maureen McGovern - The Morning After 2
August 12 – 18 1973 Diana Ross - Touch Me In The Morning 1
August 19 – September 1 1973 Stories - Brother Louie 2
September 2 – 8 1973 Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On 2 (1)
September 9 – 15 1973 Helen Reddy - Delta Dawn 1
September 16 – 22 1973 Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On 2 (1)
September 23 – 29 1973 Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band 1
September 30 – October 13 1973 Cher - Half-Breed 2
October 14 – 20 1973 Rolling Stones - Angie 1
October 21 – November 3 1973 Gladys Knight and The Pips - Midnight Train To Georgia 2
November 4 – 17 1973 Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' 2
November 18 – 24 1973 Ringo Starr - Photograph 1
November 25 – December 8 1973 Carpenters - Top Of The World 2
December 9 – 22 1973 Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl 2
December 23 1973 – January 5 1974 Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle 2
Source: Billboard Magazine

27 different songs hit number one in the US during 1973.

Top 5 Songs of 1973

Number One Song of 1973: Tony Orlando and Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree
  1. Tony Orlando and Dawn - Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round The Ole Oak Tree
  2. Jim Croce - Bad Bad Leroy Brown
  3. Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly With His Song
  4. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
  5. Paul McCartney and Wings - My Love
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1973.