Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1974. 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 23 1973 – January 5 1974 Jim Croce - Time In A Bottle 2
January 6 – 12 1974 Steve Miller Band - The Joker 1
January 13 – 19 1974 Al Wilson - Show and Tell 1
January 20 – 26 1974 Ringo Starr - You're Sixteen 1
January 27 – February 2 1974 Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were 3 (1)
February 3 – 9 1974 Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme 1
February 10 – 23 1974 Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were 3 (2)
February 24 – March 16 1974 Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun 3
March 17 – 23 1974 Cher - Dark Lady 1
March 24 – 30 1974 John Denver - Sunshine on My Shoulders 1
March 31 – April 6 1974 Blue Swede - Hooked On A Feeling 1
April 7 – 13 1974 Elton John - Bennie And The Jets 1
April 14 – 27 1974 MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) 2
April 28 – May 11 1974 Grand Funk Railroad - The Loco-Motion 2
May 12 – June 1 1974 Ray Stevens - The Streak 3
June 2 – 8 1974 Paul McCartney and Wings - Band on the Run 1
June 9 – 22 1974 Bo Donaldson and The Heywoods - Billy Don't Be A Hero 2
June 23 – 29 1974 Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown 1
June 30 – July 6 1974 Hues Corporation - Rock The Boat 1
July 7 – 20 1974 George McCrae - Rock Your Baby 2
July 21 – August 3 1974 John Denver - Annie's Song 2
August 4 – 10 1974 Roberta Flack - Feel Like Makin Love 1
August 11 – 17 1974 Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died 1
August 18 – September 7 1974 Paul Anka with Odia Coates - (You're) Having My Baby 3
September 8 – 14 1974 Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff 1
September 15 – 21 1974 Barry White - Can't Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe 1
September 22 – 28 1974 Andy Kim - Rock Me Gently 1
September 29 – October 12 1974 Olivia Newton-John - I Honestly Love You 2
October 13 – 19 1974 Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing 1
October 20 – 26 1974 Dionne Warwick and The Spinners - Then Came You 1
October 27 – November 2 1974 Stevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin' 1
November 3 – 9 1974 Bachman Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet 1
November 10 – 16 1974 John Lennon - Whatever Gets You Thru The Night 1
November 17 – 30 1974 Billy Swan - I Can Help 2
December 1 – 14 1974 Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting 2
December 15 – 21 1974 Harry Chapin - Cat's In The Cradle 1
December 22 – 28 1974 Helen Reddy - Angie Baby 1
December 29 1974 – January 11 1975 Elton John - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds 2
Source: Billboard Magazine

37 different songs hit number one in the US during 1974.

Top 5 Songs of 1974

Number One Song of 1974: Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
  1. Barbra Streisand - The Way We Were
  2. Terry Jacks - Seasons In The Sun
  3. Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme
  4. Redbone - Come And Get Your Love
  5. Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1974.