Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the year's top songs based on their cumulative chart performance in the United States. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. Select a year to see the list of most popular hit songs.

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« 1972 1973 1974 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1972 1973 1974 »
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
6 Kris Kristofferson Why Me
7 Elton John Crocodile Rock
8 Billy Preston Will It Go Round in Circles
9 Carly Simon You're so Vain
10 Diana Ross Touch Me in the Morning
11 Vicki Lawrence The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
12 Clint Holmes Playground in My Mind
13 Stories Brother Louie
14 Helen Reddy Delta Dawn
15 Billy Paul Me and Mrs. Jones
16 Edgar Winter Group Frankenstein
17 Dobie Gray Drift Away
18 Sweet Little Willy
19 Stevie Wonder You Are the Sunshine of My Life
20 Cher Half Breed
21 Isley Bros. That Lady
22 Sylvia Pillow Talk
23 Grand Funk Railroad We're an American Band
24 Dr. John Right Place, Wrong Time
25 Skylark Wildflower
26 Stevie Wonder Superstition
27 Paul Simon Loves Me Like a Rock
28 Maureen McGovern The Morning After
29 John Denver Rocky Mountain High
30 Stealers Wheel Stuck in the Middle With You
31 Three Dog Night Shambala
32 O'Jays Love Train
33 Barry White I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More
34 Tony Orlando and Dawn Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
35 Eddie Kendricks Keep on Truckin' (Pt. 1)
36 King Harvest Dancing in the Moonlight
37 Anne Murray Danny's Song
38 Bobby "Boris" Pickett and The Crypt Kickers Monster Mash
39 Bloodstone Natural High
40 Seals and Crofts Diamond Girl
41 Doobie Brothers Long Train Running
42 George Harrison Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
43 Sly and The Family Stone If You Want Me to Stay
44 Jermaine Jackson Daddy's Home
45 Gladys Knight and The Pips Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)
46 New York City I'm Doing Fine Now
47 Spinners Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
48 Elton John Daniel
49 Gladys Knight and The Pips Midnight Train to Georgia
50 Deep Purple Smoke on the Water
51 Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show The Cover of Rolling Stone
52 Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors
53 Loggins and Messina Your Mama Don't Dance
54 Chicago Feelin' Stronger Every Day
55 War The Cisco Kid
56 Wings Live and Let Die
57 Hurricane Smith Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?
58 Johnnie Taylor I Believe in You
59 Carpenters Sing
60 Four Tops Ain't No Woman (Like the One I Got)
61 Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandel Dueling Banjos
62 Stevie Wonder Higher Ground
63 Al Green Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
64 B.W. Stevenson My Maria
65 Curtis Mayfield Superfly
66 Gilbert O'Sullivan Get Down
67 Edward Bear Last Song
68 Steely Dan Reelin' in the Years
69 Focus Hocus Pocus
70 Carpenters Yesterday Once More
71 Bette Midler Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
72 Gilbert O'Sullivan Clair
73 Steely Dan Do It Again
74 Paul Simon Kodachrome
75 Timmy Thomas Why Can't We Live Together
76 Tower Of Power So Very Hard to Go
77 Bette Midler Do You Want to Dance?
78 Johnny Rivers Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu
79 Allman Brothers Ramblin' Man
80 Temptations Masterpiece
81 Helen Reddy Peaceful
82 Spinners One of a Kind (Love Affair)
83 Donna Fargo Funny Face
84 Ohio Players Funky Worm
85 Rolling Stones Angie
86 Blue Ridge Rangers Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
87 Lobo Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend
88 Stylistics Break up to Make Up
89 Jud Strunk Daisy a Day
90 Deodato Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)
91 Johnny Nash Stir It Up
92 Pink Floyd Money
93 War Gypsy Man
94 War The World Is a Ghetto
95 Pointer Sisters Yes We Can Can
96 Edgar Winter Group Free Ride
97 David Bowie Space Oddity
98 Albert Hammond It Never Rains in Southern California
99 Donny Osmond The Twelfth of Never
100 Temptations Papa Was a Rolling Stone