Top Songs in the US – 1973

By | Oct 11, 2008

By 1973 music was moving in a direction where songs were more suggestive and Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye held many suggestions. The 6th best song of 1973 was one of the biggest hits in the long career of Marvin Gaye.

Even though 1972 was a big year for Elton John his first hit in 1973 Crocodile Rock became his fisrt Number 1 US single It was a big one being the Number 5 song of the year.

Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain, her song about a very vain ex-lover came in at Number 4 for the year. Simon still has not said who the song was about, but there are quite a few people who thought, ‘this song is about you.’

Paul McCartney was the most successful Beatle after the Beatles and the tender My Love written for his wife Linda was a favorite in the summer of 1973. When this song was pushed out of the Number 1 spot it was replaced by a song done by his ex-band mate and friend George Harrison and his Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth).

The Number 2 song of the year had the advantage of being release at the right time. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree by Tony Orlando and Dawn was a big hit and nearly was the top song of the year.

The Number 1 song was Killing Me Softly With His Song by Roberta Flack. Flack had two very good years in 1972 and 1973 having the top song in both of those years.


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