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The 1974 Pop-O-Meter chart continued on from 1973 and was based on what they called 'measured sales'. In 1973 there were quite a few charts not published or with positions missing. 1974 is worse but having said that, I do have a full set. My thanks to Dean Scapolo for helping me fill in the gaps.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 11, 1974
115Photograph - Ringo Starr
283Sorrow - David Bowie
373Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
4NEW1Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
564Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) - Helen Reddy
627Miss September - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
749The Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
8113Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
9NEW1Lena Lookie - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
1037The Laughting Gnome - David Bowie
11192All I Know - Art Garfunkel
12132Waikiki Man - Jessica Jones
13NEW1Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
14911Angie - The Rolling Stones
15NEW1Ships In The Night - Vicki Lawrence
16NEW1Skydiver - Daniel Boone
17NEW1Stealin' - Uriah Heep
18NEW1Why, Oh Why, Oh Why - Gilbert O'Sullivan
19Re-entry5You Just Don't Have The Magic Anymore - Tony Christie
20126Masquerade - Shona Laing

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 18, 1974
116Photograph - Ringo Starr
224Sorrow - David Bowie
334Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
442Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
555Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) - Helen Reddy
668Miss September - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
7710The Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
884Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
992Lena Lookie - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
10108The Laughting Gnome - David Bowie
11113All I Know - Art Garfunkel
12123Waikiki Man - Jessica Jones
13132Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
141412Angie - The Rolling Stones
15152Ships In The Night - Vicki Lawrence
16162Skydiver - Daniel Boone
17172Stealin' - Uriah Heep
18182Why, Oh Why, Oh Why - Gilbert O'Sullivan
19196You Just Don't Have The Magic Anymore - Tony Christie
20207Masquerade - Shona Laing

I don't know what happened with this chart as it is exactly the same as the previous week. Can anyone shed any light on it.
This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
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Yeah, I can explain. The first 3 weeks of 1974 was a summer break and the first chart of 1974 was published in January 25 of that year, with David Bowie topping the chart. If you go to wikipedia to find number one singles of 1974 in New Zealand it will explained it
Thanx Kevin. My records show two charts before the Wikepedia site does; they are listed above. Charts published in NZ Listener at the start of 1974 were largely missing as you will see over the next few posts.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 25, 1974
125Sorrow - David Bowie
217Photograph - Ringo Starr
343Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
456Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) - Helen Reddy
535Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
693Lena Lookie - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
7NEW1Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
885Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
9114All I Know - Art Garfunkel
1069Miss September - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
11163Skydiver - Daniel Boone
12124Waikiki Man - Jessica Jones
13711The Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
14NEW1Helen Wheels - Paul McCartney and Wings
15182Why, Oh Why, Oh Why - Gilbert O'Sullivan
16NEW1Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
17NEW1He's Misstra Know It All - Stevie Wonder
18173Stealin' - Uriah Heep
19153Ships In The Night - Vicki Lawrence
20133Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan

This chart was not fully published in the NZ Listener.

FORECAST
1. Teenage Rampage - The Sweet
2. Abra-Ca-Dabra - The DeFranco Family Featuring Tony DeFranco
3. Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
4. W.O.L.D. - Harry Chapin
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 1, 1974
116Sorrow - David Bowie
228Photograph - Ringo Starr
334Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
472Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
5162Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
664Lena Lookie - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
747Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) - Helen Reddy
8114Skydiver - Daniel Boone
986Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
1095All I Know - Art Garfunkel
1156Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
12NEW1Spiders And Snakes - Jim Stafford
13NEW1Big Norm - Ebony
141010Miss September - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
15125Waikiki Man - Jessica Jones
16204Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
17172He's Misstra Know It All - Stevie Wonder
18184Stealin' - Uriah Heep
191312The Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet
20NEW1I'm Looking Forward To Tonight - Brent Parlane

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 8, 1974
117Sorrow - David Bowie
243Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
385Skydiver - Daniel Boone
429Photograph - Ringo Starr
553Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
665Lena Lookie - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
735Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
8NEW1You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
9NEW1You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
10132Big Norm - Ebony
1197Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
12117Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
1378Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) - Helen Reddy
14NEW1The Peacemaker - Albert Hammond
15156Waikiki Man - Jessica Jones
16122Spiders And Snakes - Jim Stafford
17106All I Know - Art Garfunkel
18Re-entry4Ships In The Night - Vicki Lawrence
19173He's Misstra Know It All - Stevie Wonder
20185Stealin' - Uriah Heep

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This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 15, 1974
124Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
254Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
382You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
436Skydiver - Daniel Boone
518Sorrow - David Bowie
6410Photograph - Ringo Starr
7142The Peacemaker - Albert Hammond
866Lena Lookie - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
9103Big Norm - Ebony
1076Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
1192You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
12139Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress) - Helen Reddy
13NEW1Take Me High - Cliff Richard
14177All I Know - Art Garfunkel
15194He's Misstra Know It All - Stevie Wonder
16118Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
17128Paper Roses - Marie Osmond
18NEW1Everything I Want To Do - Suzanne
19NEW1Nutbush City Limits - Ike and Tina Turner
20157Waikiki Man - Jessica Jones

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 22, 1974
133You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
247Skydiver - Daniel Boone
325Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
415Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
594Big Norm - Ebony
659Sorrow - David Bowie
7113You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
8132Take Me High - Cliff Richard
9107Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
10611Photograph - Ringo Starr
1187Lena Lookie - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
12169Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
13NEW1Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - The Carpenters
1473The Peacemaker - Albert Hammond
15NEW1Be - Neil Diamond
16NEW1Summer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro
17182Everything I Want To Do - Suzanne
18NEW1Joybringer - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
19192Nutbush City Limits - Ike and Tina Turner
20Re-entry3Spiders And Snakes - Jim Stafford

FORECAST
1. Rockin' Roll Baby - The Stylistics
2. Heartbeat - It's A Love Beat - The DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco
3. A Lover's Question - Tony Christie
4. Lamplight - David Essex
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 1, 1974
114You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
236Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
328Skydiver - Daniel Boone
446Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
555Big Norm - Ebony
674You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
7610Sorrow - David Bowie
883Take Me High - Cliff Richard
9NEW1Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
10144The Peacemaker - Albert Hammond
11182Joybringer - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
12162Summer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro
131210Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
14NEW1Wild Thing - Fancy
1598Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
16NEW1I Shall Sing - Garfunkel
171012Photograph - Ringo Starr
18132Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - The Carpenters
19NEW1The Star Of Mykonos - Katja Ebstein
20NEW1Teenage Rampage - The Sweet

FORECAST
1. I've Been A Fool - John MacRae With The Freewheelers
2. Life Is A Song Worth Singing - Johnny Mathis
3. Someone To Be With - Shona Laing
4. Now I'm Stuck On You - Pat Carroll
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 8, 1974
127Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
247Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
315You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
456Big Norm - Ebony
5711Sorrow - David Bowie
6105The Peacemaker - Albert Hammond
765You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
884Take Me High - Cliff Richard
992Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
10113Joybringer - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
11123Summer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro
121311Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
13NEW1My Coo Ca Choo - Alvin Stardust
14159Everybody Knows - Bulldog's Allstar Goodtime Band
151713Photograph - Ringo Starr
16183Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - The Carpenters
17192The Star Of Mykonos - Katja Ebstein
18Re-entry4He's Misstra Know It All - Stevie Wonder
19202Teenage Rampage - The Sweet
20NEW1Live And Let Die - Wings

FORECAST
1. The Puppy Song - David Cassidy
2. Good Old Song - Dobie Gray
3. That'll Be The Day - Foghat
4. Give Me A Good Old Mammy Song - Jimmy Osmond
Nice work Tempest
Thanx Joe
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 15, 1974
118Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
236You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
328Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
4Re-entry9Skydiver - Daniel Boone
547Big Norm - Ebony
693Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
776You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
8193Teenage Rampage - The Sweet
985Take Me High - Cliff Richard
10512Sorrow - David Bowie
11Re-entry2Be - Neil Diamond
12NEW1Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
13114Summer (The First Time) - Bobby Goldsboro
14NEW1The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
151212Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
16NEW1Jolene - Dolly Parton
17NEW1Raised On Robbery - Joni Mitchell
18NEW1Tiger Feet - Mud
19132My Coo Ca Choo - Alvin Stardust
20Re-entry2I Shall Sing - Garfunkel

FORECAST
1. Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
2. Scullery - Clifford T. Ward
3. The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk
4. If It Was So Simple - Longdancer
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 22, 1974
119Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
227You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
339Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
4142The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
5410Skydiver - Daniel Boone
6113Be - Neil Diamond
784Teenage Rampage - The Sweet
858Big Norm - Ebony
996Take Me High - Cliff Richard
101013Sorrow - David Bowie
1177You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
12162Jolene - Dolly Parton
1364Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
14172Raised On Robbery - Joni Mitchell
15NEW1Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
16NEW1Mrs. Vandebilt - Paul McCartney and Wings
17122Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
18182Tiger Feet - Mud
19NEW1A Lover's Question - Tony Christie
201513Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John

FORECAST
1. Wrong Ideas - Brenda Lee
2. You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
3. After The Goldrush - Prelude
4. The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
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Sweet's Teenage Rampage should show 4 weeks not 3, The previous week's is also incorrect. Chart placings 20-19-8-7, Thanks and keep up the good work Tempest
Some great tracks there... 2, 3, 4 (amazing song), 10, 12, 14, 15 & 16...
Thanx Fred. All fixed
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 29, 1974
1110Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
243The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
328You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
4310Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
5511Skydiver - Daniel Boone
6123Jolene - Dolly Parton
775Teenage Rampage - The Sweet
864Be - Neil Diamond
9162Mrs. Vandebilt - Paul McCartney and Wings
1097Take Me High - Cliff Richard
11192A Lover's Question - Tony Christie
12173Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
13NEW1Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
14152Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
1589Big Norm - Ebony
161014Sorrow - David Bowie
17118You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
18NEW1Last Time I Saw Him - Diana Ross
19135Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
20143Raised On Robbery - Joni Mitchell

FORECAST
1. The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night
2. A Dream Goes On Forever - Todd Rundgren
3. Did You No Wrong - The J. Geils Band
4. La Grange - ZZ Top
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 5, 1974
1111Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
224The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
3411Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
439You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
5143Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
6108Take Me High - Cliff Richard
7512Skydiver - Daniel Boone
8124Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
976Teenage Rampage - The Sweet
1093Mrs. Vandebilt - Paul McCartney and Wings
1164Jolene - Dolly Parton
1285Be - Neil Diamond
13132Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
14196Who's In The Strawberry Patch With Sally - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
15179You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
16NEW1Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
17Re-entry4Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - The Carpenters
18NEW1Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
19204Raised On Robbery - Joni Mitchell
20NEW1I Love - Tom T. Hall

FORECAST
1. Kansas City - The Les Humphries Singers
2. Roll Away The Stone - Mott The Hoople
3. Teenage Lover - Darren Burn
4. Villa Katrina - Steve Allen
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 12, 1974
125The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
2112Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
3312Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
4410You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
554Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
669Take Me High - Cliff Richard
785Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
8133Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
9NEW1The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
10713Skydiver - Daniel Boone
11104Mrs. Vandebilt - Paul McCartney and Wings
12115Jolene - Dolly Parton
13162Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
14Re-entry3A Lover's Question - Tony Christie
15NEW1Heartbeat, It's A Love Beat - DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco
161510You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - The New Seekers
17NEW1Keep On Singing - Helen Reddy
18182Living For The City - Stevie Wonder
19NEW1W.O.L.D. - Harry Chapin
20Re-entry15Sorrow - David Bowie

FORECAST
1. Midnight Blue - Cliff Richard
2. Star Baby - The Guess Who
3. I Fell In Love With You Sometime - Gary And Dave
4. Soft Soul Boogie Woogie - Wilson Picket
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 19, 1974
116The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
2213Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
355Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
4411You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
592The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
676Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
784Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
8610Take Me High - Cliff Richard
9313Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
10133Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
11116Mrs. Vandebilt - Paul McCartney and Wings
121014Skydiver - Daniel Boone
13NEW1The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
14NEW1Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
15NEW1Could You Ever Love Me Again? - Gary and Dave
16126Jolene - Dolly Parton
17NEW1Devil Gate Drive - Suzi Quatro
18NEW1Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me) - Lene Zavaroni
19144A Lover's Question - Tony Christie
20NEW1Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 26, 1974
117The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
236Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
375Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
453The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
5104Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
6214Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
7412You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
8914Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
9142Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
10811Take Me High - Cliff Richard
1167Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
12NEW1Dark Lady - Cher
13NEW1I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
14132The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
15172Devil Gate Drive - Suzi Quatro
16Re-entry2W.O.L.D. - Harry Chapin
17116Mrs. Vandebilt - Paul McCartney and Wings
18NEW1Solitaire - Andy Williams
19NEW1Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
20182Ma! (He's Making Eyes At Me) - Lene Zavaroni

FORECAST
1. Get Up - Blue Mink
2. Standing At The End Of The Line - Lobo
3. Ain't Nothing You Can Do - Van Morrison
4. Stone Liberty - Diana Ross
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Solitaire has an e on the end
Thanx Fred, all fixed
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 3, 1974
118The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
236Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
327Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
455Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
544The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
61012Take Me High - Cliff Richard
793Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
8615Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
9118Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
10814Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
11122Dark Lady - Cher
12182Solitaire - Andy Williams
13713You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
14192Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
15Re-entry2Could You Ever Love Me Again? - Gary and Dave
16133I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
17143The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
18Re-entry7Jolene - Dolly Parton
19177Mrs. Vandebilt - Paul McCartney and Wings
20NEW1The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night/Leo Sayer

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 10, 1974
119The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
227Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
338Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
474Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
555The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
646Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
7164I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
8613Take Me High - Cliff Richard
91015Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
10123Solitaire - Andy Williams
11816Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
12174The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
131314You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
1499Mockingbird - Carly Simon and James Taylor
15113Dark Lady - Cher
16143Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
17153Could You Ever Love Me Again? - Gary and Dave
18188Jolene - Dolly Parton
19202The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night/Leo Sayer
20Re-entry2Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 17, 1974
1110The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
228Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
345Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
439Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
567Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
675I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
756The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
8125The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
9814Take Me High - Cliff Richard
10916Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
111117Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
12104Solitaire - Andy Williams
13NEW1The Entertainer (Music From "The Sting") - Marvin Hamlish/Bobby Crush
14164Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
15193The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night/Leo Sayer
16203Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
17NEW1Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
181315You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
19NEW1Mama's Gonna Make It All Better - Vicki Lawrence
20NEW1Star - Stealer's Wheel

The Entertainer (Music From The Sting) debut at #13 had a confusing chart life as you will see. Here it starts it's life listed as two versions with two artists. Watch this space!!!

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This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 24, 1974
129Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
2111The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
336Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
4410Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
558Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
686The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
7145Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
866I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
9132The Entertainer (Music From "The Sting") - Marvin Hamlish/Bobby Crush
10NEW1The Streak - Ray Stevens
11NEW1Candle In The Wind - Elton John
12NEW1I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - The New Seekers
13172Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
1477The Lord's Prayer - Sister Janet Mead
151118Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
161017Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
17915Take Me High - Cliff Richard
18192Mama's Gonna Make It All Better - Vicki Lawrence
19NEW1You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
20164Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

FORECAST
1. Seven Seas Of Rhye - Queen
2. Farewell Aunty Jack - Graham Bond
3. Canta Libre - George Baker
4. Piano Man - Billy Joel
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 31, 1974
1110Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
2212The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
337Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
4102The Streak - Ray Stevens
5112Candle In The Wind - Elton John
667The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
787I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
8411Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
9NEW1The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
1059Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
11122I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - The New Seekers
12NEW1Emma - Hot Chocolate
1376Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
14192You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
15NEW1Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
16NEW1Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades
1793The Entertainer (Music From "The Sting") - Marvin Hamlish/Bobby Crush
18183Mama's Gonna Make It All Better - Vicki Lawrence
19NEW1Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
20NEW1Star Baby - The Guess Who

FORECAST
1. Silly Milly - Blue Swede
2. Doctors Orders - Sunny
3. Alvin Purple - Brian Cadd
4. Waterloo - Abba
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 7, 1974
1111Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
2213The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
343The Streak - Ray Stevens
438Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
592The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
6174The Entertainer (Music From "The Sting") - Marvin Hamlish/Bobby Crush
753Candle In The Wind - Elton John
8812Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
978I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
1068The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
11162Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades
121010Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
13113I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - The New Seekers
14NEW1Everyday - Slade
15122Emma - Hot Chocolate
16143You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
17NEW1Oh My My - Maggie Bell/Ringo Starr
18Re-entry2Star - Stealer's Wheel
19152Bennie and the Jets - Elton John
20NEW1TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees

FORECAST
1. Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
2. Harmony - Ray Conniff and the Singers
3. (Jeannie Marie) You Were A Lady - Tommy Overstreet
4. Abra-ca-dabra - The DeFranco Family featuring Tony DeFranco
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 14, 1974
134The Streak - Ray Stevens
2112Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
3214The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
453The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
549Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
665The Entertainer (Music From "The Sting") - Marvin Hamlish/Bobby Crush
7142Everyday - Slade
819 23 4 Bennie and the Jets/Candle In The Wind - Elton John
9109The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
10113Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades
11153Emma - Hot Chocolate
1299I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
13164You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
14NEW1Waterloo - Abba
15813Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
16134I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - The New Seekers
17202TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees
181211Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
19Re-entry2Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
20183Star - Stealer's Wheel

Something very strange about this chart. The two songs by Elton John, Candle In The Wind and Bennie And The Jets, appear together at #8 after having separate chart runs. Both songs are A and B side on the single.

FORECAST
1. Give It To Me Baby - Dillingers
2. The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
3. Everlasting Love - Gary Bonner
4. Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 21, 1974
115The Streak - Ray Stevens
266The Entertainer (Music From "The Sting") - Marvin Hamlish/Bobby Crush
344The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
4510Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
5213Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
6315The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
785Candle In The Wind - Elton John
873Everyday - Slade
9910The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
10104Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades
11142Waterloo - Abba
12114Emma - Hot Chocolate
1384Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
141210I'm A Train - Albert Hammond
15135You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
16Re-entry3The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night/Leo Sayer
17165I Get A Little Sentimental Over You - The New Seekers
18204Star - Stealer's Wheel
19193Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
201812Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans

Note the two Elton John songs Candle In The Wind and Bennie And The Jets are now back to having separate runs in the chart.

FORECAST
1. Sideshow - Blue Magic
2. Wall Street Shuffle - 10cc
3. For The Love Of Money - O'Jays
4. When Love Catches Up On You - Brotherhood Of Man
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 28, 1974
116The Streak - Ray Stevens
235The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
3105Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades
427The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
5125Emma - Hot Chocolate
6411Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
7113Waterloo - Abba
8514Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
984Everyday - Slade
1076Candle In The Wind - Elton John
11616The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
12NEW1My Friend The Wind - Demis Roussos
13Re-entry3TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees
142013Bicycle Morning - Billy Sans
15164The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night/Leo Sayer
16185Star - Stealer's Wheel
17156You Won't See Me - Anne Murray
18135Bennie And The Jets - Elton John
19911The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
20Re-entry3Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra

Note the listing at #4 changes in both song title and artist. I have listed The Entertainer just how it showed in the chart as published in NZ Listener. There were also only three entries for Forecast.

FORECAST
1. If You Go Away - Terry Jacks
2. Warewolf - Five Man Electrical Band
3. When The Morning Comes - Hoyt Axton
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 5, 1974
117The Streak - Ray Stevens
226The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
374Waterloo - Abba
456Emma - Hot Chocolate
5107Candle In The Wind - Elton John
695Everyday - Slade
7NEW1Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
848The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
9155The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night/Leo Sayer
10612Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
11NEW1Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
1236Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades
13NEW1Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
14815Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
15204Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
16Re-entry4Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
17166Star - Stealer's Wheel
18NEW1Another Park, Another Sunday - The Doobie Brothers
191912The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
20122My Friend The Wind - Demis Roussos

FORECAST
1. Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack
2. Too Big - Suzi Quatro
3. Desperado - Linda Ronstadt
4. Tell Me That I'm Wrong - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Hi Tempest, for some reason you've down loaded the same chart twice.

Regards John.
Oops. Guess I did that in a rush. I will fix it. Thanx John
Looks like I accidentally posted the chart twice.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 12, 1974
118The Streak - Ray Stevens
247Emma - Hot Chocolate
372Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
466Everyday - Slade
535Waterloo - Abba
627The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
789The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
858Candle In The Wind - Elton John
9112Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
10132Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
11177Star - Stealer's Wheel
121013Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
13203My Friend The Wind - Demis Roussos
141913The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
15127Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades
16165Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
17NEW1Piano Man - Billy Joel
18182Another Park, Another Sunday - The Doobie Brothers
19NEW1Please Mr Please - Bruce Welch
20Re-entry4TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB featuring The Three Degrees

FORECAST
1. Sure As I'm Sittin' Here - Three Dog Night
2. Takin' Care Of Business - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
3. Be Thankful For What You Got - William DeVaughn
4. Goin' Down The Road - Roy Wood
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 19, 1974
119The Streak - Ray Stevens
233Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
328Emma - Hot Chocolate
456Waterloo - Abba
5103Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
689Candle In The Wind - Elton John
768The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
893Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
947Everyday - Slade
10710The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
11134My Friend The Wind - Demis Roussos
12NEW1I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song - Jim Croce
13192Please Mr Please - Bruce Welch
14NEW1Farewell Aunty Jack - Graham Bond and Rory O'Donoghue
15158Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades
16118Star - Stealer's Wheel
17166Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
181414The Man Who Sold The World - Lulu
19Re-entry5Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
20NEW1Harmony - Ray Conniff

There were also only three entries for Forecast.

FORECAST
1. That's What Friends Are For - Paul Williams
2. Always Yours - Gary Glitter
3. Tell Me That I'm Wrong - Blood, Sweat & Tears
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 26, 1974
124Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
254Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
3110The Streak - Ray Stevens
439Emma - Hot Chocolate
584Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
647Waterloo - Abba
779The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
81011The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
9610Candle In The Wind - Elton John
10177Oh Very Young - Cat Stevens
11NEW1The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
12Re-entry5Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
13115My Friend The Wind - Demis Roussos
14Re-entry2Piano Man - Billy Joel
15NEW1Son Of A Rotten Gambler - The Hollies
16NEW1Sunshine City - Daniel Boone
17NEW1Danny Come Home (A Town Near Montreal) - Nana Mouskouri
18133Please Mr Please - Bruce Welch
19NEW1Cante Libre - George Baker Selection
20159Eres Tu (Touch The Wind) - Mocadades

FORECAST
1. Rocket - Mud
2. Theme From 'Tubular Bells' - Mike Oldfield
3. Broken Arrow - Rabbit
4. Simone - Henry Gross
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 2, 1974
115Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
225Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
3311The Streak - Ray Stevens
455Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
5410Emma - Hot Chocolate
668Waterloo - Abba
7710The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
8112The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
9812The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
10911Candle In The Wind - Elton John
11NEW1The Bangin' Man - Slade
12162Sunshine City - Daniel Boone
13136My Friend The Wind - Demis Roussos
14152Son Of A Rotten Gambler - The Hollies
15NEW1Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
16812The Sting - Bobby Crush
17Re-entry8Everyday - Slade
18126Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
19Re-entry6Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
20NEW1Half A Million Miles From Home - Albert Hammond

Note The Entertainer (Music From "The Sting") is now charting separately by Marvin Hamlish at #9 and Bobby Crush at #16. This is exactly as published in NZ Listener.

FORECAST
1. This Town Ain't Big Enough - Sparks
2. Evie (Part 1) - Stevie Wright
3. Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
4. Rings - Lobo
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Hi Tempest, it's probably a silly question, but shouldn't the "Bobby Crush" version of the "Sting" be classed as a "Re-Entry" ? Considering his version left the charts on the 28-6-74???

Regards John.
I agree completely John but as you will see over the next few charts, it gets very confusing. I decided to just go with how the chart was published in NZ Listener. Would be interesting to see what other people think. I can easily change it. I will post the next chart some time today.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 9, 1974
116Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
226Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
3312The Streak - Ray Stevens
446Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
583The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
669Waterloo - Abba
7511Emma - Hot Chocolate
8711The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
9913The Entertainer/The Sting - Marvin Hamlish/The Ragtimers
10143Son Of A Rotten Gambler - The Hollies
11112The Bangin' Man - Slade
12123Sunshine City - Daniel Boone
13152Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
141012Candle In The Wind - Elton John
15Re-entry4Please Mr Please - Bruce Welch
16NEW1Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
17NEW1(You Keep Me) Hangin' On - Cliff Richard
18Re-entry2Danny Come Home (A Town Near Montreal) - Nana Mouskouri
19202Half A Million Miles From Home - Albert Hammond
20NEW1Jarrow Song - Alan Price

Note a further change in The Sting/The Entertainer. Sitting at #9 it is now credited to Marvin Hamlish/The Ragtimers which is two artists. This entry reflects what was published in NZ Listener.

FORECAST
1. Fish Ain't Bitin' - Lamont Dozier
2. Love Me Please Love Me - Tony Angel
3. Burn Baby Burn - Hudson-Ford
4. I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny & Marie Osmond
G'day, great work as usual Tempest

Regarding the above comments, I'm happy with you following & posting the original publications. I find that in it's self interesting... even if it is flawed in one sense or another due to the chart publishers.

It gives it a greater sense of history as to how they documented these things in a different time... I love it
Thanx Joe. That's what I am trying to do; to portray the charts in a historically correct way, even if I do from time to time adjust the song title/artist so it reads correctly.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 16, 1974
117Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
227Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
354The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
447Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
5610Waterloo - Abba
6712Emma - Hot Chocolate
7313The Streak - Ray Stevens
8133Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
9812The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
10NEW1Theme From 'Tubular Bells' - Mike Oldfield
11NEW1You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
12914The Sting - The Ragtimers
13162Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
14172(You Keep Me) Hangin' On - Cliff Richard
15113The Bangin' Man - Slade
16914The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
17NEW1The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
18NEW1Dirty Ol' Man - The Three Degrees
19193Half A Million Miles From Home - Albert Hammond
20155Please Mr Please - Bruce Welch

Here we go again. Now The Sting/The Entertainer by The Ragtimers and Marvin Hamlish appear in the chart separately at #12 and #16. Gees!!!

FORECAST
1. Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
2. Your Kiss Is Sweet - Syreeta
3. Lifestream - Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band
4. Guilty - Pearls
Hi Tempest, you're right it is starting to get confusing, because according to "Dean Scapolo's" chart book neither "Bobby Cruch's" version or "The Ragtimers" version appears to even get a mention, which makes me wonder how accurate his book is.

Regards John.
I'm not sure why Dean did that. I have his book too, and I've noticed recently some chart dates are inaccurate with the actual chart. At the time I researched these charts I found it very confusing too. All I could do, though, was go with what was actually published.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 23, 1974
135The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
218Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
348Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
4102Theme From 'Tubular Bells' - Mike Oldfield
528Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
6112You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
7511Waterloo - Abba
884Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
9172The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
10133Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
11714The Streak - Ray Stevens
12194Half A Million Miles From Home - Albert Hammond
13913The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
14143(You Keep Me) Hangin' On - Cliff Richard
15154The Bangin' Man - Slade
161615The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
17NEW1I See A Star - Mouth & McNeal
18182Dirty Ol' Man - The Three Degrees
19613Emma - Hot Chocolate
20NEW1Annie's Song - John Denver

Note there is now only one entry for The Sting/The Entertainer. This time it goes to Marvin Hamlish at #16. There are no changes now through to the end of the chart run.

FORECAST

1. Tonight - The Rubettes
2. The Fastest Harp In The South - Charlie McCoy
3. You Haven't Done Nothin' - Stevie Wonder
4. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus
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W R Freeman in his book NZ Top 20 Singles lists Bobby Crush The Sting but not the Ragtimers. Freeman's book was the first NZ chart book published in the early 90s. It includes Lever Hit Parade info but only lists tracks that have made the Top 20.
I know the book well. That's where I got my info from for 1957 to 1960. I correspond with Warwick regularly. He knows his stuff.
Hi Tempest & Fred, could either of you tell me if "The N.Z. Top 20 Singles" book is still available & if so where can I buy a copy? I've already got a copy of "Deans" book plus other "Top 40" books for each Australian state & I'd be interested to get a copy of "W.R. Freeman's" book as well.

With kind regards John.
Not sure John, best ask Warwick. He is a member of this forum. I don't actually have a copy but did find one in the library.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 30, 1974
116The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
239Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
3104Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
485Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
529Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
659Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
7NEW1Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
843Theme From 'Tubular Bells' - Mike Oldfield
9712Waterloo - Abba
1063You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
11NEW1Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
12NEW1Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
13144(You Keep Me) Hangin' On - Cliff Richard
1493The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
15NEW1Theme From M*A*S*H* (Suicide Is Painless) - The Mash
161314The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
171616The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
18202Annie's Song - John Denver
191115The Streak - Ray Stevens
20NEW1Rock And' Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers

Notice how many songs start with the word Rock.

FORECAST
1. She - Charles Aznavour
2. Gee Baby - Peter Shelley
3. Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol
4. Come Again Toucan - Grace Slick
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Hi Warwick, I was told you might be able to help me, I was wondering were I could get a copy of "The N.Z. Top 20 Singles" book, is it still available & if so where? I live in Sydney Australia & I've got a copy of "Dean's" book as well "Chart" books for each Australian state, I'd be interested in getting a copy of "W.R. Freemans" book as well.

Kind Regards John.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 6, 1974
117The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
2210Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
335Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
446Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
5104You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
6510Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
772Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
8610Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
9913Waterloo - Abba
10112Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
11NEW1I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
12122Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
13NEW1If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
14144The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
15202Rock And' Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers
16NEW1Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
171717The Entertainer - Marvin Hamlish
1884Theme From 'Tubular Bells' - Mike Oldfield
19Re-entry5The Bangin' Man - Slade
20Re-entry2I See A Star - Mouth & McNeal

FORECAST
1. The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
2. Central Park Arrest - Thunderthighs
3. I Wanna Be A Survivor - Richard Clapton
4. The Moonlight Special - Ray Stevens
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The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night/Leo Sayer - why a re-entry on May, 17. 1974? On May, 10 it was at #19 in its 2nd week! And also, from whom you have the charts of 11th and 18th of january 1974? KEVIN (guest) said, that the first chart of 1974 was published in january, 25. So, who is right?
When I collected these charts I got them straight out of the NZ Listener. Missing charts have been supplied from Dean Scapolo who got them directly from the original source. The chart for 18 January 1974 had last weeks positions which correspond to the 11 January chart and not the 21 December 1973 chart. These chart when published had three columns: This Week; Last Week and Two Weeks Ago; so from that, missing charts can be collated.
The Show Must Go On - Three Dog Night/Leo Sayer is a mistake which I have corrected. Thanx for pointing that out.
I am 100% confident these charts are correct.
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I assume that thanks was supposed to be directed at myself even though you typed John...hahahaha...

This period in the NZ charts seems to be quite the headache in determining an accurate top 20... so I'll forgive you...hahahaha...

Keep up the exceptional work mate
I'm confused Joe. Where did I say thanx to John.

Yes 1974 was a nightmare chart year. From memory I don't think there are any more surprises except for missing charts which were many.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 13, 1974
118The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
236Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
373Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
4211Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
555You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
647Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
7162Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
8112I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
9103Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
10132If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
11NEW1Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford
12123Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
13611Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
14811Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
15NEW1I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
16145The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
17Re-entry3Dirty Ol' Man - The Three Degrees
18185Theme From 'Tubular Bells' - Mike Oldfield
19203I See A Star - Mouth & McNeal
20153Rock And' Roll Heaven - The Righteous Brothers

FORECAST
1. Makin' Music For Money - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
2. What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
3. Roll On - B.W. Stevenson
4. A Little Bit Of Good - Sam And Dave

Note the Jimmy Ruffin song was actually released in 1966. It failed to chart in New Zealand.
Also, interesting point, the Kenny Rogers song was a NZ only single.
Jimmy Ruffian had a UK top 10 hit with What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted in 1974 hence its reissue to
G'day Tempest, on the 09/08/2015 just under my post...
Got it. Gees. I need a permanent proof reader lol
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Re:John Ure, Warwick here. Just e-mail me via my login name.
Also on the subject of 'The Sting' or 'The Entertainer' sometimes we just have to do what we think is best. There can be a variety of puzzles to solve. I considered the only version getting any airplay as the Marvin Hamlisch version. The actual title/artist being : Music from "The Sting" Featuring Marvin Hamlisch on piano. Phew! But as John says, he has taken it directly off the charts. Believe me some of these pop chart books will never get done, because you can spend a huge number of hours on the research. A site I use lately is: 45cat.com. Here you can view the actual picture of the label. Even then the title can be different, such as "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" as apposed to "We've gotta etc etc". Back to the Sting. Yes, I've noticed a stuff up in my book too . I haven't listed The Ragtimers at all, but must have accidently 'joined' it to the Bobby Crush version. My book should have had them both at one week each, but I have Bobby's on two weeks....Doh!
Thanx Warwick and well said. When I think of the research I did in to getting these charts as correct as possible must be staggering, not to mention time spent trying to find missing charts from The Lever Hit Parade.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 20, 1974
119The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
234Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
356You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
427Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
5412Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
668Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
773Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
883I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
994Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
10103If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
11112Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford
12152I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
13174Dirty Ol' Man - The Three Degrees
14124Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
151412Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
16166The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
171312Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
18NEW1Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
19NEW1Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack
20194I See A Star - Mouth & McNeal

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
Hi Tempest, I just received a long E-mail from Warwick regarding his book, thank you for puttin me in touch with him.

Is there any way you can deleate my message to Warwick from yesterday? As I don't want everyone else to know my E-mail address.

Thanks again.

Regards John.
No worries John, glad to be able to help.
I can only edit or delete my own messages. I suggest you get in touch with the administrator of this website via the contact tab at the top of the page. I'm sure it can be deleted there.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 27, 1974
125Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
2110The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
337You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
484I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
574Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
648Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
769Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
8123I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
995Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
10113Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford
11104If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
12NEW1The Six Teens - Sweet
13135Dirty Ol' Man - The Three Degrees
14167The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
15182Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
16513Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
17192Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack
181513Sundown - Gordon Lightfoot
19NEW1Laughter In The Rain - Neil Sedaka
20NEW1Tonight - The Rubettes

FORECAST
1. Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me) - Reunion
2. The Man That Turned My Mama On - Tanya Tucker
3. Honey, Honey - Abba
4. Amber - The Hammond Family
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 4, 1974
116Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
2211The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
345I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
484I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
538You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
669Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
755Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
8710Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
996Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
10148The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
11153Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
12115If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
13202Tonight - The Rubettes
14NEW1He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
15122The Six Teens - Sweet
16NEW1It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It) - The Rolling Stones
17NEW1As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone - Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
18NEW11984 - David Bowie
191614Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
20NEW1Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock

FORECAST
1. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
2. Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
3. Out In The Street - Space Waltz
4. I Take It Out On You - The Stylistics
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 11, 1974
117Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
236I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
3212The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
445I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
559You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
6610Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
776Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
8114Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
9811Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
1097Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
11133Tonight - The Rubettes
12126If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
13Re-entry4Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford
14142He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
15172As Soon As I Hang Up The Phone - Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty
16109The Nearest Thing To Heaven - Bunny Walters
171821984 - David Bowie
18202Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock
19153The Six Teens - Sweet
20Re-entry5Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim

FORECAST
1. Fairytale - The Pointer Sisters
2. Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues) - Three Dog Night
3. When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees
4. Pretzel Logic - Steely Dan
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 18, 1974
146I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
218Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
327I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
4611Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
577Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
6313The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
7510You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
885Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
9114Tonight - The Rubettes
10108Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
11206Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
12183Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock
13NEW1The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
14127If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
15912Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation
16143He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
17135Wildwood Weed - Jim Stafford
18NEW1Out On The Street - Space Waltz
19NEW1(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
20NEW1Let's Put It All Together - The Stylistics

FORECAST
1. You Can Have Her - Sam Neely
2. Whatever Gets You Thru' The Night - John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
3. Invisible Man - Phil Everly
4. Whatever You Got, I Want - The Jackson 5
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Hey Tempest-Space Waltz is "Out On The Street" cheers
Gees, how did that happen. I know that song well too. All fixed Fred and thanx.
I was fortunate to interview Alastair Riddell on the radio years ago. What a true gentleman. He is very underrated in New Zealand and as good as anything Bowie could dish out. Such a pity. I have his first album but trying to find the others is near impossible. Did you know Eddie Raynor, the Split Enz keyboard player, was on the album Space Waltz, as was Brent Eccles who went on to play for Citizen Band (that also has a Split Enz connection), Streettalk and Aussie band The Angels?
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 25, 1974
117I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
238I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
329Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
4192(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
558Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
6182Out On The Street - Space Waltz
7614The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
8711You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
9412Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
10117Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
1195Tonight - The Rubettes
12124Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock
13132The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
14148If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
1586Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
16109Clap For The Wolfman - The Guess Who
17164He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
18NEW1Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
19NEW1Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
201513Rock The Boat - The Hues Corporation

FORECAST
1. Moonlight - Frobisher and Gleeson
2. The Player - Part 1 - First Choice
3. You Little Trustmake - The Tymes
4. The Band Played Oom Pah Pah - Paul Gaffrey
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 1, 1974
1310Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
229I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
318I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
463Out On The Street - Space Waltz
543(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
6182Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
7133The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
8715The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
959Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
10125Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock
11192Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
12913Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
13812You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
14108Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
15157Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
16149If You Love Me (Let Me Know) - Olivia Newton-John
17175He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
18NEW1Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
19116Tonight - The Rubettes
20NEW1Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol

FORECAST
1. Whizz Kid - David Werner
2. Long Tall Glasses - Leo Sayer
3. The Love I Feel - The Yandall Sisters
4. Sad Sweet Dreamer - Sweet Sensation
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 8, 1974
144Out On The Street - Space Waltz
2111Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
339I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
454(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
563Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
6210I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
774The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
8176He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
9158Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
10816The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
11113Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
121214Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
13910Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John
14NEW1Love Me For A Reason - The Osmonds
15NEW1Making Music For Money - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
16202Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol
17NEW1Honey, Honey - Abba
18182Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
19106Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock
20197Tonight - The Rubettes

FORECAST
1. Willie And The Hand Jive - Eric Clapton
2. Junior's Farm - Paul McCartney & Wings
3. Sexy Ida (Part 1) - Ike And Tina Turner
4. I've Got The Music In Me - The Kiki Dee Band
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 15, 1974
115Out On The Street - Space Waltz
254Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
3310I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
445(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
5212Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
675The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
7611I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
887He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
999Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
10114Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
11142Love Me For A Reason - The Osmonds
12NEW1I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
131215Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
14152Making Music For Money - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
15163Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol
16172Honey, Honey - Abba
17183Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
181017The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
19197Rub It In - Billy "Crash" Craddock
20Re-entry2Let's Put It All Together - The Stylistics

FORECAST
1. Boogie On Reggae Women - Stevie Wonder
2. Peppermint Twist - The Sweet
3. Earache My Eye - Cheech & Chong featuring Alice Bowie
4. Traffic Jam - Sailor
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 22, 1974
125Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
216Out On The Street - Space Waltz
346(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
466The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
5311I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
6513Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
7712I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
888He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
9122I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
10910Eyes Of Silver - The Doobie Brothers
11113Love Me For A Reason - The Osmonds
12143Making Music For Money - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
13NEW1Windflowers - Seals And Crofts
14154Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol
15105Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
16163Honey, Honey - Abba
17NEW1You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
18NEW1Happy Birthday Baby - Tony Christie
19174Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
20203Let's Put It All Together - The Stylistics

FORECAST
1. Wild Night - Martha Reeves
2. Too Rolling Stoned - Robin Trower
3. The Heartbreak Kid - Bo Donaldson and the Heywoods
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 29, 1974
116Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
227Out On The Street - Space Waltz
337(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
447The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
593I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
6512I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
7132Windflowers - Seals And Crofts
8172You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
989He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
10114Love Me For A Reason - The Osmonds
11124Making Music For Money - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
12614Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
13NEW1Longfellow Serenade - Neil Diamond
14713I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
15182Happy Birthday Baby - Tony Christie
16NEW1The Bitch Is Back - Elton John
17NEW1When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees
18156Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
19145Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol
20195Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

FORECAST
1. Bungle In The Jungle - Jethro Tull
2. Only You - Ringo Star
3. Wizard Of Love - The Pearls
4. Down On The Beach Tonight - The Drifters
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 6, 1974
117Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
228Out On The Street - Space Waltz
338(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
483You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
548The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
654I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
773Windflowers - Seals And Crofts
8105Love Me For A Reason - The Osmonds
9162The Bitch Is Back - Elton John
10153Happy Birthday Baby - Tony Christie
11132Longfellow Serenade - Neil Diamond
12910He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
13115Making Music For Money - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
141215Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
151414I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
16172When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees
17613I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
18NEW1The Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
19196Hang On In There Baby - Johnny Bristol
20187Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens

FORECAST
1. I'm Down - The Hollies
2. Come On And Say It - Henry Gross
3. Dance The Kung Fu - Carl Douglas
4. I'm Going Left - Syreeta
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 13, 1974
118Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
239(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
344You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
465I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
529Out On The Street - Space Waltz
659The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
774Windflowers - Seals And Crofts
886Love Me For A Reason - The Osmonds
993The Bitch Is Back - Elton John
10113Longfellow Serenade - Neil Diamond
11NEW1Lovely Lady - John Hanlon
12104Happy Birthday Baby - Tony Christie
131211He Thinks I Still Care - Anne Murray
14163When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees
151515I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
16NEW1Down On The Beach Tonight - The Drifters
17136Making Music For Money - Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
18182The Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
191714I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
20NEW1The Love I Feel - Annie Whittle/The Yandall Sisters

Note the #20 position The Love I Feel is actually two versions by two separate artists Annie Whittle and The Yandall Sisters. Interesting to note this time, both artists are kiwis.

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The song was a finalist on TV show Studio One. A songwroting contest. Annie Whittle version featured on the show The Yandalls being a cover recorded by EMI The John Hanlon track at #11 also featured on Studio One.
Thanx Fred. I remember it well. I have the records from previous years. 20 Studio One Hits volumes 1 and 2. And the Yandall Sisters version appears on 20 Solid Gold Hits Volume 10.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 20, 1974
135You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
2104Longfellow Serenade - Neil Diamond
319Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
4210(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
546I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
6112Lovely Lady - John Hanlon
7125Happy Birthday Baby - Tony Christie
8510Out On The Street - Space Waltz
9610The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
1075Windflowers - Seals And Crofts
11NEW1Whatever Gets You Thru The Night - John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
1294The Bitch Is Back - Elton John
13162Down On The Beach Tonight - The Drifters
1487Love Me For A Reason - The Osmonds
15144When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees
16NEW1Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
17NEW1Junior's Farm - Paul McCartney and Wings
18NEW1Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
19202The Love I Feel - Annie Whittle/The Yandall Sisters
20NEW1Earache My Eye - Cheech And Chong featuring Alice Bowie

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
Some cool new entries... 11, 17, 18 & 20.

Thanks as always Tempest... Awesome work, especially when considering how difficult it must of been to come up with a concise chart for each week when numerous amounts of chart information was not published in 1974.

Looking forward to 1975...
Thanx Joe. One more 1974 chart to come plus the annual chart. It was challenging finding all of the 1974 charts but Dean Scapolo was amazing filling in the gaps. I will start work on 1975 after my holiday.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 27, 1974
116You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
225Longfellow Serenade - Neil Diamond
3310Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
463Lovely Lady - John Hanlon
5133Down On The Beach Tonight - The Drifters
657I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
776Happy Birthday Baby - Tony Christie
8411(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka
9172Junior's Farm - Paul McCartney and Wings
10106Windflowers - Seals And Crofts
11125The Bitch Is Back - Elton John
12911The Black-Eyed Boys - Paper Lace
13112Whatever Gets You Thru The Night - John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band
14148Love Me For A Reason - The Osmonds
15811Out On The Street - Space Waltz
16162Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
17202Earache My Eye - Cheech And Chong featuring Alice Bowie
18182Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
19155When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees
20NEW1Back Home Again - John Denver

This chart was not published in the NZ Listener
NZ Hit Parde Top Songs of 1974

1Baby Blue - George Baker Selection
2The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
3Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
4The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
5Kissin' In The Back Row Of The Movies - The Drifters
6The Streak - Ray Stevens
7Seasons In The Sun - Terry Jacks
8You're Sixteen - Ringo Starr
9I'm Leaving It (All) Up To You - Donny and Marie Osmond
10Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
11Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
12The Lotus Eater - Stravos Xarhakos Orchestra
13Band On The Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
14I Shot The Sherrif - Eric Clapton
15Billy - Don't Be A Hero - Paper Lace
16Skydiver - Daniel Boone
17Sorrow - David Bowie
18Jet - Paul McCartney and Wings
19The Entertainer (Music From "The Sting") - Marvin Hamlish/Bobby Crush
20Waterloo - Abba

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I will tackle 1975 once I get home from my holiday.
Hi Tempest, just a slight typo, you have "Top songs for 1973" it should be "1974".

I hope you and your family have a safe & relaxing holiday, I look forward to the "1975" charts when you get back.

Regards John.
Oops, thanx John. I'm back in just over two weeks.
Hi Tempest, any time. Just a quick trip this time, have a safe and relaxing holiday.

Regards John.
Thanx John. Yes, short trip this time. Off to Bali


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