The Number One Hits Of 1973
|Jan 6, 1973 – Jan 26, 1973
You’re So Vain
American singer-songwriter and musician known for her confessional lyrics and pop-rock style. The song is speculated to be about a self-absorbed lover.
|Jan 27, 1973 – Feb 2, 1973
American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. The song is a funky, upbeat track with a distinctive keyboard riff and lyrics about superstitions.
|Feb 3, 1973 – Feb 23, 1973
English singer-songwriter and pianist known for his flamboyant style and memorable melodies. The song is a nostalgic tribute to the early rock ‘n’ roll era.
|Mar 24, 1973 – Apr 6, 1973
American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958. The song is a feel-good, socially conscious track that became an international hit.
|Apr 7, 1973 – Apr 20, 1973
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
American actress, comedian, and singer best known for her work on “The Carol Burnett Show.” The song is a Southern Gothic tale of murder and injustice.
|Apr 21, 1973 – May 18, 1973
Tony Orlando and Dawn
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
A pop group led by Tony Orlando, backed by Telma Hopkins and Joyce Vincent Wilson. The song is about a man returning home after being released from prison.
|May 26, 1973 – Jun 1, 1973
The Edgar Winter Group
American rock band led by multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter. The song is an instrumental rock track named after its lengthy development process.
|Jun 2, 1973 – Jun 29, 1973
Paul McCartney and Wings
English rock band formed by former Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife Linda. The song is a romantic ballad written for Linda.
|Jun 30, 1973 – Jul 6, 1973
Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
English musician, singer-songwriter, and former member of the Beatles. The song is a plea for love and peace, with spiritual themes.
|Jul 7, 1973 – Jul 20, 1973
Will It Go Round in Circles
American musician known as the “Fifth Beatle.” The song is a soulful, upbeat track with catchy lyrics and melody.
|Aug 4, 1973 – Aug 17, 1973
The Morning After
American singer and Broadway actress. The song is the love theme from the 1972 disaster film “The Poseidon Adventure.”
|Aug 18, 1973 – Aug 24, 1973
Touch Me in the Morning
American singer and actress and former member of The Supremes. The song is a poignant ballad about a one-night stand.
|Aug 25, 1973 – Sep 7, 1973
American rock band. The song is about an interracial love affair and was a cover of the British band Hot Chocolate’s song.
|Sep 8, 1973 – Sep 21, 1973
Let’s Get It On
American singer-songwriter and musician known for his soulful and socially conscious music. The song is a sensual and romantic classic.
|Sep 22, 1973 – Sep 28, 1973
Australian-American singer, activist, and actress. The song is a country-pop crossover about a delusional woman awaiting her lost lover.
|Sep 29, 1973 – Oct 5, 1973
We’re an American Band
American rock band, popular during the 1970s. The song is an autobiographical account of the band’s experiences on tour.
|Oct 6, 1973 – Oct 19, 1973
American singer, actress, and television personality known for her distinctive contralto voice. The song tells the story of a woman of mixed heritage who struggles with discrimination.
|Oct 20, 1973 – Oct 26, 1973
The Rolling Stones
English rock band formed in London in 1962. The song is a melancholic ballad, rumored to be about various women in the band members’ lives.
|Oct 27, 1973 – Nov 9, 1973
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Midnight Train to Georgia
American R&B/soul group, led by Gladys Knight. The song is about a woman who follows her lover back to his hometown.
|Nov 10, 1973 – Nov 23, 1973
Keep On Truckin’
American singer and songwriter, and a founding member of The Temptations. The song is a funky, upbeat track that became a dancefloor favorite.
|Nov 24, 1973 – Nov 30, 1973
English musician, singer, and actor, and former drummer of The Beatles. The song is a nostalgic ballad, co-written with George Harrison.
|Dec 1, 1973 – Dec 14, 1973
Top of the World
American vocal and instrumental duo consisting of siblings Karen and Richard Carpenter. The song is a cheerful, uplifting pop tune.
|Dec 15, 1973 – Dec 28, 1973
The Most Beautiful Girl
American country music singer, songwriter, and musician. The song is a heartfelt ballad about a man who regrets losing his love.
|Dec 29, 1973 – Jan 11, 1974
Time in a Bottle
American folk and rock singer-songwriter. The song is a tender, introspective ballad about the passage of time and cherishing life’s moments.
The Biggest Pop Artists of 1973 include:
(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)