1973

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Jay Thurber’s Radio 9 Top 50 of 1973, as heard on WRCT-FM (88.3) on Jan. 1, 2014.

List calculated based on Billboard, Cash Box and radio station playlists.

  1. Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree — Tony Orlando and Dawn
  2. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown — Jim Croce
  3. Killing Me Softly — Roberta Flack
  4. You’re So Vain — Carly Simon
  5. Brother Louie — Stories
  6. Playground in My Mind — Clint Holmes
  7. Delta Dawn — Helen Reddy
  8. My Love — Paul McCartney
  9. Let’s Get It On — Marvin Gaye
  10. The Night The Lights Went Out in Georgia — Vicki Lawrence
  11. Half-Breed — Cher
  12. Love Train — The O’Jays
  13. Will It Go ‘Round in Circles? — Billy Preston
  14. Midnight Train to Georgia — Gladys Knight & The Pips
  15. Neither One of Us — Gladys Knight & The Pips
  16. Crocodile Rock — Elton John
  17. Pillow Talk — Sylvia
  18. Frankenstein — Edgar Winter Group
  19. You Are the Sunshine — Stevie Wonder
  20. Touch Me in the Morning — Diana Ross
  21. Could It Be I’m Falling in Love? — The Spinners
  22. We’re an American Band — Grand Funk Railroad
  23. Live and Let Die — Paul McCartney & Wings
  24. Last Song — Edward Bear
  25. Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose? — Tony Orlando & Dawn
  26. Smoke on the Water — Deep Purple
  27. Shambala — Three Dog Night
  28. Higher Ground — Stevie Wonder
  29. Superstition — Stevie Wonder
  30. Me and Mrs. Jones — Billy Paul
  31. Dueling Banjos — Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell
  32. Angie — The Rolling Stones
  33. That Lady (Part 1) — The Isley Brothers
  34. Loves Me Like a Rock — Paul Simon
  35. Stuck in the Middle With You — Stealers Wheel
  36. I’m Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More, Baby — Barry White
  37. Drift Away — Dobie Gray
  38. Monster Mash — Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers
  39. Daniel — Elton John
  40. Oh Babe, What Would You Say? — “Hurricane” Smith
  41. Little Willy — The Sweet
  42. Keep On Truckin’ — Eddie Kendricks
  43. Rocky Mountain High — John Denver
  44. Sing — The Carpenters
  45. Natural High — Bloodstone
  46. Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I Got) — The Four Tops
  47. Clair — Gilbert O’Sullivan
  48. Danny’s Song — Anne Murray
  49. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) — George Harrison
  50. Right Place, Wrong Time — Dr. John
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