List of Adult Contemporary top 10 singles in 1973 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1973.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1973
Top ten

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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

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Singles from 1972
December 23 "Separate Ways" Elvis Presley 3 January 20 7
"Been to Canaan" Carole King 1 January 13 5
"Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?" Hurricane Smith 2 January 20 7
December 30 "You're So Vain" Carly Simon 1 January 20 8
Singles from 1973
January 6 "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" Blue Haze 5 January 13 4
January 13 "Rocky Mountain High" John Denver 3 February 10 9
"Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" James Taylor 3 February 3 5
January 20 "Pieces of April" Three Dog Night 6 January 20 2
"Me and Mrs. Jones" Billy Paul 10 January 20 1
January 27 "Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend" Lobo 1 February 3 7
"Looking Through the Eyes of Love" The Partridge Family 9 January 27 1
"Dreidel" Don McLean 7 February 10 5
February 3 "Dueling Banjos" Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell 1 February 17 7
"Last Song" Edward Bear 1 March 3 8
"I'm Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore" Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose 10 February 3 2
February 10 "Living Together, Growing Together" The 5th Dimension 5 February 17 4
"Killing Me Softly with His Song" Roberta Flack 2 March 17 9
February 17 "Good Morning Heartache" Diana Ross 8 February 17 2
"Danny's Song" Anne Murray 1 March 17 8
February 24 "Big City Miss Ruth Ann" Gallery 10 February 24 1
March 3 "Aubrey" Bread 4 March 17 5
"Do You Want to Dance?" Bette Midler 8 March 10 2
"Rosalie" Sam Neely 9 March 10 2
March 10 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" Tony Orlando & Dawn 1 April 7 10
March 17 "Sing" The Carpenters 1 March 31 8
"Peaceful" Helen Reddy 2 April 14 7
"Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)" Deodato 5 April 7 5
"Daisy a Day" Jud Strunk 4 April 7 6
March 24 "One Less Set of Footsteps" Jim Croce 9 March 24 1
March 31 "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" Vicki Lawrence 6 April 7 4
April 7 "Out of the Question" Gilbert O'Sullivan 2 May 12 8
"Cook with Honey" Judy Collins 10 April 7 1
April 14 "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Stevie Wonder 1 April 28 9
"Stir It Up" Johnny Nash 6 April 21 3
"The Right Thing to Do" Carly Simon 4 May 5 9
April 21 "The Twelfth of Never" Donny Osmond 7 May 5 3
April 28 "And I Love You So" Perry Como 1 May 26 10
"Wildflower" Skylark 5 May 19 5
May 5 "Daniel" Elton John 1 May 12 8
"Thinking of You" Loggins & Messina 7 May 26 5
May 12 "It Sure Took a Long, Long Time" Lobo 3 May 26 4
"My Love" Wings 1 June 2 8
May 19 "I'm Doin' Fine Now" New York City 8 May 26 3
June 2 "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" Bette Midler 1 June 23 10
"Playground in My Mind" Clint Holmes 7 June 9 3
June 9 "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" George Harrison 4 June 16 6
"What About Me" Anne Murray 2 June 23 6
"The Teddy Bear Song" Barbara Fairchild 9 June 9 1
June 16 "Kodachrome" Paul Simon 2 July 7 6
"Behind Closed Doors" Charlie Rich 8 June 16 2
"You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)" The Stylistics 4 July 7 4
June 23 "Yesterday Once More" The Carpenters 1 July 7 8
June 30 "Never, Never, Never (Grande, Grande, Grande)" Shirley Bassey 8 June 30 3
"Shambala" Three Dog Night 3 July 14 4
July 7 "Diamond Girl" Seals & Crofts 4 July 21 5
"Touch Me in the Morning" Diana Ross 1 July 28 8
July 14 "Get Down" Gilbert O'Sullivan 3 August 11 9
July 21 "Delta Dawn" Helen Reddy 1 August 4 10
"How Can I Tell Her" Lobo 4 August 4 7
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" Jim Croce 9 July 21 1
July 28 "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose" Tony Orlando & Dawn 1 August 18 9
"The Morning After" Maureen McGovern 6 August 4 3
"Clouds" David Gates 3 August 25 7
August 11 "You Light Up My Life/Believe in Humanity" Carole King 6 September 1 5
"Live and Let Die" Wings 8 August 25 4
August 18 "Send a Little Love My Way"[A] Anne Murray 10 August 18 2
August 25 "Loves Me Like a Rock" Paul Simon with the Dixie Hummingbirds 1 September 8 10
"My Maria" B.W. Stevenson 1 September 22 9
September 1 "Loving Arms" Dobie Gray 7 September 15 3
September 8 "I'm Coming Home"[B] Johnny Mathis 1 September 29 8
September 15 "Half-Breed" Cher 3 September 29 7
"In the Midnight Hour" Cross Country 6 September 22 5
"It's a Small Small World" The Mike Curb Congregation 9 September 15 1
"Freedom for the Stallion" The Hues Corporation 9 September 22 2
September 22 "Ashes to Ashes" The 5th Dimension 7 September 29 3
"Rhapsody in Blue" Deodato 10 September 22 2
September 29 "All I Know" Art Garfunkel 1 October 6 10
"Let Me In" The Osmonds 4 October 20 6
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Bob Dylan 5 October 20 8
October 6 "Paper Roses" Marie Osmond 1 November 3 10
October 13 "Jesse" Roberta Flack 3 October 20 6
October 20 "We May Never Pass This Way (Again)" Seals & Crofts 2 November 10 7
October 27 "The Most Beautiful Girl" Charlie Rich 1 November 10 14
"Top of the World" The Carpenters 2 November 17 9
November 3 "Friends" Bette Midler 9 November 3 2
"I Got a Name" Jim Croce 4 November 24 6
November 10 "Photograph" Ringo Starr 3 December 8 8
November 24 "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" Helen Reddy 1 December 1 11
"Just You 'n' Me" Chicago 7 December 8 7
"Coraz=n" Carole King 5 December 8 4
December 8 "Who's in the Strawberry Patch with Sally" Tony Orlando & Dawn 3 December 15 7
"Let Me Be There" Olivia Newton-John 3 December 29 10
December 15 "My Music" Loggins & Messina 10 December 15 1
"Time in a Bottle" Jim Croce 1 December 29 10
December 22 "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Elton John 7 December 29 5

1972 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1973 which peaked in 1972
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November 11 "It Never Rains in Southern California" Albert Hammond 2 December 16 9
November 18 "Clair" Gilbert O'Sullivan 1 December 9 9
"Funny Face" Donna Fargo 5 December 16 8
December 9 "Sweet Surrender" Bread 1 December 30 7
"Walk on Water" Neil Diamond 2 December 30 6

1974 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1973 which peaked in 1974
Top ten

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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

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December 22 "The Way We Were" Barbara Streisand 1 January 12 12
December 29 "Show and Tell" Al Wilson 3 January 26 7

Notes[edit]

A The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending September 8, 1973.

B The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending November 17, 1973.

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