What is your favorite #1 song from 1973?

Pick one and see who shares your opinion!


1973... Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday. And when the sounds of the seventies hit the speakers, it all comes rushing back!

We'll list all of the Billboard Hot 100 number ones of 1973. You've got just one job: Pick your favorite! That's it! Let us know which one you like the best, and we'll tell you what percentage of folks agree!

Have fun, and make sure to listen to any of the tunes you don't recognize! Oh, and please leave your thoughts and comments and any other memories from '73 in the comments section below!

  1. Pick your favorite chart-topper from '73!

What is your favorite #1 song from 1973?

Your Result...

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George58 7 months ago
Too bad you only had to pick one. I picked "My Love". Would have liked to see The Raspberries - "Tonight" in there. Unfortunately, it wasn't a #1 song on the charts.
Supercat58 7 months ago
Too bad could pick only one. All bring back memories, but My Love (McCartney) would be the top.
DIGGER1 7 months ago
What is your favorite #1 song from 1973?
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I was born in 1969, so I've never listened to any of these '73 tunes until I was in my 20's or 30's.
jvickers 8 months ago
Picking only one of those songs is very difficult. I have a large appetite for music and I like most of those songs.
Ratt1959 8 months ago
Could have easily picked 10 - 12 of them. I was 14 in 73 and still have the first records I ever bought.
45's - Dawn - "Knock Three Times" and Temptations - "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)"
Albums - Chuck Berry's Golden Decade and Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! (The Rolling Stones In Concert).
JDWJDW2 8 months ago
It ain't fair that I had to pick just one song. There was about 8 to 10 songs that I liked from 1973. All I did then was listen to the radio.
AnnieM 8 months ago
I would have picked nearly all of them if I could, but I went with 'Superstition'. What an awesome track.
BostonPete 8 months ago
I said Crocodile rock but Midnight train is a close second! I hear CR and it brings me back to running around with my friends in the summer! 73 was probably the best year of the 70’s for music!
Cougar90 8 months ago
Delta Dawn. When I first heard it, I was with my three-year-old niece, Dawn. She was trilled her name was in the song!!
Bigvikefan 8 months ago
You’re so vain??!!! WIERDOS!!!!
AnnieM Bigvikefan 8 months ago
Why? It's a great song! Mick Jagger even sings backup, and once you pick his voice out, you'll always notice it.
Waggs1959 8 months ago
I was born in 1959 so the 70s music was what I remember most. I could sing you the words to almost all of these songs. Jim Croce’s Time in a Bottle is the first song I learned, out of that list, all the way through.
CaroleThorpe 8 months ago
For me, it's "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips. It's the only truly great record in a field a few excellent records, several good ones, and a few...well, it WAS the 70s! Most Honorable Mentions include: "Photograph" by Ringo Starr, "Angie" by the Rolling Stones, "Frankenstein" by The Edgar Winter Group, "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce, and "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.
KaterTot 8 months ago
I didn't know a single one of these songs so I picked the first one and got 100%
Craftyjo57 KaterTot 8 months ago
Maybe not by the names but if you heard them you'd know them.
KaterTot Craftyjo57 8 months ago
That's fair. I have heard of some of the artists before so there's that!
George58 KaterTot 7 months ago
No disrespect to you but I find it hard to believe you didn't know a single one of those songs??? Were you even listening to the radio in 1973?
KaterTot George58 7 months ago
Yeah that's the problem- I wasn't alive in 1973. My dad wasn't even alive in 1973!
justjeff 8 months ago
Although I love music from *many* decades - from the 80s all the way back to classical - I have to admit that the 1970s offered up *so many* great songs that evoke strong memories, even to this day.

Every time I hear the opening notes of "Summer Breeze" by Seals and Crofts, it takes me back to when I was 20 years old and volunteering around WMYQ (96 FM) in Miami Beach...
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327053 justjeff 8 months ago
One more question 😄 About 2 months back there was a topic entitled “Choose your Dream Band” Was just curious about who you would choose?
Mine was:
Lead singer: Jim Morrison
Lead guitar: Eddie Van Halen
Bass: John Paul Jones
Rythym guitar: John Lennon
Drums: John Bohnam 🎸
justjeff 327053 8 months ago
That's a tough one, but I like to think out of the box...

I would choose many of the members of the legendary "Wrecking Crew" that added such a great sound to thousands of hit records... and for a lead singer, Neil Diamond!

Lead Vocalist: Neil Diamond
Lead Guitarist: Glen Campbell
Rhythm Guitar: Barney Kessel
Bass: Carol Kaye
Drums: Hal Blaine
Keyboards: Leon Russell
Saxophone: Nino Tempo

Remember, this will NOT fit anyone else's "dream band" configuration... but if you go onto YouTube and watch the mini-documentary on The Wrecking Crew, perhaps you'll see why I chose those musicians - and (of course), I'm a *huge* Neil Diamond fan...
327053 justjeff 8 months ago
Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing 😄👍
justjeff 327053 8 months ago
It's always a pleasure to share some music trivia...
Moonpie 8 months ago
Cher Half Breed #1 two weeks 10-6-73. Check your facts.
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