Top Songs of 1973


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song Genres
1
232
Stevie Wonder Living for the City Funk, Soul
2
246
Iggy and The Stooges Search and Destroy Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
3
253
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Smooth Soul
4
340
Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain Southern Soul
5
341
Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird Hard Rock, Southern Rock
6
401
Dolly Parton Jolene Nashville Sound, Singer/Songwriter
7
440
Gladys Knight and The Pips Midnight Train to Georgia Soul
8
543
The Wailers Get Up, Stand Up Roots Reggae
9
575
Stevie Wonder Higher Ground Funk, Soul
10
601
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly with His Song Smooth Soul
11
662
Aerosmith Dream On Hard Rock
12
674
Bob Dylan Knockin' on Heaven's Door Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
13
683
New York Dolls Personality Crisis Glam Punk, Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
14
737
The Rolling Stones Angie Blues Rock
15
745
Pink Floyd Money Art Rock, Progressive Rock
16
779
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Piano Rock, Progressive Pop
17
801
ZZ Top La Grange Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock
18
850
Billy Joel Piano Man Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
19
872
The Wailers I Shot the Sheriff Roots Reggae
20
887
Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run Art Rock, Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
21
956
Bruce Springsteen Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
22
990
Daryl Hall & John Oates She's Gone Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Rock, Smooth Soul
23
1004
T. Rex 20th Century Boy Glam Rock
24
1011
The Allman Brothers Band Ramblin' Man Southern Rock
25
1022
Wings Live and Let Die Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
26
1154
Eagles Desperado Country Rock
27
1184
Elton John Bennie and the Jets Piano Rock
28
1336
Roxy Music Do the Strand Art Rock, Glam Rock
29
1386
Slade Cum On Feel the Noize Glam Rock, Hard Rock
30
1425
Grand Funk Railroad We're an American Band Hard Rock
31
1431
Steve Miller Band The Joker Pop Rock
32
1476
Elton John Candle in the Wind Piano Rock
33
1483
Herbie Hancock Chameleon Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk
34
1496
James Brown The Payback Funk
35
1514
Sweet Ballroom Blitz Glam Rock
36
1549
The Isley Brothers That Lady Funk, Soul
37
1657
Golden Earring Radar Love Blues Rock, Hard Rock
38
1662
Al Green Call Me (Come Back Home) Smooth Soul, Southern Soul
39
1818
Paul McCartney and Wings Jet Power Pop
40
1883
Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun Folk Pop
41
1952
Bachman-Turner Overdrive Takin' Care of Business Rock
42
1963
John Cale Paris 1919 Art Pop, Baroque Pop
43
1988
Ike and Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
44
2088
Bob Marley and The Wailers Stir It Up Reggae
45
2126
Incredible Bongo Band Apache Funk
46
2135
Bruce Springsteen 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
47
2240
Roxy Music In Every Dream Home a Heartache Art Rock
48
2372
The Who Love, Reign O'er Me Hard Rock, Symphonic Rock
49
2386
Dobie Gray Drift Away Country Soul, Soft Rock
50
2443
The Doobie Brothers Long Train Runnin' Yacht Rock
51
2542
Pink Floyd Us and Them Art Rock, Progressive Rock
52
2651
The Allman Brothers Band Jessica Southern Rock
53
2655
Stevie Wonder Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing Latin Soul
54
2663
Love Unlimited Orchestra Love's Theme Disco, Smooth Soul
55
2793
Led Zeppelin No Quarter Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
56
2830
Pink Floyd Time Art Rock, Progressive Rock
57
2853
Led Zeppelin The Rain Song Art Rock, Folk Rock
58
2893
Dr. John Right Place Wrong Time Funk, New Orleans R&B
59
2910
Led Zeppelin Over the Hills and Far Away Folk Rock, Hard Rock
60
2945
The O'Jays For the Love of Money Funk, Philly Soul
61
2946
Alice Cooper No More Mr. Nice Guy Glam Rock, Hard Rock
62
2969
Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston Reggae
63
2984
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes The Love I Lost Disco, Philly Soul
64
3030
Barbra Streisand The Way We Were Adult Contemporary, Film Soundtrack
65
3033
The Hues Corporation Rock the Boat Disco
66
3067
The Who 05:15 Hard Rock
67
3078
Elton John Daniel Piano Rock
68
3159
Roxy Music A Song for Europe Art Rock
69
3168
Eddie Kendricks Keep On Truckin' Funk, Philly Soul
70
3225
Elton John Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding Piano Rock, Progressive Pop, Progressive Rock
71
3321
MFSB TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) Disco, Philly Soul
72
3335
Paul Simon Kodachrome Americana, Folk Pop, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
73
3357
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells Progressive Rock
74
3460
Bruce Springsteen Lost in the Flood Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
75
3530
Genesis I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) Pop Rock, Progressive Rock
76
3589
John Martyn Solid Air Jazz-Rock, Singer/Songwriter
77
3597
Brownsville Station Smokin' in the Boys Room Boogie Rock, Hard Rock
78
3661
Mott the Hoople All the Way from Memphis Glam Rock
79
3669
Sly and the Family Stone If You Want Me to Stay Funk, Soul
80
3686
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Heavy Metal
81
3719
Judee Sill The Kiss Chamber Folk, Singer/Songwriter
82
3845
Charlie Rich Behind Closed Doors Nashville Sound
83
4042
David Bowie Drive-In Saturday Glam Rock
84
4064
Bruce Springsteen Incident on 57th Street Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
85
4074
Kool & The Gang Jungle Boogie Funk
86
4170
Bob Marley and The Wailers Concrete Jungle Roots Reggae
87
4187
Françoise Hardy Message personnel Chanson, French Pop
88
4283
Pink Floyd The Great Gig in the Sky Art Rock, Piano Rock
89
4389
Faces Ooh La La Folk Pop, Folk Rock
90
4427
New York Dolls Looking for a Kiss Glam Punk, Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
91
4458
Sui Generis Rasguña las piedras Folk Rock, Progressive Pop
92
4507
The Stooges Gimme Danger Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
93
4514
The Rolling Stones Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) Funk Rock, Hard Rock
94
4529
John Lennon Mind Games Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
95
4679
Carpenters Yesterday Once More Pop
96
4695
Stories Brother Louie Pop Rock
97
4777
Barry White Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up Smooth Soul
98
4891
Mocedades Eres Tú Canción melódica
99
4944
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel Sebastian Art Pop, Baroque Pop, Glam Rock, Progressive Pop
100
5020
Al Green Let's Get Married Smooth Soul, Southern Soul
101
5064
Chick Corea & Return to Forever Spain Jazz Fusion
102
5081
Tom Waits Ol' 55 Singer/Songwriter
103
5150
Paul Simon with The Dixie Hummingbirds Loves Me Like a Rock Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
104
5180
John Cale Andalucia Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
105
5192
Aretha Franklin Angel Southern Soul
106
5193
Dick Annegarn Bruxelles Chanson
107
5213
Elton John Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting Glam Rock, Piano Rock
108
5214
The Heptones Book of Rules Roots Reggae
109
5237
Sylvia Pillow Talk Smooth Soul
110
5251
David Essex Rock On Glam Rock, Pop Rock
111
5262
David Bowie Panic in Detroit Glam Rock
112
5337
Sweet Blockbuster Glam Rock
113
5434
Led Zeppelin The Ocean Hard Rock
114
5438
Led Zeppelin D'yer Mak'er Pop Reggae, Pop Rock
115
5444
The Who The Real Me Hard Rock
116
5520
Lou Reed Caroline Says I Art Rock
117
5572
The Isley Brothers Summer Breeze Pop Soul
118
5588
The Stylistics You Make Me Feel Brand New Philly Soul, Pop Soul
119
5589
Spinners One of a Kind (Love Affair) Philly Soul, Pop Soul
120
5603
Eagles Tequila Sunrise Country Rock
121
5669
Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) Pop Soul
122
5712
Led Zeppelin The Song Remains the Same Hard Rock
123
5751
Maria Muldaur Midnight at the Oasis Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
124
5753
Little Feat Dixie Chicken Southern Rock
125
5830
Bloodstone Natural High Smooth Soul
126
5837
Wizzard See My Baby Jive Glam Rock, Pop Rock
127
5841
Gladys Knight and The Pips I've Got to Use My Imagination Soul
128
5845
Roxy Music Pyjamarama Art Rock, Glam Rock
129
5881
Can Moonshake Krautrock
130
5912
Pink Floyd Brain Damage Art Rock
131
5983
Serge Gainsbourg Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais Baroque Pop, Chanson, French Pop
132
6096
Dawn feat. Tony Orlando Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree Adult Contemporary
133
6158
Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way Hard Rock
134
6162
Adriano Celentano Prisencólinensináinciúsol Funk Rock
135
6194
Sun Ra Space Is the Place Avant-Garde Jazz
136
6294
MFSB Love Is The Message Disco, Philly Soul
137
6314
Gram Parsons She Country Rock
138
6373
Bruce Springsteen Spirit in the Night Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
139
6499
Aerosmith Mama Kin Hard Rock
140
6558
Steely Dan Show Biz Kids Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock
141
6579
Queen Keep Yourself Alive Hard Rock
142
6624
Redbone Come and Get Your Love Pop Rock, Pop Soul
143
6649
Bruce Springsteen New York City Serenade Heartland Rock, Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
144
6664
Stoney Edwards Hank and Lefty Raised My Country Soul Honky Tonk, Traditional Country
145
6676
Jim Croce Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Acoustic Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
146
6757
Tom Waits Martha Piano Blues, Singer/Songwriter
147
6764
Steely Dan My Old School Pop Rock
148
6837
George Harrison Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
149
6872
Bay City Rollers Saturday Night Bubblegum, Pop Rock
150
6944
Lou Reed Berlin Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
151
7009
Lynyrd Skynyrd Gimme Three Steps Boogie Rock, Southern Rock
152
7025
Merle Haggard If We Make It Through December Country
153
7076
Paul McCartney and Wings Let Me Roll It Blues Rock
154
7183
The Beach Boys Sail On, Sailor Pop Rock
155
7192
Can Future Days Krautrock
156
7219
Suzi Quatro Can the Can Glam Rock, Pop Rock
157
7226
Dr. John Such a Night New Orleans R&B
158
7234
Paul McCartney and Wings My Love Pop Rock
159
7248
10cc Rubber Bullets Pop Rock, Rock & Roll
160
7301
The Stylistics Rockin' Roll Baby Pop Soul
161
7353
Christophe Les paradis perdus French Pop, Pop Rock
162
7408
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Karn Evil 9 Symphonic Prog
163
7424
Roxy Music Mother of Pearl Art Rock, Glam Rock
164
7436
James Brown The Boss Jazz-Funk
165
7702
Steely Dan The Boston Rag Pop Rock, Progressive Pop
166
7749
Bruce Springsteen For You Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
167
7769
John Cale Child's Christmas in Wales Art Pop, Singer/Songwriter
168
7845
Joseito Fernandez Guajira Guantanamera Guajira
169
7878
Al Wilson Show and Tell Smooth Soul
170
7879
Cher Half-Breed Pop
171
7904
The Marshall Tucker Band Can't You See Southern Rock
172
7905
Gram Parsons A Song for You Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
173
7971
Fabrizio De André Verranno a chiederti del nostro amore Canzone d'autore
174
7986
The Rolling Stones Star Star Rock & Roll
175
7996
Montrose Rock Candy Hard Rock
176
8113
Barry Manilow Could It Be Magic Adult Contemporary, Baroque Pop
177
8197
Gladys Knight and The Pips Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me Pop Soul, Smooth Soul
178
8222
Barry White I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby Smooth Soul
179
8307
Lightnin' Rod Sport Funk
180
8374
The Intruders I'll Always Love My Mama Philly Soul
181
8375
Lou Reed Caroline Says II Art Rock, Singer/Songwriter
182
8391
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Next Glam Rock, Hard Rock
183
8433
The DeFranco Family Heartbeat, It's a Lovebeat Bubblegum, Teen Pop
184
8542
Bruce Springsteen Blinded by the Light Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
185
8588
David Bowie Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) Art Rock, Glam Rock, Piano Rock
186
8601
Deep Purple Woman from Tokyo Hard Rock
187
8642
Status Quo Caroline Boogie Rock
188
8712
Serge Lama Je suis malade Chanson
189
8784
Vicki Lawrence The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia Country Pop
190
8795
Kool & The Gang Hollywood Swinging Funk
191
8811
Paul McCartney and Wings Helen Wheels Pop Rock
192
8840
The Rolling Stones Winter Rock
193
8852
Led Zeppelin Dancing Days Hard Rock
194
8948
Funkadelic Cosmic Slop Funk, Funk Rock, Psychedelic Soul
195
9117
Electric Light Orchestra Showdown Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock
196
9155
Charlie Rich The Most Beautiful Girl Nashville Sound
197
9184
Ann Peebles I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down Southern Soul
198
9209
Michel Sardou La Maladie d'amour Chanson
199
9350
Bryan Ferry A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall Glam Rock
200
9418
Stompin' Tom Connors The Hockey Song Country
201
9565
Todd Rundgren International Feel Art Pop, Progressive Pop
202
9579
Roxy Music Beauty Queen Art Rock, Glam Rock
203
9601
Blue Swede Hooked on a Feeling Europop, Pop Rock
204
9632
Paul Simon American Tune Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
205
9637
Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man Hard Rock, Southern Rock
206
9733
Jerry Jeff Walker L.A. Freeway Country
207
9785
Al Green Here I Am (Come and Take Me) Southern Soul
208
9825
Loudon Wainwright III The Swimming Song Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Jim Croce I Got a Name Chamber Folk, Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Lou Reed Sad Song Art Rock, Symphonic Rock
The Rolling Stones 100 Years Ago Rock
Charlie Daniels Uneasy Rider Country Rock
Sammy Johns Chevy Van Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock
Secos & Molhados Sangue Latino Art Pop, Folk Pop, Psychedelic Folk
Electric Light Orchestra Roll Over Beethoven Glam Rock, Rock & Roll, Symphonic Rock
B.W. Stevenson My Maria Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band The Faith Healer Glam Rock, Hard Rock
Fleetwood Mac Hypnotized Pop Rock
Mahmoud Ahmed Mela Mela/Erè Mèla Mèla Tizita
Aaron Neville Hercules Deep Soul, Funk
Paco de Lucía Entre dos aguas Flamenco Nuevo, Rumba Flamenca
Alice Cooper Billion Dollar Babies Glam Rock, Hard Rock
Johnnie Taylor Cheaper to Keep Her Soul
Genesis The Cinema Show Symphonic Prog
The Doobie Brothers China Grove Boogie Rock
Genesis Firth of Fifth Symphonic Prog
The O'Jays Put Your Hands Together Philly Soul
Gram Parsons We'll Sweep out the Ashes in the Morning Country Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Jackson Browne Take It Easy Singer/Songwriter
ZZ Top Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Southern Rock
Lynyrd Skynyrd Tuesday's Gone Southern Rock
Spinners Mighty Love, Part 1 Philly Soul
Gregg Allman Midnight Rider Southern Rock
Mott the Hoople Roll Away the Stone Glam Rock
Gary Glitter I'm the Leader of the Gang Glam Rock
War Me and Baby Brother Funk
Johnny Rodriguez Ridin' My Thumb to Mexico Country
Neil Young Don't Be Denied Country Rock
Bruce Springsteen Growin' Up Heartland Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Giorgio Gaber La libertà Cabaret, Singer/Songwriter
Kevin Coyne Eastbourne Ladies Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The Rolling Stones Coming Down Again Rock
The J. Geils Band Give It to Me Blues Rock, Pop Reggae
Bruce Springsteen The E Street Shuffle Funk Rock
The O'Jays Ship Ahoy Philly Soul
Jackson Browne These Days Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Willie Hutch Brothers Gonna Work It Out Soul
ZZ Top Jesus Just Left Chicago Blues Rock, Southern Rock
Area Luglio, agosto, settembre (nero) Avant-Prog
Mia Martini Minuetto Italo Pop
Gary Glitter Do You Wanna Touch Me? (Oh Yeah) Glam Rock
New York Dolls Trash Glam Rock, Proto-Punk
The Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go With Me) Soul
REO Speedwagon Ridin' the Storm Out Hard Rock
Charlie Rich I Feel Like Going Home Nashville Sound
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Still... You Turn Me On Art Rock
Billy Joe Shaver I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train Outlaw Country
Faces Cindy Incidentally Rock
Tanya Tucker Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone) Country
Roxy Music Editions of You Art Rock, Glam Rock
Little Feat Fat Man in the Bathtub Southern Rock
Pierre Vassiliu Qui c'est celui-là? Chanson
The Temptations Masterpiece Psychedelic Soul
Ringo Starr I'm the Greatest Pop Rock
Dave Holland Four Winds Avant-Garde Jazz
Frank Zappa/The Mothers Montana Comedy Rock, Progressive Rock
Lou Reed The Kids Art Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part I) Avant-Prog
The Isley Brothers The Highways of My Life Soul
Nazareth This Flight Tonight Hard Rock
Johnnie Taylor I Believe in You (You Believe in Me) Southern Soul
The Stooges Raw Power Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
Roxy Music Street Life Glam Rock
First Choice Armed and Extremely Dangerous Disco, Philly Soul
David Bowie Time Art Rock, Glam Rock
The J.B.'s Doing It to Death Funk
The J. Geils Band (Ain't Nothin' But a) Houseparty Blues Rock, Funk Rock
The Jackson Sisters I Believe in Miracles Soul
Slade Merry Xmas Everybody Christmas Music, Glam Rock
First Choice Smarty Pants Disco, Philly Soul
The Chi-Lites Stoned out of My Mind Smooth Soul
Thin Lizzy The Rocker Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
Al Stewart Soho (Needless to Say) Singer/Songwriter
Jerry Jeff Walker Up Against the Wall You Redneck Mother Outlaw Country
Faces Pool Hall Richard Boogie Rock
Pescado Rabioso Cantata de puentes amarillos Progressive Folk, Psychedelic Folk, Singer/Songwriter
Tanya Tucker Blood Red and Goin' Down Country
The Temptations Law of the Land  Psychedelic Soul
Paul McCartney and Wings Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five Piano Rock, Progressive Pop
Genesis Dancing With the Moonlit Knight Symphonic Prog
Eagles Doolin-Dalton Country Rock
Garland Jeffreys Wild in the Streets Pop Rock
Serge Lama Les P'tites filles de Pigalle Chanson
Au bonheur des dames Oh! Les filles Chanson, Rock & Roll
John Martyn Don't Want to Know Blues Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Kraftwerk Tanzmusik Electronic, Krautrock
Can Bel Air Krautrock
Joni Mitchell Raised on Robbery Singer/Songwriter
Steely Dan Bodhisattva Jazz-Rock
Gary Glitter I Love You Love Me Love Glam Rock
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure Art Rock, Glam Rock
Steely Dan Pearl of the Quarter Soft Rock
Roger Daltrey Giving It All Away Pop Rock
Pink Floyd Breathe Art Rock
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Father of Day, Father of Night Progressive Rock, Space Rock
Suzi Quatro 48 Crash Glam Rock, Pop Rock
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye You Are Everything Pop Soul, Smooth Soul
Bob Marley and The Wailers No More Trouble Roots Reggae
James Brown I Got Ants in My Pants (And I Need to Dance) Funk
The Stooges Shake Appeal Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk
Harry Chapin W.O.L.D. Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soft Rock
The Wailers Burnin' and Lootin' Roots Reggae
The Stooges Hard to Beat/Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Proto-Punk