List of Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1973

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These are the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles of 1973. The longest running number one single of 1973 is "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack which stayed at the top spot for five non-consecutive weeks.

The yellow background indicates the #1 song on Billboard's 1973 Year-End Chart of Pop Singles.
Issue Date Song Artist(s) Reference
January 6 "You're So Vain" Carly Simon
January 13
January 20
January 27 "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
February 3 "Crocodile Rock" Elton John
February 10
February 17
February 24 "Killing Me Softly with His Song" Roberta Flack
March 3
March 10
March 17
March 24 "Love Train" The O'Jays
March 31 "Killing Me Softly with His Song" Roberta Flack
April 7 "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" Vicki Lawrence
April 14
April 21 "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" Dawn featuring Tony Orlando
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19 "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Stevie Wonder
May 26 "Frankenstein" The Edgar Winter Group
June 2 "My Love" Paul McCartney & Wings
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30 "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)" George Harrison
July 7 "Will It Go Round in Circles" Billy Preston
July 14
July 21 "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" Jim Croce
July 28
August 4 "The Morning After" Maureen McGovern
August 11
August 18 "Touch Me in the Morning" Diana Ross
August 25 "Brother Louie" Stories
September 1
September 8 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
September 15 "Delta Dawn" Helen Reddy
September 22 "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
September 29 "We're an American Band" Grand Funk
October 6 "Half-Breed" Cher
October 13
October 20 "Angie" The Rolling Stones
October 27 "Midnight Train to Georgia" Gladys Knight & the Pips
November 3
November 10 "Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)" Eddie Kendricks
November 17
November 24 "Photograph" Ringo Starr
December 1 "Top of the World" The Carpenters
December 8
December 15 "The Most Beautiful Girl" Charlie Rich
December 22
December 29 "Time in a Bottle" Jim Croce


  • Fred Bronson's Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits, 5th Edition (ISBN 0-8230-7677-6)
  • Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2008, 12 Edition (ISBN 0-89820-180-2)
  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Seventies (ISBN 0-89820-076-8)
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.

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