Sunday, April 7, 2013

40 Year Itch : Top 20 Soul Singles April 7, 1973

This week five of the top ten songs in the Billboard Hot 100 were by soul artists. Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Four Tops, Stylistics, Roberta Flack and War ( with the then #21 soul tune 'Cisco Kid') all celebrated top 10 hits. More interesting is the Soul Top 20. This is also the week Billboard predicted a "can't miss hit" called "So Very Hard To Go" by Tower of Power while Sylvia's sexy "Pillow Talk" was burning up the charts on its way #1.

1. Gladys Knight and the Pips Neither One of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)

 2. Al Green Call Me ( Come Back Home)
3. Temptations Masterpiece
4. The Four Tops Ain't No Woman ( Like the One I Got)

5. Stylistics Break Up To Make Up
6. Chi Lites : A Letter To Myself
7. Staple Singers Oh La De Da
8. Aretha Franklin Master of Eyes

9. Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly With His Song
10 Joe Simon Step By Step
11 Archie Bell and the Drells Dancing to Your Music
12. O Jays Love Train
13.Sylvia Pillow Talk

14. Soul Children It's Ain't Always What You Do
15. Ronnie Dyson One Man Band
16 Ohio Players Funky Worm
17 Eddie Kendricks Girl You Need A Change

18 Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine of My Life
19 James Brown Down and Out in New York City
20 Jackson 5 Hallelujah Day

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