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Billboard No.2 Songs - 1974 -

PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 3/9 & 2
TITLE(邦題): BOOGIE DOWN
ARTIST: EDDIE KENDRICKS
NO.1 SONG(S): SEASONS IN THE SUN...TERRY JACKS
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 5/18 & 2
TITLE(邦題): DANCING MACHINE
ARTIST: THE JACKSON 5
NO.1 SONG(S): THE STREAK...RAY STEVENS
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 6/15 & 2
TITLE(邦題): YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW (誓い)
ARTIST: THE STYLISTICS
NO.1 SONG(S): BILLY DON'T BE A HERO...BO DONALDSON & THE HEYWOODS
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 7/27 & 2
TITLE(邦題): DON'T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON ME 
(僕の瞳に小さな太陽)
ARTIST: ELTON JOHN
NO.1 SONG(S): ANNIE'S SONG...JOHN DENVER
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 11/9 & 1
TITLE(邦題): JAZZMAN
ARTIST: CAROLE KING
NO.1 SONG(S): YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHIN' YET...BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 11/16 & 2
TITLE(邦題): DO IT ('TIL YOU'RE SATISFIED) (ドゥー・イット)
ARTIST: B.T. EXPRESS
NO.1 SONG(S): WHATEVER GETS YOU THRU THE NIGHT...JOHN LENNON
I CAN HELP...BILLY SWAN
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 12/14 & 1
TITLE(邦題): WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN (天使のささやき)
ARTIST: THE THREE DEGREES
NO.1 SONG(S): KUNG FU FIGHTING...CARL DOUGLAS

AFTER TALK
1位を混ぜるといろんなタイプの曲が入り乱れてるけど、ソウル系の健闘ぶりが目立ってきた。フィラデルフィア・ソウルの代表的ともいえる「誓い」、「天使のささやき」は1位に輝くべきだったと思う。でも、こういった誰が聴いても名曲と思えるスタンダードが2位止まりだったという事実こそ“最高位2位”の格を上げてくれてるのかもしれないよね。

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