1974’s Biggest Canadian Hits

CMB medThe #1 song of 1974 was Terry Jacks’ “Seasons in the Sun”. In all, 51 singles by Canadian artists made the Top 40, 17 the Top 10, and six number ones. Below is a list of all songs by Canadians that peaked in the Top 40 of the weekly RPM charts during 1974 and all that made the year-end Top 100. Bear in mind, that this is a picture of cross-Canada success. Songs may have charted much higher or lower in various cities as radio stations usually give local artists more support. Below the lists, check out some cool trivia regarding the year’s hits.

YE= Year-End chart position.

WP = Weekly chart peak position.

1974 HITS

Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks 1 1
Sundown Gordon Lightfoot 3 1
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive 4 1
(You’re) Having My Baby Paul Anka 7 1
Rock Me Gently Andy Kim 23 1
Love Song Anne Murray 28 1
Takin’ Care of Business Bachman-Turner Overdrive 46 3
Let It Ride Bachman-Turner Overdrive 57 3
Clap for the Wolfman The Guess Who 65 4
You Won’t See Me Anne Murray 72 5
Help Me Joni Mitchell 82 6
Straight Shootin’ Woman Steppenwolf 88 5
Star Baby The Guess Who 92 9
Let Me Get to Know You Paul Anka 97 13
Earache My Eye Cheech & Chong *   4
Big Time Operator Keith Hampshire   5
I Thought of You Again Susan Jacks   7
Hurricane of Change Murray McLauchlan   9
Carefree Highway Gordon Lightfoot   11
Just One Look Anne Murray   11
Virginia (Touch Me Like You Do) Bill Amesbury   14
Carrie’s Gone J. C. Stone   14
Linda Won’t You Take Me In Murray McLauchlan   15
Fire, Baby I’m On Fire Andy Kim   15
Teen Angel Wednesday   16
Free Man in Paris Joni Mitchell   16
Cousin Mary Fludd   17
Running Wild Stampeders   18
She Southcote   18
I Am What I Am Lois Fletcher   18
Just As Bad As You Shawne Jackson   18
Ramona The Stampeders   18
Can You Feel It Lighthouse   19
Freedom For the Stallion Edward Bear   20
People Gotta Move Gino Vannelli   21
Million Dollar Weekend Crowbar   22
The Badger’s Song Bobby G. Griffith   23
Passing Time Bearfoot   24
I Fell In Love With You Sometime Gary & Dave   25
Werewolf 5 Man Electrical Band   28
Brother & Me Fludd   29
Americans Gordon Sinclair   30
It Might As Well Rain Until September Gary & Dave   31
Summer Girl Craig Ruhnke   33
Ain’t Got No Home The Band   35
I May Never See You Again Gary & Dave   35
Goodness of Nature Abraham’s Children   36
Same Old Feeling Edward Bear   36
Me & My Stone Stampeders   36
Shelly Made Me Smile Lisle   37
Weeping Widow April Wine   40

* Part Canadian


1974 Canadian Music Trivia


More Charts…

Mid 70s Overview…