Top 100 Singles of 1973 in Canada

tie a yellow ribbonAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1973 in Canada was “Tie a Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Old Oak Tree” by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando. The song was composed by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown. The top song by a Canadian was “Last Song” by Toronto based group Edward Bear at 11th of the year. A remarkable 26 songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists who have been bolded in red. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

1 Tie a Yellow Ribbon… Dawn
2 Delta Dawn Helen Reddy
3 Playground in My Mind Clint Holmes
4 Monster Mash Bobby “Boris” Pickett
5 Crocodile Rock Elton John
6 Angie Rolling Stones
7 Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack
8 You’re So Vain Carly Simon
9 Brother Louie Stories
10 The Night the Lights… Vicki Lawrence
11 Last Song Edward Bear
12 Will It Go Round In Circles Billy Preston
13 Half Breed Cher
14 Danny’s Song Anne Murray
15 Bad Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce
16 Painted Ladies Ian Thomas
17 Little Willy Sweet
18 Top of the World The Carpenters
19 Daniel Elton John
20 The Cisco Kid War
21 The First Cut Is the Deepest Keith Hampshire
22 Frankenstein Edgar Winter
23 Yesterday Once More The Carpenters
24 Could You Ever Love Me Again Gary & Dave
25 Photograph Ringo Starr
26 Duelling Banjos Weissberg/Deliverence
27 Last Kiss Wednesday
28 I’m A Stranger Here Five Man Electrical Band
29 Cover of Rolling Stone Dr. Hook
30 My Love Paul McCartney & Wings
31 Heartbeat It’s a Love Beat DeFranco Family
32 Stuck in the Middle with You Stealers Wheel
33 The Morning After Maureen McGovern
34 Smoke on the Water Deep Purple
35 Kodachrome Paul Simon
36 Oh Babe What Would You Say Hurricane Smith
37 We’re an American Band Grand Funk Railroad
38 Make My Life a Little Bit… Chester
39 Live and Let Die Paul McCartney & Wings
40 You Are What I Am Gordon Lightfoot
41 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John
42 Also Sprach Zarathustra Deodato
43 Daddy’s Home Jermaine Jackson
44 You Don’t Know What Love Is Susan Jacks
45 Pillow Talk Sylvia
46 Close Your Eyes Edward Bear
47 My Maria B. W. Stevenson
48 Get Down Gilbert O’Sullivan
49 Just You ‘n’ Me Chicago
50 Loves Me Like a Rock Paul Simon
51 Twelfth of Never Donny Osmond
52 Sing The Carpenters
53 Don’t Expect Me to Be… Lobo
54 Shambala Three Dog Night
55 Say Has Anybody Seen… Dawn
56 Hi Hi Hi Paul McCartney & Wings
57 Control of Me Les Emmerson
58 Your Mama Don’t Dance Loggins & Messina
59 Jambalaya Blue Ridge Rangers
60 Pretty Lady Lighthouse
61 A Million To One/Young Love Donny Osmond
62 Do It Again Steely Dan
63 Farmer’s Song Murray McLauchlan
64 You Are the Sunshine… Stevie Wonder
65 Minstrel Gypsy The Stampeders
66 Touch Me In the Morning Diana Ross
67 Behind Closed Doors Charlie Rich
68 Why Can’t We Live Together Timmy Thomas
69 Paper Roses Marie Osmond
70 Right Place, Wrong Time Dr. John
71 Dancing in the Moonlight King Harvest
72 Gypsy Man War
73 Dead Skunk Loudain Wainwright
74 Touch of Magic James Leroy
75 Superstition Stevie Wonder
76 I Just Want to Make Music Tobias
77 Rocky Mountain High John Denver
78 Rosalie Michael Tarry
79 Mouldy Old Dough Lt. Pigeon
80 I’m Gonna Love You Too Terry Jacks
81 Funny Face Donna Fargo
82 Why Me Kris Kristofferson
83 Drift Away Dobie Gray
84 The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich
85 Long Train Runnin’ Doobie Brothers
86 Wildflower Skylark
87 Oh My Lady Stampeders
88 Space Oddity David Bowie
89 Follow Your Daughter Home The Guess Who
90 Reelin’ In the Years Steely Dan
91 Feelin’ Stronger Every Day Chicago
92 Seasons in the Sun Terry Jacks
93 Knocking on Heaven’s Door Bob Dylan
94 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Bette Midler
95 Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
96 A Good Song Valdy
97 I’m Going to Love You Barry White
98 Could It Be I’m Falling In Love The Spinners
99 It Wouldn’t Have Made… Tom Middleton
100 Ramblin’ Man Allman Brothers