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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1973, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1973, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Tamla 54232
chartposition: R&B #3, US #1, UK #7, US AC #1
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Talking Book
Stevie Wonder You Are the Sunshine of My Life 1973 Tamla
2 recordlabel: Atlantic 2940
chartposition: R&B #2, US #1, UK #6, US AC #2
writtenby: Charles Fox and Norman Gimbel
album: Killing Me Softly
comments: [Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1974] [Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1974]
mpcode: 5OyM0R5uRPQ
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly with His Song 1973 Atlantic
3 recordlabel: Motown 1239
chartposition: R&B #5, US #1, UK #9, US AC #1
writtenby: Miller, Ronald N. / Masser, Michael
album: Touch Me in the Morning
mpcode: mKcCD_76kJM
Diana Ross Touch Me in the Morning 1973 Motown
4 recordlabel: 20th Century 2069
chartposition: R&B #10, US #1, UK #10, US AC #1
writtenby: Barrry White
album: Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited
Love Unlimited Orchestra Love's Theme 1973 20th Century
5 recordlabel: Tamla 54234
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #31
writtenby: Shorten, Jonathan Nicholas / Bobb, Louisa Gabriella
album: Let's Get It On
mpcode: x6QZn9xiuOE
Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On 1973 Tamla
6 recordlabel: Tamla 54238
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #18
writtenby: Leonard Caston, Anita Poree and Frank Wilson
album: Eddie Kendricks
Eddie Kendricks Keep On Truckin' (Part 1) 1973 Tamla
7 recordlabel: Buddah 383
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #55, US AC 19
writtenby: Jim Weatherly
album: Imagination
comments: [Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #432]
Gladys Knight & the Pips Midnight Train to Georgia 1973 Buddah
8 recordlabel: Rocky Road 30073
chartposition: R&B #10, US #1, UK #51, US AC #3
writtenby: Jerry Fuller
album: Show and Tell
Al Wilson Show and Tell 1973 Rocky Road
9 recordlabel: Soul 35098
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #31, US AC #15
writtenby: Jim Weatherly
album: Neither One of Us
Gladys Knight & the Pips Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First... 1973 Soul
10 recordlabel: A&M 1411
chartposition: R&B #10, US #1, UK #52
writtenby: Bruce Fisher and Billy Preston
album: Music Is My Life
Billy Preston Will It Go Round in Circles 1973 A&M
11 recordlabel: Vibration 521
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #14, US AC #27
writtenby: Sylvia Robinson & Michael Burton
album: Pillow Talk
Sylvia Pillow Talk 1973 Vibration
12 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3524
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Back Stabbers
O'Jays Love Train 1973 P.I.R.
13 recordlabel: Atlantic 2995
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #26, US AC #33
writtenby: Stevie Wonder, Clarence Paul & Morris Broadnax
album: Let Me in Your Life
Aretha Franklin Until You Come Back to Me 1973 Atlantic
14 recordlabel: 20th Fox 2018
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #23, US AC #27
writtenby: Barry White
album: I've Got So Much To Give
Barry White I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby 1973 20th Fox
15 recordlabel: RAK 149
chartposition: R&B #22, US #1
writtenby: Errol Brown and Tony Wilson
album: About Us
comments: Original version by Hot Chocolate not released in the US
mpcode: The_Stories_-_Brother_Louie.mp3
Stories Brother Louie 1973 RAK
16 recordlabel: T-Neck 2251
chartposition: R&B #2, US #6, UK #14
weeksinr&bchart: 17
writtenby: Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley & Chris Jasper
album: 3 + 3
comments: originally recorded and released by The Isley Brothers as "Who's That Lady" in 1964 on United Artist
Isley Brothers That Lady 1973 TNeck
17 recordlabel: Tamla 54235
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #29, US AC #41
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Innervisions
Stevie Wonder Higher Ground 1973 Tamla
18 recordlabel: De-lite 559
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4, UK #51
writtenby: Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, Donald Boyce, Melvin Brown, Robert Mickens, Claydes Smith, Dennis Thomas
album: Wild and Peaceful
Kool & the Gang Jungle Boogie 1973 Delite
19 recordlabel: United Artists 163
chartposition: R&B #5, US #2
writtenby: Papa Dee Allen ,Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Leroy Jordan,Charles Miller
album: The World Is a Ghetto
War The Cisco Kid 1973 United Artists
20 recordlabel: 20th Century 2058
chartposition: R&B #2, US #7, UK #14, US AC #40
writtenby: Barry White
album: Stone Gon'
Barry White Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up 1973 20th Century
21 recordlabel: Buddah 393
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #56
writtenby: Gerry Goffin & Barry Goldberg
album: Imagination
Gladys Knight & the Pips I've Got to Use My Imagination 1973 Buddah
22 recordlabel: A&M 1463
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, US AC #34
writtenby: Billy Preston
album: Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
Billy Preston Space Race 1973 A&M
23 recordlabel: Dunhill 4339
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4, US AC #14
writtenby: B. Potter, D. Lambert
album: Keeper Of The Castle
Four Tops Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got) 1973 Dunhill
24 recordlabel: Tamla 54242
chartposition: R&B #1, US #8, UK #15
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Innervisions
Stevie Wonder Living for the City 1973 Tamla
25 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3533
chartposition: R&B #1, US #7, UK #21, US AC #48
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Black & Blue
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes The Love I Lost (Part 1) 1973 P.I.R.
26 recordlabel: Avco 4611
chartposition: R&B #5, US #5, UK #34
writtenby: Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble & Linda Creed
album: Round 2
Stylistics Break Up to Make Up 1973 Avco
27 recordlabel: Avco 4625
chartposition: R&B #3, US #14, UK #6, US AC #44
writtenby: Linda Creed & Thom Bell
album: Rockin' Roll Baby
Stylistics Rockin' Roll Baby 1973 Avco
28 recordlabel: Decca 33057
chartposition: R&B #42, US #5, UK #52, US AC #12
writtenby: Mentor Williams
album: Drift Away
Dobie Gray Drift Away 1973 Decca
29 recordlabel: United Artists 298
chartposition: R&B #11, US #22, UK 4
writtenby: Tina Turner
album: Nutbush City Limits
Ike & Tina Turner Nutbush City Limits 1973 United Artists
30 recordlabel: Gordy 7126
chartposition: R&B #1, US #7, UK 53
writtenby: Norman Whitfield
album: Masterpiece
Temptations Masterpiece 1973 Gordy
31 recordlabel: Stax 0179
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9, UK #34
writtenby: Homer Banks, Carl Hampton & Ray Jackson
album: Be What You Are
Staple Singers If You're Ready (Come Go with Me) 1973 Stax
32 recordlabel: Atco 6914
chartposition: R&B #19, US #9, UK #54
writtenby: Mac Rebennock
album: In the Right Place
Dr. John Right Place, Wrong Time 1973 Atco
33 recordlabel: London 1046
chartposition: R&B #4, US #10, UK #40, US AC #20
writtenby: Charles McCormick
album: Natural High
Bloodstone Natural High 1973 London
34 recordlabel: RCA 74-16332
chartposition: R&B #14, US #17, UK #20, US AC #8
writtenby: Sherman Marshall & Thom Bell
album: I'm Doin' Fine Now
New York City I'm Doin' Fine Now 1973 RCA
35 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3535
chartposition: R&B #2, US #10, UK #54
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Ship Ahoy
O'Jays Put Your Hands Together 1973 P.I.R.
36 recordlabel: Hi 2247
chartposition: R&B #2, US #10
writtenby: Al Green & Mabon
album: Call Me
Al Green Here I Am (Come and Take Me) 1973 Hi
37 recordlabel: Atlantic 2973
chartposition: R&B #4, US #29, UK 7, US AC #20
writtenby: Thom Bell & Linda Creed
album: Spinners
Spinners Ghetto Child 1973 Atlantic
38 recordlabel: United Artists 281
chartposition: R&B #6, US #8
writtenby: Howard Scott, B.B. Dickerson , Harold Brown, Charles Miller,Lercy Jordan
album: Deliver the Word
War Gypsy Man 1973 United Artists
39 recordlabel: Atlantic 2962
chartposition: R&B #1, US #11, US AC #19
writtenby: Joe Jefferson
album: Spinners
Spinners One of a Kind (Love Affair) 1973 Atlantic
40 recordlabel: Stax 0161
chartposition: R&B #1, US #11
writtenby: Don Davis
album: Taylored in Silk
Johnnie Taylor I Believe in You (You Believe in Me) 1973 Stax
41 recordlabel: Hi 2235
chartposition: R&B #2, US #10
writtenby: Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. & Willie Mitchell
album: Call Me
Al Green Call Me (Come Back Home) 1973 Hi
42 recordlabel: Epic 5-11017
chartposition: R&B #3, US #12
writtenby: Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
album: Fresh
Sly & the Family Stone If You Want Me to Stay 1973 Epic
43 recordlabel: Motown 1280
chartposition: R&B #4 , US #12, UK #51, US AC #43
writtenby: Harold Johnson, Andrew Porter & Gregg Wright
album: Diana & Marvin
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye You're a Special Part of Me 1973 Motown
44 recordlabel: Atlantic 2969
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #37, US #20, US AC #44,
writtenby: Carolyn Franklin & Sonny Saunders
album: Hey Now Hey
Aretha Franklin Angel 1973 Atlantic
45 recordlabel: Westbound 214
chartposition: R&B #1, US #15
writtenby: Ohio Players
album: Pleasure
Ohio Players Funky Worm 1973 Westbound
46 recordlabel: Blue Thumb 229
chartposition: R&B #12, US #11
writtenby: Allen Toussaint
album: The Pointer Sisters
Pointer Sisters Yes We Can Can 1973 Blue Thumb
47 recordlabel: Hi 2257
chartposition: R&B #1, US #19, UK #52
writtenby: Al Green & Willie Mitchell
album: Livin' for You
Al Green Livin' for You 1973 Hi
48 recordlabel: ABC 11407
chartposition: R&B #4, US #15
writtenby: McKinley Jackson & James Reddick
album: Out Here on My Own
Lamont Dozier Trying to Hold On to My Woman 1973 ABC
49 recordlabel: Dunhill 4354
chartposition: R&B #2, US #15
writtenby: Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
album: Shaft in Africa Motion Picture Soundtrack
Four Tops Are You Man Enough 1973 Dunhill
50 recordlabel: Philly Groove 175
chartposition: R&B #11, US #28, UK #16
writtenby: Allan Felder & Norman Harris
album: Armed and Extremely Dangerous
First Choice Armed and Extremely Dangerous 1973 Philly Groove
51 recordlabel: Stax 0176
chartposition: R&B #2, US #15
writtenby: Mack Rice
album: Taylored in Silk
Johnnie Taylor Cheaper to Keep Her 1973 Stax
52 recordlabel: Warner 7687
chartposition: R&B #11, US #17, US AC #36
writtenby: Emilio Castillo & Stephen Kupka
album: Tower of Power
Tower of Power So Very Hard to Go 1973 Warner
53 recordlabel: Columbia 45838
chartposition: RandB #3, US #43
writtenby: Edward Bivins
album: There's No Me Without You
Manhattans There's No Me Without You 1973 Columbia
54 recordlabel: Soul 35105
chartposition: R&B #2, US #19
writtenby: Merald Knight, Gladys Knight & Johnny Bristol
album: Neither One of Us
Gladys Knight & the Pips Daddy Could Swear (I Declare) 1973 Soul
55 recordlabel: Wand 11252
chartposition: R&B #1, US #21
writtenby: Maurice Barge & Jimmie Jiles
album: The First Time We Met
Independents Leaving Me 1973 Wand
56 recordlabel: Tamla 54241
chartposition: R&B #3, US #21, UK #51
writtenby: Marvin Gaye
album: Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye Come Get to This 1973 Tamla
57 recordlabel: United Artists 350
chartposition: R&B #18, US #15
writtenby: Charles Miller, Harold Brown, Howard Scott, Lee Oskar, Lonnie Jordan, B.B. Dickerson
album: Deliver the Word
War Me and Baby Brother 1973 United Artists
58 recordlabel: Spring 133
chartposition: R&B #6, US #37, UK #14
writtenby: Raeford Gerald
album: The Power of Joe Simon
mpcode: _CWzg6hu2Gw
Joe Simon Step by Step 1973 Spring
59 recordlabel: Spring 138
chartposition: R&B #3, US #18
writtenby: Joe Simon
album: Cleopatra Jones Motion Picture Soundtrack
Joe Simon ft. Mainstreeters Theme from Cleopatra Jones 1973 Spring
60 recordlabel: Motown 1224
chartposition: R&B #10, US #28, UK #20
writtenby: Freddie Perren & Christine Yarian
album: Skywriter
Jackson 5 Hallelujah Day 1973 Motown
61 recordlabel: People 621
chartposition: R&B #1, US #22
writtenby: James Brown
album: Doing It To Death
Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s Doing It to Death 1973 People
62 recordlabel: Philly Groove 179
chartposition: R&B #25, US #56, UK #9
writtenby: Allan Felder & Norman Harris
album: Armed and Extremely Dangerous
First Choice Smarty Pants 1973 Philly Groove
63 recordlabel: Avco 4618
chartposition: R&B #8, US #23, US AC #4
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Round 2
Stylistics You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break... 1973 Avco
64 recordlabel: Spring 139
chartposition: R&B #3, US #24
writtenby: Prince Phillip Mitchell (as Phillip Mitchell)
album: It Hurts So Good
Millie Jackson Hurts So Good 1973 Spring
65 recordlabel: Brunswick 55500
chartposition: R&B #2, US #30, UK #57
writtenby: Eugene Record & Barbara Acklin
album: Chi-Lites
Chi-Lites Stoned Out of My Mind 1973 Brunswick
66 recordlabel: Pride 1031
chartposition: R&B #7, US #22
writtenby: Leon Sylvers III (as Leon Sylvers)
album: Foster Sylvers
Foster Sylvers Misdemeanor 1973 Pride
67 recordlabel: Motown 1277
chartposition: R&B #2, US #28
writtenby: Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Don Fletcher, Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson
album: Get it Together
Jackson 5 Get It Together 1973 Motown
68 recordlabel: CTI 12
chartposition: US #2, UK #7, US AC #5
writtenby: Richard Strauss
album: Prelude
Deodato Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001) 1973 CTI
69 recordlabel: Gamble 2506
chartposition: R&B #6, US #36, UK #32
writtenby: Gene McFadden, John Whitehead, Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Save the Children
mpcode: 5cOVQwbNJPA
Intruders I'll Always Love My Mama (Part 1) 1973 Gamble
70 recordlabel: United Artists 255
chartposition: R&B #2, US #29
writtenby: James Cox
album: Facts of Life
Bobby Womack Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out 1973 United Artists
71 recordlabel: De-lite 557
chartposition: R&B #5, US #29, UK #54
writtenby: Robert Bell (as Robert
album: Wild and Peaceful
Kool & the Gang Funky Stuff 1973 Delite
72 recordlabel: Buddah 363
chartposition: R&B #6, US #28, US AC #18
writtenby: Jim Weatherly
album: Imagination
Gladys Knight & the Pips Where Peaceful Waters Flow 1973 Buddah
73 recordlabel: Gordy 7133
chartposition: R&B #1, US #27
writtenby: Norman Whitfield
album: 1990
Temptations Let Your Hair Down 1973 Gordy
74 recordlabel: Dunhill 2366
chartposition: R&B #10, US #33, UK #29, US AC #41
writtenby: Renaldo Benson, Val Benson & Ivy Jo Hunter
album: Main Street People
Four Tops Sweet Understanding Love 1973 Dunhill
75 recordlabel: Polydor 14162
chartposition: R&B #4, US #27, UK #51
writtenby: James Brown
James Brown I Got Ants in My Pants (Part 1) (And I... 1973 Polydor
76 recordlabel: Tamla 54239
chartposition: R&B #7, US #27
writtenby: Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin (as Marvin Tarplin) & Pamela Young
album: Smokey
Smokey Robinson Baby Come Close 1973 Tamla
77 recordlabel: Bell 1313 (UK)
chartposition: UK #7
writtenby: Geoff Stephens, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
album: Love Games
Drifters Like Sister and Brother 1973 Bell(UK)
78 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3531
chartposition: R&B #2, US #33, UK #53
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Back Stabbers
O'Jays Time to Get Down 1973 P.I.R.
79 recordlabel: Enterprise 9085
chartposition: R&B #7, US #30, UK #52, US AC #34
writtenby: Isaac Hayes
album: Joy
Isaac Hayes Joy 1973 Enterprise
80 recordlabel: RAK 74515
chartposition: UK #7
writtenby: Errol Brown and Tony Wilson
album: Cicero Park
Hot Chocolate Brother Louie 1973 RAK
81 recordlabel: Atlantic 2982
chartposition: R&B #19, US #30, US AC #3
writtenby: Janis Ian
album: Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flack Jesse 1973 Atlantic
82 recordlabel: 20th Century 2062
chartposition: R&B #35, US #83, UK #11
writtenby: Barry White & Paul Politi
album: Under the Influence of... Love Unlimited
Love Unlimited It May Be Winter Outside (But in My... 1973 20th Century
83 recordlabel: Motown 1211
chartposition: R&B #20, US #34, UK #53, US AC #8
writtenby: Irene Higgenbotham, Ervin Drake & Dan Fisher
album: Lady Sings the Blues
Diana Ross Good Morning Heartache 1973 Motown
84 recordlabel: Hi 2248
chartposition: R&B #6, US #38, UK #41
writtenby: Ann Peebles, Don Bryant & Bernard Miller
album: I Can't Stand the Rain
Ann Peebles I Can't Stand the Rain 1973 Hi
85 recordlabel: Columbia 45776
chartposition: R&B #15, US #28, US AC #16
writtenby: Thom Bell & Linda Creed
album: One Man Band
Ronnie Dyson One Man Band (Plays All Alone) 1973 Columbia
86 recordlabel: 20th Century 407
chartposition: R&B #5, US #32, US AC #46
writtenby: Barry White
album: I've Got So Much Love to Give
Barry White I've Got So Much Love to Give 1973 20th Century
87 recordlabel: MGM 14540
chartposition: R&B #92, UK #8
writtenby: John Worth
Jimmy Helms Gonna Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse 1973 MGM
88 recordlabel: Invictus 1251
chartposition: R&B #7, US #59, UK #21
writtenby: General Johnson & Geoff Bowen
album: Skin I'm In
Chairmen of the Board Finder's Keepers 1973 Invictus
89 recordlabel: Atlantic 2941
chartposition: R&B #8, US #33, UK #51
writtenby: Aretha Franklin & Bernice Hart
album: Hey Now Hey
Aretha Franklin Master of Eyes 1973 Atlantic
90 recordlabel: Gordy 7131
chartposition: R&B #2, US #35
writtenby: Norman Whitfield
album: Masterpiece
Temptations Hey Girl (I Like Your Style) 1973 Gordy
91 recordlabel: Brunswick 55491
chartposition: R&B #3, US #3
writtenby: Eugene Record & Sandra Drayton
album: A Letter to Myself
Chi-Lites A Letter to Myself 1973 Brunswick
92 recordlabel: Sussex 250
chartposition: R&B #12, US #31, UK #51
writtenby: Bill Withers
album: Still Bill
Bill Withers Kissing My Love 1973 Sussex
93 recordlabel: Mercury 73385
chartposition: R&B #6, US #29
writtenby: Don Covay
album: Super Dude
Don Covay I Was Checkin' Out--She Was Checkin' In 1973 Mercury
94 recordlabel: Cadet 5696
chartposition: R&B #3, US #34
writtenby: Henry Williams & Marv Johnson
album: Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation
Dells Give Your Baby a Standing Ovation 1973 Cadet
95 recordlabel: RCA Victor 0912
chartposition: R&B #4, US #35
writtenby: Bobby Womack
album: Birth Day
New Birth I Can Understand it 1973 RCA Victor
96 recordlabel: Westbound 216
chartposition: R&B #12, US #31
writtenby: Andrew Noland, Gregory Webster, Walter
album: Ecstasy
Ohio Players Ecstasy 1973 Westbound
97 recordlabel: Buddah 331
chartposition: R&B #9, US #31
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: Give Me Your Love
Barbara Mason Give Me Your Love 1973 Buddah
98 recordlabel: Stax 0156
chartposition: R&B #4, US #33
writtenby: Prince Phillip Mitchell (as Phillip Mitchell)
album: City in the Sky
Staple Singers Oh La De Da 1973 Stax
99 recordlabel: Capitol 3674
chartposition: R&B #5, US #35
writtenby: Floyd Butler & Billy Osborne
album: Check It Out
Tavares Check It Out 1973 Capitol
100 recordlabel: Polydor 14210
chartposition: R&B #4, US #58, UK #52
writtenby: James Brown
album: The Payback
James Brown Stoned to the Bone (Part 1) 1973 Polydor

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