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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1974, 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 1974, 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: 20th Century 2140
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #1
Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting 1974 20th Century
2 recordlabel: T.K. 1004
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #1, US AC #19
writtenby: Harry Casey & Richard Finch
album: Rock Your Baby
George McCrae Rock Your Baby 1974 T.K.
3 recordlabel: 20th Century 2133
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #1, US dance #2
Barry White You're the First, the Last, My Everything 1974 20th Century
4 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3550
chartposition: R&B #4, US #2, UK #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: The Three Degrees
Three Degrees When Will I See You Again 1974 P.I.R.
5 recordlabel: Avco 4634
chartposition: R&B #5, US #2, UK #2, US AC #6
writtenby: Thom Bell & Linda Creed
Stylistics You Make Me Feel Brand New 1974 Avco
6 recordlabel: Atlantic 3229
chartposition: R&B #5, US #1, UK #6, US AC #45, US dance #11
writtenby: Roger Ball & Hamish Stuart
album: AWB - The Average White Band
comments: [instrumental]
Average White Band Pick Up the Pieces 1974 Atlantic
7 recordlabel: RCA Victor 0232
chartposition: R&B #2, US #1, UK #6, US AC #12
writtenby: Wally Holmes (as Waldo Holmes)
album: Freedom for the Stallion
Hues Corporation Rock the Boat 1974 RCA Victor
8 recordlabel: P.I.R. 73540
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #22, US AC #1
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: M.F.S.B.
comments: [instrumental]
M.F.S.B. TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) 1974 P.I.R.
9 recordlabel: Atlantic 3202
chartposition: R&B #2, US #1, UK #29, US AC #3
writtenby: Sherman Marshall & Phillip Pugh
album: Then Came You
Dionne Warwick & the Spinners Then Came You 1974 Atlantic
10 recordlabel: 20th Century 2120
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #8, US AC #26
writtenby: Barry White
Barry White Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe 1974 20th Century
11 recordlabel: Atlantic 3025
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #34, US AC #1
writtenby: Gene McDaniels (as Eugene McDaniels)
album: Feel Like Makin' Love
Roberta Flack Feel Like Makin' Love 1974 Atlantic
12 recordlabel: Tamla 54252
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #30
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder You Haven't Done Nothin' 1974 Tamla
13 recordlabel: Brunswick 55505
chartposition: RandB #3, US #54, UK #5
writtenby: Stan McKenney and Eugene Record
album: Chi-Lites
Chi-Lites Homely Girl 1974 Brunswick
14 recordlabel: Buddah 403
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #7, US AC #10
writtenby: Jim Weatherly
album: Imagination
Gladys Knight & the Pips Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me 1974 Buddah
15 recordlabel: MGM 2006458
chartposition: US #10, UK #1, US AC #2
writtenby: Wade Brown Jr. (as Wade Brown), David Jones Jr. and Johnny Bristol
album: Love Me for a Reason
Osmonds Love Me for A Reason 1974 MGM
16 recordlabel: Tamla 54254
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #12
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder Boogie On Reggae Woman 1974 Tamla
17 recordlabel: Mercury 73643
chartposition: R&B #1, US dance #10, US #1
writtenby: J. Williams-C. Satchell-L. Bonner-M. Jones-R. Middlebrooks-M. Pierce-W. Beck
album: Fire
Ohio Players Fire 1974 Mercury
18 recordlabel: MGM 14748
chartposition: R&B #34, US #9, UK #2, US AC #11, US dance #1
writtenby: Clifton Davis
album: Never Can Say Goodbye
Gloria Gaynor Never Can Say Goodbye 1974 MGM
19 recordlabel: MCA 40198
chartposition: R&B #15, US #1
writtenby: Elton John & Bernie Taupin
album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elton John Bennie and the Jets 1974 MCA
20 recordlabel: A&M 1544
chartposition: R&B #8, US #1, US AC #15
writtenby: Billy Preston & Bruce Fisher
album: The Kids and Me
Billy Preston Nothing from Nothing 1974 A&M
21 recordlabel: Scepter 12395
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #51, US dance #8
writtenby: Billy Nichols
album: Do it ('Til You're Satisfied)
B.T. Express Do it ('Til You're Satisfied) 1974 Scepter
22 recordlabel: Motown 1286
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2
writtenby: Hal Davis, Donald Fletcher & Weldon Dean Parks
album: Dancing Machine
Jackson 5 Dancing Machine 1974 Motown
23 recordlabel: MGM 14715
chartposition: R&B #2, US #8, UK #3
writtenby: Johnny Bristol
album: Hang On in There Baby
Johnny Bristol Hang On in There Baby 1974 MGM
24 recordlabel: Tamla 54243
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #39
writtenby: Leonard Caston, Anita Poree & Frank Wilson
album: Boogie Down
Eddie Kendricks Boogie Down 1974 Tamla
25 recordlabel: Roadshow 7001
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #34, US dance #1
writtenby: B.T. Express
album: Do it (‘Til You’re Satisfied)
comments: [instrumental]
B.T. Express Express 1974 Roadshow
26 recordlabel: Pye 71002
chartposition: R&B #63, US #14, UK #1, US AC #18
writtenby: David Parton (as Des Parton)
album: Sad Sweet Dreamer
comments: [English vocal group]
Sweet Sensation Sad Sweet Dreamer 1974 Pye
27 recordlabel: Roxbury 0236
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #31, US AC 31
writtenby: William DeVaughn
album: Be Thankful for What You Got
William DeVaughn Be Thankful for What You Got 1974 Roxbury
28 recordlabel: ABC 12010
chartposition: R&B #3, US #3, UK #53
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Rags to Rufus
Rufus (and Chaka Khan) Tell Me Something Good 1974 ABC
29 recordlabel: London 10470
chartposition: R&B #2, US #7, UK #20, US AC #28
writtenby: Al Green
album: Al Green Explores Your Mind
Al Green Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy) 1974 London
30 recordlabel: Chelsea 3004
chartposition: R&B #32, US #10, UK #8
writtenby: Bob Crewe & Nolan
album: Disco-Tex & His Sex-O-Lettes
Disco-Tex & the Sex-O-Lettes Get Dancin' 1974 Chelsea
31 recordlabel: De-lite 561
chartposition: R&B #1, US #6, UK 52
writtenby: Kool & the Gang & Gene Redd
album: Wild and Peaceful
Kool & the Gang Hollywood Swinging 1974 Delite
32 recordlabel: Epic 5-11035
chartposition: R&B #75, US #5
writtenby: Lolly Vegas
album: Wovoka
Redbone Come and Get Your Love 1974 Epic
33 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 998
chartposition: UK #5
writtenby: Thom Bell and Linda Creed
album: Diana and Marvin
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye You Are Everything 1974 Tamla Motown
34 recordlabel: RSO 409
chartposition: R&B #33, US #1, UK #9
album: 461 Ocean Boulevard
Eric Clapton I Shot the Sheriff 1974 RSO
35 recordlabel: Buddah 423
chartposition: R&B #2, US #5
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: Claudine
Gladys Knight & the Pips On and On 1974 Buddah
36 recordlabel: Back Beat 27001
chartposition: R&B #11, US #6, US AC #15, US dance 4
writtenby: Buzz Cason & Mac Gayden
album: Everlasting Love
Carl Carlton Everlasting Love 1974 Back Beat
37 recordlabel: Atco 6961
chartposition: R&B #1, US #8, US AC #35
writtenby: Bobby Eli & Vinnie Barrett
album: Blue Magic
Blue Magic Sideshow 1974 Atco
38 recordlabel: RCA 2493
chartposition: UK #1, R&B #75, US #91
writtenby: Johanna Hall & John Hall
album: Trustmaker
Tymes Ms. Grace 1974 RCA
39 recordlabel: RCA Victor 0205
chartposition: R&B #8, US #10, UK #27, US AC #42
writtenby: Bobby Eli, John Freeman & Vinnie Barrett
album: Euphrates River
mpcode: aH_IpIC14ZA
Main Ingredient Just Don't Want to Be Lonely 1974 RCA Victor
40 recordlabel: Avco 6105032
chartposition: R&B #8, US #18, UK #9, US AC #26
writtenby: Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss
album: Let's Put It All Together
Stylistics Let's Put It All Together 1974 Avco
41 recordlabel: RCA 10022
chartposition: R&B #20, US #2, UK #18, US AC #31, US dance #7
writtenby: Christopher Mark Jackson
album: Trustmaker
Tymes You Little Trustmaker 1974 RCA
42 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3544
chartposition: R&B #3, US #9, UK #53
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Anthony Jackson
album: Ship Ahoy
O'Jays For the Love of Money 1974 P.I.R.
43 recordlabel: Midland International 10113
chartposition: R&B #9, US #11, US AC #42, US dance #2
writtenby: Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway & Geoff Stephens
album: The Carol Douglas Album
Carol Douglas Doctor's Orders 1974 Midland...
44 recordlabel: United Artists 375
chartposition: R&B #1, US #10
writtenby: James Alexander & Zelda Samuels
album: Lookin' for a Love Again
Bobby Womack Lookin' for a Love 1974 United Artists
45 recordlabel: Motown 1278
chartposition: R&B #15, US #14, UK #35, US AC #1
writtenby: Michael Masser & Pam Sawyer
album: Last Time I Saw Him
Diana Ross Last Time I Saw Him 1974 Motown
46 recordlabel: RCA Victor 10066
chartposition: R&B #6, UK #24, US #18, US dance #5
writtenby: Wally Holmes
album: Rockin' Soul
Hues Corporation Rockin' Soul 1974 RCA Victor
47 recordlabel: Trojan 7920 (UK)
chartposition: UK #1
writtenby: David Gates
album: Everything I Own
Ken Boothe Everything I Own 1974 Trojan(UK)
48 recordlabel: ABC 12032
chartposition: R&B #1, US #11
writtenby: Chaka Khan & Ray Parker Jr
album: Rags to Rufus
Rufus (and Chaka Khan) You Got the Love 1974 ABC
49 recordlabel: Tamla 54245
chartposition: R&B #2, US #16, UK #55, US AC #9
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Innervisions
Stevie Wonder Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing 1974 Tamla
50 recordlabel: Bell 45600
chartposition: R&B #83, UK #2
writtenby: Roger Greenaway & Tony Macaulay
album: Love Games
Drifters Kissin' in the Back Row of the Movies 1974 Bell
51 recordlabel: Tamla 54248
chartposition: R&B #4, US #13
writtenby: Freddie Perren & Christine Perren
album: Do It Baby
Miracles Do It Baby 1974 Tamla
52 recordlabel: Motown 1307
chartposition: R&B #7, US #22, UK #20
writtenby: Milan Williams
album: Machine Gun
Commodores Machine Gun 1974 Motown
53 recordlabel: Buddah 433
chartposition: R&B #1, US #21, UK #51
writtenby: Tony Camillo & Mary Sawyer
album: I Feel a Song
Gladys Knight & the Pips I Feel a Song (In My Heart) 1974 Buddah
54 recordlabel: Atlantic 2999
chartposition: R&B #1, US #19, UK #51
writtenby: Bobby Womack
album: Let Me in Your Life
Aretha Franklin I'm in Love 1974 Atlantic
55 recordlabel: Mercury 6167012
chartposition: R&B #2, US #13
writtenby: Marshall Jones, Marvin Pierce, Leroy Bonner, James
album: Skin Tight
Ohio Players Skin Tight 1974 Mercury
56 recordlabel: Curtom 1997
chartposition: R&B #1, US #17
writtenby: Ed Townsend
Impressions Finally Got Myself Together (I'm a... 1974 Curtom
57 recordlabel: Atlantic 3006
chartposition: R&B #1, US #20
writtenby: J.B. Jefferson, B. Hawes & C. Simmons
album: Mighty Love
Spinners Mighty Love (Part I) 1974 Atlantic
58 recordlabel: Brunswick 20
chartposition: UK #5, US #83
writtenby: Barbara Acklin and Eugene Record
comments: [b/w Oh Girl]
Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her 1974 Brunswick
59 recordlabel: Stang 5052
chartposition: R&B #3, US #17
writtenby: Al Goodman, Harry Ray & Sylvia Robinson
Moments Sexy Mama 1974 Stang
60 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 920
chartposition: R&B #15, US 19, UK #51
writtenby: Gloria Jones & Pam Sawyer
album: Diana & Marvin
Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye My Mistake (Was to Love You) 1974 Tamla Motown
61 recordlabel: Atlantic 3206
chartposition: R&B #4, US #15
writtenby: Charles Simmons & Joe Jefferson
Spinners Love Don't Love Nobody (Part I) 1974 Atlantic
62 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 896
chartposition: UK #3
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. and R. Dean Taylor
R. Dean Taylor There's a Ghost in My House 1974 Tamla Motown
63 recordlabel: T.K. 1007
chartposition: R&B #10, US #50, UK #9
writtenby: Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
album: Rock Your Baby
George McCrae I Can't Leave You Alone 1974 T.K.
64 recordlabel: Truth 3206
chartposition: R&B #1, US #22
writtenby: Homer Banks, Eddie Marion & Henderson Thigpen
album: Woman to Woman
Shirley Brown Woman to Woman 1974 Truth
65 recordlabel: Atlantic 3027
chartposition: R&B #3, US #18
writtenby: Thom Bell & Linda Creed
Spinners I'm Coming Home 1974 Atlantic
66 recordlabel: Polydor 14223
chartposition: R&B #1, US #26
writtenby: James Brown, John Starks & Fred Wesley
album: The Payback
James Brown The Payback (Part 1) 1974 Polydor
67 recordlabel: Stax 2025224
chartposition: R&B #3, US #23, US AC #27
writtenby: Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson & Carl Hampton
album: Be What You Are
Staple Singers Touch a Hand, Make a Friend 1974 Stax
68 recordlabel: 20th Century 2141
chartposition: R&B #1, US #27
writtenby: Barry White
album: In Heat
Love Unlimited I Belong to You 1974 20th Century
69 recordlabel: Polydor 14244
chartposition: R&B #1, US #29
writtenby: James Brown
album: Hell
James Brown My Thang 1974 Polydor
70 recordlabel: ABC 4003
chartposition: R&B #4, US #26
writtenby: McKinley Jackson & James Reddick
album: Out Here on My Own
Lamont Dozier Fish Ain't Bitin 1974 ABC
71 recordlabel: Columbia 4-46007
chartposition: R&B #4, US #29
writtenby: Maurice White & Verdine White
album: Open Our Eyes
Earth, Wind & Fire Mighty Mighty 1974 Columbia
72 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3538
chartposition: R&B #9, US #37, UK #33
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: War of the Gods
Billy Paul Thanks for Saving My Life 1974 P.I.R.
73 recordlabel: T-Neck 2253
chartposition: R&B #10, US #60, UK #16
writtenby: Jim Seals & Dash Crofts
album: 3 + 3
Isley Brothers Summer Breeze 1974 TNeck
74 recordlabel: ABC 4012 (UK)
chartposition: UK #4
writtenby: E. Shuman, L. Carr
comments: [re-release]
Eddie Holman Hey There Lonely Girl 1974 ABC(UK)
75 recordlabel: A&M 1644
chartposition: R&B #11, US #22
writtenby: Billy Preston & George Johnson
album: The Kids and Me
Billy Preston Struttin' 1974 A&M
76 recordlabel: Polydor 14255
chartposition: R&B #1, US #31
writtenby: Charles Bobbit, James Brown, John Starks & Fred Wesley
album: Hell
James Brown Papa Don't Take No Mess (Part 1) 1974 Polydor
77 recordlabel: Bell 1381(UK)
chartposition: UK #7
writtenby: Roger Greenaway and Tony Macaulay
album: Love Games
Drifters Down on the Beach Tonight 1974 Bell (UK)
78 recordlabel: De-Lite 1562
chartposition: R&B #1, US #37, UK #52
writtenby: Kool & the Gang & Ronald Bell (as Khalis Bayyan)
album: Light of Worlds
Kool & the Gang Higher Plane 1974 DeLite
79 recordlabel: Trojan 7909 (UK)
chartposition: UK #6
writtenby: Kris Kristofferson
album: 1000 Volts Of Holt
comments: [Reggae]
John Holt Help Me Make It Through the Night 1974 Trojan(UK)
80 recordlabel: Glades 1722
chartposition: R&B #1, US #34
writtenby: Latimore (as Benjamin Latimore)
album: Let's Straighten It Out
Latimore Let's Straighten It Out 1974 Glades
81 recordlabel: Gordy 7138
chartposition: R&B #1, US #40, US dance #11
writtenby: Jeffrey Bowen, Donald Baldwin & Lionel Richie
album: A Song for You
Temptations Happy People 1974 Gordy
82 recordlabel: London 1052
chartposition: R&B #2, US #34
writtenby: Harry Williams
album: Unreal
Bloodstone Outside Woman 1974 London
83 recordlabel: Buddah 425
chartposition: R&B #3, US #28
writtenby: Bettye Crutcher & Lester Snell
Barbara Mason From His Woman to You 1974 Buddah
84 recordlabel: Jay Boy 88(UK)
chartposition: UK #7
writtenby: Harry Wayne Casey and Willie Clarke
album: Do It Good
KC And Sunshine Band Queen of Clubs 1974 Jay Boy (UK)
85 recordlabel: Haven 7000
chartposition: R&B #31, US 24
writtenby: Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter
album: Blood Brother
Gene Redding This Heart 1974 Haven
86 recordlabel: Tamla 54247
chartposition: R&B #5, US 28
writtenby: Leonard Caston & Anita Poree
album: Boogie Down
Eddie Kendricks Son of Sagittarius 1974 Tamla
87 recordlabel: Curtom 1999
chartposition: R&B #3, US #40, UK #51
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: Sweet Exorcis
Curtis Mayfield Kung Fu 1974 Curtom
88 recordlabel: Hi 2262
chartposition: R&B #3, US #32
writtenby: Al Green
album: Livin' For You
Al Green Let's Get Married 1974 Hi
89 recordlabel: Capitol 3957
chartposition: R&B #1, US #50
writtenby: Daryl Hall & John Oates
album: Hard Core Poetry
Tavares She's Gone 1974 Capitol
90 recordlabel: P.I.R. 2187
chartposition: R&B #6, US #58, UK #32
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Black & Blue
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your... 1974 P.I.R.
91 recordlabel: T-Neck 2254
chartposition: R&B #4, US #52, UK #52
writtenby: Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley & Chris Jasper
album: Live It Up
Isley Brothers Live It Up 1974 TNeck
92 recordlabel: Stax 0182
chartposition: R&B #3, US #36
writtenby: Homer Banks & Carl Hampton
Soul Children I'll Be the Other Woman 1974 Stax
93 recordlabel: Warner 7828
chartposition: R&B #22, US #26
writtenby: L. Williams, J. Watson
album: Back to Oakland
Tower of Power Don't Change Horses (In the Middle of... 1974 Warner
94 recordlabel: Atco 7004
chartposition: R&B #5, US #36, US AC #26
writtenby: Norman Barrett & Bobby Eli
album: The Magic of the Blue
Blue Magic Three Ring Circus 1974 Atco
95 recordlabel: Motown 1308
chartposition: R&B #3, US #38
writtenby: Gene Marcellino, Gerald Marcellino & Mel Larson
album: Dancing Machine
Jackson 5 Whatever You Got, I Want 1974 Motown
96 recordlabel: Polydor 14258
chartposition: R&B #4, US #44, UK #52
writtenby: James Brown
album: Reality
James Brown Funky President (People It's Bad) 1974 Polydor
97 recordlabel: Tamla 54253
chartposition: R&B #12, US #28
writtenby: Marvin Gaye, Gwen Gordy (as Gwen Gordy Fuqua) & Sandra Greene
album: Marvin Gaye Live!
Marvin Gaye Distant Lover 1974 Tamla
98 recordlabel: Stax 0193
chartposition: R&B #5, US #34
writtenby: Don Davis & Frank Johnson
album: Taylored in Silk
Johnnie Taylor We're Getting Careless with Our Love 1974 Stax
99 recordlabel: 20th Century 2168
chartposition: R&B #8, US #48, UK #35
writtenby: Carl Douglas
album: Kung Fu Fighting and Other Great Love Songs
Carl Douglas Dance the Kung Fu 1974 20th Century
100 recordlabel: Curtom 1990
chartposition: R&B #10, US #31
writtenby: Michael J. Hawkins, Lee Hawkins & Janice Hutson
album: The Natural Four
Natural Four Can This Be Real 1974 Curtom

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