This week 41 years ago, President Gerald Ford nominates Nelson Rockefeller as his vice president; John Lennon reported seeing a UFO in New York City; aviator Charles Lindbergh died; Charles Bronson's vigilante film "Death Wish" topped the box office; and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Sideshow," Blue Magic
Not quite sure if the carnival-barker banter at the beginning is needed here (update: It's definitely not), but 1974 R&B fans didn't seem to care. "Sideshow" peaked at No. 8 on the Hot 100 chart.
9. "I'm Leaving It Up To...