Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1973 [videos]

It's a bit of pop mixed with some classic slow jams in our 41-year-old flashback, provided by the Billboard Hot 100 chart archive.

10. "The Cisco Kid," War


Let me take you to funky town ... and tell you a tale about a heroic Mexican cowboy.

9. "Also Sprach Zarathustra," Deodato


For those who liked the Richard Strauss composition but always thought it could benefit from tinges of jazz.

8. "Danny's Song," Anne Murray

Love > poverty. BTW: Kenny Loggins wrote this song for his brother, Danny, when Danny became a daddy.

7. "Sing," the Carpenters

Raise your hand if you're surprised this was written by a "Sesame Street" staff songwriter.

6. "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree," Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

My favorite 1970s pop song about a former prisoner retuning home from hard time.

5. "Break Up to Make Up," the Stylistics



4. "Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)," Four Tops

Another timeless entry. Bit of trivia: Dennis Lambert, who co-wrote this track, also co-wrote Starship's infamous "We Built This City."

3. "Killing Me Softly With His Song," Roberta Flack

Flack's signature song spent four weeks atop the Hot 100 chart. Rightfully so.

2. "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goobye)," Gladys Knight and the Pips


OK, 1973. Why do your song titles have to be so long? I'm getting tired typing these.

1. "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," Vicki Lawrence

If one day I write a "story song," I could only hope it's half as good as this one.