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Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1974 [videos]

This week, 40 years ago, "The Longest Yard" was the No. 1 film at the box office, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh died and the following songs were the most popular in the United States, according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.

10. "Keep On Smilin'," Wet Willie

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I'm assuming this lifted post-Watergate America's collective spirit. So I'll overlook the Southern rock band's name, which is clearly unfortunate.

9. "Rock Me Gently," Andy Kim

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Did anyone alert Neil Diamond that Andy Kim stole his sound -- and his general look?

8. "I'm Leaving It All Up To You," Donny and Marie Osmond

Let's move on.

7. "Wildwood Weed," Jim Stafford

The oddest country-approved ode to marijuana ever. Not that it's a bad thing.

6. "Waterloo," ABBA

A history lesson/falling head-over-heels anthem all in one!

5. "I Shot the Sheriff," Eric Clapton

This is a cover of a Bob Marley song, of course, but it's the version that eventually hit No. 1.

4. "Feel Like Makin' Love," Roberta Flack

Not to be confused with the Bad Company rock song of the same name, this one was written by Eugene McDaniels, who had hit own big hit with 1961's "Tower of Strength"

3. "Tell Me Something Good," Rufus

Nothing is as funky as "Tell Me Something Good."

2. "The Night Chicago Died," Paper Lace

Chicago didn't really die when the police got into a shoot out with Al Capone's gang, but that's what this song is about.

1. "(You're) Having My Baby," Paul Anka with Odia Coates

I'm dissapointed in you, late August 1974. Very dissapointed. And pretty creeped out.

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