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RankTitleArtist
1. Killing Me Softly With His Song Robert Flack
2. Top Of The World The Carpenters
3. Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree Tony Orlando & Dawn
4. Me Japanese Boy (I Love You) Liz Damon & the Orient Express
5. Touch Me In The Morning Diana Ross
6. My Love Paul McCartney & Wings
7. Natural High Bloodstone
8. Daddy's Home Jermaine Jackson
9. Crocodile Rock Elton John
10. Playground In My Mind Clint Holmes
11. The 12th of Never Donny Osmond
12. I Never Said Goodbye Engelbert Humperdinck
13. Yesterday Once More The Carpenters
14. Pretty Lady Lighthouse
15. Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye
16. Brother Louie Stories
17. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder
18. Just You And Me Chicago
19. My Special Angel Society of Seven
20. The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia Vicki Lawrence
21. Superstition Stevie Wonder
22. Check It Out Tavaras
23. Pieces of April Three Dog Night
24. You're So Vain Carly Simon
25. Will It Go Round In Circles Billy Preston
26. The Morning After Maureen McGovern
27. If That's The Way That You Want It Diamond Head
28. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John
29. It Never Rains In Southern California Albert Hammond
30. Why Can't We Live Together Timmy Thomas
31. Ghetto Child Spinners
32. Me And Mrs. Jones Billy Paul
33. I'll Always Love My Mama The Intruders
34. Juanita Chiquita John Rowles
35. Rockin' Roll Baby The Stylistics
36. Love Train O'Jays
37. Half Breed Cher
38. Pillow Talk Sylvia
39. So Very Hard To Go Tower of Power
40. Little Willy The Sweet
41. Live And Let Die Paul McCartney & Wings
42. Love Song Jackson Five
43. Cisco Kid War
44. Feeling Stronger Everyday Chicago
45. We're An American Band Grand Funk Railroad
46. Ain't No Woman Like The One I Got The Four Tops
47. Show And Tell Al Wilson
48. Also Sprach Zarathustra (Theme From 2001) Deodato
49. I Hear Thunder Pat Upton
50. Wildflower Skylark
51. Loves Me Like A Rock Paul Simon
52. Masterpiece Temptations
53. Sing The Carpenters
54. Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend Lobo
55. Walking In The Georgia Rain Climax
56. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love Spinners
57. A Letter To Myself Chillites
58. Daniel Elton John
59. Gypsy Man War
60. Diamond Girl Seals & Croft
61. Caroline This Time Climax
62. Sunshine Ship Arthur, Hurley & Gottileb
63. Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose Tony Orlando & Dawn
64. Photograph Ringo Starr
65. One Man Band Ronnie Dyson
66. Midnight Train To Georgia Gladys Knight & The Pips
67. Song For Anna Ohta San
68. Shambala Three Dog Night
69. Long Train Running Doobie Brothers

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KKUA's lineup in 1973

Jim Peters 6:AM
Ron Castro 9:AM
Gene Davis 11:AM
Michael W. Perry 2:PM
Lou Richards 6:PM
Jim Nelson 10:PM
Ron Wood Midnight

KKUA Request line was 949-9969

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CHART NOTES: Four local artists made it to the year end charts in 1973. The hottest local pop hit on top 40 radio was "Me Japanese Boy (I Love You)" by Liz Damon & the Orient Express. The record was issued in the late summer and by the fall of '73 it was a bonafied #1 hit, topping the charts at many radio stations including KKUA. The song by the nationally known act was written by Burt Bachrach and Hal David and comes from the LP of the same title. Damon's Orient Express scored a national top 40 hit in 1970 with "1900 Yesterday," but it seemed that on a local level, "Japanese Boy" was a bigger hit. They followed this single up with another hit called "Sing Me (I'm A Song)" off the same album. The track charted in late 1973 and early 74.

The Society of Seven were back on the charts in 1973. They made their comeback on a new label doing an old song, "My Special Angel." That record was a top 10 hit and got heavy airplay. Also back on the radio was John Rowles, who had a hit with the somewhat quirky "Juanita Chiquita." Instrumentalist Herb Ohta San was on a national label in 1973 when his "Song For Anna" became a widely heard radio favorite. Records of local origin are denoted by bold face type.

If you were into concerts, the big attraction in Honolulu that year was non other than the King himself, Elvis Presley. He beamed his live "Aloha From Hawaii" concert to a television audience of countless millions around the world from H.I.C. (as the Blaisdell Center was known then). The concert was later released as a 2 disc live album, and featured a rousing version of "Steamroller Blues" which became a top 40 hit for him. Two other big acts passing through Honolulu that year were the Rolling Stones and Elton John.


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