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RankTitleArtistLabel
1. You Make Me Feel Brand New The Stylistics Avco
2. I've Been Searching For So Long Chicago Columbia
3. Rock The Boat Hues Corporation RCA
4. Billy Don't Be A Hero Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods ABC
5. I Honestly Love You Olivia Newton-John MCA
6. The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me Gladys Knight & The Pips Buddah
7. Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks Bell
8. Bennie And The Jets Elton John MCA
9. You're Having My Baby Paul Anka U.A.
10. The Way We Were Barbra Streissand Columbia
11. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby Barry White 20th Century
12. Rock Your Baby George McCrae TK
13. Check It Out Tavaras Capitol
14. Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas 20th Century
15. I Just Don't Want To Be Lonely Main Ingrediant RCA
16. Dancing Machine Jackson Five Motown
17. Love's Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra 20th Century
18. T.S.O.P. M.F.S.B. Phil. Inter.
19. Band On The Run Paul McCartney & Wings Apple
20. Side Show Blue Magic Atco
21. I Shot The Sheriff Eric Clapton RSO
22. Sunshine On My Shoulder John Denver RCA
23. I Won't Last a Day Without You The Carpenters A&M
24. Dark Lady Cher MCA
25. The Night Chicago Died Paper Lace Mercury
26. Laughter In The Rain Neil Sedaka Rocket
27. When Will I See You Again? Three Degrees Phil. Int.
28. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World Charlie Rich Mercury
29. Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede EMI
30. Then Came You Dionne Warwick & The Spinners Atlantic
31. Smoking In The Boys' Room Brownsville Station Big Tree
32. The Joker Steve Miller Band Capitol
33. You're Sixteen Ringo Starr Apple
34. Rock Me Gently Andy Kim Capitol
35. You And Me Against The World Helen Reddy Capitol
36. Heartbeat, It's a Lovebeat DeFranco Family 20th Century
37. Feel Like Making Love Roberta Flack Atlantic
38. Tell Me Something Good Rufus featuring Chaka Khan ABC
39. The Bitch Is Back Elton John MCA
40. You Haven't Done Nothin' Stevie Wonder Tamla
41. Gotta Get Away Cecilio & Kapono Columbia
42. Sing Me (I'm A Song) Liz Damon & the Orient Express Delilah
43. Spiders And Snakes Jim Stafford MGM
44. 99.8 (Love Fever) Society of Seven Silversword
45. Be Thankful For What You Got William DeVaughan Stax
46. Flashback! Fifth Dimension Bell
47. My Old School Steely Dan ABC
48. Mighty Mighty Earth, Wind, & Fire Columbia
49. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing Stevie Wonder Tamla
50. The Lord's Prayer Sister Janet Mead A&M
51. Nothing From Nothing Billy Preston A&M
52. Hollywood Swingin' Kool & the Gang DeLite
53. Please Mr. Postman The Carpenters A&M
54. For The Love Of Money O'Jays Phil. Inter.
55. Come And Get Your Love Redbone Epic
56. Let's Put It All Together The Stylistics Avco
57. Sundown Gordon Lightfoot Reprise
58. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet Bachman Turner Overdrive Mercury
59. The Last Time I Saw Him Diana Ross Motown
60. Everlasting Love Carl Carlton RCA
61. Midnight At The Oasis Maria Muldaur Reprise
62. Until You Come Back To Me Aretha Franklin Atlantic
63. Me And Baby Brother War U.A.
64. Another Park, Another Sunday Doobie Brothers Warner Bros.
65. Outside Woman Bloodstone London
66. Boogie Down Eddie Kendricks Tamla
67. Jungle Boogie Kool & the Gang DeLite
68. Leave Me Alone Ruby Red Dress Helen Reddy Capitol
69. I Can Help Billy Swan Monument

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KKUA's lineup in 1974

Jim Peters 6:AM
Ron Castro 9:AM
Lan Roberts 11:AM
Michael W. Perry 2:PM
Lou Richards 6:PM
John Elliot 10:PM
Steve Case Midnight

American Top 40 with Casey Kasem
Sundays 9AM to Noon

Oidar Wavelength Saturday Midnight - 2AM

KKUA Request line was 949-9969

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CHART NOTES: The biggest news in the local music scene of 1974 was Cecilio & Kapono. They seemed to have burst out of nowhere upon the relase of their debut album on the Columbia label. Upon the album's release, several tracks became top 40 radio hits, even though only one single was released from it. While Columbia probably had high hopes of the single breaking out nationally, it never did. However, Hawaii audiences knew a good thing when they heard it, and bought up the debut C & K album as fast as the thing could be pressed. The single release off the album was "Gotta Get Away" and it charted fairly high locally to make it into several year-end countdown charts. However, since the whole C & K album proved to be such a big hit, more people probably bought the album and forgot about the single. Anyway, I was one of the few that bought both the C & K album and single, and for your information, the B-side of "Gotta Get Away" contained "Song For Someone", which was also a radio hit. Other songs off that album that became big hits were "Sunshine Love," "Friends," "Sunflower," and the Stevie Wonder penned, "All In Love Is Fair." C & K went on to record 2 more albums for Columbia and have since recorded as a duo off an on for the last 20 years.

On the radio dial, 1974 definitely was a year in transition. First of all, the once almighty KPOI radio ceased to be a force as it faded away with a major format change under new owners or something. The top 40 rocker rocked no more as it became an easy listening station on both the FM and AM dial for the next 3 years, and later an oldies station on AM. KKUA probably benefited the most from KPOI's demise as they were in a period of high popularity. Already the airwaves were beginning to change as FM grew in popularity. KGMQ FM (which later became KQMQ) was already broadcasting a successful top 40 format by 1974 after initially signing on (I think) as an oldies station sometime in 1971. The "New Sound of QFM" was the harbringer of things to come. The first neighbor island FM station, KAOI out of Maui also started broadcasting in 1974.

Local hits on this chart are denoted by the bold face type.

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