It’s time for a Chart Flashback! Today, we’ll crack open the February 10, 1973 edition of Cash Box magazine and place our eyeballs on the best-selling LPs chart.
Here are the Top 10 albums for the week – 45 years ago. We’ll discuss and listen in on a few entries below the chart.
‘Cash Box’: February 10, 1973
1. NO SECRETS – Carly Simon (Electra)
2. THE WORLD IS A GHETTO – War (United Artists)
3. RHYMES & REASONS – Carole King (Ode)
4. SEVENTH SOJOURN – Moody Blues (Threshold)
5. TOMMY – The London Symphony Orchestra (Ode)
6. TALKING BOOK – Stevie Wonder (Tamla)
7. HOMECOMING – America (Warner Bros.)
8. HOT AUGUST NIGHT – Neil Diamond (MCA)
9. FOR THE ROSES – Joni Mitchell (Asylum)
10. LADY SINGS THE BLUES – Diana Ross (Motown)
Over half of the top albums are by solo artists.
The Tommy LP isn’t The Who’s version, but instead The London Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Choir with Guest Soloists.
Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night is smokin’ the chart in February.
Tamla/Motown grabs two entries (Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross).
Wonder’s Talking Book featured two #1 singles; “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” and “Superstition.”
Previously on Chart Flashback: Top Albums – Nov. 22, 1977