What was happening in music?
- Bob Dylan release the album Planet Waves. No big hits, but a nice little album with Bob and The Band. On A Night Like This peaked at #44.
- Joni Mitchell released Court And Spark, featuring Help Me (#7), and Free Man In Paris (#22)
- Carly Simon released Hotcakes, featuring the hits Mockingbird (#5) and Haven't Got Time For The Pain (#14)
- Gordon Lightfoot released Sundown, featuring the hit title track (#1) and Carefree Highway (#10).
A sampling of what was in the Top-40 (with the month's peak position and week in parenthesis):
- Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce (#1, 1/7)
- The Joker - Steve Miller Band (#1, 1/12)
- Smokin' In The Boy's Room - Brownsville Station (#3, 1/19)
- Goodby Yellow Brick Road - Elton John (#7, 1/7)
- Livin' For The City - Stevie Wonder (#8, 1/12)
- Hellen Wheels - Paul McCartney and Wings (#10, 1/12)
- Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren (#14, 1/7)
- Walk Like A Man - Grand Funk Railroad (#19, 1/26)
- D'yer Mak'er - Led Zeppelin (#23, 1/7)
- Jim Dandy - Black Oak Arkansas (#34, 1/26)