Weeks of May, 1974
First Week Of May:

Album Chart: Marvin Hamlisch took over the top spot on the Album chart with the soundtrack to the movie, The Sting.

R&B Chart: James Brown was in his second week at the #1 position on the R&B chart with, The Payback.

Pop Chart: Grand Funk Railroad jumped to the #1 slot in the Pop chart with, Locomotion.
 
Second Week Of May:

Album Chart: Marvin Hamlisch was in his 2nd. week at the #1 position on the Album chart with the soundtrack to the movie, The Sting.

R&B Chart: The Jackson 5 took over at #1 on the R&B chart with, Dancing Machine.

Pop Chart: Grand Funk Railroad was in their 2nd. week at the top spot on the Pop chart with, Locomotion.
 
Third Week Of May:

Album Chart: Marvin Hamlisch was in week 3 at the #1 spot on the Album chart with the soundtrack to the movie, The Sting.

R&B Chart: Aretha Franklin took over the top position on the R&B chart with, I'm In Love.

Pop Chart: Ray Stevens jumped to the #1 slot on the Pop chart starting a national craze with, The Streak.
 
Fourth Week Of May:

Album Chart: Marvin Hamlisch was in his 4th. week at the #1 slot on the Album chart with the soundtrack to the movie, The Sting.

R&B Chart: Aretha Franklin was in her second week at the top spot on the R&B chart with, I'm In Love.

Pop Chart: Ray Stevens was in his second week at the #1 position on the Pop chart with, The Streak.

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