1972: All Charts

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-10 (2 weeks at #1)
2 3 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-6
3 2 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9
4 4 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
5 5 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10
6 6 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11
7 8 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-10
8 13 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-8
9 9 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-9
10 10 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6

11 7 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-13
12 17 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-5
13 14 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9
14 20 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-5
15 12 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12
16 21 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-6
17 26 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-5
18 28 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-6
19 23 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-6
20 22 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-7

21 31 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4
22 15 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-12
23 16 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-12
24 11 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-11
25 19 GYPSIES, TRAMPS, AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-16
26 30 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-9
27 25 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8
28 32 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6
29 24 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-7
30 18 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9

31 29 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF 42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-12
32 45 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-5
33 37 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-7
34 33 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-8
35 38 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-5
36 43 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4
37 44 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy (Bell)-3
38 40 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-9
39 34 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-9
40 57 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

42 39 CAN I GET A WITNESS –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 41 NOTHING TO HIDE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-6
43 81 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2
44 46 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-6
45 51 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-7
46 48 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3
48 60 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-4
49 52 SATISFACTION –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7
50 54 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

56 — STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-1
81 — PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-1
87 — BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-1
89 — THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-1
90 — TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1
99 — TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1
100 — JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-11 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-7
3 3 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10
4 14 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-6
5 5 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11
6 7 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-11
7 8 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-9
8 12 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-6
9 9 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-10
10 10 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7

11 13 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10
12 21 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
13 19 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-7
14 16 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-7
15 20 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-8
16 17 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6
17 18 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7
18 4 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9
19 6 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-12
20 11 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-14

21 15 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-13
22 28 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7
23 36 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5
24 43 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
25 37 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy (Bell)-4
26 32 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-6
27 33 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-8
28 26 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-10
29 45 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-8
30 38 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-10

31 23 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-13
32 22 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-13
33 35 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6
34 24 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-12
35 40 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-4
36 27 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9
37 48 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-5
38 46 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4
39 30 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10
40 31 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF 42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-13

OFF THE CHARTS

41 29 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-8
44 39 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-10
45 34 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-9

POWER PLAYS

42 55 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-3
43 44 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-7
46 56 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-2
47 50 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-8
48 51 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — ANOTHER PUFF –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1
85 — FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7
92 — YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-1
96 — IF I COULD SEE THE LIGHT –•– 8th Day (Invictus)-1
98 — FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1
99 — FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1
100 — THE ROAD WE DIDN’T TAKE –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 1 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-12
3 4 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-7
4 7 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-10
5 3 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-11
6 6 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-12
7 8 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-7
8 5 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-12
9 10 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8
10 13 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-8

11 11 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11
12 12 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6
13 14 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-8
14 16 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7
15 15 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-9
16 17 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8
17 9 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-11
18 24 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
19 18 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10
20 22 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-8

21 25 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5
22 23 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6
23 26 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-7
24 20 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-15
25 27 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-9
26 19 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-13
27 29 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-9
28 30 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-11
29 21 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-14
30 35 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-5

31 37 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-6
32 38 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5
33 42 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-4
34 28 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-11
35 46 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-3
36 54 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5
37 51 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-4
38 33 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-7
39 48 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-7
40 43 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-8

OFF THE CHARTS
POWER PLAYS

41 47 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-9
43 67 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-3
44 57 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton (As the Bunkers) (Atlantic)-6
46 56 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-5
48 53 AIN’T NOBODY HOME –•– B.B. King (ABC)-10
49 90 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-3
50 52 SOUR SUITE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — BABY WON’T YOU LET ME ROCK ‘N ROLL YOU –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-1
76 — HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1
83 — OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) / ROCK STEADY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10
91 — JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-1
95 — MUSIC FROM ACROSS THE WAY –•– James Last (Polydor)-1
96 — ROCK & ROLL STEW (Part 1) –•– Traffic (Island)-1
99 — AJAX AIRLINES –•– Hudson and Landry (Dore)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-13
3 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
4 4 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-11
5 14 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8
6 6 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-13
7 7 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-8
8 10 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-9
9 11 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12
10 12 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7

11 18 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
12 16 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9
13 13 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-9
14 5 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12
15 8 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-13
16 9 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9
17 15 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-10
18 22 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7
19 20 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-9
20 21 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6

21 36 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6
22 25 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-10
23 23 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-8
24 17 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-12
25 27 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-10
26 35 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-4
27 33 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5
28 30 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-6
29 31 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-7
30 32 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6

31 26 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-14
32 37 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5
33 24 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-16
34 43 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-4
35 49 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-4
36 19 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11
37 46 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-6
38 76 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2
39 39 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-8
40 28 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-12

OFF THE CHARTS

47 40 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-9
58 38 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 41 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-10
42 51 DAISY MAE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-8
43 55 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9
44 44 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton (As the Bunkers) (Atlantic)-7
45 57 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4
46 48 AIN’T NOBODY HOME –•– B.B. King (ABC)-11
48 75 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3
49 73 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-4
50 54 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1
77 — SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-1
78 — WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-1
80 — MOVE ‘EM OUT –•– Delaney and Bonnie (Atco)-1
84 — WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-1
86 — I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG / OUTA-SPACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1
87 — THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-1
90 — I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-1
94 — LOVE AND LIBERTY –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-1
95 — GIMME SOME MORE –•– The JB’s (People)-1
96 — SWEET BABY –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-1
98 — YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME –•– Gayle McCormick (Dunhill)-1
99 — SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-1
100 — STANDING IN FOR JODY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-10 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-14
3 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
4 4 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-12
5 5 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9
6 8 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-10
7 6 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-14
8 11 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
9 9 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13
10 10 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8

11 12 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-10
12 7 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-9
13 38 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3
14 21 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7
15 35 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-5
16 34 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-5
17 18 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-8
18 14 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13
19 13 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-10
20 20 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7

21 26 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-5
22 22 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-11
23 27 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6
24 25 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-11
25 28 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-7
26 16 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10
27 32 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6
28 30 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7
29 29 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-8
30 17 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-11

31 15 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-14
32 68 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-2
33 37 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-7
34 19 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-10
35 23 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-9
36 43 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-10
37 50 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-5
38 49 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-5
39 45 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5
40 48 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

44 40 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-13
45 39 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 53 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-8
42 42 DAISY MAE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-9
43 44 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton (As the Bunkers) (Atlantic)-8
47 51 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-6
48 64 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-4
49 62 TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5
50 55 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
65 — MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1
71 — I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-1
76 — COUNTRY WINE –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1
77 — SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-1
78 — IRON MAN –•– Black Sabbath (Warner Brothers)-1
80 — UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
82 — THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-1
86 — CRY –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-1
88 — LOVE ME, LOVE ME LOVE –•– Frank Mills (Sunflower)-1
89 — RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-1
91 — CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-1
92 — BRIAN’S SONG –•– Michel LeGrand (Bell)-1
96 — (Oh Lord Won’t You Buy Me a) MERCEDES BENZ –•– Goose Creek Symphony (Capitol)-1
97 — BEDTIME STORY –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1
98 — EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1
99 — RUNAWAY / HAPPY TOGETHER (Medley) –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1
100 — DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th February, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11 (4 weeks at #1)
2 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-10
3 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-15
4 5 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10
5 14 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8
6 8 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
7 4 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-13
8 16 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-6
9 13 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
10 15 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-6

11 6 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-11
12 32 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3
13 7 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-15
14 17 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9
15 9 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-14
16 10 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
17 11 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11
18 12 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-10
19 21 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-6
20 38 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-6

21 22 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-12
22 24 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-12
23 23 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7
24 25 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-8
25 27 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7
26 19 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-11
27 28 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8
28 29 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-9
29 33 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-8
30 18 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-14

31 37 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-6
32 20 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8
33 40 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5
34 36 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-11
35 77 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-2
36 48 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-5
37 39 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
38 41 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-9
39 65 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-2
40 60 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

43 35 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 42 DAISY MAE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-10
42 82 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-2
44 71 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-2
45 57 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-4
46 50 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-5
47 47 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-7
48 49 TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-6
49 61 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-3
50 51 THE HARDER I TRY (The Bluer I Get) –•– Free Movement (Columbia)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-1
83 — LONESOME MARY –•– Chilliwack (A&M)-1
85 — MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1
87 — RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1
92 — WHITE LIES –•– Grin (Spindizzy)-1
95 — NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-1
96 — MR. PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Lunar Funk (Bell)-1
97 — A SIMPLE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1
98 — GET OUT OF BED –•– Livingston Taylor (Capricorn)-1
99 — CHEER –•– Potligour (Janus)-1
100 — SHAKE OFF THE DEMON –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th February, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (1 week at #1)
2 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-12
3 5 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9
4 8 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-7
5 6 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
6 9 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
7 12 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4
8 10 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-7
9 3 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-16
10 4 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-11

11 11 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-12
12 7 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-14
13 14 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10
14 20 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-7
15 23 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8
16 35 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-3
17 19 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-7
18 13 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-16
19 17 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-12
20 15 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-15

21 21 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-13
22 22 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-13
23 29 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-9
24 25 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8
25 31 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-7
26 39 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3
27 28 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-10
28 40 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-3
29 42 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-3
30 33 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6

31 18 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-11
32 16 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
33 34 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-12
34 36 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-6
35 38 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-10
36 26 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-12
37 37 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7
38 24 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-9
39 62 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-2
40 44 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

42 27 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 49 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-4
43 46 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-6
44 45 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-5
45 47 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-8
46 51 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-4
47 48 TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7
48 53 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-4
49 68 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-4
50 66 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
66 — NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-1
71 — ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1
80 — HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1
88 — ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-1
89 — GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1
90 — STEP OUT –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-1
94 — GOIN’ DOWN (On the Road To L.A.) –•– Terry Black and Laurel Ward (Kama Sutra)-1
95 — NUMBER WONDERFUL –•– The Rock Flowers (Wheel)-1
96 — THAT’S WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO –•– Little Milton (Stax)-1
99 — IT’S FOUR IN THE MORNING –•– Faron Young (Mercury)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th February, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-10 (1 week at #1)
2 1 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-12
3 6 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6
4 4 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-8
5 5 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9
6 7 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5
7 2 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-13
8 8 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-8
9 14 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-8
10 28 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-4

11 16 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-4
12 10 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-12
13 13 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-11
14 9 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-17
15 15 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-9
16 23 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-10
17 17 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-8
18 25 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-8
19 11 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-13
20 12 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-15

21 22 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-14
22 29 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-4
23 26 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4
24 24 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-9
25 30 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7
26 19 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-13
27 39 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-3
28 18 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-17
29 20 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-16
30 21 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-14

31 34 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-7
32 35 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-11
33 33 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-13
34 40 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-4
35 44 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-6
36 27 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-11
37 41 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-5
38 51 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-3
39 50 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-4
40 43 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

42 38 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-10
54 37 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 48 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-5
43 46 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-5
44 45 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-9
45 52 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-3
46 49 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-5
47 61 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-2
49 71 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-2
50 56 UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

66 — COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-1
84 — A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1
88 — THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-1
89 — TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-1
93 — (Love Me) LOVE THE LIFE I LEAD –•– The Fantastics (Bell)-1
94 — ONE WAY SUNDAY –•– Mark-Almond (Blue Thumb)-1
96 — WAKING UP ALONE –•– Paul Williams (A&M)-1
97 — DA DOO RON RON (When He Walked Me Home) –•– Ian Matthews (Vertigo)-1
99 — TOGETHER AGAIN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1
100 — TELL ‘EM WILLIE BOY’S A’COMIN’ –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th February, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-11 (2 weeks at #1)
2 3 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7
3 4 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-9
4 2 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-13
5 6 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6
6 8 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-9
7 9 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-9
8 10 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-5
9 7 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-14
10 11 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-5

11 5 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10
12 22 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-5
13 27 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-4
14 18 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-9
15 16 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-11
16 23 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5
17 12 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-13
18 25 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8
19 13 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-12
20 17 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-9

21 15 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-10
22 35 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-7
23 34 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-5
24 14 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-18
25 32 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-12
26 19 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-14
27 38 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4
28 24 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10
29 31 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-8
30 37 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-6

31 46 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-6
32 49 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-3
33 41 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-6
34 39 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-5
35 45 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4
36 43 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-6
37 33 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-14
38 47 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3
39 40 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-8
40 30 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-15

OFF THE CHARTS

41 20 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-16
42 36 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-12
43 21 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-15

POWER PLAYS

44 50 UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
45 55 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-3
46 56 HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-3
47 84 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-2
48 62 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-3
49 57 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-5
50 59 LOVE ME, LOVE ME LOVE –•– Frank Mills (Sunflower)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1
64 — IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1
69 — DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1
78 — A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-1
79 — BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-1
82 — DO WHAT YOU SET OUT TO DO –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Duke)-1
84 — WHAT IT IS –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-1
85 — AFRO-STRUT –•– The Nite-Liters (RCA)-1
88 — NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-1
89 — LIVING WITHOUT YOU –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Polydor)-1
90 — UP IN HEAH –•– Ike and Tina Turner (United Artists)-1
95 — KEEP ON DOIN’ WHAT YOU’RE DOIN’ –•– Bobby Byrd (BrownStone)-1
97 — IT’S ALL UP TO YOU / OH, MY DEAR –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1
98 — YOU GOT ME WALKING –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1
99 — YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE –•– Linda Jones (Turbo)-1
100 — WE’RE TOGETHER –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th March, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-12 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8
3 3 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-10
4 5 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7
5 8 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
6 7 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-10
7 13 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-5
8 4 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-14
9 10 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-6
10 14 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-10

11 12 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-6
12 9 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-15
13 6 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-10
14 27 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5
15 15 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-12
16 16 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-6
17 18 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9
18 11 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11
19 22 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-8
20 47 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-3

21 31 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-7
22 23 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-6
23 32 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4
24 19 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-13
25 25 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-13
26 17 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-14
27 35 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5
28 21 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11
29 30 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-7
30 38 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4

31 33 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-7
32 28 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11
33 34 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-6
34 20 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-10
35 29 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-9
36 36 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-7
37 39 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-9
38 60 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-2
39 48 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-4
40 64 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

49 40 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-16
54 37 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-15

POWER PLAYS

41 45 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-4
42 49 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-6
43 44 UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6
44 46 HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4
45 59 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-4
46 52 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-3
47 50 LOVE ME, LOVE ME LOVE –•– Frank Mills (Sunflower)-6
50 51 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
68 — KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
76 — SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-1
77 — THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-1
78 — SON OF MY FATHER –•– Giorgio (Dunhill)-1
79 — HEARTBROKEN BOPPER –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1
84 — LOUISIANA –•– Mike Kennedy (ABC)-1
85 — TINY DANCER –•– Elton John (Uni)-1
90 — ROCK ME ON THE WATER –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-1
91 — CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-1
97 — SWEET SIXTEEN –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1
99 — SINCE I FELL FOR YOU –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-1
100 — BRANDY –•– Scott English (Janus)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th March, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-13 (4 weeks at #1)
2 7 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-6
3 6 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-11
4 4 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8
5 5 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
6 3 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-11
7 20 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4
8 2 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
9 11 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-7
10 10 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-11

11 38 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3
12 14 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6
13 9 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-7
14 13 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-11
15 19 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-9
16 17 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10
17 15 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-13
18 21 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-8
19 12 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-16
20 8 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-15

21 23 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5
22 22 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-7
23 16 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7
24 25 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-14
25 27 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6
26 18 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12
27 40 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-3
28 31 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-8
29 29 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-8
30 30 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5

31 33 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-7
32 39 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-5
33 59 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-3
34 60 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-3
35 36 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-8
36 37 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-10
37 41 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-5
38 42 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-7
39 52 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-4
40 43 UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

44 35 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10
53 28 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-12

POWER PLAYS

41 46 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-4
42 44 HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-5
43 45 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5
45 55 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7
46 47 LOVE ME, LOVE ME LOVE –•– Frank Mills (Sunflower)-7
47 61 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-4
48 50 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-6
49 53 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-3
50 62 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1
77 — MONEY RUNNER –•– Quincy Jones (Reprise)-1
78 — GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-1
81 — BE MY LOVER –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1
82 — EVERYDAY –•– John Denver (RCA)-1
90 — IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE –•– Dionne Warwick (Warner Brothers)-1
92 — SON OF MY FATHER –•– Chicory (Epic)-1
96 — WILLPOWER WEAK, TEMPTATION STRONG –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-1
97 — THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-1
98 — YOU ARE THE ONE –•– The Sugar Bears (Big Tree)-1
99 — JOSIE –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1
100 — TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th March, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 7 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5
3 3 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-12
4 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-14
5 5 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
6 12 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7
7 6 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-12
8 9 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-8
9 11 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4
10 4 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9

11 15 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-10
12 8 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10
13 10 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-12
14 18 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-9
15 14 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-12
16 13 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-8
17 27 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-4
18 21 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6
19 17 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-14
20 19 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-17

21 24 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-15
22 20 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-16
23 33 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-4
24 16 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11
25 25 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7
26 28 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-9
27 30 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
28 32 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-6
29 38 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-8
30 34 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-4

31 31 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-8
32 23 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-8
33 68 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-2
34 29 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-9
35 43 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6
36 39 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-5
37 37 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-6
38 22 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-8
39 45 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8
40 50 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

44 36 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-11
54 35 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 41 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-5
42 55 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3
43 49 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4
45 47 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-5
47 48 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-7
48 51 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3
50 54 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1
77 — ROCK AND ROLL –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1
78 — VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-1
80 — DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-1
87 — JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1
90 — RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-1
94 — HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-1
97 — TO GET TO YOU –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-1
98 — THANK GOD FOR YOU BABY –•– PG&E (Columbia)-1
99 — ROCKIN’ WITH THE KING –•– Canned Heat (United Artists)-1
100 — NUTROCKER –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th March, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (1 week at #1)
2 1 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8
3 3 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-13
4 9 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5
5 6 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8
6 4 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-15
7 8 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-9
8 11 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-11
9 5 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
10 14 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-10

11 10 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-10
12 7 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-13
13 17 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-5
14 33 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-3
15 13 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-13
16 18 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7
17 42 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-4
18 30 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-5
19 23 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-5
20 28 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-7

21 21 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-16
22 20 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-18
23 25 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8
24 12 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11
25 26 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-10
26 29 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-9
27 15 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-13
28 24 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-12
29 16 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-9
30 19 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-15

31 36 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-6
32 58 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-2
33 40 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4
34 35 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7
35 39 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-9
36 37 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-7
37 63 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-3
38 45 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-6
39 41 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6
40 43 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

42 27 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
43 31 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-9
45 38 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-9
48 34 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 50 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-10
44 48 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4
46 47 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-8
47 53 TINY DANCER –•– Elton John (Uni)-4
49 56 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-4
50 55 CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1
78 — BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-1
79 — THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
86 — I HAD IT ALL THE TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1
89 — POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1
90 — LEGEND IN YOUR OWN TIME –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1
94 — YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-1
98 — HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-1
99 — ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1
100 — JUBILATION –•– Paul Anka (Buddah)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st April, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-9
3 4 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6
4 5 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9
5 3 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-14
6 10 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-11
7 6 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-16
8 8 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-12
9 14 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-4
10 17 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-5

11 13 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-6
12 9 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-10
13 7 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-10
14 18 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-6
15 16 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8
16 19 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-6
17 20 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-8
18 11 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-11
19 32 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3
20 12 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-14

21 15 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-14
22 37 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-4
23 21 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-17
24 38 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-7
25 26 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-10
26 31 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-7
27 25 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-11
28 23 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9
29 35 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-10
30 33 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5

31 40 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6
32 49 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-5
33 24 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12
34 34 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8
35 53 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-3
36 79 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2
37 39 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-7
38 36 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-8
39 41 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-11
40 44 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

45 29 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-10
52 27 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-14
56 22 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-19
58 30 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 61 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-3
42 78 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-2
43 47 TINY DANCER –•– Elton John (Uni)-5
44 — LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
46 46 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-9
47 50 CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-5
48 52 HEARTBROKEN BOPPER –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5
49 54 AFRO-STRUT –•– The Nite-Liters (RCA)-6
50 55 SON OF MY FATHER –•– Giorgio (Dunhill)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

44 — LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
67 — LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1
75 — LAY-AWAY –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
77 — (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1
78 — MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1
83 — COTTON JENNY –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1
86 — WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1
87 — JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (United Artists)-1
88 — BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1
89 — MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-1
90 — AM I LOSING YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1
95 — ALL HIS CHILDREN –•– Charley Pride with Henry Mancini (RCA)-1
96 — EVERYTHING GOOD IS BAD, EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-1
97 — WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-1
98 — SIMPLE SONG OF FREEDOM –•– Buckwheat (London)-1
99 — SCHOOL TEACHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1
100 — SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th April, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-10
3 10 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6
4 6 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-12
5 9 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5
6 3 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7
7 4 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10
8 8 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-13
9 11 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-7
10 5 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-15

11 14 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-7
12 19 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
13 16 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7
14 17 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-9
15 15 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9
16 13 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-11
17 7 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-17
18 12 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-11
19 26 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-8
20 18 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12

21 22 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-5
22 25 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-11
23 24 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-8
24 41 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-4
25 35 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-4
26 42 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-3
27 36 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
28 29 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-11
29 32 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-6
30 31 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7

31 20 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-15
32 51 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-4
33 44 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-2
34 21 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-15
35 39 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-12
36 27 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-12
37 23 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-18
38 59 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3
39 30 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6
40 40 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

43 37 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-8
44 34 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9
50 28 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10
54 38 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 43 TINY DANCER –•– Elton John (Uni)-6
42 88 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-2
45 47 CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-6
46 50 SON OF MY FATHER –•– Giorgio (Dunhill)-6
47 48 HEARTBROKEN BOPPER –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6
48 61 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-4
49 49 AFRO-STRUT –•– The Nite-Liters (RCA)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
80 — OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
83 — WHAT’D I SAY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1
84 — I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-1
89 — LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1
90 — ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1
94 — EVE –•– Jim Capaldi (Island)-1
96 — YOU WERE MADE FOR ME –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1
100 — DON’T EVER TAKE AWAY MY FREEDOM –•– Peter Yarrow (Warner Brothers)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th April, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 1 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9
3 4 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-13
4 5 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6
5 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-11
6 9 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-8
7 6 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8
8 11 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-8
9 12 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
10 13 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-8

11 7 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11
12 10 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-16
13 14 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-10
14 8 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-14
15 27 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
16 24 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-5
17 33 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-3
18 19 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-9
19 26 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-4
20 25 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-5

21 21 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-6
22 22 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-12
23 23 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-9
24 16 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-12
25 28 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-12
26 29 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-7
27 17 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-18
28 15 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10
29 18 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-12
30 32 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5

31 42 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3
32 20 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-13
33 35 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-13
34 30 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8
35 80 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-2
36 38 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4
37 63 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-2
38 53 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-6
39 55 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-4
40 48 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 39 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7
42 40 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7

POWER PLAYS

43 61 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3
44 45 CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-7
47 51 ROCK AND ROLL –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5
49 90 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-2
50 52 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

86 — IKO IKO –•– Dr. John (Atco)-1
89 — TAOS NEW MEXICO –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-1
90 — VAHEVALA –•– Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina (Columbia)-1
95 — SUGAREE –•– Jerry Garcia (Warner Brothers)-1
96 — CHANGES –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1
98 — LOVE’S STREET AND FOOL’S ROAD –•– Solomon Burke (MGM)-1
99 — MENDELSSOHN’S 4TH (Second Movement) –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd April, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-8 (2 weeks at #1)
2 4 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-7
3 3 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-14
4 2 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10
5 6 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-9
6 8 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-9
7 9 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6
8 5 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-12
9 10 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-9
10 16 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-6

11 7 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9
12 17 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-4
13 13 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-11
14 15 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
15 19 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-5
16 20 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-6
17 11 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-12
18 18 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-10
19 31 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-4
20 35 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-3

21 26 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-8
22 14 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-15
23 37 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-3
24 12 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-17
25 25 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-13
26 33 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-14
27 43 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4
28 30 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6
29 22 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-13
30 21 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-7

31 39 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-5
32 28 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11
33 38 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-7
34 36 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5
35 23 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-10
36 49 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-3
37 40 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-6
38 50 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-7
39 34 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9
40 53 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

46 24 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-13
51 27 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-19
54 29 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-13
58 32 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-14

POWER PLAYS

41 64 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-4
42 61 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-9
43 51 POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-5
44 44 CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-8
45 56 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-5
47 47 ROCK AND ROLL –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6
49 55 BE MY LOVER –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7
50 57 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1
78 — TELEGRAM SAM –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-1
79 — SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1
81 — DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
82 — I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-1
83 — LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1
85 — I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– John Kay (Dunhill)-1
88 — BEG, STEAL OR BORROW –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1
89 — ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1
90 — OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6
95 — LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” –•– Nino Rota (Paramount)-1
98 — LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-1
99 — QUESTIONS –•– Bang (Capitol)-1
100 — DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th April, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-8
3 3 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-15
4 6 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-10
5 4 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-11
6 7 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7
7 5 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-10
8 9 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-10
9 10 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-7
10 12 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-5

11 19 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5
12 14 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
13 16 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-7
14 15 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6
15 11 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10
16 20 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-4
17 8 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-13
18 23 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4
19 21 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-9
20 31 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-6

21 27 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5
22 26 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-15
23 18 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-11
24 25 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-14
25 13 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-12
26 17 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-13
27 28 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7
28 33 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-8
29 37 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-7
30 36 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4

31 38 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-8
32 62 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2
33 34 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6
34 40 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5
35 30 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-8
36 45 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-6
37 42 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-10
38 35 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-11
39 29 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-14
40 41 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

45 39 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 52 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-5
42 43 POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-6
43 44 CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-9
44 53 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-5
46 55 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-4
47 56 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-6
48 50 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-5
49 49 BE MY LOVER –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8
50 — TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

50 — TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1
77 — OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-1
79 — IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1
80 — AIN’T WASTIN’ TIME NO MORE –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-1
81 — AMERIKAN MUSIC –•– Steve Alaimo (Entrance)-1
82 — UPSETTER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1
87 — AIN’T THAT PECULIAR –•– Fanny (Reprise)-1
90 — TOO BEAUTIFUL TO LAST –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1
92 — SPEAK SOFTLY LOVE (Love Theme From “The Godfather”) –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-1
93 — I JUST WANNA BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-1
97 — HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-1
98 — WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-1
99 — THE YOUNG NEW MEXICAN PUPPETEER –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1
100 — WHERE THERE’S A WILL THERE’S A WAY –•– Delaney and Bonnie (Atco)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th May, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10 (4 weeks at #1)
2 3 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-16
3 4 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-11
4 2 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9
5 6 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8
6 5 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-12
7 18 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5
8 9 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-8
9 10 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-6
10 11 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6

11 16 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-5
12 12 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
13 13 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-8
14 14 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7
15 7 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-11
16 8 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-11
17 20 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-7
18 19 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-10
19 21 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6
20 22 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-16

21 15 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11
22 17 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-14
23 50 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2
24 28 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-9
25 30 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5
26 32 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3
27 29 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-8
28 34 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
29 31 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-9
30 27 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8

31 46 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-5
32 25 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-13
33 33 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7
34 37 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-11
35 36 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-7
36 41 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-6
37 44 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-6
38 40 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-6
39 24 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-15
40 51 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 23 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-12

POWER PLAYS

42 42 POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7
43 79 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2
44 47 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-7
45 56 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-5
46 58 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-8
47 60 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-3
48 48 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6
50 52 LEGEND IN YOUR OWN TIME –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

67 — SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1
72 — SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1
77 — AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1
80 — ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-1
82 — HOT ‘N’ NASTY –•– Humble Pie (A&M)-1
83 — LIFE AND BREATH –•– Climax Featuring Sonny Geraci (Rocky Road)-1
87 — I CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE –•– Edgar Winter’s White Trash (Epic)-1
90 — IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-1
94 — WOMAN’S GOTTA HAVE IT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-1
97 — AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
98 — I GOT SOME HELP I DON’T NEED –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1
100 — THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th May, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-11 (5 weeks at #1)
2 2 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-17
3 11 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6
4 7 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6
5 4 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10
6 3 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-12
7 9 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-7
8 5 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9
9 10 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-7
10 6 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-13

11 23 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3
12 13 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-9
13 17 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-8
14 8 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-9
15 19 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7
16 12 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
17 26 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4
18 20 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-17
19 16 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-12
20 37 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-7

21 24 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-10
22 14 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8
23 18 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-11
24 25 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6
25 28 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7
26 31 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-6
27 27 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-9
28 29 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-10
29 34 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-12
30 40 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-4

31 36 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-7
32 15 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-12
33 35 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-8
34 43 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3
35 67 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-2
36 44 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-8
37 30 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9
38 33 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8
39 47 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4
40 57 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

42 39 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-16
50 21 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12
57 38 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 45 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-6
43 72 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2
44 46 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-9
46 58 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-4
47 59 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-3
48 56 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4
49 53 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-1
90 — GIVING UP –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1
92 — LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-11
93 — DON’T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1
95 — KATE –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-1
97 — JUST AS LONG AS YOU NEED ME (Part 1) –•– The Independents (Wand)-1
99 — ME AND JESUS –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1
100 — AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Isaac Hayes and David Porter (Enterprise)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th May, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-12 (6 weeks at #1)
2 3 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7
3 4 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7
4 2 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-18
5 7 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
6 5 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11
7 6 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-13
8 11 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4
9 9 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-8
10 15 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8

11 8 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10
12 13 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-9
13 21 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-11
14 20 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-8
15 17 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
16 12 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-10
17 18 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-18
18 14 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-10
19 25 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8
20 10 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-14

21 29 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-13
22 26 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-7
23 16 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9
24 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7
25 30 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-5
26 28 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11
27 35 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
28 31 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-8
29 34 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
30 23 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-12

31 22 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9
32 33 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-9
33 27 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-10
34 40 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10
35 36 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-9
36 39 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5
37 19 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-13
38 41 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-7
39 47 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-4
40 43 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 32 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-13

POWER PLAYS

42 61 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5
43 46 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-5
44 44 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-10
45 48 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5
46 71 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-2
47 62 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3
48 52 TO GET TO YOU –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-10
49 49 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8
50 64 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-1
62 — I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1
63 — HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-1
64 — YOU’RE THE MAN (Part 1) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1
75 — LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-1
76 — WOMAN IS THE NIGGER OF THE WORLD –•– John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band with Elephants Memory and the Invisible Strings (Apple)-1
78 — YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-1
81 — POWDER BLUE MERCEDES QUEEN –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1
84 — SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
89 — FRANCENE –•– ZZ Top (London)-1
90 — DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-1
93 — AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-1
97 — I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1
99 — BRING IT HOME (And Give It To Me) –•– Hot Sauce (Volt)-1
100 — GUNS, GUNS, GUNS –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th May, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 3 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8
3 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13
4 5 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
5 13 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-12
6 10 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9
7 8 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5
8 4 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-19
9 14 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-9
10 12 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-10

11 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14
12 19 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9
13 15 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6
14 7 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-14
15 11 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11
16 17 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-19
17 29 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
18 27 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4
19 25 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
20 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-9

21 22 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-8
22 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8
23 9 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9
24 18 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-11
25 26 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12
26 6 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-12
27 16 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11
28 34 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11
29 46 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-3
30 35 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-10

31 59 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-2
32 36 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6
33 39 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-5
34 40 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4
35 38 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-8
36 42 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6
37 32 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-10
38 62 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-2
39 43 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-6
40 50 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

51 33 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-11
69 31 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 56 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-6
42 45 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6
43 53 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4
44 47 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4
45 54 EVERYTHING GOOD IS BAD, EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-9
46 58 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-4
47 49 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9
48 48 TO GET TO YOU –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-11
49 55 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-6
50 63 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1
73 — TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1
76 — IT DOESN’T MATTER –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1
82 — THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1
84 — CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-1
91 — VICTIM OF A FOOLISH HEART –•– Bettye Swann (Atlantic)-1
92 — BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-1
93 — FUNK FACTORY –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1
94 — IN A BROKEN DREAM –•– Python Lee Jackson (GNP Crescendo)-1
96 — BEAUTIFUL –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1
97 — GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-1
99 — PASS THE PEAS –•– The JB’s (People)-1
100 — I THANK YOU –•– Donny Hathaway and June Conquest (Curtom)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd June, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9
3 3 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-14
4 5 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-13
5 9 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-10
6 6 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10
7 7 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6
8 11 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-15
9 10 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-11
10 4 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-10

11 12 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10
12 18 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5
13 13 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
14 20 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-10
15 17 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6
16 19 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
17 28 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12
18 21 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-9
19 29 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-4
20 8 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-20

21 14 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-15
22 22 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9
23 31 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-3
24 25 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-13
25 16 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-20
26 36 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7
27 38 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-3
28 34 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5
29 30 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-11
30 32 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-7

31 33 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-6
32 40 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-5
33 39 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-7
34 35 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-9
35 15 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12
36 24 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-12
37 54 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-3
38 27 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-12
39 41 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-7
40 43 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

47 23 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10
48 26 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-13
51 37 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 46 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-5
42 49 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-7
43 50 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-3
44 44 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5
45 45 EVERYTHING GOOD IS BAD, EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-10
46 47 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10
49 59 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-2
50 53 YOU’RE THE MAN (Part 1) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

64 — (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1
74 — PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1
75 — ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1
79 — TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1
88 — SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1
90 — WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-1
97 — GETTING IT ON / RIDE, SALLY, RIDE –•– Dennis Coffey (Sussex)-1
99 — VANILLA OLAY –•– Jackie DeShannon (Atlantic)-1
100 — BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th June, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-14 (1 week at #1)
2 1 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10
3 2 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-10
4 12 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6
5 5 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-11
6 8 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-16
7 3 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-15
8 6 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11
9 17 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13
10 11 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-11

11 7 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7
12 15 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7
13 19 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-5
14 14 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-11
15 16 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
16 18 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-10
17 10 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-11
18 9 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-12
19 23 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-4
20 26 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-8

21 13 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
22 27 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4
23 32 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-6
24 24 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-14
25 28 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6
26 20 I GOTCHA  –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-21
27 29 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-12
28 21 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-16
29 30 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8
30 22 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10

31 31 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-7
32 33 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-8
33 37 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-4
34 34 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-10
35 43 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-4
36 42 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-8
37 41 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-6
38 49 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-3
39 39 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-8
40 40 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

41 25 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-21

POWER PLAYS

42 53 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-3
43 44 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
44 56 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-15
45 58 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-4
46 46 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-11
47 59 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
48 64 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-2
49 75 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-2
50 55 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-1
72 — TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1
73 — SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1
76 — PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-1
80 — COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1
88 — NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina (Columbia)-1
89 — BED AND BOARD –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-1
90 — RIP OFF –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-1
91 — EDDIE’S LOVE –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1
93 — I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR –•– New Riders Of the Purple Sage (Elektra)-1
95 — BUTTERFLY –•– Danyel Gerard (Verve)-1
98 — MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-1
100 — MY GUY –•– Petula Clark (MGM)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th June, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-15 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-11
3 4 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7
4 3 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11
5 6 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-17
6 9 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14
7 13 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-6
8 10 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-12
9 5 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-12
10 20 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-9

11 7 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-16
12 12 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8
13 8 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-12
14 11 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8
15 15 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
16 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-11
17 19 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-5
18 14 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-12
19 22 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5
20 23 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-7

21 18 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-13
22 17 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-12
23 42 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-4
24 33 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-5
25 25 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7
26 36 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-9
27 35 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-5
28 24 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-15
29 29 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9
30 27 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-13

31 32 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-9
32 44 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-16
33 38 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-4
34 50 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-8
35 72 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-2
36 37 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-7
37 40 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7
38 39 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-9
39 21 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
40 49 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

48 30 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11
50 31 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8
54 34 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 48 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-3
42 55 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-4
43 45 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-5
44 51 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-5
45 47 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
46 54 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-3
47 59 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-1
81 — THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1
82 — HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-1
83 — I’M COMING HOME –•– Stories (Kama Sutra)-1
85 — MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-1
88 — ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1
89 — MEN OF LEARNING –•– Vigrass and Osborne (Uni)-1
90 — BROWN EYED GIRL –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-1
100 — CAT’S EYE IN THE WINDOW –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th June, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-16 (3 weeks at #1)
2 3 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8
3 6 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15
4 5 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-18
5 2 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12
6 7 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-7
7 10 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-10
8 8 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-13
9 4 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-12
10 23 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-5

11 9 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-13
12 17 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RCA)-6
13 19 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6
14 20 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-8
15 26 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-10
16 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-12
17 13 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-13
18 11 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-17
19 41 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-4
20 15 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-10

21 18 WALKING IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-13
22 24 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-6
23 32 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-17
24 14 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9
25 12 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
26 27 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6
27 33 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5
28 35 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3
29 34 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-9
30 31 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-10

31 21 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-14
32 40 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
33 57 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-5
34 42 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-5
35 46 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-4
36 36 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-8
37 44 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-6
38 45 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
39 29 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10
40 53 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

41 25 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8
44 30 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-14
46 28 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-16
48 37 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8
50 38 LONG-HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-10

POWER PLAYS

42 43 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-6
43 47 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6
45 68 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-2
47 55 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-6
49 67 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-1
75 — LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1
81 — SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1
86 — IN THE GHETTO –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1
88 — WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO END IT NOW –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1
93 — IT’S THE SAME OLD LOVE –•– The Courtship (Tamla)-1
95 — SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-1
96 — TELL ME THIS IS A DREAM –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1
98 — VAYA CON DIOS –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1
99 — I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1
100 — HUSHABYE –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-17
3 3 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-16
4 7 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-11
5 10 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-6
6 6 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-8
7 4 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-19
8 14 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-9
9 13 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7
10 15 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-11

11 12 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RCA)-7
12 5 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-13
13 8 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-14
14 19 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-5
15 9 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-13
16 23 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-18
17 11 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-14
18 28 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4
19 29 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-10
20 35 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-5

21 27 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6
22 22 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-7
23 40 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5
24 17 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-14
25 26 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-7
26 33 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-6
27 45 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-3
28 30 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-11
29 32 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
30 34 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-6

31 21 WALKING IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-14
32 37 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-7
33 24 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10
34 59 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3
35 25 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10
36 18 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-18
37 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-13
38 38 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7
39 43 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7
40 36 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

41 20 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-11

POWER PLAYS

42 42 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-7
43 58 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-3
44 49 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-4
45 47 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-7
46 52 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-6
47 51 WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-5
48 53 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-10
49 56 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-4
50 75 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1
76 — HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1
77 — BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
80 — I MISS YOU (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-1
81 — WAR SONG –•– Neil Young and Graham Nash (Reprise)-1
87 — POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
88 — GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1
92 — DELTA DAWN –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1
93 — MOTHER NATURE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
94 — IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Bob Seger (Palladium)-1
95 — BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1
100 — STARMAN –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-12 (1 week at #1)
2 3 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-17
3 1 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10
4 5 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-7
5 2 CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-18
6 6 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-9
7 8 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-10
8 10 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-12
9 9 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8
10 14 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-6

11 7 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-20
12 27 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-4
13 19 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-11
14 18 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5
15 16 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-19
16 23 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6
17 20 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-6
18 21 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-7
19 26 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-7
20 34 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4

21 11 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RCA)-8
22 30 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-7
23 13 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-15
24 15 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-14
25 12 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-14
26 29 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6
27 28 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-12
28 32 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-8
29 17 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-15
30 22 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-8

31 39 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8
32 25 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-8
33 50 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-3
34 44 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5
35 46 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-7
36 49 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-5
37 38 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8
38 43 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-4
39 76 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-2
40 56 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

53 37 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-14

POWER PLAYS

41 42 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-8
42 45 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-8
43 48 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-11
44 47 WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-6
45 53 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-4
46 51 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-7
47 67 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-4
48 61 BROWN EYED GIRL –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-4
49 57 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-6
50 60 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

57 — I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
74 — DUNCAN –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1
79 — LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1
83 — STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-1
89 — POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-1
90 — A SIMPLE MAN –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1
92 — ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-1
94 — POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1
98 — THAT’S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT –•– Billy Preston (Apple)-7
99 — WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-1
100 — COUNTRY WOMAN –•– The Magic Lanterns (Charisma)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-13 (2 weeks at #1)
2 4 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-8
3 2 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-18
4 3 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11
5 12 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-5
6 7 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-11
7 8 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-13
8 20 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5
9 10 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-7
10 19 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-8

11 13 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-12
12 16 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7
13 14 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6
14 17 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-7
15 15 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-20
16 18 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-8
17 5 CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-19
18 6 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-10
19 22 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-8
20 9 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9

21 11 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-21
22 33 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-4
23 28 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-9
24 39 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3
25 35 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-8
26 26 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7
27 31 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9
28 34 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6
29 38 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-5
30 57 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-2

31 27 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-13
32 36 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-6
33 23 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-16
34 40 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-5
35 37 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9
36 24 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-15
37 46 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-8
38 25 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-15
39 47 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-5
40 21 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RCA)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

51 32 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 50 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3
42 42 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-9
43 43 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-12
44 45 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5
45 48 BROWN EYED GIRL –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-5
46 44 WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-7
47 49 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-7
48 51 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-4
49 56 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-4
50 55 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1
69 — HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1
81 — YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1
83 — LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1
88 — THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
89 — ALABAMA WILD MAN –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1
91 — PUT IT WHERE YOU WANT IT –•– The Crusaders (Blue Thumb)-1
93 — ROCK AND ROLL CRAZIES –•– Stephen Stills and Manassas (Atlantic)-1
94 — EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1
97 — CIRCLES –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1
98 — THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1
100 — DOWN ON ME –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-14 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-9
3 8 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6
4 5 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-6
5 9 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-8
6 7 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-14
7 10 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-9
8 11 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-13
9 6 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-12
10 12 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8

11 15 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-21
12 14 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-8
13 13 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7
14 3 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-19
15 4 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-12
16 16 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9
17 19 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-9
18 22 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-5
19 23 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-10
20 24 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4

21 30 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-3
22 25 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-9
23 17 CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-20
24 28 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7
25 27 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10
26 18 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-11
27 20 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10
28 29 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-6
29 34 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-6
30 32 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7

31 41 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4
32 26 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8
33 35 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10
34 37 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-9
35 39 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-6
36 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-22
37 31 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-14
38 68 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2
39 44 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6
40 43 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-13

OFF THE CHARTS
POWER PLAYS

41 55 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-4
42 47 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-8
43 69 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2
44 49 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5
45 48 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-5
47 52 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-5
49 50 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-6
50 58 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-1
77 — BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1
84 — ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-1
91 — BEAT ME DADDY EIGHT TO THE BAR –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-1
94 — GOODBYE AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-1
97 — I COULD NEVER BE HAPPY –•– The Emotions (Volt)-1
98 — TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-1
100 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 4 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-7
3 2 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-10
4 5 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-9
5 6 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-15
6 7 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-10
7 10 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-9
8 8 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-14
9 1 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-15
10 18 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-6

11 11 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-23
12 12 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-9
13 19 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-11
14 9 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-13
15 24 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8
16 17 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-10
17 20 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5
18 21 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-4
19 22 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-10
20 13 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8

21 15 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-13
22 14 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-20
23 29 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-7
24 16 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10
25 25 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9
26 30 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8
27 31 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5
28 35 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-8
29 34 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-10
30 38 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3

31 43 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3
32 23 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-21
33 26 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-12
34 42 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-9
35 28 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-7
36 41 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5
37 47 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-6
38 61 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3
39 39 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7
40 40 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-14

OFF THE CHARTS

43 33 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 44 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6
42 58 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-5
44 45 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-6
45 50 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-9
46 49 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-7
47 53 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-4
48 51 WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO END IT NOW –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-6
49 70 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-2
50 84 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
82 — EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-1
83 — RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1
86 — THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-1
90 — IN THE QUIET MORNING –•– Joan Baez (A&M)-1
96 — COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-1
99 — GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-1
100 — SITTIN’ ON A TIME BOMB (Waitin’ For the Hurt To Come) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th August, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-8
3 4 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-10
4 5 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-16
5 3 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-11
6 6 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-11
7 7 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-10
8 8 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-15
9 10 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7
10 11 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-24

11 9 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-16
12 15 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9
13 13 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-12
14 17 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6
15 18 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-5
16 19 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-11
17 16 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-11
18 14 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-14
19 12 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-10
20 23 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-8

21 27 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6
22 30 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
23 26 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-9
24 28 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-9
25 29 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-11
26 20 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9
27 22 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-21
28 31 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4
29 38 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4
30 25 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10

31 34 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-10
32 36 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6
33 37 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-7
34 50 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-3
35 42 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-6
36 47 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-5
37 24 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11
38 49 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-3
39 62 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-2
40 45 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-10

OFF THE CHARTS

45 39 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8
48 40 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-15

POWER PLAYS

41 41 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7
42 53 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-6
43 46 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-8
44 44 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-7
46 48 WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO END IT NOW –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7
47 52 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-5
49 54 IN THE GHETTO –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-7
50 55 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
71 — THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
73 — ROCK ME ON THE WATER –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-1
79 — MY MAN, A SWEET MAN –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1
80 — YOUR WONDERFUL, SWEET SWEET LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1
83 — GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
84 — WHAT A WONDERFUL THING WE HAVE –•– The Fabulous Rhinestones (Just Sunshine)-1
85 — BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1
86 — IN TIME –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1
89 — SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-1
90 — GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphey (A&M)-1
99 — MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1
100 — NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th August, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-9
3 3 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-11
4 4 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-17
5 6 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-12
6 9 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-8
7 15 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-6
8 5 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-12
9 8 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-16
10 7 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-11

11 12 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-10
12 22 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
13 16 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-12
14 14 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7
15 11 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-17
16 10 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-25
17 21 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7
18 20 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-9
19 13 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-13
20 24 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-10

21 23 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-10
22 29 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
23 28 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5
24 25 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-12
25 34 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-4
26 39 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-3
27 35 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-7
28 38 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-4
29 32 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7
30 31 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-11

31 40 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-11
32 33 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-8
33 36 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-6
34 17 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-12
35 18 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-15
36 27 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-22
37 50 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4
38 19 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-11
39 41 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-8
40 60 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

50 30 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 42 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-7
42 51 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-6
43 43 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-9
44 47 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-6
45 57 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7
46 46 WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO END IT NOW –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8
47 52 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-5
48 49 IN THE GHETTO –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-8
49 61 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
63 — HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-1
86 — AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-1
87 — PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1
90 — MELISSA –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-1
96 — SUMMER SUN –•– Jamestown Massacre (Warner Brothers)-1
97 — I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-1
99 — SOUTHBOUND TRAIN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-1
100 — A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE –•– Lenny Welch (Atco)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th August, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10 (4 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-10
3 6 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9
4 3 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-12
5 7 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-7
6 5 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-13
7 4 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-18
8 18 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-10
9 11 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-11
10 12 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6

11 13 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-13
12 17 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8
13 8 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-13
14 10 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-12
15 9 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-17
16 20 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-11
17 26 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-4
18 27 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-8
19 21 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-11
20 22 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6

21 25 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-5
22 23 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6
23 28 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-5
24 24 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-13
25 15 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-18
26 37 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5
27 30 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-12
28 29 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8
29 31 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-12
30 14 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8

31 32 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-9
32 33 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7
33 40 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3
34 16 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-26
35 19 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-14
36 41 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-8
37 42 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7
38 39 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9
39 44 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-7
40 45 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

46 34 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-13

POWER PLAYS

41 47 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-6
42 43 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-10
43 49 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4
44 63 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-2
45 51 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-3
47 61 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2
48 48 IN THE GHETTO –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-9
49 59 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-4
50 53 THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-1
84 — WHOLY HOLY –•– Aretha Franklin with James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir (Atlantic)-1
87 — JACKIE WILSON SAID (I’m In Heaven When You Smile) –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1
89 — LOVE SONG –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1
90 — BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
91 — HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY / I’LL BE AROUND –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1
95 — FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1
98 — HE’S AN INDIAN COWBOY IN THE RODEO –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-1
100 — GUESS WHO –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th August, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-11 (1 week at #1)
2 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11
3 3 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-10
4 5 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
5 8 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-11
6 4 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-13
7 10 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7
8 9 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-12
9 12 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9
10 18 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-9

11 11 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-14
12 16 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-12
13 17 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-5
14 26 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6
15 7 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-19
16 20 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
17 21 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-6
18 6 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-14
19 19 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-12
20 33 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4

21 14 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-13
22 23 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-6
23 47 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
24 29 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-13
25 27 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-13
26 15 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-18
27 37 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8
28 40 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9
29 31 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-10
30 13 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-14

31 25 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-19
32 32 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-8
33 39 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-8
34 36 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-9
35 24 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-14
36 41 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-7
37 43 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5
38 38 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-10
39 45 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4
40 44 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 22 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7
43 30 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9
45 28 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-9

POWER PLAYS

42 51 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-6
44 55 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
46 49 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-5
47 69 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-4
48 50 THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7
49 57 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-4
50 52 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1
82 — TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-1
84 — SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) / HARRY HIPPIE –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-1
85 — WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-1
87 — YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1
89 — FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-1
90 — I WILL NEVER PASS THIS WAY AGAIN –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1
95 — TOAST TO THE FOOL –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1
99 — A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-1
100 — I’VE GOT TO HAVE YOU –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd September, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (5 weeks at #1)
2 3 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-11
3 4 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
4 1 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-12
5 5 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-12
6 10 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-10
7 7 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8
8 9 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10
9 17 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-7
10 14 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7

11 13 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
12 12 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-13
13 6 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-14
14 23 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
15 20 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
16 16 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
17 8 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-13
18 24 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-14
19 22 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-7
20 28 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10

21 11 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-15
22 27 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9
23 40 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-4
24 25 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-14
25 15 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-20
26 19 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-13
27 37 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-6
28 33 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-9
29 29 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-11
30 34 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-10

31 18 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-15
32 42 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-7
33 44 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4
34 36 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-8
35 49 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-5
36 26 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-19
37 38 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-11
38 39 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5
39 47 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-5
40 32 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

44 35 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-15

POWER PLAYS

41 46 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-6
42 63 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-5
43 51 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5
45 54 EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-6
46 55 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5
47 48 THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8
48 59 AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-4
49 50 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — FOR EMILY, WHENEVER I MAY FIND HER / AMERICA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1
80 — DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1
86 — THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-1
87 — GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-1
88 — LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-1
89 — LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1
90 — THINK (About It) –•– Lyn Collins (People)-1
92 — LIFE AND BREATH –•– Climax Featuring Sonny Geraci (Rocky Road)-13
98 — LADY ELEANOR –•– Lindisfarne (Elektra)-1
99 — FOOL’S PARADISE –•– The Sylvers (Pride)-1
100 — WHATEVER TURNS YOU ON –•– Travis Wammack (Fame)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th September, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (6 weeks at #1)
2 2 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-12
3 3 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-10
4 6 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-11
5 4 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-13
6 10 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8
7 9 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-8
8 8 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11
9 14 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
10 15 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6

11 11 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
12 5 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-13
13 23 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-5
14 7 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
15 20 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-11
16 18 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-15
17 19 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-8
18 22 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-10
19 12 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-14
20 27 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7

21 33 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5
22 32 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8
23 28 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-10
24 13 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-15
25 30 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-11
26 43 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6
27 16 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
28 39 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-6
29 35 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-6
30 34 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-9

31 42 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6
32 17 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-14
33 53 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-3
34 21 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-16
35 24 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-15
36 41 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-7
37 46 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
38 38 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6
39 26 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-14
40 58 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

47 37 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-12
48 29 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-12
65 40 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 45 EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-7
42 54 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-7
43 62 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-3
44 49 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-10
45 67 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-3
46 48 AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-5
49 60 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1
73 — ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-1
78 — WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1
80 — SLAUGHTER –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1
83 — (It’s the Way) NATURE PLANNED IT –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1
84 — I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-1
88 — SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1
89 — MONEY BACK GUARANTEE –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lion)-1
92 — CARRY ME, CARRIE –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1
93 — COLORADO –•– Danny Holien (Tumbleweed)-1
94 — DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-1
99 — (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– Jerry Butler Featuring Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-1
100 — EVIL WAYS / THEM CHANGES –•– Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles (Columbia)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th September, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 9 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (1 week at #1)
2 4 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-12
3 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14
4 10 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
5 6 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9
6 2 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-13
7 7 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-9
8 5 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-14
9 13 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-6
10 3 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-11

11 11 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
12 15 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-12
13 26 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-7
14 18 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11
15 16 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-16
16 22 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-9
17 21 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6
18 23 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-11
19 20 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-8
20 28 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-7

21 8 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12
22 40 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
23 29 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-7
24 25 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-12
25 33 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-4
26 31 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7
27 17 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-9
28 12 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-14
29 30 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-10
30 14 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10

31 36 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-8
32 24 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-16
33 42 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-8
34 19 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-15
35 37 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
36 27 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
37 44 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-11
38 43 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-4
39 45 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4
40 41 EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

43 38 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7
45 35 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 49 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-4
42 56 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-5
44 53 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5
46 46 AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-6
47 52 MY MAN, A SWEET MAN –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-7
48 54 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-6
49 57 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-3
50 51 ROCK ME ON THE WATER –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-1
81 — WOMAN DON’T GO ASTRAY –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-1
83 — THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1
86 — DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-1
87 — I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-4
90 — SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1
92 — BUZZY BROWN –•– Tim Davis (Metromedia)-1
93 — BEST THING –•– Styx (Wooden Nickel)-1
97 — I’LL MAKE YOU MUSIC –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-1
98 — KEEP ON RUNNING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
99 — WE CAN MAKE IT TOGETHER –•– Steve and Eydie Featuring the Osmonds (MGM)-1
100 — WITH PEN IN HAND –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd September, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-13 (1 week at #1)
2 1 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
3 4 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
4 5 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10
5 3 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-15
6 13 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-8
7 16 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-10
8 9 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-7
9 12 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-13
10 7 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-10

11 14 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-12
12 17 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7
13 25 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5
14 18 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-12
15 15 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-17
16 19 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-9
17 20 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-8
18 22 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6
19 23 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-8
20 26 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-8

21 6 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-14
22 33 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-9
23 8 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-15
24 24 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-13
25 11 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
26 31 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-9
27 39 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-5
28 35 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8
29 29 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-11
30 38 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-5

31 10 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-12
32 37 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-12
33 21 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13
34 41 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-5
35 27 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-10
36 44 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6
37 52 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4
38 49 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-4
39 40 EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-9
40 51 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

42 28 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-15

POWER PLAYS

41 42 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-6
43 62 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-3
44 54 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-4
45 47 MY MAN, A SWEET MAN –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-8
46 48 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-7
47 56 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-3
48 50 ROCK ME ON THE WATER –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-8
49 53 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphey (A&M)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-1
82 — ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-1
83 — I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1
85 — ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1
87 — CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-1
88 — ONE MORE CHANCE –•– Ocean (Kama Sutra)-1
90 — AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-1
97 — MEAN LITTLE WOMAN, ROSALIE –•– Tommy Roe (MGM South)-1
99 — DANCE, DANCE, DANCE –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1
100 — POOR BOY –•– Casey Kelly (Elektra)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th September, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-14 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
3 3 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
4 4 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11
5 6 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9
6 7 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-12
7 9 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-14
8 13 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6
9 18 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7
10 14 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-13

11 11 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-13
12 12 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8
13 20 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7
14 17 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-9
15 19 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-9
16 16 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-10
17 8 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-8
18 5 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-16
19 22 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-10
20 15 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-18

21 27 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-6
22 26 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-10
23 28 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9
24 30 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6
25 36 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7
26 34 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-6
27 40 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-5
28 38 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-5
29 32 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-13
30 10 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-11

31 37 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5
32 24 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-14
33 23 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– The Looking Glass (Epic)-16
34 44 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-5
35 43 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-4
36 25 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-10
37 47 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4
38 41 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-7
39 39 EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heap (Mercury)-10
40 21 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-15

OFF THE CHARTS

50 29 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-12

POWER PLAYS

41 46 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-8
42 45 MY MAN, A SWEET MAN –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-9
43 64 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-4
44 51 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-3
45 53 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-6
46 49 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphey (A&M)-9
47 52 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-5
48 56 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-4
49 68 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — A LONELY MAN / THE MAN AND THE WOMAN (The Boy and the Girl) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
83 — GUILTY –•– Al Green (Bell)-1
86 — IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-1
87 — THE MOSQUITO –•– The Doors (Elektra)-1
93 — IF YOU CAN BEAT ME ROCKIN’ (You Can Have My Chair) –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-1
94 — DINAH FLO –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-1
95 — FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1
97 — TAKE ME BAK ‘OME –•– Slade (Polydor)-1
98 — WHY CAN’T WE BE LOVERS –•– Holland-Dozier Featuring Lamont Dozier (Invictus)-1
99 — SING A SONG / MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1
100 — SO LONG DIXIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th October, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-15 (3 weeks at #1)
2 5 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10
3 4 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-12
4 6 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-13
5 7 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-15
6 8 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7
7 9 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8
8 2 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9
9 13 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-8
10 10 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-14

11 12 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9
12 14 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-10
13 3 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10
14 15 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-10
15 19 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-11
16 26 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-7
17 21 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-7
18 24 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7
19 23 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-10
20 22 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-11

21 25 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8
22 20 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-19
23 27 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-6
24 31 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6
25 29 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-14
26 28 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-6
27 18 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-17
28 17 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-9
29 34 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-6
30 35 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-5

31 37 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5
32 11 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-14
33 43 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-5
34 16 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-11
35 41 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-9
36 44 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-4
37 46 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphey (A&M)-10
38 38 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-8
39 47 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-6
40 51 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

49 39 EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heap (Mercury)-11
55 32 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-15

POWER PLAYS

41 48 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-5
42 42 MY MAN, A SWEET MAN –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-10
43 49 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-4
44 60 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-3
45 45 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-7
46 58 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7
47 57 A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-7
48 52 DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-5
50 59 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

67 — ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1
80 — ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-1
82 — IF YOU LET ME –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1
89 — WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Petula Clark (MGM)-1
90 — SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-1
93 — DEDICATED TO THE ONE I LOVE –•– The Temprees (We Produce)-1
98 — MAN SIZED JOB –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-1
99 — I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-1
100 — HAPPIER THAN THE MORNING SUN –•– B.J. Thomas with the Blossoms (Scepter)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th October, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11 (1 week at #1)
2 6 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-8
3 4 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-14
4 7 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9
5 5 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-16
6 1 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-16
7 9 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-9
8 12 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-11
9 3 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13
10 10 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-15

11 11 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10
12 15 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-12
13 17 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-8
14 14 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-11
15 16 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-8
16 18 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8
17 21 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-9
18 23 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-7
19 19 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-11
20 20 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-12

21 8 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10
22 24 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7
23 13 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11
24 26 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-7
25 25 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-15
26 33 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-6
27 30 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-6
28 31 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
29 29 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-7
30 35 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-10

31 36 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-5
32 40 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9
33 39 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-7
34 22 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-20
35 44 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4
36 46 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8
37 37 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphey (A&M)-11
38 41 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6
39 43 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5
40 50 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

42 28 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-10
43 27 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-18
45 38 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-9
57 34 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-12
61 32 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-15

POWER PLAYS

41 45 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-8
44 58 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-4
46 47 A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-8
47 48 DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-6
48 67 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-2
49 60 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-4
50 59 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1
83 — PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
89 — BABY SITTER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1
91 — NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-1
92 — I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1
96 — DETERIORATA –•– National Lampoon (Banana)-1
97 — RUNNIN’ BACK TO SASKATOON –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1
98 — SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st October, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 7 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-10 (1 week at #1)
2 2 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-9
3 4 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10
4 3 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-15
5 8 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-12
6 1 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-12
7 6 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-17
8 12 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-13
9 10 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-16
10 5 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-17

11 15 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-9
12 17 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-10
13 13 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-9
14 18 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-8
15 16 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9
16 14 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-12
17 22 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8
18 19 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-12
19 20 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-13
20 26 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-7

21 28 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7
22 27 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-7
23 25 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-16
24 24 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-8
25 29 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-8
26 30 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-11
27 36 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9
28 32 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10
29 31 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-6
30 35 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5

31 33 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-8
32 39 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6
33 21 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11
34 50 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7
35 9 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14
36 40 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-6
37 48 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-3
38 38 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-7
39 44 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-5
40 41 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

41 11 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11
42 23 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12
43 37 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphey (A&M)-12

POWER PLAYS

44 56 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-4
45 46 A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-9
46 47 DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-7
47 49 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-5
48 53 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-6
49 52 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-5
50 51 SLAUGHTER –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1
65 — IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1
73 — THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1
80 — CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-1
87 — I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1
88 — TOGETHER ALONE –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-1
89 — SUNDAY MORNING SUNSHINE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1
90 — CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-1
91 — YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
92 — HEY, YOU LOVE –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-1
94 — DOWN TO THE NIGHTCLUB –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1
95 — MISTY BLUE –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1
96 — THE PEOPLE TREE –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-1
98 — SONG SELLER –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1
99 — WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-1
100 — I GUESS I’LL MISS THE MAN –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th October, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-11 (2 weeks at #1)
2 3 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11
3 5 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-13
4 2 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-10
5 20 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-8
6 12 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-11
7 8 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-14
8 6 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-13
9 4 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-16
10 14 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-9

11 11 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-10
12 17 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9
13 15 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10
14 28 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11
15 30 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6
16 22 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-8
17 27 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10
18 19 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-14
19 21 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8
20 23 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-17

21 7 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-18
22 25 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-9
23 24 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-9
24 9 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-17
25 32 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7
26 26 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-12
27 29 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-7
28 34 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8
29 13 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-10
30 31 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-9

31 18 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-13
32 37 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4
33 10 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-18
34 39 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-6
35 36 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-7
36 44 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-5
37 16 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-13
38 54 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3
39 40 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-10
40 35 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-15

OFF THE CHARTS

43 38 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 47 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-6
42 63 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-2
44 52 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-6
45 45 A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-10
46 51 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3
47 48 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-7
48 49 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-6
49 55 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-4
50 65 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

72 — DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
83 — WORK TO DO –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
86 — CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1
88 — CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1
90 — DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-1
91 — SPECIAL SOMEONE –•– The Heywoods (Family)-1
98 — DO YA –•– The Move (United Artists)-1
99 — REDWOOD TREE –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1
100 — SUITE: MAN AND WOMAN –•– Tony Cole (20th Century)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th November, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 5 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 3 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-14
3 1 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-12
4 6 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-12
5 2 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12
6 7 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-15
7 14 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12
8 15 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7
9 10 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-10
10 8 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-14

11 12 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10
12 17 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11
13 4 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-11
14 19 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9
15 16 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-9
16 9 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-17
17 38 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4
18 22 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-10
19 20 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-18
20 11 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-11

21 28 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-9
22 26 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-13
23 18 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-15
24 25 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8
25 13 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11
26 57 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-3
27 36 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-6
28 32 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5
29 30 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-10
30 34 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-7

31 59 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-3
32 24 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-18
33 23 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-10
34 35 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-8
35 46 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4
36 44 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-7
37 42 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-3
38 27 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-8
39 50 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-3
40 41 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

42 39 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-11
43 31 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-14

POWER PLAYS

41 60 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4
44 49 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-5
45 51 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-6
46 55 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-4
47 47 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-8
48 48 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-7
50 70 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-1
74 — ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-1
76 — LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-1
77 — IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER –•– Clean Living (Vanguard)-1
79 — LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-1
82 — I FOUND MY DAD / TROUBLE IN MY HOME –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1
84 — ONE NIGHT AFFAIR –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1
85 — GOOD TIME SALLY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1
89 — LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1
90 — LOVIN’ YOU, LOVIN’ ME –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1
93 — I GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY –•– Billy Lee Riley (Entrance)-1
94 — ROBERTA –•– Bones (Signpost)-1
100 — CELEBRATION –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th November, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-10 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-15
3 8 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8
4 4 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-13
5 7 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13
6 6 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-16
7 3 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-13
8 12 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12
9 26 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-4
10 15 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-10

11 11 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11
12 14 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10
13 17 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5
14 5 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-13
15 9 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-11
16 21 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10
17 10 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-15
18 22 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-10
19 19 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-19
20 27 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-7

21 31 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-4
22 22 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14
23 24 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9
24 37 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4
25 41 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5
26 28 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6
27 39 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-4
28 30 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-8
29 29 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-11
30 35 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5

31 45 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-7
32 50 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-4
33 46 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-5
34 34 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-9
35 36 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-8
36 53 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3
37 40 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-8
38 44 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-6
39 25 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12
40 13 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-12

OFF THE CHARTS

41 16 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-18
43 23 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-16
45 20 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-12
47 33 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-11

POWER PLAYS

42 57 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3
44 51 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3
46 47 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-9
48 74 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-2
49 55 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-6
50 48 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

55 — SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
71 — KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1
81 — 992 ARGUMENTS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1
83 — AND YOU AND I (Part 2) –•– Yes (Atlantic)-1
85 — WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1
89 — YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-1
90 — ANNABELLE –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-1
98 — SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-1
99 — YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1
100 — MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th November, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-11 (3 weeks at #1)
2 3 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9
3 5 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14
4 8 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13
5 2 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-16
6 13 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6
7 4 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-14
8 9 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-5
9 10 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-11
10 16 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11

11 12 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-11
12 6 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-17
13 20 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-8
14 7 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-14
15 21 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-5
16 11 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12
17 18 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-11
18 24 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5
19 14 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-14
20 25 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6

21 27 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-5
22 30 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6
23 15 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-12
24 32 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-5
25 31 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-8
26 26 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7
27 28 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-9
28 36 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4
29 33 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-6
30 35 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-9

31 23 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-10
32 38 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-7
33 22 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-15
34 34 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-10
35 17 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-16
36 42 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4
37 37 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-9
38 44 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4
39 48 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-3
40 55 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

41 19 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-20
42 29 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-12

POWER PLAYS

43 49 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-7
44 56 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-5
45 59 SO LONG DIXIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-8
46 46 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-10
47 62 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-3
48 70 LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-3
49 64 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-3
50 51 LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1
79 — I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
80 — ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1
82 — SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
83 — SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1
85 — DAY AND NIGHT –•– The Wackers (Elektra)-1
89 — SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1
90 — PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
93 — THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-1
96 — MAMA WEER ALL CRAZEE NOW –•– Slade (Polydor)-1
98 — DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1
100 — YOU CAN DO MAGIC –•– Limmie & Family Cookin’ (Avco)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th November, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-12 (4 weeks at #1)
2 2 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-10
3 3 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-15
4 4 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14
5 6 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7
6 10 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12
7 13 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-9
8 15 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-6
9 5 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-17
10 11 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-12

11 8 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-6
12 7 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-15
13 18 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6
14 21 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-6
15 20 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7
16 9 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-12
17 28 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5
18 29 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-7
19 24 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-6
20 22 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7

21 25 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-9
22 19 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-15
23 39 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-4
24 12 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-18
25 16 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13
26 32 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-8
27 36 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
28 38 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
29 30 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10
30 40 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-3

31 23 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-13
32 14 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-15
33 26 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8
34 51 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
35 33 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-16
36 47 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-4
37 17 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-12
38 43 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-8
39 27 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-10
40 83 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

42 37 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-10
48 34 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 60 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-3
43 44 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6
44 45 SO LONG DIXIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-9
45 52 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-4
46 48 LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-4
47 49 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-4
49 50 LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-10
50 54 BABY SITTER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1
81 — ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-1
83 — EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVE SONG –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
88 — BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-1
89 — WHAT WOULD THE CHILDREN THINK –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-1
90 — THE JEAN GENIE –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1
91 — I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-3
94 — WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-1
96 — YOU’RE A LADY –•– Peter Skellern (London)-1
97 — AMERICA / FOR EMILY, WHENEVER I MAY FIND HER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8
98 — YOU’RE A LADY –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1
100 — I’M SORRY –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd December, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 5 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 4 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15
3 1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-13
4 2 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-11
5 7 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-10
6 6 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-13
7 8 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-7
8 14 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-7
9 3 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-16
10 13 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7

11 15 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8
12 17 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6
13 23 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-5
14 10 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-13
15 19 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-7
16 18 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-8
17 9 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-18
18 20 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8
19 26 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-9
20 21 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-10

21 11 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-7
22 27 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6
23 12 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-16
24 30 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-4
25 16 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-13
26 28 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6
27 34 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4
28 24 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-19
29 29 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-11
30 36 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-5

31 40 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-3
32 41 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-4
33 45 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-5
34 55 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-4
35 51 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3
36 38 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-9
37 54 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3
38 47 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-5
39 43 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7
40 39 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-11

OFF THE CHARTS
POWER PLAYS

41 52 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-7
42 46 LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-5
43 71 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3
44 44 SO LONG DIXIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-10
45 77 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-2
46 50 BABY SITTER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-8
47 66 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
48 49 LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-11
49 68 I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3
50 88 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1
71 — SEPARATE WAYS  –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
74 — OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-1
76 — WE NEED ORDER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
78 — JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-1
84 — I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1
90 — REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1
92 — ONE WAY OUT –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-1
93 — I RECEIVED A LETTER –•– Delbert & Glen (Clean)-1
94 — ME AND MY BABY GOT A GOOD THING GOING –•– Lyn Collins (People)-1
95 — WOMAN TO WOMAN / MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-9
99 — YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1
100 — THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th December, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16 (1 week at #1)
2 1 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9
3 5 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-11
4 3 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-14
5 7 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
6 13 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-6
7 8 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-8
8 10 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8
9 12 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7
10 11 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9

11 6 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-14
12 20 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-11
13 16 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-9
14 15 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-8
15 19 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-10
16 4 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-12
17 18 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9
18 9 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-17
19 22 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
20 24 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-5

21 14 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-14
22 31 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-4
23 27 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5
24 26 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
25 32 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5
26 30 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-6
27 35 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4
28 21 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-8
29 34 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-5
30 33 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-6

31 29 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-12
32 43 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
33 47 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
34 36 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-10
35 37 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4
36 38 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-6
37 45 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-3
38 39 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8
39 41 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-8
40 50 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-3

OFF THE CHARTS
POWER PLAYS

41 60 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-2
42 42 LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-6
43 56 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4
44 49 I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4
45 54 AND YOU AND I (Part 2) –•– Yes (Atlantic)-5
46 46 BABY SITTER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-9
48 48 LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-12
49 51 IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER –•– Clean Living (Vanguard)-6
50 57 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-1
80 — LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-1
81 — LET US LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1
82 — THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-1
92 — ONE LAST TIME –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1
93 — HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-10
94 — DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1
96 — SILLY WASN’T I –•– Valerie Simpson (Tamla)-1
97 — KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1
98 — DIDN’T WE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1
100 — I MISS YOU BABY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th December, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 6 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 1 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-17
3 3 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-12
4 5 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
5 7 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-9
6 2 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10
7 9 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8
8 8 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9
9 4 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-15
10 10 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10

11 15 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-11
12 12 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-12
13 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-10
14 14 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-9
15 22 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5
16 20 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
17 25 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6
18 19 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
19 11 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-15
20 26 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-7

21 23 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6
22 17 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10
23 27 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5
24 29 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-6
25 24 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
26 30 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7
27 32 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
28 33 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
29 16 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-13
30 18 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-18

31 40 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-4
32 37 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-4
33 21 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-15
34 35 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5
35 36 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-7
36 34 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-11
37 60 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3
38 41 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-3
39 39 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-9
40 43 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 38 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9
43 31 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-13

POWER PLAYS

42 45 AND YOU AND I (Part 2) –•– Yes (Atlantic)-6
44 44 I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5
45 62 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-4
46 73 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-2
47 53 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3
48 59 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-3
49 54 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-6
50 50 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-10

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1
82 — LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1
89 — I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1
97 — JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1
98 — LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-1
99 — CHOO CHOO MAMA –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-1
100 — HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd December, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-8 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-18
3 4 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-10
4 7 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9
5 5 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-10
6 3 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-13
7 12 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-13
8 6 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11
9 37 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4
10 11 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-12

11 9 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-16
12 15 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6
13 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-11
14 24 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-7
15 17 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7
16 16 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
17 20 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-8
18 18 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
19 21 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7
20 8 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10

21 23 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6
22 27 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
23 14 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-10
24 19 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-16
25 28 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
26 10 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11
27 38 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-4
28 26 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-8
29 31 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-5
30 46 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-3

31 32 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-5
32 45 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-5
33 25 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
34 22 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11
35 49 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-7
36 34 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-6
37 48 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-4
38 36 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-12
39 47 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4
40 39 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-10

OFF THE CHARTS

43 40 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-6
48 35 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-8
54 30 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-19
64 29 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-14

POWER PLAYS

41 62 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-6
42 100 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-2
44 64 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-6
45 51 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-7
46 53 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-5
47 54 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-9
49 50 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-11
50 81 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1
75 — DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-1
76 — REMEMBER (Christmas) –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1
78 — DAYTIME NIGHT-TIME –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1
79 — YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE IT (If You Want It) –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1
80 — ANTHEM –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-1
81 — DO YOU WANT TO DANCE? –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-1
88 — OH NO, NOT MY BABY –•– Merry Clayton (Ode)-1
97 — BOOGIE WOOGIE MAN –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1
98 — WHAT MY BABY NEEDS NOW IS A LITTLE MORE LOVIN’ –•– James Brown-Lyn Collins (Polydor)-1
100 — THE RED BACK SPIDER –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th December, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-9 (3 weeks at #1)
2 4 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10
3 3 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-11
4 9 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5
5 5 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-11
6 7 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-14
7 2 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-19
8 10 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-13
9 12 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7
10 14 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-8

11 15 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8
12 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-12
13 17 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-9
14 8 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12
15 16 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
16 22 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7
17 19 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8
18 21 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7
19 6 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-14
20 30 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-4

21 27 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5
22 11 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-17
23 25 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
24 32 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-6
25 18 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
26 29 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-6
27 42 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-3
28 31 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-6
29 24 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-17
30 37 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-5

31 35 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-8
32 28 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9
33 50 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3
34 39 SEPARATE WAYS  –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
35 41 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-7
36 20 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-11
37 44 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7
38 26 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12
39 23 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-11
40 45 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

42 36 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7
48 33 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10
56 34 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12
57 40 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 46 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-6
43 47 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-10
44 49 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-12
45 57 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-13
46 52 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-4
47 58 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-4
49 59 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-5
50 53 TROUBLE IN MY HOME / I FOUND MY DAD –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1
79 — COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1
81 — DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1
82 — SONGMAN –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-1
86 — LUCKY MAN –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-13
88 — BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-1
91 — JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1
96 — FEVER / MY CREW –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-1
98 — BUT I DO –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1
100 — I NEVER SAID GOODBYE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1