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

11 7 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-12 (7)
12 17 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-5 (12)
13 14 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (13)
14 20 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (14)
15 12 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12 (12)
16 21 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-6 (16)
17 26 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-5 (17)
18 28 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-6 (18)
19 23 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-6 (19)
20 22 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-7 (20)

21 31 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (21)
22 15 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-12 (15)
23 16 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-12 (1)
24 11 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (3)
25 19 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-16 (1)
26 30 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-9 (26)
27 25 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 (14)
28 32 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6 (28)
29 24 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-7 (24)
30 18 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (18)

31 29 THEME FROM SUMMER OF ’42 –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-12 (21)
32 45 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-5 (32)
33 37 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-7 (33)
34 33 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-8 (33)
35 38 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-5 (35)
36 43 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4 (36)
37 44 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy (Bell)-3 (37)
38 40 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-9 (38)
39 34 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-9 (34)
40 57 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

41 41 NOTHING TO HIDE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-6 (41)
43 81 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 (43)
44 46 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-6 (44)
45 51 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-7 (45)
46 48 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 (46)
47 42 I’M A GREEDY MAN (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (35)
48 60 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-4 (48)
49 52 SATISFACTION –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7 (49)
50 54 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th January, 1972

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

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

11 13 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (11)
12 21 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (12)
13 19 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-7 (13)
14 16 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-7 (14)
15 20 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-8 (15)
16 17 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6 (16)
17 18 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7 (17)
18 4 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (4)
19 6 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-12 (3)
20 11 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-13 (7)

21 15 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-13 (12)
22 28 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7 (22)
23 36 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5 (23)
24 43 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (24)
25 37 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy (Bell)-4 (25)
26 32 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-6 (26)
27 33 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-8 (27)
28 26 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-10 (26)
29 45 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-8 (29)
30 38 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-10 (30)

31 23 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-13 (1)
32 22 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-13 (15)
33 35 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6 (33)
34 24 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-12 (3)
35 40 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-4 (35)
36 27 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9 (14)
37 48 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-5 (37)
38 46 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (38)
39 30 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 (18)
40 31 THEME FROM SUMMER OF ’42 –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-13 (21)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 29 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-8 (24)
44 39 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-10 (34)
45 34 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-9 (33)

POWER PLAYS

42 55 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-3 (42)
43 44 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-7 (43)
46 56 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-2 (46)
47 50 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-8 (47)
48 51 LOOKING FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-6 (48)
49 42 CAN I GET A WITNESS –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-8 (39)
50 41 NOTHING TO HIDE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-7 (41)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — ANOTHER PUFF –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1 (83)
85 — FEELING ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7 (69)
92 — YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-1 (92)
96 — IF I COULD SEE THE LIGHT –•– The 8th Day (Invictus)-1 (96)
98 — FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (98)
99 — FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — THE ROAD WE DIDN’T TAKE –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th January, 1972

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

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

11 11 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (11)
12 12 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (12)
13 14 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-8 (13)
14 16 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7 (14)
15 15 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-9 (15)
16 17 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8 (16)
17 9 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-11 (9)
18 24 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (18)
19 18 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (4)
20 22 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-8 (20)

21 25 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5 (21)
22 23 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6 (22)
23 26 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-7 (23)
24 20 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-14 (7)
25 27 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-9 (25)
26 19 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-13 (3)
27 29 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-9 (27)
28 30 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-11 (28)
29 21 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-14 (12)
30 35 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-5 (30)

31 37 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-6 (31)
32 38 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (32)
33 42 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-4 (33)
34 28 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-11 (26)
35 46 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-3 (35)
36 54 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5 (36)
37 51 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-4 (37)
38 33 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-7 (33)
39 48 LOOKING FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-7 (39)
40 43 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 47 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-9 (41)
42 41 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-9 (24)
43 67 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-3 (43)
44 57 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton (As the Bunkers) (Atlantic)-6 (44)
45 44 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-11 (34)
46 56 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-5 (46)
47 45 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-10 (33)
48 53 AIN’T NOBODY HOME –•– B.B. King (ABC)-10 (48)
49 90 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-3 (49)
50 52 SOUR SUITE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — BABY WON’T YOU LET ME ROCK ‘N ROLL YOU –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-1 (74)
76 — HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (76)
83 — OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) / ROCK STEADY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (9)
91 — JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-1 (91)
95 — MUSIC FROM ACROSS THE WAY –•– James Last (Polydor)-1 (95)
96 — ROCK & ROLL STEW (Part 1) –•– Traffic (Island)-1 (96)
99 — AJAX AIRLINES –•– Hudson and Landry (Dore)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd January, 1972

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

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

11 18 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (11)
12 16 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9 (12)
13 13 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-9 (13)
14 5 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12 (1)
15 8 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-13 (4)
16 9 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9 (9)
17 15 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-10 (15)
18 22 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7 (18)
19 20 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-9 (19)
20 21 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6 (20)

21 36 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6 (21)
22 25 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-10 (22)
23 23 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-8 (23)
24 17 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-12 (9)
25 27 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-10 (25)
26 35 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-4 (26)
27 33 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5 (27)
28 30 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-6 (28)
29 31 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-7 (29)
30 32 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6 (30)

31 26 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-14 (3)
32 37 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5 (32)
33 24 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-15 (7)
34 43 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-4 (34)
35 49 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-4 (35)
36 19 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (4)
37 46 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-6 (37)
38 76 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (38)
39 39 LOOKING FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-8 (39)
40 28 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-12 (28)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

47 40 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-9 (40)
58 38 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-8 (33)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th January, 1972

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

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

11 12 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-10 (11)
12 7 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-9 (7)
13 38 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (13)
14 21 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7 (14)
15 35 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-5 (15)
16 34 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-5 (16)
17 18 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-8 (17)
18 14 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13 (1)
19 13 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-10 (13)
20 20 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7 (20)

21 26 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-5 (21)
22 22 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-11 (22)
23 27 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6 (23)
24 25 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-11 (24)
25 28 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-7 (25)
26 16 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10 (9)
27 32 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6 (27)
28 30 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (28)
29 29 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-8 (29)
30 17 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-11 (15)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 40 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-13 (28)
45 39 LOOKING FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-9 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 53 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-8 (41)
42 42 DAISY MAE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-9 (42)
43 44 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton (As the Bunkers) (Atlantic)-8 (43)
46 41 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-11 (41)
47 51 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-6 (47)
48 64 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-4 (48)
49 62 TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5 (49)
50 55 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th February, 1972

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

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

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

21 22 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-12 (21)
22 24 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-12 (22)
23 23 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7 (23)
24 25 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-8 (24)
25 27 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7 (25)
26 19 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-11 (13)
27 28 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (27)
28 29 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-9 (28)
29 33 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-8 (29)
30 18 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-14 (1)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 35 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-10 (23)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th February, 1972

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

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

11 11 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-12 (6)
12 7 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-14 (4)
13 14 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10 (13)
14 20 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-7 (14)
15 23 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8 (15)
16 35 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-3 (16)
17 19 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-7 (17)
18 13 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-16 (6)
19 17 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-12 (11)
20 15 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-15 (9)

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

31 18 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-11 (7)
32 16 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (10)
33 34 FEELING ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-12 (33)
34 36 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-6 (34)
35 38 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-10 (35)
36 26 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-12 (13)
37 37 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (37)
38 24 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-9 (24)
39 62 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-2 (39)
40 44 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th February, 1972

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

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

11 16 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-4 (11)
12 10 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-12 (4)
13 13 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-11 (13)
14 9 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-17 (1)
15 15 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-9 (15)
16 23 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-10 (16)
17 17 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-8 (17)
18 25 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-8 (18)
19 11 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-13 (6)
20 12 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-15 (4)

21 22 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-14 (21)
22 29 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-4 (22)
23 26 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4 (23)
24 24 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-9 (24)
25 30 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (25)
26 19 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-13 (11)
27 39 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-3 (27)
28 18 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-17 (6)
29 20 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-16 (9)
30 21 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-14 (21)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 38 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-10 (24)
54 37 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 48 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-5 (41)
43 46 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-5 (43)
44 45 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-9 (44)
45 52 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-3 (45)
46 49 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-5 (46)
47 61 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-2 (47)
48 42 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-10 (27)
49 71 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-2 (49)
50 56 UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th February, 1972

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

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

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

21 15 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-10 (15)
22 35 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-7 (22)
23 34 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-5 (23)
24 14 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-18 (1)
25 32 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-12 (25)
26 19 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-14 (6)
27 38 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4 (27)
28 24 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10 (24)
29 31 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-8 (29)
30 37 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-6 (30)

31 46 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-6 (31)
32 49 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-3 (32)
33 41 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-6 (33)
34 39 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-5 (34)
35 45 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4 (35)
36 43 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-6 (36)
37 33 FEELING ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-14 (33)
38 47 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3 (38)
39 40 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-8 (39)
40 30 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-15 (21)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 20 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-16 (4)
42 36 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-12 (27)
43 21 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-15 (21)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th March, 1972

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

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

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

21 31 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-7 (21)
22 23 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-6 (22)
23 32 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4 (23)
24 19 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-13 (13)
25 25 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-13 (25)
26 17 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-14 (4)
27 35 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 (27)
28 21 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11 (15)
29 30 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-7 (29)
30 38 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 (30)

31 33 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-7 (31)
32 28 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11 (24)
33 34 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-6 (33)
34 20 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-10 (17)
35 29 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-9 (29)
36 36 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-7 (36)
37 39 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-9 (37)
38 60 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-2 (38)
39 48 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-4 (39)
40 64 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 40 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-16 (21)
54 37 FEELING ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-15 (33)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-4 (41)
42 49 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-6 (42)
43 44 UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (43)
44 46 HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4 (44)
45 59 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-4 (45)
46 52 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-3 (46)
47 50 LOVE ME, LOVE ME LOVE –•– Frank Mills (Sunflower)-6 (47)
48 43 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-16 (21)
50 51 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th March, 1972

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

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

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

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

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 35 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10 (29)
53 28 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-12 (15)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th March, 1972

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

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

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

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

31 31 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-8 (31)
32 23 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-8 (16)
33 68 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-2 (33)
34 29 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-9 (29)
35 43 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 (35)
36 39 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-5 (36)
37 37 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-6 (37)
38 22 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-8 (22)
39 45 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8 (39)
40 50 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

41 41 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-5 (41)
42 55 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3 (42)
43 49 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4 (43)
45 47 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-5 (45)
46 42 HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-6 (42)
47 48 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-7 (47)
48 51 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3 (48)
49 40 UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (40)
50 54 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-9 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th March, 1972

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

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

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

21 21 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-16 (21)
22 20 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-18 (1)
23 25 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8 (23)
24 12 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (2)
25 26 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-10 (25)
26 29 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-9 (26)
27 15 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-13 (6)
28 24 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-12 (16)
29 16 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (9)
30 19 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-15 (15)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 27 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (27)
43 31 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-9 (31)
45 38 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-9 (22)
48 34 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-10 (29)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st April, 1972

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

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

11 13 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-6 (11)
12 9 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (5)
13 7 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-10 (7)
14 18 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-6 (14)
15 16 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8 (15)
16 19 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-6 (16)
17 20 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-8 (17)
18 11 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-11 (4)
19 32 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (19)
20 12 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-14 (3)

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

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 29 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-10 (9)
52 27 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-14 (6)
56 22 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-19 (1)
58 30 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-16 (15)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th April, 1972

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

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

11 14 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-7 (11)
12 19 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (12)
13 16 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7 (13)
14 17 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-9 (14)
15 15 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 (15)
16 13 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-11 (7)
17 7 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-17 (1)
18 12 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (5)
19 26 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-8 (19)
20 18 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12 (4)

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

31 20 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-15 (3)
32 51 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-4 (32)
33 44 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-2 (33)
34 21 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-15 (10)
35 39 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-12 (35)
36 27 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-12 (25)
37 23 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-18 (21)
38 59 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 (38)
39 30 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (30)
40 40 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 37 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-8 (37)
44 34 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9 (34)
50 28 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10 (23)
54 38 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-9 (36)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th April, 1972

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

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

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

21 21 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-6 (21)
22 22 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-12 (22)
23 23 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-9 (23)
24 16 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-12 (7)
25 28 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-12 (25)
26 29 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-7 (26)
27 17 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-18 (1)
28 15 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10 (15)
29 18 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-12 (5)
30 32 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5 (30)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 39 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (30)
42 40 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (40)

POWER PLAYS

43 61 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3 (43)
44 45 CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-7 (44)
45 44 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-10 (34)
46 41 TINY DANCER –•– Elton John (Uni)-7 (41)
47 51 ROCK AND ROLL –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5 (47)
48 46 SON OF MY FATHER –•– Giorgio (Dunhill)-7 (46)
49 90 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-2 (49)
50 52 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd April, 1972

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

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

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

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

31 39 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-5 (31)
32 28 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11 (15)
33 38 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-7 (33)
34 36 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (34)
35 23 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-10 (23)
36 49 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-3 (36)
37 40 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-6 (37)
38 50 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-7 (38)
39 34 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9 (30)
40 53 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 24 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-13 (7)
51 27 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-19 (1)
54 29 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-13 (5)
58 32 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-14 (4)

POWER PLAYS

41 64 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-4 (41)
42 61 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-9 (42)
43 51 POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-5 (43)
44 44 CHANTILLY LACE –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-8 (44)
45 56 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-5 (45)
47 47 ROCK AND ROLL –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6 (47)
48 41 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (30)
49 55 BE MY LOVER –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7 (49)
50 57 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (62)
78 — TELEGRAM SAM –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-1 (78)
79 — SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (79)
81 — DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (81)
82 — I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-1 (82)
83 — LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1 (83)
85 — I’M MOVIN’ ON –•– John Kay (Dunhill)-1 (85)
88 — BEG, STEAL OR BORROW –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1 (88)
89 — ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1 (89)
90 — OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-6 (77)
95 — LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” –•– Nino Rota (Paramount)-1 (95)
98 — LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-1 (98)
99 — QUESTIONS –•– Bang (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th April, 1972

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

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

11 19 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5 (11)
12 14 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (12)
13 16 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-7 (13)
14 15 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6 (14)
15 11 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10 (3)
16 20 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-4 (16)
17 8 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-13 (1)
18 23 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4 (18)
19 21 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-9 (19)
20 31 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-6 (20)

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

31 38 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-8 (31)
32 62 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2 (32)
33 34 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6 (33)
34 40 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (34)
35 30 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-8 (21)
36 45 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-6 (36)
37 42 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-10 (37)
38 35 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-11 (23)
39 29 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-14 (22)
40 41 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 39 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-10 (30)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th May, 1972

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

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

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

21 15 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11 (3)
22 17 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-14 (1)
23 50 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (23)
24 28 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-9 (24)
25 30 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 (25)
26 32 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (26)
27 29 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-8 (27)
28 34 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (28)
29 31 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-9 (29)
30 27 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8 (30)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 23 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-12 (18)

POWER PLAYS

42 42 POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7 (42)
43 79 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (43)
44 47 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-7 (44)
45 56 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-5 (45)
46 58 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-8 (46)
47 60 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-3 (47)
48 48 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6 (48)
49 45 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-11 (30)
50 52 LEGEND IN YOUR OWN TIME –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th May, 1972

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

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

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

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

31 36 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-7 (31)
32 15 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-12 (5)
33 35 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-8 (33)
34 43 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (34)
35 67 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-2 (35)
36 44 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-8 (36)
37 30 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9 (27)
38 33 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (33)
39 47 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4 (39)
40 57 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 39 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-16 (24)
50 21 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12 (3)
57 38 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-7 (38)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-6 (41)
43 72 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2 (43)
44 46 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-9 (44)
45 42 POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8 (42)
46 58 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-4 (46)
47 59 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-3 (47)
48 56 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4 (48)
49 53 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-1 (71)
90 — GIVING UP –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1 (90)
92 — LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-11 (51)
93 — DON’T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (93)
95 — KATE –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-1 (95)
97 — JUST AS LONG AS YOU NEED ME (Part 1) –•– The Independents (Wand)-1 (97)
99 — ME AND JESUS –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1 (99)
100 — AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Isaac Hayes and David Porter (Enterprise)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th May, 1972

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

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

11 8 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (5)
12 13 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-9 (12)
13 21 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-11 (13)
14 20 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-8 (14)
15 17 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (15)
16 12 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-10 (12)
17 18 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-18 (17)
18 14 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-10 (8)
19 25 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (19)
20 10 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-14 (1)

21 29 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-13 (21)
22 26 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-7 (22)
23 16 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (12)
24 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7 (24)
25 30 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (25)
26 28 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11 (26)
27 35 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (27)
28 31 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-8 (28)
29 34 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (29)
30 23 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-12 (18)

31 22 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9 (14)
32 33 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-9 (32)
33 27 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-10 (27)
34 40 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10 (34)
35 36 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-9 (35)
36 39 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5 (36)
37 19 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-13 (8)
38 41 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-7 (38)
39 47 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-4 (39)
40 43 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-13 (5)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th May, 1972

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

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

11 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14 (11)
12 19 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9 (12)
13 15 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (13)
14 7 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-14 (3)
15 11 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (5)
16 17 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-19 (16)
17 29 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (17)
18 27 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (18)
19 25 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (19)
20 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-9 (20)

21 22 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-8 (21)
22 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8 (22)
23 9 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9 (9)
24 18 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-11 (8)
25 26 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12 (25)
26 6 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-12 (2)
27 16 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11 (12)
28 34 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11 (28)
29 46 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-3 (29)
30 35 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-10 (30)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

51 33 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-11 (27)
69 31 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10 (14)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd June, 1972

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

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

11 12 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10 (11)
12 18 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (12)
13 13 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (13)
14 20 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-10 (14)
15 17 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (15)
16 19 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (16)
17 28 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12 (17)
18 21 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-9 (18)
19 29 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-4 (19)
20 8 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-20 (2)

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

31 33 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-6 (31)
32 40 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-5 (32)
33 39 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-7 (33)
34 35 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-9 (34)
35 15 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12 (5)
36 24 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-12 (8)
37 54 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-3 (37)
38 27 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-12 (12)
39 41 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-7 (39)
40 43 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

47 23 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10 (9)
48 26 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-13 (2)
51 37 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-11 (32)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th June, 1972

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

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

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

21 13 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (13)
22 27 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4 (22)
23 32 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-6 (23)
24 24 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-14 (24)
25 28 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (25)
26 20 I GOTCHA  –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-21 (2)
27 29 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-12 (27)
28 21 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-16 (3)
29 30 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8 (29)
30 22 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10 (22)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 25 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-21 (16)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th June, 1972

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

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

11 7 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-16 (1)
12 12 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (12)
13 8 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-12 (6)
14 11 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (7)
15 15 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (15)
16 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-11 (16)
17 19 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-5 (17)
18 14 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-12 (14)
19 22 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5 (19)
20 23 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-7 (20)

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

31 32 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-9 (31)
32 44 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-16 (32)
33 38 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-4 (33)
34 50 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-8 (34)
35 72 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-2 (35)
36 37 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-7 (36)
37 40 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (37)
38 39 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-9 (38)
39 21 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (13)
40 49 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

48 30 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11 (22)
50 31 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8 (31)
54 34 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-11 (34)

POWER PLAYS

41 48 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-3 (41)
42 55 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-4 (42)
43 45 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-5 (43)
44 51 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-5 (44)
45 47 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (45)
46 54 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-3 (46)
47 59 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-3 (47)
49 43 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (43)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th June, 1972

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

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

11 9 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-13 (5)
12 17 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-6 (12)
13 19 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (13)
14 20 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-8 (14)
15 26 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-10 (15)
16 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-12 (16)
17 13 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-13 (6)
18 11 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-17 (1)
19 41 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-4 (19)
20 15 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (15)

21 18 WALKING IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-13 (14)
22 24 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-6 (22)
23 32 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-17 (23)
24 14 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9 (7)
25 12 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (12)
26 27 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6 (26)
27 33 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5 (27)
28 35 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3 (28)
29 34 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-9 (29)
30 31 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-10 (30)

31 21 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-14 (9)
32 40 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (32)
33 57 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-5 (33)
34 42 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-5 (34)
35 46 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-4 (35)
36 36 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-8 (36)
37 44 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-6 (37)
38 45 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (38)
39 29 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10 (29)
40 53 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 25 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (25)
44 30 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-14 (27)
46 28 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-16 (24)
48 37 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (37)
50 38 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-10 (38)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st July, 1972

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

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

11 12 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-7 (11)
12 5 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-13 (1)
13 8 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-14 (8)
14 19 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-5 (14)
15 9 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-13 (1)
16 23 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-18 (16)
17 11 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-14 (5)
18 28 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (18)
19 29 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-10 (19)
20 35 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-5 (20)

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

31 21 WALKING IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-14 (14)
32 37 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-7 (32)
33 24 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10 (7)
34 59 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3 (34)
35 25 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (12)
36 18 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-18 (1)
37 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-13 (16)
38 38 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (38)
39 43 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (39)
40 36 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-9 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 20 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (15)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th July, 1972

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

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

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

21 11 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-8 (11)
22 30 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-7 (22)
23 13 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-15 (8)
24 15 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-14 (1)
25 12 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-14 (1)
26 29 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (26)
27 28 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-12 (27)
28 32 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-8 (28)
29 17 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-15 (5)
30 22 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-8 (22)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

53 37 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-14 (16)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

57 — I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (57)
74 — DUNCAN –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1 (74)
79 — LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1 (79)
83 — STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-1 (83)
89 — POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-1 (89)
90 — A SIMPLE MAN –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (90)
92 — ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-1 (92)
94 — POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1 (94)
98 — THAT’S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT –•– Billy Preston (Apple)-7 (62)
99 — WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-1 (99)
100 — COUNTRY WOMAN –•– The Magic Lantern (Charisma)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th July, 1972

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

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

11 13 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-12 (11)
12 16 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7 (12)
13 14 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 (13)
14 17 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-7 (14)
15 15 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-20 (15)
16 18 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-8 (16)
17 5 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-19 (1)
18 6 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-10 (6)
19 22 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-8 (19)
20 9 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9 (9)

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

31 27 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-13 (27)
32 36 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-6 (32)
33 23 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-16 (8)
34 40 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-5 (34)
35 37 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (35)
36 24 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-15 (1)
37 46 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-8 (37)
38 25 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-15 (1)
39 47 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-5 (39)
40 21 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-9 (11)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

51 32 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-9 (25)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd July, 1972

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

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

11 15 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-21 (11)
12 14 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-8 (12)
13 13 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7 (13)
14 3 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-19 (2)
15 4 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-12 (1)
16 16 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9 (16)
17 19 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-9 (17)
18 22 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-5 (18)
19 23 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-10 (19)
20 24 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4 (20)

21 30 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 (21)
22 25 THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-9 (22)
23 17 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-20 (1)
24 28 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7 (24)
25 27 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (25)
26 18 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-11 (6)
27 20 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10 (9)
28 29 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-6 (28)
29 34 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-6 (29)
30 32 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 (30)

31 41 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (31)
32 26 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (26)
33 35 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (33)
34 37 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-9 (34)
35 39 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-6 (35)
36 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-22 (4)
37 31 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-14 (27)
38 68 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (38)
39 44 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 (39)
40 43 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-13 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 55 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-4 (41)
42 47 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-8 (42)
43 69 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (43)
44 49 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5 (44)
45 48 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-5 (45)
46 45 BROWN EYED GIRL –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-6 (45)
47 52 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-5 (47)
48 46 WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-8 (44)
49 50 I’M COMING HOME –•– Stories (Kama Sutra)-6 (49)
50 58 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-8 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th July, 1972

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

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

11 11 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-22 (11)
12 12 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-9 (12)
13 19 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-11 (13)
14 9 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-13 (6)
15 24 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8 (15)
16 17 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-10 (16)
17 20 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5 (17)
18 21 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-4 (18)
19 22 THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-10 (19)
20 13 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8 (13)

21 15 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-13 (1)
22 14 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-20 (2)
23 29 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-7 (23)
24 16 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10 (16)
25 25 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 (25)
26 30 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8 (26)
27 31 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5 (27)
28 35 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-8 (28)
29 34 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-10 (29)
30 38 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (30)

31 43 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (31)
32 23 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-21 (1)
33 26 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-12 (6)
34 42 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-9 (34)
35 28 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-7 (28)
36 41 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5 (36)
37 47 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-6 (37)
38 61 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (38)
39 39 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7 (39)
40 40 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-14 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th August, 1972

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

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-8 (2)
3 4 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-10 (3)
4 5 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-16 (4)
5 3 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-11 (2)
6 6 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-11 (6)
7 7 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-10 (7)
8 8 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-15 (8)
9 10 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7 (9)
10 11 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-23 (10)

11 9 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-16 (1)
12 15 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9 (12)
13 13 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-12 (13)
14 17 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 (14)
15 18 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (15)
16 19 THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-11 (16)
17 16 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-11 (16)
18 14 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-14 (6)
19 12 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-10 (12)
20 23 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-8 (20)

21 27 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (21)
22 30 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (22)
23 26 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-9 (23)
24 28 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-9 (24)
25 29 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-11 (25)
26 20 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9 (13)
27 22 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-21 (2)
28 31 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (28)
29 38 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (29)
30 25 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (25)

31 34 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-10 (31)
32 36 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6 (32)
33 37 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-7 (33)
34 50 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-3 (34)
35 42 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-6 (35)
36 47 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-5 (36)
37 24 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11 (16)
38 49 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-3 (38)
39 62 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-2 (39)
40 45 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-10 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th August, 1972

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

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

11 12 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-10 (11)
12 22 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (12)
13 16 THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-12 (13)
14 14 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7 (14)
15 11 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-17 (1)
16 10 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-24 (10)
17 21 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (17)
18 20 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-9 (18)
19 13 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-13 (13)
20 24 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-10 (20)

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

31 40 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-11 (31)
32 33 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-8 (32)
33 36 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-6 (33)
34 17 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-12 (16)
35 18 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-15 (6)
36 27 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-22 (2)
37 50 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4 (37)
38 19 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-11 (12)
39 41 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-8 (39)
40 60 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

50 30 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 (25)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th August, 1972

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

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

11 13 THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-13 (11)
12 17 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (12)
13 8 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-13 (2)
14 10 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-12 (7)
15 9 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-17 (8)
16 20 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-11 (16)
17 26 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (17)
18 27 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-8 (18)
19 21 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-11 (19)
20 22 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (20)

21 25 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-5 (21)
22 23 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (22)
23 28 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (23)
24 24 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-13 (24)
25 15 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-18 (1)
26 37 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (26)
27 30 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-12 (27)
28 29 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8 (28)
29 31 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-12 (29)
30 14 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8 (14)

31 32 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-9 (31)
32 33 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7 (32)
33 40 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (33)
34 16 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-25 (10)
35 19 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-14 (13)
36 41 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-8 (36)
37 42 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7 (37)
38 39 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9 (38)
39 44 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-7 (39)
40 45 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 34 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-13 (16)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th August, 1972

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

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

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

21 14 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-13 (7)
22 23 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-6 (22)
23 47 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (23)
24 29 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-13 (24)
25 27 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-13 (25)
26 15 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-18 (8)
27 37 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8 (27)
28 40 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9 (28)
29 31 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-10 (29)
30 13 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-14 (2)

31 25 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-19 (1)
32 32 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-8 (32)
33 39 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-8 (33)
34 36 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-9 (34)
35 24 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-14 (24)
36 41 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-7 (36)
37 43 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5 (37)
38 38 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-10 (38)
39 45 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4 (39)
40 44 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 22 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (22)
43 30 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9 (14)
45 28 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-9 (28)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd September, 1972

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

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

11 13 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (11)
12 12 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-13 (12)
13 6 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-14 (3)
14 23 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (14)
15 20 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (15)
16 16 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (16)
17 8 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-13 (8)
18 24 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-14 (18)
19 22 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-7 (19)
20 28 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10 (20)

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

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 35 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-15 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-6 (41)
42 63 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-5 (42)
43 51 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5 (43)
45 54 EASY LIVIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-6 (45)
46 55 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5 (46)
47 48 THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (47)
48 59 AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-4 (48)
49 50 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-9 (49)
50 41 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (22)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — FOR EMILY, WHENEVER I MAY FIND HER / AMERICA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (78)
80 — DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1 (80)
86 — THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-1 (86)
87 — GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-1 (87)
88 — LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-1 (88)
89 — LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (89)
90 — THINK (About It) –•– Lyn Collins (People)-1 (90)
92 — LIFE AND BREATH –•– Climax Featuring Sonny Geraci (Rocky Road)-13 (52)
98 — LADY ELEANOR –•– Lindisfarne (Elektra)-1 (98)
99 — FOOL’S PARADISE –•– The Sylvers (Pride)-1 (99)
100 — WHATEVER TURNS YOU ON –•– Travis Wammack (Fame)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th September, 1972

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

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

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

21 33 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (21)
22 32 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8 (22)
23 28 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-10 (23)
24 13 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-15 (3)
25 30 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-11 (25)
26 43 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6 (26)
27 16 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (16)
28 39 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-6 (28)
29 35 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-6 (29)
30 34 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-9 (30)

31 42 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6 (31)
32 17 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-14 (8)
33 53 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-3 (33)
34 21 THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-16 (11)
35 24 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-15 (24)
36 41 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-7 (36)
37 46 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (37)
38 38 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6 (38)
39 26 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-14 (19)
40 58 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

47 37 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-12 (37)
48 29 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-12 (29)
65 40 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-10 (32)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 EASY LIVIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-7 (41)
42 54 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-7 (42)
43 62 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3 (43)
44 49 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-10 (44)
45 67 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-3 (45)
46 48 AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-5 (46)
49 60 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-3 (49)
50 47 THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9 (47)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th September, 1972

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

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

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

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

31 36 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-8 (31)
32 24 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-16 (3)
33 42 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-8 (33)
34 19 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-15 (12)
35 37 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (35)
36 27 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (16)
37 44 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-11 (37)
38 43 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (38)
39 45 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4 (39)
40 41 EASY LIVIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 38 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 (38)
45 35 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-16 (24)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd September, 1972

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

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

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

21 6 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-14 (2)
22 33 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-9 (22)
23 8 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-15 (1)
24 24 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-13 (24)
25 11 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (11)
26 31 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-9 (26)
27 39 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-5 (27)
28 35 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8 (28)
29 29 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-11 (29)
30 38 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5 (30)

31 10 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-12 (3)
32 37 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-12 (32)
33 21 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-13 (8)
34 41 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-5 (34)
35 27 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-10 (17)
36 44 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6 (36)
37 52 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4 (37)
38 49 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-4 (38)
39 40 EASY LIVIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-9 (39)
40 51 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 28 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-15 (5)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th September, 1972

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

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

11 11 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-13 (11)
12 12 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 (12)
13 20 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7 (13)
14 17 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-9 (14)
15 19 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-9 (15)
16 16 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-10 (16)
17 8 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-8 (8)
18 5 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-16 (1)
19 22 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-10 (19)
20 15 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-18 (15)

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

31 37 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (31)
32 24 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-14 (24)
33 23 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-16 (1)
34 44 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-5 (34)
35 43 WITCHY WOMAN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-4 (35)
36 25 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (11)
37 47 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (37)
38 41 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-7 (38)
39 39 EASY LIVIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-10 (39)
40 21 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-15 (2)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th October, 1972

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

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

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

21 25 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-8 (21)
22 20 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-19 (15)
23 27 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-6 (23)
24 31 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (24)
25 29 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-14 (25)
26 28 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-6 (26)
27 18 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-17 (1)
28 17 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-9 (8)
29 34 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-6 (29)
30 35 WITCHY WOMAN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-5 (30)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 39 EASY LIVIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-11 (39)
55 32 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-15 (24)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th October, 1972

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

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

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

21 8 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (1)
22 24 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (22)
23 13 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (3)
24 26 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-7 (24)
25 25 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-15 (25)
26 33 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-6 (26)
27 30 WITCHY WOMAN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-6 (27)
28 31 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (28)
29 29 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-7 (29)
30 35 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-10 (30)

31 36 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-5 (31)
32 40 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (32)
33 39 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-7 (33)
34 22 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-20 (15)
35 44 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4 (35)
36 46 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (36)
37 37 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphey (A&M)-11 (37)
38 41 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6 (38)
39 43 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5 (39)
40 50 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 28 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-10 (8)
43 27 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-18 (1)
45 38 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-9 (38)
57 34 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-12 (16)
61 32 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-15 (11)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st October, 1972

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

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

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

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

31 33 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-8 (31)
32 39 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6 (32)
33 21 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (1)
34 50 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7 (34)
35 9 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14 (3)
36 40 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-6 (36)
37 48 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-3 (37)
38 38 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-7 (38)
39 44 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-5 (39)
40 41 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-9 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 11 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11 (11)
42 23 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (3)
43 37 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphey (A&M)-12 (37)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th October, 1972

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

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

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

21 7 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-18 (1)
22 25 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-9 (22)
23 24 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-9 (23)
24 9 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-17 (9)
25 32 SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7 (25)
26 26 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-12 (26)
27 29 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-7 (27)
28 34 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8 (28)
29 13 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-10 (13)
30 31 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-9 (30)

31 18 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-13 (18)
32 37 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4 (32)
33 10 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-18 (5)
34 39 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-6 (34)
35 36 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-7 (35)
36 44 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-5 (36)
37 16 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-13 (14)
38 54 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (38)
39 40 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-10 (39)
40 35 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-15 (3)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th November, 1972

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

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

11 12 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (11)
12 17 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (12)
13 4 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-11 (2)
14 19 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9 (14)
15 16 WITCHY WOMAN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-9 (15)
16 9 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-17 (3)
17 38 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (17)
18 22 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-10 (18)
19 20 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-18 (19)
20 11 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-11 (11)

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

31 59 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 (31)
32 24 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-18 (9)
33 23 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-10 (23)
34 35 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-8 (34)
35 46 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 (35)
36 44 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-7 (36)
37 42 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-3 (37)
38 27 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-8 (27)
39 50 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-3 (39)
40 41 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 39 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-11 (39)
43 31 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-14 (18)

POWER PLAYS

41 60 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (41)
44 49 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-5 (44)
45 51 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-6 (45)
46 55 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-4 (46)
47 47 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-8 (47)
48 48 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-7 (48)
49 45 A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-11 (45)
50 70 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th November, 1972

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

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

11 11 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (11)
12 14 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10 (12)
13 17 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (13)
14 5 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-13 (2)
15 9 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-11 (9)
16 21 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10 (16)
17 10 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-15 (1)
18 18 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-11 (18)
19 19 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-19 (19)
20 27 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-7 (20)

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

31 45 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-7 (31)
32 50 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4 (32)
33 46 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-5 (33)
34 34 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-9 (34)
35 36 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-8 (35)
36 53 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3 (36)
37 40 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-8 (37)
38 44 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-6 (38)
39 25 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12 (13)
40 13 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-12 (2)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 16 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-18 (3)
43 23 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-16 (18)
45 20 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-12 (11)
47 33 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-11 (23)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th November, 1972

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

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

11 12 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-11 (11)
12 6 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-17 (6)
13 20 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-8 (13)
14 7 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-14 (1)
15 21 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (15)
16 11 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (11)
17 18 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-12 (17)
18 24 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5 (18)
19 14 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-14 (2)
20 25 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6 (20)

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

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th November, 1972

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

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

11 8 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-6 (8)
12 7 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-15 (4)
13 18 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (13)
14 21 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-6 (14)
15 20 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7 (15)
16 9 WITCHY WOMAN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-12 (9)
17 28 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5 (17)
18 29 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-7 (18)
19 24 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 (19)
20 22 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7 (20)

21 25 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-9 (21)
22 19 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-15 (2)
23 39 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-4 (23)
24 12 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-18 (6)
25 16 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13 (11)
26 32 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-8 (26)
27 36 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (27)
28 38 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (28)
29 30 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10 (29)
30 40 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (30)

31 23 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-13 (9)
32 14 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-15 (1)
33 26 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8 (26)
34 51 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (34)
35 33 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-16 (22)
36 47 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-4 (36)
37 17 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-13 (17)
38 43 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-8 (38)
39 27 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-10 (27)
40 83 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1 (77)
81 — ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (81)
83 — EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVE SONG –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (83)
88 — BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 (88)
89 — WHAT WOULD THE CHILDREN THINK –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — THE JEAN GENIE –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1 (90)
91 — I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-3 (91)
94 — WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-1 (94)
96 — YOU’RE A LADY –•– Peter Skellern (London)-1 (96)
97 — AMERICA / FOR EMILY, WHENEVER I MAY FIND HER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (53)
98 — YOU’RE A LADY –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1 (98)
100 — I’M SORRY –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd December, 1972

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

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

11 15 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8 (11)
12 17 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6 (12)
13 23 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-5 (13)
14 10 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-13 (10)
15 19 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7 (15)
16 18 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-8 (16)
17 9 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-18 (2)
18 20 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8 (18)
19 26 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-9 (19)
20 21 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-10 (20)

21 11 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-7 (8)
22 27 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (22)
23 12 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-16 (4)
24 30 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (24)
25 16 WITCHY WOMAN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-13 (9)
26 28 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (26)
27 34 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (27)
28 24 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-19 (6)
29 29 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-11 (29)
30 36 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-5 (30)

31 40 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-3 (31)
32 41 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-4 (32)
33 45 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-5 (33)
34 55 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-4 (34)
35 51 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3 (35)
36 38 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-9 (36)
37 54 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3 (37)
38 47 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-5 (38)
39 43 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7 (39)
40 39 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-11 (27)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1 (60)
71 — SEPARATE WAYS  –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (71)
74 — OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-1 (74)
76 — WE NEED ORDER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (76)
78 — JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-1 (78)
84 — I’LL BE YOUR SHELTER (In Time Of Storm) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1 (84)
90 — REELIN’ & ROCKIN’ –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1 (90)
92 — ONE WAY OUT –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-1 (92)
93 — I RECEIVED A LETTER –•– Delbert & Glen (Clean)-1 (93)
94 — ME AND MY BABY GOT A GOOD THING GOING –•– Lyn Collins (People)-1 (94)
95 — WOMAN TO WOMAN / MIDNIGHT RIDER –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-9 (27)
99 — YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1 (99)
100 — THE COVER OF “ROLLING STONE” –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th December, 1972

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

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

11 6 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-14 (6)
12 20 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-11 (12)
13 16 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-9 (13)
14 15 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8 (14)
15 19 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-10 (15)
16 4 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-12 (2)
17 18 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9 (17)
18 9 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-17 (3)
19 22 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (19)
20 24 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (20)

21 14 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-14 (10)
22 31 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-4 (22)
23 27 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (23)
24 26 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (24)
25 32 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5 (25)
26 30 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-6 (26)
27 35 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4 (27)
28 21 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-8 (8)
29 34 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-5 (29)
30 33 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-6 (30)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 60 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-2 (41)
42 42 LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-6 (42)
43 56 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4 (43)
44 49 I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 (44)
45 54 AND YOU AND I (Part 2) –•– Yes (Atlantic)-5 (45)
46 46 BABY SITTER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-9 (46)
47 44 SO LONG DIXIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-11 (44)
48 48 LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-12 (48)
49 51 IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER –•– Clean Living (Vanguard)-6 (49)
50 57 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-9 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (73)
80 — LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-1 (80)
81 — LET US LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1 (81)
82 — THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-1 (82)
92 — ONE LAST TIME –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (92)
93 — HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-10 (51)
94 — DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1 (94)
96 — SILLY WASN’T I –•– Valerie Simpson (Tamla)-1 (96)
97 — KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1 (97)
98 — DIDN’T WE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 (98)
100 — I MISS YOU BABY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th December, 1972

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

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

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

21 23 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (21)
22 17 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 (17)
23 27 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5 (23)
24 29 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-6 (24)
25 24 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (24)
26 30 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7 (26)
27 32 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (27)
28 33 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (28)
29 16 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-13 (2)
30 18 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-18 (3)

31 40 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-4 (31)
32 37 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-4 (32)
33 21 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-15 (10)
34 35 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5 (34)
35 36 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-7 (35)
36 34 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-11 (34)
37 60 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3 (37)
38 41 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-3 (38)
39 39 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-9 (39)
40 43 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 38 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9 (38)
43 31 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-13 (29)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd December, 1972

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

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

11 9 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-16 (1)
12 15 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6 (12)
13 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-11 (13)
14 24 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-7 (14)
15 17 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 (15)
16 16 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (16)
17 20 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-8 (17)
18 18 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (18)
19 21 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 (19)
20 8 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10 (8)

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

31 32 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-5 (31)
32 45 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-5 (32)
33 25 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (24)
34 22 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 (17)
35 49 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-7 (35)
36 34 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-6 (34)
37 48 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-4 (37)
38 36 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-12 (34)
39 47 SEPARATE WAYS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (39)
40 39 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-10 (39)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 40 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-6 (40)
48 35 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-8 (35)
54 30 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-19 (3)
64 29 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-14 (2)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th December, 1972

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

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

11 15 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8 (11)
12 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-12 (12)
13 17 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-9 (13)
14 8 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12 (1)
15 16 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (15)
16 22 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (16)
17 19 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 (17)
18 21 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7 (18)
19 6 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-14 (3)
20 30 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (20)

21 27 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5 (21)
22 11 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-17 (1)
23 25 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (23)
24 32 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-6 (24)
25 18 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (18)
26 29 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-6 (26)
27 42 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-3 (27)
28 31 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-6 (28)
29 24 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-17 (6)
30 37 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-5 (30)

31 35 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-8 (31)
32 28 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9 (26)
33 50 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (33)
34 39 SEPARATE WAYS  –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (34)
35 41 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-7 (35)
36 20 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-11 (8)
37 44 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7 (37)
38 26 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12 (10)
39 23 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-11 (14)
40 45 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 36 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7 (34)
48 33 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (24)
56 34 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 (17)
57 40 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-11 (39)

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– Eagles (Asylum)-1 (73)
79 — COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (79)
81 — DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 (81)
82 — SONGMAN –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-1 (82)
86 — LUCKY MAN –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-13 (48)
88 — BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-1 (88)
91 — JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1 (91)
96 — FEVER / MY CREW –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-1 (96)
98 — BUT I DO –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1 (98)
100 — I NEVER SAID GOODBYE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (100)

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