US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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