US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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