US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS
POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

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