US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd January, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

47 40 ME AND BOBBY MCGEE / WOULD YOU TAKE ANOTHER CHANCE ON ME –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-9
58 38 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-8

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

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