US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th 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)-10 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-14
3 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
4 4 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-12
5 5 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9
6 8 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-10
7 6 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-14
8 11 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
9 9 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-13
10 10 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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