US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th February, 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)-11 (4 weeks at #1)
2 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-10
3 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-15
4 5 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10
5 14 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8
6 8 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
7 4 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-13
8 16 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-6
9 13 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
10 15 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-6

11 6 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-11
12 32 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3
13 7 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-15
14 17 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9
15 9 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-14
16 10 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
17 11 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11
18 12 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-10
19 21 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-6
20 38 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-6

21 22 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-12
22 24 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-12
23 23 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7
24 25 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-8
25 27 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7
26 19 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-11
27 28 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8
28 29 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-9
29 33 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-8
30 18 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-14

31 37 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-6
32 20 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8
33 40 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5
34 36 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-11
35 77 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-2
36 48 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-5
37 39 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
38 41 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Bulter and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-9
39 65 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-2
40 60 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

43 35 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 42 DAISY MAE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-10
42 82 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-2
44 71 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-2
45 57 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-4
46 50 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-5
47 47 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-7
48 49 TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-6
49 61 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-3
50 51 THE HARDER I TRY (The Bluer I Get) –•– Free Movement (Columbia)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-1
83 — LONESOME MARY –•– Chilliwack (A&M)-1
85 — MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1
87 — RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1
92 — WHITE LIES –•– Grin (Spindizzy)-1
95 — NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-1
96 — MR. PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Lunar Funk (Bell)-1
97 — A SIMPLE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1
98 — GET OUT OF BED –•– Livingston Taylor (Capricorn)-1
99 — CHEER –•– Potliguor (Janus)-1
100 — SHAKE OFF THE DEMON –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-1

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