US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th February, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (1 week at #1)
2 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-12
3 5 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9
4 8 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-7
5 6 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
6 9 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
7 12 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4
8 10 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-7
9 3 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-16
10 4 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-11

11 11 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-12
12 7 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-14
13 14 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-10
14 20 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-7
15 23 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8
16 35 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-3
17 19 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-7
18 13 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-16
19 17 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-12
20 15 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-15

21 21 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-13
22 22 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-13
23 29 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-9
24 25 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8
25 31 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-7
26 39 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3
27 28 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-10
28 40 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-3
29 42 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-3
30 33 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6

31 18 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-11
32 16 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
33 34 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-12
34 36 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-6
35 38 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Bulter and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-10
36 26 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-12
37 37 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7
38 24 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-9
39 62 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-2
40 44 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

42 27 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 49 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-4
43 46 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-6
44 45 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-5
45 47 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-8
46 51 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-4
47 48 TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7
48 53 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-4
49 68 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-4
50 66 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
66 — NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-1
71 — ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1
80 — HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1
88 — ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-1
89 — GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1
90 — STEP OUT –•– The Mamas and the Papas (Dunhill)-1
94 — GOIN’ DOWN (On the Road To L.A.) –•– Terry Black and Laurel Ward (Kama Sutra)-1
95 — NUMBER WONDERFUL –•– The Rock Flowers (Wheel)-1
96 — THAT’S WHAT LOVE WILL MAKE YOU DO –•– Little Milton (Stax)-1
99 — IT’S FOUR IN THE MORNING –•– Faron Young (Mercury)-1

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