US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th March, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-13 (4 weeks at #1)
2 7 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-6
3 6 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-11
4 4 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8
5 5 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
6 3 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-11
7 20 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4
8 2 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
9 11 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-7
10 10 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-11

11 38 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3
12 14 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6
13 9 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-7
14 13 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-11
15 19 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-9
16 17 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10
17 15 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-13
18 21 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-8
19 12 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-16
20 8 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-15

21 23 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5
22 22 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-7
23 16 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7
24 25 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Bulter and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-14
25 27 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6
26 18 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12
27 40 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-3
28 31 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-8
29 29 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-8
30 30 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5

31 33 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-7
32 39 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-5
33 59 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-3
34 60 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-3
35 36 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-8
36 37 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-10
37 41 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-5
38 42 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-7
39 52 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-4
40 43 UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO / WE CAN MAKE THE MORNING –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

44 35 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10
53 28 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-12

POWER PLAYS

41 46 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-4
42 44 HANDBAGS AND GLADRAGS –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-5
43 45 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5
45 55 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7
46 47 LOVE ME, LOVE ME LOVE –•– Frank Mills (Sunflower)-7
47 61 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-4
48 50 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-6
49 53 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-3
50 62 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1
77 — MONEY RUNNER –•– Quincy Jones (Reprise)-1
78 — GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-1
81 — BE MY LOVER –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1
82 — EVERYDAY –•– John Denver (RCA)-1
90 — IF WE ONLY HAVE LOVE –•– Dionne Warwick (Warner Brothers)-1
92 — SON OF MY FATHER –•– Chicory (Epic)-1
96 — WILLPOWER WEAK, TEMPTATION STRONG –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-1
97 — THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-1
98 — YOU ARE THE ONE –•– The Sugar Bears (Big Tree)-1
99 — JOSIE –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1
100 — TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1

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