US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th March, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 7 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5
3 3 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-12
4 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-14
5 5 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
6 12 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7
7 6 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-12
8 9 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-8
9 11 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4
10 4 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9

11 15 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-10
12 8 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10
13 10 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-12
14 18 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-9
15 14 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-12
16 13 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-8
17 27 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-4
18 21 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6
19 17 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-14
20 19 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-17

21 24 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Bulter and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-15
22 20 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-16
23 33 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-4
24 16 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11
25 25 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7
26 28 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-9
27 30 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
28 32 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-6
29 38 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-8
30 34 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-4

31 31 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-8
32 23 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-8
33 68 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-2
34 29 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-9
35 43 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6
36 39 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-5
37 37 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-6
38 22 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-8
39 45 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8
40 50 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

44 36 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-11
54 35 THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 41 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-5
42 55 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-3
43 49 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4
45 47 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-5
47 48 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-7
48 51 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3
50 54 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1
77 — ROCK AND ROLL –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1
78 — VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-1
80 — DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-1
87 — JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1
90 — RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-1
94 — HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-1
97 — TO GET TO YOU –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-1
98 — THANK GOD FOR YOU BABY –•– PG&E (Columbia)-1
99 — ROCKIN’ WITH THE KING –•– Canned Heat (United Artists)-1
100 — NUTROCKER –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-1