US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th March, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (1 week at #1)
2 1 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8
3 3 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-13
4 9 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5
5 6 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8
6 4 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-15
7 8 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-9
8 11 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-11
9 5 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
10 14 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-10

11 10 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-10
12 7 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-13
13 17 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-5
14 33 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-3
15 13 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-13
16 18 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7
17 42 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-4
18 30 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-5
19 23 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-5
20 28 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-7

21 21 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Bulter and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-16
22 20 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-18
23 25 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8
24 12 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11
25 26 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-10
26 29 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-9
27 15 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-13
28 24 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-12
29 16 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-9
30 19 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-15

31 36 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-6
32 58 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-2
33 40 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4
34 35 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7
35 39 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-9
36 37 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-7
37 63 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-3
38 45 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-6
39 41 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6
40 43 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

42 27 TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
43 31 RING THE LIVING BELL –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-9
45 38 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-9
48 34 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 50 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-10
44 48 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4
46 47 NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-8
47 53 TINY DANCER –•– Elton John (Uni)-4
49 56 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-4
50 55 CHANTILLY LACE / THINK ABOUT IT DARLIN’ –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1
78 — BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-1
79 — THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
86 — I HAD IT ALL THE TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1
89 — POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1
90 — LEGEND IN YOUR OWN TIME –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1
94 — YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-1
98 — HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-1
99 — ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1
100 — JUBILATION –•– Paul Anka (Buddah)-1

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