US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th April, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 1 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9
3 4 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-13
4 5 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6
5 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-11
6 9 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-8
7 6 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8
8 11 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-8
9 12 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
10 13 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-8

11 7 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11
12 10 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-16
13 14 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-10
14 8 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-14
15 27 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
16 24 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-5
17 33 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-3
18 19 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-9
19 26 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-4
20 25 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-5

21 21 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-6
22 22 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-12
23 23 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-9
24 16 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-12
25 28 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-12
26 29 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-7
27 17 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-18
28 15 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10
29 18 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-12
30 32 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5

31 42 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-3
32 20 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-13
33 35 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-13
34 30 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8
35 80 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-2
36 38 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4
37 63 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-2
38 53 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-6
39 55 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-4
40 48 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 39 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7
42 40 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7

POWER PLAYS

43 61 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3
44 45 CHANTILLY LACE / THINK ABOUT IT DARLIN’ –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-7
47 51 ROCK AND ROLL –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5
49 90 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-2
50 52 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

86 — IKO IKO –•– Dr. John (Atco)-1
89 — TAOS NEW MEXICO –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-1
90 — VAHEVALA –•– Ken Loggins with Jim Messina (Columbia)-1
95 — SUGAREE –•– Jerry Garcia (Warner Brothers)-1
96 — CHANGES –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1
98 — LOVE’S STREET AND FOOL’S ROAD –•– Soloman Burke (MGM)-1
99 — MENDELSSOHN’S 4TH (Second Movement) –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-1