US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th May, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10 (4 weeks at #1)
2 3 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-16
3 4 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-11
4 2 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9
5 6 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8
6 5 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-12
7 18 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5
8 9 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-8
9 10 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-6
10 11 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6

11 16 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-5
12 12 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
13 13 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-8
14 14 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7
15 7 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-11
16 8 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-11
17 20 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-7
18 19 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-10
19 21 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6
20 22 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-16

21 15 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11
22 17 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-14
23 50 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2
24 28 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-9
25 30 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5
26 32 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3
27 29 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-8
28 34 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
29 31 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-9
30 27 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8

31 46 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-5
32 25 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-13
33 33 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7
34 37 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-11
35 36 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-7
36 41 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-6
37 44 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-6
38 40 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-6
39 24 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-15
40 51 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 23 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-12

POWER PLAYS

42 42 POOL OF BAD LUCK –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7
43 79 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2
44 47 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-7
45 56 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-5
46 58 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-8
47 60 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-3
48 48 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6
50 52 LEGEND IN YOUR OWN TIME –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

67 — SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1
72 — SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1
77 — AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1
80 — ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-1
82 — HOT ‘N’ NASTY –•– Humble Pie (A&M)-1
83 — LIFE AND BREATH –•– Climax Featuring Sonny Geraci (Rocky Road)-1
87 — I CAN’T TURN YOU LOOSE –•– Edgar Winter’s White Trash (Epic)-1
90 — IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-1
94 — WOMAN’S GOTTA HAVE IT –•– Bobby Womack (United Artists)-1
97 — AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
98 — I GOT SOME HELP I DON’T NEED –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1
100 — THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1