US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th 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)-11 (5 weeks at #1)
2 2 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-17
3 11 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6
4 7 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6
5 4 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10
6 3 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-12
7 9 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-7
8 5 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9
9 10 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-7
10 6 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-13

11 23 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3
12 13 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-9
13 17 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-8
14 8 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-9
15 19 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7
16 12 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
17 26 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4
18 20 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-17
19 16 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-12
20 37 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-7

21 24 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-10
22 14 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8
23 18 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-11
24 25 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6
25 28 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7
26 31 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-6
27 27 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-9
28 29 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-10
29 34 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-12
30 40 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-4

31 36 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-7
32 15 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-12
33 35 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-8
34 43 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3
35 67 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-2
36 44 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-8
37 30 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9
38 33 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8
39 47 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4
40 57 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

42 39 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-16
50 21 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12
57 38 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 45 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-6
43 72 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2
44 46 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-9
46 58 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-4
47 59 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-3
48 56 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4
49 53 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-1
90 — GIVING UP –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1
92 — LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-11
93 — DON’T WANT TO SAY GOODBYE –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1
95 — KATE –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-1
97 — JUST AS LONG AS YOU NEED ME (Part 1) –•– The Independents (Wand)-1
99 — ME AND JESUS –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1
100 — AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Isaac Hayes and David Porter (Enterprise)-1

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