US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th 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)-12 (6 weeks at #1)
2 3 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7
3 4 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7
4 2 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-18
5 7 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
6 5 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11
7 6 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-13
8 11 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4
9 9 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-8
10 15 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8

11 8 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10
12 13 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-9
13 21 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-11
14 20 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-8
15 17 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
16 12 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-10
17 18 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-18
18 14 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-10
19 25 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8
20 10 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-14

21 29 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-13
22 26 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-7
23 16 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9
24 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7
25 30 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-5
26 28 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11
27 35 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
28 31 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-8
29 34 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
30 23 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-12

31 22 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9
32 33 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-9
33 27 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-10
34 40 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10
35 36 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-9
36 39 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5
37 19 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-13
38 41 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-7
39 47 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-4
40 43 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 32 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-13

POWER PLAYS

42 61 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5
43 46 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-5
44 44 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-10
45 48 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5
46 71 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-2
47 62 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3
48 52 TO GET TO YOU –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-10
49 49 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8
50 64 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-1
62 — I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1
63 — HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-1
64 — YOU’RE THE MAN (Part 1) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1
75 — LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-1
76 — WOMAN IS THE NIGGER OF THE WORLD –•– John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band with Elephants Memory and the Invisible Strings (Apple)-1
78 — YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-1
81 — POWDER BLUE MERCEDES QUEEN –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1
84 — SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
89 — FRANCENE –•– ZZ Top (London)-1
90 — DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-1
93 — AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-1
97 — I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1
99 — BRING IT HOME (And Give It To Me) –•– Hot Sauce (Volt)-1
100 — GUNS, GUNS, GUNS –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1

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