US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd June, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9
3 3 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-14
4 5 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-13
5 9 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-10
6 6 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10
7 7 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6
8 11 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-15
9 10 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-11
10 4 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-10

11 12 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10
12 18 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5
13 13 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
14 20 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-10
15 17 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6
16 19 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
17 28 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-12
18 21 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-9
19 29 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-4
20 8 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-20

21 14 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-15
22 22 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9
23 31 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-3
24 25 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-13
25 16 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-20
26 36 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7
27 38 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-3
28 34 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5
29 30 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-11
30 32 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-7

31 33 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-6
32 40 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-5
33 39 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-7
34 35 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-9
35 15 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12
36 24 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-12
37 54 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-3
38 27 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-12
39 41 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL / MOTHER OF MINE –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-7
40 43 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

47 23 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-10
48 26 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-13
51 37 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 46 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-5
42 49 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-7
43 50 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-3
44 44 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5
45 45 EVERYTHING GOOD IS BAD, EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD –•– 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)-10
46 47 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10
49 59 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-2
50 53 YOU’RE THE MAN (Part 1) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

64 — (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1
74 — PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1
75 — ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1
79 — TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1
88 — SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1
90 — WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-1
97 — GETTING IT ON / RIDE, SALLY, RIDE –•– Dennis Coffey (Sussex)-1
99 — VANILLA OLAY / ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Jackie DeShannon (Atlantic)-1
100 — BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-1