US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th June, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-15 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-11
3 4 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7
4 3 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11
5 6 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-17
6 9 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-14
7 13 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-6
8 10 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-12
9 5 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-12
10 20 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-9

11 7 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-16
12 12 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8
13 8 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-12
14 11 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8
15 15 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
16 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-11
17 19 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-5
18 14 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-12
19 22 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5
20 23 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-7

21 18 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-13
22 17 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-12
23 42 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-4
24 33 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-5
25 25 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7
26 36 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-9
27 35 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-5
28 24 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-15
29 29 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9
30 27 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-13

31 32 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-9
32 44 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-16
33 38 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-4
34 50 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-8
35 72 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-2
36 37 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-7
37 40 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7
38 39 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL / MOTHER OF MINE –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-9
39 21 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
40 49 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

48 30 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11
50 31 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8
54 34 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 48 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-3
42 55 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-4
43 45 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-5
44 51 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-5
45 47 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
46 54 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-3
47 59 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-1
81 — THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1
82 — HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-1
83 — I’M COMING HOME –•– Stories (Kama Sutra)-1
85 — MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-1
88 — ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1
89 — MEN OF LEARNING –•– Vigrass and Osborne (Uni)-1
90 — BROWN EYED GIRL –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-1
100 — CAT’S EYE IN THE WINDOW –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1

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