US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th 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)-16 (3 weeks at #1)
2 3 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8
3 6 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-15
4 5 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-18
5 2 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12
6 7 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-7
7 10 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-10
8 8 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-13
9 4 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-12
10 23 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-5

11 9 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-13
12 17 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RCA)-6
13 19 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6
14 20 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-8
15 26 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-10
16 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-12
17 13 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-13
18 11 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-17
19 41 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-4
20 15 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-10

21 18 WALKING IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-13
22 24 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-6
23 32 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-17
24 14 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9
25 12 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
26 27 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6
27 33 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5
28 35 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3
29 34 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-9
30 31 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-10

31 21 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-14
32 40 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
33 57 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-5
34 42 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-5
35 46 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-4
36 36 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and Daivd Crosby (Atlantic)-8
37 44 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-6
38 45 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
39 29 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10
40 53 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

41 25 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8
44 30 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-14
46 28 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-16
48 37 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8
50 38 LONG-HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL / MOTHER OF MINE –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-10

POWER PLAYS

42 43 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-6
43 47 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6
45 68 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-2
47 55 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-6
49 67 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-1
75 — LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1
81 — SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1
86 — IN THE GHETTO –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1
88 — WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO END IT NOW –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1
93 — IT’S THE SAME OLD LOVE –•– The Courtship (Tamla)-1
95 — SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-1
96 — TELL ME THIS IS A DREAM –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1
98 — VAYA CON DIOS –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1
99 — I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1
100 — HUSHABYE –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-1

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