US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th June, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-14 (1 week at #1)
2 1 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10
3 2 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-10
4 12 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6
5 5 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-11
6 8 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-16
7 3 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-15
8 6 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11
9 17 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-13
10 11 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-11

11 7 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7
12 15 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7
13 19 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-5
14 14 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-11
15 16 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
16 18 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-10
17 10 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-11
18 9 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-12
19 23 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-4
20 26 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-8

21 13 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
22 27 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4
23 32 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-6
24 24 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-14
25 28 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6
26 20 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-21
27 29 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-12
28 21 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-16
29 30 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8
30 22 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10

31 31 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-7
32 33 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-8
33 37 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-4
34 34 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-10
35 43 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-4
36 42 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-8
37 41 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-6
38 49 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-3
39 39 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL / MOTHER OF MINE –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-8
40 40 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

41 25 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-21

POWER PLAYS

42 53 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-3
43 44 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
44 56 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-15
45 58 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-4
46 46 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-11
47 59 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
48 64 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-2
49 75 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-2
50 55 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-1
72 — TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1
73 — SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1
76 — PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-1
80 — COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1
88 — NOBODY BUT YOU –•– Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina (Columbia)-1
89 — BED AND BOARD –•– Barbara Mason (Buddah)-1
90 — RIP OFF –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-1
91 — EDDIE’S LOVE –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1
93 — I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR –•– New Riders Of the Purple Sage (Elektra)-1
95 — BUTTERFLY –•– Danyel Gerard (Verve)-1
98 — MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-1
100 — MY GUY –•– Petula Clark (MGM)-1