US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-17
3 3 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-16
4 7 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-11
5 10 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-6
6 6 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-8
7 4 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-19
8 14 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-9
9 13 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7
10 15 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-11

11 12 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RCA)-7
12 5 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-13
13 8 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-14
14 19 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-5
15 9 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-13
16 23 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-18
17 11 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-14
18 28 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4
19 29 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-10
20 35 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-5

21 27 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6
22 22 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-7
23 40 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-5
24 17 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-14
25 26 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-7
26 33 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-6
27 45 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-3
28 30 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-11
29 32 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
30 34 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-6

31 21 WALKING IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-14
32 37 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-7
33 24 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10
34 59 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3
35 25 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10
36 18 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-18
37 16 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-13
38 38 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7
39 43 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7
40 36 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and Daivd Crosby (Atlantic)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

41 20 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-11

POWER PLAYS

42 42 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-7
43 58 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-3
44 49 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-4
45 47 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-7
46 52 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-6
47 51 WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-5
48 53 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-10
49 56 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-4
50 75 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1
76 — HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1
77 — BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
80 — I MISS YOU (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phil. Intl.)-1
81 — WAR SONG –•– Neil Young and Graham Nash (Reprise)-1
87 — POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
88 — GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1
92 — DELTA DAWN –•– Tanya Tucker (Columbia)-1
93 — MOTHER NATURE / FUNKY MUSIC SHO NUFF TURNS ME ON –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
94 — IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Bob Seger (Palladium)-1
95 — BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1
100 — STARMAN –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1