US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-12 (1 week at #1)
2 3 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-17
3 1 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10
4 5 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-7
5 2 CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-18
6 6 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-9
7 8 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-10
8 10 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-12
9 9 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8
10 14 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-6

11 7 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-20
12 27 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-4
13 19 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-11
14 18 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5
15 16 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-19
16 23 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-6
17 20 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-6
18 21 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-7
19 26 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-7
20 34 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4

21 11 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RCA)-8
22 30 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-7
23 13 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-15
24 15 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-14
25 12 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-14
26 29 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6
27 28 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-12
28 32 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-8
29 17 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-15
30 22 LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-8

31 39 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8
32 25 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-8
33 50 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-3
34 44 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5
35 46 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-7
36 49 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-5
37 38 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8
38 43 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-4
39 76 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-2
40 56 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

53 37 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-14

POWER PLAYS

41 42 YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-8
42 45 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-8
43 48 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-11
44 47 WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-6
45 53 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-4
46 51 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-7
47 67 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-4
48 61 BROWN EYED GIRL –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-4
49 57 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-6
50 60 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

57 — I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
74 — DUNCAN –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1
79 — LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1
83 — STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-1
89 — POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-1
90 — A SIMPLE MAN –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1
92 — ZING WENT THE STRINGS OF MY HEART –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-1
94 — POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1
98 — THAT’S THE WAY GOD PLANNED IT –•– Billy Preston (Apple)-7
99 — WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-1
100 — COUNTRY WOMAN –•– Magic Lanterns (Charisma)-1

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