US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-13 (2 weeks at #1)
2 4 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-8
3 2 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-18
4 3 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11
5 12 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-5
6 7 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-11
7 8 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-13
8 20 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5
9 10 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-7
10 19 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-8

11 13 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-12
12 16 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-7
13 14 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6
14 17 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-7
15 15 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-20
16 18 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-8
17 5 CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-19
18 6 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-10
19 22 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-8
20 9 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9

21 11 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-21
22 33 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-4
23 28 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-9
24 39 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3
25 35 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-8
26 26 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7
27 31 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9
28 34 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6
29 38 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-5
30 57 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-2

31 27 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-13
32 36 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-6
33 23 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-16
34 40 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-5
35 37 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9
36 24 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-15
37 46 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-8
38 25 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-15
39 47 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-5
40 21 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scot Dragoon Guards (RCA)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

51 32 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 50 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3
42 42 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-9
43 43 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-12
44 45 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5
45 48 BROWN EYED GIRL –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-5
46 44 WE’RE ON OUR WAY –•– Chris Hodge (Apple)-7
47 49 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-7
48 51 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-4
49 56 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-4
50 55 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1
69 — HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1
81 — YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1
83 — LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1
88 — THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
89 — ALABAMA WILD MAN –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1
91 — PUT IT WHERE YOU WANT IT –•– The Crusaders (Blue Thumb)-1
93 — ROCK AND ROLL CRAZIES –•– Stephen Stills and Manassas (Atlantic)-1
94 — EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1
97 — CIRCLES –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1
98 — THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1
100 — DOWN ON ME –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-1

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