US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-14 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-9
3 8 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6
4 5 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-6
5 9 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-8
6 7 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-14
7 10 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-9
8 11 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-13
9 6 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-12
10 12 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-8

11 15 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-21
12 14 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-8
13 13 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7
14 3 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-19
15 4 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-12
16 16 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9
17 19 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-9
18 22 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-5
19 23 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-10
20 24 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4

21 30 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-3
22 25 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-9
23 17 CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-20
24 28 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7
25 27 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10
26 18 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-11
27 20 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10
28 29 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-6
29 34 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-6
30 32 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7

31 41 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4
32 26 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8
33 35 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10
34 37 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-9
35 39 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-6
36 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-22
37 31 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-14
38 68 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2
39 44 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6
40 43 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-13

OFF THE CHARTS
POWER PLAYS

41 55 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-4
42 47 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-8
43 69 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2
44 49 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5
45 48 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-5
47 52 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-5
49 50 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-6
50 58 BEAUITIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-1
77 — BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1
84 — ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-1
91 — BEAT ME DADDY EIGHT TO THE BAR –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-1
94 — GOODBYE AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-1
97 — I COULD NEVER BE HAPPY –•– The Emotions (Volt)-1
98 — TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT / LONELY WEEKENDS –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-1
100 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1