US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th July, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 4 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-7
3 2 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-10
4 5 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-9
5 6 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-15
6 7 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-10
7 10 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-9
8 8 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-14
9 1 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-15
10 18 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-6

11 11 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-23
12 12 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-9
13 19 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-11
14 9 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-13
15 24 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8
16 17 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-10
17 20 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5
18 21 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-4
19 22 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-10
20 13 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8

21 15 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-13
22 14 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-20
23 29 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-7
24 16 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10
25 25 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9
26 30 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8
27 31 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5
28 35 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-8
29 34 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-10
30 38 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3

31 43 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3
32 23 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-21
33 26 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-12
34 42 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-9
35 28 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-7
36 41 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5
37 47 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-6
38 61 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3
39 39 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7
40 40 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-14

OFF THE CHARTS

43 33 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 44 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6
42 58 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-5
44 45 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-6
45 50 BEAUITIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-9
46 49 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-7
47 53 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-4
48 51 WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO END IT NOW –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-6
49 70 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-2
50 84 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
82 — EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-1
83 — RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1
86 — THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-1
90 — IN THE QUIET MORNING –•– Joan Baez (A&M)-1
96 — COULDN’T I JUST TELL YOU –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-1
99 — GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-1
100 — SITTIN’ ON A TIME BOMB (Waitin’ For the Hurt To Come) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-1