US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th August, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-8
3 4 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-10
4 5 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-16
5 3 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-11
6 6 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-11
7 7 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-10
8 8 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-15
9 10 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7
10 11 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-24

11 9 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-16
12 15 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9
13 13 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-12
14 17 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6
15 18 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-5
16 19 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-11
17 16 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-11
18 14 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-14
19 12 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-10
20 23 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-8

21 27 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6
22 30 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
23 26 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-9
24 28 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-9
25 29 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-11
26 20 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9
27 22 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-21
28 31 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4
29 38 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4
30 25 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10

31 34 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-10
32 36 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6
33 37 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-7
34 50 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-3
35 42 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-6
36 47 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-5
37 24 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11
38 49 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-3
39 62 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-2
40 45 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-10

OFF THE CHARTS

45 39 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8
48 40 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-15

POWER PLAYS

41 41 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7
42 53 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-6
43 46 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-8
44 44 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-7
46 48 WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO END IT NOW –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7
47 52 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-5
49 54 IN THE GHETTO –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-7
50 55 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
71 — THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
73 — ROCK ME ON THE WATER –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-1
79 — MY MAN, A SWEET MAN –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1
80 — YOUR WONDERFUL, SWEET SWEET LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1
83 — GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
84 — WHAT A WONDERFUL THING WE HAVE –•– The Fabulous Rhinestones (Just Sunshine)-1
85 — BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1
86 — IN TIME –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1
89 — SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-1
90 — GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphy (A&M)-1
99 — MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-1
100 — NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-1