US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th August, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-9
3 3 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-11
4 4 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-17
5 6 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-12
6 9 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-8
7 15 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-6
8 5 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-12
9 8 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-16
10 7 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-11

11 12 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-10
12 22 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
13 16 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-12
14 14 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7
15 11 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-17
16 10 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-25
17 21 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7
18 20 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-9
19 13 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-13
20 24 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-10

21 23 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-10
22 29 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
23 28 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5
24 25 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-12
25 34 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-4
26 39 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-3
27 35 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-7
28 38 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-4
29 32 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7
30 31 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-11

31 40 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-11
32 33 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-8
33 36 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-6
34 17 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-12
35 18 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-15
36 27 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-22
37 50 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4
38 19 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-11
39 41 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-8
40 60 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

50 30 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 42 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-7
42 51 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-6
43 43 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-9
44 47 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-6
45 57 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-7
46 46 WE’VE COME TOO FAR TO END IT NOW –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8
47 52 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-5
48 49 IN THE GHETTO –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-8
49 61 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
63 — HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-1
86 — AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-1
87 — PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1
90 — MELISSA –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-1
96 — SUMMER SUN –•– Jamestown Massacre (Warner Brothers)-1
97 — I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-1
99 — SOUTHBOUND TRAIN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-1
100 — A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE –•– Lenny Welch (Atco)-1