US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th August, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10 (4 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-10
3 6 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9
4 3 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-12
5 7 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-7
6 5 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-13
7 4 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-18
8 18 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-10
9 11 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-11
10 12 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6

11 13 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-13
12 17 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-8
13 8 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-13
14 10 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-12
15 9 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-17
16 20 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-11
17 26 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-4
18 27 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-8
19 21 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-11
20 22 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6

21 25 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-5
22 23 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6
23 28 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-5
24 24 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-13
25 15 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-18
26 37 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5
27 30 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-12
28 29 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8
29 31 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-12
30 14 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8

31 32 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-9
32 33 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7
33 40 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3
34 16 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-26
35 19 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-14
36 41 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-8
37 42 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-7
38 39 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9
39 44 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-7
40 45 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

46 34 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-13

POWER PLAYS

41 47 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-6
42 43 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-10
43 49 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4
44 63 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-2
45 51 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-3
47 61 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2
48 48 IN THE GHETTO –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-9
49 59 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-4
50 53 THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-1
84 — WHOLY HOLY –•– Aretha Franklin with James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir (Atlantic)-1
87 — JACKIE WILSON SAID (I’m In Heaven When You Smile) –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1
89 — LOVE SONG –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1
90 — BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
91 — HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY / I’LL BE AROUND –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1
95 — FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1
98 — HE’S AN INDIAN COWBOY IN THE RODEO –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-1
100 — GUESS WHO –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1

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