US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th August, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-11 (1 week at #1)
2 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11
3 3 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-10
4 5 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
5 8 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-11
6 4 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-13
7 10 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7
8 9 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-12
9 12 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9
10 18 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-9

11 11 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-14
12 16 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-12
13 17 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-5
14 26 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6
15 7 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-19
16 20 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
17 21 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-6
18 6 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-14
19 19 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-12
20 33 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4

21 14 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-13
22 23 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-6
23 47 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
24 29 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-13
25 27 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-13
26 15 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-18
27 37 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-8
28 40 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-9
29 31 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-10
30 13 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-14

31 25 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-19
32 32 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-8
33 39 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-8
34 36 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-9
35 24 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-14
36 41 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-7
37 43 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5
38 38 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-10
39 45 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-4
40 44 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 22 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7
43 30 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9
45 28 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-9

POWER PLAYS

42 51 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-6
44 55 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
46 49 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-5
47 69 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-4
48 50 THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7
49 57 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-4
50 52 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1
82 — TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-1
84 — SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) / HARRY HIPPIE –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Aritsts)-1
85 — WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-1
87 — YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1
89 — FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-1
90 — I WILL NEVER PASS THIS WAY AGAIN –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1
95 — TOAST TO THE FOOL –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1
99 — A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-1
100 — I’VE GOT TO HAVE YOU –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-1