US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd September, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (5 weeks at #1)
2 3 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-11
3 4 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
4 1 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-12
5 5 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-12
6 10 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-10
7 7 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8
8 9 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10
9 17 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-7
10 14 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7

11 13 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
12 12 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-13
13 6 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-14
14 23 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
15 20 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
16 16 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
17 8 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-13
18 24 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-14
19 22 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-7
20 28 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-10

21 11 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-15
22 27 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9
23 40 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-4
24 25 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-14
25 15 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-20
26 19 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-13
27 37 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-6
28 33 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-9
29 29 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-11
30 34 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-10

31 18 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-15
32 42 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-7
33 44 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4
34 36 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-8
35 49 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-5
36 26 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-19
37 38 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-11
38 39 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5
39 47 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-5
40 32 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

44 35 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-15

POWER PLAYS

41 46 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-6
42 63 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-5
43 51 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5
45 54 EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-6
46 55 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5
47 48 THE COLDEST DAYS OF MY LIFE (Part 1) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8
48 59 AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-4
49 50 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — FOR EMILY, WHENEVER I MAY FIND HER / AMERICA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1
80 — DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1
86 — THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-1
87 — GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-1
88 — LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-1
89 — LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1
90 — THINK (About It) –•– Lyn Collins (People)-1
92 — LIFE AND BREATH –•– Climax Featuring Sonny Geraci (Rocky Road)-13
98 — LADY ELEANOR –•– Lindisfarne (Elektra)-1
99 — FOOL’S PARADISE –•– The Sylvers (Pride)-1
100 — WHATEVER TURNS YOU ON –•– Travis Wammack (Fame)-1