US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th September, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (6 weeks at #1)
2 2 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-12
3 3 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-10
4 6 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-11
5 4 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-13
6 10 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8
7 9 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-8
8 8 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11
9 14 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
10 15 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6

11 11 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
12 5 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-13
13 23 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-5
14 7 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
15 20 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-11
16 18 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-15
17 19 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-8
18 22 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-10
19 12 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-14
20 27 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7

21 33 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5
22 32 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-8
23 28 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-10
24 13 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-15
25 30 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-11
26 43 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6
27 16 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
28 39 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-6
29 35 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-6
30 34 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-9

31 42 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-6
32 17 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-14
33 53 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-3
34 21 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-16
35 24 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-15
36 41 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-7
37 46 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
38 38 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-6
39 26 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-14
40 58 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

47 37 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-12
48 29 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-12
65 40 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 45 EASY LIVIN –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-7
42 54 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-7
43 62 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-3
44 49 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-10
45 67 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-3
46 48 AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-5
49 60 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1
73 — ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-1
78 — WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1
80 — SLAUGHTER –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1
83 — (It’s the Way) NATURE PLANNED IT –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1
84 — I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-1
88 — SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1
89 — MONEY BACK GUARANTEE –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lion)-1
92 — CARRY ME, CARRIE –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-1
93 — COLORADO –•– Danny Holien (Tumbleweed)-1
94 — DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-1
99 — (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– Jerry Butler Featuring Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-1
100 — EVIL WAYS / THEM CHANGES –•– Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles (Columbia)-1

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