US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th September, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

11 11 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
12 15 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-12
13 26 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-7
14 18 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11
15 16 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-16
16 22 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-9
17 21 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6
18 23 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-11
19 20 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-8
20 28 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-7

21 8 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12
22 40 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
23 29 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-7
24 25 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-12
25 33 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-4
26 31 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7
27 17 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-9
28 12 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-14
29 30 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-10
30 14 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10

31 36 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-8
32 24 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-16
33 42 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-8
34 19 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-15
35 37 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
36 27 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
37 44 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-11
38 43 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM / Kolob)-4
39 45 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4
40 41 EASY LIVIN
–•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

43 38 THIS WORLD –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7
45 35 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 49 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-4
42 56 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-5
44 53 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5
46 46 AMERICA –•– Yes (Atlantic)-6
47 52 MY MAN, A SWEET MAN –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-7
48 54 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-6
49 57 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-3
50 51 ROCK ME ON THE WATER –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-1
81 — WOMAN DON’T GO ASTRAY –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-1
83 — THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1
86 — DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-1
87 — I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-4
90 — SPACEMAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1
92 — BUZZY BROWN –•– Tim Davis (Metromedia)-1
93 — BEST THING –•– Styx (Wooden Nickel)-1
97 — I’LL MAKE YOU MUSIC –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-1
98 — KEEP ON RUNNING –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
99 — WE CAN MAKE IT TOGETHER –•– Steve and Eydie Featuring the Osmonds (MGM)-1
100 — WITH PEN IN HAND –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1

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