US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st October, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 7 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-10 (1 week at #1)
2 2 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-9
3 4 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10
4 3 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-15
5 8 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-12
6 1 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-12
7 6 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-17
8 12 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-13
9 10 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-16
10 5 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-17

11 15 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-9
12 17 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-10
13 13 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-9
14 18 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-8
15 16 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9
16 14 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-12
17 22 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8
18 19 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-12
19 20 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-13
20 26 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-7

21 28 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7
22 27 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-7
23 25 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-14
24 24 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-8
25 29 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-8
26 30 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-11
27 36 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9
28 32 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10
29 31 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-6
30 35 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-5

31 33 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-8
32 39 SPACE MAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6
33 21 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11
34 50 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-7
35 9 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14
36 40 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-6
37 48 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-3
38 38 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-7
39 44 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-5
40 41 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

41 11 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11
42 23 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12
43 37 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphy (A&M)-12

POWER PLAYS

44 56 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-4
45 46 A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-9
46 47 DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-7
47 49 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-5
48 53 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-6
49 52 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-5
50 51 SLAUGHTER –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1
65 — IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1
73 — THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1
80 — CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-1
87 — I LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1
88 — TOGETHER ALONE –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-1
89 — SUNDAY MORNING SUNSHINE –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1
90 — CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-1
91 — YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
92 — HEY, YOU LOVE –•– Mouth and MacNeil (Philips)-1
94 — DOWN TO THE NIGHTCLUB –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-1
95 — MISTY BLUE –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage)-1
96 — THE PEOPLE TREE –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-1
98 — SONG SELLER –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1
99 — WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-1
100 — I GUESS I’LL MISS THE MAN –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1