US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th October, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-11 (2 weeks at #1)
2 3 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11
3 5 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-13
4 2 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-10
5 20 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-8
6 12 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-11
7 8 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-14
8 6 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-13
9 4 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-16
10 14 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-9

11 11 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-10
12 17 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9
13 15 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10
14 28 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11
15 30 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6
16 22 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-8
17 27 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10
18 19 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-14
19 21 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8
20 23 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-15

21 7 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-18
22 25 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-9
23 24 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-9
24 9 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-17
25 32 SPACE MAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7
26 26 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-12
27 29 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-7
28 34 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-8
29 13 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-10
30 31 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-9

31 18 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-13
32 37 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-4
33 10 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-18
34 39 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-6
35 36 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-7
36 44 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-5
37 16 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-13
38 54 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3
39 40 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-10
40 35 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-15

OFF THE CHARTS

43 38 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 47 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-6
42 63 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-2
44 52 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-6
45 45 A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-10
46 51 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-3
47 48 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-7
48 49 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-6
49 55 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-4
50 65 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

72 — DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
83 — WORK TO DO –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
86 — CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-1
88 — CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1
90 — DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-1
91 — SPECIAL SOMEONE –•– The Heywoods (Family)-1
98 — DO YA –•– The Move (United Artists)-1
99 — REDWOOD TREE –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1
100 — SUITE: MAN AND WOMAN –•– Tony Cole (20th Century)-1