US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th November, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 5 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 3 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-14
3 1 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-12
4 6 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-12
5 2 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12
6 7 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-15
7 14 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12
8 15 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7
9 10 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-10
10 8 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-14

11 12 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10
12 17 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11
13 4 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-11
14 19 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9
15 16 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-9
16 9 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-17
17 38 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4
18 22 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-10
19 20 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-16
20 11 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-11

21 28 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-9
22 26 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-13
23 18 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-15
24 25 SPACE MAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8
25 13 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11
26 57 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-3
27 36 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-6
28 32 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5
29 30 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-10
30 34 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-7

31 59 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-3
32 24 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-18
33 23 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-10
34 35 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-8
35 46 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4
36 44 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-7
37 42 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-3
38 27 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-8
39 50 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-3
40 41 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

42 39 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-11
43 31 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-14

POWER PLAYS

41 60 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4
44 49 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-5
45 51 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-6
46 55 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-4
47 47 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-8
48 48 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-7
50 70 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-1
74 — ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-1
76 — LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-1
77 — IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER –•– Clean Living (Vanguard)-1
79 — LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-1
82 — I FOUND MY DAD / TROUBLE IN MY HOME –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1
84 — ONE NIGHT AFFAIR –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1
85 — GOOD TIME SALLY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1
89 — LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1
90 — LOVIN’ YOU, LOVIN’ ME –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1
93 — I GOT A THING ABOUT YOU BABY –•– Billy Lee Riley (Entrance)-1
94 — ROBERTA –•– Bones (Signpost)-1
100 — CELEBRATION –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1

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