US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th November, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-10 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-15
3 8 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8
4 4 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-13
5 7 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13
6 6 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-16
7 3 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-13
8 12 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12
9 26 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-4
10 15 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-10

11 11 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11
12 14 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10
13 17 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5
14 5 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-13
15 9 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-11
16 21 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-10
17 10 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-15
18 22 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-10
19 19 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-17
20 27 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-7

21 31 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-4
22 22 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14
23 24 SPACE MAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9
24 37 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4
25 41 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5
26 28 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6
27 39 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-4
28 30 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-8
29 29 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-11
30 35 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-5

31 45 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-7
32 50 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-4
33 46 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-5
34 34 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-9
35 36 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-8
36 53 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-3
37 40 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-8
38 44 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-6
39 25 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12
40 13 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-12

OFF THE CHARTS

41 16 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-18
43 23 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-16
45 20 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-12
47 33 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-11

POWER PLAYS

42 57 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3
44 51 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3
46 47 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-9
48 74 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-2
49 55 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-6
50 48 CAN’T YOU HEAR THE SONG –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

55 — SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
71 — KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1
81 — 992 ARGUMENTS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1
83 — AND YOU AND I (Part 2) –•– Yes (Atlantic)-1
85 — WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1
89 — YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-1
90 — ANNABELLE –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-1
98 — SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-1
99 — YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1
100 — MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1