US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th November, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-11 (3 weeks at #1)
2 3 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9
3 5 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14
4 8 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13
5 2 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-16
6 13 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6
7 4 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-14
8 9 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-5
9 10 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-11
10 16 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-11

11 12 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-11
12 6 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-17
13 20 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-8
14 7 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-14
15 21 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-5
16 11 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12
17 18 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-11
18 24 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5
19 14 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-14
20 25 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6

21 27 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-5
22 30 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6
23 15 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-12
24 32 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-5
25 31 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-8
26 26 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7
27 28 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-9
28 36 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-4
29 33 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-6
30 35 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-9

31 23 SPACE MAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-10
32 38 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-7
33 22 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-15
34 34 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-10
35 17 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-16
36 42 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4
37 37 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-9
38 44 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4
39 48 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-3
40 55 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

41 19 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-18
42 29 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-12

POWER PLAYS

43 49 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-7
44 56 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-5
45 59 SO LONG DIXIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-8
46 46 THAT’S HOW LOVE GOES –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-10
47 62 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-3
48 70 LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-3
49 64 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-3
50 51 LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1
79 — I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
80 — ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1
82 — SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
83 — SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1
85 — DAY AND NIGHT –•– The Wackers (Elektra)-1
89 — SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1
90 — PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
93 — THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-1
96 — MAMA WEER ALL CRAZEE NOW –•– Slade (Polydor)-1
98 — DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1
100 — YOU CAN DO MAGIC –•– Limmie & Family Cookin’ (Avco)-1