US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th November, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-12 (4 weeks at #1)
2 2 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-10
3 3 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-15
4 4 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-14
5 6 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7
6 10 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-12
7 13 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-9
8 15 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-6
9 5 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-17
10 11 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-12

11 8 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-6
12 7 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-15
13 18 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6
14 21 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-6
15 20 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7
16 9 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-12
17 28 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-5
18 29 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-7
19 24 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-6
20 22 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-7

21 25 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-9
22 19 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-15
23 39 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-4
24 12 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-18
25 16 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13
26 32 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-8
27 36 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
28 38 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
29 30 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10
30 40 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-3

31 23 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-13
32 14 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-15
33 26 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8
34 51 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
35 33 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-16
36 47 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-4
37 17 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-12
38 43 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-8
39 27 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-10
40 83 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

42 37 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-10
48 34 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 60 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-3
43 44 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6
44 45 SO LONG DIXIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-9
45 52 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-4
46 48 LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-4
47 49 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-4
49 50 LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-10
50 54 BABY SITTER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-1
81 — ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-1
83 — EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVE SONG –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
88 — BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-1
89 — WHAT WOULD THE CHILDREN THINK –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-1
90 — THE JEAN GENIE –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1
91 — I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-3
94 — WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-1
96 — YOU’RE A LADY –•– Peter Skellern (London)-1
97 — AMERICA / FOR EMILY, WHENEVER I MAY FIND HER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8
98 — YOU’RE A LADY –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1
100 — I’M SORRY –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-1