US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th December, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-16 (1 week at #1)
2 1 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9
3 5 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-11
4 3 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-14
5 7 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
6 13 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-6
7 8 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-8
8 10 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8
9 12 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7
10 11 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9

11 6 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-14
12 20 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-11
13 16 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-9
14 15 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-8
15 19 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-10
16 4 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-12
17 18 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-9
18 9 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-17
19 22 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
20 24 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-5

21 14 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-14
22 31 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-4
23 27 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5
24 26 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
25 32 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-5
26 30 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-6
27 35 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4
28 21 CONVENTION ’72 –•– The Delegates (Mainstream)-8
29 34 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-5
30 33 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-6

31 29 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-12
32 43 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
33 47 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
34 36 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-10
35 37 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4
36 38 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-6
37 45 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-3
38 39 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8
39 41 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-8
40 50 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-3

OFF THE CHARTS
POWER PLAYS

41 60 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-2
42 42 LIES –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-6
43 56 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4
44 49 I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4
45 54 AND YOU AND I (Part 2) –•– Yes (Atlantic)-5
46 46 BABY SITTER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-9
48 48 LET IT RAIN –•– Eric Clapton (Polydor)-12
49 51 IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER –•– Clean Living (Vanguard)-6
50 57 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-1
80 — LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-1
81 — LET US LOVE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1
82 — THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-1
92 — ONE LAST TIME –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1
93 — HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-10
94 — DADDY’S HOME –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1
96 — SILLY WASN’T I –•– Valerie Simpson (Tamla)-1
97 — KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1
98 — DIDN’T WE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1
100 — I MISS YOU BABY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-1