US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th December, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 6 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 1 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-17
3 3 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-12
4 5 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-9
5 7 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-9
6 2 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10
7 9 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8
8 8 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9
9 4 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-15
10 10 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10

11 15 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-11
12 12 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-12
13 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-10
14 14 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-9
15 22 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5
16 20 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
17 25 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6
18 19 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
19 11 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-15
20 26 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-7

21 23 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6
22 17 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10
23 27 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5
24 29 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-6
25 24 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
26 30 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7
27 32 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
28 33 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
29 16 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-13
30 18 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-18

31 40 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-4
32 37 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-4
33 21 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-15
34 35 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5
35 36 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-7
36 34 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-11
37 60 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3
38 41 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-3
39 39 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-9
40 43 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 38 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9
43 31 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-13

POWER PLAYS

42 45 AND YOU AND I (Part 2) –•– Yes (Atlantic)-6
44 44 I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5
45 62 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-4
46 73 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-2
47 53 SEPERATE WAYS / ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3
48 59 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-3
49 54 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-6
50 50 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-10

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1
82 — LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1
89 — I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1
97 — JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1
98 — LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-1
99 — CHOO CHOO MAMA –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-1
100 — HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-1

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