US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th December, 1972

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-9 (3 weeks at #1)
2 4 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10
3 3 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-11
4 9 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5
5 5 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-11
6 7 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-14
7 2 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-19
8 10 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-13
9 12 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7
10 14 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-8

11 15 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8
12 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-12
13 17 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-9
14 8 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12
15 16 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
16 22 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7
17 19 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8
18 21 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7
19 6 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-14
20 30 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-4

21 27 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5
22 11 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-17
23 25 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
24 32 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-6
25 18 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
26 29 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-6
27 42 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-3
28 31 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-6
29 24 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-17
30 37 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-5

31 35 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-8
32 28 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9
33 50 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3
34 39 SEPERATE WAYS / ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
35 41 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-7
36 20 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-11
37 44 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7
38 26 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12
39 23 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-11
40 45 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

42 36 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7
48 33 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10
56 34 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12
57 40 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 46 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-6
43 47 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-10
44 49 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-12
45 57 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-13
46 52 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-4
47 58 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-4
49 59 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-5
50 53 TROUBLE IN MY HOME / I FOUND MY DAD –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1
79 — COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1
81 — DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1
82 — SONGMAN –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-1
86 — LUCKY MAN –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-13
88 — BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-1
91 — JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1
96 — FEVER / MY CREW –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-1
98 — BUT I DO –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1
100 — I NEVER SAID GOODBYE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1