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 1972 Singles - Month By Month

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1972

JANUARY

  • Marc Bolan"Bang A Gong (Get It On)" - T. Rex (#10)
  • "Cry" - Lynn Anderson (#71)
  • "Everything I Own" - Bread (G) (#5)
  • "Hurting Each Other" - Carpenters (G) (#2)
  • "I Gotcha" - Joe Tex (G) (#2)
  • "Joy" - Apollo 100 (#6)
  • "Jungle Fever" - The Chakachas (G) (#8)
  • "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" - Robert John (G) (#3)
  • "My World" - The Bee Gees (#16)
  • "Precious And Few" - Climax (G) (#3)
  • "Slippin' Into Darkness" - War (G) (#16)
  • "Stay With Me" - The Faces (#17)
  • "Sweet Seasons" - Carole King (#9)
  • "Until It's Time For You To Go" - Elvis Presley (#40)
  • "The Way Of Love" - Cher (#7)

FEBRUARY

  • Neil Young"Betcha By Golly, Wow" - The Stylistics (G) (#3)
  • "Brian's Song" - Michel Legrand (#56)
  • "Could It Be Forever" - David Cassidy (#37)
  • "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" - Sonny & Cher (#8)
  • "Do Your Thing" - Isaac Hayes (#30)
  • "Down By The Lazy River" - The Osmonds (G) (#4)
  • "Glory Bound" - The Grass Roots (#34)
  • "Heart Of Gold" - Neil Young (G) (#1)
  • "A Horse With No Name" - America (G) (#1)
  • "In The Rain" - The Dramatics (G) (#5)
  • "Mother And Child Reunion" - Paul Simon (#4)
  • "Nice To Be With You" - The Gallery (G) (#4)
  • "Puppy Love" - Donny Osmond (G) (#3)
  • "Rock And Roll Lullaby" - B.J. Thomas (#15)
  • "Taurus" - Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band (#18)

MARCH

  • Jackson Browne"Baby Blue" - Badfinger (#14)
  • "Candy Man" - Sammy Davis, Jr. (G) (#1)
  • "Day Dreaming" - Aretha Franklin (G) (#5)
  • "Doctor My Eyes" - Jackson Browne (#8)
  • "Everyday" - John Denver (#81)
  • "The Family Of Man" - Three Dog Night (#12)
  • "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - Roberta Flack (G) (#1)
  • "Give Ireland Back To The Irish" - Wings (#21)
  • "Hod Rod Lincoln" - Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen (#9)
  • "Rock And Roll" - Led Zeppelin (#47)
  • "Rockin' Robin" - Michael Jackson (G) (#2)
  • "Sauvecito" - Malo (#18)
  • "Take A Look Around" - The Temptations (#30)
  • "Taxi" - Harry Chapin (#24)
  • "Vincent" - Don McLean (#12)

APRIL

  • Billy Preston"Back Off Boogaloo" - Ringo Starr (#9)
  • "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" - Wayne Newton (G) (#4)
  • "Diary" - Bread (#15)
  • "I'll Take You There" - The Staple Singers (G) (#1)
  • "Last Night (I Didn't Get To Sleep At All)" - The 5th Dimension (G) (#8)
  • "Lean On Me" - Bill Withers (G) (#1)
  • "Let's Stay Together" - Isaac Hayes (G) (#1)
  • "Little Bitty Pretty One" - The Jackson 5 (#13)
  • "Look What You've Done For Me" - Al Green (G) (#4)
  • "Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard" - Paul Simon (#22)
  • "Morning Has Broken" - Cat Stevens (#6)
  • "Oh Girl" - The Chi-Lites (G) (#1)
  • "Outa-Space" - Billy Preston (G) (#2)
  • "Sylvia's Mother" - Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (G) (#5)
  • "Walking In The Rain With The One I Love" - Love Unlimited (G) (#14)

MAY

  • Neil Diamond"An American Trilogy" - Elvis Presley (#66)
  • "Conquistador" - Procol Harum (#16)
  • "Day By Day" - Godspell (#13)
  • "The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A." - Donna Fargo (G) (#11)
  • "How Do You Do?" - Mouth & MacNeal (G) (#8)
  • "I Need You" - America (#9)
  • "I Wanna Be Where You Are" - Michael Jackson (#16)
  • "It's Going To Take Some Time" - The Carpenters (#12)
  • "Layla" (re-entry) - Derek & the Dominos (#10)
  • "Rocket Man" - Elton John (G) (#6)
  • "Someday Never Comes" - Creedence Clearwater Revival (#25)
  • "Song Sung Blue" - Neil Diamond (G) (#1)
  • "Too Late To Turn Back Now" - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (G) (#2)
  • "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" - The Jimmy Castor Bunch (G) (#6)
  • "Tumbling Dice" - The Rolling Stones (#7)

JUNE

  • Gilbert O'Sullivan"Alone Again (Naturally)" - Gilbert O'Sullivan (G) (#1)
  • "Beautiful Sunday" - Daniel Boone (G) (#15)
  • "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" - Looking Glass (G) (#1)
  • "Coconut" - Nilsson (#8)
  • "Hold Your Head Up" - Argent (G) (#5)
  • "Honky Tonk (Part 1)" - James Brown
  • "I Am Woman" - Helen Reddy (G) (#1)
  • "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right" - Luther Ingram (G) (#3)
  • "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)" - The Hollies (G) (#2)
  • "Motorcycle Mama" - Sailcat (#12)
  • "People Make The World Go Round" - The Stylistics (#25)
  • "School's Out" - Alice Cooper (#7)
  • "Sealed With A Kiss" - Bobby Vinton (#19)
  • "Take It Easy" - The Eagles (#12)
  • "Where Is The Love" - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (G) (#5)





JULY

  • Mac Davis"Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" - Mac Davis (G) (#1)
  • "Back Stabbers" - The O'Jays (G) (#3)
  • "The City Of New Orleans" - Arlo Guthrie (#18)
  • "Everybody Plays The Fool" - The Main Ingredient (G) (#3)
  • "Go All The Way" - The Raspberries (G) (#5)
  • "Goodbye To Love" - Carpenters (#7)
  • "The Guitar Man" - Bread (#11)
  • "Happy" - The Rolling Stones (#22)
  • "I Miss You" - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (#58)
  • "I'm Still In Love With You" - Al Green (G) (#3)
  • "Popcorn" - Hot Butter (G) (#9)
  • "Power Of Love" - Joe Simon (G) (#11)
  • "Rock And Roll Part 2" - Gary Glitter (G) (#7)
  • "Run To Me" - The Bee Gees (#16)
  • "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" - Jim Croce (#8)

AUGUST

  • Rick Nelson"Ben" - Michael Jackson (G) (#1)
  • "Black & White" - Three Dog Night (G) (#1)
  • "Burning Love" - Elvis Presley (G) (#2)
  • "Freddie's Dead" - Curtis Mayfield (G) (#4)
  • "Garden Party" - Rick Nelson (G) (#6)
  • "Get On The Good Foot (Part 1)" - James Brown (G) (#18)
  • "Honky Cat" - Elton John (G) (#8)
  • "I'll Be Around" - The Spinners (G) (#3)
  • "My Ding-A-Ling" - Chuck Berry (G) (#1)
  • "Nights In White Satin" - The Moody Blues (G) (#2)
  • "Rock Me On The Water" - Jackson Browne (#48)
  • "Saturday In The Park" - Chicago (G) (#3)
  • "Use Me" - Bill Withers (G) (#2)
  • "Why/Lonely Boy" - Donny Osmond (#13)
  • "You Wear It Well" - Rod Stewart (#13)

SEPTEMBER

  • Johnny Nash"All The Young Dudes" - Mott the Hoople (#37)
  • "Don't Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool Like Me)" - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (#23)
  • "Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues" - Danny O'Keefe (G) (#9)
  • "I Can See Clearly Now" - Johnny Nash (G) (#1)
  • "I'd Love You To Want Me" - Lobo (G) (#2)
  • "If I Could Reach You" - The 5th Dimension (#10)
  • "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (G) (#3)
  • "Let It Rain" - Eric Clapton (#48)
  • "Listen To The Music" - The Doobie Brothers (#11)
  • "Midnight Rider" - Joe Cocker (#27)
  • "Money Back Guarantee" - The Five Man Electrical Band (#72)
  • "Rock Me Baby" - David Cassidy (#38)
  • "Summer Breeze" - Seals & Crofts (G) (#6)
  • "Witchy Woman" - The Eagles (#9)
  • "With Pen In Hand" - Bobby Goldsboro (#94)

OCTOBER

  • Johnny Rivers"Clair" - Gilbert O'Sullivan (G) (#2)
  • "Convention '72" - The Delegates (#8)
  • "Dancing In The Moonlight" - King Harvest (#13)
  • "Dialogue" - Chicago (#24)
  • "Elected" - Alice Cooper (#26)
  • "Funny Face" - Donna Fargo (G) (#5)
  • "I'm Stone In Love With You" - The Stylistics (G) (#10)
  • "It Never Rains In Southern California" - Albert Hammond (G) (#5)
  • "Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)" - Jim Croce (#17)
  • "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" - The Temptations (G) (#1)
  • "Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu" - Johnny Rivers (G) (#6)
  • "Something's Wrong With Me" - Austin Roberts (#12)
  • "Theme From The Men" - Isaac Hayes (#38)
  • "Ventura Highway" - America (#8)
  • "You Ought To Be With Me" - Al Green (G) (#3)

NOVEMBER

  • Curtis Mayfield"Been To Canaan" - Carole King (#24)
  • "Do It Again" - Steely Dan (#6)
  • "I Wanna Be With You" - The Raspberries (#16)
  • "Keeper Of The Castle" - The Four Tops (G) (#10)
  • "Living In The Past" - Jethro Tull (#11)
  • "Me And Mrs. Jones" - Billy Paul (G) (#1)
  • "Rocky Mountain High" - John Denver (G) (#9)
  • "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - Blue Haze (#27)
  • "Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield (G) (#8)
  • "Superstition" - Stevie Wonder (G) (#1)
  • "Sweet Surrender" - Bread (#15)
  • "Walk On Water" - Neil Diamond (#17)
  • "Why Can't We Live Together" - Timmy Thomas (G) (#3)
  • "The World Is A Ghetto" - War (G) (#7)
  • "Your Mama Don't Dance" - Loggins & Messina (G) (#4)

DECEMBER

  • Carly Simon"Could It Be I'm Falling In Love" - The Spinners (G) (#4)
  • "Crocodile Rock" - Elton John (G) (#1)
  • "Daddy's Home" - Jermaine Jackson (G) (#9)
  • "Do You Want To Dance?" - Bette Midler (#17)
  • "Don't Expect Me To Be Your Friend" - Lobo (#8)
  • "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight" - James Taylor (#14)
  • "Harry Hippie" - Bobby Womack & Peace (G) (#31)
  • "I Am Woman" - Helen Reddy (G) (#1)
  • "Last Song" - Edward Bear (G) (#3)
  • "Love Jones" - The Brighter Side of Darkness (G) (#16)
  • "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?" - Hurricane Smith (#3)
  • "Peaceful Easy Feeling" - The Eagles (#22)
  • "Separate Ways/You Were Always On My Mind" - Elvis Presley (#20)
  • "You're So Vain" - Carly Simon (G) (#1)

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