US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st January, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending January 1st, 1972. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. You can also check the complete 1972 Top Singles here. melanie-brand-new-key-1971-3 melanie-brand-new-key-1971-4 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-10 (2 weeks at #1) 2 3 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-6 3 2 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9 4 4 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 5 5 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10 6 6 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-11 7 8 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-10 8 13 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-8 9 9 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-9 10 10 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 11 7 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-13 12 17 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-5 13 14 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-9 14 20 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 15 12 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-12 16 21 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-6 17 26 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-5 18 28 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-6 19 23 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-6 20 22 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-7 21 31 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 22 15 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-12 23 16 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-12 24 11 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 25 19 GYPSIES, TRAMPS, AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-16 26 30 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-9 27 25 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 28 32 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6 29 24 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-7 30 18 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 31 29 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF 42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-12 32 45 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-5 33 37 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-7 34 33 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-8 35 38 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-5 36 43 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4 37 44 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy (Bell)-3 38 40 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-9 39 34 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-9 40 57 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 OFF THE CHARTS 42 39 CAN I GET A WITNESS –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-7 POWER PLAYS 41 41 NOTHING TO HIDE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-6 43 81 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 44 46 ME AND BOBBY MCGEE / WOULD YOU TAKE ANOTHER CHANCE ON ME –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-6 45 51 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-7 46 48 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 48 60 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-4 49 52 SATISFACTION –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7 50 54 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-7 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 56 — STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-1 81 — PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-1 87 — BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-1 89 — THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-1 90 — TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 99 — TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1 100 — JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-1