US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th February, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending February 5th, 1972. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. You can also view the entire 1972 chart here. don-mclean-american-pie-part-one-1980-4 don-mclean-american-pie-united-artists-2 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11 (4 weeks at #1) 2 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 3 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-15 4 5 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10 5 14 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8 6 8 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 7 4 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-13 8 16 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-6 9 13 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 10 15 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-6 11 6 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-11 12 32 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3 13 7 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-15 14 17 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-9 15 9 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-14 16 10 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 17 11 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11 18 12 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-10 19 21 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-6 20 38 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-6 21 22 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-12 22 24 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-12 23 23 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7 24 25 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-8 25 27 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7 26 19 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-11 27 28 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 28 29 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-9 29 33 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-8 30 18 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-14 31 37 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-6 32 20 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8 33 40 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 34 36 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-11 35 77 SWEET SEASONS –•– Carole King (Ode)-2 36 48 FOOTSTOMPIN’ MUSIC –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-5 37 39 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 38 41 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Bulter and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-9 39 65 MY WORLD –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-2 40 60 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-2 OFF THE CHARTS 43 35 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-10 POWER PLAYS 41 42 DAISY MAE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-10 42 82 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-2 44 71 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Donnie Elbert (Avco)-2 45 57 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-4 46 50 YOU WANT IT, YOU GOT IT –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-5 47 47 DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-7 48 49 TUPELO HONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-6 49 61 SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-3 50 51 THE HARDER I TRY (The Bluer I Get) –•– Free Movement (Columbia)-9 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 62 — HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-1 83 — LONESOME MARY –•– Chilliwack (A&M)-1 85 — MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1 87 — RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 92 — WHITE LIES –•– Grin (Spindizzy)-1 95 — NOW RUN AND TELL THAT –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-1 96 — MR. PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Lunar Funk (Bell)-1 97 — A SIMPLE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-1 98 — GET OUT OF BED –•– Livingston Taylor (Capricorn)-1 99 — CHEER –•– Potliguor (Janus)-1 100 — SHAKE OFF THE DEMON –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-1