US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th May, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending May 20th, 1972. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. You can also view the entire 1972 chart here. roberta-flack-the-first-time-ever-i-saw-your-face-atlantic-4 roberta-flack-the-first-time-ever-i-saw-your-face-atlantic-3 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-12 (6 weeks at #1) 2 3 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 3 4 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 4 2 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-18 5 7 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 6 5 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11 7 6 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-13 8 11 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 9 9 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-8 10 15 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8 11 8 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 12 13 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-9 13 21 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-11 14 20 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-8 15 17 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 16 12 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-10 17 18 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-18 18 14 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-10 19 25 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 20 10 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-14 21 29 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-13 22 26 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-7 23 16 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 24 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7 25 30 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 26 28 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-11 27 35 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 28 31 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-8 29 34 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 30 23 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-12 31 22 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9 32 33 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-9 33 27 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-10 34 40 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-10 35 36 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-9 36 39 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5 37 19 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-13 38 41 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-7 39 47 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-4 40 43 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 OFF THE CHARTS 41 32 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-13 POWER PLAYS 42 61 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5 43 46 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-5 44 44 HEARSAY –•– The Soul Children (Stax)-10 45 48 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 46 71 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-2 47 62 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3 48 52 TO GET TO YOU –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-10 49 49 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8 50 64 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 59 — AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-1 62 — I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 63 — HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-1 64 — YOU’RE THE MAN (Part 1) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 75 — LIVING IN A HOUSE DIVIDED –•– Cher (Kapp)-1 76 — WOMAN IS THE NIGGER OF THE WORLD –•– John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band with Elephants Memory and the Invisible Strings (Apple)-1 78 — YOU SAID A BAD WORD –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-1 81 — POWDER BLUE MERCEDES QUEEN –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1 84 — SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 89 — FRANCENE –•– ZZ Top (London)-1 90 — DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-1 93 — AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-1 97 — I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 99 — BRING IT HOME (And Give It To Me) –•– Hot Sauce (Volt)-1 100 — GUNS, GUNS, GUNS –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1