US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th May, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending May 27th, 1972. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. For the US 1972 Top 40 Singles, you can also view it here. the-chilites-oh-girl staple-singers-ill-take-you-there-stax-2 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (1 week at #1) 2 3 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 3 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13 4 5 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 5 13 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-12 6 10 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 7 8 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 8 4 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-19 9 14 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-9 10 12 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-10 11 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14 12 19 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9 13 15 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 14 7 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-14 15 11 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 16 17 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-19 17 29 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 18 27 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 19 25 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 20 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-9 21 22 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-8 22 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8 23 9 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9 24 18 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-11 25 26 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12 26 6 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-12 27 16 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11 28 34 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11 29 46 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-3 30 35 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-10 31 59 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-2 32 36 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6 33 39 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-5 34 40 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 35 38 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-8 36 42 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6 37 32 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-10 38 62 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-2 39 43 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-6 40 50 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-4 OFF THE CHARTS 51 33 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-11 69 31 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10 POWER PLAYS 41 56 LONG HAIRED LOVER FROM LIVERPOOL / MOTHER OF MINE –•– Little Jimmy Osmond with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-6 42 45 SMILIN’ –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6 43 53 AUTOMATICALLY SUNSHINE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4 44 47 THERE IT IS (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 45 54 EVERYTHING GOOD IS BAD, EVERYTHING BAD IS GOOD –•– 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)-9 46 58 IMMIGRATION MAN –•– Graham Nash and David Crosby (Atlantic)-4 47 49 WALK IN THE NIGHT –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9 48 48 TO GET TO YOU –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-11 49 55 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-6 50 63 HOW CAN I BE SURE –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-2 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 59 — I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-1 73 — TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1 76 — IT DOESN’T MATTER –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1 82 — THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-1 84 — CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-1 91 — VICTIM OF A FOOLISH HEART –•– Bettye Swan (Atlantic)-1 92 — BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detorit Emeralds (Westbound)-1 93 — FUNK FACTORY –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 94 — IN A BROKEN DREAM –•– Python Lee Jackson (GNP Crescendo)-1 96 — BEAUTIFUL –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1 97 — GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-1 99 — PASS THE PEAS –•– The JB’s (People)-1 100 — I THANK YOU –•– Donny Hathaway and June Conquest (Curtom)-1