US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd July, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending July 22nd, 1972. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. Curious to see the entire chart for this year? View the 1972 US Top Singles here. bill-withers-lean-on-me-1972-2 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-14 (3 weeks at #1) 2 2 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-9 3 8 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-6 4 5 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-6 5 9 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-8 6 7 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-14 7 10 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-9 8 11 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-13 9 6 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-12 10 12 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Borthers)-8 11 15 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominoes (Atco)-21 12 14 TAKE IT EASY –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-8 13 13 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7 14 3 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-19 15 4 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-12 16 16 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9 17 19 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-9 18 22 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-5 19 23 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-10 20 24 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4 21 30 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-3 22 25 HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-9 23 17 CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-20 24 28 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-7 25 27 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 26 18 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-11 27 20 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10 28 29 MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB / LITTLE WOMAN LOVE –•– Wings (Apple)-6 29 34 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-6 30 32 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 31 41 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-4 32 26 ALL THE KING’S HORSES –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 33 35 SUPERWOMAN (Where Were You When I Needed You) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 34 37 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-9 35 39 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-6 36 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-22 37 31 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-14 38 68 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 39 44 THE RUNWAY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 40 43 WE’RE FREE –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-13 OFF THE CHARTS POWER PLAYS 41 55 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-4 42 47 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-8 43 69 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 44 49 SWEET INSPIRATION / WHERE YOU LEAD (Medley) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5 45 48 HONKY TONK (Part 1) –•– The James Brown Soul Train (Polydor)-5 47 52 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-5 49 50 I’M COMING HOME –•– The Stories (Kama Sutra)-6 50 58 BEAUITIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-8 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 70 — JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-1 77 — BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 84 — ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-1 91 — BEAT ME DADDY EIGHT TO THE BAR –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-1 94 — GOODBYE AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 97 — I COULD NEVER BE HAPPY –•– The Emotions (Volt)-1 98 — TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT / LONELY WEEKENDS –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-1 100 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-1