US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th December, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 16th, 1972. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. You can also check the complete 1972 Top Singles here.   billy-paul-me-and-mrs-jones-epic-2 billy-paul-me-and-mrs-jones-1972-5 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 6 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-7 (1 week at #1) 2 1 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-17 3 3 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-12 4 5 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 5 7 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-9 6 2 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 7 9 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 8 8 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9 9 4 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-15 10 10 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 11 15 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-11 12 12 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-12 13 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-10 14 14 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-9 15 22 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-5 16 20 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 17 25 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-6 18 19 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 19 11 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-15 20 26 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-7 21 23 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 22 17 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-10 23 27 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5 24 29 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-6 25 24 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 26 30 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7 27 32 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 28 33 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 29 16 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-13 30 18 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-18 31 40 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-4 32 37 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-4 33 21 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-15 34 35 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5 35 36 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-7 36 34 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-11 37 60 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3 38 41 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-3 39 39 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-9 40 43 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-5 OFF THE CHARTS 41 38 THEME FROM “THE MEN” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9 43 31 ROCK ‘N ROLL SOUL –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-13 POWER PLAYS 42 45 AND YOU AND I (Part 2) –•– Yes (Atlantic)-6 44 44 I GOT A BAG OF MY OWN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5 45 62 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-4 46 73 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 47 53 SEPERATE WAYS / ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 48 59 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-3 49 54 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-6 50 50 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-10 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 81 — TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 82 — LOOKING THROUGH THE EYES OF LOVE –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1 89 — I CAN’T STAND TO SEE YOU CRY –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1 97 — JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 98 — LAST SONG –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-1 99 — CHOO CHOO MAMA –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-1 100 — HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-1