US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd December, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 23rd, 1972. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. Make sure to also check the 1972’s Top 40 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 1 ME AND MRS. JONES –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-8 (2 weeks at #1) 2 2 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-18 3 4 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 4 7 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 5 5 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-10 6 3 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-13 7 12 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-13 8 6 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11 9 37 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-4 10 11 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-12 11 9 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-16 12 15 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6 13 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-11 14 24 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-7 15 17 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-7 16 16 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 17 20 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-8 18 18 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 19 21 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 20 8 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10 21 23 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6 22 27 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 23 14 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-10 24 19 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-16 25 28 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 26 10 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-11 27 38 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-4 28 26 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-8 29 31 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-5 30 46 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 31 32 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-5 32 45 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-5 33 25 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 34 22 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-11 35 49 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-7 36 34 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-6 37 48 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-4 38 36 SUNNY DAYS –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-12 39 47 SEPERATE WAYS / ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 40 39 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-10 OFF THE CHARTS 43 40 ANGEL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-6 48 35 I DIDN’T KNOW I LOVED YOU (‘Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-8 54 30 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-19 64 29 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-14 POWER PLAYS 41 62 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-6 42 100 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-2 44 64 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-6 45 51 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-7 46 53 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-5 47 54 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-9 49 50 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-11 50 81 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-2 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 74 — I’M NEVER GONNA BE ALONE ANYMORE –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-1 75 — DREIDEL –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-1 76 — REMEMBER (Christmas) –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1 78 — DAYTIME NIGHT-TIME –•– Keith Hampshire (A&M)-1 79 — YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE IT (If You Want It) –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 80 — ANTHEM –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-1 81 — DO YOU WANT TO DANCE –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-1 88 — OH NO, NOT MY BABY –•– Merry Clayton (Ode)-1 97 — BOOGIE WOOGIE MAN –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1 98 — WHAT MY BABY NEEDS NOW IS A LITTLE MORE LOVIN’ –•– James Brown-Lyn Collins (Polydor)-1 100 — THE RED BACK SPIDER –•– Brownsville Station (Big Tree)-1