US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th December, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 30th, 1972. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. You can also view the entire 1972 chart 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)-9 (3 weeks at #1) 2 4 CLAIR –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10 3 3 YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 4 9 YOU’RE SO VAIN –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5 5 5 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA –•– Albert Hammond (Mums)-11 6 7 FUNNY FACE –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-14 7 2 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-19 8 10 ROCKIN’ PNEUMONIA – BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-13 9 12 SUPERFLY –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7 10 14 YOUR MAMA DON’T DANCE –•– Kenny Loggins and Jim Messina (Columbia)-8 11 15 KEEPER OF THE CASTLE –•– The Four Tops (Dunhill)-8 12 13 SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-12 13 17 LIVING IN THE PAST –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-9 14 8 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12 15 16 SWEET SURRENDER –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 16 22 SUPERSTITION –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 17 19 WALK ON WATER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 18 21 SITTING –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7 19 6 IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME BY NOW –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-14 20 30 CROCODILE ROCK –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 21 27 DON’T LET ME BE LONELY TONIGHT –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5 22 11 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-17 23 25 PIECES OF APRIL –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 24 32 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER –•– Timmy Thomas (Glades)-6 25 18 CORNER OF THE SKY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 26 29 BEEN TO CANAAN –•– Carole King (Ode)-6 27 42 HI, HI, HI –•– Wings (Apple)-3 28 31 I WANNA BE WITH YOU –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-6 29 24 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-17 30 37 OH, BABE, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY –•– Hurricane Smith (Capitol)-5 31 35 SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES –•– Blue Haze (A&M)-8 32 28 LONG DARK ROAD –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9 33 50 TROUBLE MAN –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 34 39 SEPERATE WAYS / ALWAYS ON MY MIND –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 35 41 THE WORLD IS A GHETTO –•– War (United Artists)-7 36 20 VENTURA HIGHWAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-11 37 44 DO IT AGAIN –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-7 38 26 I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12 39 23 CRAZY HORSES –•– The Osmonds (MGM / Kolob)-11 40 45 YOU TURN ME ON, I’M A RADIO –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-8 OFF THE CHARTS 42 36 ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7 48 33 DIALOGUE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 56 34 OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 57 40 WHAT AM I CRYING FOR –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (MGM South)-11 POWER PLAYS 41 46 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– John Denver (RCA)-6 43 47 DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– King Harvest (Perception)-10 44 49 NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-12 45 57 HARRY HIPPIE / SWEET CAROLINE (Good Times Never Seemed So Good) –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-13 46 52 LOVE JONES –•– Brighter Side Of Darkness (20th Century)-4 47 58 THE RELAY –•– The Who (Track)-4 49 59 JAMBALAYA (On the Bayou) –•– The Blue Ridge Rangers (Fantasy)-5 50 53 TROUBLE IN MY HOME / I FOUND MY DAD –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9 DEBUTS THIS WEEK 73 — PEACEFUL EASY FEELING –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1 79 — COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 81 — DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE YOUR FRIEND –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-1 82 — SONGMAN –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-1 86 — LUCKY MAN –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-13 88 — BIG CITY MISS RUTH ANN –•– Gallery (Sussex)-1 91 — JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1 96 — FEVER / MY CREW –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-1 98 — BUT I DO –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1 100 — I NEVER SAID GOODBYE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1