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US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd January, 1972

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending January 22nd, 1972.

Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here.

You can also view the entire 1972 chart here.

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-13
3 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-8
4 4 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-11
5 14 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8
6 6 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-13
7 7 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-8
8 10 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-9
9 11 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-12
10 12 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7

11 18 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
12 16 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-9
13 13 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-9
14 5 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12
15 8 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-13
16 9 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9
17 15 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-10
18 22 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-7
19 20 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-9
20 21 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6

21 36 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-6
22 25 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-10
23 23 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-8
24 17 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-12
25 27 THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Redbone (Epic)-10
26 35 STAY WITH ME –•– The Faces (Warner Brothers)-4
27 33 BLACK DOG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5
28 30 LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-6
29 31 THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-7
30 32 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6

31 26 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-14
32 37 FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5
33 24 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-16
34 43 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-4
35 49 JOY –•– Apollo 100 (Mega)-4
36 19 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11
37 46 DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-6
38 76 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2
39 39 LOOKIN’ FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-8
40 28 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-12

OFF THE CHARTS

47 40 ME AND BOBBY MCGEE / WOULD YOU TAKE ANOTHER CHANCE ON ME –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-9
58 38 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 41 MY BOY –•– Richard Harris (Dunhill)-10
42 51 DAISY MAE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-8
43 55 FEELIN’ ALRIGHT –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9
44 44 THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton (As the Bunkers) (Atlantic)-7
45 57 TOGETHER LET’S FIND LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4
46 48 AIN’T NOBODY HOME –•– B.B. King (ABC)-11
48 75 FLOY JOY –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3
49 73 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-4
50 54 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1
77 — SOFTLY WHISPERING I LOVE YOU –•– The English Congregation (Atco)-1
78 — WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-1
80 — MOVE ‘EM OUT –•– Delaney and Bonnie (Atco)-1
84 — WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-1
86 — I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG / OUTA-SPACE –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-1
87 — THE NICKEL SONG –•– Melanie (Buddah)-1
90 — I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-1
94 — LOVE AND LIBERTY –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-1
95 — GIMME SOME MORE –•– The JB’s (People)-1
96 — SWEET BABY –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-1
98 — YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME –•– Gayle McCormick (Dunhill)-1
99 — SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-1
100 — STANDING IN FOR JODY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1

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