US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th December, 1972

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 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd December, 1972

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 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th November, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-10 (2 weeks at #1) 2 2 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-15 3 8 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-8 4 4 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-13 5 7 I’LL BE …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th November, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 5 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-9 (1 week at #1) 2 3 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-14 3 1 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-12 4 6 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-12 5 2 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th October, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-11 (2 weeks at #1) 2 3 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 3 5 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-13 4 2 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-10 5 20 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st October, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 7 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-10 (1 week at #1) 2 2 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-9 3 4 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 4 3 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-15 5 8 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th October, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11 (1 week at #1) 2 6 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-8 3 4 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-14 4 7 BURNING LOVE / IT’S A MATTER OF TIME –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 5 5 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th October, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-15 (3 weeks at #1) 2 5 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-10 3 4 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-12 4 6 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-13 5 7 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-15 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th September, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-14 (2 weeks at #1) 2 2 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 3 3 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 4 4 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11 5 6 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9 6 7 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd September, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-13 (1 week at #1) 2 1 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 3 4 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 4 5 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10 5 3 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-15 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th September, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 9 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (1 week at #1) 2 4 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-12 3 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14 4 10 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 5 6 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th September, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-13 (6 weeks at #1) 2 2 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-12 3 3 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 4 6 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-11 5 4 BRANDY …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd September, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-12 (5 weeks at #1) 2 3 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-11 3 4 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 4 1 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-12 5 5 HOLD YOUR …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th August, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-11 (1 week at #1) 2 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-11 3 3 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-10 4 5 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 5 8 HOLD YOUR …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th August, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-10 (4 weeks at #1) 2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-10 3 6 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9 4 3 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th August, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-9 (3 weeks at #1) 2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-9 3 3 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-11 4 4 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-17 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th August, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (2 weeks at #1) 2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-8 3 4 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-10 4 5 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-16 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th July, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 3 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-7 (1 week at #1) 2 4 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-7 3 2 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-10 4 5 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd July, 1972

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 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th June, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 4 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-14 (1 week at #1) 2 1 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10 3 2 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-10 4 12 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 5 5 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd June, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9 (1 week at #1) 2 1 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9 3 3 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-14 4 5 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-13 5 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th May, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10 (4 weeks at #1) 2 3 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-16 3 4 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-11 4 2 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9 5 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th April, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-9 (3 weeks at #1) 2 2 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-8 3 3 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-15 4 6 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-10 5 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st April, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7 (2 weeks at #1) 2 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-9 3 4 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-6 4 5 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9 5 3 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-14 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th March, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (1 week at #1) 2 1 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8 3 3 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-13 4 9 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5 5 6 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th March, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-7 (1 week at #1) 2 7 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5 3 3 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-12 4 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-14 5 5 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 6 12 MOTHER …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th March, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-13 (4 weeks at #1) 2 7 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-6 3 6 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-11 4 4 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8 5 5 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 6 3 PRECIOUS …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th March, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-12 (3 weeks at #1) 2 2 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 3 3 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-10 4 5 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7 5 8 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 6 7 THE …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th February, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-11 (2 weeks at #1) 2 3 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 3 4 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-9 4 2 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-13 5 6 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 6 8 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th February, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 3 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-10 (1 week at #1) 2 1 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-12 3 6 HURTING EACH OTHER –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 4 4 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-8 5 5 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 6 7 …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th February, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (1 week at #1) 2 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-12 3 5 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9 4 8 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-7 5 6 NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th February, 1972

  TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11 (4 weeks at #1) 2 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 3 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-15 4 5 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10 5 14 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8 6 8 NEVER …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th January, 1972

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-10 (3 weeks at #1) 2 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-14 3 3 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 4 4 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-12 5 5 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9 6 8 CLEAN UP …

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd January, 1972

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 –•– …