Top 100 Songs Of 1972

These are the top 100 songs of 1972. Within the top 100, there are a total of 92 different bands or artists.

Al Green achieved the most entries with three of the top songs of 1972.

The song title is at the top in gray with the artist below in red.

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Page Contents

Songs 1 – 10

Songs 11 – 20

Songs 21 – 30

Songs 31 – 40

Songs 41 – 50

Songs 51 – 60

Songs 61 – 70

Songs 71 – 80

Songs 81 – 90

Songs 91 – 100

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1The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
Roberta Flack
2Alone Again (Naturally)
Gilbert O’Sullivan
3American Pie
Don McLean
4Without You
Harry Nilsson
5The Candy Man
Sammy Davis, Jr.
6I Gotcha
Joe Tex
7Lean on Me
Bill Withers
8Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me
Mac Davis
9Brand New Key
10Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast
Wayne Newton
11Let’s Stay Together
Al Green
12Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)
Looking Glass
13Oh Girl
The Chi-Lites
14Nice to Be with You
15My Ding-a-Ling
Chuck Berry
16(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right
Luther Ingram
17Heart of Gold
Neil Young
18Betcha by Golly, Wow
The Stylistics
19I’ll Take You There
The Staple Singers
Michael Jackson
21The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Robert John
Billy Preston
23Slippin’ Into Darkness
24Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
The Hollies
25How Do You Do
Mouth & MacNeal
26Song Sung Blue
Neil Diamond
27A Horse with No Name
Hot Butter
29Everybody Plays the Fool
The Main Ingredient
30Precious and Few
31(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All
The 5th Dimension
32Nights in White Satin
The Moody Blues
33Go All the Way
34Too Late to Turn Back Now
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
35Back Stabbers
The O’Jays
36Down by the Lazy River
The Osmonds
Jonathan Edwards
38Starting All Over Again
Mel and Tim
39Day After Day
40Rocket Man
Elton John
41Rockin’ Robin
Michael Jackson
42Beautiful Sunday
Daniel Boone
Dennis Coffey
44Morning Has Broken
Cat Stevens
45City of New Orleans
Arlo Guthrie
46Garden Party
Ricky Nelson
47I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash
48Burning Love
Elvis Presley
49Clean Up Woman
Betty Wright
50Hold Your Head Up
51Jungle Fever
The Chakachas
52Everything I Own
53In the Rain
The Dramatics
54Look What You Done for Me
Al Green
55The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.
Donna Fargo
56Get It On
T. Rex
57Mother and Child Reunion
Paul Simon
58Where Is the Love
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
59I’m Still in Love with You
Al Green
Derek and the Dominos
61Day Dreaming
Aretha Franklin
62The Way of Love
63Black and White
Three Dog Night
64Sylvia’s Mother
Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
65Hurting Each Other
The Carpenters
Harry Nilsson
67Puppy Love
Donny Osmond
68You Don’t Mess Around with Jim
Jim Croce
69Hot Rod Lincoln
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen
70A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done
Sonny & Cher
Apollo 100
Carly Simon
73Never Been to Spain
Three Dog Night
74Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’
Charley Pride
75School’s Out
Alice Cooper
76Saturday in the Park
77Drowning in the Sea of Love
Joe Simon
78Use Me
Bill Withers
79Family Affair
Sly & the Family Stone
80Troglodyte (Cave Man)
The Jimmy Castor Bunch
81The Witch queen of New Orleans
82Freddie’s Dead
Curtis Mayfield
83Power of Love
Joe Simon
84Power of Love
Joe Simon
Harry Chapin
86Don’t Say You Don’t Remember
Beverly Bremers
87Sealed with a Kiss
Bobby Vinton
88I Saw the Light
Todd Rundgren
89Motorcycle Mama
90Day by Day
Original Cast of Godspell
92Doctor My Eyes
Jackson Browne
93I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
The New Seekers
Don McLean
95Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
The Detroit Emeralds
96Speak to the Sky
Rick Springfield
97I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
The Hillside Singers
98Walkin’ in the Rain with the One I Love
Love Unlimited
99Get on the Good Foot
James Brown
100Pop That Thang
The Isley Brothers

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