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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Top Songs of 1972

1

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Roberta Flack

2

Alone Again (Naturally)

Gilbert O’Sullivan

3

American Pie

Don McLean

4

Without You

Harry Nilsson

5

The Candy Man

Sammy Davis, Jr.

6

I Gotcha

Joe Tex

7

Lean on Me

Bill Withers

8

Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me

Mac Davis

9

Brand New Key

Melanie

10

Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast

Wayne Newton

11

Let’s Stay Together

Al Green

12

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)

Looking Glass

13

Oh Girl

The Chi-Lites

14

Nice to Be with You

Gallery

15

My Ding-a-Ling

Chuck Berry

16

(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right

Luther Ingram

17

Heart of Gold

Neil Young

18

Betcha by Golly, Wow

The Stylistics

19

I’ll Take You There

The Staple Singers

20

Ben

Michael Jackson

21

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

Robert John

22

Outa-Space

Billy Preston

23

Slippin’ Into Darkness

War

24

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

The Hollies

25

How Do You Do

Mouth & MacNeal

26

Song Sung Blue

Neil Diamond

27

A Horse with No Name

America

28

Popcorn

Hot Butter

29

Everybody Plays the Fool

The Main Ingredient

30

Precious and Few

Climax

31

(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All

The 5th Dimension

32

Nights in White Satin

The Moody Blues

33

Go All the Way

Raspberries

34

Too Late to Turn Back Now

Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

35

Back Stabbers

The O’Jays

36

Down by the Lazy River

The Osmonds

37

Sunshine

Jonathan Edwards

38

Starting All Over Again

Mel and Tim

39

Day After Day

Badfinger

40

Rocket Man

Elton John

41

Rockin’ Robin

Michael Jackson

42

Beautiful Sunday

Daniel Boone

43

Scorpio

Dennis Coffey

44

Morning Has Broken

Cat Stevens

45

City of New Orleans

Arlo Guthrie

46

Garden Party

Ricky Nelson

47

I Can See Clearly Now

Johnny Nash

48

Burning Love

Elvis Presley

49

Clean Up Woman

Betty Wright

50

Hold Your Head Up

Argent

51

Jungle Fever

The Chakachas

52

Everything I Own

Bread

53

In the Rain

The Dramatics

54

Look What You Done for Me

Al Green

55

The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.

Donna Fargo

56

Get It On

T. Rex

57

Mother and Child Reunion

Paul Simon

58

Where Is the Love

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

59

I’m Still in Love with You

Al Green

60

Layla

Derek and the Dominos

61

Day Dreaming

Aretha Franklin

62

The Way of Love

Cher

63

Black and White

Three Dog Night

64

Sylvia’s Mother

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

65

Hurting Each Other

The Carpenters

66

Coconut

Harry Nilsson

67

Puppy Love

Donny Osmond

68

You Don’t Mess Around with Jim

Jim Croce

69

Hot Rod Lincoln

Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

70

A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done

Sonny & Cher

71

Joy

Apollo 100

72

Anticipation

Carly Simon

73

Never Been to Spain

Three Dog Night

74

Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’

Charley Pride

75

School’s Out

Alice Cooper

76

Saturday in the Park

Chicago

77

Drowning in the Sea of Love

Joe Simon

78

Use Me

Bill Withers

79

Family Affair

Sly & the Family Stone

80

Troglodyte (Cave Man)

The Jimmy Castor Bunch

81

The Witch Queen of New Orleans

Redbone

82

Freddie’s Dead

Curtis Mayfield

83

Power of Love

Joe Simon

84

Ain’t Understanding Mellow

Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager

85

Taxi

Harry Chapin

86

Don’t Say You Don’t Remember

Beverly Bremers

87

Sealed with a Kiss

Bobby Vinton

88

I Saw the Light

Todd Rundgren

89

Motorcycle Mama

Sailcat

90

Day by Day

Original Cast of Godspell

91

Roundabout

Yes

92

Doctor My Eyes

Jackson Browne

93

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

The New Seekers

94

Vincent

Don McLean

95

Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)

The Detroit Emeralds

96

Speak to the Sky

Rick Springfield

97

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)

The Hillside Singers

98

Walkin’ in the Rain with the One I Love

Love Unlimited

99

Get on the Good Foot

James Brown

100

Pop That Thang

The Isley Brothers