US Top 40 Singles Week Ending April 8th, 1972


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending April 8th, 1972.

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US TOP 40 – APRIL 8th, 1972

#1
A HORSE WITH NO NAME
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A HORSE WITH NO NAME America record cover

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-10
3 10 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6
4 6 I GOTCHA / A MOTHER’S PRAYER –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-12
5 9 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5
6 3 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7
7 4 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10
8 8 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-13
9 11 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-7
10 5 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-15

11 14 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins Jr. (Avco)-7
12 19 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
13 16 A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7
14 17 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-9
15 15 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9
16 13 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-11
17 7 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-17
18 12 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-11
19 26 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-8
20 18 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12

21 22 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-5
22 25 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-11
23 24 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-8
24 41 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-4
25 35 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-4
26 42 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-3
27 36 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
28 29 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-11
29 32 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-6
30 31 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7

31 20 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-15
32 51 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-4
33 44 LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-2
34 21 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-15
35 39 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-12
36 27 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-12
37 23 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Bulter and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-18
38 59 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3
39 30 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6
40 40 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6

THIS WEEK’S DROP – APRIL 8th, 1972

43 37 COULD IT BE FOREVER –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-8
44 34 GLORY BOUND –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9
50 28 RUNNIN’ AWAY –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10
54 38 NO ONE TO DEPEND ON –•– Santana (Columbia)-9

POWER PLAYS – APRIL 8th, 1972

41 43 TINY DANCER –•– Elton John (Uni)-6
42 88 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-2
45 47 CHANTILLY LACE / THINK ABOUT IT DARLIN’ –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-6
46 50 SON OF MY FATHER –•– Giorgio (Dunhill)-6
47 48 HEARTBROKEN BOPPER –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6
48 61 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-4
49 49 AFRO-STRUT –•– The Nite-Liters (RCA)-7

NEW THIS WEEK – APRIL 8th, 1972

63 — I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
80 — OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
83 — WHAT’D I SAY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1
84 — I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-1
89 — LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1
90 — ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1
94 — EVE –•– Jim Capaldi (Island)-1
96 — YOU WERE MADE FOR ME –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1
100 — DON’T EVER TAKE AWAY MY FREEDOM –•– Peter Yarrow (Warner Brothers)-1