US Top 40 Singles Week Ending October 14th, 1972


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending October 14th, 1972.

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US TOP 40 – OCTOBER 14TH, 1972

#1
BEN
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Ben record cover

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 (Capitol)-16
6 1 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-16
7 9 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-9
8 12 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-11
9 3 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13
10 10 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-15

11 11 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10
12 15 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-12
13 17 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-8
14 14 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-11
15 16 TIGHT ROPE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-8
16 18 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-8
17 21 FREDDIE’S DEAD (Theme From “Superfly”) –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-9
18 23 GOOD TIME CHARLIE’S GOT THE BLUES –•– Danny O’Keefe (Signpost)-7
19 19 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-11
20 20 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-12

21 8 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10
22 24 LISTEN TO THE MUSIC –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7
23 13 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11
24 26 DON’T EVER BE LONELY (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-7
25 25 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-13
26 33 I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW –•– Johnny Nash (Epic)-6
27 30 WITCHY WOMAN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-6
28 31 IF I COULD REACH YOU –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
29 29 THUNDER AND LIGHTNING –•– Chi Coltrane (Columbia)-7
30 35 I BELIEVE IN MUSIC –•– Gallery (Sussex)-10

31 36 MIDNIGHT RIDER / WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Joe Cocker and the Chris Stainton Band (A&M)-5
32 40 I’LL BE AROUND / HOW COULD I LET YOU GET AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9
33 39 LOVING YOU JUST CROSSED MY MIND –•– Sam Neely (Capitol)-7
34 22 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-20
35 44 I’D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4
36 46 I AM WOMAN –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8
37 37 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC –•– Michael Murphy (A&M)-11
38 41 ROCK ME BABY –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6
39 43 SPACE MAN –•– Nilsson (RCA)-5
40 50 DON’T DO IT –•– The Band (Capitol)-5

THIS WEEK’S DROP – OCTOBER 14TH, 1972

42 28 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-10
43 27 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-18
45 38 IF YOU LEAVE ME TONIGHT I’LL CRY –•– Jerry Wallace (Decca)-9
57 34 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-12
61 32 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-15

POWER PLAYS – OCTOBER 14TH, 1972

41 45 FROM THE BEGINNING –•– Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Cotillion)-8
44 58 AMERICAN CITY SUITE (Sweet City Song / All Around the Town / A Friend Is Dying) –•– Cashman and West (Dunhill)-4
46 47 A PIECE OF PAPER –•– Gladstone (ABC)-8
47 48 DON’T HIDE YOUR LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-6
48 67 ELECTED –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-2
49 60 ALL THE YOUNG DUDES –•– Mott the Hoople (Columbia)-4
50 59 SUMMER BREEZE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-6

NEW THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 14TH, 1972

78 — OPERATOR (That’s Not the Way It Feels) –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-1
83 — PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
89 — BABY SITTER –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1
91 — NO –•– Bulldog (Decca)-1
92 — I’M STONE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1
96 — DETERIORATA –•– National Lampoon (Banana)-1
97 — RUNNIN’ BACK TO SASKATOON –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1
98 — SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH ME –•– Austin Roberts (Chelsea)-1