Regional Hits of 1972

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The standard page for 1972 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1972 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Don McLean American Pie Moves 0 Moves 0 Don McLean American Pie Moves -27 Moves -2 Hot Butter Popcorn 1
2 Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Moves -3 Moves -1 Harry Nilsson Without You Moves -15 Moves -24 Middle of The Road Sacramento (A Wonderful Town) 2
3 Harry Nilsson Without You Moves 1 Moves -96 Hot Butter Popcorn Moves 2 Moves -28 The Osmonds Crazy Horses 3
4 Al Green Let's Stay Together Moves -2 Moves -1 Neil Young Heart of Gold Moves -29 Moves -47 Vicky Leandros Apres Toi 4
5 Neil Young Heart of Gold Moves 1 Moves 3 Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Moves -100 Moves -65 Mouth & MacNeal Hello-A 5
6 Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally) Moves -2 Moves 2 Al Green Let's Stay Together Moves -90 Moves -3 Gilbert O'Sullivan Clair 6
7 Melanie Brand New Key Moves -5 Moves -76 Daniel Boone Beautiful Sunday Moves 0 Moves 0 Daniel Boone Beautiful Sunday 7
8 Bill Withers Lean On Me Moves -17 Moves 2 Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally) Moves -134 Moves -39 The Sweet Wig-Wam Bam 8
9 Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now Moves -6 Moves -13 Gilbert O'Sullivan Clair Moves 3 Moves -12 Mouth & MacNeal How Do You Do! 9
10 America Horse With No Name Moves 0 Moves 0 America Horse With No Name Moves -47 Moves -51 T Rex Metal Guru 10
11 The Temptations Papa Was a Rolling Stone Moves -6 Moves -18 Neil Diamond Song Sung Blue Moves -8 Moves -29 John Lennon Happy Xmas (War is Over) 11
12 Helen Reddy I am Woman Moves -43 Moves 5 Melanie Brand New Key Moves -131 Moves -73 Middle of The Road Samson & Delilah 12
13 Three Dog Night Black & White Moves -29 Moves -12 Derek & The Dominos Layla Moves -25 Moves -76 The Sweet Poppa Joe 13
14 Michael Jackson Ben Moves -8 Moves -1 Donny Osmond Puppy Love Moves -45 Moves -10 The Sweet Little Willy 14
15 Donny Osmond Puppy Love Moves 1 Moves 6 Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now Moves -100 Moves -31 Lieutenant Pigeon Mouldy Old Dough 15
16 The Staple Singers I'll Take You There Moves -19 Moves -35 Dr Hook Sylvia's Mother Moves -2 Moves -36 T Rex Telegram Sam 16
17 Chuck Berry My Ding-A-Ling Moves -15 Moves 6 The Temptations Papa Was a Rolling Stone Moves -24 Moves 15 Harry Nilsson Without You 17
18 Looking Glass Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) Moves -18 Moves -3 The Hollies Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress Moves -106 Moves 2 Dr Hook Sylvia's Mother 18
19 Wayne Newton Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast Moves -39 Moves -31 The New Seekers I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing Moves -18 Moves 8 Neil Diamond Song Sung Blue 19
20 The Osmonds Down By the Lazy River Moves -25 Moves -50 The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Amazing Grace Moves -2 Moves -18 Don McLean Vincent (Starry Starry Night) 20

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