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 -28 Moves -2 Hot Butter Popcorn 1
2 Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Moves -4 Moves -1 Harry Nilsson Without You Moves -10 Moves -25 Middle of The Road Sacramento (A Wonderful Town) 2
3 Harry Nilsson Without You Moves 1 Moves -97 Hot Butter Popcorn Moves 2 Moves -2 The Moody Blues Nights in White Satin 3
4 Al Green Let's Stay Together Moves -3 Moves -1 Neil Young Heart of Gold Moves -30 Moves -27 The Osmonds Crazy Horses 4
5 Neil Young Heart of Gold Moves 1 Moves -5 The Moody Blues Nights in White Satin Moves 2 Moves -46 Vicky Leandros Apres Toi 5
6 Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally) Moves -3 Moves 4 Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Moves -100 Moves -62 Mouth & MacNeal Hello-A 6
7 Melanie Brand New Key Moves -6 Moves 3 Al Green Let's Stay Together Moves -90 Moves -3 Gilbert O'Sullivan Clair 7
8 Bill Withers Lean On Me Moves -18 Moves -76 Daniel Boone Beautiful Sunday Moves 0 Moves 0 Daniel Boone Beautiful Sunday 8
9 Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now Moves -7 Moves 3 Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally) Moves -135 Moves -39 The Sweet Wig-Wam Bam 9
10 The Moody Blues Nights in White Satin Moves 5 Moves -13 Gilbert O'Sullivan Clair Moves 3 Moves -12 Mouth & MacNeal How Do You Do! 10
11 America Horse With No Name Moves 0 Moves 0 America Horse With No Name Moves -47 Moves -48 T Rex Metal Guru 11
12 The Temptations Papa Was a Rolling Stone Moves -7 Moves -18 Neil Diamond Song Sung Blue Moves -8 Moves 10 Harry Nilsson Without You 12
13 Helen Reddy I am Woman Moves -42 Moves 6 Melanie Brand New Key Moves -132 Moves -28 John Lennon Happy Xmas (War is Over) 13
14 Three Dog Night Black & White Moves -30 Moves -2 Donny Osmond Puppy Love Moves -46 Moves -69 Middle of The Road Samson & Delilah 14
15 Michael Jackson Ben Moves -8 Moves -37 Dr Hook Sylvia's Mother Moves -4 Moves -72 The Sweet Poppa Joe 15
16 Donny Osmond Puppy Love Moves 2 Moves 7 Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now Moves -100 Moves -9 The Sweet Little Willy 16
17 The Staple Singers I'll Take You There Moves -19 Moves -9 Derek & The Dominos Layla Moves -22 Moves -29 Lieutenant Pigeon Mouldy Old Dough 17
18 Chuck Berry My Ding-A-Ling Moves -15 Moves -53 The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Amazing Grace Moves -5 Moves -35 T Rex Telegram Sam 18
19 Looking Glass Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) Moves -19 Moves 7 The Temptations Papa Was a Rolling Stone Moves -23 Moves 4 Dr Hook Sylvia's Mother 19
20 Wayne Newton Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast Moves -34 Moves -2 The Hollies Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress Moves -106 Moves 8 Neil Diamond Song Sung Blue 20

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