Songs from the Year 1972

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This page lists the top songs of 1972 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1972 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1972. A list of the most distinctive songs of 1972 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

The top ten song artists of 1972 were:

1:Gilbert O'Sullivan2:Don McLean3:Al Green4:The Sweet5:Harry Nilsson
6:Middle of The Road7:Mouth & MacNeal8:Neil Young9:T Rex10:The Moody Blues
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Don McLean American Pie 1972 US Billboard 1 - Nov 1971 (19 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1972, Record World 1 - 1972, Keener 1 - Dec 1971 (14 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1971 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1972, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1972, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1972 (21 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1971), UK 2 - Jan 1972 (16 weeks), US BB 2 of 1972, WABC NY 2 of 1972, France 2 - Mar 1972 (6 weeks), POP 2 of 1972, Grammy in 1972 (Nominated), US Radio 3 of 1972 (peak 1 13 weeks), Poland 4 - Feb 2000 (18 weeks), Australia 4 of 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1972), OzNet 4, RIAA 5, DDD 6 of 1971, Norway 9 - Mar 1972 (5 weeks), Holland 11 - Feb 1972 (8 weeks), nuTsie 13 of 1970s, Germany 17 - Mar 1972 (4 months), Scrobulate 17 of folk, Belgium 20 - Mar 1972 (2 weeks), 23 in 2FM list, TheQ 25, DMDB 38 (1971), D.Marsh 40 of 1971, WXPN 61, Brazil 96 of 1972, UKMIX 206, Acclaimed 266 (1971), RYM 22 of 1971, WFUV 24, Party 64 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Hot Butter Popcorn 1972 Holland 1 - Aug 1972 (15 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Jul 1972 (4 months), France 1 - Jul 1972 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Aug 1972 (17 weeks), Switzerland 1 of 1972, Norway 1 - Aug 1972 (20 weeks), Germany 1 - Aug 1972 (5 months), Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Sep 1972 (24 weeks), France 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1972, Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1972, Canada 3 - Sep 1972 (11 weeks), Australia 3 of 1972, UK 5 - Jul 1972 (19 weeks), Record World 7 - 1972, Denmark 7 of 1972, US Billboard 9 - Jul 1972 (18 weeks), Austria 10 - Jan 1973 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 11 of the 1970s (peak 1, 28 weeks, 900k sales estimated, 1972), Springbok 13 - Aug 1972 (9 weeks), POP 32 of 1972, US CashBox 70 of 1972, US Radio 80 of 1972 (peak 9 6 weeks), Scrobulate 84 of 70s, Italy 88 of 1972, Germany 137 of the 1970s (peak 1 17 weeks), RYM 45 of 1972
3 Harry Nilsson Without You 1972 UK 1 - Feb 1972 (20 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1971 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Keener 1 - Jan 1972 (11 weeks), Canada 1 - Jan 1972 (11 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Mar 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Mar 1972, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - May 1972, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Mar 1972 (21 weeks), Australia 2 of 1972, Springbok 2 - Mar 1972 (16 weeks), Grammy in 1972 (Nominated), Peel list 3 of 1971, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1972), US CashBox 5 of 1972, WABC NY 5 of 1972, US Radio 7 of 1972 (peak 1 11 weeks), France 8 - Mar 1972 (1 week), Brazil 9 of 1972, Holland 10 - Apr 1972 (8 weeks), Italy 12 of 1972, Belgium 14 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), Germany 16 - May 1972 (2 months), Scrobulate 17 of ballad, DDD 28 of 1971, UKMIX 65, Acclaimed 823 (1971), RYM 16 of 1971
4 The Moody Blues Nights in White Satin 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, France (SNEP) 1 - Jan 1968 (5 months), France 1 - Sep 1972 (9 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Nov 1972, France 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1968, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1972), US Billboard 2 - Aug 1972 (18 weeks), Canada 2 - Sep 1972 (12 weeks), Holland 2 - Jan 1968 (14 weeks), Australia Goset 3 - Jan 1973 (13 weeks), Europe 3 of the 1960s (1968), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1972), Switzerland 6 - Mar 1968 (7 weeks), Flanders 7 - Feb 1968 (2 months), US BB 10 of 1972, DDD 10 of 1967, WABC NY 12 of 1972, POP 17 of 1972, UK 19 - Dec 1967 (12 weeks), US Radio 19 of 1972 (peak 2 12 weeks), Springbok 20 - Dec 1972 (1 week), Germany 21 - Apr 1968 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 37 of the 1960s (peak 1, 35 weeks, 516k sales estimated, 1967), Belgium 49 of all time, nuTsie 54 of 1960s, US CashBox 82 of 1972, WXPN 164, OzNet 171, UKMIX 196, Acclaimed 990 (1967), RYM 16 of 1967, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
5 Neil Young Heart of Gold 1972 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1972 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - Feb 1972 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1972, Keener 2 - Jan 1972 (8 weeks), France 2 - Apr 1972 (8 weeks), Norway 4 - May 1972 (11 weeks), Germany 4 - May 1972 (4 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1972), DDD 5 of 1972, Springbok 8 - Mar 1972 (12 weeks), Holland 9 - Feb 1972 (9 weeks), UK 10 - Mar 1972 (11 weeks), US Radio 11 of 1972 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1972, Australia Goset 15 - Apr 1972 (9 weeks), Belgium 25 - Mar 1972 (2 weeks), US BB 26 of 1972, WABC NY 30 of 1972, POP 49 of 1972, nuTsie 52 of 1970s, TheQ 67, Europe 81 of the 1970s (1972), Brazil 89 of 1972, Scrobulate 95 of classic rock, Vinyl Surrender 155 (1972), Belgium 220 of all time, RIAA 286, Rolling Stone 297, Germany 344 of the 1970s (peak 6 14 weeks), Acclaimed 350 (1972), WXPN 359, RYM 5 of 1972, NY Daily Love list 46, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
6 Daniel Boone Beautiful Sunday 1972 Norway 1 - Aug 1972 (17 weeks), Germany 1 - Apr 1972 (5 months), New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1972, Springbok 1 - Mar 1972 (23 weeks), Germany 1 for 5 weeks - May 1972, Japan 1 of all time (international songs) (sales 1.924), Canada 2 - Jul 1972 (13 weeks), Switzerland 2 - May 1972 (14 weeks), South Africa 2 of 1972, Belgium 4 - Apr 1972 (16 weeks), Australia Goset 6 - Jun 1972 (21 weeks), France 7 - May 1972 (1 week), France (SNEP) 12 - Jun 1972 (1 month), Holland 13 - Jun 1972 (6 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Jun 1972 (20 weeks), Record World 15 - 1972, UK 21 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), US CashBox 77 of 1972, WABC NY 78 of 1972, Germany 102 of the 1970s (peak 1 17 weeks), US Radio 124 of 1972 (peak 15 5 weeks)
7 Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 1972 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1972 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, US Radio 1 of 1972 (peak 1 14 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1972 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - May 1972, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1972, Australia Goset 1 - May 1972 (16 weeks), Grammy in 1972, Top Song of 1972 of the Billboard 50th list, Springbok 2 - May 1972 (12 weeks), Brazil 4 of 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1972), WABC NY 7 of 1972, Australia 8 of 1972, Holland 9 - Jul 1972 (7 weeks), US BB 12 of 1972, UK 14 - May 1972 (17 weeks), Keener 16 - Mar 1972 (2 weeks), South Africa 17 of 1972, US CashBox 19 of 1972, POP 29 of 1972, WXPN 509, RYM 53 of 1972, NY Daily Love list 7
8 Al Green Let's Stay Together 1972 US Billboard 1 - Dec 1971 (16 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1971), Scrobulate 1 of soul, Library of Congress artifact (1971), Record World 2 - 1972, Keener 2 - Nov 1971 (10 weeks), Canada 2 - Jan 1972 (9 weeks), France 4 - Mar 1972 (4 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1972), Peel list 4 of 1971, DDD 4 of 1971, US BB 6 of 1972, WABC NY 6 of 1972, D.Marsh 6 of 1971, UK 7 - Jan 1972 (12 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1972, POP 7 of 1972, nuTsie 10 of 1970s, US Radio 12 of 1972 (peak 1 11 weeks), Brazil 22 of 1972, Acclaimed 51 (1971), Rolling Stone 60, Vinyl Surrender 64 (1972), 72 in 2FM list, DMDB 97 (1971), WXPN 112, RIAA 145, RYM 14 of 1971, NY Daily Love list 45, Party 63 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
9 Gilbert O'Sullivan Alone Again (Naturally) 1972 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1972 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, WABC NY 1 of 1972, Canada 1 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), Brazil 1 of 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1972, US CashBox 2 of 1972, US Radio 2 of 1972 (peak 1 13 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - May 1972 (19 weeks), Grammy in 1972 (Nominated), UK 3 - Mar 1972 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1972), Australia 13 of 1972, US BB 16 of 1972, Italy 18 of 1972, Holland 21 - Mar 1972 (5 weeks), DDD 26 of 1972, POP 33 of 1972, Japan (Tokyo) 74 - Dec 1988 (1 week), RYM 24 of 1972
10 Gilbert O'Sullivan Clair 1972 UK 1 - Oct 1972 (14 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1972 (14 weeks), France 1 - Nov 1972 (5 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1972 (19 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1972 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1972, US Billboard 2 - Oct 1972 (16 weeks), Record World 2 - 1972, Holland 4 - Oct 1972 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1973), Springbok 6 - Dec 1972 (15 weeks), US CashBox 13 of 1973, Australia Goset 13 - Jan 1973 (9 weeks), Germany 20 - Jan 1973 (2 months), Brazil 26 of 1973, US Radio 32 of 1972 (peak 2 9 weeks), Italy 34 of 1973, WABC NY 50 of 1973, UKMIX 602, RYM 128 of 1972
11 Melanie Brand New Key 1972 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1971 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1971, Keener 1 - Nov 1971 (8 weeks), Canada 1 - Dec 1971 (9 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1972, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Mar 1972, Australia 1 for 1 week - Feb 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Jan 1972 (18 weeks), Springbok 1 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), US CashBox 3 of 1972, UK 4 - Jan 1972 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1971), South Africa 6 of 1972, US Radio 7 of 1971 (peak 1 11 weeks), Holland 9 - Jan 1972 (6 weeks), Australia 11 of 1972, US BB 20 of 1971, Belgium 20 - Jan 1972 (3 weeks), WABC NY 26 of 1972, POP 49 of 1971, KQV 66 of 1971, RYM 97 of 1971
12 Derek & The Dominos Layla 1972 France 1 - Jul 1972 (7 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1971), DDD 1 of 1970, D.Marsh 2 of 1972, 3 in 2FM list, Canada 4 - Jun 1972 (9 weeks), nuTsie 6 of 1970s, UK 7 - Aug 1972 (11 weeks), Virgin 9, Scrobulate 9 of blues, US Billboard 10 - Mar 1971 (25 weeks), Poland 10 - Apr 1982 (3 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 10 (1970), US BB 11 of 1972, TheQ 11, POP 11 of 1972, Record World 12 - 1972, WXPN 16, Europe 21 of the 1970s (1971), Rolling Stone 27, DMDB 37 (1971), Acclaimed 37 (1970), US Radio 83 of 1972 (peak 10 7 weeks), WABC NY 87 of 1972, Belgium 102 of all time, KQV 107 of 1971, RIAA 118, OzNet 213, RYM 5 of 1970, WFUV 13, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
13 Dr Hook Sylvia's Mother 1972 Eire 1 for 7 weeks - Jul 1972, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1972, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1972 (14 weeks), Springbok 1 - Jul 1972 (24 weeks), UK 2 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), Record World 2 - 1972, Canada 2 - Apr 1972 (11 weeks), Holland 3 - Apr 1972 (11 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Aug 1972 (13 weeks), South Africa 3 of 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1972), US Billboard 5 - Apr 1972 (15 weeks), Norway 5 - Sep 1972 (7 weeks), France 8 - Jan 1973 (2 weeks), Belgium 9 - May 1972 (9 weeks), Germany 9 - Aug 1972 (4 months), Australia 15 of 1972, Italy 22 of 1973, WABC NY 49 of 1972, US Radio 63 of 1972 (peak 5 8 weeks), US CashBox 65 of 1972, RYM 83 of 1972
14 The Temptations Papa Was a Rolling Stone 1972 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1972 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1972 (15 weeks), France 1 - Dec 1972 (8 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1972), DDD 2 of 1972, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1999), Record World 3 - 1972, D.Marsh 3 of 1972, Holland 5 - Jan 1973 (11 weeks), Springbok 6 - Jun 1973 (12 weeks), Belgium 12 - Jan 1973 (7 weeks), Germany 16 - Feb 1973 (1 month), US BB 20 of 1972, nuTsie 20 of 1970s, US Radio 29 of 1972 (peak 1 9 weeks), UK 31 - Aug 1987 (14 weeks), WABC NY 36 of 1972, POP 41 of 1972, US CashBox 53 of 1973, Italy 62 of 1973, Scrobulate 72 of soul, Acclaimed 106 (1972), Rolling Stone 168, Belgium 241 of all time, WXPN 820, RYM 17 of 1972, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
15 Neil Diamond Song Sung Blue 1972 US Billboard 1 - May 1972 (13 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Switzerland 1 - Jun 1972 (16 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1972, Norway 2 - Aug 1972 (20 weeks), Grammy in 1972 (Nominated), Belgium 3 - Jun 1972 (11 weeks), Canada 4 - May 1972 (9 weeks), Holland 4 - May 1972 (11 weeks), Australia Goset 4 - Jun 1972 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1972), Springbok 5 - Jun 1972 (14 weeks), Germany 6 - Jun 1972 (4 months), Switzerland 7 of 1972, UK 14 - May 1972 (13 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1972, US Radio 25 of 1972 (peak 1 9 weeks), WABC NY 46 of 1972, Brazil 50 of 1972, Italy 55 of 1972, Germany 306 of the 1970s (peak 6 14 weeks), RYM 131 of 1972
16 America Horse With No Name 1972 US Billboard 1 - Feb 1972 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, France 1 - Dec 1971 (8 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Apr 1972 (16 weeks), Keener 2 - Jan 1972 (7 weeks), Canada 2 - Feb 1972 (10 weeks), UK 3 - Dec 1971 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1972), US Radio 6 of 1972 (peak 1 12 weeks), WABC NY 8 of 1972, Holland 11 - Jan 1972 (7 weeks), Springbok 12 - Mar 1972 (8 weeks), POP 16 of 1972, Brazil 17 of 1972, US CashBox 18 of 1972, Australia 22 of 1972, Belgium 26 - Feb 1972 (1 week), DDD 35 of 1971, Scrobulate 42 of 70s, OzNet 56, Europe 82 of the 1970s (1972), RYM 16 of 1972
17 Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now 1972 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1972 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - Oct 1972 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1972, Springbok 1 - Sep 1972 (28 weeks), South Africa 1 of 1972, Australia Goset 4 - Nov 1972 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1972), UK 5 - Jun 1972 (15 weeks), D.Marsh 7 of 1972, US Radio 8 of 1972 (peak 1 10 weeks), France 9 - Sep 1972 (1 week), WABC NY 13 of 1972, DDD 22 of 1972, US BB 23 of 1972, Brazil 31 of 1972, POP 40 of 1972, US CashBox 74 of 1973, RIAA 183, OzNet 228, Acclaimed 1220 (1972), RYM 54 of 1972
18 The Sweet Little Willy 1972 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1973, Germany 1 for 1 week - Aug 1972, Canada 2 - Mar 1973 (15 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), Germany 2 - Jun 1972 (5 months), US Billboard 3 - Jan 1973 (23 weeks), Record World 3 - 1973, UK 4 - Jun 1972 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1973), Belgium 5 - Jun 1972 (11 weeks), US BB 6 of 1973, Holland 7 - May 1972 (10 weeks), Norway 7 - Sep 1972 (6 weeks), Springbok 9 - Jul 1972 (11 weeks), Denmark 12 of 1972, POP 23 of 1973, US Radio 30 of 1973 (peak 3 9 weeks), Scrobulate 41 of glam rock, WABC NY 49 of 1973, US CashBox 51 of 1973, DDD 108 of 1972, Germany 156 of the 1970s (peak 1 16 weeks), RYM 43 of 1972
19 Mouth & MacNeal How Do You Do! 1972 Holland 1 - Nov 1971 (17 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1972 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1971 (16 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Jun 1972, Canada 3 - Jun 1972 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1972), Switzerland 5 of 1972, Germany 7 - Mar 1972 (3 months), US Billboard 8 - Apr 1972 (19 weeks), Record World 8 - 1972, Denmark 8 of 1972, France 9 - Aug 1972 (1 week), France (SNEP) 14 - Apr 1972 (1 month), Australia Goset 33 - May 1972 (8 weeks), US CashBox 54 of 1972, US Radio 64 of 1972 (peak 8 8 weeks), WABC NY 72 of 1972, Brazil 94 of 1972, Germany 353 of the 1970s (peak 5 11 weeks), RYM 174 of 1971
20 Donny Osmond Puppy Love 1972 UK 1 - Jun 1972 (23 weeks), Canada 1 - Mar 1972 (9 weeks), Australia 1 of 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Apr 1972, New Zealand 1 for 8 weeks - Sep 1972, Australia 1 for 6 weeks - Jul 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1972 (21 weeks), Record World 2 - 1972, US Billboard 3 - Feb 1972 (12 weeks), Keener 4 - Mar 1972 (3 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1972), Belgium 6 - Jul 1972 (12 weeks), Norway 10 - Aug 1972 (2 weeks), Springbok 11 - Jun 1972 (5 weeks), Holland 15 - Jun 1972 (6 weeks), WABC NY 35 of 1972, US Radio 40 of 1972 (peak 3 8 weeks), US CashBox 47 of 1972, UKMIX 232, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1971
21 The Hollies Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Aug 1972 (17 weeks), Springbok 1 - May 1972 (22 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Jun 1972 (15 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2000), Canada 3 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), South Africa 10 of 1972, Australia 16 of 1972, US CashBox 20 of 1972, Germany 20 - Mar 1972 (2 months), US Radio 23 of 1972 (peak 2 9 weeks), Holland 24 - Mar 1972 (5 weeks), Belgium 25 - Apr 1972 (7 weeks), DDD 25 of 1971, US BB 30 of 1972, D.Marsh 31 of 1972, UK 32 - Sep 1972 (8 weeks), WABC NY 38 of 1972, POP 55 of 1972, OzNet 70, Brazil 78 of 1972, RYM 34 of 1972
22 The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Amazing Grace 1972 UK 1 - Apr 1972 (27 weeks), Canada 1 - May 1972 (7 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Apr 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1972, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1972, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - May 1972, Australia Goset 1 - May 1972 (14 weeks), Springbok 1 - May 1972 (12 weeks), Switzerland 3 - Jun 1972 (11 weeks), Norway 5 - May 1972 (8 weeks), Record World 10 - 1972, Australia 10 of 1972, US Billboard 11 - May 1972 (9 weeks), Holland 14 - May 1972 (6 weeks), Belgium 22 - Jul 1972 (3 weeks), Germany 22 - Jun 1972 (2 months), US Radio 118 of 1972 (peak 11 4 weeks), UKMIX 169, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1972
23 Gary Glitter Rock 'n' Roll (Part 2) 1972 US BB 1 of 1972, Australia 1 for 1 week - Sep 1972, POP 1 of 1972, UK 2 - Jun 1972 (15 weeks), France 2 - Jul 1972 (7 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Sep 1972 (16 weeks), Canada 3 - Aug 1972 (10 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Sep 1972 (14 weeks), Belgium 5 - Jul 1972 (12 weeks), Germany 5 - Aug 1972 (4 months), Record World 6 - 1972, US Billboard 7 - Jul 1972 (11 weeks), Holland 7 - Jul 1972 (8 weeks), Australia 20 of 1972, DDD 30 of 1972, US CashBox 50 of 1972, WABC NY 52 of 1972, US Radio 78 of 1972 (peak 7 5 weeks), Germany 240 of the 1970s (peak 4 17 weeks), UKMIX 721, Acclaimed 2262 (1972), RYM 52 of 1972, Party 204 of 1999, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
24 The New Seekers I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing 1972 UK 1 - Dec 1971 (21 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1972, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1972, Japan 1 for 1 week - May 1972, Keener 2 - Dec 1971 (5 weeks), Canada 2 - Dec 1971 (7 weeks), Norway 2 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1972), Australia Goset 6 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Dec 1971 (11 weeks), Record World 8 - 1972, Springbok 10 - Feb 1972 (9 weeks), Belgium 26 - Mar 1972 (3 weeks), Holland 28 - Feb 1972 (6 weeks), US Radio 82 of 1972 (peak 7 6 weeks), WABC NY 90 of 1972, UKMIX 309, RYM 142 of 1971, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1971
25 Michael Jackson Ben 1972 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1972 (16 weeks), Canada 1 - Sep 1972 (15 weeks), Australia 1 for 8 weeks - Dec 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Nov 1972 (22 weeks), Golden Globe in 1972 (film 'Ben'), Record World 2 - 1972, Holland 2 - Dec 1972 (14 weeks), Oscar in 1972 (film 'Ben') (Nominated), Belgium 3 - Dec 1972 (16 weeks), UK 7 - Nov 1972 (17 weeks), Brazil 10 of 1972, Australia 12 of 1973, Springbok 14 - Dec 1972 (12 weeks), WABC NY 23 of 1972, US Radio 27 of 1972 (peak 1 9 weeks), US BB 40 of 1972, US CashBox 45 of 1972, POP 80 of 1972, RYM 140 of 1972
26 Bill Withers Lean On Me 1972 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1972 (19 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1972 (8 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 (1972), US BB 3 of 1972, POP 3 of 1972, WABC NY 4 of 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1972), DDD 4 of 1972, US CashBox 14 of 1972, UK 18 - Aug 1972 (9 weeks), Australia Goset 18 - Sep 1972 (9 weeks), US Radio 22 of 1972 (peak 1 10 weeks), nuTsie 42 of 1970s, Scrobulate 60 of soul, RIAA 112, Rolling Stone 205, Acclaimed 1270 (1972), RYM 71 of 1972, NY Daily Love list 48
27 Alice Cooper School's Out 1972 UK 1 - Jul 1972 (12 weeks), Canada 1 - Jul 1972 (8 weeks), US BB 5 of 1972, Holland 6 - Jan 1973 (9 weeks), Norway 6 - Sep 1972 (4 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), Record World 7 - 1972, POP 9 of 1972, France 10 - Jul 1972 (1 week), Germany 10 - Jan 1973 (6 months), Austria 12 - Jan 1973 (2 weeks), DDD 18 of 1972, Australia Goset 22 - Sep 1972 (10 weeks), Belgium 26 - Sep 1972 (2 weeks), D.Marsh 27 of 1972, US CashBox 51 of 1972, WABC NY 55 of 1972, Scrobulate 60 of hard rock, US Radio 68 of 1972 (peak 7 7 weeks), Europe 91 of the 1970s (1972), Germany 274 of the 1970s (peak 5 20 weeks), TheQ 289, Rolling Stone 319, Acclaimed 438 (1972), RYM 10 of 1972
28 Middle of The Road Sacramento (A Wonderful Town) 1972 Holland 1 - Jan 1972 (16 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jan 1972 (16 weeks), Norway 1 - Jan 1972 (18 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1972 (18 weeks), Germany 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1972, Switzerland 2 of 1972, Germany 2 - Jan 1972 (6 months), Springbok 3 - Mar 1972 (16 weeks), UK 23 - Mar 1972 (7 weeks), Brazil 45 of 1972, Germany 72 of the 1970s (peak 1 21 weeks), Italy 89 of 1972, RYM 102 of 1971
29 The Osmonds Crazy Horses 1972 Holland 1 - Dec 1972 (13 weeks), France 1 - Jan 1973 (5 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1972 (14 weeks), France 1 for 5 weeks - Jan 1973, UK 2 - Nov 1972 (18 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Dec 1972 (3 months), Germany 3 - Jan 1973 (5 months), Switzerland 5 - Feb 1973 (9 weeks), US Billboard 14 - Oct 1972 (12 weeks), Australia Goset 18 - Feb 1973 (8 weeks), Record World 29 - 1972, US Radio 122 of 1972 (peak 14 4 weeks), Germany 217 of the 1970s (peak 2 18 weeks), UKMIX 329, RYM 75 of 1972
30 Chuck Berry My Ding-A-Ling 1972 UK 1 - Oct 1972 (17 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Aug 1972 (17 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - Sep 1972 (7 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Oct 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1972), Norway 7 - Jan 1973 (6 weeks), France 10 - Mar 1973 (2 weeks), US BB 22 of 1972, POP 27 of 1972, US Radio 30 of 1972 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1972, UKMIX 211, RYM 82 of 1972
31 Elton John Rocket Man 1972 UK 2 - Apr 1972 (15 weeks), US Billboard 6 - May 1972 (15 weeks), Record World 6 - 1972, Canada 7 - Jun 1972 (8 weeks), France 7 - Jun 1972 (4 weeks), Australia Goset 14 - Jul 1972 (13 weeks), DDD 17 of 1972, Norway 18 - Nov 2008 (2 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1972, Germany 27 - Jun 1972 (2 months), D.Marsh 32 of 1972, Italy 34 of 1972, Vinyl Surrender 56 (1972), US Radio 67 of 1972 (peak 6 8 weeks), POP 67 of 1972, WABC NY 71 of 1972, US CashBox 83 of 1972, OzNet 108, Rolling Stone 242, WXPN 756, Acclaimed 1507 (1972), RYM 11 of 1972
32 Vicky Leandros Apres Toi 1972 Holland 1 - Apr 1972 (14 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Apr 1972 (3 months), Switzerland 1 - Apr 1972 (15 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1972 (12 weeks), EuroVision Song Contest winner 1972 (for Luxembourg in Edinburgh), Norway 2 - Apr 1972 (19 weeks), Switzerland 4 of 1972, Germany 18 - Apr 1972 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 101 of the 1970s (peak 1, 22 weeks, 647k sales estimated, 1972), RYM 127 of 1972
33 Albert Hammond It Never Rains in Southern California 1972 Record World 3 - 1972, Canada 3 - Nov 1972 (12 weeks), France 3 - Mar 1973 (6 weeks), Norway 3 - Mar 1973 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1973), US Billboard 5 - Oct 1972 (16 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Feb 1973 (9 weeks), Australia Goset 12 - Feb 1973 (12 weeks), Germany 15 - Mar 1973 (4 months), Belgium 24 - Dec 1972 (1 week), Holland 26 - Dec 1972 (6 weeks), US CashBox 36 of 1973, US Radio 51 of 1972 (peak 5 7 weeks), POP 65 of 1972, WABC NY 82 of 1973, Brazil 86 of 1973, DDD 106 of 1972, RYM 65 of 1972
34 John Lennon Happy Xmas (War is Over) 1972 Eire 1 for 1 week - Jan 1973, Scrobulate 1 of christmas, UK 2 - Dec 1972 (44 weeks), Norway 3 - Dec 1972 (9 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jan 1973 (11 weeks), Poland 4 - Dec 1983 (5 weeks), Holland 6 - Dec 1972 (12 weeks), France 6 - Dec 1972 (1 week), Australia Goset 6 - Jan 1973 (8 weeks), Record World 28 - 1972, Italy 40 of 1973, Switzerland 57 - Jan 2009 (1 week), DDD 62 of 1971, UKMIX 443, Acclaimed 2424 (1971), RYM 13 of 1971
35 The Rolling Stones Tumbling Dice 1972 D.Marsh 1 of 1972, Record World 4 - 1972, UK 5 - Apr 1972 (8 weeks), Holland 6 - May 1972 (7 weeks), Norway 6 - Jun 1972 (6 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), DDD 10 of 1972, Canada 11 - Apr 1972 (5 weeks), Australia Goset 11 - Jul 1972 (7 weeks), Springbok 19 - Jul 1972 (1 week), Belgium 22 - May 1972 (3 weeks), Germany 23 - May 1972 (1 month), Scrobulate 68 of hi fidelity, US Radio 70 of 1972 (peak 7 6 weeks), nuTsie 91 of 1970s, US CashBox 92 of 1972, WXPN 316, Rolling Stone 424, Acclaimed 490 (1972), RYM 25 of 1972
36 Mouth & MacNeal Hello-A 1972 Holland 1 - May 1972 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), Germany 1 - Jul 1972 (5 months), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1972, Switzerland 2 - Aug 1972 (16 weeks), Switzerland 6 of 1972, Norway 8 - Nov 1972 (4 weeks), Austria 13 - Jan 1973 (2 weeks), Denmark 19 of 1972, Germany 39 of the 1970s (peak 1 21 weeks)
37 Elvis Presley Burning Love 1972 US Billboard 2 - Aug 1972 (15 weeks), Record World 2 - 1972, Australia Goset 2 - Oct 1972 (19 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1992), Canada 4 - Sep 1972 (11 weeks), UK 7 - Sep 1972 (10 weeks), Springbok 7 - Sep 1972 (17 weeks), Belgium 10 - Nov 1972 (11 weeks), POP 13 of 1972, Holland 19 - Nov 1972 (5 weeks), DDD 23 of 1972, Japan (Tokyo) 24 - Sep 2002 (7 weeks), US Radio 36 of 1972 (peak 2 9 weeks), WABC NY 44 of 1972, US CashBox 63 of 1972, Scrobulate 94 of oldies, OzNet 265, RYM 51 of 1972
38 Chicory Tip Son of My Father 1972 UK 1 - Jan 1972 (13 weeks), France 1 - Feb 1972 (7 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - May 1972, Springbok 1 - Mar 1972 (19 weeks), Belgium 3 - Mar 1972 (12 weeks), Holland 4 - Mar 1972 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - Mar 1972 (14 weeks), Keener 9 - Feb 1972 (6 weeks), Australia Goset 12 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), South Africa 19 of 1972, Germany 29 - Mar 1972 (1 month), US Billboard 91 - Mar 1972 (3 weeks), UKMIX 917, RYM 106 of 1972
39 Looking Glass Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) 1972 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1972 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Sep 1972, Record World 2 - 1972, Canada 3 - Jun 1972 (14 weeks), US Radio 4 of 1972 (peak 1 11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1972), France 6 - Jan 1973 (2 weeks), Australia Goset 7 - Sep 1972 (15 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1972, WABC NY 9 of 1972, Springbok 14 - Sep 1972 (7 weeks), US BB 25 of 1972, POP 25 of 1972, Belgium 29 - Sep 1972 (1 week), D.Marsh 36 of 1972, DDD 41 of 1972, RYM 191 of 1972
40 The Sweet Wig-Wam Bam 1972 Germany 1 - Jan 1973 (6 months), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Oct 1972, Switzerland 2 - Oct 1972 (15 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1972 (17 weeks), UK 4 - Sep 1972 (13 weeks), Austria 5 - Jan 1973 (4 weeks), Holland 6 - Sep 1972 (14 weeks), Norway 6 - Oct 1972 (11 weeks), Springbok 8 - Oct 1972 (13 weeks), Denmark 15 of 1972, Australia Goset 20 - Mar 1973 (11 weeks), Germany 27 of the 1970s (peak 1 21 weeks), RYM 97 of 1972
41 Don McLean Vincent (Starry Starry Night) 1972 UK 1 - May 1972 (15 weeks), Italy 1 for 7 weeks - Apr 1973, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1972, Australia Goset 4 - May 1972 (14 weeks), Canada 5 - Apr 1972 (8 weeks), Italy 5 of 1973, Springbok 6 - Jul 1972 (11 weeks), Record World 11 - 1972, US Billboard 12 - Mar 1972 (12 weeks), Holland 17 - May 1972 (12 weeks), Belgium 23 - Aug 1972 (1 week), WABC NY 60 of 1972, US CashBox 93 of 1972, US Radio 103 of 1972 (peak 12 6 weeks), UKMIX 713, RYM 21 of 1972
42 The Staple Singers I'll Take You There 1972 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1972 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1972), POP 5 of 1972, Springbok 7 - Mar 1975 (12 weeks), DDD 9 of 1972, WABC NY 10 of 1972, US Radio 10 of 1972 (peak 1 10 weeks), Canada 10 - Apr 1972 (6 weeks), France 10 - Jun 1972 (1 week), US CashBox 22 of 1972, UK 30 - Jun 1972 (8 weeks), D.Marsh 38 of 1972, nuTsie 90 of 1970s, Rolling Stone 276, Acclaimed 1136 (1972)
43 Badfinger Day After Day 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, Keener 2 - Nov 1971 (11 weeks), Canada 3 - Dec 1971 (10 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Dec 1971 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1972), Australia Goset 7 - Mar 1972 (14 weeks), Springbok 9 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), UK 10 - Jan 1972 (11 weeks), Belgium 20 - Mar 1972 (1 week), Holland 23 - Feb 1972 (5 weeks), Brazil 36 of 1972, WABC NY 41 of 1972, US CashBox 48 of 1972, US Radio 59 of 1972 (peak 4 8 weeks), DDD 64 of 1971, OzNet 801, RYM 35 of 1972
44 Three Dog Night Black & White 1972 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1972 (11 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - Aug 1972 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1972, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1972), Austria 8 - Jan 1973 (4 weeks), WABC NY 16 of 1972, Australia Goset 27 - Nov 1972 (5 weeks), US BB 33 of 1972, US CashBox 42 of 1972, US Radio 53 of 1972 (peak 1 6 weeks), DDD 95 of 1972
45 Helen Reddy I am Woman 1972 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1972 (22 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1972, Canada 2 - Sep 1972 (17 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Jan 1973 (21 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1972), US Radio 13 of 1972 (peak 1 10 weeks), Australia 13 of 1973, US BB 31 of 1972, WABC NY 37 of 1972, POP 39 of 1972, US CashBox 48 of 1973, DDD 50 of 1972, RIAA 311, Acclaimed 1733 (1972)
46 Lieutenant Pigeon Mouldy Old Dough 1972 UK 1 - Sep 1972 (19 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Nov 1972, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Dec 1972, Switzerland 2 - Nov 1972 (15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Nov 1972 (15 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jul 1972 (14 weeks), Australia Goset 3 - Dec 1972 (18 weeks), Holland 4 - Sep 1972 (14 weeks), Norway 9 - Dec 1972 (1 week), Germany 10 - Jan 1973 (3 months), South Africa 15 of 1972, UKMIX 222, RYM 105 of 1972
47 Paul Simon Mother & Child Reunion 1972 Springbok 1 - Mar 1972 (21 weeks), Norway 3 - Apr 1972 (13 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), Record World 4 - 1972, Keener 4 - Jan 1972 (9 weeks), Canada 4 - Feb 1972 (11 weeks), UK 5 - Feb 1972 (12 weeks), Australia Goset 5 - Apr 1972 (14 weeks), Holland 7 - Feb 1972 (8 weeks), South Africa 9 of 1972, Belgium 13 - Feb 1972 (12 weeks), D.Marsh 15 of 1972, US CashBox 41 of 1972, US Radio 50 of 1972 (peak 4 8 weeks), WABC NY 56 of 1972, DDD 74 of 1972, RYM 81 of 1972
48 Cat Stevens Morning Has Broken 1972 Canada 2 - Apr 1972 (9 weeks), Norway 4 - Mar 1972 (10 weeks), Australia Goset 4 - Apr 1972 (15 weeks), Holland 5 - Feb 1972 (9 weeks), Springbok 5 - Jun 1972 (11 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Apr 1972 (14 weeks), Record World 8 - 1972, UK 9 - Jan 1972 (13 weeks), Brazil 26 of 1972, Belgium 26 - Mar 1972 (3 weeks), US BB 28 of 1972, Keener 28 - Mar 1972 (2 weeks), POP 30 of 1972, US Radio 65 of 1972 (peak 6 8 weeks), Europe 85 of the 1970s (1972), WABC NY 96 of 1972, RYM 33 of 1971
49 Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes If You Don't Know Me By Now 1972 Record World 2 - 1972, US Billboard 3 - Sep 1972 (17 weeks), Canada 4 - Nov 1972 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1972), DDD 8 of 1972, UK 9 - Jan 1973 (9 weeks), France 9 - Mar 1973 (1 week), D.Marsh 13 of 1972, US BB 18 of 1972, Holland 18 - Feb 1973 (6 weeks), WABC NY 29 of 1972, POP 37 of 1972, US Radio 49 of 1972 (peak 3 8 weeks), nuTsie 59 of 1970s, 74 in 2FM list, US CashBox 86 of 1973, RIAA 199, Acclaimed 398 (1972), RYM 98 of 1972
50 The Doobie Brothers Listen to the Music 1972 France 2 - Dec 1972 (4 weeks), Canada 6 - Oct 1972 (8 weeks), US BB 7 of 1972, Holland 8 - Nov 1972 (19 weeks), Record World 10 - 1972, US Billboard 11 - Sep 1972 (13 weeks), Belgium 15 - Dec 1972 (3 weeks), POP 23 of 1972, DDD 25 of 1972, UK 29 - Mar 1974 (7 weeks), Brazil 59 of 1973, WABC NY 73 of 1972, Japan (Tokyo) 91 - Mar 1989 (2 weeks), US Radio 99 of 1972 (peak 11 5 weeks), OzNet 558, RYM 56 of 1972
51 The Osmonds Down By the Lazy River 1972 Holland 1 - Mar 1973 (11 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1972, Keener 2 - Jan 1972 (7 weeks), Canada 2 - Jan 1972 (7 weeks), Record World 3 - 1972, US Billboard 4 - Jan 1972 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1972), Belgium 5 - Apr 1973 (10 weeks), US CashBox 30 of 1972, Australia Goset 32 - Jun 1972 (7 weeks), US Radio 34 of 1972 (peak 4 10 weeks), WABC NY 39 of 1972, UK 40 - Mar 1972 (5 weeks), RYM 95 of 1972
52 Sammy Davis Jr Candy Man 1972 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1972 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - May 1972 (8 weeks), WABC NY 3 of 1972, Australia Goset 3 - Jul 1972 (18 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1972), POP 14 of 1972, US Radio 17 of 1972 (peak 1 9 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1972, Holland 23 - Jul 1972 (4 weeks), Australia 24 of 1972, Brazil 81 of 1972, RYM 174 of 1972
53 T Rex Telegram Sam 1972 UK 1 - Jan 1972 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Feb 1972, Switzerland 4 - Mar 1972 (5 weeks), Germany 5 - Mar 1972 (2 months), Scrobulate 5 of gotanygoodmusic, Norway 6 - Feb 1972 (6 weeks), France 8 - Apr 1972 (1 week), Australia Goset 20 - Apr 1972 (8 weeks), Belgium 28 - Apr 1972 (1 week), US Billboard 67 - Apr 1972 (5 weeks), Italy 81 of 1972, DDD 91 of 1972, Germany 387 of the 1970s (peak 4 9 weeks), Acclaimed 505 (1972), RYM 36 of 1972
54 Led Zeppelin Black Dog 1972 Switzerland 6 - Feb 1972 (8 weeks), Keener 9 - Dec 1971 (8 weeks), Australia Goset 9 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), Record World 10 - 1972, Canada 14 - Jan 1972 (7 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Jan 1972 (11 weeks), Scrobulate 18 of classic rock, DDD 20 of 1971, Holland 22 - Jan 1972 (4 weeks), D.Marsh 28 of 1971, Belgium 29 - Mar 1972 (2 weeks), US BB 35 of 1972, TheQ 35, POP 48 of 1972, nuTsie 85 of 1970s, US Radio 137 of 1972 (peak 15 2 weeks), Rolling Stone 294, WXPN 872, Acclaimed 1179 (1971), RYM 15 of 1971
55 Climax Precious & Few 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - Jan 1972 (12 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Jan 1972 (15 weeks), US BB 4 of 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1972), POP 6 of 1972, Keener 7 - Jan 1972 (9 weeks), WABC NY 22 of 1972, US Radio 26 of 1972 (peak 3 10 weeks), Australia Goset 29 - Aug 1972 (7 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1972, Brazil 39 of 1972, DDD 86 of 1971
56 T Rex Metal Guru 1972 UK 1 - May 1972 (14 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Jun 1972, Germany 1 for 1 week - Jul 1972, Germany 2 - Jun 1972 (4 months), Norway 4 - Jun 1972 (13 weeks), France 7 - Jul 1972 (3 weeks), Australia Goset 8 - Jul 1972 (12 weeks), Springbok 14 - Jun 1972 (7 weeks), Scrobulate 66 of glam rock, Germany 194 of the 1970s (peak 1 15 weeks), UKMIX 884, RYM 44 of 1972
57 Wayne Newton Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1972, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1972, Australia Goset 1 - Jul 1972 (19 weeks), Canada 2 - Jun 1972 (14 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Apr 1972 (20 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1972), Australia 7 of 1972, WABC NY 17 of 1972, US Radio 24 of 1972 (peak 4 10 weeks)
58 The Carpenters Hurting Each Other 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, US Billboard 2 - Jan 1972 (12 weeks), Australia Goset 3 - Apr 1972 (19 weeks), Canada 4 - Jan 1972 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1972), France 10 - Mar 1972 (1 week), Keener 12 - Feb 1972 (4 weeks), Springbok 18 - Apr 1972 (5 weeks), Australia 23 of 1972, US Radio 31 of 1972 (peak 2 8 weeks), WABC NY 34 of 1972, US CashBox 36 of 1972, Brazil 67 of 1972, RYM 80 of 1971
59 Chicago Saturday in the Park 1972 Canada 2 - Aug 1972 (14 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Aug 1972 (12 weeks), Record World 3 - 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1972), US BB 9 of 1972, POP 19 of 1972, WABC NY 33 of 1972, Brazil 38 of 1972, DDD 39 of 1972, US Radio 61 of 1972 (peak 3 7 weeks), US CashBox 71 of 1972, Japan (Tokyo) 94 - Mar 1992 (1 week), RIAA 362, RYM 102 of 1972
60 Middle of The Road Samson & Delilah 1972 Belgium 1 - Apr 1972 (12 weeks), France 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1972, Switzerland 3 - Apr 1972 (12 weeks), Germany 3 - Apr 1972 (5 months), France (SNEP) 4 - Feb 1972 (3 months), Springbok 5 - Jun 1972 (14 weeks), Norway 11 - Jun 1972 (1 week), UK 26 - Jul 1972 (6 weeks), Germany 85 of the 1970s (peak 2 20 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 219 of the 1970s (peak 2, 21 weeks, 504k sales estimated, 1972)
61 Slade Mama Weer All Crazee Now 1972 UK 1 - Sep 1972 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1972, Australia Goset 3 - Jan 1973 (12 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Oct 1972 (13 weeks), Austria 6 - Jan 1973 (3 weeks), Holland 9 - Sep 1972 (8 weeks), France 10 - Nov 1972 (1 week), Belgium 10 - Oct 1972 (9 weeks), Germany 10 - Oct 1972 (3 months), Scrobulate 63 of glam rock, US Billboard 76 - Nov 1972 (10 weeks), Acclaimed 2205 (1972), RYM 39 of 1972
62 The Stylistics Betcha By Golly Wow 1972 Keener 1 - Feb 1972 (5 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Feb 1972 (16 weeks), Record World 3 - 1972, Canada 3 - Mar 1972 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1972), UK 13 - Jun 1972 (12 weeks), Brazil 14 of 1972, D.Marsh 17 of 1972, US Radio 28 of 1972 (peak 3 10 weeks), WABC NY 31 of 1972, US CashBox 49 of 1972, DDD 50 of 1971, Acclaimed 2375 (1972)
63 The Sweet Poppa Joe 1972 Holland 1 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1972 (16 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Feb 1972 (14 weeks), Norway 2 - Jan 1972 (14 weeks), Germany 3 - Feb 1972 (5 months), UK 11 - Feb 1972 (12 weeks), Denmark 11 of 1972, Springbok 12 - Mar 1972 (9 weeks), Germany 118 of the 1970s (peak 3 18 weeks)
64 The O'Jays Back Stabbers 1972 France 1 - Feb 1973 (7 weeks), Record World 2 - 1972, US Billboard 3 - Jul 1972 (15 weeks), Canada 4 - Aug 1972 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1972), D.Marsh 6 of 1972, Holland 11 - Oct 1972 (7 weeks), UK 14 - Sep 1972 (9 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1972, DDD 21 of 1972, WABC NY 27 of 1972, US Radio 33 of 1972 (peak 3 8 weeks), Acclaimed 494 (1972)
65 Jimmy Castor Bunch Troglodyte (Cave Man) 1972 France 1 - Aug 1972 (9 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1972, Canada 3 - May 1972 (7 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1972), Record World 5 - 1972, US Billboard 6 - May 1972 (12 weeks), Australia Goset 11 - Jul 1972 (10 weeks), Holland 14 - Aug 1972 (7 weeks), Belgium 22 - Aug 1972 (5 weeks), US Radio 66 of 1972 (peak 6 7 weeks), Italy 93 of 1972, US CashBox 94 of 1972
66 The Chi-Lites Oh Girl 1972 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1972 (15 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), DDD 13 of 1972, UK 14 - May 1972 (9 weeks), WABC NY 15 of 1972, US Radio 15 of 1972 (peak 1 11 weeks), D.Marsh 26 of 1972, US CashBox 33 of 1972, Brazil 33 of 1973, Acclaimed 1020 (1972), NY Daily Love list 100
67 Les Humphries Singers Mexico 1972 Austria 1 - Jan 1973 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Oct 1972 (17 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Nov 1973, Holland 2 - Sep 1972 (22 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1972 (16 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1973 (6 months), Germany 74 of the 1970s (peak 2 22 weeks), RYM 177 of 1972
68 The Detroit Spinners I'll Be Around 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, France 2 - Dec 1972 (5 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Sep 1972 (15 weeks), Canada 4 - Nov 1972 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1972), DDD 15 of 1972, US BB 21 of 1972, WABC NY 25 of 1972, POP 28 of 1972, D.Marsh 28 of 1972, US Radio 54 of 1972 (peak 3 7 weeks), Scrobulate 94 of soul, Acclaimed 1015 (1972), RYM 181 of 1972
69 Mac Davis Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me 1972 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1972 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1972, Canada 1 - Aug 1972 (13 weeks), Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1972 (18 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1972), US Radio 9 of 1972 (peak 1 10 weeks), US CashBox 17 of 1972, WABC NY 21 of 1972, Australia 25 of 1972, UK 29 - Nov 1972 (6 weeks), RYM 189 of 1972
70 Bee Gees Run to Me 1972 France 3 - Aug 1972 (6 weeks), Australia Goset 3 - Aug 1972 (15 weeks), Springbok 3 - Oct 1972 (17 weeks), UK 9 - Jul 1972 (10 weeks), Record World 9 - 1972, Canada 9 - Aug 1972 (7 weeks), US Billboard 16 - Jul 1972 (12 weeks), South Africa 16 of 1972, Italy 19 of 1972, Holland 27 - Aug 1972 (4 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1972, US CashBox 97 of 1972, US Radio 135 of 1972 (peak 16 4 weeks), RYM 109 of 1972
71 David Cassidy Cherish 1972 Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1972, UK 2 - Apr 1972 (17 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Jan 1972 (19 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1971), Record World 5 - 1972, Canada 7 - Nov 1971 (8 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Nov 1971 (12 weeks), Australia 9 of 1972, US BB 18 of 1971, US CashBox 25 of 1972, POP 36 of 1971, US Radio 74 of 1971 (peak 9 7 weeks), WABC NY 84 of 1972, RYM 198 of 1972
72 Ricky Nelson Garden Party 1972 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Nov 1972, Record World 4 - 1972, Australia Goset 4 - Oct 1972 (13 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1972), Canada 5 - Sep 1972 (8 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Jul 1972 (19 weeks), Springbok 6 - Nov 1972 (16 weeks), Holland 10 - Nov 1972 (10 weeks), Belgium 15 - Dec 1972 (5 weeks), DDD 34 of 1972, D.Marsh 39 of 1972, WABC NY 45 of 1972, Acclaimed 1235 (1972), RYM 144 of 1972
73 Hurricane Smith Oh Babe What Would You Say? 1972 US Billboard 3 - Dec 1972 (15 weeks), Record World 3 - 1973, Canada 3 - Jan 1973 (14 weeks), Holland 3 - Jul 1972 (9 weeks), UK 4 - Apr 1972 (16 weeks), Belgium 10 - Aug 1972 (5 weeks), WABC NY 24 of 1973, Australia Goset 28 - Sep 1972 (11 weeks), US CashBox 31 of 1973, Italy 48 of 1972, Brazil 55 of 1973, US Radio 57 of 1973 (peak 3 8 weeks)
74 The New Seekers Beg Steal Or Borrow 1972 Norway 1 - Apr 1972 (17 weeks), UK 2 - Mar 1972 (13 weeks), Holland 3 - Apr 1972 (9 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Apr 1972 (9 weeks), France 6 - Aug 1972 (1 week), Germany 6 - Apr 1972 (4 months), Belgium 8 - Apr 1972 (9 weeks), Springbok 10 - Apr 1972 (8 weeks), US Billboard 81 - Apr 1972 (4 weeks), Germany 308 of the 1970s (peak 5 13 weeks)
75 Little Jimmy Osmond Long Haired Lover From Liverpool 1972 UK 1 - Nov 1972 (27 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1973 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1973, Holland 2 - Jan 1973 (15 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Jul 1972 (19 weeks), Springbok 7 - Apr 1973 (15 weeks), Australia 14 of 1972, US Billboard 38 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), UKMIX 142
76 Al Green I'm Still in Love With You 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, US Billboard 3 - Jul 1972 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1972), D.Marsh 8 of 1972, Canada 12 - Aug 1972 (9 weeks), DDD 24 of 1972, US CashBox 26 of 1972, UK 35 - Aug 1972 (5 weeks), US Radio 37 of 1972 (peak 3 8 weeks), WABC NY 43 of 1972, Brazil 62 of 1972, Acclaimed 1512 (1972)
77 Gallery Nice To Be With You 1972 Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1972, Canada 2 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), Springbok 3 - Jun 1972 (27 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1972 (22 weeks), Record World 4 - 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1972), Keener 6 - Feb 1972 (4 weeks), Australia Goset 6 - Jun 1972 (17 weeks), WABC NY 14 of 1972, US CashBox 15 of 1972, US Radio 48 of 1972 (peak 4 7 weeks), DDD 110 of 1972
78 Joe Tex I Gotcha 1972 Keener 1 - Jan 1972 (9 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Jan 1972 (21 weeks), Record World 2 - 1972, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1972), US Radio 5 of 1972 (peak 2 13 weeks), US CashBox 6 of 1972, Canada 7 - Mar 1972 (7 weeks), Belgium 22 - Jun 1972 (1 week), WABC NY 32 of 1972, Italy 52 of 1972, DDD 84 of 1971
79 Deep Purple Child in Time 1972 France 1 - Feb 1971 (5 weeks), Belgium 1 of all time, Europe 2 of the 1970s (1972), Poland 8 of all time, Holland 9 - Jul 1972 (22 weeks), Belgium 18 - Oct 1975 (2 weeks), DDD 23 of 1970, Scrobulate 29 of favourite, RYM 20 of 1972
80 Argent Hold Your Head Up 1972 France 1 - May 1972 (5 weeks), Record World 4 - 1972, UK 5 - Mar 1972 (12 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Jun 1972 (15 weeks), Canada 6 - Aug 1972 (6 weeks), Australia Goset 18 - Aug 1972 (10 weeks), Holland 25 - Jan 1972 (4 weeks), POP 58 of 1972, US CashBox 60 of 1972, US Radio 75 of 1972 (peak 5 6 weeks), WABC NY 83 of 1972, DDD 94 of 1972, RYM 90 of 1971
81 Bread Everything I Own 1972 US Billboard 5 - Jan 1972 (13 weeks), Record World 6 - 1972, Canada 6 - Feb 1972 (9 weeks), Australia Goset 8 - May 1972 (14 weeks), France 9 - Jun 1972 (1 week), Keener 11 - Feb 1972 (6 weeks), UK 32 - Apr 1972 (6 weeks), US Radio 47 of 1972 (peak 5 8 weeks), Brazil 51 of 1972, WABC NY 66 of 1972, US CashBox 68 of 1972, DDD 82 of 1972, OzNet 970, RYM 165 of 1972
82 T Rex Children of the Revolution 1972 Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1972, UK 2 - Sep 1972 (10 weeks), France 3 - Oct 1972 (4 weeks), Germany 5 - Jan 1973 (5 months), Austria 7 - Jan 1973 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 10 of glam rock, Australia Goset 11 - Dec 1972 (21 weeks), 65 in 2FM list, Vinyl Surrender 115 (1972), Germany 222 of the 1970s (peak 4 15 weeks), Acclaimed 609 (1972), RYM 13 of 1972
83 Eagles Take it Easy 1972 ASCAP song of 1972, France 2 - Sep 1972 (6 weeks), Record World 6 - 1972, US Billboard 12 - Jun 1972 (11 weeks), Canada 12 - Jun 1972 (6 weeks), DDD 14 of 1972, Springbok 16 - Sep 1972 (3 weeks), POP 24 of 1972, Scrobulate 69 of southern rock, US CashBox 98 of 1972, US Radio 109 of 1972 (peak 12 6 weeks), Acclaimed 2053 (1972), RYM 57 of 1972, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
84 Yes Roundabout 1972 France 4 - Feb 1972 (4 weeks), Canada 5 - Mar 1972 (11 weeks), Record World 11 - 1972, US Billboard 13 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), Keener 19 - Jan 1972 (5 weeks), DDD 22 of 1971, Holland 23 - Feb 1972 (3 weeks), US BB 34 of 1972, Scrobulate 50 of progressive rock, POP 56 of 1972, US CashBox 90 of 1972, US Radio 113 of 1972 (peak 13 5 weeks), TheQ 148, WXPN 663, RYM 18 of 1972, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
85 Bread Guitar Man 1972 Canada 4 - Aug 1972 (9 weeks), Record World 9 - 1972, France 10 - Sep 1972 (1 week), US Billboard 11 - Jul 1972 (10 weeks), Holland 13 - Aug 1972 (8 weeks), UK 16 - Sep 1972 (9 weeks), Belgium 26 - Oct 1972 (2 weeks), Australia Goset 32 - Dec 1972 (8 weeks), Brazil 39 of 1973, DDD 69 of 1972, WABC NY 70 of 1972, US Radio 93 of 1972 (peak 11 5 weeks), RYM 172 of 1972
86 Curtis Mayfield Freddie's Dead (Theme from 'Superfly') 1972 US Billboard 4 - Aug 1972 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1972), D.Marsh 4 of 1972, Record World 5 - 1972, France 7 - Oct 1972 (1 week), Canada 17 - Nov 1972 (5 weeks), DDD 36 of 1972, Scrobulate 38 of funk, US BB 39 of 1972, US Radio 56 of 1972 (peak 4 7 weeks), WABC NY 63 of 1972, POP 75 of 1972, Acclaimed 1510 (1972), RYM 116 of 1972
87 Ringo Starr Back Off Boogaloo 1972 UK 2 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), Canada 3 - Apr 1972 (7 weeks), Record World 8 - 1972, Switzerland 8 - Apr 1972 (9 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Apr 1972 (10 weeks), Holland 10 - Apr 1972 (7 weeks), Australia Goset 11 - May 1972 (7 weeks), Germany 17 - May 1972 (3 months), Belgium 18 - May 1972 (6 weeks), D.Marsh 40 of 1972, US CashBox 88 of 1972, US Radio 90 of 1972 (peak 9 5 weeks), RYM 147 of 1972
88 Seals & Crofts Summer Breeze 1972 Canada 1 - Oct 1972 (14 weeks), France 2 - Jan 1973 (5 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Sep 1972 (18 weeks), Record World 7 - 1972, POP 21 of 1972, Australia Goset 24 - Mar 1973 (5 weeks), DDD 47 of 1972, WABC NY 65 of 1972, Brazil 75 of 1973, US Radio 76 of 1972 (peak 6 6 weeks), RYM 79 of 1972
89 Todd Rundgren I Saw the Light 1972 France 7 - Aug 1972 (2 weeks), Record World 15 - 1972, US Billboard 16 - Apr 1972 (14 weeks), Canada 18 - May 1972 (5 weeks), Australia Goset 18 - Aug 1972 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 25 of 1972, DDD 29 of 1972, UK 36 - Jun 1973 (6 weeks), POP 72 of 1972, Japan (Tokyo) 92 - Jun 1991 (1 week), US Radio 131 of 1972 (peak 16 4 weeks), Acclaimed 705 (1972), OzNet 927, RYM 113 of 1972
90 Vicky Leandros Ich hab' die Liebe geseh'n 1972 Holland 1 - Oct 1972 (19 weeks), Austria 1 - Jan 1973 (7 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1972 (13 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1973 (7 months), Belgium 4 - Nov 1972 (15 weeks), Germany 25 of the 1970s (peak 2 26 weeks)
91 Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Too Late To Turn Back Now 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1972, US Billboard 2 - May 1972 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1972), Canada 5 - Jun 1972 (8 weeks), Australia Goset 15 - Sep 1972 (9 weeks), US Radio 21 of 1972 (peak 2 9 weeks), WABC NY 28 of 1972, US CashBox 38 of 1972, DDD 61 of 1972
92 Al Green Look What You Done for Me 1972 Record World 3 - 1972, US Billboard 4 - Apr 1972 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1972), France 6 - Oct 1972 (1 week), D.Marsh 11 of 1972, Canada 19 - Apr 1972 (5 weeks), Keener 27 - Mar 1972 (2 weeks), US CashBox 35 of 1972, US Radio 43 of 1972 (peak 4 9 weeks), UK 44 - May 1972 (4 weeks), WABC NY 54 of 1972, DDD 57 of 1972, Acclaimed 2239 (1972)
93 Rod Stewart You Wear it Well 1972 UK 1 - Aug 1972 (12 weeks), Australia Goset 7 - Oct 1972 (14 weeks), France 8 - Oct 1972 (1 week), Canada 11 - Sep 1972 (9 weeks), Record World 12 - 1972, US Billboard 13 - Aug 1972 (10 weeks), Springbok 19 - Nov 1972 (2 weeks), D.Marsh 24 of 1972, DDD 37 of 1972, POP 38 of 1972, US Radio 125 of 1972 (peak 13 3 weeks), Acclaimed 1523 (1972), RYM 92 of 1972
94 Main Ingredient Everybody Plays the Fool 1972 Record World 1 - 1972, US Billboard 3 - Jul 1972 (18 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1972), Canada 6 - Aug 1972 (11 weeks), France 10 - Oct 1972 (1 week), US BB 14 of 1972, WABC NY 24 of 1972, US CashBox 29 of 1972, POP 31 of 1972, US Radio 38 of 1972 (peak 3 8 weeks), DDD 53 of 1972
95 B J Thomas Rock 'n' Roll Lullaby 1972 Canada 2 - Mar 1975 (12 weeks), Brazil 5 of 1972, Record World 11 - 1972, Keener 11 - Feb 1972 (7 weeks), US Billboard 15 - Feb 1972 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 20 of 1972, Australia Goset 33 - Apr 1972 (3 weeks), US CashBox 99 of 1972, WABC NY 99 of 1972, DDD 101 of 1972, US Radio 127 of 1972 (peak 15 4 weeks)
96 Alice Cooper Elected 1972 Austria 3 - Jan 1973 (4 weeks), UK 4 - Oct 1972 (10 weeks), Germany 4 - Jan 1973 (4 months), Holland 5 - Dec 1972 (15 weeks), France 9 - Nov 1972 (1 week), Belgium 15 - Dec 1972 (10 weeks), Record World 16 - 1972, US Billboard 26 - Oct 1972 (8 weeks), Scrobulate 74 of glam rock, Germany 247 of the 1970s (peak 3 14 weeks), RYM 40 of 1972
97 Dramatics In The Rain 1972 France 2 - Jul 1972 (4 weeks), Keener 3 - Feb 1972 (4 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Feb 1972 (13 weeks), Record World 5 - 1972, Canada 9 - Mar 1972 (7 weeks), WABC NY 53 of 1972, US CashBox 55 of 1972, US Radio 58 of 1972 (peak 5 8 weeks), DDD 76 of 1972, Brazil 88 of 1974
98 Robert John The Lion Sleeps Tonight 1972 Record World 2 - 1972, US Billboard 3 - Jan 1972 (17 weeks), Canada 3 - Jan 1972 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1972), US CashBox 10 of 1972, Australia Goset 15 - May 1972 (8 weeks), Springbok 15 - Apr 1972 (7 weeks), US Radio 18 of 1972 (peak 3 11 weeks), WABC NY 19 of 1972, Brazil 99 of 1972
99 Mott The Hoople All the Young Dudes 1972 UK 3 - Aug 1972 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 5 of 1972, France 6 - Sep 1972 (4 weeks), DDD 19 of 1972, Holland 27 - Sep 1972 (5 weeks), Record World 32 - 1972, US Billboard 37 - Sep 1972 (11 weeks), POP 71 of 1972, Scrobulate 83 of glam rock, WXPN 229, Acclaimed 252 (1972), Rolling Stone 253, RYM 14 of 1972, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
100 C Jerome Kiss Me 1972 France (SNEP) 1 - May 1972 (4 months), France 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1972, Austria 3 - Jan 1973 (6 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Sep 1972 (15 weeks), Belgium 5 - Apr 1972 (18 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 19 of the 1970s (peak 1, 38 weeks, 635k sales estimated, 1972)

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10 May 2013

Dear Missing Charts ON France

On 1972 From Beverly Bremers By Don't Say You Don't Remember Radio Charts From UK, France, Germany, US, Canada, Mexico, & Asia: Japan!


11 Feb 2013

No songs from the album Machinehead from deep purple

Smoke on the water? Highway star? Lazy?

"Smoke On the Water" counts as 1973 (the year it was a hit) not 1972, it is listed as the 17th song of that year. "Lazy" was not a hit anywhere (not in our lists anyway) and "Highway Star" was nowhere near a big enough hit to make the top 100 of 1972.


16 Aug 2011

Derek & The Dominos

"Layla" also peaked at No. 4 in the UK Charts in April 1982. And I think, that "Sylvia's Mother" by Dr. Hook was bigger hit than Roberta Flack's song. Sylvia went to No. 1 in more countries, and also was Top 5 in UK (Flack's not), and was charted in more countries (more sold copies).

Regards.

Because "Layla" was in the charts on two isolated releases the 1982 the one released in 1982 has been labeled as "Layla (1982)" in these lists (and was as you say UK 4 - Mar 1982 (10 weeks)).

"Sylvia's Mother" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" have such close scores in these lists that it really isn't possible to say which was a bigger hit. You need to remember that while the Dr Hook song was bigger in more countries Roberta Flack was number 1 in the US, while Dr Hook only managed number 5. The fact that the US market was so large means that we are not confident in your guess that "Sylvia's Mother" sold more copies.

We think the best that can be said is that it is unclear which one had the most total success.


16 Dec 2009

john lennon

When did (if ever) did John Lennon's `so this is christmas' get into UK Top 20 ? Thanks !

The song's title was "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", it reached number 2 in Dec 1972. It was the 5th most suucessful solo song by John Lennon.