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Top Songs of 1972

1971 <-1972-> 1973
    

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1.
08/1972
444

✫1
US




42
R&B
✫1
UK
[recorded live in manchester, england]
[novelty]
[Chess 2131]
written by Chuck Berry
2.
10/1972
441

2
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[MAM 3626]
written by Gilbert O'Sullivan
3.
03/1972
415

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
UK
[MAM 3619]
written by Gilbert O'Sullivan (as Raymond O'Sullivan)
4.
12/1972
414

✫1
US
✫1
AC




3
UK
[Elektra 45824]
written by Carly Simon
5.
06/1972
393

✫1
US
✫1
AC


38
R&B
5
UK
[Epic 10902]
written by Johnny Nash
6.
02/1972
380

3
US






✫1
UK
[MGM 14367]
written by Paul Anka
7.
03/1972
377

2
US




2
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1197]
written by Jimmie Thomas
8.
08/1972

Ben by Michael Jackson

from Ben   Ben
375

✫1
US
3
AC


5
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1207]
written by Don Black & Walter Scharf
9.
11/1972
371

✫1
US
11
AC




5
UK
[MCA 40000]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
10.
09/1972
357

2
US
✫1
AC




5
UK
[Big Tree 147]
written by Lobo
11.
03/1972
348

✫1
US
✫1
AC


4
R&B
14
UK
[R]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1973]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1973]
[Atlantic 2864]
written by Ewan MacColl
12.
10/1972
345

✫1
US
10
AC


✫1
R&B
12
UK
[Philadelphia International 3521]
written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Cary Gilbert
13.
11/1972
339

✫1
US
38
AC


✫1
R&B
11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #74]
[Tamla 54226]
written by Stevie Wonder
14.
04/1972
337

3
US
2
AC




4
UK
[Capitol 3383]
written by Hurricane Smith
15.
04/1972
334

✫1
US
4
AC


✫1
R&B
18
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #205]
[Sussex 235]
written by Bill Withers
16.
06/1972
331

7
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #319]
[Warner 7596]
written by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway & Neal Smith
17.
04/1972
328

✫1
US
34
AC


✫1
R&B
14
UK
[Brunswick 55471]
written by Eugene Record
18.
04/1972
325

5
US






2
UK
as Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
[Columbia 45562]
written by Shel Silverstein
19.
02/1972
323

✫1
US
8
AC




10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #297]
backing vocals by Linda Ronstadt & James Taylor
[Reprise 1065]
written by Neil Young
20.
05/1972
323

✫1
US
✫1
AC




14
UK
[Uni 55326]
written by Neil Diamond
21.
03/1972
322

12
US
2
AC




✫1
UK
[tribute to Vincent Van Gogh]
Castles in the Air charted as B side in US charts from 22 april 1972
[United Artists 50887]
written by Don McLean
22.
04/1972
316

6
US
39
AC




2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #242]
[Uni 55328]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
23.
04/1972
313

11
US
9
AC




✫1
UK
as Pipes & Drums & Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
[instrumental]
[RCA Victor 0709]
written by traditional
24.
10/1972
312

✫1
US




5
R&B
14
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #168]
[Gordy 7121]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
25.
06/1972
312

3
US






4
UK
[Bell 45251]
written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
26.
02/1972
307

4
US
4
AC




5
UK
[Columbia 45547]
written by Paul Simon
27.
08/1972
304

2
US






7
UK
[RCA 74-0769]
written by Dennis Linde
28.
06/1972
300

7
US






2
UK
[Bell 45237]
written by Gary Glitter & Mike Leander
29.
06/1972
295

✫1
US
✫1
AC
26
country


29
UK
[Columbia 4-45618]
written by Mac Davis
30.
08/1972
291

13
US






✫1
UK
[Mercury 73330]
written by Rod Stewart & Martin Quittenton
31.
08/1972
290

2
US
37
AC




9
UK
[R]
[Deram 85023]
written by Justin Hayward
32.
04/1972
287

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
30
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #276]
[Stax 0125]
written by Al Bell (as Alvertis Isbell)
33.
09/1972
286

3
US




✫1
R&B
9
UK
[Philadelphia International 3520]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
34.
04/1972
282

9
US






2
UK
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1849]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
35.
05/1972
281

25
US
3
AC




✫1
UK
[Bell 45220]
written by Felix Cavaliere & Eddie Brigati
36.
02/1972
279

3
US
7
AC


2
R&B
13
UK
featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
[Avco 4591]
written by Thom Bell & Linda Creed
37.
12/1972
275

4
US
14
AC


✫1
R&B
11
UK
[Atlantic 2927]
written by Melvin Steals & Mervin Steals
38.
03/1972
272

5
US






5
UK
[Epic 10852]
written by Rod Argent & Chris White
39.
11/1972
270

3
US




✫1
R&B
12
UK
[Glades 1703]
written by Timmy Thomas
40.
10/1972
257

14
US






2
UK
[MGM 14450]
written by Alan Osmond, Merrill Osmond & Wayne Osmond
41.
03/1972
257

✫1
US
✫1
AC






42.
06/1972
257

✫1
US
7
AC




51
UK
[Epic 10874]
written by Elliot Lurie
43.
08/1972
254

✫1
US
✫1
AC






[Dunhill/ABC 4317]
written by David Arkin & Earl Robinson
44.
06/1972
253

✫1
US
2
AC






[R]
[Capitol 3350]
written by Ray Burton & Helen Reddy
45.
07/1972
251

9
US
4
AC




5
UK
[instrumental]
[Musicor 1458]
written by Gershon Kingsley
46.
01/1972
250

6
US
✫1
AC




9
UK
[A&M 1335]
written by traditional, Eleanor Farjeon & Rick Wakeman
47.
04/1972
250

2
US
23
AC


✫1
R&B
44
UK
[instrumental]
[A&M 1320]
written by Billy Preston & Joe Greene
48.
04/1972
247

7
US






5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #424]
[Rolling Stones 19103]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
49.
04/1972
240

38
US






✫1
UK
[MGM 14376 A]
written by Christopher Kingsley
50.
08/1972
240

13
US
19
AC




3
UK
charted as Why / Lonely Boy in US Hot 100 from 16 Sept 1972
[MGM/Kolob 14424]
written by Bob Marcucci (as Robert Marcucci) & Peter De Angelis
51.
06/1972
234

5
US
✫1
AC


✫1
R&B
29
UK
[Atlantic 2879]
written by Ralph MacDonald & William Salter
52.
07/1972
233

7
US
2
AC




9
UK
[A&M 1367]
written by Richard Carpenter & John Bettis
53.
05/1972
231

2
US
6
AC


5
R&B


[United Artists 50910]
written by Eddie Cornelius
54.
08/1972
230

2
US
14
AC


2
R&B


[Sussex 241]
written by Bill Withers
55.
01/1972
227

67
US






✫1
UK
[Reprise 1078]
written by Marc Bolan
56.
01/1972
227

2
US




✫1
R&B


[Dial 1010]
written by Joe Tex
57.
09/1972
226

76
US






✫1
UK
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
58.
01/1972
225

2
US
✫1
AC






[A&M 1322]
written by Gary Geld & Peter Udell
59.
07/1972
224

3
US
33
AC


✫1
R&B
35
UK
[Hi 2216]
written by Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. & Willie Mitchell
60.
06/1972
223

2
US






32
UK
[Epic 10871]
written by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway
61.
01/1972
222

91
US






✫1
UK
62.
12/1972
221

10
US






5
UK
as Wings
double A-side with "C Moon" in the UK
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
63.
06/1972
220

97
US






✫1
UK
[Polydor 15046]
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
64.
02/1972
220

37
US
13
AC




2
UK
charted as Could It Be Forever / Cherish in UK charts
[Bell 45187]
written by Wes Farrell & Danny Janssen
65.
09/1972
216









✫1
UK
66.
05/1972
216









✫1
UK
[Reprise 1095]
written by Marc Bolan
67.
10/1972
216

3
US
28
AC


✫1
R&B
51
UK
[Hi 2227]
written by Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. & Willie Mitchell
68.
06/1972
215

13
US
23
AC




5
UK
[MGM 14407]
written by Sidney Lippman & Sylvia Dee
69.
07/1972
211

3
US
25
AC


2
R&B
52
UK
[RCA Victor 0731]
written by J.R. Bailey, Rudy Clark & Ken Williams
70.
10/1972
206

10
US
27
AC


4
R&B
9
UK
[Avco 4603]
written by Thom Bell, Linda Creed & Anthony Bell
71.
03/1972
203

81
US
15
AC




2
UK
[Elektra 45780]
written by Tony Cole, Steve Wolfe & Graeme Hall
72.
04/1972
199

4
US




2
R&B
44
UK
[Hi 2211]
written by Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. & Willie Mitchell
73.
09/1972
199

3
US
31
AC


✫1
R&B


B side to How Could I Let You Get Away
[Atlantic 2904]
written by Thom Bell & Phil Hurtt
74.
07/1972
198

28
US
30
AC




3
UK
starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 45235]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
75.
11/1972
197

68
US






2
UK
written by Noddy Holder & Jim Lea
76.
11/1972
196

71
US






2
UK
[RCA 74-0838]
written by David Bowie
77.
06/1972
195

3
US




✫1
R&B


[KoKo 2111]
written by Homer Banks, Carl Hampton & Raymond Jackson
78.
07/1972
195

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Philadelphia International 3517]
written by Leon Huff, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead
79.
12/1972
195

3
US
✫1
AC






[Capitol 3452]
written by Larry Evoy
80.
01/1972
191

5
US
3
AC




32
UK
[Elektra 45765]
written by David Gates
81.
10/1972
188

26
US






4
UK
82.
12/1972
185









2
UK
written by Marc Bolan
83.
07/1972
185









2
UK
written by Jona Lewie (as John Lewis [Jona Lewie])
84.
01/1972
185









2
UK
[Mercury 73276]
written by Bill Parkinson
85.
09/1972

Donna by 10cc

from 10cc   10cc
185









2
UK
[UK 49005]
written by Kevin Godley & Lol Creme
86.
04/1972
185









2
UK
[Philips 40716]
written by Leo Leandros (as Mario Panas), Klaus Munro, Norman Newell & Yves Dessca
87.
09/1972
185









2
UK
written by Marc Bolan
88.
09/1972
185

50
US
11
AC




3
UK
[London 20075]
written by Peter Skellern
89.
09/1972
183

5
US
5
AC
✫1
country




[Dot 17429]
written by Donna Fargo
90.
10/1972
182

5
US
2
AC




51
UK
[Mums 6011]
written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
91.
01/1972
182

3
US
6
AC






92.
01/1972
182

3
US
6
AC






[Rocky Road 30055]
written by Walter Nims
93.
03/1972
182

5
US
11
AC


✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 2866]
written by Aretha Franklin
94.
08/1972
181

37
US






3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #253]
produced by David Bowie
[Columbia 45673]
written by David Bowie
95.
01/1972
181

16
US
33
AC


5
R&B
9
UK
[Motown 1195]
written by Smokey Robinson
96.
07/1972
181

6
US
✫1
AC
44
country


41
UK
as Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band
[Decca 32980]
written by Ricky Nelson (as Rick Nelson)
97.
08/1972
180

4
US




2
R&B


[Curtom 1975]
written by Curtis Mayfield
98.
04/1972
179

4
US
3
AC
55
country




[Chelsea 0100]
written by Peter Callander & Geoff Stephens
99.
08/1972
177

3
US
8
AC






[Columbia 45657]
written by Robert Lamm
100.
07/1972
177

11
US
✫1
AC




16
UK
[Elektra 45803]
written by David Gates

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