BILLBOARD TOP HIT SINGLES 1972
 
1 Roberta Flack   The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
2 Gilbert O’Sullivan   Alone Again (Naturally)
3 Don McLean   American Pie
4 Nilsson   Without You
5 Sammy Davis Jr.   Candy Man
6 Joe Tex   I Gotcha
7 Bill Withers   Lean On Me
8 Mac Davis   Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me
9 Melanie   Brand New Key
10 Wayne Newton   Daddy Dont You Walk So Fast
11 Al Green   Let’s Stay Together
12 Looking Glass   Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)
13 Chi-Lites   Oh Girl
14 Gallery   Nice To Be With You
15 Chuck Berry   My Ding-A-Ling
16 Luther Ingram   If Loving You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right
17 Neil Young   Heart Of Gold
18 Stylistics   Betcha By Golly, Wow
19 Staple Singers   I’ll Take You There
20 Michael Jackson   Ben
21 Robert John   The Lion Sleeps Tonight
22 Billy Preston   Outa-space
23 War   Slippin’ Into Darkness
24 Hollies   Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)
25 Mouth and MacNeal   How Do You Do
26 Neil Diamond   Song Sung Blue
27 America   A Horse With No Name
28 Hot Butter   Popcorn
29 Main Ingredient   Everybody Plays The Fool
30 Climax   Precious And Few
31 5th Dimension   Last Night I Didn’t Get To Sleep At All
32 Moody Blues   Nights In White Satin
33 Raspberries   Go All The Way
34 Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose   Too Late To Turn Back Now
35 O’Jays   Back Stabbers
36 Osmonds   Down By The Lazy River
37 Jonathan Edwards   Sunshine
38 Mel and Tim   Starting All Over Again
39 Badfinger   Day Atter Day
40 Elton John   Rocket Man
41 Michael Jackson   Rockin’ Robin
42 Daniel Boone   Beautiful Sunday
43 Dennis Coffey and The Detroit Guitar Band   Scorpio
44 Cat Stevens   Morning Has Broken
45 Arlo Guthrie   The City Of New Orleans
46 Rick Nelson   Garden Party
47 Johnny Nash   I Can See Clearly Now
48 Elvis Presley   Burning Love
49 Betty Wright   Clean Up Woman
50 Argent   Hold Your Head Up
51 Chakachas   Jungle Fever
52 Bread   Everything I Own
53 Dramatics   In The Rain
54 Al Green   Look What You Done For Me
55 Donna Fargo   The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A.
56 T. Rex   Bang A Gong (Get It On)
57 Paul Simon   Mother And Child Reunion
58 Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway   Where Is The Love
59 Al Green   I’m Still In Love With You
60 Derek and The Dominos   Layla
61 Aretha Franklin   Day Dreaming
62 Cher   The Way Of Love
63 Three Dog Night   Black And White
64 Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show   Sylvia’s Mother
65 Carpenters   Hurting Each Other
66 Nilsson   Coconut
67 Donny Osmond   Puppy Love
68 Jim Croce   You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
69 Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen   Hot Rod Lincoln
70 Sonny and Cher   A Cowboy’s Work Is Never Done
71 Apollo 100   Joy
72 Carly Simon   Anticipation
73 Three Dog Night   Never Been To Spain
74 Charlie Pride   Kiss An Angel Good Morning
75 Alice Cooper   School’s Out
76 Chicago   Saturday In The Park
77 Joe Simon   Drowning In The Sea Of Love
78 Bill Withers   Use Me
79 Sly and The Family Stone   Family Affair
80 Jimmy Castor Bunch   Troglodyte
81 Redbone   The Witch Queen Of New Orleans
82 Curtis Mayfield   Freddie’s Dead
83 Joe Simon   Power Of Love
84 Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager   Ain’t Understanding Mellow
85 Harry Chapin   Taxi
86 Beverly Bremers   Don’t Say You Don’t Rememeer
87 Bobby Vinton   Sealed With A Kiss
88 Todd Rundgren   I Saw The Light
89 Sailcat   Motorcycle Mama
90 Godspell   Day By Day
91 Yes   Roundabout
92 Jackson Browne   Doctor My Eyes
93 New Seekers   I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
94 Don Mclean   Vincent / Castles In The Air
95 Detroit Emeralds   Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
96 Rick Springfield   Speak To The Sky
97 Hillside Singers   I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing
98 Love Unlimited   Walking In The Rain With The One I Love
99 James Brown   Good Foot, Pt. 1
100 Isley Bros.   Pop That Thang