Top Hits of 1972

# Reached number one Artist(s) Single Weeks at
number one
1 15-Jan-72 Don McLean “American Pie” 4
2 12-Feb-72 Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” 1
3 19-Feb-72 Nilsson “Without You” 4
4 18-Mar-72 Neil Young “Heart of Gold” 1
5 25-Mar-72 America “A Horse with No Name” 3
6 15-Apr-72 Roberta Flack “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”♪ (1972) 6
7 27-May-72 The Chi-Lites “Oh Girl” 1
8 3-Jun-72 The Staple Singers “I’ll Take You There” 1
9 10-Jun-72 Sammy Davis Jr. “Candy Man” 3
10 1-Jul-72 Neil Diamond “Song Sung Blue” 1
11 8-Jul-72 Bill Withers “Lean On Me” 3
12 29-Jul-72 Gilbert O’Sullivan “Alone Again (Naturally)” 6
13 26-Aug-72 Looking Glass “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” 1
14 16-Sep-72 Three Dog Night “Black and White” 1
15 23-Sep-72 Mac Davis “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me” 3
16 14-Oct-72 Michael Jackson “Ben” 1
17 21-Oct-72 Chuck Berry “My Ding-a-ling” 2
18 4-Nov-72 Johnny Nash “I Can See Clearly Now” 4
19 2-Dec-72 The Temptations “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” 1
20 9-Dec-72 Helen Reddy “I Am Woman” 1
21 16-Dec-72 Billy Paul “Me and Mrs. Jones” 3