Billboard Hot 100 – 1972

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1972 were:

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

Next week… 1973!

Previous year… 1971

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