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1972 Music Charts

1972's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Carly Simon (1971 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1972)
Carole King (Grammy for Album of the Year)
It's Too Late -Carole King (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
America, Jackson Browne, Styx, Doobie Brothers, Jim Croce, Steely Dan, Bette Midler, Gary Glitter, The Eagles, Millie Jackson, Rick Springfield, The Trammps, David BowieTanya Tucker, Raspberries and Slade.

1972's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Listen To The Music - The Doobie Brothers
2. Brandy - Looking Glass
3. Coconut - Nilsson
4. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
5. Nice To Be With You - Gallery
6. Summer Breeze - Seals and Crofts
7. Go All The Way - The Raspberries
8. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
9. Everybody Plays the Fool - That Main Ingredient
10. Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul

1972's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Precious and Few - Climax
2. Layla (long version) - Derek and The Dominos
3. Dancing In The Moonlight - King Harvest
4. Bang A Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
5. Hold Your Head Up - Argent
6. Sunshine - Jonathon Edwards
7. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
8. Popcorn - Hot Butter
9. I Don't Need No Doctor - New Riders of the Purple Sage
10. Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

1972's Bubblegum Top 10 Hit List

1. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers
2. Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
3. Nice To Be With You - Gallery
4. The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Junior
5. Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan
6. How Can I Be Sure - David Cassidy
7. My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
8. I Believe In Music - Gallery
9. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton
10. Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens

1972's Soul/Motown Top 10 Hit List

1. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
2. Get on the Good Foot - James Brown
3. I'll Be Around - The Spinners
4. Do Your Thing - Isaac Hayes
5. Get Up And Get Down - The Dramatics
6. If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
7. Freddie's Dead - Curtis Mayfield
8. I'm Stone in Love With You - The Stylistics
9. Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
10. Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites

1972's Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Snile) - Van Morrison
2. Burning Love - Elvis Presley
3. Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson
4. Backstabbers - The O'Jays
5. I'll Take You There - Staple Singers
6. Honky Cat - Elton John
7. Lean on Me - Bill Withers
8. Saturday In The Park - Chicago
9. Brandy - The Looking Glass
10. I Gotcha - Joe Tex

1972's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Go All The Way - The Raspberries
2. Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) - The Hollies
3. Changes - David Bowie
4. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
5. Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones
6. Heart of Gold - Neil Young
7. Black and White - Three Dog Night
8. Easy Livin - Uriah Heap
9. Sunshine (Go Away Today) - Jonathon Edwards
10. Conquistador - Procol Harum

1972's FM Album Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
2. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
3. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
4. Hold Your Head Up - Argent
5. Roundabout - Yes
6. Down On Me - Janis Joplin
7. Walk Away - James Gang
8. The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
9. Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison
10. Taxi - Harry Chapin

More FM Album Rock Song Hits:

  All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
  You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
  From The Beginning - Emerson Lake and Palmer
  I Just Want To Make Love To You - Foghat

PCM's 1972 Top 10 Hit List

1. Rock and Roll part II - Gary Glitter
2. American Pie - Don McLean
3. Lean On Me - Bill Withers
4. Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
5. I'll Take You There - Staple Singers
6. Precious and Few - Climax
7. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
8. Coconut - Nilsson
9. School's Out - Alice Cooper
10. Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul
Check Out the Full PCM 1972
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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1972 Oscars
1972 Grammy Winners
1972 In History



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