1972 Number One Hits

1972MusicDecember 25, 1971 – – January 14, 1972:
Brand New Key – Melanie
January 15 – February 11:
American Pie – Don McLean
February 12 – February 18:
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
February 19 – March 17:
Without You – Nilsson
March 18 – March 24:
Heart of Gold – Neil Young
March 25 – April 14:
A Horse With No Name – America
April 15 – May 26:
The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
May 27 – June 2:
Oh Girl – Chi-Lites
June 3 – June 9:
I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers
June 10 – June 30:
The Candy Man – Sammy Davis, Jr.
July 1 – July 7:
Song Sung Blue – Neil Diamond
July 8 – July 30:
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
July 29 – August 25:
Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’ Sullivan
August 26 – September 1:
Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
September 2 – September 15:
Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
September 16 – September 22:
Black and White – Three Dog Night
September 23 – October 13:
Baby, Don’t Get Hooked On Me – Mac Davis
October 14 – October 20:
Ben – Michael Jackson
October 21 – November 3:
My Ding-A-Ling – Chuck Berry
November 4 – December 1:
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
December 2 – December 8:
Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations
December 9 – December 15:
I Am Woman – Helen Reddy
December 16, 1972 – January 5, 1973:
Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul

(Data is complied from various charts including: Billboard’s “Pop,” “Adult Contemporary,” “Airplay,” “R&B” and “Singles” Charts. “Hot 100” is the primary chart used starting October, 1958)

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