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 Harry Nilsson Without You
5 Sammy Davis, Jr. The 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 Don’t You Walk So Fast
11 Al Green Let’s Stay Together
12 Looking Glass Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)
13 The 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 The Stylistics Betcha by Golly, Wow
19 The 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 The Hollies Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
25 Mouth & MacNeal How Do You Do
26 Neil Diamond Song Sung Blue
27 America A Horse with No Name
28 Hot Butter Popcorn
29 The Main Ingredient Everybody Plays the Fool
30 Climax Precious and Few
31 The 5th Dimension (Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All
32 The Moody Blues Nights in White Satin
33 Raspberries Go All the Way
34 Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Too Late to Turn Back Now
35 The O’Jays Back Stabbers
36 The Osmonds Down by the Lazy River
37 Jonathan Edwards Sunshine
38 Mel and Tim Starting All Over Again
39 Badfinger Day After Day
40 Elton John Rocket Man
41 Michael Jackson Rockin’ Robin
42 Daniel Boone Beautiful Sunday
43 Dennis Coffey Scorpio
44 Cat Stevens Morning Has Broken
45 Arlo Guthrie City of New Orleans
46 Ricky 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 The Chakachas Jungle Fever
52 Bread Everything I Own
53 The 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 Get It On
57 Paul Simon Mother and Child Reunion
58 Roberta Flack & 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 & The Medicine Show Sylvia’s Mother
65 The Carpenters Hurting Each Other
66 Harry 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 & 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 Charley Pride Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’
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 & the Family Stone Family Affair
80 Jimmy Castor Bunch Troglodyte (Cave Man)
81 Redbone The Witch Queen of New Orleans
82 Curtis Mayfield Freddie’s Dead
83 Joe Simon Power of Love
84 Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager Ain’t Understanding Mellow
85 Harry Chapin Taxi
86 Beverly Bremers Don’t Say You Don’t Remember
87 Bobby Vinton Sealed with a Kiss
88 Todd Rundgren I Saw the Light
89 Sailcat Motorcycle Mama
90 Original Cast of Godspell Day by Day
91 Yes Roundabout
92 Jackson Browne Doctor My Eyes
93 The New Seekers I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Ha…
94 Don McLean Vincent
95 The Detroit Emeralds Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)
96 Rick Springfield Speak to the Sky
97 The Hillside Singers I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Ha…
98 Love Unlimited Walkin’ in the Rain with the One I Love
99 James Brown Get on the Good Foot
100 The Isley Brothers Pop That Thang