AMERICAN TOP 40- REPLAY- WEEK OF MAY 27, 1972

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The American Top 40 replay on the 70’s on 7 this week is from the week of May 27, 1972. An excellent week of music. I can’t think of a week of Top 40 replays that I have listened to that tops this. I have 17 A’s- and only one graded below a C.

1 2 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 3 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 (2) A+
3 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-13 (1) A
4 5 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (4) A
5 13 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-12 (5) B
6 10 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (6) A+
7 8 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (7) A++
8 4 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-19 (2) B
9 14 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-9 (9) B-
10 12 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-10 (10) A

11 21 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-14 (11) B+
12 19 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9 (12) B+
13 15 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (13) C
14 7 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-14 (3) A
15 11 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (5) A-
16 17 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-19 (16) A-
17 29 IT’S GOING TO TAKE SOME TIME –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (17) B+
18 27 SONG SUNG BLUE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (18) B-
19 25 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (19) C
20 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-9 (20) C

21 22 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-8 (21) A+
22 24 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8 (22) A+
23 9 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-9 (9) B+
24 18 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-11 (8) A-
25 26 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-12 (25) B
26 6 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-12 (2) B
27 16 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-11 (12) A+
28 34 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-11 (28) B
29 46 TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) –•– The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA)-3 (29) F
30 35 ASK ME WHAT YOU WANT –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-10 (30) B

31 59 AMAZING GRACE –•– The Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (RCA)-2 (31) B+
32 36 ISN’T LIFE STRANGE –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6 (32)C+
33 39 OLD MAN –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-5 (33) A
34 40 SOMEDAY NEVER COMES –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 (34) B+
35 38 LOVE THEME FROM “THE GODFATHER” (Speak Softly Love) –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-8 (35) B-
36 42 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6 (36) A+
37 32 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-10 (32) C
38 62 I NEED YOU –•– America (Warner Brothers)-2 (38) B
39 43 I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG –•– Frederick Knight (Stax)-6 (39)A
40 50 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-4 (40) A

 

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7 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- REPLAY- WEEK OF MAY 27, 1972

  1. Great top ten and also great top 40 if you take out The Jimmy Castor Bunch. I have no memory of that song and I use the word “song” loosely.

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