AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- MAY 6, 1972

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The American Top 40 Replay this week on the 70’s on 7 is from the week of May 6, 1972. An exceptionally good week of songs- save Donny Osmond.

1 1 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-10 (4 weeks at #1) (1)A
2 3 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-16 (2) A+
3 4 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-11 (3) A
4 2 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9 (2) B-
5 6 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (5) A
6 5 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-12 (1) B+
7 18 I’LL TAKE YOU THERE –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-5 (7) A+
8 9 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-8 (8) A
9 10 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (9) A
10 11 BACK OFF BOOGALOO –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-6 (10)A

11 16 OH GIRL –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-5 (11) A+
12 12 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (12) B-
13 13 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-8 (13) A+
14 14 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7 (14)A+
15 7 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-11 (5) A
16 8 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-11 (8) B
17 20 HOT ROD LINCOLN –•– Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)-7 (17) A
18 19 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-10 (18) B-
19 21 MORNING HAS BROKEN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6 (19)A+
20 22 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-16 (20) A

21 15 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11 (3) F
22 17 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-14 (1) A+
23 50 TUMBLING DICE –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (23) A+
24 28 THE CANDY MAN –•– Sammy Davis, Jr. with the Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-9 (24)B
25 30 ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOLYARD –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 (25)A+
26 32 LITTLE BITTY PRETTY ONE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (26)B-
27 29 RUN RUN RUN –•– Jo Jo Gunne (Asylum)-8 (27) B-
28 34 (Last Night) I DIDN’T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (28)A-
29 31 TAXI –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-9 (29)A
30 27 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8 (30)A

31 46 I SAW THE LIGHT –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-5 (31)A+
32 25 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-13 (13) B
33 33 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (33)B
34 37 NICE TO BE WITH YOU –•– Gallery (Sussex)-11 (34)B+
35 36 YOU COULD HAVE BEEN A LADY –•– April Wine (Big Tree)-7 (35)C
36 41 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE –•– Love Unlimited (Uni)-6 (36)C
37 44 SYLVIA’S MOTHER –•– Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show (Columbia)-6 (37)B
38 40 MISTER CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-6 (38) B-
39 24 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-15 (24) D
40 51 DIARY –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (40) B

7 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- MAY 6, 1972

  1. One of the best top 40s that you have posted. Tumbling Dice, Baby Blue, Jump Into The Fire, and Heart of Gold in one top 40…not to mention all of the others. This would make a great playlist.

    • I am going to research sometime what percentage of the Top 40’s in the Osmond Years they had a song in the 40. It might depress me though!

    • I just looked up their chart history…only 13 songs??? I know that doesn’t count Donny and Donny and Marie…but did they stretch the 13 out forever?

    • They must have been back to back because it does seem like every Top 40 that is played has either Donny or the Osmonds.

    • I agree….when you post them…it’s automatic. Donny had 16 and the Osmonds had 13…they must have spaced them out just right.

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