AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- AUGUST 5, 1972

Derek And The Dominos* - Layla / I Am Yours (1972, Vinyl) | Discogs

The American Top 40 Replay- August 5, 1972. A number of great songs in this particular Top 40.

1 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1) C
2 2 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-8 (2) A
3 4 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-10 (3) A
4 5 DADDY DON’T YOU WALK SO FAST –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-16 (4) F
5 3 TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-11 (2) A
6 6 WHERE IS THE LOVE –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-11 (6) A-
7 7 SCHOOL’S OUT –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-10 (7) A+
8 8 HOW DO YOU DO –•– Mouth and MacNeal (Philips)-15 (8) B
9 10 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-7 (9) A
10 11 LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-23 (10) A+

11 9 LEAN ON ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-16 (1) A+
12 15 COCONUT –•– Nilsson (RCA)-9 (12) A
13 13 DAY BY DAY –•– Godspell (Bell)-12 (13) B
14 17 HOLD HER TIGHT –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6 (14) D
15 18 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 (15) A+
16 19 THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. –•– Donna Fargo (Dot)-11 (16) B
17 16 CONQUISTADOR –•– Procol Harum (A&M)-11 (16) A
18 14 ROCKET MAN (I Think It’s Gonna Be A long, Long Time) –•– Elton John (Uni)-14 (6) A
19 12 TAKE IT EASY –•– Eagles (Asylum)-10 (12) B
20 23 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-8 (20) A

21 27 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-6 (21) A
22 30 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (22) B
23 26 SEALED WITH A KISS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-9 (23) C
24 28 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-9 (24) C
25 29 GONE –•– Joey Heatherton (MGM)-11 (25) C
26 20 TOO YOUNG –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9 (13) D
27 22 OUTA-SPACE / I WROTE A SIMPLE SONG –•– Billy Preston (A&M)-21 (2) A-
28 31 HAPPY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (28) A+
29 38 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (29) B
30 25 PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-10 (25)B

31 34 BABY LET ME TAKE YOU (In My Arms) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-10 (31) B
32 36 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6 (32) C
33 37 SMALL BEGINNINGS –•– Flash (Capitol)-7 (33) C
34 50 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-3 (34) A
35 42 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-6 (35) D
36 47 WHEN YOU SAY LOVE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-5 (36) B
37 24 I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-11 (16) B
38 49 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-3 (38) A
39 62 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-2 (39) B
40 45 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-10 (40 A

5 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- AUGUST 5, 1972

  1. Brandy was one of the great one hit wonders…it was built for AM radio. Great list with a few duds…Wayne Newton…I still can’t believe it.

  2. I had no idea that Gary Glitter’s song was that old. And, I haven’t heard Beautiful Sunday in YEARS.

    I was getting ready to start first grade and I remember a lot of those on the radio. I always liked How Do You Do, though it is a goofy song.

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