AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 1970’S – WEEK OF APRIL 8, 1972

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American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of April 8, 1972. Surprised by the number of songs on this Top 40 that I hadn’t heard before.

1 1 A HORSE WITH NO NAME –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1) A
2 2 HEART OF GOLD –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-10 (1) A
3 10 THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE –•– Roberta Flack (Atlantic)-6 (3) A
4 6 I GOTCHA –•– Joe Tex (Dial)-12 (4) B
5 9 ROCKIN’ ROBIN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5 (5) B
6 3 PUPPY LOVE –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-7 (3) F
7 4 MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10 (4) A+
8 8 JUNGLE FEVER –•– The Chakachas (Polydor)-13 (8)C
9 11 IN THE RAIN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-7 (9)A
10 5 THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Wimoweh) –•– Robert John (Atlantic)-15 (3) A-

11 14 BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW –•– The Stylistics Featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr. (Avco)-7 (11)A-
12 19 DAY DREAMING –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (12)A
13 16 A COWBOY’S WORK IS NEVER DONE –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7 (13)B
14 17 ROUNDABOUT –•– Yes (Atlantic)-9 (14)B
15 15 ROCK AND ROLL LULLABY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 (15)B-
16 13 THE WAY OF LOVE –•– Cher (Kapp)-11 (7)B-
17 7 WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-17 (1)A+
18 12 EVERYTHING I OWN –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (5)B
19 26 TAURUS –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-8 (19)B
20 18 DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12 (4) F

21 22 GIVE IRELAND BACK TO THE IRISH –•– Wings (Apple)-5 (21)B
22 25 CRAZY MAMA –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-11 (22) B
23 24 THE DAY I FOUND MYSELF –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-8 (23) C
24 41 DOCTOR MY EYES –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum)-4 (24) A
25 35 VINCENT / CASTLES IN THE AIR –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-4 (25)A+
26 42 BABY BLUE –•– Badfinger (Apple)-3 (26) A+
27 36 THE FAMILY OF MAN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (27)B-
28 29 EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-11 (28)C
29 32 SUAVECITO –•– Malo (Warner Brothers)-6 (29) B
30 31 DO YOUR THING –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7 (30) A

31 20 PRECIOUS AND FEW –•– Climax (Carousel / Rocky Road)-15 (3) C
32 51 JUMP INTO THE FIRE –•– Nilsson (RCA)-4 (32) A
33 44 LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME –•– Al Green (Hi)-2 (33) A
34 21 BANG A GONG (Get It On) –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-15 (10) A+
35 39 SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS –•– War (United Artists)-12 (35) A
36 27 WE’VE GOT TO GET IT ON AGAIN –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Columbia)-12 (25) B
37 23 AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-18 (21) B
38 59 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 (38) B
39 30 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (30) B
40 40 KING HEROIN –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (40) B

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