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

11 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 1970’S – WEEK OF APRIL 8, 1972

  1. Love getting to read these charts! The names of the most of the songs are familiar, but not the bands. The Chakachas? The Dramatics? The Addrisi Brothers ? I am woefully uninformed….

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