AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 1972

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American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of September 16, 1972. An excellent week- my Mount Rushmore- ‘City Of New Orleans’/ ‘Back Stabbers’/’Use Me’/’ Garden Party’…. by far the two worst- ‘My Ding A Ling’ and the Donny Osmond garbage.

1 9 BLACK & WHITE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)C
2 4 BABY DON’T GET HOOKED ON ME –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-12 (2)D
3 1 ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) –•– Gilbert O’Sullivan (MAM)-14 (1)B
4 10 SATURDAY IN THE PARK –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (4)A
5 6 BACK STABBERS –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 (5)A+
6 2 LONG COOL WOMAN (In a Black Dress) –•– The Hollies (Epic)-13 (2)A
7 7 ROCK AND ROLL (Part 2) –•– Gary Glitter (Bell)-9 (7)A
8 5 BRANDY (You’re a Fine Girl) –•– Looking Glass (Epic)-14 (1)A
9 13 HONKY CAT –•– Elton John (Uni)-6 (9)B
10 3 I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-11 (3)A+

11 11 THE GUITAR MAN –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (11)B
12 15 GO ALL THE WAY –•– The Raspberries (Capitol)-12 (12)A+
13 26 BEN –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-7 (13)A
14 18 POWER OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11 (14)A
15 16 BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY –•– Daniel Boone (Mercury)-16 (15)A
16 22 EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-9 (16)A
17 21 PLAY ME –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (17)B
18 23 POPCORN –•– Hot Butter (Musicor)-11 (18)C
19 20 RUN TO ME –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-8 (19)A
20 28 NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN –•– The Moody Blues (Deram)-7 (20)A

21 8 YOU DON’T MESS AROUND WITH JIM –•– Jim Croce (ABC)-12 (8)A
22 40 BURNING LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (22)A+
23 29 SPEAK TO THE SKY –•– Rick Springfield (Capitol)-7 (23)B
24 25 POP THAT THANG –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-12 (24)A
25 33 USE ME –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-4 (25)A+
26 31 MY DING-A-LING –•– Chuck Berry (Chess)-7 (26)F
27 17 JOIN TOGETHER –•– The Who (Decca)-9 (17)A
28 12 HOLD YOUR HEAD UP –•– Argent (Epic)-14 (5)A
29 30 YOU’RE STILL A YOUNG MAN –•– The Tower Of Power (Warner Brothers)-10 (29)B
30 14 GOODBYE TO LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (7)A

31 36 THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS –•– Arlo Guthrie (Reprise)-8 (31) A+
32 24 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-16 (3)A
33 42 GARDEN PARTY –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-8 (33)A+
34 19 MOTORCYCLE MAMA –•– Sailcat (Elektra)-15 (12) D
35 37 GET ON THE GOOD FOOT (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7 (35) A
36 27 LOOKIN’ THROUGH THE WINDOWS –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (16)C
37 44 STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN –•– Mel and Tim (Stax)-11 (37)A-
38 43 WHY / LONELY BOY –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (38)F
39 45 YOU WEAR IT WELL –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-4 (39)A+
40 41 EASY LIVIN’ –•– Uriah Heep (Mercury)-8 (40)B

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