1972

Top 50 of 1972

As heard on WRCT-FM (88.3) on Dec. 31, 2012. List calculated based on rankings from Billboard, Cash Box and radio station charts. Special thanks to Jeff Roteman for his KQV tribute website!

  1. American Pie – Don McLean
  2. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  3. Without You – Harry Nilsson
  4. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
  5. Brand New Key – Melanie
  6. I Gotcha – Joe Tex
  7. Lean on Me – Bill Withers
  8. Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast – Wayne Newton
  9. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  10. Nice to Be With You – Gallery
  11. Brandy – Looking Glass
  12. The Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr.
  13. (If Loving You is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right – Luther Ingram
  14. Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me – Mac Davis
  15. The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Robert John
  16. Heart of Gold – Neil Young
  17. Slippin’ Into Darkness – War
  18. I’ll Take You There – The Staple Singers
  19. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) – The Hollies
  20. A Horse With No Name – America
  21. Oh! Girl – Chi-Lites
  22. Song Sung Blue – Neil Diamond
  23. Rockin’ Robin – Michael Jackson
  24. Outa-Space – Billy Preston
  25. My Ding-a-Ling – Chuck Berry
  26. Back-Stabbers – The O’Jays
  27. (Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All – The 5th Dimension
  28. Everybody Plays the Fool – The Main Ingredient
  29. Precious and Few – Climax
  30. Ben – Michael Jackson
  31. Down By the Lazy River – The Osmonds
  32. Betcha By Golly, Wow – The Stylistics
  33. Scorpio – Dennis Coffey
  34. Sunshine – Jonathan Edwards
  35. It’s Too Late to Turn Back Now – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  36. Go All The Way – The Raspberries
  37. How Do You Do? – Mouth & Macneal
  38. I’m Still in Love With You – Al Green
  39. Day After Day – Badfinger
  40. I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
  41. Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone
  42. Jungle Fever – The Chakachas
  43. Mother and Child Reunion – Paul Simon
  44. The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. – Donna Fargo
  45. Popcorn – Hot Butter
  46. Starting All Over Again – Mel & Tim
  47. Black & White – Three Dog Night
  48. Hurting Each Other – The Carpenters
  49. Clean Up Woman – Betty Wright
  50. A Cowboy’s Work is Never Done – Sonny & Cher
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