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Top 100 Hits of 1972/Top 100 Songs of 1972


Billboard Year-End Hot 100 chart for 1972. For detailed information on how Billboard compiled the charts, see the Wikipedia article "Billboard Hot 100".


1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack

2. Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan

3. American Pie - Don McLean

4. Without You - Nilsson

5. The Candy Man - Sammy Davis Jr.

6. I Gotcha - Joe Tex

7. Lean On Me - Bill Withers

8. Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis

9. Brand New Key - Melanie

10. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton

11. Let's Stay Together - Al Green

12. Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass

13. Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites

14. Nice to Be With You - Gallery

15. My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry

16. (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram

17. Heart of Gold - Neil Young

18. Betcha By Golly, Wow - The Stylistics

19. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers

20. Ben - Michael Jackson

21. The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John

22. Outa-Space - Billy Preston

23. Slippin' Into Darkness - War

24. Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress) - The Hollies

25. How Do You Do - Mouth and MacNeal

26. Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond

27. A Horse With No Name - America

28. Popcorn - Hot Butter

29. Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient

30. Precious and Few - Climax

31. Last Night I Didn't Get to Sleep At All - The 5th Dimension

32. Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

33. Go All the Way - The Raspberries

34. Too Late to Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

35. Back Stabbers - The O'Jays [Amazon MP3]

36. Down by the Lazy River - The Osmonds

37. Sunshine (Go Away Today) - Jonathan Edwards

38. Starting All Over Again - Mel and Tim

39. Day After Day - Badfinger

40. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going to Be a Long Long Time) - Elton John

41. Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson

42. Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone

43. Scorpio - Dennis Coffey and The Detroit Guitar Band

44. Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens

45. The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie

46. Garden Party - Rick Nelson

47. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash

48. Burning Love - Elvis Presley

49. Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright

50. Hold Your Head Up - Argent

51. Jungle Fever - The Chakachas

52. Everything I Own - Bread

53. In the Rain - The Dramatics

54. Look What You Done for Me - Al Green

55. The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. - Donna Fargo

56. Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex

57. Mother and Child Reunion - Paul Simon

58. Where Is the Love - Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway

59. I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green

60. Layla - Derek and The Dominos

61. Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin

62. The Way of Love - Cher

63. Black & White - Three Dog Night

64. Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show

65. Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters

66. Coconut - Nilsson

67. Puppy Love - Donny Osmond

68. You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce

69. Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

70. A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done - Sonny and Cher

71. Joy - Apollo 100

72. Anticipation - Carly Simon

73. Never Been to Spain - Three Dog Night

74. Kiss an Angel Good Morning - Charlie Pride

75. School's Out - Alice Cooper

76. Saturday In the Park - Chicago

77. Drowning In the Sea of Love - Joe Simon

78. Use Me - Bill Withers

79. Family Affair - Sly and The Family Stone

80. Troglodyte (Cave Man) - Jimmy Castor Bunch

81. The Witch Queen of New Orleans - Redbone

82. Freddie's Dead (Theme from 'Superfly') - Curtis Mayfield

83. Power of Love - Joe Simon

84. Ain't Understanding Mellow - Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager

85. Taxi - Harry Chapin

86. Don't Say You Don't Remember - Beverly Bremers

87. Sealed With a Kiss - Bobby Vinton

88. I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren

89. Motorcycle Mama - Sailcat

90. Day By Day - Godspell Soundtrack

91. Roundabout - Yes

92. Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne

93. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers

94. Vincent / Castles In the Air - Don Mclean

95. Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) - The Detroit Emeralds

96. Speak to the Sky - Rick Springfield

97. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The Hillside Singers

98. Walkin' In the Rain With the One I Love - Love Unlimited

99. Get On the Good Foot, Pt. 1 - James Brown

100. Pop That Thang - The Isley Brothers

NOTE: We do NOT sell compilations of any of these songs, nor are we aware of anyone who makes even a Top 25 compilation of each year. However, many of the songs are available from iTunes. A link is provided for those songs so you can order them through the iTunes Store if desired.