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RECORD WORLD 1972

Ain't Understanding Mellow - Jerry Butler & Brenda Lee Eager (#29)
Alive - Bee Gees (#33)
All the King's Horses - Aretha Franklin (#17)
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople (#32)
Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan (#1)
Am I Losing You - Partridge Family (#35)
Amazing Grace - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (#10)
America - Yes  (#38)
American City Suite - Cashman & West (#19)
American Pie (Parts 1 & 2) - Don McLean (#1)
An American Trilogy - Mickey Newbury (#24)
And You And I - Yes (#32)
Angel - Rod Stewart (#37)
Anticipation - Carly Simon (#15)
Ask Me What You Want - Millie Jackson (#17)
Baby Blue - Badfinger (#12)
Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis (#1)
Baby Let Me Take You (in My Arms) - Detroit Emeralds (#17)
Back Off Boogaloo - Ringo Starr (#8)
Back Stabbers - The O'Jays (#2)
Bang a Gong (Get it On) - T. Rex (#10)

Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone (#15)
Ben - Michael Jackson (#2)
Betcha By Golly, Wow - The Stylistics (#3)
Black and White - Three Dog Night (#1)
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin (#10)
Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass (#2)

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do - The Partridge Family (#24)
Burning Love - Elvis Presley (#2)
The Candy Man - Sammy Davis, Jr.with the Mike Curb Congregation (#1)

Can't You Hear The Song - Wayne Newton (#27)
Cherish - David Cassidy (#5)
The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie (#17)
Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan (#2)
Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright (#4)

Coconut - Nilsson (#13)
The Coldest Day Of My Life - Chi-Lites (# 40)
Conquistador - Procol Harum (#17)
Convention '72 - The Delegates (#18)
Corner of the Sky - The Jackson 5 (#18)
Could It Be Forever - David Cassidy (#21)
Country Wine - Raiders (#38)
A Cowboy's Work is Never Done - Sonny & Cher (#9)
Crazy Horses - The Osmonds (#29)
Crazy Mama - J.J. Cale (#29)
Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton (#1)
Daisy Mae - Hamilton, Joe Frank And Reynolds (#32)
Day After Day - Badfinger (#1)
Day by Day - Godspell (#14)
Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin (#6)
The Day I Found Myself - The Honey Cone (#21)
Dialogue (Parts 1 and 2) - Chicago (#25)
Diary - Bread (#11)
Do Your Thing - Isaac Hayes (#31)
Doctor My Eyes - Jackson Browne (#10)
Don't Do It - The Band (#28)
Don't Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool Like Me) - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (#19)
Don't Say You Don't Remember - Beverly Bremers (#13)
Down By the Lazy River - The Osmonds (#3)
Drowning in the Sea of Love - Joe Simon (#6)

Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep (#34)
Elected - Alice Cooper (#16)
Every Day of My Life - Bobby Vinton (#13)
Everybody Loves A Love Song - Mac Davis (#39)
Everybody Plays the Fool - The Main Ingredient (#1)
Everything I Own - Bread (#6)
The Family of Man - Three Dog Night (#8)

Feeling Alright - Joe Cocker (#28)
Fire and Water - Wilson Pickett (#22)
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack (#1)
Floy Joy - The Supremes (#18)
Footstompin' Music - Grand Funk Railroad (#28)
Freddie's Dead (Theme from "Superfly") - Curtis Mayfield (#5)
From the Beginning - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (#34)
Garden Party - Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band (#4)
George Jackson - Bob Dylan (#31)
Get on the Good Foot (Part 1) - James Brown (#9)
Give Ireland Back to the Irish - Wings (#36)
Glory Bound - The Grass Roots (#25)
Go All the Way - Raspberries (#3)
Gone - Joey Heatherton (#23)
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues - Danny O'Keefe (#8)
Goodbye to Love - Carpenters (#6)
The Guitar Man - Bread (#9)

Hand Bags And Glad Rags - Rod Stewart (#38)
The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A. - Donna Fargo (#7)
Happy - The Rolling Stones (#12)
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon & Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band (#28)
Hearsay - Soul Children (#40)
Heart of Gold - Neil Young (#1)
Heartbroken Bopper - Guess Who (#40)
Help Me Make It Through the Night - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#31)
Hey Big Brother - Rare Earth (#24)
Hey Girl / I Knew You When - Donny Osmond (#10)
Hold Her Tight - The Osmonds (#10)
Hold Your Head Up - Argent (#4)
Honky Cat - Elton John (#7)

Honky Tonk (Part One) - James Brown (#40)
A Horse With No Name - America (#1)
Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen (#6)

How Can I Be Sure - David Cassidy (#17)
How Do You Do? - Mouth & MacNeal (#8)
Hurting Each Other - Carpenters (#1)
I Am Woman - Helen Reddy (#1)

I Believe In Music - Gallery (#12)
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash (#1)
I Can't Help Myself - Donnie Elbert (#16)
I Didn't Know I Loved You ('Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) - Gary Glitter (#28)
I Gotcha - Joe Tex (#2)
I Got A Bag Of My Own - James Brown (#35)
I Need You - America (#8)
I Saw the Light - Todd Rundgren (#15)
I Wanna Be Where You Are - Michael Jackson (#10)
I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The Hillside Singers (#10)
I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers (#8)
I'd Love You To Want Me - Lobo (#1)
I'll Be Around - Spinners (#1)
I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers (#1)

I'm Coming Home - The Stories (#28)
I'm Still In Love With You - Al Green (#1)
I'm Stone in Love with You - The Stylistics (#10)

I've Been Lonely for So Long - Frederick Knight (#23)
If I Could Reach You - The 5th Dimension (#9)
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right - Luther Ingram (#3)
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (#2)

If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry - Jerry Wallace (#40)
Immigration Man - David Crosby and Graham Nash (#25)
In Heaven There Is No Beer - Clean Living (#31)
In the Rain - The Dramatics (#5)
Isn't Life Strange - The Moody Blues (#23)
It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond (#3)
It's Going to Take Some Time - Carpenters (#13)
It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love) - The Partridge Family (#14)
Join Together - The Who (#20)
Joy - Apollo 100 (#8)
Jump Into the Fire - Nilsson (#26)
Jungle Fever - The Chakachas (#5)
King Heroin - James Brown (#35)
Kiss An Angel Good Mornin' - Charley Pride (#31)
(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All - The 5th Dimension (#7)
Layla - Derek & The Dominos (#12)
Lean On Me - Bill Withers (#1)
Let's Stay Together - Al Green (#2)

Levon - Elton John (#21)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube) - Robert John (#2)
Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers (#10)
Little Bitty Pretty One - The Jackson 5 (#7)

Living in a House Divided - Cher (#22)
Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress) - The Hollies (#1)
Long Dark Road - The Hollies (#24)
Look What You Done For Me - Al Green (#3)
Lookin' Through the Windows - The Jackson 5 (#19)
Looking for a Love - J. Geils Band (#30)
Love Me, Love Me, Love - Frank Mills (#35)
Love Theme from "The Godfather" (Speak Softly Love) - Andy Williams (#32)
Loving You Just Crossed My Mind - Sam Neely (#29)
Make Me the Woman That You Go Home To - Gladys Knight & The Pips (#24)
Man Sized Job - Denise LaSalle (#40)
Mary Had a Little Lamb / Little Woman Love - Wings (#38)
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon (#9)
Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (#1)

Midnight Rider - Joe Cocker (#26)
Mister Can't You See - Buffy Sainte-Marie (#29)
Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens (#8)
Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon (#4)

Motorcycle Mama - Sailcat (#16)
My Ding-a-Ling - Chuck Berry (#1)
My Man A Sweet Man - Millie Jackson (28)
My World - Bee Gees (#15)
Never Been to Spain - Three Dog Night (#3)
Nice To Be With You - Gallery (#4)

The Nickel Song - Melanie (#40)
Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues (#1)
No One to Depend On - Santana (#34)
Now Run And Tell That - Denise LaSalle (#32)
Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites (#1)
Old Man - Neil Young (#33)
One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (Part 1) - The Honey Cone (#14)
Once You Understand - Think (#21)
Operator (That's Not the Way it Feels) - Jim Croce (#10)
Outa-Space - Billy Preston (#1)
Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations (#3)

People Make the World Go Round - The Stylistics (#16)
A Piece Of Paper - Gladstone (#38)
Play Me - Neil Diamond (#13)
Pool Of Bad Luck - Joe Simon (#32)
Pop That Thang - The Isley Brothers (#24)
Popcorn - Hot Butter (#7)
Power of Love - Joe Simon (#6)
Precious and Few - Climax (#1)
Puppy Love - Donny Osmond (#2)

Put It Where You Want It - Crusaders (#37)
Ring the Living Bell - Melanie (#21)
Rock 'N' Roll Soul - Grand Funk Railroad (#24)
Rock And Roll - Led Zeppelin (#38)
Rock and Roll (Part 2) - Gary Glitter (#6)
Rock and Roll Lullaby - B.J. Thomas (#11)
Rock Me Baby - David Cassidy (#29)
Rocket Man - Elton John (#6)
Rockin' Pneumonia - Boogie Woogie Flu - Johnny Rivers (#4)
Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson (#2)

Roundabout - Yes (#11)
Run Run Run - Jo Jo Gunne (#27)
Run To Me - Bee Gees (#9)
Runnin' Away - Sly & The Family Stone (#17)
The Runway - The Grass Roots (#36)
Saturday in the Park - Chicago (#3)
School's Out - Alice Cooper (#7)
Scorpio - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band (#6)

Sealed with a Kiss - Bobby Vinton (#15)
Slaughter - Billy Preston (#40)
Slippin' into Darkness - War (#17)
Small Beginnings - Flash (#26)
Smilin' - Sly & The Family Stone (#27)
Softly Whispering I Love You - The English Congregation (#25)
Someday Never Comes - Creedence Clearwater Revival (#27)
Something's Wrong With Me - Austin Roberts (#9)
Son Of My Father - Giorgio (#37)
Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond (#1)
Spaceman - Nilsson (#22)
Speak to the Sky - Rick Springfield (#14)
Starting All Over Again - Mel & Tim (#16)
Stay With Me - Faces (#11)
Suavecito - Malo (#14)
Sugar Daddy - The Jackson 5 (#7)
Summer Breeze - Seals & Crofts (#7)

Sunny Days - Lighthouse (#29)
Sunshine - Jonathan Edwards (#3)
Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You?) - Stevie Wonder (#38)
Sweet Caroline / Bobby Womack (#39)
Sweet Inspiration / Where You Lead - Barbra Streisand (#30)
Sweet Seasons - Carole King (#9)
Sweet Surrender - Bread (#15)
Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show (#2)
Take a Look Around - The Temptations (#25)
Take It Easy - Eagles (#6)
Talking Loud and Saying Nothing (Part 1) - James Brown (#34)
Taurus - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band (#24)
Taxi - Harry Chapin (#22)
That's How Love Goes - Jermaine Jackson (#39)
That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha - Bobby Womack & Peace (#18)
The Theme from "The Men" - Isaac Hayes (#34)
This World - The Staple Singers (#28)
Thunder and Lightning - Chi Coltrane (#14)
Tight Rope - Leon Russell (#9)
Tiny Dancer - Elton John (#32)
Together Let's Find Love - The 5th Dimension (#27)
Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (#1)
Too Young - Donny Osmond (#12)
Troglodyte (Cave Man) - The Jimmy Castor Bunch (#5)
Tumbling Dice - The Rolling Stones (#4)

Tupelo Honey - Van Morrison (#40)
Until It's Time for You to Go - Elvis Presley (#38)
Use Me - Bill Withers (#3)
Ventura Highway - America (#7)

Vincent - Don McLean (#11)
Walk On Water - Neil Diamond (#14)
Walkin' In the Rain With the One I Love - Love Unlimited (#9)
The Way of Love - Cher (#11)
We're On Our Way - Chris Hodge (#35)
We've Got to Get It On Again - The Addrisi Brothers (#20)
What Am I Crying For? - Classics IV featuring Dennis Yost (#30)
When You Say Love - Sonny & Cher (#35)
Where Is the Love - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (#5)
White Lies, Blue Eyes - Bullet (#22)
Why - Donny Osmond (#14)
The Witch Queen of New Orleans - Redbone (#17)
Witchy Woman - Eagles (#8)
Without You - Nilsson (#1)

Woman Don't Go Astray - King Floyd (#38)
You Are Everything - The Stylistics (#10)
You Could Have Been A Lady - April Wine (#26)
You Don't Mess Around with Jim - Jim Croce (#7)
You Ought To Be With Me - Al Green (#1)

You Said A Bad Word - Joe Tex (#36)
You Want It, You Got It - Detroit Emeralds (#29)
You Wear it Well - Rod Stewart (#12)
You're Still A Young Man - Tower of Power (#27)
You're The Man - Marvin Gaye (#35)


BOLDFACE BLACK = TOP TEN  
BOLDFACE BLUE = DID NOT CHART BB TOP 40 (Top 40 hit in RW & CB)
BOLDFACE RED = CHARTED EXCLUSIVELY IN THE RW TOP 40 (Sans BB-CB)


These songs made the Billboard Top 40 but failed in RW:

Automatically Sunshine - The Supremes (#47)
Geronimo's Cadillac - Michael Martin Murphey (#48)
Long Haired Lover from Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond (#48)
Me and Bobby McGee - Jerry Lee Lewis (#48)
We're Free - Beverly Bremers (#48)
RECORD WORLD TOP FORTY 1972
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