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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1972

1971 <-1972-> 1973


      

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Crocodile Rock1.11/1972

 ①  Crocodile Rock by Elton John

        

MP3

from Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player   Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player

CD

MP3

300

US ✫1
US AC 11
UK 5
[MCA 40000]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
2.06/1972

 ②  School's Out by Alice Cooper

        

MP3

from School's Out   School's Out

CD

MP3

263

US 7
UK ✫1

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #319]
[Warner 7596]
written by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway & Neal Smith
3.02/1972

 ③  Heart of Gold by Neil Young

        

MP3

from Harvest   Harvest

CD

MP3

249

US ✫1
US AC 8
UK 10

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #297]
backing vocals by Linda Ronstadt & James Taylor
[Reprise 1065]
written by Neil Young
4.03/1972

 ④  Vincent by Don McLean

        

MP3

from American Pie   American Pie

CD

MP3

239

US 12
US AC 2
UK ✫1

video

[tribute to Vincent Van Gogh]
Castles in the Air charted as B side in US charts from 22 april 1972
[United Artists 50887]
written by Don McLean
5.04/1972

 ⑤  Rocket Man by Elton John

        

MP3

from Honky Château   Honky Château

CD

MP3

237

US 6
US AC 39
UK 2
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #242]
[Uni 55328]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Burning Love6.08/1972

Burning Love by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Burning Love and Hits from His Movies, Volume 2   Burning Love and Hits from His Movies, Volume 2

CD

MP3

227

US 2
UK 7

video

[RCA 74-0769]
written by Dennis Linde
Mother and Child Reunion7.02/1972

Mother and Child Reunion by Paul Simon

        

MP3

from Paul Simon   Paul Simon

CD

MP3

222

US 4
US AC 4
UK 5

video

[Columbia 45547]
written by Paul Simon
Rock and Roll (Part 2)8.06/1972

Rock and Roll (Part 2) by Gary Glitter

        

MP3

from Glitter   

CD

MP3

222

US 7
UK 2

video

[Bell 45237]
written by Gary Glitter & Mike Leander
You Wear It Well9.08/1972

You Wear It Well by Rod Stewart

        

MP3

from Never a Dull Moment   Never a Dull Moment

CD

MP3

208

US 13
UK ✫1

video

[Mercury 73330]
written by Rod Stewart & Martin Quittenton
10.04/1972

Back Off Boogaloo by Ringo Starr

        

MP3

205

US 9
UK 2
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1849]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
11.03/1972

Hold Your Head Up by Argent

        

MP3

from All Together Now   All Together Now

CD

MP3

200

US 5
UK 5

video

[Epic 10852]
written by Rod Argent & Chris White
Morning Has Broken12.01/1972

Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Teaser and the Firecat   Teaser and the Firecat

CD

MP3

190

US 6
US AC ✫1
UK 9

video

[A&M 1335]
written by traditional, Eleanor Farjeon & Rick Wakeman
13.08/1972

Black and White by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Seven Separate Fools   Seven Separate Fools

CD

MP3

184

US ✫1
US AC ✫1

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4317]
written by David Arkin & Earl Robinson
14.06/1972

Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress by The Hollies

        

MP3

from Distant Light   Distant Light

CD

MP3

181

US 2
UK 32

video

[Epic 10871]
written by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway
Tumbling Dice15.04/1972

Tumbling Dice by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Exile on Main St.   Exile on Main St.

CD

MP3

180

US 7
UK 5

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #424]
[Rolling Stones 19103]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Metal Guru16.05/1972

Metal Guru by T. Rex

        

MP3

from The Slider   The Slider

CD

MP3

172

UK ✫1

video

[Reprise 1095]
written by Marc Bolan
Telegram Sam17.01/1972

Telegram Sam by T. Rex

        

MP3

from The Slider   The Slider

CD

MP3

167

US 67
UK ✫1

video

[Reprise 1078]
written by Marc Bolan
18.01/1972

Everything I Own by Bread

        

MP3

from Baby I'm-a Want You   Baby I'm-a Want You

CD

MP3

154

US 5
US AC 3
UK 32

video

[Elektra 45765]
written by David Gates
19.07/1972

Garden Party by Ricky Nelson

        

MP3

from Garden Party   Garden Party

CD

MP3

144

US 6
US AC ✫1
US country 44
UK 41

video

as Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band
[Decca 32980]
written by Ricky Nelson (as Rick Nelson)
20.11/1972

Your Mama Don't Dance by Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina

        

MP3

from Loggins & Messina   

CD

MP3

137

US 4
US AC 19

video

[Columbia 45719]
written by Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina
21.11/1972

The Jean Genie by David Bowie

        

MP3

from Aladdin Sane   Aladdin Sane

CD

MP3

135

US 71
UK 2
[RCA 74-0838]
written by David Bowie
Elected22.10/1972

Elected by Alice Cooper

        

MP3

from Billion Dollar Babies   Billion Dollar Babies

CD

MP3

134

US 26
UK 4

video

[Warner 7631]
written by Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway & Neal Smith
Saturday in the Park23.08/1972

Saturday in the Park by Chicago

        

MP3

from Chicago V   Chicago V

CD

MP3

133

US 3
US AC 8

video

[Columbia 45657]
written by Robert Lamm
All the Young Dudes24.08/1972

All the Young Dudes by Mott the Hoople

        

MP3

from All the Young Dudes   All the Young Dudes

CD

MP3

132

US 37
UK 3

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #253]
produced by David Bowie
[Columbia 45673]
written by David Bowie
25.07/1972

Run to Me by Bee Gees

        

MP3

from To Whom It May Concern   To Whom It May Concern

CD

MP3

128

US 16
US AC 6
UK 9

video

[Atco 6896]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
26.07/1972

The Guitar Man by Bread

        

MP3

from Guitar Man   Guitar Man

CD

MP3

127

US 11
US AC ✫1
UK 16

video

[Elektra 45803]
written by David Gates
Do It Again27.11/1972

Do It Again by Steely Dan

        

MP3

from Can't Buy a Thrill   Can't Buy a Thrill

CD

MP3

126

US 6
US AC 34
UK 39

video

[ABC 22448]
written by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker
Donna28.09/1972

Donna by 10cc

        

MP3

from 10cc   10cc

CD

MP3

126

UK 2

video

[UK 49005]
written by Kevin Godley & Lol Creme
29.09/1972

I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) by Gary Glitter

        

MP3

from Glitter   

CD

MP3

123

US 35
UK 4

video

[Bell 45276]
written by Gary Glitter & Mike Leander
30.07/1972

Go All the Way by The Raspberries

        

MP3

from Raspberries   Raspberries

CD

MP3

120

US 5

video

[Capitol 3348]
written by Eric Carmen
31.09/1972

Summer Breeze by Seals & Crofts

        

MP3

from Summer Breeze   Summer Breeze

CD

MP3

119

US 6
US AC 4

video

[Warner 7606]
written by Jim Seals & Dash Crofts
32.01/1972

Until It's Time for You to Go by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Elvis Now   Elvis Now

CD

MP3

117

US 40
US AC 9
US country 68
UK 5

video

charted as Until It's Time for You to Go / We Can Make the Morning in US AC charts
[RCA 619 A]
written by Buffy Sainte-Marie
33.05/1972

Lady Eleanor by Lindisfarne

        

MP3

from Nicely Out of Tune   Nicely Out of Tune

CD

MP3

115

US 82
UK 3

video

[Elektra 45799]
written by Alan Hull
Honky Cat34.08/1972

Honky Cat by Elton John

        

MP3

from Honky Château   Honky Château

CD

MP3

113

US 8
US AC 6
UK 31

video

[Uni 55343]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Ventura Highway35.10/1972

Ventura Highway by America

        

MP3

from Homecoming   

CD

MP3

112

US 8
US AC 3
UK 43

video

[Warner 7641]
written by Dewey Bunnell
36.07/1972

Silver Machine by Hawkwind

        

MP3

from In Search of Space [1996 edition]   In Search of Space [1996 edition]

CD

MP3

107

UK 3

video

[live]
written by Robert Calvert & Dave Brock
37.02/1972

A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done by Sonny and Cher

        

MP3

from All I Ever Need Is You   

CD

MP3

103

US 8
US AC 4

video

[Kapp 2163]
written by Sonny Bono
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard38.04/1972

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard by Paul Simon

        

MP3

from Paul Simon   Paul Simon

CD

MP3

102

US 22
US AC 6
UK 15
[Columbia 45585]
written by Paul Simon
Virginia Plain39.08/1972

Virginia Plain by Roxy Music

        

MP3

from Roxy Music [second edition]   

CD

MP3

98

UK 4written by Bryan Ferry
You Don't Mess Around with Jim40.07/1972

You Don't Mess Around with Jim by Jim Croce

        

MP3

from You Don't Mess Around with Jim   You Don't Mess Around with Jim

CD

MP3

97

US 8
US AC 9

video

[ABC 11328]
written by Jim Croce
41.09/1972

Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues by Danny O'Keefe

        

MP3

from O'Keefe   

CD

MP3

94

US 9
US AC 5
US country 63

video

[Signpost 70006]
written by Danny O'Keefe
42.01/1972

Sweet Seasons by Carole King

        

MP3

from Music   Music

CD

MP3

93

US 9
US AC 2

video

[Ode 66022]
written by Carole King & Toni Stern
43.12/1972

Looking Through the Eyes of Love by The Partridge Family

        

MP3

from The Partridge Family Notebook   The Partridge Family Notebook

CD

MP3

92

US 39
US AC 9
UK 9

video

starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 45301]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Doctor My Eyes44.03/1972

Doctor My Eyes by Jackson Browne

        

MP3

from Saturate Before Using   Saturate Before Using

CD

MP3

92

US 8
US AC 18

video

[Asylum 11004]
written by Jackson Browne
I Need You45.05/1972

I Need You by America

        

MP3

from America   America

CD

MP3

87

US 9
US AC 7

video

[Warner 7580]
written by Gerry Beckley
Isn't Life Strange46.04/1972

Isn't Life Strange by The Moody Blues

        

MP3

from Seventh Sojourn   Seventh Sojourn

CD

MP3

84

US 29
UK 13

video

[Threshold 67009]
written by John Charles Lodge
47.11/1972

Sweet Surrender by Bread

        

MP3

from Guitar Man   Guitar Man

CD

MP3

84

US 15
US AC ✫1
UK 51

video

[Elektra 45818]
written by David Gates
Witchy Woman48.09/1972

Witchy Woman by Eagles

        

MP3

from Eagles   Eagles

CD

MP3

82

US 9

video

[Asylum 11008]
written by Don Henley & Bernie Leadon
Feelin' Stronger Every Day49.07/1972

Feelin' Stronger Every Day by Chicago

        

MP3

from Chicago VI   Chicago VI

CD

MP3

79

US 10

video

written by Peter Cetera & James Pankow
50.05/1972

An American Trilogy by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden   Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden

CD

MP3

78

US 66
US AC 31
UK 8

video

[live]
written by traditional & Mickey Newbury
51.12/1972

Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight by James Taylor

        

MP3

from One Man Dog   One Man Dog

CD

MP3

72

US 14
US AC 3

video

[Warner 7655]
written by James Taylor
52.04/1972

Diary by Bread

        

MP3

from Baby I'm-a Want You   Baby I'm-a Want You

CD

MP3

69

US 15
US AC 3

video

[Elektra 45784]
written by David Gates
Starman53.06/1972

Starman by David Bowie

        

MP3

from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars   The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

CD

MP3

69

US 65
UK 10
[RCA 74-0719]
written by David Bowie
54.11/1972

Living in the Past by Jethro Tull

        

MP3

from Living in the Past   Living in the Past

CD

MP3

69

US 11

video

[R]
[Chrysalis 2006]
written by Ian Anderson
Take It Easy55.06/1972

Take It Easy by Eagles

        

MP3

from Eagles   Eagles

CD

MP3

68

US 12
US AC 12

video

[Asylum 11005]
written by Jackson Browne & Glenn Frey
56.09/1972

Listen to the Music by The Doobie Brothers

        

MP3

from Toulouse Street   Toulouse Street

CD

MP3

68

US 11

video

[Warner 7619]
written by Tom Johnston
57.07/1972

The City of New Orleans by Arlo Guthrie

        

MP3

from Hobo's Lullabye   

CD

MP3

68

US 18
US AC 4

video

[Reprise 1103]
written by Steve Goodman
58.12/1972

Dreidel by Don McLean

        

MP3

from Don McLean   Don McLean

CD

MP3

65

US 21
US AC 7
UK 52

video

[United Artists 51100]
written by Don McLean
10538 Overture59.07/1972

10538 Overture by Electric Light Orchestra

        

MP3

from The Electric Light Orchestra   

CD

MP3

64

UK 9

video

written by Jeff Lynne
Roundabout60.02/1972

Roundabout by Yes

        

MP3

from Fragile   Fragile

CD

MP3

64

US 13

video

[Atlantic 2854]
written by Jon Anderson & Steve Howe
61.03/1972

The Family of Man by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Harmony   Harmony

CD

MP3

64

US 12
US AC 27

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4306]
written by Paul Williams & Jack Conrad
62.11/1972

Pieces of April by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Seven Separate Fools   Seven Separate Fools

CD

MP3

63

US 19
US AC 6

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4331]
written by Dave Loggins
63.11/1972

Sitting by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Catch Bull at Four   Catch Bull at Four

CD

MP3

60

US 16
US AC 17

video

[A&M 1396]
written by Cat Stevens
Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)64.10/1972

Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) by Jim Croce

        

MP3

from You Don't Mess Around with Jim   You Don't Mess Around with Jim

CD

MP3

59

US 17
US AC 11

video

[ABC 11335]
written by Jim Croce
65.11/1972

Been to Canaan by Carole King

        

MP3

from Rhymes and Reasons   

CD

MP3

59

US 24
US AC ✫1

video

[Ode 66031]
written by Carole King
66.04/1972

I Saw the Light by Todd Rundgren

        

MP3

from Something/Anything?   Something/Anything?

CD

MP3

57

US 16

video

[Bearsville 0003]
written by Todd Rundgren
Black Dog67.01/1972

Black Dog by Led Zeppelin

        

MP3

from Led Zeppelin IV   Led Zeppelin IV

CD

MP3

56

US 15

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #294]
[Atlantic 2849]
written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant & John Paul Jones
68.11/1972

I Wanna Be with You by The Raspberries

        

MP3

from Fresh Raspberries   Fresh Raspberries

CD

MP3

55

US 16

video

[Capitol 3473]
written by Eric Carmen
Baby Blue69.03/1972

Baby Blue by Badfinger

        

MP3

from Straight Up   Straight Up

CD

MP3

55

US 14

video

produced by Todd Rundgren
[Apple 1844]
written by Pete Ham
70.01/1972

Crazy Mama by J.J. Cale

        

MP3

from Naturally   Naturally

CD

MP3

52

US 22
US AC 18

video

[Shelter 7314]
written by J.J. Cale
71.10/1972

Lay Down by The Strawbs

        

MP3

from Bursting at the Seams   Bursting at the Seams

CD

MP3

51

UK 12

video

written by Dave Cousins
72.11/1972

You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio by Joni Mitchell

        

MP3

from For the Roses   For the Roses

CD

MP3

51

US 25
US AC 13

video

[Asylum 11010]
written by Joni Mitchell
73.12/1972

Can't Keep It In by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Catch Bull at Four   Catch Bull at Four

CD

MP3

49

UK 13

video

written by Cat Stevens
74.09/1972

Burlesque by Family

        

MP3

from Bandstand   Bandstand

CD

MP3

49

UK 13

video

[United Artists 50951]
written by Charlie Whitney & Roger Chapman
75.03/1972

Taxi by Harry Chapin

        

MP3

from Heads & Tales   Heads & Tales

CD

MP3

48

US 24

video

[Elektra 45770]
written by Harry Chapin
Peaceful Easy Feeling76.12/1972

Peaceful Easy Feeling by Eagles

        

MP3

from Eagles   Eagles

CD

MP3

47

US 22
US AC 20

video

written by Jack Tempchin
Supersonic Rocket Ship77.05/1972

Supersonic Rocket Ship by The Kinks

        

MP3

from Everybody's in Show-Biz   Everybody's in Show-Biz

CD

MP3

46

US 111
UK 16

video

[RCA Victor 0807]
written by Ray Davies
Dialogue78.10/1972

Dialogue by Chicago

        

MP3

from Chicago V   Chicago V

CD

MP3

40

US 24

video

[Columbia 45717]
written by Robert Lamm
79.11/1972

Long Dark Road by The Hollies

        

MP3

from Distant Light   Distant Light

CD

MP3

39

US 26
US AC 31

video

[Epic 10920]
written by Tony Hicks & Kenny Lynch
Happy80.07/1972

Happy by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Exile on Main St.   Exile on Main St.

CD

MP3

38

US 22

video

[Rolling Stones 19104]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
81.09/1972

Rock & Roll Soul by Grand Funk Railroad

        

MP3

from Phoenix   Phoenix

CD

MP3

36

US 29

video

[Capitol 3363]
written by Mark Farner
82.10/1972

America by Simon & Garfunkel

        

MP3

from Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits   Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits

CD

MP3

36

US 97
UK 25

video

[Columbia 45663]
written by Paul Simon
83.05/1972

Someday Never Comes by Creedence Clearwater Revival

        

MP3

from Mardi Gras   Mardi Gras

CD

MP3

36

US 25

video

[Fantasy 676]
written by John Fogerty
84.01/1972

Footstompin' Music by Grand Funk Railroad

        

MP3

from E Pluribus Funk   E Pluribus Funk

CD

MP3

33

US 29

video

[Capitol 3255]
written by Mark Farner
85.03/1972

You Could Have Been a Lady by April Wine

        

MP3

from On Record   

CD

MP3

31

US 32

video

[Big Tree 133]
written by Errol Brown & Tony Wilson
Alive86.11/1972

Alive by Bee Gees

        

MP3

from To Whom It May Concern   To Whom It May Concern

CD

MP3

30

US 34
US AC 20

video

[Atco 6909]
written by Barry Gibb & Maurice Gibb
87.01/1972

Feeling Alright by Joe Cocker

        

MP3

from Mad Dogs and Englishmen   Mad Dogs and Englishmen

CD

MP3

29

US 33

video

[R]
[A&M 1063-2]
written by Dave Mason
Old Man88.04/1972

Old Man by Neil Young

        

MP3

from Harvest   Harvest

CD

MP3

28

US 31[Reprise 1084]
written by Neil Young
89.02/1972

No One to Depend On by Santana

        

MP3

from Santana III   Santana III

CD

MP3

26

US 36

video

[Columbia 45552]
written by Gregg Rolie, Mike Carabello & Coke Escovedo
90.05/1972

Immigration Man by Graham Nash and David Crosby

        

MP3

from Graham Nash David Crosby   Graham Nash David Crosby

CD

MP3

26

US 36

video

[Atlantic 2873]
written by Graham Nash
Jesus Is Just Alright91.12/1972

Jesus Is Just Alright by The Doobie Brothers

        

MP3

from Toulouse Street   Toulouse Street

CD

MP3

25

US 35

video

[Warner 7661]
written by Arthur Reynolds
92.07/1972

Easy Livin' by Uriah Heep

        

MP3

from Demons & Wizards   Demons & Wizards

CD

MP3

25

US 39

video

[Mercury 73307]
written by Ken Hensley
93.03/1972

Legend in Your Own Time by Carly Simon

        

MP3

from Anticipation   Anticipation

CD

MP3

23

US 50
US AC 11

video

[Elektra 45774]
written by Carly Simon
94.08/1972

From the Beginning by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

        

MP3

from Trilogy   Trilogy

CD

MP3

23

US 39

video

written by Greg Lake
95.05/1972

After Midnight by J.J. Cale

        

MP3

from Naturally   Naturally

CD

MP3

22

US 42
US AC 26

video

[Shelter 7321]
written by J.J. Cale
96.06/1972

Tragedy by Argent

        

MP3

from All Together Now   All Together Now

CD

MP3

21

US 106
UK 34

video

[Epic 10919]
written by Russ Ballard
Never Before97.04/1972

Never Before by Deep Purple

        

MP3

from Machine Head   Machine Head

CD

MP3

19

UK 35

video

[Warner 7572]
written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord & Ian Paice
98.11/1972

Lies by J.J. Cale

        

MP3

from Really   Really

CD

MP3

19

US 42
US AC 33

video

[Shelter 7326]
written by J.J. Cale
99.09/1972

Let It Rain by Eric Clapton

        

MP3

from Eric Clapton   Eric Clapton

CD

MP3

18

US 48

video

[Polydor 15049]
written by Bonnie Bramlett & Eric Clapton
Tiny Dancer100.03/1972

Tiny Dancer by Elton John

        

MP3

from Madman Across the Water   Madman Across the Water

CD

MP3

18

US 41
US AC 35
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #387]
[Uni 55318]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin

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