Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1972. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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December 19 1971 – January 8 1972 Melanie - Brand New Key 3
January 9 – February 5 1972 Don McLean - American Pie 4
February 6 – 12 1972 Al Green - Let's Stay Together 1
February 13 – March 11 1972 Nilsson - Without You 4
March 12 – 18 1972 Neil Young - Heart Of Gold 1
March 19 – April 8 1972 America - A Horse With No Name 3
April 9 – May 20 1972 Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 6
May 21 – 27 1972 Chi-Lites - Oh Girl 1
May 28 – June 3 1972 Staple Singers - I'll Take You There 1
June 4 – 24 1972 Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man 3
June 25 – July 1 1972 Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue 1
July 2 – 22 1972 Bill Withers - Lean On Me 3
July 23 – August 19 1972 Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally) 6 (4)
August 20 – 26 1972 Looking Glass - Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) 1
August 27 – September 9 1972 Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally) 6 (2)
September 10 – 16 1972 Three Dog Night - Black and White 1
September 17 – October 7 1972 Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me 3
October 8 – 14 1972 Michael Jackson - Ben 1
October 15 – 28 1972 Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling 2
October 29 – November 25 1972 Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now 4
November 26 – December 2 1972 Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone 1
December 3 – 9 1972 Helen Reddy - I Am Woman 1
December 10 – 30 1972 Billy Paul - Me And Mrs Jones 3
December 31 1972 – January 20 1973 Carly Simon - You're So Vain 3
Source: Billboard Magazine

23 different songs hit number one in the US during 1972.

Top 5 Songs of 1972

Number One Song of 1972: Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  1. Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  2. Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
  3. Don McLean - American Pie
  4. Nilsson - Without You
  5. Sammy Davis Jr. - Candy Man
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1972.