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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Melanie - Brand New Key 3
Don McLean - American Pie 4
Al Green - Let's Stay Together 1
Nilsson - Without You 4
Neil Young - Heart of Gold 1
America - A Horse With No Name 3
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 6
Chi-Lites - Oh Girl 1
Staple Singers - I'll Take You There 1
Sammy Davis Jr. - The Candy Man 3
Neil Diamond - Song Sung Blue 1
Bill Withers - Lean on Me 3
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally) 6 (4)
Looking Glass - Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) 1
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally) 6 (2)
Three Dog Night - Black and White 1
Mac Davis - Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me 3
Michael Jackson - Ben 1
Chuck Berry - My Ding-A-Ling 2
Johnny Nash - I Can See Clearly Now 4
Temptations - Papa Was a Rollin' Stone 1
Helen Reddy - I Am Woman 1
Billy Paul - Me and Mrs Jones 3
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.