THE TOP 100 CLASSIC ROCK SONGS OF 1972

THE TOP 100 CLASSIC ROCK SONGS OF 1972

THE TOP 100 OF 1972

  1  AMERICAN PIE - Don McLean (United Artists)
  2  THE FIRST TIME EVER I SAW YOUR FACE - Roberta Flack (Atlantic)
  3  ALONE AGAIN (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan (MAM)
  4  BRAND NEW KEY - Melanie (Neighborhood)
  5  WITHOUT YOU - Nilsson (RCA Victor)
  6  LET'S STAY TOGETHER - Al Green (Hi)
  7  I GOTCHA - Joe Tex (Dial)
  8  BRANDY (You're A Fine Girl) - The Looking Glass (Epic)
  9  ME AND MRS. JONES - Billy Paul (Philadelphia Int'l)
10  I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW - Johnny Nash (Epic)
11  I AM WOMAN - Helen Reddy (Capitol)
12  A HORSE WITH NO NAME - America (Warner Bros.)
13  (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT - Luther Ingram (KoKo)
14  HEART OF GOLD - Neil Young (Reprise)
15  THE CANDY MAN - Sammy Davis Jr. (MGM)
16  BABY DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME - Mac Davis (Columbia)
17  DADDY DON'T YOU WALK SO FAST - Wayne Newton (Chelsea)
18  LEAN ON ME - Bill Withers (Sussex)
19  I'LL TAKE YOU THERE - The Staple Singers (Stax)
20  OH GIRL - The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)
21  ROCKIN' ROBIN - Michael Jackson (Motown)
22  THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT - Robert John (Atlantic)
23  LONG COOL WOMAN (In A Black Dress) - The Hollies (Epic)
24  CLAIR - Gilbert O'Sullivan (MAM)
25  NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN - The Moody Blues (Deram)
26  MY DING-A-LING - Chuck Berry (Chess)
27  TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW - The Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose (United Artists)
28  SCORPIO - Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)
29  BURNING LOVE - Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
30  PRECIOUS AND FEW - Climax (Caurosel / Rocky Road)
31  NICE TO BE WITH YOU - Gallery (Sussex)
32  SONG SUNG BLUE - Neil Diamond (Uni)
33  YOU OUGHT TO BE WITH ME - Al Green (Hi)
34  EVERYBODY PLAYS THE FOOL - The Main Ingredient (RCA Victor)
35  ROCKIN' PNEUMONIA-BOOGIE WOOGIE FLU - Johnny Rivers (United Artists)
36  BACK STABBERS - The O'Jays (Philadelphia Int'l)
37  IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - Albert Hammond (Mums)
38  PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE - The Temptations (Gordy)
39  OUTA-SPACE - Billy Preston (A&M)
40  DOWN BY THE LAZY RIVER - The Osmonds (MGM)
41  SUNSHINE - Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)
42  BEN - Michael Jackson (Motown)
43  I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU - Al Green (Hi)
44  BETCHA BY GOLLY, WOW - The Stylistics (Avco)
45  HURTING EACH OTHER - Carpenters (A&M)
46  LOOK WHAT YOU DONE FOR ME - Al Green (Hi)
47  I'D LOVE YOU TO WANT ME - Lobo (Big Tree)
48  I'LL BE AROUND - The Spinners (Atlantic)
49  GARDEN PARTY - Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band (Decca)
50  FUNNY FACE - Donna Fargo (Dot)
51  IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (Philadelphia Int'l)
52  MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION - Paul Simon (Columbia)
53  BLACK AND WHITE - Three Dog Night (Dunhill)
54  GO ALL THE WAY - The Raspberries (Capitol)
55  FREDDIE'S DEAD (Theme From "Superfly") - Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)
56  DAY AFTER DAY - Badfinger (Apple)
57  PUPPY LOVE - Donny Osmond (MGM)
58  IN THE RAIN - The Dramatics (Volt)
59  (Last Night) I DIDN'T GET TO SLEEP AT ALL - The 5th Dimension (Bell)
60  YOU ARE EVERYTHING - The Stylistics (Avco)
61  EVERYTHING I OWN - Bread (Elektra)
62  TROGLODYTE (Cave Man) - The Jimmy Castor Bunch (RCA Victor)
63  CLEAN UP WOMAN - Betty Wright (Alston)
64  HOW DO YOU DO? - Mouth & Macneal (Philips)
65  SYLVIA'S MOTHER - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show (Columbia)
66  A COWBOY'S WORK IS NEVER DONE - Sonny & Cher (Kapp)
67  DAY DREAMING - Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)
68  SCHOOL'S OUT - Alice Cooper (Warner Bros.)
69  NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN - Three Dog Night (Dunhill)
70  WHERE IS THE LOVE - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)
71  JUNGLE FEVER - The Chakachas (Polydor)
72  SATURDAY IN THE PARK - Chicago (Columbia)
73  HOLD YOUR HEAD UP - Argent (Epic)
74  SUMMER BREEZE - Seals & Crofts (Warner Bros.)
75  YOU DON'T MESS AROUND WITH JIM - Jim Croce (ABC)
76  THE WAY OF LOVE - Cher (Kapp)
77  USE ME - Bill Withers (Sussex)
78  SLIPPIN' INTO DARKNESS - War (United Artists)
79  ROCK AND ROLL (pt. 2) - Gary Glitter (Bell)
80  POPCORN - Hot Butter (Musicor)
81  SUGAR DADDY - The Jackson 5 (Motown)
82  IF I COULD REACH YOU - The 5th Dimension (Bell)
83  ROCKET MAN - Elton John (Uni)
84  THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. - Donna Fargo (Dot)
85  MORNING HAS BROKEN - Cat Stevens (A&M)
86  JOY - Apollo 100 (Mega)
87  DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE - Joe Simon (Spring)
88  HOT ROD LINCOLN - Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen (Paramount)
89  SOMETHING'S WRONG WITH ME - Austin Roberts (Chelsea)
90  ANTICIPATION - Carly Simon (Elektra)
91  VENTURA HIGHWAY - America (Warner Bros.)
92  KEEPER OF THE CASTLE - The Four Tops (Dunhill)
93  TUMBLING DICE - The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)
94  GOODBYE TO LOVE - Carpenters (A&M)
95  COCONUT - Nilsson (RCA Victor)
96  BANG A GONG (Get It On) - T. Rex (Reprise)
97  WITCHY WOMAN - The Eagles (Asylum)
98  GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S GOT THE BLUES - Danny O'Keefe (Signpost)
99  WALKIN' IN THE RAIN WITH THE ONE I LOVE - Love Unlimited (Uni)
100  HEY GIRL - Donny Osmond (MGM)