List of Adult Contemporary top 10 singles in 1972 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1972.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1972
Top ten

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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

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Singles from 1971
June 19 "Don't Say You Don't Remember"[A] Beverly Bremes 5 February 19 6
November 27 "Cherish" David Cassidy 1 January 8 9
December 4 "An Old Fashioned Love Song" Three Dog Night 1 January 1 7
December 18 "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" The Hillside Singers 5 January 15 6
"An American Trilogy" Mickey Newbury 9 January 1 4
December 25 "Brand New Key" Melanie Safka 5 January 1 3
Singles from 1972
January 1 "American Pie" Don McLean 1 January 15 7
"Anticipation" Carly Simon 3 January 22 9
January 8 "It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love)" The Partridge Family 2 January 22 5
January 15 "Without You" Harry Nilsson 1 February 19 11
"The Harder I Try (The Bluer I Get)" Free Movement 6 January 22 3
"Sunshine" Jonathan Edwards 7 January 22 4
January 22 "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" Apollo 100 2 January 29 5
"Together Let's Find Love" The 5th Dimension 8 January 22 3
January 29 "Hurting Each Other" The Carpenters 1 February 5 6
"Day After Day" Badfinger 10 January 29 1
February 5 "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" Charley Pride 7 February 5 2
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" Robert John 6 February 12 4
February 12 "The Way of Love" Cher 2 February 26 9
"Precious and Few" Climax 6 March 4 6
February 19 "Everything I Own" Bread 3 March 18 7
"Sweet Seasons" Carole King 2 March 11 6
February 26 "Rock and Roll Lullaby" B.J. Thomas 1 March 25 8
March 4 "Every Day of My Life" Bobby Vinton 2 March 25 8
"Until It's Time for You to Go/We Can Make the Morning" Elvis Presley 9 March 11 2
March 11 "Mother and Child Reunion" Paul Simon 4 March 25 5
"We've Got to Get It On Again" The Addrisi Brothers 10 March 11 1
March 18 "Love Me, Love Me Love" Frank Mills 8 March 18 1
"A Horse with No Name" America 3 March 25 7
March 25 "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" Sonny & Cher 4 April 8 5
"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Roberta Flack 1 April 1 10
April 1 "Heart of Gold" Neil Young 8 April 8 3
"Suavecito" Malo 8 May 13 7
April 8 "Vincent" Don McLean 2 April 22 8
April 15 "The Candy Man" Sammy Davis Jr. 1 May 20 12
"Morning Has Broken" Cat Stevens 1 May 13 8
April 22 "(Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All" The 5th Dimension 2 May 13 10
"Betcha By Golly, Wow" The Stylistics 7 May 13 4
April 29 "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" Paul Simon 6 April 29 6
"Speak Softly, Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)"[B] Andy Williams 7 April 29 4
May 6 "Nice to Be with You" Gallery 5 June 10 7
May 13 "It's Going to Take Some Time" The Carpenters 2 June 3 7
May 20 "Song Sung Blue" Neil Diamond 1 June 3 10
"Diary" Bread 3 June 10 6
June 3 "Living in a House Divided" Cher 2 July 1 6
June 10 "How Can I Be Sure" David Cassidy 3 July 1 5
"Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" Wayne Newton 4 July 22 8
June 17 "Amazing Grace" Royal Scots Dragoon Guards 9 June 24 3
June 24 "Lean on Me" Bill Withers 4 July 29 7
July 1 "Where Is the Love" Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway 1 July 22 6
"Sealed with a Kiss" Bobby Vinton 2 August 5 7
July 8 "Alone Again (Naturally)" Gilbert O'Sullivan 1 July 29 10
"I Need You" America 7 July 15 2
"The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." Donna Fargo 7 August 5 7
July 15 "Too Late to Turn Back Now" Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose 6 July 22 3
"Gone" Joey Heatherton 5 August 19 6
July 22 "Day by Day" Godspell 8 August 5 4
July 29 "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" Looking Glass 7 August 26 5
August 5 "When You Say Love" Sonny & Cher 2 August 12 4
"Popcorn" Hot Butter 4 August 19 9
August 12 "Goodbye to Love" The Carpenters 2 September 9 6
"Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" Mac Davis 1 September 16 10
August 19 "The Guitar Man" Bread 1 September 9 6
"Beautiful Sunday" Daniel Boone 6 September 23 6
August 26 "Play Me" Neil Diamond 3 September 23 6
"You Don't Mess Around with Jim" Jim Croce 9 September 2 3
September 2 "Run to Me" Bee Gees 6 September 2 4
"The City of New Orleans" Arlo Guthrie 4 October 7 7
September 16 "Garden Party" Ricky Nelson 1 October 14 8
"Black & White" Three Dog Night 1 October 7 7
September 23 "If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry" Jerry Wallace 9 September 30 3
September 30 "Honky Cat" Elton John 6 September 30 2
"Ben" Michael Jackson 3 October 21 6
"If I Could Reach You" The 5th Dimension 1 October 28 9
October 7 "Saturday in the Park" Chicago 8 October 7 1
"We Can Make It Together" The Osmonds 7 November 11 6
October 14 "Can't You Hear the Song?" Wayne Newton 4 October 28 5
"I Can See Clearly Now" Johnny Cash 1 November 4 8
"Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" Danny O'Keefe 5 November 4 6
October 21 "I'd Love You to Want Me" Lobo 1 December 2 9
October 28 "It's a Matter of Time/Burning Love" Elvis Presley 9 November 4 3
November 4 "I Am Woman" Helen Reddy 2 December 2 7
November 11 "It Never Rains in Southern California" Albert Hammond 2 December 16 9
"Wedding Song (There Is Love)" Petula Clark 9 November 25 4
November 18 "Summer Breeze" Seals & Crofts 4 December 9 5
"Clair" Gilbert O'Sullivan 1 December 9 9
"Funny Face" Donna Fargo 5 December 16 8
November 25 "What Am I Crying For?" Classics IV 7 December 9 5
December 2 "Ventura Highway" America 3 December 23 5
December 9 "Sweet Surrender" Bread 1 December 30 7
"Walk on Water" Neil Diamond 2 December 30 6

1971 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1972 which peaked in 1971
Top ten

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November 13 "All I Ever Need Is You" Sonny & Cher 1 November 27 10
November 20 "Stones" Neil Diamond 2 December 4 7
November 27 "Friends with You" John Denver 4 December 25 7

1973 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1972 which peaked in 1973
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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

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December 23 "Separate Ways" Elvis Presley 3 January 20 7
"Been to Canaan" Carole King 1 January 13 5
"Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?" Hurricane Smith 2 January 20 7
December 30 "You're So Vain" Carly Simon 1 January 20 8

Notes[edit]

A The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending February 12, 1972.

B The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending June 3, 1972.

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