A month in a life – Aug 1972

All tracks released in August 1972 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Saturday in the park Chicago
2 Summer sun Jamestown Massacre
3 Getting together Silverbird
4 It's alright I don't mind Falk & Bod Robey
5 Down by the river Albert Hammond
6 Didn't I tell you Colin Hare
7 Living in harmony Cliff Richard *
8 Delta Dawn Tanya Tucker
9 Someone to give my love to Johnny Paycheck
10 Ain't it all worth living for Tompall & Glaser brothers
11 Can I find a way M. J. Parker
12 Carrie Clifford T. Ward
13 Come on over to my place (RR – 1965) Drifters *
14 Walk in the night (07/72) Jr. Walker & All stars *
15 Inner city blues Grover Washington, Jr.
16 Hang on to yourself Arnold Corns (David Bowie)
17 You don't mess around with Jim Jim Croce
18 Massai Part 1 Goom
19 Standing in the road (06/72) Blackfoot Sue *
20 School's out Alice Cooper # 1
21 Natural man Marcus Hook Roll Band
22 You wear it well Rod Stewart *
23 All the young dudes (07/72) Mott The Hoople *
24 Waste of time Alun Davies
25 Old fashioned girl John Keen
26 Living in America Patches [Leo Sayer]
27 Changing times Roman Stewart & Dave
28 Popcorn Popcorn makers
29 Concrete sea Terry Jacks
30 Just a little too much Olivia Newton-John
31 Sugar me (07/72) Lynsey De Paul *
32 Oh, Julie (Oh, Oh, July) Kindness
33 Love me love my dog Driftwood
34 Annabelle Daniel Boone
35 Miss Belinda Boulevard
36 Midnight flight Angelo and Eighteen
37 Where is the love (07/72) Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway *
38 Rock steady Aretha Franklin
39 Sittin' on a time bomb Honey Cone
40 Ain't no sunshine (07/72) Michael Jackson *
41 Soul sister Allen Toussaint
42 Somebody's on your case Ann Peebles
43 Walk with me, talk with me, darling (07/72) Four Tops *
44 Love love love (07/72) Bobby Hebb *
45 Stop her on sight (SOS) Winfield Parker
46 The same old thing Olympics
47 He was me (He was you) Scott English
48 Say a prayer Brotherhood of man
49 That's what friends are for B.J. Thomas
50 Conquistador Procol Harum *
51 Virginia Plain Roxy Music *
52 Free ride Edgar Winter Group
53 No easy road Wishbone Ash
54 Journey (07/72) Duncan Browne *
55 Bad side of the moon April Wine
56 Get up and dance Doors
57 Rock me on the water Jackson Browne
58 Puppy love Donny Osmond # 1
59 Godfather theme (Speak softly love) (07/72) Andy Williams *
60 Play me Neil Diamond
61 Can't find my way home Ellen McIlwaine
62 I need you America
63 My love song Tony Christie
64 Wedding song (There is love) Southern Comfort
65 Hey, my love Mark Radice
66 Pick up the pieces Wooden Horse
67 Brown eyed girl El Chicano
68 Easy times Formula Two
69 Joshua Dolly Parton
70 Bye bye love Jimmy Stevens
71 Layla (07/72) Derek & the Dominos *
72 Go all the way Raspberries
73 People come, people go Axe
74 Make hay while the sun shines Squeek
75 Bed and board Barbara Mason
76 Lean on me (06/72) Bill Withers *
77 I'm still in love with you (07/72) Al Green *
78 I thank you Donny Hathaway & June Conquest
79 The runway Grass Roots
80 Too busy thinking about my baby (03/72) Mardi Grass *
81 Popsicles and icicles Angelettes
82 When you say love Sonny & Cher
83 Big six (07/72) Judge Dread *
84 Lonely for your love Uniques
85 Heyken's serenade (Standchen) Royal Scots Dragoon Guards *

A month in a life – July 1972

All tracks released in July 1972 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 When I need you most of all David Buskin
2 Bring me back Tony Kelly
3 Why do you pretend David & Goliath
4 Come on home Gerry Morris
5 Robbie's song Anne Murray
6 It's four in the morning (06/72) Faron Young *
7 Made in Japan Steve Montgomery
8 Grin and bare it Barbara Windsor
9 Taos New Mexico R. Dean Taylor
10 King and Queen Temple Row
11 Give to you, girl Norman Haines
12 Julie my woman Ratchell
13 Too late to turn back now Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
14 Brandy (you're a fine girl) Looking Glass
15 My guy (RR – 1964) Mary Wells *
16 Watch me Labi Siffre *
17 Automatically sunshine (06/72) Supremes *
18 I'm satisfied with you Furys
19 Rita Arthur Conley
20 Lady Willow Mick Softly
21 Belinda Mike D'Abo
22 Always Barlaston Down
23 Cast the first stone Tom Fogerty
24 Friends (where are your friends) Asgard
25 Morning dew Nazareth
26 Silver machine (06/72) Hawkwind *
27 The harder they come Jimmy Cliff
28 Blue morning C.O.B.
29 Rolling Stone Suzi Quatro
30 Travellin' lady Rainbow Family
31 The coldest days of my life Chi-Lites
32 Sail away Randy Newman
33 You're losing me Allan Clarke
34 In the morning Valerie Savage
35 Dream on Dennis Lambert
36 Run to me Bee Gees *
37 Tame the lion Emitt Rhodes
38 Oh Lord Erasmus Chorum
39 So long Dixie Blood, sweat & tears
40 I'm coming home Stories
41 Soul line Don Gregory & Soul trainers
42 Get on the good foot (Part 1) James Brown
43 Music is the message (Part 1) Kool & The gang
44 I wanna make up (before we break up) Major Lance
45 Macarthur Park (RR – 1968) Richard Harris *
46 Speak softly love Al Martino
47 An American trilogy (03/72) Mickey Newbury *
48 Puppy love (06/72) Donny Osmond # 1
49 Candy man Sammy Davis Jr.
50 Should I (have loved you) Peter Noone
51 Masquerade Edward Bear
52 Let's dance Cats
53 Down on me Janis Joplin
54 Hey Man Jericho
55 School's out (06/72) Alice Cooper *
56 10538 Overture (06/72) Electric Light Orchestra *
57 Easy livin' Uriah Heep
58 Take me bak 'ome (05/72) Slade # 1
59 She's just a friend of mine Hobnail
60 Today's a tomorrow (you worried 'bout yesterday) Giorgio Moroder
61 Hold her tight Osmonds
62 The locomotion (RR – 1962) Little Eva *
63 Samson and Delilah (06/12) Middle of the road *
64 Even if I could change Lulu
65 I'm going home Edward Jenkins
66 Breakthrough Art Gentry
67 In the ghetto Candi Staton
68 Woman's got to have it Bobby Womack
69 Need your love Notations
70 I need to be loved Fontella Bass
71 When you've gotta go Solomon King
72 The big hurt Vikki Carr
73 Breaking up is hard to do (EP) (06/72) Partridge Family *
74 Give a boy a break Gallagher & Lyle
75 Doggie Candlewick Green
76 Mayday Design [UK]
77 If you can't be my woman Boones Farm
78 Nobody but you Loggins & Messina
79 Men of learning Vigrass & Osborne
80 Seaside shuffle Terry Dactyl & The Dinosaurs *
81 Do you really have a heart Kathy Kirby
82 Poor soul Heritage
83 I get the sweetest feeling Jackie Wilson *
84 Trouble over the weekend Betty Everett
85 Working on a building of love (06/72) Chairmen Of The Board *
86 Popcorn Hot Butter *
87 Midnight rider Joe Cocker & Chris Stainton Band
88 Spreadin' honey Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band

A month in a life – June 1972

All tracks released in June 1972 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Good time American Spring
2 Someday never comes Creedence Clearwater Revival
3 Who has the answers Andy Kim
4 Jesahel Congregation
5 Hobo Beggars Opera
6 From my head to my toe Barry Ryan
7 Ooh-wakka-doo-wakka-day Gilbert O'Sullivan *
8 Circles New Seekers *
9 In the quiet morning (For Janis Joplin) Joan Baez
10 Pictures Ray Brooks
11 A piece of paper Gladstone
12 Most people I know think that I'm crazy Aztecs
13 157 Riverside Avenue R.E.O. Speedwagon
14 After the storm Andromeda
15 Tragedy Argent *
16 Questions Bang
17 Take me bak 'ome (05/72) Slade *
18 Nut rocker (RR – 1962) B. Bumble & Stingers *
19 Everything's funny Troggs
20 Eeny meeny miny mo (Three's a crowd) 8th Day
21 Reggae on Broadway Bob Marley
22 See what you get out of me Black Rod
23 Feel the need in me Damon Shawn
24 You brought the joy Freda Payne
25 Love machine Politicians
26 It's going to take some time Carpenters
27 Vincent Don McLean # 1
28 Sealed with a kiss Bobby Vinton
29 You're a song (that I can't sing) Frankie Valli & Four Seasons
30 Take it easy Eagles
31 Ridin' high Everly brothers
32 Old man Neil Young
33 Sylvia's mother (04/72) Dr. Hook & Medicine show *
34 Morning glory Mary Travers
35 Mister can't you see Buffy Sainte-Marie
36 Vanilla Olay Jackie DeShannon
37 Hail the man Ken Lazarus
38 Wrapped up in your love Joe Perkins
39 Betcha by golly wow (04/72) Stylistics *
40 I can see clearly now Johnny Nash *
41 I got a thing about you baby Billy Lee Riley
42 I'll take you there (05/72) Staple singers *
43 I've been lonely for so long (04/72) Frederick Knight *
44 Just as long as you need me Independents
45 I've never found a girl (to love me like you do) Clem Curtis
46 Thank you, honey chile Oscar Toney Jr.
47 Superstar Undisputed Truth
48 Black water gold (pearl) African Music Machine
49 We're on our way Chris Hodge
50 Glory bound Grass roots
51 Metal guru T. Rex # 1
52 Rock and roll (part 1) (03/72) Gary Glitter *
53 Living in a house divided Cher
54 One way ticket Curtiss Maldoon
55 Coconut (05/72) Nilsson *
56 Beautiful Gordon Lightfoot
57 Southbound Train David Crosby & Graham Nash
58 An American trilogy Elvis Presley *
59 Yesterday when I was young Dusty Springfield
60 Simple Man Paul Williams
61 Stand by the door Audience
62 Whisper in the night Graham Bonnet
63 Magnificent sanctuary band David Clayton-Thomas
64 Dallas Steely Dan
65 On fire for you baby Mick Grabham
66 Starman (04/72) David Bowie *
67 Just walk in my shoes (RR – 1966) Gladys Knight & The Pips *
68 Everything I need Jo Ann Love
69 Love a little longer Flirtations
70 Where there's a will Jimmy Thomas
71 I can feel it Chase
72 Great white lady John Kongos
73 Join together Who *
74 I really want it Pluto
75 Sir Percy (Wimbledon Theme) Tony King Orchestra
76 Summertime, Summertime Hobbyhorse & Mary Hopkin
77 Little Willy Sweet *
78 David McKenzie Philip John Filby
79 Summer feeling Paul Gabriel
80 Vaya con Dios Dawn ft Tony Orlando
81 Give me one more chance Donald Peers *
82 In time Engelbert Humperdinck
83 Puppy Love Donny Osmond *
84 Sailing Sutherland Brothers Band
85 Walkin' in the rain with the one I love Love Unlimited *
86 Mad about you Bruce Ruffin *
87 Scotch on the rocks Force Ten

A month in a life – May 1972

All tracks released in May 1972 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Don't let him touch you (02/72) Angelettes *
2 I tried Billie Davis
3 Will the real man please stand up Billy Fury
4 Fire, water, earth and air Julie Felix
5 (Last night) I didn't get to sleep at all 5th Dimension
6 Doobedood'ndoobe, Doobedood'ndoobe (04/72) Diana Ross *
7 Ask me what you want Millie Jackson
8 Stepchild Veniece
9 Inner city blues Marvin Gaye
10 Our love goes on and on Impressions
11 Without the one you love Supremes & Four Tops
12 Not start all over again Counts
13 The feeling's right Polly Brown
14 Vincent Don McLean *
15 The first time ever I saw your face (04/72) Roberta Flack *
16 My impersonal life Blue Rose
17 Lady Eleanor (Re-issue – 1971) Lindisfarne *
18 Ships with sails Doors
19 I hardly know her name Wackers
20 One more mile to freedom John Carter
21 Family of man (EP) Three dog night
22 Get up, get out, and move on Fludd
23 Metal guru T. Rex # 1
24 You could have been a lady April Wine
25 She's got a way Billy Joel
26 Peace in the end Keith Cross & Peter Ross
27 Rainshower Pagliaro
28 Good side of tomorrow Dave Loggins
29 Song sung blue Neil Diamond *
30 Happy the man Genesis
31 How can we be lost Spreadeagle
32 Latchkey child Lost dog
33 Slark Stackridge
34 Cadillac cowboys Spirit
35 Supersonic rocket ship Kinks *
36 Sit yourself down Genya Ravan
37 Keep on keeping on Curtis Mayfield
38 Look what you done for me (04/72) Al Green *
39 Victim of a foolish heart Bettye Swann
40 My honey and me Emotions
41 Young girl David Alexandre Winter
42 Baby I feel so fine Gilbert Montagné
43 I want to save you Rescue Co. No. 1
44 I like it that way Tremeloes
45 Isn't life strange (04/72) Moody Blues *
46 Stand by me Atomic Rooster
47 Little bit of love Free *
48 Small beginnings Flash
49 Rockin' Robin Michael Jackson *
50 Take care of me Les Humphries Singers
51 Cool Jerk Coasters
52 Loving her was easier Kris Kristofferson
53 You chose a fine time Andy Williams
54 I am woman Helen Reddy
55 Madeleine Jonathan Kelly
56 We're free Beverly Bremers
57 Unchained melody Blue Haze
58 Mendelssohn 4th Apollo 100
59 Lay down your weary tune Coulson, Dean, McGuinness & Flint
60 Ballad of Mae West Roger Greenaway
61 Love me love me love Frank Mills
62 Colour all the world Michael Gately
63 Not the way she looks Autumn
64 Sister Jane New World *
65 Peace will come Tom Paxton
66 One life Ronnie Hilton
67 Sarah's coming home Matt Monro
68 Can't you hear the song Butterscotch
69 In the darkness Harvey Andrews
70 Song for every season Peter Franc
71 Mary had a little lamb Wings *
72 What's your name (04/72) Chicory Tip *
73 California man (04/72) Move *
74 Chantilly lace (04/72) Jerry Lee Lewis *
75 Hot 'n' nasty Humble Pie
76 You need a mess of help to stand alone Beach Boys
77 Timothy Jones Rod Thomas
78 Oh my surprise Batdorf & Rodney
79 Motorcycle mama Sailcat
80 Nobody's fool Cold Turkey
81 Troglodyte (cave man) Jimmy Castor Bunch
82 Jungle fever (01/72) Chakachas *
83 I love every little thing about you Brian Hyland
84 Oh girl Chi-lites *
85 Third finger left hand Pearls *
86 Wacky, wacky, wacky Blue Mink
87 Amazing Grace Royal Scots Dragoon Guards # 1

A month in a life – April 1972

All tracks released in April 1972 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Never my love Gloria Lynne
2 In the rain Dramatics
3 Girl (you look so fine) Bloodstone
4 Take a look around (03/72) Temptations *
5 Carry on Jean Knight
6 Everybody needs somebody King Floyd
7 Runnin' away (03/72) Sly & Family stone *
8 The Watts breakaway Johnny Otis show
9 In orbit Joy Lovejoy
10 Taxi Harry Chapin
11 Could it be forever (03/72) David Cassidy *
12 I dreamed a dream Roger Whittaker
13 If Jack Jones
14 Until it's time for you to go (03/72) Elvis Presley *
15 Rocket man Elton John *
16 Don't want to say goodbye Raspberries
17 Green tree Quiver
18 Windfall Offspring
19 Only to do what is true Medicine Head
20 If you can smile Gothic Horizon
21 Hallelujah roller Frogg
22 Back off Boogaloo (03/72) Ringo Starr *
23 Debora (RR – 1968) (EP Magni flys) Tyrannosaurus Rex *
24 Open up (03/72) Mungo Jerry *
25 Where do I begin Little Anthony & Imperials
26 It's all up to you Dells
27 Suavecito Malo
28 No one to depend on Santana
29 Me and Julio down by the schoolyard Paul Simon *
30 Vahevala Loggins & Messina
31 Here it comes Strawbs
32 Never before (03/72) Deep purple *
33 Born to wander Rare earth
34 Jay time Hard Stuff
35 Mighty mighty roly poly Mal
36 Beautiful Sunday (02/72) Daniel Boone *
37 Inkpot Shocking Blue
38 Get on the line Steel mill
39 Radancer (03/72) Marmalade *
40 Cheer Potliquor
41 Willpower weak, temptation strong Silver Bullit
42 Spy trap Quator
43 Saturdaynight at the movies (RR – 1964) Drifters *
44 Better to have loved Lena Andersson
45 Come what may (03/72) Vicky Leandros *
46 I've never been a woman before Shirley Bassey
47 Every day of my life Bobby Vinton
48 Every word you say Peter Sarstedt
49 Amsterdam Al Stewart
50 You in your small corner If
51 Oh babe, what would you say (03/72) Hurricane Smith *
52 Without you (01/72) Nilsson # 1
53 A whiter shade of pale (RR – 1967) Procol Harum *
54 Ave Maria Ekseption
55 Don't go down to Reno Tony Christie
56 All alone now Crazy Horse
57 Thank you babe Carol Hall
58 One good woman Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
59 The day I found myself Honey cone
60 We'll sing in the sunshine Carol Woods
61 That's what I want to be (03/72) Neil Reid *
62 It's different now Clodagh Rodgers
63 Lay me down Guy Fletcher
64 The young new Mexican puppeteer (03/72) Tom Jones *
65 Dangerous Dave Spirogyra
66 You move me Hello
67 Pretty Belinda the Clan [Junior Campbell]
68 Tumbling dice Rolling Stones *
69 Leeds United Leeds United Football Team *
70 A thing called love (03/72) Johnny Cash & Evangel Temple Choir *
71 Me and Jesus Tom T. Hall
72 Hot Rod Lincoln Commander Cody & his lost planet airmen
73 The lion sleeps tonight (03/72) Dave Newman *
74 We'll be with you (03/72) Potters *
75 Don't rock me, baby (If you're fine and fair) Ian Stuart Lane & Davelto Swingers
76 Everything I own (03/72) Bread *
77 Don't twist my mind Lorri Zimmerman
78 A cowboy's work is never done Sonny & Cher
79 Summer of our love Tonton
80 Baby by the way Fortunes
81 To make a world Intrigues
82 Fence around you heart New Monitors
83 Oh, my darling Jackie Lee
84 Wade in the water (RR – 1966) Ramsey Lewis *
85 A little piece of leather (1972 version) Donnie Elbert *
86 Guava Jelly Bob Marley & Wailers
87 Stir it up (02/72) Johnny Nash *
88 Me and Julio down by the schoolyard Susan Shifrin
89 Amazing Grace (03/72) Royal Scots Dragoon Guards # 1

A month in a life – March 1972

All tracks released in March 1972 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 John Lee Fairport convention
2 The wizard Uriah heep
3 White lies Grin
4 Sarah's concern Curved air
5 Night of the fly Monsoon
6 Hold your head up (10/71) Argent *
7 (What happens) in the darkness Griffin
8 Run run run (02/72) Jo Jo Gunne *
9 Iron horse (01/71) Christie *
10 Marmaduke Marvin, Welch & Farrar
11 Stoney glory Tractor
12 Lonesome Mary Chilliwack
13 Here before the sun Lori Balmer
14 Suzanne, Suzanne Pop tops
15 Jesus Cliff Richard *
16 Dear Mary David Elliott
17 Beggar boy Peter Denyer
18 Sweet talking guy (RR – 1966) Chiffons *
19 Baby I'm yours Mama Cass Elliot
20 Meanwhile back in the forest Hunt, Lunt & Cunningham
21 California calling Fickle pickle
22 Two sided man Cascades
23 Osanna Axis
24 I am what I am Greyhound *
25 We've got to get it on again Addrisi brothers
26 Precious and few Climax
27 I don't know how to love him Helen Reddy
28 Why can't people be people Neil Lancaster
29 It doesn't matter (EP) Stephen Stills – Manassas
30 I'm gonna be a country girl again (01/72) Buffy Sainte-Marie *
31 Turn your radio on (02/72) Ray Stevens *
32 Continental trailways bus Johnstons
33 Reach out I'll be there San Remo strings
34 Smoke gets in your eyes Blue haze *
35 At the club (RR – 1965) Drifters *
36 I'm in love with you Bobby Patterson
37 I'm gonna make you love me Sue and Sunny
38 You gotta be a lady Chargers
39 In the ghetto Phylis Dillon
40 Floy Joy (02/72) Supremes *
41 You want it you got it Detroit Emeralds [*]
42 If it feels good, do it Della Reese
43 What is soul Furys
44 Mr. Soul satisfaction Timmy Willis
45 That's what love will make you do Little Milton
46 Beg, steal or borrow New Seekers *
47 Samson and Delilah Big Secret
48 Nice to be with you Gallery
49 They're playing our song Rod McKuen
50 Happy song Union Express
51 I saw the light Todd Rudgren [*]
52 Two divided by love Grass roots
53 What is life (02/72) Olivia Newton John *
54 Heart of gold (01/72) Neil Young *
55 The lady I love Tir na nog
56 Legend in your own time Carly Simon
57 Rainsun song Sparrow ft Elaine Paige
58 Rosalis Kenny Young
59 Edge of the sea (Radio edit) Prelude
60 Never been to Spain Three dog night
61 Tell 'em Willie boy's a comin' Tommy James
62 Doctor my eyes Jackson Browne
63 You got a good thing Touchwood
64 Son of my father (01/72) Chicory tip # 1
65 Ironside theme Quincy Jones
66 Slippin' into darkness War
67 Clean up woman Betty Wright
68 Make me the woman that you go home to Gladys Knight & the pips
69 Sugar daddy Jackson 5
70 Bernadette (RR – 1967) Four Tops *
71 Brother (02/72) C.C.S. *
72 Crying, laughing, loving, lying Labi Siffre *
73 Ain't no way to go home Barry Mann
74 Fly across the sea Edward Bear
75 Loco por ti (02/72) Chris Montez
76 Alone again (naturally) (02/72) Gilbert O'Sullivan *
77 Only lies Greenfield & Cook
78 Cotton Jenny Anne Murray
79 We're together Hillside singers
80 Good friends? Poppy family
81 Jambalaya (on the bayou) Nitty gritty dirt band
82 We can make music Tommy Roe
83 Big red balloon Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra
84 Down by the lazy river Osmonds *
85 Santa Fe Titanic
86 Country woman Magic lanterns
87 We are goin' down Jordan Les Humphries singers
88 Needles and pins Love and tears
89 Sacramento Middle of the road *
90 Can't see myself doing you wrong Milt Matthews Inc.
91 Let the people go McGuinness Flint
92 Too beautiful to last (02/72) Engelbert Humperdinck *
93 Without you (01/72) Nilsson # 1
94 The lion sleeps tonight Robert John
95 Theme from Cade's County Henry Mancini Orchestra *

A month in a life – Feb 1972

All tracks released in February 1972 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Find Mr. Zebedee Edison Lighthouse
2 Louisiana Mike Kennedy
3 Lovin' you ain't easy (01/72) Pagliaro *
4 Come on over to my house Laying Martine
5 Moving on (turning around) Dave Berry
6 The spirit is willing (01/72) Peter Straker & hands of Dr. Teleny *
7 Sweet white dove Gary & Stu
8 Number wonderful Pickettywitch
9 There's nobody I'd sooner love Intentions
10 Oh day, oh day Putney bridge
11 Funny kind of feeling Spode
12 Friend of mine Mick Greenwood
13 Sisters Of Mercy Leonard Cohen
14 Jesus was a crossmaker Judy Sill
15 Fly, little white dove, fly Julie Sullivan
16 Two by two Matthew Ellis
17 Meet me on the corner Lindisfarne *
18 Save the country Morin & Wilson
19 Thank you, Maggie Rich Mountain Tower
20 Don't you let me down Jericho
21 Hold on to me Bronx cheer
22 Sweet sweet funky music Hookfoot
23 Don't it make you wanta go home Jonathon Round
24 The way of love Cher
25 Desiderata (11/71) Les Crane *
26 Day by day (10/71) Holly Sherwood *
27 Say you don't mind (01.72) Colin Blunstone *
28 Hurting eachother Carpenters
29 Sweet seasons Carole King
30 Here's to you Jo Ann and Barry
31 It happened on a Sunday morning Tree people
32 You don't even know me Al Stewart
33 Da doo ron ron Ian Matthews
34 Shake off the demon Brewer & Shipley
35 Imagine Carl Wayne
36 Think of me Dave Clark and friends
37 Without you (01/72) Nilsson *
38 Trust me Jake Holmes
39 I can't do it for you Trade Martin
40 Lady Terry Clarke
41 Give Ireland back to the Irish Wings *
42 Johnny B Goode Jimi Hendrix *
43 Telegram Sam (01/72) T. Rex # 1
44 Let's try it again Mike Vernon
45 Dance dance dance Fluff
46 Look wot you dun (01/72) Slade *
47 Dip, dip, dip Linda Rothwell & Sweet and sour
48 Papa do Barry Green
49 Blue is the colour Chelsea football team *
50 Gimme some more JB's
51 Yum yum yum (I want some) Eddie Floyd
52 Mercy, mercy me (the ecology) Marvin Gaye
53 The harder I try Free movement
54 Beautiful world Ernie & Ed
55 I can't help myself Donnie Elbert *
56 Give away none of my love Buddy Miles
57 You're free to go Jim Reeves *
58 Let me be the one Anne Murray
59 It's one of those nights (yes love) (01/72) Partridge family *
60 The girl who loved me when Glass bottle ft Gary Criss
61 This way Mary Matt Monro
62 Make believe Davy Clinton
63 Flirt (01/72) Jonathan King *
64 Shooting star Mamas & Papas
65 The world I wish for you Cilla Black
66 Girl of my dreams (01/72) Gerry Monroe *
67 Rings Lonnie Mack
68 Poppa Joe (01/72) Sweet *
69 Mother and child reunion Paul Simon *
70 Mary Anne Hot chocolate
71 One monkey don't stop no show Honey cone
72 Superstar (01/72) Temptations *
73 Keep on doin' what you're doin' Bobby Byrd
74 Karate Dave & Ansil Collins
75 Breaking up somebody's home Ann Peebles
76 Who you gonna blame Fontella Bass
77 That's the way I feel about cha Bobby Womack
78 Everybody knows about my good thing Part 1 Little Johnny Taylor
79 Love means you never have to say you're sorry Carla Thomas
80 Got to be there (01/72) Michael Jackson *
81 Cigarette ashes Jimmy Conwell
82 Working on your case O'Jays
83 Songs of peace Bruce Ruffin
84 Fly high Bridget St. John
85 It's gonna take a miracle Laura Nyro
86 Amanda Dionne Warwick
87 The baby Hollies *
88 Out of sight out of mind Shocking blue
89 Dirty, dirty Geno Washington
90 Son of my father Chicory tip # 1
91 Theme one Van der Graaf generator

A month in a life – Jan 1972

All tracks released in January 1972 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Bottles Belle Gonzalez
2 Mother of mine (12/71) Neil Reid *
3 The last run Steve Lawrence
4 I am what I am (Battersea Tramp) Bill & Buster
5 Nursery Lane Christyan
6 Turned 21 Fludd
7 Colour all the world Design
8 Face on the wind Keith Mansfield orchestra and chorus
9 I'd like to teach the world to sing (12/71) New Seekers # 1
10 When I meet them Seals & Crofts
11 Changes David Bowie
12 Take off Kentucky freeway
13 Telegram Sam T. Rex *
14 Dear John Nazareth
15 American pie (part 1) Don McLean *
16 California Kid and Reemo Lobo
17 White line fever Flying Burrito brothers
18 Puckwudgie (10/71) Charlie Drake *
19 Brief encounter Steve 'n' Bonnie
20 Mr. Sunlight Edward & Harding
21 I'm a song (sing me) Neil Sedaka
22 I don't know how to love him (11/71) Petula Clark *
23 In the morning (morning of my life) Paper lace
24 Nowhere to go Graham Gouldman
25 No sad song Helen Reddy
26 Girl, I've got news for you Cherokee
27 Son of my father Giorgio
28 Storm in a teacup Fortunes *
29 Daisy Mae Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
30 All I ever need is you (11/71) Sonny & Cher *
31 Merry Xmas darling (12/71) Carpenters *
32 Morning has broken Cat Stevens *
33 What the world needs now is love Tom Clay
34 Some people Living force
35 Devil you Stampeders
36 America's Great National Pastime Byrds
37 The loner Bloomfields (Maurice Gibb)
38 Bend me shape me Henry Shed
39 I feel a song in my heart Sandra Richardson
40 Drowning in the sea of love Joe Simon
41 Let's stay together (12/71) Al Green *
42 Love me love the life I lead Fantastics
43 Family affair (12/71) Sly & Family stone *
44 If you really love me Stevie Wonder *
45 Monkey Tamarind Beginning of the end
46 Need your loving Flirtations
47 Superstar (RR – 1969) (11/71) Murray Head & Trinidad singers *
48 The joker Garden odyssey
49 People in motion Saft
50 Hey big brother Rare earth
51 Tightrope ride Doors
52 Brand new key (12/71) Melanie *
53 Can't let you go (11/71) Barry Ryan *
54 Day after day Badfinger *
55 The pie Sutherland brothers band
56 Loves minus zero / No limit Rick Nelson & Stone Canyon band
57 One tin soldier Coven
58 Joy Apollo 100
59 Have you seen her (12/71) Chi-lites *
60 You are everything Stylistics
61 Baby I'm a want you (11/71) Bread *
62 Diamonds are forever (11/71) Shirley Bassey *
63 If we're free Sol Raye
64 For my love Stuart Gillies
65 I don't know how to love him (11/71) Yvonne Elliman *
66 Maggie May Simtec & Wylie
67 Can I get a witness Lee Michaels
68 I want to go back there again Thelma Houston
69 Bless you (11/71) Martha Reeves & Vandellas *
70 Can we get to that Peter Vee
71 Scorpio Dennis Coffey & Detroit Guitar band
72 Moon river (12/71) Greyhound *
73 Suzanne Montanas
74 My world Bee Gees *
75 Count me in (UK single edit) Blue mink
76 She is the female to my soul Honeybus
77 I can't stop White plains
78 Oklahoma Sunday morning Glen Campbell
79 English rose Jimmy Justice
80 Ernie (the fastest milkman in the west) (10/71) Benny Hill # 1
81 Used to be Just us
82 White lies, blue eyes Bullet
83 I'm coming home Tommy James
84 Son of my father Chicory tip *
85 Give and take (12/71) Pioneers *
86 Calling for your love Enticers
87 Where did our love go (12/71) Donnie Elbert *
88 Music for gong gong Osibisa

A month in a life – Dec 1971

All tracks released in December 1971 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Medicine weasel John Dummer band
2 Car song Fresh maggots
3 Magpie Murgatroyd band
4 People, let's stop the war Grand Funk railroad
5 Hallelujah Sweathog
6 Something big Mark Lindsay
7 Horse with no name (11/71) America *
8 Country girl Brinsley Schwarz
9 George Jackson Bob Dylan
10 I'd like to teach the world to sing New Seekers *
11 Sleepy shores (11/71) Johnny Pearson orchestra *
12 Morning (11/71) Val Doonican *
13 What's the matter girl Andy Williams
14 The summer knows (Theme "Summer of 42") Tony Bennett
15 Jailhouse rock (EP) (RR – 1958) Elvis Presley *
16 Love potion # 9 Coasters
17 Hey Jean, hey Dean Pegasus
18 Hand me down man Tony Burrows
19 You send me Ponderosa twins + one
20 Darling take me back I'm sorry Cissy Houston
21 Faithful and true Z.Z. Hill
22 Determination Ebonys
23 When you get right down to it (09/71) Ronnie Dyson *
24 Ain't it nice Steve Ryder
25 I am Angela Farrell
26 Theme from "The Persuaders" (09/71) John Barry *
27 An old fashioned love song Three dog night
28 Keeping my head above water Jigsaw
29 Carry that weight Dobby Dobson
30 Coz I luv you (10/71) Slade # 1
31 Moonlight serenade Syd Lawrence orchestra
32 How small we are, how little we know Les Reed & Julie Sullivan
33 Let it be Joan Baez
34 Kara kara(10/71) New world *
35 Friends with you John Denver
36 Mississippi lady Sequoia
37 Just for me and you Poco
38 Lazy butterfly Express delivery
39 No good to cry Poppy family
40 How do you do? Mouth & McNeal
41 Swingy Dave Dee
42 Theme from "The Onedin Line" Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra *
43 I just can't help believin' Elvis Presley *
44 Lucky day Rascals
45 Save the children (11/71) Marvin Gaye *
46 Love the life you live Kool & the gang
47 Theme from "Shaft" (11/71) Isaac Hayes *
48 Can you get to that Funkadelic
49 Lost son Frijid Pink
50 Stay with me Faces *
51 Roll over Beethoven Mountain
52 Cat's eyes Zior
53 My chinny chin chin Chambers brothers
54 Soley soley Middle of the road *
55 I'd like to teach the world to sing Hillside singers
56 Peter Pan Jackie Lee
57 Flowers in the rain Nancy Sinatra
58 Ernie (the fastest milkman in the west) (10/71) Benny Hill # 1
59 Festival time [USA 1966] (11/71) San Remo strings *

A month in a life – Nov 1971

All tracks released in November 1971 unless otherwise indicated

* : New entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Ain't nobody home B.B. King
2 After loving you (USA 1967) Jean Wells
3 Do it Billy Sha-rae
4 Got to have your lovin' King Floyd
5 Hey America James Brown *
6 It's the real thing (part 1) Electric express
7 Linda Wake
8 Sweet dream woman Gorgoni, Martin & Taylor
9 Family tree Arrival
10 Thank you Tranquility
11 You must be one of us Stoneground
12 Wild night Van Morrison
13 Red moon (Part 1) Fugi
14 Big brass band Fuzzy duck
15 Sing a song of freedom (10/71) Cliff Richard *
16 Everything is alright (EP Jesus Christ Superstar) Yvonne Elliman
17 Sunday Blue mink
18 Driving Eddie Hardin
19 Ernie (the fastest milkman in the west) (10/71) Benny Hill *
20 Warming up the band Heads, hands and feet
21 Lisa, listen to me Blood, Sweat & Tears
22 Handbags and gladrags Chase
23 One fine morning Lighthouse
24 Devil's on the loose Rattles
25 Fireball (10/71) Deep purple *
26 Ella James Nashville teens
27 For ladies only Steppenwolf
28 Under my wheels Alice Cooper
29 Anticipation Carly Simon
30 Sweet Jesus Quintessence
31 Open the door (Song for Judith) Judy Collins
32 May you never John Martyn
33 We got to go Exuma
34 Everybody's everything Santana
35 You gotta have love in your heart Supremes & Four Tops *
36 Rock steady Aretha Franklin
37 African velvet Black velvet
38 We got to have peace Curtis Mayfield
39 Tokoloshe man John Kongos *
40 Burundi Black (Part 1) (06/71) Burundi Steiphenson Black *
41 Love of the common people Eric Donaldson
42 Maggie May (07/71) Rod Stewart # 1
43 Wish you would Black widow
44 Heaven on their minds Murray Head & Trinidad singers
45 Back on the road Marmalade *
46 Follow me Georgie Fame & Alan Price
47 Thin line between love and hate Persuaders
48 Trapped by a thing called love Denise LaSalle
49 I believe in you Arnold, Martin & Morrow
50 Water, paper and clay Mary Hopkin
51 Stones Neil Diamond
52 You, me and a friend of mine Tony Ashton
53 Something tells me (something is gonna happen tonight) Cilla Black *
54 Long ago tomorrow B.J. Thomas
55 Theme from "Summer of 42" Peter Nero
56 New Jersey England Dan & John Ford Coley
57 It's a crying shame Gayle McCormick
58 Freedom Mac & Katie Kissoon
59 Amarillo (10/71) Tony Christie *
60 Stoney ground Foundations
61 Olena Don Nix
62 Only the children know Jeanie Greene
63 No matter how I try Gilbert O'Sullivan *
64 My mum Indiana
65 It must be love Labi Siffre *
66 Thank you John Willie Tee
67 She's all I got Freddie North
68 There's nothing better Otis Leavill
69 Love theme from "Spartacus" Norman Newell Orchestra
70 Somewhere my love Lena Martell
71 Softly whispering I love you (10/71) Congregation *
72 Coz I luv you (10/71) Slade # 1
73 Eagle rock Daddy cool
74 Are you old enough Mark Lindsay
75 Really wanted you Emitt Rhodes
76 Hooked on a feeling (10/71) Jonathan King *
77 Sunday girl Dunno
78 Come on home girl Bill & Pete Campbell
79 Licking stick Desmond Dekker
80 Gypsies, tramps and thieves (09/71) Cher *
81 Theme from "Shaft" Ventures
82 Jeepster T. Rex *
83 Johnny reggae (10/71) Piglets *
84 I'm yours (use me anyway you wanna) Ike & Tina Turner
85 Sally put your red shoes on Johnny Johnson & Bandwagon
86 Whole lotta love King Curtis
86 United Miguel Rios
87 Jason King theme Laurie Johnson orchestra