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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1972

1971 <-1972-> 1973


  

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Crocodile Rock
1.
11/1972
300

✫1
US
11
AC


5
UK
[MCA 40000]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
2.
06/1972
263

7
US




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #319]
[Warner 7596]
written by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway & Neal Smith
3.
02/1972
249

✫1
US
8
AC


10
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #297]
backing vocals by Linda Ronstadt & James Taylor
[Reprise 1065]
written by Neil Young
4.
03/1972
239

12
US
2
AC


✫1
UK
[tribute to Vincent Van Gogh]
Castles in the Air charted as B side in US charts from 22 april 1972
[United Artists 50887]
written by Don McLean
5.
04/1972
237

6
US
39
AC


2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #242]
[Uni 55328]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Burning Love
6.
08/1972
227

2
US




7
UK
[RCA 74-0769]
written by Dennis Linde
Mother and Child Reunion
7.
02/1972
222

4
US
4
AC


5
UK
[Columbia 45547]
written by Paul Simon
Rock and Roll (Part 2)
8.
06/1972
222

7
US




2
UK
[Bell 45237]
written by Gary Glitter & Mike Leander
You Wear It Well
9.
08/1972
208

13
US




✫1
UK
[Mercury 73330]
written by Rod Stewart & Martin Quittenton
10.
04/1972
205

9
US




2
UK
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1849]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
11.
03/1972
200

5
US




5
UK
[Epic 10852]
written by Rod Argent & Chris White
Morning Has Broken
12.
01/1972
190

6
US
✫1
AC


9
UK
[A&M 1335]
written by traditional, Eleanor Farjeon & Rick Wakeman
13.
08/1972
184

✫1
US
✫1
AC




[Dunhill/ABC 4317]
written by David Arkin & Earl Robinson
14.
06/1972
181

2
US




32
UK
[Epic 10871]
written by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway
Tumbling Dice
15.
04/1972
180

7
US




5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #424]
[Rolling Stones 19103]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Metal Guru
16.
05/1972
172







✫1
UK
[Reprise 1095]
written by Marc Bolan
Telegram Sam
17.
01/1972
167

67
US




✫1
UK
[Reprise 1078]
written by Marc Bolan
18.
01/1972
154

5
US
3
AC


32
UK
[Elektra 45765]
written by David Gates
19.
07/1972
144

6
US
✫1
AC
44
country
41
UK
as Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band
[Decca 32980]
written by Ricky Nelson (as Rick Nelson)
20.
11/1972
137

4
US
19
AC




[Columbia 45719]
written by Kenny Loggins & Jim Messina
21.
11/1972
135

71
US




2
UK
[RCA 74-0838]
written by David Bowie
Elected
22.
10/1972
134

26
US




4
UK
Saturday in the Park
23.
08/1972
133

3
US
8
AC




[Columbia 45657]
written by Robert Lamm
All the Young Dudes
24.
08/1972
132

37
US




3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #253]
produced by David Bowie
[Columbia 45673]
written by David Bowie
25.
07/1972
128

16
US
6
AC


9
UK
[Atco 6896]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
26.
07/1972
127

11
US
✫1
AC


16
UK
[Elektra 45803]
written by David Gates
Do It Again
27.
11/1972
126

6
US
34
AC


39
UK
[ABC 22448]
written by Donald Fagen & Walter Becker
Donna
28.
09/1972

Donna by 10cc

from 10cc   10cc
126







2
UK
[UK 49005]
written by Kevin Godley & Lol Creme
29.
09/1972
123

35
US




4
UK
[Bell 45276]
written by Gary Glitter & Mike Leander
30.
07/1972
120

5
US






[Capitol 3348]
written by Eric Carmen
31.
09/1972
119

6
US
4
AC




[Warner 7606]
written by Jim Seals & Dash Crofts
32.
01/1972
117

40
US
9
AC
68
country
5
UK
charted as Until It's Time for You to Go / We Can Make the Morning in US AC charts
[RCA 619 A]
written by Buffy Sainte-Marie
33.
05/1972
115

82
US




3
UK
[Elektra 45799]
written by Alan Hull
Honky Cat
34.
08/1972
113

8
US
6
AC


31
UK
[Uni 55343]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Ventura Highway
35.
10/1972
112

8
US
3
AC


43
UK
[Warner 7641]
written by Dewey Bunnell
36.
07/1972
107







3
UK
[live]
written by Robert Calvert & Dave Brock
37.
02/1972
103

8
US
4
AC




[Kapp 2163]
written by Sonny Bono
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
38.
04/1972
102

22
US
6
AC


15
UK
[Columbia 45585]
written by Paul Simon
Virginia Plain
39.
08/1972
98







4
UK
written by Bryan Ferry
You Don't Mess Around with Jim
40.
07/1972
97

8
US
9
AC




[ABC 11328]
written by Jim Croce
41.
09/1972
94

9
US
5
AC
63
country


[Signpost 70006]
written by Danny O'Keefe
42.
01/1972
93

9
US
2
AC




[Ode 66022]
written by Carole King & Toni Stern
43.
12/1972
92

39
US
9
AC


9
UK
starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 45301]
written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Doctor My Eyes
44.
03/1972
92

8
US
18
AC




[Asylum 11004]
written by Jackson Browne
I Need You
45.
05/1972
87

9
US
7
AC




[Warner 7580]
written by Gerry Beckley
Isn't Life Strange
46.
04/1972
84

29
US




13
UK
[Threshold 67009]
written by John Charles Lodge
47.
11/1972
84

15
US
✫1
AC


51
UK
[Elektra 45818]
written by David Gates
Witchy Woman
48.
09/1972
82

9
US






[Asylum 11008]
written by Don Henley & Bernie Leadon
Feelin' Stronger Every Day
49.
07/1972
79

10
US






50.
05/1972
78

66
US
31
AC


8
UK
[live]
written by traditional & Mickey Newbury
51.
12/1972
72

14
US
3
AC




[Warner 7655]
written by James Taylor
52.
04/1972
69

15
US
3
AC




[Elektra 45784]
written by David Gates
Starman
53.
06/1972
69

65
US




10
UK
[RCA 74-0719]
written by David Bowie
54.
11/1972
69

11
US






[R]
[Chrysalis 2006]
written by Ian Anderson
Take It Easy
55.
06/1972
68

12
US
12
AC




[Asylum 11005]
written by Jackson Browne & Glenn Frey
56.
09/1972
68

11
US






[Warner 7619]
written by Tom Johnston
57.
07/1972
68

18
US
4
AC




[Reprise 1103]
written by Steve Goodman
58.
12/1972
65

21
US
7
AC


52
UK
[United Artists 51100]
written by Don McLean
10538 Overture
59.
07/1972
64







9
UK
written by Jeff Lynne
Roundabout
60.
02/1972

Roundabout by Yes

from Fragile   Fragile
64

13
US






[Atlantic 2854]
written by Jon Anderson & Steve Howe
61.
03/1972
64

12
US
27
AC




[Dunhill/ABC 4306]
written by Paul Williams & Jack Conrad
62.
11/1972
63

19
US
6
AC




[Dunhill/ABC 4331]
written by Dave Loggins
63.
11/1972
60

16
US
17
AC




[A&M 1396]
written by Cat Stevens
Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels)
64.
10/1972
59

17
US
11
AC




[ABC 11335]
written by Jim Croce
65.
11/1972
59

24
US
✫1
AC




[Ode 66031]
written by Carole King
66.
04/1972
57

16
US






[Bearsville 0003]
written by Todd Rundgren
Black Dog
67.
01/1972
56

15
US






[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #294]
[Atlantic 2849]
written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant & John Paul Jones
68.
11/1972
55

16
US






[Capitol 3473]
written by Eric Carmen
Baby Blue
69.
03/1972
55

14
US






produced by Todd Rundgren
[Apple 1844]
written by Pete Ham
70.
01/1972
52

22
US
18
AC




[Shelter 7314]
written by J.J. Cale
71.
10/1972
51







12
UK
written by Dave Cousins
72.
11/1972
51

25
US
13
AC




[Asylum 11010]
written by Joni Mitchell
73.
12/1972
49







13
UK
written by Cat Stevens
74.
09/1972
49







13
UK
[United Artists 50951]
written by Charlie Whitney & Roger Chapman
75.
03/1972
48

24
US






[Elektra 45770]
written by Harry Chapin
Peaceful Easy Feeling
76.
12/1972
47

22
US
20
AC




written by Jack Tempchin
Supersonic Rocket Ship
77.
05/1972
46

111
US




16
UK
[RCA Victor 0807]
written by Ray Davies
Dialogue
78.
10/1972
40

24
US






[Columbia 45717]
written by Robert Lamm
79.
11/1972
39

26
US
31
AC




[Epic 10920]
written by Tony Hicks & Kenny Lynch
Happy
80.
07/1972
38

22
US






[Rolling Stones 19104]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
81.
09/1972
36

29
US






[Capitol 3363]
written by Mark Farner
82.
10/1972
36

97
US




25
UK
[Columbia 45663]
written by Paul Simon
83.
05/1972
36

25
US






[Fantasy 676]
written by John Fogerty
84.
01/1972
33

29
US






[Capitol 3255]
written by Mark Farner
85.
03/1972
31

32
US






[Big Tree 133]
written by Errol Brown & Tony Wilson
Alive
86.
11/1972
30

34
US
20
AC




[Atco 6909]
written by Barry Gibb & Maurice Gibb
87.
01/1972
29

33
US






[R]
[A&M 1063-2]
written by Dave Mason
Old Man
88.
04/1972
28

31
US






[Reprise 1084]
written by Neil Young
89.
02/1972
26

36
US






[Columbia 45552]
written by Gregg Rolie, Mike Carabello & Coke Escovedo
90.
05/1972
26

36
US






[Atlantic 2873]
written by Graham Nash
Jesus Is Just Alright
91.
12/1972
25

35
US






[Warner 7661]
written by Arthur Reynolds
92.
07/1972
25

39
US






[Mercury 73307]
written by Ken Hensley
93.
03/1972
23

50
US
11
AC




[Elektra 45774]
written by Carly Simon
94.
08/1972
23

39
US






written by Greg Lake
95.
05/1972
22

42
US
26
AC




[Shelter 7321]
written by J.J. Cale
96.
06/1972
21

106
US




34
UK
[Epic 10919]
written by Russ Ballard
Never Before
97.
04/1972
19







35
UK
98.
11/1972

Lies by J.J. Cale

from Really   Really
19

42
US
33
AC




[Shelter 7326]
written by J.J. Cale
99.
09/1972
18

48
US






[Polydor 15049]
written by Bonnie Bramlett & Eric Clapton
Tiny Dancer
100.
03/1972
18

41
US
35
AC




[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #387]
[Uni 55318]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin

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