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1 Jan 1972 Brand New Key
(Melanie)
Ernie
(Benny Hill)
8 Jan 1972 Brand New Key
(Melanie)
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
(New Seekers)
15 Jan 1972 American Pie
(Don Mclean)
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
(New Seekers)
22 Jan 1972 American Pie
(Don Mclean)
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
(New Seekers)
29 Jan 1972 American Pie
(Don Mclean)
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
(New Seekers)
5 Feb 1972 American Pie
(Don Mclean)
Telegram Sam
(T-Rex)
12 Feb 1972 Let's Stay Together
(Al Green)
Telegram Sam
(T-Rex)
19 Feb 1972 Without You
(Nilsson)
Son of My Father
(Chicory Tip)
26 Feb 1972 Without You
(Nilsson)
Son of My Father
(Chicory Tip)
4 Mar 1972 Without You
(Nilsson)
Son of My Father
(Chicory Tip)
11 Mar 1972 Without You
(Nilsson)
Without You
(Nilsson)
18 Mar 1972 Heart of Gold
(Neil Young)
Without You
(Nilsson)
25 Mar 1972 A Horse with No Name
(America)
Without You
(Nilsson)
1 Apr 1972 A Horse with No Name
(America)
Without You
(Nilsson)
8 Apr 1972 A Horse with No Name
(America)
Without You
(Nilsson)
15 Apr 1972 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(Roberta Flack)
Amazing Grace
(Pipes & Drums of the
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards)
22 Apr 1972 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(Roberta Flack)
Amazing Grace
(Pipes & Drums of the
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards)
29 Apr 1970 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(Roberta Flack)
Amazing Grace
(Pipes & Drums of the
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards)
6 May 1972 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(Roberta Flack)
Amazing Grace
(Pipes & Drums of the
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards)
13 May 1972 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(Roberta Flack)
Amazing Grace
(Pipes & Drums of the
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards)
20 May 1972 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
(Roberta Flack)
Metal Guru
(T-Rex)
27 May 1972 Oh Girl
(Chi-Lites)
Metal Guru
(T-Rex)
3 June 1972 I'll Take You There
(Staple Singers)
Metal Guru
(T-Rex)
10 June 1972 The Candy Man
(Sammy Davis Jr)
Metal Guru
(T-Rex)
17 June 1972 The Candy Man
(Sammy Davis Jr)
Vincent
(Don Mclean)
24 June 1972 The Candy Man
(Sammy Davis Jr)
Vincent
(Don Mclean)
1 July 1972 Song Sung Blue
(Neil Diamond)
Take Me Bak 'Ome
(Slade)
8 July 1972 Lean on Me
(Bill Withers)
Puppy Love
(Donny Osmond)
15 July 1972 Lean on Me
(Bill Withers)
Puppy Love
(Donny Osmond)
22 July 1972 Lean on Me
(Bill Withers)
Puppy Love
(Donny Osmond)
29 July 1972 Alone Again (Naturally)
(Gilbert O'Sullivan)
Puppy Love
(Donny Osmond)
5 Aug 1972 Alone Again (Naturally)
(Gilbert O'Sullivan)
Puppy Love
(Donny Osmond)
12 Aug 1972 Alone Again (Naturally)
(Gilbert O'Sullivan)
School's Out For Summer
(Alice Cooper)
19 Aug 1972 Alone Again (Naturally)
(Gilbert O'Sullivan)
School's Out For Summer
(Alice Cooper)
26 Aug 1972 Brandy (you're a fine girl)
(Looking Glass)
School's Out For Summer
(Alice Cooper)
2 Sept 1972 Alone Again (Naturally)
(Gilbert O'Sullivan)
You Wear It Well
(Rod Stewart)
9 Sept 1972 Alone Again (Naturally)
(Gilbert O'Sullivan)
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
(Slade)
16 Sept 1972 Black & White
(Three Dog Night)
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
(Slade)
23 Sept 1972 Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me
(Mac Davis)
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
(Slade)
30 Sept 1972 Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me
(Mac Davis)
How Can I Be Sure?
(David Cassidy)
7 Oct 1972 Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me
(Mac Davis)
How Can I Be Sure?
(David Cassidy)
14 Oct 1972 Ben
(Michael Jackson)
Mouldy Old Dough
(Lieutenant Pigeon)
21 Oct 1972 My Ding-a-Ling
(Chuck Berry)
Mouldy Old Dough
(Lieutenant Pigeon)
28 Oct 1972 My Ding-a-Ling
(Chuck Berry)
Mouldy Old Dough
(Lieutenant Pigeon)
4 Nov 1972 I Can See Clearly Now
(Johnny Nash)
Mouldy Old Dough
(Lieutenant Pigeon)
11 Nov 1972 I Can See Clearly Now
(Johnny Nash)
Clair
(Gilbert O'Sullivan)
18 Nov 1972 I Can See Clearly Now
(Johnny Nash)
Clair
(Gilbert O'Sullivan)
25 Nov 1972 I Can See Clearly Now
(Johnny Nash)
My Ding-a-Ling
(Chuck Berry)
2 Dec 1972 Papa Was a Rolling Stone
(Temptations)
My Ding-a-Ling
(Chuck Berry)
9 Dec 1972 I Am Woman
(Helen Reddy)
My Ding-a-Ling
(Chuck Berry)
16 Dec 1972 Me & Mrs Jones
(Billy Paul)
My Ding-a-Ling
(Chuck Berry)
23 Dec 1972 Me & Mrs Jones
(Billy Paul)
Long Haired Lover from Liverpool
(Little Jimmy Osmond)
30 Dec 1972 Me & Mrs Jones
(Billy Paul)
Long Haired Lover from Liverpool
(Little Jimmy Osmond)
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