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Hits of 1972

Arlo Guthrie’s “The City of New Orleans” rose to the Number 18 position in September, 1972. Below are the Number One hits from the same year Sail Away 6/05/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

Arlo Guthrie’s “The City of New Orleans” rose tothe Number 18 position in September, 1972. Below are the Number Onehits from the same year Sail Away debuted (from the BillboardBook of Top 40 Hits, 7th Edition by Joel Whitburn,Billboard Books, 2000).

Date Song Hit #1            Song Title                                Artist

1/15

American Pie-Parts 1 and 2

Don McLean

2/12

Let’s Stay Together

Al Green

2/19

Without You

Nilsson

3/18

Heart of Gold

Neil Young

3/25

A Horse With No Name

America

4/15

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Roberta Flack

5/27

Oh Girl

Chi-Lites

6/3

I’ll Take You There

The Staple Singers

6/10

The Candy Man

Sammy Davis, Jr.

7/1

Song Sung Blue

Neil Diamond

7/8

Lean On Me

Bill Withers

7/29

Alone Again (Naturally)

Gilbert O’Sullivan

8/26

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)

Looking Glass

9/16

Black & White

Three Dog Night

9/23

Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me

Mac Davis

10/14

Ben

Michael Jackson

10/21

My Ding-A-Ling

Chuck Berry

11/04

I Can See Clearly Now

Johnny Nash

12/02

Papa Was a Rolling Stone

The Temptations

12/09

I Am Woman

Helen Reddy

12/16

Me and Mrs. Jones

Billy Paul