List of Canadian number-one albums of 1972

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This page lists the Canadian number-one albums of 1972.[1] The chart was compiled and published by RPM every Saturday.

The actually untitled album that became later known as Led Zeppelin IV was listed as New Led Zeppelin Album. Three acts held the top position in the albums and singles charts simultaneously: Don McLean for four weeks from January 29 – February 19, Neil Young on April 8 and America on May 6.[2]

(Entries with dates marked thus* are not presently on record at Library and Archives Canada and were inferred from the following week's listing. )

Canada identifies Canadian musical acts.

Issue Date Album Artist
January 8 Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin
January 15 Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin
January 22* Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin
January 29 American Pie Don McLean
February 5 American Pie Don McLean
February 12 American Pie Don McLean
February 19 American Pie Don McLean
February 26 American Pie Don McLean
March 4 American Pie Don McLean
March 11 American Pie Don McLean
March 18 American Pie Don McLean
March 25 American Pie Don McLean
April 1 Harvest Neil Young Canada
April 8 Harvest Neil Young
April 15 Don Quixote Gordon Lightfoot Canada
April 22 America America
April 29 America America
May 6 America America
May 13* America America
May 20* America America
May 27 America America
June 3 America America
June 10 Annie Anne Murray Canada
June 17 Annie Anne Murray
June 24 Thick as a Brick Jethro Tull
July 1 Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones
July 8 Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones
July 15 Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones
July 22 Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones
July 29 Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones
August 5 Exile on Main St. The Rolling Stones
August 12 School's Out Alice Cooper
August 19 School's Out Alice Cooper
August 26 School's Out Alice Cooper
September 2 School's Out Alice Cooper
September 9 Chicago V Chicago
September 16 Chicago V Chicago
September 23 Chicago V Chicago
September 30 Chicago V Chicago
October 7 Chicago V Chicago
October 14 Never a Dull Moment Rod Stewart
October 21 Never a Dull Moment Rod Stewart
October 28 Never a Dull Moment Rod Stewart
November 4 Never a Dull Moment Rod Stewart
November 11 Catch Bull at Four Cat Stevens
November 18 Catch Bull at Four Cat Stevens
November 25 Old Dan's Records Gordon Lightfoot Canada
December 2 Old Dan's Records Gordon Lightfoot
December 9 Old Dan's Records Gordon Lightfoot
December 16 Living in the Past Jethro Tull
December 23 Living in the Past Jethro Tull
December 30 Rhymes & Reasons Carole King

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