List of Cash Box Top 100 number-one singles of 1972

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These are the singles that reached number one on the Top 100 Singles chart in 1972 as published in Cash Box magazine.

Issue Date Song Artist
January 1 "Got to Be There" Michael Jackson
January 8 "American Pie" Don McLean
January 15 "Brand New Key" Melanie
January 22 "American Pie" Don McLean
January 29 "American Pie" Don McLean
February 5 "American Pie" Don McLean
February 12 "Let's Stay Together" Al Green
February 19 "Let's Stay Together" Al Green
February 26 "Precious and Few" Climax
March 4 "Without You" Nilsson
March 11 "Without You" Nilsson
March 18 "Heart of Gold" Neil Young
March 25 "A Horse with No Name" America
April 1 "A Horse with No Name" America
April 8 "A Horse with No Name" America
April 15 "Rockin Robin" Michael Jackson
April 22 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Roberta Flack
April 29 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Roberta Flack
May 6 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Roberta Flack
May 13 "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" Roberta Flack
May 20 "I'll Take You There" The Staple Singers
May 27 "I'll Take You There" The Staple Singers
June 3 "Oh Girl" The Chi-Lites
June 10 "The Candy Man" Sammy Davis, Jr.
June 17 "Sylvia's Mother" Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
June 24 "(It's So) Nice to Be with You" Gallery
July 1 "Song Sung Blue" Neil Diamond
July 8 "Outa-Space" Billy Preston
July 15 "Lean on Me" Bill Withers
July 22 "Lean on Me" Bill Withers
July 29 "Too Late to Turn Back Now" Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
August 5 "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" Wayne Newton
August 12 "Alone Again (Naturally)" Gilbert O'Sullivan
August 19 "Alone Again (Naturally)" Gilbert O' Sullivan
August 26 "Alone Again (Naturally)" Gilbert O' Sullivan
September 2 "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" Looking Glass
September 9 "I'm Still in Love with You" Al Green
September 16 "Long Cool Woman" The Hollies
September 23 "Back Stabbers" The O'Jays
September 30 "Black and White" Three Dog Night
October 7 "Baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me" Mac Davis
October 14 "Everybody Plays the Fool" Main Ingredient
October 21 "My Ding-a-Ling" Chuck Berry
October 28 "My Ding-a-Ling" Chuck Berry
November 4 "Nights in White Satin" The Moody Blues
November 11 "Burning Love" Elvis Presley
November 18 "I Can See Clearly Now" Johnny Nash
November 25 "I'll Be Around" The Spinners
December 2 "I'd Love You to Want Me" Lobo
December 9 "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" The Temptations
December 16 "I Am Woman" Helen Reddy
December 23 "Me and Mrs. Jones" Billy Paul
December 30 "Me and Mrs. Jones" Billy Paul

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