Today I take another look at the forgotten songs that made the charts but not managing to hit the top spot. This year is 1972 and this was the year in my opinion that had the best songs of the 70’s. Here is a link to the number one songs in the UK during 1972.


songs of the 70's

Songs Of The 70’s  A-P

America – Horse With No Name 3

Archie Bell and The Drells – Here I Go Again 11

Colin Blunstone – Say You Don’t Mind 15



Colin Blunstone – I Don’t Believe In Miracles 31

Bread – Guitar Man 16

Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue 4

Chi-lites – Have You Seen Her 3

Eric Clapton – Layla 7

Dr. Hook – Sylvia’s Mother 2




Al Green – Let’s Stay Together 7

Hawkwind – Silver Machine 3

Michael Jackson – Got To Be There 5

Gladys Knight and the Pips – Help Me Make It Through The Night 11

Lindisfarne – Meet Me On The Corner 5

Mardi Gras – Too Busy Thinking ‘Bout My Baby 19

Marmalade – Radancer 6

Melanie – Brand New Key 4

Mott The Hoople – All The Young Dudes 3

Move – California Man 7

New Seekers – Beg Steal Or Borrow 2

Moody Blues – Isn’t Life Strange 13

O’Jays – Back Stabbers 14

Donnie Osmond – Too Young 5

Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again Naturally 3

Partridge Family – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do 3

Pearls – Third Finger Left Hand 31

Elvis Presley – Burning Love 7

Procol Harum – Conquistador 22

Python Lee Jackson – In A Broken Dream 3




S – Y

Labi Siffre – Crying Laughing Loving Lying 11

Carly Simon – You’re So Vain 3

Paul Simon – Mother And Child Reunion 5

Paul Simon – Me And Julio Down By The School Yard 15




Slade – Look Wot You Dun 4

Slade – Gudbuy To Jane 2

Ringo Starr – Back Of Boogaloo 2

Cat Stevens – Can’t Keep It In 13

Stylistics – Betcha By Golly Wow 13

Stylistics – I’m Stone In Love With You 9

Supremes – Floy Joy 9

Supremes – Automatically Sunshine 10

Sweet – Poppa Joe 11

Sweet – Wig-Wam Bam 4

10 CC – Donna 2

T.Rex – Debora/One Inch Rock 7

T.Rex – Children Of The Revolution 2

T.Rex – Solid Gold Easy Action 2

Who – Join Together 9

Bill Withers – Lean On Me 18

Wizzard – Ball Park Incident 6




Stevie Wonder – If You Really Love Me 20

Faron Young – It’s Four In The Morning 3

Neil Young – Heart Of Gold 10


I hope you enjoyed this post on the songs of 1972.


If you get a minute could you please pop over to my Facebook Page and join us. I plan to build this page this year as I have more time on my hands since retiring.  I am trying to get people to share their favourite 70s music.  As you know we do not all like the same songs and it would be great to hear page members favourite 70s songs.  I hope to see you there soon.

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Music Of The 70s