1972 in Music

The year of Watergate, U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, and Munich Olympics terrorist attack. From the debut of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon to Simon & Garfunkel’s brief reunion, music was an outlet for the times. Here is the list of top 20 songs, and the top three videos.
1 “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Roberta Flack

2 “Alone Again (Naturally)” Gilbert O’Sullivan

3 “American Pie” Don McLean

4 “Without You” Harry Nilsson
5 “The Candy Man” Sammy Davis Jr.
6 “I Gotcha” Joe Tex
7 “Lean on Me” Bill Withers
8 “Baby, Don’t Get Hooked on Me” Mac Davis
9 “Brand New Key” Melanie
10 “Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast” Wayne Newton
11 “Let’s Stay Together” Al Green
12 “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” Looking Glass
13 “Oh Girl” The Chi-Lites
14 “Nice to Be with You” Gallery
15 “My Ding-a-Ling” Chuck Berry
16 “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want to Be Right” Luther Ingram
17 “Heart of Gold” Neil Young
18 “Betcha by Golly, Wow” The Stylistics
19 “I’ll Take You There” The Staple Singers
20 “Ben” Michael Jackson





One Comment on “1972 in Music

  1. I loved all these songs then and now! Thanks, Nia.

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