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The 1972 Pop-O-Meter chart continued on from 1971 and was based on what they called 'measured sales'. My thanks to Dean Scapolo for helping me fill in the gaps.

This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 7, 1972
1110Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
227Gypsy's, Tramps and Thieves - Cher
344Imagine - John Lennon
437Banks Of The Ohio - Olivia Newton-John
588Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum - Middle Of The Road
665Mamy Blue - The Pop Tops
7182Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Bennie Hill
878Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
996Leap Up And Down - St. Cecilia
10153(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
11115Ciao Baby - Craig Scott
121013L'amour est L'eafant de la Liberte - The Rumour
1358The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez
14139Freedom Come, Freedom Go - The Fortunes
15NEW1Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
16192Peace Train - Cat Stevens
17172Superstar - The Carpenters
18NEW1Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
19NEW1Lady Love Bug - Clodagh Rodgers
20125Country High - Ticket

FORECAST
1. Treat Me Like A Good Piece Of Candy - Dawn
2. Daddy Don'y You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
3. Brandy - Bunny Walters
4. Tears Begin To Fall - Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention
5. Coz I Luv You - Slade
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Hi Tempest, I just thought you might like to know, over here in Australia there were 3 versions of "Butterfly" on the charts sharing top postion, 1 for Matt Flinders & a double sided version for Danyel Gerard, where he sang the song in both French & German.

Regards John.
Hi John. Yeah kinda similar here with Mamy Blue in the chart by two different artists. Notice the different spelling. This trend will continue in these charts for a while yet.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 14, 1972
135Imagine - John Lennon
2104(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
373Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Bennie Hill
428Gypsy's, Tramps and Thieves - Cher
5111Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
648Banks Of The Ohio - Olivia Newton-John
7152Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
859Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum - Middle Of The Road
9173Superstar - The Carpenters
10192Lady Love Bug - Clodagh Rodgers
1166Mamy Blue - The Pop Tops
12NEW1Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
1389Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
14182Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
15163Peace Train - Cat Stevens
16116Ciao Baby - Craig Scott
17NEW1Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) - Cilla Black
1897Leap Up And Down - St. Cecilia
19NEW1An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
20NEW1Back On The Road - The Marmalade

FORECAST
1. It's One Of Those Nights (Yes Love) - The Partridge Family
2. Good Old Fashioned Music - The New Seekers
3. I'm A Song (Sing Me) - Neil Sedaka
4. Let It Be - Joan Baez
5. I Saw The Light - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band With Roy Acuff
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John!!!!
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 21, 1972
116Imagine - John Lennon
225(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
3143Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
434Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Bennie Hill
569Banks Of The Ohio - Olivia Newton-John
6512Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
749Gypsy's, Tramps and Thieves - Cher
8154Peace Train - Cat Stevens
9NEW1Cherish - David Cassidy
1094Superstar - The Carpenters
11122Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
1273Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
13172Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) - Cilla Black
14810Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum - Middle Of The Road
15103Lady Love Bug - Clodagh Rodgers
16192An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
17NEW1Stones - Neil Diamond
18117Mamy Blue - The Pop Tops
191310Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
20188Leap Up And Down - St. Cecilia

FORECAST
1. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
2. Desiderata - Les Crane
3. All I Ever Need Is You - Sonny and Cher
4. One More Mountain To Climb - Craig Scott
5. A Horse With No Name - America
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Hi Tempest, I notice you've added something new to the charts,"Forecast" what does that mean?

Regards John.
In the NZ Listener they had that feature in the chart. It's singles coming up that haven't yet charted. I'm going to try and go back and add them to previous years. I don't have all of them but will add in what I have.
Thanks Tempest for your quick reply, we had the same sort of system here in Australia the difference being alot of the radio stations here had their own Top 40 charts & some of the DJ'S of the day would make a pick of what would/might enter the charts the following week.

Regards John.
Hi John. Yeah I saw some of them online. It was like that here too, especially before 1966.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJanuary 28, 1972
117Imagine - John Lennon
285Peace Train - Cat Stevens
326(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
445Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Bennie Hill
534Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
692Cherish - David Cassidy
7163An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
8172Stones - Neil Diamond
9613Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
10NEW1Desiderata - Les Crane
11105Superstar - The Carpenters
12510Banks Of The Ohio - Olivia Newton-John
13710Gypsy's, Tramps and Thieves - Cher
14113Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
15NEW1Kara, Kara - New World
16124Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
17NEW1I Will Return - Springwater
18133Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) - Cilla Black
191911Maggie May/Reason To Believe - Rod Stewart
20188Mamy Blue - The Pop Tops

FORECAST
1. Lisa, Listen To Me - Blood, Sweat And Tears
2. Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
3. All I Ever Need Is You - Sonny and Cher
4. Hey Big Brother - Rare Earth
5. Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 4, 1972
118Imagine - John Lennon
226Peace Train - Cat Stevens
374An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
437(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
563Cherish - David Cassidy
646Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Bennie Hill
783Stones - Neil Diamond
855Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
9102Desiderata - Les Crane
10152Kara, Kara - New World
11NEW1Brandy - Bunny Walters
12116Superstar - The Carpenters
131211Banks Of The Ohio - Olivia Newton-John
14914Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey - Paul & Linda McCartney
151311Gypsy's, Tramps and Thieves - Cher
16172I Will Return - Springwater
17144Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
18165Butterfly - Danyel Gerard
19184Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) - Cilla Black
20NEW1Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone

FORECAST
1. Brand New Key - Melanie
2. Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation
3. The Ballad Of Jacques le Mere - Headband
4. Sunshine - Jonathan Edwards
5. Day After Day - Badfinger
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 11, 1972
119Imagine - John Lennon
2103Kara, Kara - New World
386Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
4112Brandy - Bunny Walters
535An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
648(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
793Desiderata - Les Crane
827Peace Train - Cat Stevens
954Cherish - David Cassidy
1067Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Bennie Hill
11202Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
12NEW1The Witch Queen Of New Orleans - Redbone
13NEW1I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
1474Stones - Neil Diamond
15127Superstar - The Carpenters
16NEW1One More Mountain To Climb - Craig Scott
17175Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
18NEW1Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
19195Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) - Cilla Black
20NEW1No Matter How I Try - Gilbert O'Sullivan

FORECAST
1. Why Are You Leavin' - Christine Smith
2. Wasting My Time - The Peddlers
3. Touching Me, Touching You - The Kal-Q-Lated Risk
4. As Long As She Will Stay - Larry Morris
5. Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night

Note the #13 single is listed by two different artists. Both The New Seekers and The Hillside Singers released the song but the chart listed them both. This happens quite a bit in these charts from now on.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 18, 1972
1176Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
2110Imagine - John Lennon
374Desiderata - Les Crane
4132I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
543Brandy - Bunny Walters
656An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
737Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
869(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
988Peace Train - Cat Stevens
10202No Matter How I Try - Gilbert O'Sullivan
1124Kara, Kara - New World
12NEW1Love Is A Beautiful Song - Tom Sharplin
13182Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
14162One More Mountain To Climb - Craig Scott
15NEW1Brand New Key - Melanie
16108Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - Bennie Hill
17122The Witch Queen Of New Orleans - Redbone
18113Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
19145Stones - Neil Diamond
20196Something Tells Me (Something's Gonna Happen Tonight) - Cilla Black

FORECAST
1. Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
2. American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
3. Floy Joy - The Supremes
4. Count Me In - Blue Mink
5. Crunchy Granola Suite - Neil Diamond
This weekLast weekNo. weeksFebruary 25, 1972
135Desiderata - Les Crane
243I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
317Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
4211Imagine - John Lennon
554Brandy - Bunny Walters
667An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
7133Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
8Re-entry2I Will Return - Springwater
9152Brand New Key - Melanie
1099Peace Train - Cat Stevens
1178Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
12810(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
13NEW1The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
14NEW1I'm A Song (Sing Me) - Neil Sedaka
15NEW1Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
16103No Matter How I Try - Gilbert O'Sullivan
17NEW1American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
18122Love Is A Beautiful Song - Tom Sharplin
19115Kara, Kara - New World
20143One More Mountain To Climb - Craig Scott

FORECAST
1. Everything I Own - Bread
2. Without You - Nilsson
3. Dance, Dance, Dance - The Cats
4. Joy - Apollo 100 featuring Tom Parker
5. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Note Softly Whispering I Love You by Congregation and Mike Curb Congregation at #15. It's another example of one song, two artists.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 3, 1972
124I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
293Brand New Key - Melanie
338Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
4152Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
516Desiderata - Les Crane
6412Imagine - John Lennon
7132The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
855Brandy - Bunny Walters
974Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
10172American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
11119Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
121010Peace Train - Cat Stevens
131211(Is This The Way To) Amarillo - Tony Christie
1483I Will Return - Springwater
1568An Old Fashioned Love Song - Three Dog Night
16NEW1Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
17NEW1A Horse With No Name - America
18183Love Is A Beautiful Song - Tom Sharplin
19142I'm A Song (Sing Me) - Neil Sedaka
20NEW1Day After Day - Badfinger

FORECAST
1. My World - The Bee Gees
2. It Must Be Love - Labi Siffre
3. The Baby - The Hollies
4. Cotton Jenny - Anne Murray
5. Telegram Sam - T-Rex
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 10, 1972
115I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
224Brand New Key - Melanie
373The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
443Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
5103American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
657Desiderata - Les Crane
739Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
886Brandy - Bunny Walters
9172A Horse With No Name - America
1095Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
11613Imagine - John Lennon
12144I Will Return - Springwater
13202Day After Day - Badfinger
141110Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
15162Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
16NEW1Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
171211Peace Train - Cat Stevens
18193I'm A Song (Sing Me) - Neil Sedaka
19Re-entry4Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
20NEW1The Ballad Of Jacques le Mere - Headband

FORECAST
1. Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
2. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
3. The World I Wish For You - Cilla Black
4. Devil You - Stampeders
5. Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
Hi Tempest. Great effort with this and the March 10 (1972) chart contains some really good tracks from way way back espec. No.1, 5, 9, 11, 12 & 17. I reckon American Pie is No.1 NW or v.soon afterwards. It was/is a classic & it's good to see how it actually ran in the charts. I will wait for the next chart. Cheers.
Thanx VicTinny. Great to hear people are enjoying these charts
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 17, 1972
125Brand New Key - Melanie
234The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
316I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
444Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
593A Horse With No Name - America
654American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
7133Day After Day - Badfinger
8162Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
968Desiderata - Les Crane
10153Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
1187Brandy - Bunny Walters
12710Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
13106Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
14202The Ballad Of Jacques le Mere - Headband
15NEW1Storm In A Teacup - The Fortunes
161114Imagine - John Lennon
17125I Will Return - Springwater
181411Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
19NEW1My World - The Bee Gees
20195Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone

Forecast
1. Could It Be Forever - David Cassidy
2. Country Wine - The Raiders
3. Clowns - Ed Welch
4. Then I Saw Her Face - Lutha
5. Roundabout - Yes
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 24, 1972
125The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
216Brand New Key - Melanie
337I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
445Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
565American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
61211Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
799Desiderata - Les Crane
874Day After Day - Badfinger
9118Brandy - Bunny Walters
1054A Horse With No Name - America
11NEW1Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
121812Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
13137Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
14104Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
1583Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
16NEW1Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night
17Re-entry12Peace Train - Cat Stevens
18176I Will Return - Springwater
19NEW1Telegram Sam - T-Rex
20NEW1Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip

FORECAST
1. Crunchy Granola Suite - Neil Diamond
2. Everything I Own - Bread
3. Joy - Apollo 100 featuring Tom Parker
4. Hey Girl - Donny Osmond
5. Brother - CCS
John falls out...

Though Cat Stevens NE & RE are sweet as...

Plus I love T-Rex entering again with another classic...
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMarch 31, 1972
146Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
216The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
327Brand New Key - Melanie
456American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
538I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
685Day After Day - Badfinger
7612Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
8105A Horse With No Name - America
9154Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
10112Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
11145Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
1299Brandy - Bunny Walters
13710Desiderata - Les Crane
141213Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
15162Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night
16138Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
17202Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
18NEW1The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John
19NEW1Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
20Re-entry2My World - The Bee Gees

FORECAST
1. Captain Zero - The Mixtures
2. Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
3. Another Puff - Jerry Reid
4. The Baby - The Hollies
5. Good Morning Mr. Rock 'N' Roll - Headband
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 7, 1972
117Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
227The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
347American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
438Brand New Key - Melanie
566Day After Day - Badfinger
6103Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
795Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
859I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
9173Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
1086A Horse With No Name - America
11713Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
12153Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night
131414Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
141210Brandy - Bunny Walters
15192Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
161311Desiderata - Les Crane
17203My World - The Bee Gees
18169Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
19182The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John
20NEW1Everything I Own - Bread

FORECAST
1. Dance, Dance, Dance - The Cats
2. Crazy Arms - Linda Ronstadt
3. Number Wonderful - Pickettywitch
4. Poppa Joe - The Sweet
5. Live With Friends - Russell Morris
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 14, 1972
138American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
228The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
357Day After Day - Badfinger
418Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
564Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
676Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
794Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
8107A Horse With No Name - America
9174My World - The Bee Gees
10Re-entry6Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
1149Brand New Key - Melanie
12124Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night
13NEW1Without You - Nilsson
14153Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
151315Love Is A Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
16202Everything I Own - Bread
17NEW1Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
181114Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Daniel Boone
19810I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers/Hillside Singers
20193The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John

FORECAST
1. Shake Off The Demon – Brewer and Shipley
2. (Love You And Me) We Could Be Friends – Craig Scott
3. Ring The Living Bell – Melanie
4. Dance Around The World – Blerta
5. Baby Blue - Badfinger
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Great NE's & awesome RE...
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 21, 1972
119American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
275Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
329The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
449Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
555Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
638Day After Day - Badfinger
767Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
8132Without You - Nilsson
988A Horse With No Name - America
101110Brand New Key - Melanie
11144Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
12107Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
13125Never Been To Spain - Three Dog Night
1495My World - The Bee Gees
15163Everything I Own - Bread
16204The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John
17NEW1Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
18172Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
19NEW1Poppa Joe - The Sweet
20NEW1Joy - Apollo 100 featuring Tom Parker

FORECAST
1. Levon - Elton John
2. Me And Bobby McGee - Jerry Lee Lewis
3. Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
4. Sweet Seasons - Carole King
5. Eye To Eye - Audience
This weekLast weekNo. weeksApril 28, 1972
1110American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
2310The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
326Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
456Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
583Without You - Nilsson
6410Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
769Day After Day - Badfinger
899A Horse With No Name - America
9115Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
10154Everything I Own - Bread
1178Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
12172Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
13183Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
141011Brand New Key - Melanie
15192Poppa Joe - The Sweet
16NEW1Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
17128Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
18165The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John
19146My World - The Bee Gees
20202Joy - Apollo 100 featuring Tom Parker

FORECAST
1. Nutrocker - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2. Could It Be Forever - David Cassidy
3. Back Off Boogaloo - Ringo Starr
4. The Mexican Puppeteer - Tom Jones
5. Crazy Mama - J.J. Cale
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 5, 1972
137Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
2111American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
347Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
496Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
554Without You - Nilsson
6211The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
7810A Horse With No Name - America
8710Day After Day - Badfinger
9105Everything I Own - Bread
10134Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
11119Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
12611Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
13162Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
14123Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
15153Poppa Joe - The Sweet
16NEW1Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson
17NEW1Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
18197My World - The Bee Gees
19NEW1Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
20186The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Robert John

FORECAST
1. Meet Me On The Corner - Lindisfarne
2. Roundabout - Yes
3. The Family Of Man - Three Dog Night
4. A Cowboys Work Is Never Done - Sonny and Cher
5. Look Wot You Dun - Slade
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 12, 1972
118Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
2212American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
355Without You - Nilsson
447Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
538Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
6612The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
7144Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
8172Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
9192Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
10711A Horse With No Name - America
11133Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
121110Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
13105Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
14154Poppa Joe - The Sweet
1596Everything I Own - Bread
16NEW1How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
17162Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson
18811Day After Day - Badfinger
191212Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation/Mike Curb Congregation
20NEW1Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

FORECAST
1. Vincent - Don McLean
2. Turn Your Radio On - Ray Stevens
3. Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
4. Sister Jane - New World
5. Taxi - Harry Chapin
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 19, 1972
136Without You - Nilsson
2213American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
3202Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
419Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
593Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
683Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
748Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
8613The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
959Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
1075Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
111012A Horse With No Name - America
12114Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
13162How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
14136Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
15145Poppa Joe - The Sweet
16157Everything I Own - Bread
171211Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
18NEW1Dance Around The World - Blerta
19NEW1Vincent - Don McLean
20NEW1Storm In A Teacup - The Fortunes

FORECAST
1. Hold Your Head Up - Argent
2. Old Man - Neil Young
3. Heartbroken Bopper - The Guess Who
4. The Key's In The Mailbox - Tony Booth
5. Carolina - Creation
This weekLast weekNo. weeksMay 26, 1972
117Without You - Nilsson
233Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
3410Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
4214American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
564Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
654Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
7133How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
8125Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
979Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
10910Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
11106Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
12814The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
13192Vincent - Don McLean
14156Poppa Joe - The Sweet
15182Dance Around The World - Blerta
161113A Horse With No Name - America
17147Heart Of Gold - Neil Young
18168Everything I Own - Bread
191712Soley Soley - Middle Of The Road
20NEW1Baby Blue - Badfinger

FORECAST
1. Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
2. Rockin' With The King - Canned Heat
3. Diary - Bread
4. Smilin' - Sly and the Family Stone
5. Automatically Sunshine - The Supremes
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 2, 1972
124Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
265Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
355Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
418Without You - Nilsson
574How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
6311Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
786Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
8910Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
9415American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
10133Vincent - Don McLean
11202Baby Blue - Badfinger
121011Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens
13NEW1Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
141614A Horse With No Name - America
15117Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
16153Dance Around The World - Blerta
17NEW1Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
18NEW1Crazy Mama - J.J. Cale
191215The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
20NEW1Turn Your Radio On - Ray Stevens

FORECAST
1. Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
2. Chantilly Lace - Jerry Lee Lewis
3. Dahli Mohammed - Timberjack Donoghue
4. Metal Guru - T. Rex
5. Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) - Elton John
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I remember they used to have the official Top 20 on 1YA of all stations around this time, Thursdays at 8.00pm. All the other stations used to have countdowns to, but they weren't sales driven. I remember a pamphlet the local record stores had, with the 1ZB and 1ZM countdown lists on it. ZB was an easy listening one (a bit like Radio i), and 1ZM was more rock/pop/soul/etc orientated. Hauraki used to have a countdown at teatime on Mondays, again Rock orientated. Used to tune in to most of them, but the 1YA one was the best. 1YA too had a print out at the record shops, and Im sure it was the Pop-o-Meter chart. Anyway, "How Do You Do" gets to No 1 (I think), Beautiful Sunday too, and coming shortly is 'Puppy Love" which topped the chart for a whopping 8 weeks sometime in '72. I remember the DJ saying it had sold 40,000+ copies. My favourite 2Metal Guru", gets in the Top 10 I think. Great memories the music gives you!
You're onto it Obsorecs. This chart was broadcast, according to the NZ Listener, on Thursdays at 7.2pm on 1ZB, 2ZB, 3ZB, 4ZB, 1ZH, 1ZN, 1ZC, 1ZD, 2ZC, 2ZA, 2ZG, 2ZP, 3ZC, and 4ZA. On Fridays at 7.2pm on 2ZN and 2ZD. Peter Sinclair was the compare. Wish I could hear a recording of it. There must be one somewhere.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 9, 1972
115Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
236Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
349Without You - Nilsson
426Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
577Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
655How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
7612Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
8811Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
9113Baby Blue - Badfinger
10172Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
11104Vincent - Don McLean
12132Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
13164Dance Around The World - Blerta
14916American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
15NEW1Jungle Fever - The Chakachas
16Re-entry10Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
17NEW1The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
18158Hurting Each Other - The Carpenters
19NEW1Back Off Boogaloo - Ringo Starr
201212Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens

FORECAST
1. Who Turned The World Around? - Tony Gregory
2. Lovers Of The World Unite - The Congregation
3. No Money On Our Trees - The Rumour
4. Old Man - Neil Young
5. Beautiful - Anne Murray
Hi Tempest, Could have sworn it was 1YA, never mind, memories packing up, though I was going to say Peter Sinclair as the host but wasn't fully sure. None of those new forecasts did much.
though Neil Young deserved to!
Hi again. I typed those radio stations straight off a Listener photocopy, so it was correct. Glad you are enjoying the charts.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 16, 1972
116Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
258Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
366How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
447Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
5123Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
6310Without You - Nilsson
7115Vincent - Don McLean
8103Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
927Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
10812Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
11714Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
1294Baby Blue - Badfinger
13152Jungle Fever - The Chakachas
141611Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
151417American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
16135Dance Around The World - Blerta
17NEW1Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
18172The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
19NEW1Can't Let You Go - Suzanne
20192Back Off Boogaloo - Ringo Starr

FORECAST
1. Jump Into The Fire - Nilsson
2. Carolina - Creation
3. Lovers Of The World Unite - The Congregation
4. Mary Had A Little Lamb - Wings
5. I Need You - America
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 23, 1972
137How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
254Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
317Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
429Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
584Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
6611Without You - Nilsson
776Vincent - Don McLean
8172Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
948Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
10125Baby Blue - Badfinger
111412Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
121013Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
1398Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers
14NEW1Carolina - Creation
15133Jungle Fever - The Chakachas
16192Can't Let You Go - Suzanne
17NEW1Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
18NEW1Diary - Bread
19NEW1Taxi - Harry Chapin
20166Dance Around The World - Blerta

FORECAST
1. Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
2. C-est la Vie - Craig Scott
3. Immigration Man - Graham Nash and David Crosby
4. I Need You - America
5. Come What May - Vicky Leanders
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJune 30, 1972
125Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
255Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
318How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
438Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
5410Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
6612Without You - Nilsson
783Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
877Vincent - Don McLean
999Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
10106Baby Blue - Badfinger
11163Can't Let You Go - Suzanne
121214Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
131113Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
14NEW1Sister Jane - New World
15142Carolina - Creation
16NEW1Summer Of '71 - Helen Reddy
17154Jungle Fever - The Chakachas
18182Diary - Bread
19192Taxi - Harry Chapin
20139Beg, Steal Or Borrow - The New Seekers

FORECAST
1. Wacky, Wacky, Wacky - Blue Mink
2. Let's Dance - The Cats
3. Happy - Hamilton Jones and the Happy Band
4. I Am Woman - Helen Reddy
5. Iko Iko - John Baldry
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 7, 1972
116Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
226Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
339How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
4511Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
549Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
6142Sister Jane - New World
774Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
81314Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
988Vincent - Don McLean
10613Without You - Nilsson
11114Can't Let You Go - Suzanne
12NEW1Light Flight - The Pentangle
13183Diary - Bread
14153Carolina - Creation
15107Baby Blue - Badfinger
16NEW1Nice To Be With You - Gallery
17910Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
181215Mother And Child Reunion - Paul Simon
19193Taxi - Harry Chapin
20NEW1Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show

FORECAST
1. Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
2. Iron Horse - Christie
3. Stop: The Music Is Over - Lutha
4. Tragedy - Argent
5. Hallo-A - Mouth and MacNeal
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 14, 1972
127Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
217Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
363Sister Jane - New World
4310How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
5122Light Flight - The Pentangle
6510Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
775Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
8202Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
9412Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
10144Carolina - Creation
1199Vincent - Don McLean
12115Can't Let You Go - Suzanne
131014Without You - Nilsson
14162Nice To Be With You - Gallery
15134Diary - Bread
16815Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
17Re-entry2Summer Of '71 - Helen Reddy
181711Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
19NEW1Metal Guru - T-Rex
20158Baby Blue - Badfinger

FORECAST
1. Holy Morning - The Rumour
2. We're On Our Way - Chris Hodge
3. Suzanne Suzanne - Pop Tops
4. Do Your Thing - Isaac Hayes
5. The Point Of No Return - Dusk
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 21, 1972
118Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
234Sister Jane - New World
383Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
428Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
553Light Flight - The Pentangle
6143Nice To Be With You - Gallery
7105Carolina - Creation
8411How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
976Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
10611Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
11913Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
12126Can't Let You Go - Suzanne
13192Metal Guru - T-Rex
14re-entry2Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
151110Vincent - Don McLean
16NEW1Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) - Elton John
17173Summer Of '71 - Helen Reddy
181315Without You - Nilsson
191616Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
20155Diary - Bread

FORECAST
1. Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
2. Guns, Guns, Guns - The Guess Who
3. Show Me The Way - Brian Cadd and Don Mudie
4. Circles - The New Seekers
5. It's Going To Take Some Time - The Carpenters
This weekLast weekNo. weeksJuly 28, 1972
134Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
219Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
325Sister Jane - New World
449Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
554Light Flight - The Pentangle
664Nice To Be With You - Gallery
7133Metal Guru - T-Rex
876Carolina - Creation
9143Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
10812How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
11162Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) - Elton John
12127Can't Let You Go - Suzanne
1397Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
14NEW1Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
15NEW1Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
161012Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
171114Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
181511Vincent - Don McLean
19NEW1Mary Had A Little Lamb - Wings
20174Summer Of '71 - Helen Reddy

FORECAST
1. Open Up - Mungo Jerry
2. Octopus's Garden - Reparata and the Delrons
3. Rosemary Blue - Neil Sedaka
4. After Midnight - J.J. Cale
5. C'mon Ma (Burn Your Bra) - St Cecilia
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I have now added the forecast for 1971. Unfortunately I don't have the Forecast for previous years between 1966 and 1970.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 4, 1972
115Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
2210Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
336Sister Jane - New World
455Light Flight - The Pentangle
5410Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
665Nice To Be With You - Gallery
794Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
874Metal Guru - T-Rex
9142Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
1087Carolina - Creation
11113Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) - Elton John
12152Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
13192Mary Had A Little Lamb - Wings
141013How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
15128Can't Let You Go - Suzanne
16NEW1Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen
17138Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
181715Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
19NEW1Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
201613Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

FORECAST
1. Marcella - The Beach Boys
2. Run To Me - The Bee Gees
3. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family
4. Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma - Ray Charles
5. Rave On - Steeleye Span
In the NZ Listener they had that feature in the chart. It's singles coming up that haven't yet charted. I'm going to try and go back and add them to previous years. I don't have all of them but will add in what I have.
In the NZ Listener they had that feature in the chart. It's singles coming up that haven't yet charted. I'm going to try and go back and add them to previous years. I don't have all of them but will add in what I have.











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Hi Kanwal. That sounds great, thanx. I looked back over my charts from 1966 and found I have the odd one. I do have the rest up to 1975 and will add them when I post the chart.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 11, 1972
116Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
2211Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
346Light Flight - The Pentangle
466Nice To Be With You - Gallery
593Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
6511Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
775Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
837Sister Jane - New World
9108Carolina - Creation
10192Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
1185Metal Guru - T-Rex
12114Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) - Elton John
13133Mary Had A Little Lamb - Wings
14123Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
15162Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen
16NEW1Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
17NEW1Hello-A - Mouth And MacNeal
18NEW1Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
191414How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
20159Can't Let You Go - Suzanne

FORECAST
1. Little Willie - The Sweet
2. Amerikan Music - Allison Durbin
3. Troglodyte (Cave Man) - Jimmy Cartor Bunch
4. A Fine Woman - David Pomeranz
5. Vaya Con Dios - Dawn
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I have added Hi-Fliers (as it was called then) for charts on 27 March and 10 April 1970. If anyone can help with others in 1970 please let me know. Ta
The Hollies "Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress"... Love, Love, Love...groovy track... that ever so simple guitar lick is so insatiable that you always want more...
Hi Tempest, Just a slight typo, you've got Jimmy Carter "Troflodyte". It's Jimmy Caster "Troglodyte".

Regards John.
Thanx John. I knew I'd get that one wrong!!!. I fixed it.
I agree album guru. Should be one of the best guitar licks ever.
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Hi Temest, sorry for being a pest, but you're partly right it's "Jimmy Caster" not "Jimmy Carter". You're thinking of one of the former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter.

Regards John.
Hi Tempest, John again, even I made a mistake, It's Jimmy Castor not Caster. Sorry.

Regards John.
Hi John. You're right. I had another look myself. Funny how one letter can change everything. Thanx
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 18, 1972
117Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
247Nice To Be With You - Gallery
354Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
4103Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
5612Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
6212Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
788Sister Jane - New World
8182Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
999Carolina - Creation
1037Light Flight - The Pentangle
1176Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
12144Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
13162Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
14125Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) - Elton John
15172Hello-A - Mouth And MacNeal
16134Mary Had A Little Lamb - Wings
17153Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen
18NEW1Sunshine Through A Prism - Suzanne
19NEW1I Need You - America
20116Metal Guru - T-Rex

FORECAST
1. Running Bear - The Guess Who
2. Hideaway - Smokey Adams
3. This Is Reggae - The Piglets
4. Roll Away The Stone - Leon Russell
5. Closing Our Eyes - Gino
Hi Tempest, it's "CASTER" not "CARTER".

Regards John. P.S. Sorry for being picky.
John again, I made the same mistake again, it's "CASTOR" not "CARTER".

Regards John.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksAugust 25, 1972
118Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
228Nice To Be With You - Gallery
344Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
435Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
583Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
679Sister Jane - New World
7613Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
8513Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
9125Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
10133Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
11117Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
12108Light Flight - The Pentangle
13910Carolina - Creation
14153Hello-A - Mouth And MacNeal
15182Sunshine Through A Prism - Suzanne
16165Mary Had A Little Lamb - Wings
17146Rocket Man (I Think It's Going To Be A Long Long Time) - Elton John
18192I Need You - America
19174Hot Rod Lincoln - Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen
20NEW1Little Willie - The Sweet

FORECAST
1. Starman - David Bowie
2. School's Out - Alice Cooper
3. Conquistador - Procol Harum
4. Popcorn - Mister K
5. Sea Side Shuffle - Terry Dactyl and the Dinosaurs
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 1, 1972
154Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
219Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
346Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
429Nice To Be With You - Gallery
5104Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
635Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
7814Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
896Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
9144Hello-A - Mouth And MacNeal
10714Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
11118Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
12610Sister Jane - New World
13202Little Willie - The Sweet
14NEW1Don't Let Me Lose You - Ray Woolf
15NEW1It's Going To Take Some Time - The Carpenters
161311Carolina - Creation
17153Sunshine Through A Prism - Suzanne
18166Mary Had A Little Lamb - Wings
19183I Need You - America
20NEW1School's Out - Alice Cooper

FORECAST
1. Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
2. Love Is Bigger Than The Whole Wide World - Headband
3. The Guitar Man - Bread
4. Run To Me - The Bee Gees
5. Conquistador - Procol Harum
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 8, 1972
115Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
2210Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
337Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
495Hello-A - Mouth And MacNeal
5410Nice To Be With You - Gallery
655Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
766Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
8133Little Willie - The Sweet
9715Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
1087Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
11119Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
121211Sister Jane - New World
131612Carolina - Creation
14NEW1Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
15NEW1Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
16142Don't Let Me Lose You - Ray Woolf
17NEW1The Guitar Man - Bread
181015Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
19174Sunshine Through A Prism - Suzanne
20202School's Out - Alice Cooper

Forecast
1. People Make The World Go Round - The Stylistics
2. Popcorn - Hot Butter
3. Beep Beep - The Bumbles
4. Should I? - Peter Noone
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 15, 1972
116Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
266Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
3211Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
4511Nice To Be With You - Gallery
546Hello-A - Mouth And MacNeal
638Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
784Little Willie - The Sweet
8916Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
977Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
10172The Guitar Man - Bread
11142Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
12152Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
13108Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
141313Carolina - Creation
151110Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.
16NEW1Conquistador - Procol Harum
17203School's Out - Alice Cooper
18163Don't Let Me Lose You - Ray Woolf
19NEW1Love Is Bigger Than The Whole Wide World - Headband
201212Sister Jane - New World

FORECAST
1. Black And White - Three Dog Night
2. Down, Down, Down - Dave Edmunds
3. Layla - Eric Clapton
4. Ain't No Sunshine - Freddie King
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 22, 1972
117Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
227Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
3412Nice To Be With You - Gallery
4103The Guitar Man - Bread
5123Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
6162Conquistador - Procol Harum
7113Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
875Little Willie - The Sweet
9312Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
1098Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
1157Hello-A - Mouth And MacNeal
12174School's Out - Alice Cooper
1369Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
141414Carolina - Creation
15192Love Is Bigger Than The Whole Wide World - Headband
16139Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
17NEW1Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
18NEW1Run To Me - The Bee Gees
19817Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
201511Betcha By Golly Wow - The Stylistics featuring Russell Thompkins, Jr.

FORECAST
1. Garden Party - Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band
2. Summertime, Summertime - Hobby Horse
3. Down On Me - Janis Joplin
4. I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
This weekLast weekNo. weeksSeptember 29, 1972
118Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
244The Guitar Man - Bread
328Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
474Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
5313Nice To Be With You - Gallery
663Conquistador - Procol Harum
786Little Willie - The Sweet
854Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
9125School's Out - Alice Cooper
10182Run To Me - The Bee Gees
11913Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
12153Love Is Bigger Than The Whole Wide World - Headband
13172Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
14118Hello-A - Mouth And MacNeal
151610Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
161415Carolina - Creation
171310Holy Morning - The Rumour and St Mary's Cathedral Choir
181918Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
19NEW1Rock & Roll Parts 1 & 2 - Gary Glitter
20109Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan

FORECAST
1. Play Me/Porcupine Pie - Neil Diamond
2. You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
3. All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
4. Who Was It? - Hurricane Smith
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 6, 1972
119Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
225The Guitar Man - Bread
364Conquistador - Procol Harum
439Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
545Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
685Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
7103Run To Me - The Bee Gees
8514Nice To Be With You - Gallery
977Little Willie - The Sweet
1096School's Out - Alice Cooper
11133Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
121114Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
13NEW1Popcorn - Hot Butter/Mister K
14124Love Is Bigger Than The Whole Wide World - Headband
151511Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
16NEW1Layla - Eric Clapton
171616Carolina - Creation
18192Rock & Roll Parts 1 & 2 - Gary Glitter
19NEW1Black And White - Three Dog Night
20NEW1Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

This chart is another example of one song by two artists at the same position. Both Hot Butter and Mister K released the song Popcorn. The NZ Listener listed both versions together in the chart.

Forecast
1. Annabelle - Daniel Boone
2. Magnolia - José Feliciano
3. Mother Ain't Dead - John Baldry
4. This World/I'll Take You There - Staple Sisters
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 13, 1972
1110Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
226The Guitar Man - Bread
356Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
435Conquistador - Procol Harum
574Run To Me - The Bee Gees
666Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
7132Popcorn - Hot Butter/Mister K
8815Nice To Be With You - Gallery
9192Black And White - Three Dog Night
10107School's Out - Alice Cooper
1198Little Willie - The Sweet
12410Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
13162Layla - Eric Clapton
14114Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
15NEW1Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
16183Rock & Roll Parts 1 & 2 - Gary Glitter
171512Don't Go Down To Reno - Tony Christie
18145Love Is Bigger Than The Whole Wide World - Headband
19202Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose
201717Carolina - Creation

FORECAST
1. Bye Bye To You - Autumn
2. Make Hay While The Sun Shines - Squeek
3. Alabama Wild Man - Jerry Reed
4. Don't Do It - The Band
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 20, 1972
1111Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
293Black And White - Three Dog Night
3152Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
427The Guitar Man - Bread
573Popcorn - Hot Butter/Mister K
655Run To Me - The Bee Gees
737Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
8164Rock & Roll Parts 1 & 2 - Gary Glitter
9816Nice To Be With You - Gallery
1046Conquistador - Procol Harum
11119Little Willie - The Sweet
1267Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
13108School's Out - Alice Cooper
141211Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
15133Layla - Eric Clapton
16145Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
17NEW1You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
18NEW1Annabelle - Daniel Boone
19186Love Is Bigger Than The Whole Wide World - Headband
20193Too Late To Turn Back Now - Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

FORECAST
1. Rock Me Gently - David Cassidy
2. Wig-Wam Bam - The Sweet
3. Virginia Plain - Roxy Music
4. You're Still A Young Man - Tower Of Power
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Very appropriate I think at #17 on the eve of the Dunedin Rod Stewart concert.
Hi Tempest, just a slight mistake, it's "Cornelius Brothers And Sister Rose" not "Roe".

Regards John.
Hi John - oops!!! Missed a letter. Thanx
Hi Tempest, thanks for your quick reply, you fixed the 20/10/72, but 6/10/72 & 13/10/72 still shows "Roe", "not "Rose".

Sorry for being so picky.

Regards John.
All fixed John. Thanx for your keen eye
This weekLast weekNo. weeksOctober 27, 1972
124Black And White - Three Dog Night
233Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
348The Guitar Man - Bread
4112Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
554Popcorn - Hot Butter/Mister K
666Run To Me - The Bee Gees
7154Layla - Eric Clapton
885Rock & Roll Parts 1 & 2 - Gary Glitter
978Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
10917Nice To Be With You - Gallery
111110Little Willie - The Sweet
12107Conquistador - Procol Harum
13139School's Out - Alice Cooper
141412Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
15NEW1I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
16182Annabelle - Daniel Boone
17172You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
18NEW1All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
19128Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) - Looking Glass
20166Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy

FORECAST
1. The Day Is Ended/Hayken's Serenade - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
2. Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters
3. No Easy Road - Wishbone Ash
4. Get To The Country - Labi Siffre
Great work Tempest...

Shouldn't "Layla" be credited as Clapton's supergroup... Derek And The Dominoes? Unless of course the credit was changed with this belated release (originally released in 1970)...a tad confused...

Mott The Hoople...classic
I was confused about that one too Joe. I have a record that credits Derek and the Dominoes. 20 Solid Gold Hits volume 4 credits the song to Eric Clapton. On Google and 45cat sites I found singles credited to both. The NZ Listener credited Eric Clapton so in the end that's what I went with. Wickepedia says the song by Derek and the Dominoes from 1970 was unsuccessful. It was re-released in 1972 and credited to Eric Clapton. He also had a hit with an acoustic version in 1992 on the Unplugged album.
Did you know the man who helped Mott The Hoople with All The Young Dudes was David Bowie. I agree. A classic.
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Yeah I did know Bowie helped out the Hoople...

I had a funny argument over "Layla" with someone about two months ago... the Derek And The Dominoes version was playing on the radio and the "other" person involved stated... "what is this crap cover of Clapton's gem from "Unplugged"... Well what a marathon discussion it was trying to tell this person that the song was originally by Clapton, yes.... but was actually the centre piece song to the album "Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs" by Derek And The Dominoes (Clapton's band at the time)...1970...hahahaha...I came out on top
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Laughing. I've had many an argument over something musical. I love it when I win. Great story.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 3, 1972
115Black And White - Three Dog Night
224Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
355Popcorn - Hot Butter/Mister K
4413Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
539The Guitar Man - Bread
667Run To Me - The Bee Gees
775Layla - Eric Clapton
8152I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
999Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
1086Rock & Roll Parts 1 & 2 - Gary Glitter
11173You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
121111Little Willie - The Sweet
13182All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
141413Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
15128Conquistador - Procol Harum
16NEW1It's Four In The Morning - Faron Young
17163Annabelle - Daniel Boone
18207Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
191018Nice To Be With You - Gallery
20NEW1Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis

FORECAST
1. Children Of The Revolution - T-Rex
2. Honky Cat - Elton John
3. That's What Friends Are For - B.J. Thomas
4. Enchanted Sky Machines - Judee Sill
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 10, 1972
116Black And White - Three Dog Night
225Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
336Popcorn - Hot Butter/Mister K
4114You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
5162It's Four In The Morning - Faron Young
676Layla - Eric Clapton
783I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
8414Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
9NEW1The Day Is Ended/Hayken's Second Serenade - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
10510The Guitar Man - Bread
1168Run To Me - The Bee Gees
121212Little Willie - The Sweet
13188Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
14174Annabelle - Daniel Boone
151414Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
16202Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
17NEW1Vaya Con Dios - The Cats
18133All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
19910Four And Twenty Hours - Nana Mouskouri
201919Nice To Be With You - Gallery

FORECAST
1. Spaceman - Nilsson
2. Ben - Michael Jackson
3. Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You) - Stevie Wonder
4. Clotho's Web - Julie Felix
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 17, 1972
117Black And White - Three Dog Night
253It's Four In The Morning - Faron Young
326Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
467Layla - Eric Clapton
592The Day Is Ended/Hayken's Second Serenade - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
674I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
745You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
8145Annabelle - Daniel Boone
937Popcorn - Hot Butter/Mister K
10163Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
111011The Guitar Man - Bread
12172Vaya Con Dios - The Cats
13119Run To Me - The Bee Gees
141213Little Willie - The Sweet
15139Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
161515Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
17815Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
18NEW1From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
19184All The Young Dudes - Mott The Hoople
20NEW1The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A. - Donna Fargo

FORECAST
1. Bottoms Up - Middle Of The Road
2. Hey, You Love - Mouth And MacNeal
3. You're A Lady - Peter Skellern
4. Ventura Highway - America
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Hi Tempest, just a slight mistake, it's "The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A." not "The World."

Regards John.
Thanx John. Don't know how that one got through...
This weekLast weekNo. weeksNovember 24, 1972
118Black And White - Three Dog Night
248Layla - Eric Clapton
337Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
453The Day Is Ended/Hayken's Second Serenade - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
565I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
624It's Four In The Morning - Faron Young
7104Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
8182From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
986Annabelle - Daniel Boone
10NEW1The City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
1176You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
121112The Guitar Man - Bread
13123Vaya Con Dios - The Cats
14NEW1Honky Cat - Elton John
151510Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - The Partridge Family starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
1698Popcorn - Hot Butter/Mister K
171310Run To Me - The Bee Gees
181616Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
19202The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A. - Donna Fargo
20NEW1Wig-Wam Bam - The Sweet

FORECAST
1. Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan
2. Tonight - The New Seekers
3. Thunder And Lightening - Chi Coltrane
4. Join Together - The Who
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Hi Tempest, I just thought you might like to know, I've just checked 45 Cat and in the U.K. & N.Z. it's "Heyken's Serenade" here in Australia it's "Heyken's Second Serenade", I've just noticed for 10/11/72-24/11/72 you have "Hayken's Serenade".

Regards John.
Hi John, once again, many thanx. I was 100% sure on that one but on looking at 45 Cat I found the record in question. I actually got that out of Dean Scapolo's book. There appears to be different versions for this one but Australia is closest to what we would have had. I thought I had a copy but can't find it. Oh well, I've changed it.
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 1, 1972
1102The City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
219Black And White - Three Dog Night
344The Day Is Ended/Heyken's Second Serenade - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
438Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
529Layla - Eric Clapton
675Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
783From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
856I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
997Annabelle - Daniel Boone
10202Wig-Wam Bam - The Sweet
11134Vaya Con Dios - The Cats
1265It's Four In The Morning - Faron Young
13142Honky Cat - Elton John
14117You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
151213The Guitar Man - Bread
16NEW1Burning Love - Elvis Presley
17NEW1Too Young - Donny Osmond
18193The Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A. - Donna Fargo
19NEW1My Ding-A-Ling - Chuck Berry
201817Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies

Forecast
1. Riverboat Song - Flinders
2. Grandmother Says - Yellowstone And Voice
3. Use Me - Bill Withers
4. Freddie's Dad - Curtis Mayfield
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Damn, looks like The Hollies are gonna fall just short of 20 weeks...

Hahahahaha.... My Ding-A-Ling....classic. Chuck Berry got into a lot of trouble with that one, pretty sure it was banned from heaps of radio stations in most countries...hahahahaha...
It was banned. In fact Chuck Berry got arrested over it but he produced a stick with bells on it to show to the court what a ding-a-ling was. LOL
Hi Tempest, sorry for being a pest it's "HEYKENS" Not "HAYKENS" & you've got "Happiest Girl In The World" it's "Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A." once again sorry for being so pickey.

Regards John.
Hey John, I just noticed a mistake in your post. Your punctuation is wrong, and you didn't use a capital letter to start a sentence. Naughty, very naughty. Haha.
Bite me lol. Or should that be L.O.L.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 8, 1972
113The City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
2210Black And White - Three Dog Night
366Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
449Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
5172Too Young - Donny Osmond
635The Day Is Ended/Heyken's Second Serenade - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
7510Layla - Eric Clapton
887I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
9133Honky Cat - Elton John
10NEW1Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon
1174From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
12115Vaya Con Dios - The Cats
13NEW1Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan
14103Wig-Wam Bam - The Sweet
15NEW1Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters
16162Burning Love - Elvis Presley
1798Annabelle - Daniel Boone
18NEW1Summer Breeze - Seals And Crofts
19148You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
201514The Guitar Man - Bread

FORECAST
1. Vahevala - The Searchers
2. Lies - J.J. Cale
3. Midnight Magic Man - Nash Chase
4. Angel - Rod Stewart
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Hi Tempest, I don't want to be a pain or know all, but it's "Heyken's" not "Hayken's" and you've got "Happiest Girl In The World" it's "In The Whole U.S.A."

Sorry for being so picky,

John.
This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 15, 1972
1102Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon
214The City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
3132Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan
453Too Young - Donny Osmond
5152Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters
666The Day Is Ended/Heyken's Second Serenade - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
7410Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
894Honky Cat - Elton John
937Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
10211Black And White - Three Dog Night
1188I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
12163Burning Love - Elvis Presley
13711Layla - Eric Clapton
14144Wig-Wam Bam - The Sweet
15NEW1Who Was It - Hurricane Smith
16182Summer Breeze - Seals And Crofts
17179Annabelle - Daniel Boone
18115From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
19199You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
20NEW1Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues

FORECAST
1. All Fall Down - Lindisfarne
2. Virginia - Vigrass and Osbourne
3. Find Her - Chas B Kennedy
4. Sixteen Tons - CCS
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This weekLast weekNo. weeksDecember 22, 1972
113Mouldy Old Dough - Lieutenant Pigeon
233Clair - Gilbert O'Sullivan
344Too Young - Donny Osmond
485Honky Cat - Elton John
553Goodbye To Love - The Carpenters
625The City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
7711Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
867The Day Is Ended/Heyken's Second Serenade - The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
9124Burning Love - Elvis Presley
101012Black And White - Three Dog Night
1198Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me - Mac Davis
12152Who Was It - Hurricane Smith
13119I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
14163Summer Breeze - Seals And Crofts
15145Wig-Wam Bam - The Sweet
161312Layla - Eric Clapton
17202Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
18186From The Beginning - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
191910You Wear It Well - Rod Stewart
201710Annabelle - Daniel Boone

FORECAST
1. John, I'm Only Dancing - David Bowie
2. Wings Of An Eagle - Russell Morris
3. You Mama Don't Dance - Ken Loggins With Jim Messina
4. I Don't Believe In Miracles - Colin Blunstone
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NZ Hit Parde Top Songs of 1972

1American Pie - Part One - Don McLean
2Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
3Nice To Be With You - Gallery
4Puppy Love - Donny Osmond
5The Rangers Waltz - The Mom And Dad's
6Song Sung Blue - Neil Diamond
7Sylvia's Mother - Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
8Without You - Nilsson
9Black And White - Three Dog Night
10Imagine - John Lennon
11Son Of My Father - Chicory Tip
12How Do You Do - Mouth And MacNeal
13Amazing Grace - Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
14Take The Money And Run - Bunny Walters
15The Guitar Man - Bread
16Softly Whispering I Love You - Congregation
17Walking In The Sand - Al Martino
18Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
19Brand New Key - Melanie
20Sister Jane - New World
Hi Tempest, first of all, what a start to my teenage years, a lot of memories came flooding back.
I'm looking forward to the charts for 1973-1975.

Secondly, you mention in your intro to the 1972 charts that you wanted to thank Dean Scapolo for his help.

I think you and some of your followers have already answered part of my next question, but I'll ask it anyway.
I have a copy of Dean's book "The Complete N.Z. Music Charts" 1966-2006, & I noticed that some of the songs have "Coming Up" next to them, does that mean there are other charts besides the "Top 20/40"? and if so are they available, I mentioned in one of my earlier postings to you that over here in Australia that each State & radio stations had there own chart, so a song that charted in say Sydney didn't chart in any of the other states & vise versa.
Was that the same in N.Z.?

Lastly I read with great interest that your current chart will turning 40 next month I'm really looking forward to your month long tribute.

Regards John.
Hi John. Thank you for your comments. I was a 11 in 1972. I remember the early 20 Solid Gold Hits compilations covering these.
Some charts were not published in the NZ Listener and that becomes more common in 1973/4. Dean helped me fill in the gaps but sadly, no forecast for those charts.
I also have Dean's book. The coming up entries are the same as forecast. It was called forecast in the Listener.
Local radio stations, especially independant stations had their own charts. I used to follow the 4XO Top 40 which was based on Dunedin sales and lasted from 1971 to 1975. 4ZA in Invercargill also had a Top 40.
1973 charts will follow...


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