Top Songs of 1972

RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 35 Stevie Wonder
2 54 Lou Reed
Walk on the Wild Side
3 141 Roxy Music
Virginia Plain
4 190 The Temptations
Papa Was a Rolling Stone
5 230 Mott the Hoople
All the Young Dudes
6 268 David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust
7 353 Neil Young
Heart of Gold
8 375 The Rolling Stones
Tumbling Dice
9 385 Deep Purple
Smoke on the Water
10 392 Alice Cooper
School's Out
11 436 Nick Drake
Pink Moon
12 468 David Bowie
13 527 Lou Reed
Perfect Day
14 535 Jimmy Cliff
The Harder They Come
15 630 Big Star
16 656 Randy Newman
Sail Away
17 664 Carly Simon
You're So Vain
18 761 Lou Reed
Satellite of Love
19 852 Curtis Mayfield
20 858 Al Green
Love and Happiness
21 911 Steely Dan
Reeling in the Years
22 923 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
If You Don't Know Me by Now
23 979 Elton John
Rocket Man
24 1013 The O'Jays
Back Stabbers
25 1056 Bill Withers
Lean on Me
26 1064 America
A Horse with No Name
27 1196 T. Rex
Telegram Sam
28 1204 The O'Jays
Love Train
29 1224 Randy Newman
God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind)
30 1237 The Staple Singers
I'll Take You There
31 1328 The Rolling Stones
32 1334 Manu Dibango
Soul Makossa
33 1359 Stevie Wonder
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
34 1408 David Bowie
Suffragette City
35 1431 Todd Rundgren
I Saw the Light
36 1436 T. Rex
Children of the Revolution
37 1493 David Bowie
Moonage Daydream
38 1507 Neu!
39 1517 Townes Van Zandt
Pancho and Lefty
40 1636 Steely Dan
Do It Again
41 1658 Curtis Mayfield
Freddie's Dead
42 1706 The Rolling Stones
Rocks Off
43 1737 Neil Young
The Needle and the Damage Done
44 1748 Curtis Mayfield
45 1849 Little Feat
46 1854 Spinners
I'll Be Around
47 1871 Elvis Presley
Always on My Mind
48 1889 Johnny Nash
I Can See Clearly Now
49 1976 David Bowie
Five Years
50 1981 Randy Newman
Political Science
51 2000 Thin Lizzy
Whiskey in the Jar
52 2001 Slade
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
53 2009 Neil Young
Old Man
54 2129 The Chi-Lites
Oh Girl
55 2178 Stealers Wheel
Stuck in the Middle with You
56 2215 Gary Glitter
Rock and Roll Part 2
57 2245 David Bowie
Rock 'n' Roll Suicide
58 2255 Bobby Womack
Across 110th Street
59 2275 Todd Rundgren
Hello It's Me
60 2287 Raspberries
Go All the Way
61 2302 Big Star
The Ballad of El Goodo
62 2322 T. Rex
Metal Guru
63 2393 Rod Stewart
You Wear It Well
64 2438 Nick Drake
Things Behind the Sun
65 2535 Gilbert O'Sullivan
Alone Again (Naturally)
66 2568 David Bowie
The Jean Genie
67 2569 The Stylistics
I'm Stone in Love with You
68 2587 Al Green
I'm Still in Love with You
69 2589 Timmy Thomas
Why Can't We Live Together
70 2617 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Big Eyed Beans from Venus
71 2729 J.J. Cale
Call Me the Breeze
72 2827 Rick Nelson
Garden Party
73 2871 The Rolling Stones
Shine a Light
74 2971 David Bowie
John, I'm Only Dancing
75 2982 The Rolling Stones
All Down the Line
76 2984 Alice Cooper
77 2998 Deep Purple
Highway Star
78 3147 Can
Vitamin C
79 3180 Horace Andy
80 3188 Eagles
Take It Easy
81 3191 Spinners
Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
82 3336 Elton John
Crocodile Rock
83 3369 Edgar Winter Group
Free Ride
84 3396 Genesis
Supper's Ready
85 3520 Black Sabbath
86 3550 Neil Young
A Man Needs a Maid
87 3611 Lyn Collins
Think (About It)
88 3758 Bread
Everything I Own
89 3764 Edgar Winter Group
90 3787 Helen Reddy
I Am Woman
91 3797 Chick Corea
Return to Forever
92 3810 Al Green
Look What You Done for Me
93 3894 Billy Paul
Me and Mrs. Jones
94 4266 Paul Simon
Mother and Child Reunion
95 4406 Dr. Hook
Sylvia's Mother
96 4443 The Doobie Brothers
Listen to the Music
97 4493 Jim Croce
Time in a Bottle
98 4500 The Rolling Stones
Sweet Virginia
99 4516 Flamin' Groovies
Slow Death
100 4532 Michael Jackson
101 4582 Joni Mitchell
You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio
102 4596 War
The World Is a Ghetto
103 4599 The Rolling Stones
Torn and Frayed
104 4609 Elvis Presley
Burning Love
105 4617 Chicago
Saturday in the Park
106 4697 Randy Newman
You Can Leave Your Hat On
107 5111 Big Star
In the Street
108 5199 Dennis Brown
Money In My Pocket
109 5214 Mel and Tim
Starting All Over Again
110 5220 The Kinks
Celluloid Heroes
111 5280 The Rolling Stones
Loving Cup
112 5329 Luther Ingram
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
113 5592 The Move
Do Ya
114 5596 Ray Charles
America the Beautiful
115 5605 Bill Withers
Use Me
116 5680 Joni Mitchell
For the Roses
117 5681 Seals and Crofts
Summer Breeze
118 5705 Al Green
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
119 5734 Paul Simon
Me and Julio Down by the School Yard
120 5735 Albert Hammond
It Never Rains in Southern California
121 5741 Arlo Guthrie
The City of New Orleans
122 5772 Yes
Close to the Edge
123 5808 Paul Simon
Peace Like a River
124 5823 Van Morrison
Jackie Wilson Said (I'm in Heaven When You Smile)
125 5835 The Osmonds
Crazy Horses
126 5951 Free
Wishing Well
127 5990 Michel Fugain
Une belle histoire
128 5997 The Stylistics
Break Up to Make Up

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Ohio Players
Funky Worm
Todd Rundgren
Dust in the Wind
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
The Night
Matching Mole
O Caroline
Goodbye to Love
Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
Where Is the Love
Yves Simon
Au pays des merveilles de Juliet
Bonnie Raitt
Love Has No Pride
Chuck Berry
My Ding-a-Ling
Joe Tex
I Gotcha
And You and I
The Cisco Kid
Dr. Hook
The Cover of "Rolling Stone"
Tim Buckley
Get on Top of Me Woman
B.J. Thomas
Rock & Roll Lullaby
Nick Drake
Which Will
Jackson Browne
Doctor My Eyes
Uriah Heep
Easy Livin'
The Rolling Stones
Let It Loose
A Foot in Coldwater
(Make Me Do) Anything You Want
The Who
Join Together
Ton Steine Scherben
Wir müssen hier raus
Van Morrison
Listen to the Lion
Neil Diamond
Song Sung Blue
I'd Love You to Want Me
Three Dog Night
Black and White
Lou Reed
Wild Child
Steve Goodman
The Dutchman
Deep Purple
Space Truckin'
Donny Osmond
Puppy Love
Randy Newman
Lonely at the Top
Looking Glass
Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Too Late to Turn Back Now
Nino Rota
Love Theme from The Godfather
John Denver
Rocky Mountain High
Neil Young
Words (Between the Lines of Age)
Tanya Tucker
Delta Dawn
Johnny Nash
Stir It Up
Ringo Starr
Back Off Boogaloo
Todd Rundgren
Couldn't I Just Tell You
Steely Dan
Dirty Work
Bobby Womack
Woman's Gotta Have It
Jo Jo Gunne
Run, Run, Run
Harry Chapin
The Allman Brothers Band
Ain't Wastin' Time No More
Lou Reed
Elvis Presley
Until It's Time for You to Go
Blue Öyster Cult
Cities On Flame with Rock and Roll
Otis Clay
Trying to Live My Life Without You
Millie Jackson
My Man, a Sweet Man
Elvis Presley
An American Trilogy
Humble Pie
Hot 'n' Nasty
Gudbuy T'Jane
Jackson Browne
My Opening Farewell
The Allman Brothers Band
Michael Jackson
I Wanna Be Where You Are
Joni Mitchell
Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire