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The Music and Events of 1972

Our favorite songs of 1972 included these:

Title Artist
A Horse With No Name America
Ainít Understanding Mellow Jerry Butler & Brenda Eager
Alone Again, Naturally OíSullivan, Gilbert
American Pie McLean, Don
American Trilogy Presley, Elvis
Anticipation Simon, Carly
Baby Blue Badfinger
Baby Donít Get Hooked On Me Davis, Mac
Bacharach/David Medley Carpenters
Back Off Boogaloo Starr, Ringo
Back Stabbers OíJays
Bang a Gong (Get It On) T Rex
Beautiful Sunday Boone, Daniel
Ben Jackson, Michael
Betcha By Golly Wow Stylistics
Black and White Three Dog Night
Black Dog Led Zeppelin
Brandy (Youíre a Fine Girl) Looking Glass
Burning Love Presley, Elvis
Candy Man Davis, Sammy Jr.
Cheer Pot Liquor
City of New Orleans Guthrie, Arlo
Clair OíSullivan, Gilbert
Clean Up Woman Wright, Betty
Conquistador Procol Harum
Convention í72 Delegates
Daddy Donít You Walk So Fast Newton, Wayne
Darliní Kemp, Wayne
Day After Day Badfinger
Day By Day Godspell
Diamonds Are Forever Bassey, Shirley
Diary Bread
Doctor My Eyes Browne, Jackson
Donít Say You Donít Remember Bremmers, Beverly
Drowning in the Sea of Love Simon, Joe
Easy Liviní Heep, Uriah
Eve Capaldi, Jim
Everybody Plays the Fool Main Ingredient
Everything I Own Bread
Freddieís Dead Mayfield, Curtis
Garden Party Nelson, Rick
Get On the Good Foot Brown, James
Glow Worm Mills Brothers, Hank Thompson
Go All the Way Raspberries
Good Time Charlieís Got the Blues Danny O
Goodbye Again Denver, John
Goodbye to Love Carpenters
Goodtime Charlieís Got the Blues OíKeefe, Danny
Guitar Man Bread
Heart of Gold Young, Neil
Hold Your Head Up Argent
Honky Cat John, Elton
Hot Rod Lincoln Commander Cody & His Lost Plan
Hot Rod Lincoln Bond, Johnny
How Do You Do? Mouth & MacNeal
Hurting Each Other Carpenters
I Am Woman Reddy, Helen
I Believe in Music Gallery
I Believe in Music Davis, Mac
I Can See Clearly Now Nash, Johnny
I Didnít Get to Sleep At All Fifth Dimension
I Gotcha Tex, Joe
I Need You America
I Saw the Light Rundgren, Todd
I Want You to Want Me Lobo
If I Could Reach You Fifth Dimension
If Loving You Is Wrong I Donít Wanna.. Ingram, Luther
If You Donít Know Me By Now Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
Isnít Life Strange Moody Blues
It Never Rains in Southern California Hammond, Albert
Itís Going to TakesSome Time Carpenters
Iíd Like to Teach World to Sing New Seekers
Iíd Love You to Want Me Lobo
Iíll Be Around Spinners
Iíll Take You There Staple Singers
Iím Still in Love With You Green, Al
Iím Stone in Love With You Stylistics
Joy Apollo 100
Last Night I Didnít Get to Sleep Fifth Dimension
Layla Clapton, Eric
Lean On Me Withers, Bill
Legend in Your Own Time Simon, Carly
Let Me Be the One Carpenters
Letís Stay Together Green, Al
Listen to the Music Doobie Brothers
Little Bitty Pretty One Jackson Five
Long Cool Woman Hollies
Long Dark Road Hollies
Me and Julio Down By Schoolyard Simon, Paul
Me and Mrs. Jones Paul, Billy
Morning Has Broken Stevens, Cat
Mother and Child Reunion Simon, Paul
My Ding-A-Ling Berry, Chuck
Never Been to Spain Three Dog Night
Nice to be With You Gallery
Nights in White Satin Moody Blues
Oh Girl Chi Lites
Operator Croce, Jim
Outta Space Preston, Billy
Papa was a Rolling Stone Temptations
People Make the World Go Round Stylistics
Play Me Diamond, Neil
Popcorn Hot Butter
Precious and Few Climax
Puppy Love Osmond, Donny
Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin
Rock and Roll Part 2 Glitter, Gary
Rocket Man John, Elton
Rocking Down the Highway Doobie Brothers
Rockiní Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Blues Rivers, Johnny
Rockiní Robin Jackson, Michael
Roundabout Yes
Run to Me Bee Gees
Saturday in the Park Chicago
Schoolís Out Cooper, Alice
Scorpio Coffey, Dennis
Small Beginnings Flash
Someday Never Comes Creedence Clearwater Revival
Somethingís Wrong With Me Roberts, Austin
Son of My Father Giorgio
Song Sung Blue Diamond, Neil
Speak to the Sky Springfield, Rick
Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Suavecito Malo
Summer Breeze Seals & Crofts
Sunshine Edwards, Jonathan
Sweet Surrender Bread
Sylviaís Mother Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
Take it Easy Eagles
Taxi Chapin, Harry
The Family of Man Three Dog Night
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Flack, Roberta
The Guitar Man Bread
The Happiest Girl in the Whole Fargo, Donna
The Way of Love Cher
Thunder and Lightning Coltrane, Chi
Tight Rope Russell, Leon
Tiny Dancer John, Elton
Too Late to Turn Back Now Cornelius Brothers & Sis Rose
Tumbling Dice Rolling Stones
Use Me Withers, Bill
Ventura Highway America
Vincent McLean, Don
Walk in the Night Junior Walker & the All Stars
Weíve Got to Get It On Again Addrisi Brothers
Where Is the Love Flack, Roberta
White Lies Blue Eyes Bullet
Witchy Woman Eagles
Without You Nilsson, Harry
You Are Everything Stylistics
You Could Have Been a Lady April Wine
You Donít Mess Around With Jim Croce, Jim
You Wear it Well Stewart, Rod
Your Mama Donít Dance Loggins & Messina

Meanwhile, in 1972...

January: The U.S. Surgeon General reports for the first time on the dangers of "sidestream" (or secondhand) smoke.

The World Trade Center in New York and the pyramid-shaped Transamerica building in San Francisco open.

February: President Nixon shocks the world by visiting communist China.

Despite his reputation with the press, President Nixon is endorsed by 753 newspapers; only 56 endorse Senator McGovern.

"Life Magazine" ceases weekly publication.

Nearly 30% of oil used in the U.S. is imported. This will cause big problems in 1973.

June: Tropical storm Agnes slams across the east coast, killing 134 persons from Florida to New York.

June: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the death penalty is "cruel and unusual" punishment. But the court will reverse its decision in 1976.

"Grease" debuts on Broadway.

U.S. planes bomb Hanoi (Vietnam) for the first time since 1968.

Governor Wallace is shot while campaigning for president in Laurel, Maryland.

June 17: Five men are arrested for breaking into Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate complex. Their connection to the Nixon campaign is not immediately known.

Senator George McGovern wins the nomination of the Democratic Party to run for president. He selects Senator Thomas Eagleton as his runningmate.

Stories of Senator Eagleton's treatment for depression hurt the Democratic ticket; but candidate McGovern says he backs his runningmate 1000%.

Senator McGovern replaces Senator Eagleton with Sargent Shriver, former director of the Peace Corps.

August: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein begin their investigative journalism reports on the break-in at the Watergate.

Jane Fonda visits North Vietnam and serves as a propaganda tool of the North Vietnamese.

November: President Nixon wins re-election by the largest margin since 1936.

"The Waltons" and "M*A*S*H" premier on television.

The Oakland Athletics win the World Series.

San Francisco's new rapid transit system, BART, goes into operation. It is three years behind schedule, and costs over 12 times the projected $120 million.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "The Godfather." Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey wins for their performances in "Cabaret." Other films include "Deliverance."

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