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We have ranked the top pop songs that have charted over the past 50+ years on The ARC Weekly Top 40 and Billboard Hot 100, and come up with
a definitive list that will continue to expand as we add to it, and continue to modify as new songs chart on The ARC Weekly Top 40.




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THE ARC WEEKLY TOP 40 ARCHIVES:

TOP POP SONGS OF 1972:





1 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

from the LP
First Take
Billboard chart run: 17 - 10 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 3 - 7 - 11 - 18 - 36 - off
Roberta Flack Roberta Flack - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Single)
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1(6) 15
2 American Pie

from the LP
American Pie
Billboard chart run: 34 - 25 - 9 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 7 - 9 - 12 - 19 - 20 - 22 - off
Don McLean Don McLean - "American Pie" (Single)
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1(4) 17
3 Alone Again (Naturally)

from the LP
Himself
Billboard chart run: 34 - 20 - 8 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 5 - 18 - 27 - off
Gilbert O'Sullivan Gilbert O'Sullivan - "Alone Again (Naturally)" (Single)
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1(6) 15
4 I Gotcha

from the LP
I Gotcha
Billboard chart run: 31 - 21 - 18 - 14 - 10 - 6 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 8 - 20 - 26 - off
Joe Tex Joe Tex - "I Gotcha" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 16
5 Brand New Key

from the LP
Gather Me
Billboard chart run: 33 - 15 - 9 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 9 - 14 - 24 - off
Melanie Melanie - "Brand New Key" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(3) 14
6 Without You

from the LP
Nilsson Schmilsson
Billboard chart run: 36 - 21 - 14 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 6 - 7 - 17 - 27 - off
Nilsson Nilsson - "Without You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(4) 14
7 I Can See Clearly Now

from the LP
I Can See Clearly Now
Billboard chart run: 33 - 26 - 20 - 5 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 9 - 11 - 22 - 33 - off
Johnny Nash Johnny Nash - "I Can See Clearly Now" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
1(4) 14
8 The Candy Man Sammy Davis, Jr.   1(3) 15
9 Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) Looking Glass   1(1) 14
10 Let's Stay Together Al Green   1(1) 13
11 I Am Woman Helen Reddy   1(1) 14
12 Me And Mrs. Jones Billy Paul   1(3) 14
13 Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me Mac Davis   1(3) 13
14 A Horse With No Name America   1(3) 12
15 Lean On Me Bill Withers   1(3) 14
16 I'll Take You There Staple Singers   1(1) 14
17 Nights In White Satin Moody Blues   2 14
18 Oh Girl The Chi-Lites   1(1) 14
19 Heart Of Gold Neil Young   1(1) 13
20 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't
Want To Be Right
Luther Ingram   3 13
21 Daddy' Don't You Walk So Fast Wayne Newton   4 13
22 Clair Gilbert O'Sullivan   2 14
23 The Lion Sleeps Tonight Robert John   3 13
24 Scorpio Dennis Coffey
& The Detroit Guitar Band
  6 15
25 Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress) The Hollies   2 13
26 Betcha By Golly, Wow The Stylistics   3 14
27 Outa-Space Billy Preston   2 14
28 My Ding-A-Ling Chuck Berry   1(2) 12
29 Too Late To Turn Back Now Cornelius Brothers
& Sister Rose
  2 11
30 Precious And Few Climax   3 12
31 Song Sung Blue Neil Diamond   1(1) 12
32 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone The Temptations   1(1) 12
33 Nice To Be With You Gallery   4 13
34 Ben Michael Jackson   1(1) 11
35 Rockin' Robin Michael Jackson   2 11
36 Sunshine Jonathan Edwards   4 12
37 It Never Rains In Southern California Albert Hammond   5 13
38 You Ought To Be With Me Al Green   3 12
39 Burning Love Elvis Presley   2 12
40 Back Stabbers The O'Jays   3 12
41 Down By The Lazy River The Osmonds   4 12
42 Everybody Plays The Fool Main Ingredient   3 10
43 If You Don't Know Me By Now Harold Melvin
& The Bluenotes
  3 11
44 Garden Party Rick Nelson   6 12
45 You Are Everything The Stylistics   9 13
46 Hurting Each Other The Carpenters   2 11
47 I'll Be Around The Spinners   3 11
48 Day After Day Badfinger   4 12
49 How Do You Do? Mouth & MacNeal   8 12
50 I'm Still In Love With You Al Green   3 11
51 Go All The Way The Raspberries   5 11
52 Freddie's Dead (Theme From Superfly) Curtis Mayfield   4 11
53 I'd Love You To Want Me Lobo   2 10
54 Look What You Done For Me Al Green   4 11
55 Everything I Own Bread   5 11
56 (Last Night) I Didn't Get To Sleep At All 5th Dimension   8 13
57 Where Is The Love Roberta Flack
& Donny Hathaway
  5 11
58 Puppy Love Donny Osmond   3 10
59 Mother And Child Reunion Paul Simon   4 11
60 Day Dreaming Aretha Franklin   5 11
61 Rocket Man Elton John   6 12
62 Morning Has Broken Cat Stevens   6 11
63 Clean Up Woman Betty Wright   6 12
64 Summer Breeze Seals & Croft   6 11
65 Popcorn Hot Butter   9 12
66 Use Me Bill Withers   2 10
67 In The Rain The Dramatics   5 11
68 Never Been To Spain Three Dog Night   5 10
69 Black & White Three Dog Night   1(1) 9
70 Sylvia's Mother Dr. Hook
& The Medicine Show
  5 10
71 Saturday In The Park Chicago   3 10
72 Hold Your Head Up Argent   5 11
73 Joy Apollo 100   6 10
74 Jungle Fever Chakachas   8 10
75 The Way Of Love Cher   7 10
76 If I Could Reach You 5th Dimension   10 12
77 Tumbling Dice Rolling Stones   7 9
78 Cherish David Cassidy   9 11
79 Troglodyte (Cave Man) Jimmy Castor Bunch   6 10
80 School's Out Alice Cooper   7 10
81 A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done Sonny & Cher   8 11
82 Bang A Gong (Get It On) T. Rex   10 11
83 Coconut Nilsson   8 10
84 Doctor My Eyes Jackson Browne   8 9
85 You Don't Mess Around With Jim Jim Croce   8 10
86 Rock And Roll (Part 2) Gary Glitter   7 9
87 Hot Rod Lincoln Commander Cody
& His Lost Planet Airmen
  9 11
88 Slippin' Into Darkness War   16 10
89 Hey Girl / I Knew You When Donny Osmond   9 9
90 Ventura Highway America   8 9
91 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues Danny O'Keefe   9 10
92 Beautiful Sunday Daniel Boone   15 11
93 Happiest Girl In The Whole U.S.A. Donna Fargo   11 10
94 I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
(In Perfect Harmony)
The New Seekers   7 9
95 Goodbye To Love The Carpenters   7 9
96 Layla Derek & The Dominos   10 10
97 Drowning In The Sea Of Love JoeSimon   11 11
98 Vincent Don McLean   12 10
99 Witchy Woman Eagles   9 10
100 I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing
(In Perfect Harmony)
The Hillside Singers   13 10

Chart to be extended as the Top Pop Songs of All Time rankings are expanded.



Based on songs that peaked in 1972 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Chart methodology used for the
ARC Weekly Top 40 applied to the chart runs to determine final rankings.




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