Top 10 this week in 1972

7 July 2021 – RESULTS UPDATE

Thanks for your responses to yesterday’s poll (below) about the Top 10 songs from this week in 1972.

There were clearly a few clangers in that lot. Funny how we bought some singles in huge numbers at the time of release, but how poorly they have stood the test of time. You ran a mile, for instance, from Donny Osmond’s Puppy Love!

However, there were also some songs you still remember warmly. Your most popular choices were Vincent by Don McLean and Marshall’s Portable Music Machine by Robin Jolley. Next came Sylvia’s Mother by Dr Hook and the Medicine Show and How Do You Do by Jigsaw. An Honourable Mention goes to Song Sung Blue by Neil Diamond.

Thanks for taking part. We’ll select a Top 10 from another year next week and ask you again about your favourites.

Greg, chief gong banger

6 July 2021

Sylvia’s Mother was #1 in Australia in the week of 3 July 1972

Australian Top 10: week of 3 July 1972

1.. Sylvia’s Mother – Dr Hook and the Medicine show
2.. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
3.. Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
4.. Marshall’s Portable Music Machine – Robin Jolley
5.. Song Sung Blue – Neil Diamond
6.. Amazing Grace – The Pipes & Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
7.. Puppy Love – Donny Osmond
8.. Hurting Each Other – The Carpenters
9.. Vincent – Don McLean
10.. How Do You Do – Jigsaw

Which of these songs would you like us to post on the Bang a Gong Facebook page tomorrow (7 July)?

You can vote for more than one song from this Top 10 list. CLICK HERE TO TELL US YOUR FAVOURITES

Chart stats are as recorded by Australia’s Kent charts and Kent Music Report

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