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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1972, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1972, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Hi 2202
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #7, US AC #36
writtenby: Al Green, Willie Mitchell & Al Jackson Jr.
album: Let's Stay Together
Al Green Let's Stay Together 1972 Hi
2 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3521
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #12, US AC #10
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Cary Gilbert
album: 360 Degrees of Billy Paul
Billy Paul Me and Mrs. Jones 1972 P.I.R.
3 recordlabel: Atlantic 2864
chartposition: R&B #4, US #1, UK #14, US AC #1
writtenby: Ewan MacColl
album: First Take
Roberta Flack The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 1972 Atlantic
4 recordlabel: Epic 10902
chartposition: R&B #38, US #1, UK #5, US AC #1
writtenby: Johnny Nash
album: I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash I Can See Clearly Now 1972 Epic
5 recordlabel: Sussex 235
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #18, US AC #4
writtenby: Bill Withers
album: Still Bill
Bill Withers Lean on Me 1972 Sussex
6 recordlabel: Motown 1207
chartposition: R&B #5, US #1, UK #7, US AC #3
writtenby: Don Black & Walter Scharf
album: Ben
Michael Jackson Ben 1972 Motown
7 recordlabel: Motown 1197
chartposition: R&B #2, US #2, UK #3
writtenby: Jimmie Thomas
album: Got to Be There
mpcode: C3AC9ape88c
Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin 1972 Motown
8 recordlabel: Tamla 54226
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #11, US AC #38
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Talking Book
Stevie Wonder Superstition 1972 Tamla
9 recordlabel: Brunswick 55471
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #14, US AC #34
writtenby: Barbara Acklin & Eugene Record
album: A Lonely Man
Chi-Lites Oh Girl 1972 Brunswick
10 recordlabel: Gordy 7121
chartposition: R&B #5, US #1, UK #14
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: All Directions
Temptations Papa Was a Rollin' Stone 1972 Gordy
11 recordlabel: Stax 0125
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #30
writtenby: Al Bell (as Alvertis Isbell)
album: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
Staple Singers I'll Take You There 1972 Stax
12 recordlabel: Avco 6105011
chartposition: R&B #2, US #3, UK #13, US AC #7
writtenby: Thom Bell & Linda Creed
album: The Stylistics
mpcode: alvEUFJtMw8
Stylistics Betcha by Golly Wow 1972 Avco
13 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3520
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #9
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: I Miss You
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes If You Don't Know Me by Now 1972 P.I.R.
14 recordlabel: Dial 1010
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2
writtenby: Joe Tex
album: I Gotcha
Joe Tex I Gotcha 1972 Dial
15 recordlabel: Atlantic 452927
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #11, US AC #14
writtenby: Melvin Steals & Mervin Steals
album: Spinners
Spinners Could It Be I'm Falling in Love 1972 Atlantic
16 recordlabel: Glades 1703
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #12
writtenby: Timmy Thomas
album: Why Can't We Live Together
Timmy Thomas Why Can't We Live Together 1972 Glades
17 recordlabel: A&M 1320
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK# 44, US AC #23
writtenby: Billy Preston & Joe Greene
album: I Wrote a Simple Song
comments: [instrumental]
Billy Preston Outa-Space 1972 A&M
18 recordlabel: United Artists 50910
chartposition: R&B #5, US #2, US AC #6
writtenby: Eddie Colrnelius
album: Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Too Late to Turn Back Now 1972 United Artists
19 recordlabel: Atlantic 2879
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, UK #29, US AC #1
writtenby: Ralph MacDonald & William Salter
album: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway Where Is the Love 1972 Atlantic
20 recordlabel: Atlantic 452904
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, US AC #31
writtenby: Thom Bell & Phil Hurtt
album: Spinners
Spinners I'll Be Around 1972 Atlantic
21 recordlabel: Hi 2227
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #51, US AC #28
writtenby: Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. & Willie Mitchell
album: I'm Still in Love with You
mpcode: p_FEFNozIC0
Al Green You Ought to Be with Me 1972 Hi
22 recordlabel: Hi 2216
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4, UK #44
writtenby: Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. & Willie Mitchell
album: I'm Still in Love with You
Al Green I'm Still in Love with You 1972 Hi
23 recordlabel: Sussex 241
chartposition: R&B #2, US #2, US AC #14
writtenby: Bill Withers
album: Still Bill
Bill Withers Use Me 1972 Sussex
24 recordlabel: KoKo 2111
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3
writtenby: Homer Banks, Carl Hampton & Raymond Jackson
album: (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
Luther Ingram (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to... 1972 KoKo
25 recordlabel: RCA Victor 0731
chartposition: R&B #2, US #3, UK #52, US AC #25
writtenby: Jim Bailey, Rudy Clark & Ken Williams
album: Bitter Sweet
Main Ingredient Everybody Plays the Fool 1972 RCA Victor
26 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3517
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3
writtenby: Leon Huff, Gene McFadden & John Whitehead
album: Back Stabbers
O'Jays Back Stabbers 1972 P.I.R.
27 recordlabel: Hi 2211
chartposition: R&B #2, US 4, UK #44
writtenby: Al Green, Al Jackson Jr. & Willie Mitchell
album: I'm Still in Love with You
Al Green Look What You Done for Me 1972 Hi
28 recordlabel: Atlantic 2866
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5, US AC #11
writtenby: Aretha Franklin
album: Young Gifted And Black
Aretha Franklin Day Dreaming 1972 Atlantic
29 recordlabel: Curtom 1975
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: Superfly Original Motion Picture Score
Curtis Mayfield Freddie's Dead (Theme from Superfly) 1972 Curtom
30 recordlabel: Avco 4603
chartposition: R&B #4, US #10, UK #9, US AC #27
writtenby: Thom Bell, Linda Creed & Anthony Bell
album: Round 2
Stylistics I'm Stone in Love with You 1972 Avco
31 recordlabel: Volt 4075
chartposition: R&B #1, US #5
writtenby: Tony Hester
album: Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Dramatics In the Rain 1972 Volt
32 recordlabel: RCA 2226
chartposition: US #6, R&B #4
writtenby: Harry Jensen, Gerald Thomas, Douglas Gibson, Robert Manigault, Jimmy Castor & Langdon Fridie Jr.
album: It's Just Began
Jimmy Castor Bunch Troglodyte (Cave Man) 1972 RCA
33 recordlabel: Curtom 1978
chartposition: R&B #5, US #8, UK #52
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: Superfly
Curtis Mayfield Superfly 1972 Curtom
34 recordlabel: Motown 1195
chartposition: R&B #5, US #16, UK #9, US AC #33
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: Floy Joy
Supremes Floy Joy 1972 Motown
35 recordlabel: Polydor 15030
chartposition: R&B #11, US #8, UK #29
writtenby: Bill Ador
album: Jungle Fever
comments: [instrumental]
Chakachas Jungle Fever 1972 Polydor
36 recordlabel: Bell 45195
chartposition: R&B #28, US #8, US AC #2
writtenby: Tony Macaulay
album: Individually And Collectively
5th Dimension (Last Night) I Didn't Get to Sleep at All 1972 Bell
37 recordlabel: Motown 1205
chartposition: R&B #5, US #16, UK #9
writtenby: Clifton Davis
album: Lookin' Through the Windows
Jackson 5 Lookin' Through the Windows 1972 Motown
38 recordlabel: United Artists 50975
chartposition: R&B #3, US #7
writtenby: Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Leroy Jordan, Charles Miller, Lee Oscar Levitin
album: The World Is a Ghetto
War The World Is a Ghetto 1972 United Artists
39 recordlabel: ABC/Dunhill 4330
chartposition: R&B #7, US #10, UK #18
writtenby: Brian Potter & Dennis Lambert
album: Keeper of the Castle
Four Tops Keeper of the Castle 1972 ABC/Dunhill
40 recordlabel: Atlantic 2268
chartposition: UK #3
writtenby: Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
album: Saturday Night At The Club
Drifters At the Club 1972 Atlantic
41 recordlabel: Tamla 54228
chartposition: R&B #4, US #7
writtenby: Marvin Gaye
album: Trouble Man Original Motion Picture Score
Marvin Gaye Trouble Man 1972 Tamla
42 recordlabel: Motown 1216
chartposition: R&B #3, US #9
writtenby: J. Shephard, W. Miller
album: Jermaine
Jermaine Jackson Daddy's Home 1972 Motown
43 recordlabel: Uni 55319
chartposition: R&B #6, US #14, UK #14
writtenby: Barry White
album: Love Unlimited
Love Unlimited Walkin' in the Rain with the One I Love 1972 Uni
44 recordlabel: Spring 128
chartposition: R&B #1, US #11
writtenby: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Joe Simon
album: The Power Of Joe Simon
Joe Simon Power of Love 1972 Spring
45 recordlabel: Avco 6105019 (UK)
chartposition: R&B #42, US #84, UK #3
writtenby: Sandy Linzer
Limmie & the Family Cookin' You Can Do Magic 1972 Avco(UK)
46 recordlabel: Avco 4587
chartposition: R&B #14, US #22, UK #11
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
Donnie Elbert I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey... 1972 Avco
47 recordlabel: London 10271 (UK)
chartposition: UK #4
writtenby: Doug Morris and Eliot Greenberg
album: Sweet Talking Guy
comments: re-release
Chiffons Sweet Talkin' Guy 1972 London(UK)
48 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 830(UK)
chartposition: R&B #13, US #33, UK #11, US AC #25
writtenby: Kris Kristofferson
album: Standing Ovation
Gladys Knight & the Pips Help Me Make It Through the Night 1972 Tamla Motown...
49 recordlabel: Westbound 192
chartposition: R&B #5, US #36, UK #12
writtenby: Abrim Tilmon
album: You Want It, You Got It
Detroit Emeralds You Want it, You Got it 1972 Westbound
50 recordlabel: Westbound 209
chartposition: R&B #22, US #110, UK #4
writtenby: Abrim Tilmon
album: You Want It, You Got It
Detroit Emeralds Feel the Need in Me 1972 Westbound
51 recordlabel: Stax 0117
chartposition: R&B #8, US #27, UK #22
writtenby: Posie Knight & Jerry Weaver
album: I've Been Lonely for So Long
Frederick Knight I've Been Lonely for So Long 1972 Stax
52 recordlabel: Polydor 14139
chartposition: R&B #1, US #18
writtenby: James Brown, Fred Wesley & Joe Mims
album: Get on the Good Foot
James Brown Get on the Good Foot (Part 1) 1972 Polydor
53 recordlabel: Motown 1202
chartposition: R&B #2, US #16
writtenby: Leon Ware & Arthur Ross (as Arthur
album: Got to Be There
mpcode: MFL_gYXE6Rk
Michael Jackson I Wanna Be Where You Are 1972 Motown
54 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 821(UK)
chartposition: R&B #21, US #37, UK #10, US AC #17
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: Floy Joy
Supremes Automatically Sunshine 1972 Tamla Motown...
55 recordlabel: United Artists 50867
chartposition: R&B #12, US #16
writtenby: Papa Dee Allen, H. Brown, B.B. Dickerson, L. Jordan, C. Miller, Lee Oskar
album: All Day Music
mpcode: -6te_t4n5NU
War Slippin' into Darkness 1972 United Artists
56 recordlabel: Stax 0127
chartposition: R&B #4, US #19
writtenby: Phillip Mitchell
album: Starting All Over Again
Mel & Tim Starting All Over Again 1972 Stax
57 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 967(UK)
chartposition: R&B #10, US #30, UK #13
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Solid Rock
Temptations Take a Look Around 1972 Tamla Motown...
58 recordlabel: 20th Century 2002
chartposition: R&B #3, US #16
writtenby: Murph, Eskridge & Johnson
album: Love Jones
Brighter Side of Darkness Love Jones 1972 20th Century
59 recordlabel: Motown 1199
chartposition: R&B #8, US #13
writtenby: R. Byrd
album: Lookin' Through the Windows
Jackson 5 Little Bitty Pretty One 1972 Motown
60 recordlabel: Motown 1214
chartposition: R&B #9, US #18
writtenby: Stephen Schwartz
album: Skywriter
Jackson 5 Corner of the Sky 1972 Motown
61 recordlabel: CBS 8351(UK)
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Johnny Nash
album: I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash There Are More Questions Than Answers 1972 CBS (UK)
62 recordlabel: T-Neck 935
chartposition: R&B #3, US #24
writtenby: Herman Kelly, Clyde Otis, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley & Rudolph Isley
album: Brother, Brother, Brother
Isley Brothers Pop That Thang 1972 TNeck
63 recordlabel: Westbound 203
chartposition: R&B #4, US #24
writtenby: Abrim Tilmon
album: You Want It, You Got It
Detroit Emeralds Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms) 1972 Westbound
64 recordlabel: Sussex 233
chartposition: R&B #11, US #18
writtenby: Dennis Coffey
album: Goin' for Myself
comments: [instrumental]
Dennis Coffey Taurus 1972 Sussex
65 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 824(UK)
chartposition: R&B #10, US #46, UK #16
writtenby: Johnny Bristol & Marilyn McLeod
album: Moody Jr.
comments: [instrumental]
Jr. Walker & the All Stars Walk in the Night 1972 Tamla Motown...
66 recordlabel: Avco 4595
chartposition: R&B #6, US #25, US AC #25
writtenby: Linda Creed & Thom Bell
album: The Stylistics
Stylistics People Make the World Go Round 1972 Avco
67 recordlabel: Spring 123
chartposition: R&B #4, US #27
writtenby: Millie Jackson & Billy Nichols
album: Millie Jackson
mpcode: millie-jackson-ask-me-what-you-want.mp3
Millie Jackson Ask Me What You Want 1972 Spring
68 recordlabel: Polydor 14109
chartposition: R&B #1, US #27
writtenby: James Brown & Bobby Byrd
album: There It Is
James Brown Talking Loud and Saying Nothing 1972 Polydor
69 recordlabel: United Artists 50954
chartposition: R&B #28, US #23, US AC #27
writtenby: Eddie Cornelius
album: Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Don't Ever Be Lonely (A Poor Little Fool... 1972 United Artists
70 recordlabel: Enterprise 9042
chartposition: R&B #3, US #30
writtenby: Isaac Hayes
album: Shaft
Isaac Hayes Do Your Thing 1972 Enterprise
71 recordlabel: Atlantic 2883
chartposition: R&B #7, US #26
writtenby: Aretha Franklin
album: Young, Gifted and Black
Aretha Franklin All the King's Horses 1972 Atlantic
72 recordlabel: United Artists 50946
chartposition: R&B #8, US #31
writtenby: Jim Ford
album: Understanding
Bobby Womack Harry Hippie 1972 United Artists
73 recordlabel: Invictus 9125
chartposition: R&B #9, US #57, UK #29
writtenby: Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier
album: Love And Beauty
Holland & Dozier Featuring Lamont Dozier Why Can't We Be Lovers 1972 Invictus
74 recordlabel: Invictus ‎519 (UK)
chartposition: UK #20
writtenby: Brian Holland, Eddie Holland Jr. (as Eddie Holland) and Lamont Dozier
album: Bittersweet
Chairmen of the Board Working On a Building of Love 1972 Invictus ‎...
75 recordlabel: Atlantic ‎10216 (UK)
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
album: I'll Take You Where The Music's Playing
Drifters Come On Over to My Place 1972 Atlantic ‎...
76 recordlabel: Tamla 54216
chartposition: R&B #13, US #33
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Music of My Mind
Stevie Wonder Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed... 1972 Tamla
77 recordlabel: United Artists 50902
chartposition: R&B #1, US #60
writtenby: Darryl Carter, Bobby Womack & Linda Womack
album: Understanding
Bobby Womack Woman's Gotta Have It 1972 United Artists
78 recordlabel: Enterprise 9058
chartposition: R&B #19, US #38, US AC #12
writtenby: Isaac Hayes
comments: [instrumental]
Isaac Hayes Theme from the Men 1972 Enterprise
79 recordlabel: Invictus 524 (UK)
chartposition: UK #21
writtenby: General Johnson and Greg Perry
album: Bittersweet
Chairmen of the Board Elmo James 1972 Invictus(UK)
80 recordlabel: Stax 0137
chartposition: R&B #6, US #38
writtenby: Gary William Friedman & Herb Shapiro
album: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
mpcode: mzdZO7f317M
Staple Singers This World 1972 Stax
81 recordlabel: Westbound 201
chartposition: R&B #3, US #46
writtenby: Denise LaSalle
album: Trapped by a Thing Called Love
Denise LaSalle Now Run and Tell That 1972 Westbound
82 recordlabel: Chimneyville 443
chartposition: R&B #3, US #53
writtenby: King Floyd
album: King Floyd
King Floyd Woman Don't Go Astray 1972 Chimneyville
83 recordlabel: United Artists 50996
chartposition: R&B #43, US #37, US AC #10
writtenby: Eddie Cornelius & Carter Cornelius
album: Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose I'm Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore 1972 United Artists
84 recordlabel: Polydor 14116
chartposition: R&B #6, US #40
writtenby: James Brown, Charles Bobbit, Dave Matthews & Manny Rosen
album: There It Is
James Brown King Heroin 1972 Polydor
85 recordlabel: KoKo 2113
chartposition: R&B #9, US #40
writtenby: Homer Banks, Carl Hampton & Raymond Jackson
album: (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right
Luther Ingram I'll Be Your Shelter (In Time of Storm) 1972 KoKo
86 recordlabel: Stax 0119
chartposition: R&B #5, US #44
writtenby: John Colbert & Norman West
album: Genesis
mpcode: CU9RQDDznZc
Soul Children Hearsay 1972 Stax
87 recordlabel: Polydor 14153
chartposition: R&B #3, US #44
writtenby: James Brown
album: Get on the Good Foot
James Brown I Got a Bag of My Own 1972 Polydor
88 recordlabel: Polydor 14125
chartposition: R&B #4, US #43
writtenby: James Brown
album: There It Is
James Brown There It Is (Part 1) 1972 Polydor
89 recordlabel: Hot Wax 7204
chartposition: R&B #3, US #68
writtenby: William Weatherspoon & Angelo Bond
album: Two Sides of Laura Lee
Laura Lee Rip Off 1972 Hot Wax
90 recordlabel: Alston 4614
chartposition: R&B #6, US #46
writtenby: Betty Wright, Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke
album: Hard to Stop
Betty Wright Baby Sitter 1972 Alston
91 recordlabel: Spring 127
chartposition: R&B #7, US #42
writtenby: Raeford Gerald
album: Millie Jackson
Millie Jackson My Man Is a Sweet Man 1972 Spring
92 recordlabel: Motown 1201
chartposition: R&B #23, US #46, UK #51
writtenby: Wade Brown, David Jones Jr. & Johnny Bristol
album: Jermaine [1972 album]
Jermaine Jackson That's How Love Goes 1972 Motown
93 recordlabel: Westbound 206
chartposition: R&B #4, US #55
writtenby: Denise LaSalle
album: On the Loose
Denise LaSalle Man Sized Job 1972 Westbound
94 recordlabel: Polydor 14129
chartposition: R&B #7, US #44
writtenby: Bill Doggett, Henry Glover, Billy Butler, Shape Sheppard & Clifford Scott
comments: [This is an instrumental work with no or very few words.]
James Brown Honky Tonk 1972 Polydor
95 recordlabel: T-Neck 934
chartposition: R&B #6, US #54
writtenby: Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley (as O'Kelly Isley Jr.) & Rudolph Isley
album: Brother, Brother, Brother
Isley Brothers Lay Away 1972 TNeck
96 recordlabel: Atlantic ‎2693
chartposition: UK #11
writtenby: Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
album: Here I Go Again
comments: [re-release]
Archie Bell & the Drells Here I Go Again 1972 Atlantic ‎
97 recordlabel: Dakar 4501
chartposition: R&B #5, US #61
writtenby: Richard Parker & Willie Henderson
album: I Had It All the Time
Tyrone Davis I Had It All the Time 1972 Dakar
98 recordlabel: Tamla 54220
chartposition: R&B #9, US #46
writtenby: Wade Brown, David Jones Jr. & Johnny Bristol
album: Flying High Together
Smokey Robinson & Miracles We've Come Too Far to End It Now 1972 Tamla
99 recordlabel: Brunswick 55478
chartposition: R&B #8, US #47
writtenby: Carl Davis & Eugene Record
album: A Lonely Man
Chi-Lites The Coldest Days of My Life (Part 1) 1972 Brunswick
100 recordlabel: Mercury 73335
chartposition: R&B #6, US #52
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: The Spice of Life
Jerry Butler One Night Affair 1972 Mercury

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