Australian Singles Chart for 1972
These are the songs that Australians were listening to in 1972. Here is the Australian Singles Chart for 1972 based on sales.
*Denotes Australian artist
Top selling singles in Australia for 1972
- Puppy Love – Donny Osmond
- Without You – Nilsson
- Popcorn – Hot Butter
- American Pie – Don McLean
- The Rangers Waltz – The Moms and Dads
- Boppin’ The Blues – Blackfeather*
- Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast – Wayne Newton
- The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
- Cherish – David Cassidy
- Amazing Grace – Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
- Brand New Key – Melanie
- Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs*
- Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
- Long Haired Lover From Liverpool – Little Jimmy Osmond
- Sylvia’s Mother – Dr Hook & The Medicine Show
- Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress – The Hollies
- Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) – Benny Hill
- Breaking Up Is Hard To Do – The Partridge Family
- Imagine – John Lennon
- Rock and Roll (Parts 1 & 2) – Gary Glitter
- Day By Day – Colleen Hewitt*
- A Horse With No Name – America
- Hurting Each Other – The Carpenters
- The Candy Man – Sammy Davis Jr
- Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me – Mac Davis
Top 10 Selling Singles By Australian Artists for 1972
- Boppin’ The Blues – Blackfeather
- Most People I Know (Think That I’m Crazy) – Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs
- Day By Day – Colleen Hewett
- Captain Zero – The Mixtures
- So Tough – Johnny O’Keefe
- Shame and Scandal – Johnny Chester
- Ginger Man – Brian Cadd
- Marshall’s Portable Music Machine – Robin Jolley
- How Do Yo Do? – Jigsaw
- Run To Me – The Bee Gees
Gibbos pick for 1972 is Johnny O’Keefe with “So Tough”
I was thinking that Puppy Love was actually sung by Donny’s baby brother Jimmy Osmond, only my sister was in love with Donny so i had no choice but to grow up listening to the osmonds…not 100% certain but food for thought.
Donny osmond sang puppy love
Jimmy Osmonds hit was ‘Long Haired Lover from Liverpool’
Looking under Australan Bands starting with “B”—no BeeGees ? What’s up with that ?
It’s probably under – The Bee Gees
Sorry Kurt, they are on the list! Perhaps, if you are a fan, you’d consider writing a listing for them yourself? We are always looking for contributors. Check the “Contributors Wanted” link at the top of this page.
Maxine Im pretty sure Donny did puppy love and “Little Jimmy Osmond” did Long haired lover from Liverpool. Not that I would like to admit I know that
“Day By Day” by Colleen Hewett was my fondest memory of 1972, What a beautiful track that is !. At the time (as a 12y old) i used to sell ‘fake’ lottery tickets from door to door in my neighbourhood (in Mooroolbark, a Melbourne suburb) at 20c a ticket ..
The price they could win was a full Encyclopedia :-). And my price was buying a few singles … Colleen Hewett being one of them. (Don’t tell any further please 🙂 (in the end i collected about 10 dollars, buying me about 4 singles at the time… and i’ve never been dishonest since ! :-).
Sometimes the love of music goes very far for a 12y old kido :-).
Hi, ive been trying to find a song, the Wales bank used it in there commercial,
i think it starts something like this. GO WITH THE WALES ACROSS THE SEA ACROSS THE SKY, SINGING THE SONG WITH A TEAR IN MY EYE, SEARCHING FOR A WAY A NEW PLACE TO STAY, the wales bank used the same melody, different lyrics of cause
would really appreciate if anyone know the title and or band who recorded it back in the early seventies
The song is ‘Like an Eagle’ by Miguel Rios. Here is the man himself => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7hqd7leJiE
Does anyone remember a song that goes
‘Turned 21 without a grey hair, yes you could say I’ve got the key of the door’ and the group that sang it ? It was around 1971-72. I’ve got the song recorded but don’t know which group did it.
Its a group called New Dream Pat, Wes
New dream sang it. About 1970.
any chance their is a CD of all these songs ( 1972 )
Do you remember a song that was played on aussie radio either ’71, ’72 or ’73.? It was called ‘Sunday Monday Tuesday’ or ‘Monday Tuesday Wednesday’ by a female artist and not to be confused with the Woolworth Supermarket Ad Promotion. It was very poppy indeed and I think it may have been featured on one of the Majestic/K-tel compilations of the day.
Dee, The song was Sunday Monday Tuesday by Jessica Jones, 1972,
Was a no.1 single in south africa in mid ’72. It’s on youtube.
Turned 21 came out in early 1972 by the New Dream. It was a follow up to their earlier big hit Soft Delights. They had a follow up song called Sister Jane. Yes I remember Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday. It was not in hit in Melbourne but I remember it well. It was a girl lead singer. The group sounded like the Middle of the Road but I am sure it was not them. It did not hit in Melbourne but stayed in the lower parts of the 3UZ top 80. I think it may have been about September 1972.