Monday’s Music Moves Me: Top Five From KHJ (Los Angeles) On This Date In 1972


Back on the survey trail for the third “freebie” week in a row! This time, the top five as measured by Boss Radio KHJ in Los Angeles on this date in 1972.

#5: Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast – Wayne Newton This was Wayne’s highest-charting single, reaching #4 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Cash Box survey, and was also a #1 hit in Canada and Australia. For the year, it was #10. It was the title track from his 1972 album.

#4: Brandy – The Looking Glass Just a great song, down from #2 the week before. It hit #1 on the Hot 100 and Cash Box surveys, and was #12 for the year.

#3: I’m Still In Love With You – Al Green Up one slot from the previous week, it spent a couple of weeks at #1 on the Soul chart and #3 on the Hot 100. It was #59 for the year.

#2: I Don’t Want To Be Right – Luther Ingram Up from #3 the previous week. It reached #1 on the Soul chart and #3 on the Hot 100, and it was #16 for the year.

#1: Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan Casey Kasem ranked this song #5 for the Seventies. It was a huge international hit, reaching #1 for a total of six weeks (non-consecutive) on the Hot 100 and the Easy Listening chart, and #3 in England.

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for August 1, 2016

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10 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me: Top Five From KHJ (Los Angeles) On This Date In 1972

  1. That song – Brandy – is the reason my cat had her name changed to Bonnie. This was the year my youngest brother graduated H.S. and I don’t think there is a song in here that I would have listened to. Especially not the Wayne Newton one. Ick.


    1. To many of us, “the day the music died” was when Don McLean released “American Pie,” because it seemed like music went to hell in a handbasket after that. I can appreciate the music a little bit now, but only in historical context.


  2. Oh yeah, those were the days… Al Green and especially Looking Glass with Brandy. My son Anthony would’ve been named Brandy if he turned out to be a girl because of that song. ~hehehehe~ Rock on my friend!!!


  3. John, what a fabulous 1972 collection! I know all of these songs and they ushered in a sweet essence of a lost time as a young girl. Thanks for sharing and dancing with the 4M crew, my friend!


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