Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1972 [Videos]
By By Jordan Bartel
The Baltimore Sun|
Jul 31, 2014 at 12:04 PM
During the first week of August 42 years ago, a solar flare knocked out power in the United States, "Deliverance" was the top box-office draw, and the following songs were the most popular tunes according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Layla," Derek and the Dominoes
The classic, inspired by Eric Clapton's love for George Harrison's wife (and Clapton's future wife) Patti Boyd also charted 20 years later when a soft, acoustic version was recorded for Claton's "Unplugged" album.
9. "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)," the Hollies
3. "(If Loving You is Wrong) I Don't Want to Be Right," Luther Ingram
The official anthem for people having extramarital affairs.
2. "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)," Looking Glass
The sea's power > a barmaid.
1. "Alone Again (Naturally)," Gilbert O'Sullivan
Gilbert O'Sullivan's (real name: Raymond O'Sullivan) huge hit spend four weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart. Which is somewhat remarkable considering it's about, you know, contemplating suicide and death.