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Here are the US 1972 one hit wonders. All the one hit wonder songs by the artists you remember, and maybe some one hit wonders you forgot. Find a one hit wonder.
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  1 I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) 14   Jan 1972  
  The Hillside Singers  
    YouTube    
  I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing was built from the commercial jingle I'd Like To Buy The World A Coke. The New Seekers also had a version of this song in the top 20 at the same time. The Hillside Singers had other songs that received minor radio airplay including We're Together, which was built from a McDonald's commercial jingle.  

  2 White Lies, Blue Eyes   Jan 1972  
  Bullet  
    YouTube    
  While White Lies, Blue Eyes was the greatest hit in pop music for Bullet, the group had a few other songs that received airplay on album rock radio stations, like Little Bit O' Soul.  

  3 Sunshine 5   Jan 1972  
  Jonathan Edwards  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Sunshine was the only top 20 hit for Jonathan Edwards. He followed-up with songs that received slight radio airplay, and came back to the radio with a few country songs in the late 1980s.
The extra here is a live video performance many years later. The song Sunshine was from album Jonathan Edwards. This song was written by Jonathan Edwards.
 

  4 Joy 10   Feb 1972  
  Apollo 100  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Joy was built from Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring by classical era composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Joy was the only top 20 hit for Apollo 100. The group, with keyboardist and arranger Tom Parker, received minor airplay with some other instrumentals including a remake of Telstar, the 1962 number 3 song by The Tornadoes. The song Joy was from album Joy.  

  5 Precious And Few 2   Feb 1972  
  Climax  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Precious And Few was the only top 20 song for Climax. Climax received minor airplay with a few other songs, like Life And Breath, the follow up. Climax was occasionally known as Climax Featuring Sonny Geraci, the lead singer. He was also the lead singer of The Outsiders, which had two top 20 hits in the 1960s including the 1966 number 5 song Time Won't Let Me.  

  6 Bang A Gong (Get It On) 15   Feb 1972  
  T. Rex  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although this was the only top 20 hit by T. Rex, the group had a long string of album rock songs that received radio airplay like Jeepster and Telegram Sam. In 1985, The Power Station remade this song renaming it the subtitle Get It On, and it became a pop and rock top 20 hit.  

  7 Don't Say You Don't Remember 12   Mar 1972  
  Beverly Bremers  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Don't Say You Don't Remember was the only top 20 song for actress and singer Beverly Bremers.  

  8 Jungle Fever 11   Mar 1972  
  Chakachas  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Jungle Fever was the only top 20 hit for Chakachas. The group received no mentionable airplay with any other song. This song was written by Bill Ador.  

  9 Suavecito 14   Apr 1972  
  Malo  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Malo was Jorge Santana, brother of Carlos Santana from group Santana. Both were guitarists. Malo followed-up Suavecito with Cafe, which received minor radio airplay.  

  10 Hot Rod Lincoln 9   Jun 1972  
  Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Hot Rod Lincoln received moderate radio airplay in 1960 when it was recorded by Charlie Ryan and then by Johnny Bond. Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen also remade and received some airplay with the song Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette) which was popular in 1947 by Tex Williams and by Phil Harris.  

  11 Nice To Be With You 1   Jun 1972  
  Gallery  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Nice To Be With You was a top 20 one hit wonder for Gallery, but the group had other popular songs too, like the near miss song I Believe In Music.  

  12 Amazing Grace 17   Jun 1972  
  The Pipes And Drums And Military Band Of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  This instrumental version of Amazing Grace was the only top 20 hit for Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. The group described itself as 'Scotland's senior regiment and her only regular cavalry.' This song was written by Reverend John Newton.  

  13 How Do You Do? 6   Jul 1972  
  Mouth & MacNeal  
    YouTube    
  Although How Do You Do was the only top 20 hit for Mouth & MacNeal, the duo had a few other songs that received radio airplay like I See A Star.  

  14 Gone   Aug 1972  
  Joey Heatherton  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Gone, a remake of the 1957 number 6 hit by Ferlin Husky, was the greatest hit by Joey Heatherton. She followed-up this song and received minor airplay with a remake of the 1960 number one hit I'm Sorry by Brenda Lee. Joey Heatherton was an actress who appeared as a frequent guest on many TV shows in the 1950s and 1960s. She was in movies too.  

  15 Hold Your Head Up 4   Aug 1972  
  Argent  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Hold Your Head Up was the only pop top 20 hit for Argent, the group had a string of songs that received album rock airplay including the original God Gave Rock And Roll To You which became a 1991 rock number 9 song for Kiss. Previously, Rod Argent was the keyboardist for The Zombies. The song Hold Your Head Up was from album All Together Now.  

  16 Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) 1   Aug 1972  
  Looking Glass  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) was a number one song and a top 20 one hit wonder for Looking Glass. The group had other songs out, with Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne being fairly popular. This song was written by Elliott Lurie.  

  17 Motorcycle Mama 7   Aug 1972  
  Sailcat  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Motorcycle Mama was the only top 20 hit for Sailcat, the group received minor radio airplay about a year later with She Showed Me.  

  18 Small Beginnings   Aug 1972  
  Flash  
    YouTube    
  Small Beginnings was a near top 20 miss and the most popular song by Flash. The group received some album rock radio airplay with other songs too, like Children Of The Universe. Flash members Peter Banks and Tony Kaye were original members of Yes. The song Small Beginnings was from album Flash.  

  19 Beautiful Sunday 9   Sep 1972  
  Daniel Boone  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Beautiful Sunday was the only top 20 hit for Daniel Boone, he had other songs that received minor radio airplay, like Annabelle.  

  20 Popcorn 15   Oct 1972  
  Hot Butter  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although Popcorn was the a top 20 one hit wonder hit for Hot Butter, the group received minor radio airplay with other instrumental songs including a remake of the 1962 number 11 hit Percolator by Billy Joe & The Checkmates. This song was written by Gershan Kingsley.  

  21 Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues 12   Nov 1972  
  Danny O'Keefe  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Danny O'Keefe followed-up his only top 20 hit with The Road, which received minor radio airplay. The song Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues was from album O'Keefe.  

  22 Convention '72 14   Nov 1972  
  The Delegates  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Convention '72 was the only top 20 hit for The Delegates. Another political song by the group, Richard M. Nixon Faces The Issues, received some airplay about a year later.  

  23 Thunder And Lightning 17   Nov 1972  
  Chi Coltrane  
    YouTube    
  Thunder And Lightning was the only top 20 song by Chi Coltrane. She followed-up with Go Like Elijah, which received slight radio airplay.  

  24 It Never Rains In Southern California 5   Dec 1972  
  Albert Hammond  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Although It Never Rains In Southern California was the only top 20 hit for Albert Hammond, he had a string of songs that received some radio airplay.  

  25 Me And Mrs. Jones 1   Dec 1972  
  Billy Paul  
    YouTube download at Amazon  

  26 Slow Motion (Part 1)   Dec 1972  
  Johnny Williams  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Slow Motion was the most popular song for soul singer Johnny Williams. he received slight airplay with other songs too, like I Made A Mistake.  


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1972 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)
 Looking Glass
2Me And Mrs. Jones
 Billy Paul
3Nice To Be With You
 Gallery
4Precious And Few
 Climax
5It Never Rains In Southern California
 Albert Hammond
6Sunshine
 Jonathan Edwards
7Hold Your Head Up
 Argent
8How Do You Do?
 Mouth & MacNeal
9Motorcycle Mama
 Sailcat
10Hot Rod Lincoln
 Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen
11Jungle Fever
 Chakachas
12Joy
 Apollo 100
13Beautiful Sunday
 Daniel Boone
14Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
 Danny O'Keefe
15Don't Say You Don't Remember
 Beverly Bremers
16I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
 The Hillside Singers
17Suavecito
 Malo
18Popcorn
 Hot Butter

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Welcome to the chart archive

Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1972. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a super group like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1980 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.