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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1972
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1972 in the list below.
We'll find and frame an original copy of the vinyl record or sheet music, with your own personal message printed and mounted beneath.
It's the perfect birthday gift idea for music lovers. From £76 including delivery.
No.1 from:
Song title & artist:
December 5th 1971
Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)
Benny Hill
Number One for 4 weeks
January 2nd 1972
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
The New Seekers
Number One for 4 weeks
January 30th 1972
Telegram Sam
T. Rex
Number One for 2 weeks
February 13th 1972
Son of My Father
Chicory Tip
Number One for 3 weeks
March 5th 1972
Without You
Nilsson
Number One for 5 weeks
April 9th 1972
Amazing Grace
The Pipes and Drums and Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Number One for 5 weeks
May 14th 1972
Metal Guru
T. Rex
Number One for 4 weeks
June 11th 1972
Vincent
Don McLean
Number One for 2 weeks
June 25th 1972
Take Me Bak 'Ome
Slade
Number One for 1 week
July 2nd 1972
Puppy Love
Donny Osmond
Number One for 5 weeks
August 6th 1972
School's Out
Alice Cooper
Number One for 3 weeks
August 27th 1972
You Wear It Well
Rod Stewart
Number One for 1 week
September 3rd 1972
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
Slade
Number One for 3 weeks
September 24th 1972
How Can I Be Sure
David Cassidy
Number One for 2 weeks
October 8th 1972
Mouldy Old Dough
Lieutenant Pigeon
Number One for 4 weeks
November 5th 1972
Clair
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Number One for 2 weeks
November 19th 1972
My Ding-A-Ling
Chuck Berry
Number One for 4 weeks
December 17th 1972
Long Haired Lover from Liverpool
Little Jimmy Osmond
Number One for 5 weeks
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The charts we use from November 1952 onwards are compiled by the Official Charts Company which produces the UK Singles Chart for the music industry, including the BBC. Their information can differ from that shown in reference guides such as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (now The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles). We explain this more fully here and you can find even more detail on the history of the charts on the Official Charts Company website.

The official UK pop charts based on record sales did not start until 14th November 1952. For earlier dates than this, we have used the weekly pop chart based on the sales of sheet music, which was published by Melody Maker and broadcast by Radio Luxembourg from May 1947. (Sheet music outsold records in the United Kingdom until the early 1950s.)