Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can remember who sang the number 1 songs of summer 1972

It was the summer of “Lean On Me,” “Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl),” “Song Sung Blue” and “I’ll Take You There.” Can you name all these Seventies artists?

It’s hard to believe the summer of 1972 was 50 years ago. The Godfather had just hit theaters that March and a young filmmaker named Martin Scorsese teamed with producer Roger Corman to make the Depression-era crime drama Boxcar Bertha. It was the summer that ushered in the premieres of The Waltons and M*A*S*H that September – two shows that reflected the current moment by looking into the past. 

But the music from that time is arguably the most memorable part.  It’s difficult to find tunes easier to listen to than the hits released that summer. There were timeless classics like “Lean On Me” and “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” and forgotten gems like “Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me.”  

There were 10 songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 between May and September, 1972. Can you match the correct artist to each number one song?

  1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  2. Oh Girl
  3. I’ll Take You There
  4. The Candy Man
  5. Song Sung Blue
  6. Lean On Me
  7. Alone Again (Naturally)
  8. Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)
  9. Black & White
  10. Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me

Sorry, Millennials, only Boomers can remember who sang the number 1 songs of summer 1972

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Supercat58 4 days ago
Got all, but #9 was a pure guess
LisaS 4 days ago
Oh Yes! I'm a boomer born in 1959. So I was 13 in 1972. I got them all correct! Some of those songs I still have as 45s.
Oldie79 6 days ago
9 out of 10 and not a baby boomer...from the silent generation(LOL)
jpdirisio13 7 days ago
10/10 .......took about 10 seconds.
JHP 8 days ago
Ed Sullivan's rock and roll classics are on sunday nights (dick clark is smiling and so am I)
Mark091 10 days ago
Did the song American Pie come
out in 1971 or 1972?
Michael Mark091 9 days ago
Late 1971, so it got plenty of airplay in 72.
JimTrue 10 days ago
10/10….:.I’m a pretty big deal on these quizzi….
oldmoe51 10 days ago
8/10 pretty good for this quiz
Mike 12 days ago
10/10 and yes, I'm a Boomer.. hehehe
dbalius 12 days ago
10/10 The year I graduated high school…fantastic year for music!
Dajj 12 days ago
Great songs!! 10/10 Now to go listen to Megadeth!!!
Mark091 Dajj 10 days ago
Heavy Metal and Rap are
Noise Pollution.
Soft Rock Oldies Jazz Country
Easy Listening Disco Rhythm &
Blues Beach music and surfing
Music(Beach Boys &Jan and Dean etc)are real Music.
So called hard rock and so called punk rock are also
Noise Pollution.
Mark091 Dajj 10 days ago
Classical Music is also real Music .
Mark091 Mark091 10 days ago
I also like big band music and
I enjoy watching The Lawrence WELK Show and the Sock Hop
Episode of Happy Days with
Skip Oliver and Leather Tuscadero and the wonderful
song Do The FONZIE and
Hooterville Hop on Petticoat
Junction .
Beatseeker Mark091 8 days ago
rock and roll ain't noise pollution...
JHP Dajj 8 days ago
nothing wrong with megadeath - still better than BTS and the other crap nowadays:)
JHP Beatseeker 8 days ago
feel sorry for those that think that - but guess what?

they dont think
Michael Beatseeker 6 days ago
Rock and roll is here to stay, it will ne ver dies
cuddles1954 13 days ago
Love the music from the 70's!! 💖💖
Bill 13 days ago
10 out of 10 born in 68 only 4 years old
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