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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JHP 9 hours ago
Ed Sullivan's rock and roll classics are on sunday nights (dick clark is smiling and so am I)
Mark091 3 days ago
Did the song American Pie come
out in 1971 or 1972?
Michael Mark091 1 day ago
Late 1971, so it got plenty of airplay in 72.
JimTrue 3 days ago
10/10….:.I’m a pretty big deal on these quizzi….
oldmoe51 3 days ago
8/10 pretty good for this quiz
Mike 5 days ago
10/10 and yes, I'm a Boomer.. hehehe
dbalius 5 days ago
10/10 The year I graduated high school…fantastic year for music!
Dajj 5 days ago
Great songs!! 10/10 Now to go listen to Megadeth!!!
Mark091 Dajj 3 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 3 days ago
Classical Music is also real Music .
Mark091 Mark091 3 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 11 hours ago
rock and roll ain't noise pollution...
JHP Dajj 9 hours ago
nothing wrong with megadeath - still better than BTS and the other crap nowadays:)
JHP Beatseeker 9 hours ago
feel sorry for those that think that - but guess what?

they dont think
cuddles1954 6 days ago
Love the music from the 70's!! 💖💖
Bill 6 days ago
10 out of 10 born in 68 only 4 years old
disisdadrum 6 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
Whether you knew them all or missed a few, one thing is for sure - it's time to put a record on! Or at least make that Summer '72 playlist.

Pretty easy quiz for me. 😉😉
CaroleThorpe 6 days ago
You got 10 out of 10
Whether you knew them all or missed a few, one thing is for sure - it's time to put a record on! Or at least make that Summer '72 playlist.
geatornez82 6 days ago
10/10. And who's bright idea was it to have all this "boomer vs. millennial" anyway? It's so pointless!
Yeah, I don't appreciate being called a male kangaroo!!
Andy 6 days ago
I don't think you can boil this down to "boomer vs. millennial". Anybody who knows music history and trivia could easily pass the quiz.
geatornez82 Andy 6 days ago
You said it, brother!
Tupitvsunnydale1 7 days ago
Nailed it ! Loved that year although I was only eight we were old souls at that time! Very sentimental growing up in San Francisco such diverse music!!

Michael 7 days ago
The Midnight Special, the tv series not the Leadbelly song, aired as a special in August 1972, then began as a series in Feb 1973.

The special was to get people to vote, voting age in the US just dropping to 18. Harry Chapin did Taxi (released March 1972) and Cass Elliot and others. I remember the voting angle, so I must have seen it as a rerun.
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