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This week in music: 1972 Alone Again

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Let's drop a couple of quarters into the Breakfast Show juke box of memories.

This morning we travel back to this week in 1972.  

Billboard's Hot 100 had the British band Argent at number five with Hold Your Head Up. There were two different versions of the song. The album version which ran 6 minutes and 15 seconds and the single version which ran 3:15. 

At number four was Looking Glass with a song about a barmaid in a port town. Following the release of Brandy You're a Fine Girl, parents were ready to name their daughters Brandy.  The year earlier it was 353rd most popular girl's name. In rose to number 140 in '72, and, 82 in '73.

In the number three spot was Al Green with I'm Still In Love With You.

The British band The Hollies borrowed the style of Credence Clearwater Revival for the song at number two.  It didn't impress CCR's John Fogerty who sued The Hollies over Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress claiming it sounded a lot like Credence's hit Green River.  The case was eventually thrown out of court.

And in the top spot was one of the biggest hits of the 1970's.  Alone Again, Naturally by Irish singer-songwriter Gilbert O' Sullivan spent six weeks at number one. Billboard ranked it as the number 2 song of the year, just behind The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack.

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