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Billboard Top Hits: 1972
Various Artists
Billboard Top Hits: 1972
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Billboard Top Hits: 1972
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Soft Rock, Oldies, By Decade, 1970s, Soul, Oldies & Retro, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227063320, 081227063313

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Good Mix of Musical Styles
(4 out of 5 stars)

"All of the big pop hits are here in their original versions, but beware an edited version of the Moody Blues' classic, "Nights in White Satin.""
Another worthy addition.
J. Connor | Palm Desert, CA United States | 07/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Billboard 1972 is another addition worth buying for the hefty price listed by some sellers here on For only 10 tracks, these songs are completely classical hits made by various talented artists. Songs worthy of praise include: "My Ding a Ling", "A Horse With No Name", "Black and White", and "Brandy". Though all are very interesting to listen to, these are the most noteworthy additions to this collection. However, there is a catch to all this. The "Ultimate Seventies" Collection may threaten the Billboard song making business, since many songs here are duplicated in "Ultimate Seventies"-1972. This also applies to Billboard 1970. If you DON'T own the Ultimate Seventies, add Billboard 1972 to your rock n roll hits collection."
It was a very good year...
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 09/30/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD of Billboard's Top Rock and Roll Hits from 1972 is an excellent collection of ten great songs from that year. This CD is one of the stronger ones in this series of Billboard hits put out by Rhino.

The quality of the sound is excellent; and this is after I listened to it so many times I must have almost run the "grooves" off the data side of the CD! SMILES It's hard to pick just one song that's my very favorite here. They all bring back such great memories.

The CD music draws you in immediately with an especially poignant song that always hits me hard with Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Alone Again (Naturally)." When I was a kid I thought the song was melodramatic with its talk about the pain of losing lovers and parents; but now that I am in mid-life I completely identify with the situations Gilbert describes in this song. It's magnificent. The CD tracks don't let up after this one, either. The next song is Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now" which is very well done with an excellent, lush musical arrangement. "Black & White" addresses racial issues in our country that we are still grappling with today; and "Brandy (You're A Fine Girl)" is beautifully sung by Looking Glass and this offers a great arrangement, too! Whatever happened to these artists, anyway?

Other songs are timeless classics like "Nights In White Satin" by The Moody Blues and "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays. Indeed, it's impossible to find a loser anywhere on this CD! It held my attention all the way through so many times and it will be a favorite of yours, too, if you like this type of music.

The liner notes offer some great pictures of the artists on this CD and some quick recaps of news that was big in 1972. Very good!

Of course, here I go again with my standard complaint about this series: Rhino Records, almost for some arbitrary reason, decided to make each CD have exactly ten songs on it. Not eleven, not nine, but ten and ten invariably. What if one year produced more hits than another? The CD has plenty of space for at least one or two songs more and I really would have liked that. I ordinarily take off a star for this; but this CD has so many wonderful songs that it does deserve five stars.

Overall, I highly recommend this CD for fans of '70s music, fans of the artists on this CD and people who want an affordable CD to get better acquainted with music from the early 1970s. You can't go wrong with such a strong CD chock full of excellent music like this one. Great job, Rhino, and enjoy, everyone!