CASEY KASEM'S AMERICAN TOP 40 - 8/26/72

40: HONKY CAT - ELTON JOHN
39: THIS WORLD - STAPLE SINGERS
38: SWEET INSPIRATION/WHERE YOU LEAD - BARBRA STREISAND
37: YOU'LL COME TO ME - BEE GEES
36: YOU'RE STILL A YOUNG MAN - TOWER OF POWER
35: GONE - JOEY HEATHERTON
34: POP THAT THANG - ISLEY BROTHERS
33: POPCORN - HOT BUTTER
32: WHEN YOU SAY LOVE - SONNY & CHER
EXTRA: A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE - PETER & GORDON
31: LEAN ON ME - BILL WITHERS
30: TOO LATE TO TURN BACK NOW - CORNELIUS BROTHERS & SISTER ROSE
29: SMALL BEGINNINGS - FLASH
LOCAL EXTRA: IT'S YOUR THING - ISLEY BROTHERS
28: GO ALL THE WAY - RASPBERRIES
27: POWER OF LOVE - JOE SIMON
26: HOW DO YOU DO - MALTHDUNE & MacNEAL
25: BABY LET ME TAKE YOU IN MY ARMS - DETROIT EMERALDS
24: BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY - DANIEL BOONE
23: BLACK AND WHITE - THREE DOG NIGHT
22: JOIN TOGETHER - THE WHO
21: SCHOOL'S OUT - ALICE COOPER
20: SATURDAY IN THE PARK - CHICAGO
19: SEALED WITH A KISS - BOBBY VINTON
18: WHERE IS THE LOVE - ROBERTA FLACK & DONNY HATHAWAY
17: ROCK & ROLL PART #2 - GARY GLITTER
16: LOOKING THROUGH THE WINDOW - JACKSON FIVE
15: DADDY DON'T YOU WALK SO FAST - WAYNE NEWTON
14: BACKSTABBERS - O'J'S
13: GUITAR MAN - BREAD
12: MOTORCYCLE MAMA - SAILCAT
11: THE HAPPIEST GIRL IN THE WHOLE U.S.A. - DONNA FARGO
10: DON'T GET HOOKED ON ME - MAC DAVIS
9: DON'T MESS AROUND WITH JIM - JIM CROCE
8: COCONUT - NILSSON
7: GOODBYE TO LOVE - CARPENTERS
6: IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG, I DON'T WANT TO BE RIGHT - LUTHER INGRAM
5: HOLD YOUR HEAD UP - ARGENT
4: I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU - AL GREEN
3: LONG COOL WOMAN - HOLLIES
2: ALONE AGAIN, NATURALLY - GILBERT O' SULLIVAN
1: BRANDY - LOOKING GLASS

(Off The Air Version): WPGC (DC's #1 Station at the time) ran the "Missing W" contest this month. Dr. Strangeletter stole the "W" in WPGC and they were giving $5,000 to the person who found it (big $$$ in 1972). They gave daily clues as to its whereabouts. On the rest of the tape are airchecks of the DJ's giving clues and finally, giving away the $5,000. The DJ's are: Johnny Jones, Harv Moore, Columbus, Big Wilson and Jim Collins. There are also some airchecks of Harv at his best including The Colonel, The Redhead and him singing "My Little Red Book" There is some static in the background but it's not too bad.