Mar 18, 2015
By Valerie Massie
On March 18th, 1972, Neil Young started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heart Of Gold’.
Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young’s only U.S. #1 single. In Canada, it reached #1 on the RPM national singles chart for the first time on April 8, 1972, on which date Young held the top spot on both the singles and albums charts.
In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked it #297 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.