US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd October, 1971

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TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-12 (1 week at #1)
2 1 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-9
3 4 THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-8
4 8 SUPERSTAR / BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
5 3 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-12
6 6 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-8
7 5 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10
8 7 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-15
9 19 YO-YO –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-4
10 12 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-10

11 11 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-9
12 14 IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8
13 13 I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8
14 18 SWEET CITY WOMAN –•– The Stampeders (Bell)-8
15 16 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-11
16 20 SO FAR AWAY / SMACKWATER JACK –•– Carole King (Ode)-6
17 10 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-12
18 9 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-14
19 25 RAIN DANCE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8
20 21 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP –•– Mac and Kattie Kissoon (ABC)-11

21 30 I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN –•– The Free Movement (Decca)-18
22 23 MAKE IT FUNKY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
23 24 THE STORY IN YOUR EYES –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9
24 27 THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-6
25 35 TRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-7
26 15 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-12
27 32 WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Paul Stookey (Warner Brothers)-9
28 17 HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-15
29 28 SATURDAY MORNING CONFUSION –•– Bobby Russell (United Artists)-13
30 41 LOVING HER WAS EASIER (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-7

31 33 THE BREAKDOWN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-8
32 46 BIRDS OF A FEATHER –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-4
33 34 THE LOVE WE HAD (Stays On My Hand) –•– The Dells (Cadet)-8
34 37 STAGGER LEE –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-7
35 39 ALL DAY MUSIC –•– War (United Artists)-9
36 36 I AIN’T GOT TIME ANYMORE –•– The Glass Bottle (Avco Embassy)-12
37 40 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-7
38 61 NEVER MY LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-3
39 66 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-3
40 43 MACARTHUR PARK (Part 2) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

45 38 SURRENDER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 48 ONE FINE MORNING –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-4
42 42 MARIANNE –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-7
43 44 ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-7
44 53 WOMEN’S LOVE RIGHTS –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-5
46 50 ANNABELLA –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-6
47 55 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-6
48 49 K-JEE –•– The Nite-Liters (RCA)-13
49 71 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Delaney and Bonnie (Atco)-2
50 88 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-2

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

79 — SPILL THE WINE –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
81 — SHE’S ALL I GOT –•– Freddie North (Mankind)-1
89 — WHAT ARE YOU DOING SUNDAY –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-1
90 — LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1
92 — YOU BROUGHT THE JOY –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-1
94 — RUB IT IN –•– Layng Martine (Barnaby)-1
97 — DO I LOVE YOU –•– Paul Anka (Buddah)-1
98 — FREEDOM COMES, FREEDOM GOES –•– The Fortunes (Capitol)-1
99 — CO-CO –•– The Sweet (Bell)-1
100 — VALERIE –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-1