US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th October, 1971

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

1 1 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-13 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-10
3 4 SUPERSTAR / BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6
4 3 THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-9
5 9 YO-YO –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-5
6 10 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-11
7 6 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-9
8 5 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-13
9 12 IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9
10 14 SWEET CITY WOMAN –•– The Stampeders (Bell)-9

11 8 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-16
12 7 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11
13 15 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-12
14 16 SO FAR AWAY / SMACKWATER JACK –•– Carole King (Ode)-7
15 11 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-10
16 13 I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-9
17 21 I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN –•– The Free Movement (Decca)-19
18 25 TRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-8
19 19 RAIN DANCE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9
20 20 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP –•– Mac and Kattie Kissoon (ABC)-12

21 24 THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-7
22 22 MAKE IT FUNKY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
23 23 THE STORY IN YOUR EYES –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10
24 18 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-15
25 27 WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Paul Stookey (Warner Brothers)-10
26 17 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-13
27 30 LOVING HER WAS EASIER (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-8
28 39 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-4
29 32 BIRDS OF A FEATHER –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-5
30 38 NEVER MY LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4

31 34 STAGGER LEE –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-8
32 33 THE LOVE WE HAD (Stays On My Hand) –•– The Dells (Cadet)-9
33 26 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-13
34 50 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3
35 37 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-8
36 41 ONE FINE MORNING –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-5
37 29 SATURDAY MORNING CONFUSION –•– Bobby Russell (United Artists)-14
38 40 MACARTHUR PARK (Part 2) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-5
39 31 THE BREAKDOWN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-9
40 49 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Delaney and Bonnie (Atco)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

42 35 ALL DAY MUSIC –•– War (United Artists)-10
43 36 I AIN’T GOT TIME ANYMORE –•– The Glass Bottle (Avco Embassy)-13

POWER PLAYS

41 44 WOMEN’S LOVE RIGHTS –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-6
44 56 I’M COMIN’ HOME –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-3
45 47 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-7
46 48 K-JEE –•– The Nite-Liters (RCA)-14
48 46 ANNABELLA –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-7
50 54 THE YEAR THAT CLAYTON DELANEY DIED –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-8

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

62 — INNER CITY BLUES (Make Me Wanna Holler) –•– Marvin Gayle (Tamla)-1
66 — I’M A MAN / QUESTIONS 67 AND 68 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
73 — LOVE –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-1
79 — TWO DIVIDED BY LOVE –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1
81 — IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– The New Birth (RCA)-1
83 — WILD NIGHT –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1
87 — DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brothers)-1
89 — MIDNIGHT MAN –•– The James Gang (ABC)-1
90 — IT’S ONLY LOVE / THE SOUND OF YOUR CRY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
92 — MAMMY BLUE –•– The Pop-Tops (ABC)-1
94 — WALK EASY MY SON –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1
95 — I’M SO GLAD –•– The Fuzz (Calla)-1
97 — TOUCH –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1
98 — OLENA –•– Don Nix (Elektra)-1
100 — BABY, I’M YOURS –•– Jody Miller (Epic)-1

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