US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th October, 1971

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

1 1 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-14 (3 weeks at #1)
2 3 SUPERSTAR / BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7
3 5 YO-YO –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-6
4 4 THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-10
5 2 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-11
6 6 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-12
7 7 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-10
8 9 IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10
9 10 SWEET CITY WOMAN –•– The Stampeders (Bell)-10
10 28 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-5

11 8 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-14
12 11 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-17
13 13 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-13
14 14 SO FAR AWAY / SMACKWATER JACK –•– Carole King (Ode)-8
15 17 I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN –•– The Free Movement (Decca)-20
16 18 TRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-9
17 16 I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-10
18 21 THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-8
19 15 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-11
20 34 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4

21 12 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12
22 20 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP –•– Mac and Kattie Kissoon (ABC)-13
23 19 RAIN DANCE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10
24 25 WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Paul Stookey (Warner Brothers)-11
25 31 STAGGER LEE –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-9
26 30 NEVER MY LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5
27 27 LOVING HER WAS EASIER (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-9
28 29 BIRDS OF A FEATHER –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-6
29 22 MAKE IT FUNKY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-8
30 32 THE LOVE WE HAD (Stays On My Hand) –•– The Dells (Cadet)-10

31 35 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-9
32 36 ONE FINE MORNING –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-6
33 23 THE STORY IN YOUR EYES –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-11
34 40 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Delaney and Bonnie (Atco)-4
35 62 INNER CITY BLUES (Make Me Wanna Holler) –•– Marvin Gayle (Tamla)-2
36 54 YOU’VE GOT TO CRAWL (Before You Walk) –•– The 8th Day (Invictus)-5
37 41 WOMEN’S LOVE RIGHTS –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-7
38 38 MACARTHUR PARK (Part 2) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-6
39 45 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-8
40 58 LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

48 39 THE BREAKDOWN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 44 I’M COMIN’ HOME –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-4
42 50 THE YEAR THAT CLAYTON DELANEY DIED –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-9
43 52 ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-5
44 46 K-JEE –•– The Nite-Liters (RCA)-15
45 51 WHAT ARE YOU DOING SUNDAY –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-3
46 53 CHARITY BALL –•– Fanny (Reprise)-5
49 66 I’M A MAN / QUESTIONS 67 AND 68 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2
50 — THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

50 — THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1
53 — EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING –•– Santana (Columbia)-1
69 — YOU THINK YOU’RE HOT STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-1
70 — ABSOLUTELY RIGHT –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-1
72 — JENNIFER –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1
74 — BLESS YOU –•– Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (Gordy)-1
80 — LIFE IS A CARNIVAL –•– The Band (Capitol)-1
82 — RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
83 — I LIKE WHAT YOU GIVE –•– Nolan (Lizard)-3
88 — ARE YOU OLD ENOUGH –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1
89 — ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-1
90 — MOTHER –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1
91 — THEME FROM “SUMMER OF ’42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-1
98 — BANKS OF THE OHIO –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-1
99 — TELL ME WHY –•– Matthews’ Southern Comfort (Decca)-1
100 — WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-1

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