US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th November, 1971

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

1 1 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-11
3 4 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
4 5 HAVE YOU SEE HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6
5 8 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4
6 3 IMAGINE –•– John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-6
7 9 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5
8 7 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10
9 15 ROCK STEADY / OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
10 13 DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brothers)-8

11 6 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-20
12 25 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7
13 14 EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING –•– Santana (Columbia)-7
14 39 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
15 10 YO-YO –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12
16 18 TWO DIVIDED BY LOVE –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8
17 17 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-15
18 29 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-4
19 21 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-14
20 23 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7

21 16 SUPERSTAR / BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13
22 12 INNER CITY BLUES (Make Me Wanna Holler) –•– Marvin Gayle (Tamla)-8
23 47 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
24 24 QUESTIONS 67 AND 68 / I’M A MAN –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
25 33 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-5
26 27 ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-11
27 30 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-7
28 32 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4
29 31 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF ’42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-7
30 36 WILD NIGHT –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-8

31 19 NEVER MY LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-11
32 26 ABSOLUTELY RIGHT –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-7
33 54 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-5
34 11 I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN –•– The Free Movement (Decca)-26
35 43 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4
36 34 ONE FINE MORNING –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-12
37 20 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-19
38 79 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-2
39 41 SHE’S ALL I GOT –•– Freddie North (Mankind)-9
40 40 I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-10

OFF THE CHARTS

46 35 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Delaney and Bonnie (Atco)-10
47 37 YOU’VE GOT TO CRAWL (Before You Walk) –•– The 8th Day (Invictus)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 45 TILL –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5
42 42 LOVE –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-8
43 48 I’M A GREEDY MAN (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-3
44 44 IT’S A CRYIN’ SHAME –•– Gayle McCormick (Dunhill)-11
45 51 YOUR MOVE –•– Yes (Atlantic)-10
48 61 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-4
49 55 GRANDMA’S HANDS –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5
50 62 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-4

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

69 — AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-1
70 — HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1
76 — CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-1
77 — HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1
78 — NOTHING TO HIDE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1
80 — DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1
81 — ME AND BOBBY MCGEE / WOULD YOU TAKE ANOTHER CHANCE ON ME –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-1
87 — I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-1
91 — TRUCKIN’ –•– The Grateful Dead (Warner Brothers)-1
94 — SOUR SUITE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1
95 — I WANT TO PAY YOU BACK (For Loving Me) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-2
98 — LOVE IS FUNNY THAT WAY –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1
99 — I’M GONNA BE A COUNTRY GIRL AGAIN –•– Buffy Sainte-Marie (Vanguard)-1
100 — TIGHTROPE RIDE –•– The Doors (Elektra)-1

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