US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th December, 1971

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

1 5 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 (1 week at #1)
2 1 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8
3 3 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
4 4 HAVE YOU SEE HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7
5 2 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-12
6 7 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6
7 14 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
8 10 DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brothers)-9
9 9 ROCK STEADY / OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6
10 6 IMAGINE –•– John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-7

11 12 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-8
12 13 EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING –•– Santana (Columbia)-8
13 18 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-5
14 8 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11
15 33 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-6
16 16 TWO DIVIDED BY LOVE –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9
17 19 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-15
18 20 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8
19 23 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4
20 25 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-6

21 17 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-16
22 27 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-8
23 11 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-21
24 29 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF ’42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-8
25 28 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5
26 15 YO-YO –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-13
27 35 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5
28 30 WILD NIGHT –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-9
29 22 INNER CITY BLUES (Make Me Wanna Holler) –•– Marvin Gayle (Tamla)-9
30 26 ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-12

31 38 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-3
32 70 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-2
33 24 QUESTIONS 67 AND 68 / I’M A MAN –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
34 69 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-2
35 32 ABSOLUTELY RIGHT –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-8
36 52 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-4
37 50 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-5
38 48 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-5
39 43 I’M A GREEDY MAN (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4
40 45 YOUR MOVE –•– Yes (Atlantic)-11

OFF THE CHARTS

41 39 SHE’S ALL I GOT –•– Freddie North (Mankind)-10
47 40 I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-11
89 21 BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN / SUPERSTAR –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14

POWER PLAYS

42 49 GRANDMA’S HANDS –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6
43 80 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-2
44 51 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-3
45 59 CAN I GET A WITNESS –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-3
48 56 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-4
50 60 FRIENDS WITH YOU –•– John Denver (RCA)-5

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

61 — I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1
68 — LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
74 — DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-1
82 — LAY LADY LAY –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
86 — ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-1
87 — LOOKING FOR A LOVE –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1
88 — CAROLYN –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-1
90 — NO SAD SONG –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1
93 — GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1
96 — THE GIRL WHO LOVED ME WHEN –•– The Glass Bottle Featuring Gary Criss (Avco)-1
98 — DEVIL YOU –•– The Stampeders (Bell)-1
100 — DAISY MAE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-1