US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th December, 1971

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

1 1 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9
3 4 HAVE YOU SEE HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8
4 6 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-7
5 7 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
6 3 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
7 5 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-13
8 11 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-9
9 15 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-7
10 8 DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brothers)-10

11 13 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-6
12 9 ROCK STEADY / OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7
13 10 IMAGINE –•– John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-8
14 20 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-7
15 19 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5
16 18 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-9
17 17 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-16
18 27 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-6
19 32 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3
20 22 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-9

21 24 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF ’42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-9
22 25 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6
23 12 EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING –•– Santana (Columbia)-9
24 16 TWO DIVIDED BY LOVE –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-10
25 34 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-3
26 14 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-12
27 36 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-5
28 31 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-4
29 21 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-17
30 44 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-4

31 52 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-3
32 57 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-3
33 28 WILD NIGHT –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-10
34 37 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-6
35 39 I’M A GREEDY MAN (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5
36 38 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-6
37 43 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-3
38 68 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-2
39 48 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-5
40 40 YOUR MOVE –•– Yes (Atlantic)-12

OFF THE CHARTS

55 33 QUESTIONS 67 AND 68 / I’M A MAN –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 41 SHE’S ALL I GOT –•– Freddie North (Mankind)-11
42 42 GRANDMA’S HANDS –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7
43 45 CAN I GET A WITNESS –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-4
44 61 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-2
45 55 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-4
46 60 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-3
47 53 NOTHING TO HIDE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-3
48 50 FRIENDS WITH YOU –•– John Denver (RCA)-6
49 54 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-6
50 51 LET IT BE –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-5

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

61 — ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1
72 — SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1
73 — THOSE WERE THE DAYS –•– Carroll O’Connor and Jean Stapleton (As the Bunkers) (Atlantic)-1
84 — AFTER ALL THIS TIME –•– Merry Clayton (Ode)-1
85 — WAY BACK HOME –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1
86 — EVERYBODY KNOWS ABOUT MY GOOD THING (Part 1) –•– Little Johnny Taylor (Ronn)-1
88 — LOVE POTION NUMBER NINE –•– The Coasters (King)-1
89 — TAKE IT SLOW (Out In the Country) –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-1
91 — THAT’S THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT CHA –•– Bobby Womack and Peace (United Artists)-1
92 — GET UP AND GET DOWN –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-1
93 — I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR –•– Humble Pie (A&M)-7
94 — FIVE HUNDRED MILES –•– Heaven Bound with Tony Scotti (MGM)-1
96 — NO GOOD TO CRY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-1
97 — AIN’T UNDERSTANDING MELLOW –•– Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager (Mercury)-1
99 — LONG TIME TO BE ALONE –•– The New Colony Six (Sunlight)-1
100 — THE HARDER I TRY (The Bluer I Get) –•– The Free Movement (Columbia)-1