US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th December, 1971

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

1 1 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7 (3 weeks at #1)
2 9 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-8
3 3 HAVE YOU SEE HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-9
4 5 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
5 4 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-8
6 2 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-10
7 6 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
8 8 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-10
9 25 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-4
10 11 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-7

11 14 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-8
12 19 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4
13 16 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10
14 15 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6
15 18 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-7
16 20 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-10
17 7 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-14
18 22 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7
19 12 ROCK STEADY / OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8
20 27 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-6

21 21 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF ’42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-10
22 10 DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brothers)-11
23 13 IMAGINE –•– John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-9
24 30 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-5
25 28 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-5
26 31 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-4
27 17 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-17
28 44 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-3
29 32 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-4
30 38 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-3

31 34 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-7
32 37 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-4
33 39 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-6
34 36 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-7
35 35 I’M A GREEDY MAN (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6
36 24 TWO DIVIDED BY LOVE –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-11
37 23 EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING –•– Santana (Columbia)-10
38 46 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4
39 51 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-3
40 45 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 33 WILD NIGHT –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-11
48 40 YOUR MOVE –•– Yes (Atlantic)-13

POWER PLAYS

42 43 CAN I GET A WITNESS –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-5
43 47 NOTHING TO HIDE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-4
44 49 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-7
45 72 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2
46 56 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-3
47 48 FRIENDS WITH YOU –•– John Denver (RCA)-7
49 50 LET IT BE –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-6

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

57 — IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1
80 — LEVON –•– Elton John (Uni)-1
83 — MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1
87 — YOU MAKE YOUR OWN HEAVEN AND HELL RIGHT HERE ON EARTH –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-1
88 — SO MANY PEOPLE –•– Chase (Epic)-1
91 — SHE’S ALL I GOT –•– Johnny Paycheck (Epic)-1
93 — SHOW ME HOW –•– The Emotions (Volt)-4
94 — KEEP ON KEEPING ON –•– N.F. Porter (Lizard)-1
96 — OPEN THE DOOR (Song For Judith) –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-1
98 — DON’T SAY YOU DON’T REMEMBER –•– Beverly Bremers (Scepter)-1
99 — WITHOUT YOU –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1
100 — KEEP PLAYIN’ THAT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Edgar Winter’s White Trash (Epic)-1