US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th December, 1971

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

1 2 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8
3 9 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-5
4 4 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
5 5 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-9
6 3 HAVE YOU SEE HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-10
7 8 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-11
8 11 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-9
9 10 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-8
10 12 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-5

11 7 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-10
12 13 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-11
13 20 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-7
14 15 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-8
15 16 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-11
16 6 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-11
17 28 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-4
18 18 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8
19 17 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-15
20 30 LET’S STAY TOGETHER –•– Al Green (Hi)-4

21 26 I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony) –•– The Hillside Singers (Metromedia)-5
22 24 ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW (Part 1) –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-6
23 29 CLEAN UP WOMAN –•– Betty Wright (Alston)-5
24 25 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-6
25 14 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7
26 39 DAY AFTER DAY –•– Badfinger (Apple)-4
27 19 ROCK STEADY / OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9
28 32 DROWNING IN THE SEA OF LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-5
29 21 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF ’42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-11
30 31 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-8

31 45 SUGAR DADDY –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3
32 38 HEY BIG BROTHER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-5
33 33 HALLELUJAH –•– Sweathog (Columbia)-7
34 34 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-8
35 22 DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brthers)-12
36 27 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-18
37 40 KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNIN’ –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-6
38 46 GEORGE JACKSON –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-4
39 42 CAN I GET A WITNESS –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-6
40 44 WHITE LIES, BLUE EYES –•– Bullet (Big Tree)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

42 35 I’M A GREEDY MAN (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 43 NOTHING TO HIDE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-5
42 35 I’M A GREEDY MAN (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-7
43 51 ANTICIPATION –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-3
44 57 IT’S ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS (Yes Love) –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-2
45 67 ONCE YOU UNDERSTAND –•– Think (Featuring Lou Stallman) (Laurie)-4
46 56 ME AND BOBBY MCGEE / WOULD YOU TAKE ANOTHER CHANCE ON ME –•– Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury)-5
47 47 FRIENDS WITH YOU –•– John Denver (RCA)-8
48 83 MAKE ME THE WOMAN THAT YOU GO HOME TO –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-2
49 49 LET IT BE –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-7
50 48 YOUR MOVE –•– Yes (Atlantic)-14

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

67 — IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1
79 — FIRE AND WATER –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1
81 — NEVER BEEN TO SPAIN –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
87 — WHAT AM I LIVING FOR –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1
88 — UNDER MY WHEELS –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1
92 — SON OF SHAFT –•– The Bar-Kays (Volt)-1
96 — LOVE GONNA PACK UP (And Walk Out) –•– The Persuaders (Win Or Lose)-1
97 — DO THE FUNKY PENGUIN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-1
99 — PAIN (Part 1) –•– The Ohio Players (Westbound)-1
100 — MEDLEY FROM “SUPERSTAR” (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-2

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