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US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th December, 1971

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 25th, 1971.

Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here.

Curious to see the entire chart for this year? View the 1971 US Top Singles here.

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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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