US Top 40 Singles Week Ending October 23rd, 1971


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending October 23nd, 1971.

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US TOP 40 – OCTOBER 23RD, 1971

#1
MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE
Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart - Maggie May record cover

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

1 1 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-15 (4 weeks at #1)
2 2 SUPERSTAR / BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8
3 3 YO-YO –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-7
4 10 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-6
5 4 THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-11
6 6 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-13
7 5 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-12
8 9 SWEET CITY WOMAN –•– The Stampeders (Bell)-11
9 50 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-2
10 8 IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11

11 15 I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN –•– The Free Movement (Decca)-21
12 13 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-14
13 7 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-11
14 16 TRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-10
15 20 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5
16 14 SO FAR AWAY / SMACKWATER JACK –•– Carole King (Ode)-9
17 18 THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-9
18 11 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-15
19 26 NEVER MY LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
20 — IMAGINE –•– John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-1

21 35 INNER CITY BLUES (Make Me Wanna Holler) –•– Marvin Gayle (Tamla)-3
22 19 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-12
23 28 BIRDS OF A FEATHER –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-7
24 22 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP –•– Mac and Kattie Kissoon (ABC)-14
25 25 STAGGER LEE –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-10
26 27 LOVING HER WAS EASIER (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-10
27 34 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Delaney and Bonnie (Atco)-5
28 32 ONE FINE MORNING –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-7
29 31 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-10
30 12 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-18

31 17 I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-11
32 24 WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Paul Stookey (Warner Brothers)-12
33 23 RAIN DANCE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11
34 36 YOU’VE GOT TO CRAWL (Before You Walk) –•– The 8th Day (Invictus)-6
35 54 DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brothers)-3
36 40 LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-4
37 37 WOMEN’S LOVE RIGHTS –•– Laura Lee (Hot Wax)-8
38 39 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-9
39 30 THE LOVE WE HAD (Stays On My Hand) –•– The Dells (Cadet)-11
40 41 I’M COMIN’ HOME –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-5

THIS WEEK’S DROP – OCTOBER 23RD, 1971

46 29 MAKE IT FUNKY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-9
52 38 MACARTHUR PARK (Part 2) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-7

POWER PLAYS – OCTOBER 23RD, 1971

20 — IMAGINE –•– John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-1
41 43 ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-6
42 42 THE YEAR THAT CLAYTON DELANEY DIED –•– Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-10
43 45 WHAT ARE YOU DOING SUNDAY –•– Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando (Bell)-4
44 46 CHARITY BALL –•– Fanny (Reprise)-6
45 49 QUESTIONS 67 AND 68 / I’M A MAN –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3
47 53 EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING –•– Santana (Columbia)-2
48 55 TWO DIVIDED BY LOVE –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-3
49 52 I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-5
50 51 SHE’S ALL I GOT –•– Freddie North (Mankind)-4

NEW THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 23RD, 1971

20 — IMAGINE –•– John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-1
60 — HAVE YOU SEE HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
77 — BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
83 — DON’T WANNA LIVE INSIDE MYSELF –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1
88 — I SAY A LITTLE PRAYER / BY THE TIME I GET TO PHOENIX (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell / Anne Murray (Capitol)-1
89 — DOLLY DAGGER –•– Jimi Hendrix (Reprise)-1
90 — GIMME SOME LOVIN’ (Part 1) –•– Traffic, Etc. (United Artists)-1
93 — MY PART / MAKE IT FUNKY (Part 3) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
96 — YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’ –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-1
97 — IF IT’S ALRIGHT WITH YOU –•– Rosed Colored Class (Bang)-1