AMERICAN TOP 40–DECEMBER 4, 1971

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What can you say about a week that has- Family Affair, The Theme From Shaft, Have You Seen Her, Imagine, Peace Train, Respect Yourself, Maggie Mae, Wild Night, Inner City Blues, I Know I’m Losing You, American Pie and Behind Blue Eyes in it? Incredible. Not even separate tracks from The Osmonds and Donny Osmond can spoil this fantastic Top 40.

1 5 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8 (1) A+
3 3 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (3) B
4 4 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-7 (4) A+
5 2 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-12 (1) B-
6 7 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-6 (6) B
7 14 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (7) C
8 10 DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brothers)-9 (8) D
9 9 ROCK STEADY / OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (9) A
10 6 IMAGINE –•– John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-7 (3) A+

11 12 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-8 (11) B-
12 13 EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING –•– Santana (Columbia)-8 (12) B
13 18 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-5 (13)  D
14 8 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-11 (7) A
15 33 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-6 (15) F
16 16 TWO DIVIDED BY LOVE –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9 (16) C
17 19 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-15 (17)B
18 20 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 (18) A+
19 23 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (19) B
20 25 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-6 (20) C

21 17 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-16 (17)  C
22 27 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-8 (22) D
23 11 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-21 (1) A+
24 29 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF ’42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-8 (24) D
25 28 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (25) B
26 15 YO-YO –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-13 (3) F
27 35 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-5 (27) A
28 30 WILD NIGHT –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-9 (28)  A+
29 22 INNER CITY BLUES (Make Me Wanna Holler) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (9)  A+
30 26 ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-12 (26) D

31 38 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-3 (31)  A+
32 70 HEY GIRL / I KNEW YOU WHEN –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-2 (32)  F
33 24 QUESTIONS 67 AND 68 / I’M A MAN –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (24)  B
34 69 AMERICAN PIE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Don McLean (United Artists)-2 (34) A+
35 32 ABSOLUTELY RIGHT –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-8 (26) B-
36 52 SUNSHINE –•– Jonathan Edwards (Capricorn)-4 (36) B
37 50 AN AMERICAN TRILOGY (Dixie / Battle Hymn Of the Republic / All My Trials) (Medley) –•– Mickey Newbury (Elektra)-5 (37)  A
38 48 BEHIND BLUE EYES –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (38)  A+
39 43 I’M A GREEDY MAN (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 (39) B
40 45 YOUR MOVE –•– Yes (Atlantic)-11 (40)  C

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