Billboard #1 Hits: #262: “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”- Cher. November 6, 1971. #1 for 2 weeks.
- Single: “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”- Cher
- Record Company- Kapp-MCA
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Bob Stone
- Time: 2:36
- B-side: “He’ll Never Know”
- Album- Cher
- Grade: B
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #4 in UK Singles Chart #1 in Canada.
Up until this point Cher was best known for her part in the successful Sonny and Cher -husband-wife duo. While she was at this point still married to Sonny- and the couple was starting a successful variety show in 1971- “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” was her first #1 hit as Cher. Not only did the song go to #1 but Cher received her first Grammy nomination for it- Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Cher’s star was starting to eclipse Sonny’s. This song became a big turning point in her career. Billboard would call it one of the 20th Century’s greatest singles. I think that is way off the beam -but over the years if the song comes on the radio I have listened.