BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #23: “HEAVY MAKES YOU HAPPY [SHA-NA-BOOM BOOM]” – THE STAPLE SINGERS

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #23: “Heavy Makes You Happy [Sha-Na-Boom Boom}- The Staple Singers. February 6, 1971.

  • Single: ” Heavy Makes You Happy [Sha-Na- Boom Boom}”- The Staple Singers
  • Record Company- Stax
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Bobby Bloom and Jeff Barry
  • Time: 3:11
  • B-side: “This Is A Perfect World”
  • Album- The Staples Swingers
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #27 12 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.

“Heavy Makes You Happy” was the first Top 40 hit by The Staple Singers a family R&B group featuring Pop Staples and his daughter Mavis. The Staples Singers had 15 Hot 100 hits with 8 making the Top 40 from 1971-76- which included two #1’s 1972’s “I’ll Take You There” and 1975’s “Let’s Do It Again.” The Staples Singers first album came out in 1958- but 1971’s The Staple Swingers on Stax was their first chart album. The Staples Singers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.