BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #72: ‘ [FOR GOD’S SAKE] GIVE MORE POWER TO THE PEOPLE’- THE CHI-LITES

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #72: ‘[For God’s Sake] Give More Power To The People’- The Chi-Lites. April 10, 1971.

  • Single: ‘[For God’s Sake] Give More Power To The People’- The Chi-Lites
  • Record Company- Brunswick
  • Genre: Soul
  • Written by Eugene Record
  • Time: 2:58
  • B-side: ‘Troubles A-Comin’
  • Album- For God’s Sake Give More Power To The People
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #26

This is something a little different from The Chi-Lites were are best known for hit ballads like “Have You Seen Her” and “Oh Girl.” An R&B vocal group from Chicago led by Eugene Record from 1969-75 they had 23 Hot 100 singles with 5 making the Top 40. Their biggest hit was the #1 ‘Oh Girl’ from 1972. They were more successful on the R&B charts with 43 hit singles.