BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #196: ‘THEME FROM SHAFT’- ISAAC HAYES

Isaac Hayes – Theme From "Shaft" (1971, Vinyl) - Discogs

Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #196: ‘Theme From Shaft’- Isaac Hayes. October 16, 1971.

  • Single: ‘Theme From Shaft’
  • Record Company- Enterprise
  • Genre: soul
  • Written by Isaac Hayes
  • Time: 3:15
  • B-side: ‘Cafe Reglo’s’
  • Album- Shaft Soundtrack
  • Grade: A+
  • Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Was there a cooler guy in the early 70’s than Isaac Hayes? If not -he was certainly on the short list. He made the shaved head look cool. Born in 1942 in Covington, Tennessee- Hayes started out as a sessions man for Otis Redding and others at Stax- and a songwriter of note- co wrote such hits as ‘Soul Man.’ Hayes had 13 Hot 100 hits from 1969-79- with 8 making the Top 40. ‘Theme From Shaft’ was his only #1. Isaac Hayes died at the age of 65 in 2008.

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