AMERICAN TOP 40: THE 1970’S- WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27, 1971

Isaac Hayes – Theme From "Shaft" / Cafe Regio's (1971, Vinyl) - Discogs

American Top 40: The 1970’s- Week of November 27, 1971. The charts from 50 years ago today. An exceptional week.

1 1 THEME FROM “SHAFT” –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 2 GYPSYS, TRAMPS AND THIEVES –•– Cher (Kapp)-11 (1) A
3 4 BABY I’M-A WANT YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (3) B
4 5 HAVE YOU SEEN HER –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-6 (4)A+
5 8 FAMILY AFFAIR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4 (5) A+
6 3 IMAGINE –•– John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-6 (3) A
7 9 GOT TO BE THERE –•– Michael Jackson (Motown)-5 (7) A
8 7 PEACE TRAIN –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 (7) A+
9 15 ROCK STEADY / OH ME OH MY (I’m a Fool For You Baby) –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (9)A
10 13 DESIDERATA –•– Les Crane (Warner Brothers)-8 (10) B

11 6 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-20 (1) A+
12 25 ALL I EVER NEED IS YOU –•– Sonny and Cher (Kapp)-7 (12) B
13 14 EVERYBODY’S EVERYTHING –•– Santana (Columbia)-7 (13)B
14 39 AN OLD FASHIONED LOVE SONG –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (14)B
15 10 YO-YO –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12 (3) D-
16 18 TWO DIVIDED BY LOVE –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8 (16) B
17 17 EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-15 (17)B
18 29 CHERISH –•– David Cassidy (Bell)-4 (18) C
19 21 A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-14 (19) A
20 23 RESPECT YOURSELF –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 (20)A+

21 16 SUPERSTAR / BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (2)A+
22 12 INNER CITY BLUES (Make Me Wanna Holler) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (9)A
23 47 STONES / CRUNCHY GRANOLA SUITE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (23)B
24 24 QUESTIONS 67 AND 68 / I’M A MAN –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (24)A
25 33 SCORPIO –•– Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band (Sussex)-5 (25)A-
26 27 ONE TIN SOLDIER (The Legend Of Billy Jack) –•– Coven (Warner Brothers)-11 (26)C
27 30 WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– Donnie Elbert (All Platinum)-7 (27)B
28 32 SUPERSTAR (Remember How You Got Where You Are) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (28)A
29 31 THEME FROM “SUMMER OF ’42” –•– Peter Nero (Columbia)-7 (29)C
30 36 WILD NIGHT –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-8 (30)A+

31 19 NEVER MY LOVE –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-11 (12)C
32 26 ABSOLUTELY RIGHT –•– The Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-7 (26)B
33 54 BRAND NEW KEY –•– Melanie (Neighborhood)-5 (33) C
34 11 I’VE FOUND SOMEONE OF MY OWN –•– The Free Movement (Decca)-26 (5)B
35 43 YOU ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-4 (35)A
36 34 ONE FINE MORNING –•– Lighthouse (Evolution)-12 (24) B
37 20 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-19 (11)A+
38 79 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rod Stewart with Faces (Mercury)-2 (38)A+
39 41 SHE’S ALL I GOT –•– Freddie North (Mankind)-9 (39) B
40 40 I’D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD –•– Ten Years After (Columbia)-10 (40 A

9 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40: THE 1970’S- WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27, 1971

    • It was written by Joe South—so I gave it a D- for at least recording a song from a great songwriter. Even though it ruined the song…..and also I once had a dream- like 30 years ago- that I was married to Marie- which kind of made me at least an Osmond for a moment..

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