Sunday, October 17, 2021

1971 SUPER CHARTS: Week Ending October 23rd

Make that FOUR weeks at #1 for Rod Stewart and his first solo hit, "Maggie May."  The Osmonds inch up a little closer as "Yo Yo" climbs from #3 to #2 ... while "Gypsys, Tramps And Thieves" jumps another eight spots from #12 to #4.  (I think we all know where this one is headed!)

Moving up nine places (from #25 to #16) is "Peace Train" by Cat Stevens.  Marvin Gaye climbs another sixteen notches with "Inner City Blues" (#38 to #22) while James Taylor's "Long Ago And Far Away" moves up ten spots from #31 to #21.

Santana's "Everybody's Everything" jumps 25 spots from #61 to #36 while the reissue of Chicago's "Questions 67 and 68" shoots from #53 to #37, a move of sixteen spots.

But NOBODY took the kind of leap that Isaac Hayes'
"Theme From 'Shaft'" did.  It moved up 53 notches ... from #73 to #20.  Pretty incredible.  (Think this one will hit #1???)

The highest debut on the chart this week belongs to John Lennon ... who premiers at #30 with "Imagine," the highest debuting record of the year so far.  (That distinction previously belonged to The Jackson Five and "Never Can Say Goodbye," which premiered at #45 back in March.

Other new entries include "Don't Wanna Live Inside Myself" by The Bee Gees (premiering at #75 ... I always liked this one and felt it should have been a bigger hit than it was), "All I Ever Need Is You," a comeback hit of sorts for Sonny and Cher and "Have You Seen Her" by The Chi-Lites, a future #1 Hit.

THIS WEEK IN 1971:  
October 20th – Snoop Dogg is born
October 21st – Mick Jagger’s daughter Jade is born
October 22nd – Joan Baez receives a gold record for her #1 Hit Single “The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down.”