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Top Songs of 1971

1970 <-1971-> 1972


  

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1.12/1971

 ①  Without You by Nilsson

        

MP3

from Nilsson Sings Newman   

CD

MP3

414

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK ✫1
[RCA 74-0604]
written by Pete Ham (as Peter Ham) & Tom Evans
2.07/1971

 ②  Maggie May/Reason to Believe by Rod Stewart

        

MP3

from Every Picture Tells a Story   

CD

MP3

404

US ✫1
UK ✫1

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #130]
written by Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton & Tim Hardin
3.11/1971

 ③  American Pie by Don McLean

        

MP3

from American Pie   

CD

MP3

380

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK 2

video

[United Artists 50856]
written by Don McLean
4.05/1971

 ④  It's Too Late by Carole King

        

MP3

from Tapestry   

CD

MP3

348

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK 6

video

[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1972]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #469]
in the US, B side I Feel The Earth Move charted from 12 june 1971; charted as It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move in the UK
[Ode 66015]
written by Carole King & Toni Stern
5.12/1971

 ⑤  A Horse with No Name by America

        

MP3

from America   

CD

MP3

336

US ✫1
US AC 3
UK 3
written by Dewey Bunnell
6.10/1971

Theme from Shaft by Isaac Hayes

        

MP3

from Shaft   

CD

MP3

333

US ✫1
US AC 6
US R&B 2
UK 4
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1971]
[Enterprise 9038]
written by Isaac Hayes
7.10/1971

Brand New Key by Melanie

        

MP3

from Gather Me   

CD

MP3

333

US ✫1
US AC 5
UK 4

video

[Neighborhood 4201]
written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
8.09/1971

Gypsys, Tramps, and Thieves by Cher

        

MP3

from Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves   

CD

MP3

318

US ✫1
US AC 6
UK 4
written by Bob Stone
9.04/1971

Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Sticky Fingers   

CD

MP3

317

US ✫1
UK 2
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #490]
charted as Brown Sugar / Bitch / Let It Rock in UK charts
[Rolling Stones 19100]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
10.06/1971

You've Got a Friend by James Taylor

        

MP3

from Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon   

CD

MP3

310

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK 4

video

[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1972]
[Warner 7498]
written by Carole King
11.12/1971

Let's Stay Together by Al Green

        

MP3

from Let's Stay Together   

CD

MP3

306

US ✫1
US AC 36
US R&B ✫1
UK 7

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #60]
[Hi 2202]
written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell & Al Jackson Jr.
12.02/1971

Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) by The Temptations

        

MP3

from Sky's the Limit   

CD

MP3

303

US ✫1
US AC 33
US R&B ✫1
UK 8

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #389]
[Gordy 7105]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
13.03/1971

Joy to the World by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Naturally   

CD

MP3

296

US ✫1
US R&B 46
UK 24

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4272]
written by Hoyt Axton
14.11/1971

Family Affair by Sly & the Family Stone

        

MP3

from There's a Riot Goin' On   

CD

MP3

292

US ✫1
US R&B ✫1
UK 15

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #138]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
15.10/1971

Have You Seen Her by The Chi-Lites

        

MP3

from (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People   

CD

MP3

275

US 3
US R&B ✫1
UK 3

video

[Brunswick 55462]
written by Barbara Acklin & Eugene Record
16.01/1971

One Bad Apple by The Osmonds

        

MP3

from Osmonds   

CD

MP3

270

US ✫1
US AC 37
US R&B 6
UK 51

video

[MGM 14193]
written by George Jackson
17.05/1971

I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King

        

MP3

from Tapestry   

CD

MP3

261

US ✫1

video

charted as It's Too Late / I Feel the Earth Move is US Hot 100 charts
[Ode 66015]
written by Carole King
18.06/1971

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? by Bee Gees

        

MP3

from Trafalgar   

CD

MP3

260

US ✫1
US AC 4
written by Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb
19.10/1971

Got to Be There by Michael Jackson

        

MP3

from Got to Be There   

CD

MP3

257

US 4
US AC 14
US R&B 4
UK 5
[Motown 1191]
written by Elliot Willensky
20.08/1971

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Joan Baez

        

MP3

from Blessed Are…   

CD

MP3

254

US 3
US AC ✫1
UK 6

video

[Vanguard 35138]
written by Robbie Robertson
21.02/1971

Another Day by Paul McCartney

        

MP3

249

US 5
US AC 4
UK 2

video

[Apple 1829]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
22.12/1971

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) by The New Seekers

        

MP3

from We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing   

CD

MP3

246

US 7
US AC 27
UK ✫1

video

written by Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, Bill Backer & Billy Davis [Roquel Davis]
23.07/1971

Spanish Harlem by Aretha Franklin

        

MP3

244

US 2
US AC 6
US R&B ✫1
UK 14

video

[Atlantic 2817]
written by Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector
24.08/1971

Go Away Little Girl by Donny Osmond

        

MP3

from To You with Love, Donny   

CD

MP3

239

US ✫1
US AC 14

video

[MGM 14285]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
25.01/1971

She's a Lady by Tom Jones

        

MP3

from She's a Lady   

CD

MP3

239

US 2
US AC 4
US R&B 42
UK 13

video


[Parrot 40058]
written by Paul Anka
26.04/1971

Want Ads by The Honey Cone

        

MP3

from Sweet Replies   

CD

MP3

237

US ✫1
US R&B ✫1

video

[Hot Wax 7011]
written by Greg Perry, Barney Perkins & General Johnson
27.09/1971

Superstar by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from Carpenters   

CD

MP3

234

US 2
US AC ✫1
UK 18
charted as Superstar / For All We Know in UK charts
[A&M 1289]
written by Bonnie Bramlett & Leon Russell
28.04/1971

It Don't Come Easy by Ringo Starr

        

MP3

234

US 4
US AC 24
UK 4
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1831]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
29.04/1971

Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) by Paul Revere & The Raiders

        

MP3

from Indian Reservation   

CD

MP3

233

US ✫1
US AC 11

video

as The Raiders
[Columbia 45332]
written by John D. Loudermilk
30.04/1971

Me and You and a Dog Named Boo by Lobo

        

MP3

from Introducing Lobo   

CD

MP3

233

US 5
US AC ✫1
UK 4

video

[Big Tree 112]
written by Lobo
31.07/1971

Get It On (Bang a Gong) by T. Rex

        

MP3

from Electric Warrior   

CD

MP3

230

US 10
UK ✫1

video

written by Marc Bolan
32.03/1971

I Am...I Said by Neil Diamond

        

MP3

from Stones   

CD

MP3

230

US 4
US AC 2
UK 4

video

written by Neil Diamond
33.11/1971

Cherish by David Cassidy

        

MP3

from Cherish   

CD

MP3

225

US 9
US AC ✫1
UK 2

video

charted as Could It Be Forever / Cherish in UK charts
[Bell 45150]
written by Terry Kirkman
34.04/1971

Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

        

MP3

from Poems, Prayers and Promises   

CD

MP3

219

US 2
US AC 3
US country 50
[RCA 74-0445]
written by John Denver, Bill Danoff & Taffy Nivert
35.01/1971

Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

        

MP3

from Pearl   

CD

MP3

219

US ✫1 [Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #148]
[Columbia 45314]
written by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster
36.04/1971

Never Can Say Goodbye by Jackson 5

        

MP3

from Maybe Tomorrow   

CD

MP3

215

US 2
US R&B ✫1
UK 33

video

[Motown 1179]
written by Clifton Davis
37.08/1971

Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey by Paul McCartney

        

MP3

from Ram   

CD

MP3

214

US ✫1
US AC 9

video

as Paul & Linda McCartney
[Apple 1837]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
38.05/1971

Mr. Big Stuff by Jean Knight

        

MP3

from Mr. Big Stuff   

CD

MP3

210

US 2
US R&B ✫1

video

[Stax 0088]
written by Joe Broussard (as Joseph Broussard), Ralph Williams & Carrol Washington
39.02/1971

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye

        

MP3

from What's Going On   

CD

MP3

209

US 2
US R&B ✫1

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #4]
[Tamla 54201]
written by Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson & Marvin Gaye
40.01/1971

Mama's Pearl by Jackson 5

        

MP3

from Third Album   

CD

MP3

209

US 2
US R&B 2
UK 25

video

[Motown 1177]
written by Berry Gordy (as part of The Corporation), Freddie Perren (as part of The Corporation), Deke Richards (as part of The Corporation) & Fonce Mizell (as part of The Corporation)
41.05/1971

Rainy Days and Mondays by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from Carpenters   

CD

MP3

204

US 2
US AC ✫1
UK 52
[A&M 1260]
written by Roger Nichols & Paul Williams
42.10/1971

Baby I'm-a Want You by Bread

        

MP3

from Baby I'm-a Want You   

CD

MP3

204

US 3
US AC ✫1
UK 14

video

[Elektra 45751]
written by David Gates
43.12/1971

Day After Day by Badfinger

        

MP3

from Straight Up   

CD

MP3

195

US 4
US AC 10
UK 10

video

produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1841]
written by Pete Ham
44.03/1971

Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean

        

MP3

from Put Your Hand in the Hand   

CD

MP3

194

US 2
US AC 4

video

[Kama Sutra 519]
written by Gene MacLellan
45.02/1971

(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story by Andy Williams

        

MP3

190

US 9
US AC ✫1
UK 4

video

written by Francis Lai & Carl Sigman
46.07/1971

Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers

        

MP3

from Just as I Am   

CD

MP3

189

US 3
US AC 2
US R&B 6

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #280]
[Sussex 219]
written by Bill Withers
47.10/1971

All I Ever Need Is You by Sonny and Cher

        

MP3

from All I Ever Need Is You   

CD

MP3

186

US 7
US AC ✫1
UK 8

video

[Kapp 2151]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Eddie Reeves
48.06/1971

Smiling Faces Sometimes by The Undisputed Truth

        

MP3

from The Undisputed Truth   

CD

MP3

184

US 3
US AC 34
US R&B 2

video

[Gordy 7108]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
49.07/1971

Tired of Being Alone by Al Green

        

MP3

from Al Green Gets Next to You   

CD

MP3

182

US 11
US R&B 7
UK 4

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #293]
[Hi 2194]
written by Al Green
50.02/1971

For All We Know by The Carpenters

        

MP3

from Carpenters   

CD

MP3

180

US 3
US AC ✫1

video

[A&M 1243]
written by Fred Karlin, Jimmy Griffin & Robb Royer
51.03/1971

Double Barrel by Dave and Ansil Collins

        

MP3

179

US 22
UK ✫1

video

written by Ansil Collins (as Ansell Collins)
52.10/1971

The Desiderata by Les Crane

        

MP3

from Desiderata   

CD

MP3

178

US 8
US AC 3
UK 7

video

[spoken]
written by Fred Werner
53.07/1971

Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye

        

MP3

from What's Going On   

CD

MP3

171

US 4
US AC 34
US R&B ✫1
UK 51

video

[Tamla 54207]
written by Marvin Gaye
54.04/1971

Treat Her Like a Lady by Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

        

MP3

from Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose   

CD

MP3

170

US 3
US R&B 20

video

[United Artists 50721]
written by Eddie Cornelius
55.03/1971

If by Bread

        

MP3

from Manna   

CD

MP3

168

US 4
US AC ✫1

video

[Elektra 45720]
written by David Gates
56.09/1971

Yo-Yo by The Osmonds

        

MP3

from Phase-III   

CD

MP3

163

US 3

video

[MGM 14295]
written by Joe South
57.05/1971

Don't Pull Your Love by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

        

MP3

from Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds   

CD

MP3

163

US 4
US AC 4

video

written by Brian Potter & Dennis Lambert
58.11/1971

Sunshine by Jonathan Edwards

        

MP3

from Jonathan Edwards   

CD

MP3

162

US 4
US AC 7

video

[Capricorn 8021]
written by Jonathan Edwards
59.11/1971

An Old Fashioned Love Song by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Harmony   

CD

MP3

161

US 4
US AC ✫1

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4294]
written by Paul Williams
60.02/1971

Hot Love by T. Rex

        

MP3

160

US 72
UK ✫1

video

[Reprise 1006]
written by Marc Bolan
61.06/1971

Draggin' the Line by Tommy James

        

MP3

from Christian of the World   

CD

MP3

159

US 4
US AC 6

video

written by Tommy James & Bob King
62.10/1971

Imagine by John Lennon

        

MP3

from Imagine   

CD

MP3

158

US 3
US AC 7
as John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #3]
[Apple 1840]
written by John Lennon
63.01/1971

Proud Mary by Ike & Tina Turner

        

MP3

from Workin' Together   

CD

MP3

158

US 4
US R&B 5

video


[Liberty 56216]
written by John Fogerty
64.09/1971

The Witch Queen of New Orleans by Redbone

        

MP3

from Message from a Drum   

CD

MP3

157

US 21
UK 2

video

written by Pat Vegas & Lolly Vegas
65.08/1971

If You Really Love Me by Stevie Wonder

        

MP3

from Where I'm Coming From   

CD

MP3

156

US 8
US AC 10
US R&B 4
UK 20

video

[Tamla 54208]
written by Stevie Wonder & Syreeta
66.04/1971

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aretha Franklin

        

MP3

156

US 6
US AC 40
US R&B ✫1

video

charted as Bridge Over Troubled Water / Brand New Me in US Hot 100 charts and in US R&B charts
[Atlantic 2796]
written by Paul Simon
67.05/1971

Signs by Five Man Electrical Band

        

MP3

from Good-byes & Butterflies   

CD

MP3

155

US 3

video

[Lionel 3213]
written by Les Emmerson
68.10/1971

Scorpio by Dennis Coffey

        

MP3

from Evolution   

CD

MP3

155

US 6
US AC 24
US R&B 9

video

as Dennis Coffey & the Detroit Guitar Band
[instrumental]
[Sussex 226]
written by Dennis Coffey
69.05/1971

I've Found Someone of My Own by The Free Movement

        

MP3

from I've Found Someone of My Own   

CD

MP3

153

US 5
US AC 7
US R&B 20

video

[Decca 32818]
written by Frank Robinson
70.07/1971

I'm Still Waiting by Diana Ross

        

MP3

from Everything Is Everything   

CD

MP3

152

US 63
US R&B 40
UK ✫1

video

[Motown 1192]
written by Deke Richards
71.05/1971

Nathan Jones by The Supremes

        

MP3

from Touch   

CD

MP3

147

US 16
US AC 29
US R&B 8
UK 5

video

[Motown 1182]
written by Leonard Caston & Kathy Wakefield
72.01/1971

Help Me Make It Through the Night by Sammi Smith

        

MP3

from Help Me Make It Through the Night   

CD

MP3

145

US 8
US AC 3
US country ✫1

video


[Mega 0015]
written by Kris Kristofferson
73.06/1971

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Middle of the Road

        

MP3

from Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep   

CD

MP3

143

UK ✫1

video

written by Lally Stott (as Harold Scott)
74.02/1971

Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted by The Partridge Family

        

MP3

from Up to Date   

CD

MP3

142

US 6
US AC 6

video

starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 963]
written by Mike Appel, Jim Cretecos & Wes Farrell
75.11/1971

Clean Up Woman by Betty Wright

        

MP3

from I Love the Way You Love   

CD

MP3

142

US 6
US R&B 2

video

[Alston 4601]
written by Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke
76.09/1971

Peace Train by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Teaser and the Firecat   

CD

MP3

138

US 7
US AC ✫1

video

[A&M 1291]
written by Cat Stevens
77.11/1971

Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West) by Benny Hill

        

MP3

138

UK ✫1

video

written by Benny Hill
78.10/1971

Coz I Luv You by Slade

        

MP3

138

UK ✫1

video

written by Jim Lea & Noddy Holder
79.03/1971

If Not for You by Olivia Newton-John

        

MP3

from If Not for You   

CD

MP3

137

US 25
US AC ✫1
UK 7

video

[Uni 55281]
written by Bob Dylan
80.10/1971

Till by Tom Jones

        

MP3

134

US 41
US AC 4
UK 2

video

[Parrot 40067]
written by Charles Danvers (as Charles Sananes) & Carl Sigman
81.12/1971

Never Been to Spain by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Harmony   

CD

MP3

134

US 5
US AC 18

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4299]
written by Hoyt Axton
82.06/1971

Beginnings by Chicago

        

MP3

from The Chicago Transit Authority   

CD

MP3

132

US 7
US AC ✫1

video

B side Color My World charted in US Hot 100 from 3 July 1971
[Columbia 45417]
written by Robert Lamm
83.07/1971

Hey Girl Don't Bother Me by The Tams

        

MP3

132

UK ✫1

video

written by Ray Whitley
84.10/1971

Where Did Our Love Go by Donnie Elbert

        

MP3

from Where Did Our Love Go   

CD

MP3

132

US 15
US R&B 6
UK 8

video

[All Platinum 2330]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
85.03/1971

Power to the People by John Lennon

        

MP3

132

US 11
UK 7
as John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
[Apple 1830]
written by John Lennon
86.07/1971

Do You Know What I Mean by Lee Michaels

        

MP3

132

US 6

video

[A&M 1262]
written by Lee Michaels
87.05/1971

When You're Hot, You're Hot by Jerry Reed

        

MP3

from When You're Hot, You're Hot   

CD

MP3

130

US 9
US AC 6
US country ✫1

video

[novelty]
[RCA 47-9976]
written by Jerry Reed
88.06/1971

Resurrection Shuffle by Tom Jones

        

MP3

from She's a Lady   

CD

MP3

129

US 38
UK 2

video

Puppet Man/Resurrection Shuffle charted as a double A side in the UK
[Parrot 40064]
written by Tony Ashton
89.01/1971

The Pushbike Song by The Mixtures

        

MP3

127

US 44
US AC 19
UK 2

video

[Sire 350]
written by Idris Jones & Evan Jones
90.02/1971

Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry

        

MP3

from Electronically Tested   

CD

MP3

127

UK ✫1

video

[Janus 148]
written by Ray Dorset
91.03/1971

Stay Awhile by The Bells

        

MP3

from Fly, Little White Dove, Fly   

CD

MP3

126

US 7
US AC 8

video

[Polydor 15023]
written by Ken Tobias
92.12/1971

Stay with Me by The Faces

        

MP3

from A Nod Is as Good as a Wink…To a Blind Horse   

CD

MP3

125

US 17
UK 6

video

written by Rod Stewart & Ronnie Wood
93.03/1971

Sweet and Innocent by Donny Osmond

        

MP3

from The Donny Osmond Album   

CD

MP3

121

US 7

video

[MGM 14227]
written by Rick Hall & Billy Sherrill
94.07/1971

Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who

        

MP3

from Who's Next   

CD

MP3

121

US 15
UK 9
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #133]
[Decca 32846]
written by Pete Townshend
95.07/1971

Sweet Hitch-Hiker by Creedence Clearwater Revival

        

MP3

from Mardi Gras   

CD

MP3

120

US 6
UK 36

video

[Fantasy 665]
written by John Fogerty
96.03/1971

I Don't Blame You at All by The Miracles

        

MP3

from One Dozen Roses   

CD

MP3

117

US 18
US R&B 7
UK 11

video

as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
[Tamla 54205]
written by Smokey Robinson (as William "Smokey" Robinson)
97.08/1971

Sweet City Woman by The Stampeders

        

MP3

from The Stampeders   

CD

MP3

117

US 8
US AC 5

video

[Bell 45120]
written by Rich Dodson
98.07/1971

I Just Want to Celebrate by Rare Earth

        

MP3

from One World   

CD

MP3

117

US 7
US R&B 30

video

[Rare Earth 5031]
written by Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
99.11/1971

You Are Everything by The Stylistics

        

MP3

from The Stylistics   

CD

MP3

115

US 9
US AC 24
US R&B 10

video

[Avco 4581]
written by Thom Bell & Linda Creed
100.07/1971

Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get by The Dramatics [1°]

        

MP3

from Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get   

CD

MP3

115

US 9
US R&B 3

video

written by Tony Hester

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