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Top Songs of 1971

1970 <-1971-> 1972
    

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1.
12/1971
342

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[RCA 74-0604]
written by Pete Ham (as Peter Ham) & Tom Evans
2.
07/1971
320

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #130]
written by Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton & Tim Hardin
3.
11/1971
320

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[United Artists 50856]
written by Don McLean
4.
10/1971
299

✫1
US
6
AC


2
R&B
4
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1971]
[Enterprise 9038]
written by Isaac Hayes
5.
04/1971
296

✫1
US






2
UK
[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
6.
12/1971
292

✫1
US
3
AC




3
UK
[Warner 7555]
written by Dewey Bunnell
7.
06/1971
290

✫1
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1972]
[Warner 7498]
written by Carole King
8.
10/1971
283

✫1
US
5
AC




4
UK
[Neighborhood 4201]
written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
9.
09/1971
281

✫1
US
6
AC




4
UK
[Kapp 2146]
written by Bob Stone
10.
05/1971
274

✫1
US
✫1
AC




6
UK
[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
11.
12/1971
266

✫1
US
36
AC


✫1
R&B
7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #60]
[Hi 2202]
written by Al Green, Willie Mitchell & Al Jackson Jr.
12.
02/1971
259

✫1
US
33
AC


✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #389]
[Gordy 7105]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
13.
10/1971
253

3
US




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Brunswick 55462]
written by Barbara Acklin & Eugene Record
14.
02/1971
249

5
US
4
AC




2
UK
[Apple 1829]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
15.
12/1971
242

7
US
27
AC




✫1
UK
16.
03/1971
235

4
US
2
AC




4
UK
[Uni 55278]
written by Neil Diamond
17.
11/1971
233

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
15
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #138]
[Epic 10805]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
18.
10/1971
229

4
US
14
AC


4
R&B
5
UK
[Motown 1191]
written by Elliot Willensky
19.
08/1971
228

3
US
✫1
AC




6
UK
[Vanguard 35138]
written by Robbie Robertson
20.
04/1971
228

5
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[Big Tree 112]
written by Lobo
21.
11/1971
226

9
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
charted as Could It Be Forever / Cherish in UK charts
[Bell 45150]
written by Terry Kirkman
22.
07/1971
223

2
US
6
AC


✫1
R&B
14
UK
[Atlantic 2817]
written by Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector
23.
04/1971
221

4
US
24
AC




4
UK
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1831]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
24.
07/1971
220

10
US






✫1
UK
written by Marc Bolan
25.
01/1971
209

2
US
4
AC


42
R&B
13
UK

[Parrot 40058]
written by Paul Anka
26.
09/1971
203

2
US
✫1
AC




18
UK
charted as Superstar / For All We Know in UK charts
[A&M 1289]
written by Bonnie Bramlett & Leon Russell
27.
03/1971
197

✫1
US




46
R&B
24
UK
[Dunhill/ABC 4272]
written by Hoyt Axton
28.
02/1971
197

9
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[Columbia 45317]
written by Francis Lai & Carl Sigman
29.
03/1971
191

22
US






✫1
UK
written by Ansil Collins (as Ansell Collins)
30.
01/1971
190

✫1
US
37
AC


6
R&B
51
UK
[MGM 14193]
written by George Jackson
31.
10/1971
189

3
US
✫1
AC




14
UK
[Elektra 45751]
written by David Gates
32.
01/1971
188

2
US




2
R&B
25
UK
[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)
33.
04/1971
184

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Hot Wax 7011]
written by Greg Perry, Barney Perkins & General Johnson
34.
04/1971
182

2
US




✫1
R&B
33
UK
[Motown 1179]
written by Clifton Davis
35.
12/1971
180

4
US
10
AC




10
UK
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1841]
written by Pete Ham
36.
06/1971
179

✫1
US
4
AC






[Atco 6824]
written by Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb
37.
07/1971
178

11
US




7
R&B
4
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #293]
[Hi 2194]
written by Al Green
38.
10/1971
177

7
US
✫1
AC




8
UK
[Kapp 2151]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Eddie Reeves
39.
05/1971
173

2
US
✫1
AC




52
UK
[A&M 1260]
written by Roger Nichols & Paul Williams
40.
08/1971
171

✫1
US
9
AC






as Paul & Linda McCartney
[Apple 1837]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
41.
04/1971
171

✫1
US
11
AC






as The Raiders
[Columbia 45332]
written by John D. Loudermilk
42.
09/1971
171

21
US






2
UK
written by Pat Vegas & Lolly Vegas
43.
10/1971
170

8
US
3
AC




7
UK
[spoken]
[Warner 7520]
written by Fred Werner
44.
08/1971
170

✫1
US
14
AC






[MGM 14285]
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
45.
07/1971
167

63
US




40
R&B
✫1
UK
[Motown 1192]
written by Deke Richards
46.
05/1971
165

✫1
US








charted as It's Too Late / I Feel the Earth Move is US Hot 100 charts
[Ode 66015]
written by Carole King
47.
10/1971
164

41
US
4
AC




2
UK
[Parrot 40067]
written by Charles Danvers (as Charles Sananes) & Carl Sigman
48.
02/1971
164

72
US






✫1
UK
[Reprise 1006]
written by Marc Bolan
49.
01/1971
163

✫1
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #148]
[Columbia 45314]
written by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster
50.
05/1971
163

2
US




✫1
R&B


[Stax 0088]
written by Joe Broussard (as Joseph Broussard), Ralph Williams & Carrol Washington
51.
02/1971
162

2
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #4]
[Tamla 54201]
written by Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson & Marvin Gaye
52.
04/1971
159

2
US
3
AC
50
country




with Fat City
[RCA Victor 74-0445]
written by John Denver, Bill Danoff & Taffy Nivert
53.
05/1971
157

16
US
29
AC


8
R&B
5
UK
[Motown 1182]
written by Leonard Caston & Kathy Wakefield
54.
06/1971
156









✫1
UK
written by Lally Stott (as Harold Scott)
55.
11/1971
156









✫1
UK
written by Benny Hill
56.
10/1971
156









✫1
UK
written by Jim Lea & Noddy Holder
57.
07/1971
155









✫1
UK
written by Ray Whitley
58.
03/1971
155

2
US
4
AC






[Kama Sutra 519]
written by Gene MacLellan
59.
02/1971
155









✫1
UK
[Janus 148]
written by Ray Dorset
60.
01/1971
153

44
US
19
AC




2
UK
[Sire 350]
written by Idris Jones & Evan Jones
61.
06/1971
150

38
US






2
UK
Puppet Man/Resurrection Shuffle charted as a double A side in the UK
[Parrot 40064]
written by Tony Ashton
62.
07/1971
150

3
US
2
AC


6
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #280]
[Sussex 219]
written by Bill Withers
63.
07/1971
146

4
US
34
AC


✫1
R&B
51
UK
[Tamla 54207]
written by Marvin Gaye
64.
02/1971
140

3
US
✫1
AC






[A&M 1243]
written by Fred Karlin, Jimmy Griffin & Robb Royer
65.
06/1971
140

3
US
34
AC


2
R&B


[Gordy 7108]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
66.
03/1971
139

11
US






7
UK
as John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
[Apple 1830]
written by John Lennon
67.
06/1971
137

99
US






2
UK
[Bell 45126]
written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
68.
08/1971
136

8
US
10
AC


4
R&B
20
UK
[Tamla 54208]
written by Stevie Wonder & Syreeta
69.
12/1971
134

92
US


✫1
country


3
UK
[Mercury 73250]
written by Jerry Chesnut
70.
10/1971
134

15
US




6
R&B
8
UK
[All Platinum 2330]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
71.
09/1971
134









2
UK
72.
07/1971
134









2
UK
[Elektra 45734 (u)]
written by Delaney Bramlett
73.
11/1971
134









2
UK
[Reprise 1056]
written by Marc Bolan
74.
05/1971
134









2
UK
75.
06/1971
134









2
UK
[Capitol 3148]
written by Hurricane Smith
76.
08/1971
134









2
UK
as Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
written by Bobby Braddock
77.
07/1971
134

39
US
23
AC




3
UK
featuring Tony Orlando
[Bell 45141]
written by Irwin Levine & Toni Wine
78.
03/1971

If by Bread

from Manna   Manna
133

4
US
✫1
AC






[Elektra 45720]
written by David Gates
79.
03/1971
133

25
US
✫1
AC




7
UK
[Uni 55281]
written by Bob Dylan
80.
11/1971
133

4
US
✫1
AC






[Dunhill/ABC 4294]
written by Paul Williams
81.
12/1971
132

17
US






6
UK
82.
10/1971
129

3
US
7
AC






as John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #3]
[Apple 1840]
written by John Lennon
83.
01/1971
128

40
US






3
UK
written by Tony Ashton
84.
05/1971
126

4
US
4
AC






[Dunhill/ABC 4276]
written by Brian Potter & Dennis Lambert
85.
01/1971
124

4
US




5
R&B



[Liberty 56216]
written by John Fogerty
86.
04/1971
124

3
US




20
R&B


[United Artists 50721]
written by Eddie Cornelius
87.
06/1971
123

4
US
6
AC






[Roulette 7103]
written by Tommy James & Bob King
88.
11/1971
122

4
US
7
AC






[Capricorn 8021]
written by Jonathan Edwards
89.
09/1971
120

90
US




34
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1196]
written by Mike Pinder
90.
09/1971
119

3
US








[MGM 14295]
written by Joe South
91.
05/1971
118

3
US








[Lionel 3213]
written by Les Emmerson
92.
05/1971
117

5
US
7
AC


20
R&B


[Decca 32818]
written by Frank Robinson
93.
07/1971
117

15
US






9
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #133]
[Decca 32846]
written by Pete Townshend
94.
04/1971
116

6
US
40
AC


✫1
R&B


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
95.
12/1971
115

20
US
2
AC




11
UK
starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 45160]
written by Tony Romeo
96.
05/1971
113

70
US






4
UK
[Elektra 45729]
written by John Kongos & Christos Demetriou
97.
05/1971
113









3
UK
98.
11/1971
113









3
UK
99.
11/1971
113









3
UK
written by Jonathan King
100.
05/1971
113









3
UK
UK rerelease
[VIP 25065]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.

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