List of number-one R&B singles of 1971 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1971:

Issue Date Song Artist
January 2 "Groove Me" King Floyd
January 9 "Groove Me" King Floyd
January 16 "Groove Me" King Floyd
January 23 "If I Were Your Woman" Gladys Knight & the Pips
January 30 "Groove Me" King Floyd
February 6 "(Do The) Push and Pull" Rufus Thomas
February 13 "(Do The) Push and Pull" Rufus Thomas
February 20 "Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone" Johnnie Taylor
February 27 "Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone" Johnnie Taylor
March 6 "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" The Temptations
March 13 "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" The Temptations
March 20 "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" The Temptations
March 27 "What's Going On" Marvin Gaye
April 3 "What's Going On" Marvin Gaye
April 10 "What's Going On" Marvin Gaye
April 17 "What's Going On" Marvin Gaye
April 24 "What's Going On" Marvin Gaye
May 1 "Never Can Say Goodbye" The Jackson 5
May 8 "Never Can Say Goodbye" The Jackson 5
May 15 "Never Can Say Goodbye" The Jackson 5
May 22 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Aretha Franklin
May 29 "Want Ads" The Honey Cone
June 5 "Bridge Over Troubled Water" Aretha Franklin
June 12 "Want Ads" The Honey Cone
June 19 "Want Ads" The Honey Cone
June 26 "Don't Knock My Love (Part 1)" Wilson Pickett
July 3 "Mr. Big Stuff" Jean Knight
July 10 "Mr. Big Stuff" Jean Knight
July 17 "Mr. Big Stuff" Jean Knight
July 24 "Mr. Big Stuff" Jean Knight
July 31 "Mr. Big Stuff" Jean Knight
August 7 "Hot Pants (Part 1)" James Brown
August 14 "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" Marvin Gaye
August 21 "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" Marvin Gaye
August 28 "Spanish Harlem" Aretha Franklin
September 4 "Spanish Harlem" Aretha Franklin
September 11 "Spanish Harlem" Aretha Franklin
September 18 "Stick-Up" The Honey Cone
September 25 "Stick-Up" The Honey Cone
October 2 "Make It Funky (Part 1)" James Brown
October 9 "Make It Funky (Part 1)" James Brown
October 16 "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" The Persuaders
October 23 "Thin Line Between Love and Hate" The Persuaders
October 30 "Trapped By A Thing Called Love" Denise LaSalle
November 6 "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" Marvin Gaye
November 13 "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" Marvin Gaye
November 20 "Have You Seen Her" The Chi-Lites
November 27 "Have You Seen Her" The Chi-Lites
December 4 "Family Affair" Sly & the Family Stone
December 11 "Family Affair" Sly & the Family Stone
December 18 "Family Affair" Sly & the Family Stone
December 25 "Family Affair" Sly & the Family Stone

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Three songs went to number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)", "Want Ads", and "Family Affair".