List of Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles in 1971

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This is a list of singles that have peaked in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 during 1971.

Top-ten singles[edit]

Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
Singles from 1970
December 12 "Black Magic Woman" Santana 4 January 9 7
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" Chicago 7 January 2 5
December 19 "Knock Three Times" Dawn 1 January 23 11
Singles from 1971
January 2 "Domino" Van Morrison 9 January 2 1
January 9 "Lonely Days" Bee Gees 3 January 30 7
"Stoney End" Barbra Streisand 6 January 23 4
January 16 "Groove Me" King Floyd 6 January 30 6
January 23 "Rose Garden" Lynn Anderson 3 February 13 6
"Your Song" Elton John 8 January 23 4
"It's Impossible" Perry Como 10 January 23 1
January 30 "One Bad Apple" The Osmonds 1 February 13 9
"I Hear You Knocking" Dave Edmunds 4 February 13 5
February 6 "If I Were Your Woman" Gladys Knight & the Pips 9 February 13 2
February 13 "Mama's Pearl" The Jackson 5 2 February 27 5
February 20 "If You Could Read My Mind" Gordon Lightfoot 5 February 20 5
"Sweet Mary" Wadsworth Mansion 7 February 27 3
"Mr. Bojangles" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 9 February 20 3
February 27 "Me and Bobby McGee" Janis Joplin 1 March 20 8
"Amos Moses" Jerry Reed 8 February 27 2
March 6 "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" The Temptations 1 April 3 9
"She's a Lady" Tom Jones 2 March 20 8
"For All We Know" The Carpenters 3 March 13 7
March 13 "Proud Mary" Ike & Tina Turner 4 March 27 5
"Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" The Partridge Family 6 March 27 6
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" / "Hey Tonight" Creedence Clearwater Revival 8 March 13 1
March 20 "What's Going On" Marvin Gaye 2 April 10 8
"Help Me Make It Through the Night" Sammi Smith 8 March 27 3
March 27 "What Is Life" George Harrison 10 March 27 1
April 3 "Another Day" / "Oh Woman, Oh Why" Paul McCartney 5 April 17 5
"(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" Andy Williams 9 April 3 1
April 10 "Joy to the World" Three Dog Night 1 April 17 11
"One Toke Over the Line" Brewer & Shipley 10 April 10 2
April 17 "Put Your Hand in the Hand" Ocean 2 May 1 7
April 24 "Never Can Say Goodbye" The Jackson 5 2 May 8 7
"I Am... I Said" Neil Diamond 4 May 8 4
"If" Bread 4 May 15 5
"Stay Awhile" The Bells 7 May 1 4
May 1 "Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)" Daddy Dewdrop 9 May 8 5
May 8 "Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" Lobo 5 May 15 5
"Bridge over Troubled Water" / "A Brand New Me" Aretha Franklin 6 June 5 6
May 15 "Brown Sugar" The Rolling Stones 1 May 29 8
May 22 "Want Ads" Honey Cone 1 June 12 8
"It Don't Come Easy" Ringo Starr 4 June 5 7
May 29 "Sweet and Innocent" Donny Osmond 7 June 5 5
June 5 "It's Too Late" / "I Feel the Earth Move" Carole King 1 June 19 10
"Rainy Days and Mondays" The Carpenters 2 June 19 7
June 12 "Treat Her Like a Lady" Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose 3 July 3 7
"I'll Meet You Halfway" The Partridge Family 9 June 12 2
June 19 "Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)" The Raiders 1 July 24 9
June 26 "Don't Pull Your Love" Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds 4 July 17 6
"When You're Hot, You're Hot" Jerry Reed 9 June 26 3
July 3 "You've Got a Friend" James Taylor 1 July 31 8
July 10 "Mr. Big Stuff" Jean Knight 2 August 14 8
"That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" Carly Simon 10 July 10 2
July 17 "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" Bee Gees 1 August 7 10
"Draggin' the Line" Tommy James 4 August 14 6
July 24 "Take Me Home, Country Roads" John Denver 2 August 28 8
"Sooner or Later" The Grass Roots 9 July 31 2
July 31 "What the World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin and John" Tom Clay 8 August 14 3
August 7 "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" Marvin Gaye 4 August 21 4
"Beginnings" / "Colour My World" Chicago 7 August 14 3
August 14 "Signs" Five Man Electrical Band 3 August 28 5
August 21 "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" Creedence Clearwater Revival 6 August 21 2
"Liar" Three Dog Night 7 August 28 3
August 28 "Go Away Little Girl" Donny Osmond 1 September 11 9
"Spanish Harlem" Aretha Franklin 2 September 11 6
"Smiling Faces Sometimes" The Undisputed Truth 3 September 4 6
September 4 "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" Paul and Linda McCartney 1 September 4 7
"Ain't No Sunshine" Bill Withers 3 September 18 6
"I Just Want to Celebrate" Rare Earth 7 September 11 4
September 11 "Maggie May" / "Reason to Believe" Rod Stewart 1 October 2 11
September 18 "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" Joan Baez 3 October 2 8
"Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" The Dramatics 9 September 25 2
September 25 "Superstar" The Carpenters 2 October 16 8
October 2 "Yo-Yo" The Osmonds 3 October 16 8
"Do You Know What I Mean" Lee Michaels 6 October 9 5
October 9 "If You Really Love Me" Stevie Wonder 8 October 16 3
"Sweet City Woman" The Stampeders 8 October 23 3
October 16 "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" Cher 1 November 6 9
October 23 "Theme from Shaft" Isaac Hayes 1 November 20 9
October 30 "Imagine" John Lennon 3 November 13 6
"Peace Train" Cat Stevens 7 November 6 5
"I've Found Someone of My Own" The Free Movement 5 November 13 3
November 6 "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" Marvin Gaye 9 November 6 2
November 13 "Have You Seen Her" The Chi-Lites 3 December 11 8
November 20 "Family Affair" Sly and the Family Stone 1 December 4 9
"Baby I'm-a Want You" Bread 3 November 27 5
"Got to Be There" Michael Jackson 4 December 11 9
November 27 "Desiderata" Les Crane 8 December 4 3
"Rock Steady" Aretha Franklin 9 November 27 2
December 4 "An Old Fashioned Love Song" Three Dog Night 4 December 18 5
December 11 "Brand New Key" Melanie 1 December 25 10
"All I Ever Need Is You" Sonny & Cher 7 December 25 3
December 18 "Cherish" David Cassidy 9 December 25 4

1970 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1971 which peaked in 1970
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
November 7 "I Think I Love You" The Partridge Family 1 November 21 11
November 14 "The Tears of a Clown" Smokey Robinson & The Miracles 1 December 12 10
"Gypsy Woman" Brian Hyland 3 December 5 8
December 5 "One Less Bell to Answer" The 5th Dimension 2 December 26 10
December 12 "My Sweet Lord" / "Isn't It a Pity" George Harrison 1 December 26 10
December 19 "Stoned Love" The Supremes 7 December 19 5

1972 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles in 1971 which peaked in 1972
Top ten
entry date
Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in
top ten
December 18 "American Pie" Don McLean 1 January 15 11
December 25 "Scorpio" Dennis Coffey 6 January 8 6
"Hey Girl" / "I Knew You When" Donny Osmond 9 January 15 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

General sources[edit]

  • Whitburn, Joel (2012). Pop Annual, 1955–2011 (8th ed.). Record Research Inc. ISBN 0-89820-194-2.
  • Joel Whitburn Presents the Billboard Hot 100 Charts: The Seventies (ISBN 0-89820-076-8)
  • Additional information obtained can be verified within Billboard's online archive services and print editions of the magazine.