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Top Songs of 1971

1970 <-1971-> 1972


      

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1.07/1971

 ①  Maggie May/Reason to Believe by Rod Stewart

        

MP3

from Every Picture Tells a Story   Every Picture Tells a Story

CD

MP3

420

US ✫1
UK ✫1

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #130]
written by Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton & Tim Hardin
American Pie2.11/1971

 ②  American Pie by Don McLean

        

MP3

from American Pie   American Pie

CD

MP3

382

US ✫1
US AC ✫1
UK 2

video

[United Artists 50856]
written by Don McLean
It's Too Late3.05/1971

 ③  It's Too Late by Carole King

        

MP3

from Tapestry   Tapestry

CD

MP3

339

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
A Horse with No Name4.12/1971

 ④  A Horse with No Name by America

        

MP3

from America   America

CD

MP3

336

US ✫1
US AC 3
UK 3
written by Dewey Bunnell
Brown Sugar5.04/1971

 ⑤  Brown Sugar by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Sticky Fingers   Sticky Fingers

CD

MP3

326

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
You've Got a Friend6.06/1971

You've Got a Friend by James Taylor

        

MP3

from Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon   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
7.03/1971

Joy to the World by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Naturally   Naturally

CD

MP3

276

US ✫1
US R&B 46
UK 24

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4272]
written by Hoyt Axton
8.07/1971

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

        

MP3

from Electric Warrior   Electric Warrior

CD

MP3

261

US 10
UK ✫1

video

written by Marc Bolan
It Don't Come Easy9.04/1971

It Don't Come Easy by Ringo Starr

        

MP3

241

US 4
US AC 24
UK 4
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1831]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
I Feel the Earth Move10.05/1971

I Feel the Earth Move by Carole King

        

MP3

from Tapestry   Tapestry

CD

MP3

235

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
11.10/1971

Baby I'm-a Want You by Bread

        

MP3

from Baby I'm-a Want You   Baby I'm-a Want You

CD

MP3

198

US 3
US AC ✫1
UK 14

video

[Elektra 45751]
written by David Gates
Take Me Home, Country Roads12.04/1971

Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

        

MP3

from Poems, Prayers and Promises   Poems, Prayers and Promises

CD

MP3

197

US 2
US AC 3
US country 50

video

[RCA 74-0445]
written by John Denver, Bill Danoff & Taffy Nivert
Me and Bobby McGee13.01/1971

Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin

        

MP3

from Pearl   Pearl

CD

MP3

197

US ✫1

video

[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #148]
[Columbia 45314]
written by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster
Day After Day14.12/1971

Day After Day by Badfinger

        

MP3

from Straight Up   Straight Up

CD

MP3

194

US 4
US AC 10
UK 10

video

produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1841]
written by Pete Ham
15.08/1971

Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey by Paul McCartney

        

MP3

from Ram   Ram

CD

MP3

193

US ✫1
US AC 9

video

as Paul & Linda McCartney
[Apple 1837]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
16.10/1971

All I Ever Need Is You by Sonny and Cher

        

MP3

from All I Ever Need Is You   

CD

MP3

188

US 7
US AC ✫1
UK 8

video

[Kapp 2151]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Eddie Reeves
17.09/1971

The Witch Queen of New Orleans by Redbone

        

MP3

from Message from a Drum   

CD

MP3

181

US 21
UK 2

video

written by Pat Vegas & Lolly Vegas
Baby Jump18.02/1971

Baby Jump by Mungo Jerry

        

MP3

from Electronically Tested   Electronically Tested

CD

MP3

164

UK ✫1

video

[Janus 148]
written by Ray Dorset
19.03/1971

If by Bread

        

MP3

from Manna   Manna

CD

MP3

151

US 4
US AC ✫1

video

[Elektra 45720]
written by David Gates
20.11/1971

Sunshine by Jonathan Edwards

        

MP3

from Jonathan Edwards   Jonathan Edwards

CD

MP3

146

US 4
US AC 7

video

[Capricorn 8021]
written by Jonathan Edwards
An Old Fashioned Love Song21.11/1971

An Old Fashioned Love Song by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Harmony   Harmony

CD

MP3

145

US 4
US AC ✫1

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4294]
written by Paul Williams
22.10/1971

Imagine by John Lennon

        

MP3

from Imagine   Imagine

CD

MP3

142

US 3
US AC 7
as John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #3]
[Apple 1840]
written by John Lennon
23.12/1971

Stay with Me by The Faces

        

MP3

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

CD

MP3

138

US 17
UK 6

video

written by Rod Stewart & Ronnie Wood
24.06/1971

Co-Co by The Sweet

        

MP3

from Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be   

CD

MP3

135

US 99
UK 2

video


[Bell 45126]
written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
25.11/1971

Jeepster by T. Rex

        

MP3

from Electric Warrior   Electric Warrior

CD

MP3

131

UK 2

video

[Reprise 1056]
written by Marc Bolan
Won't Get Fooled Again26.07/1971

Won't Get Fooled Again by The Who

        

MP3

from Who's Next   Who's Next

CD

MP3

129

US 15
UK 9
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #133]
[Decca 32846]
written by Pete Townshend
Peace Train27.09/1971

Peace Train by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Teaser and the Firecat   Teaser and the Firecat

CD

MP3

124

US 7
US AC ✫1

video

[A&M 1291]
written by Cat Stevens
28.12/1971

Never Been to Spain by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Harmony   Harmony

CD

MP3

120

US 5
US AC 18

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4299]
written by Hoyt Axton
29.12/1971

It's One of Those Nights (Yes Love) by The Partridge Family

        

MP3

from Shopping Bag   

CD

MP3

120

US 20
US AC 2
UK 11

video

starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 45160]
written by Tony Romeo
30.07/1971

Sweet Hitch-Hiker by Creedence Clearwater Revival

        

MP3

from Mardi Gras   Mardi Gras

CD

MP3

114

US 6
UK 36

video

[Fantasy 665]
written by John Fogerty
31.07/1971

I Just Want to Celebrate by Rare Earth

        

MP3

from One World   

CD

MP3

105

US 7
US R&B 30

video

[Rare Earth 5031]
written by Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
32.07/1971

In My Own Time by Family

        

MP3

from Anyway [1971 american re-release]   

CD

MP3

102

UK 4

video

[United Artists 50832]
written by Charlie Whitney (as John Whitney) & Roger Chapman
33.07/1971

Riders on the Storm by The Doors

        

MP3

from L.A. Woman   L.A. Woman

CD

MP3

102

US 14
US AC 11
UK 22

video

[Elektra 45738]
written by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger & John Densmore
34.01/1971

Have You Ever Seen the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival

        

MP3

from Pendulum   Pendulum

CD

MP3

99

US 8
UK 36

video

[Fantasy 655]
written by John Fogerty
35.07/1971

Liar by Three Dog Night

        

MP3

from Naturally   Naturally

CD

MP3

99

US 7

video

[Dunhill/ABC 4282]
written by Russ Ballard
36.08/1971

Bangla Desh / Deep Blue by George Harrison

        

MP3

from The Concert for Bangla-Desh   

CD

MP3

97

US 23
UK 10

video

b side Deep Blue charted in the US from 11 sept 1971
written by George Harrison
37.04/1971

That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be by Carly Simon

        

MP3

from Carly Simon   Carly Simon

CD

MP3

94

US 10
US AC 6

video

[Elektra 45724]
written by Carly Simon & Jacob Brackman
38.03/1971

Layla by Derek and the Dominos

        

MP3

from Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs   Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

CD

MP3

94

US 51
UK 7
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #27]
[Atco 6809]
written by Eric Clapton & Jim Gordon
39.12/1971

I Just Can't Help Believing by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from That's the Way It Is   That's the Way It Is

CD

MP3

85

UK 6

video

written by Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
40.02/1971

One Toke Over the Line by Brewer & Shipley

        

MP3

from Tarkio   

CD

MP3

81

US 10

video

written by Mike Brewer & Tom Shipley
41.12/1971

Anticipation by Carly Simon

        

MP3

from Anticipation   Anticipation

CD

MP3

80

US 13
US AC 3

video

[Elektra 45759]
written by Carly Simon
Moon Shadow42.06/1971

Moon Shadow by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Teaser and the Firecat   Teaser and the Firecat

CD

MP3

77

US 30
US AC 10
UK 22

video

[A&M 1265]
written by Cat Stevens
43.05/1971

Neverending Song of Love by Delaney, Bonnie & Friends

        

MP3

from Motel Shot   Motel Shot

CD

MP3

76

US 13
US AC 8

video

written by Delaney Bramlett
44.08/1971

So Far Away / Smackwater Jack by Carole King

        

MP3

from Tapestry   Tapestry

CD

MP3

76

US 14
US AC 3

video

B side Smackwater Jack charted from 4 september 1971
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
45.02/1971

Wild World by Cat Stevens

        

MP3

from Tea for the Tillerman   Tea for the Tillerman

CD

MP3

75

US 11
US AC 21

video

[A&M 1231]
written by Cat Stevens
What Is Life46.02/1971

What Is Life by George Harrison

        

MP3

from All Things Must Pass   All Things Must Pass

CD

MP3

73

US 10
US AC 31

video

[only released in the US]
[Apple 1828]
written by George Harrison
47.02/1971

Oye Como Va by Santana

        

MP3

from Abraxas   Abraxas

CD

MP3

71

US 13
US AC 11
US R&B 32

video

[Columbia 45330]
written by Tito Puente
Love Her Madly48.04/1971

Love Her Madly by The Doors

        

MP3

from L.A. Woman   L.A. Woman

CD

MP3

71

US 11
US AC 29

video

[Elektra 45726]
written by Robby Krieger
49.08/1971

I Woke Up in Love This Morning by The Partridge Family

        

MP3

from Sound Magazine   Sound Magazine

CD

MP3

71

US 13
US AC 14

video

starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 45130]
written by L. Russell Brown & Irwin Levine
50.10/1971

Everybody's Everything by Santana

        

MP3

from Santana III   Santana III

CD

MP3

66

US 12
US R&B 39

video

[Columbia 45472]
written by Milton Brown, Tyrone Moss & Carlos Santana
51.04/1971

Superstar by Murray Head

        

MP3

from Jesus Christ Superstar   

CD

MP3

60

US 14as Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers
[R]
[Decca 32603]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
52.02/1971

Tomorrow Night by Atomic Rooster

        

MP3

from Death Walks Behind You   Death Walks Behind You

CD

MP3

59

UK 11

video

[Elektra 45727]
written by Vincent Crane
53.09/1971

Life Is a Long Song by Jethro Tull

        

MP3

from Living in the Past   Living in the Past

CD

MP3

59

UK 11

video

written by Ian Anderson
54.08/1971

Rain Dance by The Guess Who

        

MP3

from So Long Bannatyne   So Long Bannatyne

CD

MP3

52

US 19

video

written by Burton Cummings & Kurt Winter
55.11/1971

Hey Big Brother by Rare Earth

        

MP3

from Rare Earth in Concert   Rare Earth in Concert

CD

MP3

51

US 19
US R&B 40

video

[Rare Earth 5038]
written by Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
56.03/1971

Funny, Funny by The Sweet

        

MP3

from Funny How Sweet Co-Co Can Be   

CD

MP3

51

UK 13

video

written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
Watching the River Flow57.06/1971

Watching the River Flow by Bob Dylan

        

MP3

from Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits   Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits

CD

MP3

50

US 41
UK 24

video

[Columbia 45409]
written by Bob Dylan
58.09/1971

Only You Know and I Know by Delaney, Bonnie & Friends

        

MP3

from Delaney & Bonnie & Friends on Tour with Eric Clapton   Delaney & Bonnie & Friends on Tour with Eric Clapton

CD

MP3

50

US 20
US AC 32

video

written by Dave Mason
Eighteen59.02/1971

Eighteen by Alice Cooper

        

MP3

from Love It to Death   Love It to Death

CD

MP3

49

US 21

video

[Warner 7449]
written by Alice Cooper, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway & Neal Smith
Fireball60.11/1971

Fireball by Deep Purple

        

MP3

from Fireball   Fireball

CD

MP3

47

UK 15

video

[Warner 7528]
written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord & Ian Paice
Free61.02/1971

Free by Chicago

        

MP3

from Chicago III   Chicago III

CD

MP3

45

US 20

video

[Columbia 45331]
written by Robert Lamm
The Story in Your Eyes62.08/1971

The Story in Your Eyes by The Moody Blues

        

MP3

from Every Good Boy Deserves Favour   Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

CD

MP3

44

US 23

video

[Threshold 67006]
written by Justin Hayward
63.05/1971

High Time We Went by Joe Cocker

        

MP3

from Joe Cocker   Joe Cocker

CD

MP3

44

US 22

video

B side Black Eyed Blues charted from 12 june 1971 in US Hot 100
written by Joe Cocker & Chris Stainton
64.10/1971

Long Ago and Far Away by James Taylor

        

MP3

from Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon   Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

CD

MP3

43

US 31
US AC 4

video

[Warner 7521]
written by James Taylor
Levon65.12/1971

Levon by Elton John

        

MP3

from Madman Across the Water   Madman Across the Water

CD

MP3

42

US 24

video

[Uni 55314]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
66.11/1971

(I Know) I'm Losing You by Rod Stewart

        

MP3

from Every Picture Tells a Story   Every Picture Tells a Story

CD

MP3

40

US 24

video

as Rod Stewart with Faces
[Mercury 73244]
written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Jr. & Cornelius Grant
67.04/1971

Albert Flasher by The Guess Who

        

MP3

35

US 29

video

charted as Albert Flasher / Broken in US charts
written by Burton Cummings & Kurt Winter
68.10/1971

Wild Night by Van Morrison

        

MP3

from Tupelo Honey   Tupelo Honey

CD

MP3

34

US 28

video

[Warner 7518]
written by Van Morrison
69.06/1971

Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Sticky Fingers   Sticky Fingers

CD

MP3

34

US 28 [Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #334]
[Rolling Stones 19101]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
70.01/1971

Let Your Love Go by Bread

        

MP3

from Manna   Manna

CD

MP3

34

US 28

video

[Elektra 45711]
written by David Gates
71.07/1971

Where You Lead by Barbra Streisand

        

MP3

from Barbra Joan Streisand   Barbra Joan Streisand

CD

MP3

33

US 40
US AC 3

video

[Columbia 45414]
written by Carole King & Toni Stern
Street Fighting Man72.07/1971

Street Fighting Man by The Rolling Stones

        

MP3

from Beggars Banquet   Beggars Banquet

CD

MP3

32

UK 21

video

UK release
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
73.11/1971

Behind Blue Eyes by The Who

        

MP3

from Who's Next   Who's Next

CD

MP3

31

US 34

video

[Decca 32888]
written by Pete Townshend
74.07/1971

Go Down Gamblin' by Blood, Sweat & Tears

        

MP3

from B, S & T 4   

CD

MP3

30

US 32

video

written by David Clayton-Thomas
75.02/1971

Country Road by James Taylor

        

MP3

from Sweet Baby James   Sweet Baby James

CD

MP3

29

US 37
US AC 9

video

[Warner 7460]
written by James Taylor
76.06/1971

Chicago by Graham Nash

        

MP3

from Songs for Beginners   Songs for Beginners

CD

MP3

29

US 35

video

[Atlantic 2804]
written by Graham Nash
77.01/1971

D.O.A. by Bloodrock

        

MP3

from Bloodrock 2   Bloodrock 2

CD

MP3

27

US 36

video

[Capitol 3009]
written by Jim Rutledge, Nick Taylor, Lee Pickens, Stevie Hill, Ed Grundy & Rick Cobb
78.05/1971

Lowdown by Chicago

        

MP3

from Chicago III   Chicago III

CD

MP3

26

US 35

video

[Columbia 45370]
written by Peter Cetera & Danny Seraphine
79.05/1971

Life by Elvis Presley

        

MP3

from Love Letters from Elvis   Love Letters from Elvis

CD

MP3

26

US 53
US AC 8
US country 34

video

charted as Life / Only Believe in Australia charts
[RCA 47-9985]
written by Shirl Milete & Paul Rader
Your Move80.09/1971

Your Move by Yes

        

MP3

from The Yes Album   The Yes Album

CD

MP3

25

US 40

video

written by Jon Anderson & Chris Squire
81.09/1971

I'd Love to Change the World by Ten Years After

        

MP3

from A Space in Time   A Space in Time

CD

MP3

24

US 40

video

[Columbia 45457]
written by Alvin Lee
82.07/1971

Mother Freedom by Bread

        

MP3

from Baby I'm-a Want You   Baby I'm-a Want You

CD

MP3

23

US 37

video

[Elektra 45740]
written by David Gates
83.12/1971

Lookin' for a Love by J. Geils Band

        

MP3

from The Morning After   

CD

MP3

23

US 39

video

written by James Alexander & Zelda Samuels
84.03/1971

Sit Yourself Down by Stephen Stills

        

MP3

from Stephen Stills   Stephen Stills

CD

MP3

21

US 37

video

[Atlantic 2790]
written by Stephen Stills
85.07/1971

Maggie by Redbone

        

MP3

from Potlatch   Potlatch

CD

MP3

19

US 45

video

[R]
[Epic 10670]
written by Lolly Vegas
Lucky Man86.03/1971

Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

        

MP3

from Emerson, Lake and Palmer   Emerson, Lake and Palmer

CD

MP3

18

US 48

video

written by Greg Lake
87.06/1971

Change Partners by Stephen Stills

        

MP3

from Stephen Stills 2   Stephen Stills 2

CD

MP3

18

US 43

video

[Atlantic 2806]
written by Stephen Stills
88.08/1971

Marianne by Stephen Stills

        

MP3

from Stephen Stills 2   Stephen Stills 2

CD

MP3

17

US 42

video

[Atlantic 2820]
written by Stephen Stills
89.05/1971

Walk Away by The James Gang

        

MP3

from Thirds   

CD

MP3

16

US 51

video

[ABC 11301]
written by Joe Walsh
90.01/1971

Hang On to Your Life by The Guess Who

        

MP3

from Share the Land   Share the Land

CD

MP3

16

US 43

video

[RCA 414]
written by Burton Cummings & Kurt Winter
Superstar91.01/1971

Superstar by Murray Head

        

MP3

from Jesus Christ Superstar   

CD

MP3

16

US 60as Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers
[R]
[Decca 32603]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
92.11/1971

Sour Suite by The Guess Who

        

MP3

from So Long Bannatyne   So Long Bannatyne

CD

MP3

16

US 50

video

written by Burton Cummings
93.05/1971

Cry Baby by Janis Joplin

        

MP3

from Pearl   Pearl

CD

MP3

16

US 42

video

[Columbia 45379]
written by Bert Russell & Jerry Ragovoy (as Norman Meade)
Mother94.01/1971

Mother by John Lennon

        

MP3

from John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band   John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

CD

MP3

15

US 43as John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
[Apple 1827]
written by John Lennon
Back Seat of My Car95.08/1971

Back Seat of My Car by Paul McCartney

        

MP3

from Ram   Ram

CD

MP3

15

UK 39

video

as Paul & Linda McCartney
written by Paul McCartney
96.11/1971

Pretty as You Feel by Jefferson Airplane

        

MP3

from Bark   

CD

MP3

15

US 60

video

[Grunt 500]
written by Joey Covington, Jack Casady (as John Casady) & Jorma Kaukonen
97.07/1971

Ride with Me by Steppenwolf

        

MP3

from For Ladies Only   For Ladies Only

CD

MP3

15

US 52

video

[Dunhill 4283]
written by Mars Bonfire
98.02/1971

Inside Looking Out by Grand Funk Railroad

        

MP3

from Grand Funk   Grand Funk

CD

MP3

14

UK 40

video

written by John Lomax, Alan Lomax, Eric Burdon & Chas Chandler
99.05/1971

Tarkio Road by Brewer & Shipley

        

MP3

from Tarkio   

CD

MP3

14

US 55

video

[Kama Sutra 524]
written by Mike Brewer & Tom Shipley
100.12/1971

Under My Wheels by Alice Cooper

        

MP3

from Killer   Killer

CD

MP3

13

US 59

video

[Warner 7529]
written by Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway & Bob Ezrin

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