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1921 Music Charts

1971 Music Charts

1971's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

The Carpenters (1970 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1971)
The Carpenters were brother and sister Karen and Richard Carpenter.
Simon and Garfunkle (Grammy for Album of the Year)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Rod Stewart, John Denver, Cat Stevens, Olivia Newton-John, Earth Wind and FIre, Carly Simon, Yvonne Elliman, Alice Cooper, Redbone, Yes and Chuck Mangione

1971's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. Peace Train - Cat Stevens
2. Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
3. Want Ads - The Honey Cone
4. Brand New Key - Melanie
5. Lucky Man - Emerson Lake and Palmer
6. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
7. Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
8. Draggin The Line - Tommy James
9. Smiling Faces Sometimes - The Undisputed Truth
10. Revival (Love Is Everywhere) - Allman Brothers Band

1971's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing - The Hillside Singers
2. One Toke Over The Line - Brewer and Shipley
3. Wedding Song - Paul Stookey
4. Only You Know and I Know - Delaney & Bonnie
5. Stay Awhile - The Bells
6. Theme From 'Summer of 42' - Peter Nero
7. One Tin Soldier - Coven
8. Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It) - Daddy Dewdrop
9. Girl - Davy Jones
10. D.O.A. - Bloodrock

1971's R&B/Soul Top 10 Hit List

1. Theme From Shaft - Isaac Hayes
2. Hot Pants - James Brown
3. Whats Going On - Marvin Gaye
4. Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone
5. I Just Want To Celebrate - Rare Earth
6. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
7. Want Ads - Honey Cone
8. Precious, Precious - Jackie Moore
9. If You Really Love Me - Stevie Wonder
10. Don't Knock My Love - Wilson Pickett

More R&B/Motown Song Hits:

  You're The Reason Why - The Ebonys
  Stop, Look, Listen To Your Heart - The Stylistics
  Thin Line Between Love And Hate- The Persuaders

1971's Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. American Pie - Don McLean
2. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
3. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
4. Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner
5. Sweet City Woman - The Stampeders
6. Temptation Eyes - Grass Roots
7. Domino - Van Morrison
8. Sooner or Later - The Grass Roots
9. She's a Lady - Tom Jones
10. I Hear You Knocking - Dave Edmunds

1971's Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
2. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
3. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
4. Riders on the Storm - The Doors
5. I'm A Man - Chicago
6. Lover Her Madly - The Doors
7. Truckin- Grateful Dead
8. Wild Night - Van Morrison
9. Eighteen - Alice Cooper
10. Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

More Rock Song Hits:

  Mr. Bojangles - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  I Don't Need No Doctor - Humble Pie
  One Toke Over The Line - Brewer and Shipley

1971's Bubblegum Top 10 Hit List

1. I Woke Up In Love This Morning - The Partridge Family
2. Me and My Arrow - Nilsson
3. One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
4. Cherish - David Cassidy
5. Me and You and a Dog Named Boo - Lobo
6. Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes Love It) - Daddy Dewdrop
7. Friends - Elton John
8. Peace Train - Cat Stevens
9. Brank New Key - Melanie
10. Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted - The Partridge Family

PCM's 1971 Top 10 Hit List

1. You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
2. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
3. Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones
4. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
5. Imagine - John Lennon
6. Behind Blue Eyes - the Who
7. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
8. Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner
9. Friends - Elton John
10. Maggie May - Rod Stewart
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Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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More 1971 Trivia:

1971 Oscars
1971 Grammy Winners
1971 In History


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