Billboard Hot 100 – 1971

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Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1971 were:

  1. Joy To World – Three Dog Night
  2. Maggie May – Rod Stewart
  3. It’s Too Late – Carole King
  4. One Bad Apple – Osmonds
  5. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart – The Bee Gees
  6. Indian Reservation (The Lament Of Cheroke) – Raiders
  7. Go Away Little Girl – Donny Osmond
  8. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  9. Just My Imagination – The Temptations
  10. Knock Three Times – Tony Orlando & Dawn
  11. Me And Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
  12. Tired Of Being Alone – Al Green
  13. Want Ads – Honey Cone
  14. Smiling Faces Sometimes – Undisputed Truth
  15. Treat Her Like A Lad – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
  16. Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones
  17. You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor
  18. Mr. Big Stuff – Jean Knight
  19. Do You Know What I Mean – Lee Michaels
  20. Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Joan Baez
  21. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
  22. Uncle Albert-Admiral Halsey – Paul & Linda McCartney
  23. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  24. Signs – Five Man Electrical Band
  25. She’s A Lady – Tom Jones
  26. I’ve Found Someone Of My Own – Free Movement
  27. Superstar – Murray Head With Trinidad Singers
  28. Amos Moses – Jerry Reed
  29. Temptation Eyes – The Grass Roots
  30. Superstar – The Carpenters
  31. My Sweet Lord – George Harrison
  32. Sweet And Innocent – Donny Osmond
  33. Put Your Hand In Hand – Ocean
  34. Chick-A-Boom – Daddy Dewdrop
  35. For All We Know – The Carpenters
  36. If You Could Read My Mind – Gordon Lightfoot
  37. Help Me Make It Through Night – Sammi Smith
  38. Rainy Days And Mondays – The Carpenters
  39. Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves – Cher
  40. Never Can Say Goodbye – Jackson 5
  41. Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson
  42. Don’t Pull Your Love – Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds
  43. It Don’t Come Easy – Ringo Starr & George Harrison
  44. Mr. Bojangles – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  45. I Love You For All Seasons – Fuzz
  46. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get – Dramatics
  47. That’s Way I’ve Always Heard It Shoul – Carly Simon
  48. If You Really Love Me – Stevie Wonder
  49. Spanish Harlem – Aretha Franklin
  50. I Don’t Know How To Love Him – Helen Reddy
  51. Yo-Yo – Osmonds
  52. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin
  53. Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted – Partridge Family
  54. Draggin’ Line – Tommy James
  55. Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
  56. Beginnings – Chicago
  57. Stay Awhile – Bells
  58. Sweet City Woman – Stampeders
  59. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo – Lobo
  60. Another Day – Paul McCartney
  61. If – Bread
  62. Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology) – Marvin Gaye
  63. One Toke Over Line – Brewer & Shipley
  64. She’s Not Just Another Woman – 8th Day
  65. Bring Boys Home – Freda Payne
  66. I Just Want To Celebrate – Rare Earth
  67. Never Ending Song Of Love – Delaney & Bonnie & Friends
  68. Easy Loving – Freddy Hart
  69. Liar – Three Dog Night
  70. Stick-Up – Honey Cone
  71. Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep – Mac & Katie Kissoon
  72. Love Story (Where Do I Begin) – Andy Williams
  73. Wild World – Cat Stevens
  74. When You’re Hot, You’re Hot – Jerry Reed
  75. Funky Nassau – Beginning Of End
  76. If Not For You – Olivia Newton-John
  77. Groove Me – King Floyd
  78. Watching Scotty Grow – Bobby Goldsboro
  79. Woodstock – Matthews’ Southern Comfort
  80. Amazing Grace – Judy Collins
  81. I Hear You Knocking – Dave Edmunds
  82. Lonely Days – The Bee Gees
  83. Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again – Fortunes
  84. Won’t Get Fooled Again (Radio Edit) – The Who
  85. Trapped By A Thing Called Love – Denise LaSalle
  86. Mama’s Pearl – Jackson 5
  87. Timothy – Buoys
  88. I Woke Up In Love This Morning – Partridge Family
  89. Theme From Shaft – Isaac Hayes
  90. If I Were Your Woman – Gladys Knight & Pips
  91. I Am I Said – Neil Diamond
  92. Wedding Song (There Is Love) – Paul Stookey
  93. Don’t Knock My Love – Wilson Pickett
  94. Love Her Madly – The Doors
  95. Here Comes Sun – Richie Havens
  96. Sweet Mary – Wadsworth Mansion
  97. Right On Tip Of My Tongue – Brenda & Tabulations
  98. One Less Bell To Answer – The 5th Dimension
  99. Riders On The Storm (Edit) – The Doors
  100. It’s Impossible – Perry Como

Next week… 1972!

Previous year… 1970

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