US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th March, 1971

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending March 20th, 1971. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. For the US 1971 Top 40 Singles, you can also view it here. janis-joplin-me-and-bobby-mcgee-1971-8 janis-joplin-me-and-bobby-mcgee-1971-9 TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-8 (1 week at #1) 2 5 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7 3 4 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 4 1 ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12 5 3 FOR ALL WE KNOW –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 6 7 PROUD MARY –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Liberty)-8 7 9 DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6 8 18 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 9 15 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-10 10 10 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-13 11 11 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-21 12 8 HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN / HEY TONIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 13 6 MAMA’S PEARL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 14 23 (Where Do I Begin) LOVE STORY –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-7 15 19 WHAT IS LIFE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4 16 16 CRIED LIKE A BABY –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 17 12 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-18 18 20 TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-13 19 13 (Theme From) “LOVE STORY” –•– Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA)-10 20 36 ANOTHER DAY / OH WOMAN OH WHY –•– Paul McCartney (Apple)-3 21 14 SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-13 22 33 WILD WORLD –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6 23 24 FREE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 24 25 OYE COMO VA –•– Santana (Columbia)-5 25 28 BLUE MONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7 26 39 ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-6 27 30 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 28 32 NO LOVE AT ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4 29 17 DON’T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10 30 22 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-17 31 29 AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-15 32 40 SOUL POWER (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-4 33 38 LOVE’S LINES, ANGLES AND RHYMES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 34 21 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-18 35 31 THEME FROM “LOVE STORY” –•– Francis Lai with His Orchestra (Paramount)-8 36 27 WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-13 37 42 COUNTRY ROAD –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7 38 45 EIGHTEEN –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5 39 35 BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-16 40 49 HEAVY MAKES YOU HAPPY (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7 OFF THE CHARTS 43 34 JODY’S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 POWER PLAYS 41 41 D.O.A. –•– Bloodrock (Capitol)-12 42 43 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6 44 44 CHERISH WHAT IS DEAR TO YOU (While It’s Near To You) –•– Freda Payne (Inivictus)-6 45 58 JOY TO THE WORLD –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 46 50 ASK ME NO QUESTIONS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6 47 53 DREAM BABY (How Long Must I Dream) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-2 48 55 SIT YOURSELF DOWN –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-2 49 60 WHERE DID THEY GO, LORD / RAGS TO RICHES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 50 52 WHEN THERE’S NO YOU –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-3 DEBUTING THIS WEEK 72 — I WON’T MENTION IT AGAIN –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1 73 — FRIENDS –•– Elton John (Uni)-1 74 — WHO GETS THE GUY –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 79 — I DON’T BLAME YOU AT ALL –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1 80 — A MAN IN BLACK –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 82 — TIME AND LOVE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 86 — I THINK OF YOU –•– Perry Como (RCA)-1 88 — COULD I FORGET YOU –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 90 — NICKEL SONG –•– The New Seekers Featuring Eve Graham (Elektra)-1 91 — SOLDIER’S LAST LETTER –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-1 92 — BOOTY BUTT –•– The Ray Charles Orchestra (Tangerine)-1 93 — I’M GIRL SCOUTIN’ –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 94 — MELTING POT –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-1 95 — ADRIENNE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1 96 — HERE COMES THE SUN –•– Richie Havens (Stormy Forest)-1 99 — I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM / EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT (Medley) –•– The Kimberleys (Happy Tiger)-1 100 — ME AND MY ARROW –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1