US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st August, 1971

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 21st, 1971. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. Curious to see the entire chart for this year? View the 1971 US Top Singles here. the-bee-gees-how-can-you-mend-a-broken-heart-polydor-2 the-bee-gees-how-can-you-mend-a-broken-heart-atco TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-9 (3 weeks at #1) 2 2 MR. BIG STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-13 3 3 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS –•– John Denver with Fat City (RCA)-18 4 9 MERCY MERCY ME (The Ecology) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 5 5 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-12 6 15 SWEET HITCH-HIKER –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 7 7 BEGINNINGS / COLOUR MY WORLD –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 8 10 SIGNS –•– Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-13 9 4 DRAGGIN’ THE LINE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-11 10 14 LIAR –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 11 6 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-20 12 21 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-9 13 11 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-16 14 19 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 15 16 HOT PANTS (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-8 16 20 RIDERS ON THE STORM –•– The Doors (Elektra)-8 17 8 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE / ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN (Medley) –•– Tom Clay (Mowest)-7 18 13 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-14 19 25 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-8 20 22 MAYBE TOMORROW –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 21 65 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-2 22 26 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6 23 27 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6 24 44 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3 25 12 BRING THE BOYS HOME –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-12 26 17 RINGS –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-11 27 31 IF NOT FOR YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-13 28 18 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-10 29 29 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-11 30 34 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-6 31 23 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-14 32 30 MOON SHADOW –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 33 37 GO DOWN GAMBLIN’ –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-4 34 36 MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8 35 63 I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-2 36 38 I’M LEAVIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 37 39 MOTHER FREEDOM –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 38 42 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-3 39 41 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-5 40 28 DOUBLE BARREL –•– David and Ansil Collins (Big Tree)-11 OFF THE CHARTS 76 40 SUMMER SAND –•– Dawn (Bell)-10 POWER PLAYS 41 43 WHERE YOU LEAD –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5 42 47 I LIKES TO DO IT –•– The People’s Choice (Phil-L.A. Of Soul)-5 43 67 BANGLA-DESH / DEEP BLUE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-2 44 52 SATURDAY MORNING CONFUSION –•– Bobby Russell (United Artists)-7 45 51 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP –•– Mac and Kattie Kissoon (ABC)-5 46 62 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-6 47 61 WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Paul Stookey (Warner Brothers)-4 48 60 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-4 49 64 THE STORY IN YOUR EYES –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-3 50 57 MAGGIE –•– Redbone (Epic)-12 DEBUTING THIS WEEK 64 — MARIANNE –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1 67 — WAITING AT THE BUS STOP –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1 74 — STAGGER LEE –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1 77 — LOVING HER WAS EASIER (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1 79 — EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-1 80 — HOW CAN I UNLOVE YOU –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-1 87 — DON’T TRY TO LAY NO BOOGIE-WOOGIE ON THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL –•– John Baldry (Warner Brothers)-1 88 — ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 89 — A SONG FOR YOU –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1 92 — THE YEAR THAT CLAYTON DELANEY DIED Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1 94 — I’M JUST ME –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1 98 — ROLL ON –•– The New Colony Six (Sunlight)-1 99 — TRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-1 100 — LUCKY ME –•– The Moments (Stang)-1