US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th August, 1971

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 28th, 1971. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970s here. You can also view the entire 1971 chart 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)-10 (4 weeks at #1) 2 3 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS –•– John Denver with Fat City (RCA)-19 3 8 SIGNS –•– Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-14 4 4 MERCY MERCY ME (The Ecology) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 5 2 MR. BIG STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-14 6 6 SWEET HITCH-HIKER –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 7 10 LIAR –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 8 12 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-10 9 14 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 10 24 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 11 7 BEGINNINGS / COLOUR MY WORLD –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 12 21 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-3 13 23 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7 14 5 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-13 15 16 RIDERS ON THE STORM –•– The Doors (Elektra)-9 16 19 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-9 17 9 DRAGGIN’ THE LINE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-12 18 22 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7 19 11 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-21 20 17 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE / ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN (Medley) –•– Tom Clay (Mowest)-8 21 13 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-17 22 15 HOT PANTS (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-9 23 30 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-7 24 18 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-15 25 35 I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-3 26 27 IF NOT FOR YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-14 27 38 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-4 28 25 BRING THE BOYS HOME –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-13 29 26 RINGS –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-12 30 20 MAYBE TOMORROW –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 31 43 BANGLA-DESH / DEEP BLUE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 32 33 GO DOWN GAMBLIN’ –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-5 33 54 THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-3 34 34 MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 35 39 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 36 46 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-7 37 28 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-11 38 44 SATURDAY MORNING CONFUSION –•– Bobby Russell (United Artists)-8 39 29 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-12 40 41 WHERE YOU LEAD –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 OFF THE CHARTS 46 37 MOTHER FREEDOM –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 51 32 MOON SHADOW –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-10 63 36 I’M LEAVIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 POWER PLAYS 41 49 THE STORY IN YOUR EYES –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4 42 42 I LIKES TO DO IT –•– The People’s Choice (Phil-L.A. Of Soul)-6 43 47 WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Paul Stookey (Warner Brothers)-5 44 45 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP –•– Mac and Kattie Kissoon (ABC)-6 45 48 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-5 47 58 IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 48 50 MAGGIE –•– Redbone (Epic)-13 49 55 ALL DAY MUSIC –•– War (United Artists)-4 50 57 RAIN DANCE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 DEBUTING THIS WEEK 65 — MAKE IT FUNKY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 71 — SO FAR AWAY / SMACKWATER JACK –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 74 — ANNABELLA –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-1 75 — CALL MY NAME, I’LL BE THERE –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 79 — STOP, LOOK, LISTEN (To Your Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco Embassy)-10 81 — GIMME SHELTER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 86 — A NATURAL MAN –•– Lou Rawls (MGM)-1 87 — IS THAT THE WAY –•– Tin Tin (Atco)-1 90 — ALL MY TRIALS –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 93 — THINK HIS NAME –•– Johnny Rivers with the Guru Ram Das Ashram Singers (United Artists)-1 96 — THIN LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE –•– The Persuaders (Atco)-1 97 — HIJACKIN’ LOVE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 99 — FEEL SO BAD –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1 100 — A PART OF YOU –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top & Bottom)-1