Top 100 Songs Of 1971

These are the top 100 songs of 1971. Within the top 100, there are a total of 87 different bands or artists.

The Carpenters achieved the most entries with three of the top songs of 1971.

The song title is at the top in gray with the artist below in red.

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Page Contents

Songs 1 – 10

Songs 11 – 20

Songs 21 – 30

Songs 31 – 40

Songs 41 – 50

Songs 51 – 60

Songs 61 – 70

Songs 71 – 80

Songs 81 – 90

Songs 91 – 100

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1Joy to the World
Three Dog Night
2Maggie May/Reason to Believe
Rod Stewart
3It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move
Carole King
4One Bad Apple
The Osmonds
5How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
Bee Gees
6Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
Paul Revere & the Raiders

7Go Away Little Girl
Donny Osmond

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

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