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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Top Songs of 1971

1

Joy to the World

Three Dog Night

2

Maggie May/Reason to Believe

Rod Stewart

3

It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move

Carole King

4

One Bad Apple

The Osmonds

5

How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Bee Gees

6

Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)

Paul Revere & the Raiders

7

Go Away Little Girl

Donny Osmond

8

Take Me Home, Country Roads

John Denver

9

Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)

The Temptations

10

Knock Three Times

Tony Orlando and Dawn

11

Me and Bobby McGee

Janis Joplin

12

Tired of Being Alone

Al Green

13

Want Ads

Honey Cone

14

Smiling Faces Sometimes

The Undisputed Truth

15

Treat Her Like a Lady

Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

16

You’ve Got a Friend

James Taylor

17

Mr. Big Stuff

Jean Knight

18

Brown Sugar

The Rolling Stones

19

Do You Know What I Mean

Lee Michaels

20

The 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

Superstar

Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers

27

I’ve Found Someone of My Own

The Free Movement

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 the Hand

Ocean

34

Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It)

Daddy Dewdrop

35

For All We Know

The Carpenters

36

Help Me Make It Through the Night

Sammi Smith

37

Rainy Days and Mondays

The Carpenters

38

If You Could Read My Mind

Gordon Lightfoot

39

Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves

Cher

40

Never Can Say Goodbye

The 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

44

Mr. Bojangles

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

45

I Love You for All Seasons

The Fuzz

46

Whatcha See is Whatcha Get

The Dramatics

47

That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be

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

The Osmonds

52

Bridge over Troubled Water

Aretha Franklin

53

Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted

The Partridge Family

54

Draggin’ the Line

Tommy James

55

Proud Mary

Ike & Tina Turner

56

Beginnings / Colour My World

Chicago

57

Stay Awhile

The Bells

58

Sweet City Woman

The Stampeders

59

Me and You and a Dog Named Boo

Lobo

60

Another Day / Oh Woman, Oh Why

Paul McCartney

61

If

Bread

62

Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

Marvin Gaye

63

One Toke Over the Line

Brewer & Shipley

64

She’s Not Just Another Woman

8th Day

65

Bring the Boys Home

Freda Payne

66

I Just Want to Celebrate

Rare Earth

67

Never Ending Song of Love

Delaney & Bonnie & Friends

68

Easy Loving

Freddie Hart

69

Liar

Three Dog Night

70

Stick-Up

Honey Cone

71

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

Mac and Katie Kissoon

72

(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story

Andy Williams

73

Wild World

Cat Stevens

74

When You’re Hot, You’re Hot

Jerry Reed

75

Funky Nassau

The Beginning of the 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

Bee Gees

83

Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again

The Fortunes

84

Won’t Get Fooled Again

The Who

85

Trapped By a Thing Called Love

Denise LaSalle

86

Mama’s Pearl

The Jackson 5

87

Timothy

The Buoys

88

I Woke Up In Love This Morning

The Partridge Family

89

Theme from Shaft

Isaac Hayes

90

If I Were Your Woman

Gladys Knight & the Pips

91

I Am…I Said

Neil Diamond

92

The Wedding Song (There Is Love)

Paul Stookey

93

Don’t Knock My Love

Wilson Pickett

94

Love Her Madly

The Doors

95

Here Comes the Sun

Richie Havens

96

Sweet Mary

Wadsworth Mansion

97

Right on the Tip of My Tongue

Brenda & the Tabulations

98

One Less Bell to Answer

The 5th Dimension

99

Riders on the Storm

The Doors

100

Somos Novios (It’s Impossible)

Perry Como