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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Songs of 1971

1970 <-1971-> 1972


  

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1.
07/1971
420

✫1
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #130]
written by Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton & Tim Hardin
American Pie
2.
11/1971
382

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[United Artists 50856]
written by Don McLean
It's Too Late
3.
05/1971
339

✫1
US
✫1
AC




6
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1972]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #469]
in the US, B side I Feel The Earth Move charted from 12 june 1971; charted as It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move in the UK
[Ode 66015]
written by Carole King & Toni Stern
A Horse with No Name
4.
12/1971
336

✫1
US
3
AC




3
UK
written by Dewey Bunnell
Brown Sugar
5.
04/1971
326

✫1
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #490]
charted as Brown Sugar / Bitch / Let It Rock in UK charts
[Rolling Stones 19100]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
You've Got a Friend
6.
06/1971
310

✫1
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1972]
[Warner 7498]
written by Carole King
7.
03/1971
276

✫1
US




46
R&B
24
UK
[Dunhill/ABC 4272]
written by Hoyt Axton
8.
07/1971
261

10
US






✫1
UK
written by Marc Bolan
It Don't Come Easy
9.
04/1971
241

4
US
24
AC




4
UK
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1831]
written by Ringo Starr (as Richard Starkey)
I Feel the Earth Move
10.
05/1971
235

✫1
US








charted as It's Too Late / I Feel the Earth Move is US Hot 100 charts
[Ode 66015]
written by Carole King
11.
10/1971
198

3
US
✫1
AC




14
UK
[Elektra 45751]
written by David Gates
Take Me Home, Country Roads
12.
04/1971
197

2
US
3
AC
50
country




[RCA 74-0445]
written by John Denver, Bill Danoff & Taffy Nivert
Me and Bobby McGee
13.
01/1971
197

✫1
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #148]
[Columbia 45314]
written by Kris Kristofferson & Fred Foster
Day After Day
14.
12/1971
194

4
US
10
AC




10
UK
produced by George Harrison
[Apple 1841]
written by Pete Ham
15.
08/1971
193

✫1
US
9
AC






as Paul & Linda McCartney
[Apple 1837]
written by Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
16.
10/1971
188

7
US
✫1
AC




8
UK
[Kapp 2151]
written by Jimmy Holiday & Eddie Reeves
17.
09/1971
181

21
US






2
UK
written by Pat Vegas & Lolly Vegas
Baby Jump
18.
02/1971
164









✫1
UK
[Janus 148]
written by Ray Dorset
19.
03/1971

If by Bread

from Manna   Manna
151

4
US
✫1
AC






[Elektra 45720]
written by David Gates
20.
11/1971
146

4
US
7
AC






[Capricorn 8021]
written by Jonathan Edwards
An Old Fashioned Love Song
21.
11/1971
145

4
US
✫1
AC






[Dunhill/ABC 4294]
written by Paul Williams
22.
10/1971
142

3
US
7
AC






as John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #3]
[Apple 1840]
written by John Lennon
23.
12/1971
138

17
US






6
UK
24.
06/1971
135

99
US






2
UK

[Bell 45126]
written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
25.
11/1971
131









2
UK
[Reprise 1056]
written by Marc Bolan
Won't Get Fooled Again
26.
07/1971
129

15
US






9
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #133]
[Decca 32846]
written by Pete Townshend
Peace Train
27.
09/1971
124

7
US
✫1
AC






[A&M 1291]
written by Cat Stevens
28.
12/1971
120

5
US
18
AC






[Dunhill/ABC 4299]
written by Hoyt Axton
29.
12/1971
120

20
US
2
AC




11
UK
starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 45160]
written by Tony Romeo
30.
07/1971
114

6
US






36
UK
[Fantasy 665]
written by John Fogerty
31.
07/1971
105

7
US




30
R&B


[Rare Earth 5031]
written by Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
32.
07/1971
102









4
UK
[United Artists 50832]
written by Charlie Whitney (as John Whitney) & Roger Chapman
33.
07/1971
102

14
US
11
AC




22
UK
34.
01/1971
99

8
US






36
UK
[Fantasy 655]
written by John Fogerty
35.
07/1971
99

7
US








[Dunhill/ABC 4282]
written by Russ Ballard
36.
08/1971
97

23
US






10
UK
b side Deep Blue charted in the US from 11 sept 1971
written by George Harrison
37.
04/1971
94

10
US
6
AC






[Elektra 45724]
written by Carly Simon & Jacob Brackman
38.
03/1971
94

51
US






7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #27]
[Atco 6809]
written by Eric Clapton & Jim Gordon
39.
12/1971
85









6
UK
40.
02/1971
81

10
US








41.
12/1971
80

13
US
3
AC






[Elektra 45759]
written by Carly Simon
Moon Shadow
42.
06/1971
77

30
US
10
AC




22
UK
[A&M 1265]
written by Cat Stevens
43.
05/1971
76

13
US
8
AC






written by Delaney Bramlett
44.
08/1971
76

14
US
3
AC






B side Smackwater Jack charted from 4 september 1971
written by Gerry Goffin & Carole King
45.
02/1971
75

11
US
21
AC






[A&M 1231]
written by Cat Stevens
What Is Life
46.
02/1971
73

10
US
31
AC






[only released in the US]
[Apple 1828]
written by George Harrison
47.
02/1971
71

13
US
11
AC


32
R&B


[Columbia 45330]
written by Tito Puente
Love Her Madly
48.
04/1971
71

11
US
29
AC






[Elektra 45726]
written by Robby Krieger
49.
08/1971
71

13
US
14
AC






starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 45130]
written by L. Russell Brown & Irwin Levine
50.
10/1971
66

12
US




39
R&B


[Columbia 45472]
written by Milton Brown, Tyrone Moss & Carlos Santana
51.
04/1971
60

14
US








as Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers
[R]
[Decca 32603]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
52.
02/1971
59









11
UK
[Elektra 45727]
written by Vincent Crane
53.
09/1971
59









11
UK
written by Ian Anderson
54.
08/1971
52

19
US








55.
11/1971
51

19
US




40
R&B


[Rare Earth 5038]
written by Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
56.
03/1971
51









13
UK
Watching the River Flow
57.
06/1971
50

41
US






24
UK
[Columbia 45409]
written by Bob Dylan
58.
09/1971
50

20
US
32
AC






written by Dave Mason
Eighteen
59.
02/1971
49

21
US








Fireball
60.
11/1971
47









15
UK
Free
61.
02/1971

Free by Chicago

from Chicago III   Chicago III
45

20
US








[Columbia 45331]
written by Robert Lamm
The Story in Your Eyes
62.
08/1971
44

23
US








[Threshold 67006]
written by Justin Hayward
63.
05/1971
44

22
US








B side Black Eyed Blues charted from 12 june 1971 in US Hot 100
written by Joe Cocker & Chris Stainton
64.
10/1971
43

31
US
4
AC






[Warner 7521]
written by James Taylor
Levon
65.
12/1971
42

24
US








[Uni 55314]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
66.
11/1971
40

24
US








as Rod Stewart with Faces
[Mercury 73244]
written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Jr. & Cornelius Grant
67.
04/1971
35

29
US








charted as Albert Flasher / Broken in US charts
written by Burton Cummings & Kurt Winter
68.
10/1971
34

28
US








[Warner 7518]
written by Van Morrison
69.
06/1971
34

28
US








[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #334]
[Rolling Stones 19101]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
70.
01/1971
34

28
US








[Elektra 45711]
written by David Gates
71.
07/1971
33

40
US
3
AC






[Columbia 45414]
written by Carole King & Toni Stern
Street Fighting Man
72.
07/1971
32









21
UK
UK release
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
73.
11/1971
31

34
US








[Decca 32888]
written by Pete Townshend
74.
07/1971
30

32
US








75.
02/1971
29

37
US
9
AC






[Warner 7460]
written by James Taylor
76.
06/1971
29

35
US








[Atlantic 2804]
written by Graham Nash
77.
01/1971
27

36
US








78.
05/1971
26

35
US








[Columbia 45370]
written by Peter Cetera & Danny Seraphine
79.
05/1971
26

53
US
8
AC
34
country




charted as Life / Only Believe in Australia charts
[RCA 47-9985]
written by Shirl Milete & Paul Rader
Your Move
80.
09/1971
25

40
US








81.
09/1971
24

40
US








[Columbia 45457]
written by Alvin Lee
82.
07/1971
23

37
US








[Elektra 45740]
written by David Gates
83.
12/1971
23

39
US








84.
03/1971
21

37
US








[Atlantic 2790]
written by Stephen Stills
85.
07/1971

Maggie by Redbone

from Potlatch   Potlatch
19

45
US








[R]
[Epic 10670]
written by Lolly Vegas
Lucky Man
86.
03/1971
18

48
US








written by Greg Lake
87.
06/1971
18

43
US








[Atlantic 2806]
written by Stephen Stills
88.
08/1971
17

42
US








[Atlantic 2820]
written by Stephen Stills
89.
05/1971
16

51
US








[ABC 11301]
written by Joe Walsh
90.
01/1971
16

43
US








[RCA 414]
written by Burton Cummings & Kurt Winter
Superstar
91.
01/1971
16

60
US








as Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers
[R]
[Decca 32603]
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
92.
11/1971
16

50
US








written by Burton Cummings
93.
05/1971
16

42
US








[Columbia 45379]
written by Bert Russell & Jerry Ragovoy (as Norman Meade)
Mother
94.
01/1971
15

43
US








as John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
[Apple 1827]
written by John Lennon
Back Seat of My Car
95.
08/1971
15









39
UK
as Paul & Linda McCartney
written by Paul McCartney
96.
11/1971
15

60
US








[Grunt 500]
written by Joey Covington, Jack Casady (as John Casady) & Jorma Kaukonen
97.
07/1971
15

52
US








[Dunhill 4283]
written by Mars Bonfire
98.
02/1971
14









40
UK
99.
05/1971
14

55
US








[Kama Sutra 524]
written by Mike Brewer & Tom Shipley
100.
12/1971
13

59
US








[Warner 7529]
written by Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway & Bob Ezrin

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