US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd January, 1971

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TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-6 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-11
3 4 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-7
4 3 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-11
5 5 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-8
6 6 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-13
7 8 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
8 7 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9
9 12 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-8
10 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-18

11 14 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-19
12 13 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-10
13 10 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10
14 23 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-8
15 19 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-8
16 17 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-6
17 18 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-11
18 33 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-6
19 11 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-14
20 22 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7

21 26 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-5
22 20 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9
23 24 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6
24 28 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7
25 29 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-6
26 21 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-9
27 31 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-4
28 15 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-17
29 16 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-16
30 25 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7

31 39 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-9
32 40 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-8
33 50 STOP THE WAR NOW –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-3
34 48 (Don’t Worry) IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-7
35 56 I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW / THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2
36 53 BORN TO WANDER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4
37 34 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-12
38 36 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-9
39 38 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-12
40 44 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

44 37 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 42 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-14
42 49 MOST OF ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6
43 45 SILVER MOON –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-6
45 46 THE GREEN GRASS STARTS TO GROW –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5
47 74 REMEMBER ME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2
48 58 AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-4
49 51 STEALER –•– Free (A&M)-6
50 52 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-10

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

53 — GET UP, GET INTO IT, GET INVOLVED (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-1
75 — HE CALLED ME BABY –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1
78 — ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-1
79 — LET YOUR LOVE GO –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
82 — SUPERSTAR –•– Murray Head with the Trinidad Singers (Decca)-8
88 — APEMAN –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-1
93 — TIMOTHY –•– The Buoys (Scepter)-1
94 — D.O.A. –•– Bloodrock (Capitol)-1
96 — CHERYL MOANA MARIE –•– John Rowles (Kapp)-1
97 — THERE IT GOES AGAIN –•– Barbara and the Uniques (Arden)-1
98 — YOU JUST CAN’T WIN (By Making the Same Mistake) –•– Gene and Jerry (Mercury)-1
99 — NOW I’M A WOMAN –•– Nancy Wilson (Capitol)-1