US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th February, 1971

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

1 1 ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-9 (3 weeks at #1)
2 6 MAMA’S PEARL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
3 2 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-15
4 3 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-14
5 5 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-10
6 4 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Dave Edmunds (MAM)-10
7 8 SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-10
8 12 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-18
9 9 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-15
10 25 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-5

11 11 WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-10
12 22 FOR ALL WE KNOW –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
13 17 HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN / HEY TONIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5
14 14 (Theme From) “LOVE STORY” –•– Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA)-7
15 15 AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-12
16 29 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4
17 24 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4
18 7 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-19
19 37 DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-3
20 33 DON’T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7

21 32 PROUD MARY –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Liberty)-5
22 10 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-13
23 18 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-14
24 26 TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-10
25 27 (Do the) PUSH AND PULL (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-11
26 13 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-14
27 39 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-7
28 36 JODY’S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7
29 20 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-16
30 21 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-18

31 23 REMEMBER ME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10
32 43 CRIED LIKE A BABY –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-3
33 46 THEME FROM “LOVE STORY” –•– Francis Lai with His Orchestra (Paramount)-5
34 41 BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-13
35 53 (Where Do I Begin) LOVE STORY –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-4
36 16 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-14
37 30 PRECIOUS PRECIOUS –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-13
38 45 D.O.A. –•– Bloodrock (Capitol)-9
39 19 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-19
40 44 JUST SEVEN NUMBERS (Can Straighten Out My Life) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

41 34 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-16
42 28 LET YOUR LOVE GO –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
47 40 YOUR TIME TO CRY –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-11

POWER PLAYS

43 56 HANG ON TO YOUR LIFE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5
44 52 BLUE MONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-4
45 55 COUNTRY ROAD –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-4
46 91 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-2
48 63 WILD WORLD –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3
49 81 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-2
50 50 1900 YESTERDAY –•– Liz Damon’s Orient Express (White Whale)-10

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

66 — WHAT IS LIFE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-1
68 — NO LOVE AT ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1
69 — LOVE’S LINES, ANGLES AND RHYMES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1
84 — SOUL POWER (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-1
85 — AIN’T GOT TIME –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1
86 — AFTER THE FIRE IS GONE –•– Conway Twitty / Loretta Lynn (Decca)-1
91 — BELL BOTTOM BLUES –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-1
92 — BEGINNING TO FEEL THE PAIN –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
94 — DON’T MAKE ME PAY FOR HIS MISTAKE –•– Z.Z. Hill (Hill)-1
96 — ONE MAN’S LEFTOVERS (Is Another Man’s Feast) –•– 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)-1
97 — WILD WORLD –•– The Gentrys (Epic)-1
98 — CELIA OF THE SEALS –•– Donovan (Epic)-1
99 — TIMOTHY –•– The Buoys (Scepter)-3

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