US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th March, 1971

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

1 1 ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-10 (4 weeks at #1)
2 2 MAMA’S PEARL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6
3 10 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-6
4 16 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5
5 5 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-11
6 17 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5
7 12 FOR ALL WE KNOW –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
8 8 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-19
9 9 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-16
10 7 SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-11

11 13 HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN / HEY TONIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6
12 21 PROUD MARY –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Liberty)-6
13 14 (Theme From) “LOVE STORY” –•– Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA)-8
14 3 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-16
15 19 DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-4
16 4 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-15
17 11 WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-11
18 20 DON’T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8
19 15 AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-13
20 6 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Dave Edmunds (MAM)-11

21 24 TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-11
22 27 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-8
23 32 CRIED LIKE A BABY –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4
24 35 (Where Do I Begin) LOVE STORY –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-5
25 18 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-20
26 53 OYE COMO VA –•– Santana (Columbia)-3
27 66 WHAT IS LIFE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-2
28 28 JODY’S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8
29 49 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3
30 25 (Do the) PUSH AND PULL (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-12

31 33 THEME FROM “LOVE STORY” –•– Francis Lai with His Orchestra (Paramount)-6
32 54 FREE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3
33 23 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-15
34 34 BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-14
35 48 WILD WORLD –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4
36 38 D.O.A. –•– Bloodrock (Capitol)-10
37 37 PRECIOUS PRECIOUS –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-14
38 46 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3
39 44 BLUE MONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5
40 40 JUST SEVEN NUMBERS (Can Straighten Out My Life) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

41 22 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-14
64 29 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-17

POWER PLAYS

42 45 COUNTRY ROAD –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5
43 43 HANG ON TO YOUR LIFE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6
44 55 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-4
45 68 NO LOVE AT ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-2
46 69 LOVE’S LINES, ANGLES AND RHYMES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-2
48 57 ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-4
49 56 CHERISH WHAT IS DEAR TO YOU (While It’s Near To You) –•– Freda Payne (Inivictus)-4

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

55 — ANOTHER DAY / OH WOMAN OH WHY –•– Paul McCartney (Apple)-1
67 — WHEN THERE’S NO YOU –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1
72 — IF IT’S REAL WHAT I FEEL –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1
73 — TONGUE IN CHEEK –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-1
83 — WOODSTOCK –•– Matthews’ Southern Comfort (Decca)-1
84 — PUSHBIKE SONG –•– The Mixtures (Sire)-1
85 — SNOW BLIND FRIEND –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1
87 — CHICK-A-BOOM (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It) –•– Daddy Dewdrop (Sunflower)-1
90 — SPINNING WHEEL (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-1
92 — I PITY THE FOOL –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-1
99 — STAY AWHILE –•– The Bells (Polydor)-1
100 — WHAT ABOUT ME –•– Quicksilver Messanger Service (Capitol)-1

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