US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th March, 1971

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

1 2 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 5 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7
3 4 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7
4 1 ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-12
5 3 FOR ALL WE KNOW –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7
6 7 PROUD MARY –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Liberty)-8
7 9 DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6
8 18 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5
9 15 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-10
10 10 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-13

11 11 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-21
12 8 HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN / HEY TONIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8
13 6 MAMA’S PEARL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
14 23 (Where Do I Begin) LOVE STORY –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-7
15 19 WHAT IS LIFE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4
16 16 CRIED LIKE A BABY –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6
17 12 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-18
18 20 TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-13
19 13 (Theme From) “LOVE STORY” –•– Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA)-10
20 36 ANOTHER DAY / OH WOMAN OH WHY –•– Paul McCartney (Apple)-3

21 14 SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-13
22 33 WILD WORLD –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6
23 24 FREE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
24 25 OYE COMO VA –•– Santana (Columbia)-5
25 28 BLUE MONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7
26 39 ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-6
27 30 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
28 32 NO LOVE AT ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4
29 17 DON’T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10
30 22 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-17

31 29 AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-15
32 40 SOUL POWER (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-4
33 38 LOVE’S LINES, ANGLES AND RHYMES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4
34 21 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-18
35 31 THEME FROM “LOVE STORY” –•– Francis Lai with His Orchestra (Paramount)-8
36 27 WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-13
37 42 COUNTRY ROAD –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7
38 45 EIGHTEEN –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-5
39 35 BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-16
40 49 HEAVY MAKES YOU HAPPY (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

43 34 JODY’S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 41 D.O.A. –•– Bloodrock (Capitol)-12
42 43 CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6
44 44 CHERISH WHAT IS DEAR TO YOU (While It’s Near To You) –•– Freda Payne (Inivictus)-6
45 58 JOY TO THE WORLD –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2
46 50 ASK ME NO QUESTIONS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6
47 53 DREAM BABY (How Long Must I Dream) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-2
48 55 SIT YOURSELF DOWN –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-2
49 60 WHERE DID THEY GO, LORD / RAGS TO RICHES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2
50 52 WHEN THERE’S NO YOU –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-3

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

72 — I WON’T MENTION IT AGAIN –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1
73 — FRIENDS –•– Elton John (Uni)-1
74 — WHO GETS THE GUY –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1
79 — I DON’T BLAME YOU AT ALL –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1
80 — A MAN IN BLACK –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1
82 — TIME AND LOVE –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1
86 — I THINK OF YOU –•– Perry Como (RCA)-1
88 — COULD I FORGET YOU –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1
90 — NICKEL SONG –•– The New Seekers Featuring Eve Graham (Elektra)-1
91 — SOLDIER’S LAST LETTER –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-1
92 — BOOTY BUTT –•– The Ray Charles Orchestra (Tangerine)-1
93 — I’M GIRL SCOUTIN’ –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1
94 — MELTING POT –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-1
95 — ADRIENNE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1
96 — HERE COMES THE SUN –•– Richie Havens (Stormy Forest)-1
99 — I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM / EVERYTHING’S ALRIGHT (Medley) –•– The Kimberleys (Happy Tiger)-1
100 — ME AND MY ARROW –•– Nilsson (RCA)-1

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