US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th March, 1971

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

1 1 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 3 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8
3 2 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8
4 6 PROUD MARY –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Liberty)-9
5 5 FOR ALL WE KNOW –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8
6 7 DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7
7 8 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6
8 9 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-11
9 4 ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-13
10 15 WHAT IS LIFE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5

11 14 (Where Do I Begin) LOVE STORY –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-8
12 11 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-22
13 10 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-14
14 20 ANOTHER DAY / OH WOMAN OH WHY –•– Paul McCartney (Apple)-4
15 24 OYE COMO VA –•– Santana (Columbia)-6
16 18 TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-14
17 12 HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN / HEY TONIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9
18 13 MAMA’S PEARL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
19 22 WILD WORLD –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7
20 16 CRIED LIKE A BABY –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7

21 27 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6
22 26 ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-7
23 23 FREE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6
24 28 NO LOVE AT ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5
25 25 BLUE MONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-8
26 17 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-19
27 19 (Theme From) “LOVE STORY” –•– Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA)-11
28 33 LOVE’S LINES, ANGLES AND RHYMES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5
29 21 SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-14
30 32 SOUL POWER (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-5

31 40 HEAVY MAKES YOU HAPPY (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8
32 38 EIGHTEEN –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6
33 29 DON’T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11
34 45 JOY TO THE WORLD –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
35 52 WE CAN WORK IT OUT / NEVER DREAMED YOU’D LEAVE IN SUMMER –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3
36 49 WHERE DID THEY GO, LORD / RAGS TO RICHES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3
37 71 PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND –•– Ocean (Kama Sutra)-3
38 56 STAY AWHILE –•– The Bells (Polydor)-4
39 48 SIT YOURSELF DOWN –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-3
40 47 DREAM BABY (How Long Must I Dream) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 37 COUNTRY ROAD –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-8
42 35 THEME FROM “LOVE STORY” –•– Francis Lai with His Orchestra (Paramount)-9
46 39 BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-17

POWER PLAYS

43 46 ASK ME NO QUESTIONS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-7
45 — I AM…I SAID / DONE TOO SOON –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1
47 50 WHEN THERE’S NO YOU –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-4
49 70 BABY LET ME KISS YOU –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-3
50 51 I LOVE YOU FOR ALL SEASONS –•– The Fuzz (Calla)-10

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

45 — I AM…I SAID / DONE TOO SOON –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1
71 — I PLAY AND SING –•– Dawn (Bell)-1
72 — IF –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
81 — SOMEONE WHO CARES –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1
88 — SWEET AND INNOCENT –•– Donny Osmond of the Osmonds (MGM)-1
89 — LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND –•– Kiki Dee (Rare Earth)-1
97 — C’MON –•– Poco (Epic)-1
98 — LAYLA –•– Derek and the Dominos (Atco)-1
99 — I WISH I WERE –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1
100 — THE ANIMAL TRAINER AND THE TOAD –•– Mountain (Windfall)-1

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