US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th May, 1971

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

1 1 JOY TO THE WORLD –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (4 weeks at #1)
2 3 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6
3 2 PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND –•– Ocean (Kama Sutra)-9
4 5 I AM…I SAID / DONE TOO SOON –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7
5 6 IF –•– Bread (Elektra)-7
6 4 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-12
7 7 STAY AWHILE –•– The Bells (Polydor)-10
8 12 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER / BRAND NEW ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
9 10 CHICK-A-BOOM (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It) –•– Daddy Dewdrop (Sunflower)-10
10 16 ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6

11 11 POWER TO THE PEOPLE –•– John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-6
12 19 LOVE HER MADLY –•– The Doors (Elektra)-5
13 40 BROWN SUGAR –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2
14 8 ANOTHER DAY / OH WOMAN OH WHY –•– Paul McCartney (Apple)-10
15 9 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14
16 22 SWEET AND INNOCENT –•– Donny Osmond of the Osmonds (MGM)-7
17 17 TIMOTHY –•– The Buoys (Scepter)-13
18 32 WANT ADS –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-5
19 13 WE CAN WORK IT OUT / NEVER DREAMED YOU’D LEAVE IN SUMMER –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9
20 14 ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-13

21 25 I DON’T BLAME YOU AT ALL –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8
22 23 I LOVE YOU FOR ALL SEASONS –•– The Fuzz (Calla)-16
23 21 WILD WORLD –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-13
24 49 IT DON’T COME EASY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-2
25 35 HERE COMES THE SUN –•– Richie Havens (Stormy Forest)-8
26 15 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-14
27 41 SUPERSTAR –•– Murray Head and the Trinidad Singers (Decca)-24
28 47 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12
29 18 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-15
30 33 RIGHT ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top & Bottom)-6

31 26 NO LOVE AT ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11
32 31 EIGHTEEN –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-12
33 45 TOAST AND MARMALADE FOR TEA –•– Tin Tin (Atco)-6
34 30 I PLAY AND SING –•– Dawn (Bell)-6
35 29 BABY LET ME KISS YOU –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-9
36 38 WOODSTOCK –•– Matthews’ Southern Comfort (Decca)-10
37 37 BATTLE HYMN OF LT. CALLEY –•– C Company Featuring Terry Nelson (Plantation)-3
38 46 (For God’s Sake) GIVE MORE POWER TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-5
39 43 ME AND MY ARROW –•– Nilsson (RCA)-8
40 36 DON’T CHANGE ON ME –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

42 34 FRIENDS –•– Elton John (Uni)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 61 DON’T KNOCK MY LOVE (Part 1) –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-3
43 66 REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2
44 50 COOL AID –•– Paul Humphrey and His Cool Aid Chemists (Lizard)-9
45 58 TREAT HER LIKE A LADY –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-5
47 52 BOOTY BUTT –•– The Ray Charles Orchestra (Tangerine)-8
48 55 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM –•– Yvonne Elliman (Decca)-3
50 90 THE DRUM –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-2

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

61 — WHEN YOU’RE HOT, YOU’RE HOT –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1
69 — I’LL MEET YOU HALFWAY –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1
71 — I CRIED –•– James Brown (King)-1
83 — LOWDOWN –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
84 — IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-1
87 — TRY SOME, BUY SOME –•– Ronnie Spector (Apple)-1
88 — NATHAN JONES –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1
90 — THE COURT ROOM –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1
92 — HOT LOVE –•– T. Rex (Reprise)-1
93 — SPINNING AROUND (I Must Be Falling In Love) –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1
94 — FUNKY NASSAU (Part 1) –•– The Beginning Of the End (Alston)-1
98 — SEA CRUISE –•– Johnny Rivers (United Artists)-1
99 — AND I LOVE YOU SO –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1
100 — THERE’S SO MUCH LOVE ALL AROUND ME –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-1