US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th July, 1971

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

1 1 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-11 (5 weeks at #1)
2 2 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-15
3 6 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7
4 5 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-9
5 3 TREAT HER LIKE A LADY –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-15
6 7 MR. BIG STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-8
7 4 RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10
8 14 DRAGGIN’ THE LINE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-6
9 16 HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4
10 10 THAT’S THE WAY I’VE ALWAYS HEARD IT SHOULD BE –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-14

11 11 SHE’S NOT JUST ANOTHER WOMAN –•– The 8th Day (Invictus)-10
12 20 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS –•– John Denver with Fat City (RCA)-13
13 15 SOONER OR LATER –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7
14 9 WHEN YOU’RE HOT, YOU’RE HOT –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-11
15 17 FUNKY NASSAU (Part 1) –•– The Beginning Of the End (Alston)-11
16 19 HERE COMES THAT RAINY DAY FEELING AGAIN –•– The Fortunes (Capitol)-10
17 18 I DON’T WANT TO DO WRONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7
18 22 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-9
19 21 BRING THE BOYS HOME –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-7
20 8 WANT ADS –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-15

21 33 SIGNS –•– Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-8
22 25 HIGH TIME WE WENT / BLACK-EYED BLUES –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9
23 37 BEGINNINGS / COLOUR MY WORLD –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4
24 28 DOUBLE BARREL –•– David and Ansil Collins (Big Tree)-6
25 30 GET IT ON –•– Chase (Epic)-9
26 46 MERCY MERCY ME (The Ecology) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3
27 49 HOT PANTS (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-3
28 12 IT DON’T COME EASY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-12
29 34 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-5
30 32 WILD HORSES –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5

31 13 BROWN SUGAR –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-12
32 36 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-6
33 45 RINGS –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-6
34 38 SUMMER SAND –•– Dawn (Bell)-5
35 40 MOON SHADOW –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4
36 39 CHICAGO –•– Graham Nash (Atlantic)-7
37 48 IF NOT FOR YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-8
38 29 RESURRECTION SHUFFLE / PUPPET MAN –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-9
39 41 STOP, LOOK, LISTEN (To Your Heart) –•– The Stylistics (Avco Embassy)-7
40 72 LIAR –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

41 35 ESCAPE-ISM (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-6

POWER PLAYS

42 50 RESURRECTION SHUFFLE –•– Aston, Gardner and Dyke (Capitol)-5
43 43 AJAX LIQUOR STORE –•– Hudson and Landry (Dore)-13
44 44 CHANGE PARTNERS –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-6
45 47 LOVE MEANS (You Never Have To Say You’re Sorry) –•– Sounds Of Sunshine (Ranwood)-8
46 75 MAYBE TOMORROW –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2
47 52 WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-4
48 57 SHE DIDN’T DO MAGIC / I’M THE ONLY ONE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-4
49 84 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE / ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN (Medley) –•– Tom Clay (Mowest)-2
50 64 RIDERS ON THE STORM –•– The Doors (Elektra)-3

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

68 — SWEET HITCH-HIKER –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1
75 — MOTHER FREEDOM –•– Bread (Elektra)-1
76 — WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-1
79 — I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1
86 — THEM CHANGES –•– Buddy Miles (and the Freedom Express) (Mercury)-7
87 — INDIAN SUMMER –•– Audience (Elektra)-1
88 — AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-1
90 — RIDE WITH ME –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1
94 — I AIN’T GOT TIME ANYMORE –•– The Glass Bottle (Avco Embassy)-1
98 — REASON TO BELIEVE / MAGGIE MAY –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-1
100 — BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY –•– Sonny James with the Southern Gentlemen (Capitol)-1

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